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the president's tweets, he won't face prosecution. tonight's reaction and what republicans are planning next. plus, the democrats think they have a new way to strip mitch mcconnell of his title of majority leader. and what all of this means for president donald trump "the 11th hurricane dorian strengthening overnight and more intensification as it nears florida. more on that storm and our local holidayle forecast ahead. breaking news. a staping in north attleboro leaves one dead. the suspect is expected to be arraigned. patriots look ahead to the first regular game of the season. poe hoping to learn from last night's loss to the giants. look who's here. good morning. i'm latoyia edwards. >> i'm jeff saperstone. happy to be here.
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>> here happy to have you. >> we're tracking hurricane dorian because national hurricane says category 2 storm is expected to upgrade to a 4. >> wow. you're taking a satellite image after dorian. forecast predictors expect it could hit the u.s. on monday somewhere between the florida keys and southern georgia. let's bring in the expert here for a moment. meteorologist michael page in the building for matt noyes. >> we're watching this carefully for florida. this is going to be a slow-moving storm, no doubt about it. days of impacts to the southeast. meanwhile here at home, we have a warm day ahead with temperatures surging into the middle 80s. a great beach day, perhaps, if you're starting a long weekend, perhaps even a little earlier. we're starting off clear. if you're careful, there are a couple showers in southern quebec. a weak front will come through today, an isolated spot shower is possible this afternoon. here's a snapshot of labor day
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weekend. that spot shower today is warm and breezy with mid-80s. lots of sun shine. we're in the 70s. clouds will increase on sunday. a better chance of showers on labor day itself. in terms of dorian, here's the very latest, this information new this morning. major slowdown likely as the storm nears florida. landfall most likely along the east coast of florida. the storm will likely linger for many days next week and then potentially glide by the carolinas mid to late week. like i said, we're talking about this for a long time. major implications for a lot of people. a lot more on this in your local ten day in a few minutes. >> thanks, michael. here's a look. here's a look at hurricane dorian from space. millions of people in florida are in the strike zone right now. >> florida's governor issuing a state of emergency for the entire stay. >> reporter: dorian's early calling card, violent winds and
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driving rain battering the caribbean and now the hurricane is churning in the warm atlantic waters, intensifying. forecasters he predicting it could be a category 4 storm with winds over 130 miles an hour at landfall. >> a major storm. a major hurricane coming our way some time during labor day. >> reporter: the current forecast cone covers the entire florida peninsula and so does the state of emergency. extended by governor ron de s santes. they are filing gas tanks -- >> batteries, flash lights, generators, extension cords. anything they can use that is going to give them survival. >> reporter: and testing again trirts make sure they're ready. >> just worried about contaminated water.
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worried about the electricity if it goes out. >> reporter: concerns shared by millions in the storm's path right now. >> any portion of florida could take -- >> reporter: as dorian takes aim at the florida coast. jay gray, nbc news, cocoa beach. you can get latest at any time on or our mobile app as well. let's talk about our commute with olessa stepanova for a look at the roads. it was pretty nice to drive in. >> yeah. all scheduled construction will stop at 5:00 this morning and will be suspended until tuesday morning. hov lane will have extended hours today and closed on tuesday and the mbta will be running on a sunday schedule on labor day. we're off to a quite start. route 395, the expressway.
