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>> all right. that's it for this week's show. dan, thank you. thanks to my panel. thanks to all of you for watching. i'm pal. hope to see you here next week. ♪ ♪ arthel: trump threatening drastic action on our southern border as border officials saying my grants continue to arrive at unprecedented rates overflowing facility and strange resources. hello, everyone, welcome to a new hour of news headquarters i'm art they will neville. mike: i'm mike emanuel in for sean. close down the border next week if mexico doesn't stop migrantmigrantsmigrants from ily crossing into the u.s. >> we have a border illegally structured. it's very easy to stop them from coming up. we are going twe are not going e
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them hundreds of billions of dollars and tell them to use their immigration laws. there will be good likelihood i will be closing the border next week. that will be fine with me. arthel: let's go to ellison barber. she is live near the president's mar-a-lago estate. hi, ellison. >> hi, arthel. president trump has trend to shut down the u.s. mexico border in the past. he did not do it. he says this time it's different. he is adamant that this is something he will do. he says he is not playing any games. >> keel keep it close for a long time. i'm not playing games. mexico has to stop it. they have people coming right through mexico. we have run out of space. we can't hold people anymore. and mexico can stop it so easily. they don't go through a court system every time somebody steps on our land. >> this is the first time president trump has given any sort of deadline or timetable for potentially shutting down the southern border. some republicans, they say yes there is an issue. there is a crisis at the border. but they disagree with the
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idea of shutting it down. they say that this is not the right path to take. listen here. >> one of the reasons we're concerned about illegal immigration is the impact on the economy. i want an immigration system that works, that's generous but is controlled. shutting down the border with our third largest trading partner would have a pretty massive impact. not just in actual trade but in the psychological damage it will do. i think there is a lot of other ways we can handle. this. >> democrats say this is bad policy and also morally bankrupt. new mexico senator tom udall tweeted the president is not a dictator who can unilaterally close the border like this. but this offensive threat shows out of touch president trump is with our border communities. our border is a bright spot of trade, economic activity and cultural vibrancy. president trump says mexico needs to do more. says congress needs to do more as well. arthel? arthel: ellison, barber. thank you. mike? mike: arthel, closing the southern border could have a major impact on the bottom line. communities in the u.s. and
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mexico are bracing for the potential economic impact. jeff paul is live in our west coast bureau. hello, jeff. >> yeah, mike. this potential closing could have a big impact not only in mexico but in u.s. border communities like san diego all the way to south texas u.s. chamber of commerce says it could compromises trade with mexico. it threatens up to 5,000 american jobs. this could impact things like supermarkets that sell mexican fruits and vegetables or factories that count on imported parts from mexico. businesses that rely on being able to travel between the two countries like produce companies and nogales, arizona are getting a little worried about this closure becoming a reality. >> come, in be off loaded and be sold. if there is no coming here, no orders, no jobs. this would devastate this economy here. >> now, this is all happening after homeland security secretary kirstjen
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nielsen asked all dhs agencies for volunteers to go to the border and for congress for emergency funding. border patrol says the surge in migrant families trying to illegally enter the country is giving them no choice but to directly release many of them. agents are letting some migrants go within hours. releasing them with just paperwork and without ankle monitors. former obama dhs secretary jeh johnson spoke with fox news and was asked about how he views the current situation. >> by anyone's definition, by any measure, right now we have a crisis at our southern border. according to the commissioner of cdp, there were 4,000 apprehensions in one day alone this past week. and we're on pace for 100,000 apprehensions on our southern border. this month. that is by far a greater number than anything i saw on my watch in my three years as secretary of homeland security. >> in regards to president trump talking about closing
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the border, mexico's foreign secretary wrote on twitter mexico doesn't act based on threats. he also wrote that mexico is the best neighbor the u.s. could have. mike? mike: jeff paul live in los angeles. jeff, thanks a lot. arthel? arthel: all right we are going to bring in jason nickels professor and democratic strategist and boyd matheson republican strategist and former chief of staff to mike lee. good to have both of you here this afternoon. >> thank you, ar arthel. >> thank you, arthel. arthel: thank you, good to see you. boyd, you are going to go first, do you support the president's position and then jason, you take it. boyd first. >> i have more questions -- more questions than answers when it comes to shutting down the border as was described this is an economic issue as much as it is a humanitarian issue. i'm down here in tucson, arizona today just an hour from the border. there is genuine worry in terms of what it does for the economy. now, the president doing this is not helpful but you also have to look this is a congressional problem as well. they have had opportunities
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left and right to deal with this over the years. they would much rather have the political issue and raise political campaign dollars off it than they are solving the policy solution. to me, that's the real problem. the president is getting frustrated and making threats. that doesn't help. but congress has got to fix this for the long haul if it's ever going to be done. arthel: has congress sort of dropped the ball on this? >> wow, for the first time i have to say i 100 percent agree with boyd. i think everything he said is correct. the president is not helping the situation here by making these threats. these -- making us very antagonistic to our neighbor. it's going to hurt our economy, particular whether i dairy farmers in california and people in arizona and other states who depend on mexican produce and they depend on what we do. we have shut down the border before in the past. but it's been for things like 9/11 not for this kind of situation. the president is completely wrong here, but congress has to act on comprehensive
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immigration reform. and the way to really solve this immigration issue really isn't at our border. it's in the northern triangle of central america. if we can bring prosperity and jobs and security there, we won't have these issues at our border. arthel: does president trump trust those governments to really handle the funding if, in fact, the u.s. provides even more funding to them? >> i think he has got to work closely with those governments, realizing or making them realize that if they want funding, if they want help, if they want the things that the united states can offer and only the united states can offer, then they have got to do the right thing. and really work towards making their economy stronger for their people. arthel: let me show you a fox news poll on the president's handling of immigration, comparison of april 2018 with 43% approved, 52% disapproved, to march of 2019. this month.
