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own hit or miss, tweet it to us . thanks to my panel. thanks to you for watching. we hope to see you right here next week. hello, everyone. welcome to inside america's news headquarters. >> i'm eric shawn. topping the news, more sad news. the death toll now rising to 30 people in the wake of that massive fire at the oakland warehouse music party. this as we also learn the city had started an investigation of conditions at that building weeks ago before this heartbreaking tragedy happened. >> in political news, president-elect trump continuing his push against outsourcing. threatening a hefty tax penalty for u.s. companies who move their operations overseas. we'll have the details on that. >> and the fight for the recount, it's not over yet.
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there she is, green party candidate jill stein. she's set to take her request to federal court. >> first, our top story. as the death toll rises to 30, crews reporting slow progress as they comb through the scene of the deadly warehouse fire in oakland, california. authorities have only searched a fraction of the building so far. they say their first priority is showing respect for those who died. >> with the debris, we are literally going bucket full by bucket full. i think the battalion chief talked about that. that's really, really slowing us down. so the progress is very slow. when we find a victim, we have to stop. we have to then conduct an investigation. it has to be thorough. it has -- everything has to be documented. then we can move that victim out. and then we begin the search process again.
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we literally go one by one, piece by piece, through there. we're using shovels and buckets and sifting through all that debris. >> our senior correspondent, adam housley, is reporting live from oakland. adam, what are you hearing now? what's the latest out there on the grim situation? >> reporter: yeah, in about 30 minutes ago, we had an impromptu press availability by the fire department. the number has risen to 30 and they expect that number to continue to rise. there's some discrepancy in how many are missing still. we know there's a few more, at least according to authorities who have not been found, and the identification process has a long ways to go. i can show you what's going on. there's the building, what ozcalled the ghost ship. that's where the dance club and the artist-type community was located and where the fire took place. in the background, you can see in the distance firefighters, the reflective green or yellow on their coats really standing out as the sun hits them amongst
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the black shacharred remains ofe building. it's very tediouseri, very difficult. a process when they come out you can see on the fices of the firefighters is not easy physically or mentally and they expressed that this morning when they spoke of how they're tediously going through, looking for remains. >> it was quiet. it was heartbreaking. to get through what we were able to accomplish in 12 hours was a phenomenal feat. we have a lot more to go. we're going to be here for a few more days just getting through the building. if you do the math. and we'll be taking the same approach. >> and going through the building a tad quicker than they thought this morning. again, the process, you can hear
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in her voice, what she's dealing with as the battalion chief and the firefighters inside as they come out, they come out by us right here, many times carrying the shovels and the look on their faces, this is not easy. the worst fire in the city's history, and they believe they're getting through it a bit faster so they might be able to get the known remains out of there within the next 24 hours. >> adam, and we see firefighters, first responders as heroes. you're so right. this takes such a personal toll on them. you know, then you hear reports than this building didn't have a sprinkler system and other violations. you know, the city was already investigating the warehouse, as you know. what more do you know about that part of the story? >> yeah, i'm going to show you the building again. first, before we show you the building live, take a look at pictures of what it looked like before the fire. this is before the fire. you can see, flammable stuff everywhere. a lot of things that would not be considered of code. we are told there were a number of complaints here, including
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one a couple weeks ago. the city admitted there was a investigation ongoing prior to the fire. they will tell you everything inside was basically flammable. one called it an oven. again, over my shoulder, it's a masonite block building with the inside kood, and you use the flammable material for the artist conclaves or whatever you want to call them, and it makes it that much more flammable when something did set it off. so those questions are now beginning to rise as people are obviously very upset. how come it wasn't just shut down pending this investigation? >> and that is a really, really important question. adam housley, thank you so much. we'll talk to you again later. turning now to the trump transition. the president-elect promising hefty tariffs, a tax on u.s. countrunt companies that send their jobs out of the country. vowing to slap a 35% tax on products that are made by those
