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and bring you update on the hurricane's path throughout the hour. also tonight, the shameful politicalization of puerto rico's hurricane death toll. only president trump has had the guts to call out the dems and the national left wing media type who blindly accepted inflated portion of the death toll, almost 50 times higher than the original count and with scant evidence to support any of it. how does the count go from dozen to the days after the storm to 3,000 a year later? well, it involves as many about demissions as -- academissins as possible. then you watch it become a farce. the politicians who are running from the numbers and we will show you the big problems behind the new big numbers. and twitter continuing its effort to silence conservatives. have they had a change of
heart or just been found out? jack dorsey and his left-wing cohorts are begging to be regulated and they should be for declaring the term "illegal alien" to be in their agust judgment, hateful content. we take up the legality of the tech industry effort to destroy free speech. former federal prosecutor sydney powell among our guests. and what is going on in sun spot, arizona? the f.b.i. evacuating a solar observatory a week ago. has refused to tell anyone, including local law enforcement and news media why they took over the facility and shut it down. and it's a week later. and still, the f.b.i. refuses to tell the public what's happening. we begin tonight with the latest on hurricane florence as the outer bands of the storm lash the barrier islands of north carolina. it's been downgraded to a category two hurricane but
still fierce winds, authorities say florence will still bring 12 feet of storm surge and bring two or three feet of rain as it may stall off the coast and slowly move inland. >> storm surge is not a problem just along the coastline. it is going to be a major problem way up to the streams and the tributaries. this is a very dangerous storm. >> lou: flood rescue teams with the coast guard, national guard, state and federal agencies with resources as the storm moves on. the center of the eye is expected to make landfall tomorrow afternoon. joining us now to talk about preparations for hurricane, south carolina congressional candidate katie airington. great to have you with us. for everyone in south carolina, the carolinas, virginia, you know, we are obviously concerned for you. and how do you feel the preparations are going there tonight?
>> well, i couldn't say more for the for, what we have done with the county and the state legislators and the communication with the emergency management divisions. it's been absolutely breath-taking to see how much care and precaution we're taking for each other. we really care about each other in south carolina. >> lou: well, you care about each other and the president and fema i know have been moving resources into position right along with the first responders from the carolinas, the national guard. what is your sense of the level of preparation overall? >> well, i have to give it once again, credit to the governor. congressman tom rice, mark sanford, senator scott, they have all made sure that the fema representatives have been on the ground for days. i would say they were here monday. the advanced warning for people to evacuate, well received. it does hurt economically but you know, one life lost is one life too many. this storm is nothing to mock.
it is definitely coming in. hanging out as long as it is going to over south carolina, it will cause a tremendous amount of damage with flooding. on the inland areas more than on the coast. >> lou: in the midst of all of, this it's politics and everyone in your state will be judging just how well the governor does, how well the state government does. the president, fema, the federal authorities. it's a highly, highly politically charged moment. and we know that it will be a political football, if you will, for the democrats and one to regard for the republicans. your thoughts on that issue as well? >> well, i will say absolutely. i mean, you look at strong red state. we are doing everything we can to protect life. i will say in the governor's race, governor henry mcmaster suspended his campaign and his opponent james smith was called up to the national guard.
