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as the people in and around lumberton, north carolina, deal with massive flooding from hurricane matthew, another kind of tragedy tonight. the governor says the state trooper shot and killed a man during a confrontation as officers were on a search and rescue mission last night. the rescue missions continue today. correspondent steve harrigan reports from lumberton tonight. >> reporter: hurricane matthew was not supposed to hit here. 80 miles inland in north
carolina, water rescues continue around the clock. they are ferried out three or four at a time. holding pets or plastic bags with all their can carry after being trapped in their homes by a wall-water. some had no idea help was on the way. shirley miller says she is grateful. >> we ain't got no power, ain't got no nothing. our apartment -- >> no water. >> no water, no nothing. >> reporter: at least 15 people have been killed in north carolina, alone, after rain from the storm raised rivers to record levels. almost all the dead were in cars trapped by rising water. early today, more panicked neighborhoods were evacuated after a dam began to leak and threaten to collapse. the governor had sharp we who rr houses. >> get out. get out now. and right now, we're hearing there may be 50 or 60 people who are refusing the evacuation orders. and as governor, that is unacceptab
unacceptable. you with putting not only your life at jeopardy, you're putting our emergency rescue teams at jeopardy. >> reporter: the threat is now passed in florida, georgia and south carolina where cleanup operations are under way. >> the sun is shining and that is a blessing and we are excited to see that we have several days of sunshine and cooler weather. so that is going to help us tremendously as we continue the speed of recovery. >> reporter: residents of hilton head, south carolina, were finally allowed to return to their homes while much of the coastline in st. augustine, florida, is gone. but there is no return yet for the residents of lumberton, north carolina, where the waters are expected to keep rising through friday. the death toll here has now risen to 17 in the city of 22,000. right now, there is no electricity, no running water, no food for sale, no gasoline. officials are warning there could be unrest if there's not urgent relief. meantime, president obama speaking at a rally for hillary clinton in greensboro said so
far, the way north carolina has handled this crisis has been an example for the entire nation and the whole world is watching north carolina today. bret, back to you. >> steve live in lumberton. steve, thanks. the region still recovering. talked to a lot of people down there. the company building the dakota access pipeline resumed construction on private land near a north dakota lake, there have been environmental protests for months. sunday a federal appeals court ruled the project can resume on the land within 20 miles of the lake. $3.8 million, 1,200 mile pipeline is otherwise largely complete. the pentagon says it is still weighing a military response to the firing of two missiles at two u.s. navy ships sunday night. the u.s.s. mason and u.s.s. pence were conducting routine operations in the red sea off the coast of yemen. it came from territory in yemen controlled by houthi terror
groups which they're supplied by iran. both missiles failed to reach those american ships. president obama is apparently executing a last-minute course correction when it comes to the space program. the president says he wants the u.s. to put humans on mars within a couple decades. our correspondent at the white house tonight on what may be another legacy grab from the president. >> reporter: astronaut buzz famously said mars is there waiting to be reached and if president obama is to be believed, that won't be just the stuff of hollywood movies and science fiction novembels. soon it will be real life. in an online editorial posted tote the president wrote "we have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of america's story in space. sending humans to mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to earth with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time." to do it, the white house is calling for increased
public-private enterprises. >> let me start by being extremely clear, i am 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> reporter: that was the president back in 2010 promising to continue deep space exploration all the while overseeing the end of the space shuttle program in part because of its expense. that decision upset many wondered about the cost of relying on the russians to carry americans to and from the international space station, for example. nasa's inspector general, in fact, put that figure at $3.36 billion. >> the president's approach is just because we have areas where we disagree with a different country doesn't mean there aren't areas where we can cooperate. >> it's a tremendous time, stuff of dreams and science fiction. >> reporter: retired astronaut says the space program doesn't just rely on dollars and cents, it needs the support of the
