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partisan world in which we live. >> lots to play out. again, the president expected to meet with those senators from the gop caucus at any minute at the white house as they figure out what the next steps are and their plan to repeal and replace obamacare. that's going to do it for me in the newsroom on this tuesday. thanks so much for being with us. "the lead" with jake tapper starts now. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we begin with breaking news in the politics lead this afternoon. republican senators are now at the white house, arriving moments ago by bus. you see the images of the bus there. they're not at the white house to celebrate the passage of the senate republican health care bill. as you may recall, president trump did with the house version. republican senators are there to meet with white house officials and try to search for some way forward, given senate republicans right now do not have the votes needed to pass their health care legislation as
is. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell this afternoon announced he is delaying a vote that was supposed to happen this week until after the 4th of july recess that will buy him and his fellow senate republican leaders some time to make changes to the bill, to get a new analysis from the congressional budget office, and then, of course, more importantly, to try to convince enough republicans -- here are a bunch of them who are opposed right now to this bill and convince them the new plan is the way to go. some of the sticking points so far, higher projected premiums according to the congressional budget office analysis. millions more uninsured, some voluntarily because they no longer are required to get insurance. others no longer covered by medicaid. that's the program, of course, that provides care for nearly 17 million americans who have limited resources as well as disabled americans. so it's a big, tall order. let's go right now with cnn's
phil mattingly. he's on capitol hill. phil, what do we expect republican senators to raise, what issues will they discuss with vice president pence, with president trump if he's there, at this meeting? >> a listening session is how one republican senator kind of characterized it as he walked to that bus. others talked about that they want to try to get at least some kind of debate going. jake, i think the interesting thing here is the issues, the topics aren't secret. everybody knows what they are. senate majority mitch mcconnell has had a very clear understanding of what each of his members, typically those opposed members, need to get to yes. the problem is the ability to actually cobble together a comprehensive final proposal that can actually reach 50 votes. jake, if you want to know just how far away they are for some senators, take a listen to what maine republican senator susan collins had to say. >> i have so many fundamental problems with the bill that have been confirmed by the cbo report that it's difficult for me to
see how any tinkering is going to satisfy my fundamental and deep concerns about the impact of the bill. >> jake, listen to that. keep in mind the republican leaders can only afford to lose two members of their conference, senator rand paul on the other side of the ideal spectrum, senator collins, has made very clear he will be a very, very tough sell on this as well. just since the closed door republican meeting where senator mcconnell said they were going to take some more time, three new republican senators came out and said they were opposed to this, which kind of underscores what i've been hearing for a couple days. our public count is nowhere near where the actual count is. i want to take you over what happened the last 24 hours. the cbo score was definitely a body blow to this protcess. you had a lot of senators saying this was a severe blow on the top line. if you look at premiums, if you look at medicaid, all of these
issues are very problematic for a number of different senators. the big question now becomes staff, working behind the scenes, trading proposals back and forth. mcconnell really trying to buttonhole senators today. the president himself making phone calls, meeting in person with rand paul. what's it going to take to get them there? i asked a senate aide what's going to change over the next 10 days? his response? i don't know, but we have to figure something out, jake. on capitol hill, cnn's ryan nobles who joins me now. you spoke to two republicans who could have a lot of influence on what happens next. >> reporter: that's right, jake, and really kind of a sense of relief from both ted cruz of texas and mike rounds of south dakota even though they kind of come at this with different perspectives. one thing they have in common, they want to see a repeal and replacement of obamacare. cruz wants to see a plan where truly there is a belief those premiums will come down, while rounds is looking for something
that the conservative wings of this caucus can come together on. they feel like they dodged a bullet to a certain extent today because this bill had no chance of making it through the senate by friday. but a lot of these problems that phil just talked about that exist right now are still going to exist once they get back from this 4th of july break. they will have to make big changes before the bill has any chance of moving forward. jake? >> let's bring in jim acosta. they held a white house briefing. what's the significance of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell saying they're putting off a vote until after 4th of july. >> we have some video of the president sitting down with gop senators who have traveled over here by bus to the white house to meet with the president about this i mperilled legislation.
the question is whether this is sort of a routine checkup or if this bill is truly going into the operating room. as for what the white house is saying about this, the deputy spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders said in a briefing, a very short briefing, sean spicer spoke about 40 minutes and then she spoke about 20 minutes in the briefing room today. she said, yes, they're looking at making adjustments, making some changes to this legislation. she also pushed back on the score of the senate health care lej lejts la legislation that found that 22 million americans would find themselves without medicaid. here's what she had to say this afternoon. >> there is a reason he's bringing senators over here today to talk it through. we know there will be changes, we know there will be adjustments. the thing the president was committed to was making sure that anybody who currently receives medicaid that's not touched, and that is consistent with what's in the bill.
