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feel? now that rick perry apparently about to hop in the race? >> and jay carney says there's no such thing as a presidential vacation. but what's this we found? seems he had a very different opinion when george w. bush was at the helm. we'll read it to you. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> ♪ cherry pie you love me papparazzi ♪ >> look at that. that young man, 13 years old, his name is gracen chance. he was effectively discovered on you tube. that is some badly shot video at a middle school choir last year.
it has been viewed by 42 million people around the world. he is a phenomena and he is our act today on the "fox & friends" summer concert series. as you can see, we got the stage set up all live right here at 48th and sixth avenue in the heart of midtown. >> gretchen is complaining it's cold in here. we have famous dave's barbecue outside. that will warm you up. >> no doubt. we had it here yesterday, too, clayton. nothing like two days in a row. there he is. yeah, what do they have today? >> barbecue. >> beans. >> cole slaw. >> all right. >> and the discussion will light us up as well and warm us up. what a battle, eight g.o.p. candidates duking it out on stage in a fiery debate in the key state of iowa kicking the race into high gear. >> man, there some fireworks last night. steve brown is live in ames with some recap. good morning to you, steven. there was a lot going on there, wasn't there? >> there was a bunch. steve, gretchen, clayton, all good morning. gretchen, got to ask you, what's
up with the candidates from your home state? i thought minnesota nice was a law if your state. last night, it was revoked obviously and it had michelle bachmann and tim pawlenty spending much of the evening going at each other. here is yet one small example of that exchange. have a listen. >> she says that she's fighting for these things. she fought for less government spending. we got a lot more. she led the effort against obama care. we got obama care. she led the effort against tarp. we got tarp. she said she's got a titanium spine, it's not her spine we're worried about, it's her record of results. if that's your view of effective leadership with results, please stop because you're killing us. >> wait. >> you were governor in minnesota, you implemented cap and trade in our state. and you praised the unconstitutional individual mandates and you called for requiring all people in our state to purchase health insurance that government would mandate. third, you said the era of small government was over.
that sounds a lot more like barack obama if you ask me. >> and that was just one of kind of the exchanges that went on throughout the debate between michelle bachmann and tim pawlenty. a lot of -- a lot riding on last night's debate for those two candidates in particular because they're heading into tomorrow, the straw poll which is a measurement of just how well they're doing here in iowa in terms of being able to be an organization. so that keys up what happens in the straw poll. we know there were a lot of iowans, especially the g.o.p. activists that were watching. >> steve, the interesting thing about the straw poll is the presumptive frontrunner, mitt romney not even taking part in it tomorrow. how did he do yesterday? >> that's -- by all accounts, it seems like he did pretty well. tried to stay above the fray and kind of stay with the kind of campaign that he is running which is a national campaign as a frontrunner and yes, he's not playing in the iowa straw poll but he was here last night and here's a bit of what he had to say.
>> i was fortunate enough to be a governor that got an increase in the credit rating in my state. at the same time, we got a president who got a decrease in the credit rating of our nation and that's because our president simply doesn't understand how to lead and how to grow an economy. >> and that's the long suit for mitt romney because of his business experience, he has been playing that up and because the economy is such a huge issue in this particular campaign in particular job creation, that this is something that he can talk about from first-hand experience and it clearly is something that, you know, he wanted to put front and center on the national debate last night. you remarked, steve, he's not going to be playing here at the straw poll but he has been maintaining contact with his -- his supporters here from the 2008 campaign with telephone town halls and what have you and we suspect that he's going to get a pretty good number of votes here on saturday. >> see how it all pans out, steve brown, and by the way, don't think it's by accident they put michelle bachmann and
tim pawlenty next to each other, do you? >> of course. >> complete coincidence! >> it made it all the better entertainment, good to see you, steve. see you again next hour. >> you notice the candidates when they get that nervous moment, they don't know how to respond and they're getting attacked like, that they grab the pen and start to jot down -- they start to jot down. like they're jotting down their retort immediately. >> that's what tim pawlenty was doing as he was getting some barbs from michelle bachmann fired back. this certainly jolted this race back to life. remember the last debate was kind of quiet and this brought some energy back. it felt like this was the first official moment of the 2012 race. >> they're off because how many times have we heard that unless somebody does really well tomorrow in the straw poll, they could be out by monday. now, if you missed it last night on fox, the questions were hard. the answers were great. there were some soundbites we wanted to play for you this morning. here's a little sampling of what went on last night in iowa. >> look, i'm not going to eat
barack obama's dog food, all right? what he served up isn't what i would have done if i was president of the united states. >> if you can find barack obama's specific plan on any of those items, i will come to your house and cook you dinner. >> if you prefer, i'll come to your house and mow your lawn. >> america, america's got to learn how to take a joke. >> i'd love to see the rest of tonight's debate asking us about what we would do to lead an america whose president has failed to lead instead of playing mickey mouse games. >> and newt gingrich also accused some of the questioners of asking mickey mouse questions actually which we'll get to a little bit later on. it was fiery. who was missing from the stage? well, a candidate who is about to get into the race, the governor of texas, rick perry. apparently, he will announce tomorrow in south carolina. and then he will be going to iowa on sunday even though he will also not be part of the straw poll there. but the interesting thing is you can write in somebody in the straw poll.
it will be interesting to see if once perry announces on saturday, tomorrow, officially if he gets any write-in votes. a lot of people offended by the fact that he is doing this at the same time that the straw poll is happening. >> and remember, bret baier during the debate asked the candidates did he outsmart all of you by sitting out of iowa and not being a part of it. governor huckabee who is one of those write-in candidates is actually showing up on the ames straw poll. he's not in but has been written in. he came out in criticism of governor perry saying it's a mistake. it's a tactical mistake for him not to be in iowa but certainly his name was right on the top of everyone's mind last night during the debate. >> we'll have lots more coverage of what went down in iowa last night throughout the program. in the meantime, let's talk a little bit about this. yesterday, another up day on wall street. that's a good thing. we're still way down for the month and for the year as well and because there's so much turmoil in the economy, it has been suggested that the president of the united states not go on vacation.
there are a number of european leaders who have either canceled or delayed their vacations. jay carney was asked about it yesterday and he said, you know what? there is no such thing as a presidential vacation because of communications and everything like that, he's always at the job. listen to this. >> i don't think americans out there would begrudge that notion that the president would spend some time with his family. it is also, i think, as anyone who has covered it in the past even in this administration or others, there's no such thing as a presidential vacation, the presidency travels with you. >> so he's supportive of the vacation. >> yeah, i mean, i think to a certain extent that's true. i mean, come on, two things. all presidents need to have a vacation. it's the most stressful job in the vacation. i don't think anyone is going to say you can't go on vacation depending on what kind of crisis is happening at a particular time so jay carney apparently had a different frame of mind or point of view about presidents taking vacation in 2001 when he
was a writer for "time" magazine. here's part of an article he wrote about president bush at that time. as part of the effort to convince the public he wasn't on vacation in the generally accepted sense of what the word means, i.e. having fun and not working so he was taking a shot at president bush back then for going on vacation out to crawford, texas. >> and his argument was then that president bush would be brought out and criticized for meeting with americans. that he would be at crawford most of the time on vacation and then carney criticized the then bush administration for bringing him out and having meetings with americans like one day having them like sort of rub elbows and go to crawford. >> exactly. while the president was -- president bush was taking his long vacation down in texas, his handlers, mr. carney said, would invent some photo op once a week to get him somewhere over at habitat for humanity, building a house over in waco or out in colorado. and you're exactly right, clayton. back then, in "time" magazine, he wrote that the handlers would have him at a photo op with
regular americans to make it seem like he's engaged. where was the president of the united states? the current one yesterday? at a photo op with real americans looking engaged. >> and then at a fundraiser last night. >> couple of headlines for your friday now. markets are reacting to the surge on wall street. trading looked good with markets getting off to a fast start. those early gains were wiped away by the closing bell. the nikkei fell .2% and south korea was down 1.3%. all this indicating dow futures will likely open lower today. british police say they've arrested more than 1500 people for those deadly riots including more than 1,000 in london alone. about 600 of those people have already been charged and courts are staying open to late process all of these cases. the riots, though, have calmed down quite a bit. but prime minister david cameron says he will leave extra police on the streets throughout the weekend. the riots left at least five
people dead and costs thousands of dollars in property damage. they're credited with nabbing three of the country's most wanted fugitives. now the colorado state troopers who chased down the so-called doherty gang are describing what it's like to get shot at at 120 miles per hour. >> you don't think about the fear, i mean, you know, it's natural for you to not like to be shot at but the training really kicks in and it's almost like a muscle memory response. you don't think about it. you think about what you're supposed to do. >> the siblings eventually crashed but the stand-off didn't end there. one of the officers shot lee grace doherty in the leg as she tried to fire a pistol at him. now in new court documents, she admits she deserves to get shot. she looks happy to be in court there. i'm not sure why. verizon winning a big court decision that will prevent strikers now from blocking their stores. a judge issued an injunction in new york, delaware and pennsylvania with new jersey and massachusetts possibly next on the list. and now the f.b.i. is
investigating whether strikers are engaging in sabotage. verizon says wires are being cut at homes and offices shutting off phones and the internet. and those are your headlines. >> i have a little problem a couple of days ago. sabotage? >> could be. >> maybe. >> straight ahead, families of our fallen navy seals begged the pentagon, let us grieve in private. so did the president overstep his bounds by bringing a cameron crew? a white house cameraman took that shot to the memorial. was this picture worth it? a lieutenant general and military expert weighs in on the other side of the time-out. >> a bull has something else in mind. he made a break from the butcher straight down the street in new york city. why don't we see one of the bulls escape in new york city once a year? >> i want to see a bull and bear together. [ male announcer ] heard this one?
