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mispronunciation causing one guy a potential $1 million. [inaudible] >> the producers ruling against him because of his mispronunciation and the contestant answered correctly and won $1,000. >> "fox & friends" starts right now. bye. >>elisabeth: good morning. today is thursday, september 19. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. a fox news exclusive. sitting down with the syrian president who admits he has chemical weapons. >> i don't think president obama should talk to me first. the syrian people should talk to president obama. >>elisabeth: i don't know about that but we've got more of that interview. only on fox. >>steve: back home the president's first two
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secretaries of defense threw the president under the bus saying he botched the big plan on syria. brian kilmeade? >>brian: a gator so big they needed a bulldozer to pick it up. >>steve: that is not real. >>brian: i grew up catching gators. that is real. "fox & friends," as far as i know, starts now. >> how are you doing? this is andrew dice clay. you're watching "fox & friends." >>brian: when did he do that? >>steve: it's been a little while. >>brian: he has mounted a big come-back. he was in that woody allen movie and he acted like a guy from brooklyn. >>steve: he hasn't been in the forefront of our american psyche for a little while. he is trying to make a come-back. but somebody we see all the time has a message for somebody on the couch right now. roll it. >> hello elisabeth and welcome to fox news. if brian gives you a hard time, you let me know. have a great time.
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>>brian: what was that about? >>elisabeth: i'll give him a 999. herman kaine is here. >>steve: his 999 plan is back. he's going to explain it in a little bit. in the meantime -- >>brian: elisabeth, he calls me out and you thank him? >>elisabeth: i think that was nice. >>steve: the big story this morning, fox news sitting down for an exclusive interview with the president of syria, assad. in it, assad admits having chemical weapons but blames terrorists for killing thousands of people, including children. former congressman pictured right there, dennis kucinich, also a fox news contributor got the interview through past contacts in syria, so we sent him along with our senior foreign affairs
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correspondent who has covered syria for years and knows that area inside out, so the two of them interviewed mr. assad. you guys watched it? what did you think? >>elisabeth: i think there should have been a lie detector test hooked up to assad all the time so maybe we could get clarification on all he said and didn't say. >>brian: you think about it over and over again. he just says, for example, women and children died? really? blame the terrorists for that. everybody else got out of there. maybe they were used as human shields. he disputed the 100,000 people dead. not sure what his numbers are. he said ten years ago i offered to get rid of chemical weapons. by the way, i never said i didn't have chemical weapons. i challenge you to say at what point did i tell you i didn't have chemical weapons. he says he fully plans on complying. the only thing i thought of, the only thing you could do to pin him down is have an ipad and say this is your military, this is
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aleppo. these are some towns that you have killed and destroyed. these are the bodies of women and children. tell me how they were threatening to you. and you turn around and show it to him, and make him answer that. are those your guys? are they wearing your uniforms? >>steve: there was a line of questions by greg who was surgical in answering questions, which mr. assad did not answer. he said there are videos of all these people foaming at the mouth who have been gassed. he said you can't trust videos. you don't know -- >>brian: need verification. >>steve: absolutely. greg said the u.n. report has come out and it pretty much says this had to come from the government. speaking of the government, can the united states government, headed up by barack obama, trust mr. assad? dennis kucinich asked that and wound up with this answer, kind of. >> so you would say that president obama then can trust you to follow
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through? >> i don't think that president obama should trust me first. the syrian people should trust me. not president obama. second, when you talk about agreements and international relations, you have mechanisms and those mechanisms should be based on objects of criteria. to trust or not trust, watch this country, see if they obey those mechanisms and those rules or not. it's not personal relations. >>steve: great. i don't think president obama should trust me, he just said. >>elisabeth: never ending. president obama's recent interview in a morning show, he was referring in his method in dealing with putin, now the spokesperson for dealing with assad, and he quoted reagan, the trust then verify method. i'm not sure that method is going to work right now. >>brian: let's look at the presentation. he comes off like an eye doctor, a guy who is not
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going to hurt anybody. this for p.r. purposes is a strong message. he doesn't look like saddam hussein who has a wrinkle for every person he killed in cold blood. he looks like an intellectual guy who never hurt anybody in his life and we know in reality he is as brutal and ruthless as his father. that is what we're looking at right now. his best weapon to the world and to make us look unreasonable is his reasonable presentation. >>elisabeth: good point, brian. >>steve: he was very smooth. >>brian: what day is this? >>steve: today is thursday. >>brian: this is the first time i got -- this is my first good point. >>elisabeth: took you a long time to make a good point? till thursday? >>steve: just a tactical thing, maybe you should not have revealed on television that you took her aside to say good question. i'm sure somebody at the white house was watching the exclusive last night on fox news and mr. assad's message to our president?
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it goes like this. >> have you spoken to president obama? >> no. >> have you ever spoken to him? >> no. >> are you interested in speaking to our president? >> it depends on the content. >> if you wanted to send him a message now, what would you say to him? >> listen to your people. follow the common sense of your people. that's, you know -- >>brian: see what i'm talking about. he sounds like a reasonable guy when we know he is -- you cannot count how many lives he's destroyed and people he's killed. here's charles krauthammer on the significance of giving him an hour on the number-one news network in the country. >> he's very start, extremely sophisticated and one of the great liars of all time. he spoke for almost an hour. i don't think there was a true word in anything he said, including the words and and but. two examples. one is he talked about the terrorists as being sort of
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at the start of the war, the reason he began the war, the reason he leveled all the cities. it began as a demonstration by schoolchildren in daara who he then tortured. second when you watch him and against the sense of the sincerity and warmth and softness of a voice of a guy who cares about how the terrible terrorists -- meaning the al qaeda ties -- the jihaddists have come into his country and infiltrated it with a terrible ideology, assad is the guy who created and supported al qaeda in iraq after america entered iraq. but look at his success, how smart he is. we are sitting with him for an hour treating him like a great statesman. a month after he ordered entirely critically chemical weapons attack which killed 1,500 people, and he did it without any qualms whatsoever. i say he's a brilliant diplomat and a war criminal at the same time. >>steve: what did you think?
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i'm sure a lot of you saw at least a portion of it. what did you think about mr. assad trying to make his case? i didn't kill all those people. it's those darned rebels. e-mail us "fox & friends" news.com or twitter us at "fox & friends." >>elisabeth: obama's first two defense secretaries are criticizing his handling of syria. leon panetta and robert gates made shocking comments at a forum in dallas this week. check this out. >> when the president of the united states draws a red line, the credibility of this country is dependent on him backing up his word. so my view would have been that once the president came to that conclusion, that he should have directed limited action going after assad to make very clear to the world that when we draw a line and we give our word, damn it, we back it up. >> anything embraced by vladimir putin and bashar
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assad fills me with skepticism. somebody asked the president the other day do you trust putin? phaou answer would be, are you -- my answer would be are you kidding me? my bottom line is that i believe to blow a bunch of stuff up over a couple of days to underscore or validate a point or a principle is not a strategy. >>steve: he finished that and he said a recent u.s. presidents have become too quick to reach for a gun to solve an international problem. >>brian: you've got gates and panetta, last two defense secretaries, agreeing if you have a red line, you should back it up. agreeing vladimir putin and assad cannot be trusted. here's the thing. if bill clinton can do it in iraq in 1998, if the current president of the united states can do it in libya, if you're going to take action, you do it quickly and decisively and
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it shouldn't be small and shouldn't be unbelievably small. it should be quick and we should be talking about the aftermath. i don't think he needed to go to congress if he really felt that way. but his meandering made us look terrible. we're at the point where russia is now leading our diplomacy in the middle east because they're taking the momentum they got there and bringing it to iran. >>elisabeth: i think what both of them are saying, the consequences of action or inaction are extremely serious and neither of those were properly examined it seems from their comments. >>steve: robert gates said at that forum in dallas, if they did strike, if we did strike it would be like throwing gasoline on to a fire. he went on to detail look what happened in afghanistan and look what happened in libya. we're going to talk more about that a little later on on this very busy thursday. >>elisabeth: we're going over to heather nauert with headlines. >> we'll start off with a fox news alert and developing story.
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a fire breaking out 100 miles west of oklahoma city. this happened overnight and it was followed by two massive explosions. there were no workers on site at the time so no one was hurt but fire officials making nearby residents leave their homes to be safe. no word on what caused that fire to start just yet. workers about to return to work at the washington navy yard today three days after the shooting that left 12 of their co-workers dead. also this morning, new details about the gunman, aaron alexis. he had cryptic messages that he had etched into his shotgun including these: better off this way. and there was another one. we're also learning that he made several visits to the emergency room seeking treatment for insomnia, not mental illness. his mother spoke to reporters over the phone a short while ago. listen. >> his actions have had a profound and lasting effect on the families of the victims.
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i don't know why he did what he did and i'll never be able to ask him why. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone, and for that i am glad. >> the v.a. prescribed alexis sleeping pills. he refilled that prescription five days later. this morning the kidnapped teenager from georgia is in her own bed. police found her 30 hours after she was snatched in that home invasion we told you about. officers arrested will jackson and alberto rodriguez. court records show one of them knew the teenager's mother. both had been arrested last year on drug charges. police are still looking for the two suspects who took the teenager from her home. those are your headlines. >>steve: thank you, heather. coming up, a controversial plan make people on food stamps do community service in exchange for their benefits? what do you think about that? tweet us, e-mail us. we're going to read your comments in the next half-hour. >>elisabeth: call it the
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warning. >>elisabeth: we're going to get down to business here. the state department's accountability or lack thereof here on benghazi, we see reassignment as a form of discipline under the circumstances. what are your thoughts on that, sir? >> coverup, pure and simple. the state department and the administration are doing a slow walk on this for the purpose of hoping that the american public and certainly the mainstream media will forget about it. it is definitely a coverup, and all you have to do is look at the thing. what needs to happen is there needs to be an independent group from congress appointed or outside to do it. when that he had their internal accountability board investigate it, that's like saying, okay, fox, i want you to spend two nights in the chicken coop, and i want you to come out and tell me how many are left. that's what this is.
