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tonight's last word. "the 11th hour with brian williams" starts now. ♪♪ well, good evening again. 296 day of the biden administration. the committee investigating the january 6 rye yots is on the brink of a new fight with another of top trump lieutenants. mark meadows subpoenaed in late september. been negotiating with investigators but tonight the chairman gave him an ultimatum. the panel insists he turn over documents to give a deposition tomorrow 10:00 a.m. or quote the select committee will view the failure to appear at the deposition as willful noncompliance. such would force the select committee to consider invoking the contempt of congress procedure just that means meadows could sa have the same
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fate as ban i don't know as referred to the justice department three weeks ago because not all insurrectionists are eager to cooperate. mark meadows' attorney said he's covered by executive privilege. biden white house make it clear it rejects that claim. executive privilege is not a thing in this case. also today a federal appeals court has taken on the case meaning trump's effort to block the committee from seeing the records in the national archives to date back to the white house on january 6, federal judges have now slowed everything down, they have scheduled arguments in the case for november 30 which means it will be weeks before the committee might see the trump records and not turned orr tomorrow as the committee and democrats had hoped. >> i don't think it's a huge set back. i think obviously trump's folks
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will spin this as a win with a lag of wins frankly on the legal side. this is not unexpected. i think we expected frankly a stay issued by the appeals court. we see an accelerated timeline the hear this case. it is not going to slow down the investigation and i expect that keeping the supreme court potentially aside we'll have the documents fairly soon. >> president biden and his team are now grappling with the challenge of trying to get the sweeping domestic plan passed as inflation strains americans across the country. republicans and some democrats say president's spending bill leads to further price increases. some liberal democrats are defending biden's plan as a solution for inflation. >> i'm back home in california. gas is almost five bucks here why the price of eggs gone up and milk.
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other colleagues get that so i don't think we're out of touch. we have to get people back in the labor market to help increase the number of goods and the build back better agenda helps do that. >> much more on that later. today the president honored the sacrifices of those who have served in the u.s. armed forces. this is the first veterans day in two decades without u.s. troops engaged in active warfare oversea just the first since the end of the nation's longest war in afghanistan. biden was at the tomb of the unknown. he then praised our nation's veterans. >> it's a badge of courage that unites across all ages, regardless of background because to be a yvette ran is to endure challenges most americans never know.
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you are the very spine of america. not just the backbone. you are the spine of this country. >> earlier today the white house annoyanced efforts to provide more support of veterans exposed to the smoke from the burning of latrine of burn pits and tonight there's a new development in the aftermatte of the last week's election. "the new york times" reporting that tomorrow the republican who tried to unseat the governor in new jersey will concrete at long last. he went too far on election night talking about the historic achievement and the team going to work that week. the problem is murphy is now ahead in that race by some 74,000 votes. with that, let's bring out the starting line on this thursday night? sam stein, white house editor for politico. kimberly atkins store of wur and
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the boston herald a member of the editorial board of "the boston globe." on this veterans day barry mccaffrey, veteran of vietnam and of the persian gulf. good evening and welcome to you all. kimberly, i would like to begin with you. the documents have been slowed down to a crawl. perhaps mark meadows' cooperation is slowing down to a crawl. where does this leave democrats who want to see consequences? >> yeah. it leaves the democrats as well as the committee which does include two republicans in a waiting game and i think it's something that was expected. yes. this means that these documents that were required to be produced by tomorrow will take a couple weeks before they see the light of day.
