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2016. in 2000 it was just under $78,100. only upper income families have seen progress here. low-income americans have yet to come back. those households had a median income of just over $25,600 in 2016 and did not reach the nearly $27,000 they made in 2000. workers at two of the biggest u.s. steelmakers are threatening to take action as tariffs on foreign metal pushed prices and profit to their highest levels in years. of the united steel workers union voted to authorize their bargaining committee to initiate a strike at u.s. steel facilities, demanding higher compensation and better benefits after a 30% rise in steel prices in year. they say they could strike at steelmaker arsel and metal if an agreement isn't reached soon. contracts for both companies expired september 1st. hearing from steelmakers, wait a minute, steel companies are having better profits, prices are up, what about us, what about the worker? >> yeah. "early start" continues now
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with an update on hurricane florence. breaking news, a brand-new advisory from the national weather service about florence. cnn's weather center has details. i think that puerto rico was an incredible unsung success. >> president trump slammed for saying the response to hurricane maria was a success despite 3,000 killed in puerto rico. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> a heck of a job brownie moment. >> we'll look back and wonder about that question. >> i'm christine romans. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. a brand-new forecast for hurricane florence issued moment ago. its path has been adjusted slightly southward. it is still expected to slam into north carolina's coast tomorrow night or friday
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morning. the category-four storm picked up strength overnight and could become a category five today. the national weather service warning there is the potential for, quote, unbelievable damage. florence is currently packing 140 mile-per-hour winds and is expected to stall when it makes landfall raising concerns about catastrophic flooding. >> now the epa tells cnn there is a threat of florence triggering the release of toxic chemicals from nine hazardous waste sites along the carolina coastline. the agency performing eventually ability assessments on the sites now. chad myers tracking hurricane florence live in the cnn weather center. good morning. the storm surge is always a problem, but how about the speed and the stalling of the storm? how deadly could that make it? >> it will certainly, 20 inches of rainfall not out of the question, now it's not for north carolina. now it has shifted to the south. there are big, big model changes
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overnight. we hinted at this yesterday where models were turning to the left. now they're turning a lot to the left. still 130 mile-per-hour storm. nothing changed there. what has changed is the potential landfall or near landfall near wilmington or florence or somewhere in north carolina. the storm beginning to maybe come back out to sea or scour the entire coast and go southward toward charleston. the cone has changed. charleston, are you back in it whereas yesterday at this time, really you were out of it. the models have turned to the left and eventually will turn back to the right into parts of georgia. major updates from the hurricane center today because the models have changed that way. 145 miles per hour, 150 miles per hour not out of the question before landfall. that's still going to have a major surge. hurricane warnings are posted, they may be adjusted now because we will see that adjustment to the forecast track, probably another adjustment at 11:00 today. heavy, heavy rainfall along the coast.
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everywhere that's purple is ten and the blue or white is 20 inches or more of rainfall before it stops. the surge is going to be tremendous. could be 13, 15, 18 feet in spots depending on where it truly crosses land or if it does ever cross land here in the carolinas or does it turn left before it crosses land. that is a possibility. and models are hinting at that possibility, as well. what does that mean? that means the impact is too many more people if this does travel along and parallel to the coast later on friday and saturday. the change in the track is a big issue. we'll keep it going. >> that is one big storm. all right. thank you very much for that. standing by live is gary lackman, atmospheric science professor at north carolina state university. he joins us via skype. a lot of people look at the path there and see the people leaving the outer banks and the barrier islands. but really when you talk about
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north carolina, you got hog operations, hog waste lagoons, superfund sites, super treatment plants, poultry farms. there's a huge, huge chunk of land that's going to get a lot of water and wind. >> yeah. that's correct. there's a lot of vulnerability along the coast with development on the barrier islands and, you know, it could be a worst case scenario with the storms stalling and some of the communities really remaining in the wheelhouse for an extended period of time. >> so sometimes it's the wind, sometimes it's the rain, the surge, what is it about florence that makes this storm so unique? >> yeah. i think the fact that there's so many threats that are still on the table. a lot of times you'll have a storm where it was just the wind or just the storm surge or just the inland flooding from rain. florence really has all of the above as potential threats. and i think that in its intensity make it a unique threat. the fact that it could stall and move along the coast, you could