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if you're traveling over the zakim bridge, not a whole lot of company out there to start your day. the speed limit on 93 south back to spot pond. looking good here in somerville. no problems here in andover into methuen. nice and light by allston brighton. we're expecting trains and bustos start your day on schedule. back to you. we're following breaking news at 4:05. police investigating a deadly stabbing in north attleboro and the suspect is to be arraigned this morning. that happened on birch road before 1:00 last night. one person was killed. a witness tells nbc10 boston that two others were taken out of a home on stretchers. listen to what one neighbor is saying about this whole ordeal. >> it's crazy, considering this child has been very quiet. we heard from the neighbors it's a quiet town. nothing like this happens. it's definitely something
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serious. >> reporter: the name of the victims are not being released just yet. police say a 19-year-old is man is arrested and expected to be arraigned this morning. we have two big police scenes in mattapan. first at an apartment complex. they say they were searching for a suspect at homestead dreen apartments. you can see a man on the ground in handcuffs at one point. it's unclear if that is the suspect. and then police focusing on the volkswagen at the complex and then a bmw on caddie road. >> there were police car with what looked like ak-type gun. my neighborhood is usually quiet. we're a professional neighborhood. and this sft nnew to us. >> officials are not saying how
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each of cars may be connected to the crimes. we have developing news. a serious crash between a car and a lawn mower. you can see the end result height rear. the man on the mother is in the hospital. malcolm johnson is in middleton with much more on this. >> reporter: on the left of this tow truck is a honda civic telling of the damage it had been in hours earlier. after the driver says he crashed into a man riding this lawn mower on village road in middleton around 5:15. pictures show the tire off its axis, the lawn mower in pieces and the car flipped on its side with debris across the roadway. emt flew the man on the lawn mower to beth israel hospital where he's fighting to stay alive, in critical condition. at this point police have yet to file any charges against the
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driver of that honda civic. he's in the hospital himself but he's expected to be okay. >> thank you for the story. we know what caused this devastating fire in lawrence. the fire marshal saying workers have been cutting metal on the fire escape sparked those flames. she quickly spread to the roof and building. two firefighters suffered minor injuries and right now a dozen people are without a home. happening for you, the museum square garage in lawrence. it will close. the city decided to close it because of structural issues and a failure to get money for repairs. the city says they will work to find alternative parking for museum square apartments but nonresidents will have to park elsewhere. shortstop will continue at the lowell street bridge.
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service was ses suspended between north station and anderson and woburn. let's talk sports with our favorite team at the moment, the new england patriots and fans. one thing on their mind. >> one week from sunday. the regular season begins. the pats finishing up their preseason last night. coach belichick will make final roster cuts and figure out how to replace center andrews for week one. here's what he said about it. >> we'll do what's best for the team. >> that was about it. the season opener is against the pittsburgh steelers next sunday. did you expect anything more? >> nope. >> nbc10 boston is the only place you can watch that game next sunday 8:20. should be a good one. we're looking at our first alert weather right now. what's going on? >> i want to take you to the water.
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we have had a lot of surf as erin pulled offshore. our waves are beginning to come down. 1 to 3-footers are expected with 70, air temperature over water. southwest wind, 10 to 20 miles an hour. snapshot of the came and island. a few more clouds on sunday and cooler with wind off the water. this is the better place to be. higher shower risk will be in western new england. you'll see that with the ten-day. are your toddlers always on youtube? >> we were literally just talking about it. >> up next on nbc10 boston, youtube launching a kid-friendly version of its website. the answer is yes. plus the lobster industry feeling the impact on lobstermen in maine.
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as hurricane dorian churnz toward the coast. we're expecting a new advisory at 5:00.
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although they had their moments. if you read his book, he is a man who believes he is ethical, who thinks he is always doing the right thing. he thinks he's doing the right thing for his country. and he thought at the time when, he thought at the time when head press conference about hillary, you know, there was not the material to indict her. but he had to not be political and criticize her. and it blew up in his face. and he will always be a part of history in that 2016 election and there will always be a debate. not a debate with the hillary ranks about how many he cost her the election. they believe he was a major factor. >> there is much to discuss on
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this topic much relating to it. i want to jump to a different subject, elizabeth. we have you here and your paper is reporting some interesting news out of the white house. that the president's personal assistant has abruptly stepped down. tell us what you know here. >> i won't tell you more than we have in the story. that there were some issues ad bed minutester. she's been there since day one. she's been a very loyal lieutenant. but she is now out at the white house. that's all i can tell you. >> the story that we see at an off-the-record dinner. >> that's what we reported. >> all right. the thank you. coming up, the next target in the republicans pushback on the russia investigation. and later, the numbers likely keeping mitch mcconnell up at night. "the 11th hour" just getting started on a thursday night.
