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thank you as always for being with us. good night from nbc news headquarters here in new york. >> we do have to repeal obama care, and we will end up replacing it with something that is going to be outstanding. far, far better than failing obama care. we're going to get that done, and i think we're going to surprise a lot of people, but they're pushing very hard. the republican senators are great people, but they have a lot of different states. some states this, some states that. we're getting it together, and it's going to happen. right, plooimike? [ applause ] and when it does happen, that
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will be a big day in america, believe me. big day in america. the gop senate health care bell has collapsed. now they're trying to deliver the president a win we a vote to repeal obama care with a delayed replacement. >> plus, the white house has named is made in america week. businesses are at odds with that message. >> and outrage after police involved shooting leaves a -- now friends and family are demanding answers. >> good morning. it's tuesday, july 1th. well, new overnight. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is pulling the plug on the current plan to repeal and replace obama care. the news comes after senators mike lee and jerry moran both announced their opposition to the legislation last night.
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republicans could only afford to lose two votes, and senators rand paul and susan coil lynns said they wouldn't support the bill. last night mcconnell said regretfully it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of obama care will not be successful. so in the coming days the senate will vote to take up the house bill with the first amendment in order the majority of the senate has already supported in 2015, and thafts vetoed bir then president obama. a repeal of obama care with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period. now, shortly before that statement came out, president trump tweeted republicans should just repeal failing obama care now and work on a new health care plan that will start from a clean slate. dems will join in. earlier in the evening president trump held a dinner with several republican lawmakers. officials described it as a session with members familiar with tough legislative battles. according to politico, president trump told them that the party would look like dopes if they
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couldn't pass the health care bill after passing repeal bill back in 2015. >> and the latest health care plan had divided two wings of republicans. in the end it was defections of conservatives that sealed its fate. senator mike lee said in addition to not repeeling all the obama care taxes, it doesn't go far enough in lowering premiums for middle class families. nor does it create nuf free space from the most costly obama care regulations. under jerry moran, he was miffed at the strategy. this closed door process has yielded a dcra that fails to appeal the affordable care act or address rising costs. there were storm clouds ahead with others. senator ron johnson of wisconsin was suddenly waivering as well over reported comments from mitch mcconnell who apparently told colleagues that future medicaid cuts would never happen. >> i did find the story about the comments about medicaid reforms just too far in the future to be enacted. i found those troubling.
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that might put it into jeopardy. >> which way are you leaning right now? >> i was strongly -- after i read those comments. i found those rather troubling. >> now, one time a vote seemed imminent, but it was delayed over the weekend after senator john mccain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye. after senators lee and moran announced their opposition to the bill senator mccain released this statement calling for a bipartisan solution to health care. he said in part congress must now return to regular order, old hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation's governors so we can have a bill that finally provides americans with access to quality and affordable health care. meanwhile, the president and fellow lawmakers wished the senator a speedy recovery. >> he had not been feeling good. he was really tired. he flies all over the world all the time. i was getting worried about him. he is tough enough. i tell you. he would walk back here if they
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would let him. he is dying to get back in the game. this is one time john needs to listen to his doctors because, you know, i'm glad they found it when they did. it seems to be a very successful surgery, but it was no small operation. he needs to heal up before he comes back. >> my first hope is that john is going to be okay, and he will have a good recovery and be back with us soon, but i don't want him to come back in a way that would jeopardize his health. john is tough as a boiled owl. he will make it through this. >> we hope john mccain gets better very soon because we miss him. he is a crusty voice in washington. plus, we need his vote. he will be back. he will be back sooner than somebody else would be back. he will be back soon. >> all right. joiks now from washington d.c. reporter, sarah fisher. it's great to have you with us. this is the second health care failure for mitch mcconnell after he canceled a vote last month on earlier version of the
