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who were in town for the nato summit. >> all right. it's time now to get scrambled up. clayton morris is here to help us out. >> good morning, guys. >> do you know what it is? this is an easy one. you of all people, mr. astrologist. >> oh, yes. >> oh, astrology? >> eclipse. and astronomy, not astrology. >> whatever. whatever. >> oh, please! >> i won't be watching you now this morning. >> love is in the air. >> "fox & friends" starts right now. >> we're not going to have any music today. it's a little delayed like all our brains on monday mornings, right? including clayton morris' and he gets a clue! it's monday, may 21st. hope you had a fantastic weekend, everyone. i'm gretchen carlson. four years ago, president obama promised not to allow lobbyists in the white house. remember that? it turns out now the door is wide open, we'll explain.
>> and he's working to get the president re-elected so why did mayor cory booker say this about president obama's campaign attack ads? >> this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. it's nauseating to the american public. >> mr. booker, i think the president is on line one! calling! why it appears he may have gotten an angry call from the white house and had to walk it back. >> on you tube. billboard awards interrupted by tragic news. >> we wanted to take a moment to remember robin gibb. his voice and music from the beegees. >> this morning, remembering the music of the beegees. "fox & friends" starts right now.
>> good morning, hope you had a great weekend. what a fantastic weekend on the east coast. finally it felt like summer may be on the way just in time to watch clayton do that major obstacle course on our plaza. >> i did the tough mudder competition but you didn't do it as well as you did, brian. you were able to fly over that wall pretty quickly. i looked like the little engine that could, hopped up the side of that wall. >> you know what? everybody was cheering for you in america. there was such build-up as to whether or not clayton would actually do it. >> we raised, i think, over $ $15,000 for our wounded warrior project. thanks to all the folks that donated money, great cause. >> by the way, there's a huge course, i guess the tough mudder course in october in jersey. that thing goes on for miles. >> there's a lot of walls, a lot of mud, a lot of ice and a lot of sliding. >> you guys have done it. >> this is the mini version. >> i just stayed at home over
the weekend and sprayed myself with bactene because something about mixing mud and cups. >> i haven't heard that for a while. >> you accepted the challenge and you did it. congratulations. let's start your money with a fox news alert. we're learning that three hikers have died climbing mt. everest. officials say a german, canadian and a south korean died after a wind storm swept over the mountain on saturday. two other climbers are still missing. the windy city bracing for more chaos today after violent clashes erupted yesterday between police and anti-nato protesters. police fighting back with batons and thousands of protesters clashed with officers and hurled sticks and bottles. one police officer stabbed in the leg. three others also hurt. more than four dozen demonstrators arrested. today is the last day of the nato summit. we'll have a live report from chicago coming up next hour. and developing story out of
yemen. militants opening fire on three u.s. coast guard trainers in the western part of the country. one of the soldiers is wounded. right now, we don't know the condition of the wounded soldier. officials say the soldiers are traveling in a car near their hotel when the militants pulled up in another car and unleashed a barrage of bullets. a separate homicide attack leaving 20 soldiers dead. tragic announcement come in the middle of the billboard music awards. co-host julie bowen interrupting the broadcast with this. >> the music world lost another legend. we wanted to take a moment to pause and remember robin gibb. his voice and the music of the beegees will live on forever. >> he along with his two brothers, barry and maurice formed the group back in the 1960's.
>> that was one of their hit songs, of course, "night fever". gibb was 62 years old. the rest of the awards show was devoted to the night's top honorees, one of them katy perry who took home the spotlight awrd for sporting five number one hits top 500 from her album "teenage dream." the only other person to ever do that, michael jackson. >> what was your teenage dream? do we know? >> i didn't expect that to be the -- >> to date katy perry. >> there you go. >> it didn't work out. >> i heard it was not her dream. >> very funny. >> sad. >> the dream of the obama administration is to be re-elected and they are coming out full force again in attacking mitt romney. and his association with bain capital when he ran that firm. the private equity firm whose purpose as is all private equity firms is to go and find struggling companies across the united states and internationally put money into them, restructure them, in some cases jobs are lost but in many
cases, jobs grow. now, that's coming under attack again. >> yeah, i could not believe last week and was not surprised but yet i didn't think it was going to come so soon where the obama administration was going to mimic newt gingrich and governor perry and saying those guys at bain are horrible. they cut up companies, sell them off and they lose jobs when in reality a lot of people are uncomfortable with this including one cory booker, the very acclaimed mayor from new jersey who is very much in the obama camp but not on this. listen. >> i'm not about to sit here and indict private equity. to me, we're getting to ridiculous point in america. other funds investing in companies like bain capital. if you look at bain capital's record, they've done a lot to support businesses or grow businesses and this to me, i'm very uncomfortable. >> this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. it's nauseating to the american public. enough is enough. stop attacking private equity. stop attacking jeremiah wright.
this stuff has got to stop! > >> nauseating, he says. what he's pointing out is today the obama administration rolls out this six minute ad that goes after marion, a company that took over one of these plants that and had to lay off 250 people because of it. they say bain capital profited from it. the amount of money that the obama administration has received from private equity firms. receiving millions of dollars on one hand and on the other hand, putting the same companies up on its web site and attacking them for not supporting america because they're giving money to romney camp. >> here's the thing with that steel company last week from kansas city in particular, mitt romney had been in with the olympics for two years when it folded and it lasted an additional eight years and they put $180 million to prop it up, not to cut it up and in the end, they put an ad when they were done the steel company at the
time said high pension costs and union dues was the main reason for that to go under. >> here's the thing. this is the way the obama administration has been running the entire campaign which is to keep it simple, stupid. they are not going to look at what's going to happen with each of these companies. do you think they are going to research this company in marion that clayton was alluding to that then turned over to become another name. i don't think they're going to go into the nitty-gritty. that's what the obama administration is hoping, that they won't and all they hear is that mitt romney, you know, maybe all these people will lose their jobs. >> they are watching cory booker on "meet the press" and saying isn't he an obama supporter? he's saying this is nauseating and they're going off to church this morning and having lunch. they're not going to watch a you tube video later in the day that cory booker suddenly releases. it seems like he got a call from the white house having to walk back what he said earlier in the morning on "meet the press."
listen. >> let me be clear -- mitt romney has made his business record a centerpiece of his campaign. he's talked about himself as a job creator and therefore, it is reasonable and in fact, i encourage it for the obama campaign to examine that record and to discuss it. i have no problem with that. >> yeah. it's quite a different tune from just a few hours before. one of the reasons cory booker is so well regarded in politics and otherwise is because even though he's a democrat, he gets along with some republicans. i mean, he has come together on some things. i know that's not unpopular for a lot of folks out there but it's one of the reasons that people hold him in high regard. so you would probably tend to agree with the fact that he was telling the truth in the first interview and not the second -- >> here's the key line. i live in a state where the pension funds and unions are investing in companies like bain. and the guy that's the head bain capital at the time that the company folded is a huge obama supporteder. there's a huge problem with
that. you have to hit that and that's where i think mitt romney is in new york today and tomorrow, i think he will address it. >> there was much criticism as you mentioned about newt gingrich and others like governor perry going after mitt romney on the bain question. it didn't wash. there's lots of democrats who don't think it's a good attack line for president obama and the obama administration to go after mitt romney. karl rove talking about this very thing on "fox news sunday" and thinks it's a bad attack line. take a listen. >> it's a clever part if you don't have any vision to run on, if you don't have a forward looking agenda, go the hell after the other guy's record but i think over time, this will be ok for romney as long as he engages in it. >> engages and defines. quickly. >> not this it became this and this. here's what happened with the company. here's what we tried to do. here's how long we kept it standing on its hind legs and here's what we did. staples worked. this one didn't. one of his co-managing directors came out and said, we put over $100 million.
we worked each one of us about 55 hours a week trying to keep that company going. it's a ridiculous attack line. it's like someone who knows nothing about sports all of a sudden criticizing the manager of the yankees. you can have your opinion but don't have any credibility. >> when you give an analogy like that, people will pay attention to an analogy like that because you're keeping it on the surface and a simple explanation to what the obama camp is trying to do. i'm just concerned that all of this is going to get, you know, muddled into the details and people are going to hear job loss and they're going to go with that, just like the attacks on the other side. i mean, it takes a lot for people to really look into the details and figure out what's really going on here and private equity, unless you're dealing with that, on your day-to-day business, many people don't get it. they just don't. >> one thing that the obama administration tried to paint early on is we're going to be the most transparent administration in history. we'll open up the doors and lobbyists aren't going to have a home here in the white house, we don't want them when they call us up and ask us off to go to conferences and fly us to
extravagant things, we're not going to take them up on it. we're getting a look inside the visitor logs and "the washington post" looking at things from january. we have to wait three months until they release the visitors log. we're getting a look at a random day in january and it turns out that the white house has lobbyists coming through those doors on a regular basis. of the 2600 folks who went to the white house on that random day in january, there were dozens of lobbyists who met with the obama administration officials. >> talking about 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. >> all afternoon. >> happened to be a steady stream and there are regular presence right there. why is this important? because president obama promised to change the political culture when it came to lobbyists, that he would not hire any recent lobbyists in his administration and they would be banned from advisory boards throughout the executive branch. i think he's fallen back on that a little bit. because i think some of the hires have happened. >> and hillary rosen is one of the people, she works for cnn and doesn't really speak for us. she evidencely is going a lot to the white house and she's one of
the frequent visitors and she is a lobbyist and the one that said ann romney never worked a day in her life bill samuel, i had no idea the afl-cio had a stake with this administration. that's a stunner. give me a second. i'm ok now. >> to be fair, we don't know past administrations. this is the first time that we've had the visitor logs released. it compare it to other administrations, we don't know. is it more or less? >> it's what they promise vs. what they do. >> the lockerbie bomber now dead, but a victim's family here with what still must happen. >> about to spend your tax dollars on a lavish conference in hawaii. >> cue the smoking clown. book the mind reader. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac
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>> the death of the only man convicted in the 1988 lockerbie bombing providing some closure now possibly to the victim's families this morning. but it's also raising more questions as well. burt lost his brother tom on that flight and says al-megrahi's death is not the end of this painful saga. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> hard to believe that your brother tom was killed, what is it, more than 25 years ago. >> it will be nearly 24 years this december. >> there's a picture of him right there. i'm sure there's a day that doesn't go by that you think of your brother. >> you don't have closure on something when you visualize your loved one was blown out of the air at 31,000 feet and we know that some of the passengers lived the entire 31,000 feet to
impact. you get a greater appreciation of life and of your family. >> we look at the death now of al-megrahi yesterday. three years, by the way, after he was released under compassionate grounds. he supposedly had terminal prostate cancer but ends up living. what was that reich as a family member to watch him live free? >> i was the most angry i was in the 24 years the day that i was released, the humanitarian reasons is a joke. he got compassionate release when he got life imprisonment. he was released for oil and big business. i considered that an act of betrayal by our government, the british government to allow that to happen and i'll never forgive them for that. >> what do you think needs to happen now? someone will see his death and say ok, we can put this chapter to rest. but you don't. >> it's not the last chapter. i can't emphasize that enough. i thought we had five or six last chapters over the last couple of years and here we are 24 years later and still a front page story. there's a reason for that. the last chapter is the hands
for obama and the prime minister of the great britain, they arrested a man who was qaddafi's chief intelligence officer. he has the key to the truth about pan am 103. he knows who was involved. he knows what countries were involved. i have doubts that our government has the stomach to pursue this because i really honestly believe if they do, and they do it honestly, it will lead to the doors of iran and syria. >> because you believe that this -- there's no way it was only qaddafi and al-megrahi and libya involved in pan am 103. >> no, there was more people. i became good friends with an f.b.i. agent and a scottish investigator involved with the entire investigation up until the time that al-megrahi and another was indicted. i asked them that question. was syria and iran involved? and both independently stated to me that they honestly personally believed that they were. that the -- there was enough intelligence information but there wasn't any criminal evidence that could tie them to it. when i met with bush 41 on april 3, 1989, in the oval office for over 90 minutes, i
said to them, said to them at that point, this should not be in the criminal arena. this was an attack on the united states. this should be in the intelligence community. >> we'll see how that all lays out. he lost his brother in the lockerbie bombing. thanks for your thoughts this morning. >> thank you. >> we keep hearing about cities and states that are flat broke right now. coming up next, the exact opposite. how a city gets by on nine employees? and it might not surprise you that taylor swift is on the list of the most charitable celebrities but the other names on the list might surprise you. we'll tell you who is on it coming up. i love cash back. withhe bankamericard cash rewards credit card, we earn more cash back for the things we buy most. 1% ca back everywhere, every time. 2% on grocers. 3% on gas. automacally. no hoops to jump through. no annual e. that's 1% back on... wow!
