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>> shepard: it's noon on the west coast. 3:00 in new york city. today in front of his fellow world leaders and the rest of the world at the united nations, the president trump said the u.s. may have no choice but to take on north korea. >> rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. >> shepard: president trump targeting the leaders of iran. >> it's time for the entire world to join us in demanding that iran's government end their pursuit of death and destruction. >> shepard: ahead more of the president's tough action and the reaction. president trump's personal lawyer telling senate investigators the president was
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never involved in any collusion with russia. but the senators say they cut short the sit-down because of something the lawyers said. and bracing for the worst. millions of americans now in danger as a category five hurricane heads toward puerto rico. the words from the government, evacuate or day. let's get to it. we're getting new reports on the powerful earthquake that hit mexico city in the last 20 minutes. we've gotten new video as well. this is coming in to us from television stations in mexico. the earthquake a 7.1 according to the united states geological survey. it struck, as i said, sometime in the last 20 minutes or so. this is the first video that came in to us from one of the local television stations. you can see what appears to be dust around buildings, possibly
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smoke. at this point, we're not sure. there's no reports of fires. to the next video. we'll show you more. this is from inside telemundo's news studios in mexico city. listen. the earthquake set off alarms across mexico city, a city of more than eight million people. thousands of people fled into the streets. this is from inside someone's home. listen. and this video said to be of a building facade collapsing, though authorities have not confirmed that this video is from today. our sources indicate it's from a good source and that we believe that is accurate. this also from a local
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television station. the earthquake itself was about 31 miles below ground, which is fairly shallow for this region. it's the second earthquake to hit this region this this month. they've been doing earthquake drills over the last few weeks. this is from azteka television, video that just came in. breaking news now. president trump speaking live. let's listen. >> mr. president you said you were going to destroyed north korea earlier today. >> hopefully everything will work out. we'll see what happens. >> shepard: the president saying the united states is making great progress and further that
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on the matter of potentially if they don't do right, destroying north korea as was mentioned earlier, the president saying we'll see what happens. much more from the united states to come. first to breaking news in mexico city. these pictures from tv azteca. this area is in what amounts to central time in the united states. you can see here that a ceiling has collapsed inside a building. this is live coverage. we may believe this could be tape from a short time ago. they're playing videos that have been confirmed from mexico city. we don't have reports of widespread injuries. our read you the late forecast associated press. mexico city's main boulevard today, thousands of people have streamed out and the press in a
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panic, filling the plaza around independence monument. traffic has come to a standstill. masses of works have blocked the streets. clouds of dust a riling from falling pieces of facades. those images we showed you a short time ago of the facades collapsing and the wide angle videos from across the city, that is the dust that was rising up from around mexico city. two men claimed to calm a woman with blood trickling from a small wound on her knee. again, it's this sort of facade collapse that is causing the dust that you saw on all of those videos. we're told it's not fires. continuing the associated press, at a nearby market, a worker in a hard hat walked around outside of the building warning people not to smoke as they were smelling cooking gas in the
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area. market stall vendors, one told the associated press that she was in a taxi when the quake struck. she said she saw glass bursting out. a number of buildings according to the associated press have been seriously damaged. a 7.1. you can see local television stations are broadcasting images of this. the united states geological survey says they calculate this earthquake struck central mexico as a 7.1, which is about 76 miles south and east of mexico city. so the center was not in mexico city but the first pictures are from mexico city. so far nothing from 76 miles to the southeast. mexico's government says it was
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a 6.8 but the united states says it was a 7.1. trace gallagher is bringing new information from los angeles. trace? >> it's important to note that at the time of this earthquake, there were many people involved in earthquake drills. today, as you referenced, is the 32nd anniversary of one of the worst earthquakes to hit mexico. it was in mexico city. that earthquake was 8.0 on the richter scale. it killed upwards of 5,000. some estimates say as many as 20,000 people. this one 73 miles south of mexico city proper. it was 34 miles deep. a very deep earthquake. meaning the effects are felt further away. deep earthquakes, the destruction is sprayed out because the waves reverberate. it should be noted that mexico city has 20 approximately people
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in the greater mexico city area. it's one of the biggest cities in the world. the reason that it is so susceptible to big-time damage in earthquakes is because most of the city was built on a lake bed. meaning, they have this thing called liquifaction. not all of mexico city is built on a lake bed. those parts that are, you can imagine the damage in those areas. the initial pictures we're seeing now are from pretty close to downtown mexico city. the surrounding areas will probably take longer to get to. it's the surrounding areas where the poor people are. if you have been to mexico city, you realize there's very much two classes of people. the rich and the poor. the poor, even though the earthquake standards and structures have come a long way in 32 years, they're still in dilapidated buildings.
