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we have a lots to talk with him about. michelle malkin and our buddy paul. we have to leave. we'll tell you what's happening on capitol hill with repeal and replace. >> bill: good morning. here we go. politics and sports colliding on the sideline. president trump responding today. nfl stadiums become the center of attention after president trump said players who kneel after the anthem should be fired or suspended. hope you have had a great weekend. we are dressed and ready. >> shannon: i'm shannon bream. this was the scene across the nfl. players kneeling and locking arms and some teams spent the national anthem in the locker room in response to criticism from president trump. he said the nfl needs to change its policy to stop this behavior. >> i think it's very disrespectful to our flag and to our country. i certainly think the owner shao*ip do something about it.
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there was great solidarity. i watched a little bit. not watching the games the today. i watched a little bit. but i would say there was tremendous solidarity for our flag and country. >> shannon: john roberts joins us live. good morning to you. president trump not surprising he has been responding this morning on twitter. >> with everything else going on in the nation and around the world the president is in a huge feud with the nfl. he tweeted this morning what you pointed out happened yesterday saying many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday. a small percentage of the total. these are fans who demand respect for our flag. big show of defiance against the president yesterday. a lot of players taking a knee during the anthem. you pointed out some teams, the tennessee sight answer, seahawks and steelers stayed in the locker room during the anthem. one pittsburgh player, who did three tours of duty as an army ranger in afghanistan, came out
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of the tunnel, the lone player to stand with his hand at his heart for the national anthem. it all started friday night at a rally for luther strange's senate race in alabama when the president said this. >> president trump: we're proud of our country. we respect our flag. wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a [bleep] off the field now. out, he is fired. he is fired. >> in an interview with "sports illustrated" godel say i'm proud of our league. they reflect the frustration and disappointment of the players over the divisive rhetoric we heard from trump. he had some agreement on that from tom brady. quarterback from the new england patriots who stood with his hand over the heart but locked arms with another player. here is what he said on weei in
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boston this morning. >> i certainly disagree with what he said and thought it was just divisive. >> here is what the president said about it being divisive. the issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. it respect for our country and national anthem and flag. nfl must respect this. over the weekend nascar owner sent a strong signal saying you stand for the national anthem or you're on a greyhound bus out of here prompting this response from the president. so proud of nascar and its supporters and fans. they won't put up with disrespecting our country or flag. they said it loud and clear. we'll see where this goes the rest of the day, shannon. >> shannon: meantime the white house announced new travel restrictions last night just as the ban was set to expire. that's getting lost a little in the shuffle of the nfl headlines today.
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>> the president expanded the travel ban yesterday now covering eight countries. let's put them on the screen. iran, libya, syria, yemen, somalia, all in the original list. added to that chad and north korea and also restricts certain people from venezuela. the difference with this new list is there is no expiration date and the travel restrictions are specifically tail ored to each individual country. not the blanket ban we saw with the original travel ban. the president said following an expensive review by the department of homeland security we're taking action to protect the safety and security of the american people by establishing a minimum security baseline for entry into the united states. we can't afford to continue the failed policies of the past which presented unacceptable danger to our country. this reaction from the american civil liberties union. the fact that trump has added north korea with few visitors to the u.s. and a few government officials from venezuela doesn't talk about the real fact the administration's order is still
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a muslim ban. president trump's sin can't be cured by throwing other countries onto his enemy list. this one will attract a court challenge. the supreme court set to hear arguments october 10th. between the nfl, travel ban and tax reform this week, we have a lot on our plate at the white house. what a surprise. >> shannon: apparently construction as well. >> that's every day. >> shannon: it is. john roberts live from the white house. >> bill: with me now byron york. new york of all places. we could talk nfl if you want. however, north korea fly-bys, healthcare do or die week and think we can agree on that so far today and a travel ban introduction. start there. what's critical? >> with the travel ban the whole point of the original travel ban was to give the government 90 days to come up with new standards for vetting people from countries that are plagued by terrorism. those 90 days have gone and they've actually been doing
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that. as john just mentioned they established new criteria for people coming into the united states. they got in contact with every single government on the planet and made sure that they are actually meeting those criteria. and the ones that aren't will have limits on the people who come here. as john mentioned, there were three countries, chad, venezuela, north korea that weren't on the original ban that won't comply with these standards. this is something the trump administration will argue is not based in religion but specifically in safety standards for people in the u.s. >> they are making the case the countries can't vet their own people. on healthcare, i don't know if it's rand paul or john mccain or susan collins or maybe now ted cruz/mike lee, but this is a make or break week. does it live or die? >> it is. the senate can only use the
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reconciliation process to do this until september 30th, i believe today is the 25th. the time is going down. i think what you are going to see this week the framers of this bill, the graham-cassidy bill have tweaked it a bit. there is more money in the new bill going to a place like maine where susan collins has a problem with this. like kentucky, arizona, where john mccain has a problem. we'll see if there is a way to change this bill enough so that they would approve of it. >> bill: do you characterize it
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as bribes or inducements. >> it's legislation. this is in the grand tradition of the obamacare. the corn husker kick back. ben nelson didn't want to go along with obamacare. they needed every vote and they made money available for nebraska. >> bill: countdown begins. shannon, what's next? >> shannon: bill, one person is dead, seven others wounded in tennessee after a gunman opens fire during a church service. nashville police arrested 25-year-old emmanuel samson, an usher confronted the shooter in order to stop him. >> i sit and think what if. what if he had pulled the trigger. because he had the gun pointed at him. yeah, i'm proud of him. >> shannon: a lot of what if this morning. live from antioch tennessee this morning. >> good morning, shannon. the church usher who stopped the shooting is 22-year-old robert ingle. he was pistol whipped. he issued a written statement while being treated saying i do not want to be labeled a hero. the real heroes are the police,
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first responders and medical staff and doctors who have helped me and everyone affected. he also asks people to pray for the victims to heal but also to pray for the suspect and his family. it was during that scuffle that the suspect's gun discharged striking the suspect and effectively ending the shooting. 25-year-old emmanuel samson has been released from the hospital and taken into custody. they are exploring leads to a motive. samson had attended their church a few years ago but not there recently. the church has a congregation that is racially diverse and welcomes everyone. >> that church there open their hearts up to anybody. take the shirt off their back for you. good people over there. why do you do something like that to good, innocent people? >> just to set the scene here. the church is located a few miles outside the city of
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nashville the surrounding neighborhood is a fairly rural area. normally quiet. for something like this to happen in this sacred space in this type of neighborhood comes as a huge shock to everyone involved and the surrounding community, shannon. >> shannon: thank you, jonathan. >> bill: tragedy there. >> shannon: nom unanswered questions that the man who was to the church before for services. thank goodness for the usher. >> bill: nine minutes past. a long road ahead for puerto rico. hurricane maria, set that island back decades and a huge worry is a shortage of aid and supplies. we'll take you there live to find out how they're coping today. >> shannon: jared kushner under fire for using personal computer for communication. >> graham-cassidy and the future of healthcare on life support.