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41% approved and 54% disapprove. again, this is a fox news poll on the president's handling of immigration. i mean, it's pretty consistent over this past year, boyd, going to you now. considering the president is hired by the people and, you know, do you think there is a take away in the poll for him? i mean, it seems like a little bit more than half the country supports him on how he is handling immigration. is there something else that the president should consider as he listens to the various, not just the news analysis but also, you know, the man on the street? >> yeah. i think that's right. i think the interesting thing, arthel, is that the -- neither the president nor the democrats in congress have done anything to change the dynamic of the conversation. the fact that the numbers haven't moved for well over a year now is indicative that nobody is really moving, which either means nobody is listening or nobody is really dealing with policy issues. if all we're doing is playing the political games with this stuff, that's
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where the american people just kind of hunker down and say, okay, well, this is what i think and i'm not going to be moved or changed. the real key to all of this is congressional movement, and then going to jason's point with the northern triangle, yes, we need to be supportive there, but we also have to have transparency and accountability with these countries. if we are going to give support, we have got to have real results because that's what's going to ultimately make a difference for the american people. arthel: and to further, jason, i will let you jump. in to further explain the situation the government is facing at the border. by way of executive order january of 2017. newly elected entrepreneurship. he called them the hiring of 5,000 agents to protect the southern border. but then "u.s.a. today" is reporting that only 118 have been hired. and just three of those are stationed at the border. now the paper is citing these reasons for lack of hires. they are saying the agents' work schedules can change quickly. they are regularly asked to work overtime, and they are required to patrol some of
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the most treacherous sections of the border. now, in addition, according to internal watchdog reports, the border patrol which as you well know is a component of the u.s. border protection facing a crisis. the crisis in hiring, training, retaining agents as well as keeping track of what exactly you have got, what, 19,555 or so agents. what are they doing at any given time? so, jason, this is for you. if you -- it seems that you both agree, you agree with boyd that something needs to be done and you feel that some of the onus is on congress as well. but i can't remember which one -- of you said that while you support the president in his purpose, how do you measure his approach? i mean, should he -- how does he do this? by showing mexico he is serious but also without, i don't know, maybe -- how can he be effective with his rhetoric, the president's rhetoric? >> so, well, if it was
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supportive of the president probably boyd said that i probably didn't. the one thing i will say is that i think that the president, in terms of hiring of border patrol agents, the president's rhetoric is actually hurting that as well. not only do they have to live in some of the remote areas that, you know, don't have a whole lot of resources, that's going to make it difficult to hire border patrol agents. but the president is making border patrol seem like a gestapo with his rhetoric. that makes young people, you know, i know they are going to college campuses. young people don't want to join cdp because they think that it is this brutal arm of the homeland security. and if he can just tone down his rhetoric, actually be a leader and take some leadership and say the right things, perhaps they can recruit more people and we can come up with a humane way of dealing with this issue on our border.
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arthel: to jason's point, boyd. do you think that that would also help congress get involved better and more, you know, proactively and with result and perhaps work with the president on this issue? >> yeah. i think congress it's a left and right issue. it's not a conflict problem. it's a collusion problem between mitch mcconnell and chuck schumer. and so that's one component to it. i think going back to getting the right number of agents, we also have to look at there is a very high suicide rate among those that are working down there at the border, not to mention those that have been killed in active duty. so when we talk about really hurting families, there are some of our-out people who are protecting us, keeping us free and safe that are also being damaged by. this and so it's going to take resources. it's going to take transparency and it's going to take accountability. i would add to that it's going to take all of us astins to tone down the rhetoric. i agree with jason, everybody needs to dial it down, and realize this,
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arthel, that compassion and rule of law are compatible principles in the united states of america. we keep having this fake fight and then we get presented a false choice by congress. and that's why we are not solving. this america can solve this issue. there is no question about it. but we have got to do it different than we have in the past. >> i agree. arthel: all right. well, we will leave it there very good, jason nicoles and boyd matheson. >> thank you, arthel. thanks, boyd. >> thanks, arthel. ♪ mike: 2020 democrats hitting the campaign trail today. several are in iowa as former texas congressman beto o'rourke officially kicks off his run with the series of rallies across the lone star state beginning in his hometown of el paso. >> the el paso to me represents america at its very best. [cheers] for more than 100 years, this community has welcomed generations of immigrants
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from across the rio grand. mike: our claudia cowan is live in el paso. hello, claudia. >> hello, once again, mike. his first of three rallies today was a big one here in his hometown of el paso. more than 1,000 people turned out to see beto o'rourke officially kick off his presidential campaign. and over the course of about 45 minutes, he touched on some familiar themes from climate change to universal healthcare to equal pay. he says he wants to legalize marijuana, and he wants comprehensive immigration reform. >> if you are really serious about security, we have a golden opportunity, republicans, independents, democrats alike to work on comprehensive immigration reform to rewrite this country's immigration laws in our image in our own values and best traditions of the united states of america.
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>> meantime supporters of president trump also held a rally just a few blocks away. some of them actually came over to try to shout out the beto fans but both rallies were peaceful. o'rourke is now on his way to houston and wraps things up tonight with a rally in the shadow of the state's capital in austin. busy day for some of the other. in iowa the state's farmer. petroleum to hear from five contenders including elizabeth warren, amy klobuchar and julio castro the other candidate from texas from san antonio. in hawaii, tulsi gabbard made her visit as a candidate to los angeles. couple of recent polls show all of those candidates running behind beto o'rourke and he is either third or tied for third behind joe biden who has yet to officially declare. and bernie sanders. but, o'rourke led the pac on fundraising out the gate raising more than $6 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign, more than any of the other democratic
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contenders. and, mike, we should learn tomorrow how much more money he and all of those other candidates for president have raised. mike: fascinating numbers to watch. claudia cowan live in el paso. claudia, thanks a lot. arthel: a major university mourning the death of a student who went missing after a night out. what we know about the moments before she disappeared. the trump administration moving to get rid of obamacare but senate majority leader mitch mcconnell reluctant to help. so what could a new g.o.p. plan look like? and later, a warning to parents about pushing their young athletes to the extreme. ♪ ♪ you might take something for your heart... or joints. but do you take something for your brain. with an ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish, prevagen has been shown in clinical trials to improve short-term memory. prevagen. healthier brain. better life.