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products that leave and manufacture abroad like in mexico. the news coming there, the president-elect negotiating in indianapolis, since tracking that deal with carrier to keep about 1,000 jobs in indiana. now he's targeting another indianapolis, indiana, manufacturer, rexnord, and they're in danger of shipping out 300 jobs from the hoosier state. we're live at trump tower in new york city with more. what else is the president-elect saying about potential administration plans to keep more u.s. manufacturing businesses right here in the usa? >> well, mr. trump is emphatically declaring that the u.s. is open for business. he's encouraging businesses to move within the united states. but warning companies that if they do ship american jobs to mexico, it will be, quote, an expensive mistake. mr. trump tweeting this morning, quote, the u.s. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a
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new factory or plant in the new country and thinks it will sell its product back into the u.s. without retribution or a consequence is wrong. there will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies. the timing here is interesting. he's reiterating a campaign promise, but it comes after he struck a deal with carrier and united technology to save about 1,000 american jobs in response from leaving in indiana and going to mexico in exchange for $7 million tax break. and critics like vermont senator bernie sanders said the deal wasn't tough negotiating. it was more like begging american companies to stay here. critics are afraid that this carrier deal sets a dangerous precedent where we're rewarding companies who threaten to ship their jobs to mexico. trump's chief of staff, reince priebus, said this morning these private deals like the carrier deal aren't the ultimate goal. listen. >> companies are going to be deciding to stay here on their own because the business
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environment here is so great that they wouldn't want to move to another country. that's the place we want to get to. but until we get to that place, president-elect trump is going to be on the phone, talking to these companies and trying to encourage them to not leave our country. >> so expect more phone calls and expect to hear more about the jobs and business from mr. trump as he continues his thank you tour with a stop in north carolina on tuesday. >> and north carolina, fayetteville, with furniture manufacturers and that sort of thing, we'll hear a lot more. let's turn to indianapolis. he talked about rexnord, the one i referenced earlier. what are the employees there in danger of having their jobs shipped to mexico saying on mr. trump's efforts on behalf of them? >> well, mr. trump called out the rexnord corporation industrial supplier on twitter on friday. they have planned to ship 300
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jobs from indianapolis to mexico. an employee who worked for the company for ten years says he now has to train a mexican to do his job. >> there's a provision in there, apparently, that for us to get our severance package or retirement package or any kind of money, that yes, the requirement will be that we'll have to train our counterparts to do the exact job we're doing now. >> how does it make you feel? >> sick to my stomach. >> when asked whether or not he believed mr. trump could save his job, he said yes. eric. >> well, he's optimistic and certainly on behalf of many americans i'm sure to say hopefully that can happen. we'll see if rexnord follows in carrier's path. >> okay. sticking with politics. green party candidate jill stein taking her recount efforts in pennsylvania to the federal level. stein now moving up a notch from the state courts to ask for a recount on constitutional grounds. she also called for a retally of
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votes in michigan and wisconsin, raising some $7 million for that cause. elizabeth pran pran is live in washington with more. >> in her words, doctor stein said she's protecting the civil and voting rights of all americans. the green party candidate is changing course after saying she would drop one state-wide recount. now she's upping the ante and taking it to federal judge after a pennsylvania judge issued those who petitioned for the vote to pay a million dollar bond to continue. republicans, the president-elect, asked the judge on thursday to dismiss stein's request, citing no evidence of fraud or illegal activity. she spoke to our own chris wallace about her aggressive move to the federal level. >> we deserve an election system that we can trust. and that is accurate, that is secure against hacking, against human error, against machine error, and that which the votes are being counted. right now, it's not clear that