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january and august he sent or responded to fewer than 100 emails by his private account and forwarded to his official account to make sure they're preserved. >> we said if you take these edits were agree. they take oured yits and removed our edits. right now they don't have my vote and i don't think they have mike lee's either. i want to be a yes. i want to get there because i think obamacare is a disaster. >> bill: there is ted cruz explaining why it might be a no for him today. hang on now, the battle over healthcare comes to a head this week on capitol hill five days and counting. republicans trying to sweet en a deal for hold-outs. former new hampshire governor john sununu. how are you doing? a revised draft of the bill apparently was crafted last night. we'll see what that looks like.
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is ted cruz negotiating or do you think it's dead in the water as we sit here on a monday? >> look, this whole process is just showing how hard it is to get major legislation. and they shouldn't have expected a cake walk. i'm not happy that it's gone this long and this complicated. but the other thing i think it shows is how when folks get down to the senate they lose touch with their constituents, they lose touch with the voters and they lose touch with their governors. the governors in virtually all those states are asking them to pass the package. there are rumors that susan collins wants to run for governor of maine. if she ever gets elected as governor she will be lobbying for a package just like this. >> bill: interesting. a couple things to go through now, okay? here is president trump on sunday talking about arizona and maine and alaska when he said this. >> president trump: arizona is one of the biggest
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beneficiaries, even the governor is totally in favor of it. it's also great for maine. it also great for alaska. every stay you're talking about it happens to be particularly good for. we'll eventually win whether it's now for later. >> bill: trying to sweet en the deal. that's clear. do they eventually win whether it's now or later or is this it, governor? >> well, it is never this is it. there is always a possible tomorrow in washington it is also doable. the problem, of course, is that there is often great leaps between doable and getting it done. my sense is that they eventually get it done but maybe not necessarily the way we think they are going to do it. >> bill: is that this week or -- >> that's this week. unfortunately they may have to strike a deal with the dems, which is a lot worse for everybody, including the states, of those senators that
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are holding out now. >> bill: which democrat will vote with them on this? >> maybe manchin might do it. maybe senator heitkamp from north dakota. those two are good possibilities. >> bill: senator rand paul is pushing a hard bargain. he said this on sunday. >> if they narrow the focus to expanding health savings accounts, giving governors more freedom through waivers, throwing down entitlement spengd i would be for that. >> bill: he is a no based on that answer. >> that's not a no. >> bill: he said i won't trade my vote for something ancillary or be bribed. how do they win his vote then? >> those three items are in the bill. that's the aggravating part about this. a lot of these guys go out and posture for something and, in
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fact, the items are in the bill. it may not be as pure as they would like and if they want a little tweaking they ought to be suggesting language instead of sitting on their hands. >> bill: the purity of their demands aren't quite suitable for washington, d.c. in 2017. >> at certainly not matched by any purity of heart. >> bill: have a great monday. great to have you back. >> shannon: the death toll is rising from the massive earthquake in mexico. time could be running out for finding any survivors. >> bill: assessing the damage from maria. why it may take decades before puerto rico gets back to where it was before this storm. extraordinary stuff here. >> frankly the scene is like something out of a horror movie. very apocalyptic. when you look at the landscape as well. we've seen the decembermation
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of all green vegetation. everything has gone basically. so it's pretty stark. hey you've gotta see this. c'mon.
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no. alright, see you down there. mmm, fine. okay, what do we got? okay, watch this. do the thing we talked about. what do we say? it's going to be great. watch.
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remember what we were just saying? go irish! see that? yes! i'm gonna just go back to doing what i was doing. find your awesome with the xfinity x1 voice remote. >> bill: one person dead several injured in a price on riot in california. 150 prisoners involved some with knives. guards locking down the facility as they restored order. one wounded prisoner in critical condition. no one on that staff was injured after that riot this weekend. >> >> shannon: comes as officials in puerto rico say maria's devastation is so bad it set them back decades. good morning, garrett. live from san juan.
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>> the way several officials have described it is the end of modern life. across puerto rico there is almost no power and no cell phone signal. for a lot of the basic necessities that folks need to survive. water, food, fuel, there are severe shortages. if you're looking to get any of those, many people are facing lines that stretch for hours. >> it's terrible. everyone is fighting for gasoline. my husband goes out at 4:00 in the morning every day to get gasoline for the generators and gets back at 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon with $10 at the most. we're trying to leave. we can survive but we have a little girl and it's complicated. this is crazy. >> we've heard that same frustration from a lot of people here. no power, communication and shortages on food, water and fuel hundreds of people are heading to the airport to find a way off the island to get to the states where they can stay with family or friends until
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puerto rico can get back on its feet. i spoke to the governor a little bit ago. he assured me help is on the way. working to set up water stations across the country so folks can get water if they need and working getting fuel distributed and supply chain back up and run being as they clear off roads and slowly get folks back to some semblance of normal life. there are also still some remote parts of the island that they have not been able to establish contact with to see how they're doing, how bad the damage is, and today they are working on arranging fly-bys of those areas to see what kind of help they need. we were at the airport this morning. help is on the way. it is steadily flowing in on airplanes across the country. slowly opening up airports and planes are coming in with pallets of food, water, generators as well as fuel and communication has been one of the hardest things for folks. the governor told me they're
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working on getting generators to the cell phone towers across the country to get them up and running so folks can let their family and friends knowing in the days, weeks and months ahead. >> shannon: all that very welcome news. garrett is live for us in puerto rico. thank you. >> bill: 26 past. president trump now saying this about the new travel ban. >> president trump: the travel ban, the tougher the better. >> more countries are now a part of it. who has been added and will it make america safer? ultimately can he win this legal battle? we'll have that for you in a moment. >> shannon: the fight over tax reform. are new cuts actually on the way? we'll talk to a lawmaker part of the inside discussions just ahead. >> president trump: totally finalized it will be the largest tax cut in the history of our country. pipelines, so we can detect leaks before humans can see them.