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>> welcome back, everyone. 15 minutes after the top of the hour. quick headlines for you now. mexico catches another big fish in its war against the drug trade. the reported drug kingpin oscar garcia believed to be behind hundreds of killings was arrested in mexico city. he's believed to be the leader of the hands with eyes cartel. meantime, the two marines who were arrested from the pacific ocean after their jet went down
are recovering at a san diego naval hospital. at least one of them had serious injuries including a broken arm and broken leg. they were floating in the sea for four hours before they were discovered. no word on the cause of the crash. >> meanwhile, it was supposed to be a private ceremony to mark the return of 30 american troops killed in last weekend's chopper crash in afghanistan, actually an attack on the chopper. but to the surprise of the pentagon, and the victims' families, a white house photographer snapped this picture of president obama in silhouette. you can see him screen right at the event. this despite the request of 19 of the families asking for no media coverage at all. 19 families said don't -- don't release anything. but the white house did. did they violate the families' wishes? joining us is the white house
military analyst, good morning to you, general. >> good morning to you, steve. how are you? >> doing ok. a little troubled by. this families made it clear, 19 of the 30, we don't want any coverage. this is a private event and yet the white house releases this image of the president, the commander in chief. what do you think? >> of a lot of problems with it. first of all, let me say, it's great that the president went up there. i give him great credit for it. but i think he violated the protocols of the event. he didn't need to have that picture released. none of the other service chiefs that were up there or vice chiefs did. and when 19 families asked you not to do it, then he should have observed those. he is the commander in chief. and everybody would know, the media would clearly give him great credit for being there so i have problems with it. >> all right. let's listen, general, to jay carney talking about this photo flap. >> the reason why we were able to release a photo is it was
carefully done so that none of the transport cases that contained remains were in the picture. it's also the case because of the units that were involved, there were members of classified units whose identities cannot be revealed publicly who are in this ceremony, and we knew -- think cannot be shown in the photograph. >> so there you've got the white house saying look, the pictures were ok because we didn't show any of the -- any of the cases that contained the human remains in it. you can just see the president and leon panetta there and a couple of other silhouettes as well. do you buy that? >> i don't buy it. he's parsing. look, the president -- that picture that you just saw that did not have to be there, it is a matter of class and observing what the parents wanted and relatives wanted and so i didn't like carney's response on it. it was a lame response. and i think, again, the president should observe the
solemnity of the event and there were no pictures required. he'd get lots of media coverage other ways than what he had there. >> general, is the white house politicizing this? >> look, they have pounded that football into the ground when they captured usama bin laden almost continuously with the movie coming out and all these things, they continue to spike the ball. they politicized this event when they didn't have to. as i say, i give him great credit, steve, for being there. i think it was marvelous that he changed his schedule that day and he went up there. i give him great credit for it. he didn't have to do this. >> all right. general tom mcerneney joining us from the bureau. >> thanks, steve. >> what do you think about photo being released by the white house? e-mail us, friends at foxnews.com. meanwhile, you heard of prisoners breaking out of prison. what was this guy doing, the ex-prisoner who tried to break
back into jail? oops. and he didn't show up to the debate. he's not even officially in the race yet so what's creating so much buzz around texas governor rick perry? our next guest can take most of that credit. >> even though he's not officially in the race 15% of republicans and independents are leaning towards supporting rick perry. yeah. half of perry's supporters like his conservative values. other half think he's the lead singer from journey. almost tastes like one of jack's als. fiber one. h, forgot jack cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! [ jack ] yeah, ts is pretty good. [ male announcer ]alf a day's worth of fiber. fiber one. not a mammal in this household isilling to lay claim to its origin. but now is not the time for blame. now is the time for action.
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exclusively, though, that perry will formally announce his bid for the presidency tomorrow in south carolina. but college students across the country, they've been calling on him to run for quite a while. >> we're somewhere between a soft and a double dip. >> shovel ready is not as shovel ready as we think. >> joseph noles is the co-chair of students for perry and they put together that ad. good morning to you, joseph. >> good morning, gretchen. how are you doing? >> wow, it seems like a well put together organized group that you have going. you've been doing this for 2 1/2 months and rick perry hasn't even announced yet. why? >> we've been doing this for 2 1/2 months because we wanted a principled conservative in the
race who would deliver the best contrast to president obama in the general election. and i believe strongly that if you put president obama's record side by side with rick perry's, there's just no comparison. for instance, let's just look at the deficit. barack obama this year alone has given us a $1.5 trillion deficit for the first time in our history, the gdp and our national debt had crossed each other completely. it's absolutely absurd. >> now, i understand that you have 700 members so far in this organization. 30 state chairs. let me ask you this. the sort of presumptive thought last time around was most college kids would vote for barack obama and actually did. what are you going to do to change the mindset to what you're trying to accomplish? >> i think honestly, gretchen, that the mind set is already changed because people really believed in the hope and change that barack obama was offering. but those promises really aren't working out for people. people want jobs and that's why they're going to like rick perry
because he has the best jobs record for anyone running for president. >> you agree college students still at school will feel that way because a lot of studies and polls have shown that once college kids who did vote for barack obama got out in the real world and had a tough time getting a job, that's when some of them changed their mind but you believe even kids on campuses will feel differently this time around. >> i think so. because i think that the fiscal issues and the job market are really coming to the forefront in this election. i think that's what people will be caring about. >> now, why rick perry in your mind as opposed to michelle bachmann? tim pawlenty, mitt romney, etc.? >> well, i respect all of them. i think that the distinctions have to be made. i think that mitt romney is going to have some trouble in the primary to be perfectly honest because he passed a health care plan in massachusetts that's very similar to the obama care bill. tim pawlenty lacks the enthusiasm that many people are out there looking for and he once supported cap and trade and
michelle bachmann, while she has the passion and the enthusiasm, she lacks the executive experience that governor perry has. >> it's nice to see young people, you're only 20 years old, so involved in politics and forming organizations like this. joseph noles, co-chair of students for perry. i guess all of you will be real excited tomorrow when he formally announces. thanks for being my guest. >> thanks so much. i appreciate it. >> coming up next on the rundown, a bull makes a break from the butcher? he escaped the slaughterhouse. he's a smart bull. where he's going now? and the rich, famous but barely old enough to drive. what's it like being a child star in today's busy world? courtney friel spoke to justin bieber and many more. she'll share those thoughts live. happy birthday for the frontman for dire straits. he's 62. is that music still good or what?
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i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] make the switch. take action. take advil. >> we were telling you earlier how there was a little bit of minnesota nice gone awry last night in iowa. once they came across the border, it became minnesota nasty. a lot of people have been calling for this, come on, folks. we can't have it both ways. a lot of people saying tim pawlenty is too minnesota nice and now he's come out fighting against michelle bachmann. he has to fight against michelle bachmann by the way because she's leading in iowa and he may be out of the race by the weeke weekend unless he takes a few jabs. >> here's a few jabs last night. take a look. >> in congress, her record of accomplishments and results is nonexiste nonexistent. >> you said the era of small government is over. that sounds like barack obama if you ask me. >> fiery. and you know, the -- frank luntz
right after the debate hannity's show looked more like he was attacking for political reasons, that they thought it hurt him in the end and michelle bachmann came out on top in that back and forth. >> on the other side is the des moines register, the paper of record for the state of iowa and they write today, pawlenty bests bachmann in pointed debate exchange. if tonight's debate were a state fair entree, tim pawlenty dined on red meat and michelle bachmann got the stick. they gave republicans a lot to chew on before saturday's straw poll. >> lot of food references. >> that's why life is subjective, right? i mean, the same three people right here can hear a debate and we can all say we thought three different people did the best job. >> right. who do you think, if you watched it last night and it was -- i'll tell you, two hours of riveting television right here on fox, what do you think? who won? e-mail us, friends at foxnews.com. in the meantime, mitt romney was out, i believe, at the iowa state fair earlier probably having some chocolate fried
bacon on a stick with cheese curds and he took -- he got out and he gave a nice speech for about 10, 15 minutes and then he took some questions and some answers he provided. one of the questions never really ended because there was a heckler there, an avowed democrat who did not like mr. romney and wouldn't let him talk. listen. >> if you want to speak, you can speak. but right now, it's my turn. i'm glad you're on social security. hold on just a moment. hold on just a moment. hold on just a moment! you know what? i get a chance -- i can let you speak in a moment. no, no, i came here to speak. the way this is going to work -- the way this is going to work, you get to ask your question and i get to give my answer. if you don't like my answer, you can vote for someone else but now it's my turn to give my answer! ready for my answer? i'm not going to raise taxes. that's my answer. i'm not going to raise taxes!
and if you want somebody that can raise taxes, you can vote for barack obama. >> that wasn't at the debate but earlier in the day, fiery there standing on a hay 13 bale. >> most of the controversial statements of the night, it is whether or not michelle bachmann would be submissive to her husband if she was president. we'll ask brian york why he asked that question coming up 10 minutes from now. >> he ruffled some feathers in the audience there. we'll get his response. was he expecting that audience response? >> in the meantime, we are expecting the headlines and here they are. a bizarre twist in the case of robin gardner, the american woman who disappeared more than a week ago. gardner's on again, off again boyfriend who is now back in maryland says someone signed into her g mail account after she went missing. 40-year-old richard foster says he didn't chat with gardner on line but that her account was definitely active. right now, the only suspect in the case, a man gardner traveled to aruba with after meeting him
on line. he is refusing to cooperate with the police and that is not good. >> olympic career on a slippery slope thanks to a disturbing incident on a jet blue plane. he was drunk when he relieved himself on a sleeping 11-year-old girl on a flight from oregon -- >> are you kidding me? >> i saw this headline last night. she got in a confrontation with the girl's father that is battling cancer. prosecutors say they won't press charges but he could be in danger of losing a spot on the olympic steam. he was bumped from the developmental roster. >> apparently he had eight drinks before he got on the airplane and he's refusing to apologize which makes the whole thing a little bit worse. woman accused of robbing the jeopardy host says it's a big mix-up. she was actually working as a prostitute and was there to meet a client who was not trebek by the way when the client didn't show. she also claims she never
entered his room. he tore his achilles while chasing her down the hall. >> that's a much better story. meanwhile, you heard of inmates breaking out of prison but what about breaking in? it's a story that would have johnny cash very confused. >> ♪ and i ain't seen the sunshine since i don't know when i'm stuck in folsom prison and time keeps dragging on ♪ >> yeah, there's the man in black singing about blues about sacramento's folsom prison. this guy apparently does not agree. former inmate was busted trying to sneak back into the prison. he says he was just reminiscing but police suspect he may have been trying to sneak contraband into his old buddies. >> brilliant. >> from breaking into jail to breaking out of the slaughterhouse, you're looking at a bull running amok down the streets of new york city. eventually it was reigned in on a college campus and sent back to the slaughterhouse trying to
make an escape. we showed you another bull on the run yesterday, that one in washington state. one of the best moments in bull history comes from our very own gretchen carlson. remember this? >> huh? >> that's me. here i go! >> the horn fell off. >> i'm glad they cleared that with me this morning. that's not the worst one you could have shown. you could go way back in time when you made me eat something that comes from a bull. and it was deep fried. yep. see, you wish you would have pulled that clip, right? >> you're from minnesota, you can handle it. >> i think they're called something oysters. >> back in january, you saw the snow happening there. i don't know if we see like the planet of the apes on the rise lately, maybe the bulls are rising up. >> you never know. seems to be an outbreak. well, one of the fine traditions here at "fox & friends" is if you are an intern working for the show on your last day, we put you on tv to give you a little tv experience and today, we're going to do that as we say so long to gina.