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it actually in the legal world is a pretty quick schedule to schedule arguments and briefings within a number of weeks, particularly if there's a holiday in the middle so this is fast tracked but this is a stalling mechanism by trump world and expected. they use every lever at the disposal including making appeals. they could have appealed directly to the supreme court but took the intermediary route first and probably appeal to the supreme court after that enit's a protracted delay but the claim they make about executive privilege really doesn't hold any water. it's absolutely true as you said that it is the current president who decides what is and is not privilege under that doctrine. and the biden administration waived that. it may be in some circumstances with respect to specific documents a privilege claim a previous president can make but not a blanket thing that's happening so we have to see what happens after the court goes
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through this but the whole point is to stall this until at least after the midterms and push it so it's not used by the democrats as a tool but it is causing a problem for democrats in that sense. >> sam, coming off what kim just said, i suppose i should ask in a cynical way are you surprised there's not more subpoena defiance? bannon looks around. sees no consequences. and is savvy enough to know he can beat the clock. >> yeah. i guess in a way i am although i suspect there's more subpoena defiance as these things pick up. the incentives to defie are much greater than to comply. if you want to have a future within the trump orbit and we believe trump is going to run for office again then he'll
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judge you by how you respond. mark meadows is not a dummie. he'll fight this. until the justice department decides to take action on the contempt of congress resolution they don't have a price to pay. even if they were to get in legal hot water they're martyrs in the political communities and that is not necessarily a bad thing. of course, there's a lot of legal costs that come with it. the stain on the career of course in a broader sense but you can be a martyr for fighting this and the incentive structures are there to continue to be defiant. >> general mccaffrey, first, news from overseas compels this question. a military build-up by russia
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along the ukraine border, fox newscast their lot on the russia side as one does i guess. what is your level alarm? we have been here before on the topic of military build-ups on that border. >> it looks like they're put in place on offensive capability that putin who's a very clever risk taker may decide to employ. i think he'll understand it's highly unlikely either the european union or the united states would fight actively on the ground so it's a risk. i think putin who's got a terrible economy, he's turning into an absolute dictator, believes he has to do something to move the russian personal interests off their internal problems. this might be it. we're facing a similar situation
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on president xi, the chinese armed forces. will they actually have -- take the risk of going after taiwan in the coming years? they have also put on the ground a capability that's growing to look like they might be considering it. >> world is a dangerous place which is why we train young men and women to be dangerous fighters overseas. kim, we have to talk about what we should call the groundhog bill. the second biden bill. the big social spending bill though trimmed down. still massive. do you see any path for it that doesn't run right into a certain conservative democrat from west virginia? >> i think that it is difficult. i think that is one reason why you saw some members in the democratic caucus trying to tie this with the infrastructure bill saying that they're both important but letting one go
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forward and leaving the other behind makes it harder to pass. it is very difficult for me to understand what a certain senator from west virginia may want from voters in 2020 went out in record numbers in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis and social justice crisis to demand change from washington and the result was that all three -- both branches -- houses of congress and the white house delivered to democrats. joe manchin was on the ballot in 2020. he was not who the people were voting for but obviously he has a position to stand in the way of delivering that. democrats should be populated how effective the cares was in delivering the very kinds of economic relief to americans who they needed it most in the pandemic. with inflation, with the economy
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staggering they need that relief. i think that that's what voters are expecting and it would be really a big problem for democrats if they're unable to deliver it. >> sam, indeed inflation is growling out there. i'm looking at a fox poll that says inflation is the number one issue people are most concerned about. i'm looking at a cbs poll saying that it's the issue biden is handling the worst. i'm looking at our own nbc poll that republicans are better suited to take -- tackling inflation. inflation is joe biden's issue and inflation has bitten more than one capable u.s. president. >> yeah. the echos of jimmy carter are ringing fairly loudly right now i suppose. the thing is white house is
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grappling with is an affirmative case to make. the cares act that kimberly referenced putt money in people's pockets. it provided financial relief in ways that helped people with inflationary concerns but the white house did a fairly poor job selling the good they have done and con fronting the bad that is presented to them right now. few people in polls recognize that joe biden and democrats actually provided the extended child tax credit but they do blame joe biden for something that someone out of the control which is rising gas price just that's an untenable political situation. and so the white house now is in a position to try to thread the needle and the other thing to do which is very difficult is to talk up the recovery which is happening with a 500,000 plus jobs created in the last month.
