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panda power. the company that built it said there are more on the way. more panda power. >> only you could see it from the air. >> thank you for joining us. >> america's news headquarters starts now. >> melissa: north korea defying the world again, test firing its first intercontinental ballistic missile that could be capable of hitting the u.s. hello, everyone. i'm melissa francis. the pentagon confirming the missile flew for 40 minutes. that is the longest flight time yet. president trump is heading to poland ahead of the g-20 summit in germany where he's expected to discuss the situation with world leaders including vladamir putin. we've got fox news team coverage with john roberts in warsaw, poland. lieutenant colonel oliver north in washington. we're going to start with
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jennifer griffin at the pentagon. what is new about this missile launch? >> reporter: the pentagon said this is not a missile it has seen before. it was fired from a launch head never used before, flying for 37 minutes. we've also learned that u.s. intelligence watched the north koreans prepare for this launch in advance. they saw the missile being fueled. we are told this new icbm missile used liquid fuel which means it takes time and if left mobile than if solid fuel had been used. late yesterday the pentagon responded to the test by releasing this video of american army and south korean military units near seoul testing short range surface to surface missiles which can travel up to 200 miles away. keep in mind seoul is only 35 miles from the dmz, the border with north korea. north korea has thousands of artillery units pointed at seoul. >> melissa: i have heard a lot of people ask the question, why
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didn't the pentagon just shoot it down. what's the answer to that? >> captain jeff davis said they did not shoot it down because it did not threaten the u.s. homeland, adding it did threaten commercial airliners and shipping in the region. it flew for 37 minutes, as we mentioned. images of the test were provided by the north korean state news agency. what worries officials here is this two stage missile was able to re-enter the earth's atmosphere and could, in the future, carry a nuclear war head. the u.s. has dozens of intercepter missiles in alaska and california to shoot down a rogue missile in outer space. then there's the thad missile defense system based in south korea. that could also be used. but it only has two out of six missile intercepters and south korea is blocking the u.s. from sending more thad intercepters. the u.s. has one less ballistic e missile defense after the uss fitzgerald crash last month.
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the fitzgerald had advanced radar and missiles that could be used to shoot down a missile. the navy's last test, melissa, to shoot down a missle from a war ship on june 22nd failed when the missile missed its target. melissa. >> melissa: all very worrisome. thank you. we are awaiting a speech from president trump in warsaw, poland. his brief visit coming ahead of the g-20 sum it in germany where president trump will meet with world leaders including china's president and will have his first face to face discussion with vladamir putin. john roberts is live in warsaw. john? >> melissa, good afternoon to you or good evening here from poland. the president expected to land in about 2 1/2 or 3 hours. he's got a full slate of activities on hand here in warsaw. the big meeting of the week, i don't think there's any way to say this other than it's going to be the event of the week is
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when he meets with russian president vladamir putin. of course, the president has during the campaign and as president advocated a more constructive president with the russian leader. that's something that gives many of our european allies heart burn. even here in poland because poland shares a border with part of the russian federation and also home to russia's baltic fleet. the president acknowledging russia's behavior in destablizing this region does make it difficult to forge a better relationship. when it comes to the g-20 summit, two big topics of conversation will be trade. with all of those economies trying to figure out a way you can do it and make it fair. there's a big announcement coming this thursday between the european union and japan over new trade agreement. then north korea also a big topic of conversation. before he left the office the president laying down a couple markers on both of those. first on trade. the president tweeting the united states made some of the worst trade deals in world
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history. why should we continue these deals with countries that do not help us? should make for some interesting conversation with people like angela merkel, chancellor of germany and the new president moon of south korea. he and president moon have already talked thab. but talk at the white house is that the president may seek to renegotiate the korean trade agreement. the president taking aim at china saying, quote, trade between china and north korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter of this year. so much for china working with us, but we had to give it a try. that's a reference to his conversation with president xi where the chinese president said he would take some steps to try to reign in pyongyang. those do not seem to have worked, which should lead to an interesting meeting between president trump and president xi
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in hamburg. >> melissa: absolutely. let's bring in colonel oliver north. he is the host of war stories which is right here on fox news channel. thank you so much for joining us. what do you make of these latest developments? >> by the way, i'll take the promotion as long as a pay raise comes with it. thank you. we're paying the price for eight years of obama's placid response to real threats from both pyongyang and tehran. the obama administration's nonproliferation policy, it was simply a matter of unilateral disarmament. if we disarm, everyone else will. it was pass fist hog wash. nuclear weapons and icbm's north korea have been testing don't have to be all that tested. if it's an electromagnetic pulse burst, it will shut off electricity for years anywhere in the line of sight of that