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i want to know when is barack obama going to be interviewed by john durham and the fbi. >> do you believe that will happen? >> i believe it will. in fact, there is no way you can finish this investigation without interviewing the former president of the united states. >> that is former u.s. attorney and fox news mainstay joe just a short while ago on fox news. some supporters of president
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trump are now turning their attention to what president obama knew about the early stages of the russia investigation. during an interview last night, before the release of the ig report, senator lindsey graham, the cheryl of the judiciary committee said it is a plan he wants answered each week. >> stuck between white house wanting to know any detail. does that mean barack obama, the president at the time, should be asked what he knew and when he knew it about all this? >> i can't imagine an investigation of the republican nominee for president counter intelligence investigation of his campaign was not approved at the highest level. the question for me is, who told obama, and when you find out who that person is, you begin to put the puzzle together. >> do you think he needs to be asked those questions under oath? >> absolutely. i'm going to say, mccabe, comey, all of them. did you ever inform president
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obama about the counter intelligence investigation? what did you tell him and when did you tell him? yes. i would like to know what president obama thought about the investigation. why did not somebody tell trump? the whole point of a counter intelligence investigation is to protect people. >> still with us, frank, i want to get your reaction to what we just played from lindsey graham. he is saying this counter intelligence probe launched in the summer of 2016 potential ties between trump and folks in the campaign. he said they had to have president obama's knowledge and apparently sign-off. what's your reaction to that? >> he also said that the whole point of a counter intelligence investigation is to protect people. it's to protect the united states is what the point of the counter intelligence investigation is not to protect the president.
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would a counter intelligence investigation involving russian meddling and interference with a presidential campaign get briefed to the white house? you bet. you bet. and guess what. all of it played out in the indictments of a couple of dozen russian operatives, including russian intelligence officers who did mess with our election process. so i'm all for interviewing barack obama. and my guess is, he'll say i was briefed that the russians were trying to enter gear this election. now, remember that trump's name got add later to the investigation by andy mccabe. once additional conduct was known by the public and by that time, barack obama may have been out of the picture. by all means, go ahead and enter view the president. the counter intelligence investigation protects the people. not the president. >> jeremy bash, lindsey graham has the ability. he has the ability to pursue this.
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what would that look like? these questions he's raising. these names he's raising. if he is going to have an investigation like this, what would it look like? >> they want president obama to speak under oath but they were fine when president trump did not speak under oath to bob mueller. i don't understand that. putting that aside, the issue that the senator is raising, whether or not the orange investigation was predicated, whether or not there was a factual basis to believe that number one, russia was seeking to interfere in the election and number two, whether or not there were any individuals associated with a presidential campaign who somehow knew about it or benefiting from it or somehow welcomed it. and i think we now know from the bob mueller investigation that in fact, we do know that russia did interfere. that it was of benefit to the trump campaign. and that it was welcomed.
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in some important respects, it has been rewarded. so i think the investigation as to whether or not this was all well predicated should proceed. i think you'll find in fact it was well predicated. >> i'm curious. you're familiar with how these investigations work. lindsey graham is saying he wants to get the former president barack obama under oath. he is mentioning others as well. do you think realistically that will happen in i don't know of any precedent of a former president speaking to congress in that fashion. but again, i'm not sure where this investigation leads. i think it will lead us right back to the original intelligence assessment of january 17 which may clear exactly what russia did. >> this is one of those moments where i think you think back to the mueller report. the reactions to it. two almost completely different narratives. one belonging to the democratic controlled house. the other belonging to the republican controlled senate. you see the republicans in the senate pursuing the investigation that lindsey
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graham is outlining while the democrats in the house have what jerry nadler, the chairman, said already is an impeachment inquiry. could not be in important opposite places. >> i'm not sure where the republicans want to go with this. polls have consistently shown that the voters are not very interested in the russia investigation when mueller was in the middle of it. it has died down as an issue. perhaps they want to revive it. they think it might be a winning campaign issue for them but i don't see where it goes. i agree that you investigate the origins of the russia investigation and you will find that there was a lot of information out there. even in the mueller report, you see how many contacts there were between trump associates and russians during the campaign the mueller probe was never able to prove that there was collusion. that they worked together in the
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conspiracy to swing the election to donald trump. but there were an awful lot of contacts. so i'm not sure what the republicans would find here other than there was a lot of reason to open an investigation. and again, i don't see, i guess they think this works for them politically. right now biggest issues on the campaign are the economy, you know, perhaps the coming recession, jobs, and again, i think this is, i'm not sure what the goal here is. just to muddy the waters more. >> all right. thank you for joining us. and coming up, florida residents are emptying store shelves ahead of hurricane dorian. the latest on where that strengthening storm is headed when "the 11th hour" continues. the first survivor of alzheimer's disease is out there. and the alzheimer's association is going to make it happen. but we won't get there without you. join the fight with the alzheimer's association.