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>> shannon: fox news alert. president trump signing off on a new travel ban now limiting u.s. entry for citizens of eight countries. adding north korea, venezuela and chad to the expanded list. let's bring in gillian turner. a staffer to george w. bush and barack obama and a fox news contributor. good morning, gillian. this kind of flew under the radar for a lot of folks disturbed by the feud between the nfl and the president. how is this ban different? >> this one is very different in a nutshell. i think that some of the differences will become known to people as they parse through this. but i was reading through it last night and the first things about it that struck me were that it has less countries overall, which is fairly significant. it has one less country to be specific. they took great care to ground
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this new policy in factors other than religion. the administration sort of zeroed in on the fact a lot of legal challenges to the original travel ban was the fact it appeared to be discriminatory against muslims n. this revised order, a few of the countries are not muslim majority countries, which sort of hedges against the future liability that might befall them based on this. another important thing on this it gives all the nation thaes are included the opportunity to comply with u.s. guidance in the future and graduate out of the ban. so while it is permanent there is no automatic expiration date like the previous ban. this one presents equal opportunity for all the nations to move away from this and not be part of it in the future, which is important. >> shannon: no surprise there are critics. numerous court challenges with differing levels of success. a group called muslim advocates when the new release went out.
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let us not be fooled. just shy of two weeks before the supreme court oral arguments in the refugee ban case the administration is trying to undermine our constitution and circumvent the courts. the president says he is trying to uphold the constitution. opponents here say it is window dressing. just the same thing. discriminatory and adding countries like north korea and venezuela where i think the estimate on north korean visas granted in the last fiscal year a little over 100. there aren't thousands of people pouring in from north korea. they say adding those countries is of no consequence and in venezuela it's government officials banned from coming. >> i see both sides of the coin. but i think that where you are on this issue is based on where you sit. meaning the way you respond to
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this travel ban emotionally is going to be based on what you think about president trump. i'm trying to take a step back from that when i think about this myself and look at the policy as it's written on paper. and what i see with this new order is that they've taken great care to emphasize and ground this in a policy review process. nothing is arbitrary, none of the countries that are included in this revised order are singled out. none of them have been under consideration for different criteria than the others. it was a fairly -- it was a fairly standardized procedure. this is something the original ban totally lacked. and so i'm more inclined from a policy perspective to get on board with this one because the administration has taken the time and intellectual rigor needed in order to execute something like this. how it gets implemented will be up to the department of
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homeland security, the courts and other federal departments and agents. this is more solid than the two versions prior to this. >> shannon: it's an extensive review process so people understand when part of the ban was put on hold and various courts were taking bites out of it the one thing left to proceed was the review. the state department and homeland security to provide information to the u.s. how do you track these people and exit and entry and passports and potential terror links in these people's backgrounds. they told all countries across the board. here are the criteria we need you to meet for your citizens to come here. if you don't meet it you get
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put on the list. these countries can work themselves off the list. in the meantime, the legal challenges will continue. judge napolitano is coming up and talking with bill more about what it is facing at the supreme court. in the meantime these countries have an exit ramp. >> they do. some have already taken that exit ramp. the -- what the white house was looking at a few weeks ago, if you believe reporting from inside the administration, they had a list compiled of 17 countries. what they did was they said to everybody, here are the u.s. requirements. you must share information with us about known and suspected terrorist operatives inside your borders. you must be able to prove the passports you issue to your citizens are not easily pirated. you must try and do everything you can to shore up the system there. the passport-producing system. some countries were able to comply. eight of them fell off the original list. there is no reason why the remaining countries can't in the future comply with u.s. policy and u.s. requirements and also drop off this list. that's what i mean when i say it's an equitable system this time around.
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there is nothing arbitrary here. everybody is being subjected to the same standards. >> shannon: now we'll wait to see as some of the lower courts have done is brought in the campaign rhetoric the president used on the trail. associates and affiliates of his on the trail to say what a muslim ban was going to be about and whether that will stand up as you said what they've now put on paper. we'll see. gillian turner, always good to see you. >> bill: breaking news on the search for survivors in mexico city. the death toll 319 as of today. jonathan hunt has been there several days now. back with us live in mexico city. what are they dealing with now, jonathan? >> well, it is -- we're now approaching the sixth day mark since that 7.1 earthquake hit. but the search and rescue teams are not about to give up on any
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hope of finding survivors. behind me is what is the largest remaining search and rescue operation, that is what remains of a six-story office building. it is pan caked down and all weekend and through now this morning search and rescue teams have been trying to pick their way through the rubble. it is a delicate task. it is a dangerous task for them and painstaking process. just taking out the rubble piece by piece, using pretty much just their hands because they don't want to bring in heavy machinery just in case anybody is there alive. in the meantime back at street level, a kind of tent city has sprung up for the family members of those still missing. there are up to 44 people believed to have been in the building at the time and are still unaccounted for. i spoke to one family member,
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he is sitting here standing vigil waiting for his 30-year-old niece, news of her. her name is karena. he talked about what he and other family members are going through. >> if you could get a message to karena now, what would you say to her? >> we are here with the moving. we hope you are alive. we believe you are alive and we are expecting you with open arms. >> it is heartbreaking, bill, to talk to those family members, to watch them as they grieve here. they burst into tears at different moments when they get news of other rescues or other situations around this city as search and rescue operations go on. nobody here among the search and rescue teams or these family members is willing to give up all hope yet, bill. >> bill: thank you, jonathan. he is working the story in mexico city six days later. we're still dealing with this for a long time to come. our best to them.
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>> shannon: any glimmer of hope. folks will hold on. our prayers for them. in the meantime u.s. military aircraft flying off the coast of north korea after that country's top diplomat said strikes against the u.s. mainland are inevitable. >> bill: what do you think about taking a knee? the rising presence of politics in sports in any different today than it was a decade ago? should players protest on the field or off the field? we'll debate all of that in a moment. terrific panel coming up next. >> we'll get through the season and make sure during the season they stand up and put their money back into the community and let's make a change and get these guys hopeful again. people will stand proudly because they see our country as a place of opportunity for everybody. ♪
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karre and dave hoppe. let's go through this one at a time. mary anne, we'll bring you in as well. i've heard from so many teams but i thought this was rather the exception than the rule. when the cincinnati bengals, a team i grew up with put out this statement. football and politics don't mix easily. fans come to na*fl games to watch competition on the playing field. they stood arms locked on the field. no one took a knee. david. where are you on this? >> well, this is a sad situation in that politics has gotten into everything and gotten into this as well. and i think one of the things we have to remember is that everybody has the right to say what they want to say but the flag should not be used as a weapon by any side, either side in this. and what people should do is
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respect their flag because it means respecting the military, first responders, respecting police, it means respecting america. and they are on the edge here. once again they have the right to express themselves but on any side let's not use the flag as a weapon. >> bill: got it. go ahead and let me get mary anne, quick. your position is what? >> politics and sports are linked and that's always been true. integrating major league baseball and jackie robinson and mohammed alli's protest and the 1968 mexico city protests by john carlos and tommy smith where they raised their fist and lowered their heads as the national anthem was playing. there is no difference here. the difference in this case is you have the leader of the free world, donald trump, injecting himself into these protests because it's about one thing.
