Up | January 27, 2013
>>> in a moment, what you should know for the news week ahead. first, an update on stories we have been following. the time google said u.s. government requests for user data continued to rise in 2012 . according to the transparency report, this is a global trend. google has received requests from government information from around the world. 20,000 requests. we have more evidence that austerity is not working in europe to spur economic growth or cut debt. during the third quarter of 2012 , government debt compared to the output embark on a regime of cutting spending and raising taxes was barely changed. it rose for three months earlier and up from 86.6% in 2011 .
>>> before the presidential election , we discussed business owners. murray energy joao robert murray told employees if they did not give money, their jobs would be in jeopardy. in midsummer he said the company would shut down the plant, the red bird west mine which employed 56 people because of the president's policies. murray is starting to hire at the mine, again. the company denies reopening a plant and will hire back 42 or 43 people for a drawdown that will take place over the next several years. so, what you should know for the week coming up. it is now illegal to unlock your smartphone if you purchased it after saturday. unlocking or cracking a phone is a process to use your phone on any cell network , not just the one to which it is contractually tied. they granted an exemption to the act to allow them to engage in the practice. wireless carriers could sue consumer who is purchase and unlock their phones. this is a copyright regime that is broken and dysfunctional. the resume of the president's choice to head up the security and exchange commission . she's a federal prosecutor with experience in white collar crime . you should also know that after serving as a prosecutor, she went into practice defending white collar titans in the industry. you should know the revolving door continues to spin in relationships between big banks, big law and their regulators. it's why we have not seen accountability in the systemic fraud in the wake of the financial crisis . she has the opportunity to prove your doubters wrong. as the election recedes from memory, thanks to a new study, we know roughly how many people were denied their ability to vote by the long lines in the state of florida. according to the analysis collected, 200,000 voters gave up in election day and never voted because the lines were so long. theodore allen told the sental the number of deterred voters who never went to the polls was larger. you should know the main reason florida officials give for the long lines was the reduction in early voting days from 14 to eight days passed by the republican legislature and signed by rick scott . a survey of voters nationwide found only 9% of white voters waited a half hour or more to vote compared to black and hispanic voters. republicans attempts to make it harder to vote won't make it harder anytime soon. i want to find out what my guests think we should know for the week coming up.
>> this is the second anniversary of the arab springs revolt in egypt. one of the things it's led to, there's huge crises in libya and places related to it, one of the great pieces is that in the palestinian territories , there's a new non-violent tactic under way where they are rebuilding villages on the palestinian land where the israeli settlers are illegally trying to settle. the government responded with brutality tearing down the encampments and the new villages. this is going forward as a regular, normal process as part of the non-violent process to end it.
>>> the immigration reform package. we are going to see a lot of hints and suggestions of what that is going to contain. watch as you do for the proposal that is look like immigration form with movement across the borders in a safe, secure and orderly basis. watch which will give what is done in the failed 1986 simpson reform.
>> what we do now versus the future flow question.
>> whether we have to revisit it.
>> the state department special envoy for the closer at guantanamo left the building. the job has not been filled by anyone new.
>> it's like a bad joke, that job listing.
>> right. who wants that job? it is important over the next week and moving forward to answer the question, what is the plan for guantanamo?
>> josh took mine. i was going to say to pay attention but i'm going to put a spin on it. pay attention to marco rubio . he's going to put forward things similar to what the president did and how they react to the immigration reform .
>> look at the fine print. the devil is in the details about how many people are going to come in and how many are going to stay. we are going to talk about immigration next weekend. i think we are going to see a lot of stuff leaked this week. we'll be talking about that. i want to thank my guests today. phyllis, josh, vince and adam. thank you all. thank you for joining us. we'll be back next weekend saturday and sunday at 8:00. next, melissa harris-perry. see you