so they are both deeply involved and taking care of the state on this issue. but i live in a republican area. i'm proud of the work that has been done. this has been years of training. we have been training for this since hugo and we have gotten really good at it. i was over filling sandbags this afternoon with a local fire department and learning about how they rotate. we have all the exits blocked off because we are doing one-way traffic. and the fire engines are rotated every two hours. you never know where they are coming in from. you think about that level of detail to having fema on the ground, community emergency management. this state really knows what they are doing. we take our lives, our brothers and sisters in this state's lives seriously. one life lost is too many for us in south carolina. >> lou: absolutely. any part of this country. let's turn to the politics as you move toward election day. less than two months from now in the midst of all of this. are you feeling strong and
confident? >> i feel very good about our race. my campaign, the team. we are doing phenomenally well. this past week i had three major fundraisers that due to the evacuations are being postponed. so, you know, everybody is looking at the dollar figures as you go in the end of the month of september. so that is important that we keep raising the money. but i have, i'm still knocking on doors. today was sandbags and delivering to the people that didn't have an opportunity to go out and get them. that, you know, interaction with people, it's so strong. from my accident to now, it is amazing the love that i get from south south carolians. >> lou: we are delighted to see you healthy and strong and ready for the difficult work of carrying out a successful campaign. katie arrington. good luck to the storm and all of you. >> can i add one quick thing? i have dear family if
fayetteville and charlotte and raleigh. we are playing for them to hang tight and the brothers and sisters in the state house in myrtle beach, we are praying for you here in south carolina. >> lou: you got it. thank you so much. katie arrington. up next, president trump heaps praise on last year's response to hurricane maria in puerto rico. >> president trump: i think puerto rico was an incredible unsung success. the best job we did was puerto rico but nobody would understand that. we have gotten a lot of receptivity and thanks for job we have done in puerto rico. puerto rico is very important. >> lou: but now the radical dimms and the national left wing cohort trying to twist the president's words and his actions by manipulating death estimates? we take that up after the break with ed rollins. you are going to be surprised at what has been attempted with the death toll. which by the way, has gone up by 50 times the original
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president trump says death toll number estimates in puerto rico have been driven by politics, by the national left wing media and the dimms. the president tweeted this, this morning -- "3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit puerto rico. when i left the island, after the storm had hit, they had anywhere from six to 18 deaths. as time went by, it didn't go up by much. and then a long time later they started to report really large numbers like 3,000. this was done by the democrats to make me look as bad as possible when i was successfully raising billions of dollars to help rebuild puerto rico. if a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them on to the list. bad politics. i love puerto rico!" the president, by the way, is right. the study the president alluded to is one produced last month by the milken institute at george washington university. almost a year later, the number went from 65 people
killed to 2,975 people attributed to the storm. the finding wasn't the result of a death toll count, a body count, nor a study of death certificates but a public health study that subtracted the number of people who theoretically died over the same period from the number of people who were reported dead over that period. after the report came out on august 28, last month, puerto rico's democratic governor officially revived the death toll from 65 to the new estimate. and why did he choose to trust that study? why not the harvard study back in june that found deaths related to the hurricane fell within, well, a narrow range. are you ready? a narrow range from about 800 to more than 8,000 people. by the way, that is also an abstract and unconnected to
any evidence estimate that even the liberal "washington post" found ludicrous. and why did two florida republicans locked in tight races distance themselves today from the president over this issue? governor rick scott tweeted he agrees with the puerto rican governor. ron desantis' campaign sent out a statement saying desantis is committed to standing with the puerto rican community, especially after a tragic loss of life. he doesn't believe any loss of life has been inflated. obviously, the two men don't care that the numbers aren't related to facts. nor do they care about how those numbers were arrived at. the numbers were inplaited. -- inflated. the president was right to call the organization who threw out science, statistics and evidence to discredit the trump administration. radical dimm senator dianne feinstein stooping to new lows today in an effort to smear
