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report." have a great evening. >> have a great day. fox urgent, firefighter and the mayor are updating us now pretty much on the hour and criminal investigators are on the property of a massive fire in oakland, california. we are now learning more about how many people were trapped when that warehouse began to burn. we now know 33 people have been confirmed dead. but they've only searched about 30% of that building. so that number -- that death toll, is expected to rise. a memorial began growing for the victims. officials are asking family members of those missing to save anything that has dna on it to help identify the remains of their loved ones. senior correspondent adam housley is live with the news in oakland. adam? >> reporter: harris, a tough
situation here in oakland, the last 36 hours as the recovery effort is on going since then. behind me, you could see the press conference that ended a short time ago. but we could tell you what is going on, we have an idea of what they are doing inside as the lights turn on here as the sun begins to go down. periodically you will see the firefighter jackets hit that light and the reflective part of that really lights up in a very dark and dingy and difficult situation. they've broke unup the build into four quadrants and going through each quadrant bucket by bucket to find what they can, not only evidence but those who perished inside. 33 now. they do believe the number will rise. they have no idea how high it will rise. at one point is he said possibly 40 but now maybe more. there were a couple of campers that have been found inside that were parked in the back and being used as places for someone to stay. they don't know if anybody is inside there. they haven't been able to reach those. but it is a very difficult situation here for everybody involved.
not only the firefighters but the first responders who were here. also the sheriff's department who has been a part of this process from the beginning and now they've found out that they have lost one of their own. >> this tragedy has hit very close to home for our agency. one of our deputies that we work with lost his son in this fire. and so we're still dealing with that as we continue to deal with the other victims. >> reporter: harris, one of the firefighters who walked out here this morning happened to be a chaplain and obviously was broken up with what he had seen inside for about four hours and he said there are kids inside, and the time we didn't understand but by that we know he meant there were teenagers inside of the building, underage boys and girls that were that were unfortunately inside when this fire happened and died because of this fire. >> that really does jibe with what we have been learning for a
few hours. there may have been many people in that building that were not supposed to necessarily be there, that were not expected to be there. i'm curious to know, mainly you say about 30% of that building has been searched. what parts of it have not been searched? i mean was there necessarily a concentration of where people would have been that they haven't gotten to yet? >> well, we're told about 40% have been searched. but, again, by percentages, you know, you might get to an area you go through faster than others. i was told early on, there was one area where there were a number of victims that were basically on top of each other as if they had found each other in the smoke and the fire and then couldn't find a way out. but they found victims throughout the entire facility. there is a couple of areas if you look from the aerials, you'll see that basically as the floors collapsed on top of all the stuff that was inside, you can find basically wreckage in larger quantities in certain parts of the building. you can see it from the air. you can see there's a couple of, for example, motor home camper type situations in there they
haven't been able to get to because there's stuff on top of it. it's a very tedious situation because you don't want to miss any evidence. you have to be very careful when it comes to remain and be respectful. at the same time, as a firefighter, you have to be careful with yourself. you don't want to yourself be injures. the building is in no shape at all. they can't even access it through the front door. they had to cut a hole in the side to get inside. as you can tell, it's a very difficult process not only physically but mentally. that's what they're going through right now. because of the fact that you have large basically piles of debris in certain areas of the building, that's the part they vice president been ab haven't been able to get in there. they don't know what's in there and how many more they're going to find. they'll say maybe right around 40, but at the same time, you've been to these or seen some of these in certain cities. oakland and the bay area are known for these artist type
