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southeast. it is serious. i credit those guys who are out there covering it. please stay safe. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. this is a fox news alert. the extremely dangerous hurricane matthew is right now on a path of destruction in florida. winds up to 140 miles per hour have knocked out power to almost 25,000 people already. and millions have been told to evacuate their home. but many have also decided to stay behind and wait out the hurricane. good evening. i'm brit hume. and this is "on the record." we have live team coverage now. including the forecast and reporters throughout florida. let's go right through fox chief meteorologist rick reichmuth. rick? >> the storm getting very, very close to florida. the a least the strongest of the winds. hurricane force winds getting very close. the center of the storm right there at freeport, bahamas, they have been on the wrong side of the storm, bad side with the strongest winds.
we will see a lot of damage out of there. a town of about 25,000 people. winds are at 140 miles per hour sustained and you can see the center of the storm right there. there is an outer wall though, and that is getting very close, around 30 miles from palm beach. palm beach winds in the mid 40's. so a tropical storm force. when you get this red which is very close to getting on shore. we will start to see hurricane force winds, that white that you see there, that's that major hurricane, 140 mile-per-hour winds. this is the future radar, you see the center of this storm here, 3:00 a.m. tonight right here around port st. louisyport port saint . tracked it maybe 5 to 10 miles off to the east. maybe good news if you see that trend. you don't want to be on the right side of the storm, that's the bad side. not that the left is the good side. it's worse on the right side of it. we basically see it hug the coast line. a lot of rain eventually saturday up toward south carolina. biggest thing we are concerned about the storm
surge, obviously. 10 feet of storm surge, some sports up to 12 feet. the way you see the coast line this little curvature here that's where all of this water is going to be pushed into that area and all the little inlets and rivers that come out here across these swampy areas are going to be seeing a lot of flooding going on. rainfall totals obviously are also going to be very extreme. 7 to 10 inches across parts of florida, when you get in to georgia and up to parts of south carolina, i think we are going to be seeing some spots 12 to 15 inches. the track of this very interesting, we will see it hug the coast line and eventually, unfortunately, pull back out here across areas of the southeast. maybe still staying some sort of a tropical system, long time to worry about this. in the immediate we have this damage here to florida. if we did see this come back five or six days later toward florida as a tropical storm of some sort certainly problematic for the cleanup efforts. tonight we are going to be
dealing with this. because of the way it goes on the coast we have this all the way till saturday, brit. >> wow, rick, thanks very much. >> you bet. >> the massive evacuations from south florida have led to huge northbound traffic jams and turned the east coast into ghost towns. fox news correspondent steve harrigan joins me now from one of those deserted places. hi, steve, where are you? and what are you seeing? >> brit, we are in sebastian inlet. and you are exactly right. it is a ghost town it is boarded up. this is an old fishing town. they have been through storms before, maybe nothing like this. that's why they are playing it safe here. people are either hold up in their houses or like many they have decided to leave. at each stage it does get tougher to leave and move around. the winds here have just hit 40 miles per hour. that means officials are closing town bridges. when it gets a little worse, over 50 miles per hour, that means first responders will no longer be able to go out and help people. of course, the worse case scenario for the entire state, something the governor has called potentially catastrophic,
that would be a direct hit on florida with 140 mile-per-hour winds. a storm surge of up to 10 feet. just to put that in perspective, the last major hurricane that hit florida was wilma in 2005. that killed 25 people in the state of florida alone. it caused $30 billion worth of damage. a tough night for people all along the coast. we have been seeing them along the road and in hotels. a lot of elderly here. very difficult for some of them to leave with walkers, wheelchairs and oxygen tanks. and a lot of people in manufactured homes as well, too. they have especially tough night. on the one hand ride out potentially life threatening storm. on the other hand many openly admitting they could face the loss of their entire homes. brit, back to you. >> you have got to feel for those people. steve, thank you very much. we will continue to monitor hurricane matthew as it moves up the east coast. stay with fox news for instant live updates when -- back to politics now. the real clear politics
