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>> reporter: authorities here in washington, d.c. want people to feel safe, but no question it's been difficult with this recent stream of continued violence. thursday night patrons were just end enjoying dinner about a mile from the white house when shots were fired outside of a popular restaurant. many innocent people were caught in the middle of the gunfire. d.c. police chief robert conte says he needs more boots on the ground and the court system needs to work more in the favor of law enforcement. chicago, another large city with a crime problem. the counters there are backed up by -- courts there are backed up by at least 35,000 felony cases. right now the state's attorney for cook county handles both the county and city of chicago. i was in chicago thursday and friday, and i sat down with kim fox. she's the top prosecutor or state's attorney for the five-plus-million people in cook county. it's the second largest county in the country. there is a proposal by local leaders in chicago to move some
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of the nonviolent crimes to a city court. >> the fact of the matter is we have an unrelenting gun problem in chicago, and i cannot look to the people that i serve and tell them that we're spending more of our resources going after petty offenses that can still be dealt with than we are going after gun violence. and that's what my priority is. >> reporter: meanwhile, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle continue to work on police reform. while it's currently stalled, one of the lead negotiators says it's still in the works. >> when you demonize police officers, when you defund the police and you start talking about this war on police and prosecution and not on crime, you're going to have a reduction of forces. and if you tell officers that their personal liability is on the line, it is a bad decision. >> reporter: senator scott is hopes to get police reform done before the august recess. jon? jon: david spunt, thank you. our team coverage continues with that brutal new video of a
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68-year-old man beaten early in the morning in new york city. again, this might be hard or to watch. alex hogan is live in the new york bureau with more on that. >> reporter: hi, jon. this disturbing early sunday morning attack taking place in brooklyn. the suspect approached the victim on a bike. the nypd releasing this video. one man beating a stranger in broad daylight. repeatedly punching and kicking this victim, even flipping him over by grabbing him by his belt loops to flip him over and grab the wallet out of his back pocket. video showed the attacker beating the victim for 17 seconds leaving the 68-year-old without a wallet and with a broken wrist and a broken nose. the detectives responding what used to be the safest bug city city -- failed law that allows consequences and emboldens criminals. politicians in albany and city hall need to step up now to fix
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their mistakes and keep new yorkers safe. former president donald trump in a speech last night also condemning the recent attacks. >> it's a crime wave the likes of which we've never seen before. it's scary. people are afraid to walk down the streets of new york. and nobody gets prosecuted. >> reporter: in new york city, murders have increased 3% from last year and up 37% from 2019. shootings up 232% this year and up 104% from two years ago. assault is up nearly 6% from this time last year and about 3% from 2019. mayoral candidates including democratic nominee eric adams have expressed the need to bring down crime. on mid night republican mayoral candidate curtis sliwa called for more security. cameras after three separate women were attacked in a park in upper manhattan. >> this is just another sign of lawlessness and disorder that is
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plaguing new york city. middle village is not the place that you would normally have ever had something like this take place. >> reporter: and when looking at these reports, city crime is not as high as it was in the early '90s, but it does show an alarming trajectory especially since many of these latest cases are innocent bystanders caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, jon. jon: some horrifying statistics there. alex hogan, thank you. hundreds of migrants continue to pour across our southern border today e decan spite triple-digit heat in some parts of texas. board patrol says about 350 migrants arrived at the border just this morning. bill melugin is live at the boarder in del rio, texas. bill. >> reporter: good evening to you. this is one of the biggest groups we have ever witnessed down here at the border, and keep in mind, you know, people were thinking that perhaps in the middle of this summer heat,
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late july here in texas, maybe this border crisis would start to slow down a little bit. from what we've seen on the ground, it looks like it's only getting worse. just take a look at what we witnessed today right here in del rio. sunday morning in del rio, texas, a large line of single adult men, mostly haitians, are walked through border fence by border patrol and taken into custody. they're part of a massive group of more than 350 that showed up here. one of the biggest groups we have ever seen. the migrants coming from all around the world, mostly haitians, some cubans and brazilians, even some from africa including this couple from ghana. she's a baker, he's an electrician, and they're hoping to get to hartford, connecticut, where they have friends. exclusive video to fox news shows the groups of migrants as they cross the rio grande early this morning from mexico. the perspective from the mexican city across from del rio where we witnessed a steady stream of migrants crossing while the