places. they've bin here for 40, 50, 60 years. that was one of those places. there were people you may not even know they were there. >> a lot of cities have them. i know philly has them, chicago, kansas city. adam, thank you very much. a huge development tonight affecting thousands of people working to stop an oil pipeline in north dakota. the army corps of engineers now has hit the pause button on the dakota access pipeline. as you know, it's been in the headlines for some time, heating up in recent weeks with protesters clashing with authorities. and just today, thousands of u.s. military veterans joining the cause to stop the pipeline route. at this hour, a victory for them for now. the army corps says it will deny a permit to continue the route of that pipeline. a statement came a short time ago as well from the u.s. interior secretary supporting this decision. it is unclear if this is a temporary move, but officials say this ensures there will be
an in depth evaluation of other possible routes, an alternative to the one you see on your screen. demonstrators have been protesting at what they call standing rock. building the pipeline calls for running under a lake, and they say that would threaten their reservation's water source and sacred burial ground. more on the story as we learn more. let's go to politics now. a warning shot to corporate america from president-elect donald trump. the man who campaigned on the promise to defend the american worker says any company that offshores american jobs, takes them out of the country, will pay a price. mr. trump says cuts in taxes and regulations will spur economic growth, jobs, and profits. but he wants any companies which outsource those jobs but then try to bring back their products to sell within the united states will get hit with a massive tariff. the threat is not sitting well with many in washington, including some republicans. nebraska senator ben sasse hit
social media and tweeted this. president-elect trump means well, but won't his 35% tariff idea raise prices on american families? how would it not be a new 35% tax on families, he asks. our bri people on the sidewalk talking politics and economics tonight, brian. >> reporter: good evening. timing here matters when it comes to what you were talking about with trump's tweets given it was just a couple of days ago he was able to successfully keep some 1,000 jobs from being shipped over to mexico from indiana in that carrier/united technologies deal. that was a big victory for mr. trump considering that he was able to say that he was living up to a campaign promise before even being inaugurated. now, the thing with that is, though, that this deal with carrier was bent on giving a $7 million tax break to the company, and some wondered if this deal meant mr. trump wasn't serious about imposing harsh
penalties, whether this was going to be more of the same back-room dealing. this morning he reiterated he would impose a 35% tariff on products from companies who outsource jobs to mexico, tweeting, quote, this tax will make leaving financially difficult, but these companies are able to move between all 50 states with no tax or tariff being charged. please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake. the united states is open for business. and earlier today on "fox & friends," reince priebus, the white house chief of staff, calls from mr. anies can expect trump. harris. >> interesting. so i understand that mr. trump also called out the rexnord corporation, and i did some digging, a little looking at them. they're a multiplatform industrial company, employ a lot of people. what are the people who work there saying? >> reporter: the rexnord corporation is based out of milwaukee and they made plans in october that they announced they were going to send some 300 jobs
from indianapolis to mexico. trump called them out on twitter on friday, and an employee earlier today on "fox & friends" who had been there for ten years says that the company expects him to train his counterpart, who is a mexican. listen. >> 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 would be that we'll have to train our counterparts to do the exact job we're doing right now. >> how does that make you feel? >> sick to my stomach. >> reporter: when asked if he believed that trump would save his job, he says yes. harris. >> this was a huge issue for then-candidate donald trump. so delivering on this, you see, in that one corporation, people are waiting to see what that delivery system will look like. so let's move from the economy to foreign policy because there's been some other news cooking on that. the president-elect sent a
message to china today. tell us about that, brian. >> reporter: well, of course this comes after taiwan and the president-elect, the taiwan leader and the president-elect spoke on friday when the taiwan leader called the president-elect in a congratulatory call. china wasn't too pleased about that call and filed a formal complaint warning the united states to act with care and caution. of course china, when it comes to taiwan, it's a very hypersensitive topic. taiwan believes they're a sovereign nation. so given that context and given the fact that he's talking about the economy, some wondered if mr. trump -- if this call meant he was going to be a little bit more aggressive towards china. well, in a tweet tonight, he says did china ask us if it was okay to devalue their currency, making it hard for our companies to kpeetd, heavily taxing our products going into their country. the u.s. doesn't tax them, or to build a massive military complex in the south china sea? i don't think so. mr. trump there, at least
