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would cover the eight trillion dollar in increased at, that created by the trump presidency. a death that they approved during the trump presidency. that is tonight's last word. 11th hour with brian williams, starts now. brian williams, starts now well good evening, once again day to 266 of the biden administration. the white house appears ready to take a major step towards the next phase of this campaign, to get as many americans vaccinated as possible. an administration official confirming to nbc news that governors were told today, to start getting ready to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11, by early november. wolf comes in anticipation of the fda approving the vaccine for that age group, in the coming weeks. vaccines have already been approved for kids 12 and older. white house says it's already bought 65 million pediatric
doses of the pfizer vaccine, of course, parents would have to go along. and that's proving tougher than anyone predicted. the news comes as the governor of texas, greg abbott, has moderate mounted abroad challenge to the administration's vaccine mandate. abbots order to buy van vaccine mandates. that only sets up a legal confrontation with the feds, but it also forces businesses to make tough choices in texas. he's also getting backup from fellow republican governor, and fellow trump are robbed desantis in florida. he's proposed a lot of shield all workers from being fired, for pete not getting the vaccine. this afternoon, the white house put both governors on blast. >> 700,000 american lives have been lost to covid-19, including more than 56,000 8000, and 68,000 in texas. why would you be staking steps that prevent the saving of lives? that to make it more difficult to save lives? i think it's pretty clear when
you make a choice that's against public health information and data out there, that it's not based on what is in the interest of the people you are governing, it's perhaps in the interests of your own politics. >> as we've talked about, here the political battle comes as moderna and j&j are both asking the fda to greenlight their booster shots. moderna has submitted its own data asking the agency to authorize a half dose of the vaccine as a booster. at least six months after the second shot. fda did say moderna's booster doesn't has virus fighting antibodies, but declined to take a position on the need for a third dose, for all. the agency's advisory panel is set to meet on boosters later this week. also tonight, the buffalo news reporting the white house has told senior members of congress that the u.s. side of the canadian border will finally open to vaccinated canadians, starting in early november.
meanwhile, the house voted tonight to finally raise the nation's borrowing limit in tilde early december. essentially putting off the threat of a first ever u.s. default, for now. the vote was to 19, to 2:06. lawmakers interrupted the recess for one day to vote. house democrats still have another heavy lift, trying to make biden's reaping economic agenda to become law. late last night, pelosi told her members to brace themselves for cuts to the three and a half trillion dollar package, to expand social programs today. she made it clear they would have to be ready to vote on a smaller bill. >> we have some important decisions to make, in the next few days. so that we can proceed. i'm very disappointed that we're not going with the original 3.5 trillion dollars. if there is a fewer dollars to spend, the choices to be made. members have said, let's get
the results that we need, but we will not diminish the transformative nature of what it is. mostly we would be cutting back on years in something like that. >> of course, in the meantime, times away staying. and the proposed bill offers a range of new benefits for families and children and expands medicare, combat climate change. pelosi has said shoe had poked to pass it by the end of this month. tonight, the leader of the liberal block in the house posted -- that nothing would be settled until senators manchin and sinema, who both opposed the three and a half trillion dollar bill, come out with their own proposed cuts. >> we're willing to look -- for some of our priorities. we already have our proposal, and again we're waiting on to people take it back to us with their proposal. >> the negotiations over the spending bill to finance the presidents agenda is taking place as the house specials committee, investigating the
attack on the capitol, is gearing up for a major test later this week. trump administration officials are due to appear for in-person depositions, set to take place thursday and friday. trump has told them not to cooperate. so far, steve bannon is following those orders. committee members are warning there will be consequences for bannon, or anyone else, who defies a subpoena. >> he is required to show up, he is required to testify. and if he doesn't, and doesn't have a reason, a legal reason, which he doesn't, then we will hound him in criminal content. and we will refer that to the justice department for prosecution. that will be true of the other witnesses as well, if they do not comply. >> now, in the other party, tonight liz cheney, who co-chairs that committee don't forget, also weighed in on enforcing those subpoenas. >> we'll see if they show up. if they show up, will be