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burst. and finally, time for some hard nosed reality. the check that ought to be done right now, and it's a good opportunity to do it when he gets to hamburg, nuclear weapons and icbm programs in north korea and iran have been joined at the hip since the clinton administration and no one's done anything about it. in the two years since the sanctions on iran were lifted by the obama administration and the so called p-5 plus one, we air lifted $1.8 billion in cash tehran. since then the north koreans have conducted more icbm test, 17 of them, than in the previous two decades, 12. now, why? because they have the money to do it. we sent it to tehran and tehran's been paying for these programs being run by north korea. third big reality, china is not going to help us until beijing feels the pains. so we've got some options. number one, we ought to tell g-20 summit when he gets there that any company doing any
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business whatsoever with the democratic people's republic of korea and iran cannot do any business in the united states. period. next, when he meets with japanese prime minister abe, he ought to tell him quietly that the u.s. will support a change in the japanese constitution to acquire nuclear weapons. by the way, it was written by douglas mcarthur. three, he needs to tell the chinese, president xi, it's time for a regime change in pyongyang. these don't need to be publicly announced. but the fact that they own from beijing to pyongyang, has to go. if that doesn't work, we've got enough conventional ordinants to turn north korea into an overdone pop tart. >> melissa: these things may happen and we wouldn't know about them because we're not supposed to know about the conversations going on behind the scenes. one thing we do know about, general vincent brook saying
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self-restraint is a choice. is all that separates armistice and war, alliance missile live fire shows we can change our choice when so ordered. grave mistake for anyone to believe the contrary. what do you think of that response? >> he's spot on. he's absolutely right. and the chinese need to know, and i would think after they've seen this president now in office since january, this is a president who is capable of doing that. you don't need to do it with nuclear weapons. it can all be none with conventional arms. it will stop their program. >> melissa: should we shoot down the next test? i heard a lot of people saying that. it's obviously very provocative. what do you think? >> they knew there was no war head on it, first of aurbl because we're watching. number two, we learn a lot from what they're able to test. in other words, if we let it go -- >> melissa: that's a great point. >> we find out what's it for, how far can it go. we wouldn't know if we shot it
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down. >> melissa: that is a wonderful point. >> any time. >> melissa: u.s. backed iraqi forces closing in on isis fighters holed up in iraq. but complicating things, the terrorist's last stronghold is full of countless hostages. plus, lots of states are defying the white house request for information on possible voter fraud. but one state attorney general now denouncing the commission as the president's fantasy of voter fraud. our panel weighing in ahead. mmmm. mmmm. mmmm... ugh. nothing spoils a moment like heartburn. try new alka-seltzer ultra strength heartburn relief chews. it's fast, powerful relief with no chalky taste. [ sings high note ] ultra strength, new from alka-seltzer. enjoy the relief. you can use whipped topping made ...but real joyful moments.. are shared over the real cream in reddi-wip. ♪ reddi-wip.
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>> melissa: police are investigating the death of a veteran nypd officer who was sphot overnight in what police call an assassination. the officer was sitting inside her mobile command unit early
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this morning when a gun man shot her through the window. the 34-year-old shooter ran from the scene and was later killed by officers after police say he drew a gun. the nypd said he had a long rap sheet. officer familia was pronounced dead three hours after the shooting. she was just 48 years old. iraq's prime minister congratulating his country on what he calls a big victory in mosul. militants only control a small patch of territory. but the fighting is not over. a large number of civilians are believed to be trapped there. greg palcott is live from our london bureau. >> reporter: we have been covering this story on the ground and otherwise for ab three years. it looks like it's reaching ahead, but, yes, it's not over and it is very dangerous. estimates now in mosul that isis, the so called islamic
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state fighters control about 600 square yards of the old city of mosul. and that they are doing battle with iraqi troops and they are backed by u.s. troops and coalition forces on the ground and in the air. is the estimate, yes. a few hundred fighters remain, but they are looking like they are fighting to the finish. last night we heard from iraqi prime minister. he thinks it's over. he declared victory. other officials on the ground said it might be tomorrow that the victory happens. that's been postponed even further. this is a very tough enemy. adding to the difficulty of the fight, isis in the last few days issuing waves and waves of suicide bombers, including women suicide bombers. in addition to the casualty, the injuries according to the medics, the worst they have seen in this eight months of fighting. and yet civilians trapped as
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well. the u.n. has estimated 10,000 civilians still in that small area. building by building, block by block, as it's being liberated, they are fleeing, but they're fleeing in a city that's a wreck. very little fuel, resources, electricity. it's gonna take a while to bring this city back even when the horrendous terrorists are gone. >> melissa: greg palcott, thank you. new information ab a soldier killed in afghanistan. private first class hampton kirkpatrick was shot. the 19-year-old soldier died in helmut province in southern afghanistan. two other soldiers suffering nonlife threatening woupbsd. an investigation into the attack is under way. dozens of states now openly defying a request from the chief of president trump's election
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fraud commission. but do state officials have the right to say no? constituents lashing out at lawmakers during the july 4th recess over the senate healthcare bill, putting extra pressure on senators. >> just try to get along. yeah, we've got to agree to disagree and hear each other out. i'm open to hear the other side. i may not agree with it, but i'll hear it.