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all of the votes are being counted. we deserve that so we can go forward with an election system that we can trust. >> and while she says it's not to show preference for one candidate or another and it does not coincide with states where donald trump won narrowly, although recounts are requested in michigan and wisconsin, too, critics are questioning her motives and the funding since she's raised $7 million for the effort, they're concerned local governmented could shoulder millions of dollars. they say it's time to move on. >> i say to her, give it up. it seems like you're doing in pennsylvania for a simple reason. even your friends in the clinton campaign have admitted that these recounts will not change any results. >> donald trump tweeting in part, just this afternoon, about an hour ago, writing in part, the green party just dropped its recount suits in pennsylvania. of course, he's referring to the state suits. and losing votes in wisconsin
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recount, just the stein scam to raise money. as you know, dr. stein scheduled a press conference tomorrow in front of trump tower to announce her federal lawsuit. >> the president-elect trump is still considering his choices for secretary of state. and man, oh, man, the short list has maybe even grown. there's a wide range of candidates from mitt romney, rudy giuliani, john bolton up there in the corner. but a top adviser to mr. trump, kellyanne conway saying he's expanding his search beyond the four or five announced last week. we'll have to see who that includes. kristen fisher has the latest from washington. >> at first, the race for secretary of state seemed to be centered around two people, mitt romney and rudy giuliani. but today, one of the president-elect's senior advisers, kellyanne conway, confirmed mr. trump is expanding his short list for one of the most powerful cabinet positions. >> it's true he brought in to
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search, and secretary of state is an incredibly important position for any president, so he needs to talk to different people. you have seen the list that already existed. this week, he'll have additional interviews with other candidates. >> one possible addition to the short list, jon huntsman, the former republican governor of utah who ran for president back in 2012. also the former ambassador to china, a country which has already lodged a formal complaint with the united states over trump's controversial phone call with the president of taiwan. another possibility, retired general david petraeus, who is still on probation after pleading dpaelt to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information. it's his biggest weakness and he addressed his critics head on this morning. >> what i would say to them is what i have acknowledged for a number of years, five years ago, i made a serious mistake. i acknowledged it, apologized for it, paid a heavy price for it, and learned from it. >> other appointments are expected to be announced starting with james mattis for secretary of defense. or rather, that appointment will
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simply be made official since mr. trump spilled the beans on the first stop of the thank you tour. the next stop, north carolina on tuesday. >> thanks. that he did about mad dog mattis. >> but don't tell anybody. it's between him and the people in the room. >> surprised a bunch of people. >> meanwhile, vice president-elect mike pence heading up the trump transition team. our next guest explains why mr. pence could also be influential in the trump administration. >> and that break in u.s. tradition where mr. trump took the call from taiwan's president. some are wondering is this a sign of other changes to come in u.s. foreign policy? >> also, the death toll rising to 30 after a devastating warhouse fire in oakland. amid new questions for the city, why wasn't the building shut down? why were there no sprinklers? and many questions like that, questioning violation codes. [vo] quickbooks introduces jeanette
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time for a quick check of the headlines for you. fire crews trying to determine what started that 10-alarm fire in boston's cambridge neighborhood yesterday. the flames damaging 15 buildings and leaving dozens of people homeless. luckily, no one was seriously injured in those fires.
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>> major flooding hitting south texas this weekend. the water covering streets and homes and leaving some drivers stranded. forecasters say more rain is on the way. that will happen through tomorrow afternoon. and in north dakota, authorities will back away from a key bridge near the dakota pipeline camp. they will do that if demonstrators agree to certain conditions. the backwater bridge has become a flashpoint in the ongoing standoff in the multi-billion dollar project that protesters say will violate sacred ground and threaten water supplies. >> vice president-elect mike pence saying this morning that the list of secretary of state candidates could get longer. it comes amid reports that mr. trump is moving away from the early front runners for the job. mr. pence acting as chair for the transition team. some seeing that as a sign he could be very influential in the trump administration.
