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hello again, everyone. thanks for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield. three days away. candidates are blanketing states. several key races to watch today, many eyes on pennsylvania, which could play a pivotal role for control in washington. democrat john fetterman taking on republican mehmet oz in a neck-and-neck contest. and they're pulling out all the political firepower. a total of three presidents holding events across the state of pennsylvania. president biden and former president obama holding campaign stops for fetterman, while former president trump is stumping for oz. cnn's jessica dean and arlette saenz are following the latest on the trail. jessica, you first, you're in pittsburgh. this is a critical stretch for both of pennsylvania's senate candidates. >> reporter: it certainly is,
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fredricka. we're now just three days away from election day and they're starting to take the stage behind me. that's where former president barack obama was about an hour ago, maybe a little less, rallying this crowd for john fetterman. look, this is a democratic stronghold. fetterman needs a big turnout in pittsburgh and the surrounding area if he's going to win statewide on tuesday. and that is why we are seeing the former president here. and fetterman speaking before obama kind of sharpening his attack on oz. listen to this. >> today dr. oz is going to be standing with donald trump on the stage. >> boo! >> and i'm going to be proud to be standing with the president that is 100% sedition free! >> reporter: very sharp words from john fetterman here on the trail in pittsburgh. now, from the former president we heard a lot of what he's been talking about as we've seen him campaign through some critical swing states across the country earlier this week.
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he talked about the issues defining this election -- crime, inflation, the economy, abortion rights. and he talked about the stark choice between fetterman and mehmet oz in his view. here's what he said. >> listen, it's easy to joke about dr. oz and all these quack remedies he's pushed on tv, but it matters. it says something about his character. if somebody's willing to peddle snake oil to make a buck, then he's probably willing to sell snake oil to get elected. >> reporter: now, from here we will travel out to latrobe, pennsylvania, where former president donald trump will be rallying for republican candidates in the state including mehmet oz. we'll hear more about his pitch to voters. oz walking that fine line between appealing to moderates, fredricka, which he has done in his closing ads and closing get out vote rallies and former president trump, who appeals to
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republicans here. question is will oz be able to walk a thin line. >> jessica dean in pittsburgh. now biden will be heading to pennsylvania, but right now he is in illinois, and that's where we found our arlette saenz traveling with the president. so, the president's message there? >> reporter: well, fred, president biden really took aim at republicans over their stance on social security and medicare as he's seeking to draw a contrast with the gop on issues that can affect americans' pocketbooks. here in joliet, illinois, the president talking about his administration and democrats' plans to try to lower prescription drug costs as well as preserve social security and medicare, which the president says would be on the chopping block if republicans gain control of the house and senate. the president in the final days of the election keenly aware that the economy and inflation are top concerns to voters. they really address economic issues making their final pitch
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for democrats in this campaign. the president here also had some choice words for some protesters that had assembled outside. >> generations of americans have counted on it, and it works. if we didn't have social security, the poverty rate for those over 65 would be four times what it is now. four times. those signs when i came in, socialism, give me a break. what idiots. socialists. [ cheers ] >> reporter: the president, while in the chicago area, also last night attended a fundraiser where he warns that if republicans gain control of both chambers of congress that it would be horrible for the next two years. but he vowed that he would have that veto pen to be able to veto legislation if republicans send certain things to the white house. now, the president has also been
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trying to strike an optimistic tone, saying he does believe they'll be winning in the house and senate come tuesday. over the course of the next few days he has a series of events where he'll be stumping for candidates starting this afternoon when he links up with his former boss, president obama, over in philadelphia to campaign for john fetterman. that's one of the few competitive senate races that the president has gone into in this closing week of the election. and then tomorrow he's heading over to new york for a last-minute stop with the state's democratic governor kathy hochul, who is in a much closer than expected race against her republican challenger, lee zeldin. the white house over the course of the past week has been focusing on the blue states where democrats are vulnerable in their races, they're trying to ensure they have as many democratic governors in statehouses across the country to help enact their agenda. the president has been really trying to frame this election as a choice and not a referendum on democrats' agenda or his time in office, so he's trying to deliver some of these closing
