tv FOX and Friends Sunday FOX News February 26, 2012 3:00am-7:00am PST
>> good morning, everyone, it's sunday, february 26th, i'm alisyn camerota. here is what's happening. the violence in afghanistan goes from bad to worse. two u.s. officers shot dead and the attacks linked to the outrage over those koran burnings. plus, it was where the brave group of navy seals took down osama bin laden, and it's no more. the ubl compound demolished overnight. we'll show you. >> dave: slipping and slamming. rick santorum taking a slide in the polls and a swipe at president obama. >> the president of the united states said the other day that every child in america should go to school. what a snob. >> that's not all.
wait until you hear what he's saying about mitt romney, the occupier. still go to school, kids. >> and mom on board or bomb on board. a pilot was just trying to be funny, but his mid air announcement freaked out a plane full of passengers. something you don't yell. note to self, "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> good morning, everyone, it's sunday morning, it's a big day, of course, today. daytona 500 down there in daytona beach, florida, we'll be covering that later today a live look this morning and mitt romney will be headed down there later today to take advantage of that national television audience and cameras are there and mitt romney will be there and rick santorum will have a car sponsoring the rides and it will ab wild daytona, a lot of
crashes can be expected on sunday. >> clayton: it's oscar sunday. >> alisyn: of course, tonight are the oscars and we have prepared for you our own homage to "the artist" if anybody were hoping you'd be violent for the next few yurs, you'll get your wish. >> that was rick, just applauding. >> stay tuned, in half hour we're going to show you our own silent movie, "fox & friends" style. >> dave: yeah, we start with the politics, no golden oscars given out yet for the the g.o.p. side. rick santorum sliding a bit in the recent polls. when you look at the national outlook, he's slid back a little bit. 2 points and mitt romney went up 3 points and five point swing since the debate the past week and neck and neck nationally. >> you're right. it's negative 4%, plus or minus 4%.
a dead heat. and detroit free press, shows santorum up. you said a 5 point slide that's true, since the debought, but go back a week earlier when santorum was in the lead. the gallup daily tracking pole, a so point lead. you could say in a week's time, you could say ten point slip, but people say it's the debate that started the downward spiral thing. he says he's being candid with how things work in washington. he said something provocative and interesting and comparing president obama comparing his vision for the young people with what santorum believes young people should do and this is about education. >> the president of the united states said the other day that every child in america should go to school, what a snob.
[applaus [applause] >> when i mean school, i mean college, he said every should go to college. not every child in america should go to college. not every child in america needs to go to college. why? because they have different gifts. why? because, why does obama want everybody to go to college so his liberal college professors can be indock tri nating everybody like he was, like he was in college. >> and if you pars that out. not every american should go to college, trade schools, other areas people learn a vocation to get into the work force. >> that's contrary to conventional wisdom. the conventional wisdom that everybody should go to college, this is an important discussion to start having in the united states. does everybody need $100,000 college debt after four years?
is that right. >> and pay for it, should the the taxpayer foot part of this bill to send toes people to college. >> all of those things. >> dave: the question should be should every kid have the opportunity to go to college and i'm not certain what the president means, but that may be the most important question, that everyone deserves that opportunity. clearly not every kid should have to go to college. >> clayton: look at the polls and how does president obama fare against mitt romney and santorum the presumptive frontrunners in either. s' beating both. president obama with a 3 point advantage right now, a tie with mitt romney statistically, but well above rick santorum there and that's not a tie, and you know, the white house secretly hoping, i guess for a santorum nominee on which they could try to court some of those nments which they don't think rick santorum would be able to court as effectively as the president. >> alisyn: we'll have scott rasmussen on later and talk about the polls right off the press. and the gas prices, give you a
tease, people are not happy about them. >> dave: about the gas prices? >> about the gas prices. you're amazed how many people think it will hit $5. >> dave: some are thinking 6. another thing that rick santorum said that raised eyebrows, look at mitt romney and the consistent criticism he's wealthy, out of touch. he's elite. and rick santorum flipped that around on saturday. listen to what he called mitt romney and alluded to his campaign. >> it is laughable to have a liberal governor of massachusetts and-- we have a republican running for president, campaigning that's occupy wall street-- >> so, occupy wall street, the 99% against the 1%. romney is often knocked as that very 1%. >> clayton: so now romney is now the 99%. >> dave: he is the 99 and again, i think what rick santorum is talking about is
romney's tax plan specifically capital gains rate and romney's plan strictly benefits those in the middle class making below $200,000 a year, that's where his cut off is, well below that of most on the right. >> clayton: i'm surprised he went with that tactic and others saying, well, why didn't rick santorum hit mitt romney on the tax loophole issue and he hasn't outlined. when he's been pressed on exactly what looploopholes, the campaign didn't can't answer. >> alisyn: it's hard to imagine mitt romney erecting a tent during the the rain and carrying a picket-- it's probably the capital gains thing. meanwhile, romney went after santorum, back to the debate issue where you'll remember santorum said, look, sometimes on capitol hill and politics you have to take one for the team. here is romney.
>> senator santorum said something that i think jarred a lot of people. he said he voted for something he didn't agree with, because now and then you have to take one for the team in washington. and i thought, no, it's about time we have someone that goes to washington, that it takes one for the american people and not for the partisan team. >> this took place yesterday in michigan. and mitt romney, popped into a tea party rally with a thousand tea party folks and rick santorum went first, said that romney's disqualified on this and disqualified on that and romney hitting him on the take one for the team. >> dave: and both candidates getting standing ovations, let's not forget about newt gingrich as many time's we count him out, he's back. and super tuesday is an opportunity to get back in the the race. and his issue now, gas prices,
saying he can lower gas to 2.50. >> a bold promise. >> clayton: i think michele bachmann said under $2 she could get it down to. that's the national average for a gallon of gas. 3.69 and $4 in some parts of the country and though the new rasmussen poll that alisyn was talking about is fascinating. >> 55% of americans do believe that gas will hit $5 a gallon. we're not that far away from it, in fact, in california in some places near l.a. it has done that. so, it just shows that people are not feeling optimistic that gas prices are going down and some percentage thinks it will hit $6 a gallon in the future. now is the right time, oinl, for newt gingrich to go after gas prices and that's exactly what he did. >> you could think of gasoline prices when you fill up your car as the obama tax and he gets letters every day and pull some to read and happened
to read some. two of them said, quote, i'm not sure i'm going to be able to keep my job if gas prices keep going up so high. as i read that and reread it, it suddenly occurred to me, he didn't have to be quoting somebody else. let me read this sentence as though obama had said it about himself. quote, i'm not sure i'm going to be able to keep my job if gas prices keep on going up. [applaus [applause] >> let me assure you, mr. president, you are not going to be able to keep your j job. [applause] >> the president has been clear though on gas prices and his message on friday and on
saturday on his address, was you cannot drill your way to lower prices. we will discuss that this morning in a couple of segment. can you actually drill your way downward? i don't know. and i don't-- that number, that 2.50 number can haunt you if you're elected, and gas doesn't go down. >> alisyn: let knauus know what you think, find us on twitter. the situation bad to worse in afghanistan. n.a.t.o. personnel are pulled from ministries in afghanistan after a gunman killed two american military advisors yesterday. >> clayton: the taliban claiming responsibility for the attack, saying it's retaliation for the koran burnings last wook. what can be done to end this violence? let's ask. fox news analyst walid phares, the author of "confrontation, winning the war against jihad" good morning to you, sir. >> good morning to you. >> dave: the latest development out of afghanistan is more disturbing than
anything we've heard. that it was an afghan police init tell against officer who is the prime suspect for killing an n.a.t.o. american worker and now we're pulling our workers out, in terms of the n.a.t.o. mission there. does this underscore the fact that an apology may have been a mistake? >> yes, absolutely. and actually the statement made by the taliban is very important in this case, they said we are responsible, now we don't know if he's a member or not of the taliban. it's not just a michigan of koran burning for two reasons, number one if that incident occurred, accident had occurred in 99% muslim you wouldn't have the same results. the and another example if it happened in saudi arabia, the most islamic regime on earth, the government wouldn't allow it to happen. every time there's an incident like this one. threatening to burn the koran in florida or the guantanamo
incident, it happened in afghanistan by the taliban and those behind the reactions are basically the network of jihadists and taliban who want to push our forces out. >> what should the administration have done. a similar incident happened under gush gush administration and apologized to try to tamp down the fears there, what should the obama administration have done to try to quiet this? >> he when the administration, any administration will begin by apologizing and not doing something else, it's going to lead to another apology and encourage the taliban at the next incident to do the same and actually achieve their goals. what we have failed in doing is to have partnered with social forces on the ground. keep in mind those on the streets and doing the violence are not doing it on their own, they're organized, this is a network. what we don't have is an arab spring network of moderates, people within civil society who'd go against the taliban and stop them from doing it. >> alisyn: we have to change gears here and talk about what happened in pakistan.
the compound where usama bin laden had been hiding out and in fact was found and killed was demolished, knocked down. is that an important significant symbol? >> yes, absolutely. what's happening in pakistan is that the government, the civilian secular government is under tremendous pressure. first, by the military in pakistan who did not like what has happened, but also by the taliban and islamic forces in pakistan who accuses the government, basically of being in league with the united states. so, the government has to show some symbolic act, including, for example, destroying that place, but it at the same time, this has consequences, it means that there will be nobody to go in the future to that place and celebrate or create some sort of political opposition to the government as well. >> there's been a lot of focus of course on-- there was a lot of focus of course on libya and united states involvement. the n.a.t.o. involvement to topple that regime or at least prevent the blood bath unfolding in benghazi.
what's the difference between libya and syria and violence in the city of homs and slaughtered by regime there. does n.a.t.o. get involved? should they get involved? what's the difference? >> as in libya and even more in syria, we are so late. if we had intervened or create that had coalition we're now moving to out of tunisia or turkey, things would have been different, but realizes election year, no u.s. president, that's what he thinks, is going to lead a massive intervention in another country, including in syria. that wasn't the case last year in libya. besides the syrian regime is supported by strong force from the ground in middle east, by hezbollah in lebanon, by iranian regime and by those iraqis who are pro iranians, so, he believes he can do what he is doing, as long as the united states has not made a decision to create a coalition and go after him. >> we're not even hearing it on the g.o.p. campaign trail. i just want to ask you one
last question about the koran burning situation, and the apology, where has it gotten us as a country and where has it gotten president obama. when you look at the time line, since the apology things have gotten worse. where does it get us? >> you look at the whole region and the speeches that began this presidency, including in cairo, for example, basically an apology for previous american policies in the region and you see that iran now is in control of iraq, linking up with hezbollah in lebanon and islamic religions in libya and extreme group in tunisia. what's happening in the region, because of the policy of apology. the radicals are winning at the end of the day. >> walid phares, great to see you this morning, thanks for helping us out with a number of big topics out of the middle east. >> great to talk to you. >> thank you. >> let's get to your headlines and we begin with a fox news alert. in fact, there as been a deadly suicide bombing, outside of a church in lagos
nigeria, during sunday service, two people were killed and several more hurt in the blast. religious and ethnic violence has left hundreds dead in the country, including a bombing outside of a catholic church on christmas day. no word of the same group responsible for that attack is responsible for this one. u.s. officials intensifying talks as 16 americans face a judge in the country today. all of them, including sam lahood, son of transportation secretary ray lahood accused of using millions in foreign funds to stir unrest. part avapro democracy nonprofit group. if convicted face up to five years in prison. the u.s. has warned of slashing more than a billion dollars in annual aid to egypt. the country's prime minister says they will not back down. a major miscommunication on a southwest flight prompting tense moments for passengers who thought there was a bomb on board. this happened when a pilot made the announce, bomb on
board. and flyers thought he said bomb on board. that's when fear ran through the cabin. flight attendants quickly assured everyone, there was no bomb. the pilot says, he only wanted to wish a happy birthday to an air traffic controller's mother on board the plane and two passengers were not having it and complained to airport security and the f.a.a. is investigating. nothing like a jump in the ocean in the middle of february. just wakes you right up. >> that's the fourth annual polar plunge that kicked off in san francisco bay in california, students from usc, ucla and pepperdine, took part in the fundraiser for the special olympics. doesn't let the sunny skies fool you, weather was 55 degrees and worth it to students and locals raised more than $22,000. dave briggs did you not say you're going to be doing this?
>> i'm doing it. i was called out by a viewer in my hometown where i live now, and i'm doing it a week from today. here is the thing, rick reichmuth also committed to doing it one week from today and now he's backing out. >> alisyn: what? >> oh. >> dave: why, rick? why, rick? >> that's harsh. >> dave: why, rick? >> because i want to wait and do it when it's really cold and icy. >> clayton: brilliant. >> dave: we're going to do it 55 degrees in connecticut, that's not a polar plunge. >> dave: the water is the low 50's. >> let's find a nice icy place. >> dave: e-mail rick reichmuth, folks and let him know what you think about that. >> winter is coming back at least to the northern plains for a quick day and then gone and daytona we might have rain that could be causing problems for the race. next big storm for everybody is on tuesday and wednesday and we'll be talking about severe weather this week and a
lot of snow again for the northern plains. here is your temps as you're waking up. pretty fine for this time of year and almost to the end of meteorology winter. ends on march 1st the typical most active winter season almost ton with that. the rain in florida is going to cause problems at daytona might have to stop and start that race. yesterday, we had the snow, lake effect causing accidents in around parts of the great lakes and that's going to be done, but that's the storm across the northern plains, the west you're looking good, but one in the northern plains, far northern plains, areas of north dakota, places like fargo and north of minneapolis, pretty significant snow up to four or five inches in a few spots, aside from that, not bad. pretty calm today and tomorrow and start to watch things for tuesday and wednesday, all right, guys. >> alisyn: rick, we're not buying it, strip down to your skivvies and get out there. >> dave: you heard, and benefits special olympics of connecticut. >> that's great. >> dave: let's do it.