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hall left half standing in italy after yesterday's magnitude 6.0 earthquake. right now, seven people have died and thousands are now homeless. and the kennedy family feud continues. sources telling today's "new york post" relatives of mary richardson kennedy snubbed her estranged husbands robert kennedy jr. by not inviting him to a private memorial in new york today. instead, he'll take their four children to florida. guys? >> across the country, cities are being forced to make tough choices because union contracts and pension obligations are bankrupting them. >> one florida city found a way to operate efficiently and save taxpayers money and time. the mayor of westin, florida, er eric hirsh joins us right now. how have you knocked down your work force and saved money for the city? >> well, we actually started out with only three employees and went to nine. but we contract all our services out to private companies. we started out that way.
when we incorporated in 1996 and it's been a very successful model. >> so here's what i love, one of the things that you guys do is you actually put these contracts out there and make people bid for them and you pick the lowest bid and it actually creates a market that's super competitive and it helps local businesses rather than just government workers. >> that's very true. private business tends to do everything better than government. they can operate more efficiently, better cost savings. we don't have to deal with any of the pension issues or employee issues. in fact, every one of our contracts has a provision that we can remove any employee from the city if we're not happy for their performance or for any other reasons. that becomes the city's problem -- the contractor's problem and also, we can designate the level of service so during downturns in the economy, we can scale it down and we're not stuck with a lot of employees on the payroll. >> so, for example, if you hire a company and they're not producing, you could threaten to
take that contract away as opposed to you have a group of employees and they're not producing and they call their union head and say they are and then you fight it out in court. >> well, exactly. and we -- our contracts are renewed, reviewed and we have performance standards and we set those performance standards that they have to meet and if they're not doing it, then we will go out to bid and find another private company that will do it and as you said, then we don't with all the employee issues and our nine employees are all department heads overseeing those 35 some odd contracts that we have. >> why aren't other cities doing this? think about my local town, we have a hurricane up here that you guys are used to and a tree has been down. i've called the city, it's been a year and they haven't come out to get the branches off the wires. if we would have called a local tree company, it would have been there the next day. >> you're right. and why people aren't doing it, and other cities aren't doing it, i think you're starting to see some people looking at it now in different forms. we, of course, are totally contract cities.
some are slowly transitioning but i think you've got political resistance there. i mean, clearly, most politicians want to have big work force behind them. it helps them politically. and then, you know, obviously, we started out as a new city in 1996 this way. but if you have an existing work force that's kind of hard for politicians to tell them, you know, go find another job. >> mayor, thanks so much and bigger question is why couldn't dave briggs come down during the week with a chain saw and help you out? i look forward to getting there. i know things will get down if you go over to weston, thanks so much, mayor. >> absolutely. thanks so much for having me. >> coming up on the show, afghan president hamid karzai has a message for you. thanks for the cash! >> yep, and it's continuing to come over his way. and they must think they are the g.s.a. or something. federal judges about to spend your tax dollars on a lavish conference over in hawaii. we're not kidding. [ kristal ] we're just taking a sample
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see the moon passing in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring or panumbra. >> look it up. it's unfortunately for us on the east coast we couldn't see any of it so you had to go, i think, as far west as chicago to be able to see it yesterday. >> we're not used to somebody who has like astrology, astronomy expertise. >> he has both. >> and talks with big words like that. >> also known as a nerd. yeah, it's beautiful. >> i thought it was just computers you were nerdy about. >> is that why everybody was upset they went to chicago to see the eclipse and they couldn't see it. >> they were like we thought we were supposed to be here. they started riding to chicago. >> let's go -- >> that's the reason. >> let's go above nato. >> they were all in that mercury sign, whatever that means. let's get to some of the headlines this morning. jury deliberations resuming this morning in the john edwards corruption trial. the jurors' request on friday for office supplies might be sign they're in for detailed
discussions today. he's accused of using campaign cash to hide his mistress and love child. >> that's right. a deadly riot in mississippi. prison there finally under control this morning. one guard was killed and at least eight others were hurt. riot happened here at the adams county correctional facility linked to a power struggle between inmates. smoke you see in this picture believed to be tear gas. five guards were hurt and three inmates as well. gunfire was coming from inside the jail. it holds illegal immigrants mostly charged with re-entering the u.s. after being deported. >> afghan president hamid karzai thanking you for your money. >> mr. president, i'm bringing to you and to the people of the united states the gratitude of the afghan people for the support that your taxpayers' money has provided afghanistan over the past decade. and for the help it's made to the afghan people.
>> making his remark during the nato summit in chicago. karzai looks forward to the day where afghanistan is no longer a burden for the u.s. and its allies. coalition forces will leave the country by the end of 2014. that's also when his term ends. >> here's some proof celebrities aren't all about spending cash on themselves. taylor swift donated a sizable $4 million to the country music hall of fame museum. largest gift ever donated to the museum by an artist. >> that would get her in. >> in a list of do-gooders, sandra bullock has donated at least a million dollars to relief organizations. nick jonas who has diabetes promoting research funding and eva longoria is on the screen as well. we'll give you her details a little bit later. >> let's toss it to brian for a look at sports. >> let's start in basketball. we start the nba with the playoffs. you have to wonder if the spurs might not remember that they're not supposed to win everything. they're supposed to be washed up, done and rebuilding because san antonio keeps on winning in the playoffs. they rallied again late in the fourth to sweep the clippers and reach the western conference finals again.
they're now 8-0 in the playoffs and they've won 18 straight games and no one is talking about it. meanwhile, the heat are back on and i'll tell you what, they played ex treelly well facing a possible 3-1 deficit, they rallied against the pacers after trailing 9-0 to start the game. they took over in the third and through the fourth. lebron james shy of a triple-double, 40 points, 18 rebounds. nine assists. dwayne wade stopped yelling at his coach and scored 30 points. the heat win 101-93 and if you're wondering why i'm a little bit light in the walt today, i just spent a lot of money in babe ruth's jersey. still setting records. the yankee road jersey he wore in 1920 selling for over $4.4 million at an auction. it costs me everything. it's a world record for sports memorabilia. also being sold yesterday, lawrence taylor's super bowl 25 ring. l.t.'s son, how ungrateful is this, put it up for auction. his dad he didn't know about it. giants star vowed to buy the ring and return it if he hit
500,000 followers on twitter but he fell short. the ring sold for $230,000. he's got the other ring, too, and l.t. said to his son, you're not allowed to sell the other ring so that's where he draws the line. >> why does the son have the ring? >> he thought it would be a nice thing. he was a kid then. take my ring. i'll probably get more. he did get another. >> lot of selflessness going on in that story. wanting 500,000 twitter followers first. >> everybody has their threshold. >> what about these federal judges in the western part of this country? apparently, they're going to spend a million dollars or they were planning on it, hasn't happened yet. >> let's see if it actually happens now. now they may want to see more of the hula dancers. >> $1 million hawaiian conference including a lot of hulas and lauis and maybe some leis. >> what does $1 million get you? it gets you zumba lessons in this conference and gets you yoga, as you mentioned. it will get you golf, surfing
lessons. didn't they learn anything from the g.s.a.? we remember what the g.s.a. did with their massive conference there in las vegas with clowns and all sorts of -- all sorts of team building exercises. mind readers. >> how can you guys concentrate right now? i'm on the beach. i am officially on the beach! >> this is the kind of music i like to listen to. >> that's good. >> you know what? what makes it more better? is you're not paying for it. >> on the taxpayer dollar. and by the way, there's -- >> the committee has the image of clayton and gretchen on the beach and they've been on the beach before together. in fact, they have some footage of that. >> he has been so my house. >> yes. >> to fix my computers. >> do you live on the water? >> excuse me? >> do you live on the water? >> she offered me a water. >> here's what senator grassley said, evidently the music was not playing in his ipod. he says the program reads more like a vacation than a business trip to discuss the means of improving the administration of justice. so those nine judges, i think, are although they like to have
fun, they should do it on their own time. i think they should call it off. >> it's so sad. what is this? >> we're just in relax mode. brian, could you read the next couple of stories? >> i'm tired looking at you guys. >> we've mentally tuned out. we're in hawaii right now with the rest of the conference. >> have you ever been to hawaii? >> yeah. not on the taxpayer dollar, though. >> not on the taxpayer dollar. >> right. >> no, actually had to save to be able to pay for that. >> right. actually had to -- >> breaking story on the pro bowl. it's on the fox dollar. >> let us know what you think about it, friends at foxnews.com. or, yeah, go to twitter and get up to 500,000 followers will respond. >> hey, joel, would you dim the lights still? >> we're on the beach. we want -- we want it very well lit. >> unbelievable. >> ok, brian. take it away. >> thanks. >> feel like such a third wheel again. talk about candidate confusion, two people named roy brooks running for president, running against each other is very one
big difference. we're going to explain. is this going to continue? i don't get my single camera for my read and how did the president go from -- from ordering a troop surge when he first took office to ordering withdrawal? but guess what? the commander in chief made the call without even asking his generals, his military advisors, politics anyone? >> can i get another cocktail? >> ♪ should i stay or should i go now ♪ ♪ should i stay or should i go now ♪ >> ♪ if i go there will be trouble ♪ ♪ if i stay there will be double ♪ ♪
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walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. 160 people died from the storm including six students and one high school graduate. and it's roy brooks vs. roy brooks? roy charles brooks and roy laverne brooks both running for terrant county precinct, one commissioner race in texas. brian? >> at the nato summit, president obama reiterating his plan to withdraw troops by the end of september saying first, we'll meet with allies and then with karzai to chart the next phase of the transition in afghanistan just as we've sacrificed together for our common security, we're together united in the determination to complete this mission. so how did the president go from ordering a troop surge 18 months when he first took office to then ordering a withdraw? the speculation, he cut out according to "the new york times" story his generals and even left his secretary of defense out until the very last minute. joining us is the former
