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real quick. >> that's ridiculous. they're holding press conferences. they're attacking nancy pelosi. the problem is democrats. certainly not you. >> harris: well, thank you. good to see you both. i'm harris. here's dana. >> dana: the war of words go on after the house votes to condemn attacks on four progressive lawmakers. hello, everyone. i'm dana perino and this is "the daily briefing." the president's getting ready to head to north carolina for a rally tonight, as we just heard from house speaker nancy pelosi, a reporter asking if she was disappointed that most republicans did not support the measure. here's what she said followed by a top republican lawmaker. >> when you say were you surprised? were you disappointed? my expectations are not great, but you always hope that they might do the right thing and say
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that that language that the president used was beneath the dignity of the president. >> she could have showed dignity. instead, she forced her party to actually join her in violating the house rules so that no punishment is attached. what kind of leadership is that, mr. pelosi? you're the speaker of the house. >> dana: joining me is david drucker. good to have you on the program, david. just for people who don't follow politics that closely, i was shocked last night at the disarray in the house as the speaker was trying to get that resolution put forth and they had the kerfluffle about the rules. how unusual is that? >> it's unusual that it happened in the house in particular because whatever the majority wants to do, the majority gets to do. it's one of the reasons some people enjoy being senators. even the biggest back venture in the united states senate has the
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power to bring the senate to a screeching halt. it was a little bit different. but keep in mind, especially because we're focused on people who may not understand this. a house rule or senate rule is not a constitutional rule. these rules are easily changed by the majority even if the majority, as we have seen in the senate under both parties, wants to break their own rules to change the rules. these things recently at least have happened. >> dana: so there was all about condemning the president and his tweets. democrats were able to get her remarks on the record. that wasn't the end of all of this. of course, there is the feud between the president and these lawmakers, but there's also internal feuds in the democratic caucus. listen to the four progressive lawmakers. they were on cbs this morning with gayle king. they had some words for her as well. watch. >> are you speaking to nancy pelosi? >> our teams are in communication. >> no.
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with all due respect, she doesn't need protection. i want to know if you as a new member, not the speaker. >> she is speaker of the house. she can ask for a meeting to sit down with us for clarification. >> dana: apparently that meeting is going to take place. to have a situation where the democrats were able to win back the majority last fall, but this fall they're heading there with these internal feuds seems futile in their perspective. >> well, look. when you are a house majority without the white house, without the senate, this sounds familiar, doesn't it, dana? we saw how difficult a time speaker john boehner and paul ryan had in trying to keep house republicans together in order to maximize their ability to push legislation and actually own the political debate. we're seeing speaker pelosi have the same trouble here because she has a lot of ambitious young democrats, meaning young, that haven't been in the house that long. they have a different idea about
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how to get things done than she does. what pelosi is trying to do is protect her members in all of these swing districts that made the majority possible. >> dana: i'm glad you brought that up. >> that are not democratic. >> dana: in the piece -- >> representing voters -- >> dana: in the washington examiner you talked to a republican strategist in pennsylvania. he said this. from a strategic stand.when your enemies are self-destructing, leave them alone. that's the temptation the president too often succumbs to. the prospect of democrats coming up with a candidate weaker than hillary clinton, as hard to imagine as that might be, is very real. is that what your reporting has been telling you the past week, as we've dealt with this? >> well, as my reporting has told me a couple things. one, the president clearly is looking at maximizing turnout as a way to overcome democratic opposition. i think what the president has to remember is his victory in 2016, even though we report about how he was able to woo the
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white working class and ease into the democratic phase, makes possible so many traditional republicans held their nose and voted with him because they found hillary clinton simply too toxic and they just weren't able to go there. so i think what republicans are looking at here is a scenario where they hope and believe that democrats are going to repeat that again, nominate somebody who is going to be so unacceptable that no matter what certain republicans that are important to winning a white house think about the president, they'll stick with him anyway because democratic nominee will be too unacceptable. that is a big gamble especially when the president could run on an economy that is doing well and he could try and expand his coalition. by the same token, what democrats have to worry about is not every one of these voters is as democratic as the ones in these jerrymandered blue districts like the ones represented by the squad. >> dana: they were there this morning with gayle king.