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river was running lower from. a drone perspective above they arrive here at the border fence several hundred strong, a scene we've seen play out every single day here this week. under the blistering summer sun and the texas heat, the migrants wait hours to be picked up by an overwhelmed and overstretched border patrol. all of them eventually loaded into border patrol buses and vans and taken away to processing centers. for these federal agents, this is repeated over and over every day with no end in sight. and, jon, we still have migrants showing up behind us right now as we speak. we still have migrants waiting to be picked up who showed up this morning. border patrol don't have the resources to get enough vans to pick everybody up at once. the administration is claiming that extreme progress is being made down here at the border. the numbers just don't reflect that. june number z were a 20-year record high, and just this evening the border patrol sector chief town in the rio brand
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valley reported some staggering numbers. -- rio grande valley, they have had more than 20,000 apprehensions of migrants in one week in one single sector. that's enough to fill up the h.a. lakers' staples center. we'll send it back to you. jon: bill melugin live along the border in del rio, texas. bill, thanks. house speaker nancy pelosi appointing illinois republican congressman adam kinzinger to the select committee on the january 6th insurrection. he's the committee's second republican member after wyoming's liz cheney who was removed as house gop conference chair for backing former president trump's second impeachment. house minority leader kevin mccarthy says pelosi's decision to appoint if, quote, members who share her preconceived notion not reveal an honest investigation. or mccarthy nomined
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representativeses banks and jordan. republicans in congress accuse the biden administration of colluding with big tech n. a letter to surgeon general, they also accuse him of working with companies like facebook to censor americans and request documents about any communication the surgeon general has had with big tech companies. the biden administration says it is trying to combat covid misinformation online. our next guest just founded the freedom from big tech caucus to take on big tech. colorado republican congressman ken buck, member of the house judiciary committee, he's also the ranking member of the house judiciary's antitrust subcommittee. so in this scary covid time, big tech could be helpful? it could also be a weapon if used incorrectly. what to you see as the problem with the way some of these companies are operating right now? >> well, they're clearly
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censoring material, and they -- this is an ongoing situation where we don't know exactly what the truth is and what the best answer is. and the best thing we could do in america is to have an open and hively debate. -- lively debate. and for a group of people to suggest that covid didn't only nate in china or to suggest that masks should be used in a particular way without any debate, without any open discussions is a mistake. and i think for the biden administration to try to shut down discussion, it's disgraceful. i think people are making decisions right now about their own health, whether they want to take a vaccine, whether they don't want to take a vaccine, how they want to use a mask, who they want to associate with, when they want to go back to be work, when they want to, you know, engage in other activities. i think those decisions are only made with a broad range of information. jon: so talk about this freedom from big tech caucus that you have formed along with some other members of the house. what would you like to see?
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i mean, how could a handful of members of congress take on some of the most powerful companies in the world? >> what i'd like to see is i'd like to see our antitrust laws enforced, our antitrust laws updated. i'd like to see five bag to9ings -- googles, seven facebooks and nine twitters. i'd like to see competition in the marketplace. we need to make sure that we level the playing field and let the small players get a foothold and make sure that they are able to compete so that we don't have the kind of censorship. when we look at cable tv, newspapers, talk radio, we don't talk about censorship. we may have bias on one side or the other, but we don't have censorship. and not only a monopoly can censor like google and facebook and amazon and apple, and we need to make sure that those companies have competition so that that information about whether it's covid or a presidential election or other
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issues get out before the public. jon: but not to be defending of facebook, isn't one of the appeals of, for instance, that operating platform that i can go online, i could join facebook, and i could reach anybody, anywhere in the world who is also part of that platform? if you break it up, doesn't that ruin some of the allure? >> well, i'm not talking about breaking up, i'm talking about allowing competition. you can also e-mail everybody in the world right now because we have a number of different e-mail options, and we should have a firm of different facebook options. and when that happens, it actually makes the marketplace stronger because you don't have one group deciding what is politically correct speech. jon: all right. let's talk about something else, the infrastructure package that is working it way, we understand, through the house of representatives. here's what nancy pelosi had to say about it a little bit ago.