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so this is truly a coverup. >>steve: for ambassador kennedy, who was one of the executives of the night of benghazi who was responsible, when he was asked by a member of congress, nobody lost a paycheck over this? and he said, well, i think just the fact that they were reassigned to other jobs, that's punishment enough. that's crazy. >> that is crazy. and what makes it even more crazy, the encouraging thing is that at least some people inside the state department have a conscience and some integrity because they are coming forward anonomously. it is a coverup, and i'm glad some people are over there with some integrity as well as a conscience, and they are coming forward, so we're going to get to the bottom of it eventually. >>brian: one of your big assets is your knowledge of the economy and the real-world economy. i was shattered by this number. the american family, the middle class in america, the median income has not increased, basically stayed the same from 1989 to 2012.
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what's behind these numbers? >> what's behind these numbers is, first of all, we've had more regulations and more taxes since 1989 added on to the american family and added to american businesses. that's what's doing this. secondly, it has accelerated in the last four and a half years because this administration and the democrats, quite frankly, are antitax decrease. there have been some sneaker taxes spread all over this economy. and then when you impose the biggest costs on business and the economy in the history of this country, and at one time obamacare, it's depressing income of families and the price of everything is going up. so you have the price of everything going up and you've got more and more costs imposed either directly or indirectly on families and businesses.
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>>steve: herman cain joining us again. my pleasure. >> don't forget, brian. >>brian: you'll be watching. >>steve: straight ahead, speaking of kids, more and more of them are doing drugs you probably never heard of. dr. segal is here with a show and tell for all of [ male announcer ] progresso's so passionate about its new tomato florentine soup, it took a little time to get it just right. [ ding ] ♪ but finally, it happened. perfection. at progresso, we've got a passion for quality, because you've got a passion for taste.
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>>steve: we've got quick thursday morning headlines. today the gunman charged in the shooting at the family research counsel headquarters in washington is going to be sentenced. prosecutors want floyd corkens to get 45 years in prison but his lawyer says his client is mentally ill and 11 years is probably appropriate. take a look at this gator. a hunter in louisiana caught the record-breaking
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beast clocking in at 760 pounds. it was so big they needed a tractor to carry it away. the ultimate fish story. elisabeth over to you and the doctor. >>elisabeth: there are scary new statistics on the dangerous effects on a new drug out there, a street drug known as bassol is led to other drug uses. other designer drugs are just as dangerous. what do parents need to know? we are here with medical a team dr. marc siegel. great to see you. thanks for being here. certainly a recent concern. bath salts sounds harmless but a lot of parents need to know this is anything but. >> it sounds like something you relax with. it is actually a stimulant.
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it causes seizures, heart problems, causes you to had a lose nate. it is not -- it causes you to hallucinate. it sounds great to parents but is anything but. >>elisabeth: where are they getting them? >> anywhere. they are not restricted. it can cause your heart rate to go up, high blood pressure. it is a very dangerous drug. >>elisabeth: molly is another substance being used. >> also called mdma. that is like ecstasy. the problem with that is it lasts for six hours. first you get a rush and the next thing you're very, very fatigued. if your behavior is changing all over the place like that, it is a-ha lose know general -- it is a hallucinogen. it doesn't cause you to be violent, thank goodness. >>elisabeth: not alone but there is a lot of
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combinations. >> they are gateway drugs. you try one, there is another one. ecstasy may be something you use to mellow out. first of all, we don't need our kids hallucinating. they might mix it with heroin. >>elisabeth: what about k-2? >> you can use it with marijuana. marijuana you can check for. i can do a urine test and see if somebody has been smoking pots. kids say they don't get the same high off k-2 or spice than pot. it is a lot harder to detect. it is a cheaper version. >>elisabeth: acetophenital. >> five times more potent than heroin. it gets laced and people
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start breathing. you raid your parents' medicine cabinet with prescription drugs, take their pain pills, the next thing you know some drug dealer is selling your kid heroin. the next thing you're ton something five times more potent and you stop breathing. this time i want to scare you. >>elisabeth: certainly with the resurgence of heroin use and prescriptives out this, we're in a lot of trouble. thank you, doctor. coming up, one of tv's most popular pitch men is going to jail. details next. a baseball play america has never seen before. ladies and gentlemen, it is the butt fly. did i just say that? i did. ♪ ♪
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laugh. and also it hurt. >>elisabeth: that's an injury. >>steve: unfortunately that image is going to haunt him the rest of his life. every time he's in the news for something, they're going to run that shot of when he was with the astros. >>brian: it is a lot more natural for the players, though. when you're a player in the locker room, you're naked a lot with guys. >>steve: there's nothing like that in the locker room, brian. >>brian: i know but it is more natural to be comfortable with your teammates' body. >>steve: this is another team. >>elisabeth: how did you get hurt? >>brian: the question is do you rub it? i feel bad for the runner because he knows what's about to happen. >>elisabeth: he may never slide again.
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hard lesson to learn. he's just going to run through next time. >>steve: we ran that as our shot of the morning because it is a real crack-up. it cracks me up. >>brian: we're looking for the video for joel, we know the famous butt fumble on thanksgiving. mark sanchez ran into his player's butt and knocked himself out. a lot developing overnight, at least that is what heather nauert claims because she wants to read it. >> probably going to walk around today with a neck brace, he is. everybody will know why. okay. got the news to bring you. he watched the whole thing unfold live on twitter, pictures showing teenagers paergts in his sraeu -- partying in his vacation home and he wasn't there. the former nfl player brian holloway is using these
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pictures to track down the kids. he used the twitter postings to compile the names of the kids partying at his house and posted their names on a website he created to get them to come forward. they caused 20 grand in damage to his home. food stamps no longer so free if michigan lawmakers get their way. state lawmakers passed a gill that requires anyone who gets food stamps to pass a drug test. reaction is i worked for welfare over 20 years. i say it is the best thing that could happen. he lived a life of luxury despite claiming he was broke. this morning the judge sending the so-called infomercial king to jail for violating court order to stop his over-the-top spending. last july he was found in contempt of court for failing to pay a nearly $38 million fine against him for deceptive marketing. call this one the
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million-dollar mistake. a contestant on the wheel of fortune solved the puzzle but he couldn't pronounce it. take a listen to this. [inaudible] >> he mispronounced it. the correct pronunciation is curio as in curio cabinet. they ruled against him and the next contestant pronounced it correctly and won a thousand bucks. that doesn't seem fair, does it? >>brian: i thought it was letters, not pronunciation. pat sajak, it was less than three days when he greeted you so i don't know where you stand. >>elisabeth: i think the word mispronounced was already out there. if it was the one with a letter missing, i could see that. >>brian: i thought you
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win more than a thousand bucks. >>steve: it was early. >>brian: i thought you were outside. i apologize. i won't slide but there is six guys who want to. >> i love our new weather graphic, friends weather. thunder, rain, the sun, and you. now let's take a look at the weather conditions. i actually want to start out in parts of wyoming where we picked up snow. it's still officially summer. the start of paul is coming -- the start of fall is september 22. we're already seeing snow out there. lets take a look at the picture and there is photo evidence of snowfall. you can see at least three inches of -- yes -- snow on the ground. this is in yellowstone national park in wyoming. this happened yesterday during the afternoon hours. seeing some of the white stuff already during the
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summer. the reason why we did pick up snow out there is because we have a strong cold front headed eastbound. today we're not expecting snow across the center of the country but we are expecting to see showers and thunderstorms ahead of it. unfortunately, there is a threat that we could be seeing severe weather, damaging winds in excess of 60 miles an hour and large hail with some of these storms. this is something we're going to keep an eye on throughout the afternoon and evening hours. temperatures ahead of the front very warm. upper 80's in chicago. tomorrow much cooler, only 75 for your high temperature in chicago. let's head over to brian. >>elisabeth: going to give us the world of sports. >>brian: only because you asked. ken norton, this guy was a great fighter. unbelievable, and sadly he passed away. he fought muhammad ali three times, the first time breaking ali's jaw when no one knew who he was. he takes the first bout, loses the next two in a
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very controversial way. he would get knocked out by jerry cooney. he would end his career with 42 wins and 33 knockouts. without steroids, that guy was a superstar and ripped. he died at 70 years old. his son played in the super bowl for the 49ers. the l.s.u. fraternity in big trouble for making this banner. it said, quote, getting massacred is nothing new to kent state comparing the loss to the 1970 shooting. they have a new banner, quote, we would like to apologize to kent state. despite that apology the university is still considering suspension. they're still college kids. >>steve: but that's crazy. meanwhile, 21 minutes before the top of the hour. it's the side of the late actor james gandolfini we are used to seeing. this one. >> what are you doing? >> tony, don't [bleep] to
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me. >> did you do it? >> no. >> did you [bleep] do it? >> no. [bleep] >> i said no! >>steve: that's our tony. >>elisabeth: audience will see a different side of him in the film "enough said." it's one of the last films he shot before he died. we're going to step into the fox light with michael tammero who spoke with james gandolfini's costars. >> "enough said" written and directed by nicole holo spencer, it stars julie luis dreyfuss and the late great james gandolfini. we were at the premiere.