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and coming up, florida residents officials are warning residents up and down the state's eastern coast to get ready. and the president has canceled a planned trip to poland over the weekend to oversee the federal response to dorian. this shows the size of the storm. this was captured by the crew aboard the international space station when they crossed over dorian earlier today. an update on the storm's projected path was released a few minutes ago. we'll bring in bill. what is the very latest?
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>> i'll try to put a positive spin on it. right now, three or four days from a landfall. the hurricane forecast i just read, just got done briefing on, is about the worst case possible scenario. why is that good news? i'm glad it's not tomorrow. then it would be as dire as possible. let me explain. now we're up to 105-mile-per-hour winds. dorian is up to a category 2. we know there is not much to stop it from getting more intense. it could be a category 3 tomorrow. it could be a category 4 friday into saturday. here's the new forecast. we know it will be a big bad intense storm. wherever it hits, it will be catastrophic. with the irmas and marias and michaels. this takes it to a 2 or a 3.
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by sunday night tlurgs northern bahamas, it is a little further south. they shifted it to the south. now just north of west palm beach as a category 4. 140-mile-per-hour winds. the problem is the biggest issue, between here and here. that's 215 miles. it's possible this storm could approach the coastline at about four to five miles per hour. that's never happened before. usually they're up around eight, nine, 15. those have multiple rainfall issues. the high winds in the same locations over a long period of time have more stress on all the roof tops and the structures and the trees and everything else in its way. so from here on out, so we have no land in the way. we'll be watching our computer models. they come out every six hours. we'll continue to see what the trendsful are the hurricane
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center has the forecast down here. you noticed the models here if it goes even slower, just maybe we can weaken the ridge and up to the north one of these squiggly lines can take place. where it stalls out a little bit. maybe gets near the coast. scares it. and then wiggles it off juror. it is not 0%. you can see most of them come across the lower peninsula. even a few would bring it back into the northeastern gulf. this is what we got this afternoon. we'll get a new one that will come out about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. a lot of meteorologists will be staying up and emergency managers to see what it does. it takes it toward west palm beach and then right up the florida coastline.
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we'll see what that model does. this will be coming out about every 12 hours or so. that's all we can do. too early for hurricane watches. too early for the warnings and evacuation orders. it is just get prepared. when the orders come, move out quickly. >> you got my attention with one thing i said. you said you have never seen a storm moving in potentially as slowly as this one. four miles an hour. i guess that's about half the speed you're saying. >> we have had storms that have stalled out. we've had storms that have smaller, weaker storms that have stalled right near the coast. just look at the houston storm with 50, 60 inches of rain. what i've never seen is the forecast for a 140-mile-an-hour cat 4 to stall out and move on shore that slowly. trying to think of the big cat
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4, 5s. michael was faster than that. camille was faster than that. i've never seen this powerful of a predicted storm do this. i don't see what will speed it up. these storms are steered by big huge areas of high pressure. sometimes influenced by cold fronts or what we call troughs. very weak steering pattern for this storm. so it is moving pretty well and pretty quickly and then it will slow down. slow down. and maybe stall out or just drift across the florida peninsula. so yeah. it just brings in so many multiple problems. especially with a major hurricane. you get prolonged winds, multiple high tide cycles and then about, i think it is 70 or 80% of fatalities are from water. so we get storm surge and the problem with all that heavy rain, i know florida has sandy soil. you get a storm that moves this
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showily through the florida peninsula. flooding will be a huge epic problem well into next week. so as i am earlier, the 11:00 update was one of the worst scenarios you could possibly have anywhere in the world for a hurricane landfall. but we have three days to change it. >> this is really not what i was necessarily expecting. i've watched the forecast get worse and worse over the last few days. hopefully it gets better. is there a scenario where it could get worse? >> the only thing that would get worse is if it got to a category 5. it who is the get over 155, another 15 really isn't that big of a deal. with the low sheer environment. extremely warm water temperatures along the way. there's not much that is stopping it. some dry air around the storm that may interrupt it here or there. but if it got to a cat 5, would
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it surprise me or anyone else? no. but the possible of a good size cat 4 right on the florida coastline come labor day afternoon and evening. if that's the case, that's the scenario. this forecast holds true, to let everyone know the timing. all of a sudden we're further down the coast. we were at the space coast, vero beach, now toward west palm. we're talking about some huge population centers that will have to make some hard calls with evacuations. you know, we're about 24, about 48 hours away from a huge mass evacuation order if this forecast holds true. >> all right. we will look forward to the next update and hope there's been a change for the better. thank you. we appreciate that. coming up, the other big political drama of 2020. who ends up controlling the senate? i'll head over to the big board to show you which races to watch.