>> reporter: now, we should point out you heard sarah huckabee sanders say, as you know, there will not be any medicaid changes in this bill, but we've all been reporting there will be some $800 billion reduced in spechnding in medica over the course of the next decade. that is going to be changes and changes that are a part of this will result in cuts. that's not a factual statement come ing out of the white house. one other thing we want to point out. she was also asked if they used the current version of the senate bill to be considered as less mean than the house bill. you recall the president considered it mean behind the scenes with some republican lawmakers earlier this year. there was no response to sarah huckabee sanders. she said she has not asked the president that particular question, jake. >> jim, thank you so much. a delay on the bill may come as
welcome news to certain governors, as well as some democratic governors, that the bill would hurt americans. senator john hickenlooper, welcome, governor kasich, welcome. he pulled the bill. it's not going to be considered this week. he wants to put it off until the 4th of july. he wants to make changes to the bill. what kind of changes would you like to see? >> the big changes i'd like to see is some democrats involved. i would like to see the democrats make this thing stable and something that will last, it can have resilience. if one party does it, we'll be right back where we were when obama had a bipartisan vote. mitch mcconnell said it's time to listen to constructive people
on the side. i agree with that. there is a lack of resources. there isn't enough money for the program. it's like having a car but no gasoli gasoline. it doesn't go very far. >> why have democrats not been part of the process? >> because the republicans have been very focused trying to put together a bill, ram it through, get it through without a lot of discussion, and they knew it would be difficult, right, to give $230 billion of tax cuts to the richest americans. there are a lot of republican senators not happy to go along with that. i think it's good news they're going back to discuss it, and i think the key, as senator kasich said, is resources, right? you need resources or else you're going to end up having to roll back coverage in the exchanges as well as medicaid. >> speaking of senators, have you talked to your senators about this? you each have one democrat and one republican representing your state. >> i'm sure he's not for it, but
with senator portman, my office is in touch with his office all the time. he knows about my deep concerns of medicaid expansion, about the funding of medicaid, about the ri rickety-rockety nature of medicaid. if people have health care and they're sick, they're not likely to work. if they're hungry, they're not likely to work. so we need to make sure people can get primary health coverage so the drug addicted can get what they need and get on their feet. contrary to what people might think, the medicaid expansion, they're only on the program for about 18 months. >> governor hickenlooper, what fixes would you like to see made
to obamacare to make obamacare run more smoothly? as you know, a lot of people have seen their premiums go up and they don't think it's a good program for them. >> well, certainly the exchanges have seen some of their premiums go up dramatically. remember, these are people that most of them didn't have any coverage before obamacare. we haven't gotten our arms around it. one way to do that is to stabilize the pool to make sure you don't have these very small number of high-cost incidents. these are people that go into the pool and get their -- whatever the procedure is that they need and then they move out of the pool and stop paying premiums. that's never healthy for the pool. also to look at things like -- i mean, go down a whole list of the preventions and making sure that people have chronic illnesses that we keep on top of them. or if there's a potential of an indication they have a medical condition, get to it early. >> let's talk about a specific
condition i know you're very worried about in ohio, and that is people struggling with addiction to opioids. the cbo, the congressional budget office estimates that roughly 15 million fewer americans will be covered by medicaid in 2026. under this current senate republican proposal than under obamacare, the cuts will save $772 billion. what kind of effect would that have on the opioid crisis and those struggling with it? >> we have a harder time being able to treat people, jake, and as you know, people who have these addictions, sometimes they fail three, four, five times. some of them never succeed. but i think you have an obligation. some of them are your next-door neighbor. they're families that play by the rules and one thing leads to another and they have an addiction. it would definitely harm them. let's not just focus on that. let's also talk about something that americans have not wanted to talk about most of the time and that's the issue of mental illness. people who are mentally ill shouldn't be sleeping under a
bridge or living in our jails. if you check, you'll find out that so many of our mentally ill are in our prisons or under bridges, and the chronically ill need to get treated. if you shut down medicaid expansion too fast or you starve medicaid, there's not enough money. the problem is the resources are not there to run the program. if they would be willing to keep the resources there for an extended period of time, and that's all about discussions and negotiations, and make the exchange more solid, right now on the exchange, you know, under the house bill, and i think under the senate bill -- we haven't seen the numbers under the senate bill, but under the house bill, you can get a tax credit for 3 or $4,000 to buy health insurance. what can you buy for 3 or $4,000 for a year to buy health insurance? if you can, you can't afford the deductible. if we can get away from the political sloganing that we see and we can get reasonable people in a room -- because i've been
there. i was there when we balanced the budget, i was there during welfare reform. you get reasonable people in the room, we can stabilize these symptoms and then we can, on a bipartisan basis, begin to deal with the primary cause of rising health care korscosts. right now we're not there. >> governors, stick around if you could. we'll take a quick break and be right back. we have much more to talk about. savings on behr. e only at the home depot. can we at least analyze customer can we push the offer online? legacy technology can handcuff any company. but "yes" is here. you're saying the new app will go live monday? yeah. with help from hpe, we can finally work the way we want to. with the right mix of hybrid it, everything computes.