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all right -- >> what she has just said is entirely counter to what president biden has committed to and what the senate is doing, which is a two-step process. the infrastructure bill has nothing to do with the reckless tax and spend extravaganza that she's talking about in terms of what reconciliation as she called it. so, no, i'm not happy with what she said because it's inconsistent with the agreement that we have on a bipartisan basis. jon: that, obviously, ohio senator rob portman answering nancy pelosi's suggestion that the house is not even going to consider the infrastructure bill until it gets out of the senate. your thoughts on that argument. >> well, i think we're getting a lot of mixed messages. at first we heard it was going to be done through reconciliation which is a budget gimmick that allows the democrats to pass something in the senate with less than 60 votes, and now hearing that the infrastructure package needs to be beefed up even though in the senate it's being negotiated in
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a bipartisan way. i think nancy pelosi's unsatisfied with it, she's not going to put it on the floor until there's more money spent. how much more money can americans hand? we have inflation right now at levels we haven't seen in a long time. we have spending, we have people not willing to go back to work because they are getting supplemental money. we have a number of issues. i don't think this infrastructure bill is timed at the right time. and it certainly isn't going to be popular among republicans in the house if it is a huge, another huge spending bill. jon: it seems like, you know, the mar gins are -- margins are very close. 50-50 in the senate republicans and democrats. democrats have a few, a small extra number of seats in the house. would this not be a time to be bipartisan, to try to to get both parties onboard and prove to the american people that you
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can actually get with legislation passed? >> it is absolutely time to be bipartisan, and that is not a word that is in nancy pelosi's vocabulary. it's unfortunate, but the way she is handling this january 6th commission, the way she's handled a lot of other issues just don't demonstrate her willingness to work in a bipartisan manner, and it's unfortunate. because when it comes to the people's business, when it comes to the priorities that americans are demanding -- getting out of this covid economy, getting back up and running, dealing with issues like infrastructure, education, the crime problem that we have in this country right now, people are demanding bipartisanship. and it's time that congress acted that way. jon: congressman ken buck, republican of colorado. congressman, thank you. >> thank you. jon: in the west, the weather is helping firefighters just a bit as they battle some of the nation's biggest wildfires. what officials say is still a long road ahead, plus this --
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case. 56-year-old james michael coats was taken into custody wednesday. he's accused of killing an 8-year-old boy who was found dead in the woods near his family's apartment back in 1988. charles watson live in atlanta with more. charles. >> reporter: hi, jon. this is a 33-year-old investigation into the murder of an 8-year-old boy just north of atlanta in roswell, georgia. the case went cold for some time, but even so police continued to look at the evidence as technology advanced and that, ultimately, led investigators to 56-year-old james michael coats, a convicted child molester according to georgia criminal records. misarrested and charged coats with the murder of 8-year-old joshua harmon after investigators exhumed the boy's body and used developed dna testing to connect coats to the crime scene. the 8-year-old victim's aunt told reporters the family had a mix of emotions after three decades of waiting and wondering. >> our family has been through
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this for 33 years, and to be relieved of this, it's bittersweet for us. thank these amazing people who have worked tell gently and very hard and always took anything and everything we had to say to heart. and ran with it. >> reporter: roswell police say harmon's parents reported the young boy missing in may of 1988 after the 8-year-old didn't come back home for dinner. after a two-day search, investigators found the young boy's body in the woods near the apartment complex where he and his famililied. at the time the boy's accused killer was also a resident in the same apartment complex. >> in the late '80s, dna was not a very common thing. and as dna evolves, then we must continually go and reevaluate
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all the cases we have and the evidence that we have. >> reporter: and, jon, the suspect in this case, coats, is booked in the fulton county jail and does not have any bond. back to you, or jon. jon: wow. what a story. charles watson in atlanta, thanks. dr. anthony fauci says today that the government's leading public health officials are considering mask mandates for vaccinated americans we'll discuss that with dr. marty makary next. ♪♪
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thankfully, in reports of any injuries. in arizona crews continue to search for a 16-year-old girl that was swept away in flood waters after she got stranded while driving near cottonwood last night. crews tried to rescue her before she was swept downstream. and a ceremony today in chicago to officially make the childhood home of emmitt till a city landmark. till's murder in 1955 as a teenager while on vacation in massachusetts sparked the -- in mississippi sparked the civil rights movement. today would have marked his 80th birthday. download the fox news app, you can scan the qr code on your screen or go to foxnews.com/apps. it's a big week ahead for president biden. lawmakers could clinch the deal on a bipartisan infrastructure plan, and all eyes will be on a group of republican senators who control whether the bill passes or fails. mark meredith has more.