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pitches, particularly on the economy in these final days. >> arlette saenz and jessica dean, thanks so both of you. we'll check back with you. let's talk even more on all of this. how will this final pitch to voters play out on tuesday? "new york times" political editor patrick healey, so good to see you. "the new york times" has been talking to voters in these battleground states, and what are the big issues that is driving them to the polls? >> what we've heard repeatedly, fred, has been that the economy, more than anything else, and particularly gas prices, cost of rent, cost of housing, cost of groceries, cost of medical bills, really focusing i think voters on asking do we want more democratic government in washington, do we feel like the democrats controlling the white house, controlling congress have been able to put the country on a strong path that these voters
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really kind of feel in their pocketbooks. and just the degree to which the economy has driven so much. it has been interesting, fred. as we've seen over the year, you know, abortion rights has become an issue certainly at times, threats to democracy have been certainly a concern in a lot of states, but we've been doing now these focus groups with voters, about three a month in battleground state, and repeatedly what keeps coming up for voters is a sense that they want the government, whether it's washington or state capitols, to do something about the economy, and skepticism about whether the democrats can really make change happen in the economy. >> to that point, we saw president biden today campaigning in illinois, and he's touting his administration's efforts to lower prescription drug costs, protect social security, some of the economic issues that people are worried and concerned about. will that resonate with voters
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when seemingly voters are also talking about the immediate expenses of, like, rent, of gassing up their cars? >> fred, i think it's really hard. i think it's going to be really hard. right now there are just so many voters in this country who look at washington and say, you know, president biden may be saying the right things about social security, about medicare, but does change ever really happen? does washington ever actually sort of do things that has an effect on my pocketbook? so i think that they hear these things especially in a campaign season, but if they're not feeling them directly, and if they don't trust that the democrats have been running all of government for the past two years, and that things have gotten a lot harder for at least a good number of voters, there's just skepticism that that kind of argument can really break through. >> well, you know, there are a lot of interesting things about, you know, your focus groups in
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arizona, you know, for example. i mean, "the new york times" asking the 12 participants if u.s. democracy is in danger of collapsing. 8 of the 12 said yes. have you seen this kind of despair leading up to an election before? and i wonder also as a result of that despair is that provoking people to be a lot more engaged on the -- with the power of their vote. >> a great question. i covered the presidential races in 2004, 2008, 2016, 2020, midterms as well. i've never seen never anything kind of like this level of frustration and anxiety, a sense of our democracy, something that all of us are taught about as children, something that we're allowed to vote, you know, we become citizens as we get older, but sort of a sense of either for some voters kind of mistrust that leaders believe in democracy and are going to
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defend it, and for a lot of other voters, fred, just a real sense that democracy and threats to democracy are just not something that they care about in their bones and the way that they feel like elites on some of the coasts of america talk about it. they want to say -- we talked to one woman in arizona, as you noted in that focus group, who said, you know, i live by the border. it is so bad here in terms of the economy, job opportunities, immigration, people coming over, i hear all of this talk about threats to democracy, but what i want is help here, and that's what i'm going to be voting on. so, just that sense of despair, yes, ice there, but also so many issues motivating people. >> that's an interesting sentiment because when you listen to fp obama while in pittsburgh earlier today and he talked about the economy, but his approach was the current state of affairs is a consequence of the legacy of the pandemic. i can't say i've heard a whole
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lot of candidates speak about the economy in that way. and i wonder if he's also giving a cue perhaps to other democrats about, you know, the issue is -- the economic issue is the consequence of the legacy of the pandemic, and what voters want to hear, and this is what obama said, he said voters want to hear what you're going to do about it. when you just now talked about that voter, you know, and she's voting based on what the solution is, what's going to be done, even obama said you can't just talk about raising taxes, because that's not actually the solution to how people are looking for relief. >> that's such a bright insight, fred, and it resonates with what i've heard. people do talk here and there about the long tail of the pandemic, but people are really voting and i think moved by what they're feeling right now, by those monthly bills in october as they go to do early voting. but i think there is a sense,
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and if president biden had maybe the communication skills or leaders in the democratic party were able to sometimes talk the way that president obama can as you sort of noted, it may be more convincing to voters to understand what they're going through now economically isn't because of some policy that president biden passed a year ago. it's because of a very sort of long tail, frankly that could go back to, you know, the great recession in 2008. all of this is interlinked. but trying to make those arguments in the heat of the campaign just can be so challenging. >> yeah. indeed. patrick healy, great talking to you and seeing you. >> good to see you, fred. take care. still to come, the house january 6th committee getting a window into former president donald trump's motorcade on the day of the u.s. capitol attack. the committee is interviewing secret service agents who were inside the cars. details on that straight ahead.
