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brewing at the white house. explosive e-mails now relesioned and now a criminal investigation. what happened to half a billion dollars of stimulus money? we're going to tell you all about that. >> ozzie osborne saves a little boy's life. >> ♪ no more tears >> how this song helped rescue a little boy trapped in the woods. >> that song? >> yes. "fox & friends" startsz now. >> howdy, folks. welcome to the number one cable morning news show in the world. "fox & friends." good morning, brian. good morning, gretch. >> good morning, brian, you were a patriot on o'reilly last night for taking on shaq. >> i don't know. has the ruling come in yet or
the question was asked yet? >> o'reilly named you a patriot without taking a vote! > >> i'm going to go with gretchen over o'reilly. that's certainly a thrill. i was watching a little bit of hannity last night and they didn't have the election results in from the new york race. when all said and done, it wasn't even close in the race for weiner's formerly democratic held seat. >> i believe my notes show me that this district has never sent a republican to the house. >> since 1922. >> so it's not never. but a heck a long time! so here was the way it all turned out. bob turner, the republican pretty much a political novice, a former cable executive wins over a very well known political family in new york. david weprin. 54% to 46%. so now, the analysis starts. is it a referendum on president obama's economic policies or is
it a referendum on his israeli policies or is it both? because in this district, it is 40% jewish. many people when they were polled on this, i believe it was 77% of them said they did not agree with president obama's policies on israel. >> well, here's mr. turner, the big winner last night on what the victory means. >> this is an historic race. we've been asked by the people of this district to send a message to washington and i hope they hear it loud and clear. >> loud and clear indeed. on the red state blog, they've got three reasons why mr. turner won. one is the economy. and obama, you know, it's going to be hard to spin that any other way. two, gretchen, as you mentioned, gigantic jewish vote in that neighborhood and third and unless you've lived in that neighborhood, you didn't realize
this but theens of thousands of robocalls went out about mr. weprin's vote on same sex marriage here in new york state. apparently, the robo calls portrayed his vote against a vote against god even though weprin is an orthodox jew himself. >> pete sessions is a chairman of the congressional committee and says new york have put washington democrats on notice. eric cantor calls it a major victory. this seems a little bit stronger than when the democrats won that seat in upstate new york about six months ago after a scandal forced the vacancy of that seat. again, very curious to see if they did some post poll analysis and talked to some people. how many people looked at what weiner did and how he embarrassed those people by what he did and said we're going with the republican. >> i don't know if that had so much to do about it. in that district, as far as registered voters democrats to republicans, 3-1. so did the democrats not show up? or did the republicans just all come out? i mean, when you're facing those kinds of odds of being able to
come out on top on that, many people pointing to the fact that israel was one of the main reasons he spent many times overseas with the bush administration in iraq, he said president obama is losing the jewish vote because of bad policies and anti-israel rhetoric and he talked specifically about the meetings that the president has had with benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister of israel, and maybe the disrespect that some believe that the president has shown netanyahu in these meetings and as far as not taking a stance with regard to israel over the palestinian authority and their ties to terrorist organizations, that some of that may now affect president obama in the election >> in particular, has really angered a number of new york jews is the fact that the president and the official white house position is, ok, if we're going to talk about peace and settling things over there, let's go back to those 1967 borders with mutually agreed to swaps and that's one of the reasons why one of the biggest
democrats in new york, ed koch, who was the mayor came out in favor of the republican. and he made a lot of phone calls and this morning, the republican has won. and it's not just in new york 9 which we should point out this is a seat that was hld by geraldine ferraro, it was held by chuck schumer and now mr. turner but there's also a big win for a republican out in nevada. >> forget about the fact that some people might have an opinion about the jewish vote and how it relates to president obama. inside israel, he has 9% approval. currently, among america, jewish voters right now only 22% approve of the job he's doing. how do you run from those numbers? the obama administration has a counter offensive. of course, debbie wasserman schultz is running the dnc. she said it's a messaging problem, not a policy problem. they've hired a jewish outreach director. they know there's an issue. there's no room for political games. they've lost turkey as an ally. they've lost egypt as an ally.
they are surround by terrorist organizations, this is the last thing our chief ally in the middle east needs is questioning our loyalty. >> let's go out to nevada, then, as steve mentioned there was a special election there where a republican won in a big way by 57.9% to 39% opponent, kate marshall. now there will be a big investigation into the failed green jobs energy company out in california. now, it's going to go back to the stimulus money and whether or not this company should have received $500 million in stimulus money in 2009. and now some e-mails have been -- and by the way, that company has since announced in the last two weeks it's going bankrupt. going out of business. >> yeah. >> so now these e-mails are being revealed between the white house, vice president biden's chief of staff to the office of management and budget who, by
the way, they needed that office that approve this $500 million loan. >> and these e-mails are now being published by abc and also "the washington post" and what's interesting and this is pretty much the headline in "the washington post" when you read the article this morning, it talks about how the administration was in such a hurry to announce that they were going to give half a billion dollars to solyndra, the omb was going back and forth and the office was leaning on the office of management and budget and they were the ones who were going to say whether or not this was a good deal, whether or not it was good risk and essentially what they were saying is let's approve this real fast because we have this joe biden photo op coming up and some are saying wait a minute, they blew it all across the board. >> $535 million of our money is gone! and now the f.b.i. went in on its own. here it is, this is the chief of staff, joe biden's chief of staff. he says "if you think this is a bad idea, i need to unwind the
west wing quickly." >> this is a bad idea to give the loan because vice president biden was going to be at the ground breaking for this company. that's why they were pushing it along. the white house budget analyst response to that e-mail, this deal is not ready for primetime. all right. so then, of course, you have the president there in 2010, may of that year, on how solyndra is going to lead the way for green jobs. listen to this. >> the true engine of economic growth will always be companies like solydra. companies like solyndra are leading the way towards a brighter and more prosperous future. >> that sounds really, really good. as it turns out, there were even a number of credit rating agencies back then that said, you know, are you sure you really want to give them that money? because it looks to us like they'll probably go bankrupt, they'll run out of money by september of 2011. >> they ran out of money the last day of august of 2011.
>> how bad are things that you can get $535 million and still go bankrupt? here's representative upton who is investigating -- his committee is investigating this. listen. >> more than 1,000 people lose their jobs and the taxpayers, all of us lose half a billion dollars. >> indeed. so there's going to be a -- mentioned that the f.b.i. has already gone to the headquarters and they've carted out a whole bunch of stuff and today on capitol hill, hence a congressional investigation into why that company got all the money is going to start. >> let's get to some of your headlines for a wednesday. it could be a ticking time bomb on wheels. authorities searching desperately now this morning for a stolen fuel tanker loaded with 3,000 gallons of gasoline. the tanker just a little bigger than this one in this photo was stolen from the alger oil company in kent county, maryland. police say there's a small chance this could be part of a terror attempt. the tanker has a maryland license plate number 310-e03.
if you see this truck, please call police. after 20 years, afghan forces finally ending that deadly assault on the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters in kabul, afghanistan. >> [gunshot] >> when the gunfire stopped, four police officers and three civilians left dead. homicide bombers stormed the building. at least six rockets were also fired. the taliban attack raising concerns now over whether afghan forces can truly secure their own country as the united states starts to withdraw. he helped to acquit casey anthony of murder. now jose baez defending gary giordano accused in the disappearance of robin gardener in aruba. she went missing on that island more than a month ago and hasn't been seen since. the attorney is in aruba right now. the laws on the island will not
allow him to actually try the case in court. a missing autistic boy found safe and sound in california and all thanks to ozzie osborne and this song? >> ♪ no more tears no more tears ♪ >> 8-year-old joshua robb ran away from school since he's autistic, he often hides from loud noises and strangers so searching for him would prove to be difficult but his dad hoped that if searchers played his favorite song, ozzie osborne's "no more tears" over the address system, he wouldn't be afraid to be found. well, it worked. after 30 hours, josh walked towards the rescuers and he's doing just fine. and those are your headlines. wow, what a great way to size up our news this morning with a good story. >> i know it! and apparently, that kid actually thanked them for finding him which was extraordinary because he really doesn't talk much. 11 minutes after the top of the hour on this wednesday. coming up, dozens of street
signs installed where they weren't even needed. so who paid for that? you guessed it. you. me. everybody in this studio. and it's all thanks to a regulation nation. we'll explain straight ahead. >> except for scottie. he doesn't pay his taxes. and then barney frank wants to overhaul the federal reserve. he wants to give the government more control over the agency but is this really a good idea? >> charlie gasparino weighs in on that next. >> we're gonna weigh you.
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>> the federal reserve under attack again but this time it's not coming from republican presidential candidate rick perry but rather, the top democrat on the house finance committee, congressman barney frank. >> so frank is renewing a push now to eliminate the bank's regional presidents attempt to go reform the way the bank
determines interest rates but is this good policy or just more washington politics? for more on this, we turn to fox business senior correspondent charles gasparino better known as charlie, better to see you this morning. is this a way for barney frank to get more political control of the fed? >> of course. listen, the fed has a dual mandate. fight inflation and promote growth. what he's saying by getting rid of these guys and making them appointees of the president, remember, those guys are elected from within. >> like czars. >> yeah, but they're elected from within. they're independent of politics. if they're appointed by the president, guess what? they'll be more likely to basically print money, to basically get rid of, ignore the one side of the dual mandate the inflation fighting side and promote growth and when you talk about growth with the fed, not talking about lowering taxes, we're not talking about fiscal policy. we're talking about printing money. keeping interest rates low. >> here's something that barney frank said as he rips the
current regional press, they said they're no longer elected or appointed by officials who are themselves elected. they're part of a self-perpetuating group who select each other and are treated as equals in studying federal monetary policy with officials appointed by the president. they've become political hacks? >> sounds pretty good. here's the description of it. independent, you know, not political. and he's against that. >> would they be appointed for life or for the term of that sitting president? >> i believe they're -- i believe they're appointed, they have six year terms. i could be wrong with this. but they're appointed from within. and listen, here's the whole thing. if you believe in the fed, ron paul and people like that, a lot of conservativ don't like the fed. they want to get rid it was and go back to a code standard, whatever. if you believe in the fed, you have to believe in the notion that the fed should be independent of politics. remember, they can print money. you don't want someone putting a hand on them forcing them to print money. >> jamie diamond, one of the biggest guys on wall street says
this regarding what's going on with the american banking system right now. i'm very close to thinking the united states shouldn't be in basil anymore, i would not have agreed to rules that are blatantly anti-american and our regulators should go there and say if it's not in the interest of the united states, we're not doing it. what basil is saying if you have to up the amount of cash in the kitty. >> right. there's a global banking regulation known as the basel accord and they're saying you need to up the amount of capital that you have on hand for a bank. by the way, that comes on top of dodd frank which is essentially forcing you to do the same thing. what jamie diamond is doing, a democrat, a guy that supported the president. supported democrats over the years, he's saying listen, your policies, the policies are killing the banking system. they're preventing us from lending to small business. >> but the big story here because most americans don't study whoever he is on a daily basis, this leader of j.p.
