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♪ ♪ hello and welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king in washington. thank you for sharing a very busy news day with us. soon, a courtroom fight over whether to make public that sealed affidavit. the affidavit the fbi used to justify its search warrant for donald trump's mar-a-lago home. and a key senate race moves towards the democrats. and you might call this an inkblot test on the economy. housing slides into a recession,
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but there is more good news on gas prices. we begin with a court showdown over whether we should get to see over how the fbi secured its search warrant for mar-a-lago. next hour, lawyers for the justice department and several media organizations will argue inside a federal courtroom in florida. at issue, whether the affidavit, the doj filed to support the application for that unprecedented warrant should be made public or whether it should stay secret. the document contains sensitive details known only to the government, including the identity of witnesses who cooperated with federal investigators. the justice department argues making those details public would hand deliver its investigative road map to team trump, and perhaps threaten the safety of those witnesses. let's begin with jessica. the justice department says keep it public. we'll see if the judge agrees. keep it private, excuse me. >> reporter: that's right. we'll see how the judge sides with this when the hearing starts at 1:00. there are big stakes here,
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because of course, this affidavit provided all of the underlying details, the probable cause or that search warrant. so justice department prosecutors will be arguing forcefully to keep this affidavit out of public view. it's the media organizations, including cnn, who are asking for the unsealing of this affidavit. in their filing, they said it really is in the public interest to get more details surrounding the mar-a-lago search. they say it hasn't been since the nixon administration that the government has used its power to get records in such a public fashion. now, we have been waiting for a response from the trump team. they were supposed to file this morning, but we have seen nothing in the court docket yet. we'll see if they're in the courtroom, if they make any arguments. this will play out with the judge in florida peppering both sides of this, the justice department and the media. so doj prosecutors will reiterate what we saw in their filing, saying that the release of this affidavit would derail
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their investigation, revealing sensitive witness information that they could not have out in the public. the media organizations will be arguing for full disclosure here. it is also possible that the judge in this case here could review this affidavit, eventually eventual ly behind closed doors and decide what to release, perhaps parts of it. so all of this playing out once the hearing begins at 1:00 p.m. we'll wait to see if trump's legal team will be in the courtroom making arguments. for the most part, this is between the doj and the media organizations pushing to get it released. >> jessica, thank you for kicking us off. let's get insights now from elliott williams. so elliott, let's just focus on the issues at hand and then the trump question. the justice department says keep it secret, the media organizations say it's relevant because of the public interest to make it public. what is the bar, the legal bar that the media organizations
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need to cross? >> focus on the words "in the public interest." look, our constitution guarantees that criminal procedures are open and public. affidavits in support of search warrants are kind of an exception to that, because number one, we give prosecutors the ability to conduct their cases without jeopardizing evidence or people's safety. now, that can be lifted if a judge finds that it would be in the public interest to do so. that's an open question, both sides will argue about it. courts tend to lean with prosecutors when they say this will mess up our investigative techniques. i have a hard time believing this will be released. >> at least one of trump's lawyers was invited. we have not seen a filing from them. are they technically a party to this case, in the sense it's the justice department fbi affidavit, does their opinion matter? >> yeah, not really.
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because, again, this is really between the justice department and the court. now, look, it is a rare instance where the defendant is asking for the information to be released, because think about all the information that might be in an affidavit, laying out why prosecutors think that someone might have broken the law. so that usually in most cases is very bad for a defendant. of course, this is not a usual case, so we shall see, you know, how much the court considers the views of the defendant here. but, again, usually it's the prosecutor whose opinion carries the most weight here. they're a party to this, like we said at the beginning. president trump is a party to this, has a right to weigh in. >> you just said it's unusual for donald trump, he -- donald trump said publicly on his truth social site that he wants the affidavits released. does that matter at all to the judge?
