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conceivable terror attacks, et cetera. our nation owns gratitude to these american heroes. >> dana: it's also the >> bret: president trump eases up on the united nations. congressional republicans take one less sand stand against obamacare. this is "special report" ." welcome to washington. i am bret baier. this is the second hour of a two hour program this week. president trump wants the united nations to be great and fulfill what he calls its tremendous potential. comments today i have a major speech tomorrow are a far cry from the open contempt he showed to the world body when he was running for president. let's start off this hour with chief white house correspondent john roberts in new york.
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good evening. >> good evening. during the campaign and after becoming president, president trump promoted in america first policy but he's making it's clear that the united nations general assembly this week that does not mean america alone. president trump was determined to have a good first day at his first u.n. general assembly, taking no chances. his first bilateral's with familiar faces emmanuel macron of france and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> i want to say that under president trump, america's position has been unequivocal towards the u.n., it's been strong and has clarity and conviction. >> netanyahu's effusive praise of the president has mostly laid to rest questions about how strong an ally the president would be towards israel. >> i really think we have a chance. i think israel would like to see
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it, and i think the palestinians would like to see it. and i can tell you that the trump administration would like to see it. so we are working very hard on it. we will see what happens. historically people say it can't happen. i say it can't happen. >> the bilateral with micron was like a meeting with old friends. micron expressing how much he appreciated president trump attending bastille day celebrations. >> our people were proud to have you and your wife melania. >> president trump revealing he was so impressed with what he saw during france's military. he wants to have something similar here. >> we are thinking about, fourth of july, pennsylvania avenue, having a really great parade to show our military strength. >> president trump also appeared to find a friendly audience at his first official u.s. -- u.n. event. u.n. ambassador nikki haley revealing attendance was so high they had to move the gathering.
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>> we had to get a bigger room to accommodate everyone here today. >> during the campaign, the president was critical of the u.n., tweeting that "while it has great potential right now it's a club for people to get together and talk and have good time. so sad." this morning president trump was less strident in his leg which but no less forceful in his call to change the culture at the u.n. >> we encourage the secretary-general to fully use his authority to cut through the bureaucracy. make firm decisions, advance the u.n.'s core mission. >> the president appears to have an eager partner. u.n. secretary general antonio guterres joining the call for the u.n. to focus less on process, more on people and results. >> someone recently asked what keeps me up at night. my answer was simple. bureaucracy. >> antonio guterres promised that a reformed u.n. would give the world more value for its money.
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president trump had a similar message for the 193 member states, as he had earlier for nato nations. >> we must ensure no member state shelters a disproportionate share of the burden. and that's militarily or financially. >> tomorrow morning that president gives his first address to the general assembly. that's at 10:30 in the morning. terrorism from a north korea, iran will be at the top of the agenda. ambassador nikki haley put it "the president will slap the right people and hug the right people." >> bret: john roberts in new york. the president's message to north korea was anything but subtle. the commander in chief sent some of america's deadliest weapons of the communist nation's doorstep today as a reminder of one possible price for its continues to grow up continued defiance of the u.s. and u.n. greg palkot is in seoul, south korea. >> a show of force over the
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peninsula. u.s. b-1 bombers and 35 jet fighters from guam and japan accompanied by south korean and japanese air force jets reportedly making a close approach to the dmz before dropping live bombs on a south korean target range. >> it's critical all of our nations stand shoulder to shoulder against what arguably is the number one nontraditional threat facing the international community today. >> all of this days after north korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. south korea said pyongyang had completed development of the missile, was in the final stage of the development of icbms that could hit mainland united states, and could trigger another nuclear device at any time. >> translator: it will continue provocations, including additional nuclear test on missile launches in order to secure nuclear capabilities. >> this as reining in the regime of kim jong un tops the agenda in the coming days at the u.n.