morgan, one of the most esteemed banks in the world has paid many visits to the white house and appeared to be a supporter of the president and for him to now come out with this kind of anti-regulation argument is very substantial. >> it's substantial because it comes on top of other statements he's made about dodd frank. when we talk about regulations think about it this way, if you're a bank and forced to hold more capital, you can't lend that much. >> shouldn't they have more money on hand? >> it depends on how much is how much. listen, if you look at some of this stuff. >> right now, we're talking less than 10%. >> you don't want to throw the baby out with the bath water. they're already not lending because of these types of regulations. >> thank you so much. now you can go to the workout room. i hear you work out every day. >> i think i'll go back to sleep. >> either one. >> see you soon. thanks. knic next up on the rundown, the fallout is just beginning. are al-qaida and the taliban more organized than we thought earlier over there? >> we told you about reese
freed in a couple of days but a judge now says their bail deal set at $500,000 a piece is being reviewed. so hold the horses. and the brightest thing on the las vegas strip wasn't the casinos, it was this lightning strike. massive lightning bolts covering both ends of the strip yesterday. the lightning knocked out power for 6,000 customers. most of the lights are back on. 20 trees also caught on fire. wow. over to you. >> steve, after 20 hours, coalition forces battling taliban militants protecting the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters in kabul finally came to an end. the assault involved multiple suicide bombing attacks and rocket strikes. this is the latest in the taliban's attempt to maintain chaos in afghanistan. they've had a bunch of hits into the capital city through double figures in the summer. is this putting into question our trust in afghan's ability to police itself and secure itself. joining us right new to weigh in on this is the terrorism
correspondent for "the new york times" and co-author of this brand new book and it's excellent "counterstrike, the untold story of america's secret campaign against al-qaida." eric yesterday showed you what about where afghanistan is yesterday? >> what it showed is that the small number of determined militants can still slip through all the layers of defense that the united states and nato has put up around kabul. these guys are wearing suicide vests. obviously, they had some inside help to get as close as they did to the embassy and nato headquarters. got themselves perched up into building under construction and were able to open fire down upon these buildings launching both automatic weapons fire and rocket propelled grenades, took, as you said, 19 hours to put these guys down and even though this is a spectacular attack, it's not militarily significant but what it does, it shows it weakens trust in the afghan government and the afghan security forces to put this kind of strikes down. >> in reading your book, i understand how vital it's been to be in afghanistan, to understand what we're up against with al-qaida has a lot to do
with why we haven't been here. the other place we're in is iraq. your reaction to how our safety could be compromised as we go from 45,000 troops to 3,000 in six months. >> that's right, and it looks like right now, that's what defense secretary leon panetta is supporting, a proposal to bring u.s. troops down to just 3,000. probably a small training mission there. of course, this still has to be negotiated with the iraqis. this of course, puts much more responsibility for the security of that country back in the hands of the iraqi security forces at a time when the local al-qaida cell in iraq seems to be picking up again with attacks. >> all right. now, eric, in your book, you reveal for the first time a lot of innovative things. our finest are doing behind the scenes away from the applause and the spotlight to keep us safe. creative thing they're doing with super computers. they're hacking into conversations between terrorists posing as terrorists. >> that's right. one of the things we've found is the internet is basically the ultimate safe haven for these
terrorists. that's where they recruit, where they raise money and even they do some plotting using on-line video games, using code words and such as their gamers are playing. so what american analysts are doing is infiltrating, posing as militants, arabic speaking analysts, posing as militants to try to sew dissent and confusion in these ranks and hacking into terrorist leader's cell phones sending out fake messages to confuse the militants out there in what they should be doing next. >> it's not just about the drones and what we're doing face to face. it's about what we're doing through cyber warfare. thanks so much. your book "counter strike" excellent. appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> coming up straight ahead, the best question of this week's g.o.p. debate came from a teenager. >> my question is out of every dollar that i earn, how much do you think that i deserve to keep? >> that young man tyler hensley joins us live. then we're keeping an eye on our regulation nation. why you paid for dozens of street signs where there weren't even needed.
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by congressman anthony weiner who resigned after a sexting scandal. the surprise win, sending a message straight to the white house. >> this is a referendum and we're ready to say, mr. president, we are on the wrong track. >> turner will be sworn in tomorrow. he's expected to be the star guest at the new york republican party's annual dinner. that's tonight. republicans also won a congressional seat in nevada. >> i'll read now. suspected terrorist accused of trying to blow up a plane with explosives hidden in his underwear is set to appear in a detroit courtroom today. jury selection is under way in the trial of umar farouk abdulmutallab better known as the underwear bomber. this morning, the judge will talk to 300 perspective jurors about the case abdulmutallab is representing himself with a standby attorney. hidad has money but apparently he doesn't want to use it. >> a man admitted he tried to
rob a 7-eleven dressed as gumby. >> is that gumby? >> of course that's gumby. the suspect didn't make off with any money but he still turned himself in along with an accomplice and, of course, his gumby suit as well. long arm of the stretchy law. >> there's more to that story. >> i don't see a gun. i don't get it. >> he's in the pokey now. >> wow! >> check out this first picture of reese witherspoon nearly a week after she was hit by a car. you can see the oscar winning actress sporting a black eye and banld aid on her forehead. we told you last week, witherspoon was out jogging in california when an 84-year-old woman slammed into her at a crosswalk. she's expected to heal up in no time. >> oh, man! >> meanwhile -- spending our hard earned tax dollars on brand new street signs. the department of transportation says signage needs to be updated
but some of the proposals appeared to be a little over the top. jeff flock of fox business is in brown deer, wisconsin, in front of a bunch of the signs with the details. good morning to you, jeffrey. >> steve, good morning to you. we're at the traffic and parking control device company here in brown deer, wisconsin. i'll tell you, did you know that this sign is illegal? cinderella lane, maybe you don't like the name but it's the way that it's made. this is the old sign. it's illegal because it's not in upper and lower case, the transportation department came up with new regulations for the way street signs are supposed to be done and i'll tell you, they're pretty tight regulations. take a look at some of the regulations up there. they first of all must be upper and lower case. the first letter of each word must be capitalized. the size must be specific. it has to be 6 inches and 4 1/2 inches for the lower case. and if the mile per hour, speed
limit on a particular road is too high, they have to be even larger. that means that a sign like this, mineral springs boulevard, well, that's not upper and lower case. sorry, that one doesn't make it. this is the new sign. veterans park drive. why do we have all those things? well, because of something called the manual on uniform traffic control devices. lori, come over here, show them this. this is 816 pages without appendices by my read and all of this stuff in here is very specific about what should happen with regard to street signs. a lot of municipalities you can imagine pretty upset over having to spend money on these signs so a piece of good news, i leave you with, steve, and that's that the secretary of transportation, our old friend ray lahood got involved and said, listen, we shouldn't put deadlines on this. if the signs actually get old and get rusty and need to be replaced, ok, fine. then do them with the regulation but before then, you don't have to worry about it. so every once and a while, the federal government does get
involved and says, man, maybe we screwed up. so they made it a little bit better. >> yeah. maybe. jeff, the ironic thing is the all caps, the old signs are easier to read. >> right. >> you know, i -- for me, that way, too, i thought it was me being old but i do actually -- >> why would anyone care? can i ask a really simple, stupid question? why would anyone care if it's in caps? other than your 6 or 8-year-old telling you it's not grammatically correct, why do people care? >> they claim that it is more readable in upper and lower case as opposed to the old, you know. to me, i find upper case, you know, if someone sent you a text message, that jumps out at you and you read it more. exactly. i don't know. >> latest tax dollars at work. >> no kidding. >> thank you, sir. >> all right, let's find out how the weather is where jeff is out there in, i don't know, it looks like some rain is moving through porpgss of the northern
plains on through the great lake states at this hour. otherwise, the showers from the state of oklahoma completely missing texas. dallas-fort worth 70 days above 100. that breaks a record. right now in dallas, it's already 84. temperatures in the 60's and 70's across much of the land. let's find out what it's going to do today. today, dallas will make it 71, 72 days. should be 101 out at the airport. 90 today in raleigh-durham, that area. the same for atlanta and new orleans. a little more humidity along the gulf coast. 80 in new york city. looks like 57 today in rapid city, south dakota, about the same for minneapolis, minnesota. all right. speaking of records, brian kilmeade, we're close. >> this is the quietest yankee season ever. 3,000 hits for derek jeter. he's past that now. what about another yankee legend closer mariano rivera became the second in history to join an
exclusive club. he struck out two in the ninth inning and threw o at second base to end the game. that gave him his 600th career save and the yankees win the game 3-2. he's 41 years old now and one more save to tie trevor hoffman for the most save of all time. two saves to pass him. i think he'll do it with 12 games left of the season. in typical fashion, the red sox try and one up them. the red sox haven't won in about two weeks. last night, tim wakefield going for win number 200. knuckleballer was not working with his knuckleball. it didn't do well. he serves up that home run to jose bautista and the blue jays went on top 5-4. the line-up at his back. dustin pedroia hit two homers to give wakefield win number 200 in his career. one of baseball's good guys. red sox win 18-6. still trail the yankees by 3 1/2 games. three weeks until training camp and the lockout is no closer to being finished and things look grim. a meeting yesterday between
david stern and the players union resulted in almost no progress being made. the start of the nba season, very much in jeopardy. salary cap structure, the biggest one for the deal. some players like derek williams opting to play overseas in turkey. kobe bryant thinking about going overseas as well. and players are getting offers to go elsewhere. china, everyone is coming after them. >> uh-huh. >> coming up on radio between 9 clo9:00 clock and noon today, d perino will be in studio next on sirius 126 and hopefully your local station. >> really big shoe. >> look forward to that. many say it was the best question at monday night's debate. >> my question is out of every dollar i earn, how much do you think i deserve to keep? >> that young man, tyler hensley is going to join us live. maybe we'll have him ask the questions in the interview. >> good one. did he get an answer? we'll talk about that and rick perry says social security, a ponzi scheme, is he right? the grandson of fdr, the
president who created social security here next. >> and still ahead, tammy bruce, jackie collins, bobby bowden, donald rumsfeld, cloris leechman will all be on our show. we're not going to fit it in three hours. >> you know what you're listening to right now? this is kristen chenowith going country. she'll be down south coming up to perform. she's performing here first.