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mitch mcconnell signaling to president trump that he won't play a leading role in craft ago new healthcare bill. this after president trump pledged to essentially do away with obamacare and says republicans can become the, quote, party of healthcare. mcconnell saying, quote: i look forward to seeing what the president is proposing and what he can work out with the speaker. i am focusing on stopping the democrats' medicare for none scheme. let's bring in judith miller, a fox news contributor. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, mike. mike: are there any signs of a bipartisan push to fix the healthcare system? >> none that has any chance of really winning congressional approval, which is what makes the president's proposals so incredibly mystifying, even apparently to mitch mcconnell. mitch mcconnell is up for re-election. along with 32 other
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senators, 22 of whom happen to be republicans. and he knows that this is going to be a difficult haul in which republicans are going to be vulnerable. and he doesn't understand, i believe, why the president is insisting on doubling down on a proposal that went down in flames the last time and helped give the democrats and the house a majority. so i think that what mitch mcconnell is signaling is his warning to the president that this may not go as well as the president intends. mike: republican hts ability to address a repeal but not so much the replace component. would it take the supreme court declaring obamacare unconstitutional to get lawmakers from both parties really focused on a solutio solution? >> it might. but it might have exactly the opposite affect. if democrats can blame the republicans and the trump
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administration for eliminating a program which is very popular with americans, 55% of americans say they want obamacare continued and improved. they don't want it eliminated. that will give the democrats an enormous gift in the upcoming election. so there is a lot of exposure and vulnerability here for the republicans and not a lot to be gained. because with a democratic house, a majority of democrats in the house, you are not likely to get anything that cuts back or eliminates the benefits that now exist under obamacare. so it's truly, truly mystifying, mike. you know, last week should have been a great week for the president. he had the mueller commission report exonerate him, at least on the russian collusion front. he had mike avenatti's charges. now making him potentially criminal. and he also had the override fail of his veto of the
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declaration of emergency on the border. he should have taken the victory lap. instead, he goes and proposes something that he had promised in his original campaign that he is not likely to be able to deliver on. it's truly mystifying. >> a kaiser family foundation poll, let's put it up on the screen shows support among democrats dropping in terms of improving the affordable care act and jumping to pass medicare for all. what do you make of that? >> well, i think medicare for all is enormously popular with americans at 70% of americans say they like the idea until you begin to explain to americans how much it would cost. mike: right. >> and that it really means a single payer system. and then support for this proposal pluments. and that's what republicans wanted to do. they wanted to be on the offense. they wanted to say this democratic proposal is insane. it will limit your benefits and now they are being asked to support something that
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they don't even know what it is. you know, they say in the south there ain't a lot of punch in the second kick of that mule. and that looks like what's going on now and what the president is asking mitch mitch mcconnell to embrace and the republicans to embrace. i truly find it surprising and mystifying. if i were republican, i would find it frightening. mike: as we have seen almost all republicans repeal obamacare but struggle with replacement. here is kevin mccarthy this week on healthcare reform. >> what you see from the republicans is that we want healthcare to cost less. we want people to have a greater relationship. and we want to protect pre-existing conditions. what the democrats have moved on to now is medicare for all. that would remove hundreds of millions of americans from their ability to have the healthcare. because they could not no longer have private health insurance. mike: how critical will it
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be for president trump to be if i recallly behind a plan to win over some g.o.p. members? >> well, he is going to have to be behind whatever the three senators with whom he is consulting come up with. i mean, senators b barrasso and senator rick scott of florida. the problem here is that anything they come up with is not likely to be acceptable to speaker pelosi in the house. mike: right. >> anything that even speaker pelosi and donald trump agree on is not likely to be acceptable to a lot of the republicans in the senate. so, i don't see the deal that is to be done here. mike: big 2020 campaign issue, once again, judith miller, thanks for your time. >> absolutely. thank you, mike. arthel: all right, mike and jude. william barr says the mueller report will be made public by mid april. but, democrats say that is too long to wait. and youth athletes seeing a surge in major injuries that used to only happen in the pros. we will tell you what's
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♪ ♪ arthel: attorney general william barr telling congressional leaders the mueller report could be sent to lawmakers by mid april. he says the justice department is redacting sensitive information in the nearly 400 page-long report. still democrats stand by their deadline of tuesday for it to be released. and president trump saying he has no issue with the attorney general's decision. >> i have great confidence in the attorney general. and if that's what he would like to do i have nothing to hide. this was a hoax. this was a witch-hunt. i have absolutely nothing to hide. arthel: david spunt is in washington with more. david? >> hey, arthel, good afternoon. attorney general barr says is he working as quickly as possible to get this report out. it's nearly 400 pages there
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will certainly be some redactions for that sensitive information. barr says it will be sent to congress by mid april; however, democrats are furious and want it by april 2nd. that is this coming tuesday. house judiciary chairman jerry nadler standing firm on that april 2nd date. earlier today democrat eric swalwell got into this exchange about the mueller report with neil cavuto. >> i'm not going to apologize for loving this country and being someone who benefited from free markets. >> neil: that wasn't my question, sir. >> dream i'm going to defend that every single day. >> neil: i understand that. you essentially called the president a foreign agent of the russians. >> he acts on russian's behalf. >> neil: seems to disavow that. >> have you read the report? >> neil: no. but neither have you, right? >> nobody outside of the justice department has seen this report yet. the president says he wants to get it out as soon as possible. democrats mean by tuesday that the president's attorney, well, he just says
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it's not possible. >> it's ridiculous to say to the american people barr is delaying because he wants to delay. he is delaying because it is very difficult, i don't know if it's 200 pages. >> 400 pages. >> very difficult to put out 400 pages with all the legal restrictions and not violate something. >> barr says he would like to testify the first few days of may before both the house and the senate. answer any questions about the report. democrats have said they will think about that. we do know that robert mueller, who prepared this report, want to hear from him arthel, it's possible voluntarily come before him in congress or be subpoenaed. nothing on the schedule yet but he is the man that people certainly want to hear from. after all, he has been working on this for almost two years. arthel. arthel: it is his report. okay, david spunt. thank you so much. mike? mike: arthel, protests along the gaza border with israel turning deadly today. two palestinians killed and dozens of others injured as tens of thousands of
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demonstrators gathered to mark the one year mass protests there. jonathan hunt is live on the israel-gaza border with the latest. jonathan, good evening. how did the day play out from israel's point of view? >> well, frankly, mike, it was better than israeli officials and certainly anybody in the israeli army had dared hope. given hamas had called for a huge turnout to mark this one-year anniversary of these protests there had been fears of widespread violence. those fears for today at least appeared to be unfounded. tens of thousands, according to the israeli army and to hamas leadership did turn out but crucially no large groups rushed the border fence. at least in the position from we watched for hour after hour today. a few did, but they were turned back by rounds of tear gas which were fired from israeli positions every few minutes for the entire time that we were there. in some cases, live fire was
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also used, but overall, there was a sense today of relief that things did not spiral in the way that they so easily can here. and as a result provided all is quiet tonight, mike, israel says it will re-open two border crossings from gaza in to israel and visa versa tomorrow morning. that may be a small gesture but it is at least a step in the right direction. mike? mike: jonathan, you are a veteran, foreign correspondent. what do the palestinians hope to achieve? >> well, what the palestinians wanted, mike, is to send a message that they will not stand for the israeli blockade which has done so much to cause the dire living conditions in which so many people in gaza have to live. they feel they got that message across today, albeit at quite a price.
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the new updated figures on the number of deaths are four young palestinian men killed during the demonstrations today and another shot and killed overnight. his funeral, that you are looking at now, took place prior to the protest that obviously contradicted to the tensions but those tensions, thankfully, did not explode, mike. so now egyptian mediators will continue their work, trying to find a longer term agreement between hamas and israel in the hopes that they can prevent what is always going to be a fragile relationship from shattering once again. mike? mike: jonathan hunt, live on the israel, gaza border. be safe, my friend. arthel? arthel: more and more child athletes are getting injuries that were one time only seen amongst big leaguers, right? in many cases worn out he elbows resulting in damaged ligaments recalling what's known as typically johns surgery.