>> gina from penn state. you're going to read the sports headlin headlines. take it away. >> tiger woods looking to get back on track at the pga championship in atlanta, final golf major of the season. he dumped two balls into the water and found more than a dozen sand traps on a way to 7 over par finish. meanwhile, u.s. open rory mcilroy also having problems. he hurt his wrist while hitting this shot into the woods but finished even par. everyone is chasing steve stricter, the veteran american fired a brilliant 7 under par in the opening round. nfl fans getting their first taste of pro football last night with preseason action, michael vick, the philadelphia eagles facing the baltimore ravens. vick looking down field. throwing deep to riley cooper who makes a terrific catch that sets up the next play. vick finding his player for the score.
eagles win the exhibition. 13-6. now, listen to this. last week, reds pitcher johnny queto blamed a bad batch of chicken wings on a terrible performance. everybody laughed it off. yesterday, he got the last laugh. pitching against the rockies, he struck out the side in the fourth inning. he gave up no runs in the seventh strong inning. reds get the 2-1 victory. he now leads the national league with the lowest earned run average. >> very nice! >> all right. >> gina, fwrgreat summer. what do you want to be when you grow snup? >> i want to be a news anchor for morning tv. >> go get an education. because you won't get one here. >> hollywood's child stars are under the microscope more than ever these days. how do they cope? some do it better than others. >> courtney friel has been chatting with some of the famous teens to feigned out about this. >> good morning, happy friday,
everybody. justin bieber, demi lovato and selena gomez pulled in a total of $90 million last year according it "forbes" magazine their lavish lives are under scrutiny and big paychecks don't preven the kind of trouble that other child stars like britney spears and lindsay lohan have gotten into. they're young, famous and multimillionaires but for hollywood's teenage stars, it means living under a microscope. how do they cope? 18-year-old miley cyrus brushes her past scandals off. >> everybody can say whatever they want. there's always going to be something out there. your fans are going to be the ones that have your back and those are the people you have to take care of. >> 19-year-old selena gomez admits there's temptation but tries to stay grounded. >> it's important to have a great family and great friends that can snap you out of it. i'm fortunate to have that around me. >> her 17-year-old pop star boyfriend justin bieber also means well. >> i consider myself a role model. >> but the question still remains why do some child stars have full blown meltdowns? cooper lawrence says it comes
down to parenting. >> a lot of parents who don't know anything about the business who become managers are the ones that end up screwing their kids up the most. we don't see the behind the scenes on stage parents. >> plus the fortune can lead to rebellion. >> when you're a kid that has to be the breadwinner, now you the power. so your mom says go to your room and your attitude is like no, you go to your room. you no longer want to be parented but you're still a kid so you have to go through the same developmental milestones that other kids go through. >> both taylor swift and raven simone survived their teen years in the limelight by staying true to themselves. >> when was a teenager, i knew exactly what i loved. and i was very, very sure of it. >> ultimately, you need to look within yourself and find what mauks you comfortable and i've been that way my whole entire life. >> now, cooper believes child stars are actually sending negative messages to our kids because we're not seeing what it takes to get them to that point of fame so some advice for parents with children who want to be famous, you're better off letting someone else manage their career and if they do make it big, continue to use
guidance, discipline and don't let the papparazzi know their ever move. got that, clayton? >> it is a lesson for the tiara moms, those shows like the beauty pageant moms. thanks, courtney. >> very good. speaking of kid stars, gracen chance is our big star today in the summer concert series coming up in the 8:00 hour. >> he learned i'm going to be managing his career. coming up on the show, his question drew big booze from the crowd. listen to this. >> if you were vice president, would you be submissive to your husband? >> the answer next, we'll ask him why he asked that question. >> i want to know the answer to that. >> and the postal service can't take it anymore and finally ready to make a huge change. is it going to affect your delivery of mail? [ female announcer ] so you think your kids are getting enough vegetables?
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>> got some friday morning headlines for you. venezuelan president hugo chavez set to undergo another round of chemo today. he had a tumor removed in june. no word on the type of cancer that he has and the financially strapped u.s. postal service wants to cut 120,000 jobs and end federal health and retirement plans but not setting well with the unions. shocking. since they'd have to break labor agreements to do what they want. all right. clay, over to you. >> thanks, steve. heated and raucous debate last night in iowa. g.o.p. presidential hopefuls going head to head and turning up the heat on one another. how is the debate from the moderator's perspective? brian york is the chief political correspondent for "the washington examiner" and fox news contributor. nice to see you. you got some boos behind you there. you ruffled a few feathers with this question, we'll play it and
get your response. >> in 2006, when you were running for congress, you described a moment in your life when your husband said you should study for a degree in tax law. you said you hated the idea. and then you explained "but the lord said, be submissive. wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands." as president, would you be submissive to your husband? >> thank you for that question. byron. >> you're welcome. >> marcus and i will be married for 33 years this september 10th. i'm in love with him. i'm so proud of him. and both he and i, what submission means to us, if that's what your question is, it means respect. i respect my husband. >> so byron, the question that lit up on twitter, why did he ask that question? and were you surprised by the boos that you got behind you? >> well, it's always great to be the most popular guy in the room for a while. this is a serious and legitimate
question about something she has said and believe me, if she progresses very far in the campaign process, she would have been asked this question. and i personally thought she handled it very well. it was like a very human moment for her. she had been asked earlier about it by "newsweek", she said simply, i'll be the decision maker. but this, i think, gave us a much better glimpse into michelle bachmann. >> there was a lot of points being made fast and furiously last night on twitter. lot of viewers saying different things about the questions that were being asked. among them, that a lot of the questions coming from you guys were not necessarily gotcha questions but, in fact, were keeping these candidates on their toes. other people called them gotcha questions including newt gingrich and chris wallace. take a listen to this exchange. >> how do you respond to people who say that your campaign has been a mess so far? >> let me say first of all, chris, that i took seriously bret's injunction to put aside the talking points and i wish
you would put aside the gotcha questions. >> so byron, sitting there at the moderator's desk, did you feel like that was a gotcha question or a legitimate one? >> well, no, i didn't feel like it was a gotcha question at all but it's very interesting. i personally thought gingrich got a little too hot in some of his exchanges with chris. but i will say that i spoke to some republicans, people who were active in politics here in iowa, after the debate and they thought newt did quite well so sometimes it's hard to actually know from the -- from the moderator's desk but he elicited a strong response from gingrich. >> byron york, chief political correspondent from "the washington examiner" appreciate you coming on to talk about those questions in the question and answer. thanks so much. >> family finds a whole new meaning to sour grapes. fined for sneaking fruit past airport security. and don't be fooled. this stuff isn't junk.
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>> you've heard it before, one man's trash, another man's treasure. on history channel's american pickers, ordinary guys go on the hunt for extraordinary things. >> we'll buy anything we think we can make a buck on. >> each item we pick has a history all its own. and the people we meet, well, they're a breed all their own. we make a living telling the
history of america. one piece at a time. >> that's right. american pickers and joining us right now is one of the stars, frank fritz. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> the stuff we've got here on the desk, i have had in our family garage every single piece this and eventually we threw it most away if we didn't have it at a garage sale. anybody that has that pepsi sign, how much is something like that worth? >> pepsi sign here, made in the 1950's, has a little bit of rust on it. probably about $150 on that if it was a great example, maybe $350 to $400. >> my dad has one of these saws. >> mine, too. >> i'm going to go through our garages later today. >> this is a great item. over the summer, i got hooked up with craftsman and we launched a program called finding america's treasures. they came out to the sears local hometown and they were able to put their stuff on line and people were like, you know, just putting their stuff out there in front of america. and the most -- you know, what i realized is that people have a real dedication and they have a
real -- with their craftsman product. >> they never wear out! >> right. people were just enthused with them, you know. >> i understand you always had a passion. you were a fire inspector. >> right. >> but you had a passion for junk and you're living out your passion right now. what is this right here? >> this is a motorcycle toy made in the 1920's, you know, they -- it's just really hard to find ones, they're like this, they're in such great shape. kids played with them. they're original nickel and it's a great piece. >> up here, we have this oil can or gas can and i remember in my garage growing up, my dad would have to refill one of these every weekend for mowing the lawn so it's actually worth a lot of money. >> exactly. there were so many oil companies back in the united states back in the day. it's a real americana piece because they spent so much time making all the labels and stuff on them and before they were bought out by the big companies, oil cans were something that were collectible and everybody could get into. >> the show is called "pickers".
here are your golden rules for picking. buy what you like. buy the best condition you can afford. research before you pick. and most importantly, have fun. >> have fun. that's what i always say, you know. >> ok, so the stuff is valuable. how do you find somebody to buy it? >> you know, there's, you know, on line, people buy stuff. you know, i have a rolodex up here that i'm always, you know, have people -- as soon as i buy something, it's like this saw. >> my friend bob could use a saw like that. >> this saw is made in 1962. true story behind this. this came from a lady in topeka, kansas, passed down from generation to generation, grandfather's and it was her father's and then it was hers. the story was they used this around the farm for the next 50 years so, i mean, it just shows the craftsman tools passed down from generation to generation. >> frank, this is the third season of "american pickers." good luck for the third season. appreciate you being here this season. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. >> straight ahead on this friday, we lost $300 million in a matter of minutes. the latest burn on taxpayers.
