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cooks to tender and delicious within minutes. no defrosting, no preheating. amazing! this holiday turkey with trimmings would take four hours or longer in a regular oven, but it cooks to perfection in just 90 minutes. even more amazing! now, there are endless possibilities you can make fast and easy with the sharper image new super wave oven. it bakes, broils, barbecues, roasts, grills, dehydrates, air fries and steams. you can cook entire meals with perfect flavor up to three times faster than a conventional oven. ahead, hear about an exclusive
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tv-only offer to get super wave shipped directly to your front door for free! that's right, you get free shipping! you'll also see how you can get $300 in free bonuses. you can get the complete super wave premium cooking accessory kit for free-- that includes the baking and casserole pan, a steam and roasting grid, a grill pan and this handy lid holder, all designed to fit perfectly with your super wave oven. plus, get your very own ultimate cutlery knife set for free-- that includes a full set of precision carving knives with serrated edges, a special paring knife for fish, a complete set of six steak knives and durable kitchen shears. all are guaranteed razor-sharp. and you can get the sharper image stainless blender for free. that's right; with one simple blade that does it all, you can chop, grind, mix, blend, grate, puree, whip and more for free. all these special items, a $300 value, can be included for free today with your sharper image super wave oven. details are just ahead. and you'll hear about an unbelievable five-year extended warranty from the sharper image, backed by 32 years of trusted design ingenuity, so you have
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peace of mind super wave will last for years and years. >> well, coming from a restaurant background, i write books and i've done a lot of cooking on tv. it gives you restaurant-standard food just there on can use it. >> announcer: so stay tuned as your host, renowned cooking author and kitchen authority bob bowersox, reveals how cooking delicious, healthy food can now be made so fast and easy with the new basic in the kitchen, the sharper image super wave oven. >> hi, i'm denise repko and i am so excited to introduce everyone to a breakthrough innovation that no kitchen should be without. and here to explain more about this kitchen breakthrough is the top-selling author of eight cookbooks. he's pleased the palates of so many patrons for years as the owner of his own restaurant, and was the host of the number-one cooking show on america's leading shopping network for over 23 years... renowned chef, kitchen expert and my very good friend, bob bowersox. >> hi, denise, how are you? what i'm going to show you is so
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much more than a kitchen tool. it's really an instrument. it bakes, it broils, it barbecues, it roasts, grills, dehydrates, air fries and steams. it's a cooking symphony and you can play it with just two controls; a time knob and a temperature dial. you also have a safety handle that's easy to use to turn it on and off. i call it my new basic, because it replaces the conventional oven, the broiler, the microwave, the toaster oven... and if you have them in your cabinets, denise, you can get rid of that dehydrator, deep fryer and steamer, because it does it all. it has a 16-quart capability, so you can do larger items like big turkeys and roasts for the holidays. and if you have an r.v., a dorm room, a boat, virtually anywhere you want a healthy, delicious, flavorful meal, you're going to find that the super wave fits. >> as a busy mom of three, having a healthy, time-efficient way to cook, well, that's invaluable. >> well, what did you cook for dinner last night? >> oh, gosh. i got home late, so i think i took some tv dinners out of the freezer. >> oh, no. well, take a look at this. we just finished making an entire meal in the super wave.