executive director of vets for freedom, u.s. army captain pete hedgstaff and you were fighting this war in afghanistan a short time ago. what's your reaction to the lack of military input into our game plan? >> well, i wish i was surprised but it doesn't come as a surprise to me. you know, when you surge and you add 30,000 troops to a battlefield and then you set -- you tell the enemy when you're going to leave at the same time and set a deadline of 2014, that's not something a military general would ever request or would ever talk about so that's going to be the idea of someone on the political side who said, well, ok, let's commit to a surge and see what we can do to affect the outcome but also hedge our bets and making sure we're heading for the exits just in time to be drawing down by election day or drawing down in time not to get too invested. that article talked about it. the president said, he kind of hated the idea of the surge to begin with. he didn't want to be doing what he was doing. felt compelled to do so and added that the withdraw timeline
in order to hedge on it. >> trapped by his own words and now he changed his objective. so he doesn't listen to his generals. the surge happens but it doesn't get the full force that they wanted. in the end, david petraeus, the story goes, is coming back with options for the president only to find the president made up his mind already and then we find out the secretary of state and secretary of defense was left out of the loop until the last week. as a guy who sits there and fights the war, physically fights the war on your multiple tours, how do you figure -- how does it make you feel? >> well, it's -- you feel short changed. you wonder whether what's going on and what you're attempting to influence on the battle field really did get the fair shake. you know, president obama feels like, i think, all along has felt like the generals will attempt to push him, pressure him into more time and more troops. and i think talking to his political advisors, trying to create a scenario where they weren't able to do so. generals will sometimes be invested in a war but political advisors aren't in touch with
what's happening on the ground. they'll make decisions based on washington, d.c., political expediency and that's exactly what you get so the feel on the ground in afghanistan is just that. we're setting a timeline for what? not to be successful on the battlefield but because someone in washington wants to make sure they're hedging their bets. >> guys like you, captain, will say that as you take troops out, it's more dangerous for those that are still left behind. and if the mission isn't clear in the white house, how do you get up every day and go on your missions to take out the taliban and your high value targets if you know the fundamental support is not there? >> it's going to get more difficult for these guys. especially with a back stop. if it's conditions based that's one thing but the back stop of a dead, hard timeline reiterated again at the nato summit it will be december 31, 2014, and all combat operations done by 2013, with that back stop, it becomes very, very difficult to get the
outcome. afghans are looking right through us. >> karzai's dad was killed by the taliban. he does not like the taliban. do you believe when he's done and we're out, the taliban are back? >> it doesn't look good. i wish it looked positive. but i don't know if the afghan army is strong enough to hold that country together based on this short of a timeline. we'll see. >> back into our service. we hope we get back into politics. this country needs someone like you. thanks so much. >> thanks, brian. >> coming up straight ahead, remember this, the most memorable sports tantrum of all time. >> looking for you in the dugout. >> look at this. >> well, it's back in the headlines. why? that batter and baseball hall of famer george bret here to explain and mitt romney has a new secret weapon and it's something from the obama campaign. good stuff. find out who it is at the top of the hour. ♪ if loving you is wrong
>> welcome back. it's one of the most unforgettable temper tantrums in all of sports history. >> looking for me in the dugout. there you are, you're out. >> look at this. he is up and having to be forcibly restrained from hitting tim mcclellan and the yankees have won the ballgame 4-3. george bret had just hit a two run homer in the ninth inning against the yankees but he cheated. he put it in his bat -- don't rush at me!
if that's where he wants to take it. joining us is baseball hall of famer and the original wall of fame headliner for "fox & friends", george brett. welcome back to the show. >> thank you. it's been a while. >> what is your thought? what was your thought about the george brett that rushed out of the dugout that day? >> first time i saw it, i said i looked like i was really mad. i wasn't that mad. i was going out there to argue and what made it really bad is one of the umpires joe brinkman which you'll see here, this is on tv, he grabs me from behind right there. and all of a sudden, i don't know what's going on. then i'm trying to go away and had a little struggle with him. but you that's about as bad as i've been in my life. >> they threw you out for having too much pine tar. >> here's the rule. i guess this is a different rule. this would be 18 inches to the beginning of this label, right here is so what would happen, you can only have pine tar, from my understanding, i think it was 16 inches. so 16 inches up and my pine tar was actually up to about here. and that's just the result of
using the same bat for a long time. i didn't break that bat for a long time and as a result, every time you used the bat and you go like this and it gets on your hand and then it kind of climbs up the barrel a little bit as a result, it got up a little high. by no mean did i think i was cheating or know the rule back then. >> billy martin knew about it and was waiting for the right moment. >> we played them a week prior to that in kansas city and i didn't get a hit in the seventh, eighth or ninth inning to determine the outcome of the game so they didn't do anything. they're not going to call, you know, call you out for using illegal bat if you strike out! in that situation. but in this game, two outs in bottom of the nineth inning, i got a hit and it went over the fence and they said now, we got him. now let's challenge the rule and they challenged it. >> and it came back like a week later or so. >> about a week later, they announced that -- lee mcveil was the president and he overruled the decision by the umpires. john surholtz was our general
manager back then. he went to atlanta and rebuilt that whole franchise. he wrote a letter of protest, read the letter and agreed with it, overruled it and about a month and month and a half later when he had an off day and the yankees had an off day, we had to fly here on the way to baltimore for four outs, we played the game. i was kicked out of the game for some stupid reason. >> i have no idea. >> must have been something i said in the newspaper. >> when a great promotion on may 5th to recommemorate that game. >> you're not going to advocate that kind of behavior when you're the honorary person at the all star game. >> the ambassador. >> yeah. which is coming to kansas city this year. and i am so excited about that. >> of course it is. and of course, missouri has been through so much recently and you've been involved with habitat for humanity. talk about rebuilding baseball organizations, you had an opportunity to help rebuild joplin, missouri, devastated, of course by the tornado. >> that's not far from kansas city at all. that's so close. an hour and 45 minute drive and every once and a while, those
sirens go off. when you've been devastated in wichita, kansas like we did years ago and in joplin, when those sirens go off in kansas city, you take them serious. during the all star game, i know state farm is really involved. they're going to build two houses at the stadium right outside the stadium and major league baseball is behind it. they'll end up building nine new homes in joplin through just the all star game. >> george, here's the question. >> ok. >> we know you're a really good player. are you handy? could you actually build a shed? >> i actually helped build a house three years ago. the one i live in now basically, i helped do everything. i did the plaster. i did everything and i watched that house go up from the first stone to the last one and it was a lot of fun. >> finish it off with some pine tar. >> absolutely. >> just to make sure it stuck together. >> in new york, they never have this promotion because we've learned not to arm the fans. >> exactly. >> didn't they have bat day one
year but next year they did it and gave it to the yankee fans when they were leaving the stadium. ball day is the same way. we give it to you after the game! >> absolutely. sound like a great project you're involved in. you're the ambassador of the all star game and doing habitat for humanity. >> great time for people in kansas city to show off our town. you told me earlier yushgs son is going to his first game. he's probably never been to kansas city. it's a time to show off what a great town we have. to show off our stadium and be part of it. it's going to be a lot of fun. >> you know what i think will be nice, maybe if you invited her son and her husband to your house for dinner. >> why wouldn't i? >> i don't know why you wouldn't. >> thanks for being my agent. >> july 10th on fox and george brett will be there. enough said, go watch. >> great to see you. >> thanks for having me guys. >> thanks for not rushing us. we appreciate it. >> show is long. you still can do it. >> coming up on "fox & friends", is president obama just looking for cheap applause lines from women? one journalist speaking out
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>> good morning, everyone. i'm gretchen carlson. hope you had a great weekend. thanks for sharing part of your time with us today. here's what's happening on monday, may 21st. he's not exactly the guy you expect to come out against the president but he did. now the mayor of newark, new jersey, walking back what he says. >> all right. mitt romney has a new secret weapon and it's someone from the obama campaign, we're going to tell you who it is behind the question mark. >> the riddler. >> and he's not building bombs. he's bearing gifts. an accused terrorist demanding feds drop the charges because his suspicious purchases weren't
weapons. they were presents. misunderstanding? we report, you decide. "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. >> good morning, everybody. clayton is filling in for steve today. good to have you from the weekend show. >> good morning, guys. >> fresh off your big tough mudder contest. >> on the plaza, you'll be racing go carts, you're bass pro outside. are you going to be handle to it in the rain? >> i was practicing this morning at 5:50 a.m. and at first, i've learned a few things. number one, don't run in the rain. i'm doing it anyway. number two, take the turns wide, accelerate right before the straightaway and don't be afraid to try to knock graham rahal off the course. >> all good tips. >> i'm looking to pass -- i haven't hit a hay bale in a while. this is not an easy course. that's a real go-cart. it goes 250 miles an hour.
>> we've added some pedestrians along the walkway. >> oh, yeah. >> we've all signed waivers. >> told them how would you like to be on national television? we didn't tell them why. >> you may die at the hands of brian. i like how they put the bales of hay up against the windows of the studio. >> the go-cart and cab will hit the hay together. >> we have a bike rack and bay to stop that from happening. >> when is that happening? >> soon because it's starting to rain. they think if it gets too slick, it's going to be dangerous for the experienced driver. >> all right. pay attention for that. >> part of the indy 500 which comes up this weekend. >> let's do some news for you now if you're waking up. another day of violence looming in chicago where police are preparing for more clashes with anti-nato protesters.
