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we will see you here on monday on the new time slot, 5:00. don't forget to set your d >> bret: this is a fox news alert. the department of homeland security has notified 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases, the dhs says, the systems were not breached. the associated press first broke the story, saying the states included alabama, colorado, illinois, maryland, virginia, washington, and wisconsin. homeland security department issued a statement saying it does not publicly disclose the sovereignty and security information, but on background, the officials say there is only preparatory action in a majority of the states, and in some states unsuccessful attempts were made to compromise their networks and information.
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and in a few states, they were successful. however, official saying in no case where the targeted network systems involved in the tallying of votes. again, dhs notifying 21 states of hacking before the election in 2016. we are going to continue to follow the story and get reaction and fallout. of course, as the special counsel, robert mueller continues to investigate any connection between the trump campaign, the trump team, any trump associates, and russia in trying to interfere with the 2016 election. i am bret baier reporting tonight from dallas. this is hour number two of our weeklong expanded "special report." arizona senator john mccain living up to his maverick reputation again tonight. he says he will not support the latest effort by his republican colleagues to get rid of obamacare. it could be the fatal blow to
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the measure, as you look at the votes. so now what? chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live on capitol hill tonight. >> bret, good evening. senator john mccain dealing a devastating blow to republican health care efforts, he cannot in good conscious support the graham-cassidy bill. mccain saying this afternoon, "i take no pleasure in announcing my opposition. far from it. the bill's authors are my dear friends and i think the world of them. they are acting consistently with their beliefs and what is best for the country. so am i. a key member of the senate republican leadership says the concept of allowing states to innovate is smart." >> design solutions to fit their population. this is consistent with how we think we need to approach this issue and i'm hopeful we will still have a path forward. but certainly, senator mccain's announcement is not helpful to that end. >> chuck schumer said, "john mccain shows the same courage in congress when he was
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a naval aviator. i've assured senator mccain that as soon as repeal is off the table, we democrats are intent on resuming the bipartisan process." with mccain and kentucky's hard no on graham-cassidy, the senate will be split 50/50, meeting republic and leadership cannot afford to lose another republik and senator to pass the bill. there is a lot of attention on maine senator susan collins who voted no on july on the so-called skinny repeal of obamacare. collins sent today she's leaning against supporting graham-cassidy and says she's trying to do what she believes is the right thing for the people of maine. today, there was an effort to pressure her into supporting this bill. >> we are encouraging today senator susan collins to join us in this effort to give the people of maine, to give the government of maine, the resources and the flexibility to be able to craft solutions that will improve the lives and improve the health of the people of maine. >> this felt like the same situation as it was back in
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july. with republican sources saying they are getting close to 50 senators supporting the bill. the difference this time, those close to leadership hope, was that mccain opossum's best friend, lindsey graham, who authored the bill. spent 25? >> bret: more on this with the panel print mike, thanks -- this is in response to kim opossum is highly personal attack on the u.s. leader. with his response to president trump's blistering speech to the united nations general assembly tuesday. all of this comes against the backdrop of north korea's ambitious nuclear weapons program and new defiance and aggression from iran. we have fox team coverage. john huddy is in jerusalem with the latest video evidence that iran is not backing down with the u.s. we start off with senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot in seoul, south korea. hello, greg. >> is early saturday morning
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here in seoul. the folks in this region are hoping for some kind of a break after a very noisy and potentially dangerous week. pyongyang residents taking in their leader's latest diatribe against president trump, following the president's u.n. message challenging north korea, kim jong un called president trump "mentally deranged" and a dotard," or a mentally challenged old man. -- pay dearly for his speech totally destroying the dprk. according to his foreign minister, that could mean an h bomb blast over the pacific ocean. president trump responded via twitter. "kim jong un of north korea, who was obviously a mad man who doesn't mind starting or killing his people, will be tested like never before." north korean nuclear muscle flexing got the attention of japan too. >> if they decided to conduct a
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hydrogen bomb test with an icbm in the pacific, we cannot deny the possibility it might fly over the country. these kinds of actions cannot be tolerated. >> along with the treasury department measures to target the funding of north korea's missile and nuclear programs, president trump noted yesterday, china's apparent willingness to get its banks in line. beijing today wasn't so sure. >> as far as i know, what you mentioned is not consistent with the facts. in principle, china has always implemented the security council's resolutions. >> cutting the cash flow to the north and its weapons development is key to 28-year-old kim jong un, who -- who defected to north korea a few years ago on a business trip via the south korean embassy in beijing. he claims to have worked in the government's trade and currency offices. he fled, he says, because he grew disillusioned with kim jong un and had it this morning about the young leader. >> may be, he's very dangerous.