implying that, one, he's going to be more aggressive. and, two, he doesn't really need to ask china for permission to do anything. harris? >> all right. that's what he said he would do. we'll continue to cover the news as it happens. brian, always good to see you. thank you. a judge in michigan is expected to rule on when the recount in that state will begin. interesting timing as the head of the green party, candidate jill stein, has just changed her tactic in pennsylvania. she has now dropped the case to force a recount there in state court and decided to take it to a federal court instead. president-elect donald trump reacted with a tweet. the green party just dropped its recount lawsuit in pennsylvania and is losing votes in wisconsin recount. just a stein scam to raise money. that's his tweet. jill stein is responding to claims about where millions of dollars raised for the recount are actually going. watch. >> let's be very clear. this money is going strictly into a segregated account which can only be spent on the recount. so this money is entirely --
will be completely used and we'll be lucky if we can cover the cost. >> now more from washington. elizabeth, what is jill stein's response to the tweet from donald trump and other critics? >> reporter: well, from what we here today, we did see her on twitter. she's energized. she's pushing forward. they says there would be no difference if her efforts -- in her efforts if democratic candidate hillary clinton won the presidency. she also says there's no coincidence she's urging recounts in michigan and wisconsin, two states with very tight margins. her argument is she's protecting the civil and voting rights of all americans. >> this is about responding to the american voters who are standing up and saying, 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 in which the votes are being counted. right now, it's not clear that all the votes are being counted. we deserve that so we can go forward with an election system
that we can trust. >> reporter: we will learn more about her efforts at the federal level tomorrow at her planned press conference in front of trump tower. harris? >> i'm sure people have asked her kind of what the end game is. i'm curious to know now we're talking about pennsylvania. >> in michigan, where we've seen the opposition from the state's attorney general as well as representation for the president-elect, that review could begin as early as this week. right now we're waiting on a federal judge in detroit. he will decide if the recount can begin right away or if election officials have to wait two business days to get started. there are more than 4.5 million ballots. election officials in wisconsin have already begun recounting votes. while they are facing legal challenges from trump backers, so they're really a battle on all fronts. at this point we're hearing the trump team say, let's just move on. >> i say to her, give it up as
it seems like you're doing in pennsylvania for a very simple reason. even your friends in the clinton campaign have admitted that these recounts will not change any results. so the question for jill stein and hillary clinton and those who just are still in the grief, anger, and denial stages, will you start moving over to acceptance and let this president-elect and vice president-elect get on with the business of government, have a peaceful transfer of power? >> there's a deadline. one federal law says presidential recounts must be completed win 35 days after an election. harris, that's december 13th. >> i know. it's already the 4th. >> reporter: it's going so quickly. >> it is. a little bit later in this hour, we'll get into with our fox report interview with our guests into really the end game for dr. stein and also what any of this really matters in the big picture. right now president-elect donald trump is facing a tough decision. who will he choose as secretary of state? we're breaking down some new choices for top diplomat and what they bring to the world
who does the president-elect want for the job of secretary of state? well, that search is apparently expanding beyond the pool of what was reported to be a final four of candidates. here are the four we've been telling you about. new york city mayor rudy giuliani. david petraeus, mitt romney. apparently there are some other names. there are hints a decision could come very soon. kristin fisher has more. >> reporter: harris, at first the race for secretary 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 that mr. trump is expanding a short list for one of the most powerful and prominent cabinet positions.