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>> bill: he has a right to his opinion. you aren't taking free speech away from him, are you? >> no, he has a right like all of us do. but in this case he is trying to distract everybody from the mueller investigation and putting the focus on -- >> bill: all right, that's a debate for another day. let's keep it in the right lane. >> that's the lane. >> bill: opinion piece today. everybody loses, all right? the losers are the millions of americans who would rather cheer for their team on sunday. encourage everybody to read it in the "wall street journal." they went to all sides of the issue. david, here is another way to look at this. what has been the responsibility of roger godell. he is paid up to $50 million a year by the nfl owners. where was he when it started to snowball? in major league baseball you're told as a grown man how high
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you can wear your socks. major league baseball you are told whether or not you as a grown man can wear a mustache. there are rules for everything because you are employed by that team. in this case in the nfl they did not take a position a year ago and now it's gone to the point where it has. fearless prediction. if it starts hurting you in the pocketbook these owners will ride the commissioner and develop a policy because as of now, there is none. david, go ahead. >> i think -- i don't think the nfl has done very well with this. this started if you want to look at the beginning of this, this current situation with mr. kaepernick who wore a pair of socks that said police are pigs. he has a right to his opinion but he should not use the football field. he should not use the flag, which he did in that situation, to make a statement broadly like that that's unfair to people who make a lot less money than he does and risk
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their lives everyday for us. not all police are perfect but they are the first responders there and doing -- their lives are on the line when they leave the office or leave their house every morning. the nfl has to come to grips with this. the commissioner has to take the lead. >> bill: there are 1,196 players in the nfl. 200 sat or took a need on sunday. the math is 1 in 8 on that. the left tackle for the pittsburgh steeler. the team got together on saturday and said they'll stay in the locker room. their way of not becoming a distraction on the field and avoid the fallout that teams and players are taking now. he made a decision as an army ranger to stand there in the tunnel and salute the flag. apparently the players didn't know he would do that.
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like he is respecting their right to take a knee, what do the players on the pittsburgh steelers say to this veteran who served in afghanistan as a member of the u.s. army rangers? >> he served three tours and just like his teammates had the right to stay in the locker room, he had the right to go out, stand there and put his hand on his heart. that's the thing no one can legislate either roger godell. as a patriots fan i can say how pitiful he is. no sports owner can change that as an american citizen you also have your rights. before you join the nfl and while you're in the nfl. >> bill: should he have made a policy a year ago? >> no, he can't. by the way, nascar has never put out a policy putting the confederate flags on any of their properties including cars, uniforms and others. that says a lot, too. >> bill: thank you for your time. david final thought. >> you have the right to
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express yourself. don't use the flag as a weapon. we can get together on not using a flag as a weapon. >> that ship has sailed. >> shannon: anthony wiener is in federal court. moments from now he is expected to be sentenced for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. >> bill: one man going on a wild ride on the back of a high speed train. really? that's how you get to work these days. that's a commute, bream. fortunate enough to travel to many interesting places. i've always wanted to create those experiences for others. with my advisor's help along the way, it's finally my turn to be the host.
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speeding train 70 miles per hour. at the next stop police arrested him. that's from australia. you know, some days that's how we feel like we're coming to work. >> shannon: those trains are unpredictable. i don't know how much you'd save. i assume he is doing it to avoid buying a ticket but at the risk of your life would you do it? you are a thrill seeker. >> bill: he has been caught and arrested. >> shannon: anthony wiener will be sentenced in federal court today after texting explicit material to a 15-year-old girl last year. he could get 10 years in prison. david lee miller is outside the u.s. district court in manhattan where the sentencing will take place. what do we expect this morning? >> we expect the sentencing to get underway in the next few minutes at 10:00. a short time ago anthony wiener, now a convicted felon, entered the courthouse. he said nothing to reporters as
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he walked inside. he has pled guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. he pled guilty to the charge in may in a plea deal where prosecutors agreed to ask the court he spend 21 to 27 months behind bars. wiener agreed not to appeal if it is within that range. his attorneys have filed with the court asking he not be incarcerated. wiener sent a letter to the judge saying in part my regret for my crime is profound. i have endangered the well-being of a 15-year-old girl who reached out to me on the internet. my continuing acting out over years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage. sentencing memorandum filed by the prosecution urges the judge to send wiener to prison saying this is not merely a sexting case. full knowledge he was communicating with a 15-year-old girl. the defendant asked her to
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engage in sexually explicit conduct versus skype and snapchat. he says he has a sickness and has been seeking guidance. a therapist says his chances of becoming a repeat offender are, and i quote, average. the sentencing gets underway in the next few minutes. back to you. >> shannon: we'll stand by. david lee miller live at the courthouse. >> bill: it is crunch time on the hill. can senate republicans get the 50 votes on healthcare? the deadline is saturday. where things stand this morning. >> shannon: what is the nfl saying about sunday? we're live from nfl headquarters in just moments. >> president trump: we have great people representing our country, especially our soldiers, first responders. they should be treated with respect. when you get on your knees and don't respect the american flag or anthem that's not being treated with respect.
