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if you're ready to move past the fourth of july, join me on my radio show. it will be tom price, tucker carlson. it's going to be fun. please, you don't have to get dressed when you watch radio, so do whatever you want. >> have a great day. >> shannon: president trump facing two major tests on the world stage. north korea launching a ballistic missile it claims can reach the united states. while the president also heads for europe for a summit that will include his very first sit down face to face with vladamir putin. i'm shannon breen joined by -- >> eric shawn. hi, shannon. i'm in for bill hemmer. north korea of course taunting us, claiming success with what the pentagon now confirms was an intercontinental ballistic missile launch. it turns out kim jong-un did
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watch that missile test in person, calling it a gift to america on our independence day. how about that? and promises more to come. president trump was asked about how to respond to this threat when he was leaving the white house this morning for the trip to the g-20. >> shannon: the president now on his way to g-20, where he will meet face to face with vladamir putin for the first time. eric: we have fox team coverage. steve hayes is standing by with analysis of that. but first let's begin with john roberts who is live in warsaw, poland, which will be the president's first stop. good morning, john. >> reporter: eric, good afternoon from poland. one of the things the president will be paying close attention to as he's winging his way over to warsaw is that united nations security council meeting that takes place at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. where they'll be taking up the issue of north korea and what the president believes is the
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responsibility of the nations of the world to try to reign in what kim jong-un is doing over there. the president this morning setting the table for his appearance at the g-20 summit, which will happen at the end of the week in germany. sending a message that the united states is going to be looking for a level playing field when it comes to trade. president tweeting out, quote, the united states made some of the worst trade deals in world history. why should we continue these deals with countries that do not help us? we could be aimed at a number of different countries. could be aimed at the host country germany, with which the united states has a $65 billion trade deficit or japan where the trade deficit is $69 billion or china which is the mother of all trade deficits at $347 billion. the president also sending a very sharp message to china in a tweet today regarding north korea. the president tweeting, quote, trade between china and north korea grew by almost 40% in the first quarter of this year.
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so much for china working with us. but we had to give it a try. the president was encouraging china to try to lean on pyongyang to get kim jong-un to tear down his nuclear program. it will be very interesting to see when he meets at the g-20 with president xi if they make any more progress on that. will also make with interesting discussions with angela merkel. >> eric: the president will be giving a speech in warsaw. what type of reception do we expect he will receive in poland? >> reporter: he's got a number of things including a meeting with the president. the president and duda share a lot in common. both pursuing a populous style of political ideology. they also share concerns about immigration. neither one of them are particular fans of the liberal political correctness of western
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europe. and tomorrow when the president gives that speech, it's likely that he will be on very friendly territory because all of the members of the governing law and justice party who hold seats in parliament and the senate in the senate have been invited to invite 50 of their friends or constituents, or whatever, to come out to the square. so you do the math. there's some 298 parliamentarians. each gets to invite 50 people. that will be almost 15,000 friendly faces in that crowd tomorrow for the president. now, one thing that you should take note of though. there are a lot of people in poland who aren't a fan of law and justice parties. whatever protests happen in warsaw likely to pale in comparison with the overall g-20 protests in hamburg, which could draw as many as 100,000 people at the end of the week, eric. >> eric: the speech very symbolic. it is the site of the warsaw uprising against the nazis in
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1944. we'll see the themes the president touches on tomorrow. >> shannon: joining me for more on this is steve hayes editor and chief of the weekly standard. good morning, steve. >> morning, shannon. >> shannon: i want to read something from a professor bruce becktell from texas, a veteran north korea watcher. he says all of the paradigms change. now time to see what action the usa will take. he references this mobile launcher saying it nearly destroys our warning time and also meaning the north koreans have a real shot at launching this system at us without us being able to destroy it on the ground. has the game changed, steve? >> actually, it hasn't changed quite yet, but it is changing. it will change within the next year or two. one thing the president has done is not fall into the trap of just simply outsourcing u.s. policy on north korea to china. that's what president clinton did back in the 1990s. it's what president bush largely did. and barack obama, you know,
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engaged in this game of strategic patience they call it which was basically ignoring the problem as it builds. president trump has said he's not going to do that. he's challenged china to step up. he's sought to at least make china aware of the kinds of leverage that president trump thinks the u.s. could use to compel china to act to help us with the north korea problem. he's taking a different tact. whether that will work. whether the risks will outweigh the costs remains to be seen. >> shannon: he's had several tweets aimed at china. we've got a new one. saying trade between china and north korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. so much for china working with us. but we had to give it a try. he's gonna meet with president xi at the g-20. how do you think that conversation goes? >> it ought to be a pretty direct and confrontational confrontation. this is the second time president trump tweeted he's given up on china.
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now, he hasn't given up on china as a partner in this, but he'll need to make clear to president xi that he's willing to take these steps that he keeps threatening. you look at some of the other things that have come out of the administration highlighting china's record on trafficking. talk about potential tear tariffs on steel, chinese steel. these are the things president trump can use if he has as his number one goal getting china's help, not just china's say so, but china's help, with north korea. >> shannon: what do you make of north korea's timing? we know they often like to do these tests and launches on our u.s. holidays. even referencing the administration, the north korean administration, our independence day. it happened right before these important meetings with the president. >> yeah. we know that one of the things kim jong-un, like his father and grandfather before him, likes to do is get attention. he was certain this would get attention. he, himself, is quoted in north
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korea's state media saying that this was times two the july fourth independence day celebrations here in the united states. he wants to send a message. it's a pretty significant message to send. >> shannon: we have this talk that russia and china, we know their leaders have been meeting. they're proposing sort of an idea where north korea stops these tests. the nuclear launches, the nuclear test, the launch tests. and south korea and the u.s. stop working together on these military exercises that they have. that's kind of the resolution they're floating out there. does that go anywhere? >> no. it's a ridiculous resolution. president trump should laugh at it. what needs to happen, the chinese and the russians, if the russians want to be active participants in this, need to push for the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. north korea has made it clear now, unlike what they had done over the past couple decades. they said they're not interested in doing that. they see what benefits they've gotten by being a nuclear state
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or pro-nuclear state and they're not going to give this up. kim jong-un basically said this directly. i think that's the real challenge. there's very few good options having watched u.s. diplomacy on this issue fail now for three consecutive presidents. >> shannon: there is an emergency meeting at the u.n. security council today. we got another call for sanctions. rex tillerson saying globally we need help with the sanctions already out there. what good does it go to go through another round if the ones currently in place don't seem to be persuading the north korean regime at all? >> that's a very interesting question. it will be interesting to see how the chinese behave at this meeting today. as to secretary of state tillerson's request for additional help globally, this is where i think president trump sometimes confrontational attitude toward much of the rest of the world sort of the america first, go it alone strategy, has some real draw backs. if you look at the united states now saying we need the global
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community to help us enforce these sanctions, maybe to implement more sanctions at a time when the united states has said in effect we don't need the world the way you thought we have or at least in recent years. that makes it look difficult for the united states to make these kind of requests or demands of our global partners. >> shannon: steve hayes, always good to chat with you. thank you. >> eric: it will be a presidential sitdown that the world will be watching very closely. what will happen when president trump and vladamir putin sit down and are face to face for the very first time? former arkansas governor mike huckabee is here live on what he thinks will happen in that face off. >> shannon: plus, is isis on the ropes finally in iraq? why forces say they think they're on the brink of victory in a strategic city. that, plus this. >> eric: a new york city police officer has been murdered, sholt execution style while sitting in
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her patrol car. why investigators say this was an assassination. >> my partner's shot! my partner's shot!