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president trump, south korean president moon and japanese prime minister abe will meet thursday. enforcing new sanctions is the task. chinese state media complaining the u.s. is putting too much pressure on beijing. >> translator: what's pressing now is that the international community and all related parties should strictly implement this resolution in a comprehensive and complete manner. instead of creating side issues. >> recent statements indicating kim jong un might not give up his nukes despite economic and diplomatic pressures. one longtime north korea observer. >> i don't think so. >> that is pretty grim. >> sure it is. >> the analyst says the u.s. might have to deter and contain north korea's nukes and use the military option if the regime tries to use them. that the answer the trump administration might want to hear. bret. >> bret: greg palkot in seoul.
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while republicans in congress are taking a final shot at obamacare before the rules change at the end of this month, some democrats are taking a shot at one of their congressional leaders. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill. good evening. >> about 100 immigration activists gave nancy pelosi a really rough reception back home in san francisco today. they disrupted her meeting for about a half-hour and ripped her for negotiating with president trump until she decided to leave. >> do you want to hear an answer or do you just want to shout? do you want to listen or shout? let's stop it now. stop it. you're not helping the cause since you don't want to listen. we will have to shut it down. >> on capitol hill there's a last-minute serious push to see if republicans can get 50
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senators to vote to scrap obamacare by the end of the month. the latest effort is called graham-cassidy. it would block grant obamacare subsidies and the medicaid expansion. repeal obamacare is individual and employer mandates, repealed the obamacare medical device tax. strengthen the ability for states to waive obamacare regulations and protect patients with pre-existing medical conditions. trump administration officials say obamacare must be replaced. >> the individual and small group market is failing. we are seeing premiums increasing, deductibles increasing. counties only have one insurer or none in the exchange market. fewer individuals providing care in those markets. it's getting more and more challenging for folks just simply to receive care. consequently, something needs to be done, and it's not as republican senators. this needs to be everybody engaging in this process. to come together and move forward. >> top democrats are sounding the alarm for mustang congressional budget office will
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not have adequate time to fully assess the impact of graham-cassidy this week and are warning it will be bad for consumers. >> this is a red siren moment for the entire country. if this bill becomes law, our health care system will be dramatically curtailed, and there will be chaos in many states. >> one potentially big development cave this afternoon when arizona republican governor doug ducey tweeted his support program-cassidy. senator john mccain is that he would work with ducey to ensure health care reform would benefit the people of arizona. mccain killed health care reform in july and is now complaining about the process. >> the way to do this is have a bill, put it through committee. we have patty murray and lamar alexander. have it debate, have amendments. >> has reference to alexander and murray is a bipartisan effort to fix obamacare by the
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end of the month. >> bret: in the past few minutes, republican lisa murkowski said she is undecided on graham-cassidy. i know they are counting heads. is there a sense of more optimism? >> it sounds like a lot of folks aren't feeling like they are a lot closer than i thought they might be. a lot of people on the hill thought health care reform was dead and it was time to move on to tax reform. they are hearing encouraging things from a lot of republican members, and a lot of eyes on mccain. senator rand paul is a "no." not a surprise. they are going to be blake murkowski to see, can you get on board, can you get behind it? >> thanks. mark beno with the freedom caucus just said "if the senate passed that, the freedom caucus will in the house." expecting to pass the defense policy bill authorizing a $700 billion pentagon budget expanding missile defense and
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money for troops and wartime missions. the total less higher than the budget submitted to congress by the trump administration. new york's governor wants to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state and comply with its cybersecurity rules. the action comes after a hack against equifax expose the information of 143 million americans. a criminal probe has been opened with executives who sold their stock. dow gained 63. s&p 500 s&p 500 finished ahead . nasdaq edged up 6 for law enforcement in st. louis is bracing for another long and difficult night possibly. protests that started friday are continuing following the acquittal of a white former police officer accused of murdering a black drug suspect. senior correspondent mike tobin is live in st. louis. >> even with the boards going up
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on windows, another demonstration plant. the trend has been you have a largely lawful demonstration and an organizer will declare it's over. a group of young people will hang around. these are the people that he determined to vandalize or have a conflict with police. eventually the destruction takes over. for three nights in a row, the demonstrations and they both have been overwhelmed by vandalism. sunday night, teenagers and young adults, many masked ran through the downtown area. blocking roads, smashing flowerpots and using broken pieces to smash windows. a large collection of police in riot gear locked down downtown. they used pepper spray. 80 people were arrested and police recovered five weapons. >> i am proud to say the city of st. louis is safe and the police own the night. >> earlier a city police
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officer, after assisting with an arrest, backed his car through the crowd of people. that prompted a round of shouting and bottle throwing. the city calmed down and the th- before nightfall. one woman said there are complex issues in the black community. poverty, drugs, quality of schools and hopelessness. people only take to the street over police shootings. >> we are outraged by this. we can put our hands on this. this is in sensational. we could put her hands on it. >> as night approaches, st. louis looks at the potential of more disruption. people who were peacefully protesting are going to be protective of bolo engage in violence, vandalism, they are going to be arrested. >> police have to walk a fine line. i have a hand creates bad objects and more demonstrations. to light and the city looks out of control.