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>> very dangerous. why? >> he's smarter and stronger than you think. he wants to live long. yeah. all the power and all the authority. >> kim jong un's foreign minister is not expected to speak before the u.n. general assembly on saturday. expect more fireworks. hopefully for this region, only of the verbal kind. bret? >> bret: greg palkot liber early saturday morning in seoul. thanks. iran is warning president trump in breaking the west's nuclear deal with iran. the islamic republic decided it would be a good idea to show off any weapon that could inflame the middle east in a major war. correspondent john huddy reports from our correspondence room. >> named after the iranian city known as the city of blood
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during the iran-iraq war. the weapon can carry multiple warheads and has a range of 2102 -- it was paraded in tehran by iranian president house on >> we shall boost our defensive and military power to the extent deemed necessary. we will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country and our land. >> a defiant tone after the united united nations general assembly, accusing iran of building dangerous missiles and using oil profits to support hezbollah and other terrorist, a speech rouhani described as ignorant and hateful. rouhani warned president trump about walking away from the 2015 nuclear deal. rex tillerson said thursday that iran is complying with the agreement, but saying the u.s.
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has significant issues with it. president trump called the deal in embarrassment during the u.n. speech tuesday, and shared by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who in his own u.n. address warned about iran's conquest throughout the middle east and using ballistic missiles to threaten the entire world. >> iran's curtain of tyranny over lebanon and elsewhere, and it pledges to extinguish the light of israel. i have a simple message for ayatollah khomeini. the light of israel will never be extinguished. >> israeli leaders including by mr. netanyahu have warned about iran's increasing foothold in syria and iran's support of hezbollah both in syria and lebanon. there have been reports that israel launched an air strike and the pond and has the law weapons depot, this time on the outskirts of the damascus airport early friday morning.
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the idf would not comment on that, but if true, it certainly would be the first time. to be 25? >> bret: john huddy live in our newsroom. we could be seeing changes soon to president trump's travel ban. kevin corke, who was in new jersey tonight, with the latest on that information. good evening, kevin. >> good evening, bret. the president and the administration replaced its current travel ban with a new one that will have more targeted restrictions. it will also vary by country. that's the biggest change we learned today. this will happen before sunday's deadline. but when it does happen, we expect a-9 countries to be impacted by the new restrictions, by the administration. let me share some of the guidelines we have learned here today after a conversation with administration officials. the full list of countries affected will be announced after the administration has rolled out its newest restrictions. by the way, they have already been notified. some of the country is affected
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include cambodia, at trio, guinea, and sierra leone. the tailored -- relevant circumstances. each country will face recommended sanctions. these are the countries that are currently on the list of those that are travel restricted. iran, libya, somalia, sudan, syria, and yemen, a list expected to grow. but the restrictions, again, will be handed out on a case-by-case basis. the ban expires sunday, bret. final decision will -- the white house will announce a list of countries been vice president mike pence calling the move "the right approach to preserve the security of the american people." >> we have to continue and we will continue to make sure anybody coming into the united states of america does not represent a threat to our communities and family. >> now, the latest approach isn't likely to eliminate the supreme court battle over the constitutionality of the president's ban, but the aclu is weighing in tonight.