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bill. he is now proposed a straight up repeal vote without any clear indication for an immediate replacement of obama care. what kind of hurdles do you think he can face? is it a safe assumption that this is going to happen? >> it's definitely not a safe assumption. one of the problems here is that there's a numbers ga imthat they're going to have to play. one of the reasons that that vote went through in 2015 is because senators pretty much knew that it was going to be vetoed, and so they had a little bit more political wiggle room to pass the bill. that is not the case right now. remember, they're going to need two of those four senators that recently came out opposed to the bill to change their tune. are they going to be able to do that before the august recess? well, they're going to have to do a lot of convincing. only time will tell if they're going to get those two votes, but it's definitely not gaern teed. >> you know, we have a recent bloomberg poll that found that 35% of americans believe health care is literally the most important issue facing this country right now. what can we expect? do we think that president trump
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is going to get a legislative win here before the august recess? >> it would be very difficult. for one, the cbo score that originally came out that said around 24 million people would lose their health insurance is concerning for a lot of americans. what they don't want to see is their health care get repealed and there's no replacement for another two years. it's going to be really hard to rally american support around this. i also think there's a sense of american fatigue. as you had mentioned, there had been two defeats. there had been a preemptive victory lap at the white house that now seems very far off. it's going to be hard to rally american support around this. >> well, the story is obviously constantly changing and updating. we'll stay on top of this. sarah fisher, thank you so much. despite constant criticism from both candidate and president trump, the trump administration has recertified to congress that iran is meeting the requirements of the iran nuclear deal. it is the second time that the administration has done so, which was required every 90 days, and approval was reportedly only given by the president begrudgingly and after
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arguing with his national security advisor. let's get into this. joining us live from london, nbc news bureau chief ali arrouzzi. the last time they recertified, a new round of sanctions followed suit, and senior white house officials are now saying that is the plan this time as well. give us some context on this. >> that's right. in april when trump made his first certification he paired it with new sanctions for non-nuclear behavior, showing that he wants to remain tough on tehran, and he looks -- and it looks like his administration is going to repeat that playbook this time by punishing iran and individuals, organizations, and procurement networks involved in ballistic missiles and other activities. as far as the nuclear deal goes, however reluctantly, the trump administration has notified congress for the second time that it's been complying with the terms of the deal, which insures waivers for nuclear related sanctions, would remain in place for iran. the administration still insists
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tehran is in breach of the spirit of the deal. now, obviously yasmin, that assessment carries no legal consequences. for their part, the iranians say that the u.s. hasn't lived up to its end of the bargain by not complying with the deal, making it hard for countries to do business with iran. now, the six parties that are all signing their agreement are going to meet in vienna on friday to examine iran's complaints about what they say are u.s. failures to carry out its obligations. nonetheless, iran continues to enjoy sanctions relief even though the president thinks it's the worst deal that seems to be made in the world, but he doesn't seem willing to undo it. not now anyway. until the next review comes up in 90 days time. we'll have to see how he tackles the deal then. >> we'll talk later in the show about this, but mohammed yesterday telling reporters that iran could feesably pull out of the deal if they feel like a u.s. is in violation of some of
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what was agreed upon. we'll talk later in on the show about that. >> the state department has issued new guidelines for president trump's travel ban. effective immediately the new instructions widen the definition of close familiaral relationships to include grandparents and cousins, which reports say are limited to first cousins only. the new instructions were sent by secretary of state rex tillerson to all u.s. embassies and consults around the world, and it comes after a federal judge ruled last week that the administration's original definition of close family was too narrow. meanwhile, the trump administration has announced it is allowing 15,000 more temporary migrant workers using what are known as h2b visas into the country this year. those visas are reserved for a temporary low wage nonfarm worker used overwhelmingly by the landscaping industry. homeland security secretary john kelly reportedly made the decision after concluding that there weren't enough american workers qualified and willing to do those jobs. >> meanwhile, the president launched made in america week.
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he is hoping to emphasize a key tenant of his candidacy. the white house was filled on u.s. soil from begin southern guitars to stetson hats. he even stepped into the cab of a fire truck asking where is the fire? put it out fast. the president touted the administration's track record so far on improving conditions for american economic growth in the global economy. >> we want to build, create, and grow more products in our country using american labor, american goods, and american grit. >> my administration is removing the burdens and regulations on your companies so that you can compete, thrive, and grow. how many of you have noticed this so far because it's a big, big difference, right? it's a big, big difference. the people are coming up to me, and they can't even believe it. we took the farmers' land away. we took the home builders land away.