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almost every day i am right here at this board talking about the presidential race. the 2020 campaign for president. tonight we'll talk about one of the other major races. one of the other major series of races. not just the presidential race. also the house and the senate. and there was some big news this week. big news just yesterday on the senate front. it comes from the state of georgia. republican johnny isakson announced he will be resigning from the senate at the end of this year. for health reasons. that means immediately the seat will be filled by an appointment. the governor of georgia who is a republican. brian kemp will appoint someone to the seat when isakson steps down. presumably a republican. it also triggers a special election that will take place
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next year. it will coincide with a normally scheduled november election. so this senate seat and whoever is appointed by the governor probably will be up in 2020. and for democrats, that's interesting news. georgia is a state they have been starting to look a little more closely at as' potentially competitive state. in 2012, this was a safely competitive state. mitt romney won by 8 points. the margin came down in 2016 to 5 points. in 2018, democrats weren't able to win statewide but they got close. they got within about 50,000 votes. demographics are changing pretty substantially there. suburbs, particularly around atlanta. maybe more and more away from the republican party of donald trump. that's a major factor. so democrats have been looking at georgia. maybe in the presidential race. maybe when it comes to the u.s. senate. this could be an opportunity in 2020 this means this will be two shots in georgia. so two senate elections in georgia in 2020 and the
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significance, we talk about the battle for senate control. republicans go into 2020 leading 53-47. that means they need a net gain of three if they win the presidency. remember, the vice president breaks any tie in the senate. if trump gets reelected, democrats would need a net gain of four seats to control the senate. so net gain of three if they win the presidency. colorado, this is a state that is a major target for them already. maine. why do we have these two highlighted? these the two republican senators up in 2020 in states that hillary clinton won. these are electorates that already rejected trump. clinton won colorado. clinton won maine. republican senators in re-election, if they can pick those two up, that would move them close to 20.
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there are some other places democrats are looking. arizona. that's a state they have a shot at. john cornyn in texas. you saw how close beto o'rourke got. tom tillis in north carolina. another state. trump won it because close state. so democrats think there could be a combination. the thing they have to be careful for, there are some vulnerable democrats. doug jones won the special election in alabama against roy moore at the end of 2017. this is a state that donald trump will be winning by 20. 25, 30 points, something like that. tough, tough, tough for a democrat to win in a presidential election in a state like alabama. we will see it. that one is a very possible republican pick-up that would mean democrats would have to win another one to make up for it. you can't see him on the board here. republicans might take a look at new hampshire. gene running for re-election there.
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theoretically, there is minnesota. tina smith is up there. trump lost there by 2 1/2 points. tina smith did very well facing the voters there just last year. so a couple opportunities for republicans. but the bottom line, we bring all this up. big news in georgia on the senate front. a reminder for all the talk about the presidential race. whoever wins the presidency, their ability to get their agenda through, to get people confirmed for major posts like the supreme court, it depends who controls the u.s. senate. a major story. coming up, what's really at stake in 2020? back after this.
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what if there were five justices selected by democrats. five selected by republicans. and those five picked five justices independent of those who chose the first ten.
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>> first they steal a supreme court seat. then they change the rules on filibuster. when it swings back around to us, what are we going to do? my answer on that is, all the options are on the table. >> not just expanding the number members but doing it in a way where some are sloektd a concensus nonpartisan basis. >> well, some 2020 candidates are floating the idea of changing the make-up of the supreme court. a move they could make if democrats take control of the senate and the white house. it is something the majority leader mitch mcconnell is warning against. he and his fellow republicans took the rare step of writing a letter to the supreme court. they warn that the court, quote, must not be cowed by the threats of opportunistic politicians. calling them a threat to the independence of the judiciary and the rights of all americans. here to talk about all of this. michael steele, and amber phillips, reporter for the
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"washington post" political blog. let me ask but this. i'm not sure writing a letter to the supreme court, what you're expecting the supreme court to turn around and do. i'm going on read this as a politically motivated action. let's try to decipher what it is. is it trying to offer motivation potentially to what they call those reluctant trump voters? folks who might like republicans more than democrats, but don't like donald trump? >> sure. it is a way, i guess, an idea to sort of put something in front of the court to say, we take this very seriously. this president has been very successful at putting two conservative justices on the bench. and i think for the base, that is certainly a big kudos for that. so this is a remind per republicans rthing about the court as they have been, as you know, for is well over 20 years.