>> an issue that he's brought into search and secretary of state is an incredibly important position for anybody to fill. he needs to talk to different people. i think you've all seen the list before that already existed. this week he'll have additional interviews. >> one possible addition to the secretary of state short list, john huntsman, the former republican governor of utah who ran for president back in 2012. he's 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 guilty to a misdemeanor charge of miss handling classified information. it is his biggest weakness, and he addressed his critics head on this morning on abc's this week. >> what i would say to them is what i've acknowledged for a number of years. five years ago i made a serious mistake. i acknowledged it. i apologized for t. i paid a very heavy price for it, and i've learned from it. >> reporter: other appointments are expected to be announced
this week, starting with retired general james mattis for secretary of defense -- or, rather, that appointment will simply be made official since mr. trump spilled the beans on the first stop of his thank you tour last week. the next stop, north carolina on tuesday. harris? >> he said, well, they're probably not happy i'm doing this, but he can do what he wants. kristin, thank you. a private funeral is held for fidel castro, ending nine days of national mourning in cuba. now there are new questions about who will lead the island nation. a stay with us. . . holds stronger than the leading paste all day... without the ooze. feel secure. be yourself. with stronger, clean sea-bond. we catch flo, the progressive girl," at the supermarket buying cheese. scandal alert! flo likes dairy?!
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private ceremony after a public tour across that country. millions of people lierned the streets to pay their respects. some out of mourning, others out of obligation as government employees -- you know about freedom over there. they have to do it. fidel's death raising new questions about cuba's future as well as its relationship with the united states. our steve her i began reports. >> reporter: cubans buried fidel castro 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 high i a woulds to pay their last respects to the man who ruled the island nation for 49 years. many of those cubans there out of sincere sentiment. others simply 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 the island of cuba, he's also been roundly condemned as a one-man dictator who imprisoned or killed any political opponents and also as someone 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 will only stay in power another two years. so 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 be going forward with the united states? we've seen a real thaw under the obama administration. the u.s. embassy shuttered for the past 50 years as reopened under the obama administration. but already signs of a very different tone from president-elect trump. he took to twitter to write that he would, quote, terminate the
deal with cuba unless he could make a better deal for the cuban people and for the united states. in miami, steve herrigan, fox news. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the military will review its strategy for defeating the islamic state savages per president-elect donald trump. mr. trump has repeatedly slammed the current administration's strategy against isis, calling it ineffective. there could be some flexibility with the strategy under the new administration. the general says he met with the trump transition team last week to begin the process. he would not elaborate on any recommendations he might make. we'll tell you what comes of this. a man arrested with suspected al qaeda military in pakistan -- suspects, ip should say, is about to go free from
guantanamo bay. he will be transferred to the african island of cape verde for what they call resettlement. president obama campaigned on the promise to close gitmo. he has not done that. this latest transfer come as the administration works to shut down the facility by the end of the president's term. there are 59 detainees still there. the way people are reacting, you'd think it was a major foreign policy blunder. a phone call between president-elect donald trump and the president of taiwan. why all the backlash? and the president-elect making waves on the jobs front. we've been talking about it in hour. he has threatened to punish any company which outsources american jobs. how he can actually get that done as we take a closer look inside the fox report. [vo] quickbooks introduces jeanette.
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quote, if a little courtesy to a democratic friend and a little truth about taiwan could really threaten peace in the pacific as the experts contend, then we need to re-evaluate our defense and come up with something better, end quote. i wanted to ask christian about that, so he joins us now in a fox report interview. always good to see you. thanks for being here. so you feel strongly about this. can i just ask you, christian, why is there this big deal about a phone call? i mean mr. trump is going to take a lot of calls. >> right. no, the problem is that a lot of our china policy is predicated on a complete lie. this lie that taiwan is a part of china, that the president of taiwan isn't the president of taiwan. there are other lies that sort of stem from this, that trade, for example, is going to improve the behavior of china when we know the opposite. in the last decade, china has gotten worse toward its own people and has robbed us blind, stealing jobs from the united states and stealing intellectual property left and right. >> so this woman, who is a president, i want to point out,
just because we can, she was elected, right? >> that's right. >> she's a sitting leader of another country. >> right, exactly. and the first woman elected in asia who is not related or married or the daughter of a previous president. really a watershed for taiwan. also the third time taiwan has had a change in parties in peaceful democratic elections, and proof that chinese, ethnic chinese everywhere are, you know, qualified for democracy. so this is kind of a big deal. >> you know, maybe it's not on par, but it did pop into my head today as i was reading what you wrote. i look back before the iran deal that president obama did, that has still side qualities to it that we don't know really what it says, but we're starting to learn. before that deal, didn't he and the leaders of iran exchange some letters back and forth that the american people contemporaneously did not know about? is that commensurate in any way with taking calls before you're exactly in office?