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flight because she was worried about her family flying the day before the 9/11 anniversary. and listeria outbreak prompting a cantaloupe warning across the u.s. four people in colorado and new mexico have died due to bacteria outbreak. the cbc says the infected melons are grown in colorado. stay away from the fruits! gretch. >> thanks for that advice, brian. let's go back to politics for a minute. rick perry getting hammered again over his stance that social security, he believes, is a ponzi scheme. >> the question is -- do you still believe that social security should be ended as a federal program as you did six months ago when your book came out and return to the states or do you want a -- >> i believe we should have a conversation. >> we're having that right now. we're running for president. >> finish this conversation. the issue is, are there ways to move the states into social security for state employees or for retirees? we did it in the state of texas back in the 1980's.
>> so what should happen to social security in this country? mike tanner is the senior fellow at the cato institute and james roosevelt jr. is the grandson of franklin d. roosevelt, grandson of fdr, the president that created social security. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> mr. roosevelt, let me start with you. if i read the definition of a ponzi scheme, it's a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors, not from any actual profit earned by the organization. but from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. is social security that? >> well, i'm hoping that governor perry simply doesn't understand how social security works because otherwise, he's flat out lying to the american people. >> in what way? >> social security is -- social security is an insurance program that provides a guaranteed benefit for people when they retire or if they become disabled. it's not an investment plan and certainly not any kind of investment scheme that he's
referring to. he's just out as other republicans including governor romney have been either to do away with social security or to change it in ways that destroy it. >> mr. tanner, is it not true that when the money comes in and by the way, we're mandated to pay that money, is it not true that that money is used in different ways? it's not like it's sitting in some pot waiting for us to retire. >> in some ways, it's worse than a ponzi scheme because charles ponzi actually had to go out and talk people into voluntarily contributing to his program. social security forces people into a system. and when you pay your social security taxes, none of that money is putaway for your retirement. instead, you rely on the next generation of workers to pay taxes, self-support your retirement. they rely on the next generation behind them that will pay taxes and so on until ultimately the pyramid breaks down because you don't have enough taxpayers and you have too many retirees taking money out and you can't support the level of benefits that are promised. >> mr. roosevelt, when your
grandfather put this into effect, i believe the longevity of people living in the united states was the early 60's. in other words, we died a lot quicker. so we didn't need as much money. any business model that would look at this particular situation now with women living into their late 80's and men just shortly behind that, wouldn't any business change the way in which they do business as a result? >> social security has been amended 10 times to meet the changing demographics and the changing economy since 1935 when it was enacted. it's been extremely successful and mr. cantor knows very well that it's actuarily projected to be able to pay full benefits until 2037 and if we made no changes and we should make some small changes, if we made no changes, it could pay more than 3/4 of the projected benefits throughout the rest of the 21st century.
>> do you agee with that? >> well, that's cold comfort to a 30-year-old today who is only going to get 75% of what we promised to him. when you promise someone 100% and only pay him 75%, most people call that a lie. it lasts until 2037 only if you count the social security trust fund. we're running a deficit in social security today and surviving by taking money out of general revenues to repay the money we've borrowed from the trust fund so the system is basically insolvent as it is today. >> interesting discussion. glad to have the both of you. mike cantor and james roosevelt jr., thanks so much for sharing your time this morning. >> thank you. >> he's not running for president but this teen, did you see this? lots of people thought that he had the best line at the g.o.p. debate. watch this. >> my question is out of every dollar that i earn, how much do you think that i deserve to keep? >> well, that young man, his name is tyler hensley, he's going to join us next. hope he wrote down some
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first of all, thank you guys for coming out tonight. my question is out of every dollar that i earn, how much do you think that i deserve to keep? >> i love that question. >> an excellent question, and joining us right now is the guy who asked it, tyler hensley. he started a group out in california called the napa tea party teens and joins us live from tampa. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> that was such an awesome question, so you asked it of -- wolf blitzer directed it towards john huntsman and then what happened? >> well, he seemed to divert from my question and kind of change it around and move on. he didn't really give the candidates a chance to really face the question. >> exactly right. so are you a little steamed at wolf blitzer or john huntsman or what? >> you know what? i mean, politicians, they like to dance around questions but i'm hoping to see a politician stand up and answer with a concrete answer. >> right. >> and the beauty, tyler, of
your question was, you know, you said of every dollar i earn, how much do i deserve to keep? that's so simple. >> yeah. >> it's a number. it's like asking a yes or no question, is it yes, is it no? >> yes. >> you were asking for a number. you got nothing! >> yeah. and just that simple number will tell so much about the candidate. and how they're like true self speaks. >> right. going into it, you took a couple of days off from your senior year in high school out there in california to go down with your mother who is involved in the tea party out there in california to tampa. and you wanted -- going in, did you have a favorite candidate? >> i did not going in. >> right. >> but after the debate, i understand michelle bachmann came over and talked to you a little bit about your question, right? >> yeah, she did. she actually remembered my question and she's like great question.
i'm sorry i didn't get a chance to answer it. and she told me that she believes that i should deserve to keep as much as i can. >> absolutely. so i understand she's now your favorite. >> yeah. i really liked where she stood. and like the next morning, too, my mom had an interview on cnn and like her and michelle bachmann were doing their make-up together. i got to see a real personal side to her. they were talking and cracking jokes and everything. >> that's nice. tyler, why were you so concerned about taxes? i mean, you're only 17. >> yeah, i know, but next year, i'll be 18 and i'll be joining the rest of the world. and honestly, the money that they're spending now is my future money that i should be worried about. >> sure. >> as well as the rest of the teens. >> you know what? it is such -- it's such a simple question to answer. i hope they ask it at every debate going forward right up until they've got the democrat and the republicans standing on stage together and when they do, they can thank you, tyler
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you don't just engineer breakthroughs in simulation technology, you engineer amazing. ♪ >> good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, september 14th, i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time today. big upset for the democrats and the president this morning. for the first time in more than 80 years, a republican wins the congressional seat that once belonged to congressman anthony
weiner and is that sending a message to washington loud and clear? the question this morning is whether or not they'll listen to that. >> ok. gretch, and president obama hitting the road today to tout his jobs plan, this is supposed to get americans back to work. why is he visiting a company that's shipping jobs overseas? >> whoopsy daisy. ordinary people risking their lives to save a job trapped in a burning car. if you knew there was a guy undernea underneath, what would we do if you pull them to safety? >> "fox & friends" for hour two starts now. >> good morning, everyone. hope you have a great wednesday. full show straight ahead. take a look at all the great guests we'll have on "fox & friends" today. we have tammy bruce, jackie collins on our political panel coming up 15 minutes from now.
bear grills will be here. wonder what he's been up to out in the wild and surviving. >> new web program that involves adrenalin labs. how athletes react in certain circumstances. >> bobby bowden will be here, he's a motivational guy, if you need some motivation, he'll get you going in the morning. and -- >> donald rumsfeld will be here to answer claims about why he's no longer a "new york times" subscrib subscriber. cloris leachman will be here. i'm not going to tell you what she did last time to brian when she was here. you have to stay tuned to see if she does it again. >> you mean phyllis? that's how i'll always know her and then kristen chenowith will wrap things up for us. a new country c.d. out and also got a brand new tv show. >> here's the trivia question. answer at friends at foxnews.com. who on that panel has licked me?
let's talk about this. there were special elections yesterday in new york and nevada and in both cases, the republicans win. let's go ahead and take a look at new york's ninth congressional district. bob turner who was in a district that has been -- has elected a democrat every two years since 1922. he beats the democrat. 54-46 which is about the margin that they predicted last week. >> and also out in nevada, the special election there, the republican wins, 57.9% against kate marshall, the challenger 36%. so let's take a listen to the winners. >> if you think it's just a nevada thing, i heard a rumor some guy that's a lot older than i am got elected in new york today who is a republican in a district that didn't even have a republican. >> it's a historic race.