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let me share part of a statement that we have just received from the organization. saying this in a statement, "the devil is in the details, and we are watching with great skepticism." -- to make good to ban muslims from the united states." these are just recommendations, which means the president can make changes before he signs the new order. one way or the other, we will know by sunday, and this will not have, like the previous ban, a time limitation. bret? >> bret: kevin corke live in somerset, new jersey, where the president will be. the dow lost 10 today, the s&p 500 was up 4 points. for the week, the dowel grew a point of a percentage point. the s&p 500 was of a fraction. the nasdaq lost a third. survivors are still being pulled from the rubble in mexico city as an around-the-clock rescue operations there continue into the fourth day following
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tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake. city government says 60 people in all have been rescued since the quake hit. the official death toll tonight stands at 286. with more than half of those in the capital. things may be getting even worse in puerto rico. the national weather service is warning that a dam is failing in the northwestern part of that island and could cause flash flooding downstream. buses are evacuating people as quickly as they can at this hour. the rain is also not letting up. an additional 6 inches is expected to fall through saturday. in meantime, in texas, used in landfills are extending their hours in an effort to help with the cleanup with damage caused by hurricane harvey in this state. the mayor sylvester turner of houston announced today that landfills will be open 24 hours a day and garbage trucks expand their pickups to help clear flood related trash. president trump is on his way to alabama right now, so why is the antiestablishment president
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campaigning for an establishmen establishment, so-called candidate. looking life there in huntsville. we will talk about
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>> bret: president trump will appear as soon in a rally for alabama senator luther strange. the senator is in a tough as nails primary runoff down there with a republican who says he represents the trump base much more than strange does. correspondent peter doocy is in huntsville, alabama, tonight. >> the swamp can't win here -- >> if sarah palin things -- luther strange wins. she came to alabama to rally for his challenger judge roy moore,
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because she thinks she thinks moore is most aligned with the platform that made trump popular. >> the president needs support to keep the promise is that elected him. so we are sending trump someone who has our backs, not mitch mcconnell's. >> elise two former trump white house advisors agree with palin, the president is picking the wrong side in this place. steve bannon is picking roy moore, and so is sebastian gorka. >> when judge moore wins, it will given an opportunity to say, hey, guys, let trump be trump. >> last night, in a lincoln-douglas style debate, strains reminded -- who the president is endorsing. >> immigration is a critical issue. who the president thinks it's
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>> judge roy moore, who became a hero to many conservatives when he was removed as chief justice of the state supreme court for not removing a statue of the ten commandments, dismissed the importance of the president's support. >> i can't tell you what the president thinks. i can't tell you every move he makes, when he goes to the bathroom, when he doesn't. like my opponent. >> the challenger's moore level accusations against strange that he gave former governor robert bentley, who designed, resigned or inappropriate -- hoping to fill jeff sessions' empty seat. >> he'll do anything to get his job. and that is called lack of character. sir? thank you. >> didn't hear anything about the issues or any solutions or anything he's going to do to help the president. >> strange denies any wrongdoing, and says if he loses this runoff, his replacement might not be a reliable republican ally. >> if my opponent wins, there
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will be in another no vote for everything. what the president needs is another problem solver. >> his opponent roy moore got an almost endorsement from hud secretary ben carson. carson said he's happy that moore is running for the senate because he reflects the state's judeo-christian values that were so important in the country's founding. but that was a break from his boss president trump who wants strange to win and will take the stage for another two hours or so but there's already several thousand people waiting for him. bret? >> bret: peter doocy live in huntsville. peter, thank you. let's hear from sebastian gorka, former deputy assistant to the president and a supporter, as you heard, of roy moore. he's in washington tonight. we should point out that we invited the strange campaign to participate in this segment. they did not accept this offer. dr. gorka, thank you for being here. >> it's my pleasure, bret. >> bret: i want to ask you about this breaking news, the department of homeland security notifying 21 states, russian
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hackers attempted to breach their systems before the 2016 elections. just wondering on your thoughts on that, why it almost take a year to tell us those things? >> i don't have inside knowledge on why it took so long for the dhs to make that decision. all kinds of forensics computing matters that have to be run to ground. my reaction is it's very good that this information is out there. it shouldn't surprise anybody. the idea that russia trying to undermine democratic elections is a new thing. somebody should crack open a history book. they've been doing that since 1917, since the soviet union has been formed. it's not news, but it's great to have this as a wake-up call for us to understand just how much of a antistatist let me put in his regime are
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>> even compromise had to deal with the vote tallies. but the president says this is a hoax, the russian interference. >> looked, there are two issues here. what my former colleague kelly and called the "russian concussion" and the delusion of the confusion. the president told me in the oval office they will not find any connection to me because there isn't any. that's just hyperbole. that's clinton possessed, the left-wing media unable to take the fact that they lost the collection, "the new york times" thought hillary was issuing 92% on the day of the election. decades and decades and decades of -- let's separate the political fluff, this hysteria from true intelligence work, which is what the dhs is talking about today. >> bret: i appreciate you taking that question. the race down in alabama.