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>> top of the morning to you. tgif, everyone. i hope you're going to have a great weekend. i'm gretchen carlson. president obama may be waking up with a few lumps this morning after the g.o.p. frontrunner aims his attack at the white house. >> if you were president, you would have vetoed that bill? >> look, i'm not going to eat barack obama's dog food. what he served up isn't what i would have done if i were president of the united states. >> when it came to the other candidates, things got pretty personal. live report from iowa moments away. >> one of the victims of that botched fast and furious program, border agent brian terry but the government says this fallen hero is not a crime victim. are they just passing the buck
on this tragedy? we report, you decide. >> and government gone wild. a family fined at the airport for bringing home a piece of fruit. i don't know about you but i'm suddenly feeling safer. "fox & friends" hour two for a friday starts right now. >> ♪ i'm in love with you you're the best i ever knew i'm in love with you ♪ >> friday, folks, tgif. that means the all american concert series for "fox & friends" today performing is gracen chance, that is. he's going to be performing live and you can also come down to 48th and sixth and grab a
barbecue and sit at one of the picnic tables and get up and dance once he starts to perform. >> if you're wondering who greyson chance is, you know that kid, that 12-year-old kid who burst on the scene last year with a video, a knockoff of "papparazzi" by lady gaga. it went you tube. 42 million have seen it. that's the kid that will be with us. quite an entertainer. >> now that he has an album. go from that to an album and to having thousands of people show up for your concerts, incredible. >> fantastic. that's coming up, we'll talk to him this hour. in the meantime, the race for the white house is kicked into high gear as of last night as the eight g.o.p. presidential candidates battled it out in a fiery debate, the head of the iowa straw poll this weekend. >> steve brown live in ames, iowa, where that debate happened. he's cleaning up the mess this morning. putting back the pieces. good morning, steve. >> yeah, clayton, steve, gretchen, good morning. yeah, whoever thinks that political debates are boring missed this one because it certainly wasn't. a lot of fireworks. a lot of high elbows verbally,
if you will, and probably featured center stage in the center of the stage, michelle bachmann and tim pawlenty. they went back and forth at it quite a bit including this exchange about taxes, whether a cigarette -- a cigarette tax increase was a fee or a tax, necessary or unnecessary, have a listen. >> when the deal was put together, governor pawlenty cut a deal with the special interest groups and he put in the same bill a vote to increase the cigarette tax as well as the vote that would take away protections from the unborn. and i made a decision, i believe in the sanctity of human life and i believe you can get money wrong but you can't get life wrong. >> and the answer is the answer. congresswoman bachmann didn't vote for that bill because of it stripping away a pro life protection, she voted for it as creating that as the excuse but nonetheless, she speaks of
leading these efforts in washington and minnesota, leading and failing is not the objective. >> now, if you're wondering why it is that these two from minnesota who were allies for, you know, on so many issues for so many years, it basically comes down to this. we've got a straw poll coming up here on saturday. and both of these folks are competing and essentially the competition is -- is there an alternative to the national front rrunner who is mitt romne and who might that alternative be? these two are fighting it out to figure out who that's going to be. if you're wondering why it's so tight, that's why and that was evidenced last night. they are very -- very sharp competitors in that vain. >> all right. steve brown live for us from ames and he'll be joining us tomorrow morning as we preview the straw poll tomorrow. steve will be joining us on "fox & friends" because the all important straw poll that so many people are putting value and weight on at the beginning
of this race. >> even though two people won't be in it that some consider to be the frontrunners, mitt romney and governor rick perry that let get in the race tomorrow. it was fiery on the stage not just between pawlenty and bachmann, there were other good lines that resonated with the crowd and were memorable. we put together a couple of them in case you didn't see the whole thing. take a look. >> look, i'm wanot going to ea barack obama's dog food. what he served isn't what i would have done if i was president of the united states. >> if you could find barack obama's plan on any of those items, i will come to your house and cook you dinner or if you prefer, i'll come to your house and mow your lawn. >> america's got to learn how to take a joke. >> i'd love to see the rest of tonight's debate asking us about what we would do to lead an america whose president has failed to lead instead of playing mickey mouse games. >> speaking of getting the joke, we cut out of the tim
pawlenty thing before he got to the joke part where he was talking about i'll come to your yard, i'll come to your house and mow your yard unless it's you because i'll only do one acre and, you know, suddenly there's a lot of laughter and chris wallace asked mr. romney if he'd like to respond. no, that's ok. he had a big smile on his face. take the joke. >> one of the other names that was brought up and one of the candidates who was missing from the stage apart from michelle bachmann not showing up after one of the commercial breaks and bret baier asking, we're missing a candidate. there was a candidate missing and empty podium in the middle. she made it back on stage and handled it with grace and there was one candidate who was not there who is set to announce, of course, tomorrow in south carolina. that is texas governor rick perry. his name was sort of hovering above the debate the entire night. and bret baier asked the candidates, did he outsmart all of you by basically avoiding iowa? >> it's interesting. some people think he's made a mistake. notable people like governor huckabee who won the iowa straw poll the last time around and did very well in iowa.
he said to use his words, it was a dis to iowans to announce your campaign right before the straw poll but not technically take part in it and not take part in the debate last night. what do you think about that? do you think it's a good move that perry is going to get into it and did he steal some of the attention last night without being there? was it a good strategy? let us know what you think. >> yeah, apparently, by the way, rick perry has already emblazened a jet airplane with the words "rick perry for america". it apparently is prepositioned somewhere in south carolina for the big announcement tomorrow. >> also, there was a big announcement this week, nancy pelosi and on the senate side, mitch mcconnell picking their choices for the super committee. we know the names that will be a part of the super committee. there they are. 12 members and last night, newt beginning was asked about the super committee and here's what he had to say about it. take a listen. >> i think this super committee is about as dumb an idea as washington has come up with in
my lifetime. i mean, if you will for a second, i used to run the house of representatives. i have some general notion of these things. the idea that 523 senators and congressmen are going to sit around for four months while 12 brilliant people, mostly picked for political reasons, are going to sit in some room and brilliantly come up with a trillion dollars or force us to choose between gutting our military and accepting a tax increase is irrational. they're going to walk in just before thanksgiving and saying all right, we can shoot you in the head or cut off your right leg. which do you prefer? >> that was a fiery answer. many of our e-mailers think that newt gingrich won the debate last night rather than being a little testy in the process. >> our own frank luntz thought that gingrich came out and won this battle. who pulled it out last night? >> now the rest of the headlines for the friday, markets across the world are reacting to yesterday's 423 point surge on wall street. news from europe is good.
frankfurt up 1.9% and paris up 1.2% but the news is not as good in asia. japan's nikkei fell .2% and hong kong gained .1%. british police say they've arrested more than 1500 people for those deadly riots including more than 1,000 in london alone. 600 people of those have already been charged and courts are staying open to late process all of these cases. the riots, though, luckily have calmed down a bit but prime minister david cameron says he will leave extra police on the streets throughout the weekend. riots left at least five people dead and caused thousands of dollars in property damage. a florida family furious after having to pay a $300 fine all because they forgot to declare some product at the airport. produce, that is. product, produce. wait, you're gonna see what it is in a minute. it happened at newark liberty airport in new jersey. custom officials say the family violated a federal crime when they forgot to declare an apple, a tomato and three cucumbers.
the family says it was an oversight and that officials totally overreacted. >> why can't they just ditch them? when you come back into the country, they ask you to sign the forms. have you been around livestock and do you have any fruits or vegetables with you? >> aren't we always around live stock, drove by a farm. >> sorry. i forgot about the cucumber i was carrying. who takes cucumbers on the airplanes? maybe someone wanted to make a salad in mid flight. >> they wanted to make a salad! >> all right. we've been talking on this channel a lot about the fast and furious program which turned out to be a disaster. well, one of the reasons is the fact that a border agent by the name of brian terry was killed by one of the guns that was taken across the border. well, his family has asked the u.s. attorney in arizona to declare them to be crime victims because the family wants to intervene as victims in the case
against the 23-year-old guy from phoenix by the name of jamie avilla, the guy that bought the gun that eventually killed mr. terry and the family wants to be able to give him crime victim's status to be able to speak at the sentencing and the right to confer with the prosecutors but the u.s. attorney says no. you do not get that status which is extraordinary and the former u.s. attorney said it's simply disrespectful. >> it's mystifying to see the fami government to try to deny the family the basic right they're entitled as crime victims. you have to wonder if it's part of a strategy to avoid legal responsibility for some of the tragic mistakes of operation fast and furious. >> and the reason that this is causing such an uproar is because this is a commonly thing -- it's a common occurrence that they do grant this kind of status. we'll keep you posted on all the fallout from fast and furious.
>> part of it could be that particular office was involved in fast and furious. they led it. so does it look like a conflict to you? it does to a lot of people. >> there's a paper trail, deep, deep. deep. let us know what you think about that, friends at foxnews.com. coming up on the show, who won this debate? our political panel grades the candidates from last night. >> and how do you spend $300 million in a matter of minutes? ask your government. the latest taxpayer burn coming up. >> what is that? >> final members of the committee charged with reducing the debt. yeah. it's going -- yeah. unfortunately, the committee includes m.c. hammer, willie nelson and nicolas cage. [ male announcer ] heard this one?
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>> welcome back, everyone. it was a night of heavy hitting and fierce debate in iowa. eight g.o.p. presidential candidates let it all fly. who is waking up this morning as the winner? our panel is here to grade the candidates. editor of the national review and fox news contributor rich lowry, author of what to ask the person in the mirror and former communications director for senator jon corzine and democratic strategist, julie raginski. good to see all of you. i'll start with you, rich, you've assembled your grading process here. we did best and worst, best.