prepared. every single person on the committee recognizes how important it is for us to make sure that we ensure, that we enforce our subpoenas and that we do so expeditiously. >> the house committee has said it has already conducted closed-door interviews with those witnesses who have come in voluntarily. with that, let's bring in our starting line on this tuesday night, peter baker, veteran journalist and author chief white house correspondent for the new york times. and doctor kavita patel, clinical physician, former senior policy aide during the obama administration. she's one of our public health experts and a nonresident fellow at brookings. doctor patel indeed, the news tonight, means i'd like to begin with you. so this rollout of vaccines, for kids, kids have parents. and in our country, in 2021, a record high percentage of those parents have come out as anti-vaxxers. what would your best advice be,
on this rollout, and the messaging to prove that the administration has been paying attention and has learned the lessons from the rollout thus far? >> yeah, brian, a critical part of this rollout is going to be exactly as you point out, trying to combat the misinformation by literally doubling down on the message that vaccinating children is one of our last steps in trying to get us back to normal. a lot of what we've been doing to limit children and therefore societies restrictions, everything from schools, daycares, were flooded with trying to understand if the common cold is just that, or if it's covid in children. and that's going to continue. until we can vaccinate. and then down to the individual, the administration has have to listen -- around mandates. it's going to be taking that kentucky message from the podium, getting it to people. and actually showing that these mandates have actually been the keys to get our coming our
country back -- back on holidays. i hope that, brian scenes of halloween, christmas, thanksgiving, hanukkah, having people see that if you're vaccinated in your household, life looks a lot more like 2019 and 2020. that's going to be critical. images, facts. and somebody to combat the misinformation. that's always a high-end hefty task. >> we certainly join you in all of those hopes, and peter indeed to hear the doctor invoking jen psaki's words and tone in the press room today. does the white house regard what the governors of texas and florida are doing as a direct assault on their efforts to arrest this pandemic? >> sure, exactly. that's what it is. governor desantis, governor abbott have doubled down on their base. their base is telling them that mandates on vaccines, mandates on mask, public health measures that have been recommended by the experts are in fact
unpopular with the republicans. they're working to appeal to. they have greater support, they're working against the larger public opinion, which annually supports mandates. not by huge members. i saw a poll by the associated press, and lower than 48% -- only about a third oppose it. it's not overwhelming, but it is a majority. and it is significant. it's a difference between a pro and con. what we're seeing in desantis, abbess, and these other republicans, they're playing to the republican base. which is overwhelmingly against it. that's a calculation that they're making, it's good politics at this point. even if they don't win, when it comes down to sometime a court showdown with the biden administration. >> we should admit to ferc and viewers, who are used to seeing three initial guess on this hour, that we do indeed have three. it's just that our friend to a.b. stoddard, veteran washington journalist, --
for real clear politics has been battling wi-fi gremlins. i've been told they are conquered or at least, severely wounded and we can proceed. so a.b. i have a quote here from the washington post from you, under the headline on the ban on mandates in texas -- especially on the right, this dispute has become in large measure about identity and culture, not just about the policy itself. a.b., in asking you how we got here i am tempted to say that people didn't pause before they rolled up their sleeves to get the sole crack scene, and say wait a minute, who did we vote for in the last election. >> that's right, i mean this obviously is new to the pandemic, but the actual anti-vax movement was really reaching its high strength right as donald trump came onto
office, with the help of social media. and then, with the help of donald trump, who was herding with vaccine skepticism's about it potentially leading to autism, and then the pandemic hits. and though he can take credit for the creation of the most rapidly produced an effective vaccine, he does not. and he learns from his rallies and events that he gets booed dow up. and he has to follow his followers. on the question of being anti vaccine, and when he tries to promoted it's not acceptable to them. so, we're at this point now where that is -- it is such a part of the culture war, that focus groups and employers, and people who are doing a lot of questioning about this, trying to break
down vaccine hesitancy, are finding that when people in the world of trump supporters, in the world of trumped of vaccine skeptics, to get vaccinated, they tend to get it a secret. from the people around them. because they don't want to defend their actions. >> and doctor, i want to ask you about the boosters, but as i do a reminder, harkening back to our first exchange here tonight, this discussion like so many others falls in its designated audience. and we can talk about moderna and j&j for the rest of the hour in the anti-vaxxers karen otto with to hear that conversation about the approval of boosters. having declared and establish that, what is your prognostication on the approval of j&j and moderna, and will it happen quickly? >> yeah, i do think it will. i think brian it will align along the same categories, we