>> clayton: thanks, rick, work on that. >> meanwhile, the oscars are tonight. and a lot of people thinking "the artist" the silent film likely to walk away with the big, with the big. >> alisyn: oscar, academy award. >> clayton: of course best actor and amazing for a silent film to have done na. >> alisyn: you decided we should pay our own homage to "the artist" and do our own silent movie. let's take a look. ♪ ♪
>> and the oscar goes to. >> clayton: it's silent. i don't know if we'll compete with "the artist" on the artistic level. >> alisyn: i think we will, dies diesel demille. >> clayton: by the way, i shot that on my iphone and used a silent film app. >> alisyn: it's incredible and now you see the morning preparation and i didn't know that was part of your routine. >> clayton: watch out, i'll get your hair next time. coming up on the show, the united auto workers, could it be a push to get the president reelected. we'll talk about it. >> alisyn: you like beer? this government gig is for you. wait until you hear about this
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bailout costs.com and the real costs of the gm bailout and obama volt 2012.com. >> clayton: that shows what happens when the government backs you. i don't think that the solar industry would agree. >> dave: solyndra. >> alisyn: i like the reference to the fiero and the pinto. and here with the daytona 500. >> clayton: anna is here to tell us about her own wild ride. >> yeah, good morning, to everyone at home as well and we're in victory lane, a lot of excitement in daytona, a lot of people hanging out by their campers, i don't know if they're up from the day before or with clayton and alisyn in the studios. but we had a fantastic experience doing the pace car
yesterday. and we want to show how it's separate from other tracks across the country. let's take a look. i'm scared. (laughter) >> here we go, baby. . >> and we'll explain a lot about the race track, what to be looking for during the the race. >> so calm. i don't understand, we're going be to be getting up to speed of what? >> well, this, this vehicle will run 110 miles an hour. >> and we had to make a pit stop. so hang on. >> oh. >> we've got to-- >> oh! >> (laughter) >> i was not expecting that. >> you can feel what 31 degrees of banking feels like. >> it feels like we're at a 90 degree angle. >> it's not only 31 degrees. >> in terms of building stories. >> three stories. >> and at speed, this feels like it's flat to the drivers. >> and that's the reason, too, this race is anybody's race no
matter what, the experts are forecasting, right? >> and cars can run wide open and never let off the gas. >> you're not looking. >> i can't, i can't look. >> fantastic. i thought i was going to lose my breakfast once and then i thought i was going to lose my lunch i'm about to eat i was that scared. so, yeah, it was, it was a lot of fun. >> you're recovering from yesterday a little bit. >> glad you made it out in one piece. >> it was fun and the actual pace car is going to be a camry. >> i've had a couple of those shots and i didn't lose my breakfast, the camera man who had to shoot from the back seat, he did. >> oh. >> you saw on one of the shots our car guy jeff, went forward and kind of bonked his eye. >> it's hazardous for them. >> they will be starting their engines, but after this year not smoking up and lighting up cigarettes in daytona.
i can imagine this is not welcomed up at open arms there at daytona? >> well, you know, you'd be surprised, actually, dave. it's going to into effect in july the and this is the last time the fans smoke in the grandstands, but there will be designated smoking areas and it seems most fans are okay with it as long as there are certain areas. let's take a listen to what some of them had to say. >> have a little baby, i don't want any smoke around her. >> and a lot healthier. >> inevitable. either way, that's the way things are going and it should go that way. and i'm actually working on quitting myself. trying slowly. and i said trying slowly, but, yeah, it's, it's going to happen and people are just going to have to figure out how they're going to have to deal with it. >> and coming from this perspective you're out here and cleaning up after everybody, how does that make it-- >> there's more cigarette butts than anything, and the point of just picking up a cigarette butt. >> you're glad. >> yeah. >> i'm a fan of this sport,
due to its involvement in the win stop cup series. when they took over in 72 and did the marketing and stuff. that's when i became a fan. >> and really, that's what is so ironic about it the last thing you heard there, bill, he's absolutely right. you know, for decades, for 30 years, even, rj reynolds sponsored the winston cup. until a couple of years ago, there was an f.d.a. ban that made it so that tobacco companies couldn't sponsor cars, but they were doing that for years as well. so it's a bit ironic, but as long as there are areas where the smokers can be, they can say it's okay. >> well, that's fascinating because we thought that they were going to be up in arms. >> yeah, i think when you come in nascar die-hard you evolve into a nascar mom and dad and start looking at things differently. >> and holding your baby there. >> and thank you so much, we look forward to checking in with you all day to check on the action. >> clayton: go get some breakfast. >> alisyn: to your headlines,
a lot to tell, but. this, yesterday, governor jan brewer is set to make her endorsement today for the g.o.p. presidential race ahead of tuesday's primary. she joined us on "fox & friends" yesterday and here is how she alluded to it. >> do you plan to endorse one of the g.o.p. candidates? >> i do. >> alisyn: who? >> (laughter) >> well, i'm still thinking about that, but i'm, i'm going to make an endorsement before tuesday. >> alisyn: sure you don't feel like announcing right now before monday? >> i would love to do it for you, alisyn, i haven't totally made up my mind yet. >> alisyn: are you going to meet with ron paul before tuesday? >> well, i think my office, we talked to congressman paul and i don't know if they heard from him, but i don't know if i'm going to have that opportunity yet or not. >> alisyn: so, she 's met with the other three candidate and of course you'll remember this heated exchange on the tarmac between governor brewer and
president obama. and now the governor is dissing the president again, turning down his invite to the white house tonight for the annual governor's dinner. earlier this week she declined an invitation to testify before the senate regarding her state's immigration law. if you're a bud fan, this job is for you. a utah law make ser pushing a bill that requires at least two drinking members on the state's alcoholic beverage control commission. the democrats proposal does not say how often or how heavily you need to drink, he says he just wants alcohol consumers to have, quote, representation on the panel, as you know, alcohol is strictly regulated in the mormon heavy state. where did my co-hosts just go? off to apply for a job. warren buffett says he's not going anywhere just yet. in the letter to shareholder chose and replacement to run berkshire hathaway, but isn't spilling two. he notes na he and his
business partner, charlie munger are a good health and sticking around. and calls the prediction about the housing market wrong. buffet thought it would recover by now, but is optimistic about the nation's economy. a scene that will melt your heart, get out the tissue as a national guardsman comes home and surprises his daughter at school. >> oh, i love you, love you so mu much. >> got me crying now. >> oh, boy, kourn neil ma lany makes an unexpected arrival in kentucky, the school helped arrange the surprise by making up a contest and having his daughter brittany come up to the front of the cafeteria for a prize. and he spent the past year in afghanistan making for na emotional homecoming. >> and skype i thought with my
wife, pretty much daily, but the children with their own activities and all of that, lucky to talk to them maybe once a week. >> thank goodness for skype. it's changed the whole equation. he says he's looking forward to catching up with his family and relaxing and those are your headlines, beautiful. dave, what's going on. >> dave: let's talk sports, do you remember the good old days of the slam-dunk contest? i know clayton does. saturday night a far cries from the days of michael jordan and dominic wilkins, perhaps a new low. and chase buddinger, paul george and jeremy, not lin. evans. in a dunkoff the most intriguing part you could text in your vote and how they decided the winner. evans comes out on top and his nickname is the human pogo stick and a wore a karl malone throw back jersey and i like the creativity, but we don't
know who they are. >> and meanwhile, kevin love able to grab the boards from downtown. beat the thunder's kevin durant. and a tie breaker round to win the three-point contest. last but not least, and this has got skills. tony parker wins the skills challenge the only one to break 30 seconds in the first round and beat the rondo. the all-star game is tonight in orlando. eight o'clock eastern time. and nascar news, why this is so interesting for what happens today. the hits keep coming for danica patrick. after totalling her car in a qualifying race for the daytona 500. thursday, her day ended prematurely again. another frustrating crash and things seem to be on the up swing, she had the pole for the nationwide start, but a rough start couldn't, the teammate actually wiped her out. if you could hear the audio, you'd hear a lot of beeps, a
lot of expletives out of the the mouth of danica patrick. there was a crash on the final lap and the the man who was 11th place, won the place. why does it it matter in today will be filled with crashes because of the changes they made at daytona. it's going to be interesting. >> alisyn: and scary. >> dave: and exciting and exciting for new drivers like danica. >> clayton: too bad we don't have the audio. >> dave: a lot of beeps required. >> clayton: hey, rick, in florida? >> the weather is not going to be good. you can't race if there's water on the track at all and this is a look at the future cast, where we are right now. a the lot of rain in northern parts of florida, look at this afternoon, the race starts at one o'clock, we're very, very, close to that. a lot of that won't be reaching the ground, but that burst of yellow there from heavier rain and will be around for the afternoon. one of those, get a few laps in and have to stop it and restart it. could be frustrating day for a
lot of the drivers and fans. remember yesterday, how cold across the east, how much colder than the day before. that's calming down and a big warm-up across parts of the central plains, the at least for today and the cold air behind it, it's kind after see saw pattern that we're in and continue for much of the coming week. >> back to you. >> we hear you're going to administer a trivia quiz about oscar? >> well, are you guys ready? >> we did this for i think the golden globes and you guys didn't fare that well. here we go another chance at your trivia. >> let's do it. >> we'll do it and see how much you know aboutthyour first movie won best picture five years ago? is it a, the departed, b, letters from iwo jima, little miss sunshine, d. the kwoen. >> the answers are. >> wow, everybody, a, the departed. >> alisyn: i just guessed. >> and somebody is cheating there. and number two, what movie did al pacino win an oscar for.
a, car lito'sway. >> alisyn: yep. >> the godfather, scar face, the scent of a woman. there you go, all three of you. >> alisyn: the other one, also-- >> after eight nominees. >> question three, guys, who is the oldest star to win an acting oscars, lauren bee call, clint eastwood, jessica tandy or john wayne. >> no ideas. >> and one, two, three. >> all three of you, jessica tandy, she was 80 years old. >> alisyn: wow. >> good. >> all right. and all of you had 100%. >> i don't know who she is. >> nice job. all right, question number four, which of these stars has never been nominated for an actor, adrian brody, b marilyn monroe, d diana ross or d.
sylvester stallone, is this going be to be the one that throws you off. >> and marilyn. >> all three of you, it's marilyn monroe. yes! >> whoo! >> i don't know look at that. >> and a few more quiz questions coming up a little later, right, rick? >> we'll finish the rest later. >> dave: there was no collusion. >> alisyn: we're all afficianados and we didn't know that. >> clayton: thanks, rick. >> more coming up. >> clayton: more on the middle east, iran preparing to strike inside the united states if provoked. what does that mean and should we be worried? a former cia spy says very worried and joins us with that next. >> alisyn: and jay-z and beyonce's baby making her public debut. she's somewhere in those layers. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is lawn ranger -- eden prairie, minnesota.
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>> 46 minutes after the hour. check out what happens at a manhole fire at boston. an explosion sends the cover flying. no word on if anyone was hurt, but everyone has already been evacuated from the area and also, jay-z and beyonce's baby making her first public debut. did i miss it? the lunch day with mom, dad and blue ivy bundled up in mom's arms, they were this spotted in the west village and ali was searching for them. >> alisyn: i took that picture. could the the united auto workers be behind the next occupy wall street movement. a post was suggesting, spring,
and what should we make of all of this. joining us to weigh in is the executive editor of the daily caller, david, great to have you here this morning. >> oh, thanks so much. >> so, you guys got your hands on what you believe is this accidental post. and basically suggesting that the united auto workers union is behind this plan to train 100,000 people to further the occupy protests. tell us what you make of this. >> well, in the beginning of april, starting on april 9th there's going to be a national movement called the 99% spring and the idea behind it as you said is to train 100,000 left wing activists and this in an election year you have to wonder what the point is if not to elect the president. while the united auto workers, rather, is saying that they're part this have coalition, they're organizing and spearheading it, their talking points and social media plans
and boiler plate letters that they want the other coalition member groups to put their names on. the kind of stuff you put together if you're actually leading a movement not just participating in it. >> sure, we called the uaw to get their response to all of this. we did not get a return call. >> neither do we. >> alisyn: yeah, interesting. here is what we found on their website, this is on a new website, the 99 springs website and wrote a letter to america, from april 9th to the 15th. we will gather across america, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. so, that sounds like it's underway. >> well, it certainly is. and you have to understand that at this point, in a lot of cities across america where we've had these occupiers, capping out in the tent skis, the police roused most of them and plazas are now empty. i think the people behind the movement have incentive to gin it up again. and what's next, we'll report
on it, the daily collar, there's a movement to jump start this. and ben and jerry of ice cream fame are spearheading this and a plan to put 1.7 million dollars behind the occupy movement by the end of the year. and so, i think what you're seeing is the occupy movement being leveraged as a political tool now to reelect the president. and this 100,000 people being trained in what they're calling nonviolent direct action is just the opening gun. you're going to see ben and jerry involved. there's another group you may have seen that wants to have a national occupy convention in philadelphia. he so, this is going to be the year of the occupy, getting involved in politics with a large p as we get closer to november. >> well, david, thanks soch for previewing all of it and sharing the information that you got. it should be interesting to see what happens this spring. >> alisyn, thank you so much for having me. >> alisyn: our pleasure.
there's a threat iran to attack inside the u.s. how worried should we be. a former spy says we should be very worried. and mitt romney's wife doing damage control. >> maybe i should do all the talking and let him stand here and watch me. (laughter) >> i've also debated no more debates. if we're going to do a debate he's going to sit in the audience and watch me, and that will be it. >> there you go. why ann romney says perhaps she'd be better on the debate stage. om your office. so sitting at your desk is just like going to the bank. see? i'm at the bank. now i'm in the office. at the bank. in the office. at the bank. in the office.
they're provoked. if israel does go after iran will the u.s. suffer the consequences? he was a spy for the cia, and a former member of iran's revolutionary guard and the author of a book "a time to betray" we cannot reveal his true identity and see him in silhouette and modulated his voice to protect his identity. nice to he see you this morning, these threats, are they credible and should we be concerned? >> yes, they have placed for a long time in the united states. they have collaborated to several entities here in america, and they have to themselves to latin american, infiltrated true the mexican border into the u.s. and recently that the commander of the forces, has claimed that they've got many cells in the parts of europe and in
america, and also, that ayatollah, iranian supreme leader ordered for them to stand by and attack u.s. interests should u.s. decide to attack iran. and also, the former commander of the guards and the current strategist of the guard said over 800 sensitive sites in america has been identified for attack. >> clayton: if you're so aware of this and as a former cia operative, you understand and are we to be heartened by the fact that the u.s. is aware of the potential suicide bombers and 800 potential locations and on top of it or we're just hoping for the best? >> well, absolutely. i mean, if you look at what national intelligence director recently told a senate committee about the potential terror acts by the iranian
assets here in america, and the transmission, and with all of the officers, trying to coordinate iranian assets and in order to protect government buildings and it's serious, i think we're aware and the american officials are slowly, but surely informing the american public about such terror acts. >> well, we appreciate you coming and talking with us under these circumstances, and illuminating us to the potential threat. we appreciate it, thanks so much. >> thanks so much for having me. >> clayton: you bet. coming up on the show, we're watching this story closely, more backlash over the accidental burnings of the korans in afghanistan. several americans already dead. can anything be done to stop the violence? let's check out the northern lights. amazing to look at, but can they actually be dangerous?