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this is a complete roasted pork tenderloin with all the vegetables, cooked in one unit all at the same time. >> and i'm happy that it's glass and not plastic. >> that's right, because there's another product out there, but its container is made of plastic. but the super wave is made of glass, so it's environmentally friendly and it's dishwasher safe as well. and here, look at this: you get the stainless steel extender ring to make larger items like a 16-pound turkey. that other oven i mentioned to you just now actually makes you buy the extender ring separately. [beepi [beeping] in the microwave, it's not browned, it's got a rubbery texture and it's not tender at all-- look here. >> oh... >> i'm going to cut into this, denise. i want you to see that. now, some people would say that's o.k. to serve to your family. >> no. >> it's certainly not going to have the flavor of this chicken, cooked in the super wave. >> that is beautiful, bob. it looks like one of my favorite rotisserie-style chickens that i get at a restaurant. >> that's right. and lookok at the difference in color. there's no comparison whatsoever. >> not even close. and it smells exquisite. you know, cooking in the oven,
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like that, it's a mess, it splatters everywhere. and you gotta worry about cleanup. but when you make it in here, it's all contained in one basin, so it's easy and it's easy to clean. >> take a look at this beautiful brown color. this is caramelization. it's the formation of 241 flavor compounds that really make the mouth water. a super-hot halogen light browns the skin, the top of the meat gets that beautiful, wonderful flavor and color on the outside and yet, when you cut into the chicken... look at the beautiful juice that comes flowing out. look how moist that is. i want you take a little bite of that... >> i would love to. >> what do you think of that? >> mmm, that tastes remarkable. you know, a breast cooked rotisserie-style can easily get all dried out, but not this. >> right. and now it's easy for you to do. juicy, tender roasted chicken with no fuss. and with the super wave oven, it takes just over 35 minutes. the secret is the powerful tri-cooking system that combines halogen heat, , convection-style cooking and infrared technology. the halogen heating element can reach almost 500 degrees, and
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that sears the outside of the food while sealing in the natural juices. the infrared light waves gentlty cook the food from the inside out, all while the convection fan circulates the superheated air around the food, so cooking is even and balanced. you get perfect cooking results without unwanted fats and grease and it does it up to three times faster than an ordinary oven, denise. >> wow, and it's like they took all of the best elements of my kitchen appliances and put it into one, but without compromising taste and texture. >> that's why i call it my new basic. >> that looks good, but you know, bob, one of my biggest problems is cooking a full, nutritious meal, especially when i forget to defrost. >> well, that's not a problem, because the super wave cooks like perfect from frozen. in fact, denise, what do you have in your freezer right now? >> you know, i might have a couple of steaks. >> oh, that's perfect. this will cook strip steaks in 12 minutes, no preheating and no defrosting. >> bob, these are frozen solid. >> well, you know that's exactly the way they should be, because the super wave oven was designed to cook from frozen. put the steaks in the super wave, put on the lid, set the temperature for 350, the time
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for 12 minutes, turn it on and then just sit back and relax while the magic happens. >> i used to own restaurants and i used to cook all of my meats that i did in a convection oven. i loved the way that it kept all of the meat so juicy on the inside, yet it took all of the fat and just took it away without sucking away the flavor from the meat. with the super wave oven now i have that same technology that i had in my restaurant sitting on my counter top. i absolutely love it. >> i'm a personal chef and i cook five meals a day per client and i use the super wave as a second oven and i've given my clients the super wave to reheat the food that i've made for them. you can use the temperature control very similar to a regular oven and it browns like a regular oven. it's just quicker. my clients and i save so much time. it's simple. i really recommend it. >> o.k., denise, so those steaks came right out of your freezer directly into the super wave for 12 minutes and they're just about finished. but before we turn them out, let
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me tell you about another great feature of the super wave oven. it maintains exact t temperature to prepare your food perfectly. when it reaches proper cooking temperature, the halogen heating element turns itself off, while the convection fan continues circulating the heat inside the oven. then, when the temperature drops, the halogen light comes back on, maintaining that exact cooking temperature. and look at this: you can literally see the unhealthy fat and grease falling off and dripping down into the basin, denise, instantly giving you learner, healthier food. >> and that's the amazing part, because usually when i'm cooking on the stove, my meat just sits and soaks and absorbs all that fat and grease. but this is so innovative. >> well, that's the sharper image for you. [bell dings] o.k., time's up. our steaks are finished. and in the middle east, we stand united in our support for a secure israel and a sovereign palestine. and we share a common interest in development that advances