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brian kilmeade explains. >> i was 16 years old when i found out i had to have surgery. >> little league america's most celebrated youth sport. the game's increasing competitiveness and costly year around programs are leaving players with injuries that were once only seen in the big leagues. >> i am seeing an injury rise in young athletes and it's getting younger and younger. >> one such alarming trend typically johns surgery named after all star who in 1974 was the first person to undergo the operation to fix a torn ligament in his elbow. >> i was about 11, 12 years old when i first started having arm issues. starting to feel sharp pains. i just kept progressing and doctor said i had a tear from overusage with my arm. >> and when i found out that david needed surgery, i was shocked. him being so young, maybe he wouldn't be able to use that
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arm again or play sports again. >> there it is. >> it might be fair to say no one sees these surgeries more than dr. typically john, son of the famous baseball pitcher california who rehabilitates young injured athletes. >> right. >> seeing my dad's name attached to something happening more in kids than it is in professional athletes is making me sick, is making us sick. the surgery was for a professional. that's where we should see it. >> a study found that the biggest age group, receiving typically john surgeries in the u.s. 19-year-olds. 60% all surgeries falling in that age group. a coincidence experts say of kids being pushed to their limit, playing year around and specializing in only one sport. >> this most absolutely is a national problem and it's something that is so much bigger than even one sport. now we're seeing pediatric
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acl surgeries, concussions, tommy john. fractures in the spine. >> hope it's a warning to parents and coaches who are investigating in what has become a billion-dollar industry. >> they are playing year around, nonstop. they are still growing, still young. let the child get some rest. do different sports. >> no one is going to scout your kid at 8, 9, 10 years old. your child's health comes first. >> safe. arthel: that was brian kilmeade reporting. thanks, brian. mike? mike: arthel, more states considering legalizing marijuana. some democratic white house hopefuls back a bill to remove it from a list of controlled substances. why medical professionals are sounding the alarm. plus vice president mike pence announcing a vicious plan to put american astronauts back on the moon. will it happen within the next five years? a former nsa astronaut reacts next.
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mission in a short amount of time. let's bring in walter cunningham former astronaut and lunar pilot on the apollo mission. great to have you, sir. >> thank you. it's nice to be with you, and specia especially on that issue. mike: will would he be able to get on that schedule back in five years. >> in this dale and age i don't believe anybody will be able to tell you for sure on that. personally, i'm glad to see that nasa is being tied into a challenge again. i think they have been one of the mease, probably one of the most successful start-up agencies from back in the 19 -- late 1950s to 1960's. as our society and our culture has expanded, things have changed. they have added a lot of let's say less historical activities to nasa and they have had their pluses and
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their minuses and now this would be a new challenge, if, in fact, it gets to that. mike: what will it take in terms of a commitment by this country to make that happen? >> well, the first most important commitment is to have the people qualified and nasa still has a lot of very well qualified people. but you also have to have the financing, the money, the costs of it, people don't realize that the entire nsa program 50 years ago, the apollo program was all done for $25 billion. in today's money that would be right close to $150 billion. so, you are going to have to be able to get the money up to accomplish this with a new landing on the moon. mike: okay. so we tend to get basically preoccupied with problems here on the ground why in your sense do we need to
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return to the moon? >> well that is an excellent question about why should would he be going back to the moon? well, if i look at that in contrast to what a lot of people are talking about going to mars, which decades from now will probably come about, i see a lot more appropriate for us to develop and perfect what tools we might need on mars here on the moon. so i think it's a very significant, pertinent kind of aspect right now. but, the country is going to have to be willing to put up the money that it is going to cost to do that. mike: as you know, we have a debt problem in this country, entitlements are very expensive and growing. make the case for why you think we ought to make this investment? >> that's interesting question. i can't tell you that i know the answer perfectly for sure because i have watched what you would call
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investments over the last 20, 30, 40 years. and i can't find a good way to justify a lot of those expenditures. within nasa is what i'm talking about. because, you can do a lot of those things and finance them but they ought to be in the appropriate departments to do it. not necessarily nasa. mike: is there political support beyond the florida, texas, and california delegations who have significant nasa resources in their states? >> there is no way that i could really answer that question. back in the 1960's and 1970s, of course, nasa had needed to get approval and development from around the country. and over the number of years there, they have established about, well, i think it's now 10 different nasa facilities. and they still are maintaining those ten
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facilities at that time when they are not that pertinent to what they are doing. also, today, nasa fortunately has got civilian organizations that have gotten started that are financially are run much more efficiently than the government agency so, they can count on that. mike: walter cunningham former nasa astronaut it's great to have you with us and thank you for your service, sir. >> thank you very much. it was my pleasure. mike: arthel? arthel: very nice. thank you. more states considering legalizing marijuana for recreational use. but, some medical professionals aren't convinced it's the right move. ♪ ♪ being a usaa member, because of my service in the military, you pass that on to my kids. something that makes me happy. being able to pass down usaa to my girls means a lot to both of us.
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♪ mike: the rolling stones now postponing north american tour so front man mic jagger can receive medical treatment. the band not elaborating on his illness only saying is he expected to make a full recovery. the stone's store was set to start on april 20th and making tours across north america before final show in canada on june 29th. ticket advisors are told to hold on to tickets since they will be rescheduled for valid dates.
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arthel: we wish mick all the best for sure. later this spring new jersey could be the tenth state to legalize marijuana as some 2020 presidential helpfuls endorse a bill to get it taken off the list of controlled substances all together. some medical professionals are raising the red flag warning of potential negative effects. bryan llenas has more on the case for legal marijuana across the nation. >> a planned vote on a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in new jersey is now indefinitely postponed after governor phil murphy failed to enough members of his own party in the democratic controlled state assembly to vote yes. >> we came very, very close. i think it's fair to say. and we will get there. >> 10 states and washington, d.c. already allow recreational cannabis use. that number could grow as connecticut takes steps towards legalization. but new jersey's decision to postpone its vote underscores that marijuana remains a divisive issue despite nationwide public support for legalization
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being at an all-time high. last week a new study found smoking highly potent cannabis on a daily basis quadruples your odds of experiencing a psychotic episode. researchers say highly potent marijuana contains thc levels higher than 10%. thc is the chemical that causes the drug's psychological effects. that's alarming, considering government data shows america's pot is getting stronger. the average thc level in confiscated marijuana has grown from 4% in 2,000 to 12% today. >> today's marijuana is much more harmful than it used to be. >> another new study found marijuana-related emergency room visits have more than tripled in colorado since 2012. >> so there is all these new negative outcomes. we weren't seeing them in the 1960s. we are seeing them a lot more now because of this rush to legalize marijuana. >> did you have anything in mind. >> medical marijuana dispensaries like harmony in new jersey argue legalization will ensure regulation. >> thank you.