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extend the -- expand the number of people that are experiencing those conditions. >> talk a little about the water temperature. we know like the water temperatures along the east coast here, they're running a little bit warmer than average. that adds to the intensity of the storms. talk to us about that. is that something we should be preparing for going forward? >> well, certainly, you know, the hurricane is drawing its fuel from all the water vapor. and having more motion basically increases the level of fuel available to the storm. so temperatures in the western north atlantic are running one to two degrees celsius, warmer than average. there's more fuel available than is usual in this area. you know, and what that means going forward, part of that is just the pattern that exists, this particular year. we saw the same thing with harvey in the gulf of mexico last year, the water was warmer than average. and i think with, you know, a
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continual increase in water temperatures it will be more common to have the higher fuel levels for the storms. >> oftentimes, gary, people see the track and say, oh, i'm south of where the model projects the storm. the latest update from chad myers now tells us we don't really know where exactly the storm is going to make landfall. how unpredictable are the models? >> yeah. well, this is another unique aspect of florence is there's a nice steering flow, you know, for the next couple of days. then it sort of runs out of track and when you have a light steering current like we'll have with florence, when it's near the coast, that reduces the predictability. and if it sets up just inland versus if it sets up over the coast versus staying off shore, those have very important implications for who gets affected and how much and how long the storm survives. so the predictability in the short term in the next couple of
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days is really, really high. then after that it's basically wandering aimlessly, and it could go in a number of different directions. so that means that more people have to be prepared. and it's unfortunate that it worked out that way. a lot of times when storms are moving at this point in their trajectory, there's a more certain track. >> when you look at the picture we were showing on the screen from nasa, you see how smooth the eye is and how organized it looks. in the open ocean gathering the fuel as you say from the warm weather. authorities are preparing for power outages for days if not weeks. they are preparing for unbelievable damage, they say. what's your advice to someone who lives around there in that region, who's watching you this
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mornin morning? >> certainly if you're in one of the coastal areas, head inland if at all possible. heed the evacuation warnings and advice. do what you can to get avoid from the strongest winds and storm surge. stay tuned because the lack of predictability, hopefully that will become clearer later in the day and tomorrow. be prepared for a change in the forecast or changing conditions. prepare for the worst because the potential for really catastrophic damage -- if the eye wall sets up over the barrier islands, it's going to be bad news. there should be no one left on the islands when the storm approaches. there's been plenty of warning. >> yes. >> my advice is get out. >> they won't get any help either. we know the mandatory evacuation means they're not going to make you leave. if you don't leave, you will not get help. thank you very much for your time this morning and expertise. thank you, sir.
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>> thank you. president trump also advising people to heed those warnings and evacuate. in a statement from the oval office -- >> they haven't seen anything like what's coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever. it's tremendously big and tremendously wet. tremendous amounts of water. it could very well be similar to texas in the sense that it's tremendous amounts of water. texas was the one that had, i would say, on this point probably brought more water than we've seen in a storm or hurricane. and it went out for seconds and thirds. >> the president drew criticism for another statement he made. he praised his administration's response to hurricane maria in puerto rico where the death toll was just revised upwards from 64 to nearly 3,000. kaitlan collins with more from the white house now. >> reporter: president trump raising several eyebrows when he cited his administration's response to hurricane maria in
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puerto rico when talking about how they're preaching for hurricane florence as it barrels toward the east coast. the president was in the oval office. he had just finished a briefing with the fema administrator brock long and cited maria as one of his administration's most successful times since he's been in office. of course that was a storm that devastated puerto rico, killed roughly 3,000 people, and left millions without power for months. so the president raised a lot of eyebrow s when he made comment like this -- >> the job that fema and law enforcement and everybody did working with puerto rico was tremendous. i think that puerto rico was an incredible unsung success. >> reporter: in that same valves meeting, president trump brought up the denials of his two former top staffers. his chief economic adviser gary cohn and staff secretary rob porter. boefth w both who played pivotal roles in
