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bill: great to be with you next couple days. martha is back tomorrow from london. we'll see you then. "happening now" starting right now. jon: we are just hours away from that historic recall election in wisconsin. the vote tomorrow in the deeply-divided battleground state sure to offer the obama and romney campaigns a glimpse of what is ahead in november. governor scott walker faces off against milwaukee mayor, tom barrett, a repeat of their 2010 gubernatorial race. the drive to recall walker began after the governor released his plan to balance the state's budget t called for stripping most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. that move of course sparked massive protests and a whole lot of political turmoil. right now the "real clear politics" average of polls gives walker the edge. he leads barrett 51 to 44%. fox business, fox business network's neil cavuto has just sat down with governor walker. he will join us from madison coming up.
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jenna: the president's campaign advisors say republicans are rooting for a bad economy for political gain. is that strategy, that accusation, a smart one? or could it backfire on the dems? a fair and balanced debate coming up. jon: an american-made passenger plane crashes into a major residential area. the death toll is staggering. investigators trying to find out what went so horribly wrong. jenna: the golden years of retirement, time to kick back and relax and enjoy a little free time. but what if that didn't start until you're 80 years old? yep, 80. it is new 40 we hear or maybe the new 65. we'll talk all about this coming up on "happening now." jon: there are some new fears of market madness to tell you about today. so far they haven't materialized. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee and all eyes are
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certainly on wall street today for some obvious reasons. stocks are coming off the worst trading day of 2012 on friday. the dow you can see down slightly. it fell roughly 275 points on friday and that combined with several really tough trading days wiped out all the gains from the entire year. the big drop coming on the heels of that dismal jobs report and raising some concerns about, what's next? what is really ahead? neil cavuto the anchor of "cavuto" 8:00 p.m. eastern time on the fox business network. he joins us from madison, wisconsin. neil we'll talk a little bit about why you're in madison at the moment. let's talk about what is next. are we on the verge of another economic crisis? are we still working on the one we were in? what do you make of it? >> the factory order numbers you alluded to were a little shocking. no one expected them to be that soft. we're seeing numbers that indicate the economy at the very least is slowing down. a lot of market experts fear
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that there could be outright pending recession. gdp overall out put of the economy was 2%. that too was not expected. we've seen this growing talk how do you correct that? what do you do to rein that in? do you extend the bush tax cuts? do you offer more tax relief? it is a big battle right now and sort of being played out in this state, if you will, because the governor, scott walker, said only way he could turn things around in office and wants to continue if he stays in office and survives the recall, is continue to cut down the sizes of the state government. just imagine if the federal government were trying to do that? the approach that the governor is taking is that i've got to do this for the long-term survival of the state even if it will tick off a lot of people. in this case it ticked off enough union folks to demand that he be thrown out on his keister. we'll see if he survives. jenna: neil, talk more about what is at stake.
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as you mentioned some are pointing to wisconsin as a microcosm of larger debates happening on different state levels but also on the federal level as well. do you see this? wisconsin, what happens with the recall over the next 24 hours, will determine in some ways what direction this conversation goes, the entitlement state versus the taxpayer? >> well i think it's a very good question and it is really the issue of the moment. a lot of people call this the most seminal event, maybe the most defining event before the big presidential election in the fall. maybe more so however the supreme court rules on health care. and that's because what this governor has been trying to do, his supporters say, is rein in these excessive costs that have gotten so out of control, they're going to, you know, sort of pigeon hole budgets across the country if they were allowed to continue unabated. so that is why you see chris christie here and some other governors, bobby jindal of louisiana, all making the
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same pitch. nikki haley of south carolina. unless you get the public pension benefit costs under some there will be hell to pay. they counter just as aggresively, one thing controlling those costs. there is another as one union leader told me here about disemboweling the unions in the process that is not fair and not right and therein lies the battle. what is interesting here ever since the election in france as some interpreted to be anti-austerity response, many have been waiting to see what would be the clue in the united states. does wisconsin offer it? are voters here inclined to say enough with these austerity measures, enough with these pushes to rein in spending because it is killing us? now governor walker in an earlier interview with me was telling me i've got some of the wind at my back here. i've got unemployment going down. i've got factory production picking up, mirror opposite what is happening nationally and many argue, not just the governor, that will be one of the things help him maybe
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squeak by in the recall the early to tell. and these polls have a wide swing of possible error, up or down by four points, if the governor does survive this recall he instantly become as conservative rock star, if not a rising star generally within his party. if he doesn't, then the feeling is that unions that put a lot of money and effort here to counter all the money and effort being pushed to help the governor, are alive and well and still breathing fire. jenna: we'll see, neil, we'll play some of that interview by the way next hour when you join us again. we get a two-fer today. that is always nice. >> thank you, jenna. jenna: neil's entire interview with scott walker at his show at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., the new time on the fox business network. jon: firefighters are mourning the deaths of two pilots who lost their lives battling a 5,000 acre wildfire. their airtanker crashed near the utah-nevada border as they were dropping fire retardant.
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the same fire burning up the wreckage of their plane. other firefighters were pulled back from the front lines giving them time to grieve. they are pilot tom neil tomkins and copilot, ronnie edward chambliss. both from boise, idaho. investigators are trying to figure out what caused their plane to go down. jenna: there is another airtanker that makes an incredible emergency landing. this is helping with the california wildfire. it just filled up with fire restandardant when the pilot noticed the landing gear wasn't working properly. the pilot spent 90 minutes to attempt the landing you see there. he slid off the runway but nobody was hurt luckily. the forest service faced criticism recently for not updating the its fleet of air tankers. not sure if that was a factor in this incident, jon. jon: right now investigators are digging through a terrifying scene in nigeria. a plane carrying 150 passengers crashing into the
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city of lag goes yesterday, wiping out businesses and two apartment buildings. everyone on board died. emergency workers fear that many more people perished on the ground. they just haven't been able to get a handle on the numbers. crews are still pulling bodies out of the wreckage. the pilot reported engine trouble just before the crash. investigators will look at the flight recorder to figure out what went wrong. the government tells us what they know so far. >> we have some victims who survived with injuries from around, who are in the hospitals. i will be heading there now to go see them but, clearly the main fuselage of the plane is still being sorted out. we're still obviously as you can see recovering bodies from here. >> i was returning to work. [inaudible] jon: joining us now, is
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peter goelz, a former managing director of the national transportation safety board, the agency that examines flight accidents in this country and elsewhere. peter, africa has long had a troubled history of airplane safety yet nigeria just recently was upgraded to sort of top level status by the united states. was that premature? >> well, i think that's one of the questions that is going to come out of this accident. it was raised to category 1. you are absolutely right, jon, that africa has been a concern for the world's aviation community for almost 20 years. and the accident rate in africa have been high. they continue to be high and there is a lack of confidence in the safety systems in the continent. jon: this particular plane, an md-83, was built by an american company, mcdonnell douglas, now owned by boeing. it was flown by american air
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carriers for quite a while. and in fact there were a couple of incidents when it was flying, when it was flown, i'm sorry, alaskan airlines in which it had to land prematurely because of smoke in the cockpit, that kind of thing. we have that graphic. maybe we can get it up on screen in just a moment. but at any rate, some of them date back to like 2002, peter, for instance. is that unusual for a plane of this age and will they look that far back into its history? >> first of all, no, it is not unusual. the md-80 was for many years a very common aircraft in the united states. american airlines still flies almost 250 of them. so it's, it's a good aircraft. it has got good safety record. it does consume a little too much fuel. so u.s. carriers tend to be shedding themselves of this aircraft but the investigation will go back as far as necessary to