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they have their land back now, and they're building homes, and they're farming their farms, and it's a beautiful thing to see, and they're so thankful. >> the commitments are making good to the u.s. drew attention to the fact that many of the products sold by the trump organization and his daughter's company sht. yesterday sean spicer declined to answer whether the companies would consider halting manufacturing products abroad saying it would be inappropriate for him to comment on it. >> all right. still ahead, an australian woman shot dead by police in minneapolis after calling 911 herself. this morning investigators had to provide very few answers. >> a tragic story there. plus, a severe storm warning for parts of the country today as the midwest prepares for a heat wave. we're going to have the latest on the forecast coming up next. keep it here.
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sniefrmt a woman was shot and killed by minneapolis police after she called 911. the body cameras of the officers involved in the deadly shooting were not turned on. nbc news's blake mccoy has more from minneapolis. >> reporter: justine damon, 40 years old and ebb gauged to be married next month, dead after calling minneapolis police for help. speaking for the first time her fiance fought through tears. >> the death of justean is a loss to everyone who knew her. she touched so many people. >> reporter: her soon to be stepson by his side, has taken to social media. >> my mom is dead because a police officer shot her for reasons i don't know, and i demand answers. >> reporter: daman called 911 to report a possible assault in the ali behind her home. authorities say two officers responded to that call. one of them identified as mohammed norr and fired his weapon, killing damon. his body camera was not turned
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on. >> when you hear that these cameras weren't turned on at the time, what do you think? >> i have the same question everyone else has. why weren't the body cameras activated? >> reporter: in minneapolis all patrol officers are equipped with body cams, but unlike many cities where they're automatic, these need to be turned on manually. news of the shooting is making headlines back in australia where daman is from. snoo she was treasured and loved, and we will really miss her dreadfully. >> reporter: friends describe her as a spiritual healer. >> being thankful for this community. >> reporter: as friends and neighbors continue to mourn outside the home she shared with her fiance. one question still unanswered. how could this happen? >> the state agency handling the investigation says they have not yet been able to interview the officer or his partner and won't release more details until that actually happens. the officer has only been on the job for two years and is now on administrative leave.
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through his attorney, he is offering condolences to the victim's family. >> let's get a check on your weather now with nbc meteorologist bill karins. the hottest part of the summer is upon us. >> call these the dog days. now it's spreading to the east. be prepared for easily the hottest week of the summer as the heat and humidity really is on the rise. right now we have 13 million people that are under either heat watches, heat warnings are, or light advisories. i think st. louis may even be the worst of this during the heat wave. st. louis will feel like 102. this is the blue that's the actual temperature. when you add in the humidity, the heat index jumps into 102. witch huh tau right with you. along with your friends there at shreveport. then it expands as we go through the week and in towards the weekend. as we go throughout -- this is the actual temperatures. this is 100 on wednesday in st. louis. 102. when it's 102, the heat index will feel almost up to 110. you notice even d.c., 93, 96, 98
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on friday. raleigh jumps 99. fos one of the first times the mid-atlantic and the southeast is really getting into the heat. this is the actual feels like temperature in st. louis. 107, 108. did. c., it will feel like 104 on friday. you get the picture. this is a crank the ac type weather, and it's even dangerous outside if you are spending any expended time. especially for the kids and the elderly. as far as severe weather goes, we do have strong storms in nebraska. also in north dakota. later today, maybe an isolated wind damage report or two. minneapolis, rochester, northern iowa, and into areas of wisconsin. it's the time of year, though, with he actually get these storms and appreciate it. it actually cools you off a little bit. not bad today in new england. isolated storms possible in the afternoon. enjoy the nice weather in the southeast while you have it. it will only get more hot and humid throughout the week. it's still hot in the west. it's not like they're cooling off. salt lake city, 100. denver near 95, 100 the next two days, and there's wednesday's forecast with the heat starting to build in areas of the east.