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president trump is endorsing luther strange. you have always supported president trump. why are you not supporting him here? >> i'm supporting his agenda. this is not about who the president has endorsed with great pressure from mitch mcconnell. let's be accurate about what happened tonight. i was told steve law, who runs mitch mcconnell's pack for this race, when he heard i was coming on, he got a yellow belly and just random. that tells you the establishment is afraid of the president's agenda winning in alabama on tuesday. >> bret: yes, dr. gorka. what i'm saying is you are separating the president from the president's agenda. how was that the same sentence? isn't the president in charge of his agenda? >> you have to read my resignation letter to the president. you can read it at breitbart.com. we left the room, steve and
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myself, because people who had nothing to do with the make america great again agenda were outnumbering us, their voices were becoming louder. that is a temporary state of affairs. the president has gone with the forces of the establishment on this one can the din. guess what happens? when judge moore wins on tuesday, it will strengthen the president because now he will be able to go to the establishment g.o.p., to the swamp dwellers, and say, "hey, guys, we are back on my agenda. this wasn't worth it." the president is going to stay. he's going to return to their make america great again agenda. we have to help him and we are going to do it from the outside by endorsing people like judge moore. >> bret: i only have a few seconds here, but isn't it kind of ridiculous when you think about it that the republicans are spending some $20 million on a primary where likely the senators will vote the same way? >> well, i don't think he would. it's a real embarrassment that mitch mcconnell has spent $9 million on a professional
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lobbyist who was put in place as a senator by a governor who then had to be removed from office. what does that tell you? we could've spent those $9 million on lots of really important things for americans. yeah, it's a sad indictment of the g.o.p. swamp dwellers. >> bret: dr. gorka, thank you so much for your time. we appreciate it. >> thanks, bret. >> bret: up next, more details on the election hack from the dhs announcement and the panel coming
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>> bret: a fox news alert not approving new details on the story we brought you to the top of the hour. a notification from the homeland security secretary to almost two dozen states about attempts to hack into their election systems prior to the election in 2016. getting your information, want to keep you updated.
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chief white house correspondent catherine herridge. what do we know about these attacks? >> well, bret, this quantifies some testimony we heard earlier from the senate intelligence committee as part of their russian investigation. senior homeland security official testified that nearly half of states were affected, mostly scanning of their system, but none of the vote tallies were changed. >> early september, we determine internet collected election related networks in 21 states were potentially targeted by russian government cyber actors. important to note that none of these systems were involved in vote tallying. a number of these systems were successfully exploited. they made it through the door. >> we don't have all 21 states, but we have a handful based on media reports and our own reporting here at fox news, they include alabama, arizona, colorado, connecticut, iowa, maryland, minnesota, iowa, virginia, washington state, as well as wisconsin.
