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the easy part for me. it was the return after. i came back and said i'm going to get back to sport. i beat cancer, i can take on anything. i about walked away from the sport. people in the back corner said hold on one more time and go. i almost made rio but missed it. it was extra special to make it here. and then to have a performance like today. . >> what a rock star. coy, you're a rock star as well. thank you for that update. i appreciate it. >> thanks for being with us. "inside politics" starts right now. >> welcome to inside politics. thank you for sharing your day with us. the united states is in another covid spiral. 50,000 plus new cases per day right now. and this breaking morning development. the new york city mayor says all city workers need to be vaccinated or face weekly covid tests. this is about our recovery.
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this is about what we need to do to bring back new york city. >> plus the capital riot committee starts the work tomorrow as the feud between the house speaker and the republican leader gets more public and yes, more pointed. and it is infrastructure week again. still no deal despite the president's pledge to get one by today. republicans just rejected the democratic offer that was aimed at closing the big divides. we begin the hour with this covid surge. big new debates coast to coast about how to handle rising case counts. mask debates are back. vaccine mandates another big flash point today. just this morning, the new york city mayor put the entire city work force on notice. get vaccinated by september 13th or be required to get weekly covid tests. >> this means everybody. this means obviously everyone who worked in our schools, our educators and staff. it means the nypd, the fdny, all
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city agencies p. people who work in offices and the frontline. everyone. because september is when the rubber hits the road. and this is when we have to make the difference. >> let's get straight to cnn in new york city. big deal. >> it's a significant move here by the mayor. you know, it also could potentially mean that many of the private industries, many of the offices here across new york city may start to force their own employees to get vaccinated before they come to work. the mayor is urging some of those businesses to do the same thing. this is certainly a significant move by the mayor when so many are trying to figure out how to put pressure on folks to get vaccinated. and as you said, this applies to teachers. it applies to police officers, to firefighters. ems technicians. people who interact on a daily basis with people all across the city. so that is why this is so significant. what's going to happen is that
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the mayor says he wants this done sometime around the school's reopening. that's around september 13th th. so they want teachers vaccinated by then. as students start returning. nonetheless, of course, many people across the country are going to be looking at this for sure and trying to see if they can do the same across their cities and their states as we see a significant move here by the mayor to start forcing folks here who work for the city which applies to about 340,000 workers across the city. >> 340,000 workers. it's a big number. you're right. the mayor planting a flag not only for the city but a growing national debate. new york is just one big stage right now for the big vaccine mandate debate. major medical groups today saying it's critical in their view to require vaccines for health care workers including those in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. more than 50 health organizations joined together in this call for a vaccine requirement including the american medical association. let's get to our senior medical
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correspondent. elizabeth, explain the significance here. >> as you said, this is the ama and more than 50 other organizations coming together. like the american academy of pediatrics and others saying this should be required. vaccinations should be required of health care workers. that's strong language, and you'd be surprised. there are actually many health care workers who are not getting vaccinated. when i talk to folks i know in hospitals, they say usually it's not the doctors refusing but other health care workers. so let's take a look at the language that they actually use. they say we stand with the fwroeing number of experts and institutions that support the requirement, note that word, for universal vaccination of health care workers. this is especially necessary to protect those who are vulnerable including unvaccinated children and the immunocompromised. again, this is fundamental. can you imagine as a patient you go to the hospital and the nurse who is supposed to be helping
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you get better from a broken leg or whatever you're in for, and instead the nurse gives you covid? this is so basic. it's kind of sad that this statement actually had to be made. but unfortunately, it did. it will be interesting to see if health care institutions respond by making these requirements. john? >> another fascinating piece of another wrinkle, if you will, in the public health colliding with covid politics. grateful for the important reporting there. let's bring in to share insights, the former cdc disease detective. also the author of viral bs, medical myths and why we fall for them. doctor, grateful for your time, especially on this day. the new york city mayor says to 3,000 plus people, get vaccinated if you want to come to work for the city or you'll have weekly covid tests. you heard medical organizations that don't always agree on things thinking health care workers must be vaccinated for the safety of the patient. where are we going in the vaccine mandate debate? >> john, i look at this historically. this isn't a new debate. i reported on health care
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organizations trying to mandate flu vaccines for health care workers. some of the most vocal opponents of mandatory vaccinations in the past have been nurses unions. we need to be clear. health care workers don't differ that much from the general populous. there are many who work in health care who we need to continue working in health care. we don't want to di enfranchise them who don't want to be told what they need to get vaccinated with and when. i would absolutely love it if every single health care worker was vaccinated. i've had to deal with epidemics. vaccine preventable diseases in hospitals, outbreaks caused by health care workers who were not vaccinated. the reality is that mandates can backfire. it can become so political, so heated and you just don't get that good will and that buy-in. i want to see vaccines happen across the board for the public, for health care workers. people are choosing to get vaccinated because they understand the personal benefits and that it's a civic duty.