saw limitations to pfizer boosters. so it would be the same categories. moderna, smartly mimic that language. looking at 65 and older, high risk categories, and you see johnson & johnson following suit. so the discussion thursday and friday, i don't think will reveal any surprises, will see boosters for priority populations first, brian. but i think it will be really interesting will be on the docket friday, with mixing and matching. i think much of the united states is waiting to follow what we're doing with the rest of the world. if you've had moderna for the first to, you can actually mix that with a pfizer booster, potentially. i it should be tomorrow, brian. we should be able to understand if that's possible, that's important because it gets fixed flexibility to those giving out vaccines. you can come in, brian, if you've had moderna, i can still offer you of a booster. especially if you are eligible, and i can get you on your way. i think at hand is the fact that the boosters, the fda had
very neutral language in their preliminary copy that was reduced today. and it took what it when i would say is a neutral stance, not that it was supported or against boosters, but just raising the issue that boosters are not really to help against death and severe illness, there are still vaccines still to this day that are effective to that, but really pointing to the possibly aiding in symptomatic infections. so that controversy was aired -- but i don't think it will limit access to boosters. >> thank you for that. peter, the news of tonight out of congress, that is positive for the biden administration is that the house is now successfully kicked a default can and i'm asking because still we have no deliverables from these big biden bills most of the american people aren't sure what's in them. and in your best in a one news analysis style, give us a
baseline on what is at stake as of right now, tonight, for this administration. lebron you're right, it says something that the only success they can talk about, is avoiding a disaster for two months. we have pushed the disaster off to christmas, how wonderful. the fact of the matter is, the most basic thing that government, does pieces bills, keep the doors of government open, they are basically accomplishing the bare minimum at this point. they are not of course accomplishing what biden wants them to do. which is to actually drive something proactive. which is a big initiative that they've been getting, they may get their, this is not an. easy process, this is not easy when you have large margins as the democratic have been having. and they can't lose a single vote in the senate, you can't lose more than three in the house. which means they have to have nearly enough of their own caucus. you're not gonna get any republican vote. and that means that you are going to have weeks of more hard negotiations before you
get to see whether or not there's going to be congresswoman talk about coming in with their number. and obviously it's not going to be 3.5 trillion dollars, manchin and said he'd be comfortable with 1.5 trillion. that's obviously not acceptable for progressives. i mean this is numbers at these points. and it's not about principle or ideologies. and you would think that numbers is something that you could quantify a middle ground on, but this is congress. so nothing should be guaranteed. >> and a.b., think of everything peter just said, this is democrats waiting on democrats. it's democrats sniping at fellow democrats. already some of the moderates are saying in a modified whisper that the liberal wing tend to be in safer seats. they don't have to worry about reelection like the moderates do. you recently wrote that even if joe biden's polling was more robust it would still be a
dicey time for the democrat share your thinking with our viewers. >> well the polling is terrible. i think democrats are looking at a theatrical that would be five for 38 dozen outlier which is fine. but all you have to do is look at the rest that are following inconsistent across the board. where independents and democrats are moving away from the president on the question of confidence, and the question of accomplishments. the problem, is the twitter likes to beat up on joe manchin and kyrsten sinema, with the voters see is that the biden administration is supposed to take democrats into they're backroom and knock their needs together and come up with a deal. and it's not really about individual senators or different correlation in the party, if the leaders are supposed to leave and get this done. and really affecting biden's number and if he was actually like he did. getting these two coalitions in
this party he would get the credit, so he was getting the blame which is not. the topic that we explain where the top line numbers, is beyond that, is a fight over the structure of these programs and the structure of the bills. you saw the speaker come out yesterday and said that we just need to do a few things well. and fund them. then today he said that somehow we backtrack and we needed to be transformational, meaningful. will have a lot of programs on just london with the shorting funding's dream with sooner success. this is what the senate and the moderates are against, they want just a few things that are universally popular that are well funded for a long time. progressives want a kitchen thing to say that there are million things in this package, but then only have them funded for the same, time to meet the number that the moderates will vote for in the senate. that is where the fight is going right now. it's unresolved. the speaker said things today and yesterday that contradict each other.