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dignity and security. to succeed we must cast aside the impulse to look at impoverished parts of the globe as a place for charity. instead we should empower the same forces that have allowed our own people to thrive. we should help the hungry to feed themselves. the doctors to care for the sick. we should support countries that confront corruption and allow their people to innovate. we should advance the truth that nations prosper when they allow women and girls to reach their full potential. we do these things because we believe not simply in the rights of nations. we believe in the rights of citizens. that is the beacon that guided us through our fight against fascism and our twilight struggle against communism and today that idea is being put to the test in the middle east and
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north africa. in country after country people are mobilizing to free themselves from the grip of an iron fist. and while these movements for change are just six months old, we've seen them play out before. from eastern europe to the americas, from south africa to southeast asia. history tells us that democracy is not easy. it will be years before these revolutions reach their conclusion, and there will be difficult days along the way. particularly in places where there are divisions of trial and divisions of sect. we also know that populism can take dangerous turns from the extremism of those who would use democracy to deny minority rights to the nationalism that left so many scars on this continent in the 20th century,
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but make no mistake. what we saw, what we are seeing in tehran, in tunis, in tahrir square, is a longing for the same freedoms that we take for granted here at home. it was a rejection of the notion that people in certain parts of the world don't want to be free, or need to have democracy imposed upon them. it was a rebuke to the world view of al qaeda which -- rights of individuals and perpetual poverty and violence. let there be no doubt the united states and the united kingdom stand squarely on the side of those who long to be free, and now we must show that we will back up those words with deeds. that means investing in the future of those nations that
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transition to democracy starting with tunisia and egypt by deepening trades of coerce and helping them demonstrate that feel brings prosperity, and that means standing up for universal rights, by sanctions those her pursue prepregs, strengthening civil society, strengthening rights of minorities. we do this knowing that the west must overcome suspicious and mistrust among many in the middle east and north africa. a mistrust that is rooted in a difficult past. for years we faced charges of hypocrisy from those who do not enjoy the freedoms that they hear us espouse. and so to them we must squarely acknowledge that, yes, we have enduring interests in the region
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to fight terror, sometimes with partner whose may not be perfect. to protect against disruptions of the world's energy supply, but we must also insist that we reject as false the choice between our interests and our ideals, between stability and democracy, for our idealism is rooted in the realities of history, that repression offers only the false promise of stability. that societies are more successful when their citizens are free. and that democracies are the closest allies we have. it is that truth that guides or action in libya. it would have been easy at the outset of the crackdown in libya to say that none of this was our
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business. that nation's sovereignty is more important than the slaughter of civilians. that argument carries weight with some. we are different. we embrace a broader responsibility. and while we cannot stop every injustice, there are circumstances that cut through our caution. when a lead sir threatening to massacre his people, in the international community is calling for action, that's why we stopped a massacre in libya. and we will not relent until the people of libya are protected in the shadow of tyranny is lifted. we will proceed with humility
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and the knowledge that we cannot dictate every outcome abroad. ultimately, freedom must be won by the people themselves, not imposed from without. but we can and must stand with those who so struggle, because we have always believed that the future of our children and grandchildren will be better if other people's children and grandchildren are more prosperous and more free. from the beaches of normandy to the balkans to ben gauzghazi. that is our interest and our ideals and if we fail to meet that responsibility, who would take our place? and what kind of world would we pass on? our action, our leadership, is essential to it cause of human dignity.
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and so we must act and lead with confidence in our ideals and an abiding faith in the character of our people who sent us all here today. for there is one final quality they i believe makes the united states and the united kingdom indispensable for this moment in history, and that is how we define ourselves as nations. unlike most countries in the world, we do not define citizenship based on race or ethnicity. being american or british is not about belonging to a certain group. it's about believing in a certain set of ideals. the rights of individuals. the rule of law. that is why we hold incredible diversity with our borders.