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the premise is two single parents facing the empty nest syndrome, fall in love, fall out of love, may fall back in love. there are a lot of twists and turns along the way. it's good. but monday night people were really upbeat. i think a lot of people wanted one more moment, one more experience with james gandolfini. we asked them -- because it is a different role for him. >>elisabeth: what was the reaction? >> if people would be surprised with him as a romantic lead. this is what they had to say. >> this is the real jim here. not that complex demon character, tony soprano, which nobody else could play but him. this is really jim. >> i haven't seen the movie, so i'm not sure. but someone said it was like james and it was kind of down to earth, like hanging out with james. he plays a character who is thoughtful, generous, kind
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and self-effacing in this film, very close to who he, jim, really was. >>steve: that is what everyone says? >> big warm-hearted guy, very serious about his work and disciplined about it. no one had a bad word to say about him. >>steve: the name of the movie is? >> "enough said," and currently out in movies now. >>brian: 18 minutes before the top of the hour. next, a warning for every parent: kids' pajamas catching fire. >>elisabeth: if the n.s.a. reads your e-mails, are they breaking your law? judge napolitano up next with the creative way they're getting around the constitution. >>steve: is that legal? ♪ ♪ what makes your family smile? backflips and cartwheels. love, warmth. here, try this. backflips and camm, ok!s. ching! i like the fact that there's
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>>steve: unfortunately it is no secret, the n.s.a. has the technology to read all of our e-mail and monitor all of our phone calls. the real question is is it legal? is it constitutional? >>brian: it turns out it is not. the agency has a very creative way of skirting the constitution according to the judge. >>elisabeth: fox news judicial senior analyst judge andrew napolitano joins us right now with some answers hopefully. is this a loophole? gathering information on the backside after a crime has been known. it is on the front side we're finding there is room there. >> here's what the government has revealed in secret arguments to the fisa court but not to the public, because what i'm about to tell you will sound absurd and the government knows that. the government, the obama administration, the obama justice department, is of the opinion that the constitution does not apply to it except when it is engaged in investigations of crimes that have already occurred. so if they are trying to
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find out things about all of us, some of whom are bad, most of whom are good, they can do so without complying with the constitution because they're trying to gather intelligence. so this argument, the constitution only restrains the government when it is investigating a crime that has already been committed, but it does not restrain the government when it's trying to stop a crime before it happened, that's absurd. that violates 230 years of constitutional history because the government has taken an oath to uphold the constitution all the time and the supreme court said it applies to the government in everything it does. >>steve: we've learned through drips and drabs how gigantic this thing started out. you've got a great op-ed where you detail it where first it was through snowden where they're looking at verizon customers. now we find out they're looking at all of us. >> they're not really looking? >>steve: they use legal government terms so we don't know what they're
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doing. >> the term they use is called macro meta data. -- macro meta data. we know who called, that they acknowledge. what they are reluctant about is they have preserved the calls. >>elisabeth: it can be used against you at any time. >> yes. not that they have the time to use our e-mails but they have preserved our e-mails and the constitution prohibits that. >>brian: they say here is when it will be a big help, when we get the underwear bomber, we go back in their history, pull that together, say he went to pakistan, he got six other guys he's communicating with in seattle, two more in maine and we can start taking this thing apart. >> i wish the n.s.a. could
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go to a judge and say kilmeade and napolitano are speaking on a regular basis. we have reason to believe that they're engaged in illegal activity. can you give us a warrant? fine. that is the way it is supposed to work. but when they say we need to listen to the phone calls, capture the phone calls of 300 million americans in order to find kilmeade and napolitano, the constitution prohibits it. but the government does it any way. because this court is in secret and the court doesn't have to answer for its absurd arguments because the public is unaware of them -- >>brian: you keep writing these columns, we'll have no secrets. i like being in the dark. working for me. >>elisabeth: i like the updates. >> no matter what we talk about, it's a pleasure. >>steve: coming up, if congress can get a break on obamacare, why can't you? aren't they -- the congress -- aren't they the ones who passed the bill without reading it? we'll talk a closer look.
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>> they probably want to make sure we're all good before they come in. [ laughter ] >> don't you want this for our children? of course i do. keep being a good little girl and we can all always be friends. >> look who is talking. [ laughter ] >> elisabeth: despite the drama on "the real housewife of michael new
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jersey," hear marriage remained her top priority. >> brian: she reveals the secrets in her new book "love italian style, the secrets of a hot and happy marriage." >> steve: good morning to you. >> good morning. >> elisabeth: hot being really important, too. >> yeah, exactly. >> steve: like the marinara. >> spicy but sweet all at the same time. >> steve: you say if you treat your man as a king, he will treat you as a queen in return. some are going, now, wait a minute. >> old school. i know, you know what, it's old school but with modern all in one. i feel like when the man of the house is happy, in return, you are happy. he compliments you. you compliment him. and it trickles down to your children. so it's just a family value that joe and i have and we try to compliment one another and we try to make each other happy. i think it trickles down through the family and to the kids. >> steve: that's like something that men think and that is happy wife, happy life. >> exactly. >> elisabeth: if it works both ways, everybody is happy, happy,
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happy. you have three essentials for keeping marriages going well. what are they? >> i think it's honesty and loyalty are huge. >> brian: honesty is the horridest word. >> loyalty, respect and then passion. you have to be intimate. you can't be living with your best friend. i know there is like controversy about this, but it needs to happen like three times a week. >> elisabeth: what does he say in terms of frequency? >> he agrees. >> elisabeth: okay. >> you don't want to live with your best friend. you want to live with your husband that you connect to. >> brian: we do not see that on your tv show. but you are quite attractive and off wonderful personality and people say how die get a woman like that. go back to the opening line, this is how he got you. you're everything manipulate a woman. i'll put you on a pedestal. go out with me. you said no, but you would eventually say yes. >> i did! i said no at first 'cause i was thinking, these are like cheesy lines. like get out of here. i thought they were cheesy.
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but he did put me on a pedestal and he did treat me like the wife he always wanted. >> steve: if you blew him off in the beginning, did he just wear you down? >> no, he kept coming back and giving me his phone number. finally i called and he gave me dinner. >> elisabeth: every day you treat him like a king and he puts you on a pedestal? >> pretty much. and it keeps the rhythm going. >> brian: the show hurting or helping your relationship? >> it doesn't hurt us. i think you have to be really strong and joe and i have that bond, so we're good. >> elisabeth: it certainly seems it. thank you. i love that book and i like the old school theory. >> brian: we got to watch the jersey housewives with the housewives, that's our next thing. >> elisabeth: matter at our house. >> sunday night. 8 p.m. >> brian: get our love tips as well. congratulations on the book. >> thank you. >> steve: still ahead, they're in our country illegally. so why are they getting millions of dollars in welfare benefits? the shocking new details at the top of the hour. >> brian: then a story for every
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impossible." a family trying to figure out how their dog kept disappearing, catches his dramatic escape on camera. that's how he's doing it? up the wall? are you kidding me? dog gone it, we're going to tell you the story straight ahead. hour two for this thursday starts right now. >> this is snooki from "jersey shore" and you're watching "fox & friends." >> steve: one of those things. if the dog is disappearing, you can't talk to the dog, so set up some kid cameras. >> elisabeth: you just spy on them. th's what you do. you never know. the big story this morning, fox news is sitting down for an exclusive interview with bashar al assad. in it, he admits having chemical weapons, but blames terrorists foration them. congressman and fox news contributor dennis kucinich secured the interview. we sent him to syria with our senior foreign affairs
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correspondent, greg palkot. >> steve: one of the things -- i thought one of the headlines was the fact that he went on record and said we talked about the rebels and he said, it's not really a civil war. and those rebels, they're really terrorists. for the most part, and his estimation was between 80 and 90% of the opposition, al-qaeda. if you think about that, you can understand why any government would be reluctant in giving the rebels of the opposition or the terrorists or whatever you want to call them aid, giving them help to throw over the government. >> brian: look, you have to sit down and talk. if you have that opportunity, you got to do it. basically he could spin it and say whatever he wanted. unless you're sitting there with pictures and eyewitnesses, your back is against the wall. plus the president gives you an hour, you have to take advantage of it. one thing that drove me nuts is when he says things like, i never told america i didn't have chemical weapons. now that i'm going to be giving them up. all 50 separate sites in the
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metric tons. i asked the brain room. did he ever say that? yeah, in 2003 in response to the answer. do you have chemical weapons? he says no. a little later on he said, oh, i'll get rid of mine when israel gets rid of theirs. that was what he was referring to in the top of the interview when he said ten years ago, i already made this offer and no one took us up on it. it was something ridiculous where israel has nuclear weapons, so therefore, i'm not going to give up my nuclear weapons. no civil war, al-qaeda is the problem. things are okay here and america, i didn't back off because of you. i did it because russia asked me to. here is a little of it. >> so you would say that president obama then can trust you to follow through? >> i don't think that president obama should approach me first. the syrian people should -- second, when you talk about agreements and international
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relations, you have mechanisms. those mechanisms should be based on objective criteria. so if you want to trust or not trust, watch this country. see if they obey those mechanisms and those rules or not. this is whether i can trust him. >> steve: not personal relations. it was interesting. at one point, greg palkot and part of the breaking news in the last few days is the united nations came out with this report and they don't assess blame, but they pretty much say that this brought an attack could only come from the government of syria. so then the president of syria says, there is a reason they call it kitchennen gas, because anybody can cook it up in their kitchen and then fast forward about, i don't know, a couple of minutes and he's talking about how it couldn't have come from anybody else other than a specialized unit. which one is it? is it something you can mix up in your kitchen or do you have to be a specialist? he gave both answers.
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that's one of the reasons why if we had smell avision, we could have smelled last night that his pants were on fire the entire interview. >> elisabeth: sure, i'd love a lie detector on that last night as well. interesting coming from a man who does the complete opposite. >> brian: who actually called for the defeat of the u.s. in britain and iraq, sat there and gave the rebels -- excuse me, the insurgency all the weapons and the aid and comfort that was possible. so technically, he's got american blood in his hands and has for decades, as did his dad. he sits there now and he's able to talk to the american people and as i said earlier, it's a brilliant move on his part because if you look at saddam hussein, you see evil. ayatollah, i see evil. you look at him in a suit, he looks like a guy who asks you if you're nearsighted or far sighted. it will be harder for the secretary of state to marshall
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up americans against a guy like that who seems to come off the way he did. >> steve: the one person that he should have thanked last night would have been john kerry because the reason we are where we are, where suddenly the russians have got this plan to defuse the -- rather the chemical weapons was bus mr. kerry ad libbed that line. one thing he could do would be to give them up and turn them over to the international community. russia said yeah, let's do that. of course, it was a big mistake unless mr. assad now, who we regard as a war criminal, will be in charge of that country for at least another year. >> elisabeth: sure. in the meantime, the president's first two defense secretaries are criticize his handling. a shocking comment here in dallas. check it out. >> when the president of the united states draws a red line, the credibility of this country is dependent on him back up his word. so my view would have been that
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once the president came to that conclusion that he should have directed limited action going after assad to make very clear to the world that when we draw a line and we give our word, damn it, we back it up. >> anything embraced by vladimir putten and assad fills me with skepticim. somebody asked the president the other day, do you trust putin? my answer is are you kidding me? my bottom line is that i believe to blow a bunch of stuff up over a couple of days to underscore or validate a point or a principle is not a strategy. >> brian: one thing about gates, he was against the libya operation. he said setting up a no fly zone would be a mistake. he was a member of the iraqi
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survey group that told president bush the best thing you could do is basically call it a day. then he became secretary of defense, and presided overt success of the surge, which went phenomenally well and he has a book coming out shortly and he tends to tell the truth and be somewhat bipartisan. i'm very curious to see it when it's released. >> elisabeth: he also said the u.s. should push for assad to be labeled a war criminal. >> brian: the down side of that, the minute you declare someone a war criminal, they know if they give up, they're going to jail. geraldo taught me that. he said that the minute you say they're a war criminal, they have no other option. gadhafi the same thing. >> steve: that's why it's incumbent on somebody to say, assad absolutely used chemical weapons on his people, which is a war crime. meanwhile, 8 minutes after the top of the hour. get ready for another heated debate on capitol hill. a house panel still looking for answers on benghazi. they will hear from the two men who headed up the review of the
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attack. >> elisabeth: elizabeth prann is live in washington with more. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning. today the house oversight and government affairs committee hearing will include the long-awaited ambassador thomas pickering and admiral mike mullen. both head the accountability review board after the benghazi terrorist attack. oversite commit chairman darrell issa has been critical of that report, which he and others say failed to punish the higher ups in the state department. a spokeswoman, however, says the agency is welcoming the question ing. >> we've seen reports of a report released by chairman issa in advance of his hearing on thursday. for many months he heads oversight committee and he has been criticizing the work of the account absent review board. so we are pleased that ambassador pickering and admiral mullen will have the opportunity on thursday to directly answer chairman issa's questions regarding the accountability review board's procedures, findings and recommendations.