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my inspiration for quitting were my so. they were my little cheering squad. [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >> good morning everyone, sunday, february 26th. i'm alisyn camerota. what's happening at this hour. the violence in afghanistan going from bad to worse. two u.s. officers were shot dead and the attack is linked to the koran burnings. can anything be done now to stop this. >> dave: 48 hours away from two key primaries, mitt romney's wife making light of her husband's recent comments. >> maybe i should just do all the talking and let him stand here and watch me. >> clayton: oh. >> dave: would ann romney being better on the debate stage? >> and we promised, it's the cutest video you'll see all day. a baby seriously upstaged by a dog, the duet. you've got to see to believe.
>> alisyn: oh. >> give him a hug and a kiss? are you going to sing? >> "fox & friends" hour two right now. ♪ >> that child has just learned the addage, never work with animals. >> dave: i've shot more video now with a kid. >> clayton: it's gold. >> alisyn: it is gold. >> clayton: it doesn't matter, a kid with a dog, a kid with an orange, it's youtube gold. >> dave: and gold and then there are diapers, i don't know what i'm talking about. >> clayton: maybe at your house. >> alisyn: dave's new motto. >> clayton: doesn't get a lot of sleep these days. >> alisyn: let's get politics this morning because we've got a whole batch of polls out as we approach two days until the michigan primary and rick santorum slipping a bit in the polls and a lot of pundits, some saying a poor debate
performance the other night and he needed to solidify his blue collar credentials and he did end up slipping in the polls and this is the latest tracking poll. >> this is the daily tracking poll and that's an interesting take and how people are feeling at that exact moment and he's now within one interpoint of mitt romney and that's a ten, nine point slide. he was tn points ahead of mitt romney just one week ago until after the debate performance, it's now neck and neck and you can see it's there within the margin of error. >> it's interesting because you look at that and you say, all right, romney is headed up. santorum down, as he dispatched another g.o.p. rival? not so fast. if you read all the inside political news, they're saying that romney's camp is bracing for a campaign that will run through may and perhaps go all the way and santorum and newt gingrich clearly far from out of this thing and tuesday will be a battle. but a new line coming from rick santorum on saturday. one that i think that newt gingrich has set before.
calling out the president and something he's said regarding education. listen. >> the president of the united states said the other day that every child of america should go to school. what a snob. [applause] >> when i mean school, i mean college, every should go to college. not every child in america should go to college. not every child in america needs to go to college. why? because they have different gif gifts. why? because, why does obama want everybody to go to college. so his liberal college professors can be indock tri nating like he was. >> and in light of the college debt that everybody has amassed, it can be $100,000 and does every child need to
get that? and kids do have different aptitudes, different interests. >> clayton: if you go back to the state of the union address, we were talking about the president was talking about the opportunity to have at least money in the family to be able to send their child off to school. this have the ability to make that decision within the family, not say, hey, i can't send to my kid to college because we don't have the money to do it. that's what the president was referring to, no word back from the white house on this, an interesting take and it's not as if every child needs to go to college, there are trade schools, other vocational aspects and i don't know if that's what the president was saying. >> i think the president was saying, should go to one year, post education training and i think we can agree with that. every kid should have the opportunity to go to college. the opportunity to afford college, but we want to hear from you on this, a lot of mixed reaction on twitter and facebook, we are at ff weekend. do you think the president's comments on this make him a snob or are they in line with what you think? >> so, let's look how the
president is faring against the two frontrunners at the moment. when you you match up president obama and mitt romney, president obama leads there by three points, i believe in the margin of error and against santorum, he leads by five points at the moment. outside of the margin of error and scott rasmussen is going to be on shortly to talk about all of the latest polls. >> something that the santorum campaign has been talking about, although it's been funny, because the romney campaign's firing back and saying there's no evidence at all and there isn't any evidence of this, that somehow, mitt romney and ron paul are teaming up like the dynamic duo, wonder twins power activate. >> dave: wow, speaking of slowbacks. >> clayton: that's a comic book reference for you. but ron paul responding to rick santorum's claims that he's basically his wing man. >> i think senator santorum is sort of desperate right now because i think he was exposed in the last debate on where, you know, he really wasn't the
conservative he was pretending to be. >> i think i'm competing more right now with santorum because you know, it's the anti-romney candidate and right now the anti-romney candidate is santorum, so i have to get his votes as i did at one time with gingrich. >> and what santorum is saying, why then is ron paul not in michigan. it's not winner take all. why is he not running negative ads against romney, but is against santorum. the question is, what could ron paul offer, what could mitt romney offer ron paul. clearly they're not going to be on the same ticket. what could be the alliance. >> alisyn: but after him. >> dave: what could be the alliance, we know there's some sort of friendship between their wives, that much is clear. >> clayton: is there a cabinet position? no way. secretary of defense? >> politics and-- >> maybe it's just a secret bro-mance, maybe he just likes him and-- >> a secret bro-mance? very-- >> ron paul maybe tonight want
to go after mitt romney, but i like this conspiracy theory because it seems so out of whack. we'll ask ann coulter. >> is this the type of thing that rick santorum should be talking about on stage, trying to keep that lead going forward. do voters care there might be some friendship there? let us know what you think. >> dave: it's interesting. >> alisyn: wives to the rescue because as you may know mitt romney occasionally gets into trouble by talking about some of his assets and financial privilege and he just was talking about how his wife ann had not one, but two cadillacs, and let's listen to, first, that, and some say was a gaffe and ann fixing it. >> i love this country, i love this state. this feels good being back in michigan. you know, the trees are the right height, the streets are just right, i like the fact that most of the cars i see are detroit made automobiles. i drive a mustang and a chevy
pickup truck, ann drives a couple of cadillacs, actually and i used to have a dodge truck, so i used to have all three covered. >> ann romney taking to the stage and trying to cover that up a little bit. listen to what ann had to say. >> maybe i should just do all the talking and let him just stand here and watch me. i've also got-- i have he' also decided no more debates, if we're going to do another debate he's going to sit in the audience and watch me and that will be it. >> dave: wow, and she connects in a way that mitt romney doesn't right now. and is she an asset or does-- i don't know, let us know what you think about all this have. >> alisyn: meanwhile, let's get to the headlines and other news is happening outside of politics because two people have been killed in a suicide bombing outside of a church in nigeria. this happened earlier today during sunday services and several more hurt in the blast. religious and ethnic bombing outside of a church on christmas day has left hundreds dead in the country
and no word whether the same group responsible for that attack is also behind this one. well, the sight of that daring u.s. raid where usama bin laden was killed will soon be a memory. pakistan without notice started to demolish the three-story compound in abad abad yesterday. and it's already more than halfway down and pakistan faced plenty of criticism and questions after the raid and many wanted to know how it could claim that it had no clue that bin laden was there. believed he lived there several years. awes know, navy seals flew in from afghanistan and stormed the compound last mail. for 16 americans underway, trials underway, including sam lahood, son of ray lahood accused of using millions in foreign funds to stir unrest. part of a democracy nonprofit group. they each face five years in prison if convicted. and u.n. talking with officials, and warning to cut aid to the country, but
egypt's prime minister is not backing down. caught on camera, not only a dolphin sighting you, but a dolphin stampede. the waves are alive. and it was captured off the owner california coast from a dolphin and whale watching boat. they the got their money's worth. believed to be about 2000 dolphins. >> that's way more than the usual cluster, averages at about 12, almost looks like they're racing the boat and no surprise this video is making waves online. >> it's hard to lasso them when they're going that fast, a stampede. >> oh, just let him go. >> alisyn: with that about 30 secon seconds. >> hey, tuesday, an election day, arizona, and a storm on tuesday and wednesday across the central part of the country. it's going to be exiting arizona and see a little bit of leftover snow across the high country and the desert's looking cooler than usual, but i think we'll be dry and
breezy. michigan's forecast later on. and here is your satellite radar picture for the east coast and troubles cross florida and i think we'll have troubles across daytona for the day today. we had the lake effect snow yesterday and tapering off in the next hour or two, that will be completely gone. the next storm we're dealing with, not a major storm, but across the far northern plains and north dakota and into minnesota that we're having he snow and that's going to total in some cases maybe around five. maybe six inches or so at the highest amounts and that's the northern parts of the northern plains and even in minneapolis. dry on points south. get ready for tuesday and wednesday, talking about a big snowstorm there. the highs for today. everybody looking pretty good, nobody all that cold. all right, guys, back to you. >> thanks. coming up, a muslim man attacks another man accused of mocking mohammed. a judge using sharia law to free him. so, what message is it sending? we're debating that next. >> and hollywood's biggest night tonight. the oscars, it's just ours
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police intelligence officer, where has that apology from president obama and from the military gotten us as a country. gotten the president as a world leader? >> well, i think it continues to demonstrate that this white house, really has no concept of an overall strategy in the war of ideas. i mean, listen, we should have had in the area, leader, a general say, this is a mistake and maybe on the field, apologize, but for the president on behalf of the american people to send a letter and apologize, i tell you, me as a muslim, we don't need to apologize. when has the organization of islamic cooperation countries apologize for the burning of churches and the killing of christians in iran and saudi arabia? we have nothing to apologize for. if we're going to win the war of ideas on the ground and strategy, we need liberty doctrine that defends the luz mims that are not the taliban. it's veiled bigotry to say at that he we muslims need to apologize and we might be
violent like the mobs in afghanistan when in fact we need to be treated like westerners, like modern people that act and react normally and not in this kind of radical way. >> and this was, a terrible mistake. yet, it was a mistake. the burning of the koran is a horrible thing to do, not intentional. you have served in the navy. if you're one of the troops over there in afghanistan who's lost nearly 1800 fellow soldiers, what is the message to you, that you are sacrificing everything for afghanistan and you see all of this? you see them murdering your brethren? >> yeah, i mean, this is what we forget. we have so many muslims serving and the terrorists themselves, actually, defiled the koran and we don't right on the-- the koran that they mistakenly burned as they got rid of it because there were notations, et cetera, and it's not sending the right message to apologize. yes, there was a mistake, but we in america, our soldiers,
our sons and daughters are trying to preserve that protect them from oppression and protect them from a society at that takes away their freedoms. we have nothing to apologize for. we need to take the high road and have a strategy not of appeasement. this white house had an oic istanbul process conference in washington the in december and sort of apologizing for islam-phobia. and if we're going to win the war islamic as-- >> and regarding the faith, there was a halloween parade in pennsylvania one dressed up as a zombie mohammed and attacked by a muslim bystander and ultimately there was no charge and one man's word versus another. the controversy over what the judge, who presided over this case said. listen. >> (inaudible)
>> doctor, is this judge lecturing on sharia law instead of united states law? >> i just-- it's like the twilight zone. i can't believe it's in pennsylvania. and the judge is empowering blasphemy laws and a guy on the bench says the first amendment says that people would never want to be provoked? i mean, it's be absurd. it's again veiled bigotry that i as a muslim cannot control my emotions if somebody dresses up in a costume of mohamed and somehow offends me. there was a zombie pope and no catholics attacked that person. in this country you have honor killings and judges give lesser sentences, that
happened here in arizona and we're defending somehow a multi-culturalism which ends up being veiled bigotry that muslims have different standards of universal human rights oon we need in pennsylvania, and in michigan, and laws for america courts and the judge needs to have petitions he needs to be impeached and removed. we as muslims do not have to lecture us that we have different standards with free speech. the case has been dismissed, and thanks for being with us. >> a pleasure, thanks for having me. >> dave: coming up, how cool is this? the northern lights. amazing to look at. how could they be dangerous? we'll explain that next. and jeremy lin not afraid to give god the credit. wearing his faith on his wrist. the brains behind that bracelet joining us in just a few minutes and the latest on lynn sanity. linsanity. in,
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>> well, they look extremely beautiful. could they be dangerous. the aurora borealis or the northern lights could pose a threat to all of our technology includes gps systems and satellites. >> clayton: nasa sent up a satellite and prepare for it he when the lights at at their pack. the author of the book "physics of the future" currently on a book tour for that book. >> glad to be on the show. >> and they said they are he' beautiful, but could cause a major problem to our electronic infrastructure. how? >> that's right. every 11 years the sun has a temper tantrum and we have this spectacular light show, this dazzling array of radiation from the solar wind which hits the earth and funnels down the north pole.
