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Congress Considers U.S. Options When Dealing With North Korea

Congress Considers U.S. Options When Dealing With North Korea

A Presidential commission on opioids said in its interim report that an emergency declaration would allow the administration to take immediate action and send a message to Congress that more funding is needed. President Trump keeps heating it up.

"Hopefully, it will all work out", Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf resort. And he took his fire and fury line from earlier this week and then underlined it. Today he said maybe that threat wasn't tough enough.

And that may be a low estimate.

LEE ZELDIN: Good morning. Then-Gov. Deval Patrick acted on the recommendations of a special task force, says Michael Barnett, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. So two days ago, Price, you'll remember, said that national emergencies are usually reserved for what he called a time-limited problem, things like the Zika virus or a hurricane response. That has been one of the most immediate impacts of emergency declarations in states that have issued them. And you know, today he said actually it was a disgrace - that's the word he used - that the Senate effort failed by one vote. "And, as you get that more complete information, it allows you to craft better public policy".

MARTIN: Yeah. But I hear you suggesting that you're concerned that there could be a miscalculation made, that on the one hand, President Trump is using the lexicon, using the language that Kim Jong Un is using in that style. But this is a national emergency and we are drawing documents now to so attest.

TRT World's Kate Fisher reports from the nuclear power plant.

The re-entry piece, the targeting piece - there are still unknowns as far as North Korea's ability. And where they might have - where they might be threatening to do something that they don't yet have the ability to do or don't have an actual intention of doing, then that is where you start, you know, looking back at the multilateral diplomacy and the economic pressure.

And it's really only - it's been less than a week since the U.N. Security Council took their actions where - these were massive sanctions. Trump said that Russia would have prefered Hillary Clinton would have won.

The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act helped make treatment available to many more people in the area.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has insisted that diplomatic efforts to contain the threat posed by North Korea are working, and remain the favored means for solving the crisis.

MARTIN: Let me ask you on that in seconds remaining - are you convinced that China will stick to these sanctions?

ZELDIN: You know, they don't have a good track record.

The White House did not respond to a query, but the president appears to be referring to a March report by the Pew Research Center.

CORNISH: People are also talking about this - what is being perceived as a shift on the opioid crisis.