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that's why there are people around the world right now who believe that if they come to america, if they come to new york, if they come to london, if they work hard, they can pledge allegiance to our flag and call themselves americans. if they come to england, they can make a new life for themselves and can sing "god save the queen" just like any other citizen. yes, our diversity can lead to tension and throughout our history there's been heated debates about immigration and assimilation in both of our countries. but even as these debates can be difficult, we fundamentally recognize in a our patchwork heritage is enormous strength. that in a world which will only grow smaller and more interconnected, the example of our two nations says, it is
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possible for people to be united by their ideals instead of divided by their differences. it is possible for hearts to change and old hatreds to pass. it's possible for the sons and daughters of former colonies to sit here as members of this great parliament and for the grandson of those who served as a cook in the british army to stand before you as president of the united states. >> that is what defines us. that is why the young plen and women in the streets of damascus
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and cairo still reach for the rights our citizens enjoy. even if they sometimes differ with our policies. there's two of the most powerful nations in the history of the world, we must always remember that true source of our influence hasn't just been the size of our economies, or the reach of our militaries, or the land that we claim. it has been the values that we never waver in defending around the world. the idea that all beings are endowed by our creator with certain rights that cannot be denied. that is what forged our bond in the fire of war. a bond made manifest by the friendship between two of our greatest leaders. churnhill and roosevelt had their differences. they were keen observers of each
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other's blind spots and shortcomings, if not always their own, and they were hard-headed about their ainbili to the remake the world. but what joined the fates of these two men and that particular moment in history was not simply a shared interest in victory on the battlefield. it was a shared belief in the ultimate triumph of human freedom, human dignity. a conviction that we have a say in how the story ends. this conviction lives on in their people today. the challenges we face are great. the work before us is hard, but we have come through a difficult decade, and whenever the tests and trials ahead may seem too big or too many, let us turn to
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their example. and the words that churchill spoke on the day that europe was freed -- in the long years to come will say, do not despair. do not yield. march straight forward, with courage an purpose, with humility and with hope. with faith and the promise of tomorrow, let us march straight forward, together, enduring allies, in the cause for a world that is more peaceful, more prosperous and more just. thank you very much. good morning everyone. president obama finishing up his
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speech to the british parliament. i'm thomas roberts pap sneetch roughly went about 30 minutes. the president reaffirming the oldest and strongest alliance between our two countries. the president speaking to a full house saying it was weren't of the great honors to address this audience of parliament at westminster hall. the reason for this close friendship that the president reiterated throughout the speech, the fact that our two countries share something so special because of the values and beliefs that have united us over the ages. we're going to be right back with much more of the day's news, also the update on the deadly tornadoes. coming up right here next on msnbc.
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were back. good morning. right now, people are recovering from deadly tornadoes that ripped through oklahoma, arkansas and parts of kansas yesterday. in oklahoma, eight deaths.
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and this woman you see carrying out of in a stretcher buried underneath the debris and her son was found barely clinging to life. >> it's overwhelming. i think, is everybody okay. >> it's devastating up here. >> the houses, the roofs are gone. they're just torn up. i lived here all my life. >> we're safe. so that's all that matters. >> the weather channel's mike seidel has more for us from piedmont, oklahoma. >> reporter: good morning, thomas. another deadly day. here in oklahoma, the hardest hit area. at least eight killed by a series of twisters which started just north and west of oklahoma city. so the city is okay, but the suburban areas like this subdivision here in piedmont that got hammered. late yesterday afternoon we were following this live with help from the nbc affiliate kfor, in oklahoma city. watching this, and getting scared just by seeing these
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pictures of a large wedge tornado crossing i-40 near el reno off to the south and west. hit there first and then came here. as it crossed i-40, it killed three people on the interstate. more than likely, they had no idea what was coming their way and what they were coming into. back here in piedmont this morning, neighbors getting out to help their friends. they hadp th a lockdown las nig. now they can get in and pick through the pieces. a lot of activity. heavy construction equipment. backhoes, bulldozers and people going through what's left of the belongings here in the foreground you can see pulling out lawn chairs. cars on top of cars. what you really notice is that these one-story beautiful brick ranch homes are gone. the whole street levelled. this is similar to what we've seen in joplin. this is probably going to be ef-3 if not low-end ef-4 damage putting winds over 165 miles an hour. still the search and rescue