polling average shows hillary clinton with roughly a 3 point lead in 4 point race and 2 point lead in two way race. all of this seems consequences from the first debate which hillary clinton has gotten a lift in the polls which is now being reflected in the battleground states. shannon bream reports on updated electoral map. >> we have had some swings in the electoral map this week. colorado which we thought was trending left, we have moved it from leaning democrat to toss-up. also moving georgia previously toss-up. going the other way toward leaning republican. one more change, had new mexico, solid democrat now moves to leaning democrat. that puts the overall totals at 272 votes in the clinton column. 187 for trump. and 79 votes still viewed as toss-ups in key states like ohio and florida. remember, it's 270 on election night to win there has been concern within the g.o.p. that trump could be a negative in some key senate
races but polls show in some states current g.o.p. senators fighting to be reelected are polling well ahead of trump. for example, arizona, where long time senator john mccain is up by an average of 16 points. while the average for trump puts him just ahead of clinton by about a percentage point. mccain hasn't exactly embraced the top of the ticket. >> honestly, i'm not here to talk about donald trump. i mean. [ laughter ] it's not -- it's not something that, frankly that i am here to talk about today. the issues -- the election will be in november. the issues we're discussing today will be with us for a long time. >> florida senator marco rubio has taken a slightly different approach. emphasizing what he sees as trump's positives. >> unlike barack obama and hillary clinton,. >> rubio leads opponent by average of 6 points. in that key battle ground
state of florida, clinton is up by an average of 2.4 points. brit? >> thank you very much, shannon. all of this certainly suggests sunday's debate is a big deal and a chance, perhaps, for donald trump to turn the tide which had been running in his favor a few weeks ago back in his direction. for some thoughts on that we turn to veteran political strategist and fox news contributor karl rove. hi, karl. what do you think about sunday night? >> i think it's going to be a big, big night for poet campaigns. because trump, look, the first debate was bad for trump, good for clinton. but more important than that, the six days following the debate were really bad for trump. mostly self-inflicted wounds where he seemed to be focused, almost obsessed with a former miss universe. that sort of steady up now most park mike pence had such a good night and caused republicans to sort of breathe easy for a moment. but sunday night is going to be really critical for trump
to have a good debate night where people say either he won or he came close to winning and held his own and projected an image that causes his supporters to say we're moving forward and we're getting enthusiastic. one of the key things that happened this week is in the fox poll for the first time the number of people who said they strongly supported hillary clinton ellipsed the number of people who said they supported donald trump. >> yeah, i saw that, karl. what do you think about the format? obviously this is a town hall format. moderators asking questions. questions from the audience. does that help -- does that format help one candidate more than the other? >> well, it helps whoever can focus on the questioner. the person in the audience, and have an empathetic relationship with them that's observed by everybody who is watching on television. this -- you know, the first debate was in reality a conversation with the people on the other side of the lens, a direct conversation. on sunday night, it will be an indirect conversation with those people and direct
conversation with whoever is questioning out of the audience, the candidate. this means it's a lot more difficult to attack the other person. because you look really hot and angry. and it also means that how you relate to those people, sort of the body language and things that happen in between, the words matter almost as much as what you say. >> i guess you have to be personal with the people. try to call them by name and the rest of it. i remember george h.w. bush at that famous debate in richmond, which was a town hall style debate in which he seemed so uncomfortable and he famously glanced at his watch. >> i'm sorry, what? i'm sorry, what? >> there you go, karl. there are some dos and tonights, aren't there? >> yeah, there are. these are hard to prepare for. because you know, it's not like you have got -- the audience was out of the first one. the audience will not be there as cheerleaders in the second debate. but they will be there in a dominant way because you have got it develop that relationship with them. and your skill in developing that relationship and