and that is why it remains a big mess. but it is, as you look at the polling, an imperative that the administrative get this behind them and start talking about covid again. the public is very panicked on covid. and they see their long term economic outlook as forward as long as the pandemic persist. and so democrats need to see that the longer they take on this issue, in congress the worse the polling would be. >> and as the dumpster burns if these the house of representatives is all funding well deserved for a two week recess, we peter baker, a b stoddard, but kavita patel, great thanks to our starting line. tonight coming up on one side science coming sense. the governor of texas caught in the middle are all those businesses just trying to do the right thing and protect their employees and their customers. we'll get into all of this, and later if you've got it chances are the truck driver brought it to you, the only problem is there's not enough at them.
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facing democrats. political puts it this way. and we quote >> democrats have big goldilocks problem with president joe biden social spending plan. too big, some moderates worry it could cost them their seats. too small, and progressives fret the base will stay home. but almost everybody concedes that if they failed to pass anything, there may be no path to keeping their majority in congress next november. >> here to talk about it, juanita tolliver, veteran political strategist, to progressives strategist and causes. and stuart stevens, george w.
bush president campaign. now with the lincoln project, his latest book is, it was all. eli how the republican parties became donald trump. >> don't say someone didn't worry you. good evening and welcome to you both. okay juanita tolliver, let's just agree for the purposes of this conversation. that everything in the big biden bill is good for americans. everything in it is designed to improve peoples lives. what do you cut? >> i can't agree with that. i'm sorry, brian, i know you said for the sake of the broadcast, but i can agree with false choices here. and let's think about the cuts that's interested in moderate democrats, they're proposing cutting childcare. which we know has kept millions of women out of the workforce. they're proposing cutting elder care, they're proposing cutting medicare expansion, like all in affordable housing. all of these things are critical investment because
they are long-standing crises that existed well before this pandemic. and their industries that we know have a direct impact on our baseline economy as well. so i just can't agree that there is something that deserves to be on the chopping block here. i think the reality as we heard from speaker pelosi, yes, there are difficult decisions ahead. it sounds like she is now leaning towards sun setting programs sooner that it originally anticipated. which we know would transfer with progressives. and i will say it's something progressives are the only one in this moment who are recognizing that they need to deliver what democrats promised. voters elected democrats for a prop respective of a better. like a tangible possible increased is into the quality of being. and failure to deliver that is absolutely going to have a negative impact on the democrats of the pole. what we heard from progressives tonight at the progressive town hall, where senator sanders, representative jayapal, and president, spoke about the time to deliver is now. i think your previous guest
enterprise, that the polls absolutely emphasize that. and the knees to deliver ahead of the midterms, is only going to continue to grow. so democrats have to get it together. and deliver as many of these provisions as possible. >> stuart stevens, i want to play for you some of congressman shifts on cnn earlier today. we'll discuss afterwards. >> what happens if kevin mccarthy become speaker? >> a disaster. because he will do anything that donald trump tells him. and we cannot have someone with absolutely no reverence for the truth. no willingness to pull this old in that position. unlined to the presidency. donald trump doesn't need to be pointed speaker of kevin mccarthy, because essentially donald trump will control whatever he does. >> so, steward, shift went on to call mccarthy an insurrectionist in a suit and
tie. but there is increasing frustration even among democrats that it is all words. people would like right about now, to see some consequences. i know that i have us do this nine ways from tuesday. but it's impossible to overstate how impossible this moment is for the democrats? >> no, i would point out that i am somebody has been putting off loss in the democratic party, and my conclusion is successfully that the democratic party here is -- they really have to. i am optimistic that they are going to come to some sort of bill that they will pass. and one way this is sort of normal big bill stuff, it was like this for the civil rights, bill like this for obamacare, like this in terms of security. what's different is is that biden's negotiating with deplored that they cannot believe that he is legally elected. and that is not a small thing. and it completely changes the whole tone of it. so you have the democrats
trying to be a governing party. they're trying to pass stuff. they're trying to actually deliver. and the republicans, they don't even think he's president. so it is really unique. i remain optimistic because i've a lot of confidence in the people around joe biden. i think they run a very true campaign. they are savvy, they're saying, they're experienced. i think they will get through this. >> are they killers? >> i think their doors. and this is a moment where they kind of up to produce and get about the business of selling it. in my, opinion with democrats need to do in this election is nationalize. it they need to make this a referendum of democracy. there is only three times less hundred than 25 years to get the party out of power became. seat at the last one was in 2003, or 2000. two i was very involved in that for the republicans. and we nationalized it. around domestic security.