we've been asked by the people of this district to send a message to washington and i hope they hear it loud and clear. >> i think they did. it's hard to spin this one. >> that's right! >> this is the democratic area and this is an area that's gone to the democrat for the past eight decades. suddenly, a year away from the president trying to win re-election, a message is sent. 43% of those in that -- in that region that voted for bob turner disapproved of the president's policies and it seems as though one policy in particular, this administration's approach to israel, wrote about it in today's "wall street journal." remember, he was -- helped us with iraq and paul grammar and he's been a fox news contributor in the past. he says essentially president obama is losing the jewish vote which is almost unheard of in this country if you're a member of the democratic party because of his policies towards israel. >> main thing in this particular district which is 40% jewish, by the way, 71% of all the people in the district who were polled disagree with the
president's policies on israel. so even more so than they did on the economy. so it seems to be a dual message here. and also david weprin, the challenger, the democrat had voted in favor of allowing gay marriage in the state of new york over the last couple of months. and because orthodox jews, many of them conservative and catholics in this district. that could have been a factor. >> stuart rothenberg who is an independent analyst and talks aboutly on particulars a lot. he said "make no mistake about it, the albatross around weprin's neck is named obama." and debbie wasserman schultz who runs the dnc, she said, new york's ninth congressional district is a very difficult district for democrats. come on, you won it every year since 1922. when did it go -- >> that's not even good spin. is that the spin you got? they are going to -- the administration is already reacting. they're hiring a high level
jewish outreach director and look to see if the administration is now going to go all in and stopping the u.n. vote of palestinian statehood. >> coming up. >> that would result in the u.s. having to veto that and saudi arabia has told us you better not veto that. if the administration sees they might have a jewish problem when it comes to the voting, then they would take action. >> i didn't think about that point. that's extremely important because the u.n., of course, in session coming up right now so it's right around the corner. let's talk about where the president is today because, as you know after he released his jobs bill plan, he went to swing states. they were billed as states of republican leaders but in all essence, they're swing states for him as well. virginia, ohio and now going to north carolina today. he's going to a company called west star and he's talking about creating american jobs. the only problem is that the background people who went to this company maybe should have found out that they've been shipping a lot of these jobs actually to their plant in costa
rica. now, that could be a problem if the president is about to address them about creating jobs here at home. >> yeah. sure. so they are shipping jobs -- apparently on their web site or in the past couple of years ago, one of the head guys there at that company where the president is going to be speaking today when asked about why they're doing that, shipping jobs to other countries, apparently, it is to take advantage of low labor costs. and just a couple of months ago, the president of the united states went to cree which is the manufacturer of those l.e.d. lights and they have been shipping jobs off to china. did he take the canadian bus to go see that? that's amazing. i think his staff is totally letting him down. you can't expect the president of the united states to do a background check of where products are being manufactured. he knows the ceo of that company is a major donor of his and seems to make sense. again, that's an embarrassing situation the president had nothing to do with it. >> if the president wants to go
to one of the carolinas, go down to south carolina. go to charleston where boeing would like to open up this brand new -->> he can't go there. that's the big confusion about the union. >> that's a lot of american jobs right there and, of course, gretch, you're absolutely right. the story out there is the national labor relations board has cracked down on boeing and they say you can't open that plant in that nonunion state because you open it there for payback to what happened up in washington with union members. >> all rit. >> that would have been a good place to go! >> when we heard the president talk about his plan the other night, one of the phrases that he said over and over again was pass this bill to congress. pass this bill. he pretty much was saying you have to pass all the elements of the bill in which i am proposing. but one of his key advisors, david axelrod is apparently now doing interviews. is he saying that you don't have to maybe do the whole thing? here's his quote. this is actually president obama. obviously, if they pass parts of
it, i'm not going to veto those parts. i will sign it. but i will say, then, give me the rest. but then here's david axelrod about how, nope, nothing going to be broken apart. we want them to act now on this package. it's not an a la carte menu but a strategy to get this country moving. >> he's very clear, not an a la carte menu. so you got to wonder, who is running this strategy? is it the president? or is it david axelrod? >> is it a sitdown meal or fuddruckers where you go up and pick out certain items? >> i know the president laid it all out there as you do in any kind of a negotiation and then he probably would accept less than the whole thing but maybe they weren't all on line on their messaging. not sure. let's do the rest of the headlines right now for a wednesday. it could be a ticking time bomb on wheels. authorities searching desperately now for a stolen
fuel tanker loaded with 3,000 gallons of gasoline. the tanker just a little bit bigger than this one you see in the photo. it was stolen from the alger oil company in kent county, maryland. police say there's a small chance this could be part of a terror attempt. the tanker has a maryland license plate 310e03. if you see this tanker, please call police. after 20 hours, afghan forces finally ending the dead the assault on the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters in kabul, afghanistan. looks like u.s. forces to me there. the gunfire stopped. four soldiers and three civilians left dead. the taliban attack now raising concern over whether afghanistan forces can secure their own country as the united states starts to withdraw. congressional hearing will get
under way this morning on the bankrupt solar panel company solyndra and its relationship to the obama administration. a house subcommittee wants to know why the white house continued to push a $535 million stimulus loan to that company despite warning signs it was failing. newly uncovered e-mails show the white house closely monitored the loan process after it was red flagged. vice president joe biden's chief of staff wrote this. "if you guys think this is a bad idea, i need to unwind the west wing quickly." solyndra abruptly shut down and laid off 1100 workers two weeks ago and the f.b.i. raided the company last week. we showed you this amazing video yesterday. got to come to the tv and check this out. now we're hearing from the good samaritan who saved a man's life under that car. the accident happened near utah state university. 21-year-old brandon wright pinned under a bmw that plowed into his bike. that bike went into flames. a group of people, look at that. they rushed over, lifting the
car off the ground, pulling him out, saving his life. >> he remembered being under the car, spitting up blood and not being able to talk. and he says that he was really scared. >> at first, i did not realize that there was someone trapped underneath the car. it wasn't until people started gathering around the vehicle. >> wright has not yet seen this video. he is in stable condition with a lot of broken bones but amazingly, he's expected to be ok. what would you do in that situation? >> those are your headlines. >> they did the right thing. >> 25 people did the right thing. >> so that's an extraordinary video. also, the guy talking at the end was narrating the entire incident. >> it was very -- it's interesting, i heard a soundbite from the guy in one of those yellow shirts toward the back of the car, and hsaid it was so hot, we were pretty sure the car was about to explode. and even though they felt the car was about to explode, watch this guy, here's the guy, he's going to -- there he pulls the
guy out by the one leg, even though it was about to explode. they did it anyway. >> guy come out with extinguishers,>> i hope the rescuers came immediately and helped him out. this part of the video upset me a little bit. >> you know what the problem is, too, they will tell you, if you have somebody injured like that, you don't want to move them too much. >> that's exactly right. leave him right there. we understand he's expected to make a full recovery. hats off to all those guys. meanwhile, he gave his life for your freedom to his dong surely proved to be man's best friend right to the end. we'll talk to the family of an american hero coming up. remember that dog's story? >> and we've got it very special political panel. there they are. good looking group. today, radio show host tammy bruce. author jackie collins and the tall one comedian penn gillette are all here and giving their picks for the presidential dream team without larry bd. [ female announcer ] lean cuisine has snacks!
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>> as republicans contenders duke it out in the debates and we'll see one next week on our channel and president obama takes his jobs message on the road, there's plenty of speculation of who will win the white house in 2012 but our next guests already have their eye on the finish line. they will share with us who is white house worthy with their white house dream team. we've assembled a special panel and let's meet those special people. radio host and fox news contributor tammy bruce, author of the brand new book "goddess of vengeance" jackie collins and magician and illusionist, author of "god no" penn gillette is here and he has a new series on the discovery channel starting in october called "penn &
teller" tell a lie. this man is productive. i'm starting with tammy. i want to know your dream team, your president and vice president. >> i am a tea partyier. and a feminist. by choic and i'm with sarah palin and ambassador john bolton to just kick somebody's pants across the country. >> so you have seen our panel of g.o.p.ers and you said, i want my people. >> they're not in there yet. >> bolton said he's not running. >> he's not running. you don't run and you get picked for vice president so, you know, i spoke with him a couple of times and he seemed more than open to a variety of options. >> certainly knows international affairs. what's your sense on palin? >> i think she's going to run. everyone should be prepared. >> ok. it will mix it up and all i want is for people to have the option and the choice so that we can own whatever the heck it is we end up doing next november. >> i want you to go to jackie collins. you are an imaginative woman. tell me who is your dream team. >> i'm very imaginative because i feel in american politics that people vote for the looks, you know, especially with men.
women, it's not so good for them to be good looking. they're better to be a little plain. but so i would actually think that if george clooney ran tomorrow, he would be president of america. >> so you think he'd be the president. >> i do. i do. because women would vote for him. >> ok. >> if a good looking woman, if sharon stone ran or madonna, forget about it. they wouldn't. my choice would be john mccain. i thought he was a true american hero. if he hadn't bought in palin at the last minute, the people would have voted f him. i really feel that because i know a lot of my friends all voted the other way for obama because they didn't want to vote for palin. she wasn't popular. >> it became about the economy and, of course, romney would have been the logical number, too, if the economy was as big of a deal in the summer as it was in the fall. have you been thinking about this issue? >> yeah, you know, i think everybody has. i think everybody has. i have problems with ron paul, with his creationism and a lot of the religious stuff but i'm one of those nuts that thinks
small government and stop killing people, stop the wars. >> stop the wars. >> as teller says, we're killing people, we're using money we don't have to kill people we don't know for reasons we don't understand. i think just cut down a lot of the killing, ron paul and then gary johnson. i think gary johnson is great. >> so you see gary johnson heading up the ticket and ron paul being the running mate? or vice versa? >> it doesn't matter much to me. >> my journalistic instinct says you missed the whole story. teller talked? what's going on here? when did he talk? >> he talks constantly off stage. the joke is that he never shuts up when he gets off stage. he's the director of the show and he's yapping all the time. >> listen, stay right there. we have another segment with you people. it's going to be great. coming up just ahead, we talked to the teen who made headlines at the g.o.p. debate with the question about how much money he gets to keep from his paycheck. now our political panel is sticking around to give their own answers to his question. this woman says she's a perfect
>> a tea party team keeping the g.o.p. presidential contenders on their toes with a taxing question at monday's debate. >> hi, my name is tyler hensley. i'm from napa, california. my -- first of all, thank you guys for coming out tonight. my question is out of every dollar that i earn, how much do you think i deserve to keep? >> great question. it never got an answer. let's ask our same question to our guest because they have the courage to answer it and risk our political future. let's start with the big guy.
penn gillette, how much money should we keep? >> i would have said since you're here and you're on tv and you're really important, you can keep 100%. i would have said that. i would have said that to the kid and gotten over it that way. i think, you know, we're spending so much money on wars. we're spending so much money on entitlements, why don't we just make the government small like the basic idea and get down to like a flat tax or something really stupid and low like 10%. >> 10% and you think we'll balance our books that way? >> if we stop spending money. you can't just cut down the money, you have to stop spending it. first stop killing people. first stop -- war is really expensive. it's harder and expensive to kill somebody. if you're lazy, it's easier to not kill people. >> let them kill us. >> no! >> that's what they're doing. come on, penn. >> they are? >> jackie collins -- >> who's killing us? >> who's killing us? >> lovely woman here. >> i know that! i'm just asking you.