>> very complicated grading process there. i thought newt was very good. i think he was much more like the candidate people would thrive in these debates. he was great on the idiotic supercommittee. his question about the campaign falling apart was fair but people liked him sit back at the media and the other strong performer was mitt romney who two debates now hasn't been challenged. is kind of gliding. the worst, i thought was john huntsman. it seemed to me that his voice was actually shaking. he seemed very nervous. he seemed very contrived. i wouldn't have been surprised if he just walked off the stage at some point because he didn't seem to belong there. >> for a minute, we had tim pawlenty up as your worst. your pick was huntsman. >> i thought pawlenty didn't do so well either against bachmann, people -- he is desperate because he thinks bachmann is stealing his thunder in iowa, one, and two, he doesn't like her and i don't think he respects her and he let it show. and i think this is a bad play for him because just average
viewers are out there going to think what does this guy have against this nice lady? >> ok, i got to get on to robert because you actually picked in your mind who you thought was most presidential. and you picked? >> i picked romney and huntsman. despite what rich said and i understand his points but what i'm looking for is someone who can be a leader. can bring things together. can get to solutions. a number of the candidates last night might have been impressive but tend to be advocates for positions and i really think we need a leader who can articulate a plan. >> former vice chair of goldman-sachs, that's what you would come at it from this business perspective. you're saying a leader needs to be more open to all different kind of ideas. who did you think was the most nonpresidential? >> i actually thought rand paul -- >> ron paul. >> for example, and probably honestly herman cain for different reasons. rand paul because he's the extreme of an issue oriented candidate but i don't see him
necessarily as a leader and herman cain did not seem as well versed and he admitted it in a number of issues. >> you're saying rand paul. that's his son. it's ron paul. >> pardon me. >> easy to do. >> that's fair, yes. forgive me. >> julie, surprise us, who did the best? >> you know, i agree with rich that romney did the best by not falling down by fact that he's still the frontrunner today but i thought michelle bachmann was incredible. i was surprised at the fact that she was so well rehearsed, so well coached. this doesn't come across this way. she came across as genuine and came across as sincere and came across as somebody who is very well versed in the issue. >> people are think that's surprising. you're on the democratic side and sometimes liberal women don't love conservative women. >> well, you know, women, men, it doesn't matter to me. i thought she did a great job, whether it's a woman or not. i thought she was incredibly well versed and came across very strongly and i agree with rich that pawlenty going after her without people knowing the history there, without people understanding the bitterness there, he comes across as
somebody who is going after this woman for no reason whatsoever and he hurt himself doing it. >> you thought your worst was? >> i thought newt did horribly. i thought the fact that newt went after chris wallace in sort of a very ornery and came across as mad at the media and mad at questions and arrogant did not help newt gingrich at all. >> interesting how we all have different opinions. so subjective. stick around, there's one thing that the president could have done to be a better leader in crisis. what is it? that's next. then from the internet stage to our stage, 13-year-old you tube sensation greyson chance is here to perform live. get down here if you want to see it. [ male announcer ] imagine all of your missed opportunities
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first $38 billion. that's how much it would cost nasa to send a brand new rocket and capsule into space twice over the next 10 years if you're curious. next, $300 million. that's how much this hypersonic aircraft that goes 13,000 miles an hour cost. it got lost during a military test flight yesterday. and likely crashed but, of course, it's lost so they don't know. finally, $35,800. that's what it cost per person for a president barack obama fundraiser yesterday in new york city. guests included a lot of celebrities including gwyneth paltrow, her husband from coldplay, alicia keys and jimmy fallon. over to you and the panel. >> the u.s. economy on a roller coaster this week with the stock market going up and down and back up again gaining over 400 points yesterday. while the markets rallied, president obama's approval ratings took a nose dive dropping to 42% now in the latest fox news poll. what could the president have
done to grow stronger during this economic crisis? back with us now is our political panel. robert, let me start with you. you have worked on wall streetment a l -- a lot of what went on this week was about wall street. what could he have done better? >> avoid blaming others and articulate a clear plan for the future. >> and he did seem to blame repeatedly even yesterday, i want you to listen. he was blaming congress yesterday. >> unfortunately, what we've seen in washington the last few months has been the worst kind of partnership, the worst kind of gridlock and that gridlock has undermined public confidence and impeded our efforts to take the steps we need for our economy. it's made things worse instead of better. >> all right, robert, you believe that the blame game gets him nowhere. >> i do. i think the blame game diminishes him and as president of the united states, people are looking for a vision and a plan
and he's got to be clear on what the road maps are from here. i think that's what the country is looking to him to do. >> why is there no plan? because you're looking now at the lowest approval rating, you know, disapproval, 42%. why would he not come up with the plan? a lot of people have been talking about this for quite sometime. >> i think he has a plan. i think the problem for him is he comes out with a plan, the plan is panned and he starts moving towards his critics' positions and never sticks to his guns. you know, if i were to advise him, one thing i would tell him to do, learn to use the bully pulpit. you're the president. george bush was good at this. learn to stick to your principles and sell them to the american people not you don't have to be reactive to congress or reactive to your critics. you're the president. you have the biggest megaphone in the world. learn how to use what's been given to you instead of reacting what others are saying about you. >> don't delegate so much. >> he's on the tv for a long time, he's trying to use the bully pulpit.
his principles were reflected in the february budget so now he has to pretend he's a deficit hawk so he says he has this $4 trillion plan but won't put it out and spell it out on paper. he knows if he does that and it has real savings on entitlements that i'm skeptical of. if it did, there would be a revolt in his own party. then he's blaming congress and not leading himself. >> i'm going to go through quickly, should he have asked congress to come back this week. >> yes or no? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> the further away congress is from washington the better. >> interesting perspective. thank you so much, panel. have a great weekend. >> thank you. >> coming up, jay carney, the spokesperson for the president claims there's no such thing as a vacation when you're president of the united states. maybe he should which can his own record. we did and the press secretary had a much different take when george w. bush was in office. and then the famous 80's rocker dead this morning.
but hurry, this offer ends august 31st. >> listen to this, president obama took campaign volunteers out for burgers yesterday and apparently he left a 35% tip. that guy is so generous with china's money. >> speaking of money, i think he's about to spend close to $50,000 for that vacation in martha's vineyard so our president has a lot of dough. >> that's what brian kilmeade is doing as well. brian is off as well. >> brian will be back monday. you know who this president's spokesperson is, he's jay carney and he's been asked the last couple of days whether or not the president should actually go away on that martha's vineyard vacation as he normally does in august because of the economic crisis we have found ourselves in this week.
yesterday, here was another defense. >> i don't think the americans out there would begrudge that notion that the president would spend some time with his family. it is also, i think, as anyone who has covered it in the past, either in this administration or others, there's no such thing as a presidential vacation. the presidency travels with you. >> yeah, ok. well, that's what he says now. now that he's got the job as the president's spokesman. however, back in 2001, while he was writing at "time" magazine and george w. bush was in the white house, he had a big problem with the president taking a big vacation and in fact, he said essentially that his handlers were going to invent a photo op every week to send him out and make him look like he's actually doing stuff. part of the article back in 2001 said as part of their effort to convince the public that he wasn't actually on vacation in the generally accepted sense of what the word means, i.e. not having fun and not working.
>> and to what steve was saying about criticizing president bush, carney did criticize president bush for meeting with real americans outside of washington, basically taking him out. here's an excerpt also from that piece. every week they decided they would send the president somewhere outside texas for a day and a half or so to hold some kind of event in which he would mix with real americans. now, i'm gonna feign shock by the fact that bush is using photo ops in an attempt to influence public opinion. it would be news if he weren't doing that. >> that was then. >> it's a little different apparently when you work for the president and you're trying to defend people asking the question about vacation. yesterday, the president, first he went to michigan to talk about jobs and then he came to new york for two fundraisers and he was asked the question that we just asked the panel, whether or not congress should come back to d.c. to try to work on this debt immediately. here's his response. >> the last thing we need is congress spending more time arguing in d.c. so what i figure is they need to
spend more time out here listening to you. and hearing how fed up you are. that's why i'm here. >> well, and so it is curious because in 2001, mr. carney said that the white house handlers were sending mr. bush out to photo ops to be with real people outside of washington, d.c. and what was our president doing yesterday? well, he was at that photo op outside of washington, d.c. meeting with regular people. >> i love that every year, no matter who is president, there's always this debate around presidential vacations during the month of august. every year, you can time an egg to it. can you time eggs? you can set your clock to time an egg to it? >> how long does it take to hard boil one? i don't know. about 10 minutes or so. >> other headlines for your friday. investigation into a missing 3-year-old focusing on a pair of training wheels. police say they found wheels believed to be from rian
rodriguez's bicycle away from her missouri home. she was riding the bike when she went missing this past saturday and police looking into reports of a white van seen trolling the area that same day. >> check out this flashy video from broken arrow, oklahoma, what you're seeing are incredible power flashes lighting up the night sky. heavy storms knocked out power near the city's water treatment plant early yesterday causing those flashes, power thankfully now restored to the folks in oklahoma. >> and they're credited with nabbing three of the country's most wanted fugitives and now the colorado state troopers who chased down the so-called doherty gang are describing what it's like to get shot at at 120 miles per hour. >> think about the fear of -- you know, it's natural for you not like to be shot at but the training really kicks in and it's almost like a muscle memory response. you don't think about it. you think about what you're supposed to do. >> the doherty siblings eventually crashed but the stand-off didn't end there.
one of the officers shot legrace doherty in the leg. she admits she deserved to get shot. she and her brothers will appear in court on monday. gretchen? >> one of heavy metal's most famous front men has died. >> ♪ she's my cherry pie ♪ grown man cry >> that's jani lane of warrant. he was found dead in his hotel room in woodland hills, california, even though he's sporting short hair in this concert, he is well known for his long locks. he had two daughters. no word yet on the cause of death. and now it's time to head over to yet another intern who is saying good-bye to us from a long summer here at "fox & friends" and all the hard work and it's johnny lu from stoneybrook university. good morning. >> good morning, guys. >> so it's time for you to kick off with sports. good luck. >> all right. tiger woods looking to get back on track at the pga
championship, the final major of the golf season. woods started off strong but then fell apart quickly. he put two balls into the water and found more than a dozen sand traps on his way to a 7 over par finish. woods will battle just to make the cut. meanwhile, u.s. open champion rory mcilroy also having problems. he hurt his wrist while hitting this shot in the woods but finished even par. everybody is chasing steve stricker. he fired a brilliant 7 under par in the opening round. and finally getting their first piece of pro football last night with preseason action. michael vick and the philadelphia eagles facing baltimore ravens. vick picking up where he left off last season. looking down field, going deep to riley cooper who makes a terrific catch and sets up for next play. vick finding brent felix for the score. 7-0 eagles. vick finished with 74 yards
passing. eagles wins 13-6. listen to this, last week, reds pitcher blamed a bad batch of chicken wings on the terrible pitching performance. everyone laughed it off but he got the last laugh pitching against the rockies. he struck out the side in the fourth inning, gave up no runs over seven strong innings. reds get the 2-1 victory. cueto leads the national league with the lowest earned run average. >> very nice, johny! >> he has the whole famous dave's crew over on the sideline there. cheering him on. >> over there. >> johnny, good luck to you. you did a great job. what do you want to be when you grow up? >> you guys will definitely see me again at fox. >> i like that. >> is that a threat? >> i'm coming for the job! >> ok. >> good enough. >> thanks, johnny. good luck to you. >> all right. straight ahead, who will the american people see as the
winner of last night's debate? poll expert frank luntz with the luntz-o-meter with what he saw from inside that auditorium. frank is coming up. then he's just 13 years old and already a rising star. we'll sit down live with you tube sensation greyson chance before he rocks out on stage. there he is signing stuff already. trivia question of the day -- [ male announcer ] what if that hemorrhoid pain is non-stop to seattle?