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>> one of the key differences between us and people on the street. we actually test all of our marijuana and make sure that it's safe and effective. >> while studies have shown a link, they have not proven that smoking cannabis causes psychosis. doctors say there are legitimate medical benefits to mowing marijuana like pain relief. >> in new jersey, bryan llenas, fox news. mike: president trump doubling down on his threat to close the border saying it's very likely he will do it next week if mexico doesn't slow the number of illegals crossing. we look at the impact of a complete border shutdown when we come back. ♪ ♪
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mike: president trump remaining firm, demanding mexico stop the tide of illegal immigrants traveling through the country to reach the u.s., the president threatening to close the r bordr next week if mexico doesn't a take action. hello, i'm mike emanuel. welcome to a brand-new hour. arthel: the president's threat comes as the administration cuts off aid to the northern triangle, the central american countries where the bulk of the migrant caravans originated. border control officials warning the situation at the border has reached a breaking point. >> people in the border patrol,
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the job they do is unleaveable. i.c.e., the same thing. and law enforcement. but mexico is going to have to do something. otherwise, i'm closing the border. i'll just close the border. and with the deficit like we have with mexico and have had for many years, closing the border will be a profit-making operation. arthel: allison barber is live from west palm beach, florida with more. hi, allison. >> reporter: hi, arthel. president trump is ramming up threats to shut down the u.s./mexico border, tweeting mexico must use its strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the usa. our detention areas are maxed out and we will take more illegals. next step is to close the border. this will help us with stopping the drug flow from mexico. president trump says more needs to be done across the board, from congress to mexico to guatemala, honduras, el salvador. for months he threatened to cut
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aid to those three countries, guatemala, el salvador and honduras. he added a time frame to his threats to shut down the southern border, saying it could happen next week. president trump blames democrats for a lot of the issues at the u.s./mexico border. he reiterate aed in a tweet this afternoon. he said the problem would be solved. democrats say they agree that immigration reform is necessary but in the past they've said many times that they believe a lot of the president's proposals, most of the president's proposals are costly, ineffective and inhumane. critics say closing the u.s./mexico border would be an economic disaster and hurt a lot of americans. there are a whole lot of questions as well about shutting down the border. legal questions as well as exactly what it would entail. would it include something like air travel? so far, the white house has not
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provided any additional details on the president's remarks. arthel. arthel: allison, thank you very much for the update. mike: if president trump follows through with the threat to shut down the southern border, the economic impact could be massive with millions of american jobs on the line. jeff paul is live with more from the west coast newsroom. hi, jeff. >> reporter: mike, the u.s. chamber of commerce says closing the border could threaten the $1.7 billion a day the u.s. trades with mexico. it also says it would be, quote, an unmitigated economic debacle, could threaten up to 5 billion american jobs. the impacts could be felt at the super march he get where some of the produce comes directly from mexico. those who rely on being able to travel between both countries say the impacts of the closure could be devastating. >> people are moving money, people are moving the economy. if they close this, it's going to be affecting a lot of companies. >> i don't get to see my mom
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that often and if they close it, i'm going to be more sad. >> reporter: this is all happening after homeland security secretary kirsten kirsn nielsen asked dhs agencies to go to the border and congress for emergency funding. they say a surge of families trying to get into the u.s. is giving them no choice but to release many of them. agents say they could reach 100,000 arrests in march, the highest monthly total in a decade. in california where arrests at its border are up nearly 700% in the last six months, governor gavin newsome blames the white house. >> this is the federal government's responsibility. trump administration is completely-has completely abandoned its responsibility. these are legal asylum seekers being dumped at the bus shelters, dumped in the streets while people are circling. >> reporter: in his first international trip as governor, newsome plans to visit central
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america to learn about the immigration problem firsthand on the ground. mike. mike: jeff paul live in los angeles. thanks a lot. arthel: the mueller report could be made public in mid-april, that's what attorney general bill barr is telling congressional leaders. first, the roughly 400 page document needs to have sensitive information redacted. even president trump not opposing the release. >> i have great confidence in the attorney general and if that's what he'd like to do, i have nothing to hide. this was a hoax. this was a witch hunt. i have absolutely nothing to hide. arthel: let's go to david spunt, he has more for us from where washington. >> reporter: the clock is ticking for attorney general do you remember to get this report out to members of congress. he wants to do it, but you mentioned the redactions, sensitive information, those are probably going to take place. barr does not want to rush it. he says it will be sent to
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congress by mid-april. democrats want it by april 2n april 2nd, this coming tuesday. jerry nadler standing firm on the april 2nd date. democrats look forward to reading the report. >> we all should withhold our own judgments until we have a chance to actually read the information in the report. i understand the decision the attorney general's made. that's the decision. but i think we can all benefit from knowing more about what the facts are underlying that decision and, again, we have to make our own judgments about the president and those around him, based on those facts. >> reporter: now, kilde and other democrats want the report without redactions. the attorney general has made it almost certain that there will be some redactions. meanwhile, the president's attorney says -- his personal attorney says it's not possible to release that report on tuesday. >> it's ridiculous to say to the american people, barr is delaying because he wants to delay. he's delaying because it is very difficult, i don't know if it's
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200 pages, 300. >> 400 pages. >> okay. very difficult to put out 400 pages, with all the legal restrictions and not violate something. >> reporter: barr says he would like to testify first, probably the first few days of may, between the house and the senate, answer any questions about the report. democrats have said they'll take that date under advisement, they'll think about it. meanwhile, robert mueller, he's staying quiet publicly. that could change if he's asked or even told to come before congress through means of a subpoena after the mueller report is released, the next fight will be likely be the redactions we're talking about, barr and his team insist they're necessary. many democrats are saying they want the full unfiltered report as soon as possible. arthel: thanks for breaking it all down for us. mike: beto o'rourke kicking off his presidential campaign this afternoon in el paso, texas. one of three rallies he's appearing at today. the next one kicking off at
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texas southern university in less than an hour. the democrat going all-out this week, reaching out to voters in his home state. >> this state and its 38 electoral votes counts like they've never counted before. all of us have a seat at the table! all of us matter. mike: claudia cowen is live in el paso. hi, claudia. >> reporter: hi, michael. beto o'rourke has been drawing big crowds ever since he narrowly lost to ted cruz last year. today was no, sir exception. more than 1,000 people packed the downtown intersection to hear from el paso's favorite son. he said living on the border with mexico, immigration reform has always been a key issue for him and he wants to help illegal immigrants living in the u.s. including so-called dreamers, brought here as children by their parents and who are still uncertain about their fate.