yesterday, thousands of protesters hurling sticks and bottles and even a barricade. police officers fighting back with batons to keep protesters away. one police officer was stabbed in the leg and three others hurt. more than four dozen demonstrators arrested. today is the last day of the nato summit. militants opening fire on three u.s. coast guard trainers in the western part of yemen. one of the soldiers wunounded. at this hour, we're waiting to hear about the condition of the wounded soldier. they were in a car when the militants unleashed a barrage of bullets. a second homicide attack at a military parade leaving at least 38 yemeni soldiers dead. a suspected home grown terrorist says he wasn't bearing bombs, he was only bearing gifts. the brooklyn born man currently behind bars facing federal terrorism charges. prosecutors say the wannabe terrorists worked with al-qaida to modernize their i.t. network and bought seven casio watches
to use as timers for bombs. but now, he's now suing the prosecutor for $1 million claiming defamation and libel. he says the watches were simply gifts for his brothers. a founding member of the hit pop group the bee gees has died. >> ♪ you need to show ♪ how deep is your love ♪ how deep is your love >> robin gibb passed away after a long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. he along with his two brothers, barry and maurice formed the group the bee gees back in the 1960's. they were best known for their songs on the "saturday night fever" soundtrack. robin gibb was 62. i heard on the radio coming in this morning, guys, that they had of their 10 songs on that album, five of them reached number one status? >> and they hated the idea that they were linked with disco. they were like we weren't disco. they used the soundtrack of "saturday night fever" a disco
movie. >> the music ended up defining the disco era. >> that's all we got in the music now. the rest, our affiliate vh1 will be taking it away. they're a group that was plagued because of the passing of two of them. meanwhile, i'm one of these people watching all the sunday shows, not on sunday morning when they're on but i watch them at night all at once once. and i was shocked to see when cory booker was asked about bain capital he didn't stay in line with david axelrod and all the president obama surrogates. he said listen, i have a major problem with the attack on bain capital, not because of mitt romney but because of what they do and what they've done in that company specifically. listen to him. >> i'm not about to sit here and indict private equity. to me, it's -- we're getting to a ridiculous point in america. especially that i know i live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people investing in companies like bain capital, if you look at the totality of bain capital's record, they've done a lot to support businesses and grow businesses and i'm very
uncomfortable. >> this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. enough is enough. stop attacking private equity and stop attacking jeremiah wright. this stuff has got to stop. >> cory booker is the mayor of newark, new jersey. as brian mentioned he's working for obama and also a democrat. for him to come out and say that he does not believe in these attacks on private equity and on bain capital and romney's tenure there is huge because it appears that this is going to be the main sticking point and attack line from obama right now against mitt romney. even though it's disingenuous in part because obama just last week had a huge fundraiser with the private equity guy right here in new york city. >> yeah, raising millions of dollars from blackstone and on the one side, you talk about hypocrisy, on the obama campaign's web site, it's calling out individuals that have donated money to the mitt romney campaign but at the same time, receiving money from those very same individuals on on the other hand and at issue, of course, is this new six minute ad that i think cory booker is referring to that comes out
today from the obama administration. here's a look at it. and it attacks bain capital for going into this town in marion and basically having to lay off 250 individuals because the company wasn't profitable. and they had to close it down. so the obama administration slamming them saying basically look, they're laying off people. losing jobs instead of creating jobs. >> didn't we say a second ago that mayor booker was very critical of the re-election campaign of president obama for attacking bain capital? >> right. >> that was then. >> that was the morning. >> thises the afternoon. >> let me be clear, mitt romney has made his business record a centerpiece of his campaign. he's talked about himself as a job creator and therefore, it is reasonable and in fact, i encourage it for the obama campaign to examine that record and to discuss it. i have no problem with that. >> how did he go from the cory booker of the morning to the cory booker of the afternoon? >> phone call. >> could it have been a phone call from the white house saying you know what? you can't say what you just
said. mitt romney has made this part of his campaign and we're going to continue to attack it. now, you have to look a little deeper, though, why is the obama administration using this tact? if you're on the republican side, you say it's because they don't want to talk about their own record. they don't want to talk about the economy that's happened in the last 3 1/2 years so they're going to go back 20, 25 years to what mitt romney was doing when he worked at bain. >> part of the class warfare stuff, we hear it from joe biden this past week, it's the rich vs. the middle class. it's this idea that we come in, we roll into town with big bucks and we're going to close up some factories and they're not focused on us. they don't know our dreams and our desires. and it's this class warfare that you're hearing and joe biden laid it out. >> they don't get us. >> not sure about that. >> i love what ryan said on a different show. he said what bain did is used capital to help struggling businesses. what president obama is doing is gambling with taxpayer money and giving money to corporate contributors like solyndra and losing taxpayer money. >> so it will be up to the voters to dig deep into the
details of these ads and exactly what happened and determine where you come out on that. in the meantime, let's talk a little bit about women and how important they will be with regard to the election coming up in november. they vote in bigger numbers than men and last time, they went for president obama. as you know, there's been a lot of discussion about the war on women now with the whole contraception debate. and then ann romney really came to the forefront when she was accused of never working a day in her life by a democratic strategist because she decided to be a stay-at-home mom. now, campbell brown who used to work for nbc and then for cnn, she has written an op ed in "the new york times" which is quite startling because she really takes president obama to task about his war on women. says that it's condescending. and says that women in general are smarter to be able to figure out exactly what they think and how they want to be handled and she doesn't appreciate the way he, she believes, has been talking down to women. >> talking down in a condescending way. she says look, we don't need you to tell us or sort of pander to us with our issues. what we need you to do is just
give us a seat at the table, essentially and we'll figure it out for ourselves. after all, we are women and we can figure out things for ourselves. >> right. and you can speak -- >> i can -- >> we are women. >> i channelled women for a second and i felt it. >> everybody knows that i know women. you've met women once or twice. >> i know the gender backwards and forwards. >> they don't want people like you and me pandering to them on these very issues. the president meeting at the g-8 summit says this weekend, they sat around a table and had a discussion about women. i'm sure that helped campbell brown a lot. listen to what the president had to say. >> we had a brief discussion around the issue of women's empowerment. where we agreed that both when it comes to economic development and when it comes to peace and security issues, empowering women to have a seat at the table and get more engaged and more involved in these processes can be extraordinarily fruitful. >> all right. >> like that cartoon he thought
was insulting saying they're smarter than men. >> the most important about that julia campaign is sort of the belief that women need to be on the government dole to have a good life. i mean, she felt that was maybe the most condescending part about it. but obviously this issue is not going away. i mean, the president there had just met with angela merkel that runs the country of germany, by the way, he's coming out speaking about women again. this is going to be a very hot topic as we move forward. >> she told us to call her angela. >> i'm glad both of you know women so well. first time i've heard a man say that. >> that's my secret weapon is i know women. but mitt romney's secret weapon is he can channel bill clinton when it comes to campaigning. this is an interesting chess play by the republicans. >> it's like stealing the page from dick morris' playbook triangulation and using bill clinton against the obama administration, that's the campaign tactic by mitt romney. >> in what way? >> here's how they're going to do it. they're arguing, mitt romney is saying bill clinton, he cut government. he balanced the budget.
he did great things for this country. >> worked with the other party. >> worked with the other party. good stuff done and he's basically saying that president obama has moved far left of bill clinton. >> yeah. it's smart to do because all you got to do is use bill clinton's words from last week. you don't even have to say what he did when he was president. you can actually use what he said in 2012. against president obama because bill clinton apparently disagrees with president obama on everything that this election is about. >> right. >> from the deficit to the way in which the economy -- autoite not a secret weapon but pretty public weapon. >> now we know the mystery behind the face with the question mark on it. it's bill clinton. all right, 12 minutes after the hour. straight ahead, president obama telling world leaders to follow the u.s. as a model of economic growth and recovery. are you serious? stuart varney is next and has a different take on what the g-8 should be listening to. >> hey, protesters, stop occupying my wedding. biggest day of her life interrupted. by the look of things, not
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>> 16 minutes after the top of the hour now. a chaotic scene in chicago where thousands are protesting the nato summit. joining us live, the chicago reporter anita. hi. anita. >> hi. good morning to you. they're bracing for more protests today here at union park, we'll see protesters kick off at 10:00 heading to the boeing headquarters. only activity right now, though, because it's so early is this surveillance -- surveillance truck here by the chicago police department. and we see a number of police officers also patrolling the area. of course, police are bracing for what could be another round
of protests. hopefully they won't go down as they did yesterday and it will be a little bit more peaceful but if you saw what took place in chicago, it's something chicago has never seen or at least seen in a very, very long time. this was the scene at michigan and surmac just down the street where the world's leaders were meeting. these protesters wanted to get close to the convention center and chicago police had blocked them in. the protesters refused to leave and at some point, the police eventually moved in and surrounded those protesters and had to use force. there were several people who were injured but as superintendent gary mccarthy points out, four of his officers were injured including one police officer who was stabbed in the leg by those protesters. the protesters, obviously, wanted to have their say. this was not a permitted protest but one that took on a life of its own. hopefully we won't see that replay out again today but here at union park, we're expecting to see those protesters gather
around 9:00. they plan to kick off and head to the boeing headquarters where they plan to have an all day rally kicking off at 10:00. reporting live from union park in chicago, anita padilla, fox news. back to you in the studio. >> thanks very much, anita. >> all right, president obama has run a trillion dollar deficit since taking office. he's selling his economic model to the world! >> work to get our own fiscal house in order in a responsible way. and through it all, even as we work to stablize the financial sector and bring down our deficits and debt over the longer term, we stayed focused on growing the economy and creating jobs in the immediate term. >> but is he traveling through another dimension, not one of austerity but of borrowing and spending. uh-oh. your next stop, the eurozone. stuart varney, i think that's your new theme music.
>> it doesn't apply to me but applies to the eurozone. president obama is desperate to get the europeans to spend a ton more money to stave off a collapse over there, financial chaos over there, just stave it off. do anything. don't crash over there until at least after the election because if you crash, we have a vere an president obama will not get re-elected. he wants them to spend money like he spent money here. doesn't work over here but might work for a couple of months over here. >> you know what they're saying, they're saying you tried austerity. where has it got you? do what i do. >> yes, he's saying why don't you go -- he's putting pressure on angela merkel. >> one country is ok there. >> one country is holding out against all the rest. >> germany. >> germany is holding out. after all, why should germans cough up more money to pay for greeks to retire at the age of 60 or 55. or the french to retire at 60
when germans don't retire until they're 65. >> why would angela merkel fall for that? she seemed to be more of a conservative certainly than president obama. >> she is. she's under great pressure from everybody. it's everybody against the germans. cough up the money. spend. because if you don't, if you keep this austerity, the theory is that europe falls to pieces. riots in the streets and basically depression. >> the german people don't want it. >> no, the german people do not want the greek to retire early. >> she represents the german peop people. >> she's a politician in the end of the day. >> 9:20 eastern time we'll watch "varney & company." >> glad to hear it. >> have a great week, stu. >> twilight zone, not quite. >> let's talk business again. coming up straight ahead -- >> spoiler alert? >> you're nervous. donald trump is hiring a celebrity apprentice and the winner is -- >> arsenio hall! >> donald joins us in 10 minutes. imagine being arsenio hall.
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>> welcome back. florida senator and potential v.p. pick marco rubio fired up a crowd of republicans this weekend. >> occupies the white house and is running for president is a very different person. we have not seen such a divisive figure in modern american history as we have over the last 3 1/2 years. >> our next guest was in the audience that saturday night in
south carolina. so does he think rubio has the effect on voters romney needs to win the election? >> governor mark sanford, former governor of south carolina and a fox news contributor is on our guest this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> what was the reaction of hearing senator rubio in that forum? >> it was awfully positive. you know, a little over 1,000 folks there. and what i saw was a fired up crowd as rubio spoke. i think that for romney to win in the fall, he needs to have conservatives fired up and i saw rubio absolutely fire up that crowd on saturday night. >> senator lindsay graham this weekend said that he thinks, though, that the different choice should be jeb bush as a pick for vice president. listen to senator graham here. he says he'd be an outstanding pick. if he would to name a singular person, it would be jeb bush. maybe he'd go with somebody else, not necessarily rubio.
what was your thought after listen to go that speech on saturday night? >> well, my thought was, you know, i think conservatives want to find somebody they can galvanize, one. i saw a lot of reagan in what rubio talked about that i think appeals to conservatives. i think that they're looking for somebody that will appeal to a working man and i think that rubio's origin certainly fit with that. i think that, you know, republicans have a problem with the hispanic vote nationwide these days and there's certainly credentials on that front from a rubio stand point. you know, everybody will have a different flavor. i mean, jeb bush was country before country was cool when it comes to, you know, a lot of things in the conservative movement. the question is, are they bush fatigued when it comes to the last name. >> he claims the hispanic side of things but i'm hearing a lot of buzz about rob portman. what do you make of that?