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identify what happened to this plane. you know, there are reports that there were engine problems. they will look at the engines to see if they were making power. they will check the flight data and voice recorder. they will also check the fuel to see whether the fuel was contaminated. the ntsb is sending a team over alongwith boeing today. so i would expect within a few weeks we'll start to see what happened. jon: hope we can get to the bottom of it. peter goelz, formerly with the in. it sb. thanks, peter. >> thanks, jon. jenna: back to the economy and the worldwide debt crisis and new controversial comments from a top ceo who says the way to solve bankrupt budgets just rethink when you get the gold watch. he says the retirement age needs to go up, way up. liz macdonald is with the fox business network and she's here to tell us a little bit who is this ceo, when does he think we should retire and how close is he to retirement by the way? >> reporter: that's right,
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jenna. he is the ceo of one of the worst bailouts this country ever seen. american international group. he is robert benmosche. he is 68 years old. he told fox business's neil cavuto just a couple months ago that the retirement age should be 70. he is now uping that to 80. take a listen to what he told neil a few months ago. >> medicine's better. health is better. longevity is there. the retirement system at 65 is not affordable. we have to have a retirement age at least 70, if not 75. >> reporter: now he is saying, jenna, essentially the age should be 80 which we retire. american taxpayers still own 61% of aig. aig still owes u.s. taxpayers about $44 billion. the irony here, jenna is that if the retirement age does go up as the cbo has been saying, as the president's own bipartisan debt commission has been advocating too, if that happens, if the retirement
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age goes up to 67, 70, 80, then you will see youth unemployment rise too because it would displace a lot of young workers. already youth unhe will employment is one out of seven are unemployed and we will need young workers, get this, to fund social security. back to you, jenna. jenna: that will be tough if they're not working. >> reporter: that's right. jenna: wonder what our viewers think about that. write us at happen at happening now. jon: i plan to sitting in high rocking chair at 80. i hope you will continue to coanchor with me. jenna: god willing. 80 is a long time. jon: not so far from me now. jenna: come on. jon: getting there every day. new insight into the minds of voters in a key battleground state. what they are saying is cause for concern from both the obama and romney campaigns. jenna: some potential breakthroughs in the battle against cancer. talking about health care and better care, right? a new noninvasive way to fight the disease and a new
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jon: we are your election headquarters. "the washington post" today reporting on a key bloc of voters. talking about working class voters from pennsylvania's coal country. if the swing region that is at the forefront of the recession. the post suggests that the voters are not happy with either candidate for president. the latest real clear politics polling average shows the president with a slight lead over governor mitt romney in pennsylvania. meantime a new "rasmussen poll" nationwide don't think either candidate is the best one for the job. just 19% think president obama and governor romney
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are the best candidates out there. that certainly resonates in pennsylvania. joining us from washington, erin mcpike, a national political reporter for "real clear politics". erin, so both sides are not standing real well among some of these working class folks in pennsylvania right now, huh? >> that's right because both president obama and mitt romney are seen by many of these voters as elitists. that's why you're seeing the obama campaign focus so heavily on mitt romney's time in the private sector, running bain capital, the private equity firm because they want to show these white working class voters that they don't think mitt romney is on their side. jon: does president obama need to win them to in order to win this election? >> he doesn't need to win them but he does need to do better among those voters. there's a recent poll by "the washington post" that showed mitt romney beating president obama among the white working class by about 20 points. you see the obama campaign
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focusing on other demographic groups like women, like, students, young people, youth. and among hispanic voters. they're focusing on those groups to shore up each of those demographic groups and then shifting the focus on the white working class. just yesterday, one of president obama's advisors, stephanie cutter, was on a couple of sunday shows and she made the point that because of the president's policies, a lot of the manufacturing sector of the economy has begun to bounce back and that is thanks to the president. so they are focusing on that issue. just to show that president obama is on the side of these working class voters whereas they say mitt romney is not. jon: a lot of these voters overwhelmingly democratic but mostly reagan type democrats, aren't they? can they become romney democrats? >> they certainly could. and what we've seen from mitt romney over the past few months that he will go to campaign in front of a shuttered factory to say that the president's policies are not working. that the economy has not
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bounced back. and he says via tax cuts and his own economic vision, that these fact tricks and other businesses would bounce back. jon: but does pounding bain capital as the president had been doing, does that really resonate with, you know, coal miners, for instance in pennsylvania coal country? >> it's hard to say because so many of these voters have not yet tuned in. now these attacks have come over the past three or four weeks. we didn't see much of it last week as the obama campaign shifted to talking about mitt romney's record as governor of massachusetts, rather than his 25 years in the private sector but i suspect in the next few weeks of polls we'll see more of that in the whether or not some of these attacks have worked. jon: erin mcpike, "real clear politics". thank you. >> thank you. jenna: we'll have more on the race for the white house as the president's campaign strategists are saying republicans are rooting for a bad economy for political gain in 2012. is that a smart strategy by
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the president's campaign? is there anything to that accusation? a fair and balanced debate on that. jon: we'll get into that. plus wildfires raging for weeks across new mexico. are the fire crews any closer to getting the situation back under control? an update on their progress just ahead. [ woman ] for the london olympic games, our town had a "brilliant" idea. support team usa and show our olympic spirit right in our own backyard. so we combined our citi thankyou points to make it happen. tom chipped in 10,000 points. karen kicked in 20,000. and by pooling more thankyou points from folks all over town, we were able to watch team usa... [ cheering ] in true london fashion. [ male announcer ] now citi thankyou visa card holders can combine the thankyou points they've earned and get even greater rewards. ♪
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jon: we are america's election headquarters. president obama and governor mitt romney sparring over who is to blame for the state of this economy. republicans point to the latest jobs numbers as evidence the president shouldn't win another term. the obama campaign counters that republicans are blocking progress and actually rooting for economic failure. listen. >> can the president do anything now? >> he could get congress to act. the proposals that we put
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forward that have been sitting there for nine months, independent estimates have put those proposals at a million jobs. so there are a million jobs sitting on that table in congress right now they could move on. they need to get off their hand and stop rooting for failure. that is really what is going on right now. we can impact the economy. jon: but don't the democrats control one house of the congress? joining us no you kate obenshain, former chair of the virginia republican party and. chris her hahn, former campaign aide to senator charles schumer and fox news contributor. we heard stephanie say that she thinks republicans are rooting for economic failure. is that really the democratic line? does anybody believe that is the case? >> i would go one step further. i think they're causing failures in this economy by their inaction. we talk about the democrats controlling the senate. the republicans have used the filibuster more in the last 3 1/2 years than have been used any 25 years in
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the history of our country. so to say that the democrats are not trying to move the ball forward as the republicans are happily going along trying to help the economy, they are very happy when things go wrong in this country right now. all they care about is seizing power. they're doing what they can to bring this country down in the process. they do not put country first. they're not acting like patriots. they need to move on and start working on things. jon: kate, let you to react to that. >> seizing power. comes from the guy who wants to take away the power from the supreme court. he says he will go around congress to get things done when they won't do exactly what he wants them to do. thank heavens. the american people are thanking the good lord in heaven that the congress has utilized their filibuster power or we would be completely bankrupt. bottom line, no there are not high-fives about the stagnant, steal impact of obama's policies on the economy. but there is also no, no surprise.