court reporter nominee brett --o smear supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh. you won't believe there. there is a letter of allegations of kavanaugh with a woman when they were in high school. feinstein released a statement saying this -- "i have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of brett kavanaugh to the supreme court. that individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or to press the matter further. and i have honored that decision. i have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities." how she can reconcile those two thoughts is beyond me. feinstein had the letter since july. but decided to make it known rather inconveniently just today. it is time for senator chuck grassley, the chairman of judiciary committee to stop this kind of ignorance and move to get feinstein off the
senate judiciary committee. this is pure politics and evil politics at that. joining me now, strategist for great america pac, former reagan political director, the savant himself, ed rollins. let's start with dianne feinstein. what do you make of that? >> it's just an outrageous statement. the bottom line, if she had letter with july why didn't she share it with the other members of the committee or say is there something you want to say to me privately? this is an outrageous charge. he tried to say he was gambling because he had baseball tickets for his friends to go to the nationals. this poor guy -- >> lou: when we say "this poor guy," he is one of the wished injury -- distinguished jurists in this country. his name is being dragged
through the mud. grassley is being played for a fool. >> i was going to finish my thought. he has had four or five f.b.i. checks and the highest security clearance by the f.b.i. >> lou: confirmed by the full senate a few years ago. >> all the charges and we can't respond and there are no facts. this is ridiculous. feinstein should be censured for it. >> lou: i think she should be taken off the committee. why would the republicans put up with the nonsense? why should grassley put up with it? >> i said many times the senate is a club. they don't discipline themselves very often. >> lou: somebody should discipline them because this is, this is just ignorance at the highest level. i cannot imagine -- the dimms should have the integrity to reject this kind of -- >> and forever now, i think this candidate perform superbly, the judge did. but when you throw the things out there and you don't have a chance to rebut them, they
will stick. they will keep moving it in their game. he will be on the court. he will be affected by it. we saw it with clarence thomas many years ago. there was no evidence there. to a certain extent it's part of the cost of being on the court and shouldn't be. >> lou: let's turn to another matter of considerable ignorance. a number of institutions, including academic institutions, whether at george washington university or what vard. the school of public policy coming up with the ridiculous projections of a death count, body count from hurricane maria. this is just astonishing. for two candidates, rick scott running for the senate against bill nelson. ron desantis running for governorship. to sit there and say they decide against the reality and against the president to me is just beyond the pail. >> desantis would not be on
the ticket if it wasn't for the president's endorsement. scott was the for. the reality is the democrats are playing to puerto ricans who moved to this country, moved to florida, politics rate. they not for us anyway. at the end of the day, the president is accurate. the group doing the estimate would say you and i weigh between 100-10 -- 100 to 300 pounds. i do statistics all the time. this is the most absurd thing i have seen. >> lou: the national left wing media blindly took the numbers an jumped when the puerto rican governor decided to use them for whatever his political purposes. they have no foundation in fact. there is no fact based count here that is worthy of discussion. >> but again, they will use it in florida, use the community. any new puerto ricans that proved to florida to rev them up and make them up. >> lou: that is ignorance beyond belief again because
here is a president who devoted more resources to puerto rico than as far as i know any president has provided before. >> he literally has rebuilt the island. rebuilt the electrical system. >> lou: the national left wing media should find some way to muster the integrity to report those facts. we'll turn quickly. kevin mccarthy, donations from goldman sachs. the suggestion put forward here that paul ryan, the lame duck speaker who retired in place, is hanging around like an albatross around the republican conference going into the midterms until he can be assured that kevin mccarthy will be the next speaker. your thoughts? >> kevin mccarthy is the next speaker he will need 218 votes. he doesn't have at this point and didn't have the last time he tried. the reality is he can't make it happen. if it will happen, it will happen. but the serious thing is the charge he made today saying to
the republicans you can't get everything you want in a budget bill. what they couldn't get anything relative to the wall. democrats get everything they want in a budget bill. why can't the republicans or the majority get what they want on a budget bill? >> that was mccarthy? >> the speaker today. the speaker's comments. mccarthy is his right hand. >> i mean i don't know why you would want the continuation of the abject failure as a speaker, do you? >> no, i don't. keep thing is new blood. new voices. >> lou: how about an ncaa wrestling champion? >> i'm all for that. >> lou: jordan. jim jordan. >> three times. >> lou: thank you. appreciate it. politics is nasty stuff, isn't it? rhino ohio governor and never-trumper john kasich want republican lawmakers to forget they are running in a two-party system ahead of the midterms. >> you don't work for a president, you done work for a party. when you are on the streets with the folks, they are judging you for who you are.