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>> shannon: graham-cassidy bill facing an uphill battle with just days left for republicans to repeal and replace obamacare or do it in part. welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm shannon bream. >> bill: countdown is on. we knew this, right? i'm bill hemmer, good morning, everybody. final deadline coming this weekend on saturday republicans sponsoring the bill. senators graham and cassidy revising it. they did a little more of that over the weekend. some key republican hold-outs still remain on the sidelines on this. >> right now they don't have my vote and i don't think they have mike lee's either. i want to be a yes, i want to get there because i think obamacare is a disaster. >> it's hard for me to envision getting to yes on this bill because my concerns are so fundamental. >> i don't think block granting obamacare doesn't make it go away. it means you are keeping the money we've been spending
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through obamacare, most of it, reshuffling it, taking the money from democrat states and giving it to republican states. >> bill: he is a no for today. it is only monday. here is mike emanuel on the hill. good morning to you. what is the latest as they head into a make or break week in healthcare? >> there has been fine-tuning of the graham-cassidy bill to see if they can lock down skeptical republican senators. the hard nose are rand paul and john mccain. one more republican no would kill the bill. as you heard maine's susan collins said it is difficult for her to envision a scenario where she would end up voting for the bill and a great deal of attention on alaska's mu
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kowski. >> governor doocy is in favor of it. it is great for maine and alaska. every state you are talking about, it happens to be particularly good for. so i don't know what they're doing, you know what? eventually we'll win whether it's now or later. >> this morning a republican senator says graham-cassidy would be great. >> south dakota comes out the positive. we were a non-expansion state. we would actually apply for expansion but turned down because we couldn't agree on the conditions of it. so in south dakota we will go anywhere from several hundred million to an excess of $1.2 billion over a period of six years. we're actually on the positive side of this. >> with lawmakers returning to the capital today there is an effort to see how close or how far they are from having 50 yes votes. >> bill: what are democrats saying about this updated bill? think they have a shot at getting anyone to vote for it? >> doesn't sound like it at this point. nancy pelosi put out a
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statement this morning saying, quote, no last-minute changes can disguise the rotten consequences of trump care. republicans must stop making a dangerous bill worse and join democrats to improve and update america's healthcare. another democrat in the senate says this bill would be terrible for her state, michigan. >> we would see $140 billion -- billion in lost healthcare funding for coverage and the state budget that the governor just signed is only $56 billion. and so when they say the states will make up the money, not a chance. >> the finance committee will hold a hearing on graham-cassidy this afternoon. a critical week. it could get feisty. >> bill: we'll be back with you all week long. >> shannon: brit hume is fox news senior political analyst. good morning. i want to play a little bit of what the white house legislative director mark schwartz said where they stand
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now and we'll get your reaction. >> this is our last best chance before the september 30th deadline to get this bill done. it comes down to four senators. right now senator paul, senator mccain, murcowski and collins are the ones we're trying to convince to get two of the final four votes to appeal obamacare. >> shannon: now we have ted cruz saying he and mike lee might not get votes. >> if they can get lee and cruz. the other four are a huge problem particularly rand paul. i think they may get murcowski this time. mccain is gone. he is not for this. i don't see susan collins. her doubts i think are pretty firm. rand paul, you know, put yourself in the position of mitch mcconnell trying to round up a vote from his fellow kentucky republican rand paul. rand paul is basically incoherent on the subject of this bill. the skinny repeal bill that failed, that did very little
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compared to this bill, and he voted for that. so along comes this and he says this isn't full repeal and what we promised. it is more of what they promised than the bill he just voted for is and now he is against it. so i'm thinking if i'm a leader trying to convince this guy on a vote like that, i don't know how you do that. most of the time when you're dealing with these politicians and figure out why they aren't with you, there is some rational reason for it. they say at home this is just poison for me. political suicide. you can understand that. or this hurts my state. well, you might be able to sweet en it for that state. but when somebody's argument doesn't make any sense at all, i don't know how you do it. i'm not sure they can. this looks pretty bleak. >> shannon: senator cassidy, a doctor like senator paul, has said that the door is open and apparently he has reached out. there haven't been conversations with cassidy was talking with bill last week. we wonder if they've had
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conversation. susan collins, another gop senators has to win over. here is what she has had to say. >> when we're dealing with 1/6 of our economy and millions of people, you can't do sound health insurance policy this way. you need to have extensive hearings. the democrats must come to the table, and that is what we should be doing. >> shannon: democrats must come to the table but britt, if you can't chorale republicans. if they miss the deadlines this weekend they need 60 votes. do you see a scenario where that happens? >> no. mccain objected to this, too. that it's not bipartisan. there is no bipartisanship available on this issue. democrats are in lock step. they want to keep obamacare in its place to the greatest extent they can. they won't vote for anything that moves it out to the states. they won't vote for that.
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you aren't -- this bill is a reflection of the deep differences within the country on this issue and others. and this is simply not a case where you can do anything like what the republicans are trying to do and expect any democratic support. so you can complain all you want about the lack of bipartisanship but if there were real bipartisanship there might be a couple of democrats willing to vote for what the republicans want to do. it's a pipe dream and not worth talking about. >> shannon: when voters saw them voting for repeal. they're wondering why things can't get done. >> you have members of the republican caucus who voted for stronger medicine than what they're looking at now who are now no votes. that's a tough situation. >> shannon: a tough question for a lot of folks. >> politics have changed and people got used to obamacare and adapted to it. there is a big entitlement
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increase, the medicaid expansion. those things are very difficult if not impossible to undo. that's what they're up against. it is not easy. it shouldn't be impossible and so far it's proved to be. >> shannon: five days left to go. we always go to the cliff. thank you for your time this morning. good to see you. >> bill: the battle with the nfl. 200 players kneeling during pre-game national anthem ceremonies on sunday. this after president trump called on the team owners to fire or suspend protesting athletes. he said this. >> president trump: i think it's very disrespectful to our flag and to our country. so i certainly think the owners should do something about it. there was great solidarity. i watched a little bit. i was not watching the game today, believe me, i'm doing other things. i watched a little bit and i will say that there was tremendous solidarity for our flag and for our country. >> that was yesterday. this morning eric shawn outside of nfl headquarters. what have you heard from the league so far this morning?
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>> good morning. the nfl this morning pushing back against the white house and they haven't had any conversations with white house officials about this growing controversy. one official saying we are united. we stand together as a league. this as you said after a couple hundred players during the games yesterday either knelt during the national anthem or locked arms in solidarity. the president trump is continuing this morning. he tweeted this saying, quote, many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday which was a small percentage of the total. these are fans who demand respect for our flag. he also tweeted the issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. it is about respect for our country, flag and national anthem. nfl must respect this reinforcing what he said yesterday. >> this has nothing to do with race. i have never said anything about race. this has nothing to do with race or anything else. this has to do with respect for our country and respect for our
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flag. >> the nfl commissioner said he is proud of the players. comments like this demonstrate a lack of respect for the nfl. our great game and all our players. a failure to understand the force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities and bill the polls show the majority of football fans are against the protests. they just want to see the players play football. for which they are paid handsomely. >> bill: not everybody took a knee. what do the numbers tell us about how that decision was made? >> well exactly. three of the teams chose to stay in the locker room to not be part of this controversy. one of those teams was the pittsburgh steelers. one of their star players defied the protest. he is army war hero, an offensive tackle. he held his hand over his heart by the tunnel during the playing of the national anthem.