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we need to be mindful about where this can go when we are mandating and forcing people to get something done. >> i think the flip side would be flying devil's advocate that yes, vaccine preventable disease, you want people to voluntarily get vaccinated. the issue is they are not. i want to show you the u.s. vaccination trend. we're just shy of 50% right now. 49 %. but if you look back on march 1st when they were just starting, 8 %. then 17 % and 31%. and 41%. it jumps to 47%. essentially a flat line. tiny progress in the last several weeks. that's why officials are frustrated. then you get this. you look at the trends right now on sunday weekend case counts tend to be low. on sunday 52,000 cases. one year ago, that was about the apex of the summer surge. 66,000 cases then. you're starting to see this go up. here's what i -- do we have a national question or regional question is my question in the sense that if you look at the light green here, this is vaccination rate by states. percent of people fully vaccinated. 40% in oklahoma.
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46% in oklahoma. 39% in tennessee. missouri across the southeast, then you look at the case map right now. where are cases going up? see the darkness? that's in the same area. dark is bad for cases. light is bad for vaccines. the overlap is indisputable in places where the vaccine count is lagging, the case count is climbing. >> be careful looking at the numbers of in a broad sense. when i've had to do epidemic investigations, sometimes they're in an area with high vaccine coverage and looks good. all you need is one small pocket of low vaccination coverage to cause big eer outbreaks. in some cases you're looking at neighbors states. one state is a red state. one is blue. they have different vaccine kovrnl levels. both experiencing significant outbreaks. we need to keep driving this message whether we're talking about vaccine mandates potentially, whether we're talking about masking.
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the whole drive here has to be to get this number of americans who is vaccinated fully vaccinated to way higher than what it is right now. 49%. and i share those frustrations of the officials. back in april, we were dolling out 3.3 million covid shots a day. we're down to half a million now. so the messaging really has to be crystal clear. has to be consistent about vaccines and unfortunately, with so much variation in masking mandates across the country, for example, it's actually seeding more confusion among the public. you've got people who are vaccinated who feel like the mask mandates are punitive to them. they're being punished even though they did the right thing. and then mask mandates are signaling to those who are 23409 vaccinated, maybe i don't need to get vaccinated if i still have to wear a mask. we keep failing on the communication. we need to be clear and consistent. >> so help me through this. i want to listen here. this is the governor of arkansas trying to get people vaccinated.
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he says no on the question of mask mandates in part because he says to your point, people a, this can be confusing and b, one challenge at a time. listen. >> i really think it's important not to have the current debate about mask wearing, but to have the current emphasis on getting a vaccine. if you're not vaccinated, you should wear a mask. and that is the guideline that we have in place. but we don't have a mandate because that was held back from the legislature. >> so there's the governor of arkansas. i want to show the viewers. this is arkansas. 36% of the population fully vaccinated. well below the national average and bring up the case map. right now you look at the cases in the united states. there's arkansas. glowing. glowing as one of the states that has the highest case count. the governor says don't get me involved in a mask mandate, i need to get people vaccinated. is he right or is it sorry, it's complicated, you got to do it all at once. >> let's look at what happened in los angeles county.
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they implemented their mask mandate about a week ago. it did seed confusion. it did cause divisions. you have people like i said who thought it was punitive to them. others who are like do i have to wear a mask anyway? maybe i shouldn't bother be vaccinated. then businesses saying hold on, if you're implementing a mask mandate, are we headed toward more shut downs and then law enforcement saying we don't know if we have any of our limited resources that could be spent enforcing a mask mandate. as someone who worked at the cdc but also worked at a state health department and a county health didn't, i understand the need for there to be discretion on a local level, but look, this is confusing people. the local mask mandates in st. louis as of today in los angeles county, they are in contradiction with what the cdc is saying act masks not being necessary for vaccinated people. i come back to this point that you can do on a local level what you need to do that's right for
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your municipality, for your state, but be careful about the mes messaging. because at a time when we are losing trust in the public and the public is losing trust in the scientific establishment, we're seeding more confusion. and we're signaling that we're saying different things from the federal to the local level, and the public is not understanding what it needs to do and who it needs to trust. >> i hope we can clear that part up, spaeshlt on the trust issue. grateful for your expertise. we'll talk again. up next for us, the clash over who gets to be part of the january 6th investigation is bringing tensions between the speaker and the minority leader to the surface, but you'd never know it. the two of them making nice earlier in the rose garden moments ago. only pay for what you need. sorry? limu, you're an animal! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ i've been telling everyone... the secret to great teeth is having healthy gums.