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>> this just one day after undersecretary patrick kennedy was grilled in regards to the facts. mid level managers were placed on temporary leave after the fallout. they were then reassigned. he was also pressed about the security level of that day. >> with additional -- was additional security provided on that day, weeks before the september 11 attack? >> the cable, sir, and i have a copy in front of me, it closes with, u.s. mission benghazi will submit request to u.s. embassy trip apply for additional upgrades and staffing needs. we never received that additional request. there was no way i could respond to a request that had not yet been submitted. >> some republicans also ask why then secretary of state hillary clinton was never questioned. back to you guys. >> steve: that's a although good question. thank you very much. >> brian: darrell issa will be here live. >> steve: he will. 8:45 eastern time.
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meantime, 7:11 in new york city. standing by with the news, that gal. >> good morning to you. i saw peter johnson, jr. walking in a while ago. >> steve: you know what? -- >> brian: we usually hear the trumpets when he enters. this is very odd. >> steve: kind of phono -- fun to see that. >> we've got brand-new video that just came in overnight from a developing story. firefighters in oklahoma are battling a massive fire at a chemical plant there. this is an hour west of oklahoma city. they've been on the scene for nearly eight hours right now. look at that right there. fortunately, no workers were inside that building when the fire and the explosion started. nearby neighborhoods, being evacuated because they're concerned about dangerous fumes. toxic fumes are apparently stored in that building.
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workers are getting ready to return to work today at the washington navy yard, three days after the shooting that left 12 of their co-workers dead. this morning, new details about the gunman, aaron alexis. he had sketched -- etched cryptic messages into a shotgun. he made several visits to the emergency room looking for treatment for insome glee and not mental illness. his mother spoke to reporters over the phone a short while ago. listen to this. >> his actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on families and victims. i don't know why he did what he did and i'll never be able to ask him why. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone and for that, i am glad. >> the v.a. had prescribed him sleeping pills. he refilled that prescription five days later. emotional audition last night on "the x factor," meet carlos.
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the 16-year-old has turret's syndrome. >> it has to do with the brain. things like that. i yell and my body moves. they tried every medicine. >> his condition had gotten so bad that he apparently had to drop out of school. >> it's been a hard year. i started out as the vice president of my whole student body and i was a football player and all this crashed and burned. crazy. has to do with the brain and things like that. >> he says he tried every type of medicine. but the only thing that helps him is music. here he is last night singing. ♪ >> he got a standing ovation from the crowd. so he'll be fun to watch throughout the season. those are your headlines. back to you. >> brian: the best thing about you is you're not a victim.
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the whole school was there to rally behind him. it's a lot better this year. coming up. >> elisabeth: if congress can get a break on obamacare, why can't you? didn't they pass the bill without reading it? we're going to take a closer look next. too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection.
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right? so some members decided, well, we're out. we're just going to leave. if we have to pay for this, we are out the door as fast as possible. then what happened? >> it's not just that. it's their staff. their staff is saying, we're not going to do this. yes, we wrote the bill, we helped write the bill, but we didn't think we were actually going to have to live under the bill. so once they realized that the american people are saying yes, we think you should have to abide by the same standards we are, then they started crying. the good news is i think they were going to try to do this understand the cover of night and exempt themselves without the people knowing. luckily thanks to fox and other media, it got out that this is what congress staff is doing and now they have an exemption from having to participate in exchanges that the rest of americans have to deal with. >> elisabeth: basically they want to put forward a law that they don't have to abide with. >> that is exactly what is going on. we're in literally the fourth quarter of this football game, everybody is throwing hail
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maries on both sides, either save or repeal obamacare. this latest adventure right here, you're seeing dirty politics come out of washington, d.c. from harry reid, threatening to say that if you had any past history or conspiracies, you yourself are not going to be able to be a part of the exchange. >> elisabeth: are any other americans exempt? >> lots of americans are exempt. that's what's so crazy about this. the real people that this is going to hurt is the middle income. those folks that are barely making it anyway, but we are making it, they're the ones that are getting hurt. there is nothing affordable about the affordable health care act. and as more people continue to get exemptions, that's more that the rest of us have to bear the brunts for. >> elisabeth: good to know. scary message today regarding obamacare for sure 'cause everybody is out, right? states are out, doctors are out. people are out. >> just you and i get to pay. >> elisabeth: it's just us. thanks for being here today. still ahead, they're in our country illegally. so why are they getting millions in welfare benefits? the shocking new details up next
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>> elisabeth: welcome back. time for news by the numbers. first, 40%. blackberry planners to lay off 40% of its work force by the end of the year. blackberry once dominated the smart phone business, but is struggling to keep up with apple and samsung. next, $650 million. that's how much money is expected to go toward welfare benefits for illegal immigrants in the los angeles county by the end of the year. and 400 million.
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that's how much money someone in south carolina is waking up to this morning. the winning powerball number 7, so, 35, 32, 22 and 19. we weren't the lucky one, steve. >> steve: i was in line ten minutes last night. listen to this, a high school student accidentally brought his hunting knife to a football game and does he the right thing by turning it in to a security guard. so what does he get in return? suspended from the school for ten days. joining us is david and his attorney. they join us today from pittsburgh. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> steve: david, so you're going into the football game. they got zero tolerance on any sort of weapons. why did you tell them? there are no metal detectors there, they never would have known. >> well, i wanted to go and enjoy the game and i knew i shouldn't go into the game with my knife. that never crossed my mind. so i immediately went over and
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gave it to the security guard. i figured i'd get it back at the end of the night and none of this would have happened. >> steve: sure, that would make sense. he hangs on to it until the ends of the game and then you go home. but what happened? >> well, i gave the knife to him. he looked pretty surprised. he said i could go into the game, but they would come get me later on. not two minutes later, they came and the principal explained to me that it was more serious than i had originally thought. >> steve: i understand you wrote a note explaining what had happened, right? what did the note say? >> yeah. they had me write a note saying what happened that night and they had me sign at the bottom. then they had me call my father to come and talk to them and take me home. >> steve: an honest manage stake. you brought in a knife. you said, i shouldn't have this. i gave it to the guard. then they suspended you for ten days. when you heard that, how amazed were you that they would take this thing where you did the right thing and it just blew up on you?
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>> well, i heard at the meeting monday morning that they were suspending me for ten days and i didn't grasp it 'til i got home. just really hard. >> steve: phil, you got to be scratching your head why they would do this. >> it appears that common sense has lost our country. there is a zero tolerance policy at this particular school district, just like all the school districts in pennsylvania and there needs to be an exception whenever you have a child who accidentally, he went hunting before this, brings it to a security guard, is trying to be honest and forthright and yet, he's the one who is punished. his suspension needs to be terminated immediately and we're hopeful that will transpire shortly. >> steve: david, does this go on your permanent record? >> yes. they said it would go on my permanent record as having a weapon on school property. >> steve: because you're a junior and if you're going to go on to college, you don't want that out there. so phil, i understand in addition to the ten-day
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suspension, what apparently is going to happen next is they're going to have an expulsion hearing to decide whether or not to kick your client out of school permanently. >> we're hopeful there will not be an expulsion hearing. i know next friday that there could potentially be a hearing. we're hopeful that that does not happen at all. >> steve: david, if the people who are going to decide your fate are watching right now, what's your message to them? >> i would just ask them, i'm not look to be rewarded for being honest. i don't want to be punished for it. i would just like to go back to school, regular way life. >> steve: i don't blame you. david and phil, quite a story. thank you very much for joining us live today from pittsburgh. >> thank you very much. >> steve: he was just trying to do the right thing. look what happened. e-mail us. meanwhile, up next, a warning for every parent. kids pajamas catching on fire. what you need to know coming up.