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talk it up without seeming like they're struggling with understand grocery costs and that's hard to do especially when you're not in a president rm year to communicate for every democrat and not on the same wavelength. those are the hurdles that the white house has in addition to trying to keep manchin on board this thing. >> now to you, general mccaffrey. i saved the last word for you. you gave a spoof at the 40th anniversary for the vietnam memorial wall on the mall in washington. it is hard to believe it's over 40 years. as it must be hard to believe for you to walk along that wall, look to the left and see the names of friends that you served with when they were all and you young. i'm curious where your thoughts on this veterans day. >> it was a glorious day for everyone. the weather was perfect. a huge turnout. that war was a bitter struggle
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for those that responded to the legal orders and commands of our country. 59,000 killed. 303,000 wounded. 75,000 maimed. it was a tragic outcome. percent thing is we got millions of vietnamese here who added to the country in a very positive way. over the years, though, the american people embraced the vietnam veterans. the armed forces as you know and every poll we conduct are the most respected institution in american society. the armed forces have counted on the vietnam veterans to support the war overseas. i just had lunch with a commanding general of the 101st airborne unit and said this is the first time in 21 years the
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101st airborne has nobody deployed overseas so i think that veterans are proud, to include the vietnam era veterans. we understand the outcome of these wars can be brutal. military power is not the primary solution to almost any problem. but it was a good day for america's veterans today. 18 million of us. >> what would your father, what would your father-in-law, what would my late father who was a veteran make of what we have made of our country now? >> i think it's shocking. my wife's dad was in the pacific. my dad fought in the italian theater and then on to korean war. the chosen reservoir and
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vietnam. i think they would be aghast at what's happening. that generation, what they prized the most were leaders of character. we have been through this terrible dilemma with a complete lack of integrity in our government for several years. we have to work out of it. we have to somehow dispel the divisiveness. the country doesn't believe in the constitution and a free press. it is astonishing turn about and glad my dad didn't see this. we have to solve this problem. probably going to take five to ten years. >> to our starting line tonight, sam, kimberly, general barry, can't thank you enough for starting off the conversation. coming up for us, he is out of office for nearly ten months. still pretending to be president in exile and a large
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will you be there at the signing at the white house on
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monday? >> no. i've got other things i've got to do other than go to the signinger is main. but this bill is basically written by in the senate by a bipartisan group. all the house did laths week was simply take the senate bill up and pass it. 19 republicans voted for it. i was one of them. i think it was good for the country and glad it passed. >> interview from talk radio in louisville. some bipartisan backing there for the infrastructure legislation awaiting the president's signature. biden is working to sell the bill to the american people yet he can't quite convince the minority leader to show up for the ceremony even though he and 18 other republican senators voted for it. scared apparently to be criticized by trump. with us is don galloway and tim
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miller. gentlemen, good evening to you both. don, i would like to begin with you. the white house said biden is going on the road next week. first new hampshire and then detroit, michigan. does this mean that he is listening to sean patrick maloney and the dccc or did someone pass him a pocket calendar with 2022 circled. >> probably a little bit of both. let's revert back to the clip. mitch mcconnell is a bad man. he certainly is a savvy you have no understand he won't giver credit for a victory and the voters and others will certainly see in kentucky. mitch mcconnell is not smiling and take a pen and help joe
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biden sign that bill. even while he takes credit for passing in a bipartisan act in the united states senate. i bet mcauliffe wish democrats sold the bill pre-emptively. this is a victory lap but in political reality it is a reaction to democratic losses last week and trying to stop the bleeding if you will for what's potentially to come in 2022. >> tim miller, if you buy gas i don't wish it upon you. what i just paid the last time i filled up. inflation is roaring. pretty soon they will have an atm next to every gas pump so have the ready cash to be able to afford it. despite the lofty topics that democrats talk about is there political precedent for biden's presidency turning on things like christmas presents that can't be ordered new cars love
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you if you can't afford one but there's no chips to put in them, what we pay for gas and a pound of bacon? >> yeah. hey, brian. i'll get to the gas prices in a second but i have to say i'm devastated by the personal news that you announced this week and as you have well earned time with your family and so grateful to spend this time with you and don't tell nicole but this is my favorite program on the network. so i'm going to miss you. >> thank you very much. don't make me kill your mic. please continue. >> on the gas prices. look. i think that hopefully virginia to don's point was a wake-up call and the change in schedule and tone and the urgency on the hill credit where due, you can see some changes in the democrats' actions and it is important. there's a disconnect. we talked about it throughout the summer.