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the democrats are late to this conversation. and of course, they're coming to the conversation, talking about, we want to add five independent seats. that's not what this is about. this is about whoever is sitting in the white house, is about. having the senate of their party in power, that's where the play is. and this is just typical noise from the democrats on this subject matter that confuses the public, they roll their eyes and they move on, whereas on the republican side, they know exactly what this is about. this is about taking those nine justices and getting seven out of those nine on your side. that's the politics that republicans have been better at it because they've been focused on it for a longer time. the democrats are coming to it and again talking about it in a way that's confusing the hell out of everybody. >> amber, i wonder what michael is describing, your sense of maybe how that's changing on the democratic side, talking about a situation here where democratic voters watched democratic activists, watched in 2016 as mitch mcconnell in the senate
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held that supreme court sea open, trump was able to appoint a republican to fill it and the whole cavanaugh drama last year. how has that changed how democrats are approaching this? >> i think you're exactly right to take this moment and go all the way back to 2016, steve, because what i hear from democrats is that merrick garland seat that got held before the election woke democrats up from the democrats to say oh my gosh, we've been losing on focusing on the judicial branch of government, how we can reshape government. and then the kavanaugh fight activated them. and then you have the 2020 presidential candidates come in and say why don't we have an open conversation about something that hasn't been done in centuries?
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it's really a reflection of how democrats have not been focusing on the court for so long and are now at risk of being out of power, the balance of power at the supreme court for years, maybe even a generation depending on retirements in the trump era that they're having this conversation of like, wait a second, we might lose it all right now. let's throw in this one radical idea to pack the court. >> it's the senate that has all these confirmation battles when it comes to the supreme court. amber, you're writing about georgia. two senate races in georgia next year now, two opportunities potentially for democrats but the biggest named democrat lately out of the state of georgia, stacey abrams, has already taken herself out of the mix. tell us who they might turn to. >> stacey abrams who ran for governor and showed to georgia that democrats can be competitive almost immediately
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as this open seat came out this week said, nope, i'm not going to run. thanks, guys. it sounds more like she has her eye on being a potential vice presidential nominee depending on who wins the nomination. what that leaves democrats with is a state in georgia that looks competitive. they feel like it's trending their way quicker than they realize but not a very thick bench of candidates with which to choose from. they have a couple candidates already running in a primary to challenge senator david purdue. with stacey abrams, who didn't even want to enter that race when they thought that was the only georgia senate race going, they're not really sure who else they can pick from. republicans i talk to say that's what makes them feel secure that they're going to hold one, if not both seats here. >> michael, we saw in 2018 an interesting dynamic. when it came to house races in the midterm election, blue wave, 40-seat gain. when it came to the senate,
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republicans made gains there. it had to do in the type of states that were up last year. how do you see that dynamic playing out in 2020. >> you say democrats have more opportunities there? >> the conventional wisdom is that the republicans, their waterloo, if you will, policemen -- politically in terms of the senate doesn't come for two years later. i think what's happened is the conventional wisdom, steve, has turned on its head a little bit, the transformation of the landscape in georgia where the democrats have a chance to go after two seats. the problem, they have to bench. so republicans sit there saying you figure that out and meanwhile mitch mcconnell is doing the lockdown on a number of key states.
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it's early still but the republicans are looking at the seat because in one sense it could be a bellwether for some of the more sweeping changes that potentially that could come for the senate in 2020. if the dems are able to align their nominee with the country in a way that expands their base of opportunities and i don't mean in terms of more democrats necessarily voting but independent, senate right republicans who also are coming out not to support trump but then also liken the idea of giving the senate to the democrats, that's the sweet spot i think they're trying to go for. but right now with no bench and a lot of open holes, it's going to be tough. >> all right. michael steele, amber phillips, thank you both for taking a few minutes. we'll be right back.
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