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president. >> i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> thanks for inviting news your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. how would you like to never again pay property tax? some folks are voting on that right now. plus, a fiery showdown between senators and u.s. attorney general eric holder on the fast and furious gun sting scandal. >> won't cooperate with the legitimate congressional investigation and you won't hold anyone, including yourself, accountable. >> there is so much that is factually wrong with the premises that you started your statement with, you know, it's almost breathtaking in its inaccuracies. >> tonight, a new call for the attorney general to resign. and you'll hear how he responded.
and rescue crews started racing to the scene as soon as the radio call came in. >> i'm in 3 feet of water on the bridge. i'm going to stay by the radio as long as i can before i have to go overboard. >> trace: reports of an explosion on a yacht and passengers in the water. >> and the final transmission was that the vessel was sinking. >> trace: now, it looks like the whole thing was a prank. >> some people just want attention. >> trace: tonight, the hunt for the hoaxter. >> we begin tonight with a lot of action on capitol hill as attorney general eric holder faced off again with senators to talk about operation fast and furious. that's the gun sting that was supposed to follow thousands of guns from the u.s. to drug cartels in mexico. investigators say the feds did not track hundreds of those weapons and two of them turned up at the scene where u.s. border patrol agent brian terry was murdered. attorney general holder has testified before lawmakers
about fast and furious nine times so far. today, texas senator john cornyn accused him of misleading congress about the operation and called for him to resign. >> mr. attorney general it's more with sorrow than regret than anger that i would say you leave me no alternative but to join those that call upon to you resign your office. >> i don't have any intention of resigning. i heard the white house press officer say yesterday that the president has absolute confidence in me. i don't have any reason to believe that that, in fact, is not -- is not the case. >> but you better believe this fight did not end there. mike emanuel with the news. is he live for us on capitol hill. mike, very contentious day. >> trace, you can absolutely feel the tension. the top republic on the senate judiciary committee says one year after three whistleblowers testified about gun walking and fast and
furious, there has not been much progress. here we are one year later and the terry family is still waiting for answers. they are still waiting for justice. the fbi doesn't have the shooter in custody. and the justice department is still defying congressional subpoena about how all this happened. >> grassley sounded encouraged after the hearing that attorney general holder said he was willing to negotiate. >> mike's aside from fast and furious, republicans also demanded the attorney general also appoint an outside investigator to look into some national security leaks. >> that's right. huge national security leaks that ended up on the front page of prominent newspapers and then out in the public for all to discuss and be aware of. last friday, late last friday the attorney general appointed two united states attorneys to investigate but top republics say somebody outside
completely independent should be leading it. >> i think you're missing the fact that this is a very big deal. and you're handling it in a way where suspicions should not be. all i'm asking for is for you to find a lawyer in this country that all of us could say, virtually all of us could say that is the right person to do this job. >> this whole episode last few days by my republic friends has been. [clearing throat] a strictly partisan, ensign ensign sear attempt to embarrass the president. >> trace: mike emanuel is live for us on capitol hill. today voters in seven states are heading to the polls, one ballot measure in north dakota is getting a lot of national
attention. folks there are deciding whether to get rid of the property tax completely. it's an issue gaining traction in other parts of the u.s. as well. lawmakers in texas, north carolina, and pennsylvania are considering the plan there. and if it passes tonight, north dakota will be the first state to eliminate local property taxes. one of those taxes most -- cost most homeowners in north dakota about a thousand bucks a year. now supporters of abolishing t say the tax is unfair and unpredictable but the plan also has plenty of critics. including the state's largest public employees union. they question now north dakota will make up for lost revenue, some $800 million a year in lost revenue. money that goes to fund local governments and schools. the fox business network's gerri willis live from her willis report studio. jerry, is the measure expected to pass? >> no, trace, it's not expected to pass. lots of critics as you
mentioned including the chamber of commerce. just the fact t was on the ballot will probably propel people in other states to do the same thing. >> trace: the dow we noticed toe rebounded after yesterday's tough loss. what's behind the turn around there. >> the european central bank. you heard of all the problems in europe. talking about having a centralized banking bank to take over all these problems for these banks in spain and elsewhere. can you see what happened to the dow today. it came down quite a bit. rallied a little bit at the end. lots of concerns though about what happens next in europe and of course it's always impacting our markets. >> and, gerri, as you have pointed out and as we have reported last night the federal reserve reports the median net worth for families fell from more than 126,000 back in 2007 to roughly 77,000 in 2010. that's a 39% drop in just three years down to levels that we have not seen in a generation. what's behind the big drops there, gerri? >> it's all about housing equity and the housing bust