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but it's only human to find the ones that could power a better future. the january 6th committee has extended its deadline for donald trump to provide subpoenaed documents. the new deadline for documents is no later than next week. trump also remains under subpoena to provide deposition testimony beginning november 14th. the committee's work continued this week with lawmakers hearing testimony from members of the former president's secret service detail. cnn's whitney wild has details. >> reporter: the house january 6th select committee is getting
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a window into former president donald trump's motorcade on the day of the attack. the committee interviewed a secret service agent who was many the lead car of former president donald trump's mo motorcade on january 6th. that interview would help the committee collect more detail about the planning that day as well as former president donald trump's movements. friday's interview, which has not been previously recorded, is the fourth with secret service agents and officials in five days. the panel continuing to expand its focus on the agency and the speed here highlighting the commitment to digging into what the secret service knew and what the secret service saw that day. further, sources tell cnn that an interview with the driver of trump's presidential vehicle could happen as soon as next week. that agent's testimony is critical in the effort by the committee to try to corroborate explosive testimony from cassidy hutchinson in which she claimed trump lunged at the wheel of the car and security detail when he learned he couldn't go to the
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capitol after his speech on the ellipse. sources tell cnn the committee expects to interview several more secret service agents as well. let's talk more about this with renato mariotti, host of podcast "on topic." so good to see you. >> absolutely. good to be here, fred. >> great. let's begin with the secret service interviews and the documents. so, what specifically does the committee want? >> the committee wants to see the traffic between the skecret service -- when i say traffic, communications traffic, what they were saying to each other to validate and corroborate some of the testimony we heard, for example, from cassidy hutchinson that was disputed off the record by unnamed secret service agents, for example, but there's been no testimony under oath. so i think that's what they're really looking for more than anything. >> right. and remember, a lot of their cell phone communication, the
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texting between a lot of the secret service, that's nowhere to be found because of a migrating of the system. >> exactly right. it's raised a lot of questions for sure. >> so this week trump also hinted that he would likely run for re-election and cnn has learned that his announcement could come on about the same day that he was expected to reply to a subpoena of his testimony. what does that tell you about his defense team's strategy or perhaps even his state of mind in terms of cooperating or not? >> i don't expect him to cooperate, fred. i never did. but what this sugs to me, for him, the timing of the announcement is part of his strategy. i think he thinks that that is going to be an answer to the january 6th committee, and i also think that he believes or at least i think you can infer that he believes that announcing that he will run for president very early will in some way
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insulate him from potential indictment. >> and then what about this prospect of if he is to run, there is a feeling within his camp that that sort of insulates him from further investigations and that the doj is even considering now kind of a special counsel? what does that mean that there might be considerations of a special counsel? >> well, first of all, i don't think it insulates him, fred. in fact, i think it's already baked in. the doj's investigating him and i think they assumed all along that they would be criticized for doing so because, you know, either he's going to be the candidate, you know, the nominee or likely candidate or he's somebody who, you know, they would be blamed for him not being a candidate or something along those lines. i think that's going to happen. but a special counsel, i think the purpose is to insulate the justice department and the political appointees at the top from this decision. this way, you know, there's
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somebody who's not directly appointed by biden who would make that decision in the first instance, and then one way or the other, whatever merrick garland decides to do, whether he decides to go with that person's decision or not, it would become public and there would be transparency there. it's a valuable step but has speculation. >> sources are telling cnn that a federal judge ordered donald trump adviser kash patel to testify before a grand jury. on the handling of federal records at mar-a-lago. what does patel being granted immunity suggest to you in terms of the justice department building its case? >> it strongly suggests to me, fred, that they are building a case against trump. kash patel in my mind is somebody, the subject of the testimony supposedly his witnessing of verbal statements by trump declassifying documents, that is not the sort of thing that the justice
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department would be investigating on its own. they're investigating that and they're trying to lock in his testimony so that they can undercut a potential defense that donald trump has that somehow patel witnessed him declassifying documents just, you know, in a private room verbally somewhere. and so, you know, the fact that they got immunity tells me that they're willing to gamble away any leverage against kash patel in order to make sure that they get his testimony locked in under oath so they can undercut that at a potential trial of trump. >> so fascinating. renato mariotti, thanks. >> thank you. back to the campaign trail. candidates are delivering their final arguments to voters with just now three days to go until the midterms. in one of the tightest races, wisconsin, republican senator ron johnson faces democratic challenge mandela barnes. omar jimenez joins me from a barnes campaign event in milwaukee. omar, the senatorial race has