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>> reporter: after months of back and forth negotiations, it appears the senate is this close to a deal on infrastructure. this would certainly be a major legislative win for the white house, and the president himself is urging congress to act. this $1.2 trillion proposal would help rebuild roads, bridges and airports, it also addresses climate change and economic disparity. it does spend significantly less money than what the president originally called for, but lawmakers insist it's a deal both parties can embrace. >> president trump's proposal was for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure, ours is about $579 billion over five years. so this is the right thing to do. it's been totally bipartisan from the start. >> reporter: while the senate appears to act, house speaker nancy pelosi says infrastructure will have to wait. she's demanding the senate also pass a much larger spending bill costing more than $3 trillion tied to democratic priorities for so-called human infrastructure before she'll
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allow an infrastructure bill to pass her chamber. >> he wants to have a bipartisan bill, and we all do. but that is not the lilleation of the -- limitation of the visit of the president. so building human infrastructure is really a part of building the physical infrastructure. so that's why we will have something further to add. >> reporter: meantime, as u.s. troops pull out of afghanistan, iraq's prime minister says he no longer thinks u.s. combat troops need to be in his country. iraq's leader saying he would still like the american military to help with intelligence gathering and surveillance. on monday president biden is due to sit down with the iraqi prime minister at the white house, and both leaders are expected to talk about the timetable about when u.s. troops would leave iraq. jon? jon: mark meredith. mark, thanks. well, just days into the tokyo olympics, at least 137 coronavirus cases now reported among athletes and games personnel including two top
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golfers. meanwhile, dr. anthony fauci hinting the cdc might change its guidelines to again recommend masks for those who are vaccinated. he says the policy change is, quote, under active consideration. let's bring in johns hopkins university professor of public health, dr. marty makary, also the author of the new book "the price we pay" and a fox news contributor. so we got the vaccines, we were told once you got advantage is i nateed -- vaccinated, you didn't have the wear masks anymore, now washington may be going back the oh direction. can you explain, dr. ma a carry? what's going on? >> well, jon, i think some people have gotten the false notion that we should see complete elimination of the virus. it's going to be here for decades, probably for the rest of our lifetime. it'll circulate as a seasonal flu, and that's what happens when we get high levels of population immunity. remember, we've got 95% of senior ises in america now -- seniors in america now with
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immunity, and habit half the unvaccinated have natural immunity. with adults, 70% have vaccinated immunity. so what you're seeing right now is power of immunity is a downgrading of the infection down to a very mild common cold or an asymptomatic infection. that is not something that should alarm us,es that is part of season isal viruses that circulate are each year. jon: so here's dr. fauci on these mask mandates that might be coming back. listen. >> if you look at what's going on locally in the trenches in places like l.a. county, the local officials have the discretion, and the cdc greece with that ability and discretion to -- and capability to say, you know, we're having a lot of dynamics of infection, so even if you are vaccinated, you should wear a mask. jon: so what do you think about that, dr. makary?