american people which he says won't happen if the administration doesn't do a better job of telling and selling nasa's mission. >> the administration, the national leadership, they potentially could have done a little bit better job proactiveproactiv proactively communicating. the rationale, the risk, the trades and the difficulty of that. >> reporter: schultz went on to say the president hopes to engage the private sector, bret, in part because he wants to draw on their expertise and, perhaps, even defray some space exploration and development costs in the future and while he offered no proof of that, he did go on to say the president would likely have a pretty good chance to explain his thoughts in this coming thursday's event in pittsburgh. that's at frontier's tech conference we've been talking about here at the white house. bret? >> kevin cork live on the north lawn. kevin, thank you. more saber rattling tonight from russia aimed at the u.s. and its allies. moscow says it will create a permanent naval base in syria. expanding its military footprint in the middle east. russia says it is cooperating with china on efforts to fend
off a threat by the u.s. missile defense program. and vladimir putin has canceled an upcoming trip to paris after the french government revised its agenda for the visit to concentrate on syria. the taliban has launched a new attack on the capital of the helmand province. a suicide car bombing killed at least 14 people monday including 10 police officers. since the beginning of this year's fighting season, the taliban have expanded their hold across most of that province in afghanistan and have been at the gates of the provincial capital for weeks. the news is better concerning isis. new studies indicate the terror group is losing ground and influence, but that does not mean isis will go away quietly. correspondent benjamin hall has that story tonight from our london newsroom. >> reporter: even before the battle for mosul begins and fighters prepare for the big assault, isis is already suffering major territorial losses. according to a report, the
terror group lost 30% of its territory and now controls just around 25,000 square miles. roughly the size of west virginia. u.s.-led air strikes played a major role in this. targeting leaders and destroying control centers. but today, the state department downplayed their involvement in the upcoming battle for mosul. >> the campaign to retake mosul is an iraqi campaign. it's an iraqi plan and an iraqi strategy. >> reporter: now a fragile coalition of splintered groups are preparing to take back the city and the leading terrorism expert is predicting the worst. >> want to try and turn it into some kind of propaganda-style final battle because that plays into its apocalyptic strategy. >> reporter: it's believed that the isis would rather destroy the city than give it up and fear is growing that the million-odd residents will be used as cover. preparations are under way to help the refugees but the worry
now is isis fighters will disperse, wait for an insurgency then punish those who help rebuild. >> there will likely be a concerted campaign of assassinations, targeted killings, threatening anyone who tried -- who collaborates or cooperates with the government in any meaningful way. >> reporter: some go as far to say that all along, isis has just been preparing for an insurgency which will go on for decades. the point is that even if isis lose all their territory, even if they cease to be a conventional force, they will leave chaos behind them then they'll watch as others fight amongst themselves and then they'll return. it's the almost sick sickcyclicn of the middle east. bret? >> benjamin hall in london. thank you. samsung is stopping sales of its much troubled galaxy note 7 smartphone. a newer version designed to fix a battery problem that led to overheating and even fires, apparently has problems of its own.
>> it smelled like fireworks went off. >> reporter: phones up in flames. >> i felt this really weird, like, burning sensation on my thumb. i have a small indentation from where it happened. >> reporter: samsung permanently pulled the plug on production of the galaxy note 7 smartphone over its smoking and exploding batteries. after recalling 2.5 million phones last month and developing what were supposed to be new, safer batteries, the smartphone just couldn't stand the heat. literally melting in users' hands. this 13-year-old was holding her samsung galaxy note 7 when it burnt her thumb. >> pulled it up and i saw smoke and i threw it on the floor. >> reporter: the federal consumer product safety commission is investigating other cases as well. like a replacement galaxy phone catching fire while a passenger had it on board a southwest airlines flight earlier this week. >> i noticed smoke just pouring out of my pocket. pulled the phone out of my pocket, threw it onto the ground where it continued to smoke. >> reporter: the electronics giant advises phone owners to do the following.
exchange their current galaxy note 7 for a galaxy s7 or galaxy s7 edge. or contact their point of purchase to obtain a full refund. adding insult to injury, when news broke, samsung was halting sales, the company's stock dropped by 8% in its home country of south korea. while apple stocks soared. today in the supreme court, apple battled samsung over design patent rights claiming samsung copied many of the distin distinctive design features of apple's iphone. two lower courts ruled in apple's favor. it's up to the supreme court justices to decide whether samsung should pay apple for the $400 million samsung made selling the smartphones in question. samsung is urging any customers with a galaxy note 7 to power it down and stop using the device. bret, back to you. >> good advice. julie, thank you. the markets saw red today. the dow lost 200. the s&p 500 slipped 27. the nasdaq was off 82 points.