that robbed people of their equity in their homes. the numbers when you look at just median housing equity dropping from 110,000 from 2007 to 75,000 in 2010. that's a massive falloff. as you know most middle class people that's their biggest store of cash is their home. it's very meaningful to so many americans what happens to that $7 trillion, that's the value of a loss in home equity for all americans. >> wow. we also pointed out those numbers are from 2007 to 2010. 18 months ago but it still impacts us today. >> yes. it still reverb united states through the our economy today. middle class americans are watching this intently. we want to see that housing market rebound. we will be watching this very closely this week as ben bernanke and folks at the fed get together to talk about whether we need to goose this economy one more time. we will definitely be covering that story. trace, thanks for having me on. >> trace: thanks for being here, gerri willis with the fox business network. gerri, thank you. we are also watching the emotional battle to replace
gabriel giffords. he was also injured in shooting spree that almost killed the arizona congresswoman. his revival the same republic giffords defeated two years ago. both candidates are promising there will be a rematch in november. details about that coming up on "the fox report." but, first, the justice department is suing florida over the state's plan to check its list of registered voters against an immigration data base. the feds say the plan is illegal because it uses unreliable methods and because it's happening within 90 days of the state's august primary. florida's governor says he is just trying to keep noncitizens from voting. >> it's wrong, it's illegal. i have an obligation to make sure that your vote is a and doesn't get diluted. >> florida is suing the feds demanding access to the homeland security department's
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>> trace: blood shed and violence in syria is now a full scale civil war. that from the united nations peace keeping chief in what appears to be the starkest international assessment of this conflict to date. and it comes as the descent into chaos appears to be intensifying. new reports of children to be tortured and killed as government attacks kin. [gunfire] this is amateur video of what
is said to be artillery attack in the city of homs. we cannot verify its authenticity. take a look at this. video of a shell landing on a building just a few feet from where children are playing. rebels hold large chunks of territory. this afternoon state department spokeswoman victoria new land said it is still. >> we have a spark of violence led by the regime. they have the ability to stop this. arms that they have are not being used for existential defense and existential planning. they are being used to kill their own citizens, especially civilians. women and children and men. >> at the same time, it appears that war could soon take another dramatic turn. we're told the government is now using attack helicopters in addition to tanks, troops, artillery and mortars. and according to secretary
hillary clinton. it appears those helicopters are coming from russia. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt live with more. the u.n. is accusing the syrian regime of carrying out really appalling atrocities against kids. >> yes, they are some of what they are doing to children. killing, torturing and raping and using them as human shields. i spoke to the special representative for children and armed conflict over at the united nations here in new york. earlier today and she told me that one what is happening in syria is some of the worst violence against children she has ever seen. listen. >> it's beyond heart breaking. it's really numbing. it gets really shocked that anyone is capable of hurting children in this way. >> what would your direct message be to president assad
and those of his forces who are perpetrating these acts of violence and abuse against children? >> please stop. just stop these violations against children. it's absolutely unacceptable. >> and the special representative also warned president assad that ultimately he will be held accountable for what the u.n. says are these crimes against children, trace? >> trace: jonathan, i want to go back to these helicopters. the secretary of state making direct accusations now against russia. >> yeah. we have all known for quite some time, of course, that russia has been giving military supplies to the syrians. but the a second attack going from russia to syria. remember, these are exactly the type of helicopters that are increasingly being used syrians in attacks against civilians. here is the secretary of state
earlier today. listen. >> we are concerned about the latest information we have that there are on the way from russia to syria. which will escalate the conflict quite dramatically. >> those sorts of comments are likely to annoy the russians. the secretary of state seems less concerned about angering the russian government and more concerned about shaming it for its part in the ongoing brutality in syria. trace? >> trace: "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt live in our new york studio. thousands of protesters today taking to the streets in moscow demanding russian president vladimir putin step down. and calling for an end to strict new laws against large-scale demonstrations it was just yesterday that russian police raided the homes of opposition leaders and reportedly questioned them about today's events. we are told the government also took down the web site of at least two groups critical of the kremlin.