developing that rapport will be observed by everybody. and it's hard to practice that kind of thing. trump is going to do a town hall meeting tonight with 155 supporters. personally selected supporters. and that's a good way to do it. but just remember, the people that are going to be in that audience, selected by gallup, aren't going to necessarily be your fans or your enemies. they are going to be people who are going to ask inquiring and probing questions. >> karl, let me ask you this. shannon bream was just reporting about this. a number of these supposedly vulnerable senate republicans up for re-election this year are running ahead of donald trump in florida, in arizona, we are seeing it in indiana and a number of other places. what's that all about? >> well, donald trump is -- he is his own guy, not the party guy. is he an independent. he doesn't strike people as being the republican, that is to say what he says and does isn't necessarily held to be that of the republican
candidates in the individual state. so they -- where they have been able to develop their own independent image and to describe to the people of their state what it is that they have done and what it is that they want to do and to describe their opponent in that same frame, they have been able to pull away. we saw this most prominently in ohio where rob portman has probably run one of the best campaigns in modern history. and has gone from being behind in july to being up by significant double digits in october. it's because he has developed a strong image of who he is and kept an appropriate distance from donald trump. he has not run away from him. he has just said my race is about me. donald trump's race is about him versus hillary clinton. >> karl, as always, thank you very much. >> thanks, brit. >> one number to keep an eye on during presidential races is the outgoing president's approval rating. often that can indicate the success of that party's nominee or, of course, in this case hillary clinton. there is a new cnn orc poll out tonight that finds president obama's approval
rating at 55%. that is the highest of its -- of his second term in that poll. nightly political panel now is here. ben dom niche, publisher of the federalist and susan ferrechio of "the washington examiner." ben, you look at the right track, wrong track numbers in the polling and they are all bad. people think the country is on the wrong track. the whole theme for the election change, a change election. and, yet, there is the president, mr. status quo himself sitting at 55%. >> i think it is interesting. there are couple things going on. one is that in terms of comparison to the current candidates that people seem to be so have absolute displeasure for, i certainly think that's helped benefit president obama in the interim. he has looked better because of it he hasn't been front and center since donald trump took the political stage. he hasn't been the biggest figure or fighter in terms of his squabbles with capitol hill. finally, i think part of this really is for people
who support donald trump, we see how close they are to economic anxiety. there have been numerous studies that have looked at this. the awareness they have over the direction of the country is very, very negative. they're worried about the future. that's not representative of the electorate as a whole. the electorate as a whole is doing fairly well. not as much hurt by the economic anxiety that these people have experienced ever since the downturn. i think that's at play in this number as well. >> susan? >> i would agree with. add to it, i would say michelle obama is a very popular first lady. sometimes that helps boost approval numbers for the president. he has been low profile. >> yeah, he did have a whole marriage picture there. >> right. >> the obama family portrait is pretty coherent, pretty intact and looks like a model family. and both donald trump, what's he on marriage number 3 and hillary and bill have had one of the most peculiar marriages anybody has ever seen. >> correct. that's a factor. and, of course, they don't -- the current candidates running are unattractive. we see that in polls. they have low favorability ratings and obama here is
not the focus anymore. and often when a candidate or a politician is no longer the central focus of the rabid press, their approval numbers improve. i think that's why we see that here also. it's not fair to really compare him to bush who was by the way at about 27% at the time. bush, we were mired in two wars at the time. that was a much different atmosphere. >> it's not as if the world situation is particularly calm at the moment. >> it's not as close to us any more though because we have so far, far fewer troops involved or not as directly connected with what's happening in the middle east as we used to be. of course terrorism is an ever present threat. in the background. few national threats to elevate him and also done a good job at making himself look on higher ground than congress. his approval rating right now is about 9%. >> almost as bad as the media's? >> even though he is part of the reason why there has been part of gridlock in congress which can i attest to being a congressional correspondent. he has appointed somebody to