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he is a west point graduate, army ranger, he served three tours of duty in afghanistan and was awarded the bronze star for bravery for saving the lives of his buddies in combat. he is not alone. cowboys owner jerry jones has told the fox business network the gridiron is not the place for protests. >> i do not think the place to express yourself in society is as we recognize the american flag and all the people that have made this great country, the very opportunity for us to be there as a nation. that's not the place to do anything other than honor the flag and everybody that's given up a little for it. >> there are fake quotes on the internet from jones threatening to fire any cowboy who does kneel. those aren't true.
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the cowboys play the arizona cardinals tonight. we'll see if indeed these protests continue on monday night football. >> bill: more reaction to the league as we get it. eric shawn in new york city. game tonight and thursday night in green bay. next weekend, too. where will we be then? >> shannon: yeah. and does the controversy help take more eyeballs and help the ratings as people want to see what's going to happen? maybe at the beginning. >> bill: it could work in reverse order. fans buying tickets or not buying tickets. tv ratings. do they go up, or down or not change? >> shannon: north korea says it isn't a matter of if but when it will strike the u.s. mainland. >> what else could be a bigger threat than the violent remarks such as pouring fire and fury, total destruction coming from the top of the authority of the
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world's biggest nuclear power. >> shannon: what will it take to lower the tensions? plus this. >> bill: she won, merkel celebrating in germany after winning her fourth term as chancellor. her victory is not without controversy. details on that in a moment. >> shannon: the white house expanding the list of countries and conditions on its new travel ban. will the new restrictions put an end to the legal battle over the ban? judge andrew napolitano joins us live. >> this is something the trump administration will argue is based not at all in religion and based specifically in safety standards for people entering the u.s.
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>> shannon: north korea's foreign minister will hold a news conference in new york city moments from now after he warned on saturday at the u.n. a strike against the u.s. mainland is inevitable. president trump had called kim jong-un and threatened korea with total destruction if it threatens the u.s. or our allies. the next day bombers and fighter jets flew farthest north in this century. this has been escalating back and forth.
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them saying they'll strike the u.s. mainland, that upsets a lot of folks and takes us to the next level. the president tweeted afterwards just heard foreign minister of north korea speak of u.n. if he echoes thoughts of little rock et man he won't be around much longer. >> nothing new when you talk about what's coming out of the kim regime. they've been threatening to turn seoul into a sea of fire as long as anyone can remembered. the president and folks have managed to get sanctions by limiting the oil imports into north korea from china, by cutting off major economic activity such as it is from north korea, that's going to perhaps tone things down a little bit if not in terms of rhetoric at least in terms of the actual provocations. the firing of missiles, the activities that go well beyond the lines of what's acceptable. >> shannon: what do you make of
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the u.s. air force flying planes farther north than we've done before as a show of force to show north korea what the possibilities are for the president, what the military capabilities are that are at his fingers? >> i think it's a helpful reminder to kim jong-un the u.s. military is strongest in the history of the world. if he were to decide to make a poor decision and go after us or one of our allies they would face annihilation and destruction. they've been relying on visual and propaganda to prop itself up. one part of the discussion that doesn't get enough decision. mockery and being challengeed in that way is one of the only things they can't abide. president trump speaking this way about kim jong-un. north korea people don't have
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internet access and can't understand what our president is saying but challenging him in this way could have negative consequences but also could begin to chip away at the cult of personality inside of north korea which has been happening for some time now. there is some desperation. we need to understand the sanctions that are in place are necessary because what was going on in the past, the status quo, was unacceptable. he was just getting closer and closer to putting an icbm up in the air with a nuke on it and that would be something that is a red line we couldn't have. >> shannon: china has been a key player in this whole thing. influential. they've signed on and voted for the last couple of sanctions but folks say after they were watered down to meet with china and russia's approval. how much fear do you think they have at this point? the tensions have risen and china doesn't see an interest in getting too involved. the status quo works for them. >> china doesn't want the implosion of a north korean state, a u.s. ally on the entire korean peninsula and
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they don't want a refugee crisis inside of the north korea korean economy but we mean business now. this administration isn't going to engage in strategic patience, a fancy way of saying not do very much. the chinese will do what they can now to keep us happy and to perhaps try and guide north korea away from its most aggressive behavior, but they won't go all the way and they won't try to get regime change. there are some places the chinese cannot be pushed on the issue of north korea. >> shannon: always good to see you. thanks for coming in. >> bill: 21 past the hour. big week in healthcare. the stalemate for the moment. the effort to reform taxes moving forward. new details just out where your tax rate may go next. that's coming up. >> president trump: we think we'll bring the individual rate to 10% or 12%, much lower than it is right now. this is a plan for the middle class and for companies so they can bring back jobs. (avo) when you have type 2 diabetes, you manage your a1c,
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>> president trump: we have a tax plan that's totally finalized i think it will be terrific and will go through. and it will be the largest tax cut in the history of our country. >> bill: there it is. you have to get it done. president trump sounding upbeat as lawmakers get a deal. republicans on the ways and means got together last night on taxes. good morning to you, congressman. what did you talk about and what does it look like? >> we talked about the structure of the plan. a lot of this has already been talked about for the last six months to a year. we're talking about lowering rates, talking about lowering corporate rates, talking about making sure that individual rates are lower so take home pay is greater.
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all these things have been discussed. the good thing is last night wasn't the first time we've discussed it. the ways and means committee has met over the last year to talk about some of these issues. >> bill: i'm looking top rate 39 to 35%. that's a reduction of four points. does that sound about right? >> i think in the end there will be a reduction in rates for everyone. the key for all taxpayers. that has to be the goal. >> bill: corporate rate 20%, small business rate 25%. is that where you will settle or is that where they are now? >> that's in generalities. some of the rates. the president wanted a 15% corporate tax rate. we're trying to get it as low as possible. >> bill: they said that initially but now it's more like 20% or even 25%. is 15% a lot to ask for? >> 15%, the lower the tax rate, the more competitive we'll be in this country. >> bill: what's realistic in terms of what you can pass? >> the question will be what we can do to make sure the deficit doesn't explode.
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you can drop the rates to 15 and have a tremendous deficit or you can drop it to 20, 18, 17, whatever you drop it to you still have to be able to come up with ways so the deficit doesn't explode. that's another big issue. >> bill: you have to get the votes. >> you have to get the votes. >> president trump: the white house never looked for beautiful than last night. important meetings taking place today. big tax cuts and reform. mark short said this to chris wallace on taxes. >> what the president is doing is eliminating all the deductions that most often the wealthy take advantage of. many others don't get the chance. our tax code picks winners and losers. by getting rid of the deductions people with higher income have to pay more taxes and. >> what are the deductions that will go out? >> keep in mind the blueprint already had a lot of deductions being eliminated on the individual side. the ways and means and republican blueprint.