>> well, that's exactly right. the president has negotiated directly with some very significant thugs and his top aides have also reached out to north koreans, to cubans, obama gave the brother handshake to hugo chavez. so that's okay apparently, but taking a simple courtesy call that originated from this ally causes conip shuns. >> you worked inside the state department. i would imagine as mr. trump looks at now what we've learned might not even be just a four-candidate situation, that that list he's looking at for secretary of state could even be bigger. we're putting the pictures up on the screen now, christian. how important is it as we lead into january 20th inauguration day that he name somebody, and even though that person may not make it through the whole process, we don't know. does it give better direction when he takes these sorts of calls from other leaders? >> i think so because even though it's mostly pleasantries in this meeting, they're not
deep discussions of policies. it really frames up what the situation is, what the personalities are. i'll bet it was a very different phone call between the president of taiwan and the president of china when you look at how you're going to relate to the world. that in turn informs who you want to be secretary of state and what kind of relationship you want with that person. >> what would you tell the american people because they are hearing from critics that mr. trump has done something wrong by taking this phone call. i don't think you want to be necessarily in the position not to take the call. >> right. what he's done is absolutely the right thing to do. it's consistent with american morals. it's smart negotiating to signal the chinese from the beginning that we're not going to kowtow anymore. you know, the one china policy, which incidentally donald trump did not reverse, but the people who are saying it's threatened, that's something that dates from 40-plus years ago when it made sense to peel china away from the soviet union and give the soviets something to worry about. fast forward 40, 50 years, and that's no longer the case.
when it comes to the choice for secretary of state, it's going to be a very important four to eight years ahead. the next secretary will probably be more consequential than any secretary since john foster dulles under ike in the 50s, and it's important mr. trump have time to get comfortable with that. i think we'll hear who that nominee is probably within a week or so. >> last question. china was something that mr. trump talked about on the campaign trail. where do we stand with them right now? what can they do if we decide to take a phone call from taiwan? >> right. this is the other fable of china policy that they are in a position to do us immense harm immediately. china needs the united states a whole lot more than we need them. that doesn't mean we should cause problems unnecessarily, but whereas if we cease to import goods from china, it would cause pain for u.s. consumers and elevated prices. it would absolutely december ma decimate the chinese economy.
really they have no incentive to dump it. they would be shooting themselves in the foot and all they would do is elevate borrowing costs for us a little bit. i think what donald trump has done is begun to recognize that we are in a much stronger mogs than we realize, and it's great that he's not listening to the collection of palace yeun nicks. >> do we risk anything by this? >> there's risk involved in anything, but this is risks worth taking because things are not going well as it is with china. they continue to get more belligerent towards their own people and towards their neighbors and toward us. they want to push us out of the western pacific. so things are not going well, and it's time to re-evaluate. anything involves risks, but these are smart, calculated moves that he's taking. he's been very deliberate with this process as he has with his cabinet selection. so very impressed with what's going on. >> you've been part of that leadership in the past in the state department. we appreciate your expertise in the fox report interview tonight and also having me ask you about your quote today on the subject.
thank you very much, christian. good to see you. all right. president-elect donald trump campaigned on a plan he says would make america more competitive. great economically. but his promise comes with a warning for any company that dares to replace american workers with cheap labor overseas. coming up, ed rollins, fox report interview, part deux. he used to be with the ronald reagan administration during the great jobs recovery of the 1980s. and the talk of terrorists back then. we will get his take on what's happening with donald trump right now. stay close. >> i just want to let all of the other companies know that we're going to do great things for business. there's no reason for them to leave anymore.