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we knew government trying to solve the problem was not going to work t was only going to make businesses less inclined to invest in the economy. less inclined to grow their businesses and certainly to hire new workers when they know the cost of regulations the cost of obamacare is going through the roof. why would a business want to expand? republicans are not just doing what obama wants them to do because the policies have been destructive. the policies that were said this investment in the economy said we would not go above 8% unemployment rate. we've been at above 8% unemployment. jon: before you get to that, listen to what david axelrod told bob schiefer over the weekend. >> but you're going to have to do more than just attack congress. >> not a matter of attacking congress, bob. i don't think the american people are looking for us to attack each other. they're looking for us to work together. what we learn they will only act when the country demands action. otherwise they will sit on their hands and instead
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high-fiving each other on days when there are bad news, they should stop sitting on their hands and work on some of these answers. >> christopher, democratically controlled senate hasn't passed a budget in the 1132 days now, since april of 2009. i mean there is more that the democrats could do, isn't there? >> i have been very critical of them not passing a budget. i think they should have put a budget forward, many, many times. i'm surprised they haven't. that is something i have parted ways with many of my party being critical on them for doing that because they had an opportunity to put that out there. that said the republicans in the house haven't really passed a budget. ryan's vaulted plan is nothing more than a farce. it doesn't set anything specific how he will cut any of the spending in the budget. all he does say he will cut tax%-1;[ we've seen that the bush tax cuts have not created jobs in this country. in fact they brought us down into this mess we're in right now. right now, basically the president of --. jon: we seem to have lost
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our connection to christopher. okay. we have you back, christopher? >> what i was saying the president's basically been working under the bush plan for the last two years. >> oh my god. >> he has had a problem this that regarders as i recall the democrats controlled the house and senate for the first two years of the obama administration. >> this is consistently what obama does is he blames george bush who hasn't been president for 3 1/2 years. he blames the republicans instead of accepting responsibility for his own failed policies. this was the guy who was going to transcend politics. this is one of the big problems obama is facing in poll after poll it shows that the american people don't think he is able to actually get anything positive accomplished. that he sticks with his failed policies instead of trying something new which is get government out of the way. this push by the democrats to rescind the bush tax cuts what is that going to do? that that will devastate the american middle class -- >> i wish this president,
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kate, i wish this president would have tried something new. we've been in this bush tax policy for too long. >> you know what? we've been in this policy -- >> -- car, and i couldn't drive my car again for couple years because i was trying to fix it. you would still be responsible for smashing my car. that is what happened under the bush years. >> pouring a trillion dollars into this economy has only bankrupted our country and insisting that government is the only way to solve our problems has made the problems so much worse. chris, all that we needed to do was government get out of the way. power of free market. but they didn't do that. instead they said, only women can be helped by government, this -- only government can solve the problem. jon: i have to be buffer in middle of you two. always entertaining discussion. very informative. christopher, kate, thank you both. >> thank you. >> thanks for having us. jon: you bet. jenna: i don't know about you, i don't want to give either of them a baseball bat and in ideas, either,
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right? separate screens where everyone belongs in a good discussion. the aftermath that is of a monster tornado. survivors are sharing their incredible stories as we take some of these images about how they got out alive. plus a historic recall election, key battleground state of wisconsin. and in depth look at issues that sparked all this controversy. jim angle takes a look, next. [booing] ♪ ♪ we all need it. to move. to keep warm. to keep us fed. to make clay piggies.
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welcome to jenna: now back to one of our top stories today, the recall election in which is is now just one day away and the battle between governor scott walker and milwaukee mayor tom barrett, some are describing it as a referendum on scott walker but it started as a fight over union benefits. chief national correspondent jim angle live in washington with more on this jim? >> reporter: hello, jenna. that's right, one thing has been missed in the recall debate. that is stay workers still do better than taxpayers. listen. >> one of the problems is that the government workers are constantly being told by their unions they're underpaid. they're always being told you could make more money outside. so many of them don't realize how much more generous their benefit package is. >> reporter: in in spite of all the drama of governor walkers changes. new research shows average wisconsin state worker
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receives total compensation including benefits of about $81,600 a year versus about 67,000 for private sector workers with similar skills and experience. a difference of more than $14,500. before the governor's actions, state employees were getting about 28% more in salary plus benefits than comparable private sector workers. after the governor's actions they still receive 22% more. health benefits are more than twice as valuable as what private sector workers get. and they get guaranteed pension benefits more than 4 1/2 times as valuable. listen. >> if a private sector worker with a 401(k) wanted to generate the same guaranteed benefit retirement he would have to save somewhere around 30% of his salary in a 401(k) to do it. >> now supporters of the recall still object to the governor stopping automatic withdrawal from union dues from paychecks though workers can do that on their own. a former president sees unions as the key issues.
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>> i can hear it now, wednesday, all those people that poured all the money into wisconsin, if you don't show up and vote, will say, see, we got them now. we're finally going to break every union in america. we're going to break every government in america. we're going to stop worrying about the middle class. we don't get a rip whether poor people get to work into it. we got our way. we got it all. >> reporter: no one wants to give up anything without a fight but in this case, jenna, public employees are counting on taxpayers to pay for more generous benefits than the taxpayers themselves enjoy. jenna? jenna: continue to watch the story, jim, thank you. >> reporter: you bet. jon: massive cleanup underway after a tornado rips through petersburg, virginia. that is about 25 miles south of richmond. the twister touched down friday, injuring are one person and damaging several homes. now victims are sharing their stories of survival. >> this was actually an addition.
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it was in the swing over here. my wife was in here with her friend and a niece. they heard all the noise and they stopped what they were doing but they were standing right in this spot when everything came crashing in. >> oh wow. >> they were just, you know, praying and, you know, and god blessed them to see it through. jon: the national weather service says wind reached 85 miles per hour in the area. those are the wind outside the tornado itself. that monster twister spanned at least 150 to 200 yards across. jenna: wow! we'll take you to new mexico now. evacuation orders are now lifted for a new mexico ghost town threatened by this massive wildfire. crews finally able to build containment lines on the west side of the fire. you have two smaller lightning-sparked fires combining to form the largest blaze in the state's history. fish and wildlife now expressing concerns about two packs of endangered
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wolves living in the area of the a lot to this fire and hopefully they get it more under control. jon: here is what they need, a good soaking. much of the country will get one today with severe thunderstorms and damaging winds possible in some areas. meteorologist maria molina live in the fox weather center. no good soaking for new most though, huh, maria? >> jon, seems like basically we get showers and thunderstorms abig part of the country except for where we need it the most for the wildfires in southwestern new mexico. one of the areas that continue to see more showers and storm here in the northeast. that storm system that actually produced the severe weather you just mentioned is same one linkering across the northeast bringing much cooler temperatures. highs in the low 60s for new york city. still seeing scattered showers. it is scattered, not too heavy anymore. you will get them quickly and they will move out. otherwise we have heavier downpours across the southeast. this is the same area we have the possibility to see some of these storms produce severe weather.