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the often violent protests against the current president's rule. those protests began three years ago over chronic shortages of basic goods. daily clashes have left 90 people dead and hundreds more injured. republican lawmakers getting an earful over the holiday about efforts to repeal and replace obamacare. maine senator susan collins saying healthcare was the only big issue voters were talking about. other senate republicans facing pressure and protest ahead of a vote that would come as early as next week. chris plane is a syndicated radio talk show host. cindy marshal is a syndicated talk show host as well. this is battle of the syndicated talk shows. chris, do you believe this is the only issue she heard about over the holidays? lot of people were talking healthcare. >> that's true. healthcare has been a front burner issue in the media. i don't think the people showing up at susan collins town hall
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meeting have read the bill. i don't think they're getting a fair depiction of it in the media. she should also recognize when that's all she's hearing it's very astro turfy. disruptions to the town hall meetings have been moderated. then the media talks about this is all that people are talking about. it looks very astro turfy from here. you showed video. people had professionally made poster, protest signs with union labels on them. >> melissa: you're saying it looks very artificial. >> yeah. >> melissa: leslie, let me ask you. senator collins said there was only that one issue. that's unusual. it is usually a wide range of issues i hear over an over again. my stand against the current version of the senate and health care bills. people were thanking me over and over again. thank you, soon san. stay strong susan. leslie, i have to say, it is very hard for me to believe that
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that many people understand the intricate details of this bill and how it's different from the house and people have lives to live. they're not able to study this stuff all day like we do. this doesn't ring true to me. >> well, the polls show that we now have a low of 12%. that's the number, 12% of americans support this. i think -- >> melissa: my point is they don't know what it is. leslie, do you think that they really understand enough of it to say -- 11% may say they support it because the rest are like, i don't really know what's there so i can't say i support it. >> no question that they're not gonna know as much as the three of us. however, they do know when the cbo says, look, 26% decrease in medicade by 2026. then has more information showing the longer this goes on, you then have a 35% decrease by 2036. they understand less people and more people getting kicked off. they also understand that
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premiums are not going to be lowered, which is one of the huge issues they wanted addressed. they do see the tax breaks go to the wealthy, the upper class, not the middle and lower income families. i think that's enough just from the cbo and other information that they've received thus far as to make that determination. >> melissa: i appreciate your politeness. bewant to get in our second issue. this is that voter fraud issue. the maryland attorney general does not want to go along with this. he said the commission's request that maryland officials provide them with voter data is repugnant and appears designed only to intimidate voters and to indulge trump's fantasies that he won the popular vote. do you think this is a smart move or should you let the investigation go if you believe it's not going to show mig? prove them wrong? >> right. >> quite frankly, i don't think -- if you have nothing to hide, don't hide. put it out there. it does get concerning to me, as
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an american, whether you are from maryland or california like i am here, that we would have such information going out because we do have issues right now where people feel that they're being oppressed if they're a certain race or demographic. and of course sometimes people are afraid to vote because they are concerned with fraud and lack of privacy. that does weigh into this issue. i understand this response. i don't agree with it. >> melissa: chris? >> virtually all of that is pure myth generated by the democratic party for a variety of sinister reasons. brian frosch is a very partisan -- i live near the border -- very ambitious politician. i have got to say, dr. lecter didn't want the fbi to look in his storage locker. bernie madoff didn't want the sec looking at his business practices. and the democrats don't want an investigation into voter fraud. there must be a very good reason for that. the more they protest, the lady
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doth protest too much, the more i'm convinced that there is something there to see. and i agree with leslie. the more that they run and hide, the more i'm convinced that there's something that they're hiding. look, i grew up in chicago, democratic family. i know people, family member, that got dad out to vote on election day. >> melissa: she is right. people are worried ab their privacy at the polls. >> it's another strong man set up by the democrats. >> melissa: thanks, guys. you're always fun. back to the radio now. see you later. world leaders reacting with shock and concern after north korea's latest missile launch. we are live at the u.n. where the security council is about to hold an emergency meeting on this. plus, a popular automaker planning a major makeover. jonathan hunt, what do you have? reporter: melissa, in just a few short years according to volvo,
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>> melissa: a fox news alert. 30 minutes from now the security