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bob woodward's report about the white house. he said he appreciated their denials and showed that bob woodward's book is fiction, making it clear where rob porter and gary cohn issued the denials in the first place. >> thank you. democratic senator jeff merkley of oregon claims the trump administration is diverting hurricane relief money from fema to fund immigration and customs enforcement just as the hurricane season is starting. merkley released a homeland security document showing a transfer of $9.8 million. >> the document says the money is coming from the travel, training, public engagement, and i.t. budgets, not disaster relief. senator merkley insists the white house is diverting money from response and recovery budgets to fund additional immigrant detention camps. he says any shift in funding will make it even more challenging for fema to respond to natural disasters. history will be made one way or another in new hampshire this november. voters in the first
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congressional district will either elect the first openly gay or first african-american congressman. a district that regularly swings between the two parties and back president trump in 2016. democratic voters chose chris pappas from a crowded field in last night's primary. a field that included levi sanders, the son of vermont senator bernie sanders. pappas will take on republican primary winner eddie edwards, a former black, former police chief and navy vet who got a big assist on the campaign trail from rudy giuliani. time for "early start" and your money. president trump putting a positive spin on talks with canada as the future of nafta remains in limbo. >> coming along very well. we're dealing with china as you know. we've taken a tough stand on china. i would say to put it mildly. and with this canada, they want to make a deal very much. me if we make it that's good. if you don't, that's okay, too. canada wants to make a deal. we'll see if we can get them to the deal we already have with mexico. i think the deal with canada's
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coming along very well. we've all been dealing in good faith. >> mr. trump was speaking yesterday at the white house. canadian trprime minister trude said he will not sign a deal that is bad for his country. the u.s. reached a preliminary agreement with mexico last month. talks with canada failed. they resumed last week. one sticking point here is the u.s. demands more access to canada's dairy market which is a relatively small part overall of u.s.-canadian trade. canada wants cultural exemptions for industries like dairy and wants a dispute resolution mayor-elect mitchell. the u.s. has set an october -- resolution mechanism. the u.s. has set an october deadline for to renegotiate nfl draft -- renegotiate nafta. the house republican pointing to newly discovered text messages from former fbi officials he says are proof of misconduct at that agency. the latest next. at at&t innovations, we give you more for your thing. here were adding tv and movies from our unlimited plan
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one of the president's cloefts allies in congress, mark meadows, found texts between the fbi and trump department of justice to harm the white house. he points to what he calls a media leak strategy. more from laura jarrett in washington. ro >> reporter: good morning. the latest controversy appears to be no exception. congressman mark meadows has seized upon a text exchange from strouk pa strzok to page in april of 2017 where he says to you, "i want to talk to you about media leak strategy by the doj." it's troubling because it falls during the period of time when the "washington post" and other
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outlets publishing stories about the fbi's surveillance of former trump adviser carter page. but strzok's attorney tells me it has nothing to do with that and instead was about a department-wide initiative to start leaks to the media. and a source close to page tells me it had nothing to do with anything about that. all it was is they were preparing department leadership at the justice department to face leaks in the legality around that. of course, the larger political backdrop to all of this is that even though the two people no longer work at the fbi, their text messages will be continued to be used as political ammunition against the special counsel's investigation because they both worked for robert mueller for a short period of time. so as long as mueller is around, these texts will continue to pour in. back to you. >> laura jarrett, thanks. the embattled leader of the archdiocese of washington, cardinal donald wuerl, will soon travel to the vatican to discuss with the pope his possible resignation. wuerl faces increasing calls to step down over his handling of
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hurricane florence lurking off the east coast, but the impacts already being felt on the college football schedule. >> yeah. hines ward with more. >> reporter: good morning. this is the real deal. the impending arrival of florence in the carolinas, well, it's causing college football teams to adjust their schedules. check it out. 13th ranked virginia tech's home game against east carolina has been canceled. n.c. state's game against 14th ranked west virginia will not be played. while 18th ranked central florida in its game against north carolina has been postponed. meanwhile, virginia, they decided to move their game against ohio to nashville. and players and coaches say they're ready for whatever mother nature brings. >> yeah. actually just got a texas this morning saying that there was like a hurricane coming here. and i was like, what?