answer that! >> here's the thing. i don't like the fact that i do pay a lot of tax but i don't like the fact when i see michelle obama going on holiday, taking a bunch of friends, taking a private plane and taking all the security, going to spain, having a fabulous holiday while people are getting killed. boys are getting killed at war. they're not allowed to drink but they are allowed to go over and get killed and so i think i would like to know where my tax money is going. i don't mind paying for nurses, for policemen, for roads and sewers and everything like that but i don't want to pay for the white house entertaining and going on holidays. >> and you're not convinced our money is going to the right place. >> i don't think so. >> did you give me actual percentage, jackie? you skirted the issue. >> yeah, i did. but 20% i would say would be fair. >> 20%. >> let's go to tammy now. >> he's got my number but 10% taxes, 90% keep it across the board. look, warren buffet apparently didn't pay any taxes and neither did his company. if you get 10% from the very top to the bottom, everybody eliminate that 47% that doesn't pay any taxes. 10% flat across the board, is
fair. that will give us enough money to get the infrastructure with the founders expected of us to pay for. while then making us make decisions to not waste money. $10 million in 2010 for michelle obama's vacation, wars, everything else. it adds up 10% across the entire board would be perfect. and we'd be able to run this nation as the founders expected us to. >> are you heartened by this conclusion? it's much like yours? >> a little bit except that how much michelle obama spends on this stuff, whether it's right or wrong is symbolic. it's not really an amount of money. >> it is. it's also your money and your taxes. >> of course. no doubt about that! but the numbers are so different. the number is $10,000. >> but when you talk wars, we don't know about the waste and there's plenty. when you can find smaller elements that are an example of the waste, that's one of them. that's their attitude and that's where you can see it applying across the board when it comes to spending.
so times that by a trillion and you know what kind of problem we've got. >> times that by a trillion. there aren't a trillion situations -- >> there aren't a trillion -- >> will you promise one thing, will you hang out together when you're not around? >> no. >> stop now? >> we can be the triumphant panel for president. >> you wanted to run for president, it would be good. >> it would be great. >> she said no? >> wonderful endings. >> ok. good luck with your book, jackie, you have "goddess of vengeance" out and you don't, penn. you have "god no." good luck, guys. we move ahead. this picture is heartbreaking, it's the dog of a fallen navy seal. he will not leave the side of the casket. even at the funeral. now that seal's family speaking out for the first time right here on "fox & friends" next. and he's behind bars in connection with the disappearance of an american woman in aruba. now he's just hired an attorney straight from the headlines. wait until you hear her. and later, normally, he takes on dangerous situations in the
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an official state trip to australia this november which is why -- it explains why biden spent all day looking for an australian translator. >> every day he gets biden. he's -- who is letterman? letterman got mccain every day, i believe. >> equal opportunity fun poker. >> that could be a first. updating our top story this morning. democrats call it an election earthquake. a stunning congressional victory for the republican party in a new york city district that hasn't gone to the g.o.p. in nine decades. retired media executive bob turner winning the seat vacated by anthony weiner who resigned after that sexting scandal. the surprise win sending a message straight to the white house, apparently. >> this is a referendum and we're ready to say, mr. president, we are on the wrong track. >> turner will be sworn in tomorrow. he's expected to be the star guest at the new york republican party's annual dinner tonight.
republicans also held on to a congressional seat in nevada, home to democratic senate majority leader harry reid. former state senator mark amode easily winning in a rural district that's never elected a democrat. he replaces dean heller who was appointed from the house to the senate in may to replace john ensign. he resigned after admitting an affair with former staff. >> meanwhile, he helped acquit casey anthony of murder. but now, jose baez defending gary giordano, he's the american man accused in the disappearance of robin gardener. she went missing in aruba more than a month ago and has not been seen since. baez is reportedly in aruba right now, he's acting as a consultant for giordano's defense because the laws on the island won't allow him to actually t the case in court so he'll help and advise. >> california woman running for a spot on a district school board.
the only problem is she's got a history of kidnapping children. >> oh, boy. >> alvina sheely admitted to abducting four young girls from a bus stop. at the time, she said she had a mental condition and was sentenced to more than a year in a psychiatric hospital but now she says she's totally cured and there's little chance she'll ever abduct a child ever again. >> ok! >> i think the opponent has something to run on. >> what a platform. >> meanwhile, michigan now making doctors report your kids to the state if they are fat. republican governor rick snyder announcing a plan today that would require pediatricians to enter obese children's weight and body mass index, the bmi, into a state registry so it can be tracked. the kids' identities would remain anonymous. however, some are still concerned that the government is overstepping its bounds. and those are the headlines. gretch, over to you. >> thank you, steve. this heart wrenching photo showing man's best friend, the
navy seals dog remaining by his master's side during an emotional funeral. chief petty officer john tumelson was killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan last month and his labrador retriever hawkeye captured the public's emotions by laying on the floor near the casket keeping a watchful eye. from davenport, iowa, this morning i'm joined by john's family, his mom kathy and his sisters and they're with us to help honor a true hero this morning. good morning to all three of you and my heart and my prayers and everything about everyone here at "fox & friends" feeling so horrible for you this morning. you're very bravto come on and talk about your beloved son this morning, kathy, and i'd love to give you the chance to honor his memory by telling us about his love for being a navy seal. >> well, he did really absolutely love everything he did, he loved the men he worked with. he loved what he was doing and he thought they were making such a difference in our world. but yet, even as dedicated as he
was, he still had time for family and friends. and we're going to miss him greatly but we feel like that that group has made a big difference in our world. >> christie or joy, i know as we look at this wonderful photo of your brother as we remember him, i know that he always wanted to be a navy seal. i guess your mom gave him some books when he was 15 and he just got hooked on the idea, right? >> yeah. he had that idea in his head and we think from the age of 13 or 14, mom was trying to encourage him to read and he started reading the richard marcinco books and from that moment on, he told us he was going to be a navy seal and he never let that leave his sights. he had a lot of obstacles to overcome and he never let it discourage him. he let it keep motivating every time something might come in his way that looked like he wasn't going to get where he wanted to go and he was so determined and like i said, just kept going after his dream. >> a lot has been made about this photo of his dog hawkeye laying next to his casket.
and i know that a lot of things have been said, kathy, that maybe are not exactly accurate and you wanted the opportunity to set the record straight about exactly what happened that day and what that photo means. >> he did dearly love his dog. john wasn't married. so somebody told us at the funeral that the reason he had a dog was he thought by the time he found a woman that would put up with him, he'd be too old to have kids. that's why he had his dog. educated in making arrangements for his funeral in the event something had happened, he wanted his dog at the funeral. and so the couple that the dog was staying with every time he deployed or when he was training, brought the dog to the funeral and had the dog lay by the casket and it was not true that the dog would not leave the casket or it is not true that the dog would not leave the
cemetery. when they brought the dog to our house, he did immediately go up to john's room and, you know, he -- john loved that dog. but there's a lot of navy seals that left so many loved ones behind and a lot of us are grieving. this was a pet. one of the moms -- one of the women, one of the wives was 7 1/2 months pregnant and there's a lot of people that are going to miss those guys. but are so proud of the job they did. >> uh-huh. and i know that dog now, according to john's will, is living with friends in texas. i get the name, though, hawkeye, he's from iowa so that must have been a shoutout to his home state as well being from minnesota, i recognize that. christie, i'd love to you to tell us about the award that your brother earned after his death. a purple heart and others. >> yeah. he earned purple heart and another bronze star which he had already earned a bronze star.
but, you know, that wasn't what it was about for john. you know, we're proud of that. but it was never a big deal, as a matter of fact when he earned his first bronze star, he called home and it was almost as if he rescued the neighbor cat from the tree, you know, he just -- it was his job. he just, you know, made pretty light of it. but yeah, some big honors there. >> kathy, i know that one of the things that was so important to your son was this amazing bond that he had with the other navy seals. and they trust each other implicitly, correct? >> that's correct. you know, they're all responsible for each other's lives and every e-mail we got from john was, you know, this was a great team. they're taking great care of me. we're making such a difference. we heard from him just a few hours before the accident and,
you know, he -- it was something he loved to do and felt that it was very important that he did and we kind of had understood a little bit about the bond these guys had but we had navy seals come to our home, we had their ves come. we had their parents come. we had friends from texas that came to our yard and they basically came and told us they were there to take care of us and they certainly did. they redid a room for us. we have a john shrine now. they painted, bought furniture, bought -- put pictures up of john. took my husband for rides, took him to the barber shop. got meals ready. put food away and mopped the floors at the end of the day and they really did take care of us in such a wonderful way. >> wow. before we say good-bye to you today, joy, i wanted to talk about the memorial fund that's been set up in your brother's honor. who will go to help?
>> right now, our first project is we are going to have a bronze statue, life sized bronze statue of john and hawkeye that will be displayed out at prairie park in our hometown. and then the rest of it is going to go to scholarships. and then we're also going to try to do some different projects to help other military families, you know, it was such a help to us in all of this time to have people that reached out and so we want to turn around and be able to do that. in john's honor as well and we'll do other things, you ow, we don't want it to be just about now, you know, 10 years from now, we want people to remember john's memory. so we have a web site set up, it's threeminutesout.org and you can find more information on that on the fox news web site. >> yes. it will be on our web site as well. foxandfriends.com. thank you so much for raising a wonderful hero and to christie and joy, to all three of you, so sorry for the amazing loss of your son but we remember him today. thank you so much and thank you
for his service. >> thank you. >> coming up, a california water company accused of paying for a positive press. the bigger problem, taxpayers reportedly paid for it all. and he's the ultimate adrenalin junkie who likes to jump out of perfectly good planes. now, bear gryles has new challenges. man vs. curvy couch? i never knew that was such a estilenge but i guess so! of the day. ♪
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first, 783 million dollars. that's how much cash the airlines made on baggage fees during the first three months of the year. a lot of that coming from me. next, $200,000. that's how much central basin, a los angeles water company reportedly used in taxpayer dollars to get good press from a web site and boost their profile on google. that's a scandal. and finally, $130 million. that's how much tyler perry made last year making him the highest paid in hollywood. steve is the highest paid man in new york. take it away. >> right. donald trump, line one. thanks, brian. when it comes to adventure, our next guest looks danger right smack dab in the eye! >> it's a great place to be and i love that place! >> amazing! >> oh, man.