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council will hold an emergency meeting at the request of u.s. ambassador nikki haley. the north successful test on monday of a missile that could reach u.s. soil raising global concerns. rick levinthal joins us from live outside the united nations headquarters in new york city. so what can we expect to see this afternoon, rick? >> reporter: melissa, lot of focus on china today here at the u.n. the chinese ambassador because of the normal rotation here, that makes for potentially delicate situation. not only are china and north korea neighbor, but beijing has been accused of providing a little too much support to kim jong-un in the past. in a statement, a spokesman for the u.n. secretary-general called yesterday's icbm launch another brazen violation of security council resolutions constituting a dangerous escalation of the situation. dprk leadership must cease further actions and comply fully
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with its international obligations. the chinese ambassador and current security council president said this before the launch. >> we certainly would like to see a deescalation of tension because if tension only goes up and goes up only, then sooner or later it will get out of control. and the consequences would be disastrous. >> reporter: welsh some suggest china should cut off oil exports to kim jong-un but that is seen as unlikely, melissa. >> melissa: what do we expect them to actually accomplish? >> reporter: i'm told there won't be any fresh resolutions but the u.s. is pushing for an shuns. they wanted this to be an open meeting so russia and china
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would have to speak to make it harder for them to defend their neighbor. perhaps lay the ground work for more serious action that might prompt kim jong-un to abandon his nuclear pursuits. >> melissa: we'll see. all right. thank you for that report. the pentagon just confirming north crease missile flew for nearly 40 minutes, the longest flight time yet from a missle from the rogue regime. u.s. officials saw the preparations for the launch, watching as north korea fueled up the icbm. joining me now is congressman steve ruffle a republican from oklahoma who sits on the house armed services committee. sir, thank you for joining us. what's your reaction? >> i think the fact that kim jong-un has done this is no surprise. we knew he is continuing to behave badly. what we don't want to do is make concession to him with some new round of negotiations so that he promises to curtail bad behavior
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if we show aggression towards him. that would be the worst thing we could do. >> melissa: colonel oliver north was on the show. he had a list of things he thought we could do almost immediately. the idea being that we won't allow anyone to do that with north korea or iran recognizing those two nation walk together. what do you think about that? >> i think that we have to put every stringent sanction on the table. we need to continue to cut off any economic viability to north korea that we can. we need to leverage and negotiate our friendship with china so that we can cut off coal, we can cut off oil, we can cut off those types of things. china does not want this situation any more than we do, although they will be coming at it from a different angle. what we cannot do is allow either north korea or china to even convey north korea's
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message that they'll curtail their program temporarily if we somehow pull troops out of the peninsula or if we stop this, that or the other. we need to strengthen our anti-missile defense, and we don't need to reward bad behavior. >> melissa: we have a map. it shows where this missile is capable of. there it is. where this missile is capable of reaching. and it's staggering. it's frightening to a lot of people that are within this range. we've gotten to a new level of dangerous here. is it time for action beyond these things we're talking about, which are sanctions which are economic pressure, time for real action. >> i think the thing that you have to remember about this is that they will poke and do everything that they can to illicit a response. but short of behaving poorly with some horrific act, you
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aren't left with a loft actions. kim jong-un needs to understand that if he does miscalculate and commits a bad act, that we will destroy north korea. it's as simple as that. if he attacks us or attacks any of our allies with nuclear weapon that is the instant destruction of north korea. that has to be what's on the table. we can't make concessions, as he tries to strengthen his portfolio with bad behavior. every dictator that goes down this path miscalculates and they're dead and their country has great destruction that follows it. the sad thing is, he seems set on this path. but we can't give good behavior following his bad. >> melissa: let me ask you about the g-20 as well. all of this is happening against the back drop of this other meeting. north korea is not the only major issue that is on the president's plate right now. he's also gonna meet with vladamir putin. what do you think needs to be
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achieved there? what do you expect? >> i think it's important for the president to immediately lay down the nonnegotiables. this is their first meeting where they will talk of things of substance. i think it's important that the president says that article 5 of nato, nonnegotiable. we're not going to play games with article 5. the other thing that's important is that he recognizes that russia obviously with the port of tartus and the air field they have interest in syria, however, russia can be a player in a post assad governance. we continue to reduce raka with the allies that are there on the ground with the free syrians to eliminate isis. what's important is we open those discussions for what a post syrian conflict looks like and a post iraq conflict looks like in the greater sphere because they are interconnected.