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isn't it too bad that we don't have stronger leadership on both sides? on both sides. i mean, you know, you have people that can't fix the budget but then they start talking about their nominee but they can't fix the budget. isn't it really sad that we don't have stronger leadership on both sides? >> republican leaders here in iowa, all across america are standing with the trump/pence team. we're honored by that. i really do believe that republican leaders should join millions of americans and support republican nominee for president. >> this garbage some have muttered about, it's so important we keep the majority in the house so that we can keep
hillary in check, my gosh, did you see how well we kept obama in check? >> well, today was a lot about republicans. the gop nominee tweeting out starting this morning, had lots of tweets, but here's just a few of them. "despite winning the second debate in a landslide, every poll, it's hard to well when paul ryan and others give zero support." "our weak, ineffective leader paul ryan had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty. it's so nice that the shackles have been taken off of me and i can now fight for america the way i want to. with the exception of cheating bernie out of the nomination, the democrats have always proven to be far more loyal to each other than the republicans. far more difficult than crooked hillary. they come at you from all sides. they don't know how to win. i will teach them. the very foul-mouthed senator john mccain begged for my support during his primary. i gave. he won. he dropped me over locker room
remarks." paul ryan through a spokesman issued a statement saying, "paul ryan is focusing on the next month on defeating democrats and all republicans running for office should probably do the same." that's what today's news from the campaign trail was. let's bring in our panel. steve hayes, senior writer for the "weekly standard." a.b. stoddard at real clear politics. monica crowley, editor and columnist for the "washington times." people have long said, monica, there may be a civil war within the republican party and others blow it off. i mean, this is here. >> yes. >> it's reality. >> it is real, yes. and donald trump is fighting back. look, because donald trump represents an existential threat to the bipartisan ruling class, that means that he's fighting a multi-front war, so he's taking incoming from the president, the white house, mrs. clinton, her campaign, the democratic party,s republican establishment, and the media. if he wins this race, it will be a straight-up miracle. i think, though, that what he's doing here in terms of fighting
back, this is why you have surrogates. the republican nominee for president should not be punching down. he should not even be taking on these fights. that's what his surrogates are for. i think he would have been better served to take the opposite approach and say, look, when i am elected president, i'm going to need republican majorities in the house, so vote for these candidates. even if you don't like me, vote for them. if he reverses the narrative and reaches out to paul ryan, reaches out to these republican candidates, you know, it could have a potentially good payoff for him down the road. that's what an effective leader would do. >> a.b., i tell you, it was kind of baffling as you looked at all of the tweets, there really wasn't a lot of anti-hillary clinton campaign tweets. there was one late in the day. we'll talk about in the next panel. what about this, how does the rnc go about knocking on doors to get people out to vote for donald trump and representative from this district? >> yeah, that is really -- that's the key. i mean, he's fighting a primary