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americans are, frankly, pretty tired of wearing masks. do we need to keep wearing them? >> i'd love to see the data. right now it's an unknown. we're in uncharted territory. what we do know is the people susceptible to the more highly contagious delta variant -- by the way, it's about twice as contagious as the previous u.k. variant -- those are at risk people with no immunity. that's a small section of the united states, and right now they have chosen not to get vaccinated at their own individual risk. asking every american to change their lifestyle for their benefit is not something where i think there's political will in those parts of the country and what you're going to see is places that like to go from an advisory to a mandate, and they tend to be in areas with high population immunity already, not the areas where there's low vaccination rates where we're seeing the outbreaks right now. jon: there's something of a surge in hospitalizations underway. if we look at the
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hospitalizations for can covid compared9 with the previous calendar week, they are up 39%. but the good news is that number of hospitalizations is still lower than any point since at least august of last year. the delta variant seems to be the problem right now, but overall the news is pretty good regarding covid. >> well, that's right. remember, we went from a very extremely low level of hospitalizations for covid to a low level. and when you have a starting baseline rate that's so so low, you can describe an increase of, say, 10-20 hospitalizations, that's a 100% increase. but the reality is the increases we're seeing are in no places forcing hospitals to close down other services or elect we've surgery, and they're in very specific areas of low vaccination, five states contributing to 50% of new cases. and remember, a lot of hospitals are still routinely testing
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everyone who walks into the door. your more likely to light up with a positive test with the delta variant. jon: you had a "wall street journal" piece this week that talked about the vaccination of children, and you call it a misguided effort, i think, from the cdc to push vaccinating children. why? >> well, it may be that kids could benefit from a vaccine and from a vaccine that's dosed differently than the current dose which i believe is probably too high of a dose, the two-dose regimen. a study in israel showed one dose was 100% effective in kids. but the data that they're using to put masks on them and push vaccination is bad data, and that's something they should be doing a better job at given that they've got 21,000 employees at the agency. we've really converted from being pro-vaccine vaccine to
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vaccine fanaticism, and the cdc misrepresented data on adolescent hospitalizations that i described in the piece. jon: dr. marty makary, thank you. >> thank you, jon. jon: in northern california thousands of homes are being threatened by a massive wildfire. the dixie fire is the largest wildfire in california so far this year. more than 190,000 acres are have burned, more than 10,000 homes could be in danger. christina coleman is in los angeles with the latest on that. christina. >> reporter: hi, jon. dangerously hot and dry conditions are fueling fire danger here in california and throughout the west as these out of control fires continue to burn, destroying homes, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. it's it's treatmently tough on many families -- it's extremely tough. the dixie e fire in northern california grew even larger today after it merged with another fire. it's the large wildfire in the state right now. it's destroyed at least 16 structures and threatened nearly
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11,000 more. steeperer town is making it hard to to get this fire under control, it's only 21% contained. >> fuels are at record or near record levels of dryness. the lack of moisture means everything is ready, everything is explosive. >> reporter: the tamaraak fire is straddling the california/nevada border after lightning sparked flames in a tree, and it spread from there. it's only 13% contained, and it's forced more than 2400 people from their homes. right now there's 88 large wildfires burning in 13 states including the destructive and massive bootleg fire in southern oregon. that's about 250 miles south of portland. it started on july 6th, and it's the largest wildfire in the nation so far this year burning nearly 640 miles. that's larger than the city of los angeles. this fire is 46% contained.
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some folks have evacuated the area and have been able to return are home. >> we're just going to try to band together as a community and rebuild and get people's, you know, lives back in order. there's a lot of people that don't have anywhere else to go. >> reporter: and firefighters are watching a monsoonal system that could either bring some relief, dangerous downpours or possibly more dry lightning which could spark even more wild fires. jon? jon: christina coleman in los angeles. christina, thank you. well, president biden has called the filibuster a relic of the jim crow era. that was just a few months ago. but a few days ago he said he doesn't want to get rid of it. we'll take it up with jonathan turley next. ♪♪ it's fast, powerful long-lasting relief with a revolutionary, rollerball design. because with the right pain reliever... life opens up.
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♪ jon: well, it took six months, but president joe biden has finally taken a stand on the filibuster. he called it a relic of the jim crow era back in march. during a town hall on cnn last week, the president revealed he does not want to get rid of the senate filibuster. he said, quote: nothing at all will get done if it's abolished. that's a massive blow to liberals who have callfor just that. let's bring in jonathan turley. he is a law professor at george washington university, also a fox news contributor. you wrote an interesting piece on the timeline here, but it did take the president six months to say that he supports retaining the filibuster as sort of an institution of the united states senate. why so long? >> that's a very good question. this is a real lack of
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leadership that has gone on now for half a year. the filibuster debate has tied up the congress, has occupied much of the media. and yet all along president biden has not changed his view from when he was a senator. as a senator, he ve is healthily opposed efforts to get rid of the filibuster as did then-senator obama, as did chuck schumer before he was majority leader. and so the difference between those individuals and president biden is, in fact, he is president now. i mean, we demand something more from a prime president, from leadership. you can't wait for polls to give you cover. and instead he lets this raging, divisive debate continue, and it was very disappointing. not surprise, buddies appointing that it took -- but disappointing that it took so long. jon: you write about about that in your piece in "the hill."