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very heavy rain south of atlanta into parts of central alabama and also into arkansas and across northwest. a strong storm system is developing and already bringing in rain from washington down through northern california and that storm system will also be bringing in the possibility of severe storms from montana, northern idaho and eastern portions of washington. large hail, damaging winds and even some isolated tornados will be possible. jon? jon: maria molina in the fox weather center. >> thanks. jenna: we'll take you overseas to new fallout in egypt today where protests rage in tahrir square. that is the site of the original uprising against hosni mubarak. as prosecutors plan to appeal the verdict against the ousted president. that is allowed under egyptian law. mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of hundreds of protesters. conor powell live in our middle east bureau with more. >> reporter: jenna, there are calls for continued protests as egyptians vent their anger and frustration
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over the mubarak verdict. many wanted to see mubarak sentenced to death, not to a life sentence but real frustration and anger about the verdict isn't just that my bar whack was sentenced to life, and not death but there is a general sense in egypt while my bar whack was convicted the overall mubarak era regime is getting off scott-free. considering all the charges alongwith the codefendants alongwith mubarak it appears that mubarak suffering most of the punishment. the overwhelming regime is not being punished. mubarak and his two sons were not convicted of corruption and six top police commanders who were part of the mubarak regime were acquitted of all the charges as well. a lot of frustration and a lot of anger in egypt about the direction of the protests and the revolution and what exactly has been accomplished in the past year-and-a-half since the uprisings in tahrir and across egypt. many want to see the military ousted from power
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and they want to see all of these other mubarak-era officials still in power removed from power. now of course in two weeks egyptians will go back to the polls to elect a new president but even there there is a sense of frustration as the two finalists, one is a member of the muslim brotherhood and the other is a former mubarak-era regime official. there is a lot of frustration where the election might take the future of egypt as well, jenna. jenna: we'll continue to watch the story. conor thank you. jon: amazing cancer breakthroughs to tell you today. a new drug may slow down breast cancer. it appears it is keeping patients alive also but there is also news that has people very concerned including medical a-teamer, dr. marc siegel. he joins us to tell us what it all means when it comes to the health of you and your family. this country was built by working people.
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medical a-team. amazing break throughs announced over the weekend that a patient's own immune system may fight cancer. a new drug that may actually slow down the growth of breast cancer. word from the fda they may start fast tracking experimental drugs to get them to patients that need them most. joining us dr. marc siegel, professor of medicine at new york university langone medical center and a member of our own fox news medical a-team. despite the headlines you have concerns about other news we have about cancer. >> at the same time we're seeing wonderful treatments coming out we're learning by some estimates we'll be 75% increase in cancer in the world by 2030. jenna: why? >> 22 two million cases a year in the 2030. in the united states the problem is obesity and inactivity and smoking and drinking alcohol. lifestyle issues are the big explosive problem. we're seeing some infections related. hpv virus, hepatitis-b and c. but the biggest problem here
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in the u.s. is the obesity and lifestyle and leading to more and more certain style cancers. jenna: a reminder to be more fit as a way to prevent yourself from having a cancer like breast cancer for example? >> breast cancer and colon are the most obesity related. we can talk about the wonderful new discoveries. people under the microscope are finding out great things but best thing is not get in the first place by altering lifestyle. here is what is exciting, jenna. we thought about cancer as poison. jenna: when you get get chemotherapy, your whole body gets sick, not just the parts that have cancer. >> because you're targeting rapidly growing cell. you're poison the rapidly growing cell and your own cells that are normal. we're doing two amazing things we couldn't do before. we're looking for genetic signatures. we're finding out what one person's genetics is that
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lead to cancer. herceptin targets an abnormal gene that 30% of the breast cancer victims have. another thing we're doing and this is why the fda said we're fast tracking drugs and we can use them before surgery. the other issue is immunotherapy. we're creating vaccines to use against the cancer using the body's own immune cells to recognize the cancer as abnormal. it is a foreign invader. jenna: they find the bad cells and can go attack those bad cells? >> exactly. like it is a foreign invader. used to be it fooled the body. the body thought we don't recognize that as foreign. we're saying it is a foreign invader. put a guided missile on it and attack the chemotherapy and bam, it explosion. jenna: talk about accessibility and costs as well. as far as some of the major advances, and all of them sound positive, when will they be available to the masses and what about the cost of them? >> the drugs that we're seeing right now by this year's meetings looks like they will be available to the public over the next
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year or two. you will be able to go into your doctor out there and say, what is the latest? do you have this for me? should i have it before surgery? should i have it after surgery? but the problem you just mentioned, jenna is cost. the new treatments are about 100,000 per year. this is a lot of money. i wonder if insurance is going to cover this especially under the health reform climate where we're having to cover more and more people and more and moore basic services. are the expensive treatments covered by insurance? jenna: they are out there. you want them to be accessible by people that really need them? >> you bet. you bet. they have to be commonly available. jenna: dr. siegel, thank you very much. a lot of news to take in. >> good to see you. jenna: jon? jon: how about facebook for preteens could soon be reality. the social networking giant is looking for ways to include users under the age of 13. take a look at shuttle enterprise floating toward its new home at the intrepid sea, air and space museum on
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jon: there's new hope for finding remains of servicemembers still missing in vietnam. defense secretary leon panetta on a historic trip there making some progress giving some u.s. families possible closure. general fir griffin had an exclusive interview with the defense secretary over the weekend. she is now streaming live from hanoi, vietnam. jennifer? >> reporter: jon, this trip to vietnam has been filled with historics first for the secretary of defense. yesterday he was in cameron bay, which of course this was the first time a defense secretary has been in cameron bay since the end of
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the war. today he had another historic first. he was at the ministry of defense where he was greeted with warm smiles. this is the equivalent of the vietnamese pentagon in the capital of hanoi. he was received by the vietnamese minister of defense. the warm relation was evident on the smiles on the faces there. one chapter end and. first time since the war ended there was a significant exchange of war artifacts between the two sides. the vietnamese gave panetta several sets of letters including ones that had been stolen off the corpse of sergeant steve flaherty of colombia, south carolina, who was killed while serving with the 101st airborne in 1969. the letters were written by sergeant flartty, to his family and used for years according to u.s. officials as anti-american propaganda
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during the war and afterwards. he wrote to a person named, betty, assuming his wife, all the dead and wounded u.s. troops he had to tend to and help. the vietnamese defense minister used panetta's visit as a chance to announce the regime would now allow the u.s. military access to three new sites previously unavailable to them. these sites are thought to contain the remains of american troops missing since the war. the pentagon has a team that has been here searching since 1973. there are still 1284 american servicemen missing in vietnam. the acid dick nature of the oil here caused quickening disintegration of the remains. aging family members see there is a real race against time to find the missing. the military officials told leon panetta today that they only had five or six years left to find the remains of the missing before the soil would cause them all to disintegrate. back to you, jon.
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jon: more than 1300 still missing. we hope they get some answers for their families. jennifer griffin, thank you. jenna: wisconsin's recall race could have national implications. pub pun governor scott walker fighting -- republican governor scott walker fighting to keep his job. neil cavuto and bret baier join us live from wisconsin on this race. he said his wife died from reaction to spray tan. that is initially what his defense team said. not anymore. prosecutors say he killed here. closing arguments underway in the "spray tan murder" trial. our legal panel looks at this case coming up. [ male announcer ] this is the at&t network.
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jen jeanne lot of big stories today but our two headlines have to do what could really impact millions of americans. first off we're going to talk a little about the string of disappointing economic news, leading the -- leaving the markets and white house certainly on edge. you take a look at the dow
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now t. continues its decline after that weak jobs report on friday but also, it's a tough week in general. on friday, interesting to note, it was the worst trading day across all the markets for the entire year. so it wasn't just the dow on s&p and nasdaq, they also had tough days. glad you're with us as we continue our coverage on all of this, i'm jenna lee. jon: -- jon: a lot of peoples' 401ks not looking like they used to. i'm jon scott. the white house is watching key race in wisconsin. tomorrow voters will head to the polls in an election that could have a major impact come november. republican governor scott walker is fighting to keep his job. right now it's a tight race between walker and democratic challenger tom barrett. according to real clear politics average, walker is in the lead with 51.2% of the vote, barrett has almost 45 percent. bret baier is the anchor of "special report". he is in wisconsin, and joins us now, live from madison.
