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and welcome to "cnn newsroom." >> i'm erica hill. president biden a short time ago laying out his plan to keep energy prices down for americans which includes another push for oil companies to boost production and it comes, that push to lower gas prices as early voting gets under way in some states. we are now officially less than three weeks to go. >> who is counting? >> yeah. >> the president just announced he will release another 15 million barrels from the nation's oil stockpile beginning in december. this is in addition to the 165 million barrels of crude oil that's been put under contract since this past spring. the reserves are at a 30-year low. >> with my you a nounsment today we are going to continue to stabilize markets and decrease the prices at a time when the actions of other countries have caused such volatility, and i've told my team behind me here to be prepared to look further -- look for further releases in the months ahead if needed.
we're calling it a ready and release plan. this allows us to move quickly to prevent oil price spikes and respond to international events. >> cnn's senior white house correspondent phil mattingly joins you live. phil, 15 million barrels in the context of daily u.s. consumption, not a lot. tell us what this announcement means. >> reporter: just to start, victor, it's 20 days, i've been counting, i think you nice are counting as well until the midterm elections, i think the people in the building behind me are very clearly counting and that has factored into this decision today. look, you need to view this through the prism that this is a global market, supply has been constrained and the president made a reference to more than one country that has created geopolitical challenges. the reason the initial proposal to lay out 180 million dollars -- barrels released over the course of six months was because of president putin's invasion of ukraine. now you can add opec plus, in particular saudi arabia and their decision to drop their
output targets by 2 million barrels a week and a half ago that really helped spur this on. i think it's not just the 15 million barrels but also the president declaring quite publicly that he is willing to consider more releases in the future. those are both clear messages to the markets, so is the administration's plan to try to set a floor for how they buy back to restock the strategic petroleum reserve in the years ahead. one thing to keep in mind here is whether or not this is politically based. white house officials keenly aware of the correlation between gas prices, the president he is approval, the democratic party's approval. the president was asked about it. this is what he said. >> it's not politically motivated at all. it's motivated to make sure that i continue to push on what i've been pushing on and that is making sure there's enough oil that's being pumped by the companies so that we have the ability to be able to produce enough gas that we need here at home, oil we need here at home and at the same time keep moving in the direction of providing
for alternative energy. >> reporter: guys, what the president is referencing particularly in the first part of his answer is the whole genesis of this 180 barrels over six months was designed to be a bridge for the domestic industry to ramp up their production as necessary given the events we had seen in ukraine. that hasn't quite met the levels that they had wanted it to meet, the basic -- what the president is announce something another month extension of that. obviously the oil and gas industry ramping up that production, but not very pleased with what they heard the president say directed at them about the difference between wholesale and resale prices right now. there have been words exchanged back and forth publicly and privately that's clearly not going to end anytime soon, guys. >> definitely not. we heard some more of that today. phil, appreciate it. joining us is andy lipout, president of lipout associates and catherine rampell for the "washington post." the president spent a good portion of this event talking
specifically about the profits of oil companies saying it's not right that gas prices haven't fallen, calling on them to increase production to in his words invest in america. this push for more production while at the same time i'd say doubling down but i've lost count of how many times he's done that at this point, while at the same time going after profit, does that hurt the message -- does that hurt his standing with these companies to get them to do that? >> i think what matters less is the job owning and berating companies for making too much money. what matters is the incentives that these companies face and they have actually been increasing production, they haven't been increasing production quite as much as we might like -- we the american consumer as well as politicians might like them to do and part of the reason why they may not have ramped up production quite as much as would be ideal to get gas prices down has to do with some fear of a risk of a global downturn, right? that maybe oil prices are
elevated today but if they crash, as they have in previous recessions then a lot of energy producers will lose their shirts. so it's risky for them to ramp up production as much as maybe consumers want them to. and that's why i think actually that essential price floor that the administration is setting on how much -- how much the administration will pay to replenish that oil stockpile is much more meaningful than the announced release of more barrels of oil because it kind of provides a form of insurance to oil producers that, yes, they can increase production today, they don't have to worry as much about going bankrupt in a year or two if, in fact, prices decline because there is some guaranteed minimum level of demand that they can count on. >> i want to come back to that, but, andy, i want to go to you on the 15 million barrels. for the people who are keenly watching the price of a gallon of gas how much does this help and for how long? >> well, what we've seen in the