and they need to nationalize it into a referendum of democracy. because that is the plan of republicans. why is donald trump supporting, going the -- in virginia. because he wants his own governors in there for his next election. that is what i think they need to do. and i hope that we can help with that in the [inaudible] project. because it is a referendum among democracy. and i think they will gain seats. >> i had to ask, both east guests are going to stay with us, our conversation is going to continue after this. break coming up some big texas employers are defying their own governor. over vaccine mandates, you're looking at one of them. what to do when sting on brand, if your governor is more important than the public health. li health
a lot of folks pointing out the hypocrisy of texas governor greg abbott vaccine mandate ban for all businesses and entities in his state ross ramsey of the texas tribune, put it this way, quote, governor greg abbott's latest executive order contradicts what he's been saying for months about mandates and the personal choices of texas and their businesses during their pandemic two of the states biggest employers are already defying the governor, both american and southwest airlines say they intend to leave federal at mandates in place, thank you very much dell and ibm have already have also
joined their ranks still with us, juanita tolliver, and stewart stevens since juanita, no one needs to remind you, big companies normally view operating in states run by republicans as a nice warm bath of fellow travelers not so this time >> not so this time, and it's interesting that governor abbott's going so far as to call president biden a bully when he's the one trying to apply pressure here, for all the efforts to score political points he's not doing this for any other reason than to stay above primary pronouns, in next year's oratorio election so i appreciate these very bar large businesses following, fanned a fellow federal mandates and guidelines because they recognize that the best thing for their business is to keep their employees safe, and their employees and their customers safe so these vaccine mandates are something -- everything that is offices of what -- i think and also, on top of
that, when governor abbott released this ban he goes on to say that this is going to cost people their jobs if they will want to get vaccinated and it seems like he's willfully ignoring the second part of this mandate, which is submitting to weekly testing, it doesn't feet's narrative so he's cutting it out but the reality, is the mandate is you going to be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing and all of this is in the intention of keeping people safe especially as we head into flu season. >> stewart, it is the baseline custodial duty of an elected governor to see to the health and safety of the people, in your state that's why this trend is so especially ghoulish, chasing after the love of the mega crowd it's why governors go to visit flood damage and tornado damage, perhaps abbott to be consistent should stop doing that. >> look, this is utter lunacy governor abbott's been
subjecting himself to mandates for a vaccine since he was in the first grade this used to be sort of an accepted thing, and now it's become this crazy proof that you can appeal to these trump people look, governor abbott's daughter is very involved in his campaign, for public records in new york city if they moved to texas, his and is now trying to mandate his own daughter would be more at risk, because the company couldn't have a mask policy it's just crazy and you know i used to know greg abbott, around texas, in the 2000 bush campaign in austin he was not this person is just another example of somebody, either wasn't the person they said they were for pretended to be, or somebody who has completely abandoned all their principles, for what? a third term? it's just both sad and tragic, and a complete failure of why you should be an office. >> and, we saw chuck grassley
sellout do the same thing just this past weekend 88-year-old dean of republican senators. juanita tolliver, stuart stevens, we'll stay at this camp thank you both enough, for adding your voices tonight's broadcast. coming up for us, look up wherever you are, you'll see things that got you by truck and if you're waiting for something you've ordered, it's probably because our country doesn't have enough people to drive the trucks. we'll talk to a veteran freight hauler, right after this
our truck stop, america stops! we >> alpine oh as jimmy jaime irishman, how awful was correct by then and is still correct now it is almost impossible to buy or receive something that didn't suspend all or part of its journey to you on of its truck we have heard roughly as many truck drivers as we have teachers, between three and 4 million, and we could probably use one moylan more truck drivers in this country he's here's how cnbc puts it, quote, a shortage of truck drivers -- a problem that existed pre-pandemic, but one that is only worsened since, means goods can't get from the ports to warehouses to then find their way to relay tailors and consumers with us tonight, john mccann, a truck driver 44 says -- he usually polls double trailers or three footers --