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bret, i know you've been stomping around that state talking to folks. what are they telling you? >> jon, we are bouncing around the state, following both mayor barrett and governor walker's different events, talking to folks here. there is a lot of enthusiasm on both sides about this recall election on tuesday. this state is estimating 60 to 65 percent turnout, which would be unbelieveable if that, in fact, happens. but we can tell you that just bouncing around to different events, there is a lot of energy on both sides, and i talked to both governor walker and to mayor barrett yesterday. we'll have governor walker on our show tonight at 6:00 p.m., and we'll also hear from mayor barrett. but i'll tell you this, that the economy drives the day, and while the unemployment here in wisconsin is below the national average, there is still a lot of concern as there is in a lot of states about the future of a fragile economy. jon: so when you talk to
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voters about potential forecasting of this election for november, i mean, does it suggest that there's going to be a surprise in wisconsin? >> i mean, it's definitely possible. if walker holds on and wins here here on tuesday, this state looks a lot better for the romney campaign. especially in some of these swing counties that support ed president bush in 2004, went overwhelmingly for president obama in 2008, and then went to governor walker in 2010. if walker manages for hold on to a lot of these places and there are a lot of moderate voters in especially the northeastern part of wisconsin, you could see the romney campaign looking at this state and saying we might have a chance here. jon: democrats have been begging president obama to weigh in on the race. he hasn't done really much of anything to this point. why not? >> well, that's a good question. you know, you saw former president clinton here campaign w-g mayor barrett
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and that was a big event, you've seen other luminaries from the democratic party come in here and support him. you've had verbal acknowledgement from the white house, but not a stop. and to be honest with you, there is angst about that in the democratic party, especially since the president was nearby over the weekend. there were a lot of people hoping he would make a stop here. the fact that he hasn't is an interesting sign and may tell you something about the status of this race. jon onand republicans have generated a lot of i guess excitement to try to keep governor walker in office, e-mail lists, voter registration rolls and so forth, that's what governor romney is hoping he can piggy back off of come november. >> yes. and governor walker's operation has been very interesting. whether it translates from the money to the actual get out the vote to get people to the polls, one of the things that we've seen in some race social security if polls going in show a big
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separation, there is sometimes a lack of energy, saying do i need to get out there and vote. i don't think you're going to see that just judging anecdotally, talking to people on both sides. but walker's people are concerned about making sure people get out to the polls. jon: looks like a nice day in wisconsin. >> gorgeous. jon: a nice time out of washington, d.c. bret baier, thank you. see you this evening. jenna: bret alluding to this. there's a huge price tag associated with this race in wisconsin. so far governor walker has spent $29 million on this campaign. barrett, who is his opponent, has spent $4 million, 74 percent of barrett's individual donations came from wisconsin's residents, while 38 percent of walker's came from in-state. finally, state election officials estimate this election will cost taxpayers $9 million for a total of $18 million overall. jon: governor walker's push to control unions, sparking
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the recall, but let's take a look at the bigger economic picture. when elected, governor walker promised job creation of 250,000 jobs over four years. thirty-three thousand have been created under his term to this point. the unemployment rate in wisconsin today, 6.7%. quite a bit better than the national average. jenna: absentee voting is underway as well and some are raising concerns about the integrity of the voting system. senior correspondent eric shawn investigating the possibly of voter fraud. >> reporter: the early voting in wisconsin ended on friday and now there are allegations of voter fraud today on the eve of the election. some allegedly fraudulent absentee ballot applications were submitted in wakashau county, they have the names and signatures of voters that do not match. the canvasser was apparently gathering applications, asking some people if they supported walker in the city of delefield.
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gena gresh, in charge of voting there, told us that false applications could be as a way to steal votes. >> it concerns me that somebody is out there requesting ballots for other people and that i found it odd that they requested a balance kwot for -- ballot for an address they don't live at so i thought they may be for the mail person. >> could that be voter fraud? >> i think definitely it is. >> voter fraud has been an issue. the governor has claimed voter fraud could affect the election, telling the weekly standard this, i've always thought in the close recollections -- elections, presidential elections it means you privately have to win with at least 53 percent of the vote to account for fraud, one or two points potentially. others say that's just not true and that voter fraud is not widespread enough to affect the election. state election officials told us that they do have ways to prevent any possible fraud tomorrow, though wisconsin voters we talked to are mixed. >> do you think voter fraud
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could actually swing an election? >> yes. >> you do? >> i do. yeah. i think it's -- yeah. i think voter fraud is a reality of our time. as i think wisconsin voters are aware of. >> i have faith in the electoral system, i have faith in the people, you know. this is -- however it turns out is going to be done, all the ts are going to be crossed and all the is are going to be dotted. >> reporter: in trying to make sure that happens the state attorney general is sending election monitors to 12 election cities to watch the pulse. if you suspect voter fraud where you live, we want to know about it, is our address. jenna: eric, thank you. jon: president obama and clinton coming to the big apple for a fundraising blitz, this as advisers for president obama and governor romney trade punches over the slumping economic recovery. and the latest dismal jobs report out on friday. wendt el goler is live at the white house -- wendell
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goler is live at the white house covering that for us. >> >> reporter: president obama is keeping cozy with former president clinton after the ex-president seemed to offer an endorsement of mitt romney last week. he walked it back over the weekend. mr. clinton clarified his remarks about the sterling business career, saying that was not an endorsement of romney for president because romney is wrong on the economy and other issues. the obama campaign has shifted its attack on romney, away from his tenure at bain capital, to his time as governor of massachusetts >> massachusetts plunged to 47th in job creation, they lost manufacturing jobs at twice the rate of the country, they grew jobs at one fifth the rate of the rest of the country. it wasn't the record of a job creator. he had the wrong economic philosophy and he failed. >> reporter: last week's disappointing jobs figures are firing up romney supporters, businesses added about half as many jobs in may as economists had been predicting. that set the unemployment rate up 1/10 of a percent to
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8.2%. romney campaign advisers blamed the problem on the president's lack of executive experience. >> this is a hostile environment for job creation in our economy and that's why frankly it adds a sense of urgency in terms of this year's election to be able to turn things around because the only thing that's going to change it are changing the polices and that means changing the person in the white house. >> reporter: romney advisers said the problem is the country gave the keys to the greatest economy on earth to a president with no executive experience. a reference to mr. obama's often-used claim that republicans grew the economy into -- rolled the economy into a ditch and want the keys back. jon: thank you, wendell goler, at the white house, where it looks like they're doing a little work, as always. jenna: we have this fox news alert coming to us from buckingham palace. it's a very busy time with the queen's jubilee, the queen's husband, prince phillip, has been taken to
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the hospital. the reason that buckingham palace is reporting that to us is a suspected bladder infection. the prince is expected to remain in the hospital a few days. he is 91 years old and it certainly has an busy few days for the queen and her husband. so we wish him well and we'll bring you updates as we hear more on his condition. but right now, he is in the hospital. the supreme court will at some point this summer make a decision on one of the biggest cases really most of our lifetimes. is the president's health care overall constitutional. coming up, we're going to talk to one senator who is hoping the court throws it out. we're going to ask him what we do to fix the health care industry if it does or doesn't. the big industry, there's a lot to be done. >> also, certainly all eyes on wisconsin today, the recall election seen as one of the first big tests of voters before the election in november. coming up, a closer look at the race and how it could impact the campaigns of the president and mitt romney. that's next. ♪