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does that have any legal standing or would his attorneys need to say that in court for the judge to consider it? >> there's a hodgepodge of questions that will go into this idea of if something is in the public interest. one question might be, well, the defendant has asked for this to be released. does that trump, pun intended, what the prosecutors have said about this? at the end oh of the day, the questions that will drive the judge's opinion are, number one, are investigative tactics going to be jeopardized? number two, what are the views of the prosecutors here? and very importantly, could anyone's safety be put at risk here? either in the form of witnesses and cooperators or agents themselves if this evidence or their names are made public. you can't cleanly redact it, john. you can't black out people's names, because all the information in it is so secure. >> i was just going to follow up on that. you don't see a middle ground in the sense could the judge instead order a summary to be released, but you would have to create a new document, and
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that's not what is at stake here, right? >> and if the whole point here is showing the public what the investigative techniques are, even a new document wouldn't help there. it would literally be a search warrant executed on august 10 or whatever, and then 20 pages of black boxes, almost out of an old spy movie. it would be useless to the public to redact this. >> elliott, stand by for us. we go to new york and more trump related courtroom drama. allen weisselberg entered a guilty plea this morning, 15 felony counts in a tax fraud account. this will compel him to testify against his former company should the case ever go to trial. our reporter is live in new york. walk us through what happened and what it means. >> reporter: yeah, john. so this hearing wrapped up just
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a while ago. about an hour long, and allen weisselberg was in that courtroom, the judge going through every one of the 15 points that he was pleading guilty to, asking weisselberg if this is what he was pleading to. he said yes, your honor, in a very hushed tone. he didn't give any other statements. but as part of this week, allen weisselberg will have to testify against the trump organization where he has worked for more than 40 years. the manhattan district attorney issuing a statement after this plea deal, claiming victory. he said instead of paying his fair share like everyone else, weisselberg was provided with expensive cars, private school tuition and new furniture, without paying required taxes. this implicates the trump organization in a wide range of criminal activity, and requires weisselberg to provide testimony in the upcoming trial against the corporation. now, he will also have to pay
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back $2 million in taxes, interests, and penalties. the judge warning him if he does not live up to all of those obligations, he could face a stiffer sentence than what they agreed on. today, they agreed he would serve five months in prison. that could be 100 days with time off for good behavior. i just got in a statement from trump organization, someone who is calling weisselberg a fine and honorable man and reiterating the trump organization is not taking a plea deal and looking forward to their day in court, john. >> kara, thank you. let's bring elliott williams back into the conversation. help me with the distinction. he's not a state's witness but compelled by this plea deal to testify if there is a trial against the trump organization. >> he could testify at trial, but he's not providing interviews, and background information about the former president. like, think about cooperators, if you watch mob movies, the
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guys who are flipped to testify against their bosses or to provide wiretaps. that wouldn't happen here, but to provide information against their bosses. that's not going to happen here. if there's a trial, he can be called as a witness. >> these are from 2021, when we first understood he was talking to prosecutors, if we could put up the headlines up there. "the new york times," weisselberg faces charges and test to his loyalty. there was some thought then, a lot of people, trump critics, every time there's a new investigation, say this is the one. that allen weisselberg took this plea deal but not a state's witness, what does that tell you about his tone and tenner when it comes to testifying down the road? >> number one, he can testify against the trump organization, but not the former president himself. now, look, this really was never
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"the one." at the end of the day, this was a small case in financial fraud terms. i know most american also never see $1.7 million in their entire lives. however, in the case of new york city financial fraud cases, this was never going to be -- there were going to be some proof problems in convicts him. ultimately, you would have to have proven that he intended to evade any tax law in his conduct. and you could -- i think a good defense attorney could get past a jury the question of, well, he thought this was just his compensation. so there would have been a number of challenges to this. this was never the mushroom cloud, smoking gun that was going to take down donald trump the man. now, there are questions about the trump organization that can face criminal charges, and we'll see what happens there. >> elliott williams, thank you for clearing that up. appreciate the insight. up next, what a top political analyst calls a blue summer breeze. several key race ranking shifts
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today, more signs of an improving midterm political climate for joe biden and the democrats. the report changed its writing of the pennsylvania senate race from toss-up to lean democrat. now we're 82 days out, still plenty of time for move swings. but colorado's senate race was shifted to from likely democrat to lean democrat. democrats are feeling better. if amy walter joins us now live. i like that, last summer was cruel if you looked at the data for the democrats. this one is better, the question is how much of a breeze? when you move this state, pennsylvania now held by a