> >> incredibly good guy. he was solid as a rock. he had the u.s. trade representative post after that and now u.s. senate post, you know, plays to ohio which is a swing state and awfully, awfully important in the electoral map. the question is do you have another white bread sandwich and is it just going to be boring to voters out there? i think that's the question for portman. absolutely no question with regards to that. >> that's what jeb bush said. you remember a few weeks ago, he said the very same thing. he said you can't pick me and can't pick somebody like this because we have to fight this stereotype of being the old white guy party. jeb bush's words, he was pointing to rubio. >> again, i don't know of anybody more credentialed ultimately as you look at the pecking order within v.p. possibilities than jeb bush. i mean, he, again, did an incredible job as florida governor in advancing a whole host of things that are awfully
important to conservatives, awfully important to hispanics and awfully important to working people. in terms of raw credentials, white sandwich or not, i think jeb bush has it. given what jeb bush says and given what other folks have looked at, i think rubio brings a lot to the table. >> yeah, it's a difficult situation because if you pick rubio, then you might be accuse of pandering deliberately to the hispanic vote but if you pick rob portman or jeb bush, you get the other criticisms we were just discussing. i don't know, maybe condaleeza rice. maybe that's somebody who can fit the bill for everyone involved. we got to wrap it up there. governor mark sanford, fox news contributor and former governor of south carolina. thanks so much. have a great week. >> coming up on the show, eight countries all drowning in debt getting together to solve the world's economic problems. what's wrong with that picture? donald trump here to weigh in on that next. >> and occupy my wedding? the bride wore white. but seeing red. we'll tell you the story behind this picture. get out of my way! it's my wedding day! [ tires squeal, engine revs ]
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you're both amazing people, there is no loser tonight. but the winner of "celebrity apprentice" and a quarter of a million dollars to your charity in addition to all of the money that you've won is arsenio hall! >> that was the live show. it was last night's two hour finale. you've never seen two more determined people to be successful. all the money goes to charity. and arsenio is the winner. >> fantastic. >> you could watch that 20 times over. >> they worked together here, clay aiken and arsenio hall hugging and not like in years past where they wanted to rip each other's eyes out basically. >> i'll tell you, it was a great season. i think i watched every single week. joining us now, the man who hosted that live two-hour show like he was born to do it, donald trump, welcome.
congratulations on a great season. why arsenio? >> well, he was just outstanding and really, they were both outstanding, brian. it was a great -- it was a great group. the whole group was fantastic. and we really did -- we had a great season. but arsenio just stood out. he was very, very special. >> so you said it was your toughest decision. you've done so many of these. what made this the toughest? >> i've had some close decisions and i had some easy ones. clay was incredible and he actually raised the most money not by that much over arsenio but raised a lot of money for charity and i mean, you know, they raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that we raised as a group way over $2 million. >> wow. >> and it was, you know, it was wonderful but seeing arsenio's expression when he won was like -- it was a very important thing to him. >> and they hugged at the end and i made a joke that, you know, last year, they wanted to rip each other's eyes out but here they were hugging at the end. were you surprised, i don't know, of the closeness of them? comraderie and some love in the room? >> they actually got along.
i mean, they really did. they got along and i was a little concerned about that. i like it better when they got along. the fact that they got along made it very good. they had a very good relationship. arsenio didn't like certain people and clay didn't like certain people but as far as themselves, they -- they really did get along pretty well. >> donald trump, i thought there was some subplots to it. lisa lampinelli is out of her mind and helped show be entertaining. she says it's because of menopause, we don't know of the real reason. we saw lou feregno not wearing a hearing aid, all happened during your season. >> lou was great and lisa was great. and lisa had something for that very, very beautiful young woman, as you know, miss universe and diana, and lisa just -- i don't know what it was. but diana just drove her crazy! and of course, i know it's not jealousy but because, you know, lisa is a very, very beautiful woman herself as you know. >> lets talk about something that won't be as -- >> no response from you.
>> well, because -- >> she did a great, lisa did a great job. >> i want to move on to politics with you because we're not going to see that kind of amicable ending, i don't think. >> no, you're not. >> between obama and mitt romney. >> that's right. >> let's talk about this latest campaign ad now, it's on the -- on the internet, six minute ad that the obama campaign is putting out again attacking mitt romney's time at bain capital and really focusing on the fact that he made all these people lose their jobs. here's a part of it. >> to me, mitt romney takes from the poor, middle class and gives to the rich. he's just the opposite of robin hood. it makes me sick to my stomach when i sit there and watch mitt romney tell the american people how he creates all those jobs. >> jobs for a middle class person. i mean, you would have to work his job and two other jobs just to maintain. >> you can till by the way he acts, the way he talks, he doesn't care anything about the middle class and the lower class people. >> so this is it, donald.
this is what -- this is how we're going to be seeing the campaign moving forward. right? >> well, i think so. i think it's going to be very, very nasty. but i think it's a very unfair ad and even cory booker, the mayor of newark, new jersey who happens to be a democrat i watched him over the weekend and he thought it was a very unfair ad. it was a very unfair ad and frankly, if i were mitt and mitt is a very honorable guy, he stopped the reverend wright ads and he was, you know, sort of opposed to them. i'd let him go at it. what's really -- you're going back into the past. mitt has done an amazing job at creating jobs. he's really done an incredible job and i think it's very unfair so, you know, if you're going to -- if it's going to be game on, let it be game on. go after obama. >> donald, i know you watch "fox & friends" weekend, clayton here, i know you were outraged when we put up this graphic for the g-8 summit. i know you phone call us and said how angry you were about all this. look at these numbers from all
of these leaders who got together. $168 billion in debt from russia. japan $14 trillion in debt. the united states $15 trillion in debt. all of these countries with massive debt on their hands getting together to try to figure out how to fix the world's economic crisis. what was your response when you saw this? >> well, i was really surprised to see some of the countries, you know, when you look at germany and you look at even russia, but that's not too much. that's like a little petty cash in all fairness, you look at some of them and then you look at the opposite, they don't put china up there but you start looking at china and you see the kind of numbers that -- that sort of neutralizes everybody. but, you know, this country, forget about the other countries, this country owes $16 trillion. we have to get on the ball. not only, you know, they talk about our children, it's not our children. it's us because we're going to be affected very, very soon. it's going to all blow up unless we get smart very, very quickly. >> but we're giving advice to the rest of the world to spend
more. >> we are indeed. we're not doing it ourselves. we haven't had a budget in three years. the democrats don't put out a budget and the president doesn't put out a budget and nobody knows what they're doing in the white house and it's probably going to be changed. but this is going to be real change, not the kind of change we got four years ago. >> all right. well, we will continue to speak with you throughout the next couple of weeks or next couple of months before we get to the election. be here before you know it. >> it's my honor. >> congratulations on "celebrity apprenti apprentice" again. >> he got off the air at 11:00 and all the people wanted a piece of him and there was a party afterwards so for him to turn around and be on our show, i'm in awe. >> that's why you want to be a celebrity apprentice correspondent next year. >> i would like to work behind the scenes. >> that was his pitch right there for that. let's get to your headlines for a monday morning, the search effort under way for two mt. everest climbers still missing after a massive wind storm over the weekend. three hikers were killed, one of them you see here, 61-year-old dr. everhart shof of germany. a canadian and south korean died
after they reached the summit and on their way back down. >> all right. day two of jury deliberations about to get under way in the john edwards corruption trial. the search for evidence and office supplies might be a sign they're in for detailed discussions today. edwards is accused of using campaign cash to hide his mistress and love child. you may have heard about that. he faces 30 years in prison. >> new jersey college student convicted of hate crimes for using a web cam to spy on his roommate will be sentenced today. the 20-year-old could face 10 years in prison or even be deported to his native india. he was studying on a visa at the time of the incident and turned down a plea deal. that would have kept him out of jail. >> check out the scowl on this not so blushing bride. >> yep. >> elizabeth potts and her new husband stepped out of a church after exchanging vows in chicago to land in the middle of occupy protesters in town for nato summit. the couple took one picture outside before the frantic woman pulled the plug on the photos.
>> you know what? she also could be angry she found out her last name is going to be potts. i mean, that also could be -- i mean -- >> maybe she's taking her maiden name. >> maybe. >> it just occurred to her and she ran out. >> the protesters -- >> no warning signs. >> coming up next -- jinx, go ahead. >> democrats. take a look at this. note to them, get on the same page when it comes to the reverend wright issue. one coming out swinging against it and another using it to raise some cash. >> no need to wait for the indy 500. "fox & friends" brings the greatest spectacle of racing to the plaza. who are you going to take? >> in the rain. by the way, these are no disney go carts. they go up to 500 miles an hour. >> that's even faster than the indianapolis 500 cars. >> right. look at this! >> look at them sliding like that. i don't think this is allowed. >> we have a helmet for you and a horse collar. >> coming up also, the trivia question of the day -- [ female announcer ] i found the best cafe in the world.