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you'd expect the damage to be more severe than downtown. >> shepard: trace gallagher live from los angeles. further updates from mexico city and surrounding areas after this powerful 7.1 earthquake has struck mexico city in the past half hour. but breaking news domestically. if we have to, we'll wipe you off the map. that was an unsettle message from president trump to kim jong-un. >> no nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. the united states has great strength and patience. but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocketman is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. >> shepard: rocketman the president's new nickname for the
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dictator there, kim jong-un. president trump also said the u.s. is ready to take military action but hopefully it won't be necessary. the president making his first speech to the united nations general assembly. the northern delegation had a front row seat. but the ambassador and high level leaders walked out before the president started. in its place, north korea sent out a low level north taker, something that the united states has done to north korea and iran. president trump went after iran saying their main exports are violence, blood shed and chaos. he blasted the nuclear deal that the united states and other nations agreed to with iran under president obama. >> it's far past time of the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime. one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to america, destruction to israel.
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the iranian government mask as corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. the iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the united states has ever entered into. frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the united states, and i don't think you've heard the last of it. >> shepard: the president's tough talk getting reaction on both sides of the political aisle and around the world. lindsey graham wrote in a statement that he was impressed with the president's comments and president trump is right to rally the world to deal with a nuclear armed north korea. he's also right to focus on getting a better deal with iran regarding the nuclear program and to push the u.n. to reform the way it does business. of course, critics say president trump sent the wrong message. the california democratic senator dianne feinstein wrote
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in her statement "the goals of the united states are to foster peace and promote global cooperation. the president used it as a stage to threaten war and aims to unify the world through tactics of intimidation but in reality he further isolates the united states." with all of that, we'll go live to the united nations and john roberts in just a moment. we're watching fast-changing developments out of mexico city where just a moment ago we saw fires burning and thousands in the streets. a number of building facades have collapsed and mexican authorities are reporting so far no injuries. complete update on our now two top stories of the day after this on america's choice for news and information on cable, this is fox news channel. ugh. heartburn. sorry ma'am. no burning here. try alka-seltzer heartburn relief gummies. they don't taste chalky and work fast. mmmm. incredible.
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>> shepard: continuing coverage of today's developments at the united nations with more from mexico city in just a moment. the president with tough talk on north korea and iran. john roberts there for it. john? >> shep, good afternoon. one of the outer rain bands of hurricane jose just moving in here to new york city. the president on the now slick streets of new york left the united nations a short time ago heading back to his hotel. not before he gave a toast at the traditional luncheon held by the u.n. secretary general.
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the president said the united nations has potential that is unlimited and he wants to see the united nations do something epic. the epic thing he would like to see the united nations do in the immediate term is to put the screws to north korea to get them to give up their nuclear program. the president said they would destroy north korea if it came to that, if north korea were to threaten the united states, its territories or allies. the president prefers a diplomatic option. listen to what he said earlier today. >> it's time for north korea to realize that the de-nuclearization is its only acceptable future. i want to thank china and russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions along with all of the other members of the security council. thank you to all involved. but we must do much more.
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>> you heard nikki haley say late last week, the president was going to slap the right people and hug the right people. he hugged china and russia and slapped north korea. so far no reaction from north korea. >> shepard: what about other world leaders, john? >> we're hearing varied response. from benjamin netanyahu, who the president met with yet, they have forged quite a close relationship saying in over 30 years in my experience with the united nations, i never heard a bolder or more courageous speech. president trump spoke the truth about the great dangers facing our world and issued a powerful call to confront them in order to ensure the future of humanity. and the foreign minister of iran said the iran nuclear duel to the united states, he tweeted it trump's hate speech belongs to
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medieval times, not the 21st century. unworthy of a rely. fake empathy for iranians fools no one. at the president called out the maduro regime in venezuela, the prime minister from venezuela had this to say. >> we don't accepted from threats from president trump, this racist and supremacist theory is returning to the cold world. for a moment, we didn't know if we were listening to president reagan in 1982 or to president trump in 2017. >> don't know we were listening to president reagan or president trump. well, clearly the times were different back in 82. the cold war was still going on. shep, to liken president trump to ronald reagan is an insult would be a little backwards. he would take that as a
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compliment. >> shepard: i'm guessing he would. the president spoke about the global challenge of terrorism. >> yeah. very similar to the address that he gave when he was speaking to the arab and other muslim nations in saudi arabia a couple months ago, the president reached out to the united nations and said you have to band together to fight this common enemy in the form of terrorism against isis, al-quaida. here's what the president said. >> the united states and our allies are working together throughout the middle east to crush the loser terrorists and stop the reemergence of safe havens that they use to launch attacks on all of our people. >> as he did during his nato speech during that same international trip, he reached out to member nations of the united nations to do more to pay and pull their fair share when it came to military and financial obligations.