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and yeah. i mean, i wasn't really like -- it's not really a big change for me. i'm used to it. yeah. i was pretty shocked it was a hurricane. >> the main concern is for the safety of the fans and the safety of the people who work in the stadium and the safety of the players. i know the university will do what's right, you know. i don't doubt that. i'll go along with whatever they decide. >> reporter: the u.s. men's soccer team taking the field for just a second time on september 11th. since the tragic attacks 17 years ago. before the game against mexico in nashville, team usa unveiled a huge american flag to honor and remember those whose lives were affected or lost. 19-year-old tyler adams scoring the only goal of the game, the teenager's first score at the international level. it came at just the seventh game with the u.s. team. and finally, a cardinals fan showing us why you don't need to
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bring a stinking glove to the ballpark, guys. this guy caught a foul ball one handed with the baby in his other hand. pretty impressive. now that takes some serious skills. now if that wasn't enough to make the fans happy, the cardinals went on to beat my pirates 11-5. dave, that just brought me back to the good old days when i was catching balls with one hand in pittsburgh. you remember those days. >> i do remember them well. but did you ever do it with a baby in your hand, my friend? >> no, i did not, dave. >> what that tells me, that guy logged a lot of hours dragging that baby around. seriously, when you have a baby that age, you can do almost anything -- you can make dinner -- >> as long as you shield said baby. multitasking, guys can do it. super bowl mvp. nice to see you. the national weather service calling this the storm of a lifetime. a live forecast next.
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hurricane florence barreling toward the east coast as a category-four storm. more than one million people under mandatory evacuation orders. >> i think that puerto rico was an incredible unsung success. >> success? an island still crippled almost a year after hurricane maria, killed nearly 3,000. twice the death toll from
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katrina. welcome back to "early start," i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. the national weather service warning of life threatening, catastrophic flooding. a new forecast issued, the path adjusted southward. it is still expected to slam into north carolina's coast tomorrow night or friday morning. florence still a category-four storm, but it picked up strength overnight and could become a category five today. one meteorologist at the national weather service warning everyone in the region there has potential for, quote, unbelievable damage. florence currently packing 130 mile-per-hour winds is expected to stall when it makes landfall, raising concerns about the catastrophic flooding. >> now the epa tells cnn there's a threat of florence triggering the release of toxic chemicals from nine hazardous waste sites along the carolina coastline. the agency is performing vulnerability reviews right now.
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we have more from the weather center. this is a monster. we've seen the path turn a little bit. bring us up to speed. >> big changes will overnight in the models. they hinted at this change yesterday, but now they are full on changed, the storm getting klcoi ie-- going close to wilmington and turning left. the impact it for more people. now myrtle beach, you're smack dab into what this could be. even charleston, you're back in the cone whereas yesterday you were out of it. 130 mile-per-hour, gusts to 160. still moving west/northwest at 17 miles per hour. it's a cardigan four. it is not intensely forecast to be a five. it is forecast to be 1:45. you need to be -- 145. you need to be 156 to get to that category-five level. east to west, wilmington to daytona. it is a big storm with big impact in many places.
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so nothing has really changed for the next 48 hours. the storm is driving itself toward wilmington. what has changed overnight is the turn to the left. that turn to the left that wasn't forecast yesterday, and it could parallel the coast as a two or a three. do more damage along the coastal communities,ne then finally tur right and back to georgia with heavy rainfall. maybe taking some of the heavy rainfall away from virginia, maybe maybe north carolina, out of the heavy rainfall, there may be 20, just not 40 inches as it stalls over north carolina. we have hurricane warnings to myrtle to kill devil hills. heavy rainfall, 20-inches plus. we'll update you as to how the models will progress. the left turn is concerning for millions who thought they were out of it. >> great to have you. chad myers this morning. he will be live throughout "new day" with updates. shelters are opening for those evacuating out of the
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hurricane's path. more than one million under mandatory evacuation orders. that does not mean they have to leave. it does mean if they stay, first responders will not be have to come to their aid. our martin savidge in choir linea beach where -- carolina beach where the mayor thinks as many as 100 may choose to ride out the storm. >> reporter: good morning. we really are now down to the final hours at least for many in beachside communities in north carolina. this is carolina beach where people are going to decide whether they're going to stay or go. 8:00 p.m. tonight is the cutoff point. after that, the decision is pretty much made for anyone who decides to stay behind. here's the reason why -- this is a barrier island. as a result, there's one bridge that connects to the mainland. once the wind speeds get to 145 consistently, that's when the bridge closes, and that's the final route of escape. for law enforcement purposes, once the bridge is closed, everyone here is on their own.