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right on schedule, this is typically the hottest week of the summer, and it's going to live up to its reputation. >> i know you are a he remembte fan. the day the robots take over the world can be put off for a while longer. the night scope k-5 met with a watery end yesterday at a shopping center's water fountain. the robot was patrolling the waterfront shopping complex in washington d.c. on monday when it fell. it's unclear how the k-5 ended up in the fountain, but clearly steps are not its friend. the robot is designed to act as an extra set of eyes for law enforcement and security services in public spaces. as you can see from these tweets that people had some fun with the mishap. of course, people always going to twitter. >> you're not going to do your best i'll be back? >> it might have been the security guard that may have nudged the robot. >> don't take my job. >> he bumped the robot. >> still ahead, while defense
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the 4-2 loss to minnesota. judge has gone just 1 for 21 from the batter's box since earning the home run derby crown. must be a curse. all right. to atlanta. a big effort from the cubs as kyle is racing to catch a foul ball. popped up in left field and tumbling into the stands. he hangs on to make the out. what a play as chicago goes on to beat the braves 4-3 there. to miami and a joint effort in the phillies outfield as both cameron perkins and o'dugal herrera go for a ball hit to the center wall. perkins comes up with the catch and takes away the extra base hit from the marlin john carlos stanton. stanton had already plugged two homers in the game, and miami goes on to beat philadelphia. they are 6-5 after ten innings. that could have been bad. and in houston it's been so long since the astros designated hitter carlos beltran has played the field. he decided to put his glove to
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rest literally staging a mock funeral for the mitt in center field before last night's game against the mariners. now, beltran's bat, however, is alive and well as he said a two-run shot out in left field to tie the game in the sixth inning. seattle has the final say in this one hitting back to back homers in the top of the tenth and hanging on to beat houston 9-7. all right. let's turn to the nba and the lakers wrap up the las vegas summer league after defeating the trailblazer 110-98 in yesterday's championship game. l.a.'s lonzo ball earned the tournament's mvp honors after more than 16 points in six games. ball set out last night due to a calf injury. >> definitely the l.a. lakers are excited about his performance over the summer league because he definitely was, you know, having some triple-doubles. there's a lot of hyper on him. also, they must be concerned about the fact that he had that calf injury that made him miss the finals. >> definitely. >> just probably resting him a little bit. >> it's nice to see him have a little humor with his glove there. >> yeah. >> i like that.
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welcome back. it is the bottom of the hour. let's start with the morning's top stories. despite constant threats and criticism, the trump administration has said that iran is in compliance with the terms of the landmark nuclear deal. it is the second time the administration has done so, which is required by congress every 90 days. the white house stresses that they plan to enact additional sanctions against iran for other non-nuclear areas, including ballistic missile development and support of terrorism. >> the state department has issued new guidelines for president trump's travel ban. the new instructions widen the definition of close relationships to include grandparents and cousins, which reuters reports is limited to first cousins only. those come after a federal judge ruled last week that the administration's original definition of close family was
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too narrow. major news overnight on the senate republicans' quest to overhaul health care. mitch mcconnell said he is pulling the plug on the plan to replace obama care. there's a 52 skbrort, that republicans could only afford to lose two votes. paul and collins said they would not support the bill. sarah fisher back with us. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell saying the senate is going to vote on a bill to repeal obama care without an immediate replacement. pretty surprising stuff there. republicans, they pass a similar bill back in 2015 under reconciliation, and senator susan collins and then senator mark kirk, they were the only two republicans to oppose it. do you think we can expect a similar opposition here? >> i think you're going to see something a little bit different. simply because the republican senators at the time had a feeling that this was going to be vetoed by then president barack obama. now they don't have that