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>> welcome back, everyone. to "fox & friends" this morning. joining us right now, jason riley, jason is a board member much "the wall street journal" and we were going to review a couple of things that are going on with this election. first off, jason, welcome. always great to see you. >> good morning. >> first off, yesterday i was interested in this debate.
nancy pelosi was saying that reverend wright should not be an issue in this campaign. however, the democrats and you write about this, the democrats are using reverend wright, the alleged attack on reverend wright as a fundraising position point. can you have it both ways? >> you can't have it both ways. i think that jeremiah wright is a legitimate issue in the campaign. whether the republicans should talk about him and whether that's smart politics is another matter. in other words, i think obama's relationship with this man is an issue. it's a legitimate issue. they could go there. he married president obama and his wife michelle. president obama sat in this church for 20 years and listened to this stuff. it's an issue and the press could ask him about this and they certainly didn't do enough of that in 2008. but is it smart politics? i'm not so sure. >> i feel like that ship sailed. >> not only did the ship sail but i think that obama is much more vulnerable on the issues.
if you look at and like obamacare, it's polling at 49% but the president's approval rating is 48% and his likeability is 60%. i don't think character attacks are the way to go. i think they should focus on the unpopular policies that the president has been promoting in the last three years. >> i think you're right and i think mitt romney must have heard you. when he heard about this possible strategy that the family was going to put together and it was something blown out of proportion, they renounced it. david axelrod came in and said he wasn't vehement enough in row -- renouncing this. >> he's playing this right and doing everything he should have done here. romney wants to focus on the unpopular policies. the high economic rate and the slow economic growth and that's where obama is most vulnerable. >> talk about 1965 voting rights act and the role that it is playing right now in this election. >> well, there was a d.c. circuit court of appeals decision on friday that will increase the likelihood of the supreme court taking a look at the 1965 voting rights.
and that is the last thing the obama justice department wants. it's the last thing the left wants. they know that a lot of the provisions in that bill are outdated and they don't want them to go away because they want to use them for political advantage. things like the provisions, the justice department gets to look at any changes in voting laws in certain states, they like having that power. the question is whether they still need that power in 2012 when we have a black president. >> now, you also say the white house is possibly using the voter i.d. laws to scare african-americans? >> right. of the g.o.p. >> provisions of the voting rights act allow the justice department to look at any changes in some states including the implementation of some voter i.d. laws and eric holder has been going around scaring people into thinking that -- that voter i.d. is not about ballot integrity. that it has everything to do with suppressing minority votes and i think this is an attempt to gin up support for obama in a year when voter registration
among blacks is down from 2008 and voter registration among hispanics is down as well. and i think the administration feels they need to go out there and scare some of these minorities into coming out in november. >> thanks for starting your day and starting your week with us. jason riley, thanks so much. all right, 12 minutes before the top of the hour. is the manly man a dying breed? are we raising a generation of wimps? our next guest knows -- is this the voice in my head talking or am i saying it outloud? our next guest knows all about it, he was an unmanly man. you need to hear what changed him. no need to go to the indy 500 this weekend, bringing the greatest spectacle in racing to our plaza against, i guess, against all safety precautions. graham rahal is here. i'll race him. first on this day in history 1987 "with or without you" by u-2 was the number one song and then bono invested in facebook and became a billionaire. [ male announcer ] what's in your energy drink?
>> the answer to the question of the day -- mr. t. the winner is patrick from bedford, new hampshire. congratulations. all right. it's what brian has been waiting for all money. money and morning. >> memorial day means one thing, all right, it's going to mean salute to the soldiers and those who served, absolutely. it means in the sporting world, the indy 500. >> we thought we'd do a mini version this morning. >> this isn't actual size? >> this isn't actual size compared to the normal indy 500. graham rahal is here this morning to give brian a race for his money. >> also, graham, are you predicting victory for yourself? this will be your fifth time, right? >> it will be fib fifth 500 and i think we have a good start
this year. >> you're going to do it. hop out of the car and say a special thanks to clayton and brian. your dad won it. what kind of advice, bobby rahal, what kind of advice does he give it for you? >> he always has advice. it's like a little league father. they always have advice. with him winning it and having as much success overall as my dad has, he's a great guy to have on my side. >> typically at the indy 500, if it started raining, what would you guys do? >> we wouldn't race. >> let's be clear, look up in the sky right here, look at this, clouds pouring in. we have clouds pouring in. rain setting down here. >> that's steam from the nbc building. >> all right. i heard obermann might be coming back. >> we have rain on the track. is this going to be a problem? >> it's going to be pretty slick. i heard you got some practice, it should be all right. >> i practiced for seven minutes after doing the tease this morning. in this race in particular, do you sense the history? >> oh, you always do. the speedway is such an
incredible place. the history, the tradition there, it goes back 100 years. over 100 years so it's -- i mean, history is probably what makes it so special really. >> right. create some history here, not brickyard but we've got slate rocks out here. going to do a three lap race. brian vs. graham. >> right now. toss me the helmet. >> the starting line will be right here by the grate. three laps around on the wet track. i'll get out of the way. i guess do i need a helmet? >> do i have to wear a helmet. >> it's safer but it's up to you. >> are you wearing a helmet? >> i guess i am. >> if i beat you, will you be too emotionally scarred to even race this weekend? >> i'm pretty competitive. it might hurt a little bit. i'll be all right! >> the line girl between the two go-carts. >> ok. green -- >> we'll have three laps around the wet track out on the plaza here on 48th street. i don't know how -- one of my legs is going to get taken off, i'm sure. all right, brian, how are you feeling in there? >> i'm falling like graham is going down. that's how i'm feeling.
and i'm just kind of worried because i train on dry ground. >> how are you feeling? are you feeling confident? >> i'm feeling good. >> are you going to let me get in front to start? >> ok, are we all set? on your marks, get set, go. brian, out to an early lead. i think he cheated. i guess he had the pole position. but coming around lap one, brian already into the turn, looking pretty good. graham took the lead! >> he's cheating! >> we have two laps to go. brian really needs to pull up the rear here. brian, how are you feeling up there? oh! >> should we let him -- >> brian just took one of our studios. graham is wondering if he has any competition at all right now. one more lap! brian, if he can do it, we've got -- oh, brian is cheating! and taking a short cut! through pit row. >> nice. >> it looks like brian is -- >> nice move. >> i don't know if that's actually cheating or not.
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it's the travelocity spring into summer sale. you can save up to 50% on select hotels and vacation packages. so book your summer vacation now and save up to 50%. offer ends soon. book right now at travelocity.com. >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. today is monday, may 21. i'm gretchen carlson. hope you had a great weekend. thanks for spending part of your monday with us. remember four years ago when detainee obama vowed to kick lobbyists out of the white house if turns out instead the door is wide open. can this be considered another broken promise? we'll report and you can decide. >> working to get the president reelected. why did mayor cory booker say this about obama's attack ads? >> this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. it's nauseating to the american public. >> well, just hours later, mayor booker's sickness was cured.
mr. mayor, president obama, line one. dana perino takes us hyped the scenes of what she thinks went down in the west wing and who maybe made a phone call. >> brian: all right. you thought the smoking clown was bad, right? wake up the clown, we might need you again in hawaii. what some judges are doing that they might have learned a lot about. we'll give that you story and so much more. "fox & friends" starts now. >> gretchen: brian is outside. clayton is in for steve today. brian, in all the years i've worked with you, i have always told people that you're like a brother to me. i respect you. >> brian: right. >> gretchen: we have a great relationship. but now things are changing today. >> brian: why? >> clayton: let's look at this video. >> gretchen: you cheated! >> clayton: let's see if people think this is cheating.
>> clayton: people cuts through the middle. >> gretchen: brian! >> brian: i had no idea. it said there was an arrow on the ground right through there. i immediately took the lead and took a bow. graham, how often does that happen when someone takes the lead waving out of the car? >> i don't think it happens very often, but i consider that a short cut. >> brian: you do because you're into the rules. i'm into winning. >> gretchen: wait a minute. >> clayton: at one time graham thought he didn't have a competition. >> that's okay. >> brian: i want to make you feel good. thank you for coming down and for your cars and i'm sorry for cheating. my mom brought me up right. i got to go inside. thank you very much for coming. sorry about the rain. >> gretchen: that's what kids are learning these days. you cheat to win. good example, brian. thanks so much. >> clayton: take a short cut. >> gretchen: now for your headlines. the windy city bracing for more chaos after violence clashes. remember what happened yesterday? this was police and anti-nato
protesters yesterday. watch this. >> gretchen: police fighting back against the protesters with batons. thousands clash with officers. one police officer stabbed in the leg. others hurt. three dozen demonstrators arrested. today for the police there, it's the last day of the nato summit. new details coming in about an attack targeting americans in western yemen. officials now telling fox news the three americans who militants opened fire on were contractors and not members of the military. wounded americans should be okay. they were training members of the yemeni coast guard when they were attacked. in a separate attack, a homicide bomb detonated a bomb at a military parade. search effort underway for
two mount everest hikers. one shown here of germany. canadian and south korean died after the three reached the summit and then they were on their way back down. a tragic announcement comes in the middle of the billboard music awards. julie bowen interrupted the broadcast with this. >> the music world lost another legend. we wanted to take a moment to pause and remember robin gibb. his voice and the music of the bee gee also live on forever. >> gretchen: that it will. the singer lost his battle with cancer. he, along with his two brothers, form the group, the bee gees, in the '60s. ♪ night fever, night fever ♪ ♪ you know how to do it ♪ . >> gretchen: that was one of their hit songs "night fever." robin gibbs was 62. the rest of the awards show was devoted to the night's top
honorees. one, katy perry. she took home the spotlight for scoring five number one hits from her album "teenage dream." the only other person to do that, michael jackson. >> clayton: things took off for her when she dumped russell brand. >> brian: but he's hosting some teens award. >> clayton: my point exactly. dana perino is here this morning. i got to is -- >> can i mention something about gibbs first? there is a little known secret, bob beckel was crowned the disco king back in the day. >> brian: is that for real? >> he still has his outfit, the might outfit with the boots and sequin outfit i. think he might break it out today. >> gretchen: is that what happened to his back and it wasn't football after all? >> but he had some moves. so we might see that on "the five." >> gretchen: now that's a tease. >> i just thought of this. >> clayton: i'd rather listen to that on radio than see that.
let's talk politics because president obama today, the campaign is releasing this six minute web video ad attacking bain capital once again on the idea that they went into these towns, laid off 250 individuals and put all these sound bites together of people who may have been affected by this. and yesterday on "meet the press," mayor cory book of new jersey, an obama supporter, is working on the campaign to get out the vote had this to say about these attacks of bain capital. listen. >> i'm not about to sit here and indict private equity. to me, we're get to go a ridiculous point in america. ifully a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like bain capital. if you look at the totality of bain capital's record, they've done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses and this, to me, i'm very uncomfortable with this. this kind of stuff is nauseating won't sides. it's nauseating to the american public. enough is enough. stop attack private equity. stop attacking jeremiah wright.
this stuff has got to stop. >> gretchen: how many people passed out at the white house when they heard that? >> they probably did. i think most people across america that were watching yesterday said, that's exactly right. that's how i feel. could we talk about the real issues. who is this guy, cory booker? i kind of like him. >> gretchen: of course. >> he's a voice of reason. he's good leader. let's listen to more of what he has to say. >> clayton: then something happened because then a few hours later he reloosed this youtube video saying the opposite. listen. >> let me be clear, mitt romney has made his business record a centersuppose of his campaign. he talked about his self as a job creator. and therefore, it is reasonable and, in fact, i encourage it for the obama campaign to examine that record and to discuss it. i have no problem with that. >> brian: what goes on behind the scenes? >> i would imagine gretchen is right, the white house did, did he really just say that? that's what we based our whole campaign on.