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it means in the hours in between, there's going to be soul searching, there's going to be people looking at the track of the storm. and they believe all previous storms weakened before coming ashore. if this is a cat three, many people say, hey, i can take that. if it's a cat four, that makes them want to go. it is part math and part mysticism. but whatever it is, people on these islands are going to have to make as we-- to make their decisions today, otherwise they are here and could be trapped for a longtime without electricity and without any chaps of rescue. >> they're -- without any chance of rescue. >> they're preparing for power outages for some time. president trump advising people to heed warnings and evacuate. in a statement from the oval office -- >> they haven't seen anything like what's coming at us in 25, 30 years.
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maybe ever. it's tremendously big and tremendously wet. tremendous amounts of water. it could well be similar to texas in the sense that it's tremendous amounts of water. texas was the one that had i would say to this point brought more water than we've seen in a storm or hurricane. it went out for seconds and thirds. >> the president drew criticism for another statement he made. they are from the oval office. he prayed his administration's response to hurricane maria in puerto rico where the death toll was just revised upwards from 64 to nearly 3,000. cnn's kaitlan collins with more from the white house. >> reporter: president trump raising several eyebrows when he cited his administration's response to hurricane maria in puerto rico. when talking about how they're preparing for hurricane florence as it barrels toward the east coast, the president was in the oval office and just finished a briefing with the fema administrator, brock long. he cited hurricane maria as one
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of his administration's most successful times since he's been in office. of course, that storm devastated puerto rico, killed roughly 3,000 people, and left millions without power for months. the president raised eyebrows when he made comments like this -- >> the job that fema and law enforcement and everybody it working along with the governor in puerto rico, i think, was tremendous. i think that puerto rico was an incredible unsung success. >> reporter: in the same oval office meeting, president trump brought up the denials of his two former top staffers, his chief economic adviser gary cohn and staff secretary rob porter. both who played pivotal roles in bob woodward's tell-all book about the trump white house. president trump said he appreciated their denials. he thought that they were excellent and thought they showed that bob woodward's book is fiction, manage it pretty clear where rob porter and gary cohn issued those denials in the
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first place. >> kaitlan collins at the white house. thanks. democratic senator jeff merkley of oregon claiming the trump administration is diverting hurricane are. money from fema to fund i.c.e. just as hurricane season is getting underway. merkley released a homeland security document on tuesday showing a transfer of $9.8 million. the document says the money is coming from the agency's travel, training, public engagement, and i.t. budgets, not disaster relief. senator merkley insists the white house is diverting money from response and recovery budgets to fund additional immigrant detention camps. he says any shift in funding will make it even more challenging for fema to respond to natural disasters. let's bring in politics digital director zach wolf live in washington. tremendous to have you on the show today. the statement about hurricane maria, almost one year after it hit puerto rico, unsung success. some say that's reminiscent of george w. bush saying this fema
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director michael brown days after katrina -- >> again, i want to thank you all -- brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. the fema director's working 24/ [ applause ] they're working 24 hours a day. >> again, that was just days after katrina. we are almost one year after maria. are these similar sentiments and what does it reveal about how president trump feels about maria? >> i believe that when bush made the statement, not all --. all of the damage had been reported. it's been well documented what happened in puerto rico with all of the issues. that nearly 3,000 people dying, even if in the back of your mind you want to defend the government's response and you're donald trump, why you would call
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it an unsung success is beyond comprehension just from the perspective of 3,000 dying. >> presidents are judged by how they respond to natural disasters, they are, and how well they can harness the federal, state and local resour resources. could the president be inoculating himself from criticism by saying this is going to be tremendously wet, the worst ever, no, no, maria was a success? >> yeah. there's probably some of that. it's a hurricane, whatever donald trump says is going to be the best, the biggest. whatever hurricane coming in, it's going to be the biggest. it may well be in this case. him sort of casting back defending that record or just not really knowing potentially what happened in, you know, in puerto rico, i think that's also a possibility. >> the storm inside the white