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>> shannon: the u.s. now reportedly accessing emeritz from the lap top ban. both had american security concerns after implementing
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heightened security concerns on their flights. the ban was put in place back in march. both claim the measure was hurting business. >> eric: president trump set to have his first face to face meeting with russian president vladamir putin. that happening on friday. the greatly anticipated sitdown will occur on the side line of the g-20 summit in hamburg. many are calling it the biggest diplomatic test of the presidency so far. so what can we expect? former arkansas mike huckabee is joining us. good morning, governor. it's unclear if the president will confront putin on the election interference if he does not raise it, some critics are saying that would be a shocking irresponsible oversight. do you think the president will bring it up? >> i think it's very hard to say. i look at this as two alpha males coming together in a prefight press conference. this is ali and frazier. one of the people, that's donald
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trump, tends to be full of hyperbolie. he likes to talk. he talks big. if you look at vladamir putin's style. he downplays everything. he's accused of getting involved in the american elections by an interview and he laughs it off as nothing. both of these guys understand that a lot is at stake. so i don't think this particular meeting, this first encounter, is gonna be that substantive. it will be two guys sizing each other up, waiting for that time when they are in the ring. it ought to be epic to watch the body language. >> eric: u.s. was attacked. even if the president does bring it up, putin could laugh about it. he's already denied it. there wouldn't be anything of substance if it is raised? >> i would not be surprised, knowing donald trump, if he would bring it up. basically to say, we're watching you. we know what you're done. yet holding off a detailed confrontation for a time when they're going to have more time,
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it will be under less public scrutiny. maybe a time that it's not necessarily on the stage. but i don't think this particular meeting is gonna be one that will rival july 4th fireworks. i just don't. both men are gonna be sizing each other up, trying to test the other to see just what they're willing to do, what they're willing to say. i think it's a significant meeting. i'm not saying it isn't. it is very significant. but i don't think we're going to see some great resolution, whether it's syria meddling in the elections, spying. i don't think those are the kind of things that are gonna come forth from this particular encounter. >> eric: keeping with your insight and analysis, the kremlin is saying they are looking for a, quote, working dialogue. that seems to be some type of communication irrelevant of some of these issues. >> in reality, eric, it is in the best interest of both countries to have a healthy relationship. there's always going to be tension. i think we're kidding ourselves
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if we think we're going to be chums. i'm not sure what kind of soul putin has. he's pretty much a hard liner. he is not a great guy. he's not gonna get the nobel peace prize by any stretch of the imagination. but there are times when the u.s. and russian interest hold to be very similar. we're both fighting radical islam. we have to take on that idea that isis and terrorism around the globe is hurtful to both countries. both have to look at the fact that north korea is a threat and the more it gets out of control, the bigger threat it becomes. there are mutual interests. this is like sort of the families of the lacostra nosa getting around the table. they don't like each other. they may not always find agreement on everything, but there are a few things that they hold in common and they need to focus on those. i frankly expect that's what's gonna ultimately happen.
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>> eric: collective self-interest, whether you're at the united nations or the five mafia family, so to speak. you raise north korea. china and russia both have this proposal out there for the u.s. to stop our military drills. the major ones. that would have a freeze of north korean nuclear program. i mean, that's almost like blackmail. do you think that will be raised, obviously, considering the latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch? >> i don't know if it will be raised in that meeting. i'm sure it will be raised in diplomatic back channels. the u.s. has to be very firm. it's north korea that is the provoking force here. and they're the ones that have to be tamped out. only the chinese have the diplomatic, military and political capacity to force kim jong-un to start behaving like a grown up instead of an 8-year-old with too many firecracker. unfortunately, these are fire crackers that have nuclear
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potential. north korea is out of control. it truly constitutes a clear and present danger. i have heard ambassador john bolton say, i think he's right. it sounds bold. but at some point there's got to be a reunikaeugs of korea. this can't continue. it doesn't get better. i think we have to understand this. we've seen this movie before. the ending is not one we want to sit all the way through. >> eric: sanctions haven't worked. 20,000 american troops there. finally, briefly, back to the putin meeting friday. it's going to be dissected. it's going to be analyzed, from the length of the handshake to the width of the smile. in a sense, those are things we shouldn't really look at or as you say expect great substance. >> it's going to be stage craft as much as state craft. i think that's what we'll be looking for. who goes into that meeting with that sense of such aura the alpha males meeting. which one is the alpha of the alphas.
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that's what will be done far more so than anything they say. i think you could turn the sound off the television and just look at it visually and you'll know everything you need to know about this meeting. >> eric: that's a fascinating way to look at it. we'll do that. governor huckabee, good to see you, as always. >> shannon: one fourth of july fireworks show going up in smoke in one town. details on the big scare. >> eric: it was a tphoeu complaint. it didn't turn out the way you'd expect it. why it turned into slip and slide. oooo. finding the best hotel price is now a safe bet. because tripadvisor searches over 200 booking sites - so you save up to 30% on the hotel you want. lock it in. tripadvisor.
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>> eric: fireworks display erupted in a wild fire. the show, the fireworks exploded overhead at the blue water resort. firefighters thankfully were able to quickly contain the flames. about half an acre of land they say was damaged but thankfully no one was hurt. >> shannon: a new york city police officer is dead after being shot in the head while sitting in her vehicle. authorities calling it an assassination. >> she was doing the job that she loved, as all the men and women in blue as you see standing here do every day keeping this great city safe. this is an absolutely unprovoked attack on the two officers sitting here. >> shannon: we have more on this. good morning, david. any idea why this officer? >> reporter: well, shannon, according to initial reports right now, there is nothing to indicate the shooter or the officer knew one another. this appears to be a random act. the officer has been identified as 48-year-old familia.
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she was sitting in a large vehicle that resembled an rv called a mobile command post in the bronx. about 12:30 this morning the shooter fired through the window, striking familia in the head. her partner called for help on the police radio. >> my partner's shot! my partner's shot! my partner's shot! send help! >> reporter: within minutes other officers arrived. about one block away they spotted the gun man. he drew a silver revolver that was later recovered from the scene. a bystander was shot in the stomach. he is reported in stable condition. he is not clear who caused that injury. the officer was taken to a nearby hospital where she died of injuries caused by a single gun shot to the head. shannon? >> shannon: just heart breaking. what do we know about the gun man in this case? >> reporter: he is being identified as 34-year-old alexander bonds.