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>> melissa: how much do we give on that front? other people have said that. that putin's real concern and russia's real concern is keeping a foot hold in the region, and that we are united by the idea that we are both threatened by radical islam. beyond that, we don't have much common ground. it is dangerous to make a deal and see power there. how do you balance that? >> that's why you put down the nonnegotiables first. you say we are not going to budge any on article 5 in the new nato members. we're not going to open up any type of sanction lifting discussion until the provinces, according to the agreement with ukraine that the russian troops leave and the russian separatists that are there. same way with georgia. so you lay down the nonnegotiables immediately. here's the common ground. look. russia has had a presence in the mediterranean for decades and decades. they've had a warm water port at
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tartus and an air field in syria for 50 years. we just recognize the importance of that. that's not going to change. so in a post isis conflict, you work on a government without assad, we will reduce raka and we will come together with what syria might look like in post conflict. >> melissa: interesting. congressman, thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> melissa: volvo revving up for a major revamp. saying good-bye to gas engins and shifting towards hybrids and electric motors in every vehicle. they have plans to do it in every plant. jonathan hunt is next to what soon could become a dinosaur. jonathan? >> reporter: by 2019, according to volvo, you won't be able to find this, the good old internal combustion engine inny new volvo. the speedish car maker is
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betting big that the era of the gas guzzler is over, so every car it makes is going to be either a hybrid or purely battery powered. the company today enacted five new models it will introduce from 2019 that will run just on electric power and announced that other volvos will transition to hybrid and electric. it's a potentially industry changing move from one of the world's big automakers. according to volvo's ceo, it is a move with some risk, but also a demonstration the company is committed to the future its customers want. >> we are reacting to customer demand, asking for electrified cars. and of course, it's also the way for us to come down when it comes to c02 levels in reducing our carbon footprint. >> reporter: there are a growing number of electric vehicles on the market including tessla and
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its soon tessla 3, and the chevy volt, among many others. the pure easy market is still very small. in 2016, there were around 2 million of these on the road world wide according to the international energy agency. but that agency predicts there will likely be between 9 million and 20 million by 2020. and somewhere between 40-70 million by 2025. and volvo is now saying as far as it's concerned, gas is the past, electric is the future. we'll have to wait and see, melissa, whether this really is the beginning of the end for the car and the engine that have powered pretty much every car we bought since the first model t ford rolled off the production line more than a century ago. melissa? >> melissa: it is amazing. jonathan hunt, thank you for that. one expert said america doesn't have a worker shortage, it has a
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>> much more ahead on north korea's first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. the united nations security council holding an emergency meeting at the top of the hour in response to the missile test. team fox coverage ahead with what analysts are calling a major milestone for north korea's nuclear program. we'll speak with one expert who specializes in foreign policy matters. that's coming up when i fill in on shepherd smith reporting. >> melissa: so the founder of america works writing an op ed in "the wall street journal" arguing it's time to take action to get able bodied americans off
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the couch. as of may of this year, 94.9 million americans were not in the labor force. that includes those who may not want jobs like students or retirees. 127.9 million people were either unemployed part-time employed or out of the labor force. that number represents nearly 50% of working age americans. charles payne was on the fox business network. if you dove deeper into this article, the argument that the left always makes when we see this low labor force participation, they say, this is because of a demographic change in our country and we have all these baby boomers retiring. this refutes this. it talks about young people, nearly 3/5 of nonworking men receive disability, 41% of the nondisabled adults on medicade do not have a job. and it goes through the number of people, participation rate
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for men 25 to 54 working age is lower now than it was at the end of the great depression. >> ironically, even though we have an older population, 55 plus, that participation has been climbing. go to mcdonald's and you'll see, whoa, someone that could perhaps be your grandparent. here some real story. we do have a crisis in this country. we have a crisis where we are paying people not the work. you make too much money and you are simply too comfortable and you do not have to work. it's baffling all of the experts. at this very moment there's 6 million job openings. people aren't even quitting jobs to get those jobs. we talk about skill gaps. all that plays a role. the fact is two things i see. the paying people not to work. also, when younger men, there's a phenomenon out there. it's already happened in japan. it began in japan.