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listen here. >> the united states will forever be a great friend to the world and especially to its allies. we can no longer be taken advantage of or enter into a one-sided deal where the united states gets nothing in return. as long as i hold this office, i will defend america's interests above all else. >> the president pointing out that the united states funds 23% of u.n. operations saying its time for other nations to do their share pointing out that americans have made the ultimate sacrifice for the united nations and america's devotion to the united nations and global peace and stability has been measured on the battlefield. shep? >> shepard: the prime minister of one island nation there says people have lost absolutely everything after hurricane maria blasted the landscape with 160
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miles an hour sustained winds and near 200 miles an hour gusts. now, that powerful category five storm is cutting a cross the caribbean and headed directly for puerto rico. more than a million americans now in the path. ahead, the latest forecast and why meteorologists say we still don't know for sure that it will hit the united states mainland. and breaking news out of mexico city. about an hour ago, a massive earthquake struck a 7.1 according to the u.s. geological survey. mexico's television azteca says there's damages in different parts of the country. more coverage next.
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>> shepard: continuing coverage of new developments at the
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united nations. john bussey from the "wall street journal." varied responses. one question being asked today, why would he poke at a man like kim jong-un and supporters saying you do that to send a message that we're serious. your take. >> i don't think we heard a new donald trump. i don't think we heard new foreign policy being made at the united nations. i think what you heard is a centrally a summation of what donald trump has been saying in the campaign and as president. maybe a bit piecemeal. you had it all in one place today on korea, on iran, on the south china sea, on ukraine, a variety of issues. this is donald trump re-affirming this notion of american sovereignty, american independence of thought and american independence of action when it comes to world affairs. >> shepard: three areas of
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interest. iran. on iran, the posture is we hate this deal despite it was the united nations and those nations there that came together for this deal. >> that's right. many nations acting as intermediaries between the us and others. >> yes. you heard from the french. he has push-back on global warms from the united nations. it wasn't part of the speech but it's important to those part of the paris accord. a can, push-back against the president. that's not new. we have known this is the posture of the president. this is direction of american foreign policy. >> shepard: on north korea, gasps in the room as the i'd said if we have to, we'll wipe you off the planet. words to that effect. >> very strong language. if you look back at the history
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of american discussion of this issue, maybe not as blunt force language as the president used in this particular setting which is meant to be diplomatic. it's the united nations after all. but you heard presidents in the past say look, we have the capacity to do what we need to do if north korea attacks one of our allies. what wasn't said was the president, what do we do next with north korea? the chinese diplomats in town, some of whom i spoke with yesterday, a military action has incredible consequence. not just to the united states and north korea but for south korean, the american allies in the region. i'm already hearing from plenty of south korean conservatives that say we need nuclear weapons. is that what the president wishes to encourage or does he have another plan? are there other negotiations he's willing to enter into as the chinese are suggesting he should. is he willing to do that?