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jon right now some top stories we're watching, an arrest made in connection with a bloody shooting spree in tkhaupbd killed one and injured seven others, police say in toronto the gunman that opened fire in a mall surrendered to authorities last night, the shooting believed to be gang-related. >> any hopes for peace in syria is slowly fading, rebels say they are no longer commit to a u.n.-backed peace plan, instead they're launching attacks on government forces they say to, quote, defend their people. >> china reacts to u.s. plans to shift more aircraft carriers to the arab pacific region by 2020. china's foreign ministry says it hopes the united states will respect beijing's regional interests jenna: a trade war over solar panels is burning red hot now. the obama administration recently saying it would
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slap tariffs on solar panels built in china, this after finding chinese companies are selling them here at below-market prices, but some say the tariffs may actually backfire and end up hurting many american businesses,. dan spring ser live in seattle with more. >> reporter: it was done by the brattle group, that says there could be a net loss of 1000 jobs in the u.s. if a tariff is slapped on chinese imports and that's because of the 100,000 jobs tied to the domestic solar industry, only 3 percent are in manufacturing. the vast majority are in engineering and installation. solar world, a german company that has a big plant outside of portland, in oregon, brought the complaint to the commerce department, the commerce department investigated, and it has ruled prelimnarily that chinese competitors are selling panels 31 percent below their cost, and it's allowed them to grab over half the u.s. market share. solar world is claiming victory over the tariff: >> it basically allows us to compete on technology, on
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quality of products, on services, just like everybody else, in any other industry within the world would like to do. >> reporter: but some environmentalists and a group called case coalition dollars for affordable energy says the tariff would drive the price of solar panels way up and kill the momentum solar has built up over the last few years as costs have come down, according to the interstate renewable energy council, solar capacity in 2010 quadrupled in the utility sector and went up 60 percent in residential in just one year. the big question, is that growth sustainable if consumers have to pay a lot more to go solar. >> if we had a 50 percent tariff which is very close to what the department of commerce decided to put on, then we would lose about 14,000 jobs in our states which is a lot of people. a lot of people who just got retrained to work in this industry. >> reporter: and the tariff is not a done deal yet. commerce will make a final determination by the end of the year and then the obama
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administration weighs in. some fear a tariff could trigger a trade war with china that will cost that market -- cost a lot -- cost more to get our product into china, i should say. jenna: a lot of different angles to that story dan. we'll continue to watch it. dan springer in seattle today. jon: closing arguments could begin as soon as today in a big case we've been watching. prosecutors right now, wrapping up their murder case against real estate developer adam kaufman. they claim he strangled his wife, then called 911. the defense has a very different explanation, and has made a compelling case. coming up, our legal panel weighs in. >> so she's not breathe something. >> no, she's not breathing. >> did something happen? >> no, no, i don't know. come, please. can you please come here? wake up!
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jenna: that was a big question, what's next, right, as we await the decision on the fate of health care from the supreme court. my next guest is fighting to overturn the president's law in congress saying it should be replaced with a plan that can actually help patients. wyoming senator john barrasso is chairman of the senate republican policy committee, also a doctor, right, senator, we can't forget that. >> absolutely, practiced, took care of families around woepl fog a quarter of a century, jenna and thank you for having me today. >> nice to have you. the supreme court is figuring out what they're going to do here, before we actually find out their decision on this case, the health care law is being implemented in different ways. it's being prepared. foundation is being set up around the country to make sure that different businesses and institutions follow the new law. so that's happening. is there any part of the law that you think is a good idea, that you'd like to
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save? because listen, we've spent a couple of years setting up the foundation for certain parts of it. do we want to do away with everything? is there any part of it you like? >> jenna, i think that the supreme court ought to repeal the entire law. if they do not find the whole thing unconstitutional, i want to work to repeal it and then replace it with a step by step approach to actually make sure patients can get the care that they need from the doctor that they choose, not that the government chooses, at a lower cost. the president made so many promises, all of which have been broken by this health care law, and what you're not going to see coming from me or from republicans is a 2700 page law that is, they say, too voluminous to be read and too incoherent to be understood. jenna: different parts of it, for example, of making your children be able to stay on your insurance until the age of 26, is that something that you'd like to save as part of the law, that some insurance companies have already made allowances to happen? >> well, that's something
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that i and other republicans have supported from the beginning, and it should have been in an initial cooperative effort by republicans and democrats to actually lower the cost of health care, allow more people to be covered, and that's an important part of what we need to do in the future. but i think we actually have to repeal this entire, complicated, very expensive health care law that was put together with accounting gimmicks and budget tricks and many empty promises to make sure that we can really focus on the patient's -- patient-centered approach to health care, not a government-centered or insurance company-centered program. what we need is things that are actually good for patients, as well as the providers who take care of them, as well as for the taxpayers and we don't have that with this health care law. jenna: let's be more specific on that as well. if congress were to succeed in repealing the entire law, what kind of timeline do you foresee to achieving that and actually implement something cost saving, cost
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benefits to the american taxpayer? >> well, if the supreme court completely strikes down the entire law, later this month, i think we need to focus on things that puts patients in charge so that they actually have their own insurance polices that they own, if they buy them personally, they should get the same tax breaks as the companies who get tax breaks. i think we ought to allow people to buy insurance across state lines, we ought to get rid of the junk lawsuits that drive up the cost of care and cause so much of the defensive medicine that's being practiced, and actually let individuals who want to take positive directions with their own health care, let them make decisions that will lower the cost of their insurance, as well. so there are so many things we can do that are really patient-centered, not government-centered. jenna: senator, let me ask you about one of those points that you brought up, which is having americans be able to shop across different state lines for their health care. a large part of this health care debate has been the power of the state versus
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the power of the federal government, power of the individual, and i'm wondering if you would be for the federal government actually mandating to states that they have to open up their market places to other states. is that a slippery slope of having the federal government mandate that to the states and is that something that you would be for? >> i always have concerns about washington mandating things to states for the most part. they tend to be very expensive on the states, which is what they've done with the health care law, mandating all these people being then on to the medicaid rolls. but we've seen it with colleges. a major story said today so many colleges that used to offer low cost health care plans for their students are dropping those because under the obama health care law and the mandates coming out of washington, the mandates are going to drive up the costs so much the colleges are saying forget it, we're not going to offer insurance anymore for our students. jenna: senator, a lot to this conversation. we look forward to having you back more to talk about
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it as we await the decision from the supreme court. senator barrasso, thank you very much. >> thank you jenna. jenna: -- jon: less than 24 hours from now wisconsin voters will be heading to the polls, they will decide whether governor scott walker gets to keep his job over an issue that divided the state and really the nation. neil cavuto interviewed governor walker this morning. we will play some of that interview for you when neil joins us right after this break. [ male announcer ] at scottrade,
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jenna: voters in the key battleground state of wisconsin are just hours away from deciding the fate of the man on the screen right there, governor scott walker, he's facing a recall election and in a tight race, his testimonyic challenger is tom barrett. neil cavuto is there in wisconsin. you can catch him at 8:00 p.m. tonight on the fox news channel. we're going to mention that in the introduce and also on the way out. >> he's the hardest working man in television these days, on at 8:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., all over the place. jenna: 24 hours here! you guys, is neil ready yet? here's why we're going to be talking to neil. nearly was able to sit down with governor scott walker earlier today and talk about what he sees with this election and one of the big questions, neil neil, who is now with us, is what does this all mean? neil, right? people are looking at wisconsin, thinking we're going to talk a lot about wisconsin, the recall election, what is the real significance here of this election, and why are so many people watching it.