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>> 42 minutes after the top of the hour. couple of quick headlines. china is recalling 54 bullet trains on its line and ordering safety checks on other trains following a deadly accident last month. 40 people were killed when one train plowed into another because of faulty signals. if you're and out about tonight, be sure to cast an eye to the heavens. the persoid meteor shower will hit its yearly peak. it's a little less than usual thanks to the full moon. be sure to get out there. steve? >> ♪ you love me papparazzi ♪ ♪ you love me
papparazzi ♪ >> you're looking at a you tube video that has been viewed 42 million times around the world. and the kid right there is 13-year-old greyson chance who has rocketed to fame and joins us today as our featured performer on the summer concert series. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. thanks for having me this morning. >> nice to see you. we should point out that right now your mom isn't here in new york city with you. where is she? what's she doing? >> she's been texting me all morning and she's like, i can't believe steve is interviewing you. i love steve. we're from oklahoma and whenever i wake up, my mom is like in the morning in her bedroom on tv, like oh, my gosh, listen to this, greyson. and i'm like ok, mom. >> we love the fact that you're a "fox & friends" family out there. in oklahoma. let's put up the video once again, this really is what made you famous. it was a middle school choir event and who was taking the pictures? >> my dad was actually filming the show and, you know, it's
just -- every time i look back at it. i've only seen the video two or three times so i don't really like to watch it. >> we've watched it about 10 at our house. >> just every time i watched it, the growth is amazing. i just released my debut album and i'm performing songs from there tonight. >> i'll tell you what, we have here in attendance already, a whole bunch of your fans. this has got to be -- greyson, this has got to be kind of weird. you are only 13 years old. >> it's not weird, steve! >> you got people holding up signs in midtown manhattan that say love you, greyson! and you know what? >> it's adorable. >> she means it. >> she does mean it. i'm loving this. >> for the folks who are looking in, tell us a little bit about yourself because up until recently, you were just a kid going to school. >> well, yeah, you know, a year ago, i posted a video up on you tube and ellen saw it and i was signed to ellen's label. ellen degeneres and, you know, then i just started working on this album for the whole year really and i've been just
working on it, working on it, fine tuning it and i just released it, like i said, and you know, i just -- i'm on tour right now, always on the road. always doing shows and i just love what i do. >> that's right. your new album is called "hold on to the night" and debuted just a couple of days ago what about greyson for the many people who have drawn parallels between you and justin bieber? i'm sure you're familiar with that guy. great entertainer. >> very good entertainer. >> and also, into the nation's psyche on you tube like you. >> me and justin are really close and really good friends and he's a really cool guy but, you know, i sing pop rock so it's a lot different from justin but he's a cool guy. i love watching his shows and i love watching him everywhere i turn on the tv he's there so i like to watch him. >> there's something interesting, i watched a "nightline" story that -- where the reporter followed you on your tour bus. to a concert. and before you sang, you prayed with your band.
>> yes. >> why did you do that? >> we do a prayer every night and, you know, this is my band right here but sometimes everything is going so crazy on the show, i have to do a singular prayer because they're running around everywhere. but i pray every day and i have my little bullet necklace. this is my -- this is whenever i get nervous, i constantly just -- i don't know why. >> you bite the bullet. >> yes. >> i see. interesting. >> all right. we're delighted that you would be our special performer on this friday here at the "fox & friends" summer concert series. he will be performing. what number in the next hour? >> well, i'm going to actually be doing a couple of songs from "hold on to the night" and doing my single. >> we have a fantastic crowd here. greyson chance is our performer. kids, stick around. next hour, all right? besides, until then, you can have some barbecue. >> little new york girl. >> there you go. >> very nice.
you want to wave to your mom out there in oklahoma? >> hi, mom. >> all right. >> mom, he's going to be performing shortly. all right. clay and gretchen, into you. >> thanks a lot, steve. who won last night's republican presidential debate? that's for the american people to decide. pollster frank luntz with the verdict we can expect. what he thinks next. >> first, it's august 12th on this date in 1970, president nixon signs the postal reorganization act. abolishing the post office as part of the cabinet. having a new flap at the post office. on this date in 1981, ibm releases its first personal computer. and the number one country song on this date in 2002, "the good stuff" by kenny chesney. [ female announcer ] so you think your kids are getting enough vegetables?
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>> the answer to the trivia question of the day is pete sampras and the winner is dave dowling in florida. congratulations. the debate last night, which of the eight republican hopefuls made strides along that path? pollster frank luntz was there and joins us now with the inside scoop. frank, nice to see you this morning. a lot of eyes, of course, on mitt romney last night. the presumptive frontrunner. how do things shake out? >> well, they shook out well for him. he did exactly what republicans want to see. a plan of action. and he laid it out at the very beginning of the debate.
seven key points. this is what republicans wanted to hear. let's take a look. >> what needs to be done, seven things that come to mind. one is to make sure our corporate tax rates are competitive with other nations and number two is to make sure our regulations and bureaucracy works not just for the bureaucrats in washington but for the businesses that are trying to grow. number three is to have trade policies that work for us and not just for our opponents. number four is to have an energy policy that gets us energy secure. number five is to have the rule of law. six, great institutions that build human capital because capitalism is also about people, not just capital and physical goods. and number seven is to have a government that doesn't spend more money man it takes in. and i'll do it. >> didn't need a teleprompt to her do that with the crowd. that resonates. >> it was. it was a crowd pleaser. it went point by point. each one of the seven items they think barack obama isn't doing. they believe that mitt romney not only wants to do it but he
can do it. i think he was helped the most. second would be the former speaker newt gingrich. he challenged the press in a way no candidate has done. remember, republicans believe that the mainstream media isn't telling the truth. isn't telling the full story. let's take a look at one of his best clips. >> there's too much attention paid by the press corps about the campaign minutia and not enough paid by the press corps that the basic ideas that distinguish us from barack obama. >> big applause line there. i heard you say last night that you thought newt gingrich won the battle. what did you mean? >> he won the battle in terms of audience and i was in the room for most of the debate. and gingrich had the most applause lines of any of the candidates. and he came out of nowhere. and he said what republicans feel. and i felt that mitt romney won the war because in the end, nobody laid a glove on him. and the one that had the greatest swing back and forth
was tim pawlenty. he had the funniest line of the debate. let's play that line. >> where's barack obama's plan on social security reform? medicare reform, medicaid reform? in fact, i'll offer a prize tonight to anybody in this auditorium or anyone watching on television, if you can find barack obama's specific plan on any of those items, i will come to your house and cook you dinner. >> and then, of course, the follow-up line to that was i'll even mow your lawn although if it's mitt romney, i'll only mow one acre. great line. the problem with pawlenty's presentation is that he took on michelle bachmann. he took on romney. he took on other candidates and i know this from my testing, the language that he used was not effective. the key when you're negative is to not sound disagreeable. and he didn't deliver that. it was too much hitting on too many of the candidates. >> did he have the most to lose
because u.s. representative steven king of western iowa republican came out and said pawlenty hurt himself with the attacks on michelle bachmann. he came out on the losing end of this. >> he's a great governor. he's got a great record. but nobody has complained to him how to explain it to republican primary voters so every time he asserts, hey, i got the best record on the stage, the public's response is prove it. and instead what they saw was someone who was almost like an attack dog going after each individual thinking that would give him the advantage. i assure you, it did not. >> bottom line, who won? >> bottom line, mitt romney and newt gingrich were the winners. >> great analysis, as usual. thanks, frank. >> thank you. >> coming up here on the show, our mission in afghanistan is changing. what does that mean for our troops deploying overseas? geraldo rivera joins us live from fort campbell, kentucky at the top of the hour. you've heard of prisoners breaking out of prison. they want to run away.
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>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. it is friday, august 12. i'm gretchen carlson. thank you for sharing your time with us. minnesota nice turned into minnesota mean when candidates crossed the border into iowa. >> in congress, her record of accomplishment and results is nonexistent. >> you said the era of small government was over. that sounds a lot more like barak obama, if you ask me. andafghanistan.
you don't want to miss this. >> steve: he's the pride of edmund, oklahoma. his mom is watching in tv land. don't worry, we're taking care of your little boy today. thank you for sharing him with us. if you're not familiar with him, this kid wound up on youtube in the last year. he did a cover of lady gaga's paparrazzi, 42 million people have seen that and they've said, that kid is as good as justin bieber. of course, justin bieber kind of born on youtube as well. this could be a big, big star. >> gretchen: we will hear him perform live 8:50 eastern time. keep it right here. we have to talk politics with you because it was a big battle. eight gop presidential candidates duking it out in a firey debate in iowa. kicking the race into high gear. >> steve: joining us from ames, iowa where it all hit the fan last night, steve brown joins us live. and it did kind of hit the fan.
we saw sides of these candidates we have not seen before on television. >> no. this is probably the most contentious early presidential candidate debate that i can recall. the 11th commandment throned reagan invoked, you shall not speak of a fellow republican shattered last night and largely the folks taking a hammer were the two minnesota candidates, michelle bachman and tim pawlenty. this is a sample of how it went last night. >> she says that she's fighting for these things. she fought for less government spending. we got a lot more. she led the effort against obamacare, we got obamacare. she led the effort against tarp. we got tarp. she said she's got a titanium spine. it's not her spine we're worried about. it's her record of results. if that's your view of effective leadership with results, please stop 'cause you're killing us. >> wait, wait. >> when you were governor in minnesota, you implemented cap and trade in our state, and you praised the unconstitutional
individual mandate and you called for requiring all people in our state to purchase health insurance the government would mandate. third, you said the era of small government was over. that sounds a lot more like barak obama, if you ask me. >> hard to believe these folks were on the same page on a lot of issues before they started running for president. but there is a big event coming up tomorrow, which kind of explains some of this. the straw poll is coming up here, big republican fund-raiser both want to do well and both see each other as their main competitors. another person who probably did himself well or seems to have is newt gingrich. his campaign not going all that well in the last couple of months. but last night when asked about some particular issues, including the super committee for congress to try and figure out where all of these budget cuts are going to come to address the deficit, newt gingrich had a fired up answer loaded and ready. have a listen.