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the january 6th investigative committee begins work. today a prickly response from liz cheney about her republican leader's dig that any republicans who serve on the committee are, quote, mostly republicans. >> we have important work to do. and i think that's pretty childish. >> with me in the studio to share the reporting, manu raju and others. pretty childish, she says. she does not get along with her republican family leader. kevin mccarthy, but she also understands what he's doing. the leader has made a conscious effort to just essentially try to discredit this from the beginning. if you're cheney, or adam kinzinger, you're not one of us, it's a partisan inenterprise. i asked what's wrong with having them as part of an
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investigation. two members of -- clearly he's come up with a new message going forward. you're hearing criticism from rank and file. removing them from their committee assignments going forward. you're right. from the beginning kevin mccarthy tried to scuttle this and an outside investigation. he made the case to block an outside commission when the select committee moved forward. he lobbied his colleagues to vote against it. only the two voted for it. the ones on the committee and now he pulled back the five picks after pelosi rejected two of his. going forward, this investigation is going to happen. he needs to figure out the messaging to undercut. that's what he's say snchlgt. >> that's why you see on the flip side, democrats understanding republicans are coming after them saying this is pelosi partisan enterprise. day one is more police officers. two capitol police officers and two d.c. police officers who risked their lives during the insurrection. adam schiff is explaining why he
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believes it's critical on day one. that's where we begin. >> we would like the public to be able to see and understand what it was like to be on the frontlines that day and how much these brave officers risked their lives to save ours. they were beat with flag poles. they were beaten with fire extinguishers and sprayed with bear spray. just the torment they went through. how much they felt in fear of their lives. >> that's the challenge for the democrats. is it not? to try to say this is a fact-finding mission. it's not about anybody's party label and try to move it out of the box on day one? >> exactly. and just because the republicans will try to paint this as partisan, a good swath of the american people might not accept what comes out, that doesn't mean there won't be new information or a visceral reaction. there's ongoing investigations by the fbi. those things are happening behind to a great extent closed doors. this is going to be public for
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everybody. >> and can democrats capture attention for it as part of it between -- part of it is the silo of the american media right now. you watch what you believe for many people. and pelosi, the spoker, she wants people to tune into this no matter your politics. she says democrats will ignore the noise and prove a point. >> i'm not concerned about any threat from the freedom caucus. my confidence is high. we have to, again, ignore the antics of those who do not want to find the truth. we will find the truth. that truth will have the confidence of the american people because it will be done patriotically and not in a partisan way. >> i mean, there's a political opportunity. right? that democrats also see in presenting this information ahead of the midterms to folks. i think as much as you hear from republicans describing this as a, quote, sham investigation, democrats see this as a political win, i shouldn't say win, but political opportunity
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for them. there are other concerns that republicans keep trying to poke them with, whether it's immigration or rising costs and inflation. this is something they see as a possible way to show look, republicans were irresponsible. don't elect them ahead of the 2022 midterms. they want power back in 2022. it was their president at the big rally and the like f. if you listen to the republicans, this is one of the republicans speaker pelosi vetoed. he says pelosi has one goal in mind, discredit trump and republicans. >> she's already predetermined a for a ty about donald trump, about republicans. she doesn't want to talk about what happened at the capitol that day to make sure something like that never happens again. anyone she asks to be on the committee from this point moving forward will be stuck to her narrative to her point of view. there won't be another side. >> actually, the back part of that just simply not true. not true in the sense that to your point, the republicans
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turned down a better deal. they could have had a bipartisan commission with equal representation. they turned it down. so now they have this and speaker pelosi says i'm not letting the flame throwers on. we don't know the answer. he's trying to say this is done. we don't know the answer. to your point, bring in new information. there's new video tomorrow as well. the republicans are trying to essentially write the last chapter before the last hear snchlgt. >> it's possible members of congress like mccarthy and jim jordan may be asked to testify in terms of their involvement with the attack on the capitol. and part of what's going to be happening on the committee because of how it's set up, you're going to have this testimony presented that we all expect to be fairly e voktive and moving, a really striking reminder of the violence of that day from the very credible police officers. and there won't be republicans really to mount an aggressive defense of former president trump and of other republicans in the house. so that leaves republicans in a perilous political position. they're trapped between a former