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fighting over the trillions of dollars, while people had real life concerns to deal with and a disconnect between biden and the democrats in washington and what folks were seeing at the gas pump, at the schools and you can't avoid it in northern california. seeing 5 at the stations that i drove by today in san francisco i'm happy i don't leave the neighborhood much. biden can't snap the fingers and change it overnight but an imper tiff the democrats send a signal they care about this. they'll solve the problems for people and we'll tell you what wechb doing to help like the $1400 checks and the child tax credit. that's got to be the democrats' entire focus from now all the way through 2022 or at least
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once some of the economic indicators start to turn around a bit. >> the only reason i know you is niccole wallace. i'll put you in a steel cage death match but bless you. don, what advice do you have for this white house on the care and feeding of one yeoman chin? >> neutralize him. i would be in west virginia, stone slab i think it's called. i would be in every nook, cranny town and hamlet in that state talking about why to get joe manchin on board. ultimately if he does not respect the democratic processes and the president and vice president of his party he will respect the hand of the voters of his state. if i'm kamala harris and joe biden and the best communicator
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in the democratic party i would be all over west virginia. from west virginia state, the hsbcu to the university of west virginia to basketball games. friday night lights. i would be there selling this plan and telling them why it's good. >> i think bill withers is from beckly. >> i don't think so. it's either -- oh, man. don't test me on this. it's a two-word town. >> i'm going to screw this up by saying my favorite is who is he and what is he to you. >> to you. that's right. >> oh man. just -- send you into orbit. what a great stylist. a veteran of the -- i believe, u.s. navy who we are thinking of on this veterans day night. don and tim will stand by. coming up, might be a good time for a certain retiree insisting
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you said that the elections for republicans need to be about the future not the grievances of the past. donald trump said you have gotten massacred. >> i won't get into a back and
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forth with donald trump but i'll say this. when i ran for election in 2013 i got 60% of the vote. when he ran he lost to joe biden. >> big break there when you think about it from one of trump's biggest and longest supporters. only took an opening in a gop 2024 race to make that happen. still with us don callaway and tim miller. stab fork, west virginia, said everyone on twitter, did google machine and control room. i have 31 works by a fantastic -- u.s. navy veteran bill withers. we'll have chris christie on to talk about the new book monday night. i understand you wrote some words about chris christie and would like to share at least the sentiment with the viewers
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tonight. >> sure. they can get the full sermon at bulwark. he moved to beckly in 3. i know about him. as far as chris christie is concerned i guess it's good that he is attacking-ish donald trump now by saying the reality that he lost the election. i don't know if he deserves a standing ovation from axios and cnn. patting him on the back for saying the obvious in this effort for him to regain the spotlight. that he lost. i just think it's important to remember the reason why we are here is because of chris christie. part of conversion is we nance and acknowledging the mistakes and i haven't heard that from chris christie and working for jeb he didn't lay a single glove
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on donald trump. he was the first establishment mainstream republican to endorse donald trump and it was an influential endorsement. republicans who said will i support this kind of racist game show host for president? i don't know. all of a sudden you get chris christie, annuity gingrich, people endorsing him. i guess it's better to do this than going along with the coup and give him half a cheer for that but before we get on the bandwagon i would like to hear contrition since he is complicit in the little coup attempt that you just mentioned. >> don, take us down figuratively to mar-a-lago.