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e-mails about the butt slide heard around the world, even people don't understand baseball understand that probably isn't right. that's the astros player getting a little more than he expected. after the game, phillips saying this via twitter, you can't help but laugh. phillips tweeting, normally after a win i'm feeling great. but after what happened during the game, all i can say is, that was funny. #butt tag, he was tweeted again for real now, my butt is famous. >> elisabeth: taking one for the team. hash tag it out. >> steve: it looks like the runner did get to second base. >> brian: right. that's all. as far as we know, he stopped at second. >> elisabeth: oh, he did. >> brian: also, i just got yelled at by a member of our a team, i won't say who it is. >> steve: a doctor? >> brian: a doctor. he said he really could have hurt himself that. could really hurt his neck. >> steve: kind of looks like it
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went backwards. >> brian: you can't laugh at a butt slide anymore without some doctor yelling at you. >> steve: but the guy is okay. >> elisabeth: he iced. he's okay. >> brian: i was just stunned. i'm paying the price for subluxation. >> steve: for what? >> elisabeth: when your vertebrae turns. >> elisabeth: hash tag that. >> brian: who wants to talk to heather? >> elisabeth: i'll talk to heather. heather is here with headlines. >> good morning. i'm so confused by what you said, brian. >> brian: it doesn't matter, most people are. >> i got another sports story. this guy watched the whole thing unfold on twitter. pictures showing teen-agers party not guilty his vacation home and he wasn't there to enjoy the fun. now the former nfl player, brian hollowway, is using these pictures to track down the kids. he used twitter postings to compile the names of 200 kids and posted the names on a web site in a bid to get the kids to come forward. they caused $20,000 worth of damages to his home. he lived a live of luxury
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despite claiming he was broke. this morning a judge sending the so-called infomercial king to jail for violating court orders to stop his overthe top spending. last july, he was found in contempt for fail to go pay nearly $38 million in fines against him for deceptive marketing. a warning for parents about your children's pajamas. thousands of them are being recalled because they could catch on fire. there is footies from children's place, size 9 to 12 months. we're told they don't meet the minimum federal flammability standards. do you ever wander what your dog does when you're not home? a family couldn't figure out how their dog kept getting out of the house, so they september up a camera. he pulled himself onto the counter, and he was able to squeeze his way out of the tiny window opening. look at him.
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how cute is that? >> steve: kind of cute. >> i love it. >> steve: that dog is almost like a cat burglar. >> good one. >> steve: thank you. maria molina is going to tell us what the day ahead weather wise is like. i can hear her, she's out in the streets of new york city. >> that's right. good morning. out in the streets of new york city. today if you live in the center of the country, you're either going to be seeing temperatures that are well above average or below average. let's look at the map. it's a strong cold front headed eastbound ahead of that system that you're going to be seeing temperatures that are in the 80s and even 90s for some of you. still feeling like summer, but it will be bringing in a significant cooldown. also showers and storms expected today and there is even the threat for severe weather in the form of damaging winds in excess of 60 miles an hour and also large hail from some of these storms. there is also a chance, very small chance, that there is a chance that we could be seeing isolated tornadic activity. so tornadoes are not out of the question, anywhere from parts of wisconsin, into sections of
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iowa, missouri, and kansas. you can also be seeing severe weather. keep an eye out for that. temperature wise, 88 degrees will be your high today in the city of chicago. we're talking 90s for kansas city, memphis, dallas, and san antonio. then i want to show you tomorrow because cooler air starts to move eastward and in chicago, you're talking a temperature drop of up to 15 degrees throughout the day. 75 for the high in chicago tomorrow. 75 over in kansas city and 80 in dallas. starting to feel a little better even in sections of texas. now let's head over to brian. >> brian: one quick sports story. then something that might change your life. the browns making huge news and getting their fan base upset. they have traded trent richardson, their top pick a couple years ago, to indianapolis for a first round selection. the coach says he was not a good fit there. richardson was the browns' number one pick 17 months ago. i tell you what, the colts couldn't be happier. they got a running game to go with their quarterback and
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offense. that was just quick what's going on in the world of sports and football. i'm sure your husband already knows that. >> elisabeth: he'd be in his dream to have these cool tvs behind us. we are finding out some good info today. >> brian: i went tv shopping. i have no idea what i'm talking about. with us right now is "consumer reports" expert, dishing their top big screen picks known for the effect purchase and helping us out, jim wilcox, senior electronics editor. welcome. >> good seeing you guys. >> elisabeth: great to have you here. you're talking about why these are the best to buy. >> yeah. the good news is that on our ratings, almost all tvs deliver very good or excellent quality. we picked out models that have a nice balance of a loft feature, great picture quality and a good price for the size. >> brian: the most common question, trying to get a -- should i get a plasma or lcd? >> they tend to buy plasma.
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for sports, you may want to consider an lcd, especially for a bright room. they're brighter. if you watch a game and leave the blinds open and stuff, they're a good choice. plasma for a lot of people deliver the best quality picture. >> brian: let's begin. >> elisabeth: this right here, samsung, 64ish. that's the diagonal i learned. >> this is a big set. you pay a little premium now if you go over 60 inches. this is a very big tv. priced about $1,800. it's got the smart tv features. internet connectivity. one of the other cool things, comes with an ir blaster so you can use your remote to control your cable box so you don't have a clutter of remote controls. >> elisabeth: one remote. >> brian: get you the netflix on there, right? put the internet on. >> if you're a fantasy football fan, you can do that on the tv now by connecting with an on-line service that's doing it. >> elisabeth: for about how much? >> $1,800 for the tv. >> brian: there you go. 1800 bucks. that's the most expensive. you also have a 3d option.
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>> tv is one of the best tv's we've seen for 3d. >> elisabeth: so this is 1500. >> right. >> elisabeth: a little easier on the wallet. >> ld set. in their 7400 series. it's got a lot of features. the funny thing is this tv looks smaller. 55-inch set. we're seeing bigger tv's. again, it's got all the smart features. one of the thing about an lcd that's not great, sometimes they have narrow viewing angle attention. they can blur in fast motion scenes like with sports. this tv does good with both of those things. it's got a wider viewing angle and does well with motion blocks >> brian: if you don't mind paying $300 less for that, than i am on the other one. >> all of these manufacturers make cheaper sets that tonight's have the smart tv or 3d. these are nice balances. it's screen size is probably more than anything right now. as you go up to the 60-inch,
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you're playing more. >> elisabeth: typically plasma costs more? >> a lot of people think plasma is on its way out, but plasma on the bigger screens is probably the cheaper option in a lot of instances. >> elisabeth: this one right here, 60-inch. razor led. this is 1400. the least ex opinionsive of the three. >> this is in their new m series. vizio came out of nowhere. they got out of the business through some of the warehouse clubs. they offer a lot for the money. we like this tv because again, it has a wider than average viewing angle. it's got their smart tv platform. so it delivers a lot for the money. they also have a cheaper e series. less feature, $900. >> brian: that's bill o'reilly, we have to pay him. >> elisabeth: is there a better time of year or week to buy tv's? >> you can still find leftover 2012 models right now. there really hasn't been a lot of new features. you can get a great deal.
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we saw a panasonic, 43-inch, $450. the prices are really low. then again around black friday, price tend to drop. the best time to buy a tv is february and march because that's when the new models come in and the retailers start to clear out the old ones. >> brian: real quick, better buying on-line or in a store? >> we've seen a lot of the retailers are starting to match those prices. also there is a thing called universal pricing policy where some of the retailers now and the manufacturers are trying to protect the retail store fronts by not allowing on-line retailers to sell for less. >> brian: the other story happening here is how -- he has joined our network. >> elisabeth: we got to see it here. thanks for alt info. steve, we'll see you on a big screen right now. >> steve: great listening to the guy from consumer cooper. 19 minutes before the top of the hour. coming up, the president calling republicans extortionists for trying to repeal obamacare.
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or a governing party and trying to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget and have nothing to do with the debt. >> elisabeth: it's all over defunding obamacare. are republicans just doing what they were elected to do or should they just give up and let the law fail on its own? >> steve: let's talk to fox news legal analyst, peter johnson, jr. what do you think? >> i think that we got a severe problem in this country at this point. a failure of leadership when the president has not spoken to mr. boehner in weeks, since the syria conflict. and so when we engage in the kind of language that harry reid has used, calling republican leaders anarchists, when the president accuses republican leaders of committing crimes, the crime of extortion, we're at a perilous point in our politics. the challenge is, will republicans act in the same fashion with that kind of bloated, high flown, out of control rhetoric that does harm to our country? we need a time when the president and the speaker and
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the leader of the senate come together and discuss this issue. otherwise we're going to have a government shut down. otherwise the debt limit is not going to be raised and there is a possibility of default in this country. >> elisabeth: right. it seems that the president has stronger terms for congress than did he for assad or putin, right? >> absolutely right. that's a great point, elisabeth. the president says, i'll negotiate with any leader, any despot in the world. but if the president can't pick up the phone and call mr. boehner and say, bring your membership to the white house. let's figure this out. i know that you and the american people have a severe distaste for a failing obamacare. let's figure out what we can do together to resolve this. unfortunately, he's licking his chops and he's saying, republican leadership, you're reflecting the will of the people that elected you. i'm kind of half hoping that we go into default. i'm kind of half hoping that somehow you close the government down out of what you perceive to
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be principle. so we need principle in politics to meet in this country and we need the president who is going to exercise some leadership and reach out to the americans and their representatives who say obamacare is not working. we don't want it. but at the same time, we want to fund our liabilities in this country and we also want to reduce our deficit. >> steve: the interesting thing is republicans 40 times have voted to repeal it. but now they're introducing a bill where they actually have a plan to replace it. so it's not just let's blow it and see what happens. they've got a plan. >> they did. >> steve: let's do the money haul thing. let's make a deal between the right and the left. >> obviously we should have come earlier. it's a viable plan in a lot of ways and delivers health care to a lot of americans who are not going to get it. the republican plan. but let's talk about it in this country. let's not default on the debt and let's not have the government go into shut down because the president and the democratic leadership say that's a good thing for them. not good for our country. >> steve: peter johnson, jr.
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>> good to see you. welcome. >> elisabeth: thank you. good news that it might not be too late. coming up, one of the people who helped start the "duck dynasty" here. but does phil now have his eye set on washington? guess what he told us, up next. >> steve: first on this date in 1970, "ain't no mount high enough" by diana ross, number one song in the world! ♪ good job! still running in the morning? yeah. getting your vegetables every day? when i can. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. two full servings of vegetables for only 50 delicious calories.
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>> elisabeth: great fun, day four of our "duck dynasty" week. but these folks weren't always a dynasty. they were once just a small duck calling company just trying to get the ball rolling. >> brian: they still are in many ways. so what turned the family-run operation into a mega empire? we stopped by the house over in
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monroe, louisiana, and talked to the two people responsible for all the success. >> what are you talking about? >> hey! >> steve: how are you? nice to see you. >> two fast talkers and a looker. >> steve: i heard we were having lunch. but you're the caterer? >> i know how to sharp shoot, but i'm a cook. not a chef. i'm a cook. y'all like snack eating computer freaks. >> brian: are you worried about the next generation? >> are you kidding? yeah, i'm worried. so we take careful pains in the robertson clan to teach them. >> get off that wi ipod.