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>> correct. >> if they want to run on an open border scenario, reducing law enforcement in the united states, that's going to be tougher for their nominee and easier for trump. >> dana: we thank you for being on the show. thank you. i want to bring in a fox news contributor and opinion editor from "the washington times." he's authored the new book "still winning." it's just out. let me ask you about the strategy here, if there is one. do you think this was a strategy of the president? >> i think it's hard to separate the two. smart strategy comes when he is being somewhat impullive or shooting from the hip. i do think that he really does enjoy -- who's talking about the mueller investigation? who's talking about the mueller investigation any more? it's him. he loves tying that issue to the democrats and reminding people the democrats spent two years on this wild goose chase that
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turned tout be nothing. >> dana: it's going to continue next week when mueller testifies. >> it's going to continue. because they set these hearings up, it's going to sort of play into his strategy. so i don't know how -- everything he does is so instinctual. i do think he likes the idea of highlighting the so called squad. not for any reason other than a lot of the things they say and lot of the issues they espouse are cuckoo. he likes that. like with the green new deal. he had the hilarious thing about, whatever you do, don't kill the new green deal. i want to run against the new green deal. he's very good at sort of goading and trying to pitting his enemy. >> dana: that wasn't what he decided to talk about this week. it wasn't the policies. michael goodwin of the new york post wrote this today about the president's tweet. the best sport would be for him to signal regret, to acknowledge
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it was a tweet too far. trump has everything to gain and nothing to lose. besides eating a little crow now is better than having to swallow the whole bird later. that's generally true. they used to tell me if you have to eat crow, eat it quickly because it will sit on your plate and fester. one, i don't think the president is ever going to say that these tweets weren't wrong. >> i don't think that. >> dana: also, why would he have to swallow it laterif he doesn't get the blow back initially? >> couple chapters in my book are dedicated to the way donald trump has sort of changed the way the politics of language. and it's easy to sit around and say that, you know, i wish you wouldn't tweet as much. i wish you weren't so harsh. i wish you wouldn't pick fights with this group. that would be my instinct, any normal person's instinct who's been around politics.
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my question is, without that guns ablazing go after him attitude, would he be able to accomplish anything? >> dana: is that true for the opposite side? >> probably. >> dana: tom friedman writing, please stop, progressives. please stop talking. it's not gonna work. >> one thing that's overlooked about the 2016 election, at the end of the day, it was about issues. donald trump won on the issues. hardly had to do with the fact you had two fairly divisive candidates. >> dana: two most unpopular candidates running at the time. >> in 2020 you'll wind up with the same thing. another list of candidates, but it comes down with the issue. voters vote on the issue, trump could win in a land slide if voters go on the issues. voters, even democrats, are not for free healthcare. >> dana: if it happens, then the republicans win back the house. >> absolutely. >> dana: that's why you wrote a book called "still winning" that
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everybody should get. thank you, charlie hurt. >> thank you. >> dana: campaigning as one of the most moderate democrats in the 2020 field, but my next guest says it may be as much as those on the far left. edge of the line for a notorious drug lord el chapo. >> the long road that led chapo guzman to the mountains to the courthouse behind us today was paved with death, drugs and destruction. but it ended today with justice.
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the presidential nomination, joe biden spends a lot of time proposing a surge in federal taxes and spending. joining me now is james freeman, assistant editor of the wall street journal editorial page. healthcare remains the number one issue for people across the country. been that way for a long time. democrats are starting to have the debate. bernie's giving a big speech today. is biden being honest about how much this will cost? >> i think you have to be skeptical. certainly, he is not telling the truth, whether he knows it's not the truth or not. he's not telling the truth when he says he can create this new government plan, this public option to get insurance, and not affect all of the existing private plans. you remember ten years ago the reason they didn't put this in obama care, democrats said it's too radical to create a government competitor to private health plans. >> dana: you said this would be the thing. $750 million pub lib healthcare option. he would also roll back the trump tax cuts.