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published report said he went by multiple aliases. said things that were critical about police on internet postings. bonds had a criminal history that reportedly included assault of a police officer with brass knuckles. a local report based on surveillance video said bonds walked up to the police vehicle where he executed officer familia with what was described as a sense of purpose. new york's mayor spoke this morning about the attack. >> she was on duty, serving this city, protecting people, doing what she believed in and doing the job she loves. and after the shocking and sudden attack, her fellow officers came to her aid immediately. >> reporter: authorities say the mobile command center where officer familia had been killed was posted at this location since march. police say there had been a number of gang shootings in the neighborhood. the officer leaves behind three young children and just moments
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ago her former colleagues at the precinct where she was based sent out a tweet that reads, and i quote now, we welcome prayers for our beloved sister, thanks for your support in our time of need. shannon? >> shannon: prayer force them as well as they recover. david lee miller, thank you. >> eric: just so tragic. meanwhile overseas iraqi forces say they are now close to claiming victory over isis in mosul. they say isis fighters have been retreating to a smaller section of the city. but even on the verge of victory, iraqi troops are still pacing a major challenge. >> shannon: plus, north korea tests a nuclear missile. how should the u.s. respond? >> what we have to do is prepare all options because the president has made clear to us that he will not accept a
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>> eric: the pentagon confirming a u.s. soldier has been killed in afghanistan. it was 19-year-old private first class ensin kirk patrick. we are told he died the day before yesterday in an mortar attack. the pentagon said it is investigating. we will have more on this when we get it. >> shannon: the u.s. responding to north korea's first icbm test by carrying out joint missile drills with south korea. officials going farther than that to warn that military force remains an option. the pentagon leasing a statement saying in part we remain ready to defend ourselves and our allies and to use the full range of capabilities at our disposal against the growing threat from north korea. a former green beret commander and a fox news contributor. good to see you.
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>> thanks, shannon. >> shannon: what do you make of our response thus far? >> well, shannon, i worry a bit that the chinese, after the meeting with president trump at mar a-lago basically said, we'll take care of this north korea problem. you need to relax the pressure on these other issues with south china, trade, currency manipulation. we're seeing now that the chinese have not stepped up to the plate. there were some initial good signs. trade has increased between china and north korea. they haven't really done what they need to do to clamp down on north korea's missile program. >> shannon: we see the president calling them out on that trade issue. he will meet with president xi in a couple days. i know you think there needs to be a shift. we talk about the fact they don't want north korea to fall apart and their borders to be flooded with millions of
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refugees. you say it's about convincing them that a war for them is an even worse scenario. >> the chinese calculus needs to change. the two things they're worried about is a collapsed north korea or a unified korean peninsula that's friendly to the united states then they are faced with u.s. troops on their border. that needs to change to where the chinese are more worried ab war on the korean peninsula and a preemive u.s. strike to take this program out so that they move to take action themselves. shannon, i have got to tell kwrourb at this point, i don't think kim jong-un is ever going to give up. we need to think about regime change in north korea. either driven by the u.s. or the message needs to be to the chinese, driven by you. >> shannon: first leading up to military, we know efforts of diplomatic and economic pressure have been on going for decades.
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i know you believe there are other operations that don't seem to be persuasive. where do we go before we get to military? >> so, look. i mean, sanctioned regime is only good if it's enforced. the chinese have not been enforcing the sanctions that the international community's put in place. there's a lot more they can do to step up to economically put the squeeze on the north korean regime. but beyond there, there is offensive cyber. there are covert actions that we can take that obviously we can't get into here. there's also much more aggressive missile defense regime. we deployed the thad missile program into south korea, but the new south korean government has been somewhat resistant. the chinese and russians have been pushing back hard. there's a lot more that we can do. i have had a lot of people ask me, why can we just take this program out? we need to understand that the north koreans have been digging in, preparing for this for over
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50 years. these things are built into bunkers and caves, into the sides of mountains. they are prepared to hit seoul south korea very hard with artillery and missiles should war break out. there's no good military option here. >> shannon: when you talk about 25 million people in that metropolitan area, including some 300,000 u.s. citizens, that's a cost you have to calculate. >> imagine artillery raining into the size of manhattan. it would be devastating. >> shannon: here's what h.r. mcmaster says about the options. >> prepare a range of options, including a military option, which nobody wants to take. everybody understands the severe danger of the situation is the threat to the south korean population. >> shannon: so we know that options are being prepared for the president. you think it gets to military action? >> i think we're certainly heading down that road. everybody is focused on the
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icbm. i'm worried that a nuclear warhead could be put on a shorter range missile that could hit tokyo or other allies in the region. that could happen even more quickly. so, look. again, i don't think kim jong-un is going to give up on this program. we can go back to talks and go back to more sanctions. but that needs to happen very quickly. we need to see results very quickly. we cannot be faced with the prospect of seeing a missile being fueled up, knowing that it could possibly have a nuclear warhead, either short range or long range and then what do we do? the other point is our long range missile intercept is only had about a 50% success rate. i'm not willing to give a 50% chance of a missile hitting tokyo, seoul or alaska. >> shannon: all right. michael, thank you for talking through the scenario with us. good to see you. >> all right. thanks so much. >> eric: more encouraging in the
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battle against isis. this territory shrinking in mosul as iraqi forces continue to push into that city. there are concerns now about the large number of civilians who are believed to still be trapped by the remaining terrorists there. senior foreign affairs greg palcott is live with the latest on this. the iraqi government has declared victory in mosul. is that appropriate or premature? >> not quite yet. we've been following this story for ab three year. it could be close to the end. some nasty fighting going on in mosul between u.s. backed iraqi forces and isis. it's estimated there are around 300 fighters in an area that is about 600 square yards in diameter. they are fighting to the finish.
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iraq's prime minister last night declared victory. again, this fight has been going on for about eight months. the city was taken over by isis three years ago but there are more skirmishes. yes, civilians are a big problem. it is also estimated that there are still thousands of civilians trapped in this tiny area, basically acting as hostages. more and more flee as block by block that area is liberated. but the whole city is lacking vital resources. electricity, fuel, water. going to take a long time for that place to come back. >> eric: that it will. shannon? >> shannon: sanctuary city striking back at the trump administration promising to turn hundreds of thousands immigrants into u.s. citizens. is it possible? fair balanced debate coming up next. plus this -- >> oh my god. >> eric: a fiery scene unfolded when a car slammed into an
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apartment building. the incident, of course, rattling residents, as investigators repeal startling new information about the man who was behind that wheel. >> also we heard a boom. thought it was the trash because it's trash day. then we heard another boom. so i looked out the window and saw the car. it was on fire.