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>> to discipline them, to correct them. to rebuke them. >> to love them. >> to love them. >> bill wants to take you girls outside. >> no. >> no. >> all right girls, hey, look here. get your grub of the follow me. i'll make red neck girls out of y'all yet. i'm gonna tell y'all that. shake hard. you're going back to your roots. every fruit that gets ripe like may huh where this came from, this gets ripe in may. then you have dow berries and black berries. possum grapes. look here, elisabeth, put this under your dainty lips. >> steve: is that possum? >> no. >> steve: it's good! >> it's kind of tart. >> that's good. >> steve: that is good. >> my family used to can all the
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time. >> look, if you lose this in one generation, it's not handed down. what happened to america, we lost our roots. we just want -- look, make it your ambition to live a quiet life, work with your hands doing something that's good, and so that you won't have to be dependent on anyone. >> steve: why are you not in politics? they need guys like you in washington! >> if i were in politics, if you ever get me in the white house, trust me, there is a big change coming. this thing going to be so small, you won't be able to recognize it anymore. oh, my goodness! enough to make you spit. >> steve: at the end of every episode, at the table and there is always a prayer. >> father, we thank you for this good food that you blessed us with. help us to love you more and love each other.
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amen. >> amen. >> steve: why is it important to wrap up the show talking to god? >> from generation to generation. it just makes us complete on what we're doing and what we're teaching our kids and grandkids. >> we're just happy to be under the grace of god. >> steve: it's appropriate you have the "duck dynasty." thanks so much for having us. >> brian: thank you very much. he did start it. he had the duck calls, he would go to the major companies and say my duck call is better. he would personally deliver and replenish on his own, didn't have a buyer and then willie comes in, reinvigorates the business. >> elisabeth: they made the duck calls on the kitchen table. >> brian: yeah. you can do it. i watched you on the last episode. >> elisabeth: i know. >> steve: she can make duck calls. >> elisabeth: we had a great time there. >> steve: one more episode tomorrow. >> elisabeth: that's right. >> steve: we're going to go hunting. >> elisabeth: you got to watch this guy with his aim. we have a fox news exclusive right now. one on one with president assad, michelle malkin trying to make
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sense of what he said, top of the hour. >> steve: then it's the million dollars mistake this guy losing the jackpot because he mispronounced a word. is that fair? we'll play the tape. you'll decide. >> brian: call pat sajack 's lots of different tastes going on. mmmm! breakfast i'm very impressed. this is a great cereal! honey bunches of oats. i hear you crunching.
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♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing good around ♪ ♪ turn around barry ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ >> elisabeth: good morning. today is thursday, september 19, i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. it's a fox news exclusive. sitting down with the syrian president, he admits he's got chemical weapons, but can we trust him to hand them over? >> i don't think that president obama should talked me first. the people. not president obama. >> elisabeth: i don't know. michelle malkin is here, though. she's going to help us decipher what he said. >> steve: it was kind of dictator words. who botched the united states response in benghazi? today we're actually getting some answers, we hope. the state department saying the victims may be to blame.
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congressman darrell issa here live to react ahead of today's capitol hill hearings. >> brian: all right. call it the million dollars mistake. this guy loses the jackpot after he mispronounces a word on "the wheel of fortune." is that fair in he nailed the word, not the pronunciation. i say it's wrong. what do you say? "fox & friends" starts now. let's start with that. >> hi, this is tony blair, you're watching "fox & friends". >> steve: guess what? ladies and gentlemen, the only thing those giant balls of air are missing are people. physical challenges continue. elisabeth hasselbeck once upon a time was on "survivor," we got to show what we're made out of. >> elisabeth: that's right. we're going to bond through the bubbles out there. >> brian: we have another secret personality filling in for steve because of your injury? >> steve: yeah. >> elisabeth: you're not going to be here. >> steve: it still hurts. this one is fine.
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>> brian: did your doctor say stay out of balls? >> steve: ballrooms, yeah. >> brian: here is the thing, do you remember when the president took office, he had a lot of momentum behind him and the stimulus packages sailed right through. this is your stimulus packages. what about physical challenges? lauren and jen go no problem, go ahead and do it. we're going to kill you. 'cause i saw what tomorrow is. if i survive today, tomorrow, we're not going to survive. >> elisabeth: which stimulus package would you prefer? mine or the one put forward by the administration. >> brian: i'll go with yours. >> elisabeth: thank you. >> steve: coming up at the ends of this hour. >> brian: i watched last night and you heard about it yesterday afternoon. the big story, fox news sits down for an exclusive with syrian president al assad. he finally became a moving action figure yesterday as he admits to having chemical weapons but blames terrorists for using them and creating the entire insurgency. former democratic congressman and fox news contributor dennis kucinich secured the interview. so he's there and he's there
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with our senior foreign affairs correspondent, greg palkot. it was pretty big. it was a big interview and a chance for us to hear his voice. he sounds like a professor/eye doctor. >> steve: he did. he seemed like a smooth operator and he was also in control. michelle malkin joins us right now. michelle, he seemed like he knew what's talking about, but you know he was lying to every question. >> yeah. that's right. calm, calm and delusional is how someone put it. i think we could have titled this episode "liar, liar, liar." and i think it was instructive for the american people to see how stone cold hearted and brutal this dictator is and clearly how he's playing not only obama, but the world. >> elisabeth: we know you have a special highlight, one that you truly loved from in a thank interview. -- that interview. >> yeah. >> have you spoken to president
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obama? >> never. >> have you ever spoken to him? >> never. >> are you interested in speaking to our president? >> it depends on the content. it's not a chat. >> if you wanted to send haim message right now, what would you say to him? >> listen to your people. follow the common sense of your people. that's enough. >> steve: it's pretty extraordinary. he's never talked to the president of the united states, even though then senator obama was running for office, he said, you know, i'm going to reach out to these crazy people around the world and try to get things done. >> yeah. i think a signal of the failure of diplomacy that this administration promised. there wasn't a lot that could be comprehended in the word salad as you president it, steve, that bashar assad served up with a dressing of bs during that interview. however, that is probably the one most comprehensive thing that he did say. of course, it's what a lot of us
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have advised this president to do. listen to the american people and maybe it's the one sound piece of advice that obama will take! >> brian: the "wall street journal" today, the best thing that al assad has going for him are the make-up of the rebels. they say the rebels are shooting each other now. so there is one faction going against the syrian army. it's a muddled situation. are you under the belief now that we're waiting for russia for not only syria, but now it looks like iran as well? >> well, i think that's why assad seemed so comfortable being able to sit down like this, knowing they have the upper hand. i think it was also very telling and this is what you're hitting on, i think brian, during this interview, how often he did play up the fact that his opposition that these rebels of course are made up of the people that we're trying to defeat, supposedly since september 11.
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and i think that he realizes that that muddle is to his advantage and he's exploiting it. >> steve: yeah. the whole interview was quite an eye opener. just that he could sit there and lie so effectively. people are going to be talking about that, a great exclusive for fox. let's talk about this, 40 times the republicans have passed a repeal of obamacare. but it never goes anywhere in the senate. now what they're doing is they've actually come up with a bill that would defund it, but at the same time come up with a new program. you got two things working at the same time. it looks like a fight toward this debt ceiling thing. yesterday it got pretty pointed because the president of the united states accused republicans of trying to shake him down, extortion. >> yeah. there is never a shortage of hutspa from this administration, accusing his political opponents of extortion when it's this
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administration that essentially extorted democratic lawmakers into helping pass obamacare in the first place. we all remember the christmas tree of bribes that was offered to senators, some of them who no longer are in the senate as a result of the revolt of their constituents, yes, hello, ben nelson. and i think -- >> steve: corn husker kick back. >> that's right. i think what's happening is that you finally have the gop leadership listening to the grassroots, the base, tea party, fiscal conservatives who have been demanding this. and i understand we know that there is a lot of in-fighting among beltway conservatives who didn't want this to happen. but when you're emboldened with tea party senate conservatives, like mike lee and ted cruz ho are leading the charge in the senate, yes, it makes sense to do this. >> steve: sure. >> elisabeth: michelle, certainly we don't have our
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president following assad's advice to listen to the people yet 'cause a recent poll said there is a 53% disapproval rating in terms of how the president is handling health care. 58 now i'm seeing. 58%. you would fall into that. >> yes, i certainly would, elisabeth. you know, the more that the american people find out about the failures of implementation and the failures of all of the promises that obamacare and obama were supposed to deliver, the more they hate it. that's what these numbers show. as i've stressed, along with this effort to defund, there still has to be a concerted effort by conservatives and republicans on the hill to continue illuminating how much this is affecting them. yesterday there was a hearing in washington on this navigator's program, which i think more people need to know about it. this cadre of nosey bodies with limited training who have the potential for massive amounts of
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identity theft of the federal data hub and we're paying for it. >> steve: yeah. >> brian: that's all coming 'cause we got to get a quick competency, they say, on obamacare, which is coming to us. michelle, would do you this even if it risked shutting down the government? >> yes! why not? any day that the government is not working is a good day for work americans. >> steve: she joins us every thursday from colorado springs. michelle malkin, thank you very much. >> elisabeth: thanks. >> you bet. and welcome, elisabeth. >> elisabeth: thanks. >> brian: we'll see new studio soon of the heather nauert poised to deliver the rest of the news. >> good morning. we've got new video that came in a short while ago. this is from a story we've been following. firefighters in oklahoma now say that they are close to completely extinguishing this massive fire at a chemical plant. look at that right there. this took place an hour west of oklahoma city. firefighters have been on that scene for nearly eight hours
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now. no workers were inside when the fire broke out. that's the good news. nearby neighborhoods are being evacuated because they're concerned about dangerous fumes. toxic chemicals are stored at that building. we'll keep watching that. workers are about to return to the washington navy yard three days after the shooting that left 12 of their co-workers dead. this as we learn new details about the gunman. he had etched messages into his shotgun, including, better off this way. we are also finding out that he made several visits to the emergency room looking for treatment for insomnia, but not mental illness. his mother spoke to reporters over the phone just a short while ago. listen to this. >> his actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on the families of the victims. i don't know why he did what he did and i'll never be able to ask him why. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone and for that, i am glad. >> we are also learning the v.a.