if you're in alas is it or scandinavia, it's like the sky is on fire, an amazing show. >> alisyn: it's beautiful. explain how it could be dangerous. >> nasa is so worried, a few days ago, sent up a rocket 200 miles into outer space because it it could damage the gps system. our satellites, astronauts could be endangered and parts of quebec in the past, and south africa have been blacked out and power on the earth so short circuits. >> clayton: and this could cost us 2 trillion dollars? >> in a maximum scenario, it's actually happened. back in 1859, we had the mother of all solar storms. the aroar yeah bore ra-- aurora bore ales, could be seen in kubwa. if we had a 1859 event, we would being set back perhaps a
hundred years in the past. power plants could be get wiped out and satellites blacked out and fox news would disappear because the satellites would be short circuited. >> what? >> is there anything to do about this to prepare? >> well, we physicists said to congress, why not reinforce the satellites, redundant power systems and make sure our power systems have backup systems and congress laughed at us pretty much. >> is this one of the events it where you and others talk about it and warn people about it and don't do anything until it happens. >> yes, unfortunately it's true. remember, next year is the peak of the solar cycle for you amateurs out there, it's going to be spectacular, 2013 is the peak of the 11 year cycle. north and south pole of the son flip every 11 years, release ago burst of energy. it's a headache for nasa the satellite people, the military the gps people. >> alisyn: it's going to be
beautiful, but we'll wake up in the stone age. okay. thank you so much for coming in to tell bus it. >> clayton: and we won't be able to use these. >> alisyn: what will you do? >> i'm going to cry. appreciate it. warren buffet says he found a successor and admitting that he messed up. what was the billionaire dead wrong about? we'll tell you. >> alisyn: plus, controversial comedian sasha baron cowan, banned from the oscars? is he getting a reprieve? we're going live with that next answer next. ♪
>> welcome back, folks, sometimes when two voices combined a duet can be magical kind of like clayton and alisyn. >> alisyn: exactly. >> dave: here is your shot of the morning with that in mind. >> are you going to sing? . [dog howling] >> yea! >> and the dog of course. i guess it depends who you're asking. this duo is certainly adorable as the singing baby accompanied by her howling pooch. watch out for the dog though, he tries stealing the
spotlight by starting before the baby does. >> alisyn: i've seen that. the baby is winding up and takes a breath and the dog jumps in. >> the dog gets caught in the moment. >> they'll share. >> alisyn: no, that is charity applause, she is he' like, okay. >> dave: that was a nice performance. >> alisyn: and that's cutest thing ever. >> clayton: meanwhile, it's hollywood's biggest night tonight. and maybe we'll see someone-- they should do a youtube oscars, the 84th annual academy awards. wouldn't that be brilliant? and courtney friel is on the carpet with us, is there anyone at this hour? what is the buzz, courtney? >> first of all, i like the idea of a youtube awords they have the webby awards there's something out there. i wanted to mention that just because it's four o'clock in the morning and 50 degrees and i'm eight months pregnant does not stop me from dressing up in sparkles for you guys. thank you, david meister, it's not even a maternity dress,
you can fit into it. let me tell you what's going on. they have just removed the plastic covering on the red carpet. they're vacuuming it, as well as the plastic covers over the oscar statuettes and this is not technically the kodak theater anymore, since kodak filed for bankruptcy last week, lost its rights and it's the hollywood and highland center. and it's turning out like it's going to be a predictable night, unfortunately. you always want it hear good controversy, but the artist won at the last awards before the oscar season and looking like it will take home a bunch of awards. kind of lackluster year as far as the box office. out of the nine best picture nominees only one of them made over $100 million dollars and that was "the help" which probably would have been my choice for best picture. regardless, tens of millions of people worldwide will be watching the show tonight, and
even if it's, you know, not as much buzz going on this year, i heard an interesting is your way from the research site. they said they did a survey saying that 70% of people are as equally or more invested in the oscars than the race for u.s. president. >> alisyn: oh, boy, i believe it, too. but-- >> a lot of people caring about the oscars. >> alisyn: they're fun, obviously, a nice distraction, but courtney, you say no controversy, what about sasha barren cohen. has he been banned from the academy awards? >> okay. so, he wanted to come dressed up as his character in his new movie, from the dictator. and then there was all of this buzz that he was not going to be allowed and that he was banned. but, we talked to the oscar producers yesterday and they said they're going to let him come. they're just highly
recommending that he doesn't show up in his costume. he has two tickets from being in the movie "hugo" so we'll have to see if he's going up. it could be a traditional night with billy crystal back for the 9th time and kicks off at 8:30 eastern. >> all right. thanks so much for the preview. we'll be tuning in. >> thanks, courtney. straight to your headlines and tell you what else is happening in the news because a successor is lined up. and warren buffett says he's not going anywhere just yet. in his annual letter to shareholders, buffet says he's chose and replacement to run berkshire hathaway and isn't saying who. he noted that he and his business partner are in good health and stick around. and calling his prediction about the housing market. dead wrong. buffet thought it would be recovered by now still, he remains optimistic about the nation's economy, he says. why play let's make a deal when you can just go for the big bucks? no, no, not a hybrid game
show. just how they did business to build a 160 million dollar hockey arena. let's explain. the city paid 15 million to the property owners in the area and now there's reporters they overpaid at the expense of taxpayers. and one paid $150,000 for the property five years ago. and pocketed $852,000. and another got almost $350,000 more than what they paid just one year before. and the city says all of the amounts paid were appropriate. in exclusive interview given to fox news from the grieving father of tina watson. her husband, gabe, you'll remember was just accused of murdering her on their honor and acquitted of her death this past week. let's listen. >> i looked for any possible innocent explanation for her death, because we didn't want this to be murdered we wanted it to be an accident. the last thing that i wanted was the picture in my mind that my daughter had been
murdered. i would have much preferred it been what we initially thought, just a horrible tragic accident, but the evidence to me is overwelcoming. >> he says the judge's decision shocked and destroyed their family. you can see the entire interview tonight at 10 p.m. right here on fox news channel on geraldo at large. those are the headlines. >> let's get to rick reichmuth who has a check of our weather. >> it's chilly across the east coast. the wind has died down and left in its place a lot of gold air. take a look at the maps and 29 here in new york and that's almost one of the goldest spots on the map. 18 up in caribou, maine, should be colder there. a look at the forecast today. the northeast is going to be a cool day and plenty of sunshine, lake effect snow we had yesterday was going to taper off and once that's gone we'll cool down a little bit and see things clear. tomorrow, a warm-up. back into the 50's for
everyone. down to the southeast, very, very nice and plenty of sunshine and move on the map. and southeast, temps will be better than yesterday and rain around parts of north florida and including the daytona area and flirting with that at least. head to the northern plains the only big snow and it's going to be across areas of minnesota and northern wisconsin and some of that snow might be a few inches by the time it's done and that will end by this evening. across the west, looking pretty good as well. and i think it's pretty calm to the northwest, it's not that bad right now and we'll see sunshine in the southwest. all right, guys, back to you inside. >> thanks so much. rick. well, catching all the action, down at the daytona 500. and she's learning firsthand how professional race car drivers tan their crews get the job done. >> alisyn: fox news correspondent anna joins us and a look back at her crash course. it sounds spine tingling.
>> hey, guys, we're in pit row. as you see, crews are starting to get things ready. we're getting in gear for the daytona 500, the nationwide was yesterday and james busher winning that after taking advantage of a last lap wreck, involving several drivers including one we talked to yesterday. you fortunately nobody was hurt and justin was nice enough to let us play around in his pit. take a look. >> and i'm going to assume that he's probably not going to let you do anything to get yourself in trouble. a piece of advice, it's never the driver's fault so it's always going to be your fault if you're in the pits. >> and changing tires in a race, and with the-- right here you're in our pit stop, behind me is the pit boss, the brains of the operation. and watching the broadcast and see what other teams are doing, if you have damage on the right side. >> and how many people actually go over the wall? >> actually over the wall.
you have six people, two fire changers, two tire carriers, a gas man and jack man. >> and looking around, there's good looking mens around here. >> thank you. >> and what's next if you want to be in racing. >> i'd like to continue workening the shop, but actually i want to get into broadcasting. >> we're in daytona usa. i'm kyle turner. >> and you're-- >> anna. >> do what i do. >> and what's the best technique, right? you use your legs, not your back. >> ooh! >> (laughter) >> and the lugnuts there, you can see, don't, don't, don't touch it. give awe heart attack. and there's the pit gun, push it down. that's really going to hurt the tires. and go around way around. >> you can put those on in the
time it takes for the four tires to stop. see if i can do better. come on, anna. keep it going. point, point. there it is. got it. sign her up. and all you ladies at home if you're brushing your teeth or feeding your kids breakfast, rush over to the tv they're recruiti recruiting excollegiate athletes. we're coming up for the 500. they're start to go get ready for lenny kravitz and he'll be performing and appearances from jane lynch from "glee," kate upton, the sports
illustrated model and a lot going on. >> dave and i just woke up. >> and-- >> she did say the magic words. anna, cool, you were operating the machinery there, very macho you could be part of the pit crew, like it, appreciate it. >> dave: good job, thanks, anna. as gas prices continue to rise. how poifl will that be for our president in november? new poll numbers tell the story. >> clayton: and the knicks, jeremy lin not afraid to give god the credit. wearing his faith on his wrist. the brains behind that bracelet joining us in just a few minutes. ♪ people with a machine.
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>> anti-apartheid icon, nelson mandella expected to be out of the hospital. he is hospitalized yesterday for a longstanding stomach issue and said to be doing okay. and cured, a doctor now saying two teenagers suffering from mystery tourette's-like illness are better and three more improving and she's been treating eight of the teens with antibiotics, since the fall. more than a dozen teens in a toz schools in new york and one adult has been exexperiences unexplained ticks. >> to this, if you haven't caught wind of the pure linsanity surrounding jeremy lin, you've probably been living under a rock or don't like sports at all. the player has been boosting business for a houston company
thanks to the orange wristband he wears with inspirational message, in jesus name, i play. >> and they've been-- lane smith, good morning. >> thanks for having he me. >> boy, did you get lucky with this one. and it's a great product, but you had no idea how it or jeremy lin would take off. tell us about the idea. >> well, it came from, you know, unfortunate situation of mine. i was playing professionally in the nba development league and signed on with the sacramento kings for training camp and pre-season and experienced a career ending injury, knee injury. my faith was something that was always important to me and i was in a position just kind of asking god to show me what he wanted out of my life and how he want today use me and blessed with this idea for christian sports apparel brand, and it allowed me to merge my faith and my love for
sport at the same time and just taken off here with just the popularity of jeremy. >> let's get to that story, now, how in the world did he come to wear these bracelets. how did you meet? are you shocked by the outcome of it? >> well, i've known jeremy for about a year now, he was actually playing in the nba development league last year, and i was watching a game of his and the first thing he said during the interview after the game was he wanted to thank his lord and savior jesus christ for his ability and opportunity. and i had a mutual friend, patrick ewing, jr. playing on the same team and i reached out to him and told him that jeremy was the type of athlete that we wanted representing our brand. so, fast forward, a year later, he actually was released by the golden state warriors and picked up by the houston rockets and now, we talked briefly, and i told him i'd show him around houston when he got here and he they didn't keep him too long, and cut him as well then the new
york knicks picked him up about two weeks later the knicks were in town to play the rockets, and before the game, i met up with him and i gave him some of the orange in jesus name i play bands and he was wearing them and gave him the orange ones to match the knicks uniform and the week and a half later the linsanity thing took off and it's been surreal. i look at the cover of sports illustrated and see him on there, wearing the band. and the usa today article that came out about a week ago, and he's on there wearing the bands everywhere, i see him he's wearing the band. so it's been, it's been so surreal to see it from afar, but then to be kind of connected to it in a way. >> you received thousands of orders around the world, crashed the web server who couldn't handle the business. why is it that jeremy lin seems to be universally liked whereas tim tebow, a guy i admire a lot, took, it was divisive for showing his faith? is there some sort of line that you have to walk as an
athlete in showing your faith? >> i'm not sure. i mean, i believe that one of the things with jeremy is that people resonate with, he kind of came out of nowhere, tim tebow was a heisman winner in college, won a couple of national championships. a lot of people outside of you know, whether it's the b-league or nba basketball didn't know about jeremy lin, i think that's a different dimension to his story, but we're in a time now where athletes have been more open about speaking about their faith and not just tim tebow and jeremy lin, but across the board. so. >> good point. >> and this is kind of a time. >> an interesting time for you and congratulations of course on success your message you're bringing to the world and professional sports. lane smith. we appreciate you joining us, thank you for having me. >> it's active faith if you folks are looking for the
bracelets. and more apologies from the obama administration for the accidental koran burnings. what hillary clinton is saying and what it has to do with it. >> clayton: gas prices rise, how painful will that be for president obama. new poll numbers next. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships, anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not amped. excited. well, sort of amped. really kind of in between. have you ever thought about decaf? do you think that would help? yeah. priority mail flat rate shipping starts at just $5.15, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship.