take the place of antonin scalia. and congress has refused to hold a hearing. pummeling the congress on that. he has been able to take the higher ground. couple that with the un. later of clinton and trump. he is in the 50% range. i don't think he can get much higher than that with the wrong direction and disapproval numbers though. >> stay right there both of you please. politics. other news in the donald trump once a campaign data skeptic. help win votes. campaigns try to gather up as much data as possible to raise money and to identify potential voters. the late former first lady nancy reagan would have voted for hillary clinton. that's according to michael reagan. he tweeted out this message, quote, my father would not support this kind of campaign if this is what the republican party wants, leave us reagans out. nancy would have voted for
hrc. nancy reagan, as many of you remember, died in march of this year. a portrait for donald trump, this one comes from the united kingdom activist tried to sue trump for 10 million pounds $12.6 million over anti-muslim comments the republican nominee has made. at the heart of the case is trump's plan that hadn't done police are fearful of entering some neighborhoods because of radical muslims. today the judge in the case dismissed it saying it was not legally actionable. president obama just hit a new record today. the president commuted the sentences of another 102 federal prison inmates. the white house says most of these inmates were people charged with drug-related crimes. during his presidency president obama has commuted 774 sentences. that is more than the previous 11 presidents combined. meanwhile, boxes and boxes of hillary clinton emails have vanished. where did they go? our catherine herridge reports on that next. also, that category 4 hurricane has hit florida. governor rick scott is
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new revelations in the clinton email revelation show that boxes that contain some of clinton's emails are now missing. fox news chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here. catherine, what is this all about. >> brit, the fbi files were released over a week ago. there is so much detail in those files if you simply just read them and look for those nuggets of information and we were reading one of the interviews in the last couple of days from a state department junior employee
said there were originally 14 boxes of clinton emails that were being picked up from her lawyer david kendall who you know well from your years of reporting. when they went to pick them up, there were only 12 boxes. so two boxes are awol. it almost feels like a lawyer kind of joke, like how many lawyers does it take to count 12 boxes or 14 boxes and two are missing. >> and there is no explanation? >> there is no explanation in the files. >> could it be that they found they didn't need 14 boxes and they could get them in 12. >> it could be that they consolidated them. it was a mystery what happened to the 14 boxes. they had to reprint everything. it was electronic. they had to scan it this is like -- you don't really know what happened to the boxes in the end whether they were consolidated or not. it's another one of these loose threads in this investigation. another loose thread in these documents is there was what i would call kind of classification code monkey business at the state department. and the person who was
leading that, based on the fbi interviews was a senior manager patrick kennedy. also a name that you know very well from your years of reporting in washington. and it's alleged in the documents by a state department employee that kennedy wanted the codes changed on some of the emails from the b 1 code from classified to something called b 5, which is the executive privilege exemption. and it's important because it shields. >> when did he want to do this? >> right at the height of the release of the benghazi emails to congress. >> this is information already being sought. >> correct. >> he was trying to alter the classification notations on them? >> that is the classification in the documents if you change it from b 1 to b 5. i feel like i'm playing clue like i'm miss scarlet in the w. a revolver in the library. it's a crazy story. they wanted to change the codes to b 5. >> which means you can't see it? >> no one in the public, no one in congress. it's like putting it down the ultimate black hole. >> wow, catherine it? >> is a wow, yeah. >> thank you.