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relatively small number that made that choice. the vast majority would be forced out either through medicaid or the shrinking of exchange and lack of subsidies. a lot of these people are working poor, many times working two jobs, and they still can't afford basic health care coverage. so those subsidies even up to 200, 300, 400% of the poverty level really is necessary or they won't be able to afford it. i don't think there are very many that will say, well, you know, i'm just not going to do it. i think what they would do -- >> it's millions of them. i'm not sure of the speck breakdown, but it's millions of people who lose insurance because they opt out of the system and many say that's a good thing, that's freedom, that's liberty. >> that works as long as they can get back in as soon as they need a procedure, right? they've got preexisting conditions, but -- that's one of the things that needs to be fixed is allowing people to go in and out of the system when they need it and then not pay premiums when they don't need it. there is no system in the world
that's going to work successfully with that kind of a structure. >> i think it's also possible that if you were to give flexibility to the states on the essential health benefits, you could lower requirements. >> you could lower requirements for insurance companies. >> there are number of things. there's ratio with people at the top, people at the bottom, and i give the senate credit for addressing that. if you give us some flexibility on the essential health benefits, you probably will lower the cost and also improve the pool. john mentioned that. improve the pool so you just don't have people, but healthy people, and people will find it more affordable. >> what should be optionable? >> there is a whole series of them. the two that i tend to think should not be optional would be mental health coverage, because i think we've ignored the mentally ill in this country,
and addiction. it's fair to say there should be some guardrails. each state could be in a position to be able to make some good choices about what fits them, but i think there are some guardrails that ought to apply. you have a relationship with the federal government. they expect something. we expect something. and you reach a middle grouchnd. that's what negotiations are all about. >> do you glagree with that, governor hickenlooper? do you want options so colorak d rad -- coloradans don't necessarily have to have pregnant care? >> people with complex disabilities, i talked to senator gardner and that's one of the things that concerns him, figuring out what that baseline is. what is the foundation of which each state can build off of? almost all of us realize we have
to make some changes and control costs in health care, we just don't want to roll back coverage on millions of people. >> think about what he said about the coverage for maternity leave. each state could design a plan where we could reach agreement on there are certain people that shouldn't have to buy that, and there's others that should. jake, the most important thing in reaching agreement on a big, big thing is to just get some basic principles in place. then when the principles are in place and hickenlooper and i get into a room, we wrestle each other into the ground, i give a little bit, he gives a little bit. that's the nature of how it works around here traditionally. how it works now? forget it. there is no compromise, there is no talking, and it's not just republicans. democrats did it as well. and we have to end the civil war on all of these subjects where i'm a republican, you're a democrat. why don't we be americans? why don't we get over all this party business because people are getting sick of it. they're getting fed up with it.