>> welcome back everybody. we're telling you there are new rasmussen polls out to show how the they're feeling about gas prices. however, headline, people are not feeling optimistic that the gas prices are going down. they think they're headed straight up. 55% of people think gas will top $5 a gallon soon. >> yeah, because the current price for a national average of gasoline right now. 3.69 a gallon, and some areas hitting $4 and the upward trend is towards $5. in fact, a drudge headline earlier this week, that said $6 a gallon.
how high will it in fact go? diesel up through the roof. >> dave: california hit the $5 mark this past weekend. why this matters, because if you look at trajectory of gas prices, it falls very closely with the president's being reelected or not being reelected and the poll numbers rise and fall with gas prices because we all feel that pain. and it will go up, because once you switch from winter fuel to summer fuel. prices have to go up. >> now, having said all of that. the this has not been affecting yet president obama's poll numbers, in fact, he's still leading over the two g.o.p. frontrunners, mitt romney and santorum, there you can he see it in this head to head matchup, 46% for president obama to 43. that's within the margin of error, but the president beats santorum outside the margin of error. >> right, if you look at actually state by state. this is pretty fascinating and this is on tuesday, the presidential primary there, mitt romney is right there, 42% and this is of likely g.o.p. voters there, well ahead in arizona.
and over rick santorum. >> what could swing that. jan brewer, the governor there, who alisyn spoke to on the program says she will endorse someone this morning. who this is, she's influential in terms of the immigration policy and what the candidates are doing, we'll watch who she supports this morning. >> of course, all eyes on michigan, the make or break state for mitt romney. his home state. his father was the governor there and he's now pulling ahead. a time that rick santorum was leading in michigan last week and now it's mitt romney. and there's the al gore rule, you cannot win the nomination without winning your home state. had he won tennessee he would have likely been the president. >> of course, romney has three whom states, you count utah. >> utah, boston, massachusetts. >> clayton: coming up on the show, the obama administration apologized for the koran burning and hillary clinton in tunis tunisia, telling to ignore the
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>> good morning, everyone, february 26th. the violence in afghanistan is getting worse. two more americans were killed yesterday and that attack is linked to the outrage over those koran burnings, we'll have the latest. >> dave: and the president taking a shot at the g.o.p. over rising gas prices. >> step one, according to them, is drill. step two is drill. and step three is it to keep drilling. >> dave: but newt gingrich says it's the president's fault. how newt would lower gas prices to 2.50 a gallon. >> clayton: and mom on board, or bomb on board? they sound similar. a pilot was trying to be funny over the loudspeaker, but the
mid air announcement about a mom on board, freaked out the passengers on the plane. "fox & friends" hour three starts right now. ♪ >> good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us this morning. we have a big two hours for you, and later in the show, you are going to see us again. our take on the the silent movie. we got a new act, shall we say. >> "fox & friends." >> let's stick around. >> looking forward to tfrjts to your headlines, an a fox news alert and we learned that nelson mandela has been released from the hospital. the anti-apartheid icon was in the the hospital, the president said it was for a longstanding stomach issue and mandela had tests while there, we're told and he he's said to be doing okay. the 93-year-old was hospitalized last year for a respiratory infection and he became south africa's first
black president in 1994. we're glad he's doing better this morning. the commander of the u.s. and n.a.t.o. forces in afghanistan pulling ought n.a.t.o. personnel from ministries in afghanistan. comes after the disturbing attack yesterday where two american military advisors were killed after the interior ministry in kabul during training. the taliban has claimed responsibility for those deadly shootings. it said its retaliation for the koran burning at a u.s. military base in bagram. protests have sprung up across the country because of that accidental burning. more than two dozen have been killed, including two u.s. soldiers, president obama's apology has done little to dispel the anger. >> pakistan demolished usama bin laden hideout. the compound was the site of the daring raid that killed the al-qaeda leader. there were plenty of questions for pakistan after all of
that. the u.s. still insists it's impossible the country's leadership did not the know someone of significance was living there. and there's nothing like a jump in the ocean in the middle of february, right? >> and they're wearing hats, another crazy thing. the fourth annual polar plunge kicked off in the san francisco bay in southern california students from ucla and pepperdine. this was for special olympics. don't let the sunshine cool you. the water was 45 degrees. and it raised money. >> they said it was 85 degrees out there, my extended family says. was it that hot. you can go in the water if it's that warm. >> dave: you don't because
you're a chicken. two weeks from saturday. >> all right, i'm in, i'm in. >> he got it, yea! >> i've always said i would do it and i think you should do it where it's really, really cold place. and connecticut in march doesn't seem to be a polar plun plunge. >> dave: next year we'll go to maine. >> let's do it. >> dave: done, done. >> alisyn: okay. >> a two-for then. tuesday forecast in michigan, the big storm i've he been talking about this morning is going to make its way to michigan by tuesday afternoon, i think the northern part of the state a little bit of snow, southern part you're fine at least the start of the day, later on in the evening you'll start to see snow there. temps not that bad, certainly for late february in michigan. and also, today, the big race down in daytona. take a look at this. this is the future cast for 8 a.m. this morning, we're start to go see all of this rain right around the area. by one o'clock, start time, most of the rain just to the north of this, and then, i think, probably we're going to see some delays in the race throughout the afternoon and
then clear out a little by the evening. but i tell you what, kind of some scattered showers are in the forecast all day. so, going to be a rough one there. here is your satellite radar picture. storms down across parts of florida and the rest of the east coast, you're looking good. the wind and lake effect snow, lakes typically this time of year, you don't get it, but it's been so warm that's not the case. lake effect snow today is going to begin to taper off. that's what we've got going across parts of michigan, excuse he me parts of minnesota and north dakota and high temps for the day today. 53 in a far cry from the 85. winter was returned for them. >> dave: rick, good news u. >> what's that. >> dave: invitation via gordy, going to maine on new years day. >> there you're talking. >> alisyn: you're going to eat your words. >> do it when it's a serious deal. >> alisyn: taking you up on it gordy.
>> clayton: the gas prices the thorn in the side of any president and 3.69 a gallon right now, that's the average, it's $4 out in that neck of the woods where we were talking about the polar bear plunge. the president on the saturday morning address, said there is no silver bullet for actually lowering gas prices and he says the g.o.p. just wants to drill. listen. >> wait for it, it's going to be good. >> alisyn: now, listen. no. >> dave: we were going to build your anticipation, but basically it's quite simple. the president says you cannot drill your way to lower gas prices. and there's truth in both sides of this argument. no, it's not immediate in terms if you drill now, you bring down the price now, but if you look at actions taken during the the bush administration, the drilling permits he opened up, they did eventually lower gas prices. >> alisyn: listen to this. >> now, some politicians always see this as a political opportunity. and since it's an election year, they're already dusting
off their same three-point plan for $2 gas. i'll save you the suspense. step one according to them is drilling. step two is drilling and step three is to keep drilling. look, we know there's no silver bullet to bring down gas prices or reduce our dependence on foreign oil overnight. >> alisyn: obviously it's complicated. if there were a magic trick, any politician would use it it's complicated, however, newt gingrich, who, as you know, is man of big ideas. he has like a five-part plan, you can watch it online and he has actually a 30 minute video on his website, devoted how to bring down gas prices and he spells it out. increase domestic oil and gas production, sign off on keystone pipeline, cut epa and regulations and yes, he does say drill more, take a listen. >> the presidential pen could today sign approval of the keystone pipeline. that's 700,000 barrels a day.
the presidential pen could today sign approval to go back to the gulf of mexico, that's about 400,000 barrels a day. the presidential pen could today approve areas of alaska that we know have oil. that's about a million, 200,000 barrels a day. in three signatures you would have 2.3 million barrels a day of additional energy in the united states. three signatures. so, i would say, we're not looking for silver bullets. we're looking for presidential leadership. >> smart play by newt. of course the left would counter with this argument. there is more domestic production now than there was the last eight years, that includes the final years of the bush administration. of course, a lot of that is because president bush opened up new drilling permits. this battle we have not seen the end of it. >> clayton: and we have the drilling permits that used to take a certain number of months now a year and a half to get approved in the gulf. the epa. >> frustrating.
>> clayton: let's talk about hillary clinton, she's on an important actual mission right now over to the middle east. she's in tunisia, hitting a number of different countries, reminding those countries about the arab spring and she was warning them, look, do not slip back into the mess that you were in. democracy is starting to take hold here, but he she didn't miss an opportunity to talk about the u.s. election in a way, when referring to what is going on back home. take a listen. see if you can pars this out. >> if you go to the united states, you see everywhere, muslim americans everywhere, that's the fact. so would i not pay attention to the rhetoric. watch what president obama says and does. he's our president and represents all of the united states and he will be reelected president, so i think that that will be a very clear signal to the entire world as to what our values are. i think, you know, you have to shut out some of the rhetoric and just focus on, you know, what we're doing and what we
stand for and particularly, what our president represents. >> alisyn: just a little bit more background. she was speaking there to students. a town hall meeting of students and one student got up and said, how comes it seems your presidential candidates are so pro israel, maybe implying anti-arab or anti-muslim. so that was her response. basically ignore what you hear on the campaign trail, that's not really how we lead. >> clayton: interesting. and obviously, it comes against the back drop of course of the koran burning in afghanistan and that koran burning put on hold another apology that was set to take place in pakistan for the 25 soldiers who were inadvertently killed a few months ago. there was another apology set to take place before the koran burning took place. so, you're hearing it from the g.o.p. out on the trail and she's reflecting some of at that sentiment there. >> dave: and the times in which we live. mitt romney finally getting that boost in the polls he was looking for, but can he keep the momentum through tuesday?
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>> alisyn: chris. >> good to be here. it looks like it's been a good week for mitt romney from the debate earlier this week. the poll numbers at that weren't seemingly favorable for him earlier in the wook now look to be pretty good. here is the most recent rasmussen poll. 40% of folks now saying in michigan to rick santorum's 34%. what do you make of this? >> well, when you spend millions of dollars in negative ads and you have a sharp, very aggressive debate, and also, i think, romney had some inherited advantages and took a while for him to take advantage of them, but the fact that this is his home state. that there is a liaoed of goodwill towards the romney family. his father was the three-term governor. i will say that the rasmussen poll is a little bit after outliar, the real clear politics average of recent polls has romney up by about a point 1/2 so he certainly closed the deficit he had, but well within the margin of error in most of the polls. >> clayton: excuse me, and the detroit free press has
santorum up. >> alisyn: and yet, chris, some people thought there was a faux pas this past week where he overbooked or booked the stadium and then the crowd that he gathered was minuscule compared to the field. >> ford field. >> alisyn: but, also, once again made a reference to his wealth where he said and my wife, she's got two cadillacs, and let me show you what ann romney, his wife has said in response to that now. >> maybe i should do all the talking and let him just stand here and watch me. i've also decided no more debates. if we're going to do a debate he's going to sit in the audience and watch me and that will be it. >> alisyn: does it sound like she's a little frustrating of the criticism of her husband? >> no, i think maybe she's just kidding. we have to point out. he was standing right next to her at the time. she wasn't taking a real dig at him. he's had slip-ups and you know, the ford field thing,
you just shake your head at. because, if there's one thing you learn in this business, even as a reporter covering it, is that advance work, 101, you want a smaller room that's overflowing, rather than a big room that's 9/10 empty. so, whoever scheduled that, i know the romney campaign says it was the detroit economic club, but, still, i'm shocked that the romney campaign allowed their candidate to be in that situation, and it flunked advance work 101. >> clayton: dave knows the size of it. 65,000 seats and taylor swift 50,000 to fill that thing. >> with all due respect to governor romney, he's no taylor swift. >> dave: ann romney could help, she's been through ms, and she can-- >> let's face it, she is he' got an easier job, and she just has to be who she is, a
wonderful attractive, charming woman. she doesn't have to sit there and take positions or answer for what her policies were running against ted kennedy in 94, running for governor of massachusetts in 2002. but, i think she's a huge asset to the campaign because i think that to the degree that people see romney in a two dimensional way, you know, she humanizes him. she softens some of the edges and also, i mean, having been around the two of them, it's a real love affair and i think he's just a better candidate when she's around. >> clayton: you have a big show today. speaking of mitt romney, he'll be on your show of course headed into the big primary on tuesday and plus, governor mitch daniels who is in that conference, says, no, i'm the not running for president. you keep asking me and i'm flattered, but i'm not doing it. >> if we could have one question, rick santorum says that mitt romney is running as an occupier. that's one thing i love to hear his take on. >> well, guess what? we'll ask him. >> your wish is his command.
>> and that's basically what romney, that santorum is saying that by having a tax plan that treats the top 1% differently than anybody else, that he's playing into the occupy wall street argument and also, the obama class warfare argument. i think it's a good question and i think we'll ask the governor. >> okay, there you go. >> fox news sunday. >> hey, have you got any other questions, dave? >> i'll e-mail you. >> we'll e-mail you. >> i'll tweet you. all right, thank you, chris. >> thank you, chris. >> thank you. >> coming up, could she be the next sarah palin? congresswoman morris rogers could be a vp buzz? could be another surprise. >> and they raided gibson guitar, claiming he they using illegal wood. still no charges have been filed. what's the deal here? is there a waste of your taxpayer dollars? we'll go straight to gibson's ceo. the find out what's happening after the break.
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>> back in august. of the justice department raided gibson guitars seizing nearly half a million dollars in property and now half a year later. no charges have been filed. what happened? >> joining us now is the ceo of gibson, good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. >> dave: tell us what exactly took place and why the department of justice burst in on your business. >> well, most recently they raided several of our plants
because they said that the wood at that we were buying was illegal. the wood was specifically rosewood from india. >> alisyn: okay. and we understand. >> dave: outrageous. >> alisyn: and we understand that india, both of the governments of india and madagascar, i don't know if you get your wood there. they saw it's lawful, have no problem providing wood four, but the department of justice has an issue with it. do you have any idea why no charges have been filed? >> well, we really have an excellent-- we didn't do anything illegal, as you said, the governments have-- have said that everything that we've done is lawful. the wood from india in addition to it being legal by the indian ministries that we've contacted and gotten statements from, was endorsed by a third party that it was
not only legal, but it was, you know, conservative friendly. >> yeah. >> the amazing part is they actually burst in with weapons and seized a half million dollars of your products. does it seem strange to you in terms of priorities, when you look at the problems we have in in country, that somehow the department of justice chose to focus on your guitar business? >> absolutely. it it's-- you know, there was no notice whatsoev whatsoever, you know, everything we've done has shown good faith in my opinion, and any, any national observer can see that we were trying to do the right thing and that we were very involved in the area conservation. and yet, we have had our business extremely injured. and these, these are not only
hostile acts, but they've had a very injurious impact on our business and-- >> sure, yeah, we understand that they shut down your factory. we, by the way, we reached out to the department of justice to find out the status of your case, they declined to comment because they said this matter he remains an ongoing investigation. so, please let us know the outcome of this and when you hear from them and what happens from here, mr. henry, the ceo of gibson guitars, thanks for coming in. >> thank you for having me appreciate it very much. >> dave: remember this tarmac tiff, governor brewer facing off with president obama. is there another fight brewing between the two. the diss to the president. >> alisyn: in honor of the oscars, we made our own "fox & friends" movie.