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continues. a mother and her three kids, huddled in a bathtub, next stop, falcon lake from here. the mom and two kids injured. one of the kids, a 3-year-old still missing. they're keeping a close eye, keeping a close eye on that to see what they come up with. hopefully good news. back here, the severe weather is over with. more continues today. thomas, we've had reports of tornadoes and damage this morning in springfield, between springfield andpeoria, illinois. >> the weather channel's mike seidel. news out of the u.s. justice department from john edwards. sources close a federal investigation tell nbc news authorities have given the go-ahead for prosecutors to proceed with criminal charges against the former presidential candidate. lisa myers is following the developing story and joins us now from the bureau in washington, d.c. with the latest. lisa, good morning to you, and first question, of all this, explain what it's about and what
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the prosecutors believe that edwards did that rises to the level of criminal conduct? >> reporter: good question, thomas. sources of the case say edwards is likely to be charged with violating campaign finance laws in illegal use of campaign contributions. this is basically about money provided by two wealthy supporters which was used to help cover up edwards' affair with rielle hunter while he was running for president. more than $1 million was spent to keep hunter in hiding. the lavish homes, private jets, spending money. this money was not actually krinlted to the edwards campaign, but prosecutors argue that it amounted to campaign contributions and should have been treated as such, because keeping hunter on ice was critical to the viability of edwards' candidacy. edwards said he knew nothing about all this money and the time and had nothing to do with it. it appears, thomas, the government doesn't buy that. >> tell us about the strong government witness fueling the
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latest development in this case. what has he been saying and what kind of evidence has he been able to give to prosecutor? >> reporter: thomas, the key government witness is andrew young. a former edwards' aide who went into hiding with hunter and as he put it, managed to cover up. now, young was talking to all the key players during the crucial period. john edwards, others involved in the campaign. young alleges that edwards not only was aware of what was going on, that he, in fact, directed the cover-up. young provided some 50 voicemail messages to prosecutors. >> a lot more to come out of this one. nbc's lisa myers. great to see you. thank you. >> reporter: my pleasure, thomas. the question whether accused tucson shooter jared loughner is fit to stand trial could be answered as early as today. this after five weeks of examination by two court-appointed mental health professionals. nbc's mike taibbi is live in tucson, arizona for us. take us through the possibilities. what happens if he is determined
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to be competent or incompetent? >> reporter: well, thomas, we have been told by two law enforcement sources connected with this case that those two mental health professionals you referred to are in agreement that he is not, loughner is not at present competent to stand trial. that means not able to understand the charges against limb. there are 49 charges and not able or not willing to work with his defense team and assist in his own defense. now, what happens now, if that's the derman ace, we're told that will be the ruling by the judge larry burns. remanded back to the custody of a penal fast icility. so attempts can be made to restore him to competence so he can eventually stand trial. in 90% of cases initially found incompetent, ultimately he's found comp meant. in 10% ever cases, it doesn't happen. because of the notoriety of the case, the assumption is, an extra effort will be made,
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giving all means allowed by supreme court rulings including involuntary medication, treatments, including electroshock to get him to competence to stand trial. the short version of the answer today, he not be going to trial anytime soon for that shooting rampage on january 8th. >> mike taibbi. thank you. a criminal defense and trial attorney joins me in the studio to talk about this. you're hearing what mike is reporting out of all of this, tell us what you think, what you expect to hear from both sides today, defense and prosecution? >> i think mike taibbi is right on the money. mike and i worked together for decades. he always has the right sources. i think what's going to happen here today is both sides are going to go forward and that they are going to say, okay. look. two examinations. five weeks of examination. let's put him in four months which they have the tort to do. let's try to see if he can become competent.
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judy clark who is, of course, loughner's lawyer, judy clark worked with mentally ill defendants before, such as the unabomber, such as looking at susan smith, the person who had her children taken into the water. judy clark is certainly going to say, all right. let's see what happens over four months, but i would bet that she's going to fight some of these treatments that they will try to use to get limb to become competent. >> let's talk about that. if the details of what happens if he can't stand trial are true, it really is extreme measures. >> these sound like very extreme measures. weren't of the things we have to remember is that this man is never getting out into society again. i think that society can rest assured. so if he cannot be made competent, competency, thomas, for your viewers, is really so basic. it's, does he understand the proceedings against him? can he assist in his own defense. this is not an insanity defense. this is basically, can you help
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yourself at a court of law at all? so if he is competent, file for a civil commitment in which case he would then be institutionalized instead of prosecuted. he's not getting out anywhere. >> this will take time to come to fruition. >> to say the least. >> thanks to see you. the debate over whether or not the white house needs congressional authority for the military action in libya. we explore that, straight ahead. i'd like one of those desserts and some coffee.