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>> we truly believe we are a country of immigrants and asylum seekers and refugees and they're the very premise of our strength, let's bring millions more out of the shadows and onto a path to contribute to their maximum potential, to the success of this country. >> reporter: another pressing issue, the growing crisis at the border. el paso and the rest of the texas border have seen record numbers of migrant families crossing to seek asylum. a few miles from here, migrants are held at a makeshift camp under a bridge. o'rourke said he visited the area to see the situation firsthand. he tweeted, quote, we'll continue to push for answers so we can put an end to this. before becoming a presidential candidate, o'rourke said he would want the existing metal fence in el paso taking down. some of his fellow democrats gathered for a forum organized by the iowa farmers union including senators elizabeth
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warren and amy klobuchar and high wa whichhawaii congresswom. beto o'rourke is now headed onto houston and will wrap things up with a campaign event tonight in austin. back to you. mike: he might need a little tea with lemon and honey after those three rallies. arthel: a margarita will fix it. a new battle over health care shaping up as president trump renews his efforts to eliminate obamacare. will republicans get behind the push, and what it could mean for 2020. speaking of next year's elections, the intelligence community is taking measures to protect us against cyber threats post mueller probe. what's being done to prepare the candidates. that's up next. congress needs to act to exact a price against countries like russia that try to interfere with our elections. if we don't, then they're just going to continue to do what
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mike: the former democratic candidate in nevada is accusing former vice president joe biden of inappropriate conduct of. it allegedly took place fo at an
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event for judy flores. biden's spokesman releases this response, neither then or in the years past did he or the staff with him at the time have an link lininc.inkling that she was uncomfortable. he believes she has every right to share her reflexes and recollections and it's a change for better in society that she has the opportunity to do so. flores says she is coming forward now because biden is expected to soon announce his bid for the white house. i think we're in the process of winding that down. which bi would support getting t wrapped up soon we've only been at it for two years. i think the public needs to know and congress needs to act to exact a price against countries like russia that try to interfere with our elections. if they don't, they'll continue
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to do what they have done. arthel: that is senate intelligence committee member john cornin on his panel investigation into russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. the mueller probe uncovered russia's attempts to influence an election, raising red flags ahead of 2020. dan hoffman joins us now, a former administration chief who served in iraq and of afghanistan, dan, always good to have you. >> thanks. arthel: i want to start here. i was reading about this. why would two former acting cia directors feel compelled to distribute what they're calling a briefing book to the 2020 presidential candidates? also, do intelligence agencies and fbi share their concerns? >> well, i think it goes back to the mueller report which should be ringing alarm bells for our elected officials, those running for office including the presidency, as well as our
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citizens, that russia was mounting these n nefarious operations targeting social networking and media sites and hacking into the democratic national committee and i think the concern which perhaps some of our retired senior officials, who served as acting director of the cia, they i think might be concerned about the partisan bickering as a result of the criminal prosecutions, the third element of the mueller report or lack thereof which has caused intense partisan debate and disagreement. i think what they want is to have -- to establish some sort of bipartisan consensus about the facts that impact our national security so that we can debate those and defend our country. arthel: that was part of russia's plan, which was to show such destruction, it's destructive debating and descension in our country.
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>> right. i've always felt that vladimir putin not only runs super secret espionage operations but also these discoverable influence operations. who buys ads on facebook with rubles if they don't want to be discovered. i think vladimir putin knew that he could cause a lot of discontent in our political system, almost as if he's injected a virus which had a stronger impact on some, including retired cia director, john brennan, who didn't help the partisan discourse with some of the outlandish claims. arthel: we hear russia, russia, russia. are they the only ones on the cyber wanted list, if you will? >> i think it's important to highlight that some of the other -- some of ouren enemies, iran, north korea, china, also have very sophisticated cyber capabilities and then there are
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just hackers out there seeking to do harm to our economy and causing us billions of dollars worth of damage as a result. so we need to harden ourselves with technology. we also need to understand that there's som skin behind the keyd on the other side and train people to understand what phishing attacks are that are used against us. we need to take action to defend and deter and in some cases counter state actors like russia and others so that they don't attack us. arthel: so you're saying or are the election systems the only targets in plan for potential cyber attacks? you're talking about everyone working in concert to combat this problem. are we talking about the intel agencies, fbi, cia, the president of the united states as well to work on one accord and recognizing the threats and also to combat them? >> right, i think it's an all of government approach on our side, department of homeland security
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is going to play a role. north korea has hacked into banks, most famously in bangladesh to steal 80 or so million dollars. and so in our electric grid, the russians have tried to penetrate that. if we look at our allies on the front line, ukraine is subjected to massive russian cyber attacks on their critical infrastructure as well and i think for us, it's having a policy in place and then also working with our allies on the front lines especially in europe, which has been the target of russia's cyber attacks. arthel: so working together in terms of policy, but what about actual protections in ho protec? how do we protect our systems that you mentioned? >> well, when hackers or state actors are seeking to target our cyber infrastructure, it's somewhat similar to a terrorist attack. they conduct surveillance before the attack and it's important
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for us to get outside the network and detect the surveillance before the attacks take place. we know that for example from russia's attacks against georgia which preceded the war in 2008, they conducted surveillance of georgia networks before they mounted cyber attacks which disabled the georgian government critical infrastructure. that's one thing we need to do. our cyber command has reportedly mounted attacks against russia entities, the point of attack, in other words, where they are launching attacks against us, to disable the russians' capabilities, before they're able to attack us, that's also an element. i think lastly, it's educating our citizens. the russians are flooding us with false innuendo and fake news and the way to combat that is withree speech where we expose what the russians are doing. arthel: lastly, dan, what about
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-- seriously, calling on senator mitt romney to help combat this problem. he was onto something years ago. >> he sure was. yeah, i think a lot of us -- i remember having been in russia when he said that russia was the greatest geopolitical threat we face during the campaign against president obama and president obama said that the 1980s were calling and asking for their foreign policy back. that was humorous on the one hand but not so for those of us who remember vladimir putin was a kgb officer in the 1980s. he's been running the show for the last 20 years and he's running nefarious espionage operations which are similar to what the kgb was doing, the only difference is putin is using modern technology whereas the soviets were using old school press placements in newspapers. arthel: dan hoffman, thank you very much. we'll leave it there. mike: demonstrations along the israel, gaza border turning deadly as palestinians clashed
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with israeli defense forces on the one year anniversary of the great return march. we're live on the ground with the latest. plus, the showdown brewing on capitol hill after the trump administration takes another shot at doing away with obamacare, but gop leadership pushing back on those efforts and democrats vowing to defend the law. we'll get into all that after the break. what we are now doing is allowing the aca to be whittled away at the end and the justice department is not defending the laws of the united states. this is a first in our history. the justice department is not supposed to be partisan. they're supposed to be defending the laws of the united states. building a better bank starts with looking at something old, and saying, "really?" so we built capital one cafes, with savings and checking accounts
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washington. >> reporter: it was a big week for president trump's health care policy, first in the courts. federal judges ruled against the administration in multiple suits, that includes striking down medicaid work requirements. the administration also announced they would no longer defend the affordable care act in court, saying they agree with the texas court ruling that it's unconstitutional. the president received some criticism from his own party, senator susan collins said she was against the administration's actions. >> if the administration is supposed to be a -- clearly there are provisions of the law that do need to be fixed, the answer is for the administration to work with congress. >> reporter: now, the president wants to develop new legislation. >> and we're going to have pre-existing conditions and we'll have a much lower deductible. so -- and i've been saying it. the republicans are going to end up being the party of health care. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi and the democrats are working on a health care bill of
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their own, while pushing back against the trump administration. >> we will fight that. we'll fight that in the congress. we'll fight it in court. and we'll fight it in the court of public opinion, as i'm fond of saying. >> reporter: speaker pelosi is going to force republicans to get on the record. she announced a vote for next week on a resolution condemning what she calls the trump administration's legal assault on health care. the speaker said the american people deserve to see exactly where their representatives stand. in washington, ray bogen, fox news. arthel: ray, thank you so much. mike: for more on this, let's bring in james pindel, the political reporter at the boston globe. great to have you. does the reluctance from mitch mcconnell reflect that he knows how difficult health care reform has been over the past decade or so. >> i think one thing the president's surprise decision made this week was uniting republicans and democrats together in pure bafflement of the decision that the president made this week.