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republican, key to the 50-50 control, who will control the senate come january, when you shift that toward the democrats, the question is why? >> yeah, absolutely. so on paper, pennsylvania is a state that obviously is incredibly competitive. joe biden carried it very narrowly. but it's a place where the republican candidate has been unable to really benefit from what should be a pretty good environment. as i said, the breeze for democrats or the environment for democrats a whole lot better than it was last summer. but there's enough of a tail wind for republicans that candidates should be able to benefit. in this case, the republican candidate, dr. oz, is deeply under water in terms of his image. it was a very messy primary. he's not been able to consolidate the base. and he seems to have been on the defensive for the entirety of
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this campaign. the question is not, is he going to be able to close the gap? i think he will. it's will he be able to close it enough to be able to overtake the democrat john fedderman? this is a place where even republicans, the most optimistic republicans, have become very pessimistic about this state. they haven't written it off by any chance, but they're much more pessimistic than they were, say earlier in the summer. >> so another state, we'll show you a new poll in wisconsin. that's a seat held now by a republican incumbent. and the democratic lieutenant governor up by seven points there. i want to discuss that with you. but first some context. you make the key point that 12 weeks, 82 days is a ton of time where you say overall, the mood among political operatives is cautious. one gop operative, while
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acknowledging it feels like the environment is deteriorating, says it will be interesting to see how things feel in september. while things are looking good in the data today, sustain thing mood for 12 weeks is a lot. the democratic mood right now is they feel better about pennsylvania, you agree. and democrats think okay, we're competitive in wisconsin. that tells us something. they feel they're competitive in ohio. another republican held seat, and they feel much better about two key seats that we have democratic incumbents, georgia and arizona. the question is, what do you look for, what do we watch in the 12 weeks left to see if that holds? >> this is really the key, john. this is why there's so much caution and confusion among political strategists, including those who have been around for quite some time. we've just never seen such a disconnect between opinions of the president, which continue to be very low. he's gone up maybe a couple of
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points since his lowest measurement earlier this summer. but he's still sitting somewhere around 39, 40% job approval rating. but the senate candidates are outperforming that number, in some cases by 10 or 12 points. that's just not supposed to happen. opinions about the president really filter down to the president's party. i think what's happening, and what has been happening over the course of the summer, john, is the fact that the focus has been almost entirely on republicans, and not in a good way. on things that put republicans in an uncomfortable spot. the issue of abortion, and most importantly, january 6th and donald trump, and the primaries that have republican primaries that have been contentious, and where issues like whether the election was stolen or not have been front and center. this really, i think, has made
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it easier for democrats to say, look, we're the party that understands the issues that are important to you. it's republicans that are off here, focusing on all this extraneous stuff. so fundamentally, things have not gotten better for the president, maybe the mood change is much more about the things that they dislike. and remember what they dislike about having trump as the center of attention. >> when you talk about those dynamics, they play much differently in these statewide races. we're looking at senate races here. if the race is close in nine states out of ten, it comes down to the suburbs. if the suburbs swing against trump and the republicans again, that decides the race. i just want to show you the latest generic ballot from a fox new poll. in april and may, the republicans had opened up a healthy lead, if you were voting for congress today. if you go back, you see that
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46-39. now it's back even again, which, again, is better news for the democrats. but that's not good enough, right? if democrats have a chance to defy history and hold the house, that number -- they would have to get well ahead, correct? >> absolutely. so even just at even, that's 30 points basically more republican than the electorate was back in 2020, when they lost 12 seats. and it's about seven points more republican than when democrats in 2018 won -- actually nine points more republican than when democrats picked up 40 seats in 2018. i do think understanding two things. one, are people more optimistic now about -- maybe not now, but by the time we hit the election, are people feeling more optimistic about the economy? are people feeling better about democrats handling of it,
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especially the president? i think that is something important to watch. we're seeing a touch of optimism creep in in terms of voter's opinions about the economy. it's not going to turn around overnight. but at least if the trendline is going in the right way, that's good for democrats. the more donald trump is in the spotlight, that's also good for democrats. >> a lot of fascinating questions to answer in 12 weeks, 82 days of interesting, i'll call it interesting, let's put it that way. amy walter, thank you for your time. up next, donald trump amps up his fund-raising with attacks on the fbi. allies now urging him to escalate that fight. they want him to release the surveillance video of the mar-a-lago search.