that's a clip from bear grylls' new adventure called the adrenalin lab and he joins us here on the curvy couch. good morning to you. >> nice to be here. >> how long have you been an adrenalin junkie? >> you know, i always loved this stuff as a kid growing up, adventure was a huge part of my life and still is and i've joined the military and my job there i suppose is pretty high octane and six seasons of "man vs. wild" being high octane as well. it's something i've learned to live with. i don't think i'm necessarily a junkie to it but i think adrenalin is something that's become part of my job. and i think sort of interviewing a lot of these extreme athletes for this adrenalin lab we did, you definitely see that trait running through them. they're used to living with adrenalin a lot of the times. not where they necessarily need it. they learn to live with it. >> that's what "adrenalin lab" is all about. you look at these elite athletes and figure out, you know, how their bodies change. video we showed a little while
ago about the car that was on fire, apparently a guy on a motorcycle had somehow wound up on the bottom side and all these people rushed over to the car. just regular people and they wound up lifting that thing up and saving the guy's life. >> yeah. >> that's adrenalin, right? >> it is adrenalin and that's what adrenalin -- that's one of the jobs that adrenalin serves is to give you the kind of burst of energy and strength and focus when you need it and whether, you know, i interview some of the top snow borders, top base jumpers, top free divers and i think the kind of trait that runs through them is that they've learned to manage adrenalin and i think for me, certainly on man vs. wild, you know, if you're not used to adrenalin, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. >> a little scary. where did that come from? i just picked up a car. >> the game is to learn to manage it and then kind of control it a little bit. >> it was amazing meeting these guys and getting to hang out and what was interesting is so many are actually quite cautious of people. meticulous planning and i think people think adrenalin junkies are totally crazy and i think there's an element of craziness
but you just need to know where to use it. >> that's so true about so many things in life. check out "adrenalin lab" it's on line. web site, you can go to foxand friends.com and we'll connect it to you. straight ahead on "fox & friends" for this wednesday, up next, legendary football coach bobby bowden here to share something he's kept secret for years. ready to tell us, bobby? yes he will shortly and the number one song on this day in 1993, "dream lover" by mariah carey. ready to sing it, mariah? [ male announcer ] heard this one? listen to this. three out of four americans don't get enough vegetables. so here's five bucks to help you buy v8 juice. five bucks. that's a lot of green. go to v8juice.com for coupons. you can count on us.
>> answer to the question of the day. sam neil, the winner is, who is the winner? mike in new york. >> somebody lucky. >> one of the producers down there named mike said hey, i won. no, just kidding. >> 7 minutes before the top of the hour. he was one of the greatest college coaches to walk the sidelines. towards the end of his storied career, he did keep a huge secret. coach bobby bowden was diagnosed with prostate cancer four years ago, beat it and is now raisi awareness for the disease. coach, welcome back. why did you hide it in 2007? >> i didn't even think about hiding it. you know, when i -- when they discovered it in 2007, i had treatment immediately and i had to keep it quiet. i mean, as a head football coach, if your opponents find out you got cancer, you think they ain't going to use it against you? >> you kind of get a key recruiting, bobby bowden isn't going to be around. >> i've been hearing that for 10 years, he was too old. so i didn't want anything said about it. i sneaked around and had
treatment. i got cleared up. i never hurt. should i go out and say hey, boys, look i got cancer. >> right. >> why do that? >> sure. you kept it quiet, you checked into a hospital under a different name. >> yeah. >> you were in an area of the hospital where nobody would be spreading the word. >> exactly. >> and my wife knew. she called my children. the doctor knew, my wife knew. and my children knew and i think to -- i think until a few weeks ago, nobody else knew. i never told anybody. >> now you're trying to raise awareness for it. so many men go through this and luckily, many of them survive. >> that's what this is all about. that's why i'm in new york, to remind men, hey, talk to your doctor. talk to your doctor. because one out of six during their lifetime is -- have you been checked? >> i have been. >> have you been checked? >> it's none of your business. if you can keep a secret -- >> well, women, it's breast cancer. >> no, i do that, too. i've been on my husband for
this. >> that's one of the points we're trying to get. >> you did do that, coach. let me ask you something, i know you follow politics and you're so patriotic and i know you're very religious. do you think religion has a place among candidates? do you think candidates should be transparent about what they believe? >> darn right. i really do. some wouldn't agree. why not? why not? this nation was founded by men who believed that and we became a great nation. no nation became as great as we did in the time we did, i think, because of our religious freedom. the other people don't have. you know what? and so yeah, speak out, man! don't be afraid. >> don't yell at me, though. >> i was yelling at her husband. i'm with her. >> good. she can handle it. kid gloves with me. >> if you'd like more information about the program, coach bowden is talking about, go to our web site. great to have you. >> thank you, man. good to see you. >> good to see you, too. >> talk to you on radio.
>> coming up next on our rundown, major upset for the democratic party. a republican wins congressman anthony weiner's seat for the first time in 80 years. will the white house get a message out this? >> and it looks like the president doesn't like criticism so he's formed a group to fight it. an entire web site to stop people from attacking his record! laura ingraham weighs in on this thing at the top of the hour.
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>> meanwhile, a big scandal, perhaps, brewing at the white house. explosive e-mail and now a criminal investigation into the failed solar company president obama gave half a billion stimulus dollars to. so what happened to our money? we'll talk to laura about that shortly. >> ozzie osborne saves a little boy's life. >> ♪ no more tears ♪ no more tears >> how this song helped rescue a little boy trapped in the woods. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> and welcome to the program. i mentioned a moment ago laura was going to talk to us about something. i meant laura ingraham. she's coming up shortly.
also don, the donald rumsfeld will be by. he doesn't have to go to the end of his driveway and pick up "the new york times" anymore. he'll drop by and tell us why. >> and cloris leachman will be here and will she do to brian what she did last time? don't give it away, brian. >> i think it's too late if you watched the second hour. kristen chenowith is here. she did a sound check and she sounded perfect. gout to hear it. >> she's gone country for the first time! >> once you go country, you never go back. >> that's what i've heard. >> let's get the rest of the headlines right now. on a serious note, it could be a ticking time bomb on wheels. authorities searching desperately this morning for a stolen fuel tanker loaded with 3,000 gallons of gasoline. tanker a little bit bigger than the one you've seen in the picture here. it was stolen from kent county, maryland. police say there's a small chance this could be a terror attempt. the tanker has a maryland license plate in case you see it number 310e03.
call police if you know anything about it. after 20 hours, afghan forces finally ending that deadly assault on the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters in kabul, afghanistan. when the gunfire stopped, four police officers and three civilians left dead. homicide bombers stormed that building, at least six rockets were also fired. the taliban attack now raising concerns over whether afghan forces can secure their country as the united states is going to start to withdraw. he helped acquit casey anthony of murder. now, jose baez, her attorney defending the man accused in the disappearance of robin gardener. she went missing in aruba more than a month ago. she hasn't been seen since. baez is reportedly in aruba right now. he's acting as a consultant for giordano's defense because the laws on the island will not allow him to actually try that case in court.
a missing autistic boy found safe and sound in california and it's all thanks to ozzie osborne and this song. >> ♪ no more tears ♪ no more tears >> 8-year-old joshua robb ran away from school. since he's autistic, he often hides from loud noises and strangers. searching for him was proving to be difficult but his dad hopes that if searchers played his favorite song, "no more tears" by ozzie over the address system to the san bernadino park, he wouldn't be afraid anymore and it actually worked. after 30 hours, josh walked towards the rescuers and now he's doing just fine. and those are your headlines. >> happy ending. all right. we have some election results to share with you thimorning. there were special elections in the state of nevada and also here in new york city. and two republicans are victorious. here in new york's ninth congressional district, bob turner, former tv exec, as you
can see, beats the democrat, david weprin substantially. this was a seat held by democrats since 1922. >> that was a big deal because congressman weiner had seven terms of all of those years. out in nevada, he won against kate marshall at 36%. >> that was expected. i mean, that's a republican seat. really what happened in new york and even in nevada they recognized that. let's hear from the winners. >> if you think it's just a nevada thing, i heard a rumor that someone who is a lot older than i am won in a district. >> a historic race. we've been asked by the people of this district to send a message to washington and i hope he heard it loud and clear.
>> speaking of washington, laura ingraham joins us from the nation's capital. >> i'll see if you can get this joke. i cannot tell with complete certitude whether or not this was a rebuke of obama. wel well, anthony weiner, his seat went down in flames. 1922, that's the last time this went republican. turneri heard for so long, turner is not very polished. kind of an old guy and never been in politics before. he's kind of boring, right? but guess what wasn't boring, his message of economic empowerment and american renewal and a complete rebuke by him over the last several weeks of president obama. and his policies, his tone and his rhetoric. it's a stunning, stunning victory. >> but turner is a business guy. he has no problem being a polished politician. he's been on our couch before as soon as anthony weiner's scandal erupted. meanwhile, put your analyst hat on. if you're part of the
administration, you can't spin out the scott brown story out of massachusetts. if you're the administration, what message should they be getting? they write in today's "wall street journal" it's all about the jewish vote in a predominantly jewish area. >> i think it's an excellent point. it's right on the money. it's not just the economy. this is a heavily jewish district. remember, bob turner is a catholic conservative. ok? in a heavily jewish district. pulls out a big victory. this is a significant victory. it wasn't a squeaker. president obama's policy in the middle east has been muddled and more and more jewish-americans and jewish-american voters who like obama and have supported him are taking a second look and are deeply skeptical especially in a very politically connected place such as this district. i mean, they follow middle east politics. they understand it. israel feels like it can do nothing right in the eyes of the obama administration and hillary clinton, i mean, in my view, hillary clinton has been kind of m.i.a. in recent weeks on what's happening in israel. i mean, you don't even hear about whatever she's doing or saying and now, the palestinians are, perhaps, going to get a big
vote in the u.n. and we're, apparently, not able to influence that at all. >> interesting to see how that all plays out. apparently, hillary did disagree withdrawing down the troops in iraq but she was overruled on that. let's move on to another topic that has to do with the white house because apparently, more than $500 million in stimulus money went to this clean energy company out in california named solyndra. now they've gone belly up and a lot of people are wondering whether or not that taxpayer money was blown on a failed green jobs loan. what's your thoughts? >> well, it's not easy being green, gretchen, first of all and what we know now is that the -- the administration was clearly -- there's a bit of an internal war going on. during the process of approving this loan guarantee. remember, president obama went in may of 2010 and heralded this as a huge green jobs success. he's been talking about green jobs ad nasueum for the past 2
1/2 years. he went to solyndra and said this is a shining example. we now find out that ron clain who i know from a while ago, he is the vice president's chief of staff. he got wind of the fact that omb, the office of management and budget is how solyndra was measuring up with the traditional standard to measure the loan guarantees. he said you better unwind the west wing from this if you see this is going to be some proble apparently, the west wing was not unwound because the west wing and people in the obama administration, the president himself was intimately involved with monitoring who was happening at solyndra. i think the folks at omb are trying to cyi right now. they're putting out the e-mails right now, they said don't look at us. we raised red flags. we were concerned about this. >> the f.b.i. raided it last week. these e-mails are coming to light now. on top of that, there's a big president obama donor that's part of -- >> oh, yeah.