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sentiment. it would be a little bit more of a risk. it's not something they actually supported. the other thing to think about is just continditions of health care were so different than they were in 2014. aetna has since pulled out of the exchange. there's been an uptick in the opioid crisis, and that affects your pro-medicaid senators. folks like senator susan collins from maine and dean heller from nevada. the state of health care is different in the sense that they're not going to be able to apply the same mentality that they were applying in 2015 to what they're going to do now. i wouldn't expect it to look exactly the same. as i mentioned, they really can't afford to lose anybody else. there you have the four senators who said that they were against this health care bill. they're going to have to convince two of them that this is something that they're going to have to vote for. the repeal, that is. it will be difficult to do. >> sarah, real quick. you know, with the president now proposing a state-up repeal of the affordable care act, we want to look at the impact that might actually have. two years ago the congressional
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budget office found that repealing the aca would increase the federal budget deficit by $137 billion over the period from 2016 to 2025. over the same years the people with employment-based coverage would increase by about eight million, and the number with coverage purchased individually or obtained through medicaid would decrease by between $30 million and $32 million. pretty staggering numbers there. what's your reaction to that score, and how do you think that score is going to shape the debate of a straight up repeal of obama care going forward? >> it's going to be a huge factor in the shape of this debate. first of all, think about how many town halls congressmen and senators faced where they had constituents very angrily facing them saying that they demanded that they keep their health care, that they were afraid of what would happen if they lose it. to hear that 32 million americans are going to be potentially losing their health care, those who are already unemployed, would be a huge
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detriment for them getting the support from their local constituents they would need. the other thing that's concerning is there's a republican sort of fight within the party about what to do about premiums. you know, we had axios health care reporter sam baker tweeting it's ironic that ted cruz is going to be flanked from the right here. that senators from utah like mike lee are coming out and saying we don't even support what our own conservative colleagues hardliners are saying about premiums because they're not going far enough for people who can't afford to pay for health care. this is going to be so contentious. i would imagine that they're going to have a rough time not only getting the votes to repeal, but what are they going to do once they do repeal it? they're going to have two years to come up with some sort of replacement plan. >> this is a matter of life and death. everybody in the nation will be watching. live in washington d.c., sarah fisher, thank you for that. >> thank you. president trump began the week by tweeting in of his son
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who last june took a meeting. the get-together came with the promise of official documents and information from the russian government that would incriminate hillary clinton. "most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one don jr. attended in order to get info on an opponent. that's politics." now, the tweet is in contrast with what his nominee for fbi director christopher ray said last week. take a listen. >> any threat or effort to interfere with our elections from any nation state or any non-state actor is the kind of thing the fbi would want to know. >> now, yesterday's off camera white house press briefing sean spicer would not say who was right and reverted to the administration's original defense of that meeting. >> i'm not going to get into the specifics of this, but i will say that it is quite often for people that are given information during the heat of a campaign to ask what that is. that's what simply he did. the president has made it clear
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through his tweet, and there was nothing as far as we know that would lead anyone to believe that there was anything except for discussion about adoption act. >> the magnitski act after passing the senate with 92 votes blocked a small number of russian government officials and businessmen from entering the united states. froze their american held assets and banned them from using u.s. banks. vladimir putin quickly responded by banning the adoption of russian children by american parents. meanwhile, there was criticism of the 2016 campaign's meeting from one of president trump's earliest endorsers and one-time head of his transition team. chris christie, a former federal prosecutor, whose -- because of actions taken by his aides during his re-election campaign, said he believes that the evidence of working with the russian government would be a major problem. >> what he needs to get to is ultimately what was discussed. you know, my understanding of all this is that there's concern by some people of collusion.