>> you are welcome. >> like hunting for hidden gold. >> it is. >> three days from highly anticipated second presidential debate. donald trump wants tonight to be a preview at least a rehearsal. also as we noted millions of americans are in the path of that deadly hurricane matthew; we have update soon as florida braces for the worse. in your mutual fund. we invested in your fund to help us pay for a college education for our son. we've enclosed a picture of our son so that you can get a sense there are real people out here trusting you with their hard-earned money. ♪ at fidelity, we don't just manage money, we manage people's money. ♪
this is a fox news alert. hurricane matthew is closing in on the united states. that deadly hurricane pounded the caribbean and left more than 100 dead in its wake. florida is currently bracing for what could be the most powerful hurricane to hit there in decades. wtvpv is up in juneau beach. hello, erin, what are you seeing there? >> well, it is getting really, really bad out here. deteriorating is the word that i think we have been using over the last hour or so. the one leading up to that catastrophic. that's the word that you keep hearing people in florida say when they have been warning people who live on the east coast especially to brace themselves for this storm. now, the wind has been picking up. we're talking about 140 mile-per-hour winds eventually. can you just see these trees up here. i know it's getting dark. but that's what it is like right now. those are consistent gusts of wind. i mean, it's just like that over and other again. and earlier 40, 50
mile-per-hour winds though. we are getting well past that right now. a 1.5 billion people in florida are under mandatory evacuation orders. a hot of those people stuck around. 6,000 here in palm beach county alone. and we were about -- if you are not familiar with florida, about 12 miles or so north of west palm beach, so this is a pretty populated area. and those shelters, those emergency shelters that they opened, those are filling up very, very quickly. but you have heard governor rick scott, florida governor rick scott, he said this storm will kill you. so those folks who decided to stick it out, it is now time to hunker down because that storm is coming. every now and then we get this gust of wind about knocks you off your feet. it's getting hard to see. it's almost impossible to hear. we were down at the beach, brit, we had to move ourselves back up here to where we are now. it was so bad down there. it was just whipping us around and getting too dangerous for us to stay down there. >> aaron, good job there.
thank you. stay safe, my friend. and hope you get out of there okay. and we'll keep checking on hurricane matthew. let's get back to the 2016 race. right now donald trump is in sundown new hampshire and town hall debate gets underway. fox news campaign carl cameron is at that event. hi, carl. >> you are right. he just got here at sandown. motorcade pulled up. a big overflow crowd has now raced to the back of the building to see if they can get a glimpse of him before he goes inside. this is being called a town hall style meeting. taking place in the sa sandowntown hall. this is different. normally it's public. be anybody can come and go. questions are impromptu. they haven't been screened or looked at. it's usually just the candidate and the folks. in this particular one there
are 155 invited supporters. who have inside and the press and that's it. the questions have been written down on 3 by 5 cards and given to a mod ter rarity who is howie carr a noted conservative radio host down in boston. which is in itself something interesting. lots of conservative radio hosts in new hampshire because he chose to get one in boston. this is by the trump's campaign own assertion part of his prep for the sunday night debate in st. louis, which will be town hall style. and trump has been preparing for this in a variety of ways. but this is the first time that he has had an actual town hall of sorts in quite some time. he has done tv town hauls. >> carl? >> hi, brit. >> i'm down here. it's a little unclear to me how you prepare for a town hall event in which you are asked questions by people who may or may not be for you and by moderators who are certainly not among your supporters that you know of. questions you, you know,
that you don't know ahead of time. how do you prepare for that by doing a 155 of your own supporters with questions that are fielded in advance by your campaign team? >> it's a great question and not one that i'm certain i could answer fully on behalf of the trump campaign. but what i would suggest to you brit is try it get them more acclimated and prepared to interact with the audience. part of the town hall debate at the national level for the presidency is just about as much as the answer to the questions and also the emotion in it and whether or not any candidate can really connect with voter who might be telling them a story of a personal trial or tribulation and show some empathy and ability to really relate to average folks. trump doesn't have much problem doing that to his supporters at rallies. they are nsync for sure with the folks that goes to these rallies. this is supposed to be an opportunity for him sunday night in st. louis to address people who might not agree with him and see whether or not he can have
an am i can't believe conversation with them and try to persuade them to his causes. that's not exactly what's going to go on tonight. can i see how it makes sense to interactor with an audience in ways you have haven't done in previous debates that makes a certain amount of sense. on the other side of the political aisle hillary clinton said she is focused on sunday's debate. jennifer is live in her hometown of chappaqua, new york. >> the clinton campaign is very worried about florida tonight. they are telling their campaign workers there to not worry about campaigning. they can campaign after the hurricane is over. just to worry with their safety tonight. earlier today, campaign manager robbie mook had a conference call with reporters in which he called on florida governor rick scott, a trump supporter, to extend the date for voter registration to beyond october 11th in florida in light of hurricane matthew.