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for donald trump, legal jeopardy apparently is also political opportunity. the former president now raising giant sums of money, mostly by attacking the fbi for its search of his mar-a-lago home. and there are some trump allies urging him to take this to a new relevel, wanting him to release the surveillance video of the fbi searching his home. there have been discussions about featuring the august footage in campaign style ads. the second person close to trump
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cautioned releasing the footage could backfire, by providing people a visual understanding of the sheer volume of information that agents seized. with me is are my guests. you were just in florida where this all played out. are real people following this, and do they see donald trump as being persecuted or lawfully investigated? >> democrats, it's really not on their radar at all. the story down there i was there to report was about inflation and the economy. but i was struck in some conversations with republicans, i was speaking with a local republican woman, and she said to me the issue she feels that is energizing and animating republicans she knows in her circle more than anything else is the search of donald trump's property in mar-a-lago. she says that it's anger.
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anger can be a real potential motivating factor for voters. >> it has been since day one for donald trump's fund raising. "the washington post" reporting, and look at these numbers. contributions some days topped $1 million a day after the search. his political committee raised over $100 million. it's higher than that. but turning grievance into political money, he did it with the mueller investigation, with the impeachments, and now with the fbi. >> it has been a critical part of his fund-raising, witch hunts. there's been three e-mails a day since friday, every day, about donald trump and eight of them were about the fbi raid specifically. we were just talking about the e-mails we received. my beautiful home was the subject of an investigation was
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the subject line. it was before he was president, donald trump makes grievance work for him, and it's been very effective, in his personal and professional and government service life. and there's no reason to think that would change. the fact that they were thinking of use thing as a launch pad for a 2024 presidential run tells you all you need to know whether they think this could be turned into a positive for him. >> it's an upside down world. if you think the fbi executing a search warrant at your home because it takes away classified materials that you have refused to give back is good, that is the upside world. you mentioned my beautiful home. the other is, from eric trump. like the fund-raising emails from donald trump, democrats are showing how threatened they are by my father, coming after him like never before. we need all hands on deck to fight back. can we count on your for your
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support? the headline is the fbi. there is no evidence, despite what donald trump and his sons have said, the white house said joe biden knew nothing about this, but that doesn't stop trump from saying the fbi planted evidence and joe biden is behind it. >> and we were discussing the emails. in addition to all of the text messages, there were eight one day, several a day in the fund-raising. it's not just raising money for donald trump. republican strategists were telling me this is driving campaign to the other candidates also. but there's a difference between driving money towards your campaign and driving people to the polls. we saw this in the 2020 election, that the grievance politics, it did drive a lot of republicans to the polls but not enough to beat joe biden. are voters concerned in the election going to the ballot box about this or more concerned about the economy and inflation, housing prices going up, rent also going up? and also gas now below $4 a gallon, but higher than it was a
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year ago. >> one of the other things i noticed in some of these fund-raising asks, they are coming for you was the text of one of them. so they are trying to make this into a bigger than donald trump, they're coming for your political ideology. this wasn't just a raid on mar-a-lago, this was a raid on everything that trump believes in. >> and we heard him do that as president. >> i received an email that spoke about the raid from governor ron desantis. other republicans feel like this is a successful strategy. >> this is why the former vice president, mike pence, tried to step into the middle of this yesterday, because we know it plays with the trump base. we know desantis is trying to co-opt that space and compete with donald trump for that space. the worry of mike pence and others, attacks on the fbi will
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backfire. listen to the former vice president. >> i want to remind my fellow republicans, we can hold the attorney general accountable for the decision that he made without attacking rank and file law enforcement personnel at the fbi. calls to defund the fbi are just as wrong as calls to defund the police. >> and yet the trump echo chamber says he's the problem. >> mike pence trying to walk the line of, you know, being kind of a more traditional conservative republican versus what the republican party has turned into, when you hear that, it seems -- it's kind of a throwback. because he talks how he did, you know, 20 years ago. and the party, the energy that is driving the base of the republican party is saying something very different.