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trump sent the ambassador. no one can spell or right. the envoy ambassador rick granel. that's not a point and people pointed out it could be a violation of the logan act. to the serbia-kosovo border. if true that would be a felony. fun cocktail party conversation. the question is why. >> because there are some people who still are tying their futures to this -- to being a member of this island of misfit toys. rick who could have been such a symbol as one of the few openly gay members of the trump cabinet, a symbol of progress, continued to just tie his future to the 2ru6r7 world. particularly in a post glenn
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youngkin and republicans to do and say the nice things without such does tis language and could have been part of the solution and unclear why they cater to donald trump. i don't give chris christie props for the statement. it is such silliness and republicans that refuse to fully condemn donald trump are part of the problem and need to start calling them out. i can't take you behind the gates of mar-a-lago because never golfing with the trumps and i'll give you my word. >> don, take 30 seconds, tell us about the two gentleman in the picture frames behind you given the significance of the day. >> 1958, united states army
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world war ii veteran, korea. did all the time amy came bean and served the country in the post office. united states air force, vietnam veteran. i remember them because they're my dad and godfather and came back do a country that didn't welcome them with open arms and a lot of veterans who served this country particularly black came back to a country that weren't welcome but marched forward. >> glad i asked. thank you very much. >> you got me. >> commend it to all. what a great conversation. two friends of this broadcast. coming up, in all the noise surrounding vaccines one new book calls the existence a story of what went right. the author standing by to talk with us after this.
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over the past few weeks we have seen new covid cases, hospitalizations rising in certain parts of the country, yet the next guest says there's something worth celebrating. something huge. in his new book greg zuckerman reveal it is heroism of the greatest schk achievement of our time. he writes this, ours is an age of outbreaks. each year humans encroach on nature increasing the risks that animal borne diseases will cross over. lessons from the vaccine race will inform if or perhaps when we confront another deadly pathogen. this is the story of what went right. with us tonight, the aforementioned greg zuckerman. reporter at "the wall street
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journal." his book is "a shot to safe the world." very happy to have you for nonfiction, there are some actually cinematic scenes in here. the sign first who decides to wear the same outfit every day to go to the lab to cut down on the time it takes to stand in his closet, get dressed in the morning. that's how he's working. you chronicle how much he ate at thanksgiving dinner. the executive in france having a morning coffee with a call in wuhan, china. cinematic scenes, real life, nonfiction. interviewed 300 sources for this book. give us the short version of why this is the outstanding medical miracle of our time. >> sure. i think we are a little too
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close to it to appreciate and little too much politics involved. yeah. we have to remember at the beginning of this pandemic the thought of a vaccine so quickly within a year that the experts didn't hold out hope for. what's important to remember and to understand is that there was work done for years, decades, to develop the approaches. i speak to vaccine hesitant audiences and i emphasize the fact it's not an overnight success. and it wasn't anything sped up unnecessarily. corners were cut. it was dramatic work done by interesting, odd almost, quirky, scientists that said that mrna is not something to work on and something to embrace and celebrate. >> how do you process the fact that on at least three cable
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news networks if we were having this segment, this discussion, huge portions of the audience wouldn't believe that word of it? how do you square your work and this product with the anti-vax community which has only grown? >> so i try to acknowledge the fact that there are some people that are legitimately wary. one could be if one acknowledged the fact that these are fast vooerps and they are. 330 days from the time the sequence is revealed to the time that the vaccine is authorized which is remarkable but you need to learn about the history and why i wrote the book and the persistence and the innovation required and an american story. the scientists, people making a bet and told they couldn't pull it off and persisted and
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resilient. >> quote you have here in the book about pfizer and i'll read it. so intent on developing and distributing the team's vaccine quickly that he decided. the companies wouldn't ask for help from "operation war speed." didn't want to take money from the government fearing bureaucratic red tape that might slow his team. what was the upshot of that decision? >> so it did help pfizer. that's one of the reasons why pfizer overtook moderna and the other come pet tors in the race and the first but i have to be clear that the net-net is a positive for the vaccine companies and resources, financial and otherwise and sometimes did slow things down. the previous administration is criticized for down playing the virus and rollout of the