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after being ousted by his own people. if convicted, he could face the death penalty. and libya. bombings, receiving a vote of confidence led by john mccain. the mission's future may hinge on a law on the book nearly four decades. a sitting president must get congressional approval after 60 days of military operations under the war powers act. a handful of republican lawmakers led by kentucky senator rand paul say the deadline has passed and they want answers from the white house now. a professor of international law at yale university is with us this morning to discuss this. here's a piece of a letter from rand paul, and i want to quote from it. it says as recently at last week indicated use of the united armed forceless continue indefinitely. therefore, we are writing to ask whether you intend to comply with the requirements of the war powers resolution. we await your response. will you give us a general description of the war powers act and what president obama's
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responsibilities are when it comes to congress and our continued involvement with libya? >> well, the war powers act requires two things. first, the president has to report to congress with 48 hours of beginning hostilities. the president did that on march 21st. reported to congress he had begun action in libya. the second requirement, that is that 60 days after that report, he has to have approval from congress to continue those hostilities or he has to cease those military operations. and in this case, the 60-day mark was last friday. and there's been no vote by congress. >> i want you to take a listen to this. mitch mcconnell on sunday. >> i don't know what we're going to do on the war powers act. the administration is going to have to decide whether it thinks it was triggered and we'll have to respond to that. frankly, it's a bit confusing now. we'd like to see the administration clear it up. >> there we have it. you know, coming from mitch mcconnell from the sunday talk
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shows. john mccain doesn't think the war powers act is constitutional's in your estimation, is this a situation where the president is going to do whatever he wants to do as long as we don't have troops fighting on libyan soil, boots on the ground? >> i hope not. the president did on friday write a letter to congress encouraging congress to act. i think that was a good first step. and this proposal by senator kerry and senator mccain, the bipartisan proposal for resolution in support of libya is, again, a nice first step. now, we'll wait to see what happens with that. congress would have to vote on that. votes from both houses not just the senate. if you had that, then i think you could see at least the spirit of the war powers resolution has been honored if not the specific letter of it. >> oona hathaway, thanks for coming on. appreciate your time and insi t insight. >> thank you. turning medicare into a voucher system, a political weapon for the left.
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demming saw results in upstate new york. defeating the republican to fill disgraced former congressman chris lee's seat. served by entrance of a third-party candidate. the debate over entitlements played a big role. >> we can balance our budget the right way. not on the backs of our seniors if i have my way and i hope i will, we will keep the promises made to our seniors who spent their entire lives paying into a medicare system so it would be there when they needed it. it's that simple. it's that simple. >> nbc's luke russert covers capitol hill for us. luke, was this more about medicare changes or how republicans play defense when democrats attacked the ryan plan? >> reporter: no question that the paul ryan budget, medicare voucher program, was a central issue in this campaign. remember, this district in god's country, western new york, is
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six points more republican than any other district in the country. it is a republican district. that being said, the fact that hochel was competitive in the 40% mark, is quite a big victory for democrats. a lot of speculation saying, no, a third-party candidate that teetered this, made it not applicable. if you take the third party candidate voters and break it down two to one, hochul still wins. if you do the math correctly. listen to what paul ryan said on "morning joe." >> if you can scare seniors into thinking their current benefits are being affected, that's going to have an affect and that is exactly what took place here with 15 or 18 months to go, we will get the facts out. the truth will get out. >> reporter: and that is really going to be the push for the truth, thomas. specific tenet of that, the plan will not affect anybody 55 and older.
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republicans feel they haven't sold that point. a new video from paul ryan thrown around by gop aides here on capitol hill. a web video, how to save medicare, a gop explainer. they're going to take it next few months especially heading into decision 2012, on thousand better sell this issue. remember, they went all-in. this vote on the ryan budget with medicare provision brought before the house last month. all but four republicans voted for it. if everybody's on the hook for it, democrats need to turn 25 seats. they call it the drive for 25. expect medicare to be a big part of the democratic plan, the drive to switch 25 house seats to try and regain control of the house coming into november. >> luke russert, great see you. >> reporter: always a pleasure. your health and important steps you can take to be well. all through your life. straight ahead. how can expedia save me even more on my hotel?
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dotcom promoting a series of segments calmed be well, be letty, with the african-american communities. looking at threats as well as ways to overcome them. my next guest is here to help me with that endeserve perp not only an emergency medical physician also a health contributor. also the author of the book that you see there. "the get a life campaign." good to see you. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> let's get straight to this. the list itself. how did you go about compiling this? to come up with these factors? >> so we looked at the leading causes of death among african-americans nationwide and selected seven that have the more sprtriking statistics and most common. for example, lung cancer. black members, white men, they smoke much less than white men yet get lung cancer 40% more than white men do. they were glaring on the list. >> eye-openers.