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just tactically speaking, i think the pause from mitch mcconnell and other republicans, not just susan collins who disagree on a policy perspective but mark meadows on a pure technical level, this thing has been baffling. last sunday was probably one of the best days the president had in his presidency when attorney general barr released the main conclusions of the mueller report and the president was riding high. less than 48 hours later, he decides to join this lawsuit, that no one was really asking him to join. it was a gift to democrats. before that, republicans were riding high and excited about what the opportunities this meant after the mueller cloud was lifted. democrats are trying to square the circle about what does it mean when they're calling for the impeachment now that the mueller report concluded there was no collusion and attorney general barr conclude r&d there was no obstruction of justice. but that all ended that. this is now a gift to
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democrattings, the conversation has moved on and they can talk about pocketbook issues they think polls well for them. mike: a number of republicans that i spoke to were he hoping that the president would enjoy the moment after the mueller report and not jump into an issue as messy as health care. is it reaction to the concern about what the supreme court could do? >> well, look, i mean, this is evolving palace intrigue. his cabinet officials, the health and human services secretary as well as his attorney general, both argue that they should not do what trump just did and this has a lot of people feeling like the chief of staff, mick mulvaney, pulled the move and trump went along. what's interesting about it, nearly as baffling as when the president talked about it with senate republicans, he said they should become the party of health care but the president doesn't have a health care bill. what he's call for is the
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affordable care act to be repealed as well as popular provisions such as funding pre-existing conditions, and there's no plan to replace that or keep the positive parts together. it's putting the cart before the horse. mike: i was at a briefing this week with kevin mccarthy. he said we agree on pre-existing conditions, so is it your anticipation that potentially we will see a very minimal bill to make sure that people with pre-existing conditions are protected no matter what? >> well, we may see a bill. i'm not sure what the bill's going to say. i'm not sure the bill matters other than the fact that the president will get to show his priority. one thing that is true is that when it comes to the wall, for example, the president has been highly consistent and he thoughs what he wants and he feels like it's a campaign promise. on health care, he's been all over the map on the issue, at one point supporting a single payer and during the campaign
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having different issues on it. it's weird he's bringing it up now without a specific thought-through plan and putting the challenge onto the republicans in the house and the senate and why i say it doesn't matter what the bill says, is because obviously the democrats in the house will oppose pretty much anything the president puts together and there will be no bill passing into law. mike: we already see democrats chris-crossing the country, hoping to take on the president. what are the odds of a health care deal being struck? >> very low. i want to point out something you said. which is, again, not to harp on the tactical bafflement but if the president had not done this surprise move this week, you would have democrats on the defensive, not just on the defensive on the key conclusions of the mueller report, but second, the president would continue along with other republicans to talk about how democrats want to have a medicare for all, a single payer system. they would argue a government takeover of health care. that puts democrats on the defense. now, this is almost a gift to
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democrats because we're now talking about why the president may want to take away health care for millions of americans versus having democrats playing defense on medicare for all plan. as you mentioned, we are in election season with the democrats in charge of one body, there's no way a major bill like this is going to come forward. i see a pathway for something like lowering prescription drug prices, something that members of both parties agree on. mike: is it your anticipation that if the supreme court were to throw out obamacare, that might get both parties to the table to do even a minimal health care salvage plan. >> i think that's the only path forward in terms of actually making these parties get together and work on something which would be that. of course, democrats would argue they would have a broader bill but clearly democrats would be interested in preserving some of the popular elements, as would republicans. mike: james, we'll be reading you. thanks, james. >> thank you. arthel: tens of thousands of palestinians protesting along
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the gaza border with israel today to mark the one year since the start of weekly demonstrations there. at least two people were killed when clashes with i.d.f. turned violent. trey ingst is live in gaza city with the latest. trey. >> reporter: arthel, just as you're tossing to me here, we're getting updated numbers on the number of deaths from today. that number raising from 2 to 4 people, 4 people killed in the demonstrations along the border today and hundreds injured. this, as egyptian negotiators are looking to work with senior hamas leadership in trying to hammer out details with a cease fire with israel. they are agreeing it was a positive sign to work forward in the future, looking at potential humanitarian aid to enter the ga strip and other things hamas would like to see gaza citizens. there is tension in the air following the deaths of the
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citizens today. we did enter a funeral for one of the protesters, a 20-year-old man who was killed by an israeli sniper. hundreds are marching through the streets of gaza city with the body of a 20-year-old who was shot by an israeli sniper along the border and killed. they're taking him to the funeral right now. you can see the gunfire inside gaza city as thousands prepare for demonstrations today along the israel, gaza border. i spoke with a senior hamas official inside the ga take strip who said he was happy with how things unfolded today and indicated there may be a path forward for both sides to try to hammer out the details of the cease fire agreement. arthel: that would be good and remarkable composure there, stay safe. thank you very much for your reporting. mike: new information coming from the black boxes on-board boeing's crashed ethiopian airlines jet.
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mike: new details emerging about the deadly ethiopian airlines crash. the boeing 737 max jet went down three weeks ago, killing all 157 people onboard. now, black box data is revealing problems with an anti-stalling system under investigation for causing the disaster. jacqui heinrich explains from new york city. >> reporter: hi, mike. the anti-stall system known as m-cast, black box data is showing it activated moments before the ethiopian airlines crash, and the same thing happened in the lion air crash back in october. the m car-cast has been under scrutiny for months. boeing didn't tell pilots it existed until after the october
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crash. aviation experts say they aren't satisfied with boeing's he proposed solution. they are supposed to roll out training packages addressing the problem. they said pilots wouldn't need simulator train. no airline owns a simulator. boeing said it wasn't necessary when the plane came to market. >> in many ways, they did drop the ball, both in the design and the training and the faa didn't catch it. this is reminiscent of previous problems with automated aircraft. >> reporter: the 737 max was designed to be similar enough to older models or other models, rather, that the pilots would not need additional certifications and that saved billions of dollars because simulators cost money and training takes time. aviation experts say pilots absolutely need simulator time, especially with the proposed update to the m-cast. >> it's critical a that pilots have training and information
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available to them that they put in their backpack of knowledge so as they move forward and see issues, they're able to deal with them effectively. the response of hey, don't worry about it, watch the video, is the wrong answer. >> reporter: boeing told fox news they're working with pilots this time. they wrote boeing hosted more than 20 200 airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators for an informational session as part of the effort to share more details about our plan for supporting the safe return of the 737 max to commercial service. the faa has not yet approved the update or the training package. mike. mike: , thanks a lot. arthel: for more on this we'll bring in aviation mechanic, john golia. if you could, give us an idea from your perspective of what's involved in a major revamp, and could there be position or personnel changes and who
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oversees the oversight? >> well, the faa is supposed to oversee, i'll start at the back end of the question. the faa is supposed to oversee the people within the organization that have delegated authority to certify these changes and processes in the airplane if we were to do away with that, the faa would have to hire several thousand additional inspectors, engineering, computer science people and first off where are they going to get them? they're just not out there. they're very scarce. so the knowledge rests with the manufacturermanufacturers or ths of the products. we have to find a way to make sure that they're getting the right training and the right amount of oversight from the faa. we can't throw away their experience because oftentimes they're the only ones that understand the systems, the automated systems a that are going on these airplanes. arthel: boeing 737 max 8 and 9, what's going on?