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that would be an economic hit as well. doubling of the capital gains tax and restore the 39.6% top tax rate. one thing they seem to not be talking about on that side of hat we have right now? >> it's $750 billion which i think is probably a low ball estimate. >> dana: definitely. >> they're saying, we'll just double the taxes on rich investors when they take a capital gain. lot of skepticism, would it really be $750 billion. he's got another agenda about going to a green economy and zero emissions. can he go back to the wealthy investors again to get that money. >> dana: and free college along the way. i know that's not his plan. this was interesting. tom friedman new york times, well known internationally. he says this. dear democrats, this is not complicated. just nominate a decent sane person. one committed to reunifying the
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country and creating more good jobs, a person who can gain the support of the independents, moderate republicans and suburban phod rates. spare me the revolution. it can wait. the headline is trump's going to get re-elected, isn't he? friedman was saying for the last few weeks everyone says he's going to win again, isn't he? he's saying these policies like this public option are the ones that the american people are not gonna go for. >> right. all of his friends who are asking him, i think what they're kind of saying is, i'm gonna have to vote for trump, aren't i? if the alternative is marxist revolution, a bernie sanders or elizabeth warren, for all its flaws, trump is not trying to remake american society. >> dana: there's a new q poll out today. we all pay attention to that. 8 a.m. eastern. i checked in right away. kamala harris, california voters, that's where she's from. she's at 23% topping biden. she's gone up, biden's gone
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down. sanders, warren and buttigieg at the end of that. but in that same poll when asked, who has the best chance of beating trump, biden at 45%, sanders at 12%, harris 11% and warren 8%. what do you think it makes democrat think? go safe, but that won't be enough? >> i don't know how safe it is. one of the reasons they keep going after biden for his 1970s positions is, there's really nothing they can point to right now that isn't down the line pretty far left. yes, he's not going completely to government health care immediately. he's going for government health care for part of the market and then will crowd it out eventually. i think he's not providing the kind of policy contrast to trump that would justify saying, okay, maybe he is going to be the most competitive. there may be a rethinking here. you notice his erosion in the polls as he moved further left. this is not a sign of strength, i would say, for his candidacy.
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>> dana: of course, we have debates in just two weeks. >> more fun. >> dana: we'll have to have you back to talk about that. thanks. appreciate you being here. nearly two dozen members of ms-13 accused in a series of brutal murders, some involving machetes. and a republican business woman said, quote, there is a crisis in queens and it's called aoc. how she's hoping to take down tkz next yeaalexandria ocasio-c year. is that net carbs or total?...
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go to xfinity.com/moving to get started. >> dana: el chapo sentenced to life in prison. this ends his criminal career. bryan llenas is live outside the courthouse. this was a relief to the officers. >> reporter: dana, yeah, you're right. this wasn't a quite. el chapo guzman sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years. he also is being asked to forefit some $12.6 billion, money he claims not to have. but the big moment today was when el chapo decided to speak, addressing the court. he had a defiant tone the entire
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time, claiming that he was tortured, essentially by being put in solitary confinement in a manhattan detention facility over the last 30 months throughout this entire trial. then when the convicted drug king pin, he also admonished the judge for not giving him a fair trial and for denying his request to have a hearing about getting a new trial. el chapo and his lawyers point to a news article reporting five jurors read news coverage of the case which is against the rules. all in all el chapo showed zero remorse today in court. >> they want him to express remorse because based on their trial where they said that he was guilty. do you know what? maybe they should express remorse for not giving a hearing in which half the jury cheated and lied to the judge. >> reporter: after el chapo spoke, andrea bilet gave a victim's statement. she said how he paid the hell's
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angels gang to have her killed. she told el chapo she foregave him. prosecutors say he was a ruthless drug lord who interrogated rivals and families. >> if you pump hundreds of thousands of tons of cocaine and other drugs into our country, we will find you, we will extradite you, we will prosecute you and we will bring you to justice. >> reporter: eventually el chapo will be transferred, it's expected to the supermax prison in colorado. this is the same man who twice escaped from mexico's prison. once in a laundry cart, the other in an under ground tunnel. the government is pretty positive he's not going to escape this one. >> dana: he's not escaping from a u.s. prison indeed. thank you. federal prosecutors describing a midevil level of brutality as they charge two dozen members of