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even from what we've heard so far, i don't see any evidence of that. >> opposition research from a foreign government. >> i think it would be. i think it would be. i don't think there's any evidence that they did. i do think it would be, sure. i think quite frankly, it's probably against the law, michael, and in addition to being inappropriate. >> all right. there you go. there's one federal agency dedicated solely so securing the voting process, and it could soon be shut down. republicans are pushing to defund the u.s. election assistance commission which along with the fbi is looking into a cyber attack last year by a russian speaking hacker. they argue the agency is not necessary, and it should be eliminated because elections are not a federal responsibility, but supporters of the agency they say it helps recruit poll workers and keeps them up-to-date on threats to the voting system. in the words of one democrat "cutting funding to it is a green light for putin to do it yet again." according to president trump, he
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has signed more legislation into law. 42 bills more than any other president in history. at the white house just yesterday, he even gave a hat tip to the fact checkers he so dislikes before stating his facts. take a listen. >> what we've done over a short period of time and what we're going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible. we've signed more bills, and i'm talking about through the legislature than any president ever. for a while harry truman had us. now i think we have everybody, mike. i better say think. otherwise, they'll give you a pinocchio. i don't like pinocchios. >> there's only one problem with what he just said. president trump's facts, they are incorrect. according to the "new york times", trump's pace is behind the last six presidents who on average signed 43 bills in their first six months in office. in fact, both roosevelt and truman, they signed more bills within their first 100 days than trump did in nearly twice that time. they also note that nearly half the bills trump has signed into
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law are ceremonial or routine, such as renaming a federal courthouse. typically those kinds of bills, they are not including legislative achievements. meanwhile, the president is touting made in america week, meant to emphasize products made on u.s. soil, and eliminating regulations, but it has also brought unwanted taxi. chief white house correspondent halle jackson reports. >> reporter: at the white house president trump is focussing on what got him there. jobs and manufacturing. showcasing products made in all 50 states. >> made in the usa. we're going to start doing that again. we're going to put that brand on our product. >> reporter: on made in america week, critics counter the president never put his money where his mouth is, while running his own business. >> we know that almost all the products that they sell are imported from abroad, so it would be nice to see him lead by example there. >> the white house argues president trump is trying to roll back stifling regulations.
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part of a manufacturing message that plays well here just outside detroit. >> when i hear made in america, i hear made in michigan, i hear made in macomb county. >> it's places like this one that nbc news has now analyzed. more than 400 in all. places where president trump either really surged compared to republicans 2012 performance or places he flipped altogether, turning them from blue to red. these are the counties that fueled his win and right now half the people who live there like how he is doing. his 50% approval rating in those counties is ten points better than his performance nationally. >> so far he has done what he said he was going to do. >> but there's a twist to this story. the president's support is slipping from where he was in november. dave pelter is now cooling on his kcandidate. >> i would probably give him a b, and that might be going a little -- maybe a little too far. >> reporter: common critiques include too much action on twitter and not enough on health care, with russia a wild card. chad has covered politics in this county for three decades.
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>> for some people they're saying when are we going to see this change? when are we going to get what we voted for? >> our thanks to halle jackson for that report. let's turn to the market where netflix's stock is heading for a record high after crushing wall street ae q2 earnings expectations. they added 5.2 million subscribers in the second quarter. one stock not doing so well? tesla following remarks made by ceo elan musk saying the company was overvalued. cnbc's gemma atkins joins us live with more. good morning. >> good morning, lewis. yes, on netflix they smashed estimates, didn't they, on subscriber numbers. they also delivered a healthy beat when it came to revenue. they actually reported a slight miss on earnings, but did this bother investors? not remotely. they sent the stock soaring around 10% in after hours trade. even higher to actually beat the all-time are a intraday high. what investors really liked here was the fact that international subscribers grew so.
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more than expectations. now international actually outpaces the number of domestic. one stock that was not doing so well is tesla. and that's because the ceo elan musk took the unusual step for a ceo of trying to talk down the share price. he made comments over the weekend saying that the stock has a lot of optimism embedded and didn't actually deserve to be so high. unsurprisingly, shares slid by around 2.5% yesterday, and this follows a really rough few weeks for the stock. it's fallen off by one-fifth since june. >> a little more here for you. let's talk about some news of u.s. allies. they've been buying drones at a lower cost from china. how does that affect the markets globally and what can you tell us about this? >> well, this is an interesting one. yes, the u.s. really tried in recent years to curb international sales of the military drones. remembering, of course, this is very sophisticated advanced weaponry.
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china stepped right into the bridge, and it's selling devices that are said to be pretty much in line or almost as good, according to reports, because china has been working so hard in recent years on developing this stick nolg. jordan and saudi arabia, two u.s. allies, are indeed two places where the drones have been spotted on the runways. lewis. >> thanks so much. still ahead, everybody. house speaker paul ryan kachlz unintended backlash over an nbt video post. >> how his message of emojis turned into a barage of criticism over health care. also, a live report on this severe heat that is making its way across the country. bill karins will have a look at who will be facing dangerous temperatures in the days ahead when we return.