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>> well, they don't have -- if you think about it, we've only had three gubernatorial recall necessary our history, this is the first in wisconsin, and generally it's due to criminal activity or something worse so, egregious that the folks in the state are saying we got to toss this bum out. this is a little more shaded because what governor walker is charged with doing is all the disavowing of unions and they're not too happy about it so they quickly got more than a million signatures necessary to get a recall vote going. now, the problem for at least the unions in the interim is that the economy has improved. not mightily but enough to get the unemployment rate down to six-point # percent, well below the national average. we've seen some other trends that are the governor's friend as well, something he brought up with me in an interview earlier today. but this whole race has been very personal, very nasty, and when i asked the governor, if it's been taxing even on his family, the issue has come up
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whether his kids themselves have become union targets. here's what he had to say: >> how are the boys treated at school? >> surprisingly very well. i think the overwhelming majority of teaches in the state are -- >> so they're not picking -- picked on, family members are picked on? >> we've got all sorts of people bused in from outside our community and our home but at school, their teaches, their principal, it's just been exceptional. >> reporter: so by in large, you know, this always gets to be a distinction between some, certainly not all, you know, unions, and some, certainly not all, interest groups of the governor. a few bad eggs can ruin it for the whole lot. having said that these polls are fairly tight right now, one has the governor up five points, another by four points, but the wiggle room in these polls is plus or minus four points so it'ssention ledraw if you look at it that way.
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there are very few undecideds. that's what's interesting here. so both sides a matter of getting out the vote and they are paying mightily to doing just that, close to $70 million spent on this race thus far, a lot of that money, in fact most of that money, for both sides coming from the outside, outside unions for the union-led effort, helping the democrats and a lot of billionaires and a lot of powerful pac money helping the -- helping the governor, evanson, you've heard of foster frieze, they deep campaign financiers who are very concerned about wisconsin and they say it's worth the mope to fight here and they're paying it. jenna: let's play out the scenario of what happens if. if walker stays in office, then what's next for him, and if he doesn't, then what's next for some of the changes that he put in place? , that have been challenged, i should say. >> a lot of folks seem to
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think that if he could buck what otherwise seems to be a european trend, certainly, where any efforts toward austerity are quickly slapped down, i think the defeat of nicolas sarkozy of france comes to mine, not that there's a connection between the two, but there does seem to be a move in the world away from austerity, so if somehow the governor can buck that trend and win here, not only would he embolden his own forces to continue curtailing public spending on things like health care and benefits, many interpret that as a sign that unions themselves might be in some disarray and that they might not be -- sort of galvanizing force they've been thought to be. that's hard to say. the unions, even wounded, can get out the vote and they're very, very good at doing that. they are managing to try to put out all the stop toss make sure people do go to the polls tomorrow. having said that, though a. victory by scott walker, here, instantly cat pulls him to sort of rock star status within the republican party. it was a point i raised with
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the governor, even the so-called p word, the presidential question, will he would be entertaining higher office, entertain, even if asked, a running mate position with mitt romney, because instantly he would run to the sort of republican heap as far as star status concerned. he assured me again and again that his job now, after, if he can, surviving this recall is to get back to business and the peoples of business. interestingly enough, jenna, if you don't mind me going on here, he has avoided any and all media inter ruse after the votes are tallied tomorrow. it's just one brief speech, then he's done and back to work if, if, he survives. gen jen that is an if at this time. neil, thank you very much. great to have this preview with you early today. we'll see you at 4:00 p.m., of course, for the latest on the markets and everything else. you're going to get neil's entire interview with scott walker at 4:00 p.m., on the fox news channel and at 8:00 p.m. eastern time on cavuto, the brand new time, 8:00 p.m., on the fox business network. jon: with wisconsin's recall
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election getting attention from the media, the fox news panel is looking at the coverage. jim pinkerton is writer for the american conservative magazine, alan coomes is host of the alan coomes radio show. it's worth mentioning the gubernatorial recall electricals don't happen all that often, jim, i guess three times in history and the last time most of us remember because it was gray davis in california. how do you think the media are covering it? >> i think the media were completely on fire, the mainstream media, that is, on the whole walker fight with the legislature over the reducing the benefits and power of the public employee unions. i was noticing neil was saying unions. it's really the public employee unions and within that category certain public employee unions. what's been so striking has been the falloff in coverage over the last few months. i'll trying to think of why that could be, why the media were so intensely interested a year ago, and now, less interested now. it could have something to
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do with the fact that it looks like walker is going to win n. which case maybe the media don't want to give a platform to the republican victory. i don't know jon alan, do you see it the same stpwhaeu. >> i'm always amazed at this idea that the notion that it's always the poor conservative who never gets proper coverage. it's always the liberal. look what happened with gray davis in california, it was all about gray davis. he is the one being recalled. this is all about scott walker and i think the media should do a better job vetting walker. why did he leave marquette, why didn't he graduate. they never talk about scott walker. i don't think the media has done a good job examining walker. i'm tired of hearing the liberals whining about how it's too much coverage. >> when you compare the coverage of the gubernatorial recall, when you look at how the press treated the gray davis recall effort, versus the scott walker recall effort, it's two very different things, isn't it jim?