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morris and she's alisyn camerota. >> a good parody and tell whether this is a parody or not. and the new chevy volt commercial you probably won't see anytime soon from the obama campaign. take a look. >> i tried a lot of cars, ford pinto, the pontiac fiero, but the volt was the first car that truly got me excited and looking into the prospect of buying american again. yeah, i've heard they're catching on fire in some cases, but i found that the the fire really helps me get to my destination faster, for fear of my life. and also, people really move out of the way when giant hunks of metal of hurdling toward them. probably one thing that sold he me on the car. and i'm proud of what gm has been able to accomplish by working with the obama administration. they've proven that in america, you can make it in any business, as long as you have unlimited financial resources and the backing of the united states government. i don't know about you, but i think that's more worth a
couple hundred thousand dollars it costs taxpayers every time be somebody buys one of these suckers, i'm sorry, do you smell something? >> it's the car burning. >> it's the parody on the video, do you smell something. the group is trying to expose the cost of the gm bailout. >> alisyn: people on twitter saying, can you play it again, where can we find it it. >> dave: we answered it for you. >> alisyn: your he' welcome. >> clayton: you can find this and sunday, the big academy awards, the 84th academy awards and what's the number one film going into it. >> dave: looks like "the artist" in the best picture category. >> alisyn: cecil b demille decided we should do a silent film and give you a taste of our morning routine silently. ♪
♪ >> that's one, there you go. >> and we're still in black and white. >> i don't know if we get up on stage tonight. i don't know if they're going to call we might be the 11th best picture nominee. >> in seriousness, you did this with an app and shot this with your iphone. that's remarkable. >> clayton: we need to make our silent film and just using, technology crazy? shot that we shot that video yesterday using my iphone and then, there's a silent film
app that's free in the i-store. >> alisyn: and we do do the charleston every morning just to get ready for the show. >> dave: and clayton and i wear sweats to work. >> alisyn: one viewer says how come we don't see you getting ready in the preparation. thank you, thank you for not showing me before all of this is done. >> our producer cut that out. there's another few seconds of the video and tweet that out. follow along and i'll send it out in a few minutes. >> alisyn: let's get to the headlines and a lot to tell you. arizona governor jan brewer is expected to announce today which g.o.p. candidate she'll endorse for president ahead of tuesday's primary in arizona. governor brewer joined us on "fox & friends" yesterday and here is what she had to say about her endorsement. >> do you plan to endorse one of the g.o.p. candidates? >> i do. who? >> (laughter) well, i'm still thinking about that, but i'm going to make an endorsement before tuesday. >> alisyn: are you sure you don't feel like announcing right now before monday?
i would love to do it for you, alisyn. i haven't totally made up my mind yet. >> alisyn: this heated exchange on the tarmac between governor brewer and president obama. now, the governor is apparently dissing the president by turning down his invite to the white house tonight for the annual governor's dinner. and earlier this week, she also declined an invitation to testify before the senate regarding her state's immigration law. calling all beer lovers, the state of utah may look for a few good drink e, yes, you need to drink to be considered for the job. a democratic lawmaker pushing a bill saying there must be at least two drinking members on the state's alcoholic beverage control commission. the proposal does not say how heavily or often you drink. they say it's necessary for the alcohol consumers to have representation on the panel and alcohol is regulated in that mormon heavy state.
and tense moments for passengers who thought there was a bomb on board. this happened when a pilot made the announcement, mom on board. flyers thought they heard bomb on board. and that's when fear ran through the cabin. the flight attendants quickly assured everyone there was no bomb. the pilot says he only wanted to wish happy birthday to an air traffic controller's mom who was on the flight and two passengers were not having it, complained to airport security and the f.a.a. now investigating the incident. on your mark, get set, go! >> not your typical race, but don't let these cute faces fool you, not mine, the ones you're about to see. there you go. >> yours is cute. >> alisyn: thanks so much. these are lean, mean, speed machines, this is a diaper dash. >> was one baby gumming the start line. >> for good luck. the diaper dash. the winner gets $1,000 prize and bragging rights around the playpen. >> now what would work, put a
bowl of ice cream at the end and yell ice cream. >> that would work for every race. >> that's true. >> that's true, not just for baby. >> even nascar. >> yes. and that's what rick reichmuth looks like at 4 in the morning on a sunday, crawling. hey, rick, how is the weather. >> and take a look at that, guys, look at the blue sky there in amanhattan. not a cloud in the sky. the wind yesterday blew everything out of here and now clear skies, but cool conditions and take a look at the weather map. you can see this is the storm you had yesterday that wind whipping across the lakes and the lake effect snow and you can see the last few frames, that is beginning to wind down, wind down, wind down and almost nothing. and take a look what it looked like yesterday in lakewood, new york, the picture coming to me from cindy in lakewood, new york, such heavy snow it almost caused white-out conditions and looked like fog there. you've got a cool morning, and
25 degrees as you're waking up and tonight you might see a few lake effect snow flurries, and getting up to about 34 degrees, keep sending your pictures, rick reichmuth on twitter or facebook as well. and clearer conditions, we're going to be looking at temps in 30's and 40's and warm-up tomorrow. down to the southeast, watching rain in north florida and potentially rain in daytona, guys for the race today could cause problems. >> clayton: speaking of, thank you so much, rick. gentlemen, lady, start your engines and it's race time again. anna kooiman is live with us in daytona with a special guest. who do you have? >> what was that, aj, and 54th daytona 500 is becoming electric. 200,000 fans will be packing the stands and right now you're listening to the sounds of lenny kravitz, a pre-race concert coming up in a bit and this is his sound check.
and aj can i call you zinger, i hear your friends call you. >> that's all right with me. and i understand you won the rolex 24, a 24 hour race, that's dangerous. >> not at all. one of the most prestigious endurance races around a tloo are three of them. 24 hour, daytona. when you go in to get it, trying for years to get it and i want it and told shell pennzoil, the first one. we want you to win in our car not rolex car and i know where victory lane is now, that's a good thing. >> what did you take from that race that's going to take you through here so you can be showing everybody what time it is in daytona forever? >> well, to me, the cars are so different from a sports car, to a sprint cup car. but ultimately, all of this is accomplishment whatever we do in our lives, have confidence doing it and makes it better.
i had confidence in that and i'm ready to go out in the pennzoil dodge and do it again. >> and hopefully the weather doesn't hamper your effort. number 22 car driver. back to you in the studio. >> very cool, anna looks like a great time down there, thanks for the previews. >> coming up she could be the next sarah palin some say. vp buzz surrounding kathy mcmorris rogers. she weighs in on the rumors. >> it's lights, camera, jackson. this movie critic is back with the third oscars in a row. and "fox & friends," he gets them right. and see if he can continue his run. and picks coming up. ♪
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>> she's the highest ranking republican woman in the house and named one of the top five influential members in america. and kathy mcmorris rogers could be taking a higher role. splirting her name as a possible vice-presidential pick. and what does she have to say about this? ask her, congresswoman mcmorris rogers joins us now from washington. good morning. >> hello, good morning, good to be with you. >> should i say, good morning, madam future vice-president? >> well, i'm not sure about any of that. i've always just been focused on being the best representative that i can be for the people of eastern washington and it's an honor to do that. one thing i do know we need a new president come november of 2012 and i am full force, doing everything i can to help get governor mitt romney
elected and to be the nominee for the republicans. >> alisyn: well, that's interesting. because here is the reason that people think that you would be a great vice-presidential pick. they say that you're one of the party's most influential leaders on issues like international bailouts, earmark reform and the fight against obamacare. if mitt romney came to you and asked you to serve as his vice-president, what would you say? >> you know, it's way too early for all of this. we are, and i am focused on just helping mitt romney win the primaries, i'm co-chairing or chairing his campaign in washington state. we have our caucuses coming up next week and i am doing everything i can to make sure we get a new president because i believe that that is-- this is the most important election of our lifetime. and the current direction is not acceptable. so, across the board, i believe that a republican nominee will do a much better job. >> alisyn: one of the issues of this election, looks like it's going to gas prices. obviously, out on the west
coast, they are at some of the highest levels in the country. nearing $5 a gallon. if you can believe that. the president says that all that republicans want to do is drill, drill, drill. what's your response? >> it's the republicans have been advocating all or above approach for severalors now and find it it interesting, the president saying he supports an all of the above approach. taking credit for a record amount of oil, exploration and development here in america. the detail though, it's been on private land and state land. not on federal land and yet, he's wanting to take credit for that. what we need is to start saying yes to american energy across the board. whether it's oil, natural gas, wind, solar, hydro power, nuclear, we need more american energy and that would do, that would just be so great in bringing down gas prices, it would be great for economic
development, and it would also reduce our dependence on oil from these middle eastern-- >> to quote another famous northwestern woman, do you agree with the addage drill, baby, drill. >> well, i certainly would like to see more american energy and part of what we're working on in the house right now is to open up public lands, the outer continental shelf, anwar, start saying yes to american energy and use that revenue to support our important transportation infrastructure needs and there's a way to get to yes on this with and start moving forward. >> alisyn: congresswoman, we'll keep an eye on you and see what develops during this presidential race. thanks so much for making time with us this morning. >> thank you. >> alisyn: all right. meanwhile, we're also keeping a close eye on the tense situation this morning in afghanistan. there has been violent protests, as you know, over the burnings of the koran, we have updates for you at the
top of the hour. plus, on a much lighter night, it's lights, camera, jackson and the kid movie critic is back for the third oscars in a row and "fox & friends" will tell you his picks coming up. tom, check this out. good gravy, bill. our insurance company doesn't have anything like it. magnificent, isn't it? with progressive, it's easy to cover all of your favorite rides. progressive has truck insurance? number one in truck and motorcycle. is that a golf cart? yep. we0also cover rvs, boats, atvs.
>> it's hollywood's bick biggest night and our next guest has been right with the oscar predictions. and now he's back. emmy award winner, lights, camera jackson. and gets them right. nice to see you. >> thanks for having me on. >> before he we get into the best picture nominee and best actors and actresses, and
everything, how did you get your start doing this? >> i started doing movie reviews for a local radio station about six years ago, in early 2006. and they wanted me to do something for a while and so they offered movie reviews and i went with it and then about a year later, started up the website, lights, camera jackson.com and i've been doing reviews for a local tv station near where i live in upstate new york for the past three and a half years. >> unbelievable. >> let's dive into the best picture nominees tonight. the big question, whether or not of these ten films which one will come home the big winner and your prediction this year for best picture? >> "the artist", this is the best film of the year. it's beautiful. it's sweet, it's emotional. it's funny, it's wonderful. it's the best film in 2011 and i think it should and definitely will win the best picture oscar, i love "the artist". you've seen the best pictures? >> i saw the nine nominees before the the nominations came out this year which i was personally proud of. >> and you're 13.
some are rated r. how did you do that? >> yeah, i mean, my father and i look up which ones are rated r and their reasoning behind them. only one actually in in category this year is the descendents, a great film and great i was able to see them. i don't review the hangovers or the bridesmaids or the girl with the dragon tattoo. >> and george clooney you picked as best actor. this is a surprise, a lot of actors up for great actor, why george clooney in year? >> this is a believable and relatable performance. i think it's clooney's time to finally win a best actor as course and i like john des jardins for the artist, but george clooney. your best actress pick? >> viola davis for "the help", she's won many awards throughout the season. i think it's her year, if not, meryl streep could possibly win for "the iron lady" she was my pick for who should win
in this category. i think that meryl streep was great in the iron lady, but i think it's viola davis for best actress. >> your pick for best director i agree with only because i want to hear the person try to pronounce this individual's last name when they announce this winner. >> yes, michelam i r the "artis even though martin scorcese won, but i think it's michel hazavinious. >> who's your pick for best and animated. and arthur christmas didn't get nominated. neither did winnie the pooh. i think puss in boots, but with indy films, but i think that rango is probably a lock.