>> brian: objectionle rod was onen hour earlier saying that. >> right. i would imagine the top guy didn't call cory book u about the campaign probably thought, we got to get cory on the line and get him to walk this back. couple things. cory booker is a friend of the white house. in some ways, your friends give you the best advice. they could have taken that yesterday as friendly advice, brushback pitch to let them know what he's hearing across the country -- what cory booker is hearing is this isn't working. that was a truthful moment for you. making your friend then do a youtube video that looks so disingeneral w it didn't even look like it was something that happened in america. i'm sure the campaign asked him to do it. i'm sure he was was hesitant. by fixing it -- >> gretchen: what i'm hearing is there are a lot of democrats who don't agree with the tactic that this administration is using 'cause all it does is promote class warfare and they really don't agree with it behind the scenes. >> i think they're probably
hearing from their constituents that this can't possibly be true. the person sitting next to cory booker on the show writes editorials for them. it's a very good lesson for everybody to sit back and think, you can't possibly have a successful private equity business if every business you go in to help fails. >> brian: the thing is, can you define it so that nonbig business person in a 30 or 60 second ad. can you say, without giving a business 101 class what you're supposed to do? >> look at the campaign ad that clayton brought am. it's six minutes long. there are 27 minute longs. the 30 second ad is what actually helps and because they're being slowly chipped away, not only the bain capital attack, but also their fake war on women, they're realizing that, oh, my gosh, we are actually going to have to talk about our record. >> clayton: when you have prominent women journalists coming out and slamming the
obama administration and writing an opinion piece in the "new york times," campbell brown, former nbc anchor and former cnn anchor, took to the "new york times" in an opinion piece and in all fairness, her husband also is a romney advisor, but she did slam the obama administration basically saying stop condescending women. stop pandering to us. we just want to sit at the table and have a discussion. this going to be a problem for the administration? >> i know campbell. i'm friends with both her and dan. i would imagine that -- what i heard is that campbell brown sat down at the computer -- she probably wrote that in one go because she felt emotional like like she want to do get this out there. on the same day that her op ed runs in the "new york times," the "new york times" editorial board writes a -- it is nothing short of crazy op ed about republicans being against women. also on the same day yesterday, more news the u.k. about asian
men or pakinstani men in britain who are raping young teenage girls, british girls and that is actually the war on women. it's not that the contrast, we're so stark that yesterday the white house gets these two broadsides and instead of saying, that's good advice, let us take some time to think about that and come back out and have a strong commencement address with president obama. instead, they basically trash two of their friends. >> gretchen: looks like they're going to stay on this path. >> it looks like they have nothing else to go on, which is surprising to me because i think what cory booker was saying yesterday a you actually in a position, president obama, to bring the country together, to work on some of these big issues. let's stop this. >> gretchen: too late for that. >> let's stop the attack. yeah i. think there is nothing else they can do. but the romney people are smart. they just keep their eye on the ball, which is jobs and the economy and don't get side tracked. >> brian: what they did at the white house was they released the vivers logs for january and it seems it's hard to resist or
not conclude that there is a whole lot of lobbyists marching in and out of the white house on a regular basis, including the author of the war on women herself. >> did the other two hillary rosens come? if we could comb through those and find out. >> gretchen: what does it say? i think a lot of presidents have lobbyists come to visit. what makes this important is that this president said he would not hire former recent lobbyists and they would be banned from advisory boards and that sort of thing. >> this happened to me. i had the opportunity to serve, it's part-time, we meet once a month and have daily responsibilities. but because i had my own business, in order to comply with the law, with one of my clients, i reject sistered as a lobbyists. they made me resign that client, while they let other people get waivers that actually worked full time inside the white house, which i complained about at the time. it's all fine, whatever, i'm not
bitter. when they first said in the campaign in 08 that we're not going to have any lobbyists, i thought, i don't hate them. they represent people and interests. they were not doing anything untoward. plus, when you release those visitor log, it's not like every lobbyist is walking into the oval office. a lot of people, for example, if they're in the financial business, they might meet with those of the financial and business committee to have their input. i never thought it was a good idea to demonize lobbyists because some have ledge sterred as lobbyists who would make for very good white house staff. instead, there's a lot of talent there in washington that couldn't work for the white house because they had registered and complied with the law. >> brian: we're going to watch you on "the five" tonight, is that all right? >> watch for bob. this might be the night we got a
>> clayton: john edwards may have lied, but the real question the jurors must answer while they continue their deliberations, did he commit an actual crime? peter johnson, jr. has been following this case from the beginning. he joins us from greensboro this morning. good morning, peter. >> good morning, how are you? >> clayton: i'm doing well. that is the question. he may have lied, but does a crime really exist here or was it invented, as some have suggested? >> yeah, that's a superb question. what the defense team is saying is this crime has been invented. this crime has never been charged before in american
politics. the theory of the prosecution is that a million and a half dollars was received by rielle hunter, john edwards' girlfriend, through certain associates, including the youngs, who were the top aide to senator edwards and his wife. the defense says john edwards never knew about the money and didn't direct the money and the campaign didn't receive the money, although he was aware that it was going to his girlfriend. the defense says it was going to the girlfriend not to hide from the public, not to hide from the campaign, but to hide the fact of his girlfriend from his wife, the late mrs. edwards. the prosecution says no, you must go to jail for 30 years and pay more than a million dollars in fines. >> clayton: if that does happen, if edwards is convicted, who gets the credit for that? >> the credit would probably go to sherry young's testimony.
her testimony waskom pell o'clock. she said that senator edwards told her to cash the checks. she also paint add sympathetic picture that she and the whole family were at the beck and call of rielle hunter and senator edwards and that though they may have taken hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for a home that they built, that was payment for the pain and suffering that they underwent as a part of this emotional turmoil. if there is a conviction, there will be an appeal on these issues. there will be an appeal as to whether or not the former federal election commission chairman clearly testified, because there was testimony that this has never been charged before and that in the past, payments have been made to girlfriends of candidates and have been deemed not to be political contributions. >> clayton: on the defense side, if edwards walks out a free man, nothing but a slap on the wrist here, who gets the credit for
that on the defense side? >> well, the credit goes to a trial win, to a trial lawyer that has argued to this jury that there is a difference between a sin and a crime. there is a difference between hypocrisy and being a cad and being a low life, which i think most americans agree that john edwards is. he's a low life being a criminal. they say yes, he's low life, but no, he didn't actually commit any crimes. in fact, they say he believed that the money that was paid to rielle hunter through the youngs and by these two rich benefactors was legal. and that senator john edwards believed it was legal. you need to prove that he thought it was a crime in order to convict him. so on this sunny greensboro day, we may have a jury verdict. oh, how the mighty have fallen here in greensboro.
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>> brian: time for your news by the numbers. 87,000, that's how many 2010 jeep wranglers are being recalled. chrysler saying debris can get caught in the automatic transmission, cause ago fire. say that in italian. next, $378 million, that's how much apple's ceo tim cook made last year, making him the top paid ceo among big public companies. not that much, according to gretchen. finally, $55.1 million. that's how much money "the avengers" won at the box office.
staying at number one for a third week. "the dictator" was third. gretch? >> we'll accept somebody else's instruction on the way things ought to be. it's up to you to right wrongs. it's up to you to point out injustice. it's up to you to hold the system accountable. sometimes upended entire -- upend it entirely. it's up to you to stand up and be heard, to right and to lobby, march, organize, to vote. don't be content to just sit back and watch. >> gretchen: we've all seen president obama's natural ability to inspire students through his words. those words helped him win the election in 2008. but this time around, it seems more students are starting to have a different opinion. meet maria, charlie, and mike, high school seniors who were captivated in 2008, but now they've changed their mind and formed the nonpartisan national student group known as sos
liberty. good morning to all three of you. >> hi, how are you doing? >> gretchen: fantastic. maria, tell me what sos liberty is. >> well, sos liberty is a student movement and our goal is to change the conversation so that washington is aware of the generational effect taking place. >> gretchen: the generational theft. charlie, how are you being ripped off as young person? >> when we graduate from high school this coming june, we're handed a diploma. that's an invoice for hundreds of dollars of interest we have to pay. we believe if we do not change the conversation back to us, the kids that will have to inherit this debt, that our economy will be stagnant for years to come. our web site, we have a really interesting things. video, pictures trying to inspire the youth, sosliberty.com. youth from all over the country jumping on board. >> gretchen: are you talk being debt inherited like this?
i want to show on our big screen. each child born today, 1.53 million. high school student owes $870,000. college student, 681,000. if you break it down per person. mike, i know that this organization is nonpartisan and you actually believe that ideas cost money and nothing is free. but we seem to be getting a different message from the white house. >> yeah, you're absolutely right. obviously we are called the entitlement generation. there is a loft rhetoric going around in washington, especially with the occupy movement of just things being handed to kids. the perception is that things are free and once you realize that things actually cost money, really starts to change your thinking about things. that's one of the things we're doing at sos liberty here is we're trying to, like maria said, change the conversation. >> gretchen: i find it interesting that you are joining
me from chicago this morning. and over the last couple of derek we've seen a blot of the occupy chicago protesters because of the nato summit going on there. it's gotten violent. we're looking at some of the video right now. what do you make of that, maria? is this in stark contrast to what you're talking about? >> oh, completely. we tonight feel that occupy really represents the youth or the entire voice of the youth because like mike said, they want free health care, free education. they want the government to pay for their college university, but that money has to come from somewhere. it's not just going to appear out of thin air, but some people aren't aware of that. >> gretchen: charlie, how do you get yourself so involved in this right now? because many people in america think oh, the young people aren't paying attention. you are still in high school. how does it relate to you what you might face? are you worried about what you might face in the future? >> it's very relevant. just for example, i'm having trouble finding a summer job, as is mike.
a lot of people are he feeling the effects of the washington economy. hire regulation and high taxes. we're just trying reinstitute the founding principles, free market, fiscal responsibility. that's what liberty is. we're nonpartisan. we don't consider this republican verse democrat issue. it's generational. it's just math. if you look at the debility that our generation will have to inherit, the high interest and high tax, we think it's time for our generation to step up to the plate and sound the sos signal to washington. >> gretchen: the organization is sos liberty. i'll tweet about it. you can find out more on our web site as well. charlie, mike, maria, have a great day at school. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up next, new information on how the president decide to withdraw from afghanistan. he didn't consult his general, but did he consult his reelection team? and cue the smoking clown. brian's favorite story. you thought this gsa video was bad, get ready for government
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morning. afghanistan, the focus is thousands of protesters are expected to flood the streets again. wendell goler live at the white house with more. good morning to you, wendell. >> good morning, gretchen. nato leaders are wrestling with tight budgets and war fatigue as they make plans to withdraw their troops from afghanistan, turn over security to afghan soldiers, and prop up the country for years ahead. police this chicago brace for more demonstrations as the leaders wrap up their two-day summit. thousands marched through the streets yesterday, airing grievances about the war, globalization, climate change examine other complaints. some of them clashed with police when they tried to get to mccormack place, which is where the summit is being held. 45 people were arrested. four police officers hurt. a lot of downtown businesses will be closed today in anticipation of more protests. plans call for nato to end its combat role in afghanistan by the end of to 14 -- 2014. the french are withdrawing their force has year earlier than planned and public resentment.