he's spent 16 of his years behind the wheel, as a teamster john, we really appreciate you coming on. i want to hear it from the actual drivers tonight what kind of people, whether it's short haul or long hauls, what kind of people generally make the best people in your line of work? and is the money still good, if you're willing to work like hell? >> absolutely. you know, it takes all types of people, whether your -- wherever your from around the country to be a truck driver. and the money is good it's just like the movie just said, if you go to the truck brought it everything brian, from the clothes on your back to the creamer that you put in your coffee every day comes at some point on a truck. and there is a shortage but you know brian, there's always been a shortage of truck drivers. it's just the pandemic hit, one
thing really heard this bad with the pandemic is the truck driving schools shut down. so, there's really nobody in the pipeline. and that's why, this one major reason that we're really short >> i grew up friends with a long hauler truck driver, and watching him it seems to me he had the ability to pick up a load in buffalo on a monday and get it to denver on thursday, and in between nobody much cared what's routine took, what he did with his personal time, as long as he made that drop off on thursday. that is not the case anymore. gps knows when you stop at a rest area, you've got cameras in the cabs of the trucks, the government knows how many hours are on the clock on that workday. and i am guessing technology would, if it's had its own devices, would put you all out of work, and make it an
autonomous driven industry how has technology made your job better? if at all. >> well, what it's all about at the end of the day, brian, it's all about safety. safety on the highway your families out there, my families out there. and you know we're not a bunch of road truck drivers -- pushing through, making sure if you're tired you're still trucking know that hours of service is there for a reason, and the important thing is there is a lot of cult about the autonomous truck but you've got of have the professional driver, the professional drivers gotta be in that cab. and that's what we do every day, we are safe industry, we are out there every day, every night, throughout the night, friggin'goods to the american people. and you know this country, is the backbone in the trucking industry in this country but
the new technology, the cms, the crash mitigation system, it's just made our job may easier as a driver. you know i got the radar looking forward, i got a blind spot indicator on the right to making sure that i know someone maybe in my blind spot. it's just made my job easier as more technology comes along we've seen the bumper sticker all our lives from the drivers. if you can see me, i can't see you. let me ask you don, did you feel essential at the height of the pandemic as everyone was calling truck drivers essential workers? >> absolutely, i was one of the guys, brian, that took a tractor trains, a lot of the hanssen a ties or into the nypd. during the pandemic, we were essential. we did not miss a day. actually it was busier than it ever. because they relied on us.
the truck relied on the trucking industry to make sure things got through. make sure that toilet paper, mass, can sanitizer, that all of that got to the people and we are needed to be. yes, i felt essential. and we got it done. because that's what we do. >> what has the cost of fuel done to your job and your industry? and we should point out, tell the good people how many miles per gallon the average 18 wheeler get. >> i drove a brand-new truck today. we've got some new trucks in. and i was up to nine miles per gallon. our older trucks get some more be between six. but now with the new technology i was up, watching very closely, i was up to nine nine and a half miles of gallon. feels called have risen. but with a new technology. the new equipment now, fuel,
mileage is increasing. and therefore that has got to be good for the fleet. i'm asleep driver, so i don't pay for the fuel. and also conservative i realized that somebody has to pay for that fuel. so i'm conservative and i -- but the new technology, like i said 9.1 9.2 gallons a day. >> and that makes you a prius among the six mile per gallon crowd. one final question. what's the breakdown, owner operation, versus fleet drivers, and if any one of those are more lucrative. >> i have never been another, operator i think the get the money that they do. i don't know a lot about the breakdown, i just know that it takes all of us to get this done, between owner operators and fleet owners and flee
drivers we all gotta work together and we have this is a resilient, industry. we've been doing this for 100. years and will continue to do it when america needs us we are there. and we are going to get it done. >> well i'm going to take that sign over your left shoulder and turn it back on you, and tell you we are thankful for you and the job you do. we have it to think, as i said for everything in our homes and lives. our guest tonight has been john mckown, we are happy to find him outside of the cab for a few brief moments and join us on a tuesday night at home. thank you sir very much for taking our questions. another break for our coverage tonight, coming up inside the ballot and saving christine stretch of california coastline. iforni coastline. not my uncle, though. he's taking trulicity for his type 2 diabetes and now, he's really on his game. once-weekly trulicity lowers your a1c by helping your body release the insulin it's already making. most people reached an a1c under 7%.