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president who they need to rally their troops for the 2020 midterms. that's how it seems right now and democrats who are eager to sort of push this investigation and this politically damaging investigation as close into those midterms as they can. it leaves kevin mccarthy in a difficult political spot and he has to navigate tough waters. he's doing it without any line of defense on the committee. >> they will try as you've learned, some sort of counter programming to try to don't look there, look over here. the question is if the democrats do their job and cheney and kinzinger do their jobs as the republicans on the committee, that day should overwhelm any side show. >> it is a side show. the republicans are the minority in the house. they don't have subpoena power. oftentimes democrats or republicans vf show hearings to try to draw attention to what they want to focus on. they typically don't get much attention. they will wield subpoenas and drive an investigation. so that is really going to be the show here. and that's one reason why the republicans didn't want to have
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an investigation, because it will draw a lot of headlines and attention. but the democrats are going to proceed cautiously. i don't think you should expect a subpoena immediately for donald trump or kevin mccarthy. it's going to be a slow investigation. it will go into the election year. >> fascinating moment. begins when the gavel drops tomorrow. up next for us, live to florida. the epicenter of the summer covid surge. we check in on a busy summer nurse who says some covid patients are get this, pleading for a vaccine shot.
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up close look at the summer covid surge and the fallout. in a moment we'll go to florida, a new epicenter of new infections. first to missouri and the return of the mask debate. starting today masks are required in st. louis city and st. louis county if you're visiting indoor public spaces or using public transportation. regardless of your vaccination status. that runs through mid september. the numbers are startling. the daily average of cases tripled. only 41% of the residents are vaccinated. that's the public health argument for bringing back mask mandates, but there are loud objections. >> this is ain't science. it discourages people. it has the opposite effect. to have this sort of mask mandate for people who have already opinion vaccinated for
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kids, the science tells you this is not an issue. it's ridiculous. >> live on the ground, this plays out in st. louis. what's the latest? >> john, i had an opportunity to talk to one of the counselmen of like mind with the attorney general. he says three to one his constituents are against mask mandates. tomorrow he's taking it to the council to try to rescind the order. make no mistake, the play your and county executive of st. lewis are focussed on the numbers, the dire situation in st. louis when it comes to covid. earlier today they laid out the mask mandate and said everyone is going to have to be masked up indoors and public spaces as well as public transportation. if you're five years old and older, if you're vaccinated on unvaccinated, the only exception is if you're eating or drinking in a bar or restaurant. then you put your mask on or if
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you have a disability where you can't put oh mask on or take it off. they say this is about saving lives. this is important. so we heard from the mayor earlier today. and she outright dismissed the attorney general and the other detractors today for their comments. simply drawing it up and dismissing it as pure politics. >> our attorney general, running for senate, and has a history of filing failed lawsuits wants to file another frif rouse lawsuit. it's easy to grand stand with your biggest concern filming your next campaign especially and chasing clout. dr. page and i are taking action now so this crisis tuz not escalate even further. >> and the reason they're serious about this, the statistics are startling. 75% of the new cases recent cases of covid are african
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american residents of st. louis and the vaccination rate for that population is just 23%. so they realize they've got a long way to go. masking is part of it and vaccinations number one. john? >> vaccinations number one. grateful you're on the ground as this plays out in st. louis. a staggering statistic for you as well. one state, one state accounted for nearly a quarter of all coronavirus cases last week. that's florida. look at that. averaging more than 10,000 new cases daily. more than six times higher than a month ago. all 67 counties are red on a cdc map, meaning high levels of community transmission. with us alex, a covid icu nurse in miami. alex, first, let me start by thanking you and for what you're doing. you're back in what you describe as a nightmare. take us inside the emergency room. what are you seeing and hearing from the patients? >> thank you for having me.