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>> shannon: a car loaded with propane tanks crashed into an apartment building in florida creating this fiery scene on the fourth of july. >> there was an old lady in the apartment right above that car. and tried to carry her out. oh my god. oh my gosh. >> shannon: six people did escape unharmed after that car rammed into a first floor apartment in ft. pierce and one of the propane tanks ignited. the 31-year-old driver died in a crash. police say they think he was targeting the building because his ex-girlfriend lived there.
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>> eric: some sanctuary cities joining together in a promise to make 1 million immigrants u.s. citizens this year. 21 cities are making that pledge r including new york, atlanta, los angeles, dallas, seattle, chicago, among some others. a way they say to fight back against the trump administration immigration policies. the group naturalize now says this, claiming, quote, the best protection against deportation and the first step in participating in america's democracy is to become a u.s. citizen. will it work? former deputy assistant to president george w. bush, fox contributor also an radio talk show host richard fowler joins us. brad, what's wrong with this? >> there's really nothing wrong with it. now that we have a new sheriff in town, these sanctuary cities know they will be hurt economically if they don't follow the law. having people come out of the shadows and do what the law requires is a positive thing. there's no guarantee in citizenship. they have to come out, legalize their status. they have to get in line like
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everybody else. so i think this is a back handed way of actually helping the president do what he promised to do and that is get a handle on illegal immigration in america. >> eric: rich, sounds like brad is saying this is a win for president trump. >> i don't know if i would go that far. there's been a lot of hot and fiery rhetoric among the democrats when it comes to sanctuary cities and immigration. both of my parents are jamaican. i remember my mom naturalizing in the '80s. i had a does whopb came from jamaica who naturalized last june. her first time in the presidential election. i have got to tell you, every time one of my relatives weren't born in this country naturalizes, it makes me prouder to be an american because we are living the american dream. so i think any push to naturalize and become citizens of this country is something that should be applauded. now, who gets credit for it? we'll have to see. no matter what the positive side, we should applaud people wanting to become citizens of
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our great country. >> eric: what about those who say if you're here illegally, you have to go through a long process or perhaps you should go back before you get the privilege and to be honored to be a citizen of the united states of america? >> i think you could have said that after the instant amnesty that ronald reagan made in the '80s. now we have a broken system, from dating back to the mid 80s to today. now you have 11, possibly 12 million people living in the shadows. the ideal of all of them leaving this country and the economic impact that could have is something we should be thinking about and thinking about if we want to grow our economy, how do we then say all of you 11 have to get in line and come back in. that's not a workable solution. where democrats and republicans can agree, let's work on border security. at the same time, let's do everything in our power to push for naturalization for the 11 million who are here, 11 million
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undocumented individuals. >> eric: brad, what about that? how do you clean up the system that has been broken so far? >> well, you have to encourage people to come out of the shadow. these sanctuary cities, most all of them are run by democrats, have been for decades. under obama, they didn't do what they are doing now. there's a reason for it. they felt like they were doing the right thing by encouraging people to break the law and to protect them. look, we should have an organized path way to citizenship or legal status. doesn't mean the 11 million or 12 million that are here should be citizens. maybe they don't want to be. but what we should be is make sure their status is legal. if they're working here or visiting here or they want to be permanent citizens of the united states. we have to get a handle on illegal immigration. i believe there's a bipartisan way to do it that's fair and equitable. by the way, eric, as a republican, i have to say that we encourage a lot roff this illegal immigration. we had work here. we had porous border.
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we turned a blind eye. we have to have a fair way to deal with these people. >> i agree. >> eric: let me pick up on something brad just mentioned quickly. democratic cities. richard, do you think this has a political motivation, to get more democratic voters on the rolls? >> not at all. the reason we have a broken immigration system is because this is a federal problem. states have filled in and tried to make it work. tried to tinker with their state laws to deal with these 11 people, 11 million people living in the shadows. but the problem we have is the absence of federal government leadership. whether it was republicans in the gang of eight who didn't get it right in the last presidential cycle, george w. bush, bill clinton, h.w. bush, ronald reagan. we have to fix it. >> look, democrats are looking to increase their base. look, it doesn't matter, again, the popular vote. what matters is the electoral vote. they are really a two coast
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party. this is also a way for them to increase their ranks. there's no doubt about it. they're not doing the gratuitously. >> eric: is there a naturalized and ledge allegiance, that's what we celebrated yesterday. richard and brad, thank you very much. >> thanks, eric. >> shannon: it's also all ab this. the first amendment. dualing protests at a fourth of july parade. >> we need healthcare! >> shannon: gop lawmakers getting an earful about the senate healthcare plan. >> eric: how do you define made in the usa? why congress is getting involved. what it means to buy american. we'll have that next. it's resourceful. elusive. shrewd. cancer. is. smart.
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>> eric: neighbors responding to a fourth of july noise complaint. they decided to let it slide. the officers went to the call but then started to join in on the fun. round of slip and slide. it's a pretty big one. down a hill. wow. they really got it going there. one of the officers used a trash bag so her uniform would not get wet. the officers say the only noise they heard were the sounds of the kids you can hear. the clip going viral. sbg we love it. what does it mean to buy american? it's a point of contention for some manufacturers. so now congress is weighing a new national standard. william logeness has the story from ontario, california. good morning, william.
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>> reporter: let me explain. everything in this flashlight is made or fabricated in los angeles. yet except for these small microscopic parts. microchip an o ring which can only be round overseas. but because of the way the current law is written, he can't call this made in america. that's an important selling point against the cheaper foreign knockoffs. >> born here. die here. just like me. i'm not going to china. >> reporter: tony started mag lite out of his garage in 19d 60. today it's a multimillion dollar business that's struggling because of cheap imports and a california law that limits his ability to label his flashlights anywayed america. >> people who know, they say, why don't you market made in the usa? i said, i can't do it. >> reporter: maglica sources all materials in the u.s. and fabricates everything else
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except this one piece. under california law, 95% of a product must be made here. but maglite say that standard allows trial lawyers to gain the system, filing lawsuits that manufacturers can't risk losing. so most avoid the made in america label entirely. >> if it's a question of cutting corners, saving money and increasing profits which is often the case, then it shouldn't bear a label that's not honest and truthful. >> reporter: consumer groups support it because it acts as a tphalt standard. >> if the product says made in the usa it would be genuinely made in the usa. >> reporter: phag lite agrees. >> right now people look at my product, they say made in china like everything else. >> reporter: so here's the problem. a worker in china or mexico is going to make a fraction of what these guys make and sell to the big box store force 2 bucks and they'll sell for 20. mag lite sell force 18. stores will say, we can't sell
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your product because we can't make enough money. so the current law, shannon, they would argue is hurting american workers not helping them because they can't say made in america. american consumers will pay more for those products. >> shannon: at least it's a patriotic looking flashlight. william la jeunesse, thank you very much. >> eric: coming up, what's next for north korea. the united nations security council will be holding an emergency meeting today. that called for by nikki haley. as the u.s. continues to warn that military action is still on the table. we will be live from the united nations in moments. >> shannon: president trump will meet president putin face to face for the first time this week. what's at stake at that meeting? badda book. badda boom. that's it? he means book direct at for the lowest price on our rooms guaranteed. plus earn free nights and instant rewards at check-in.