>> the idea that 523 senators in congress are going to sit around for four months while 12 brilliant people, mostly picked for political reasons are going to sit around a room and brillianty come up with an idea or force us to choose between gutting our military or accepting a tax increase is irrational. they're going to walk in before thanksgiving and say, we can shoot you in the head or cut off your right leg, which do you prefer? >> there are a lot of republican watchers acquitted himself very well in that debate. there were also some interesting observations about how mitt romney largely tried to stay above the fray. he's nationally, the front runner. leads head to head against the president in a number of different states. he was the best candidates in a number of different states. kind of wanted to remind folks that he has a business sense, a business background, and jobs, which is the marquee issue. a lot of different takes on last
night's debate, but a heck of a lot of fireworks. back to you in new york. >> steve: no kidding. steve brown, we just had frank luntz on and he said mitt and newt both were the winners last night. peter johnson, jr. is going to be joining us in about 90 seconds to tell us what his view is of the big fight last night right here live from the curvy couch. >> gretchen: markets in europe reacting to yesterday's 420 point surge on wall street. markets are up. london up 1.3%. frankfort up 2.1%. paris up 1.7%. in asia, stocks not fairing as well, though. japan's nikkei fell 2%. hong kong down. south korea down. stock futures are point to go a slow start when the opening bell rings on wall street. british police will be out in force hoping weekend drinking does not reignite those deadly riots. they calmed down quite a bit, but left at least five people dead and caused thousands of
dollars in property damage. at least 1500 people have been arrested around the country, including 1,000 in london alone. london's mayor says those charged should expect significant sentences if convicted. verizon winning a big court decision that will prevent strikers from blocking their stores. a judge issued an injunction in new york, delaware, pennsylvania with new jersey and massachusetts possibly next on the list. now the f.b.i. is investigating whether some of those strikers are actually engaging in sabotage. verizon says wires are being cut at homes and offices, shutting off phones and internet. italian magazine admitting it air brushed a picture of kate middleton to make her look thinner. they at first denied altering the photo when the special royal wedding edition hit news stands. when it did back in may. after a fire storm of complaints from readers, the magazine decided to come clean. still they say it wasn't their intention to make kate look
thinner. they claim the photo was cropped incorrectly. i know a lot of women who would like for them to photo shop them. she doesn't need it. >> steve: geraldo rivera normally right now in this spot, he's out in fort campbell, kentucky. he's going to be with us in a couple of minutes. we're having satellite problems. in the meantime, we turn to peter johnson, jr. there was fireworks last night and we saw sides of the candidates we haven't seen before. >> i think what we saw is that these candidates were ready for prime time. there has been some main stream media criticism that these people aren't qualified, they're not prepared, they don't have a message. there was a diverse breadth of messages we heard last night. people who were all across the country who had conservative positions, somewhat liberal positions at different times, centrist positions. i think there was three winners that emerged. i think mitt romney maintained and retained his leadership position in this race.
at the same time, i thought michelle bachman was extremely strong and standing almost withering attacks, it's not mean spirited almost -- >> steve: it was sharp. >> it was sharp. she's gone through it for the past week in terms of the tea party and some of the sexist attacks we saw on her in terms of the newsweek photo they put up. there was a third winner, though. i was so proud. the third winner was fox news last night. i have never seen such robust, such intense, such pointed questions in any presidential debate in a long, long time. so to see bret baier and chris wallace kind of anger newt gingrich and get a couple of the other candidates unhinged just for a moment with very difficult questions, that, i think, was wonderful. >> steve: i didn't hear a softball all night. >> i was so delighted to see that. so i think the candidates showed they were ready for prime time
and i think that this fair and balanced mantra that a lot of main stream media like to trash was really proven last night. i thought that was terrific. >> clayton: there was highlights in some of the sound bites. mitt romney trying to maintain or at least maybe rise above the entire debate, answering direct questions about president obama's track record and he had this to say and didn't really want to get into a food fight. listen. >> so to be clear and just to be clear here, you echoed congresswoman bachman and congressman paul in being against that final compromise deal. so to phrase it another way, if you were president, you would have vetoed that bill? >> look, i'm not going to eat barak obama's dog food. what he served up is not what i would have done if i was president of the united states. >> gretchen: wow. that got your attention. >> that was the best line of the entire night. it encapsulated the real dissatisfaction, i won't say
disgust with some of the president's policies, but the absolute sense of outrage in some communities and concern about what's going on and saying this is not enough. we can be better. we can be greater and i'm not going to be satisfied with that. in one sentence, he encapsulated what the outrage is in america at this point and gave a cause to the republicans going forward. i think what they need to be doing in terms of getting their own message out as a party is to focus less on each other and more on the national issues. although there was a very specific discussion on debt. there was a specific discussion on health care. there was a specific discussion on foreign policy. a lot of areas. >> steve: it was very good. >> it gives a lot to republican vote force think about. >> gretchen: there is another debate coming up in the third week of september on fox. coming up on the show, liberals in wisconsin suffered a huge loss. but you probably didn't hear that much about it. brett bozelle exposes the latest
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>> clayton: welcome back. a victory for republicans this week in the wisconsin recall elections. they held on to their majority in the senate but coverage from most networks were silent about the failure of the left in this battle. brent bozelle is the founder of the media research centre and he did and conducted a lot of this research. nice to see think morning. >> how are you doing? >> doing well. let's throw this up on the screen. i'm surprised by the total amount of broadcast air time for these recall elections this week. look at abc, had no coverage of it. this according to you guys, cbs, one minute and 55 seconds. nbc, 45 seconds. you were sitting there with stopwatch, i guess. >> we do. we actually do. now, compare that to the coverage in the first five days of this explosive story. 53 network news stories. what's going on here? what's happening is that these
protests were supposed to be the rebirth of the left in that going into the 2012 campaign. it's why the left spent $30 million on these recall campaigns. they threw the unions, threw everything they had. i can suitly with 100 -- absolutely with 100% set do you do guarantee you that had the recall elections worked, they would have led every newscast and would have gone on for days on end about how the tea party is debt and the coffee party or whatever they're calling it is alive. guess what? it all completely fizzled and it might have even backfired because there are two more recalls against democrats next week. there was a huge republican victory that nobody heard about. >> clayton: had it gone the other way to your point, we may have learned from recent history why we would have seen a lot of coverage on that. these are different clips from different news anchors from february talking about the wisconsin battle. take a listen.
>> one law maker looked at the crowds gathered in the wisconsin capital today and said it's like cairo moved to madison. >> from the middle east to the midwest, people are rising up, citizens uprisings are changing the world. is madison, wisconsin the tunisia of american politics now? >> clayton: an arab spring in madison. >> yeah. come on. if these guys had any semblance of decency, which they don't, and any semblance of journalism ethic, which they don't, they would simply acknowledge that after all that coverage, there is -- by necessity, they need to cover the other side and the fact that they lost. give equal coverage to both sides, or at least give the other side maybe 10% and we'll call it a day. >> clayton: you can dive into the details at mrc.com. always great to see you here. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> clayton: our talks with the
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>> gretchen: she says she deserved to get shot in the leg. lee grace dougherty speaking out about her take down by police this past wednesday. dougherty's two brothers, dylan and ryan, were also busted. all three are accused in a brazen crime spree that spanned three states. they're going to appear in a colorado court on monday. and forget about breaking out of jail. this guy was trying to break back in. former prison inmate marvin was caught scaling a fence at
sacramento's fulsom prison. he missed the place and he was just reminiscent. but authorities thought, maybe he has a little contraband. steve? >> steve: or he just missed the food. meanwhile, the commander of u.s. and coalition forces in afghanistan, general john allen, said this week, bin laden's death has not affected the battleground in afghanistan. but how is it affecting our troops? geraldo rivera joins us live right now. he is at fort campbell, kentucky, the home of the 101st airborne. good morning to you, geraldo. >> good morning, everybody. it is a joyous scene here as the fourth brigade combat team, of the elite 101st airborne comes home. their families are embracing them. some of the g.i.'s haven't seen their children at all. these little infants, you know, they marched off 24,000, our most elite military unit. we were here when they
deployed -- >> steve: hmm. we were having trouble with the satellite a little earlier and it looks as if we have lost contact with geraldo rivera. what's going on there right now, it's called week of eagles with the screaming eagles there and we're going to try to -- do we have the shot back? we're having a problem with the shot out of fort campbell, kentucky. what we're going to do is step aside, take a quick time out, have geraldo on the other side. if we can't get the satellite back up, at least we'll have him on the telephone. stand by for that. straight ahead, newt gingrich dragging our own chris wallace into last night's debate. >> i'd love to see the rest of tonight's debate asking us about what we would do to lead in america whose president has failed to lead instead of playing mickey mouse games. >> speaker gingrich, if -- >> steve: all right. chris himself will be here live on "fox & friends" and he will have a rebuttal to what newt
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>> steve: normally on fridays we have geraldo at the top of the hour, but we were having satellite problems and your shot just dropped out a moment ago. you were about to introduce us to some of the screaming eagles there at fort campbell in kentucky. >> yes, i am with the 101st airborne, the elite screaming eagles. we sent 24,000 of them off to war in afghanistan. they had a rough, rough time. they lost 132 of their heros over there.