so my advice to republicans is hey, be your own person. be your own man or woman. >> lou: i guess he meant support president trump. because he was elected president. the folks on the streets, the american people, you know who chose president trump over kasich and who chose president trump over -- what was her name? clinton. clinton. they want lawmakers to work for the president's agenda. that includes border security. questions swirling around the abrupt closure of the national solar observatory in sunspot, new mexico, last week. the observatory has been closed ever since because of an undisclosed "security issue." apparently that sparked enough interest that the f.b.i. showed up to evacuate the site, take control of the site. we are going to have a lot more on this story. we will be taking it up as well with senator jack keane. i think this is where i'm supposed to say, "the truth is
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the effects making their way north. the forecast for virginia less severe than that for the carolinas. but still, virginia expected to experience high winds, heavy flooding as well. the u.s. economy hitting new records under this president. middle class income rising to more than $60,000 a year. an all-time high. up nearly 2% from 2017. jobless claims at 204,000. that remains at the lowest level in an almost a half century, since 1969. it is no wonder that a new survey of blue collar workers in country finding surprisingly, i believe, that already a new wave of optimism. 72% of the blue collar workers now are more optimistic about their future under president trump. joining us now, tammy bruce, "washington times" columnist and fox business contributor and radio personality mark
simone. it's good to have you both here. start with the great news on the economy. i really think the blue collar number is fascinating because blue collar workers under president obama were dispirited, dissparing for their future and now that turned around and in short order. >> lou: they were literally forgotten. this was the linchpin in the campaign, the forgotten man and woman would be forgotten no more. this is a sign, this is another promise kept. a difficult one to in a way prove just because of the nature of how do you prove you have not forgotten someone anymore? this is how you do it. this is the frame of mind and people looking forward to the future, knowing something better will come. but because they know president trump will be leading them in that better future. >> lou: i agree with you except i do think it's easily demonstrated. you have incomings up under the president. a middle class that is growing. you have measurable,
quantifiable opttism from a group of people that haven't had much to celebrate for a long time. >> the economic numbers, they don't argue with them and they don't mention them. they are phenomenal. so many jobs created. even colin kaepernick is working. that is how many jobs created. you read the woodward book about how he is unstable and incompetent and bumping in the walls. if that is the case he still has far better number and results than president obama. >> lou: and president obama wants to claim credit for the economy. he said would never see 3% growth again. the new normal was despair for blue collar workers. by the way, if you're a minority under president obama, good luck! because he didn't have the magic wand that president trump has demonstrated he has. >> yeah, he wondered where was the magic wand? it was inexplicable to barack
obama how it could work. i never occurred to barack obama that you should even try. donald trump doesn't have a magic wand. he is a magic wand. >> it's not magic. >> he is the factor -- it's not magic. it's simply a belief in the american people. i realize it's a foreign concept to democrats and someone like obama where the average american, including let's say people from the flyover country, actually are the ones who have made freedom happen for the world and have made this country really what it is. so now we realize that it's just about recognizing it and that is what made it work. >> lou: this president is still having to put up with the fools an the special counsel. he is still putting one fools in the senate intelligence committee. he is still beset by -- excuse me -- by a national left wing media that is unrelenting in their ignorance. >> you have the crazy richard blumenthal senators who said unindicted coconspirator. that is not the case. he is not under investigation for anything. >> lou: i thought blumenthal was under investigation?
>> he should be. >> lou: i see what you did. thank you very much, mark, tammy. thank you very much. appreciate it. >> thanks. >> lou: up next. shocking left wing bias from social media companies. imagine that! who could ever forget google executive's misery following hillary clinton's 2016 difficult defeat? >> so many people apparently don't share many of the values that we have. >> there is a lot of fear within google. >> did we misunderstand that? what can we do to reach out to people's perspective we have a hard time understanding? >> it did feel like a ton of bricks dropped on my chest. i've had a chance to talk to a lot of people and they expressed a similar concept how painful this is. >> lou: these purportedly are grown men and women having a very difficult emotional experience.