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ms13 with a series of murders in california. christina coleman is live in los angeles with this story. christina? >> reporter: dana, out of the 22 defendants prosecutors say 19 entered the u.s. illegally over the past three or four years, and now they're accused of nearly 200 crimes in several states including abducting, choking and killing a man who crossed out their gang graffiti. >> the victim was dismembered and one of the defendants allegedly carved out his heart before throwing the body parts into a canyon. >> reporter: u.s. attorneys released photos showing the ms13 members with an machete, guns and showing gang science. the 78 page indictment provides horrific details. prosecutors say some of the crimes involve gang members just trying to move up in the gang's ranks. 16 of the 22 people charged are
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also believed to be connected to the murders of six other people most thought to be rivals of the gang members. some victims may have been targeted for snitching on ms13. one of the victims was a homeless man who was temporarily living in a park that the gang considered its turf. >> tactics described in the indictment include various forms of torture that resulted in murder using weapons that included knives, baseball bats, pipes and machetes in addition to firearms. >> reporter: prosecutors say the extreme level of violence and the very young ages of the defendants are incredibly disturbing. only three of the 22 named in the indictment are over the age of 24. >> until intervention by law enforcement, these young gangsters have been part of a new gang policy that required potential recruits to commit a murder before they could become an official member.
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>> reporter: while these arrests are not part of an ice operation, the president said reporting violent gang members is high priority. >> dana: good that they're off the streets. that's a terrible story. thank you, christina. next, we're in the thick of the 2020 race. why one of the biggest names in music said she's feeling the burn. are you a veteran, own a home, and need cash? you should know about the newday va home loan for veterans it lets you borrow up to 100 percent of your home's value. the newday va loan lets you refinance your mortgages, consolidate your credit card debt, put cash in the bank, and lower your payments over $600 a month. call today. and get the financial peace of mind every veteran deserves. c+rú5áx)x6hq0épe let's see, aleve is than tylenol extra strength.
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>> dana: president trump signaling he may not be done with his war of words with four progressive congress women and getting red do i head to north carolina for a campaign rally. he tweeted this. lots of great things to tell you about including the fact that our economy is the best it's ever been, best employment and stock market numbers ever. i'll all talk about those who hate and love our country, mostly love, exclamation point. dave brown, former majority
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counselor to senator murray. let me talk about this point from "the new york times." this is how they wrote it up. his, meaning trump's, efforts to stoke similar cultural and racial resentment during the midterm elections with immigrant cara van back fired as his party lost control of the house. he is undeterred heading into his re-election campaign, betting he can cast the entire democratic party as radicals and unamerican. do you think that's his tactic? and are you concerned that if democrats believe that won't work, that they might lose again in 2020? >> i think the new york time nails it, dana. if you look at what the president did in 2018, he demonized immigrants and migrant cara van was front and center. it was overriding his messaging. it also overrode much of republicans who are in saoeurbgle, overriding their messaging about the economy. there was a huge tension back in 2018 between what house republicans wanted the president to talk about, the economy, and
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what he actually talked about, immigration. yes, i do think this is a concerted tactic on his part. when you look at what his campaign is spending on social media, immigration far and away one of the top topics that they're spending on. this doubling down on this message and it's divisive, it's racist. i think the president thinks, what i think he's going to do here, he's trying to mobilize and embolden his base. noncollege edge waited white voters will be key for his re-elect. he lost suburban women in '18. not sure they can get them back. >> dana: i think it's too early to tell that, ashley. i don't really know. i wanted to ask you about this. we just had a story in the previous block that christina colman reported on. 24 members of the ms-13 gang have been captured. they are in custody. they are going to be indicted. and the crimes they committed, the horrible murders were the
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very things president trump was talking about in terms of a return to law and order and these problems. from your perspective, i know you think about suburban women and will they come back and vote for president trump in 2020. there's lots of messages. people are capable of doing things all at once, from the economy, law and order, education, healthcare. where do you think all of this fits in? >> sure. i think suburban women, women care about safety and security for their families. this ms-13 recent story is extremely alarming. you talk to anybody -- i'm in montana. you talk to any family and they are aware of the meth crisis. it's mexican meth. there's a reason for that. the president is spot on when he's talking about needing to secure the border. let's be very frank and call a spade a spade. we have a crisis at our border. we have a humanitarian crisis, a legal crisis.