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>> bret: mike tobin in st. louis. lawmakers will soon hear some new voices as they look into russian involvement in last year's election. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has an update. >> the congressional investigations are calling new witnesses from the presidents family. president donald trump's attorney michael cohen is expected on tuesday before the senate intelligence committee. roger stone is expected before the house intelligence committee next week. the interviews will be behind closed doors. transcripts may be made public. senior democrat dianne feinstein said her intention is to have donald trump jr. testify under oath in open session. did not rule out a subpoena if former campaign chairman paul manafort does not appear voluntarily. spokesman for the republican committee chairman said they are reviewing transcripts. on the administration's internal deliberations, a "new york times" reporter said
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there is much debate over how much do cooperate with the special counsel. after overhearing a d.c. lunch conversation, the president's outside counsel ty cobb, don mcgann. sources insisted the discussion was not that big a deal. the family of former national security advisor mike flynn launched a legal defense fund to cover bills. now rising into the seven figures. the launch, apparently the first among former trump advisors, marks the development in russia probe. slane's younger brother said the retired general is not wealthy. allegations he worked against national security interests are difficult. >> my brother michael bleeds red, white, and blue. he is a proud guy. he held high offices in his life. he sacrificed much of his adult life, most of his adult life for this country. a three-star general, highly
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decorated. he is in a situation that he didn't anticipate, didn't expect. it's difficult. >> one former trump campaign aide says his legal fees are in the six figures and he's not considered a witness -- he is considered a witness or not a target. >> bret: thank you. the american students attacked with acid at a french train station yesterday are forgiving their assailants. the woman -- the women from boston college will continue their study abroad. they were sprayed with a weak solution of hcl by a 41-year-old woman. the americans are asking for prayers for their attacker who reportedly suffers from mental illness. turkey's prime minister warning kurds in iraq and syria against efforts to form what he calls artificial independent states that would threaten his country's security. the northern kurdish region is
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planning an independence referendum next week. iraq's supreme court has ordered a temporary suspension of the vote. officials have asked the kurds to postpone the referendum. the presidents health secretary gets a firsthand look at the gets a firsthand look at the devastation from hurricane irma.