campaign. he loves to fight the primary campaign. it's what he always reverts to. when he's not teleprompter trump and under kellyanne conway's strict rules. he's now off the teleprompter and out of his shackles and nothing left to lose mode. but this is a man with a pitiful presence on the ground in terms of what 2016 national presidential political campaign mechanics are supposed to look like. terrible anecdotes from around the battlegrounds where there's just not enough of an operation. if you are going to disconnect and divorce yourself from the party that way, it really makes a material difference, precinct by precinct, county by county, with enthusiasm resources, whether or not your name is included on the call sheet when they make the call or when they knock on the door and give the speech about, you know, councilman so-and-so. is donald trump being promoted by theparty? if he disconnects from the
party, it's between one and i don't know how many percentage points, but it absolutely makes a difference. he's just a man on his own now. >> we are one month away, steve, and you talk about the balance of power. you look at the senate. it's a thin majority, if you look at the races that are on the board, for republicans. and there you see it on the board. 54-46. two independents that caucus with the democrats. you know, they could lose it as of tonight. but the house, the house actually may be in play. some pollsters are saying some of those races are going the other way. >> yeah, if the polls today -- if the nbc/"wall street journal" poll has hillary plus-nine is the result on election day, you're looking at a loss of the house for republic chance. >> so they shifted to plus-seven today with the post-debate stuff, but still. even at plus-seven. >> the plus-nine was the 2a. you're talking about a blowout for democrats and potential of the republicans losing the house which is why it makes little
sense tactically for donald trump to be attacking paul ryan who hasn't, by the way, unendorsed donald trump. ryan is getting a lot of heat. it's not that you just have loud conservatives on one side and others, anti-establishment types criticizing paul ryan for not fully supporting donald trump. you have a lot of people on the other side saying you need to walk away from donald trump. this is a disaster. if it's a cancer, you heed to c cut it out right now. ryan is trying to live in the middle of those two camps. in a way, it's sort of fitting. 28 days out from the general election, donald trump who was a democrat when he was younger, spent most of his life as a democrat, has attacked republicans throughout his career, it's sort of fitting if he spends the last month attacking republicans. but it won't get him a win. >> a on the democratic side, yo had hillary clinton today campaigning with al gore in florida. former democratic nominee. he was making, monica, a couple of points, the environmental climate change point, but also in florida especially for him,
make sure that you don't vote for the ralph nader types because it can cost you an election. obviously he lost in 2000. >> yes, his presence there with mrs. clinton is about two things. the crucial battleground of florida because if trump loses florida, he loses the election. and secondly, it's about mrs. clinton's outreach to millennials because when you talked about ralph nader, of course, they're obsessed with climate change as an issue. al gore is the main cheerleader for that issue. more importantly all the recent polling shows about 60%, 65% of millennial voters would consider a third party, jill stein, gary johnson or somebody else. mrs. clinton is is trying to lock down that age group and make sure they come out for her. next up, new e-mails about hillary clinton from wikileaks with thousands more on the way. the highlights from today's batch coming up.
preferential treatment was given to any particular entity or organization with respect to contracts. again, what i say is we see no evidence that preferential treatment was given to say is s evidence that preferential treatment was given to anybody based on their association with the clinton foundation or former president, himself. >> well, there may be some. wikileaks e-mails out including one about haiti assistance. need people are friends of wjc, william jefferson clinton. most i can probably i.d. but not all. response is this, an f.o.b., friend of bill, if not she should go through cidi.org. in other words, go through the bureaucratic place. donald trump tweeted on this. crooked state department gave special attention to friends of bill after haiti earthquake.