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>> with regard to secretary of state, we've been winnowing the nk to talk to the grow a little president-elect, he's simply looking for the best men and women to advance the agenda that we know will make america great again. >> joining me now, the washington bureau chief for the new york post. daniel, with a vp like pence having more say, more influence over who the secretary of state might be, does it impact at all who the nominee might be? >> i'm not sure he didn't have such a say before all this and the weekend. mr. pence wasn't at the dinner with mitt romney, but he's a very much behind the scenes player and somebody donald trump definitely listens to and takes his advice seriously. what this shows and the move they're now considering adding more people to the list, they said last week they narrowed it down to four, is the four people
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they have all each flawed. general petraeus is, of course, an american hero, but also an admitted criminal. corker helped with the iran deal, the senator from tennessee. he helped shepherd barack obama's iran deal in congress. and mitt romney is very unpopular with donald trump's most loyal and most -- i guess his closest advisers. and rudy giuliani, he has a lot of corporate ties and a lot of foreign ties that the trump team wasn't aware of. i think this is just an admission they want to get this right. this is a very important decision and they're not happy with the four people they have winnowed the field down to so far. >> a very important decision indeed. i want to play a little more of vice president-elect pence. >> president-elect and i have the privilege now of receiving presidential daily briefs and we're receiving the formal briefings that come about national security during the
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course of the transition. and i know the president-elect has been briefed as he's been making these calls. >> but of course, there are reports that vice president-elect pence is getting more of those briefings than president-elect trump has been. does this signal, daniel, the depth of the role of the vice president pence when they actually take over the white house? take over. do you think this signals the depth of the role that vice president pence will play? >> yeah, i think pence will play a very big role. but i don't think it's been decided yet. don't think they have -- they definitely have a working relationship. there's months in the making to this point, but i don't think they have any experience governing together, obviously, so there's this -- they have to sort of figure out what their chemistry is and who is doing what. there was a report donald trump had turned down quite a few security briefings. now the trump team is making it a point to say he's taking his security briefings and he's had a few more and they're
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announcing them because they want to show that he knows what's going on. donald trump has a very ambitious foreign policy. he began rolling it out on friday by taking this phone call with the leader of taiwan that could and might upset the chinese government, and getting his foreign policy team in place, getting the secretary of state, being able to work with mike pence, getting the security briefings are very important steps that need to be taken soon since he's already moving ahead and working toward his ambitious policy. >> daniel, before we go, i want to ask you, are we about to witness a dry run for a mike pence presidency? >> well, the idea, i think, was if donald trump were to lose, mike pence would be the front-runner for 2020. but of course, that didn't happen. donald trump won. >> but absolutely donald trump won. he's going to be the president, no problem. i'm saying, while he is in office, you have vice president pence right there, going to be
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very involved by all indications, early indications. i ask with that in mind, are we about to witness a dry run for a pence presidency? >> yeah. in a way, i think so. but look, it's always the case incumbent vice presidents are interested in running for vice president. almost always. cheney was not. joe biden was and decided not to run. i think -- he will be vice president pence, i think he will run in 2024, but for a long, long way away. i think donald trump will run for re-election way before then. we're talking eight years down the line. perhaps it will give us an indication how pence would be as president, but i don't think it's -- i dont think it will be relevant for some time now. >> just a question, not trying to race time, by any means. >> interesting to think about. thank you. >> daniel helper, thank you. eric. >> still thinking about this race. >> well, tens of thousands of people today, they're lining the streets in cuba in honor of
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former dictator fidel castro. but was he worth their honor? >> plus, as america prepares to mark 75 years since the surprise attack on pearl harbor this week woob, a new book examines the warning signs missed leading up to the japan sneak attack and what that means for threats we face today.
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fox news alert. oakland city officials set to give an update at the top of the hour, about a half hour from now, on that horrible deadly warehouse fire confirmed to have killed at least 30 people, mostly young people. investigators believe about 50 to 100 were attending that late-night dance party on friday night when the fire somehow ignited. authorities say the building had no fire alarms, no sprinklers, and questions now are being raised about the city's investigation that started last
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month. why that building was not shut down, the alleged violations not corrected and the party being run amid what residents were saying were crowded and unsafe conditions. we'll bring you the news conference and what officials will tell us about a half hour from now here on the fox news channel. hundreds of thousands in cuba lining the streets today, in tribute to former dictator fidel castro. as the funeral procession car carried his cremated remains to santiago de cuba where castro launched his revolution. >> cubans buried fidel castro in the city of santiago this morning after a nine-day period of public mourning. the ashes went across the country on a three-day tour. tens of thousands of cubans coming out to line the highways to pay their last respects to the man who ruled the island nation of 11 million people for 49 years. of course, many of those cubans, they're out of sincere
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sentiment. over instructed to go from work. the cuban government still responsible for employing 80% of all cuban workers. fidel castro dead at 90. nine days ago, remains a divisive figure even after his death. praised by some on the island and internationally as the man who brought literacy and health care to all parts of cuba. he's also been roundly condemned as a one-man dictator who imprisoned or killed any political opponent who inspired the cuban missile crisis in 1962, bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war. he leaves behind his brother in power, raul castro, 85 years old. raul, much more pragmatic than his older brother, but he's also said he only stay in power another two years. we could see a real generational shift in the cuban leadership in the near future. also, a big question mark right now, what will the relations being going forward with the
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united states? we have seen a thaw under the obama administration. the u.s. embassy shuttered for the past 50 years has reopened under the obama administration. but already under president-elect trump, a dramatically different tone. president-elect trump taking to twitter to say he would, quote, terminate the deal with cuba unless he could make a better deal for the cuban people and for the united states. arthel, back to you. >> steve, thanks. december 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. the united states of america was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of japan. >> those, of course, the words of president franklin delano roosevelt, declaring war on japan.