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been neck and neck. what are you hearing out there today? >> reporter: fredricka, we're at a campaign event for lieutenant governor mandela barnes. he's the democrat in this race running against the two-term incumbent republican ron johnson. obviously we're in the final stretch here. this is three days to election day. and lieutenant governor barnes, tell us, live on cnn right now, tell us what is the key this weekend to get you over the finish line? and ron johnson didn't commit to accepting the results of the 2020 election. what's your response? >> the same since day one, show up everywhere, talk to everybody. we're not assuming anybody's political allegiances and not assuming any part of the state is going to show up for us, that any part of the state won't show up for us. we're meeting people where they are because there's so much more that folks have in common with each other than self-serving politicians like ron johnson. him not committing to election results has been the height of
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arrogance. that's where he's been for the last 12 years. he tried to overturn an election because he didn't like the result in 2020. he supported a violent insurrection and attempted to overthrow the government because the person he wanted to win was not successful. we know how low he'll take it. he wasn't successful in 2021 and he won't be successful here. >> thank you, lieutenant governor. that's really the crux of the final message here for these candidates. this is a canvassing event that they're doing here similar to what they're doing throughout the weekend. and for his part, part of what he alluded to earlier this week, senator ron johnson at a campaign event, did not outright say he would accept the results of tuesday's election and said we'll just have to see, and i don't know what democrats have planned. now, not clear on what exactly that meant, but of course that set off a firestorm just given the fact that there was a plot of fake electors that was tied to the ron johnson campaign, which he's denied knowledge of. and while johnson did commit to accepting the results of the
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2020 election, he didn't dispute anything there, of course hearing this answer this time around sets off another set of concerns. on his front, though, he did cite a case out of milwaukee, which was an election official, now former election official, that was criminally charged for allegedly obtaining military ballots for fake voters, allegedly to make a point. now, wisconsin election officials say this played out exactly how it was designed, because this person was actually caught, does not give out any sense of widespread voter fraud. we'll see how that translates to the campaign trails. you have events with ron johnson later this afternoon as well. but obviously these candidates are in full force, knowing it is going to be a close election as they usually are here in wisconsin. we'll see if that plays out on tuesday. >> all right. omar jimenez, thank you so much for that. we'll be right back. new dove body wash with microbiome nutrient serum transforms the driest skin in 1 shower.
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all right. three days, just three days until election day, and several key races are extremely tight, including in nevada. democrats have won the silver state in every presidential election beginning in 2008, but their margin has narrowed each time. senator catherine cortez masto and governor steve sisolak are among the democratic party's most vulnerable incumbents. i want to bring in tabitha mueller for more on all of this, a staff reporter for the nevada independent and joining me now live. good to see you. what matters most to voters there? >> so, there's a lot of different topics that are on the election ballot this year. of course you're seeing what we hear across the country -- the economy, abortion, a lot of high housing crisis here, and people are really worried. they're carrying that tension to the ballot box. as you said earlier, we are seeing some extremely tight
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races here, both in the nevada senate race and in governor's race. i mean, we might actually see the closest senate race in a long time. i think the last time we had as close a race was 1964 in the nef general election when incumbent u.s. senator howard cannon defeated republican paul laxalt by 48 votes. and that is adam laxalt's grandfather. >> wow. >> it will be a really tight race. >> it will be a nail-biter. what has made the difference for voter sfs what is it they are looking for in their candidates that they want wto hear from thm concretely? candidates are all talking in generalities about, you know, the economy or, you know, women's reproductive rights, about border issues, but what specifically is driving voters to make a decision about candidates dumping on those things? >> so i think in specifics, i
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think it's people saying this is what i can do for you. we've seen a really interesting trend here in nevada at least where gop supporters have actually gone kind of the other direction as far as election denialism, right. adam laxalt has had some statements that he made surrounding the 2020 election saying that it wasn't a fair election, and so we've seen a lot of people saying that's not what we stand for, and actually 14 members of laxalt's family did not -- endorsed his opponent, catherine cortez masto in the race. you're seeing concern from latino voters about immigration and hearing from voters about the economy and gas prices and things that are very close to home. i think that sometimes candidates can talk in generalities, but what i think voters really like to hear are specifics, here is how i can help you, here is what we're going to do to fix things in