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>> this has been a real division we've seen emerge among republicans. on the one hand, they're for funding the police, they're also for backing them and say that, and then on the other hand, you have these attacks on the fbi over this, and so this is definitely something they're going to have to reckon with if they continue along with this line of attack. not just this election when they talk about crime and violence, but also in the next one. when we come back, state by state changes to abortion access. three significant court rulings just this week. ♪ you're going out tonight ♪ ♪ dance ♪ ♪ get with the groove and ♪ ♪ dance ♪ ♪ get up and move let's ♪ ♪ danance ♪ ♪ kick off your shoes and ♪ ♪ show me how you ♪ ♪ dance ♪ (vo) at viking, we are proud to have been named the world's number one for both rivers and oceans by travel and leisure, as well as condé nast traveler. but it is now time for us to rk even harder, searching for meaningful experiences
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three important new rulings this week as we try to keep track of an explosion in legal fights now that the supreme court has left the question of abortion access up to the states. south carolina's supreme court temporarily blocking a six-week abortion ban. but a federal judge in north carolina allowed that state's 20-week ban to go back into effect. in florida, a pregnant 16-year-old girl was denied a waiver to get an abortion without a guardian's consent, the court ruling she was not mature enough to make that decision. elliott, how should we look at this? there are more than a dozen legal challenges, some have been settled, some are brewing, some appealed. how should we look at this? should we look at this as this is going to go on for a year or two and then back to the supreme court, or is this going to be a state by state, and if you live in state x, you should only worry about the challenge in your state? >> all of the above, john. look, dobbs, the supreme court
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decision recently decided around abortion, did not end abortion. it ushered in what i think might be decades of confusion as to what the laws are across america. so by way of example, what happens if somebody lives in a state with a six-week ban but crosses state lines to have an abortion with a 15-week ban. what happens in south carolina that has, in its constitution, a right to privacy but an abortion ban? you could amend the south carolina state constitution but maybe that ooaffects the right contraception. so these are all questions litigated across the country at the federal and state level for quite some time. >> as that plays wis out, you s the states that have more restrictive abortion and most restrictive abortion laws. and then you have all these legal challenges. which, from a pollticy perspecte first. this can be incredibly
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confusing. >> particularly for doctors who are trying to know what is legal, what is not. and in the middle are patients who are trying to seek care, who are trying to seek medical procedures. so it really -- you have a lot of lawyers and a lot of people involved and the clock is ticking. it has created chaos if a lot of states. >> elliott, is there a particular question you see as relevant for moving up the chain to go back to the supreme court? dobbs is clear, this is now up to the states. is there -- did they leave a question on the table that after you get a circuit court of appeals in one region of the country disagreeing with the circuit court of appeals in another region, what is it? >> right. so you're touching on an important legal point. when the federal courts of appeals are in disagreement with each other, that makes it more
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likely the supreme court will take something up. look, there's a raft of questions and dobbs left open this idea. so i mentioned privacy earlier. to what extent does the right to privacy still exist to the supreme court or constitution, how does it affect things like in vitro fertilization and interracial marriages, and how people conduct their daily lives? these are questions at least implicitly at issue post dobbs, and these will be tied to this abortion question. >> so we'll follow this for years, elliott is almost right. 82 days from now, america votes in the midterm election. democrats believe especially in these battleground senate states that are very close, where close elections are decided in the suburbs, they believe listening to these ads helps. >> ron johnson got his way and
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abortion access is ending in wisconsin. he doesn't understand your family or care about you. >> would you support a similar statute on a national level? >> i any demonic. >> wisconsin, arizona, and nevada there, you'll see in other states, democrats believe the dobbs decision, while they disagree wit, helps them politically. >> and you have seen in new hampshire and other tight races, senator hassen has been focused on this. and from the white house level, we know that joe biden will be campaigning on the issue of abortion. and vice president harris, who has been leaning on that issue. on the policy aspect, the white house looking for ways that it can help women to travel across state lines to be able to try and get abortion if their state doesn't allow it. the president has issued
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executive orders to tell his administration to look into that more. and certainly they're looking for things they can do. >> you were just in florida. a state where a lot of republicans were able to say i'm pro life, anti-abortion and couldn't do anything about it because of roe v. wade. now they're being pressured by the interest groups on that side to do something about it. if you look at the polling, you see there's broad support for allowing abortion if the life of the mother is threatened, if there are health concerns, if it's rape or incest. florida is one of those states, we have a republican governor who is pro life and the state law is 15-week ban. so the pressure is do more if ron desantis might want to be president? >> when i was in florida, i interviewed an obgyn who works in the tampa area. she performs abortions and her patients have been upset and frustrated. she says to them, vote, because there's issues that have been
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created by the florida state legislature. the big unknown to me, you hear voters say they're angry, and anger is a suburb motivation for voters. but it's unclear to me as to which party has angrier voters right now. >> one of the interesting things, i think it was a story today in politico that said for the first time abortion is a top five issue for latino voters. and they overwhelmingly, in some of these critical states, support abortion rights. so that is a group particularly that republicans have been targeting and republicans have been spending a lot of money for years trying to court. >> the thing for democrats is to connect the dots. >> again, just like the legal challenges, i think these political questions will be with us for several cycles. up next, new reports and mixed messages about the u.s. economy. try boost® high protein with 20 grams of protein for muscle health.