>> and you've probably met celebrities, incredible folks and who has been the most memorable person you've met. >> my two idols, i've gotten to meet. regis philbin and roger ebert in june when i did appearances at ebert presents. and they're very nice. >> clayton: you feel confident about your picks? >> i do, i've been very lucky the last years with the picks, but there have been tough races and i hope i'm right again. >> clayton: we've got the videotape to hold to you account. and jackson, enjoy the big show tonight. >> thank you very much. you can watch off the red carpet on my youtube channel, lights, camera jackson and that will be tonight. thank you very much, guys. >> clayton: thanks so much, jackson, we appreciate it. coming up on the show. 48 hours away from the two key primaries, mitt romney's wife cracking some jokes. >> maybe i should do the talk
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it helps to have peopleround you... they say, you're much bigger than this. and you are. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >> alisyn: good morning, sunday, february 26, i'm alisyn camerota. here's what's happening now, the violence in afghanistan going from bad to worse, two more americans killed yesterday and some reports of more injured, the attack is linked to the outrage over the accidental koran burnings and we'll bring you the latest. >> dave: rick santorum taking a slide in the polls and taking a swipe at president obama. >> the president said the other day that every child in america should go to school. what a snob. >> dave: that's not all. what else he is saying, about the president's plan. >> clayton: feeling confident, are we? did i read that correct?
first, president obama predicted he had five more years and now, hillary clinton getting on the bandwagon, guaranteeing her boss will get reelected. joe namath-style. >> dave: it was. >> clayton: it was. "fox & friends," hour four, "fox & friends," hour four, starts right now. captioning by, closed captioning services, inc. >> clayton: go either way, right, jimmie rollins and the phillies, we'll win the world series and, get booted out of the playoffs and joe namath, we'll win the super bowl. >> dave: only on the curvy couch can you hear hillary clinton and joe namath in the same sentence, only you get that in sight from clayton morris. >> alisyn: good morning, we are talking politics, and rick santorum has slipped a bit in the polls. as you may remember a week ago, he was beating mitt romney in michigan, which is the all-important state, for mitt romney, his home state, well, the most -- this is the -- sorry.
the national gallup daily tracking poll. and, they've shown that he has -- the margin has really narrowed, obviously within the margin of error now, rick santorum, 31%, mitt romney, 30% and newt gingrich 16% and ron paul, 37%. >> dave: it is about direction, in the last week, a five-point slide, mitt romney up 3 and santorum down 2 and a week before that, it is a ten-point slide for santorum. and, another g.o.p. rival, has kind of fallen off the mat against mitt romney? not so fast, you mentioned michigan, the real clear politics average has a tie for those two. >> clayton: i keep mentioning but the free press has rick santorum up and they are all over the map. it is interesting. president obama, you recall, in his state of the union address talked about education, he has since then talked about education, and, every american family should have the opportunity to have a child go to college. or every member of that family have an opportunity to go to
college, and -- in some capacity or another. rick santorum took umbrage with that on the campaign trail. take a listen: >> the president of the united states the other day said every child in america should go to school. what a snob. [applause]. >> when i mean school, i mean college, every member should go to college. not every child in america should go to college. not every child in america needs to go to college. [applause]. >> why, because they have different gifts. why? because, why does obama want everybody to go to college, so his liberal college professors can be indoctrinating people like he was when he was in college. >> alisyn: look, a fascinating conversation to have, whether or not college this is right route for every, single kid and, particularly if you are going to take out college loans and have
a crew -- accrue a massive debt and i remember in college there were a lot of kids who were focused on beer-drinking and i don't think they applied their degree, afterwards. >> clayton: we have had a story about -- didn't we talk about this a year-and-a-half ago on the show, about the value of a college education? look, i don't think we discount the value, but the ratio, the amount of money families are now facing with debt and obviously the burden of it. >> alisyn: is it worth it? >> clayton: does the college degree equal the debt that that family is carrying. >> alisyn: for every kid. but, of course, you want every kid to have the opportunity. >> dave: right, my read of what the president was saying is one year of post high school education, or training. whether a technical school or whatever it may be. nationally, let's look at where the president lies, against his g.o.p. rivals. be it santorum, romney, here, you see, mitt romney, very close race, three-point discrepancy, five points, and, both around the margin of error from rasmussen reports, the national outlook, i want to mention a
race, not the g.o.p. race, the daytona 500, rick santorum, the car he's sponsoring, number 26, tony raines' car and you will see mitt romney appearing at daytona. >> clayton: and rick santorum says he's pulling for the underdog driving, a met for there and you brought up mitt romney. he'll be down there and according to the analysts wants to be in front of the national tv audience, a good opportunity to be down there. following michigan and what has been happening in michigan. >> alisyn: you remember he caught flak for talking in michigan, about how much he likes cars, he has so many cars, in fact his wife, ann has two different cadillacs, and, some people, the d. n. c. seized on that and said, he's striking the wrong chord and sounds like ann romney thinks she could help him out a little bit. >> maybe i should just do all the talking and let him stand here and watch me. [laughter].
>> i've also decided, no more debates, if we do another debate, he's going to sit in the audience and watch me, and that will be it! >> clayton: deflecting some of the... >> alisyn: that is a funny joke, i think speaks to the fact, that she is frustrated, sitting on the sidelines and listening to her husband being attacked, with his jokes and stuff like that. >> dave: she's an asset for him, clearly. having gone through ms and breast cancer, very relatable on the campaign trail. >> alisyn: let's get to your headlines, we have a lot of news, particularly in afghanistan. the violence is still on the rise, there, over the accidental koran-burnings and reports this morning that even more americans have been injured. this as nato orders hundreds of international advisors out of afghan ministries, after two u.s. military advisors worked until yesterday. they were shot to death at the interior ministry, in kabul, and the taliban is taking responsibility for that attack. for the past five days, thousands of people have taken to the streets in pro at thises
of the accidental koran burn, more than two dozen have been killed including two u.s. soldiers. the site of the courageous navy s.e.a.l. raid where usama bin laden was killed will soon no longer exist. pakistan without any notice, yesterday, started to demolish the compound in ashand it is be he lived at the compound for several years and many still want to know how the leaders of the country claimed they never knew he was there. nelson mandela is out of the hospital, the former south african president was hospitalized yesterday for a longstanding stomach issue and, the anti-apartheid icon had a procedure done and he's said to be doing okay. the 93-year-old was also hospitalized, last year for a respiratory infectious and he became south africa's first black president in 1994. and caught on camera, not only is it a dolphin sighting but a stampede! captured off the southern
california coast from a dolphin and whale-watching boat. imagine being one of those lucky tour is. it is believed to be about 2,000 dolphins swimming by, and is much more than a usual cluster which averages 12, and no surprise, it is making waves on-line. is that called recycling the jokes. >> clayton: no, not at all. the company must be thrilled. >> alisyn: great stuff. >> dave: usually you do those and you want your money back. >> clayton: whale watching... and they tell you ahead of time, well, we may see a whale. maybe not. >> dave: maybe not. though i think it is... >> rick: though it is this time of year, seeing them, this time of year, big storm, the storm tuesday and wednesday across the central part of the country, that is where it is now and it will dive to the southwest first and tuesday, big election day in arizona, we'll feel effects from the storm, mostly across the eastern part of the state and into the north, where the mountains are, a little bit of
snow, still, at least the start of the day. across the higher elevations and a cooler day, than typical, but, plenty of sunshine down across the south. michigan, on the other hand, will get the same storm, later in the day, we will see snow flurries across north michigan and northern part of lower michigan and into the u.p., at least to start the day and by the end of the day, maybe making its way toward the detroit area as well. all right, everybody watching, the daytona 500, you see the big batch of rain, across florida and north of daytona, by the time we get towards race time we have rain in the forecast and are probably at around 1:00, 2:00, we'll see a big batch of rain, and i think we'll see delays, in the race, at least, parts of the day, hopefully by the afternoon, will be able to get... unfortunately, rain is in the forecast for much of the day today. temps look like this and everybody looking good. get ready, the northeast, a see-saw, we warm up again, tomorrow in the 50s, and we'll cool down again, next thursday and back up again, by next weekend. see-saw pattern continues.
>> alisyn: that is confusing to my closet. >> clayton: it is. hillary clinton, right now, on an interesting mission, going over to the middle east. hitting up a number of countries, tunisia, morocco, mauratania, to name a few, talking about the arab spring, reminding the countries not to slip backwards now that democracy is taking hold. she was speaking in front of a group of students and something interesting happened. >> dave: it sounds like she takes a shot at those running for the g.o.p. nomination. listen: >> if you go to the united states, you see mosques everywhere, muslim-americans everywhere. that is a fact. so, i would not pay attention to the rhetoric. watch what president obama says and does. he's our president. he represents all of the united states and he will be reelected president. so i think that that will be a very clear signal to the entire world as to what our values are. i think, you know, you have to shut out some of the rhetoric
and focus on what we're doing and what we stand for, and, particularly, what our president represents. >> dave: to be clear, the question was about both sides and she alluded to the candidates and the candidates at this point are clearly republicans. hence, the perception that she was talking about republicans. >> alisyn: i mean, by the way, there was a town hall meeting and a student asked, how come during the campaign, everybody always talks about how pro israel -- they said pro zionist they are and it sounds like they are anti-arab and, once they get elected they come over and try to befriend us and that was her response, ignore the campaign rhetoric. a lot of things are said during a campaign. >> clayton: and there was the prediction, by the way, of winning re-election. >> dave: joe namath. >> clayton: that i referenced. let us know what you think, firstname.lastname@example.org. coming up, jeb bush says the g.o.p. candidates are appealing to people's fears. romney supporter ann coulter,
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>> clayton: welcome back. a warning to the republican candidates from florida governor jeb bush, here's what he had to say this week, quote, i used to be a conservative. and i watch these debates and i'm wondering, i don't think i've changed but it is troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people's fears and emotion, rather than trying to get them to look over the e horizon, for a broader perspective. >> dave: is the g.o.p. playing to the politics of fear? here to weigh in is syndicated columnist and the author of "demonic, how the liberal mob is
endangering america." ann coulter. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> dave: what do you think of the characterization from jeb bush? >> it looks like we can throw jeb bush's hat in the ring along with sarah palin, hoping to be chosen as the nominee after a contested convention. but, you know, as we saw with rick perry there is a point to seeing these people in a debate. >> alisyn: what do you mean? why do you think him saying that means that he is gearing up? >> i don't think it is helpful -- the primary is going on this long with the candidates who are actually in the race, attacking one another, we certainly don't need the peanut gallery throwing shots as well. and, i think on closer examination, jeb bush would be the worst of all candidates to run, for one thing, we don't need another bush. that would be embarrassing to the republican party but also he's more pro- amnesty for
illegals than his brother was, again, pro rick perry and the idea of a brokered or contested convention where a mystery candidate will emerge. and that means a candidate who has not been vetted, like jeb bush. >> clayton: does he bring up a good point as it relates to independence, playing to fears will drive the candidates, mitt romney or, rick santorum, away from the independent vote by playing to the fears, did he bring up a good point or is he wrong there? >> it is important to appeal to the independents, certainly as i've described, ronald reagan did. we will not win by getting only the people who voted for john mccain. so, yeah, we need moderates and my gender and independents. but i don't know what means by playing to fears. when i make the point i have specific criticisms and we shouldn't be prattling nonstop about contraception in the middle of an economic melt down and i don't think we need a
candidate who proposes child janitors and turns arenas and opposes worker requirements in the welfare reform. that is newt gingrich. you need an appealing candidate but swerve positions are appealing and the more conservative a candidate is, the better off you are, which is why i support mitt romney. >> dave: speaking of conservative positions, rick santorum said something about mitt romney on saturday i certainly haven't heard and might surprise you. listen. i want your reaction: >> it is absolutely laughable to have a liberal governor of massachusetts... we have a republican running for president, and campaigning as an occupy wall street adherent. >> dave: mitt romney campaigning as an occupier. your thoughts? >> i think both newt gingrich and rick santorum do not serve themselves well by going on these attacks -- for one thing, the probable nominee and also,
just a fellow candidate, one thing i liked about mitt romney in these debates is that from the beginning, even when he was asked to attack, fellow candidates on the stage, for example, rick perry's instate tuition program and jon huntsman's drivers license for illegal program, mitt romney resisted the impulse, the request, that he attack his fellow candidates and he stayed focused on attacking the real -- real opponents here, which is president obama. and he has done that over and over again and i think rick santorum is starting to sound whiney, especially, most recently, the nonsense about ho he thinks ron paul will have a secret agreement, with mitt romney. no, of course ron paul likes mitt romney, more than professional politicians... >> alisyn: let me ask you about that. is there a secret conspiracy, where they are in cahoots and ron paul will never go after mitt romney in a debate? >> no, i mean, it seems perfectly obvious to me why ron paul would prefer someone who made something of himself,
outside of government. and, i think back to 2008 when john mccain and huckabee were against mitt romney and how whine is it would have sounded for mitt romney to claim they had a secret agreement. >> clayton: and before i let you go, the arizona republic reporting this morning governor jan brewer about to endorse gordon mitt romney down there in arizona. your thoughts -- governor mitt romney in arizona. >> it doesn't surprise me, he has the strongest position on illegal immigration and that is this second most important issue facing the country after repealing obamacare. if you look at a state like california, once elected nixon and reagan as governors, and, many other great republicans statewide, a republican cannot win statewide in california anymore because they are in the forefront of immigration and illegal immigration and sticking around long enough and becoming citizens, will be the entire nation and if we don't stop illegal immigration, no republican will ever win another national election. >> alisyn: all right, ann, ann
>> clayton: welcome back, time for news by the numbers, first up, 2.9 trillion, how much credit suisse says u.s. pension plans were under funded last year. 401(k)s, offering better returns, and fewer risks. 9.1 million, how much active valor raked in on friday alone. a movie starring real-life navy s.e.a.l.s, topped the weekend box office with a whopping $25 million. good for them. finally, 11, how many worst movie nominations, adam sandler is up for, the actor setting a razzie record.