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eliminated everything at the time except for interest on home mortgage and charitable deductions. those are still kind of the parameters that we continue to look at. but again raising the standard deduction. the current standard deduction and when people file tax returns a lot of people don't realize 72% of americans don't itemize. the higher you raise the standard deduction the less amount people will itemize. you still get that tax break. >> bill: there is a meeting this week that you'll be talking about. the president goes to indiana on wednesday. why indiana? >> well, i think it's the center of the country and what he is trying to do is get a message out to talk about what he wants to get done with tax reform and move the country forward. that will be continuing to get his message out to america. >> bill: you will dare democrats, 10 senators up for reelection on the senate side. will you get moderate democrats to support your plan ultimately? >> i hope so. this is a plan for the american people and puts more money back in the american people's hands so they can drive the economy,
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which is necessary. the one thing that frustrates me about wash shall is democrats want to take their side and not help. whoever is in the minority does that. i'm not blaming them. when the republicans had the minority they did the same thing. we have to work together and get it done. >> bill: when will it get done? >> the next 30 to 60 days. we've been working on it and talking bit. this is the time to bring these things together. i wish we had more open hearings. i was a big believer in that. we have more open discussions to get it moving forward. >> bill: thank you, sir, the congressman from ohio. thank you for being here. what's next? >> shannon: president trump's new travel ban expanding to countries that are not muslim majority. would that help that? will it help in the legal battle over the restrictions? judge andrew napolitano will break it down and be here live. >> bill: republican senate runoff in alabama is tomorrow. how it might affect the agenda on behalf of the president in d.c. stay tuned.
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>> president trump: i'm thrilled to be here with the really great person that i've gotten to know, luther strange. with a hard working patriotic citizens of this great state.
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>> bill: fox news alert. trump team issuing new travel restrictions on foreign national coming to the u.s. and affect eight countries including chad, north korea and venezuela. they are added to the list. sudan has been removed. the move was based on recommendations department of homeland security that said the following, quote. today's announcement by the president will protect americans and allow dhs to better keep terrorists and criminals from entering our country. the restrictions are tough and tailored and send a message to foreign governments they must work with us to enhance security. that is a major point. judge andrew napolitano, fox
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news judicial analyst. how are you doing, judge? do you like this order any more than the last one legally? >> i think this is far and away the strongest of the three orders with respect to its taking into account the judicial concerns that the other two had. remember, the first order, the one he signed january 27th never saw the light of day. the courts enjoined it immediately. the second order, the one that expires this week has been up and down, up and down to the supreme court twice, scheduled to go there a third time on october 10 after it expires. the supreme court may never actually hear it because they don't like to rule on a case that's not a real live case. this third order accommodates all of the judicial concerns that were articulated against the first two. >> bill: you have argued for months the travel ban is constitutional. >> yes. exclusively in the hands of the president is foreign policy and congress giving the president the authority to ban people
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from countries in order to further foreign policy goals. and the general principle that the court should be most reluctant to interfere with the president when he is engaging in foreign policy. >> bill: why add chad, north korea, venezuela, why take sudan off? >> i don't know why they took sudan off but they've given specific reasons for each of the countries, which is another reason making this stronger and less susceptible to judicial attack. and they added a country that's predominantly catholic, venezuela, a country that's predominantly atheist, north korea which undermines a little bit the argument it's a muslim ban. that's the good news. bad news is i think this will probably be enjoined by the same judges that have enjoined the other two before the supreme court decides whether or not to hear oral arguments. >> bill: is there an urgency to get to this before the new year? >> there will be an urgency on the part who don't like this to
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want to challenge it immediately. it takes effect on october 18th. the other one >> bill: unless it's blocked. >> there will be a back in which no travel ban will be in place. >> bill: this is what stuck out at me if you look at the order. on screen this is what it says. the secretary of homeland security in consultation with the secretary of state and attorney general have determined that a small number of countries remain deficient at this time with respect to their identity management and information sharing capabilities, protocols and practices. in some cases these countries also have a significant terrorist presence within their territory. >> he did not have that information available to him on the first travel ban or the second. the first and second were criticized because it lacked that kind of country specific data. >> bill: i think that's the
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important part of this debate here. >> yes, it is. >> bill: homeland security is saying those governments in those countries can't tell us who is getting on a plane. >> correct, therefore we need more authority, a blanket authority to stop whom we want because we don't know who is good and bad and who will harm us and who will be benign. >> bill: aclu says this. the fact that president trump added north korea with few visitors to the u.s. and a few government officials from venezuela doesn't ob files indicate the fact that it's still a muslim ban. president trump's original sin of targeting muslims can't be done by throwing other countries. >> now we know the argument they'll make i predict this week to get it enjoined. prediction it will be enjoined until it gets back to the supreme court again. >> bill: the weird odyssey. that's your phrase. see you later.
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>> shannon: big day for the alabama senate runoff. luther strange and challenger roy moore have dueling rallies. steve bannon will be at moore's rallies but someone being there for strange could make the race interesting. what is the white house doing trying to help luther strange what they think is a come from behind victory and win tomorrow? >> this morning president trump called into the very popular birmingham-based rick and bubba radio show where he explained how much he likes senator luther strange and explained how he thinks that if strange loses and judge moore wins, this seat suddenly becomes winnable for democrats. the trump administration's efforts in this race don't stop at drive time radio. the vice president mike pence will be in birmingham this evening for a strange rally. and strange over the weekend has been insisting he is not as
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cozy with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell as his opponent is suggesting and suggests the high profile visits will help him tomorrow. >> i've only been in washington for a few months. i understand that. the president and the vice president coming here to say they need me in washington i think is critical because the people of alabama want the president to succeed. when the president comes down and says this is my candidate, go vote for him, i think it will resonate in the state. >> strange also told me that he thinks having president trump make those anti-nfl comments at his campaign rally on friday night in huntsville actually helped him a lot in alabama. >> shannon: what are judge roy moore supporters planning the night before the election? >> there will be this big rally with steve bannon and last night in st. louis bannon previewed his anti-establishment message. a quote saying this about strange's supporters, quote, they are out to destroy him. do you know why?
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they cannot take the righteousness the people like judge moore represent. bannon is not the only high-profile friend of the president trying now to defeat the candidate endorsed by the president, nigel farage, the brexit leader will be in alabama tonight rallying for judge moore. >> shannon: peter doocy, don't get arrested. good to see you. >> bill: run. >> shannon: they're coming for him. >> bill: what do the fans think? what do you think? as protests sweep the nfl. >> if i don't stand, who will? everybody should be standing for democracy. >> if you don't like this country, find another one. just that simple. >> bill: you had 200 players protesting during the national anthem yesterday locking arms, taking a knee. staying in the locker room. how will the nfl manage this next week? jim gray joins us on that plus there's this.