they have reportedly been streaming live video of those demonstrations. as you know, putin retook the presidency last month. critic claims the elections were rigged. while the coast guard has now released a recording of somebody apparently calling in a prank about an explosion aboard a yacht. yesterday the coast guard scrambled choppers and boats after somebody radioed in a report of a blast on a yacht off new jersey. the caller said that some people had been killed and others were hurt. listen. >> we have 21 souls on board. 20 in the water right now. i have three deceased on board. nine injured because of the explosion that we've had. i'm in three feet of water on the bridge. i'm going to stay by the radio as long as i can before i have to go overboard. >> a spokes guard spokesman says 200 people spent scouring the water for survivors. they found nothing. there is no evidence the yacht
in question even exists. and officials say it now appears the radio recording was sent from somebody on land. they say the search cost at least $100,000 and the coast guard is offering a $3,000 reward for information that helps investigators find that prankster. >> well, cops in buena park california in los angeles looking for a driver behind a dramatic hit and run. surveillance video caught the whole thing. police say they think the driver of this car intentionally rammed into that man and sent him flying. it happened around sunday around 1:00 in the afternoon. police say they believe the car is a gold four door mitsubishi gallant with tinted windows. the driver of the car was a thin hispanic male and they're looking for information that could lead to his arrest. police say the victim suffered significant injuries but they are not life threatening. well, the wife of the man who shot the unarmed teen in
florida today joined her husband behind bars. next, why police arrested shelly zimmerman. plus, the feds say one of mexico's most dangerous cartels has been laundering drug money on u.s. horse races. how investigators say they did it is ahead on "the fox report." nore our retirement savings, not in this economy. we also have zero free time, and my dad moving in. so we went to fidelity. we looked at our family's goals and some ways to help us get there. they helped me fix my economy, the one in my house. now they're managing my investments for me. and with fidelity, getting back on track was easier than i thought. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get one-on-one help from america's retirement leader.
>> george zimmerman's wife briefly locked up today in the same jail where her husband is behind bars. prosecutors in central florida slapped shelly zimmerman with perjury charges. they accuse her of lying to a judge about her family's finances to get her husband to lower bond. she posted $1,000 bond and is now out of jail. george zimmerman, of course, the neighborhood watchman, who admits killing the unarmed teenager travon martin, the same judge revoked zimmerman's
bond earlier this month after prosecutors also accused him of misleading the court about his money. in the just released order to revoke his bond. the judge wrote that zimmerman, quoting here, has now demonstrated that he does not properly respect the law. or the integrity of the judicial process. zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder. the charge in travon martin's death. he says he shot the teenager in self-defense. phil keating with the news. is he live for us in central florida. phil, the state attorney's office seems to indicate it caught zimmerman's wife red handed. >> in tape recorded audio and in bank records. at the time of george zimmerman's bond hearing in april, prosecutors say about $135,000 had been donated to his defense fund via george's justice for george web site. but shelly zimmerman, his wife, when she testified by phone at his bond hearing implied they had very little money.
>> how much money is [inaudible] right now or how much money as a result of that web site? >> currently i do not know. >> do you have any estimate as to how much money has already been attained? >> i do not. >> but in the days before prosecutors say bank records prove shelly zimmerman transferred money from george zimmerman's account eight times. each transfer just under 10 grand, totally nearly $75,000. george zimmerman's new bond hearing is in two weeks, trace. >> trace: meantime, phil, travon martin's parents were not far from that jail today hoping to change florida's controversial stand your ground law. >> yeah. governor rick scott's task force created to assess the impacts of the 7-year-old controversial self-defense law here in florida held its first public hearing today testifying in front of the panel. attorneys, law enforcement, as well as the public. some defending the law, others
criticizing it. >> i'm not against the second amendment. i grew up with a gun in my household. my dad was a police officer in miami that has retired now, so i'm not against guns. but there is something seriously wrong when there is a minor child that was unarmed and he is dead right now. >> nationwide, half of the states have their own version of a stand your ground law. 25 states in total. task force in florida will make its recommendations after a few more hearings to state lawmakers this year. trace? >> phil keating live for us in straggle florida. thank you. federal agents have arrested more than a dozen people most dangerous drug cartels. the indictment claims the suspects were in raising money through horse thrax. among the suspects, the brother of the cartel's second in command. the feds say the group used drug profits to buy horses and
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romney's record in massachusetts again. >> that's right, trace. president obama's new attack ad on romney is going to run in nine battleground states. the slot slams romney's governor of massachusetts being 47th nationwide in job growth. allegedly amassing $18 billion in state debt. the romney campaign says that's false. arguing that romney balanced the massachusetts budget four years in a row created jobs. got the state's credit rated upgraded and left a rainy day surplus. while the ad hits romney's governor as massachusetts the president himself going after romney's business record. listen. >> when i hear governor romney say his 25 years in the business sector gives him and understanding why the economy works. my question is why are you running with the same bad ideas that brought our economy to the brink of disaster? >> romney of course argues that the president's policies have not grown the economy added a trillion dollars in debt and the u.s. credit rating has actually been downgraded, trace. >> now governor romney is firing back saying the president is out of touch not just on jobs but also on