>> and i would throw in, any time you see on these shows anywhere, any elections say, they're for that party. why don't you say at the beginning, just let it go. >> you're editing now? >> i am. i'm making a constructive suggestion. >> i don't know about that, but i appreciate you being here together. hickenlooper and kasich, i appreciate it. let's listen to president trump at the white house meeting with senate republicans right now. >> it's melting down as we speak. rates are going up. in fact, it's very interesting, lisa, that you're sitting next to me, because in alaska it was 206%. a 206% increase in alaska. i used to use arizona as the standard. that was 116%. so it's really meltdown, and we're going to try and solve the problem. so i invited all of you, and i think we have either 52 out of 52 or 50 out of 52, and john, either one is met good, i think,
as a percentage. so we're going to talk and we're going to see what we can do. we're getting very close. but for the country, we have to have health care, and it can't be obamacare which is melting down. the other side is saying all sorts of things before they even knew what the bill was. this will be great if we get it done. if we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like, and that's okay, and i understand that very well. but i think we have a chance to do something very, very important for the public, very, very important for the people of our country that we love. so i'll ask the press to leave. i greatly appreciate you folks being here. we love you very much. you're very kind and very understanding. but we will now ask you to leave. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. >> all right, president trump just minutes ago meeting with 50 or so senate republicans, the senate republican health care
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welcome back. we are keeping an eye on the breaking news, the health care vote in the senate delayed. republican senators right now at the white house talking to the president about a possible path forward. but we want to turn to the world lead now for one second. a stern warning came from the white house. syria could be preparing another chemical weapons attack, and if an attack occurs, syrian president bashar al-assad would face a heavy price, the white house warned. the pentagon said they've seen the same activity at the same air base struck by tomahawk missiles in april that killed dozens of civilians, including children. barbara starr is at the pentagon
and this sounds a lot like a red line for president trump. >> reporter: it does, indeed. president trump making clear he will not tolerate another attack by the sir yayrians and hoping e the russians to press assad to back off. syrian president bashar al-assad climbs into the cockpit of a russian aircraft. the kremlin's military chief of staff watching nearby. just as moscow and damascus get an ominous warning from president trump about assad getting ready for another chemical weapons attack. a sudden overnight statement from the white house saying the united states has identified preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the assad regime that would likely result in the mass killing of civilians, including innocent children, warning that assad will pay a heavy price. >> the goal is at this point not just to send assad a message but
to send russia and iran a message that if this happens again, we are putting you on notice. >> reporter: the u.s. had watched this syrian air base for days, the same base the syrians used in april when they attacked civilians with serin nerve agent. they responded then with tomahawk missiles. but it has the u.s. worried. u.s. symmetry shows a syrian aircraft in a shelter with chemical weapons nearby. it's not clear if assad and his backers got the message. >> my hope is that the president's warning will certainly get russia and iran to take a second look, and i hope that it will caution assad. >> reporter: trump's warning was closely held until the last minute. the white house and the defense officials say secretary of state rex tillerson and defense secretary james mattis knew about the intelligence, but many
other officials unaware. the u.s. military has options for president trump if he decides to act. the president has drawn a red line, suggesting conditions for action, something he said he would not do. >> i don't want them to know what i'm thinking. >> reporter: but if trump doesn't act, he's in the position of potentially nknowin about a future attack against civilians and not stopping it. >> if we were to wait for an attack to happen knowing that it was about to happen, then yes, we have abrogated responsibility under the u.n. charter. >> reporter: but if assad were to proceed, military officials made it clear they have everything in place to strike again. jake? >> barbara starr at the pentagon for us. we have much more to discuss on the senate health care bill and what changes trump might be discussing right now with republican senators at the white house. stick around. we'll be right back. company.