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>> dana: what do you think about the republicans trying to take aoc and making her the villain of the party to go after? >> i wish them luck. if you look at the political report and how they rate that district and if you look at aoc's performance in '18 when she was elected, i think she carried just shy of 78% of the popular vote in the general. so, you know, the reality is that's a district she is representingst interest of her constituents. and that's a district where once you win the democratic primary, unless you really screw up, you're probably gonna win again. >> dana: a glass of water could win tpha n that district, said nancy pelosi. what about the swing districts that helped nancy pelosi regain the speakership? if aoc is the villain the republicans are talking about, does that help them? i'll give you the last word.
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>> sure. i can see dave's point, this will be a tough district. i would say as a young female republican, i'm extremely excited to see new fresh voices on the national stage going head to head with representative alexandria ocasio-cortez. i think this is going to help us nationwide. i think it's going to help us in small dollar enthusiasm particularly in the suburban districts you mentioned with our female voters. >> dana: why do you think it will help? >> i think having a voice out there of reason who is proposing solution. if you watch that ad in its entirety, she talks about building bridges. she talks about solutions rather than self-promotion, which we are seeing from a number of house democrats. >> dana: it will get national attention, as we've seen. ashley strong and dave brown, thank you. >> thanks, dana. >> dana: now your favorite campaign trail mix. 2020 democrats riding a green wave of online donations. bernie sanders about to give a speech on his vision of medicare for all.
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speaking of the vermont senator, cardi b is feeling the burn. peter doocy starts off with sanders address from george washington university in d.c. >> reporter: dana, never a dull moment on the campaign trail about an hour and a half ahead of bernie sanders remarks. we still expect the vermont senator here around 4 p.m. local time to make another pitch, longer more detailed pitch for medicare for all. it's a plan he has championed for years that other progressives in the top tier of the presidential primary have now adopted as their own. ahead of these marks, bernie sanders is giving us an idea of how much it would cost for medicare to be the only health insurance option for anybody in the country. >> vice president biden said his plan would cost $750 million over ten years. you're talking to a lawmaker january 2021 and they say, senator, give me a number.
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medicare for all, an approximate number. how much would it cost? >> somewhere between 30 and 40 trillion over a ten year period. >> reporter: over the last couple months an adviser to the sanders campaign tweeted they've gotten donations from one out of four people who donated to act blue to make this easy for people to click and send money to democratic campaigns. washington post reports that more than 3 million people have donated to act blue in all. 420 million so far. about 170 million more than this point in the 20 -- ahead of the 2018 election. some of the lists are revealing celebrities are among those donating. we don't know if cardi b is one of them but we do know she is feeling the burn. she tweeted about bernie sanders, replying to a tweet about the democratic socialist senator with this. i don't mind paying taxes if i see on what i am paying my taxes
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on. it's sad that we pay so much taxes yet we don't have free college education or free healthcare. now bernie sanders and some others are hoping that motivated progressives who might vote in the primary are thinking like cardi b. dana? >> dana: he's complaining about media coverage and the polls. getting out there trying to shake it up. thanks, peter. next, shocking statistic, maternal mortality rate in america is the highest among developed nations. you will hear one woman's gripping story of how she almost died after giving birth. >> it was shocking. it was terrifying. all i could think about is, i have to be here for my little guy. dad, we need to talk about something important. you don't need to go anywhere dad, this is your home. the best home to be in is your own. home instead offers personalized in-home services for your loved ones. home instead senior care.