>> kaiser. yeah, george kaiser. >> and it sounds like, laura, one of the reasons that the white house was trying to push the omb, hurry up, hurry up, let's get the approval for this thing even though they thought it could be risky is that joe biden was going to do a photo op where he showed up at the company's factory to say look at this. this is a proud example of the stimulus money being used very well! >> right, we had to rush it through. the vice president made an appearance, the president made a major speech at solyndra in may of 2010. i mean, $553 million down a rat hole because we want a p.r. opportunity? >> photo op. >> to tout green jobs. unbelievable. >> unbelievable. >> i have to move on to something else now that i think you'll have a thing or two to say about is the obama campaign has launched a new web site called attackwatch.com being billed at the fact that people who sign up for this on the web, here's what they say. you should be on the front
lines, you will hear about false claims as soon as they come up and we'll count on you to spread the truth to your friends and personal networks and let us know about new smears wherever you hear them. the people going on this site or at least twittering about it are actually twittering kind of funny things like how many people work there and are those created jobs or just saved jobs? what do you make of that? >> right. is this shovel ready? remember, they did something like this in the 2008 campaign, right, they had a rapid response operation. it was -- yeah, it was very high drama, very sophisticated. i think what we can take away from this, guys, is that there is -- thaurz a lot of desperation setting in in the obama campaign. if only they spent as many time re-examining their policies and their ideology as they do mounting this full frontal assault against anyone who questions them or their policies, to me, it just smacks of desperation. look all campaigns to do this to be fair. all campaigns have a rapid response operation but i think
when you're looking at 1996, median income levels in the united states today, the smears are actually facts. and, you know, you can say all you want but the facts at some point can't be denied and, i think, to dove tail back to the beginning of this segment, i think the new york ninth district is not really concerned about the smears. they're concerned about the facts and how things are going domestically and foreign policy wise in the united states. >> just the facts, ma'am. always a pleasure. thank you very much. have a great week. >> thanks. >> ahead, a columnist calls president george w. bush a fake hero who cashed in on 9/11 and said his 9/11 response was embarrassing. donald rumsfeld reacting by canceling his "new york times" subscription. he's here next. >> and don't miss this. last time cloris leachman was here, this happened to brian. yeah, she's about to lick his -- >> oh, my gosh. >> what surprise does cloris
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>> welcome back, everyone. 15 minutes after the top of the hour. "new york times" columnist paul krugman made some outrageous comments in his blog on 9/11. here's what he said. "what happened after 9/11 was deeply shameful. fake heroes like bernie karick, rudy giuliani and yes, george w. bush raced to cash in on the horror." our next guest has now decid to go times-less and cancel his subscription. i can't claim that i wrote it. it was one of my esteemed producers that came up with that great line and joining us now is the former united states secretary of defense, donald
rumsfeld. you have a good sense of humor, right? >> well, i've never thought it was times-less. indeed, i must say when i read that, it was kind of a last straw for me. i remember "the new york times" in the old days when, you know, people liked scottie reston and bill sapphire used to write for them and now it's gotten to the point where they promote things like krugman and the outrageous repugnant things he says. as well as others and i decided that i could, in fact, go times-less, you're quite right. >> the interesting thing is after he wrote that very brief, opinionated column, he refused to have his readers comment on it which was kind of a telltale sign that he might get a mouthful. or an earful, i should say. you decided to tweet, though. and you tweeted after reading krugman's repugnant piece on 9/11, you canceled my subscription to "the new york times" this a.m. what kind of message are you
trying to send to them, mr. secretary? >> well, you know, i really wasn't sending any message. i started reading the sunday "new york times" in 1950 when i was in college. and over the decades, it has deteriorated and i decided i didn't want to provide my hard earned money to them to support something that was promoting things like krugman says and others. and it's just no longer a relevant newspaper by my standards. >> something people are concerned about after we had the 10th anniversary on 9/11, is the war on terror, i know you don't like the terminology and you argued with president bush to not call it a war because you knew it would be an ongoing thing and maybe not all about bullets, per se. but i'm interested in your thoughts. yesterday on this show was breaking news about nato headquarters and u.s. embassy under attack in kabul, afghanistan.
many people concerned with the u.s. troop draw down that the afghanis won't be able too do it on their own. your thoughts? >> my thought is, of course, i worry when our embassies are attacked anywhere in the world and you think of the fine people that represent our country all across the globe but a terrorist can attack anywhere, any time, using any technique and they do. they look for soft spots and go after them. what it tells us is several things. number one, it tells us that the terrorists are still out there, they're still active and there are radical islamists that are funding, training and recruiting people to kill innocent men, women and children. we have to be aware of that. i think it also says that eventually, the afghan government and people are going to have to build their own nation and take over for our forces and for the coalition and nato forces that are there. >> i got to ask you about this amazing election that happened
in the new york ninth district last night where a republican won, anthony weiner's congressional seat. first time in more than 80 years. many people say it had to do with our foreign policy regarding israel. i know you know coming up in united nations, the palestinian authority are going to be asked to be claimed their own state by the u.n. because talks have broken down with israel. how do you feel about that? can the obama administration now move in to take a stance on this? >> well, the obama administration has done a series of things over the past 2 1/2 years that indicated a -- that they wanted to also have a relationship with israel, that has been a close ally and friend of the united states. he has not only done that but he has been rude to netanyahu and refused to talk to him and not have a photograph with him and he's really changed the relationship in a way that i believe is terribly harmful and
unreasonable. i think that the united states' behavior in the united nations in not voting against the actions of other nations in the united nations which they criticize and chastise israel almost every year is unfortunate. >> well, we'll have to wait and see what happens. we'll pay close attention september 20th, i think, is that vote. always great to talk to you, donald rumsfeld. thanks for having a good sense of humor for us this morning and very serious comments. it's hard to forget what happened the last time cloris leachman was here. what will happen this time? stick around. she's next.
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made quite the impression when she was on "fox & friends" last november. watch this, cloris. >> you want to demonstrate on brian so we can see -- >> i'll show you. >> go ahead. >> lean forward a little bit. >> no! i love it! >> you know what? i really -- i'm going to renew you for another season right there. >> what happened? >> i haven't been licked -- it's been an hour since i've been licked so this is certainly refreshing. >> yeah. >> and she joins us live today on your show, "raising hope" we ran a clip where you licked that character and -- >> who? >> some guy on your show and then -- >> only when i'm ever tried to lick or want to lick or do lick did with greg garcia who created our show but now because i licked you by accident, the show that you're repeating. >> looked like accident. >> i can't lick him anymore. >> maybe he's glad. >> sorry. >> not sure about that. >> who did that? >> we don't know.
that's our chorus. >> people in the back. >> talk about your show because it's been -- >> that's a good idea. >> season two now. >> season two. >> and you were nominated for a big award but gwyneth paltrow won, unfortunately. >> oh! >> thanks for bringing that up. >> no, but she -- >> overrated. >> she's younger than i am. >> oh, i see. that's a good point. >> i sing also. ♪ whoo ♪ whoo >> oh, my gosh! >> is that country? >> kristen chenowith are doing country. you're such a good ad libber. on a show like "raising hope" they give you the script and how often do you go i don't want to do that. i want to be me! >> i'm sitting on the toilet. that's just in the straight stuff that you don't say anything about it, you typed in on the script. mama sitting on toilet.
and then the grandfather, he would be my granddaughter's husband. >> ok. >> oh. >> burt. >> to figure it all out. >> am i talking too slowly? >> no, i just wanted to show, i was going to show a clip from your show. >> that would be a good idea. >> show what you're talking about. >> i thought your cadence was perfect. >> here's the ad libber. >> you were 13. mom decided to teach you piano. a music career may be his only ticket to get us out of this hellhole. unless you think he's smart enough to go to college. >> maw maw hated yelling at you so she started teaching with a partner. >> don't apologize to me, it's mr. jengles that gets angry, a flat minor. i wanted you to play an a. if i wanted to play a flat minor, i'd have you play with your girlfriend's chest. >> you're crazy. >> i didn't write that.
>> no. >> or make that thing there. >> made it happen. >> i really believe that people at one point will have hand puppets. i don't think we should relive the moment. i think steve -- >> it's going to be awfully embarrassing if i'm this far. >> go ahead. >> oh, my gosh. >> just kiss him. >> oh! >> wait. ok. go ahead. steve, go ahead. >> oh, my god. she just whispered something in my ear. >> no, i just licked it. >> and it's a bit of -- now we got rid of the tension and we can go on with the interview and we're out of time. >> no. >> come on! >> ok. i'm going over to kristen. hey, kristen. >> hey. >> cloris, it's always a pleasure having you on this show and you never -- into the arms of -- >> next time we'll do a taste test. all of us and tell us who tastes the best. >> i'm cold, that's all i can say. >> it's a little chilly in here. it got colder.
check out cloris leachman on "raising hope" it's on fox next tuesday at 9:30. >> that's a good time, what's wrong with that? >> nothing is wrong with that time. >> gretchen has left. she's in bret baier's studio of "special report" in washington. >> straight ahead on this suddenly memorable telecast, many say it was the best question of the debate a couple of nights ago. >> my question is out of every dollar that i earn, how much do you think that i deserve to keep. >> so what did that young guy think of the candidate's answer. you're about to find out. he's on our show. >> then she's gone country. >> actress, singer, nice person? kristen chenowith is here to perform live. listen to yourself. that's you performing in the background. [ female announcer ] so you think your kids are getting enough vegetables?