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that we didn't hear. >> shepard: thanks, john. now more on hurricane maria. a deadly storm as it heads to puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands. people on the french idea of guadalupe say one is dead. two missing. forecasters say hurricane maria is a catastrophic category five hurricane. it is making landfall on the island of dominica last night. its prime minister says their damage there is mind boggling. forecasters say maria has sustained maximum winds of 160 miles an hour with gusts to 195. this is video from the airport on guadeloupe. and on the island of martinique, maria flooded streets and toppled trees. as i mentioned, they say hurricane maria is headed for
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puerto rico, the virgin islands with millions of americans in the path. the question is will it go over the right-hand side of puerto rico. that is where the big city is. that is where the most of the loss of life could happen. the question is where does it hit? adam klotz is in the extreme weather center. i guess no way to know yet. >> shepard: it's early. but still a massive storm. even if you're a ways away from it, you'll get a big impact. winds 165 miles an hour gusting up to 195 miles an hour. we're getting closer and closer. actually close enough now that some of these outer bands of thunderstorms and rain moving across the virgin islands, moving to puerto rico already. the winds will continue and intensify overnight running you into tomorrow. that's when the storm will really hit. the category five gets on the move and as it interacts with land, slows down a bit likely becoming a category four. there's where you're looking at landfall in puerto rico. moving over the u.s. virgin
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islands tonight and tomorrow morning and tomorrow across the island of puerto rico. you notice where -- you questioned where it goes on land. there's our cone of uncertainty. it will hit as a very powerful storm. the good news is, when you think about landfall in the continental united states, we begin to make this turn to the north. so no concern for the keys or florida. this is taking you to saturday and sunday. so we still have some time to figure out where this is going to head once we get into the weekend. there's not a concern there at least for the florida area or the southeast coast. here's what we're looking at here. strong, strong winds for both of these areas. that is the biggest concern, shep. winds getting to triple digits across puerto rico overnight and into tomorrow. 125, 130 for some areas very powerful. >> shepard: thanks, adam. continuing coverage of major breaking news out of mexico
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city. in the last hour, a 7.1 earthquake has struck. we see from flight statistics and flight aware that a number of flights have been turning around in midair instead of going to mexico city. we're getting reports from across the country in a wide circle around mexico city, 75 miles to the southeast where ten center was of damage in multiple towns and cities. you can see this video that we just showed of a building collapsing. we're waiting on damage totals and injuries. that's coming up as breaking news continues on fox news channel. ves, daily probiotics, endless fiber-- it could be wearing on you. tell your doctor what you've tried, and how long you've been at it. linzess works differently from laxatives. linzess treats adults with ibs with constipation or chronic constipation.
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>> shepard: continuing coverage of breaking news out of mexico city and surrounding areas where an earthquake struck just about an hour and 15 minutes ago. we've seen buildings that have collapsed, thousands of people in the streets. the international airport has shut down and 20-plus million people in the region.
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trace gallagher following from the west coast news hub. trace? >> you can see, shep, the pictures are more graphic and more disturbing. there's buildings that have collapsed. we've seen pictures of bridges that have collapsed and roads that are buckled and cracked. the mayor of pueblo, which is where the earthquake hit says in his area there's numerous buildings that have been badly damaged. he's saying there's no report of injuries yet. if you look at the pictures around mexico city and look at these things, you know if there's no injuries, this would be a major miracle. we're talking about 7.1 quake, which if used for context, the san francisco quake was 6.9 in 85. this is six times as strong and 12 times as strong as the northridge quake. when mexico city is hurting like it is right now, the entire country is hurting. updates and pictures as we get
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them. shep? >> shepard: trace gallagher in los angeles. thank you. president trump's long-time personal lawyer michael cone will face questions about russia in a public hearing. that's the new word from senators on the intelligence committee after they called off a closed do you remember interview with him this morning. he recently confirmed that he contacted the kremlin and a trump tower in moscow. catherine herridge has more. >> we expected that cohen would take questions from investigators three to four hours. it was abruptly cut short with cohen telling reporters that it was the committee's call. >> what were you doing here today? >> it was a request to postpone. i'll be back and i look forward to giving all the information that they're looking for.