past is every 1 million barrels a day of crude oil production increase or decrease that's equivalent to about 15 cents a gallon, but the market today frankly is not impressed, in fact, oil prices are up nearly 4% and gasoline futures prices are up nearly 10 cents a gallon because this is just the final installment of the 180 million barrel release from march 31st announcement and the market was looking for more. what the administration is going to do to get more oil out of the ground. >> catherine, on the point that the president was asked if this was political, he already announced 180 million barrels, 165 already contracted, he announces the final 15. this just putting a fresh bow on a gift that's already been opened or is this something -- something new? >> it's not entirely new, yes, this was expected in the sense that this was part of an organization of release from the
strategic petroleum reserve that was announced back in march. this is the last installment or tranche. so not that new. it's a little bit easier for the public to grasp than the other thing that i was talking about which i think will probably be more meaningful which is reducing some of the risk for oil producers, but it's easier to understand and i understand why then they're trying to give more attention to it, even if there's not a whole lot that's new here. >> so given that we knew that that was coming, talking about the pricing, you were talking, catherine, about this gives oil companies some incentive when they say -- when the administration says, okay, we're going to refill those reserves, we're going to buy your oil when it gets to between 67 and 72 dollars a barrel, but looking at those prices today last time i checked today they were at about $84 a barrel. how long could it take for the price to get to that point where the government is going to buy from these producers? >> well, if we look out in the
future, crude oil is trading at around $70 a barrel in november of 2024, so this is not quite encouraging for the producers to ramp up production. in fact, even before russia invaded ukraine we had oil prices hitting $93 a barrel and that was a level that encouraged a new tranche of investment in the oil patch. >> andy, conservatives are hitting the president for the reserve now, a 38-year low correcting what i said a little earlier of the strategic petroleum reserve. is that a national security concern? we know that the president is going to buy when it hits $70 a barrel again, but until then is that troublesome? >> well, it is troublesome because the strategic petroleum reserve is kind of like our rainy day fund for when bad things happen on the production side. we've been very fortunate that no major hurricane has hit the
gulf coast production areas this year and caused a supply disruption, but we have to think about what happens going ahead if we should have an event that causes the supply disruption, such as perhaps a closure in the straits of hormuz out of the persian gulf impacting oil supply. >> this has a psychological impact. realistically when would consumers see any sort of impact from this announcement at the pump? >> i think they're unlikely to see a big impact to be honest. in part because as we've discussed the actual amount that's being released from the spr, from the stockpile, is not even enough to account for a full day's consumption in the united states. >> catherine, andy, appreciate your expertise. thank you. in the united kingdom rising food and energy costs drove inflation to a 40-year high in september. the country's new prime minister is now firing back amid backlash
to recent budget chaos. >> cnn's bianco nobilo joins us now. what's the fallout now for liz truss? >> it's endless, apparently. it could very easily be liz truss' last week as prime minister or she could continue until next week or even christmas or beyond, that is the level of instability we are currently witnessing in british politics. today was a make or break session for her, prime ministers questions, this is because she had lost a key ideological ally, her chancellor had eventually alley ripped up her economic plan and promises she made to get herself elected, she was defeated and really in a very fragile position. today she did come out fighting after scathing attacks from the opposition. >> i've got the list here, 45 tax cut gone, corporation tax cut gone, 20 tax cut gone, two year energy freeze gone, tax free shopping gone, economic
credibility gone, and her supposed best friend the former chancellor he's gone as well. they're all gone. so why she's still here? >> mr. speaker, i am a fighter and not a quitter. i have acted in the national interest to make sure that we have economic stability. >> the whiplash in british politics at the moment is so acute. yes, the prime minister came out and said that she was a fighter and not a quitter, but then quite soon after that appearance she canceled a scheduled event and didn't appear in front of media as she was supposed to. then the next hour it was announced that the home secretary, which in this country is one of the great offices of state, a very important role, announced that she is resigning over a technical infringement but then in her resignation letter in a very thinly veiled waylayed into liz truss and her handling of government and said that people should resign when
they make mistakes. so just more problems ahead for this prime minister. erica? >> i will take it. a very tumultuous day for the prime minister there. bianca nobilo, thank you so much. russian president vladimir putin declares martial law in four illegally annexed regions in ukraine, the implications of shifting power to the military instead of civilian rule. we will take a closer look at that next. somehow i would pay to see this. >> i've been waiting for this, for trespassing on the capitol grounds. i'm going to punch him out and i'm going to go to jail and i'm going to be happy. >> hear what house speaker nancy pelosi says now about those comments. that's ahead.