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the agency says it is still assessing the scene. hurricane watchers keeping their eyes on two storms. maria has grown to a category 4 hurricane. it is threatening much of the same area devastated by irma. the governor of puerto rico has declared a state of emergency. it could hit wednesday. hurricane jose continues its track northward off the u.s. east coast. not expected to make landfall but tropical storm watches have been posted from delaware to cape cod. tom price, a medical doctor, made a house call today on florida to look at the damage from hurricane irma. peter doocy is in miami. >> good evening, bret. we went with secretary price to a part of the florida keys where residents are still being warned
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not to come back unless they are prepared to live without water, fuel, and power. anybody who was there and finds themselves in trouble has a working e.r. in a very unlikely place. it's got doctors, gurneys, a pharmacy but not a normal hospital. it's a patchwork of tents in the parking lot at city hall in europe on florida. it took three hours to build. >> we have folks from new hampshire, connecticut, maine, pennsylvania. all of them donating their time. >> these tents can treat up to 2050 patients a day. who otherwise wouldn't have easy access to emergency medical attention after irma. >> one of our hospitals got a lot of damage. they have been a godsend. >> even those. 21 is long gone, the governor expects coming days to bring increased traffic at this facility. >> i hope nobody gets hurt. unfortunately people do when they are getting back in their homes and see what happened. >> secretary prices new concerns are arising from illnesses caused by mold, mosquitoes,
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dirty water. an evolution for the kinds of things one doctor, a pediatrician, told us he's been treating so far. stick a lot of people who are tired, running out of medicine, sick. a gentleman this morning was very nervous and anxious. older adults. lacerations. >> floridians weren't just displaced from houses but also nursing homes and assisted living facilities. secretary price visited a shelter for people with chronic illnesses on the miami campus of florida international university. >> what more could you do? we can't do without you. as long as the local folks need us, we will be here. >> harvey and irma have kept people busy. secretary price says he's not worried about resources being stretched too thin. >> these folks who volunteer,
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they do so on a q. week basis. they can stretch it to 30 days. they are in it for their fellow americans. >> most of the medical professionals we met in marathon were from new england. they are a long way from home. they have no idea when they are going to be back to see family and friends and pets they left behind. they tell us they expect to be sent to wherever hurricane maria makes landfall. >> bret: peter doocy live in miami. a strange story we've been following. america's top to format says he's considering closing the u.s. embassy in cuba. secretary of state rex tillerson is contemplating a response to the sickening of 21 americans working at the embassy in havana. some of those have now permanent hearing loss or concussions. the u.s. has not identified yet either a culprit or a device. up next, is the welfare state about to bankrupt america?
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that story. first here is what some of our fox affiliates are covering. fox 32 in chicago. nearly 100 new police officers hit the streets. the deployment as part of the cities forced to hire 1,000 officers over the next two years. there have been 499 homicides in chicago this year, including 464 shooting deaths. fox 6 in milwaukee. governor scott walker signed a three billion-dollar incentive package for taiwanese manufacturer foxconn, the largest package to a foreign investor. a new display screen manufacturing plant. live look at salt lake city from fox 13. the big story there, a leaked memo states interior secretary ryan zinke is recommending that a half-dozen national monuments be reduced in size. the list includes two in utah. president trump ordered a review
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of the facilities earlier this year. supporters say it will better protect the monuments. critics say it's an ill-advised land grab. that is tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we will be right back.
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>> bret: you have heard for years the american welfare state is unsustainable. now some new numbers bear that out. here is doug mckelway. >> the dry language of the sensing bureau september report belies what some fear is a ticking time bomb of a federal government facing a looming crisis in health care and other insurance costs. it finds 37.3% of americans get their health insurance from the government. a number that's driven in part by obamacare's expansion of medicare and medicaid and by the aging of the baby boomers. as with any generation, as they
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get older, they get sicker and incur more costs. >> the amount of resources already committed to public insurance is very, very high and growing. and as the population ages and your more people going into medicare and medicaid, we are on the verge of a cost explosion for the federal government. >> it's not just medicaid, estimated 574 billion in 2016 or medicare, 690 billion. social security ranked highest among entitlements at 910 billion. in the future, medicare faces close to $50 trillion in unfunded liabilities. that doesn't factor in the threat of rising interest rates. >> under current projections given very low interest rates, we are already on track for interest on the deck to surpass what we spend on national defense. >> the federal government funds an array of other insurance programs, $3 trillion in loan guarantees for banks to lend money to other countries. if a foreign borrower defaults, u.s. taxpayers get stuck with
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the bill. the national flood insurance program is over $25 billion in debt and continues to ensure properties that have been destroyed by storms again and again. >> the national flood insurance program makes the devastation caused by hurricanes such as harvey ends be 21 a much worse because it encourages, through subsidies, for people to build in flood prone areas and rebuilding in those areas. too many homes in areas where they shouldn't be built. the federal government is subsidizing the activity. >> also government mortgage-backed securities which helped precipitate the financial crisis of 2008. the program still exist. and then there's the moral hazard associate with all his government insurance programs. whether it's the precarious condition of one's own body or the precarious condition of one's seaside home. human nature suggests people are less inclined to make good choices going taxpayers will foot the repair bills for bad choices. >> bret: we will have more of a cost of spending.