>> our hope would be that a little bit more time will be given for people who were expecting to be able to get registered before the election and we certainly expect that the governor and local officials will mariucci that possible. >> hillary clinton attended a fundraiser in manhattan today at the saint legion jis hotel around the corn from her trump tower. it was the only break she had scheduled from debate prep. she has taken today and tomorrow off the campaign trail to prepare. her staffer if i leap reigns is playing trump. this time prep is not about mock debates, however, but connecting to audience members as they ask questions in the town hall style format. her campaign manager medically induced coma said today they expect trump to come better prepared than last time and more disciplined. mook said they do not expect trump to come armed with the personal and harsh attacks that he has been promising. reference, of course, to bill clinton's past
infidelities. but there have been fireworks between the two campaigns today over florida. the clinton campaign announced it was postponing an ad buy with the weather channel after republicans criticized them for trying to advertise during this deadly potentially deadly storm. and then mook on that conference call accused the rnc chairman of playing politics with the hurricane. so a lot of finger pointing between the two campaigns tonight with regards to this hurricane in florida. brit? >> okay, jennifer. thanks very much. bill o'reilly is here next. isle ask bill what he would do during sunday's debate if he were donald trump. also, millions as you have heard have been told to get out of hurricane matthew's path. not everybody is leaving. the hurricane's forecast is coming up.
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realistic chance to restore the momentum that shifted to hillary clinton after the first debate. one who thinks that is bill o'reilly who knows trump and has interviewed him often. i'm pleased to be joined by bill himself. hi, bill, welcome. >> thank you for having me in. >> tell me about this debate and tell me what you think knowing trump what he can do and needs to do? >> it's a different situation because you have regular folks around him in the town hall. it's not two people at the lecturn talking to the tv. he has to talk to the people in the room. that could help him because he feeds off that energy. now, there are independent voters. they were selected by gallup. and they are going to ask two candidates questions along with the moderators. so i think it's an advantage to trump to have people in there where he can see them responding to him but he has to be gentler. can't be the mean guy and that is i think people are drumming that in to him. like, can you see bad things about hillary clinton. in fact, you have to. but you can't do it in a way that's threatening or over the top.
and that's a discipline that he will have to bring if he wants to win. >> have you known trump and known him well before he became an can a the darks right? >> yes. >> what's the private candidate like? i have talked to him on the phone. what's he like. >> is he a guy who is not that bombastic in private. oh, trump is a racist or trump is that never saw that never in a million years did i see that. all right? he was plight to people. likes attention. he likes attention. he has got a thin skin. you know, if you jab him, you know, he looks at you like -- >> i have seen you interview him. you don't have any reluctance to poke at him. >> no. but i don't have any reason to poke at anybody. that's what i do. >> he doesn't seem to -- >> well, sometimes he does. he told me i needed to see a psychiatrist after the detroit zu. i think he understands that i am not trying to hurt him. see, if he feels you are trying to hurt him, then he
overreacts in my opinion sometimes. i'm not trying to hurt him. i just want to cover the campaign in a fair way. he knows that. >> well, you seem to deal with him on a sort of a shoulder to shoulder way that suggests, you know, that you have known each other a long time. >> right. >> how would you describe your relationship with him? >> i mean, i'm a friend. we have common ground in sports. so we go to the knicks and the yankees and once in a while he will go to the localllowly mets but i have to drag him there he likes sports and politics. when he wasn't involved with it he would ask me what this one was like or that one was like. i would ask him the same thing in business or show biz. he does that we would both give each other information not gossip with you good solid information. i have always liked him. i never saw him as the that november lent times the "new york times" and "the washington post" are trying to portray him as. >> tell me why you are in town? >> you are in town because there is a screening of the movie made out of. >> killing reagan.