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vaccines but there was benefit and the pfizer folks researchers thought it is better to work on their own. they did sell the vaccine. >> is there -- i'm compelled to ask. is there a television version of this in the works? is there a documentary that tells the story with moving pictures as movingly as you tell it? >> very kind. nothing is in the work right now but my phone number is easy to find if people watching want to reach out but it's important that people understand, this is something to appreciate. if this virus evolved a couple years earlier the approaches were not ready. this is work of overcoming obstacles. the people within the labs all
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over the country and germany with biontech and they thought they were ready and it was something that we have to be appreciative of. it's modern day miracle in a lot of ways. >> next book should be on companies that give themselves unpronounceable names. with our thanks, great talking to you. new reporting on if the president can do anything about skyrocketing prices we're paying for gas in this country. ♪ ♪ ♪ hey google. ♪ ♪ ♪
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with inflation hitting a three-decade high and we know who we pay for gas pressure is mounting on the president to take action. tom costello has a report
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tonight on why energy prices are so high and what the president might be able to do about it. >> reporter: from the gas tanks to the winter heating bills the dollar signs add up. prices up 60% in a year. natural gas up 130%. heating oil up 59%. it is all about supply and demand. >> seems like the price is hiking every day. >> reporter: a seven-high up from $2.12 last year but last year the country in the grips of a pandemic. employees worked remotely. schools online. sporting events canceled. fuel prices sank. what a difference a year makes. today the economy is surging. more vehicles on the roads worldwide paying more for fuel driving prices and oil companies struggle to meet demand. >> the market is controlled by a cartel and that's opec.
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>> reporter: opec produces 40% of the world's oil and not producing more but republicans blame president biden. >> we watched the president shut down keystone pipeline, shut down domestic energy production. >> reporter: but the pipeline never open. republicans and democrats call on a sitting president to tap the strategic petroleum reserve holding 610 million barrels. >> the entire strategic petroleum reserve covers six days and thinking there's not that much crude oil in there. >> reporter: the white house releases low income heating assistance and experts say the country is at the mercy of the international oil markets. if they stabilize prices could drop at the pump. >> our thanks to tom costello for that report. on the ore side 0 of this break a reminder of the meaning of
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so they called world war i and they were mistaken. old grainy film surfaced. this was taken 100 years ago today. it shows the 1921 ceremony marking the kree yags of the tomb of the unknowns with the entombment of the first unknown gi. his identity known but to god and has now been joined by other brothers from the other wars. that did not end. with world war i. this day has a purpose every year. it is about solemnity and respect and thanks and homage to those that served. and while it's a tough thing to watch in the waning seconds and minutes of veterans day 2021 the friends at "the daily show" chose today to release a video that is meant to remind us how
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veterans were treated by the last president who was fond of praising the military while in reality not so much. >> president trump skipped a 2018 visit to a world war i memorial in france because he was concerned about the hair in the rain and considered the cemetery for america's war dead to be filled with losers. >> trump faced criticism for not reaching out to the families of soldiers killed in niger. he played golf four times. >> the president said he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways. i heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband name. >> that would be a chance to catch it. sometimes i would be in groups for gold star families. they come within an inch of my face and want to hug and kiss
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me. >> president trump announced a pair of secret meetings with taliban negotiators at camp david. >> that is our broadcast for this thursday night. the closing seconds of veterans day 2021 with our thanks for spending part of it with us here with us. on behalf of my colleagues at the networks of nbc news, good night. a good student as well but he was a solid multi sport athlete, he played basketball and baseball and tennis. he was a particular real standout swimmer. he graduated from high school in

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