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>> well, what's going on partially is i think it has to do with the system and not being trained for it. the u.s. pilots, the u.s. training, they transitioned very well, obviously, and other parts of the world they didn't. so we need to understand what was the differences in the training between what the u.s. people received and what the people in maybe some other countries received. arthel: shouldn't there -- go ahead. >> boeing only recommends the training program. each airline or each country gets to decide how and what they're going to train. arthel: that makes no sense. let me read a statement from the acting faa administrator, daniel yelwell. he's saying it is the applicant who is required to develop aircraft design plans a and specifications and perform the appropriate inspections and tests necessary to establish that an aircraft design complies with the regulations.
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the faa is responsible for determining that the applicant has shown that the overall design meets the safety standards. so i mean, so aviation, mechanic training, pilot training, can that make these planes safe, sir? >> of course it can. of course it can't. after the aircraft was built they flu it around -- flew it around the world, i don't know how many hours, but considerable amount of time to shake out any problems, including flying with pilots from other countries. in the beginning, nobody saw the problems that developed later. so we need to find out why. and one of the reasons why we're still talking about this three weeks after this accident and months after the previous one is the very slow to deliver to the mature investigating bodies thee raw data from the recorders. i understand the ntsb doesn't have the complete set of data from the ethiopian crash.
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how can you conduct an investigation and how can you come up with solutions if there's not a free flow of the information? it's being sat on by the authorities. arthel: so what's that about? do you feel like boeing is holding onto some information or not providing a all the information? and then also, i am confused to hear the statement being made that, well, look, pilots in this particular country, they know how to fly these planes. that's on them if they don't know how to fly it in the other country. that makes no sense. i could get on a plane tomorrow or you, sir, tomorrow and we're on one of those -- well, they're grounded for now. we're assuming and hoping the pilot knows how to control and many -- h pretty much any scenao possible, the aircraft. unfortunate things do happen. but you want to know that you're safe and that the pilots know what they're doing, they have the right information at their
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fingertips. >> so the first part of your question, boeing's not withholding the information. i don't think boeing has the information either. the information is being-there seems to be a bottleneck with information coming out of ethiopia. on the second half of your question, pilot training and also mechanic and other training around the world is not the same. it should be. it should be. i agree with what you said. every airplane that you step into should have the same level of qualifications in the crock pet or ocockpit or onthe groundn the airplane. that's not the case today. sorry, that's the way it is. we need to -- we, the worldwide community, needs to fix that. part of the way we get standards is ikayo, part of the u.n. and they develop worldwide standards. part of the worldwide standards is this accident investigation process which is not today following the protocol of ikoyo. we saw in the lion air crash that maintenance failed to
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address the airworthiness of the airplane before it crashed. we see deficiencies in some operation that's should not occur. we need to figure out how and why there's a difference between what's happened in some countries compared to others. it's not throwing stones at other people. it's saying if we at least recognize there is a difference between different areas of the world and let's find out why and let's standardize them. arthel: really quickly, do you have a suggestion as to how to make this all uniform? >> follow the guidance from ikayo. arthel: thank you very much, mr. golia. appreciate your analysis. thank you, sir. >> thanks for having me. arthel: mike. mike: plenty of rain in the forecast for a portion of the u.s. and some states could face more severe weather. meteorologist adam klotz, what are we looking at? >> a huge system that's sweeping across the country, this is heavy rain falling in the he ohio river valley, stretch farther south, we could talk
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about severe weather with this system. i'll have the full forecast, trackerring this one coming up in my full forecast after the break.
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mike: southern states could see severe weather this weekend as a cold front moves through the region, some areas could see
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large hail, heavy rain and possibly even tornadoes. meteorologist adam klotz is in the fox extreme weather center with more. >> as you were talking you were looking at the temperature map and you see the cold front that's causing all of this. on the east coast, it's gorgeous. back in dallas, 53 degrees. everything in between, where the cold air and warm air meet, that's the cold front. that's where we've seen activity today. it's going to continue to linger. there's heavy rain across portions of illinois, indiana, ohio, the heaviest rain in northern kentucky. the ohio river basin valley seeing heavy rainfall, stretching farther south, the system will become a problem for severe weather as the temperatures are warmer. this is our future radar. from where the system is now, it's now running into the early overnight hours. you see this moving into portions of north georgia. i think the better chance for severe weather is back across tennessee, kentucky, stretching back towards mississippi.
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there's an area with an elevated or slight risk of severe weather, including louisville, through nashville and stretching farther south, that's where we could see hail, big thunderstorms, winds gusting up to 60 miles an hour, isolated tornado here or there is possible as the system sweeps across the southeast for now and we run into the overnight hours otherwise, the concern continues to be a lot of flooding in the middle of the country. this is another big rain maker. it's farther off to the east but we're looking at indiana and ohio, bringing that rain eventually down into the mississippi river because that's where all this water eventually has to flow and the flooding continues to be a problem across some of those areas. these are our flood advic advis, in the green, those are flood warnings, from the mississippi, down to the gulf of mexico. the cold front that we're tracking, it's going to shift tomorrow as we see the whole system run up to the east coast. it is spring. it cools off behind it and we're warming back up in the next couple days. mike: springtime brings weather
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arthel: the world turning off the lights for earth hour, scene at hong kong harbor, tallest building in taiwan.
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the event happens, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time to spread awareness on climate. tonight, we will see you tomorrow. >> we will be back tomorrow. >> another immigration showdown with dramatic surge of families seeking asylum prompting president trump to renew threat to close the southern border. good evening i'm rick levanthal in for jon to scott. the president insists he'll not bluffing as on track to speed 100,000 apprehensions this month. the most in a decade. the president threatening to seal the southerner crossing next week unless méxico steps in to help but some members of his own party say he should not take things that far. >> hea my be serious, i think it may be


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