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>> i don't agree with that. jon -- >> the gray davis recall was arnold sharz wear and plane of reporters and media types had no real interest in the poll she issues pro and con, but going to the star celebrity value of sharz wear and frankly a lot were hoping he would win because he was a much more interesting story, which he was, than gray davis, whose personality and character reminded you of his first name, gray gray. but scott walker is a much more bland figure, and i think it's fair to say he's only interesting to the media if they can beat -- if the democrats can defeat him and that's been the driver here. and look, the notion that the coverage is biased and against walker is proven by saying nbc news, which the research center noted in april when unemployment rate in wisconsin was falling, i think neil mentioned it was 6.7, well below the national average, nbc ignored that and talked about the reduction in the number of
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jobs. which is a fair point. the number of jobs is decreasing nationwide, because of the recession, but when it's president obama, it's the unemployment rate, when scott walker, they shifted gears and shows the number of jobs instead. that's media bias. >> the recall is about walker. the story is about walker. he's the reason there's a recall. the focus should be on walker. so this complaining that there's so much attention on walker or you know, he's not getting proper positive coverage, if it were not for his malfeasance, there wouldn't be a recall. jon: malfeasance? >> well, he said he didn't do what he promised he would do. the reason there's a recall, the reason there's been the signatures and a million people wanting him recalled is because of his performance as governor. jon: well, but you -- >> you weren't doing any last minute opposition research on walker are you? there's plenty of media coverage in favor of walker, but it's not in the mainstream media. there's an article in the "wall street journal" about the stakes at hand on walker. i recommend everybody read that but that's the wall journal's one-time thing
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compared to the three broadcast tv networks and air times and the rest of them. >> the "wall street journal" is the mainstream media. i think cable news is the mainstream media. i'm hearing so-called whining about the mainstream media when the media game has shifted and we're all the mainstream media now. >> when i have to go to the green bay georgia tote find out wisconsin has run a budget surplus, repeat, a budget surplus for two times in a row in the state's history, that tells you the mainstream media is not covering the story correctly. >> it's not about whether it's a surplus or not a surplus, it's based on what he said he would or wouldn't do and how he's treating unions. that's what the recall is about. jon: if you can believe the polls alan, at least right now, people seem to like the job he's done. >> he may get out. op jon we'll see what comes of this election tomorrow. thank you both for examining the coverage for us both, jim pinkerton, alan coomes. jenna: was it a fatal heart condition or murder? closing arguments set to
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jon: a fox news weather alert and keep an eye on the skies because severe thunderstorms are on the move bringing hail, damaging winds and tore earningsal downpours to the seen states. meteorologist janice dean is live in the fox extreme weather service keeping an eye on it for us. >> reporter: not only the southeast but northern rockies and parts of texas as well. let's take look at the ray today, shall we, across the northeast, it's a good thing we had a nice weekend because the rest of the work week is going to be gloomy as we have a trough in place and we're going to see some unsettled weather through much of the work week. across the southeast, that's the area where we're watching for the potential of severe weather and across the northwest, where a big system stretching as far south as california is going to bring heavy rain and mountain snow if you can
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believe it in the month of un. let's take a look at your severe threats, some areas could see hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes for the northern rockies, new mexico, towards the tennessee river valley, hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, high, 94 in dallas. look across minneapolis, 82 there, across the northeast, way below average, 65 is the daytime high in new york city. so again, jon scott, i'm so glad we had a nice weekend here, because of the rest of the work week is bring your umbrella. jon: didn't have winter and now it doesn't seem like we're going to have summer either. >> we have time! it's not officially summer yet. jon: good point. it's june 21st. thank you j.d. jenna: closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a florida real estate developer charged with killing his wife in 2007. prosecutors say adam kaufman strange -- strangled his wife, then called 91 1-rbgs the defense claims leana
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kaufman had a heart attack or some sort of heart issue and was injured when she collapsed and died. jasonriedman and john manuela -- manuela is a criminal defense attorney. i'm curious, your thoughts as a prosecutor, the prosecution has gone through a series of rebuttal witnesses, including adam kaufman's twin brother seth and calling to the stand a young woman he dated after the death of his wife. do you think the prosecution is grasping at straws here, that they know something is wrong with their case? >> listen, they have problems with the case no, question about it, but i think the main reason why they are calling the witnesses in the rebuttal case is to buttress the argument about the theory they have, namely that the man committed the murder. there is a discrepancy as to what catherine was wearing at the time the first responders came, as well as the motive issue. obviously the prosecutors are trying to say he was motivated by lust for another woman and i think
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they're probably bringing this other witness in to try to bolster that argument to give the jury something to latch on to in terms of motive. when you don't have great evidence, and there is some lacking here, motive can ab very powerful factor to argue to a jury. jenna: jon, so jason is pointing out the prosecution, they have issues with the case that they presented. now we're at the time that we're getting closing arguments, the judge just told the jury they're going to hear the arguments and get the case today. as the defense, how do you close here? what's the key for this jury? >> the key is you tell the jury that reasonable doubt is the highest level of certainty required under the law. and the jury instructions are going to say that you have to give this guy the benefit of the doubt if the prosecution hasn't met their burden. what is the evidence here? we have no evidence that maybe she died of asfixiation, maybe she died of a heart attack. that's not enough. the maybes are not enough. maybe for a civil lawsuit but not for a criminal
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trial. so you tell the jury they haven't met their burden, it's not your job to figure out what happened, therefore you got to let the guy go. jenna: as far as the prosecution how do you close? >> i'd folk you on the forensic evidence and testimony from the medical examiner. keep in mind we know that dr. bathing tkphaeupl as a forensic path ologist in favor of the defense but he used basically the same data, just arrived at a different conclusion than the official coroner's office or medical examiner's office for the county here in. if i'm the prosecutor i really have to hammer home the forensic evidence, the science behind it, put my best foot forward and argue we've met our burden, proofed his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. jenna: that's something the prosecution did, they did recall the medical examiner that took 18 month toss look at this case and he said for sure this woman had no heart issues that would cause her death. that's the last thing the jury is going to hear. they heard the testimony from dr. badden who came to a different conclusion, as jayson pointed out, that
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said listen, there's something going on. >> you point out the fact it took 18 month toss rule it homicide. why did it take so long? you also point out the family of mr. kaufman is backing him up, they're saying this man would never do that, so those two pieces of evidence and those two pieces of testimony are key to getting the acquittal. jenna: it started with the defense saying it was a spray tan, but the jury does not know that. it certainly caught our attention and now we'll wait and see what the jury rules. gentlemen, nice to have you both, thank you very much. >> thank you. jon: we have a bit of new information about brittan's prince phillip. he is, in fact, in the hospital, buckingham palace has confirmed it's because of a bladder infection. now, the king is going to turn 91 this coming sunday. he has been helping his wife celebrate her diamond jubilee, which has been -- well, it's been the talk of all england, and the big flotilla on the arrive and so forth. at any rate he says he is
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jon: well, some new safety and privacy concerns over facebook and its plans to allow access to children. julie banderas is live in our newsroom with that. julie. >> reporter: jon f. you're a parent with a child under the age of 13 you may have taken comfort in knowing they aren't on facebook, but that may be about to change. according to the wall journal, facebook is considering changing the rules and is developing new technology that would allow minors, once banned from using the popular social networking site, to connect with their friends under parental control, of course.
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mechanisms being tested include connecting childrens' accounts to their parents' so parents can decide whom their kid can friend and what applications they can use, the move, however s. inflaming privacy advocates who say facebook should focus instead on explaining to parents and children that the site isn't appropriate for children under 13, but with over 7 million children lying about their age to get an account, pressure has mounted on facebook to do something about it. there are also concerns about how facebook handles user privacy in general. back in november, you may remember the company agreed to a 20-year settlement with the fcc over acoo accusations it misled users about its use of the personal information so they agreed to regular privacy audits. facebook also hopes to cash in on the fast growing market for childrens' games that's currently dominated by apple inc. and google inc. platforms, the under 13 feeture means that facebook could essentially charge parents for games and other entertainment accessed by their children, the site would also turn a profit by
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offering games for free and instead offer features that help kids advan. it's a tricky, dicey situation. we'll know more about this in the coming months. jon: keep an eye on it for us, thanks. jenna: new details in the trayvon martin shooting case. coming up, we're going to hear the jailhouse conversations between george ph*eupler -- zimmerman and his wife, those conversations are part of the reason he's back behind bars. [ male announcer ] today a mom will see her doctor.
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jenna: we spend a lot of time talking about criminals on this show. a lot of folks get in the back of those cop cars. we found an interesting mugshot, not really a mugshot but from washin washington state, that is a goat in the back of a cop car. he was wandering around the highway 101 and the cop decided to pick him up. book him dano. they drove him back to his
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owners. everything is fine. it was a funny photo. jon: a little fender bender. a car bumps the wall at general motors headquarters in detroit. the driver decides to take the thing to a whole new level when security insisted on getting a police report the man gets back in his car and r-pl and rams a door causing significant damage there. he told security if he was going to get in trouble it might hav as well be something big. the sheriff's took him in for observation. he wasn't driving afford. it was a monty carlo. i think he should have stopped with the little fender bender. jenna: let's keep the road rage down, people. jon: thank you for joining us today. see you tomorrow. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: f


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