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stop the mesa fire from spreading any further. it had burned at least 30 acres, but there were worries that it could grow to between 300 and 400 acres. resources were diverted from crews battling the whittier fire to keep that from happening. dangerous conditions. >> this will be one of the first really serious, you know, heat events that we're going to have in a lot of the major cities. up to this point a lot of them have been in the areas of the interior west. they're kind of used to it, and a few spots in the desert southwest. now we're talking about a lot of the highly populated cities in the midwest that are in the heat. in this excessive heat warning, the thing with heat waves is they're more deadly the longer they go. it's a cumulative affect in night nighttime. the temperatures don't drop that much. from columbia to st. louis, that's the area already under a heat warning and heat watch for areas like des moines and omaha. for today, 96 in st. louis. this is just the beginning of it. it looks like it peaks on friday, in most areas here in the midwest, and also there in the east. you notice tomorrow we jump to
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100 in st. louis. chicago, you're on the cooler side of this. you actually get lucky with this. everyone in the great lakes too. it's from about st. louis southwards that the worst of it. the other story out there is in the tropics. we have a tropical storm don already up to our d-named storm. it's at 50-mile-an-hour winds. we do think it's going to move through the southern winward islands here. barbados and one of the spots that could get brushed by the storm. it should not become a hurricane.
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>> i'll take this one away. house speaker paul ryan took to twitter to let know he is just like the rest of us. >> we text, and we talk every night. i call and we talk. because they don't think of me as an emoji guy, i go crazy on emojis. i do seven or eight of these things. i'll throw those out there. >> he shot that video in honor of world emoji day as people decided share their favorite digital images. in the grand tradition of the internet, fellow twitter users decided take the opportunity to roast ryan over the republican party's efforts to repeal obama care. that included democratic senator ed of massachusetts who used a few choice emojis to criticize the gop's efforts on health care.
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>> i have to say, i cannot stand when people text me in all emojis. i'm trying to figure out exactly what this
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president trump has severely criticized the various agreements reached by iran. instead of being thankful for these agreements, iran is feeling emboldened. as of today, we are putting iran on notice. >> that was michael flynn sending a not-so veiled threat to iran. two weeks after that threat, he was fired. the iran deal is said to be one of the worst in history. now the trump has recertified to congress that iran has continued to meet the requirements under the landmark agreement. it is the second time the
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administration has done so, which is required every 90 days. however, the president only gave that decision begrudgingly. they intend to -- the last certification in april was followed by a new round of sanctions. i feel like iran is turning the table here. we heard ali arouzi will be reevaluating this week. iran is saying the u.s. pressuring businesses not to do any work with iran now. with the new sanctions about support of terrorism, ballistic missile testing, we'll see what's going to happen there but of course we know the u.s. is now getting pressure from their new allies in the gulf states alongside israel but their european counterparts, they don't want the u.s. to pull out
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of this. >> what's making this interesting is the europeans are saying one thing and the international community is saying one thing. it's hard for the u.s. to come out and say the iranian government is not -- >> in compliance. >> you're right. there are concerns in countries like saudi arabia, which have now gone full tilt against iran, and particularly the united arab emirates and others who are trying to get the administration to take a tougher position against iran. they would love to see the iran nuclear deal either scrapped or ultimately pushed into a different direction with this new trump administration compared. >> and the cease power, iran is worried that there is a lot in the geo political position. >> kasie hunt will have the latest reaction from capitol hill and kristen welker will have more on the call to repeal
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welcome back, everybody. before we toss it to "morning j joe," the trump administration's made in america week continues today. >> meanwhile, vice president mike pence is set to deliver the key note address at the national retail federation summer in washington, d.c. today. he'll meet with industry leaders to discuss issues including tax reform as retailers struggle to keep brick and mortar stores open. >> and texas capitol will take up the transgender bill again. >> that does it for us on this tuesday morning. i'm yasmin vossoughian alo.
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"morning joe" starts right now. >> we're going to replace it with something far, far better than the failing obamacare. we're going to get that done. they're pushing very hard. the republican senators are great people but they have a lot of different states. some states need this, some states need that, but we're getting it together and it's going to happen. right, mike? >> yes. >> i think. and when it does happen, that will be a big day in america, a big day in america. >> well, it didn't. that w


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