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what's key here is investigators have told fox news they believe the russians were looking specifically at the voter registration databases and their concern is that in the future they might try and corrupt the databases so that if you go to vote, your name will not match what's already in the system. this will not prevent you from voting, but it could be a deterrent or at least slow down the process, bret. >> bret: to be clear, what was said in the sound bite, there was no vote tally affected what they saw. some of the networks were compromised. i guess the question is what took almost a year to live by those states, what's the reaction, response on the hill? >> since the story was broken by the associated press about 40 minutes ago, we have a response from a senior democrat on this senate intelligence committee, mark warner of virginia, "it's unsubtle it took almost a year after the election to notify states that their election systems were targeted. dhs, homeland security needs to notify states and localities in
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real time when their systems are targeted and the elephant in the room, if you all, is the 2018 election in what's intimated to be an aggressive cyber response in russia and other countries, bret. >> bret: catherine, thank you. americans have been fighting and dying in afghanistan since shortly after the 9/11 attacks. now they are finally receiving a bit of gratitude from the afghan government, specifically. correspondent lauren green shows us tonight. >> my husband -- i truly feel my heart is in afghanistan. >> for 16 years, americans have fought and died in afghanistan, waging a campaign to oust terror groups like isis and al qaeda. for the first time, the afghan government officially thank them for their sacrifice. afghan president greeted u.s. veterans and gold star families and thank them at a private
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event at new york city. all presidents have either served afghanistan or lost a loved one in the fight. >> i'm grateful on behalf of grateful people, grateful state, grateful commander-in-chief, a grateful president, i want to say thank you. >> americans presence in afghanistan makes it the longest war campaign in our history. more than 2200 soldiers have died and more than 20,000 wounded. captain austen bond in 2011 led infantry through fears conflict >> this is something the vietnam generation was never able to experience. and to see that our sacrifices made something in afghanistan, they continue to mean something. >> jane ward and now works with the afghan embassy here in the states. she believes is a nice way to honor her husband, army specialist christopher horton, and the people he died trying to save. >> my husband a boss of his blood is in the soil. he gave his life there, for me,
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to see afghanistan succeed means my husband's life was worth it. >> 1100 american soldiers are still in afghanistan working alongside and training afghan soldiers. president trump announced an additional 3,000 will be sent to one now grateful country. bret? >> bret: lauren green in new york. lauren, thanks. time now for our segment, "whatever happened to." tonight, you may not number the name, but if you saw it, you probably remember the interview. congressman michael grimm went from the house of representatives to the big house, but now he's back. here's senior correspondent rick leventhal. >> i pray to you every day -- because that means the world to me. >> michael grimm was arriving star in the republican party. the only elected republican in congress representing a segment part of new york city from 2011
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until 2015. what a federal investigation into a restaurant he once owned lead to charges of fraud and tax evasion. and then this happened. >> people say, what is your biggest regrets, it's probably, number one, what is in the top three, that interview. >> grimm said the reporter and local network -- >> i walked in. i say, mom, i know. no, you don't know. do you know who you look like what's mike i say, no, mom, who do i look like? "you look like your father."
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well, i'm my father's son. "your father is a roofer. he can get away with that. you can." >> grimm pled guilty to a tax fraud, resigned from service, congress, and served seven months in a minimum security prison camp. >> i wouldn't wish on my enemies. >> grimm says his case was politically motivated and his crime deserve no time. >> in the entire history of new york city -- the entire history! there have been tens and thousands of civil clients at the department of labor for restaurant owners, but the exact same conduct. i'm the first to be criminally charged. >> now michael grimm says he's ready to work for the people again. >> should i run? >> if you do, you win. you've got my vote, but he. >> i don't run unless i know i can win. when i go out and shake these hands, people hug me, they tell me, you have no idea how many
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people are behind me, i just know it. i feel it in my heart. >> the man who took grimm's seat in congress, dan donovan, says he's not going to step out of the way. he will have a fight on his hands in the republican primary next june. bret? >> bret: rick, thanks. if you have a story you'd like to see an update on, "whatever happened to," let me know @bretbaier on twitter, or facebook at bretbaiersr. is the obamacare repeal
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because the time to think about tomorrow is today. >> senator mccain, but especially we are encouraging senators susan collins to join us in this effort. >> the vice president and the president both recognize that one size does not fit all.
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>> if people start making special deals and certain states get special treatment at the expense of my estate, um, i'm going to be very unamused. >> i was on the floor of the senate when john mccain walked up and said thumbs down. thumbs down. talk about frustration. spring went well, he said thumbs down again. senator john mccain saying he can't vote for the graham-cassidy bill, and that essentially killing it. tonight, although some of the supporters and coauthors say there is still a chance, lindsey graham saying my friendship with john mccain is not based on how he votes, but respect for how he lived his life and if the person he is. i respectfully disagree with his position, not to proceed forward with graham-cassidy. obamacare is collapsing in arizona, south carolina, and across the nation. i feel an obligation to fix this
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disaster and intend to push forward for a state centric health care versus washington knows best health care and we press on. but they pressed on against the odds. take a look at the votes opposed, senator mccain, senator rand paul, and the concerned senator susan collins, and senator murkowski. but seeing closer to no then yes, although it's not official great let's bring in our panel from washington. kimberley strassel, and a.b. stoddard, associate of -- kimberly, your thoughts? >> republicans are disappointed in mccain and i think they have a right to be. the stated reasons he gave why he is saying no, they again do not hold water. he said he didn't want it because he didn't have a cbo score. but the reality is the cbo score here is irrelevant because you don't know what the states are going to do with the money they are block printing.