but now they are almost all back. the 4th brigade combat team arriving today. these are their families. they were elated. many of them seeing infants they had never seen before. once again, general john f. campbell and his beautiful wife, ann, dear friends, we met in kandahar, afghanistan, eight long years ago. i was asking if the terrible cost was worth it. you know, general, we are in a period of severe budget cutbacks and all the rest of it. now as you're getting promoted to lieutenant general, getting a third star, going to the pentagon, how will the army operating with the new reality in terms of the deficit and all the rest of it? >> we're going to have to be very smart about how we shape the army for the future. it's a relevant force, it's a decisive force for our nation. the strength of our nation is our army. the strength of our army are our families. we have to take a lard look how we restructure -- hard look how we restructure. but i think we have a good plan. a brand-new chief coming on board, general dempsey going to be the chairman. there's a great future for the
army. we'll make sure we fit this, make sure the strategy is tied in nationally and i look forward to the next couple of years. very tough decisions coming up, go again, i look forward to continuing and having the opportunity to make some differences in the army and contribute. >> i call him america's spartan, a true warrior. his wife, though, is the warrior here at fort campbell. she's the one really the first to console the families, you know, and how have you managed such a rough year? how do you answer when a spouse says, was it worth it that my husband or my wife passed over there? >> i think you always have to let them know that yes, it was definitely worth it, that they did not die in vain, but the families are incredibly strong. they draw strength from each other. ones who died early in the war are now embracing the new group of survivors and helping them to cope. so we just hang on to each other every day and take a day at a
time. >> look here, come on over here. here are some of the families. how happy are you? how happy are you? >> i am very, very happy. i got a little one here. come here. >> who is this guy? did he see his daddy? >> yes, he did. he wouldn't let him go. >> and even got a cookie for his trouble. >> yep. that's a bribe. >> what was the worst part of it for you? >> disappointment. the whole year. we had to make it through a whole year. >> the whole year, but you did. >> yes, we did. >> it's easier the second time around. >> easier the second time around. i'm glad he came home. i guess the moral of this story is for these families, the families of our service people over there, it's been a year of loss, a year of sacrifice, and people are asking questions, was it worth the cost? where do we go from here? 132 dead, you know. what have we accomplished? these are very, very important
issues. >> gretchen: geraldo, gretchen has been doing the show for five years, not edie. >> what's that about five years? >> gretchen: it's okay. i'll tell you when i see you next week. >> steve: geraldo rivera live in fort campbell, kentucky, with general campbell. you're going to receive a nice fruit basket very soon. >> gretchen: i am? >> clayton: i'm sure. >> gretchen: let's talk to chris wallace live from ames, iowa. you certainly have been getting a lot of publicity last night and this morning for some of the questions that you asked. our e-mail machine is on fire. how do you respond to some people who were a little upset with you that you might have been a little testy, their words, not mine? >> listen, i have to say one thing about "fox & friends," you know when you come home from a party and you find out that you've had a piece of spinach between your piece all night, leave it to "fox & friends" to put up a big picture of my front teeth with a piece of spinach between them. >> gretchen: in what way?
>> welcome to the nfl. the fact is that this -- we're talking about presidential politics. it isn't bean bag. the fact is that politicians are running for president. they've taken shots at each other. we're asking tough questions, probing questions, and if the politicians decide they want to take shots at us, we're fair game as well. >> gretchen: i was just asking what tons of our viewers are saying this morning, and i know you heard it before last night. i'm not saying it was right or wrong. i just asked you to respond to it. >> steve: and chris, we're going to play an exchange where we hear newt gingrich and this really got the ball rolling. in fact, a number of people have suggested that newt gingrich was one of the winners last night because of the way he did go after the media. before we play mr. gingrich, i want you to repeat the question you asked him that got him agitated. >> yeah. real quickly, what i asked the speaker was one of the ways we
judge candidates is the campaign they run and i pointed out that his entire national staff and his iowa staff walked out on him because they said that he was undisciplined about campaigning and last check, he was a million dollars in debt. here was his response. >> let me say, first of all, chris, that i took seriously injunction to put aside the talking points and i wish you would put aside the gotcha questions. i would love to see the rest of the questions asking us about what we would do to lead an america whose president has failed to lead instead of playing mickey mouse games. >> speaker gingrich, if you think questions about your record are mickey mouse, i'm sorry. i think those are questions that a lot of people want to hear answers to and you're responsible for your record. >> steve: then you hear booing right there. i didn't think that was particularly a gotcha question. i could think of others. but certainly newt gingrich had a good answer. besides your role as the
question asker is to ask hard questions because if people can't answer a question from chris wallace, should they be the president of the united states? >> well, more importantly, how are they going to do when they face the democrats next year? you know, one thing i think it's clear, all that talk from the liberal media that we're the mouthpiece of the republican party or we take our talking points and we took this very seriously in the debate. we were asking tough probing questions, plenty of questions on the issues. we talked about immigration and health care and most importantly, the economy, foreign policy. i'm sorry that speaker gingrich was unhappy with me. he also was unhappy with bret baier when he asked him a question about libya. i think it was something about shooting the messenger. >> clayton: a lot of viewers, as steve was saying, responded 'cause they thought that fox moderators were asking questions that kept the candidates on their toes and took them out of their talking points mode for once. one of the questions came from
bret baier about governor rick perry who is not in the room and his name seemed to hover above -- what was the sense on the moderating panel? did it seem like governor rick perry's name was hovering above the entire debate? >> i think that's somewhat overstating it, clayton. but what i would say is that, look, if you're a political reporter, you know this race is going to change this weekend. one thing is going to be the ames straw poll. i don't think you can win in ames. it's not make, but it is break. if some of these candidates who have particularly focused on iowa were to finish very poorly, they might just drop out of the race. but it will also change this weekend because rick perry is going to get in and he immediately vaults and becomes one of the front runners, along with mitt romney. so you know, they all take him seriously. they know he'll be a real player, particularly here in iowa with tea partiers, with social conservative, but across the country. he's a very strong, credible candidate. >> gretchen: some people say a
lot of the fire from mitt romney came before the debate started when he had this heated exchange with somebody who came to one of his speeches. let's take a listen to this and i'm interested in your comments afterward. >> if you want to speak, you can speak. but right now it's my turn. i'm glad you're on social security. hold on just a moment. hold on just a moment. hold on just a moment! i'm going to let you speak in a moment. no, no, i came here to speak. the way this is going to work is that you get to ask your question, i get to give my answer. if you don't like my answer, you can vote for someone else. but now it's my turn to give my answer! [ applause ] you ready for my answer? i'm not going to raise taxes. that's my answer. i'm not going to raise taxes! and if you want somebody that can raise tax, vote for barak obama! >> clayton: don't ever mess with a person with a microphone, chris. >> that's exactly right. listen, i thought it was one of mitt romney's best moments in this entire campaign.
he's kind of floated above the campaign, people say that he has been so disengaged that he's part of the mittness protection program. he showed some fire and that's a good thing for a candidate to show. i remember ronald reagan back in 1980 during a debate saying when one of the moderators wanted to cut him off saying, i paid for this microphone. it's good for a candidate to show fire and i go back to my point involving newt and all these candidates, this isn't bean bag. this is serious stuff. people are running to be the president of the united states. we take it seriously and obviously they do and the voters should. >> steve: there was a lot of fire between michelle bachman and tim pawlenty. they were at each other. michelle bachman is actually going to be your guest this sunday on fox news sunday. right? >> yeah, that's right. and i think it would be fair to say going into the ames straw poll tomorrow, she's the favorite. so if she wins, she gets a boost. if she doesn't, there will be questions as to why.
we'll have an interesting interview with her sunday and you're right, one of the highlights of the debate besides my sparring match with newt was tim pawlenty and bachman going at each other. i think there is only one ticket out of iowa for the two of them and they were really pulling to see who will get it. >> gretchen: by the way, you don't have any spinach between your teeth. >> clayton: you look fabulous. >> gretchen, hi, i just want to say hello, gretchen. >> gretchen: oh, thank you. i appreciate that. we got to wrap it up. we'll see you again next friday. bye. >> you bet. >> steve: meanwhile, we have headlines for this friday. a bizarre twist in the case of robin guarderren, that american woman who disappeared in aruba more than a week ago. her on again, off again boyfriend, now back in maryland, says somebody signed on to her e-mail account. the g mail account that she had after she went missing. 40-year-old richard foster says
he didn't chat with gardener on-line, but that her account was definitely active. right now the only suspect in the case, her travel companion, gary giordano. he is refusing to cooperate with police. >> clayton: this skier's u.s. olympic career is on a slippery slope thanks to a disturbing incident on a jetblue plane. you're not going to believe this. he was drunk when he relieved himself on a sleeping 11-year-old girl on a flight from oregon to new york. he then got into a confrontation with the girl's father, who is battling cancer. prosecutors say they won't press charges, but he could be in danger of losing a spot on the u.s. olympic team. he was bumped from the team's developmental roster and has refused thus far to apologize. >> gretchen: you got to see this. a bull getting one last taste of freedom after escaping from a slaughter house. he ran amuck down the streets of new york city before eventually being rained it and sent back to where he belongs. we showed you another bull on the run yesterday.
that one in washington state. one of the best moments -- it's so appropriate i'm reading this. one of the best moments in bull history comes -- apparently my producer thought it was funny for me. remember this? (screaming). >> gretchen: i love that moment. you know what? last time i will ever be on a bull was that moment in january. >> steve: famous last words. >> gretchen: i mean it. >> steve: so if a bull goes running through the streets in front of our building, you're not going to jump on it? >> gretchen: nope. and no more rocky mountain oysters for me either. that was also on "fox & friends." >> clayton: coming up on the show, did you know we're in the middle of a man session? coming up, why it's harder for american men to find work. what washington might do about it. >> steve: first, greyson chance on our all american summer concert stage singing hits from his brand-new cd. here he is "waiting outside the lines." ♪
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girlfriends or parents or underground economy. the equivalent number in 1970 was 6%. this is a national crisis and part of it has to do with the skills mismatch. there are some jobs open, but people get out of the work force and they find it very hard to get in. another thing is the dropout rate. high school dropout rate is increasing, especially among men. and men aren't graduating from college at the same rates as women. again, national crisis. we need to be talking about it. >> gretchen: the interesting thing is you say with sort of slack demand, companies can afford to be pickier will the people they go after, so they steal people from other countries as opposed to going into the unemployment pool. >> that's right. the number of people who are unemployed for years now is unprecedented since world war ii. this long-term unemployment. so what happens is that people get out of the work force and particularly in this fast-paced
global economy, their skills get rusty very fast. it's hard for them to get back in. they lose that habit of going to work even makes it hard. so it's easier for a company with slack demand, it's easier for them to just say, look, we'll just hire from another company. we won't dip into this pool of unemployed people. again, brewing national crisis. >> gretchen: i want to get to the other finding you had in the article, which was astounding, which was the percentage of u.s. adults collecting federal disability has doubled since 1989 even though the american population isn't any less healthy. is this a new entitlement program, nina? >> it sort of is becoming that, gretchen. i think what's happening is that people -- this is social security disability program, which was set up for people who are chronically ill. what it's become is that even though we aren't sick or more people are applying under a mental health category, under addiction categories, and what happens is that people get on this and they use it as a
paycheck and they don't get off. so contributes to prolonged unemployment, too. >> gretchen: scary statistic. check it out on fortune.com. thanks so much. have a great weekend. when we come back, a live performance by greyson chance. but first let's hear from bill hemmer. >> that was two interesting hours last night. terrific line - up. karl rove, steven hayes, bret baier, juan williams, sarah palin is back on the road. rick perry gets in the race over the weekend. your retirement money is all over the place. how healthy is this economy now? charlie gasparina, sandra smith, charles payne, we only have two hours. we'll see you in ten minutes. vrrooom...vrrroooomm vroom
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