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had prescribed him sleeping pills and he refilled that prescription just five days later. this morning that kidnapped teen-ager from georgia is now waking up in her own bed. police found her 30 hours after she was snatched in inn a home invasion. officers arrested two men. one of them knew the teen-ager's mother, both had been arrested last year on drug charges. police are still looking for the two suspects who took the teen-ager from her home. call this the million dollars mistake. a contestants on "the wheel of fortune" solved the puzzle, but lost because he couldn't pronounce the word. listen. >> (inaudible). >> the correct pronunciation is curio. the producer said too bad. the next contestant answered it correctly or pronounced it correctly and then won 1,000
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bucks! doesn't seem too fair. those are your headlines. >> steve: what if he would have said, thanks a lot pat, sa-jack. >> give him the money. >> brian: elisabeth, i want you to tweet him. >> elisabeth: i may. >> steve: get on your tweeter. it is a dozen minutes after the top of the hour. up next, meet today's rising star, a politician who did what washington still can't, improved and expanded government services without spending more money. how do you do that? atlanta mayor democrat kaseem reed is in the studio. good morning to you, sir. >> brian: and might be one of the greatest pranks of all time. how are you doing, mr. mayor? that's not water coming out of the sink. it is ice cold beer. can you imagine that
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announcer: scottrade- proud to be ranked "best overall client experience." >> brian: all week we've been introducing you to some of america's rising political stars. we need a new generation. today's guest fits under that category. he is doing something that's baffled washington for years. he's doing the thing called balancing a budget. i haven't seen that in a while. he's adding services to one of america's largest cities without raising taxes a dime and reducing crime. joining us right now is the mayor of atlanta, kaseem reed. thanks for coming in. >> glad to be here. >> brian: congratulations on the success of your career. raising eyebrows. why was this always your dream job? >> probably because when i was 13, i met a man named ambassador young who was the mayor. my mom was impressed with him. that was the beginning of me wanting to be involved in
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politics. so i always followed the mayors in atlanta. ambassador young, maynard jackson, shirley franklin. >> brian: you certainly made your mark even though the national shows we watch you on sunday. mr. mayor, you come in. what is the first thing you want to do with tackling? >> the first thing you had to do was deal with unfunded liability. we had a billion and a half -- >> brian: join the club. this is the whole country. >> we were able to pass interim reform unanimously with our labor unions on board. we would save 270 million over ten years, 500 million over 30. we took that cash. we hired 800 more police officers. crime in the city of atlanta is down 18 points since i've been in office. we were able to open every single recreation center in the city using the savings by getting our pension -- >> brian: you got to go in there, go to the union leaders. you didn't try to break the union. you dealt with the union. >> i got elected with union support. >> brian: the mayors, you have to go up to people that retired. men and women, and you say what?
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take less? or lessen the increase on which you'll be receiving the older you get? >> one of the things we did as part of our style was to protect our employees who were at home because at the end of the day, they lived their lives and they worked their careers. they needed to be forgetted. for folks like me and you who are healthy and young, we took a bit of a cut, but at least you have a check that's good. if you got a pension system that's 61%, 52, 53% funded, you're walking around with a bad check. that's basically what i said to our employees. >> brian: how much does personality have to do with it? here is the numbers and here is how much we have left. we seem to be at an impasse. you think personality, dealing with the union head you can deal with who respects you means a lot? >> i think it does. leadership always matters. i think you have to show that you care and at the end of the day, i'm never going to get an atlanta pension. so what i was really trying to do is to protect the folks in the building who have been given so much of their lives to the city. >> brian: that's a 44-year-old
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african-american what, has it done for your career hopes and dreams knowing there was a 49-year-old elected as president? >> i think it's removed the ceiling not just on my dreams, but on everybody. all people of color and certainly in the white community. we all know that really the ceiling has been removed. if you're in the united states of america and you work hard, you're honest, hard work and do your best, you have a shot in the united states. you just got to constantly work to make it and preserve that fairness in our system. >> brian: welcome to new york. try to stay out of trouble when you're here. you can always call us. always great to see you. >> thank you for your time. >> brian: it's always great seeing you on the sunday shows. good luck with your reelection. >> thank you. >> brian: 19 minutes after the hour. tomorrow i have to remind you, our series concludes with nevada secretary of state ross miller. coming up straight ahead, let's learn about housing. bob massi reaching into his mail bag to answer all your questions. that's what he looks like.
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>> elisabeth: 23 minutes past the -- past the hour. is liking something on facebook forgetted under free speech? the ruling is yes. employees were fired for liking the facebook page of a sheriff's opponent. there was one winning ticket for the $40 million powerball. it was in lexington.
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the winning numbers are 7, 10, 35, 32, 22, and powerball number 19. we weren't so lucky, steve. not us. but someone was. >> steve: that's right. thanks, elisabeth. homeowners, he's here to end your homeowner headaches. fox news legal analyst bob massi joins us right now from las vegas to answer some of your e-mail. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: okay. first up from linda in utah. she says, i am single. i am 62 and divorced from my ex-husband is on the mortgage. mortgage company will not help me or change the mortgage to under my name. please what can i do? >> that should have been handled at the time the divorce, because there is language that would have said he would have given her the right to talk to the lender. the problem is, even if your name is on a title, if you weren't on the original loan, the lender does not have to talk to you because you're not an interested party.
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what she should do is she had a lawyer at the time, go to that lawyer, have her write a letter. have them write a letter to her ex-husband saying listen, give me permission to talk to these people 'cause maybe she wants to get a refinance, do something with the home. otherwise she'll end up living in that home and having no control over that mortgage. >> steve: hard to get away from that man when his name is on the paper. next up, michael from tennessee says, i filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and surrendered my home. i have been told it will take three years for an fha loan from out of name. what can i do? >> remember we talked about three weeks ago, fha in august changed the guidelines. if you fit within this grid, they'll insure a loan. if you don't fit in the new guidelines that i talked about a few weeks ago, basically showing there is a change in income for a period of time, you're current on your present consumer debts, then you still have the two-year, three-year protocol, which means this: if you file bankruptcy on a primary residence was involved, two years after that, fha will
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insure and two -- the key is to find out if you fall within the new guidelines. if you do, and how do you do that? you go to mortgage lender and ask them about the guidelines and see if they fit within the new fha guidelines to get an insured loan. >> steve: you're suggesting go to somebody who knows what they're talking about. >> absolutely. >> steve: final question from pennsylvania. i am furious at my property management company. i have several rentals and i pay them each a commission from the rent. every time i inspect the house after a tenant leaves, it's always a mess. what can i do? >> this is a problem. a lot of times, steve, your property management companies, there is many good ones in the country. they have too many properties and not enough people to inspect the homes. so that's the first problem. what i always tell people when i represent landlords, i say we're going to put some things in this lease that gives you the right to go in and inspect as well as the management company. for example, if you live in the desert or the better climates,
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if you will at times, i put a provision there saying that every three months, we're going to go in and inspect the filters for the air conditioning. you get in, you get to look at the house, look at the condition of the house. if you live back east, you put in that every three or four months, you go and inspect the heat, see how the filters are, different things like. get right of abscess. put th in the lease. that will give you access by the homeowner, as well as the management company. but just the right to inspect becomes a little difficult at times. >> steve: that's true. my daughter just rented an apartment in dallas and what is broom clean to her landlord is a lot different than what broom clean means to us. it means actually you can see the floor. sometimes that's not the case. >> that's true. >> steve: robert, thank you very much. >> and congratulations to all of you, steve. the chemistry wonderful, the set look beautiful and best of luck to all of you. >> steve: thank you very much. bob massi. >> proud to be part of it. >> steve: great to have you as well. coming up, breaking news on the
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>> brian: now to a fox business alert. 309,000 jobless claims were filed last week. pretty low. that is up from the week before. coming up in just a few minutes, nicole petallides will be walking somewhere. i believe it's the new york stock exchange. she has a closer look at what the numbers mean. considering what we're used to, we used to cheer at 350. >> steve: that's a step in the right direction and there is nicole. meanwhile, 28 minutes before the top of the hour. who botched the american response in benghazi? today we're actually going to get some answers on capitol hill. >> elisabeth: that's right. the state department saying that the victims may be to blame. congressman darrell issa joins us live from dc ahead of today's capitol hill hearings. good morning, congressman. >> good morning. and it will be a lot of the story is people trying to cast blame on chris stevens for being wreckless. but today mostly what we're
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going to hear is the state department's own investigation, so-called accountability review board, has had no accountability. every single person identified by that board is back on their job, never having lost a day's pay. >> brian: where is the hole in pickering's testimony in where is the hole you need filled today, along with admiral mullen? >> the most important question is why was the arb so limited? why was it an accountability review board was appropriate when, in fact, it went far beyond the low level people identified. why didn't they speak to hillary as an interview, as an actual question? what were her failures? why didn't she know or ask? why wasn't the president engaged in an active way? >> steve: from what you know, congressman, ambassador kennedy has testified that nobody had asked him for increased security for tripoli or benghazi, suggesting the embassy had not gotten around to that.