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small-town america is said to be experiencing something of a resurgence. tonight we learn what factors are contributing to that growth. alicia acuna reports from one of those towns in colorado. >> small-town character, largely based around main street. >> it's a boom time for small towns. proximity to jobs. louisville colorado. in 2009 it was named the best place to live. it's population is nearly quadrupled in four decades. >> we've had people read money magazine and decided to move. >> louisville has important neighbors, boulder and denver. they have seen tremendous job growth and housing markets. analysis of towns with less than 10,000 people between 2015 and 2016, utah, colorado,
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washington state, oregon and texas all saw strong growth. >> they are the top leading states for job growth. jobs are people, so that's why we are seeing growth in those areas. >> tech jobs. selleck city or seattle. they have gobbled up surrounding areas. >> on the day like today, i can and out on my bike and ride around in step with the local cafe. >> for every edgewood washington there is a delaware county new york located 130 miles from the big apple. it's a losing population. >> i have seen businesses dry up and go away. people have to move because there is no work. >> according to pew, 54% of small towns or drinking new york state tops the list. chris still drives the 40 miles to delaware county for haircuts but moved away years ago. >> there is very little to do
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here, restaurants are pretty much gone. a lot of the young people just go other places. >> there was a time when small-town economies subsisted on agriculture or tourism. now it's the larger surrounding cities that bring sustainability. >> bret: think you. president trump at the united nations. he is saying nicer things than you might imagine. or have expected. we will get reaction from the panel after a
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>> these same terrorists are searching for weapons of mass destruction, the tools to turn their hatred into holocausts. this threat cannot be ignored. it cannot be appeased. >> my responsibility is to act in the interests of my nation and people. i will never apologize for
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defending those interests. >> we also ask that every peacekeeping mission have clearly defined goals and metrics for evaluating success. they deserve to see the value in the united nations and it is our job to show it to them. >> bret: president trump at at the u.n. at of a speech tomorrow. he said the u.s. will help make the u.n. great, not great again. just great. what about the change from candidate trump ahead of the speech? jonah goldberg, susan page, matt schlapp, contributor with "the hill was quick. >> i think one of the things that's a good sign is he's not just dissing the u.n. he is engaging the u.n. on how it can reform itself. the u.n. has many programs that have been managed well but they have some disastrous scandals as
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well. i think he's trying to be candid with them about, if each nation pursues what's in that nation's own interests so they can find common interests around the globe, the u.n. can play a vital role. but it has to stop rewarding the rogue actors and bad actors. big problems with china. the north korea problem has been kicked down the road, as h.r. mcmaster says, so long there is no road left. the nation faces this horrible prospect of iran having a nuclear weapon. >> bret: north korea and iran will take center stage but it's interesting to look at the stats. top ten nations funding the u.n. in 2017. the u.s., $610 million. 22%. japan is closest at 9.68%. >> the complaints by president trump that the u.s. is caring too much of the load, too much bureaucracy, corruption. this is a message previous
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presidents have sounded. he was so harshly critical during the campaign and because he is, by his nature, a descriptive figure, i think they're taking it more seriously. maybe it will have some effect. on these issues, i think he's on the same ground as his predecessors were who had complaints about the u.n. but also saw a role for the united nations and that something you heard him articulate today. >> bret: he is clearly touting the u.n. security council in the unanimous votes they've managed to get through, albeit watered-down. >> i think that's right. i agreed more with candidate trump about the u.n. i think the u.n. is severely flawed institution. it's the only global institution we've got. once you are president, you have to work with the institutions and tools you have. that means having to temper some rhetoric you might've used on the campaign trail. i should disclose i am in the same camp as matt.