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>> prior to the hearing or questioning, cohen put together a four-page prepare statement for the record. that was circulated to reporters beforehand and that is what ultimately got him into trouble. part of that statement reads, "let me be clear that i'm innocent of the allegations raised against me given my proximity to the president of the united states as a candidate. let me also say i never saw anything that demonstrated his involvement in russian interference in the election or collusion." we've had a joint statement from the leadership. the republican chairman richard burr and the ranking democrat, mark warner. it said --
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>> on reports that paul manafort, the former campaign chairman for the trump team was the subject of surveillance through a fisa court order, we have not independently confirmed that. a source close to the trump team has suggested to fox news that they think the leak to cnn and "the new york times" about a threat of indictment for manafort are designed to exert pressure on him with the ongoing special counsel investigation, shep. >> shepard: thanks, catherine. to judge andrew napolitano now. your thoughts on the larger manafort issue and what it means to the trump administration as a whole. >> it's perilous for the president is manafort is indicted. the standard m.o. of federal prosecutors when they're after a so-called big fish is to indict people in the circle of the person, even on unrelated
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matters. i think one is likely coming and may have nothing to do with the president or russia. they hold this sort over the president's head and trying to flip him to becoming one of their own witnesses against the president and they have other potential targets. >> shepard: other targets? >> jared kushner and his real estate dealings in new jersey are under heavy scrutiny. general mike flynn is also under heavy scrutiny as well. >> shepard: outside of indicting, another possibility that is that the subject at hand would turn states evidence. >> that would be the goal of the indictment. so for example, if paul manafort is indicted for a crime, the maximum penalty is 20 years, they'll say we'll reduce your exposure -- >> or give immunity. in return for your testifying trustfully against the president
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and others and particularly with respect to russia. >> shepard: the suggestion is that they already know what they need to know. we now know that there was a late night raid on manafort's how. we know they picked the lock to get to his bedroom door before he realized they were there in an effort to keep him from hiding or otherwise making unavailable documents. >> for a judge to sign a search warrant without a knock where the defendant is not a violent person, we're not talking about a drug dealer and the defendant has a lawyer who himself is a former justice department official and cooperating means that the fbi satisfied the judge that they believe that manafort was untrustworthy and would likely destroy evidence. that is the very now circumstance under which they would permit that also so yet like attack on an american citizen undercover of darkness. >> shepard: how serious is this
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becoming for the administration in your estimation? >> very serious, this is a very bad week for the president if you combine it with what else we learned that his two private lawyers saturday in a restaurant in washington d.c. and discussed openly among them the defects in their case. unknowing to them within earshot is a reporter for "the new york times." "the new york times" printed it as a front page story. bob mueller, the chief special counsel knows the defects in the president's defenses because his lawyers were blabbing about it in the public restaurant. >> shepard: a lot of the president's subject porters say oh, they were just throwing them off. that's not what this was. >> i don't think so. there's been no denials of this. it shows there's a clash of the personal lawyers representing trump as a private person and the legal counsel of the president. who is resolving those disputes?
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general kelly. he's not a lawyer. >> shepard: senate republicans working on a healthcare bill. they're running out of time to pass it. fellow republicans are still not on board, a crucial gop meeting happening tonight and we're live on capitol hill.
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>> vice president pence says he's all in on a new republican healthcare plan, but senate leaders are not committing to bringing it up for a vote. they have less than two weeks to pass it with 50 votes. then they have to have 60 votes. they they don't have. mike emanuel has more. >> there's a full court press trying to get this done by the end of the month, essentially taking federal healthcare dollars and sending them to the state to use them as they see fit. there's pressure from paul ryan and the white house that they're not interested in a bipartisan effort to fix obamacare by the end of the month.
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some of this graham-cassidy effort are trying to press colleagues from swing states saying their states would do better than under obamacare. republicans say they may try to take it up before a full analysis by the cbo. they said one senate hearing is not much and pointing to a bipartisan letter from ten governors saying they're against this graham cassidy proposal hoping that will put pressure on some republicans still trying to figure out whether they're behind this effort. it's not a when this bill comes up, it's if. >> shepard: thanks, mike. now to a.b. stoddard and the host of "no labels radio" on sirius xm. it was started by joe lieberman
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and john huntsman. they say they're trying to help mend fences on all parties on capitol hill. the senate is holding a confirmation of huntsman to russia today. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> shepard: are they closer to this bill? sounds like john mccain is closer. theres more to go. >> by my count, there's five on the fence. collins, murkowski and mccain. you need to lose two and pence would be the 51st. they're not there yet. the senate leader doesn't want to bring it to the floor unless they have the votes. they have that t-shirt and they're not going to have that embarrassment of 2:00 a.m. of falling short. as we saw senator graham make a convincing case, it's federalism