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he said that he wished there was more of a bipartisan process, but the reality is that democrats are never going to agree to any bill other than an insurance bailout. and truly, if he didn't care about by cartman ship, he would be sending these monies back to both democratic and republican states that can choose to use of the way they wanted to. >> ab, is it fair to say that he twice now kept obamacare alive? >> well, yes. i mean -- look. anything as the bill author said could happen over the weekend. they could change some things, tweak it in a way to pick up some other support. maybe they can bring lisa murkowski or susan collins around. and maybe it won't be john mccain who killed the bill. but i happen to agree with john mccain that anything that's going to last is going to have to be bipartisan. republicans railed against this bill and so did i on the show with you, bret, for so many
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years -- we went including john mccain, we should point out. >> a bipartisan bill jam through without consensus for lasting change. he was right when he said that anything they jam through -- by the way, doesn't look like it can even pass the house right now even if it had, if it does squeak through next week, it's just going to be something that continues to create uncertainty and will phase change in the next power shift in congress. i think he's right about that. yeah, there are others that think that john mccain is taking one for the team, they don't want to vote for this, they know it can die in the house. a cbo score will surface. when they have, in the past, as irrelevant people think the cbo is, let's create a backlash is against these bills for the 17% approval rating. i think of further eroding republicans credibility with voters on this issue. they need to figure out something that stabilizes the marketplace, while the insurance
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companies are making their decisions were rates for '18 and in the future. jamming through this bill is going to come back to haunt them. >> bret: the only bipartisan thing happening up there on health care, byron, was the alexander-murray effort, lamar alexander, alexander murray, that was money to shore up insurance companies to prop up obamacare, wasn't it? >> precisely what a lot of republicans don't want to do. but i think it's time for everyone to just admit there is a significant number of republicans who just don't want to repeal obamacare. back when the house was voting on this, a number of members told me that -- they kept saying that there is 20-40 people here, republicans, who don't want to do this. they don't want to repeal obamacare. when the vote happen, they lost 20 republicans. 20 voted against it, they passed it right at the number at 217. those 20 house republicans are equivalent to 4-5 senate
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republicans, and they do not have that margin. they can't lose three or more. i think basically this is happening because republicans don't want to do it. >> bret: kim, what does this say -- or does it foreshadow anything about the upcoming tax reform vote and battle that we will see in coming weeks? >> look, what do we have again? we have a republican caucus that made a promise, ran on it for 7-8 years, and once again is failing to fulfill it. that's going to depress a lot of people out there as they head into this now even more hurt to do tax reform. believe it or not, with all the differences in health care, tax reform is harder when you add in all the provisions of all the different lobbyists. this is not a good foreshadowing. one other thing, by the way. people talk about a bipartisan health care bill. the reality is you can never get that because people's views are so divergent on this. you have total free marketers on
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one side and bernie sanders, medicare for all on the other. the one area there's always been bipartisanship on until recently is the idea sending money back to the states and letting them craft their own solutions, which is why it's such a pity that this one bill is not moving forward. >> bret: all right. next up, the fight electing round for the president's travel ban. we've got winners and losers, plus the breaking news about the election hacking all ne
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>> this is something that we are looking at. how to protect the american people better. how to ensure that we know who these people are who are moving,
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so part of the strategy must be to interdict these networks, interdict them from how they use information to communicate but how they move physically as well. >> bret: national acute comic security advisor talking about the travel ban, the original exit in order back in march. other countries may be added to that as it continues to wind its way all the way up to the u.s. supreme court after -- we are back with the panel. byron? >> the whole point of the 90 day travel ban was to give the bureaucracy time to come up with new standards to deal with people coming in the united states from terrible like the countries, and they've been doing just that. they've come up with these standards, talked to every single country in the world about them, and countries that live up to the new standards will be fine. those who can't or won't we'll have some restrictions on people