vladimir putin declared martial law today in the four regions russia claims to have annexed from ukraine, kherson, zaporizhzhia, donetsk, luhansk. >> martial law means military authorities have taken over the civil government. let's get straight to matthew chance in moscow. tell us what the russian president said in this declaration of martial law. >> reporter: he imposed that martial law on four areas of ukraine which within the past month russia has said its annexed, the problem with that of course is russia doesn't even have control over much of those areas so it's not going to make a lot of difference to the situation on the ground in many cases, although it will mean in the areas that russia does control that will be a sort of military authority, a military government that takes over from the civilian authorities there. more interestingly, i think, is the fact that russia -- vladimir putin is also extended heightened security to areas of
russia proper like the border areas, bordering ukraine, where there is now going to be travel restrictions, there is now going to be intensive vehicle checks, a greater presence of military forces, there of course have been a lot of attacks from inside ukraine into those border areas of russia as well. so it's perhaps a response to that. moreover across the rest of the country like moscow, the capital city as well, governors around the country have been given authority to impose special powers and restrictions as and when they see fit. the mayor of moscow says that's not going to have an impact on the daily rhythm of people's lives in the russian capital at least, but there is a concern that this martial law that's been imposed in territories in ukraine could be extended if necessary across the rest of the country as well. so it's a very alarming development taking place in russia over the past few hours. >> matthew, let's zero in on kherson here. russian installed leaders in kherson, they've done ramping up
the relocation of up to 60,000 people, they call it an evacuation. what is the kremlin saying about that? >> reporter: the kremlin are saying that, look, we're doing this to get civilians out of harm's way because the people in kherson of course who are living under russian control are confronting what looks like a concerted ukrainian advance by the ukrainian military so what the russians are saying is we're simply operating to get these civilians out of the way, moving them back towards russia so they can be safe. of course, there are allegations that russia is forcibly making people leave their homes and sort of relocate inside russia, which is of course illegal under international law. the ukrainian authorities are urging civilians in the area to stay put, saying they're not going to bomb cities and they're looking to liberate these territories from russian control, but there's certainly a
very ferocious battle under way on the ground right now and it looks for the most part like the russians certainly in that kherson area are very much on the back foot. >> matthew chance for us in moscow, thank you. the state department for its part is calling russia's deepening alliance with iran a profound threat to the u.s. and to the world. cnn has learned from two sources that iranians are in crimea training russian military on how to use drones built in iran. >> it's believed that hundreds of these iranian-made drones have been launched against ukrainians in russia's renewed assault. one source said that dozens of iranian personnel have been sent to crimea after russians experienced numerous failures in testing and deploying the weapons. cnn has reached out to the iranian mission at the united nations for a response. let's talk about all of this now with retired army major general james spider marks, a cnn
military analyst. good to see you again. let me start here with this declaration of martial law. these four areas, they already have russian installed civilian leadership, there's already a strong russian military presence there. how much does this declaration change daily life for the ukrainians who are living in these regions? >> victor, i think it changes it very little. look, we've seen the russian forces have demonstrated what they are capable of doing on the ground. i don't think that this declaration alters any of that. i think what really putin is drying to do with this declaration is to create a military isolation zone, he's limited movement within russia along the border area and then within these four annexed areas or at least he's declared that they are annexed, clearly they're being contested, quite effectively being contested is he's creating this isolation zone where it's almost like