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sbg north korea raises the stakes launching for first time ever a missile they say can reach american soil. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's news room." >> eric: hello again, shannon. >> shannon: i almost said it was monday. >> eric: almost feels like a monday. not for those working. lot of work to do. i'm eric shawn in for bill hemmer. we have been reporting on north korea, claiming what we neared. that they can carry a large nuclear war head. that triggering a call for washington for what rex tillerson is demanding global action. this as nikki haley is requesting a meeting of the united nations security council. that to occur later on this afternoon to try and hole north korea accountable. meanwhile, the regime of kim jong-un remains defiant, vowing to conduct more weapons tests until it says it perfects a nuclear missile able to strike the continental united states. >> shannon: rich edson has the
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latest from the state department, but we begin with rick levinthal. good morning, rick. seems like the stakes keep getting higher and higher on in showdown. >> reporter: lot of pressure on china. the president of the security council, part of the regular hro taeugs, and the chinese have in the past been accused of supporting the regime of kim jong-un, despite him thumbing his nose at previous u.n. resolution. a spokesman for the united nations released a statement, calling the icbm launch another brazen violation of security council resolutions, constituting a dangerous escalation of the situation. the democratic people of republic leadership must comply fully with its international obligations. on friday the chinese ambassador spoke on the issue and his role as president. >> the tensions and we would like to see a deescalation of
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tension because if tension only goes up and goes up only, then sooner or later it will get out of control and the consequences would be disastrous. >> reporter: the emergency session of the security council expected at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., nikki haley, has called for that session to be open, shannon. >> shannon: what do they hope to accomplish? >> reporter: they'll likely call out on north korea to comply with the international community's demands to suspend its nuclear an ballistic programs, but may also ask the u.s. and south korea to suspend military exercises, both of course are highly unlikely, especially with kim jong-un calling the ballistic missile a fourth of july gift to president trump, a decision by the dictator to, quote, hit the americans in the nose. the u.s. and south korea's first response was a precision firing demonstration off the south korea coast yesterday, part of
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what the pentagon calls a full range of capabilities. again, this afternoon all eyes will be on the security council to see what, if anything, they can do to reign in the 33-year-old dictator of north korea. shannon? >> shannon: thank you. >> eric: two new innovations were show cased by the north korea missile launch. this was the regime's first intercontinental ballistic missile launch. that's worrying enough. but also was fired from one of these, a mobile launcher. that makes missile launches much harder to track ahead of time. some say that is a potential game changer in the showdown with north korea. rich edson has more from the state department. what do we know about the missile's capability? some experts have been saying it could potentially eventually hit alaska. >> reporter: that's right, eric. you look at the intercontinental ballistic missile launch. that's what north korea has claimed it's achieved here for the first time. according to the united states, north korea claims it is capable
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of delivering nuclear war heads. that is a north korean claim the government is making. the u.s. pacific command said it tracks the missile for 37 minutes and then landed in the sea of japan. analysts also note there was a level of confidence here to try this missile launch on july 4th. notable holiday, as you heard rick levinthal say. an independence day gift for the united states. the north korean government said it's going to continue its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program until it the threat to north korea is definitely terminated. >> eric: this was the third july fourth missile launch by north korea. they certainly send us a message. what is the state department saying today? >> reporter: well, secretary of state confirmed in a statement that north korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. they said any country that hosts north korean guest worker, provides any economic or
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military benefit or fails to fully implement u.n. security council resolutions is aiding and abetting a dangerous regime. this is all part of the trump administration's push led by secretary of state rex tillerson saying time for strategic patience is over. the world really has to clamp down on north korea. they have focused the united states on china because china is north korea's largest benefactor, largest trading factor. looking for china to withdraw that relationship from north korea to try to change its behavior. thus far doesn't appear to be working. >> eric: they had sanctions first in 2006. that will be the message carried by the ambassador to the united nations nikki haley ab five years from now. rich edson at the state department for us this morning, thank you. >> ted cruz is one of the senators who is standing in
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opposition in washington. we got an tune to speak to him today on the fourth of july. we came out here to express ourselves. >> shannon: republican lawmakers getting an ear tplt about healthcare over the long holiday wbg. check this out. >> we need good healthcare! that's not good! come on! >> shannon: ted cruz getting mixed reviews during a fourth of july parade. the texas senator had people on both sides show up. both on hand. at times leading to shouting matches between the two groups. joining us to talk about this, a member of the republican senate committee, among other thing. good to have you with us, sir. >> thank for having me on always, shannon. >> shannon: we know some folks had parades, town halls. senator susan collins was one of them. she said the only issue she's hearing about is healthcare. what about you? >> well, we're hearing about it a lot. there's a lot of misinformation there saying this will throw a lot of people off healthcare.
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ironically medicade is their focus. we spend about a combined amount of about $380 billion on medicade now. under the republican plan, we'll be spending $500 billion over a period of ten years. i don't know how in the world they call that a cut. unfortunately, that's the media environment with which we live. it has a way of whipping up a lot of folks that really believe some of the fallacies they are told. >> shannon: how do you think they're so good at communicating that? as best case you would call misinformation. a number of these groups on the left said we've got to use this recess. they tpoeupbt the fact the bill was delayed on the senate side. saying we're working all of this push back. when they say cut and we know the numbers are maybe less than you thought you were going to get but still increasing, where does the truth get lost in there? >> i tell you, that is the greatest challenge in our republic right now is that we no longer invite truth to the
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debate. it's not considered on the part of the left a bad tactic to say something that isn't true. they don't hold themselves constrained to the truth. which makes it very difficult to debate them. while you're trying to put out the fires, the truth gets lost. i'm just hoping that people will pay attention to the facts. and if they do, they will see that obamacare is imploding. it's the public policy of the hindenburg at this point. they will know that we need to do something different. we're trying so hard to bring back market forces to affect this innovation that we so desperately need in healthcare. >> shannon: efforts are under way in the senate. they can only lose two votes and get something passed. senator susan collins is one of those who opposes the portion that defunds planned parenthood. it's on for one year. she said it makes no sense to eliminate federal funding for planned parenthood. there are longstanding
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restrictions on abortion. planned parenthood is an important provider of health care services including cancer screenings for millions of americans, particularly women. you signed on to a letter with dozens of other house members that say if the senate pulls that trigger, it will kill this measure in the house. >> well, i believe that to be true. it's important to keep in mind that barack obama once voted four times against a bill that would have protected born alive, crying, breathing little babies because he was afraid that if it passed, it might give rational to protect unborn children. so it shouldn't surprise us that obamacare has all of these subsidies to promote abortion and to allow policies that affect abortion. that's where there's a major disconnect here. and the republicans don't believe that taking the lives of
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innocent unborn children should be considered healthcare. i don't know if that's something out of sync with the american people. unfortunately in the senate under reconciliation, they're constrained by this rule that doesn't give them latitude for negotiation. so when there's any differences, we don't have the ability to put something in that would nullify people like senator collins and gain her vote. it's very difficult to do that. the senate rules are a great threat to the republicans as they're being interpreted at this point. >> shannon: we're out of time. but if she gets that portion restored, that funding, you're a no vote? >> i think a lot of us are no vote. we can't continue to subsidize abortion as healthcare. it's just something that's not american. sbg congressman trent franks, thank you for your time. >> eric: right now the stakes are high for the president's second official trip abroad. as he is about to meet later this week with russian leader vladamir putin.