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this crazy wednesday. president obama heading to north carolina today to pitch his jobs plan. the problem, apparently he's going to be visiting the company that outsources some work to another country. senior white house and foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is live at the white house with more. all right, wendell, we're talking costa rica. >> steve, the president will visit a company in holly springs, north carolina, that does precision machining for aerospace, medical and alternative energy applications and which also has a plant in costa rica, of close to the same size which, as critics say, opens the president up to the charge of supporting a company that ships u.s. jobs overseas. it's the third day in a row he's talked about the american jobs act, the second in which he's traveled out of washington. yesterday in ohio, the president accused republicans of refusing to support infrastructure repair projects that some have supported in the past to keep him from getting a political victory. >> they supported this stuff in the past.
but they're thinking maybe they don't do it this time because obama is promoting it. give me a win, this isn't about giving me a win. this isn't about giving democrats or republicans a win. it's about giving the american people a win. >> the president visited a newly renovated school, his jobs plan envisions tens of thousands of school renovations to create jobs and better classrooms. but it would be paid for with higher taxes which senate republican leader mitch mcconnell says is a nonstarter. >> temporary stimulus to be paid for later by permanent tax hikes. so that when the dust clears, and the economy is no better off than it was after the first stimulus, folks find themselves with an even bigger tax bill than today. >> house majority leader eric cantor says there may be some parts of the plan that republicans can support. aides say the president will
gladly sign those into law and then push republicans to give him the rest of the plan. steve? >> all right. wendell goler, north lawn of the white house. thank you very much, sir. busy day there. >> couple of headlines for your wednesday. new york woman behind bars after making a phony bomb threat against, actually a southwest airlines. the woman says she wanted to ground the flight because she was worried about her family flying the day before the 9/11, 10th anniversary. she now faces up to 10 years in prison for doing that. >> a deadly bacteria outbreak in certain cantaloupes promoting a nationwide health warning now. four people in colorado and new mexico died after eating the fruit. that's what it looks like. infected with listeria which is -- did i say that right? listeria. a bug that can cause severe food poisoning and stomach illness, the cdc says the infected melon were grown in colorado. >> first look at reese witherspoon nearly a week after she was hit by a car. the oscar winning actress sporting a black eye and band-aid on her forehead.
we told you last week, witherspoon was out jogging in california when an 84-year-old woman slammed into her at a crosswalk. she's expected to heal up in no time. >> meanwhile, at monday's tea party express debate, great question came from a 17-year-old kid from california. >> my question is out of every dollar that i earn, how much do you think that i deserve to keep? >> excellent. tyler hensley, a member of the tea party whose mom was big out there in that big party wanted that question answered. he joined us on "fox & friends" to tell us why. >> next year, i'll be 18 and i'll be joining the rest of the world and honestly, the money that they're spending now is my future money. that i should be worried about as well as the rest of the teens. >> well, that question that he asked went to john huntsman who hinsley feel dodged the question, never really answered it. but he was happy michelle bachmann talked with him about it afterwards.
and now michelle bachmann is his favorite. and joining us here on the curvy couch is a favorite of this program, kristen chenowith. how are you? i noticed you were listening intently on that young man and when he asked the canned tats, how much of our money should we be able to keep? that's a great question. he didn't get any answers. >> that's kind of typical sometimes, you know, those are hard questions to answer. and i don't envy politicians, people, you know, that is a chosen office, obviously, to run and win. but would you to want have that job? i wouldn't to have to answer those tough questions and i'm glad that michelle bachmann actually answered and if he feels good about that, that's great. >> one thing that's been a hot topic is whether or not candidates or politicians in general should talk about their faith or their religion. i know you're a christian woman. >> uh-huh. >> what do you feel about that? should faith be a part of the equation? >> you know, i think it's important that there is the separation of church and state. they did have it right when they
said that. however, to just talk about your faith and say what you believe or what your background is, i don't see one bit of problem with that. not one. >> how do you feel about this? america for the most part knows very little about being a mormon. you have two mormons in the race on the g.o.p. side. do you think that should be a factor? whether it should or not, do you think it will be a factor? >> i think it will be a factor. i think honestly the big part of the country will look at that, people look at what people believe, a lot of people that matters to. i hope as a country we can look at what people can offer as a politician. that's what i hope, like that young man said, how much do you think i deserve to keep of what i make? those are the kinds of questions whether you're jewish, christian, mormon, no faith that i think you should be able to answer. >> how much of my money should you be able to keep? >> actually all of it. >> see, you did not duck the question. >> i'm just being honest. >> that's all i ask. >> would that be in character with your new role on good christian belles. we switched the last word or
they did. isn't it after a book that had -- >> yeah, kim gatlin wrote the book in texas, it used to be called something different, and i'm really good abc chose to switch the name. i think it makes it a little more accessible. it's a really funny show and i think people watch it. >> what a good promotion out of it. i wish we had a clip. we do. here's 20 seconds. >> are you kidding? >> i'm going to be a little late, precious. >> you sound upset. what's wrong? how can i help? >> i had to get some body work done and they messed up my colon. >> darling. it's john 3:16, the colon goes between the 3 and the 16. i don't think he's crazy. >> that's so funny! isn't it funny? >> i'm so proud of it. >> now, this is going to be on abc, right? do we know when it's premiering? >> well, with this season, we're hearing that network really loved it and, you know, i
describe it as a big piece of chocolate cake and a lot of -- because i am a christian, a lot of my relatives have been like is this making fun of christianity? first of all, i wouldn't do that. it's having fun with and showing the humanity of christianity and really of any faith, you know these people. >> you grew up singing in the choir and you'll be singing in a couple of minutes. >> yes, i am. >> stand by, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> more on the top story. republican bob turner wins a congressional seat that have been held by democrats for almost 90 years. you'll hear from him next. >> what does prm's jobs plan mean for americans still looking for work? dave ramsey answers your e-mails next. ♪
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morning, democrats call it an election earthquake, stunning victory for a retired media executive, bob turner, republican winning a seat vacated by democrat anthony weiner. ty hernandez, our own fox station at wnyw live in queens right in the district. tai, the earthquake happened. >> all right. good morning, guys. sorry, i had a little bit of trouble hearing you there. we're getting lots of people coming up asking the same question, but most people are going with the conventional wisdom here, citing president obama as the reason. we have a stunning democratic loss. this is a district where democrats outnumber republicans 3-1. they haven't elected a republican to represent this congressional district since the 1920's and here we have bob turner, a newcomer to politics winning the race pretty handily. by the latest count, 54% to 46%. people are saying whether they supported weprin or turner, they felt the president was a strong
factor here. even down to the issue of israel. a lot of people were surprised because david weprin, the democratic candidate is part of the orthodox jewish community, yet he wasn't able to convince people he was strong on israel because of his association with the democratic party. so a lot of people very fired up about this race. some hoping for a new beginning. others disappointed but in the end, a lot of repetition of the same theme here. national interests took priority over other districts here. >> thank you so much. steve, over to you. >> thank you very much, brian. with unemployment hovering above 9%, the president laid out a much anticipated jobs plan. but does it do enough to offer relief to the average american? will it put the country's jobless and there are millions back to work? personal finance expert, radio show host, extraordinare dave ramsey joins us from nashville. good morning to you. we get some e-mails that want
answers from you. alan from michigan says dave, i'm a small business owner and i don't agree with the president bribing me with a tax break to hire job candidates who have been out of work longer than others. what are your thoughts? sir? >> well, i think it's pretty obvious that the president has really good intentions but he can't help himself. he -- when he says small businesses, the answer on one hand, then on the other hand, he comes over here and does social engineering and tells small business people like me who i should hire. maybe that's my decision. so i think whether i hire someone who has been unemployed for three weeks or three years, a, it's my business and b, in either case, you took someone off the unemployment rolls so what does it matter? why does he have to stick his fingers into our business? >> yep, indeed. meanwhile, jack writes, i am debt free. 60 years old. recently laid off. and have sent out applications to 125 companies so far. no one will come to the phone to talk to me. do you have any suggestions? jack needs help.
>> jack, i'm 50 years old, 51 acally so you and i are kind of of the same generation. that program used to work. it doesn't work anymore. filling out applications and getting hired don't work anymore. you'll have to visit them in person. you'll have to go on a letter writing campaign. you're going to have to find people that you know that work inside those businesses already that you want to work for and get in touch with them. the days of sitting in front of a computer and filling out apps are over. >> indeed. mindy from pennsylvania says i'm considering going back to school to learn some new skills but do you think obama's jobs plan would be better route for me to take? i'll get training on the job? what about that suggestion? >> mindy, never arrange your career around a government program! you will always stunt your growth. you will always line yourself up for mediocrity. you go be who god intended you to be. you go in the marketplace and be excellent. if there happens to be training
in line with that, fine, take it. don't align yourself with a government program. you spell mediocrity that way. >> good luck to everybody who is looking for a job today. all right, dave ramsey joining us from nashville. thank you, sir. have a great day. >> thank you, steve. >> all right and don't go anywhere. kristen chenowith is performing live in our studio. let's check in with martha for a preview of what's coming up in 11 minutes. >> looking forward to that. thank you so much. we have a huge line-up for you this morning. we have bobby jindal who will tell us why he thinks rick perry will go all the way to the white house. his reasons for thinking that and senator jim demint is us as well as more americans fall into poverty. dramatic showdown today over the president's job bill when we join you. [ male announcer ] heard this one?
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she is here with her brand new country c.d. "some lessons learned." >> kristin chenowith back to perform her new song "fathers and daughters". take it away. >> thanks. >> ♪ you laughed and told me you really wanted a boy ♪ ♪ but you cried first time you held me ♪ ♪ said you never felt that ♪ fathers and daughters ♪ right off my mind ♪ the first time i could feel my way because you taught me i could fly ♪ ♪ fathers ♪ and daughters ♪ when i was
♪ dancing in the kitchen ♪ and you held out your hand so i could try my luck ♪ ♪ the world keeps turning ♪ always through it all ♪ and i knew you would catch me ♪ ♪ when i start to fall that's why ♪ ♪ fathers and daughters ♪ oh ♪ you let me go out on my first date ♪ you didn't tell mama even though i got home late ♪ ♪ and fathers ♪ and daughters ♪ one day when that boy made my heartbreak ♪
♪ told me that's why god made you to wash the hurt ay ♪ ♪ i'm still a ballerina dancing in the kitchen ♪ ♪ you hold out your hand i go right back to the beginning ♪ ♪ the world keeps turning ♪ through it all ♪ you're still there to catch me ♪ ♪ i'm still learning how to fall ♪ ♪ that's fathers and daughters ♪ that's fathers and daughters ♪ ♪ you grow up no one ever loves me just like fathers
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