anything goes. look, there are rules that govern combat, we know that is correct there's the moral application of force, we know that. the russians don't abide by any of this and so i think this is putin's effort, again, his primary audience is a domestic internal audience and he is declaring that he's trying to make it crystal clear that this is a military operation, we want to make sure everybody can move off the streets, can have their safe -- their safe and security zones, but the military is going to be conducting operations. the world -- the external audience, the world understands that this is nonsense and we've been seeing this for quite some time. so i think it's truly -- truly an effort on his part to try to work as domestic audience. >> doesn't it also raise the question, though, of whether putin and russia the forces on the ground are actually having trouble controlling those areas. if they have to go to this step what does that really stay? >> well, they have a new commander in charge, the butcher in syria, he's now in charge in ukraine, he is truly a world war
i butcher when you look at that type of warfare that he has conducted and what took place in syria when russian forces went into syria and backed the assad ref regime. it's complete brutality and criminality and we are seeing that playing out in ukraine. russia realizes its military is in a very tough spot because they've demonstrated their incredible incompetence. it's exposed to the world and primarily it's exposed to xi jinping that china who is whispering, if not whispering speaking loudly into putin's ear saying let's get this thing over with, this is bad for business, china views the world through a business transactional filter, you are making it bad for business let's get this over with and double down. he's also saying don't pull a nuke out because that gets everybody involved in in mess. >> what's your assessment of the up to 60,000 people being relocated out of the kherson region? the russians are saying that this is an evacuation to protect
these people from some ukrainian attack. there's no indication that the ukrainians are attacking their own people, but what do you make of the relocation and the justification? >> yeah, the relocation and -- the relocation is simply an effort on putin's part to reduce the possibility of collaboration, that's the way i view it. the methodology is whatever he wants to make of it. again, the narrative is he's doing it for the pro connection of the civilians and we see this for what it really s he wants to move these folks out of the way, he wants to continue his brutal campaign, his indiscriminate application of force. if the civilians don't get out of the way they're going to be casualties. so there is, again, not a good news story in any of this. i think it's clearly an effort to reduce the potential for collaboration. >> major general spider marks, always appreciate your insight. thank you. former president trump is expected to answer questions
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pennsylvania democratic senate nominee john fetterman released a new letter from his doctor today which comes as he's been facing questions about his health since suffering a stroke back in may, including some skepticism from his republican opponent mehmet oz. >> dan merica joins us with details. the report says that fetterman's health is improving and that he has, quote, no work restrictions. what else did it say? >> what we're learning is that it's pretty clear that john fetterman son the right track when it comes to getting his health in order after that may stroke that he admitted at the time was nearly fatal. this came this letter from his doctor came after an appointment that fetterman had in mid-october with the doctor and really what the letter represents is that fetterman has been making improvements but also has lingering issues that frankly the candidate has been frank about. here is what clifford chen wrote in the letter, occasional words he will miss which seems like he doesn't hear the word but is actually not processed properly. his hearing of sound such as music is not affected, his communication is significantly
improved compared to his first visit assisted by speech therapy which he has attended on a regular basis since the stroke. i can attest as someone who has covered him throughout this year that when john fetterman returned to the campaign trail two months after his stroke his speech was markedly worse than it is now, you've seen an increase of events that he has done, a number of interviews that he has done. his campaign has also extra addressed the stroke more forcefully. he put a campaign ad out seek to go humanize the impacts of the stroke and obviously this is all leading up to that critical debate that john fetterman and mehmet oz will have next week in this key race. it's arguably unlocking doubtedly the most important senate debate that these two folks will have, but also arguably the most important senate debate in the entire country next week. now, obviously dr. oz as we've documented before has used this stroke and fetterman's recovery to kind of question his health, question his fitness for the job. john fetterman in response to this letter put out kind of took