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who came here. basically what has happened is the administration has done what they said they were going to do when they did the initial travel ban. >> bret: a.b.? >> these issues are really important to trump's base and he'll talk about it in alabama. all the countries have seen the legal hurdles, when it was perceived as a religious test, it was unconstitutional pure they will be fine with the country specific restrictions and put it behind us. he will claim a policy when back when it's all said and done. >> bret: kim, i want to turn to the hacking story and the department of homeland security putting out this statement, the 21 states alerted tonight, or today, that they had received hacking from russian agents prior to the 2016 election. the news was that it happened, but it essentially was the same that we heard from congressional testimony that they may have gotten into a few but no vote tallies were ever changed. >> we've known a long time they did in fact to attempt to break into systems and we were also
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told very definitively that they didn't manage to. the new news here was the 21 states, the names of those states, or some of them, who have chosen to divulge they got a phone call. you are going to hear some complaining about why they took so long. it's probably a wise decision given all the upset about the rush of meddling in the election, probably put them to pass before the names are out of there. >> bret: obviously, bob muller's investigation continue continues. winners first, then losers. >> my winner of the week is betsy devos who formally revoked that title ix guidance about rate accusations rape accusations at colleges. this is the administration working with universities to find justice instead of against them during my losers of the week are students at howard university who protested and held up james comey's former fbi
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jane comey's ability to speak at a common station there. everyone deserves to be able to have a voice on campus. this is, once again, wrong. >> bret: a.b., winners and losers? >> my winner is shannon green, new show, you go, girl. my loser is valerie plain -- tweeted out an article, "america's jews are driving wars." however, she got a headline and tweeted it in. >> bret: on rosh hashanah, i think. byron, winners and losers? >> the winner is nikki haley who had a very good week at the general assembly. got a lot of good notices, probably rose in the estimation for the president. the loser is lawrence o'donnell, the msnbc anchor who has taught us once again that if you are in a television studio with a
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camera and a microphone, people can see and hear what you do and you shouldn't throw a tantrum. >> bret: that is true. the mics are always hot. panel, thank you very much. i just want to say that the winner of the week is the "special report" staff. we did two hours, 5:00-7:00, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday. i'm in dallas today. the staff ended -- a fantastic job. when we come back, next panel, this week's notable potables.
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>> bret: with ten hours of "special report" this week, there were, no doubt, plenty of chances to get plenty of news. here are this week's "notable quotables." >> this will be the largest audience to witness the emmys period. >> i think people who are suggesting otherwise don't fully understand this bill. >> i don't understand because i'm a talk show, right? >> when somebody is working 100 hours a week, they are going to make mistakes. >> it is very disturbing. we are watching kim jong un advance his technology. >> rocket man is on a suicide mission. >> that is a pregnant trump original. >> talking about the fourth of july, pennsylvania avenue, having a great parade to show our military strength. >> i can't tell you what he thinks, every move he makes. >> having a relationship with him is so important if we want to get anything done.
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>> looking for anybody who may have survive so far. >> people have been so far resilient. >> the border between u.s. and mexico -- the list of laws violated by the president's administration in order to build his campaign wall is almost as long. >> in the united states, anybody can sue, but the united states of america has a border. >> do you want to hear and answer, or do you just want to chant? just stop it now. just stop it now. >> what's up with aliens? i want to know. >> classified information. >> bret: one week right there. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. we are going to have live coverage of that rally down in alabama here on the fox news channel. that is it for this week's "special report," fair, balanced, and unafraid from dallas tonight. as we mentioned it earlier, it has been a week of 2-hour it
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shows starting monday. our friends at "the five" are back at their original spot. "the story" hosted by martha maccallum will be atanant forget to watch my show! i forgot to plug it. watch it, it's great. ♪ >> welcome to this special edition of "hannity," the the i am jeanine pirro. a speaking engagement just wrapped up at the rally for luther strange in huntsville, alabama. president trump explained why he is supporting strange in the primary run on tuesday. president trump touched on a number of big issues including putting america first. take a look. >> i will always defend america's interests above all else. i'm here for you. i am not here f

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