companies are not going to leave the united states anymore without consequences. >> seems pretty clear. president-elect donald trump is putting corporate america on notice. if companies ship good paying american jobs offshore, they will pay a price. the word coming on the internet from mr. trump. today here it is. 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 and then thinks it will sell its product back into the united states without retribution or consequence is wrong, exclamation point. there will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies. how does that exactly happen? turns out he would likely need congressional approval to target a specific company. but the president does have the authority to impose tariffs on specific categories of goods like steel or cars. economic critics of the idea say taxes like this would lead to higher prices for the people who buy the products. joining me now is a man with unique insight into all this, ed rollins is the former campaign manager for president ronald reagan in 1984 and the chief strategist for the great american pac, a pro-trump soupe p pac. >> i think the tariff is a whole part of his premise of bringing the jobs back to america. he's going to try to create a
tax environment here, a lower business tax that will help businesses, and we need jobs here. we don't need jobs overseas. we noeed jobs here. a lot of these companies have moved abroad not to get better products but to get cheaper labor or get around environmental things. >> backlash that you see coming down the pike? >> well, the backlash is always the potential that threaten you do that to us, we'll do that to you. >> what could they do? >> they could basically raise prices. if you really want to create jobs for americans, this is why people are unhappy and concerned, they can't find the work they need and the kind of jobs they want. my sense is he's got to have a comprehensive package. he said he's going to do this. i think the great thing about this thing last week, the carrier, this was a deal on the table. he went to the chairman of general dynamics and basically
said you do a lot of oth here w carrier. you want a friend of the white house, you basically don't do that. >> is donald trump in a kind of unique position? i'm sure any other president could have called the chairman, but he kind of knows these people. am i wrong about that? >> he knows a lot of them, and jawboning in the history of this country has been an effective tool. if you want to basically be a real agent of change, then you've got to step up to the plate. >> i have to think that someone on his team is also looking at history. under the george w. bush administration, 2002, we saw a situation where the steel industry had tariffs put on it, and their response was, this is costing us. we're going to, a, cut jobs, and, b, raise prices. that caused, what, a critical point in this country. how do you avoid that from happening again? >> well, you have to have some planning. you have to think in terms of what is the thing you're going to basically raise the tariffs on. obviously it's going to take
some congressional work. i don't think he's just going to do it by himself. >> i've heard him talk a lot about cars. when he talked about the inner cities, in michigan in particular, and said i'm going to bring back jobs, people perked up. there were people, people of color who he said would vote for him, and he was right about that in some areas in this country where they want jobs. >> they need jobs. a perfect example was two bridges where i grew up near oakland where they imported the bridges themselves from china. paid for by the state of california, by taxpayers and obviously jobs created in china that could have been built here. so i think you've got to think out of the box. how do we get people back to work here? and i think to a certain extent, that's what he's about. he's going to have to businessmen in his administration. he's going to have some very smart people. i think we'll be pleased and surprised at some of the people he's picked. they're very capable people. >> i listened carefully.
you have to choose carefully the categories which you would go after. >> you need a strategy, and i don't think they have the strategy totally defined. >> what would you put on the list? >> i think, again, as he said, if someone deliberately is moving to operate in mexico or what have you as carrier and others have to basically save labor costs and then turn around and drive the product back across the line to sell at the normal price, then you just don't let that happen. you basically warn them in advance. they want to do that, then they're going to pay a price for it. >> he would need congressional approval, by he's got bicameral party alignment now with republicans the head of the senate and the house. so does that help him? >> sure. if he can make his case to the congress, the congress, i think, will be very willing to give him what he needs. >> some republicans not liking this. >> some don't because some basically believe there ought to be a total free market. i think free market is what we all want to achieve long term. at the end of the day right now, you need to create jobs. he's going to be measured by can he get jobs back going here.
and these big manufacturing companies that moved out and did stuff in europe and mexico and other parts of the world are not going to automatically move back here. so he's got to use the whip and carrot wherever he can to get jobs created. >> ed rollins, good to have you here. thank you very much. some of president obama's ablgzs in office could seoon be on the chopping block. legacy under pressure? stay close. begins. and with the miles you can earn, it's always taking you closer to your next unforgettable experience. become a cardmember and start enjoying benefits built to take you further... like group 1 boarding... and no foreign transaction fees. plus, when you fly on american airlines, your first checked bag fee is waived for you and up to four companions. every purchase with the citi® / aadvantage® platinum select card takes you closer to adventure... whether it's somewhere you can see your breath, or a place that takes it away.