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>> shannon: a factory catches fire sparking a series of deadly explosions. the hazardous product inside making matters here even more dangerous.
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>> bill: an illegal fireworks factory catching fire and exploding here. this is in india. explosion, thick smoke filling the air. flames shooting high into the sky. eight people killed, dozens injured. a huge stock of fireworks inside in preparations for a hindu festival. >> i'm proud to be here. i think that you should stand for the national anthem. that's what we fight for. >> it takes away from a human's right. this is the land of the free. if we're here to protest whatever you want to protest we have the freedom to do that.
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>> shannon: fans are divided whether players should be forced the stand for the national anthem. 200 players protested sunday by kneeling or staying in the locker room during "the star spangled banner". president trump responded on twitter saying many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday, a small percentage of the total. these are fans who demand respect for our flag and in another tweet the issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. it is about respect for our country, flag and national anthem. nfl must respect this. sportscaster jim gray joins us now. good morning, jim. >> good morning, shannon, how are you? >> shannon: very good. you know a lot of folks out there feel like when their favorite singer, actor, athlete starts talking about politics when what they want from those people is an escape from reality they're an a collision course. >> that's what we have here now. the fans don't want this going into the weekend 70% wanted them to stand for the anthem. they also want their president
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to have the proper decorum. i have spoken to several owners, general managers and players throughout the national football league. when the president said if his speech that these guys are sons of [bleep] that ignited this and why we have what has resulted. they are unified and have come together in a way that i haven't seen in professional sports in my lifetime. go back to john carlos and tommy smith when they raised their fists or social change and mohammed ali. never have we seen almost in unison and entire league speak out for the freedom of speech and while a lot of people feel it's disrespectful to the flag, they feel it was more disrespectful these players and owners the president's words. >> shannon: there is a great piece in the "wall street journal." >> it's a peaceful protests. citizens shouldn't be criticized that harshly for a peaceful protest. >> shannon: we have the freedom of being able to speak our
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minds done peacefully. some things most people respect. in a piece called the poll itization of everything from the "wall street journal." now the players want to be politicians and use their fame to lecture other americans. the persons of the press corps want to make them moral spokesmen. the losers are the millions of americans who want to cheer for their teams from the respite and other divisions in american life. >> i think that's spot on because like mike tomlin, the head coach of the pittsburgh steelers, he did not send his team out yesterday for the national anthem. a lot of people feel it's very disrespectful but tomlin said he didn't want his players to have to decide. he didn't want them to have to choose which side you're on. by not going out there, they did not have to choose. of course, there was the army ranger who went out and put his hand over his heart and, you know, all of these players have said virtually to a man that
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they are not trying in any way, shape or form to disrespect the military or the great institutions of our country. they are simply trying to point out from their platform that they want to see social justice and now what you have is you have a divide. this is basically -- had died down and gone away. kaepernick is out of the league. you had four players participating in the protest until president trump made his speech friday night. >> shannon: villanova has earned the right to do what he did and free speech continues in this country. we'll see how it plays out tonight at the game and later on this week as well. thank you for joining us. >> bill: breaking news here. anthony wiener's sentence is now in. 21 months in jail for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. the former democrat a congressman out of new york faced up to 27 months in prison on monday after his guilty ply
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>> bill: the controversy over pro-football players taking a knee intensifying today as the president takes on the nfl. a repeal and replace bill is
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being pushed and replaced. changes to the bill. are they enough to get waivering republicans and can they whip the votes? a new travel ban from the white house. will this one pass constitutional muster? it's eight minutes away "happening now." >> bill: a vote whether or not to stay a part of iraq or break off and be independent. polls are about to close in 10 minutes. four million may have voted. benjamin hall is back live in northern iraq in urbil and how did it go? >> it is a conclusion that kurds will vote for independence today. expected to be a landslide, 100% will vote for it. it means there will be the creation in some time of a new state here in iraq, the splintering of this country, possibly even more division in this region. as you say, the kurds today came out in force to vote after
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what they consider decades of oppression from the baghdad central government. kurds are called the largest ethnic group without their own country. today after a century of trying, they are finally very close to getting that. but this vote comes with great danger. already neighboring countries here are threatening a response. both turkey and iran, who have large kurdish populations of their own are holding military drills on the border and threatened action. iran closed its airspace to planes leaving from the kurdish region and the iraqi government has said they would send troops into the disputed territory. no smooth sailing from here. the kurds are long-time allies of the u.s. they're considered the best, most efficient fighting force in the battle against isis. even the u.s. has objected to this referendum today. preferring the country stays together as the u.s. one iraq
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policy. great, great pleasure here for the kurds but the rest of the country frankly just shattered. they do see this as the end of a unified iraq. because of those rich oil regions in the middle people expect it to flair up. an hour south of here there was some cross border firing. two kurdish soldiers were killed. people here celebrating the establishment of a new kurdish state that might not be far away. >> shannon: brand-new headlines out of the white house. what the president is now saying about the nfl protests and new details on the expanded travel bans. first. >> bill: anthony wiener leaving court here in new york now sentenced to 21 months in jail. could have received up to 27 months in a case that has gone on for some time. there is wiener now.
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the sexting destroyed his career in congress and mayor in mork and destroyed his marriage to the former aide to hillary clinton and also became an issue in the final days of the election in 2016 when then f.b.i. director james comey cited emails discovered on the laptop used by him to justify reopening the probe of clinton's private computer server. he gets 21 months for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. get a break here. back in a mome nt after this
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here in "america's newsroom."
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>> julie: we have been following remarks moments ago from the foreign minister of north korea speaking in new york. he said that there has been a declaration of war by the u.s. he says that the war should remember that the u.s. has declared war on the people, there is the right of defense. he says now that they can shoot
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down u.s. bombers. >> bill: the flyby over the weekend, something to watch there. every day it goes to a new level. by the way, congratulations on your $100 million film debut over the weekend. >> shannon: "the king's men." >> bill: you are getting an oscar? >> shannon: at least denomination. >> bill: see you tomorrow. goodbye. >> jon: stars on the walk of fame. fox news alert, president trump not backing down in his words with the nfl protest. the growing controversy. good monday to you. i am jon scott. >> and i am heather childers. president trump saying again not backing down really that his objection to nfl players kneeling during the national anthem was "nothing to do with race" tweeting that it is about respect for our country. and just hours before on another hot-button issue, the white house announced a new

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