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>> both men are going to be sizing each other up and trying to test the other to see just what they're willing to do, what they're willing to say. >> eric: will the on going investigation of russia and the election cast a shadow over that sitdown? we'll fine out. >> shannon: wild fires raging across the west, putting millions in harms way. the latest on the threats there next. and then, there's this. >> >> eric: a day at the beach. a world war ii relic washed ashore. the bomb squad, as you can see, to the rescue. ♪
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with our eastern european allies against the russian threat. poland, he's gonna praise poland for being one of four countries in europe that is paying its full share in nato. he's going to conclude a big natural gas deal. he's going to get an earful from the polish leaders ab russia's aggressive behavior. i think it's the perfect setup for his meeting with vladamir putin. both because he's making a clear statement before he meets with putin that he stantes with our nato allies in europe but he'll get a full briefing on how bad russia's behavior is in that part of the world. >> shannon: governor huckabee was on talking ability the things we do have in common with russia. >> there are times when the u.s. and the russian interests poll to be very similar. we're both fighting radical islam. and we have to take on that idea that isis and terrorism around the globe is hurtful to both countries. i think both have to look at the
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fact that north korea is a threat. the more that it gets out of contr control, the bigger threat it becomes. >> shannon: do we talk about that during this meeting? >> probably not on isis. russia is in the middle east not to defeat isis. they're in the middle east to help iran and syria. if you look at the trump administration's actions, it's been pretty -- it's not been exactly what russia wanted. their interests are very different. think about what's happened since president trump came into office. he's bombed syria, which is putin's great ally. he's shot down warplanes. he's accused, his administration accused them of arming the taliban, of violating the intermediate range forces nuclear treaty. and said that we're not going to lift sanctions until they get out of ukraine. so this is -- our interest with russia are pretty die vergeant.
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that's brought reality to this relationship, the campaign rhetoric ab how he said we were going to be good friends with moscow. turns out we are not going to be good friends with moscow. >> shannon: those things you just cataloged there fly in the face of those who would say there's some cozy inappropriate relationship or they question that between these two. they've got plenty to talk about. mean time, lot of folks want to know if the president will bring up their interference in our political election. adam schiff is investigating this. he says this. if he doesn't have the courage to raise the issue, putin will conclude he can walk over our affairs and the president won't object. that would be a big mistake. we're told the whole psychological profile on putin has been worked up for the president. how he tackles these issues. who knows whether he will use that advice or go with his gut. he relies on that. >> yeah. i don't know what he's going to do. i think the policies that i have just outlined, we're basically
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in a new cold war with moscow. donald trump said the relations are the worst they have ever been since the cold war. that's the best defense he has against the allegations of russia collusion. if the russians were trying to elect a pro putin puppet to the white house, it backfired on them. because donald trump has not been a putin puppet. he's been the kpablgt opposite. his best defense against charges of collusion have been, look at my policies. i'm the toughest president on moscow since ronald reagan. he needs to maintain that posture and focus on the issues that we're dealing with, with putin. we have to deal with the fact that they are arming the taliban, they're trying to push out assad, who is a mass murderer who's killed half million people in syria, using poison gas. we have a lot of contentious issues with russia. he should focus on being president. >> shannon: i can't wait to get the read out from both governments about how this meeting goes. we'll see how they do or don't
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match up. >> it's going to be fascinating. >> eric: there was another correction by the media. >> the fake media tried to stop us from going to the white house. but i'm president and they're not. >> eric: so what should we take from the latest battle by president trump against the media? howard kurtz will tell us. >> shannon: a bipartisan group of senators spending fourth of july in afghanistan demanding a plan of action for moving forward. >> we need to have a strategy to win. strongest nation on earth should be able to win this conflict.
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>> shannon: a show of support for american troops abroad to help mark independence day. john mccain leading a bipartisan delegation of senators to the
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middle east. the group visited troops in pakistan, afghanistan, spoke to local leader. but the visit comes as the trump administration is working to develop a new strategy to fight a resurgence of violence in that region. >> the time for strategy has come. we need a strategy in the united states that defines our role in afghanistan, defines our objective and explains how we're gonna get from here to there. >> we need a new strategy. and that means to win. strategy before was, quote, don't lose. and we lost some brave young americans. >> shannon: -- >> eric: an investigation into moscow's meddling in our election are on going. there was another high profile mistake in the media at one story about russia and the trump administration. new york times and associated
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press had to back track on some claims relating to the on going investigation. that joining cnn in having to make recent corrections. as you know trb president's been unfire for his hostile conduct toward the media. what is the effect of inkrebg stories that happen to be off base? howard kurtz joins us, host of "media buzz." howard, there have only been a handful of these stories that have been wrong over the thousands and thousands about the investigation that have been reported. but now critics are pouncing. >> welsh because there has been a spate of them in just a few weeks, eric. i think this is a series of self-inflicted wounds that sort of support the trump narrative that the media can't be trusted. just the media you said. they said all 17 u.s. intelligence agencies had agreed that russian hackers were attempting to influence the election. actually, it's only 4 out of 17. each one in isolation, maybe not a huge deal.