issue with that saying unfortunately for dr. oz i'm ready to serve and continue to get better every single day. this is a race that has been tightening over the last few months, over the summer john fetterman had a larger lead, we've seen in recent polls this is a close race between fetterman and oz and that debate should be key. >> just a few days away and it's good to read that the lieutenant governor's health is improving. dan merica with the reporting, thank you, dan. let's take to you tucson today, arizona republican g gubernatorial candidate kari lake is holding a campaign event there and right next to her virginia republican governor glenn youngkin. the signs of gop unity also on display in new hampshire where republicans there are facing an uphill battle in a high stakes senate race. >> traditional nl conservatives and trump aligned candidates have a bigger prize in mind. we go inside the political battlefield. >> reporter: new hampshire, home to the first presidential
primaries and now -- >> get me in the senate. >> reporter: -- home to a crucial senate race attracting voters are w. fiercely held views. >> i mean, who doesn't want to make america great. >> reporter: that's the goal of course, but watching republicans try to unify this election season is like watching a bunch of arranged marriages, in new hampshire between a more conventional and successful incumbent governor with a senate candidate calling for a new breed of party outsiders. >> so what would you call yourselves? >> we're patriots, right? we're a new ilk of the republican party. >> reporter: that's retired brigadier general don bolduc who served ten tours in afghanistan and narrowly won a packed primary as a border protecting and election denying conservative. once opposed by the republican establishment. >> the establishment has become the problem and people want a solution to that. >> reporter: so what exactly is
the republican problem? >> they are not audacious enough. they are not aggressive enough. >> trump was like a hand grenade thrown into the republican party. love him or hate him he definitely changed things up. >> reporter: bolduc was not endorsed by trump, he is an underdog in this race against former governor and one-term senator democrat maggie hassan. she's talking a lot about abortion politics. he's talking a lot about the economy and immigration. >> will you vote and support the southern border? yeah, baby. >> reporter: and he's getting a lot of money from a political action committee aligned with senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. the ultimate insider and not a bolduc favorite. >> his pak has given you $23 million. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: and yet the self-proclaimed change candidate seems unchanged. >> i want leadership to change in the united states. >> reporter: leadership, but -- >> i want it to change. >> reporter: bolduc is among a
large chorus of republican right wing warriors who now find themselves welcoming both money and new found support from the very party poobas they once -- >> he's a communist sympathizer. >> reporter: that was about sununu who had no kinder words for bolduc. >> a conspiracy theorist candidate. >> reporter: post primary an embrace and nod from the governor. >> amazing skrid with this war hero background that wants to stand up and serve. >> reporter: and now needs to reach out beyond his conservative base. >> new hampshire is an ornery state, there are more independence than there are members of either party in new hampshire, as the independence go so does new hampshire. >> reporter: and so a bolduc switch on the legitimacy of the 2020 election, from -- >> i signed a letter with 120 other generals and admirals saying that trump won the election and dammit i stand by my --
>> reporter: to this. so you believe the election was not stolen? >> not stolen, but irregularities and fraud. >> reporter: the state republican party chairman says it's all for the greater good. >> if we are going to change the direction of this country you have to support our entire republican ticket because if you don't, the democrats win and the direction of the country doesn't change. >> reporter: unity at all costs, not only in new hampshire, consider virginia governor glenn youngkin's support for election denier kari lake. >> the republican party has to be a party where we are not shunning people. what arizona deserves is a republican governor. >> reporter: bolduc's supporter paul grant hopes the harmony lasts. >> i think republicans sometimes are amateur when it comes to politics and by that i mean i don't agree with a lot of the policies or stances of the democratic party, but they play to win. they do. they stick together. >> reporter: there's just one small problem on the horizon.