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your state. also abortion, right. i think that catherine cortez masto stands on abortion and saying, hey, this is where, you know, we want to protect abortion rights nationally has really gotten an audience in nevada. >> so, every state has a different process for counting the votes. walk us through the tabulation process in nevada and when we can expect to find out who voters have selected. >> so, we're going to have election day. people will line up. they'll cast their ballots. once election day is over, that's when they'll start counting. i cannot give you a hard and fast deadline of when we will be able to call the results of the election. it just depends on how quickly those ballots get counted. not only do they have in in-person, but we also have mail-in ballots. and we have seen an increase in mail-in ballots since those were allowed here in the state. >> okay. and latino voters have helped bring in democratic wins there,
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but that was before the pandemic, disproportionately hitting minority families hard, a fact that's not been lost on republican challengers who heavily targeted their votes. how critical is the latino vote for particularly as it pertains to the tighter races in nevada? >> i think the latino vote is going to be very critical here. kcortez masto continues to cour latino voters as she did in 2016, and they could make up as much as 15% to 20% of the electorate. you're also seeing adam laxalt reaching out to those communities as well. >> okay. tabitha mueller, we'll leave it there for you. we'll be watching. keep us posted on the developments there. thank you so much. thanks so much for having me. still to come, millions of ukrainians are experiencing power outages due to russian bombardment. we'll show you how residents of kyiv are learning to live
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millions of ukrainians continue to deal with power outages caused by russian attacks on infrastructure. ukrainian president zelenskyy accuses the kremlin of waging energy terrorism on his country. cnn's christiane amanpour is in kyiv and has more on how residents are coping with the blackouts as winter approaches. >> reporter: week four of ukraine's new struggle against the cold and the dark. roadside bombing blackouts blanket kyiv. nighttime is spooky. and we're entering this high-rise apartment complex to see how the residents are coping
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with russia's constant attacks on key infrastructure. hello. up to the 12th floor, no light in the stairwell, but our cameras, and no elevator. yuliya mendel meets us, hobbling down on crutches on the foot she fractured by tripping over the steps the first night of the blackout. >> hi. >> reporter: she's a journalist and a former press sect to president zelenskyy. hi, how are you? together we visit her neighbor, natalia, with her 18-month-old daughter, lena, just one of a whole generation of war-traumatized kyiv kids, especially with the constant air raid sirens. is she stressed? >> she's, like, oh, oh, pointing to the window so that show knows that something goes wrong. >> reporter: the two of them are recovering from a two-hour ordeal trammed in a tiny elevator when the power went out. now all over kyiv, residents are
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putting small care boxes inside with water, snacks, and anti-anxiety medicines. by the time we sat down to talk, the power popped back on again after nine hours on this day. do you feel demoralized? do you feel like, okay, all right, enough already, it's time to surrender and negotiate? >> no way. look, we have gotten through hardships of the '90s. we didn't have water, light, heating, for hours and hours every day. that then was desperate because we didn't -- we knew it was about poverty. now it's about war, and we know that we must win. >> reporter: winning this phase of the war comes with weapons like these to charge phones and any other emergency equipment. >> it's the most important thing here is having in ukraine, a power band. without it, you don't have any connection and it's the most important now to know that your relatives are okay. >> reporter: they tell us generators are almost all sold out and super expensive now as
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well as candles, torches, and head lamps. natalia has improvised light from a water bottle and her iphone. downtown it's dire for businesses too. every beauty salon operates on hair dryers for that blowout and of course water to wash out the shampoo and the dye. olena is taking her chances today. >> translator: i might have to go home to dry it but it's fine. >> reporter: just one floor here has power and the others are dark. before the war, hair house had 150 clients a day. now it's more like 50, and the salon has lost 60% of its revenue. but as dimitri, the commercial manager, tells me, they keep calm and carry on. >> we believe that we should work even without light, even without things, we should help our army, we should help our people, and we will do our job
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to the end. i believe that sooner or later the light will come. >> reporter: like so many civilians, they say enduring these hardships on the home front is part of their war effort, supporting their troops on the front lines who are fighting to keep ukraine independent, fighting for their homeland. >> christiane amanpour in kyiv. thanks for that report. coming up, president joe biden hitting the campaign trail in the country, making his final pitch to voters ahead of the midterm elections. we'll fact check some of his campaign claims next. p like tha. with solutions that help relieve pressure, aches and pains, keep you cool, even a automatically respond to snoring. for dedeep, undisturbed rest.