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house. "the new york timeth"the new yo op-ed and denials piling up, one from staff secretary rob porter and this from gary cohn. this denial to axios, "this book does not accurately portray my experience at the white house. i am proud of my service in the trump administration, and i continue to support the president and his economic agenda." is that a non-denial denial of the fact that that in this book it suggests cohn stole documents off of the president's desk? >> this is a textbook non-denial denial in which the facts are not disputed, but the sentiment of the book is put out there. maybe gary cohn wants to play a little cleanup for the parts of the book that mention him. he certainly doesn't say what happens in the book didn't happen. that's a very important note to make. >> some of these are distinctions like didn't steal documents off the table, diverted them, or put them lower down in the path, or managing
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the flow of information there. look, we're hearing from house republicans about another tax cut, more tax cuts. what is the gambit here -- is this serious or a political intent ahead of midterms? >> i mean, republicans might seriously want to make tax cuts permanent for individuals which they were unable to do in the last tax cut that they passed. they made them permanent for corporations but not for individuals. i'm sure they want to do that. is this the vehicle that's going to get us there, almostar suredly not. -- almost assuredly not. close to the election, they will lose power. this is more a political document. >> what happened to the republican party on deficits? we're hearing from the congressional budget office that they'll hit $1 trillion in deficits a year earlier than we thought. and they're talking about making tax cuts permanent. i just -- the dna of the republican party has changed.
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>> perhaps why paul ryan is making an exit. this one would add another $2 trillion to the deficit. good to see you, sir. thank you. >> thanks. >> thank you. history will be made one way or another in new hampshire this november. voters in the first congressional district will either elect either the state's first openly gay or first african-american congressman. in a district that regularly swings between the parties and backed president trump in 2016, democratic voters chose chris pappas from a crowded field in last night's primary. a field that included levi sanders, the son of vermont senator bernie sanders. pappas will take on republican primary winner eddie edwards, a former police chief and navy veteran who got a big assist on the campaign trail from rudy giuliani. new numbers on middle-class income. how much money do you have? party like it's 2000? the numbers compare to the early 2000s on cnn "money" next. wor? i just introduced you to my parents. psst! craig and sheila broke up. what, really? craig and shelia broke up!? no, craig!? what happened?
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you've been talking about this, that the storm has shifted even south of that. what a big move. if you went to sleep thinking this thing was north carolina, virginia, you're waking up in south carolina very, very concerned this morning. that's the nature. that is the nature of these storms. this could stall off the coast for a day, for two days. that might make the storm surge even bigger. then of course, we're talking about 30 inches of rain. yeah, i'll head down after the show today. the hurricane certainly the biggest story of the day. we're also following all kind of other news, as well. senator jeff merkley of oregon, he came out with this report that he got overnight that says that fema shifted $ten million from its budget to the border control to deal with detentions of people coming across the border. think of the time of that. $10 million from fema that potentially could be used for hurricane response going to immigration issues. now fema says none of that money
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would be outsided for -- would be used for hurricane response. as christine romans will tell you, money is fungible, fungible, she tells me. we'll be talking to senator merkley later. we're also talking about new poll numbers, i'm not sure i can tell you what they are because they're emembargoed until 6:00. for eight more minutes it's a secret that you and i, all three of us, have to keep. we've got new cnn poll numbers coming out in a bit. >> thanks, john. travel safely. 52 minutes past the hour. we'll check on cnn "money" this morning. the dow jones industrial average rose more than 100 points yesterday. a surge in energy stocks and apple helped ease the effects of trade tensions. dow and s&p futures looking up now. european markets open higher today. tokyo closed lower after strong gains tuesday. there are a record number of job openings in the u.s. and this -- the biggest share of workers since 2001 quit their jobs. that's a good thing. the quitters. it shows workers are confident that can get better jobs. are you feeling this?
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