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this as america prepares to mark 75 years this week, december 7th, since that attack on pearl harbor. the attack killed 2,500 of our service men and women, injured 1,000. as the ranks of those who were there that day, fought so bravely as they fade away into history, there are lessons we can remember and learn from the threats we face today. hetsler bring in the author of the new book, countdown to perm pearl harbor, the 12 days to the attack. joining me is steve twomey, a pulitzer prize winner reporter. good to meet you and see you today. first, you talk about 12 days. there were warnings. there were thoughts the japanese would attack somewhere. what was missed? >> oh, there were numerous things missed. i think from proper interpretations of the burning of secret codes and destruction of coding machines, to underestimation of the japanese and their abilities to carry out
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such an attack. but underestimation was the probably only one of the significant factors that contributed to what happened. >> what are some of the other significant factors that you cite? >> well, we knew war was coming. the fact that the japanese were going to attack various colonies of european powers in the southwest pacific was well known. it was obvious that it was going to happen. we failed to anticipate that in doing that, they would also attack pearl harbor. there were mistakes of assu assumption made. washington thought the pacific fleet was on guard. it wasn't, but they had failed to determine for themselves that it was the case. and also, on pearl harbor, they had a tendency to get new intelligence, but to spin it in a very positive way. a way that minimized the danger to themselves.
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and in the end, i think that proved fatal. >> we had some of those same allegations dealing with military intelligence now in the middle east and elsewhere. and there are of course those conspiracy theories about fdr, that all our assets were in one place, but he thought the japanese potential would have attacked guam or the philippines. as you said, thinking an attack was coming, but no one would believe it would be directly on pearl harbor. >> well, it's remarkable looking back, reading the newspapers of that era, how widespread the belief was or the knowledge was that war was just around the corner. what was in the papers that day was ominous and suspicious. and i think people were prepared for war. it was the target that the japanese chose that surprised people. particularly the navy, because the navy had assumed that the japanese were incapable of conducting a long-range raid on their fleet.
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there was sort of a tendency to minimize the ability of the japanese. we didn't think very highly of their abilities as pilots or as technical and mechanical innovators. and that was driven home or the mistake was driven home with a vengeance just about 8:00 on december 7th. >> and you know, one of the most astounding things that were missed was the japanese sent a code to the ambassador in washington. that morning, apparently, can you explain that, to break diplomatic ties with the u.s.? we intercepted that, but the tell agram to go back to hawaii to tell them about pearl harbor wasn't sent top priority. it was sent by western union? >> that's right. we had broken the japanese diplomatic code which did not reveal to us their military plans but certainly gave us a sense of their increasing agitation about negotiations with washington. and on the night of december
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6th, we began intercepting parts of a message they hoped would be delivered to the american government the next morning that they considered a declaration of war. if you read it now, it doesn't really ever say that. that was enough, however, to cause washington to alert pearl harbor and all the other outposts in the pacific with a message that was written about 11:30 in washington, december 7th, but due to atmospheric interference of all things, that message couldn't get to honolulu and couldn't get to manila by normal means. they had to send it via western union and it arrived too late. >> so sad and tragic, and ironic, and also a reminder, i guess, that we should never underestimate the threats or what we face any time, especially today. steve, author of the book on pearl harbor. we will mark that day, remember those who fought so bravery for this country and are still on the front lines in harm's way today. thank you for joining us.