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they call it the grass eater movement. the men would rather stay home and play video games. it sounds farfetched. but there's a report out just two days ago under scores this. i'll give you a key stat. recreational computer time is up 45% for this group. overall leisure time is only up 40%. they don't go the work. they stay home and play video games. >> melissa: that's are people that are of prime working age, 25-54. they are not disabled. and they are on medicade. they are not working. this was -- from peter cope, who wrote this, thinks a better long term solution would be eliminate all forms of public support except for those who are unable to work and eliminate all poverty programs since they have not reduced poverty since they were established in 1965. the argument against that would be, what about people trying to
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find work and can't find work. maybe they're just discouraged. maybe they don't have the skills. and it's a skills problem not a video problem. >> that is the argument. but the greater argument to the article's point is this is something that's been going on a very long time. remember lbj, he kicked off this program in appalachia showing the work force. go back to that same spot and it will look the same. i thought it was ironic that former president obama said we should stop our cuban policy because after 50 years it didn't work. apply the same logic here. also, you talk about the disabled. do you know how many people are getting a so called crazy check. go to the office and say, i just can think straight, the world is too tough for me. they're bankrupting the disability program. there's something drastic that does have to get done. we are a compassionate nation. it's also compassion to help people unlock the natural gift that they were given by god.
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>> melissa: that's right. it's empowering. made in america. back by popular demand. so why does congress want to get involved? william la jeunesse can tell us a bit about that. >> reporter: a 65-year-old law that was meant to protect american workers from japanese products may now be hurting american labor like those that make the mag light. details coming up. liberty mutual stood with me when this guy got a flat tire in the middle of the night. hold on dad... liberty did what? yeah, liberty mutual 24-hour roadside assistance helped him to fix his flat so he could get home safely. my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. don't worry - i know what a lug wrench is, dad. is this a lug wrench? maybe? you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
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>> melissa: it's a.of pride that can increase demand and sales, the made in america tag. but that very term is under debate, and we could soon see a vote in congress on a bill that would set a standard for it. william la jeunesse is live at
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factory in ontario, california. william? >> reporter: melissa, the problem is, california law essentially says 100% of a product has to be made in america. this flashlight was until they needed to import this microchip. to call it made in america you have to have everything in america. without it, they are trying to still compete with cheaper foreign knock offs. >> born here. die here. just like me. i'm not going to china. >> reporter: tony started mag lite out of his garage in 1960. today it's a multimillion dollar business that's struggling because of cheap imports and a california law that limits his ability to label his flashlights in america. >> people who know this say why don't you mark made in usa? i said i can't.
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>> reporter: he insources all of the materials in the u.s. and fabricates everything except this one piece. under california law, 95% of a product must be made here but mag lite and other companies say that standard allows trial lawyers to gain the system, filing lawsuits that manufacturers can't risk losing, so most avoid the made in america label entirely. >> if it's a question of cutting corners, saving money and increasing profits which is often the case, then it shouldn't bear a label that's not honest and truthful. >> reporter: consumer groups support the california statute because it acts as a national standard. >> if a product says made in the usa, it should be genuinely made in the usa. >> reporter: maglica agree, provided there's some flexibility. >> right now the people looking at mine say, made in china like everything else. >> reporter: standard of all, virtually all of the product be made in america.
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they can't ignore. manufacturers say it's important to teach us and restore them as well to have the ability to say made in america. bark to you. >> melissa: nearly all, though. who knows what that means. william, thank you. all right. sometimes a guy just can't catch a break. the story behind it. yes, he is okay. don't worry. kreufrlts
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melissa: so how do you feel about nosy neighbors? alex teeter was mowing the lawn when his new neighbor stuck his head through the wall just to say hi. the pup was excited to check out his new home in alabama. don't worry, he's okay.
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wouldn't you be startled if that was you? look at that guy. he's cute, though, right? he's okay. that's what's important. here's john scott in for shep. >> john: the united nations security council meeting about north korea after kim jong-un fired a intercontinental ballistic missile. washington looking for strong reaction, but will the u.n. get anything done? we could find out in moments. plus, everything we've learned about north korea's weapon from its 1700-mile trip into space to the warheads it potentially could bring to american soil. meantime president trump set to land in poland this afternoon for a meeting with other world leaders. better believe north korea is on the agenda. that's all ahead in this hour.

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