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but when you have this pattern, it raises this question. are some of these stories rushed to the web or to the paper? >> eric: is it fair to pick out a few? >> i just think sometimes because there's a mistake and the cnn retraction and apolicy and so forth there is a broad brush that says everybody makes mistakes all the time and the important thing is whether the mistakes are quickly corrected. but look at the standard to which we in the business hold the trump administration. president, one of his cabinet members, one of his top white house officials makes a mistake, we'll pound them for days. when the stories are of this importance, i think it is fair to have to say that the president is blowing it in key instances. >> eric: editorial process that
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reporters report something that's incorrect, to have a correction. they would say that's what that lower correction box the editors note. some folks don't have it. that's what it's for. >> journalists make mistakes. it's part of the business. but again, the series that we are seeing here. if you're keeping score at home, cnn and abc the day before james comey's senate testimony said he would say the opposite of what he said ab donald trump and having been told he wasn't under investigation. you just had a story with the ap correcting scott pruitt, secret meeting with a chemical company ceo. the meeting never happened. had been on someone's calendar. given the state of distrust in the media, you know, we are under very much a harsh spotlight as are the people that we think and talk and broadcast about. i think it's important that we do be held to a higher standard. >> eric: do you think this will chill the coverage or will make the editorial process full of
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more integrity? >> i i believe in aggressive investigation of every white house and president. if it chills the process, that would concern me. if it makes people be more careful, take an extra day, get an extra source without running and gunning and getting stories that have to be retracted or walked back or wrong, that might not be a bad thing. right now this under scores that we're, at least some organizations are a little too quick to go with stories that are not fully tied down. >> eric: that's important. you remember what they always said about journalism. if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out. howard, good to see you. thanks. shannon? >> shannon: i believe my mom. president trump promising action on north korea. u.s. now responding to a potentially game changing missile test with a show of
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force. what about china? is beijing doing enough to reign in the rogue regime? >> eric: a fireworks show that went really, really wrong. that was not supposed to happen. we'll have details on what sparked that wild fire next.
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>> eric: south korea conducting joint military drills in direct response to north korea's brazen intercontinental ballistic missile launch. president trump also tried to pressure china to crack down on north korea, something beijing has largely been seemingly reluck tan to do. in a new tweet the president suggests this. they may not follow through, tweeting quote, trade between china and north korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. so much for china working with us, but we had to give it a try. what's next? ralph peters joins us.
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a fox strategic analyst. is it false hope to expect china will lean on north korea? >> it's not just false hope. it's a grand illusion. it's an illusion that's captivated the american establishment in washington, the think tanks, the institutions. we've seen president after president, clinton, burks obama, and at least president trump signing on for this idea if only we press the right buttons. if only we pressure china, they will help us solve the north korean problem. the fact is, china has never helped us. they must make a choice between the u.s., our goodwill and north korea's current regime. beijing will always choose north korea. we think china must see north korea as a problem, too. they don't. china sees north korea as a very valuable ally in peace and war. in peace time, they keep the
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u.s. focused on the korean peninsula so china can make mischief elsewhere. but in war time north korea would tie down an enormous slice of military assets. so we make bigger with our allies, beijing doesn't. we will never see beijing remove that regime or even bully it to the point where it threatens to destablize the regime. >> eric: you have a great point. look at the latest proposal from russia and china that, anyway ear calling on the u.s. and south korea to reduce and restrict our military drills with our ally south korea in exchange for an alleged nuclear freeze by north korea. first of all, that would keep kim jong-un's nuclear arsenal and his missiles. is that a deal or just blackmail, plain and simple to try and force us out of the region? >> that's a critical question. you made a critical point. the joint statement by the russians and the chinese on this, didn't call for
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dismantling kim jong-un's nuclear capability or intercontinental ballistic development program. said we'll freeze that and return the big bad united states needs to stop defending south korea. the issue here is that thad, the high altitude air defense system. a missile system that shoots down missiles before they can strike their target. what china doesn't want there because it under cuts china's ability to sabre rattle missiles, and also north koreans want it gone. so they made this about us being the bad guys for defending south korea and kim jong-un gets a pass. so, again, we need to be much more sophisticated and much much tougher in our approach. i hope that president trump's tweet this morning is an indicator that he is finally the president who woke up that beijing won't help. now, the bad news, eric, is that there's no good solution here.
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that's one of the reasons washington always defaults to negotiations and talks when there's no good solution, we think we'll talk to them. >> eric: doesn't seem to be a good solution. diplomats at the u.n. are going to have the meeting in a few hours from now have said that if north korea did launch a long range missile, china would take some action. they would have an oil embargo, ban the north korean airline and maybe crack down on some companies. do you think they will do that later on this afternoon or more of the same because the sanctions go back to 2006 at the security council and north korea has only been emboldened and continued and made advancements in its nuclear and ballistic missile systems? >> another great point. china has always under cut the sanction. with beijing, you don't look at what the chinese government has been able to do. you don't listen to what they commit to do. you look at what they actually do. anyway have never really cut off or come down hard on north korea. from clinton on, we've relied on
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the chinese. now north koreans have an intercontinental ballistic missile, icbm that can reach any part of alaska. it's not a big jump from there to one that can reach the pacific northwest. i got a sister living in seattle. my brother wants to retire there. i will fight for that. it's really an issue of how do we stop them? we cannot allow them to have an icbm which they have made it a nuclear war head. we can't allow it. i don't like this idea. it is probably gonna require military action and it will be not surgical strikes. it will be messy and bloody, but, unfortunately, may well be necessary. >> eric: well, that is a horrendous prospect. >> it is. >> eric: we'll have to see. especially with 28,000 troops and 20 million people in seoul and dmz within a stone's throw. >> artillery range. >> eric: yes. we'll be in that meeting later on today. ralph, thank you. >> thank you, eric.
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>> shannon: two dozen wild fires raging across the southwest in arizona, fourth of july fireworks display sparked a wild fire at a popular resort and casino because of a dry desert brush there. in northern nevada, two wild fires sparked monday are still growing fueled by dry grass in areas that are very difficult to reach by ground. all right. good morning, will. just how bad are the conditions across the southwest right now? >> reporter: good morning, shannon. they're perfect for wild fires. hot temperatures, strong winds and low humidity. add it all up and there are fires burning in every western state including nevada where a dozen wild fires burned more than 100,000 acre. that includes the truckee fire. that fire has burned 60,000 acres. crews there say they're stretched thin. >> i can't even tell you what reno or sparks are dealing with.
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and so we just can't find any more resources here in northern nevada. they're either committed or the jurisdictions can't spare them. >> reporter: the conditions today not getting much better. there are parts of nevada that will be in the triple digits, shannon. >> shannon: how about the situation in arizona, are they making any progress? >> reporter: well, yes and no. there are more than 20 fires burning in arizona right now. and then there's this. fire in parker, arizona, sparked by fireworks, a visual reminder of just how dangerous they can be. thankfully nobody was hurt. the largest wild fire is the pride fire. it's more than half contained. others are continuing to rage out of control. >> we want to ensure we have fire lines put in place in the event that the fire were to advance to that area. we know there are summer residences there and that there are permanent residences there. >> reporter: in forest lakes, arizona, authorities are looking
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for a suspect who they say started several fires and then fired shots at a responding federal officer. thankfully that officer, shannon, was not hurt. >> shannon: will carr, thank you for the update. >> eric: president's voter fraud commission has hit a bit of a brick wall. as defiant states refuse to turn over personal information for voters. one official calling that part of the request a fantasy. is it? we'll have a fair and balanced debate next. >> shannon: plus a major change that could change the car industry forever. you do all this research on a perfect car, then smash it into a tree. your insurance company raises your rates... maybe you should've done more research on them. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. liberty mutual insurance.