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his support for the filibuster, that position was with less surprising than the timing. this is the six month mark of biden's inauguration, but he just got around to telling his party that he does not support efforts to kill the filibuster. why not do it from day one? >> well, that's part of the baffling aspect9 of this. -- aspect of this. president biden came into office and said that he want withed to unify the country. this was a way to extinguish with some of these flames, to direct his party to more useful and productive efforts. but instead, he let the fire rage for six months. he's done the same thing with packing the supreme court which he once referred to as boneheaded. but then he refused to state his position during the campaign, he still refuses to give his position. and i'm afraid the only conclusion you can reach is that this is a lack of political courage. you know, president biden has been extremely flexible in his positions as a politician.
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he tends to go with the polls. but he is now president of the united states. we need something more than someone when's watching the polls for the right moment to state the right thing. jon: a number of democratic senators have said over the years that the filibuster was important. now majority leader chuck schumer is among them. then-senator joe biden wanted to keep the filibuster, and an illinois senator named barack obama wanted to keep the filibuster. but there have been efforts to water it down. senator mark warper, democrat of virginia -- warner, says that all of this watering down may have actually hurt the process. listen. >> i would wish we wouldn't even have started this a decade ago. when the democratic leaders actually changed the rules, i don't think we'd have the supreme court we did if we still had a 60-vote margin on the filibuster. but we are we are, and the idea
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is somehow to protect the rights of the minority in the senate. we're going to cut out rights of minorities and young people all across the country? that's just not right to me. jon: so, again you know, the votes seem to change or the positions seem to change depending on which party is in the majority. >> well, the problem with senator warner's explanation is it's completely incoherent. i mean, the thing is either you support the filibuster rule to force come prohis, or you don't -- compromise. you tonight say i support it except in those areas where i really don't want to see to it used against me. the whole point is, of course, compromised. and there's perhaps no better time for such a rule. the senate and the house are held by razor thin margins. in the senate it's 50/50. they're relying on the vice president. and how is it the smallest margin in decades? so this is actually a time when the filibuster rule would seem
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to make sense to get all of these hyper. partisan individuals to have to compromise whether they want to or not. jon: and that is what the senate is supposed to be, right? the teacup -- i'm sorry, the saucer that cools the spilled tea of the house. >> right. it's supposed to be the world's most deliberative body, but it's not. it looks a lot like the house in the last six months. and, by the way, joe biden was never viewed as a senator who was commanded by principles. he hardly stood out in that way. it was almost charming, the fact that he never really claimed to be driven by high principles. he was a politician's politician. and many of us liked him because he would get things done. the reason he supported the filibuster before is that he's the ultimate tactician. he knows what's needed to get things done. some so this is a circumstance where you would think that that
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skill set would be particularly useful if the president would bring it to the forefront. jon: law professor jonathan turley. always good to have your expertise, talking about. >> thank you, jon. jon: russia's president vladimir putin issuing a new threat to enemies. we'll have that for you. plus, the u.s. secretary of defense urges afghan forces to take action as the taliban continues to make significant territorial gains. a look at what's going on around the globe next. ♪ have a black owner. that needs to change. so, i did something. i created a black business accelerator at amazon. and now we have a program that's dedicated to making tomorrow a better day for black businesses. ♪ ♪ i am tiffany. and this is just the beginning.
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unpreventable strange if needed. his words come weeks after british warships passed the cry mean peninsula in the black sea. and in italy, nearly 400 people evacuated overnight as fires swept through part of the island of sardinia. a preliminary report or indicates 10,000 acres burned but no fatalities. that's a look at some stories from around the globe. well, the future of air travel could be on the horizon with electric battery-powered airplanes in the works for both passenger travel and cargo delivery. fox business reporter lydia hu explains. >> reporter: united airlines recently announced the acquisition of 100 electric planes, but it could be five years or longer before we see those planes in air with passengers onboard, and that's in part a because the faa needs time to evaluate the safety and airworthiness of those aircraft. now, don't think of a 747 in
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