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versus socialism at this point, this is a huge risk for congression congressional risk to bring up the bill without having coverage. you could have the estimates come out about what it does to the deficit, what it does to people with coverage how much it raises prices. the hospital groups are against it and saying twit affect people and raise prices. it's hard to see how they get there. they might. again, if they go to floor vote without the numbers and the numbers are bad, this effort could set them back more. >> shepard: bad is a matter of personal opinion. the last time they had one of these, the polling got to 16% approval. if the republicans pass this and the approval rating remains 16
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to 20%, what does that do in the mid-term elections? >> that's the problem. they have seen the numbers erode rapidly because of the attempts they made. the bill that passed the house, the bill that failed in the senate very unpopular with trump voters and the american public. what if it fails? again, you know, it's deemed to be costly. something that cost people coverage, something that doesn't cover sick people. if it does, it's expensive. that would erode with voters their credibility on this issue more. it's a high stakes gamble to do that without knowing what the cbo score would be. >> shepard: who is doing the pushing for no? >> well, i mean, there's this really terrific bipartisan effort afoot, it would not change this fragile and flawed law. murray, a democrat and senator alexander, a republican, that
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took a bipartisan proposal from the house, that the caucus of the problem solvers put together and would stabilize of and get us out of the september 27th deadline where insurance companies will make their decisions for prices for the years to come. this effort to pass graham-cassidy stops that. if they don't want to pass something that will stabilize the marketplace, it's not conservative enough, they can do a party only vote. if it doesn't work out and even if it does, very high risk politically. >> shepard: a.b. stoddard. thank you. >> thanks, shep. >> shepard: continuing coverage of breaking news out of mexico. we've been saying mexico city. the best we've gotten right now as far as an epicenter is that this is an 75 miles, the center, 75 miles south and east of mexico city. we've seen dramatic images from local television stations of
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buildings collapsing in different regions. we've seen a number of fires as a result of gas. the international airport has been closed. i've been saying repeatedly that facades are falling off of buildings. we don't want people to believe that buildings are collapsing everywhere. they are not. some in mexico city have collapsed. we have a somewhat disturbing lack of information out of the epicenter area. i say that guarded. mexico is slow about reporting in these sorts of situations. there was an earthquake a couple weeks ago and we all remember, all of us of a certain age the earthquake in 1985. it was an 8.8 or an 8.9. that one caused widespread damage and calamity across the country. we'll continue to watch that.
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we're watching this hurricane, that is just causing enormous troubles. puerto rico's public safety commissioner telling people in flimsy homes to take shelter now ahead of hurricane maria. he says more importantly, you have -- this is a quote "you have to evacuate. otherwise you'll die." forecasters calling for hurricane maria to make a direct hit in the united states territory of puerto rico tomorrow. steve harrigan is in san juan. steve to you. >> a slight breeze here. tomorrow could be catastrophic in the governor's words. he warned that anyone in wooden houses and low-lying areas, their lives are at danger. this hasn't happened to puerto rico in 85 years. a major hurricane bearing down on the islands. it could hit the most populated part of the island tomorrow for most of the day with winds from
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120 to 160 miles an hour. we could see rain up to 25 inches, a surge up to 11 feet. this could be catastrophic. they're doing what they can to try to save as many lives as possible. they have opened up 500 shelters but they'll need help. this island is reeling from irma. that was a glancing blow. more than a million people lost power in that. a direct hit here could be a disaster for water and electricity. fema has pledged aid in the aftermath. this storm continues on this path, puerto rico will need a lot of help quickly. back to you, shepard. >> shepard: steve harrigan, thank you. to all of them, all the best. thank you. the amount of news breaking this hour is astounding. as more reports come in from mexico city, the situation appears to be worse than first thought. it's a 7.1 magnitude. we're starting to see more damage from more locations.
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building standards are strong for mexico, especially in this region. but there are a number of homes in poorer neighborhoods where they're not up to building codes and apparently some very widespread damage. the best news is we don't have any reports of serious injuries, which in some ways belies the pictures we've seen as we have seen large buildings collapse on to themselves pancaking in the city streets. those are just the ones where we have video. this is one of the locations where there's been a partial collapse. we've seen other complete building collapses in other areas. we're only 1 1/2 hours into this and most of the videos that we're showing you are from verified sources through social accounts, television stations and other trusted sources there. we're working to have new information come in and live reporting in the hour ahead.
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the strikingly designed lexus nx turbo and hybrid. lease the 2017 nx turbo for $299 a month for 36 months. experience amazing at your lexus dealer. >> neil: all right. fox on top of a double dose of mother nature. let's take a look. on the left, this is guadeloupe where they are getting ready for a category five storm named maria. on the right, you'll be noticing developments in mexico where they're dealing with a 7.1 richter scale earthquake. miraculously so far we don't have any reports of injuries or deaths. given the magnitude of what appears to be substantial damage, that itself is stunning. we're on top of both. first, to the hurricane that is a doozy and said centered