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after it washed up near a shore there at a sea side resort in southern england. the beach was cordoned off while you see the bomb disposal experts conducted that controlled blast. >> shannon: whoa. that's one way to get rid of them. an increasing number of states are pushing back against a request from the president's voter fraud commission. to turn over voter's personal information. one of the most aggressive responses so far comes to us from maryland. the attorney general released a staple reading in part, quote, i find this request for the information of millions of marylanders repugnant. it appears designed to on intimidate voters. former democratic congressman from ohio dennis kusinich. good to see you both this morning.
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there is no evidence that the integrity of the 2016 election was compromised by voter fraud. why should the states turn over this information? >> well, it's funny to hear somebody on the left say there's no issues with the election because they've been arguing the russians and others did something. i have experience with elections. i was chairman of the board of elections in the city of lewis. we had registration fraud. we had in person fraud. it's an on going problem. donald trump has done what most republicans even wouldn't do which is address the real problems in america, whether it's trade, illegal immigration. we have a problem with people committing fraud at elections. we know this. so anything that will shine a light on that is a positive thing. and this maryland ag needs to
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focus on the problems so the people have more confidence. it's so clear. most voters and most americans shake their head and go, yes, we need this commission and don't understand why they're protesting. >> shannon: congressman i point to a pew center on the state's issue they put out when they went through voter rolls. they found deceased voters on the roll, 2.75 million people were registered in more than one state. are there things that need to be cleaned up? second part of the question, could this commission help with that? >> well, every state has the responsibility for monitoring their voting rolls. and i want to be clear. this is not a democrat or republican, liberal, conservative issue. if you look at the almost 30 states where state officials said they're not going to participate with this commission, they represent the whole spectrum of political positions. >> shannon: you're right. >> why is that? because this is a constitutional issue where the states do have
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the right, under the 10th amendment to be able to conduct the affairs of elections. only in cases like the 15th amendment where the racial discrimination can the federal government have a powerful and positive role. so having said that, i think that it would be incumbent on the trump administration to find a way to cooperate with the states in raising the bar as to election integrity. but frankly, this is the first time i have ever heard of someone who clearly won the election in the electoral college coming back with fraud claims that. look, he won. he won the election. >> shannon: to that point, what they're asking for, names, dates of birth, election history and the last four digits of social security numbers. lot of states say by their own law, they can't legally turn over that information. for other people it just feels
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intrusive. >> right. but this is classic donald trump. you start out with the strongest possible position and come back off of it. i think you're right. if there's ways to protect more privacy, let's do it. in st. louis we have dogs on the voting rolls, dead people on the voting rolls. then we had the department of justice tell us we couldn't compare our voting rolls to illinois. we wanted to do what dennis did. we wanted to go to the other states and say, where's the voter fraud? they wouldn't let us. what trump is saying is, i'm gonna lead and let's find out what the problem is. if the attorney general needs to say more privacy, fine. >> we've got to be careful. the federal government according to our constitution has a limited role. a limited role. it's overreaching on this one. >> shannon: there is bipartisan agreement on that. point as well. gentlemen, thank you. >> eric: have you heard ab this? a major automaker could be changing the game putting a tried and true technology that
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>> eric: eight minutes away, president trump heads overseas for a second time. he'll have his first face to face meeting with vladamir putin since the election. it comes after a controversial speech in poland. details ahead. also, the latest on north korea. after that rogue nation launched an icbm, they claim could eventually reach the heart of the united states. are they bluffing? are there defense plans? what will the u.s. response be? all ahead "happening now." volvo is putting an end to
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conventional gas engines in its vehicles. the company said that all 2019 models will either be hybrids or completely electric. this move would make volvo the first auto maker to abandon the internal combustion engine that's powered our vehicles for more than a century. i guess this could be an harbinger of thins to come. >> reporter: you've got that right. they are going to stop by 2019 so that all volvos will be either fully electric or hybrid by that time. the announcement makes volvo the first auto maker to abandon the technology that fired the industry for more than 100 years. starting with 1908. the company's ceo samuelson had this so say. he said this is about the customer. people demand elect trie cars and we want to respond. you can pick and now choose which ever electrified volvo you wish. he reiterated the company plan
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to sell 1 million electric hybrids by 2025. volvo announced plans to launch five new electric hybrid vehicles between 2019 and 2025. the irony is that it comes as gas prices in the u.s. have hit a 12-year low. most analysts associate higher hybrid sales with high gas prices. but some say automakers are making the calculation that ever strict emissions regulations across the world will make it cost effective to produce hybrids rather than gas powered cars. volvo is owned by a chinese investment firm after it was sold by in order 1999. under the chinese, the company prospered with sales growing 6% last year. even as some u.s. automakers announced monthly sales decline. speculation is high that volvo will attempt to run at a public stock offering and that the strategy announced today, well,
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this makes the company more popular with investors. >> eric: and better gas mileage. >> shannon: there you go. >> eric: ford model t. since then it's been all gas. now volvo may be leading the way. >> shannon: there have been so many stops and starts. for a deck company this prominent to say we're going all in really could change the game. long term. >> eric: we'll see. >> shannon: in the mean time, president trump is leaving for his second foreign trip as commander in chief. the stakes couldn't be higher, just days after north korea tested a missile capable they s say. introducing the new sleep number 360™ smart bed. the only bed smart enough to change sleep as we know it. it senses your every move and automatically adjusts on both sides to keep you comfortable. and snoring.... does your bed do that? right now save on sleep number 360™ smart beds.
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>> shannon: happy 80th birthday to sam! he's not so loved by others. it began in 1937 spread across the globe. today, spam is much a part of
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culture history as it is an ingredient on the grocery shelf. i ate this a lot growing up. we had this at my house all the time. your fried up, it's not bad. >> eric: if you're looking for a nontraditional fourth of july celebration, head to louisiana. it's a camel race. they hosted that camel race to celebrate the fourth and believe it or not, it's on the first rodeo there. they posted camel races on different holidays for the past few years. >> shannon: they are saying is not their first rodeo, not their first camel rodeo. between us and let us know. i saw the jockeys, is there a camel racing ticket? >> eric: i did a story in egypt and i was on a camel. i was on a donkey a few weeks
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ago and talked about saving gas. i will need that volvo. >> shannon: at the camel might be a good way to get through the city. thanks for being with us today, "happening now" starts right no now. >> jon: we start with this fox news alert, president trump flying to europe for a summit with other world leaders as north korea defies the world again and raises the nuclear states, successfully testing a muscle. good morning to you, i'm jon scott and good morning to you. >> molly: i'm delighted to be here. i molly line. the president's first stop will be in poland before meeting with leaders of the world's largest economies at the g20 summit in germany. as north korea launched what the pentagon is confirming was an intercontinental ballistic missile.


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