unbelievable. we're back with the panel. steve, you know, we have seen these denials of any indication of anything that the state department did, anything and yet you're starting to see some things that point to something in these e-mails. >> trump is clearly right. what he said in his tweet is entirely accurate. you just saw in that one exchange that we just highlighted. obvious preference given to a friend of bill's, otherwise there's no reason to identify the friends of bill. what are they going to do, not give preference to friends of bill? it's embarrassing to have a state department spokesman go up day after day after day and say things that just aren't true but he's part of a long pattern that we've heard from administration officials, that we've heard from clinton officials and that we've heard from bill and hillary clinton. bill said in september nothing was ever done for anybody because they were contributors to the foundation. that's as categorical as it can get. that's as false as he didn't have sexual relations with that
woman. a.b. this deals with donna brazile. now the interim dnc chair. the subject line, from time to time i get the questions in advance. this is one day in advance of the cnn town hall with hillary clinton and bernie sanders. here's one that worries me about hrc and then she goes on to list one of the questions that was provided by one of the people at the town hall. and then he asked this very question to hillary clinton. >> in light of the fact that there are -- there are documented cases of innocent people who have been executed in our country, i would like to know how can you still take your stance on the death penalty in light of what you know right now? >> this is such a profoundly
difficult question, and what i have said and what i continue to believe is that the states have proven themselves incapable of carrying out fair trials. >> it's not profoundly difficult if you know the question. >> no, but let's start with the fact that actually on any controversial issue she's prepared as a presidential candidate on any question that's difficult. >> get to the heart of the matter here. donna brazile giving the question to jan palmerie -- here's what she says. as it pertains to cnn debates, i never had access to questions and would never have shared them with the candidates if i did. i'm deeply disappointed that the republican leaders of the party are publicly using information illegally obtained by the russians because the national security of our country should not be a partisan issue. it shows that. >> the truth is that many people who are influential in the party
believe from the very start, from 2013, from 2005 that hillary clinton was running for president and that she would be the de facto nominee any minute until she got it. she lost in 2008. from that moment forward she was the de facto nominee for 2016 and they are all on team hillary. it was very clear in the dnc e-mails that were leaked in july and it was an obstacle to bernie sanders. i mean -- >> what does bernie sanders say about this tonight? if you're on the sanders team and you're looking at this and there was already all of this evidence from the dnc leak of what happened inside of the organization and now you see that a question was given ahead of the town hall -- >> if you're bernie sanders and his supporters tonight, you are outraged and you're furious. this was the core theme of bernie sanders throughout the process, that we are living in a corrupt, rigged system. donald trump has also picked that up as a core theme. both of these candidates have
and had tremendous traction with this because the vast majority of americans do believe that the system is rigged to benefit the powerful, the wealthy, and the influential, i.e.,, mrs. clinton. so in all of the talk about the civil war going on in the republican party, mrs. clinton now with all of these disclosures coming out by wikileaks, she's got to be a little bit worried about her democratic base. bernie sanders supporters must come out for her on november eighth and if they don't, she's got a problem. >> if it gets picked up anyplace. if these e-mails get aired anywhere else or -- >> it will be interesting to see if the "new york times," "the new york times" has a new policy, i agree with the policy, where if they think that a politician has lied, they use the word lied, they used it with donald trump. it's the right thing to do if you know a politician isn't doing the right thing, call them on it. it's interesting if they do it with hillary clinton, bill clinton and the others involved with this scandal.
if. and held the finish. that's a very nice swing, sam. oh, and he liked it. a little laugh. clean the sweater, and then do one more shot. nicely done. sam with a good swing. he's got a big future. maybe a master's fan right there. he's checking out watching mom watch him. i love that. is a >> thanks, everybody. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced, unafraid. "on the >> it is wednesday, october 12th. the war of words between donald trump and the republican establishment has just reached
fever pitch. >> i think we should get support and we don't get support from guys like paul ryan. i don't want his support. i don't care about his support. what i want to do is win for the people. >> plus the brand new attack ad released on hillary clinton and her health. we are live in washington. >> a stunning revelation between the latest wikileak dump. mocking catholics and evangelica evangelicals. >> as more than a dozen officers punished, their crime supporting donald trump. "fox & friends first" starts right now.
oh>> the lights are bright as always on 5th avenue just outside of our offices. you are watching "fox & friends first" on this wednesday morning. halfway through the week. >> i am heather childers. thank you for starting your week with us. let's go to the race for the white house. shackles have been taken off. >> donald trump declaring war for pulling their support and vowing to teach them a lesson. >> leland vittert is live from washington with how it all went down. what is the latest today? >> good morning to you. seems as though mr. trump is some what constrained or restricted by the normal rules of politics after house speaker paul ryan announced he will no longer defend or campaign with trump and instead focused on the gop majority. trump tweeted it is so nice the shackles have been taken off me and now i can fight for america the way i want to. then he showed his