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>> thank you. eric, president-elect trump accused of a foreign policy faux pas. we're taking a phone call from the president of taiwataiwan, b the outcry justified? >> it was just a phone call at this point. it signals the fact that he accepted a congratulatory call. we approach life... by simply enjoying it.lete. it's intelligent nutrition made with only 9 ingredients, plus 25 vitamins and minerals and 10 grams of protein. and look where life can take you! boost®. be up for it.™
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cartels, militias, terrorist groups. they all need a place to park their cash and cherna is their dirty little piggy bank. we're going to insert into the country while nobody is looking. we're going to steal their money, sir? no, we are going to destroy it. we're going to finish this mission. anything we find is ours. do you want to trust a bunch of black water marks? i mean the rush, i've never felt anything like it. if we stay here we're going to die. then we die.
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firefighters in philadelphia, they got a really unusual call. take a look at this. a massive blanket of frothy foam, looks like snow. well, it came down and covered an entire city block. officials say the foam is used as a flame retardant and they think it came from a possible explosion that happened at a power substation. 225 people lost power because of the blast and all that foam, well, firefighters eventually were able to get rid of it by washing it into the sewage system. you may remember the same thing happened last month at the san jose airport where the fire
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retardant foam was released from an airport hangar. the foam in san jose also filling up the street like that. just don't play in it. >> kids had a fuel day with that. i was watching them cover it. >> okay, meanwhile, east asia is reeling from a diplomatic dust-up. this after president-elect trump broke from decades of u.s. tradition by accepting a phone call from the president of taiwan. the surprise conversation rattling the region, potentially signaling big changes for u.s. foreign policy. let's bring in jim walsh, international security expert from the m.i.t. security study said program. good to see you, jim, this afternoon. >> good to see you, arthel. >> thank you. i want to start with a quote from former ambassador to china, jon huntsman, saying, quote, as a businessman, donald trump is used to looking for leverage in any business relationship. a president trump is likely to see taiwan as a useful leverage
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point. so jim, i ask you, how do you see this from a security standpoint? >> well, i think it's certainly true that presidents should look for leverage, use their leverage as they bargain and sometimes have to coerce friends or allies. this is not -- one must tread carefully here. taiwan to china is a vital interest. that's code for we'll fight to the death for this. it's the same way we would feel about hawaii or alaska or a u.s. state. if you're going to change that policy, okay. you probably want to have your cabinet established, your national security team, have the intel briefings. talk to your allies. you don't want to sort of wade into this by accident. particularly for this president, i have spoken to leaders overseas, and they don't know anything about him and what to expect. he's sort of a blank slate to them. when he does these sorts of things, when they have no other information, it makes them nervous. >> meanwhile, president obama and china's president, they have had multiple meetings over
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issues like cyber attacks, trade, china's aggression in the china sea. how could a president trump -- what could he do to tip these discussions in america's favor or potentially ignite these hot button issues into flashpoints. >> i think when it comes to taiwan, all the parties have sort of agreed, let's keep this in an ice box. this is an argument you don't want to have. it's like being at thanksgiving, everyone know physical they say what they really think, it's going to lead to fisticuffs, so everyone agrees to put it aside. then you work on other issues, whether it's the south china sea where we disagree, or north korea where we're trying to get the chinese to cooperate with us. it makes sense to get leverage on the chinese. they're going to push back. that's the nature of international politics. if you're going to push, you should expect the other side to push back. >> what would that look like? >> well, they could be more active in the south china sea or
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refuse supporting u.n. security council resolutions on north korea or sell all the coal they wanted to north korea, undermining the existing resolutions. i think the key here is to use leverage or to even better, to threaten to use leverage rather than using it, as a way to get everyone on the same page, so in those areas where china and the u.s. have common goals, like we have done in the past, we're able to work together. if it's all just we're pulling out the guns metaphorically or not and shooting at each other, that's a situation that can rapidly decline. >> maybe that's how president-elect trump sees it, that by taking the call, he is showing that you can't really predict what he's going to do, and that things will change, not necessarily saying he's going to inflate it to a point of cross out the gate, but he's saying, hey, listen, now man in town, new way of doing business? >> sure, and i get that. again, i think it would be better if he waited until he had a cabinet, a national security team, and talked to his allies. there's a reason why people do
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things in foreign policy a certain way. and foreign policy is different than domestic policy. normally, surprise is not really what you're going for in international affairs. why? because it makes your enemies start to worry about what you're going to do. are you a reliable ally? are you going to come to my defense? if you're unpredictable, your allies start to worry, and more importantly, your enemies can make miscalculations because you're hard to figure out. i don't think we want to go in either of those two directions. >> and then there's north korea, that's hard to figure out, and china's influence over north korea in play. jim, i'm told i have to go. i have run out of time. >> thank you. >> the polls close in italy in a few minutes. folks have been voting on a historic referendum that would change the italian constitution. experts, though, say the results could be wide reaching and impact the global economy.