there are some reasons i'm in town. number one i want to try to straighten washington out because it's ridiculous. number two, killing reagan, which will be seen october 16th on nat geo is interesting its premier tonight. i will with the swells. >> that's with the museum. >> yes. tim matson played reagan. >> on the screen in his role now. >> cynthia nixon is nancy. they do a great job. this guy playing hinckley, is he great. anyway, it's on there. and then, we have killing the rising sun. >> that's the new book. >> yeah. did i a little find thing with him. sold 500,000 copies in three weeks. unbelievable. it's unbelievable. >> chris had read the book. i haven't gotten to it yet. he told me thought it was very good. >> chris, he doesn't have a large concentration span. it's hard for him. [ laughter ] so 500,000.
wow. and hits the stands when, exactly? >> it's what? >> how long has it been out? >> it's been out three weeks. sold a half million copies in they weeks. it's amazing. it's because people want to know history they don't have time to read 800 page books on martin van buren. they want it. they want it quick and entertaining and that's the way we give it me. >> good to see you. >> thanks for having me? >> you bet. hurricane matthew is forcing millions of people to flee the coast. as the sun sets in florida, it may be too late to evacuate. the forecast coming up. and bad for the barkley twins. take care of all your most important parts with centrum. upgraded to our most d3 ever. ♪
including catch and release, another terrible practice. have allowed a mask influx of drugs into new hampshire and, frankly, in to states all over our country. almost every state. and it's really fueled the tremendous heroin and drug crisis that we have. we're going to close up those borders, fox news decks, believe me. i promise that to you in new hampshire more than anything else i said and i talk about it, no matter where i go and i mention to this state, because it was really the first glimpse i got at how serious a problem we have. they are poisoning our youth. they are poisoning more than our youth. they are poisoning everybody but they are poisoning our youth. it's tough enough out there. our youth doesn't have a chance with what's happening. we are not going to let it happen anymore. we're going to help the people that are so badly addicted. we're going to help them. >> you get a sense of the flavor of it. appears to be reading questions from the cards that are presented by the
audience. and making his responses. we're monitoring this event. as news breaks out, we'll break. in house speaker paul ryan, meanwhile, says the paris climate accord whose ratification president obama has been celebrate something illegitimate. his statement said quote president obama has once again acted unlawfully by signing international treaty without senate ratification as required by the constitution, end quote. our nightly political panel is back. ben domenech and susan ferrechio of "the washington examiner." susan, has ryan got a point here? is this document really worthy of being called a treaty? >> well, not really. >> why not. >> more like an executive agreement. there are treaties and then there are these agreements that are not totally binding. and it was worded in a way. see, obama knew he would not get ratification by the senate because of the terms of the deal. so they word it in a way to kind of skirt congress and to make sure that it could
be done legally without congress having to ratify which, of course, would never happen. so, in other words, the things that are mandatory are things like reporting and exchanging information. the requirements are -- there aren't any. it's voluntary. that's one of the reasons why many people have criticized agreement. >> what we have here is an agreement that even the extent it goes into effect can be cancelled by the next president; is that right? >> well, you don't have to participate in it because each country set the terms for say emissions reduction. so each country sets it. the president sets the terms of what the emission reductions is going to be. there is nothing requiring china say to stop building coal plants or to reduce emissions. >> they are basically agreeing to reduce their missions. >> and they are agrees to report thing. it's more a reporting document than anything ghels the point i would make about this is that president obama would like this to have the force of a treaty because he wants this in place in order to shore up the various regulations.