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yes. well, we're having a lot of patients coming in, and we are -- i'm the icu nurse manager. we're getting patients from the emergency room. pretty sick, and they usually come in with a lot of symptoms, and they're coming pretty symptomatic. when they come to the icu is when they can't really breathe, and they're gasping for air. that's when they come into the icu, and at that point they're just really, in really bad shape. >> and i can show the trend lines of hospitalizations in florida heading in the wrong direction. you're obviously in a large community in miami. i assume your numbers are trending the wrong way as well. i understand some of the patients come in and have covid. they're in the emergency room in the icu. and then and only then some of them are asking for vaccines? >> well, unfortunately, yes, when they come in and they are asking for a vaccine, it's too late. at that point in this, we have to let the virus run its course,
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and it is not good for them to get vaccinated at that point. and if you have mild symptoms, great. and let it run. if it gets worse, obviously we do any therapies in the er. as the vaccine, as the virus goes in, in runs, it all depends. some bodies react better. some poorer. as they get pretty sick, they go off to the icu. unfortunately, we're having people very young with no preconditions getting sick, and stiles don't make it out of the icu. >> you describe the staff as exhausted, trying to help everybody through what you call a nightmare. we've been through several spikes in covid. put this into context. are you in better shape than when we went through this in the winter? is it about the same?
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>> we are in better shape in the sense that we haven't gotten a peak yet. this is like our ceo mentioned earlier, mentioned this is the pan ddemic of the unvaccinated. that puts us in a bad position. now we have patientis that it could have been prevented. even if they got covid, if vaccinated, they could have minimized the terrible hit that put them in the hospital and put them in a critical icu. so having them to get this sick and this ill, so tragically getting to a point where they can't get well and they die, that is when all the resources are coming in and sometimes it's not enough. >> and in terms of protective equipment and the like, ventilators? are we in the horrors we had a year or so ago or from a supply
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standpoint are you more prepared to care for them? >> more prepared. we are prepared and have plenty of that. we're not near any of that like last year. no. we have plenty of ppe, ventilators, we have no shortage. >> grateful for your time. more importantly for the work you do every day and staff does every day to try to keep people safe and well. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> up next for us, the president wants a deal and wants it today. but republicans just rejected a brand new democratic infrastructure offer.
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today if you remember watching our big town hall last week, president biden suggested there would be a final deal on a bipartisan infrastructure plan. the early word today is not encouraging. republicans said no to a new democratic offer. still, asked last hour if he's confident there will be an agreement, the president said you know me. i'm always optimistic. that's the president at a white house event. talks continue and it is not your fault if this latest installment of infrastructure week feels a bit like ground hog day. >> we're down to the last couple items. and i think you're going to see a bill monday afternoon. >> i'm working on legislative language with colleagues and staff. and i feel good about getting that done this week. >> we're in the final strokes. we're in the final days. we're optimistic. we are all engaging daily,
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multiple times a day with members of the senate. and we're feeling really good about it. >> panelists, the panel is back with us. this is the longest eighth inning in history. in the sense that i don't mean to make fun of us. it's porcht. i mean to make some fun. they keep saying we're going to keep talking. they have to make a decision. we can put on the screen, there are some details they're going back and forth about. funding for highways and bridges. money for water system. transit funding, broad band. i'm not minimizing the issues here. however, the big question is will. is it not? that if the republicans get clearance from their leader, cut the deal, and the democrats say we're willing to cut this deal, they could do this, couldn't they? >> if they were to say they said they agreed on 90% of the items. they dropped the 10%, could they agree and move forward? that's maybe in some world. but we live in the reality of congress.
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and getting a deal at this stage is incredibly dire. the finger pointing is intensifying. that does not happen when they're getting close to a deal. both sides are accusing the other of moving the goal post and the democrats have a realization here. because there is another larger $3.5 trillion package they need to move forward. they need to keep the party in line to get it out of the senate. there's talk of rolling some of the provisions that are part of this bipartisan deal into that larger package, but it's complicated. democrats are not on the same page on that larger package. this has been a very complex negotiation, but expect -- nobody wants to be the one blamed for pulling the plug. i think that decision will have to be made in the next couple days. >> next couple days here. >> yeah. >> let's listen to the president last week. last hour he said i'm still optimistic. last week he said we'll get there. >> monday. look, i'm not being facetious. you had up to 20 republicans
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sign a letter saying we think we need this deal. what's going to happen is i believe because i take my republican colleagues at their word when they shake, i come from a tradition in the senate, you shake your hand, that's it. you keep your word. >> there are a lot of people in washington who think mr. president, all due respect, that tradition doesn't exist anymore and you hear skepticism thissen can be done. that's the president done? is he on the phone today, twisting arms? >> well, he needs to be. if you step back and look at where we are in the biden administration, what he said testifies going to do, get the economy back and have a massive spending spree. delta variant threatening the pandemic recovery. employee shortage threatening the row recovery. if this doesn't happen, there's progressives who are wanting him to cancel student loan debt.