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all right. welcome back. president biden rallying democrats in the chicago area just a short time ago. biden has made several appearances recently as democrats scramble to hang onto control in congress in next week's midterm elections. but on the campaign trail, some of biden's messaging has included false and misleading claims. cnn's daniel dayle has been fact checking and with us now. let's start with what he said about gas prices. >> today the most common price of gas in america is $3.39, down from over $5 when i took office. >> how does it stack up? >> the last part of that claim is just not true. the most common price of gas in early 2021 was $2.39. not even close to $5.
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he makes it sound like gas has fallen during his presidency even even though it went up. the price was over $5 in june, not when he took office. it is the most important price. he was just wrong in a live televised speech. >> let's hear about what the president said about an increase to social security. >> i know it was. for the first time in 10 years, seniors are going to get the biggest increase in their social security checks they've gotten. >> so, was the president right in that claim? >> this one is super misleading political stand that the president keeps doing. yes, it is true that the increase in social security paints for 2023 will be unusually big. what biden doesn't say is that is because inflation has been unusually big. a decades-old law requires that the increase in social security
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payments match the increase in the inflation right by a certain measure. 8.7% in social security payments. that is not because anything biden has done but the inflation rate by that measure is also 8.7%. >> the president also talked about the deficit in a recent appearance. and this is what he said. >> the democrats in congress, without any republican vote, reduced the deficit by 1 trillion 400 billion dollars. more than any time in american history. we cut the federal debt in half. a fact. >> all right. so, daniel, is that fact? >> there are two problems here. number one, it is just false that president biden and democrats have can you tell the federal debt in half. in fact, the debt has continued rising under president biden. it hit a record 31 trillion in early october. the federal deficit budget is
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something different. even then it is highly question for president biden to take credit there. the vast majority of the reason is the pandemic expired as planned. it wasn't his own actions. many say biden's actions have worsened the deficit picture not improved it. >> all right. daniel dayle with all the facts. thank you so much. >> thank you. all right. cramped cabins are nothing new on airplanes, right? but the faa may be pumping the brakes on plans to shrink seats even more. that's next. sore throat lozen. show your sore throat who's boss. mucinex instasoothe. works in seconds, lasts for hours. ♪follow the yellow brick road♪ ♪follow the yellow brick road♪ ♪follow, follow, follow, follow♪ ♪follow the yellow brick road♪ ♪
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the faa is considering whether to do something about the shrinking size of seats on commercial planes. the review comes after the agency received 26,000 public comments about seat sizes with many of them begging for more room. cnn aviation correspondent pete muntean has more. >> reporter: luxury is what flying was supposed to be. but these days legroom is shrinking. as passengers are getting larger. >> things are definitely getting too small on planes. >> we're dying. and it doesn't matter what airline it is. >> i can't imagine seats or aisles being smaller than they are today. >> now, the federal aviation administration is considering whether to stop airlines from making seats smaller.
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they are under a mandate to see whether seat size could slow an evacuation. but many focused on comfort. >> the idea is that the more people you can jam into a plane the more money you'll make. >> flyers rights president, paul hudson, said airlines are trying to squeeze out more profit. six senators told the faa to act urgently and not wait for the seats to get smaller. so i decided to put them to the test. >> two things. a ticket and tape measure. >> reporter: on this united airlines flight, legroom was right at the industry standard, 30 inches. but it all depends on the airline. legroom can get even tighter on ultra low cost carriers. 27 inches is what we saw on this allegiant flight. seats that are wider would make
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a difference. that would make a huge difference. >> they said it would not compromise on safety but told the government to stay out of regulating passenger comfort. the faa and the department of transportation declined our interview requests. >> their position to date has been how uncomfortable you are is between you and the air carrier. hello again, everyone. thank you for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield. it comes down to months of campaigning. three days until the midterm elections. the balance of power in congress is on the line. president biden hitting the campaign trail hard this weekend putting his political weight into some of the most critical races making stops today in illinois and pennsylvania. arlette sainz is with us in illinois. what was biden's message in the crucial fina


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