Hardball | January 30, 2013
>>> it's a compare and contrast kind of a deal. cool, not cool.
>> this is the first trip for some of these players. but a few of them were here a couple years ago far pickup game on my birthday.
>> back to "hardball." you may think you've heard all the arguments for and against gay marriage . here's a new one. laws are needed to protect from unplanned pregnancies among straight couples. to argue in favor of keeping the defense of marriage act , traditional marriage laws, quote, reflect a unique social difficulty with opposite sex couples that is not present with same sex couples. namely the undeniable tendencies to reduce unplanned pregnancies. are you still baffled how that applied to same-sex marriage? well, say since gay couples don't run the risk of unplanned pregnancy si, they don't need to be included in any laws regarding traditional marriage .
>>> also with the push for immigration heating up in recent weeks, have you noticed that the same highly successful companies and individuals seem to get a nod when the president talks about immigration policy ? hat tip to new york magazine for picking up on this trend.
>> recent years one in four high-tech start-ups in america, companies like google and intel --
>> after all immigrants helped start businesses like google and yahoo.
>> it's worth remembering there was a time steel was as manufacturing. but when the name sake of this university, an immigrant by the way.
>> great ventures of carnegie's u.s. steel and google inc . all this was possible because of immigrants.
>> look at intel. look at google. look at yahoo. look at ebay. every one of those was founded by, guess who? an immigrant.
>> mentions from the president have gone to the cofounder of instagram.
>>> finally, travels with hillary, we've seen no shortage over the past four years. all the same the secretary has been game for the lighter moments of her job.
>> can i put one on like you have over there? [ singing ]
>> things got musical on several different occasions. then there was this photo shoot in hawaii with hong kong 's chief executive. that was, in fact, a half dressed torch bearing man dashing behind them. and then there was the speech featuring a knock at kim jong -un.
>> time has honored so many national and global leaders. there's many i haven't had a chance to meet yet. i was sort of hoping kim jong -un would show up. i don't think he's here, but if you catch sight of him, let me know . we're still trying to figure out what he's all about.
>> finally, we can't forget the clinton-approved maim texts from hillary like she's going to love the new justin bieber visit video.
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