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>> i'm shepard smith on the fobbing newsdesk. lawmakers looking into whether the united states military considered using bugs as weapons in warfare. not bugs that record audio, but real bugs like the one on your screen. specifically ticks. details and reaction from the pentagon and the rest of the day's happenings as fox news continues in the next hour. >> dana: an alarming study that the u.s. has the highest rate of pregnancy related deaths of developed nations. three of five deaths were preventible. we spoke with a woman who almost died during childbirth. watch. >> it was shocking. it was terrifying. all i could think about is, i have to be here for my little guy. >> reporter: najira pareson is one of a thousand women in the united states who die every year from labor and delivery
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complications. >> we have all these modern advancements. why do i have to worry about the potential to die bringing forth life? >> reporter: more women die in the united states from childbirth and pregnancy related complications than in any other developed country. >> we all have a role to play in helping to prevent these deaths. >> dana: mr. emily peterson is at the cdc in atlanta. the cdc places the number of actual deaths in the u.s. at 700 women every year. more than half of these deaths are preventible, but the risk of dying increases for blacks, native american and alaska native american women who die at a rate three times higher than white women. >> previous research and current research have developed some theories. we still do see a higher pregnancy mortality ratio among black women with higher education compared to a white woman with less than a high school education. >> dana: for all women, many
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deaths occurred during labor but most happen after a baby is born and a mother has been discharged from the hospital. >> sometimes it is hard to differentiate between normal pregnancy symptoms and things that you should be really worried about. >> dana: her story is an unfortunate example of what happens to many women. two days after she gave birth she was experiencing unbearable pain and fatigue. >> i knew that i was in pain. i thought, okay, this is part of the healing process. >> dana: that night, her husband knew something was wrong when he brought dinner to her in bed. >> when i kind of gave her the plate, i gave her a hug and she felt warm. i said, babe, you're burning up. >> dana: her temperature climbed steadily, reaching dangerous heights at the hospital. >> i remember the nurse just ripping my clothes off because despite having a 105 fever, i was freezing. when they talked about the do not resuscitate or asked me if i had one, that's when it clicked for me. >> dana: she contracted an
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infection where she received stitches after giving birth. during delivery, she lost so much birth that her body was unable to fight the infection. >> if my husband didn't hug me, i would have just gone to sleep. i don't know what the outcome would have been. that's the scary part. >> dana: let's bring in medical director for city indeed here in new york city. i have been following this story for awhile. it catches my eye. i'm familiar with, i do work in africa. the mortality rate can be very high. it was surprising to me that it's this high in the united states. what do you think is the reason? >> dana, those numbers are disturbing, especially when most of those deaths are preventible, about two-thirds of them are preventible. i have delivered many babies and it never gets old. being pregnant is a dangerous state. there's a huge stress on the body. mothers can become anemic. they can suffer from pulmonary
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embolism in the lung which is the top cause of death for pregnant women. in addition to that, we see hemorrhaging, ectopic pregnancies or rupture of the placenta. infections can occur like we just saw. that's why it's so important to have prenatal care. if you don't -- >> dana: is that gonna help prevent it? >> absolutely. studies show that if you do not have prenatal care, you're three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy related complication. >> dana: don't we do a good job in the kwraoupbd of prenatal care? >> we can do a better job. there are other issues involved like lack of access to healthcare, cost of healthcare. lack of access to good doctors. >> dana: what about c sections? >> that know what they're doing and don't do unnecessary c sections. lot of doctors sometimes will take the easy route. sometimes they'll do what's best for the patient and for the baby. >> dana: you said there's some good news. people are forming committees, trying to figure out how to do this. and awareness. >> maternal mortality committees
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to monitor data, to see where the problems arise. besaw what happened with serena williams. she created a company called mommy just to help fund and fight death in pregnant women, which is a great organization. >> dana: it was pwaoufz serena williams, the article i saw again. there was one other thing on a different topic health related because the cdc has other good news. they said the opioid overdose deaths have gone down 5.1% over last year. pretty good. >> that's a step in the right direction, but it's a baby step. we still had almost 70,000 people that died of drug overdoses. the number has gone down a tiny bit. this is because of a push and effort to reducing the number of narcotic prescriptions written by doctors, by about a third. all looking for nonnarcotic alternatives. >> dana: do you think people who need opioids, people in pain and not selling it on the street are getting the help that they need, the care they need? >> that can be difficult.