his e.p.a. has put in place over the course of his presidency many of which are legally questionable and are designed to put us on a path toward doing the work on emissions he wants us to do. president obama and no one, not even the president, will say over the course of the next half century, even if all of these countries bided by this agreement that you would see a lick of difference in atmospheric conditions or temperature or anything like that. this is real i had more about him using international agreement to shore up what he has done here at home. >> that's an interesting take on this. susan? >> it sets the tone, really, for what the country -- what we should be doing in terms of trying it reduce emissions. that's a tough stand to take with republican congress who they already feel the president has used executive overreach things that are binding like reducing emissions in a way that shut down many coal plants and other things that they want to take obama to court over this stuff. >> suppose the next president takes office as have you described. and decides he doesn't want to do any of this? the consequences are, ben? >> the consequences are a
lot of angry journalists, i think. [ laughter ] >> it's nonbinding. still report and exchange information about emissions. there are parts of it that are binding. not about the part actions what you are doing or not doing. >> the part not binding are actions. no way congress was going to ratify it. >> it seems to me another example of how obama is trying to keep his degree of executive overreach in place after he is gone. it's a real open question whether that's going to be the case. >> and legacy building. >> thanks to both of you. this is a fox news alert. powerful hurricane michael -- that hurricane has already hit florida on the way north. chief meteorologist rick reichmuth has the latest, rick? >> yeah it has kind of stopped a little bit here right across areas of the area freeport bahamas pummeled for the last hour and the storm has not really moved much here. i will tell you it is getting closer, winds right now in the mid 40's in west
palm beach that is solid tropical storm force winds. but we are getting very, very close it the hurricane winds. and there is the center of the storm it is moving in this direction. but that band that you see right there has winds that are likely about 100 miles per hour and that is just offshore about 30 to 35 miles offshore from west palm beach. as this moves towards the north, this band had still continue to rotate. in i expect to see the winds hurricane force in west palm that will probably take a couple of hours before that gets there this is future radar depiction of it. you following the center of that, and you see we still expect to see this thing hugging right along the coast line. if this rave virginias, we are talking about a huge range of land here from south carolina through georgia and down in to florida that is going to be dealing with a direct hit from a category 3, category 4 s rainfall totals are going to be extreme. some spots well over 15 inches. but a lot of areas in that 5 to 10 range.
that goes all the way up into south and north carolina. be ready for that but, in the short-term, as it moves on shore, we are also going to be doing with that storm surge. i think areas around port st. louisy. daytona beach, jacksonville dealing with storm surge event actually probably in excess of 10 feet. something they have never seen in this area. so we don't exactly know what kind of damage, but it is going to be pretty extreme. bit? >> okay okay, rick, thanks very much. seems like people are going to have to flee all the way to indiana to get away from the path. nicole is in melbourne, florida, where the wind is picking up. what are you seeing down there? >> well, just to give you an idea, melbourne is in between cape canaveral and west palm beach and a lot of the local meteorologists are expecting for conditions to get a lot worse over the next few hours. right now though, the wind is just fairly brisk. not a lot more than that we are at melbourne, harbor. i can tell you, bill, that
the folks who own these boats here who have been out here earlier today making sure they are secure, are really pessimistic about this storm. you were talking about storm surge earlier. that's really what they are afraid of. they are afraid of the high water here. many of them are feeling that these boats may not survive what happens in the next few hours. now, let's talk about the wind really briefly. right now i said it's sort of just brisk here. not very bad. just a little bit of rain. once again, this has been such -- this storm has been really so unpredictable in many ways. so, a lot of the folks here who are in central florida, although they are not used to this kind of storm say that they are really just trying to be prepared as best they can for whatever the storm brings. and, as i mentioned, a lot of that's folks here who own these boats are really afraid of what they might see in the morning. we have to wait and see. in melbourne, florida, nicole, back to you. >> thank you, nicole. stay safe down there. fox news will continue to track the hurricane throughout the night as you
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