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then you'll hear another challenge. >> i think the challenge for democrats is that there is this progressive base of the party that they need to keep energized ahead of the 2022 midterms. i want to say a month back i did reporting on how frustrated they've been with the president and his quest for bipartisanship. they say did he not learn from looking at what happened under the obama administration, that these republicans in their words are not negotiating in good faith. they're frustrated the president seems to be eternally optimistic about bipartisanship when they don't necessarily think that's possible. the question is how long do you keep pulling along and hoping for a bipartisan deal without the possibility of losing folks within the base of your own party? >> and yet, the emphasis which the president put on this piece of legislation and this deal may be part of the problem. this is something that he wants as a big win. and it's something that's really important for him as a big win not only because he needs to have some achievements into the midterms but also because let's not fegt, he ran as someone who
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could bring back the bipartisan sense of calmty he remembers from his nearly half century in the senate. this is his best chance to get anything bipartisan. it's also part of the reason it makes it harder for republicans to support him, because the republican party, of course, former president trump who still holds outsized force over the party, the leaders in congress, and they don't want to give the president this kind of a win. the political dynamics are complicated and given this moment, working against the bipartisan deal and not at all the dynamics he talks about he recalls with the handshake. >> this week it's a test of his first year agenda. not only the bipartisan, but it dominos to the bigger democratic spending plan. during his presidency, donald trump blew up deals almost to the finish line with his words or actions. today he's trying to employee this one up. the former president of the united states putting out a statement attacking republicans essentially. this is just part of it. don't do the infrastructure deal. wait until after proper election
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results until 202 or otherwise. republicans don't let the radical left play few your weakfuls or losers? does he matter in this debate? >> i'm not sure in the senate. you have five republican senators who had negotiating that don't listen to donald trump. people like mitt romney, rob portman retiring. bill cassidy voted to convict donald trump. but the larger republican party, you may need votes, some other republicans in the senate who might listen to him. i'm not convinced who'ven get to that point. they have to get a deal and they're not there yet. >> important couple days ahead of us. we'll see. up next, a long time ally of donald trump is in a brooklyn federal courtroom facing a judge because he shelled out millions in bail.
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right now the billionaire and long-time ally of donald trump is in a federal courthouse in brooklyn. being arraigned on charges he acted as obstructed justice h. released friday on a $250 million monday with a $5 million cash security. we have the latest. paula, what do we know? >> the hearing is still underway. but he was expected to enter a
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plea of not guilty to the charges. including acting as a foreign agent on behalf of the united arab emirates. prosecutors have accused him of using his significant influence to lobby on behalf of the uae without properly disclosing that. he's also charged with lying to investigators and trying to obstruct this investigation. it's notable he is attending this hearing in person because he was only released from federal custody late friday after his lawyers reached a quarter billion dollar bail agreement with prosecutors. the prosecutors had argued tuesday when he was arrested he posed a significant flight risk but they have allowed him to go free ahead of his expected trial. they say he's not guilty and is going to fight the charges. >> fascinating. we'll see how it goes. grateful for the live reporting. up next, the lead negotiator on police reform says he's hopeful on reaching a compromise.
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long-term effects of covid-19 that doctors call long covid. many americans who seemingly recover from the virus still face lingering challenges like breathing problems, brain fog, chronic pain and fatigue. these conditions can sometimes rise to the level of a disability. >> we've reached a full circle moment in the big lie perpetrated by trump. saturday they touted the results of the sham election audit that audit of course based on the former president's completely discredited claims, the 2020 election was stolen. trump nonetheless praising the arizona state senators who organized the nonscientific partisan audit and gave a preview of how he could use it in a new presidential bid. the az ads secretary of state called trump, quote, a sore loser. tim scott says there is hope, those of his words of reaching
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an agreement on police reform. scott the republican republican leader working on that. one is qualified immunity. that gives police officers some protection from being sued. they say ending it is bad policy. the talks continue. appreciate your time today. hope to see you back here tomorrow. ana cabrera picks up coverage right now. >> hello. thank you for being with us. i'm ana ka brar ya. unvaccinated americans sending -- all of us are facing consequences. new vaccine and mask mandates aren't just a possibility anymore. they are becoming a reality in some parts of the nation. and moments ago a major move by the mayor of new york city. all city employees are now required to get vaccinated. in florida, however, the governor is fighting mandates.

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