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breast cancer, stroke, lung cancer, diabetes. prostate cancer. what were you learning through the study making this more of a risk, an issue factor for the african-american community as opposed to other ethnicity? >> it's interesting. depending on what disease you're talking about, there are obviously different factors. across the board, genetics play a role. when you compare economics, education level, there are still disparity there's. that's pretty much at the top of the list. then you have to factor in things like education. for example, there's many of these diseases that patients don't even realize that they should be, should be seeking care for. you know, there's the whole thing of, well if i don't feel it, then nothing's wrong. things like, diabetes, when it first starts. high cholesterol and high blood pressure. you don't feel it until the damage is already done. there's definitely an issue with educating the public on seeking preventative care before
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something is so dramatic. >> what i wanted to ask about. for most of us, it's good to know what's going on for us. going tore a tune-up to figure where we are. especially getting to different age markers. what's the difference when it comes to seeking the help. as you're saying, if i don't feel it maybe there's nothing wrong with me, hover you don't know that diabetes is going on? >> it's very important, from the beginning, witness you hit adulthood, at least get your physicals down, blood pressure checked, basic bloodwork checked regardless. that will hook you into the system so you have somewhere to go if things go wrong along the way. it's interesting, because even when you look at women versus men in seeking care, women get tied into the system a lot ehler than men do with gynecological things, birth control pill, pap smears, having children. whereas, men tend 20 go into the health care system a lot later once they start aging and things start going wrong. >> you go in normally, you know, if we're hurting or sick. we don't make the best patients.
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all right. so, now we go to the flip side, we take you behind the headlines
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and heartbreaking new images today of destruction in the central u.s. after another round of violent storms hammered the region overnight, but much rarer than pictures of the aftermath, photos of tornadoes themselves, archives at the national weather service contain some of the first tornadoes captured on film. the oldest known photograph of a twister dates took august 28, 1884. it was taken 22 miles southwest of howard, south dakota. that is in the upper reaches of tornado ally, an area from the southern plains to the upper midwest, where most of tornadoes occur. these images, straight out of "z wizard of oz" show this date, october 13, 1913. it traveled 13 miles through lebanon, kansas, in just 18 minutes. thankfully no one was killed. then this massive twister also touched down in kansas, hitting the small city of manhattan on may 31, 1949. look at that. the date and location of this one are unknown but it gives a
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sense of the human force behind these storms, which have killed at least 138 people since sunday. and more severe weather is expected in the south this week. that's going to do it for me today. i will he see you back here 1591 a.m. eastern time tomorrow and every weekday morning. until then, you can follow me on twitter at underscore thomas roberts and i encourage you to do so alex which is the here. >> i do follow you by the way. elizabeth smart will be confronting her kidnapper nearly nine years after she was abducted, raped and held captive. her father, ed smart is going to tell me how she's doing and what's next for her. a palin inside we are detailed information about his boss and some surprising information about her character. he is going to join me with more from his new book. and oprah's farewell, how she capped off her 25-year amazing run. can you imagine that thomas? unreal. what's so special about
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good day, everyone, i'm alex
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witt in for contessa brewer. we are covering the big stories coast to coast and the big stories today, picking up the pieces. just two days after a tornado destroyed large sections of joplin, missouri you at least three dozen twisters tore their way through the central part of the country. more than a dozen people confirmed dead. from oklahoma to arkansas, hundreds of families are left homeless. >> this thing is a deadly, deadly storm. no doubt about it. this is a big, big storm. >> david payne of nbc's oklahoma city afill yacht kfor covered the events as they were happening live. >> a killer tornado. across highway 81, it will intensify and it almost got us. >> power poles sliced in half danced overhead. >> oh, my gosh! its it's bigger than before. it's a wedge tornado, across i-40. >> here is how it looked for drivers along i-40 in shawnee, oklahoma. >> it is a killer tornado. >> from the air, chopper pilots describe the devastating scene


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