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center, that they were using, violated twitter's hateful content policy. that is right. hateful content policy. the hateful terms were "illegal alien." or "criminal alien." guess what? today twitter finally approved those tweets. twitter has recently banned users, some users from life over speech that it doesn't like. shadow ban prominent conservatives and the republican lawmakers. earlier this year, conservative accounts complained twitter purged many of their followers. it looks like twitter coming to its senses. for that, we can at least applaud. joining me now former federal prosecutor and awe for of " -- author of "license to lie" sydney powell. thank you for being with us. what is your response for twitter deciding what is free speech and deserving of
respect? >> twitter seems to have a big problem with the first amendment. and and also the united states code that includes "alien" throughout it in describing people that fall under the categories of several different federal statutes. and uses the term "criminal alien" as you mentioned. "unauthorized alien" and people long referred to people who are not supposed to be in the country as "illegal aliens." it's not discriminatory at all. i have tried to find what they might like better. i've come up with "nuciem" from the planet venus. >> i don't know if it will work. i dote want twitter. i don't want facebook or anybody telling me what i can say and let them determine what is my intent and what is my first amendment right. twitter is trying to make the
case for regulation of twitter. that is a shame as well. >> they are silencing a lot of conservatives, lou. he's really serious. i have been shadow banned. a lot of people i know has been shadow banned. it happens all the time. it happens on other social media outlets, too. >> lou: the american people shouldn't put up with this. as a matter of fact, i'm watching the republican congress and i have to tell you i'm at my wits' end when i look at the republicans are tolerating and what they will not exert influence toward. and preserving free expression seems to elude the leadership. paul ryan or mitch mcconnell, they don't want to get involved because it's messy, you know, to defend the constitution. >> it's even messier to go down the slippery slope to allow twitter to make these kind of decisions. >> lou: let's turn quickly
to lisa strozk -- excuse me, peter strozk and lisa page. once again, leaking and then peter strozk's attorney trying to make the case that strozk was referring to stopping leaking, not encouraging and orchestrating it. >> of course he wasn't! that is why there is a chart in the inspector general's report that had to diagram all the f.b.i. leaks. they were leaking like a sieve. so was d.o.j. we have confirmed reports and admissions of leaking by bruce ohr and lisa pagement we know mccabe leaked. i was part of their strategy to create this entire false russia collusion narrative. they made it from whole cloth. >> lou: how frustrated would you be if you were this president? i just, i'm sitting here watching this. we have now all sorts of evidence of the corruption of the department of justice, the f.b.i., their leadership
rancid and toxic with political corruption. not a scintilla of evidence, no evidence of collusion as the senator attested yesterday. the chair of the senate intelligence committee. it is time to shut this down, as the president says. what in the world is it going to take? must he fire mueller? must he fire rosenstein? must he fire jeff sessions and move ahead? this is endangering his very presidency. we are paying a price for it in terms of -- i mean this president has been immensely unprecedentedly successful. but we are talking about national security and the good of the nation going forward. >> we are. it's been a huge waste of time and resources that could have been devoted to real crime-fighting. i think it's getting very close to time if not past time for him to fire rosenstein and
christopher wray. you have to remember that both of them are being advised -- or are lawyers that engaged in some of the misconduct themselves. for example, dana belente, the general counsel for the f.b.i. and giving wray advice is one of the people that signed the phony fisa applications as was rosenstein who gave him the advice to fire comey. it's incestuous. >> lou: is it time to fire mueller? >> it would probably be better for next person that takes rosenstein's job. >> lou: up next, a newly leaked video shows google executives, they were so bereave and they shouldn'tover come the depression after the 2016 presidential election which hillary clinton much to their shock and dismay did not win.
>> people here are pretty upset and pretty sad because of the election. >> this election was particularly hard. >> it was shock to all of us, the results of the election. >> can i move to canada? it was a massive kick in the gut that we were going to lose. what we all need right now is a hug. >> lou: poor google. everybody needed a hug. oh, yes, they worked tirelessly for hillary clinton. stay with us. we'll be right back. friends, colleagues, gathered here are the world's finest insurance experts. rodney -- mastermind of discounts like safe driver, paperless. the list goes on. how about a discount for long lists? gold. mara, you save our customers hundreds for switching almost effortlessly. it's a gift. and jamie.
>> lou: breitbart obtained a leaked video of a google conference that took place days after president trump's 2016 presidential election victory. a result google co-founder sergei breen didn't like at all. >> as an immigrant and refugee i find the election deeply offensive. >> lou: "deeply offensive."