the academy award spoofs that singles out the year's worst movies. man, 11 nominations. >> dave: it is about time he was recognized. i hope she hohe shows up. world leaders are condemning and calling for action against the imprisonment and execution of a pastor. he has been held in an iranian prison almost three years, almost all because of his refusal to renounce his christian beliefs. >> alisyn: and, as we call on christians to be more tolerant of other religions, where is iran's tolerance for the christian faith. we are here to discuss it with fox news contributor and author of "god wants you happy", father jonathan morris. no surprise, iran is intolerant. i mean, they are not on any level. they will execute him for this. >> they may have gone through it. we are no getting the
information out of iran, as quickly as we'd like, it will be the first time since 1990, a christian pastor has been executed, why? because it is not -- goes against the constitution to execute someone for having another faith and what is interesting about this, since 2009, when he went to the school of his children and said, hey, listen, in the constitution, they are supposed to be -- there is supposed to be freedom of religion, why are you making my children be taught islam? and that was the moment in which they got serious and put him in jail and it went to the supreme court and, recently, the supreme court, with all of the international outrage, but it back to lower court and said it is up to you guys to look at the procedures of the original trial and, putting a provision in there, this is interesting, the provision was, if you recant your faith you are off the hook. in other words, they don't want to execute him, but we've seen
recently, the white house, thanks be to god, the state department speaking out, must have clear information that this is very serious. >> clayton: what could happen, actually, if it goes forward? talk about a region that is already aflame. what would it do? to other christians currently living there? >> it is hard to imagine anything worse than, for example, saying, that they are interested in eradicating israel, right? they said pretty wild things, so, this is one more thing, but when there is this much international pressure of a human right, that is so clear as religious liberty. this is where we have to say, pressure has to be put on, we have to make sure they stand up and recognize what they are doing goes against human reason. >> alisyn: but, by the samic to -- token, we had a person on yesterday, saying, when things reach a fever pitch, they do it
just to thumb their nose at the international community. >> it shouldn't keep us from speaking out as this man is. this is a personal issue, he could be quiet and go into the background and has decided it is worth giving up his life and leaving his wife to be a widow and his children... >> dave: his convictions. >> because, he says it is not worth going against your conscience on a fundamental issue. >> alisyn: thanks for coming in, always great to see you. >> the american center for law and justice has done an excellent job in bringing it to the forefront and forcing, i think, international outrage. >> alisyn: great. >> dave: have a great service. >> thank you. >> dave: coming up, remember the tarmac tiff? governor jan brewer facing off with the president? is there yet another fight brewing between the two? details coming up, and the big endorsement, coming up. >> clayton: and "fox & friends" at the daytona 500... and anna is throwing in the towel! >> alisyn: starting the race,
the weekend drive, $3.69 for a gallon of gasoline, the national average, right now. >> alisyn: by the way, much higher in lots of places, through people in california, who wish they were paying, 3.69. and, you know, obviously, pocketbook issues, so many people vote on, what the gas prices will be, come the election day, and, president obama has said that he doesn't believe that the solution is to drill. take a listen to what he said. >> president barack obama: now, some politicians, always see this as a political opportunity. and since it is an election year, they are dusting off their same three-point plan for $2 gas, i'll save you the suspense. step one, according to them, is drill. step two is drill, and step three, is to keep drilling. look, we know there is no silver bullet that will bring down gas prices or reduce our dependence on foreign oil overnight. >> dave: who those on the left use that's fact that we have
more domestic oil production today than the last 8 years, that includes the final years of the bush administration. newt gingrich, though, made this his platform, how he's going to come back, he's promising to deliver $2.50 gas. here's how: >> a presidential pen could, today, sign approval of the keystone xl pipeline. that is 700,000 barrels a day. the presidential pen could, today, sign approval to go back to the gulf of mexico, that is about 400,000 barrels a day. the presidential pen could, today, aapprove areas of alaska we know, 200,000 barrels a day. in three signatures, you would have 2.3 million barrels a day of additional energy, in the united states. three signatures. so, i would say, we're not looking for silver bullets. we're looking for presidential leadership. >> alisyn: he went on to say
that he'd also replace the ep a and also said that he believed in cutting the regulations that are making more drilling hamstrung and you can find a 30-minute on-line video, if you are interested inu newt.org. >> dave: and we'll talk about how it will impact the industry and, how the oil prices can come down, coming up. >> alisyn: an attack on a nato base in northern afghanistan this morning. 7 u.s. troops are injured. officials confirming there was an explosion on the base, a rise in violence over the accidental koran burnings, yesterday two u.s. advisors were killed at the interior ministries in kabul, on a training mission, things are not improving in afghanistan. moments ago a big endorsement
for mitt romney, jan brewer announcing this morning she's throwing her support behind the g.o.p. presidential candidate. this comes ahead of tuesday's primary, in arizona. mitt romney got her endorsement and remember this heated exchanges on the tarmac between the governor and president obama? well, now the governor is dissing him again, and turned down his invite to the white house tonight for the annual governor's dinner and earlier this week declined an invitation to testify before the senate, regarding her state's immigration law. a government job that encourages you to drink up. sounds like a dream come true, and may be coming to utah, if a democratic lawmaker succeeds. he's supporting a new bill that requires at least two drinking members on the alcoholic beverage control commission and argued alcohol consumers need represent zatio representation, and, you need to get to work in the morning, you can't be that heavily of a
drinker. and, the state has strict legislation, about alcohol sales. dave briggs, get out the hanky. this soldier is coming home and surprises his daughter, at her school. [applause]. >> you got me crying. >> alisyn: colonel neil melaney, makes an unexpected arrival in kentucky and the school helped the surprise, making up a contest and having his daughter, britney, come up to the front of the cafeteria for a prize and, spent the past year in afghanistan, making for this emotional homecoming. >> i skyped with my wife, pretty much daily, but the children with their own activities and all of that, i was lucky to talk to them, maybe once a week. >> alisyn: he says he's looking forward to catching up with his
family and relaxing. those are your headlines. >> dave: and, they get me every time. rick reichmuth, how is the weather, my friend? >> rick: how is this weather? what did you say? >> it is freezing. >> rick: where are you from. >> rochester hills, michigan. >> rick: you should be used to freezing. in the wintertime, when it is so cold, we hardly have anybody back here. cold guys and look at the maps, you can see what is going on, a little bit of snow across the far northern plains, by the time it is done, you might see 4-5 inches of snow, but not anything out of the ordinary and they need the snow for the spring planting and such. move forward and look at the picture, coming out of michigan. where there was a little bit of snow yesterday, up by alpena. i can't say the name of the town. so ochl-- ossineke, snow flurrid 33 degrees, the dogs look like they are having a great time in
the snow. across the northeast, we'll be mostly sunny and a cool day, tomorrow, the big warm-up happens into the 50s for everybody, today, a cool day, down to the southeast, temps are looking fine, a little warmer than yesterday, we'll see plenty of sunshine, except for parts of florida. where we have the rain for the daytona 500 and the northern plains, we have the snow we're dealing with, south to north dakota, towards minnesota and we'll see the snow for the day today and across the west, looking pretty good, little bit of a break in the weather, returns tomorrow, with the next storm pulling in and today, plenty of sunshine towards the southwest. all right, guys, back to you, inside. >> alisyn: thanks, rick. >> dave: thanks, buddy. >> alisyn: thanks to our hearty viewers out there. >> dave: meanwhile, daytona 500 is the super bowl for nascar. ♪ >> dave: anna quinlan is live with one of the drivers. hey, anna. >> reporter: they call it the super bowl of racing, and i'm
here with ricky... good morning to you. >> how are you. >> reporter: real quick, check out the belt buckle. that is something you got going here. >> appreciate it. we got one for winning the championship last year and i'm waiting on it to come in. >> reporter: and you hope you will do all right at the 500, this is your first time doing the 500 and you won the entire series. >> the nationwide series last year and hopefully will do it in 2012, and, it will be my first daytona 500 and the eco-boost, ford fusion and, we have really fast cars, third in practice yesterday and really looking forward to it. >> reporter: we talked about it yesterday. you were so close and take, i don't want to talk about yesterday. we have a picture to show everybody at home. you say you were so close and, what happened. >> the last lap, coming off of turn 4, like the sea opened and, we thought we'd get through, but somebody got us and crashed out and we could see the checkered
flag waving and instead of finishing 1st or 2nd, wean ende up 18th. >> reporter: you live and learn. >> appreciate it. >> reporter: back to you. >> clayton: coming up, president obama's gas tax proposal, our next guest says it is a distraction, that adds to your pain at the pump. we'll talk to louisiana congressman about that, coming up, next. >> alisyn: and the oscars are here, win or lose, nominees are guaranteed to go home with a lot of free stuff. we have a sneak peek at the swag, when we go live to the red carpet. bla ♪
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>> dave: welcome back. gas is now at $3.69 per gallon, the highest ever for this time of year, with the president proposing an increase in taxes, how will this impact americans? joining us now, louisiana congressman steve scalise, good morning to you, congressman. >> good morning, dave. >> dave: we hear a lot about the president's tax proposal and making the wealthy pay their fair share and you say it could impact the price of gas and cost the united states jobs. how so. >> at a time when goose prices have never been higher, this time of year the president is proposing in his budget a $40 billion increase in taxes on american energy and all that will do is lead to higher prices of gasoline at the pump, hurting families and hurting the economy. >> dave: is it by closing the loopholes and tax preferences? is that how he is taxing the energy industry? >> right now, all manufacturing in america gives tax incentives
to manufacturing in america and we ought to encourage that and what the president is trying to do is go and raise taxes on american-made energy, so this is a $40 billion tax increase proposal, that only hits american made energy and wouldn't even apply to oil that is produced in the middle east in some of these countries that don't like us. so, not only would it increase the price of gasoline at the pump but also kill american jobs and send more of those overseas and make our country more dependent on middle eastern oil and the president couldn't have come up with a worse proposal unless i guess opec drafted it for him. >> dave: when it comes to the argument from republicans on gas prices the president mainly said two things, one, we cannot drill our way to lower prices and, two, a domestic oil production, is higher today than it was 8 years ago, including the final years of the bush administration. how do you counter that? >> out groups have already fact-checked the myth the president is saying on the campaign trail and when you prepare production to two years
ago, it is actually down 20% on federal lands and private and state lands where the federal government doesn't have as much control it has been up and where the president has influence, he reduced production of american energy and reduced exploration of american energy and that made us more dependent on middle eastern oil and the president just rejected the keystone xl pipeline and said 20,000 jobs that would have come to america now go to china and oil goes to china and now instead of getting oil from a friend in canada we will be more dependent on the middle eastern countries that don't like us because of the president's policies. >> dave: critics say in terms of the gas prices that is a wash, either way the oil gets into the market. what do you say the president should do, the private lands, where a lot of the increased production is not coming from government controlled land but private lands, what should he do to move the needle in the opposite direction as we approach $5 gas. >> we like and all of the above
strategy and say, look we have vast resources in america, let's open them up and go and explore and create millions of american jobs, and let's make our own oil here at home and make our country energy secure so we don't have to get oil from the middle eastern countries who don't like us. the president's policy has been the opposite of that. he closed off american energy at every thrust and the gulf of mexico we had an outside independent report that showed 50% of the small oil and gas comes have laid people off, because of the president's policies. you know, that is not the big five oil companies, that is local mom and pop small businesses that service the industry, losing jobs, more depend on these countries who don't like us because of president obama's radical policy and, keep in mind, in 2008 the president and his own energy secretary said they want to see gas prices up to the levels in europe, and gasoline prices are $15 a gallon in europe and the president unfortunately, is getting what he want because, we're seeing almost $4 a gallon gasoline here and it is going up
and the president is getting what he want and unfortunately, american families are sealing the pain at the pump and they have had enough of it. >> dave: it looks like we are approaching 5 and perhaps $6 gas, it could be a major issue. in the campaign ahead. appreciate you being with us this morning. coming up, the oscars are finally here. but, no matter what happens, the nominees are all winners. going home with a lot of loot. free stuff, a sneak peek at at it, live at the red carpet. courtney friel, next. my name is robin. i'm a wife, i'm a mom... and chantix worked for me.
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>> clayton: oscar night is finally here. >> dave: you have been waiting and counting the days, i know, it feels like it has been a year since the last oscars and many of the perks, the nominees have, they get all of these schaw-bags they get to go home with. >> alisyn: the best part of the academy awards, all the goodies and courtney friel is here to show us some. >> dave: i hope you've got 'em. >> reporter: but that is the thing, i think most people don't want to hear about celebrities getting thousands of dollars worth of free stuff when they can afford it. anyways, right? i went to some of the gifting suites and there are lots of them going on, the busiest week in hollywood and, it turns out, celebrities are actually helping businesses out. take a look:
at this oscar suite, the nominees get a bag worth 20 grand. and organizer roger neil says it is more about the pampering. >> we give them facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, eyebrow waxing, eyelash extensions and want them to be relaxed and ready and prepare them for if he big day. >> reporter: the company gives away the free gifts for instant exposure. >> if you get the voice of someone with a wider audience, you are definitely then going to have more awareness about your brand. >> having people use the product is really important, because, when people see celebrities wearing it on the red carpet, you know, it pays for itself, really. >> reporter: if the stars like the product they'll buy more, right? >> i definitely believe and know from clients in the past, they have generated new sales. >> reporter: carey has thrown her oscar style lounge for the past 12 years and says, suites offer sponsor celebrity endorsement at a more affordable rate.
>> it is less expensive for a company to do this events than to do pr for 6 months and what they get from the two-day event is introductions to so many members of the press and so many celebrities. >> reporter: and then there is the philanthropy. roger gets the stars as a thank you for helping out two of his favorite charities. >> i don't want to just give a star something to give to them, it doesn't mean anything, that way. the way i do it, i feel it has meaning and a purpose. >> reporter: and it was really cool, one of the suites, they had all the celebrity stuff stopping by and were going to film with the creative coalition, an anti-bullying ad and they are giving back, the gift bags the presenters get tonight, the academy is actually down-playing that deemphasizing it. they've taken so much flak in the past. i want to remind you, i'll have your oscar wrap-up on tomorrow morning's "fox & friends," be sure and tune in for that and i can't wait to see the 84th annual academy awards show, starts 8:00 p.m. eastern.
>> dave: who do you got, best picture "the artist"? >> reporter: if you bet on it, go for that, but, actually, chances of it winning are so high you will not make any money, anyways. >> alisyn: did you see our fabulous ode to the artist? >> reporter: i did not. >> alisyn: check it out on youtube. it is on there. >> dave: enjoy the show. >> clayton: more fox and friends in two minutes. e nutrition? ♪ [ gong ] strawberry banana! [ male announcer ] for a smoothie with real fruit plus veggie nutrition new v8 v-fusion smoothie. could've had a v8. ♪ one, two, three, four ♪ ♪ you say ♪ flip it over and replay ♪ we'll make everything okay ♪ walk together the right way ♪ do, do, do, do chocolate lemonade ? susie's lemonade... the movie.
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