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>> folks are deciding if they want to reform their country's constitution, and depending on the outcome, the survival of the prime minister could be at stake, too. hi, amy. >> hi, eric. the polls close in about ten minutes and the prime minister is set to address the nation in an hour's time. basically, the gist of this reform is to streamline the government system, the legislative system making it so just one house of parliament as opposed to two is in charge of making laws, and many say that really will slim down italy's sclerotic, sluggest system in the words of many and make it more efficient. the prime minister has been making a push, giving it his all in the final days. he will resign if the referendum doesn't pass.
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many say this is turning into a confidence vote on him. his approval rating is pretty low right now, around 30%. people said they expected more from him and more faster. he has said he wants to do more to change this country, but is hamstrung by the current system. here's a sampling of italian views on the referendum. some have strong views. some are downright confused, though, about what it all means. >> translator: pope francis is getting his hands on the bible. creating new norms. i don't see why. we can get our hands on the constitution. however good it may be, it might not be for the times we live in. >> for me, no is good. i'm not interested in politics. i heard most people are voting no, so i will join them. >> no. how things are now, everything is bad. we need change. >> the question is, though, is this referendum the change that people really need?
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what the concern is that if there's political turmoil and a change in government here, that could spook investors who need to shore up the banks. the economy minister here said there's no risk of a financial earthquake if the no vote wins, though, there could be a couple days of turbulence. already, we're hearing people name the possible scenarios regxit, if ramsey does step down, and itelixit if the counterinstitutional party, the five-star movement trying to change things here and may step in to any power vacuum eventually, they have said that they want to hold a referendum themselves on whether or not italy should stay in the eurozone. >> all right, amy. important to note, as you said, not a vote to leave or stay in the eu. it's about the government. we'll get back to you if indeed,
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when there is a result. amy kellogg in milan, thank you. >> thanks. and we're awaiting an update from oakland, california, on the deadly warehouse fire. officials you see there, getting ready to speak at the top of the hour. when that does happen we'll bring you that briefing live. ♪spread a little somethin to remember♪ philadelphia cream cheese, made with fresh milk and real cream. makes your recipes their holiday favorites. the holidays are made with philly. he is.errible at golf. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf for as long as i can. patented ensure enlive has hmb plus 20 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle. for the strength and energy to do what you love. ensure enlive. always be you.
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>> college facebook's biggest stage is set with the playoff picture developing last night. alabama, cell son and washington take care of business in their championship game and ohio state at home. number one, alabama. will face number four, washington. and second seed clemson will square off with number three, ohio state. penn state is the odd man out at number 45 and the lions made convincing case winning the big ten title last night and finishing their season on nine-game winning streak. >> arthel, officials in oakland, california, are ready for an update on the horrible warehouse fire that took the live of so many young people. mayor schaaf is expected to speak in a few moments with officials from the oakland fire department, alameda sheriff's department and why wasn't an investigation started last month of the building did not result in shutting it down. there were no sprinklers and no
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fire alarms. it could come up at the news conference at 5:00 p.m. eastern, in 10 minutes. we are await it. we will bring it to you. >> we will bring it live when it happens. >> we are in cincinnati, ohio, where president-elect donald trump and mike sense are on the thank you tour, the second stop of the day at carrier air conditionering in indianapolis and the president-elect, the first cable tv l interview is here. first time you have been on since. >> appropriate that it is with you. >> has it hit you, the magnitude? >> it has but this is so much to be done. we have worked a deal with carrier where they will keep 1,100 people in the united states, here in

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