>> it would be one thing to say that the republican party is not just a big tent, it's a big tent with a bar fight. >> reporter: and it's not about to reach last call anytime soon. >> gloria is with us now. so with all of this unity, gloria, i'm curious how is that playing with voters in some of these swing districts, especially, say, with what we saw from bolduc there, that change, right, no longer an election denier, although he is not fully on board, i did see there that he was claiming that there were irregularities and other fraud issues, we know pretty much is -- >> well, look, what he's trying to do is reach out to these independent voters in new hampshire they are about a third of the electorate if not more and republicans i spoke with were just fine with it. they were saying to me, well, do you know what, he's done some research, you are allowed to change your mind, the very strong election deniers are not with him, but who are they going to vote for? they have a democrat, he's running against. i think the question is whether
independents are going to look at this and say, look, you are just pandering now, you're just doing this to get my vote and maybe they would turn against him for that, but as we've seen in all our polling recently that, you know, the question of election denying is not at the top of everyone's list, it's the economy, and bolduc is talking about, you know, home heating prices this winter, he's talking about, you know, the price of gasoline at the pump, he's talking about inflation and immig immigration. so those seem to be the top issues, not election denying. he changed, clearly a flip-flop, he changed because he wanted to bring in those more moderate voters. >> gloria, i mean, i don't think i've ever seen politicians pander so i don't know where that would come from. nice to see you, my friend. >> good to see. >> you thanks, gloria. new york city opens its first tent camp to manage the massive influx of migrants. we will take you there next.
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. a newly built facility to house migrants seeking asylum has officially opened today here in new york city. mayor eric adams recently declared a state of emergency because of the migrants coming. >> athena is at that facility just outside of manhattan. tell us what you are seeing there. >> reporter: this is a emergency response and relief center. it's set to open today and house 500 single men, but it can be quickly expanded to house up to a thousand according to city officials. we have been here since this morning. we've seen people trickling in. a lot of them appear to be workers, the kind of folks who will be greeting the asylum seekers as they arrive. the city is not releasing
information on them arriving at this location and we haven't seen big buses or vans we expected to arrive all at once. people will be coming one by one, and twos and threes. this is a center that will offer wraparound services, medical services, food, recreation. there's television, free wi-fi, telephones to make international call, laundry and the like. 90% of the staff here is bilingual, so they'll be able to do a very good job of helping folks who only speak spanish, and there's going to be an intake process. so when asylum seekers arrive here, they'll be tested for covid-19, and if they test positive, they'll be in these trailers to be isolated for as long as necessary. if they are negative, they then have the opportunity to meet with a resettlement officer. that's someone who will help them figure out what their next destination will be, and how to get there, and so that's something that could take a few days. originally at least as last week
city officials were saying this location would how has people t tempo temporarily, up to 96 hours, and they're now saying this could take longer and there won't be an official time limit for how long people stay here, but this is one of the ways the city is dealing with this huge, unprecedented influx of migrants. >> good to see how they are, and to athena's point, thank you, athena. appreciate it. president biden is expected to speak a few moments from now on infrastructure investments. of course, there are the questions about inflation, rising gas prices. will these announcements today be enough to ease some economic concerns especially with voters already heading to the polls? >> tech: at safelite, we take care of vehicles with the latest technology.
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anticipated images to come from the webb space telescope and it did not disappoint. that is of the pillars of creation which were made famous by the hubble space telescope back in 1995, and now webb has turned its lens towards it and given us this incredible view and right there on your screen is kind of a side by side comparison. on the left, that's taken by the hubble telescope. it's an optical telescope,s so that's what it looks like, what our eyes would be able to see in space, and on the right is an infrared telescope. it's able to peer into those clouds of interstellar gas and dust, which make up what appear to be those rock formations, but the star of the show here are the baby stars, erica, and right, they are quite cute, right? what's unique is this is where baby stars are born, and those bright red spots, those are actually baby stars. the red, wavy li
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