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new reports today confirm the economy is still on a bit of a sea saw. the good, mortgage rates fell amid signs inflation may have peaked. but the bad, existing home sales fell 6% last year, the slowest since 2015. matt, walk us through the good
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and bad and the uncertain. >> the housing market was on fire through much of covid. but now it is cooling off bigtime. existing home sales down for the sixth month in a row, as you mentioned. the coolest pace since the spring of 2020 when covid was shutting everything down. and this is happening across the country. we saw double digit sale declines in all four major regions, led by a 30% decline in the south and the west. prices got too high, and mortgage rates went up sharply as the fed moved to try to put out this inflation fire by aggressively raising interest rates. people still need homes but can't afford them at these prices. but because demand is strong and because supply is weak, prices are still going up. year over year in july, we saw a 10%, 11% increase in the median home sold.
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$404,000, that's 125 straight months of year over year price increases. but the prices are not going up as quickly as they were. this is actually, the slowest price game in two years. now, the good news for home buyers is that the cost to borrow has come down just a bit. the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is now 5.1%, down from 5.2%. still up from a year ago. but is starting to head down. if mortgage rates head lower and prices chill out, that should take some of this pressure off the housing market. >> and something people do every couple of days. the price of gas goes down, right? >> it is down. the national average is now down 65 days in a row. the average is now $3.93 a gallon. remember, it was over $5 in mid june. diesel prices, john, they're also heading lower, below $5 a gallon for the first time since march. that is a big deal. diesel powers trucks, trains,
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boats, tractors, construction equipment. that is also feeding some hopes that maybe inflation, the worst of it, might be behind us. >> matt, thank you for helping us sift through that. up next, the lone survivor of that deadly lightning strike near the white house shares her hair lowing experience, next. it's time for the biggest sale of the year, on the sleep number 360 smart bed. why choose proven quality sleep from sleep number? because proven quality sleep is vital to our health and wellne, only the sleep number 360 smart bed keeps you cool, then sees and effortlessly adjusts for your best sleep. and tells you exactly how well u slept. your sleepiq score. our smart sleepers get 28 minutes more restful sleep per night. so, you can be your best for yourself and those you care about most. and now, all smart beds are on sale. save 50% on the sleep number 360 limited edition smart bed. only for a limited time. why is roger happy?
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republicans in congress call them "entitlements." a "ponzi scheme." the women and men i served with in combat, we earned our benefits. just like people earned their social security and medicare benefits. but republicans in congress have a plan to end so-called "entitlements" in just five years. social security, medicare, even veterans benefits. go online and read the republican plan for yourself. joe biden is fighting to protect social security, medicare and veterans benefits. call joe biden and tell him to keep fighting for our benefits.
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topping our political radar, amid strong public criticism, the white house rolling out a
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plan to boost the supply of monkeypox vaccines across the united states. this involves providing 1.8 million additional vaccine doses, making anti-viral treatments more widely available and a targeted release of the vaccine in high risk communities. the cdc reports there are more than 13,000 cases nationwide. joe biden we have now learned call congresswoman liz cheney after the wyoming republican lost her primary to a trump-backed challenger by 37 points. the details of that conversation were not disclosed. bloomberg was first to report news of that call. the only survivor of a lightning strike near the white house revealing details of home run ordeal. the 28-year-old took cover under a tree in d.c. when it started raining. six bolts of lightning hit near her and three others within half a second. >> it felt like you were dead twice. like you were unresponsive. my body was blue, basically from
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the waist up and gray from the waist down. i've been reminded they have never had a patient that's survived and gone through what i have. >> amazing story. thanks for your time today on "inside politics." see you back here tomorrow. stay with us. alex picks up our coverage right now. hello. i'm in toonday for ana. what led to the search? a critical hearing now underway in florida that could decide how much the public learns about the fbi's unprecedented move at former president trump's florida home. several major media outlets, including cnn, are pushing to unseal the affidavit that was used to justify that search. but the justice department argues that releasing that key information, which include the identities of witnesses, could


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