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we can't just cut off and take away pain medications for everyone. some people truly do need it. some people suffer from cancer or broken bones or just came out of surgery. it would be inhumane to not treat their pain appropriately. but, you know, when we have 70,000 people dying each year, we have to take action, starting with education, prevention. here in new york city, i can't write a narcotic prescription without a key fob. i have to press this number, enter it into a computer, then check the patient's name in a database to make sure they weren't prescribed narcotics elsewhere and not doctor shopping. >> dana: you're such a good doctor. we appreciate it. thank you so much for being here. all right. do you have a favorite emoji or one that you can't stand? i teal you what jessie waters uses all the time. and share my fave on this world emoji day. and a heat wave impacting the country. we'll tell you the forecast so
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>> dana: a dangerous heat wave in the midwest and heads east. 26 states will be impacted. fox news chief meteorologist rick reichmuth is here with us. getting hot. >> remind me in the middle of winter not to complain. >> dana: got it. >> this is bad. dangerous. this is what it feels like across the country. feels like 100 degrees in kansas city. in new york, 103. 111 in memphis. that's current right now. heat advisories in effect across the central part of the country, especially the central plains. that's where the worst of the heat is. we'll feel like temperatures pushing 110. actual air temperatures. 96 in kansas. north platte, nebraska, 100 degrees. remains warm friday. friday is when a big piece of
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this energy moves to the east coast and things are hot across the east. today, pushing 110. tomorrow, getting even warmer in the central part of the country. in the northeast, a break. if there's one day to get outside, do it tomorrow. the heat returns again by friday. here's the heat index. d.c., feels like 105 right now. this is not bad compared to what is coming friday and saturday all across the eastern seaboard. washington d.c., an actual air temperature saturday of 100 degrees. dana, that is just the air temperature. it's really humid with this. the heat index will feel like 110 across the eastern seaboard. >> a hot one. red all across the board. so we need a heat wave emoji. today is world emoji day. all sorts of people will be
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happy with the new one. there's a service dog one. >> that's in honor of you guys. >> dana: i don't know. maybe they watch "the daily briefing." i always use a baseball or the turtle. the turtle is a secret one that i have about somebody. you like the barf emoji. >> yeah. sometimes you see something gross. >> and the umbrella for the weather man. ed henry has praying hands. the thinking face. the heart. jesse watters had a heart, a laughing and eyeball face. he must have got that from me. and fire. i have to ask what that is about. and ainsley earhardt with the kissing face. and janet has sunshine and a laughing emoji there. do you use emojis lot like the ancient egyptians? >> i do. i feel like it's something that you should rise above. >> i think it's great.
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it's a quick, fast way. reduces tension in e-mails like if you write something, if you add the emoji, it's a tip. >> yeah. >> dana: thanks, rick. i'm dana perino. here's shep. >> shepard: it's noon on the west coast. 3:00 in d.c. where four democratic congress women are not backing down and neither is president trump. the house could vote today on holding two of the president's cabinet members in criminal contempt. plus, the murder of a social media star. a gruesome photo posted online. now investigators reveal a possible motive. and did the pentagon try to turn ticks and other bugs into biological weapons? congress is demanding answers. ticks of war! reporting begins now. our reportingegs

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