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we're back way very packed politics lead and a very robust panel. the white house is issuing a dire warning to syria and much, much more. let's dive right in. amanda, let's start with you. what is the path forward for the republican health care bill? obviously you have sources, for want of a better term, on the left. they're worried about health cuts. people on the right concerned that it still keeps within the basic structure of obamacare. >> i would say two things. first and foremost, they have to figure out how they're going to message the medicaid issue. i don't think there is a broad understanding that obamacare is three things: medicaid expansion, taxes and subsidies. you can't scale down obamacare without touching those three things. for these senators to come out and say, oh, i had no idea what would happen with medicaid in my state is silly. the fact they don't know how to
message that is a huge problem. they have to take care of that, first and foremost. secondly, there has to be relief on the individual market. these families get hammered that don't get the subsidiesubsidies don't get the help. they need a way out because the premiums are too high, and if they can't sell that to the middle class, they won't have a bill. >> but michelle, according to the budget office, in addition to the wonderful things this bill will do, it will make premiums go up. that's one of the conclusions that the cbo reached, is that all these smaller plans that will be allowed to be offered will mean that premiums are less but the deductibles will go up much higher. >> this is mufundamentally what you're dealing with. health care reform sounds great in theory but it's always been in the details. and when the senators start looking at what it's going to do to their individual states, it hits older voters really hard. no senator wants older voters hit harder. this is a disaster for them. and it's a little bit perplexing
how we got seven years of promises to repeal and reform without anybody kind of figuring out what the big chunks of that were going to be and to be ready for it. they seem wholly unready to deal with this. >> where do you see this going? >> i really want to watch the governors. i thought it was great to have the two governors on because one of the forms of pressure on these republican senators are republican governors who went along with the medicaid expansion in their own states and now they're looking at the math and saying, we can't afford this rollback. you have to vote against this. that puts a lot of pressure on these senators. mitch mcconnell has shown he's pretty good at squeezing the balloon. if you satisfy the moderates, maybe you lose the conservatives. there are a lot of concerns about what this bill would do for treatment of opioid addiction, for example. there is a path forward, but in some ways it has to go through the governors. >> what's also interesting is the way this pro-trump superpac
has gone after some of the republicans that have been wavering on this, like dean heller, senator from nevada, who is up for reelection. his governor, republican governor sandoval, has been pretty clear that he wants to keep the medicaid expansion. so i don't know if this helps or hurts dean heller to be attacked by this trump superpac. >> what would help would be the white house to provide some messaging to give these people a place to lachnd. it comes back to the medicaid expansion. you can't mess with obamacare without tinkering with this. there is a story to be told with the states that did expand the medicaid pools and the states that did not. obamacare was somewhat of a bribe. they said if you expand your medicaid pools, we'll give you money in the short term, but it's not going to be enough. the states that did not take that money said, we'll do this on our own and they do not have this problem. so we need to have the national
discussion about what the medicaid program does serve, because anybody that's able-bodied between 18 and 34 can get on the program. this is supposed to serve the needy, the disabled and the destitute. weaver gotten away from that and that's the problem. >> what about susan collins and michelle murkowski holding the position of holding back on care for women. >> there are people who said they are want happy with this, lee and rand paul want to blow this up and start from scratch. they've been pretty harsh about this already. if you start chipping at the stuff that is in there for them, they already think not enough has been done. you risk losing even more of those. >> olivia, amanda talked about the messaging problem. one message, let's call it a
challenge, that president trump behind closed doors and then in front of the world labeled the house version mean, even after he held that celebration in the rose garden for it. this bill, i mean, how do republicans make the argument this is not mean, this is a nice bill? >> well, opponents, first of all, are bracing for the mean comment to be in every single ad in 2018 if this bill passes. the white house is working really hard to try to portray their messages and the outreach has been very popular. they talk about these wavering senators behind the scenes. susan collins and lisa murkowski were on either side of the president getting the hard sells. senator heller, i think, was one seat over from that. capitol hill typically prefers it when the president limits his public input into this conversation because you never know what he's going to say. >> one point on that, on the campaign trail president trump said he would not touch medicaid
but also that he was going to repeal obamacare. those statements were completely incompatible. if he is going to talk about obamacare repeal, he should really understand what it does. i do not think his press secretary understands what it does. in the white house briefing today, she was asked, should a family making 60,000 a year be on medicaid? i don't know, i have to look into it. that answer is simple. no, they should not be on medicaid, they should be able to afford a plan on their own. medicaid is too expensive. but they seem too caught off guard by the simple mechanics of obamacare that they need to learn it before they try to undo it. >> let's briefly turn to syria and the president's threat yesterday that if assad prepares -- continues to prepare to use chemical weapons that he'll face incriminations. is this another red line? >> it is a red line. if you do this, you will pay a heavy price. oh, and by the way, we're also going to hold russia and iran partly responsible for this. it was unusual in that it took a