war may force a faster transition to afghan control. president obama told reporters after talks with afghan president karzai, it may be a tough fight right down to the end. >> both of us recognize that we still have a lot of work to do and there will be great challenges ahead. the loss of life continues in afghanistan. there will be hard days ahead that we're confident that we are on the right track and what this nato summit reflects is that the world is behind the strategy that we laid out. >> critics said the withdrawal would be better based on afghan troops meet ago series of benchmarking than on dates burks at the same time, they admit getting the afghan leaders to getting nato or the u.s. be the judge of whether they met those benchmarks would require more trust than exists right now. nato's pledged $4 billion a year to support afghan security after 2014. so far most of that looks like
it's coming from the u.s. gretchen? >> gretchen: wendell goler live at the white house v a great week. good to see you. >> clayton: interesting questions coming out about afghanistan and the way in which the president made up his mind and the decision making process in getting out of afghanistan. it was seen largely that's listening to the generals on the ground there early in his administration, an inexperienced president coming into office that the generals wanted more time. they wanted more troops on the ground, a surge, so to speak. now it seems like, according to the "new york times," they almost cut out the generals, cut out those on the ground and met with advisors in secret to make the decision at 2013 is the cutoff. >> gretchen: why would he do that? >> brian: i'm not really sure because most people would point to a president with very little military severance lean on generals even too much. but instead, when general petraeus was done and came back, he had a series of options for the president to consider, at which time he found out, everybody's thought process was made up and regardless of the conditions on the ground, we were out with all our troops by
2013 and they told nato as much. france and canada said i have a better idea, we're leaving now. which is fantastic. usually we're pressing them not to do things like that. the other thing i find disconcerting is the president ran on saying that's the good war. ran on saying it's very important for us to stand up to afghanistan and when he took office, he said, i have a better idea. let's handle al-qaeda. really? that's fine in theory burks there is a thing called the taliban who will take over the country and welcome them back in. you can not have it both ways. you have too few troops on the surge and coming out too soon. >> gretchen: i asked the question, why would he do that? some people would believe for political purposes and reelection purposes that he has decided to listen to his advisors with regard to the war as opposed to what the generals are saying on the ground. let's get to your headlines for a monday. one year after tornado destroyed this high school in joplin and devastated the entire missouri town, students set to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. president obama expected to give
tonight's commencement speech and tomorrow, school officials will break ground on four new schools. 160 people died from the storm, including six students and one high school graduate. >> brian: tropical storm alberto lashing parts of fellow there with 40 mile-per-hour winds. over the next few days, it's expected to stay off the shore of georgia and the carolinas, but still causing dangerous water conditions in places like virginia beach. the storm could also bring strong winds and scattered rain across the area. hold on tight. >> clayton: hold on to some random person next to you. hard times in some jails about to get tougher at least for inmates who like chocolate. new york city planning to purge candy and chips from jails. it's part of mayor bloomberg's focus on improving nutrition among inmates. some corrections say it could lead to angry prisoners and possibly more violence.
really? >> brian: prisoners seem so even tempered. up until the candy situation issue i think it would be very calm in prison. >> clayton: you want them on a sugar high? >> gretchen: not if i'm a guard. you would think that that might be the first place that they would start this attack on taking sweets out. >> clayton: right. the prison. >> gretchen: let's talk a little about something that might get you hot under the collar today. remember gsa? they were having those lavish trips? >> brian: do you have footage? >> gretchen: i know you love the smoking clown and the mind read er. why are we playing this music? paperly the western federal judges in this great country of ours were going to have some sort of a conference, just a little one, a million bucks, just a small conference in hawaii and they were going to sport fish and surf and yoga and do a little -- i didn't say anything about going to a luau. >> clayton: this sounds like? senator grassley is right on this, he says this sounds much more like a vacation than a
business trip. >> gretchen: come on, clayton. >> clayton: to discuss the means much improving the education of justice. his words action not mine of the it's interesting because glum ba lessons -- >> umba lessons, surfing lessons, how is this part of a conference to help federal judges? >> brian: how can you get anything in? you have like nine things to do. >> clayton: what about the buffet lunch? >> gretchen: it's important for judges to keep fit under their robes. >> brian: right. and under their noses. this is the gsa scandal that happened as we have uncovered all the wasted money. do you know how much a smoking clown costs and a mind reader cost as soon as do you know how much these little skits cost? >> clayton: the senate judiciary looking into this and finding out why the federal judges are hold ago conference for a million dollars. we still have no answer yet. >> gretchen: you know what i think so many people are frustrated with is this appears to be part of the culture. not just a couple little coincidences, the conference being exposed. not jealousy, but this whole
idea that this is the way business has been going for years and years, use the taxpayer dollars. >> brian: are you sure -- you're using that. >> clayton: that's her hawaiian hand movement. >> gretchen: i got into the -- >> brian: you never put your hands down. >> gretchen: what do you call this? >> clayton: hula hands. jazz hands. coming up on the show, the entitlement, stupid. our next guest says we're making it too easy for people to get government handouts and he has the evidence. >> gretchen: then are we raising a generation of wimpy boys? >> clayton: with hula hands? >> gretchen: someone who knows all about it because he was a wimp and he says yes, we are. he has a way to reverse it. the lessons all parents should hear
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freshpet fresh food for fido >> brian: quick headlines. scientists discovered a new type of prostate cancer that afflicts 15% of patients with the disease. the discovery so ground breaking issues it could help doctors tailor treatments. a suspected home grown terrorists says he wasn't bearing bombs, just gifts. he's suing a federal prosecutor for $1 million claiming defamation and libel. prosecutors say he bought seven watches to use as timers for bombs, but he says they were just gifts for his brothers. gretch? >> gretchen: thank you, brian. are too many americans avoiding work to collect welfare? check this out. just last year, 45 million americans received food stamps. that's a 70% increase since president obama took office. we have to wonder are entitlements the new american
dream. joining me now, michael goodwin, fox news contributor and columnist for the "new york post." i almost get a stomach ache saying that because when you think of the american dream, you certainly don't think about handouts. is that what we're becoming? >> it's interesting. the thing i write about in here is the idea that shame used to be part of this. in other words, people didn't want to accept a handout because they were ashamed to do it. there was a kind of social contract that said you don't do it. you're independent, you're reliant. now it's part of the american found -- that was part of the american founding virtue. and yet now we look at them, we see this explosion of entitlements. the sense of shame is gone. so i focus this week on food stamps, which i think is a real recall if you recall issue because -- cultural issue because it's 47 million people in the country are on food stamps. a decade ago, there were 19 million. so under president bush first and now under president obama, the rolls exploded and this came to the floor this week in new york because the mayor, michael
bloomberg, has wanted to fingerprint new york city recipients. one time just to root out fraud so it's a finger images and that way go to get your benefits and they know who you are. >> gretchen: surprisingly, governor cuomo, who has been moderate on many financial and budget tear issues, says he's against that. >> right. so arizona is the only state that still does finger imaging. new york city will not be permit to do cop the middle of july. and this has brought up a whole debate about the entitlement society. and i argue that this has sort of gotten out of hand. it's no longer about people who just need it. in food stamps, new york city has added 600,000 people to the food stamp rolls in the last four years and that's not enough. there are those who say, fingerprinting is a stigma, it's a barrier and as bloomberg said, it's not keeping many people away if we added 600,000 in the last four years. >> gretchen: so you argue that come and get it could be the new national motto in this country?
>> right. i say the people arguing this are basically saying forget the shame. it's not only your right to get what you can from the government, it's your obligation. the "new york times" editorial page talking about ending the fingerprinting says think of all the people who would get food stamps, that's a lot of money for new york city, as though had is the role of the citizen, to go out and get as much federal money as you can, spend it like a stimulus program. >> gretchen: what kind of irony do you see that we're seeing these entitlement programs ballooning almost out of control in the last couple of years, at the same time that we're having a discussion about how we have no more money left to pay for entitlements! >> this is one of the reasons, because everybody has this attitude that it's mine. i want it. so we're talking about homeowners who want bailouts for mortgages they can't afford, businesses that demand bailouts. all kinds of crony capitalism right down to the individual, whether it's medicare that the government can't afford, medicaid, enormous numbers of
ripoffs in the medicaid program. and food stamps are sort of the end of the line on this. and listen, under president bush and president obama, they've loosened the eligibility requirements. they waived the asset test. they've increased the amount of the grant. it's now the average grant for a family of four is $625 a month. that's a lot of subsidy and to make it easy to get it -- i didn't realize this, part of the stimulus was to increase the food stamp allotment. >> gretchen: lot of stuff in the fine print that a lot of people never saw. michael goodwin, thanks. >> thank you. >> gretchen: is the manly man a dying breed? are today's parents raising a generation of wimps? our next guest says he was a wimp and he overcame it. what parents need to hear coming up next. first, let's check in with martha mccallum. >> i better stick around for that one. good morning, everybody. the biggest tax hike in u.s. history is headed towards us like a freight train right now, folks. and both sides are dug in with
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>> gretchen: is our nation raising a generation of future wimps? our next guest says he was a wimp and overcame it to become a manly man. >> brian: time magazine columnist and author of "man made." welcome back. >> i didn't mean to make myself too manly. i'm 12% more manly than when i was here last time. >> clayton: that's a big gain. 12% more manly than me. i have a lot to learn. when you set out on this quest, first of all, why did you decide to do this? >> when we saw the sonogram and
i found out we were having a boy, i just freaked out. i saw that smudge and they told me it was a penis and i pictured having to take it camping. >> brian: you might not want to use that word again. so you decided to do some wild, so called manly things, like boot camp by getting -- >> things i should have done in a milder version throughout my life. i had limbed time. so i tried to up the manly list. i got in the ring with randy kotur. >> gretchen: how did that go? >> i didn't win. i thought of it like rocky. if i could get through the round, i won. >> gretchen: so i guess this is what we're seeing here. we saw you also at boot camp at fort knox. you shaved your head for this? >> they shaved my head. they didn't ask a lot of questions about that. >> clayton: how difficult was boot damp? >> boot camp was physically -- i'm 40 now, but it wasn't that hard. but psychologically, it's just guys scream not guilty your ear
all day long and in the first three hours before i had done any physical activity whatsoever, and it was hot and i was -- >> brian: don't make excuses. you said they were yelling at you. >> first time in my life i fainted. but if you are in boot camp, i recommend hazing. >> brian: they're worried they're going to sue you. in the big picture, are you worried about as a country get too long soft, for those who don't do boot camp and don't take on randy kotur? >> yeah, i am exactly. i thought the conclusion was being a man isn't about this stuff. being a man is about being present and being honest. no, being a man is about getting kneed in the face by randy kotur. >> gretchen: also becoming a boy scout, which you did for the first time at 37? >> yeah. they didn't fingerprint me. >> clayton: we've seen so many successful shows, "log men ,"
"swamp men," men are watching because they feel wimp like and they want to see real men. >> they're watching it themselves or growing beards. >> brian: it's our fault. if we didn't go hunting, we didn't eat. so we should never have been civilized. we should get rid of electricity and stop shopping. we should start shuttering food again. >> clayton: brian, you just had a croissant down the hallway. >> gretchen: what's the message for parents watching? >> i think you should introduce your -- i'm going to introduce my son to a lot more stuff. bring him to jew jet sue class, going camping with him, he's three now. the mistake we make is not just giving our kids a chance to latch on to stuff that i think they naturally like. >> clayton: instead of patching them. >> office wimpy kid. my -- i was a wimpy kid. >> gretchen: you are 12% more man today. >> at least. >> brian: we'll see more details
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