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my wife works for nikki haley at the u.n. >> no wonder nikki haley is doing such a good job. >> tell me about it. full disclosure. the u.n. human rights council is a high of scum and villainy and has been for decades. every bad actor in the world's locks to be on it so they can deflect criticism of themselves in a make at israel. it needs to be reformed. if donald trump has to be presidential, it's fine. >> bret: let's talk about the speech tomorrow and will likely be in it. it's a big moment for this president, much like the saudi arabia trip, much like the joint address to congress. here the russian president, chinese president arthur. he is center stage. >> when you look at the week, four days focused on foreign policy. i bet this is the most sustained attention president trump has
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had on foreign policy issues alone. probably during his lifetime. this is a sustained period where he's focused on these issues. we know the speech to the general assembly is a chance articulate your big vision for the world. we are going to look to see how it translates .. to pursue as president. >> bret: let's take a listen to the secretary of state on north korea pressure. >> plenty of opportunity to talk about it. many, many international leaders. i think the u.n. security council solution speaks for itself. unanimous view of what's being proposed. [indistinct question] north korea's rocket fuel. >> no comments. >> bret: the last question, "the new york times" report that the rocket fuel came from russia and china. they are walking the line but
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their talk is coming to an end on north korea. >> i find what's interesting is you have h.r. mcmaster over and over again saying publicly there are military options on the table and are feasible. it seems like they are not just saying all options on the table. they keep focusing on the fact that i want to make it clear there are military options on the table. i think if that reflects reality, i think the white house is dealing with the fact they were handed a policy the last three or four administrations and want to make a decision on because they had the time to put it off. there is no more time left. i think it's interesting what susan's head. i love the president's rhetoric on the u.n. i find the u.n. to be mostly a useless organization that costs a lot of money in the average joe pays the bills. if any president could take advantage of it, it's president trump and his team. >> bret: he has talked about redoing the u.n., including the marble. [laughter]
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next up, taking one last shot at obamacare before the rules change. nancy pelosi under attack from the left.
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>> bret: looking live at the president of the united states in new york. dinner with leaders from latin america, colombia, brazil, panama, argentina. sometimes in these big u.n. events, meetings pop up. this one just did. we thought we would take a look
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in. there is the colombian presiden president. santos. she had previously met at the white house before. as he gets ready to work with latin american leaders with the vice president and secretary of state. back here in washington, there is one last go, republicans say, at obamacare. >> graham-cassidy, allowing the individual more freedom and allowing many of those important health care delivery aspects, components to go into this filter that repealing and replacing obamacare really takes hold. it's incredibly important. >> this is a red siren moment for the entire country. if this bill becomes law, our health care system will be dramatically curtailed. there will be chaos in many states. >> if you believe repealing and replacing obamacare is a good idea, this is your best and only
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chance to make it happen. everything else has failed except this approach which will work if we get behind it. >> bret: why the full court press? the reconciliation part to getting 50 votes friends at the end of this month. this is the graham-cassidy bill. block obamacare subsidies, repeal individual and employer mandates, repeal the medical device tax, strengthen the ability for states to waive obamacare regulations and protect patients with pre-existing medical conditions. it takes a lot and moves into the states. we are back with the panel. >> i think it has a chance. i think it's a slim chance. i am saying there is a chance. senator rand paul wants to fight it being able to get to the floor, and he's taken a position throughout the entire repeal and replace fight that he always wants to make the perfect the enemy of the good and he wants
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to say he always gets in the way of improvements to the situation. so we can claim he was pure. i think the graham-cassidy is not great. it's better than the status quo. if you believe in -- if the republicans believe in fulfilling their promises on repeal and replace, as lindsey graham said, this is their only shot. the way the media has covered it has been kind of outrages. the bernie sanders, $32 trillion health care plan with her 100 million people often employ provided health insurance and this, a pretty wonky, reasonable switch to the states for running health care, as equally extreme. that's nonsense. >> bret: here is secretary of health and human services price today on the bill what i think senator graham and senator cassidy have done is put on the table in positive form of
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proposal that would allow states greater flex ability and more resources to be able to care for the population. i -- it's something i think would be, ought to be strongly supported and would do a remarkable, make a remarkable improvement in the individual small group market. >> bret: susan, the democrats are mobilized. chuck schumer, kamala harris. interestingly, the arizona governor came out in support of this and that's a big factor on john mccain's vote. >> john mccain at said he wanted deal with the governor thought. that would be a factor. after the governor said he supported the bill, john mccain said he had questions. he wanted regular order. he didn't jump on board right away and you had governer sununu, the governor of new hampshire coming out. republican governors are split. i think the safe bet this for inaction. i think it's possible this passes. it's the last shot.