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[ screaming ] with wildfires still raging in california, the guardian points this out. quote, what's the u.s. force service once characterized as a four month long fire season starting in late summer and early autumn. now stretches into 6 to 8 months of the year. that is true, and new fire exploded this week near santa barbara, forcing evacuations. closing a portion of the highway there. which happens to run through one of the most beautiful spots on earth. we get our report tonight from santa barbara, here is nbc news correspondent aaron mclaughlin. >> it's a battle to save california's pristine coastline from devastation. just north of santa barbara, the allison fire burns out of control. shutting down a section of the famed pacific coast highway.
it's breathtaking views now lowered by smoke. >> not only is this area prone to significant fires that have had significant damage in the past, but it is also beautiful area. >> the fire doubling in size overnight, forcing evacuations from the course to the sea. firefighters now defending the famed, regain range. once known as the west coast white house. >> you can see those flames climbing up that hillside just feet away from this highway fire officials say that those drive-throughs combined with the northern wind is the reason why this have we will be close for the resealable future. 7000 acres, 0% contained, threatening up to 120 structures. the total adding to the states staggering fire season. almost 2 million acres burned so far. >> and you tie this to climate? change >> you know some people would, we are seeing our fires burn differently. we are seeing them burn hotter and faster. they are more dangerous. >> rand patrick brown has owned
this land for more than 80 years. he evacuated last night. >> are you scared? >> yes. >> tonight fear apprehension and an all out effort to save one of the most beautiful stretches on earth. erin, mclaughlin nbc news. >> and when we come back there is other news from our natural world tonight. this one of the beautiful variety. beautifu variety. (sfx: video game vehicle noises, horns beeping,)
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that last report we just aired out of santa barbara california, had to deal with a tragedy unfolding in the natural world. this next story is about something beautiful that is an outgrowth of something potentially very dangerous. two days ago there was a solar flare on the surface of the sun. it's a kind of explosion and eruption, and egyptian of roiling energy from the hot surface of the sun. the players then take days to get here and when they do, they can destruct our radioed communication, they can interrupt gps, they can affect satellites in orbit. solar flares also cause something beautiful. and we have pictures for you from last night. the northern lights aurora borealis, vivid in the night sky. visible way further south into the u.s. than they normally are. because of the solar flare. a united airlines captain shot
this photo from the cockpit. from the ground view in places like this one, cross like minnesota, positively spielberg. in the lights dance across the sky, the green waves are bright enough to read by. and just think about the sun for a moment, shall we? it is so large, over 1 million planet earth could comfortably fit inside. despite being 93 million miles away, they can still burn unprotected human skin here on earth, in the space of a few minutes. if it ever blows, up or dead, if it ever goes out we're dead. these are larger matters, matters way beyond our control. and that is another reason while we are all alive and well and here on earth, it is a reason to marvel at the magical greenlight that is the definition of out of this world. and on that note, that is our broadcast for this tuesday night, well after sundown, with
our thanks for being with us, on behalf of all our colleagues at the network of nbc news. good night. ws good night tonight, on all in with chris -- clearly governor abbott knows that the federal rules so -- why do you think he did? this >> politics. >> the latest public health stun for a republican governor, and the pressure for other states to follow >> i think you just want a lot of support -- certainly for me. >> plus, parents now suing schools who refused to enforce mandatory mask mandates for students they have the right ring efforts to whitewash -- and the end of an era for a fossil fuel boondoggle that was clean coal. >> clean coal that is nothing more than a madison avenue mad men's version of reality >> when all in starts, right now.