is he offended that the electoral process work and the american people were heard? we asked video about the video, a spokesperson did respond. "for over 20 years everyone at google has been able to freely expressed their opinions at the meetings. nothing but said at that meeting or any other meeting to suggest any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products." no, goggle, that isn't true. you were in dismay. you work tirelessly for hillary clinton. did you forget? we didn't. senator lindsey graham tonight saying that the trump administration could not have been more responsive to storm preparations in the state of south carolina. authorities in the mid-atlantic region urging people in the path of the hurricane to get out. forecasters saying that hurricane florence is turning up wavings -- waves of 83 feet
with winds up to 120 miles per hour. the hurricane is expected to come to shore saturday morning along the border of north and south carolina before pushing inland. senate intelligence committee chairman senator richard bird today announcing that there is nothing of any significance following a 19-month investigation into alleged russian collusion. >> i can say as it relates to the senate intelligence committee investigation that we have no hard evidence of collusion. now we are not over. and that leaves the opportunity that we might find something that we don't have today. >> lou: unbelievable. burr remains undeters and says the investigation will go on until end of the year and he will need at least six months to complete a report. this is government work, folks. a witch hunt but it's government work. new text messages between
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are you in good hands? >> lou: joining me now chris farrell, the director of investigations and research for judicial watch. it's good to see you. let's start with richard burr who has turned over his committee to the ranking democrat senator mark warner, who, you know, i just don't know how much more preposterous this witch hunt can get. burr says there is no collusion, there has been no collusion. they can't find anything but they're not through yet and they can just go on their merry way until you tell me. when does it end? >> sadly, senator burr has become a sock pocket for senator warner. and you know zero times zero is still zero. so i can't imagine why they'd take an additional six months to write a report saying they found absolutely nothing. >> lou: because they can. >> i was heartened by mr. burr
three weeks ago. when he did come to the president's assistance with one statement. but then in very short order now he has flipped again back to the same old line of repeating what mr. warner wants him to say. it's sad. it's a pathetic situation. >> lou: it is sad. and burr has just thrown his -- i mean he has put his entire career in the ditch. it's just, he is, it's just amazing to me that he could just turn over the committee to the democrats, throw reason and decency to the wind and go after a sitting president the way they have. it's stunning to me how the people of north carolina can put up with such atrocious conduct. let's get to the fisa documents. >> sure. >> lou: the president apparently facing something of a contest within his own legal
team. emmet flood who is in the white house counsel's office apparently trying to stop the president from releasing those documents. at least those are the reports. your thoughts? >> look, the answer is extreme transparency. the president needs to get every single document he possibly can out. lawyers are built to minimize exposure. i get that. but in this case, the president is being harassed at a level no one has ever seen before in a presidency. the more he gets out, the faster he gets it out, the more the american public will be educated about the level of obscene corruption. that is frankly what the department of justice and the f.b.i. are terrified of. it's also precisely why particularly given the new revelation, the reporting by catherine herridge, mr. meadows' revelations. look, rosenstein needs to be fired tomorrow morning. that is the answer. that fixes about 9 i 10 --
9/10 of the mueller hysteria and the corruption with the f.b.i. the president should get up in the morning and the first order of business is fire rosenstein. get it over with. >> lou: the politics make it difficult in his calculation. >> it does. >> lou: i think at some point decency has to prevail here. and it's not going to be assisted by either mitch mcconnell or paul ryan because they just as soon this president not succeed. >> your analysis is correct. but rosenstein is sitting on top of a criminal conspiracy. he has got to go. >> lou: and at this point, how does that happen? >> rosenstein would be fired. the president has grounds for it. look, rosenstein is a fact witness. he is disqualified in the very case for which he nominated moore to -- nominated mueller
to conduct the investigation. the supposed spying of comey and the russian collusion nonsense which has now turned out to be a big goose egg. rosenstein is so conflicted, no disqualify bud he sits in this position supposedly supervising and conducting oversight of mueller's investigation. it's the same guy presiding over the same disaster where the f.b.i. and d.o.j. does nothing and the american public has to rely on the work of catherine herridge, devin nunes, meadows and judicial watch. they know how bad it is and they are sitting on it. that is why rosenstein needs to go as soon as humanly possible. >> lou: and yet, you have the chair of the senate intel committee who doesn't have the guts to say, "it's over." that is how much of a feckless tool he is. and instead of standing with the president of united states. >> agreed but the president has the authority to do it as the chief executive.
they may not like it but tough. that is the way it works in this country under the constitution. >> lou: chris farrell, always good to see you. thank you for being with us. >> thanks, lou. >> lou: appreciate it. see you tomorrow. good night from new york. among our guests on monday. hope you will join us. have a great night. from new york, good night. happy weekend. welcome to the program that analyzes the week that was and helps position you for the week ahead. i'm maria bartiromo. coming up in just a few minutes, northwestern mutual chairman and ceo is with me this weekend. plus, later on in the program, the president and ceo of the federal reserve bank of dallas, robert kaplan, my special guest. joining us coming up. but first we have the big headlines impacting everything from wall street to main street. geri? >> thanks, maria. hurricane florence has arrived and wreaking havoc in the mid-atlantic. the storm made landfall friday