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this breaking news now. a big shake-up in europe. the italian premier has resigned after italy voted down constitutional reform. he actually said he was going to do that if it happened. he backed the reforms in today's referendum, arguing they would cut bureaucracy and make the country more competitive. opponents the reform tapped into a populist sentiment which has been gaining steam in the united states as we saw with our nation
voting for an outsider politically and in europe, like the british exit from the european union or brexit so called. the premier conceded and told reporters, quote, good luck to us all, end quote. president-elect obama has joined the kennedy center honors one final time. the annual awards given out to performers who have influences american culture throughout the arts. among the. >> reporter: honor res, james taylor, and rock and roll band, the eagles. >> don hendley, the meticulous, introspective songwriter, timothy schmidt, the bass player and top line of many of those harmonies, and joel walsh, who is as rowdy with a guitar lick as i'm told he once was in a hotel room. twice. this is the white house, though.
and michelle and i are about to leave. as i've said before, we want to get our security deposit back. >> that was just from a short time ago. meanwhile, president obama is also working on his legacy, reportedly making a last push to lock down several more regulations before leaving office. here's chief washington correspondent james rosen. >> reporter: president-elect trump said the biggest surprise in his experience as a politician thus far is his discovery that business leaders are more apt to cite regulation rather than taxes as the biggest drag on growth. >> since about six years ago, 260 new federal regulations have passed. 53 of which affect this, 53 new regulations, massively expensive, and probably none of them amount to anything in terms of safety or the things that you'd have regulations for.
>> reporter: in farct, the exclusive branch is on pace to enact more than 3,700 acts. the white house said president obama's directive to review red tape issued in 2011 has purged more than 70 notable regulatory provisions and saved americans $37 billion. >> the regulatory work that's being done in this administration is not going to be characterized by a last-minute rush on the way out the door. i think what it will be characterized by is a continuous and persistent effort to complete the work that's already been started. >> reporter: items currently in the pipeline range from community college debt forgiveness to the number of engineers required on freight trains. mr. trump has vowed to carry a war of attrition to the regulatory beast. >> i will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. so important. >> reporter: but the white house
voiced skepticism. >> that's the kind of thing that probably sounds good on the campaign trail but may be more complicated when you implement it. >> reporter: congress will have an option to reject rules and regulations adopted since june. but many rules and regulations before then can also be nullified through executive action. >> you know the regulations that are going to be rolled back that are coming forth from obamacare. you know that's going to be the case with financial regulation. trump is definitely going after epa regulations. and other rules that have come out over the past year from energy department. all of that stuff can be frozen. >> reporter: a study released this week by the american action forum, which also favors deregulation, found recent epa rules on heavy trucks pushed the total regulatory price tag over the next ten years over the $1 trillion mark, an accounting that will require every man, woman, and child in our regulation nation to cough up $3,080 a piece to satisfy it. when we come back, a mighty
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on sunday nights, and she loved weekdays watching outnumbered. i'll see you there for that tomorrow at noon eastern. obje object iified hosted by harvey levin is next. takes a victory lap and previews what's in store when he takes the oath of office next month. >> i'm going to discuss our action plan to make america great again. >> and trump is already acting, intervening to keep jobs in the u.s. and naming a retired marine general to lead the pentagon. >> we are going to appoint mad dog mattis as our secretary of defense. then insults fly when top officials from the clinton and trump campaigns meet at a harvard forum. >> i would rather lose than win the way you guys did. >>