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if you don't do this, republicans are not going to repeal the affordable care act. if you do it, you divided into 50 battles and 50 state capitals. to many republicans, it sounds like a deal they might take. >> bret: lindsey graham, the sell right now is if you don't do this, we are headed to bernie sanders' proposal. >> the great thing about the bernie sanders bill is there's finally honesty on the left that they don't like obamacare either. they don't think it's covering enough americans. you have a criticism of obamacare from the left and the right believes obamacare has been a disaster. if the good politics, the only thing i would disagree with susan on is republicans have a difficult time going back to the voters to put them in the majority and say we tried but we didn't have the votes. it's an unacceptable answer on taxes and obamacare. this is the right next step. it's not a sufficient step but it's the next up and gets rid of some taxis, gets rid of the
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mandates. the states governors will fight over it. it's a funding formula about who gets what money but i think it has a shot. they know politically they don't do something on obamacare, they have no argument to go back to the voters and say send it back. >> bret: unless they get tax reform. take a look at this. protesters this afternoon with nancy pelosi. stick all right, that's enough. that's enough. we have listened. we have listened. we have listened eagerly. to what you had to say. >> yes or no! yes or no! yes or no! >> to what? to what? >> bret: it went on and on and on. they are going after
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nancy pelosi for negotiating with president trump. >> it's a reminder of some divisions in the democratic party. congressional democrats think they are going to get some stuff they want, maybe legislate some protection for the dreamers, put congressional republicans in a terrible spot. it's created some problems with the left wing of the democratic party who do not want to make deals with donald trump parents the only solid happened to dianne feinstein when she said maybe he could be okay. >> lots of people criticized donald trump for unnecessarily antagonizing democrats. it takes to code to tango. the democrats have said this guy is literally hitler. anyone who tries to normalize them. the base has created this environment that anybody who gets a good deal, as nancy and chuck did, it infuriates the base. saying we can't do anything to
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normalize this guy. >> bret: not a done deal but a deal in the making. when we come back, australian animals go wild in ..
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australia is known for its unique wildlife, some of the weekend's native animals showed up in unexpected places. a man found this koala holding
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on to the wheel of his car. they told him to pull over and he heard the animal's cries and called the hotline. koala hotline. how about that? they kept her in captivity before releasing her into the wild. >> she has had some stress and trauma, and currently, she has found the biggest fork in the tree. she is nsnuggled up and fast asleep. >> bret: doing fine. while it is not uncommon in australia, it is pretty unusual in wisconsin. the animal escaped from a pumpkin farm about 40 miles south of west. why at a pumpkin farm? we don't have that answer. they were able to capture the c animal. sophie mchale was born to our white house producer, anna olson ansill.
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to the united nations. >> we seek a united nations that regains the trust of the people around the world cutting through the bureaucracy to advance the un's core mission. >> john bolton says there's only one thing that will get the un's attention. he is here to explain. >> hurricane maria unleashing. major storm roaring through the devastated caribbean, puerto rico bracing for impact and not far behind, another big storm heading up the eastern seaboard. janice dean tracking it all. >> just stop it now. >> does it feel good to be a democrat on this side of the protest? nancy pelosi getting a taste of the resistance. "fox and friends" first starts right now.
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