long time to provide the supporting information for it. last night it wasn't really forthcoming. another thing i would note is this is what people on the hill worry about when they talk about an escalation or mission cream. they said, hold on, our primary mission is still to defeat the islamic state. however, we will also take this role on if we need to. some folks on the hill are worried about that. they don't like the idea we'll see more and more strikes on syria government targets. in fact, they're worried it's illegal. >> people have talked about that thus far with this president. we're about to see how he handles something potentially international that's not of his own making, he has no control over, and i think a lot of people are very nervous. >> all right. everyone, thank you so much. an inside look at the so-called capital of isis as control appears to be slipping away from the terrorist group. plus, google hit with a
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we're getting a rare look inside life inside raqqa, the capital of the terrorist group. it shows they may be near collapsing. why the reign of terror may be coming to an end at the height of isis' power. >> reporter: this is what a reign of terror looks like when it's in collapse. yep, the traffic is normal, so is the market. but you can tell isis is losing here on the streets of raqqa, caliphate for one thing. it's actually pretty easy to
film them in secret. using a body camera could be a death sentence for this activist, but encircled by american-backed syrian fighters, they just don't fear isis anymore. isha from belgium is a target looking at their fashion choice and elsewhere. they refuse to discuss airstrikes. >> reporter: here, the egyptian looks for police. they don't find him. streets are covered with canopies meant to shelter isis
fighters from prying coalition drones above. but despite the war, the market's brimming, even the wounded hobbling around. under siege. why is there so much food? it's shipped in, alive and well on the caliphate. he even seems to offer to change dollars. sandbags give shelter from airstrikes but also defend positions when street to street fighting reaches here. but some locals have already made this hostile to reign. one telling us how he pinned letters, death threats, to the doors of isis informants. we can only get to them, he says, by looefrg me seaving mes their doors saying, we know who you are. that stopped them. and then some friends wrote the word "free" on isis buildings. and then they started writing on
walls, children on chalk boards, making isis wonder, who are these people? it's getting ugly for isis here. they've moved their prisons out, top commanders have fled. their lieutenants only drive around in low-profile normal cars. their enemy is literally at the gates. isis' world vanishing fast. this may be among the last times we glimpse into their warped way of life. >> reporter: jake, within the last 40 to 48 hours, syrians and kurds appear to have finished the cordon they've put in place around raqqa. it's effectively sealed off from the outside world, stronger than it's ever been before. the question is how quickly does it move into the downtown area, the built-up streets. they are almost completely cleaned of isis as i speak to you now. the broader question is what happens when isis is kicked out
of that city. lots of competition now between many of the rival groups in northern syria to establish the end game they would like to see when isis is taken out. the issue now with the trump administration threatening the syrian regime is exactly where does the u.s. see itself in a post-isis world in syria? are they out or still trying to influence the game? jake? also in world news today, the state department is out with its annual human trafficking report with the president's daughter and senior adviser, ivanka trump, on hand for her efforts of trying to save the millions of children exploited to human traffickers around the world. she said ending human trafficking is a major priority for the trump administration. >> this year's report emphasizes the responsibility all governments have to prosecute human traffickers. on a personal level, as a mother, this is much more than a policy priority. it is a clarion call to action in defense of the vulnerable,
the abused and the exploited. last month while in rome, i had an opportunity to speak firsthand with human trafficking survivors. they told me their harrowing stories, how they were trapped in this ugly dark web. how they survived, how they escaped, and how they are very slowly reconstructing their lives. >> noting in the report china is now joining the ranks of russia, iran, syria and north korea as the worst offenders in human trafficking in the world. google gets fined billions of dollars, accused of abusing power, and not for putting a picture of your backyard on the web. what did they do? that's next.
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lead. google slapped with a fine of $278 billion. they are rigging and steering customers to its own shopping service over the competition. for example, when shoppers type in "blue shoes" on google, these images pop up first as results from google shopping. those boxes nudge all results further down the screen, the eu saying google illegally giving those shoes priority placement. anything that comes after really doesn't have a chance. google says it is considering an appeal. the company has 90 days to change its policy, otherwise it might face additional penalties. be sure to tune in tonight to cnn for a special report, the russian connection, inside the attack on democracy. jim sciutto taking you inside the russian hacking.
i'm jake tapper. turning you over to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." thank you for watching. happening now, breaking news. delaying the vote. senate republican leaders delay a vote on their health care bill because they don't have enough support from their own party to pass it. after a non-partisan congressional report found it would leave 22 million more people uninsured than under obamacare. white house invite: all republican senators are invited to the white house for a crucial meeting with the president about the health care bill. but one gop senator says the president still hasn't learned how to work with congress. can the president and his party move beyond this stunning setback? chemical attack warning. the white house says syria may be preparing for another chemical weapons attack and warns the regime is may pay a heavy