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is that accurate? , no. yesterday, under secretary kennedy, kind of came in between. he said yes, there was a request, but then they didn't follow up. this has been a pattern that if you show the need for security, ask for security, and then don't demand it and endlessly tell them that the barbarians are at the gate, you don't get security and it's your fault. that's one of the areas where under secretary kennedy needs to be held accountable. he knew all the information. it was reported to him. he just basically said yesterday, they didn't demand it enough, so they didn't get it. >> elisabeth: i want to ask you about another player. will you be recalling hillary clinton to testify? >> at the end of the day, she's the accountable officer and we do want to know why she didn't seem to be more engaged. certainly we want to understand these memos going back and forth where her name is on it as though she's reading or engaged, including from undersecretary kennedy. whether or not she really knew about them, and then ultimately this policy of normalization that goes to her desk, was it,
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in fact, one of the mistakes that led to ambassador stevens and the other three's deaths? >> steve: the last time she was called to capitol hill, it went so well, here is a snippet for people to remember. >> all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest of because of guys out for a walk who decided to kill some americans! what difference at this point does it make! >> brian: you were not there. what would you have liked to say to that? >> i think i would have followed up with, with all due respect, madam secretary, both of the examples you gave are not the case. it was a preplanned terrorist attack and that does make a difference. >> steve: it does. i got a question for you. this kind of sets the scene for everything. why was ambassador chris stevens in benghazi in mid september of last year? >> our best information from direct testimony, from gregory hicks, the number two there in
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libya, was that he was doing the preparatory work because hillary clinton wanted to have a permanent presence in benghazi by decease. she wanted to be in libya to announce it. if that's true, as suspected, then, in fact, to a great extent, he was going there either to see if it was possible or bridge the evidence back to disspell any chance that benghazi could be ready by december to be a permanent mission. >> steve: that's interesting. there is that other story floating around that perhaps the c.i.a. was in that area trying to gather up some of the weapons that we had given the libyan rebels to they could give them to syrian rebels over there. >> there was a large c.i.a. presence. that's now become public. but i think in this case, we want to focus on the question of why wasn't there adequate security? even if the ambassador wasn't there, there were other americans inside that facility. had there been an attack and the ambassador wasn't there, security was simply not good enough. >> brian: he's chairman of the
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oversight committee, darrell issa, thank you for joining us this morning. have a good day. >> elisabeth: thanks. right now we'll head over to heather nauert for the headlines. >> good morning. we've got news headlines for you. we watched the whole thing unfold live on twitter. pictures showing teen-agers partying in his vacation home when he wasn't even there. how upset would you be? now the owner of that home, former nfl player brian hollowway, is using the pictures to track down the kids. he used twitter postings to compile 200 names of those kids who were at his house and then he posted names on a web site that he created in a bid to get them to come forward. the kids caused $20,000 worth of damages to his home. how about that? in the state of michigan, food stamps no longer so free if lawmakers get their way. state senators passing a bill last night requiring anyone who collects those stamps to pass a drug test and also perform
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community service. we asked you to share your thoughts and robert tweeted this one. he says, it's about time that states, city and federal governments wake up and make the spongers getting food stamps work for their free ride. wow. and johnny tweet this, sounds fair. give what you get. remember that high school student who accidentally brought a pocket knife to a football game? then he did the right thing by turning it in to a security guard? what does he get in return? suspended from school. this is the story that has outraged so many of you. so we brought in david and his attorney earlier on "fox & friends." this is what they had to say. >> i'm not looking to be rewarded for being honest. i just -- i don't want to be punished for it. i would just like to go back to school in regular way life. >> there needs to be an exception whenever you have a child who accidentally -- accintsally went hunting before, he brings it to a security guard, is trying to be honest and forthright and yet, he's the one who is punished. >> listen to this punishment. a possible expulsion from
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school. there is a hearing for this set for next friday. he says he is expelled, he'll sue. it might be the greatest prank of all time. a group of friends in new zealand break in their friend's house, filled with beer instead of water. this shows them digging up the tanks and then caught his reaction. look at this. [ laughter ] >> they enjoyed a few beers. if you can have anything coming out of your tap what, would it be? >> steve: a beer. why do you call it a prank? that sounds like a favor for that guy! >> great idea. [ laughter ] i'm coming to your house. >> elisabeth: he should say thank you to his buddyies. >> steve: it tastes like smart water, or budweiser. >> elisabeth: either one.
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>> brian: maria is no stranger to drinking beer out of the tap. >> maybe some wine. >> brian: okay, fine. >> good morning, everyone. let's look at the weather conditions across the country. if you live anywhere from parts of wisconsin, down to parts of kansas, we are look at a risk for severe weather. so keep an eye out for thunderstorms that could produce damaging winds in excess of 60 miles an hour, large hail and there is an isolated chance some parts of wisconsin and iowa and also minnesota could be looking at maybe a tornado. so that's a real dangerous situation out there. a big threat that's in place. that's all because of a strong cold front that's headed eastbound. behind that system, you have that cooler air coming down from canada. ahead of it, temperatures well above average. very summerlike conditions in cities like chicago where you're high temperature today, 88 degrees. 90s for parts of memphis, kansas city, and even down into sections of texas. take a look at tomorrow once that cold front continues moving eastward. it starts to get cooler. some places could see a temperature drop of more than
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ten degrees by tomorrow to wrap up the workweek. you'll be in the 70s in chicago. and more pleasant across cities like dallas, all the way down in texas. let's head back inside. >> steve: although it was cool yesterday morning, i had to turn the heat on. >> elisabeth: it was pretty hot because we were on the outside. >> we're going to be doing more of that today. >> steve: the smack talk continues. >> elisabeth: when we get together, we're dangerous. get ready. our week long show down, the physical strength, but that's all about to change. today's challenge, the human spirit. we'll settle the score. >> brian: did the rest of them leave? >> elisabeth: they're waiting to witness the breaking from the tie. >> steve: what sent stocks soaring late yesterday afternoon? nicole petallides is on the floor of the new york stock exchange where it was crazy yesterday! >> it was. it was an exciting day on wall street. we hit record highs for the dow. the s & p and even the nasdaq. and it's all about more kool-aid
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good morning. it's 15 minutes before the hour. some quick headlines. carlos santana was in a car accidents in las vegas. the grammy winning guitarist reportedly falling asleep behind the wheel and driving his car into a parked car. santana was not hurt. pretty soon you'll be able to -- a new birthday cake flavored m and m that will be hitting the store shelves in may. now let's transition over to a business news alert this
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morning. the labor department just releasing brand-new weekly jobless numbers. 309,000 first time unemployment claims filed last week. that's more than the week before, but it's less than expected. let's talk to nicole petallides. she's live from the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, nicole. what's the reaction to these numbers? >> we're seeing they came in 309,000. so that was a little better than what the analysts were expecting. this as they work through some computer problems from last week. overall, what's very interesting is we continue to see the market jumping. yesterday 147 points to the upside fort dow jones industrial, for all the bulls out there, they're saying woo who! the s & p and nasdaq is at the highest level in 13 years. so it really has been a monumental time on wall street. for all those who stuck their 401(k)s and ira's, they love it. >> announcement about bonds buying and the market liked that. does that help us in any way? >> oh, it helps you big time.
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first of all, you can pick out the post. see this guy, it looks like he's drinking bourbon. he's drinking quantitative easing of the fed. what does this mean? why do we care? what this means is basically that the fed continues its bond buying, money printing. it keeps interest rates low. so if you have loans or you're getting a mortgage or credit card company loan, all of those things, you're going to have fantastic, easy rates when the banks borrow money or whatever, their rates are very low. makes it easy for them to lend money. so basically it's like drinking the kool-aid, drinking the bourbon, whatever you want to call it. it keeps everything afloat. which is great news for the market. great news for those who want to spend. but the underlying story from the fed is basically listen, you know what? the economy really is not as strong as anyone thinks. this is why we need to keep everything propped up. the story underneath it is a sad one. they know the fed is very aware of the fact that unemployment is extremely high. underemployment, all the people who have just given up, they
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don't even look for a job anymore. so it's a tough economy and this is why they're doing it. >> nicole petallides from the "fox business" network, have a great day down there. >> you, too. >> coming up, it is a tie right now. the question is, who is going to break it? is it going to be the guys or the gals? by the way, you see steve right there? he's still faking that injury from monday. really. so we've got to find somebody else to fill in for him. that when we come back is this the bacon and cheese diet? this is the creamy chicken corn chowder. i mean, look at it. so indulgent. did i tell you i am on the... [ both ] chicken pot pie diet! me too! [ male announcer ] so indulgent, you'll never believe they're light. 100-calorie progresso light soups. you'll never believe they're light. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in
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>> we've got a busy morning on the hill. we'll speak to senator rand paul about the clash over obamacare and also about the budget this morning. at 9:30 eastern, it's back to the benghazi hearings. we do expect that we're going to see more fireworks on that
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today. so we will see you, bill hemmer and i, at the top of the hour right here in "america's newsroom". ♪ >> steve: four of our battles, long battle of the sexes and the score is 1-1. actually this is the third event. today's challenge, a human spheres race. elisabeth hasselbeck is getting in the large plastic ball and ray is helping her. they were going to just go on this astro turf. but brian thought that was not a physical challenge that was challenging. so you're going to go all the way down to the wall where stuart varney's studio is with the whited out windows. and then you come back and then the other teammate, relay style, will continue the match until we have a winner.
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all right. everybody clear? >> brian: everybody clear. >> steve: by the way, i'm unavailable because i hurt my arm. in my place, look at that. we got rick reichmuth. come up, you're the first contestants on the boys' side. maria, you can be the first gal. remember, the whole idea -- >> it sounds like you're in a human sphere, which she is. all right. go all the way down and all the way back. ready, set, go! and they're off, ladies and gentlemen! maria, come on! use your hands! use your hands! hurry up! it was a good idea to get rick reichmuth to be my stand in. rick, you look great.
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wait. brian, come on, go! go! go! for the boys! brian, come on! down goes molina! come on! come on! brian, pick up the pace! higher! high stepping, brian! come on! they are neck in neck in the turn. here they come. it's kilmeade by a nose. but hasselbeck -- use your hands! use your hands! brian, almost! oh, my goodness. at the last second! at the last second, elisabeth hasselbeck falls down. look how happy those girls are! look what's happening over here. rick reichmuth cannot believe that brian kilmeade would squander such a lead. >> brian, you're fired. >> steve: that's right. thank you, donald trump.
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that was fantastic. the score now, the girls are ahead against the battle of the sexes boys. what happened? >> brian: i don't know. he bumped into me. >> he knows what happened. he knocked me down! >> steve: we're looking at the tape. it kind of looks like you actually kneecapped brian. >> i don't know. >> steve: yes it does! >> i think he's faking it. >> steve: we're doing the slow mo. watch. watch for ray! >> steve: good point. brian, you ran over ray. it was self-defense. we're going to step aside. back with more battle of the sexes in minutes. good job
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