healthcare, carl. >> all part of this. the president doesn't quite get it romney ripped into the president today as out of touch for arguing last night that the affordable healthcare act is not impacting small business. romney. >> the president says something else that shows just how much out of touchy is. he said he didn't understand that obama care was hurting small business. >> well, actually, the president was asked by an iowa reporter about iowa small businesses down sizing or closing because of obama care. did he dispute that it was actually happening, here is what he said. >> the only folks that have been impacted in terms of the healthcare bill are insurance companies who are required to make sure that they are providing preventative care. >> he went on to include things like covering preexisting conditions, et cetera. romney fired back noting that a chamber of commerce survey of 1500 businesses last year, 75% of them said they were unlikely to hire new workers
in part because of the costs associated with obama care. trace? >> trace: carl cammeron live in d.c. two and a half hours until the polls close in arizona. special election to replace congresswoman grill giffords. former aide barber is running to fill her seat. one of 13 people hurt when a gunman shot congress giffords in the head and killed six other people. she resigned in february to focus on her recovery. anita vogel is here now. how much of a roll did she play? >> she hasn't played too much of a role until very recently. it's only been in the last few days that we have seen gabriel giffords and mark kelly out on the campaign trail in support of ron barber. we saw all three of them show up pretickets to cast votes for barber. now he wants to carry on her legacy. >> i think you know why this race is important to me. i have lived and worked and served this community for a
long time. it's been just a real privilege to be able to serve people here in this arena working with congressman giffords as her district director. >> now, some polls show ron barber up as much as 12 points over his g.o.p. opponent. trace, remember, this is a republic leaning district. republicans have the edge by 26,000 voters. really anything could happen tonight. >> trace: what do we know about this opponent? >> his name is gentleman's no relation toes mark kelly. an iraq war verb. know he is a local businessman who almost beat gal brill quifdz in 2010. he has made the focus of his campaign an attack on president obama. >> we will choose higher taxes or business friendly nation. we will choose obama care or we will choose repeal of obama care. >> and the polls close in just a couple of hours as trace said and no matter what
happens tonight, whoever wins will have to run again in november to keep the seat. now, remember democrats are looking to take back the house. they need 25 seats. they certainly don't want to lose this one. >> they do not. anita vogel. live with us. anita, thank you. we are watching elections in other states tonight as well. nevada, north dakota, maine and virginia are all holding senate primaries. more than a dozen candidates are competing for a seat in south carolina. we will have updates throughout the night right here on the fox news channel. well, watch your mouth next time you're in middle borough, massachusetts. the town just approved a $20 nine for swearing in public. supporters say they had to do something about teenagers yelling curses all over the place. opponents are asking what about free speech? but state law does let police arrest people who use profane or obscene language in public. well, president george h.w. bush is celebrating his 88th
birthday with friends and family in ken bunk port maine today. the big party includes a clam bake. just hours ago they all sat down to watch a special screening of a new documentary about his life. >> what was t like to see your son elected president? >> very emotional for me. very proud father. first time it's happened, i guess, in the history of our country except for the adams, it was mind boggling. it was enormous. and a source of great pride for the family. >> the hbo documentary film 41 will debut this thursday june 14th on hbo. >> well, wildfire alert now. and the deadly flames forcing hundred of people from their homes in colorado. officials say it's one of the largest wildfires in state history. they blame it for at least one death now. when the flames swallowed a woman's home after she ignored
evacuation notices. we will will show you where we are talking about just 15 miles west of fort collins, colorado. crews say the wildfire have damaged more than a hundred homes and buildings and that they only contained 5% of it so far. three car crashes in a matter of minutes. now, the cabinet member who cops say was behind the wheel is taking some time away from his post. the update on that is next. plus, the notorious missing child case that inspired a meryl streep movie today we know if a dingo really did eat the baby and that's ahead.
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blame those crashes on a seizure. though one official says it is the first one he he has suffered. police say on saturday secretary bryson slammed into a car railroad crossing. the people he hit say he got out of his car and spoke with them. cops say he drove away and hit the same car a second time. then hit another car. police have cited secretary bryson with felony hit and run. prosecutors have not yet filed formal charges. the chief white house correspondent ed henry with the news. is he live for us on the north lawn. has the president personally spoken with bryson. they did speak for the first time since saturday. bryson said he wanted to focus on his family and the president said that's good he should focus on his health as well. he took that leave of absence late last night. the commerce secretary spent the day in washington. in a written statement here is what he had to it say about the whole situation. he basically said, quote: that effective immediately, i
am taking a medical leave of absence so that i can focus all of my attention on resolving the health issues that arose over the weekend. he is leaving a lot of unanswered questions while is he gone bryson's deputy rebekah blank will run the department. that's something she did some months ago when the lock left to be u.s. ambassador to china and mr. bryson came. in. >> trace: unanswered questions about his health and unanswered questions about this weekend's wrecks? >> that's right. because all of this happened on saturday. it's all very confusing. one question is when did the seizure actually occur whether it was before the first accident or as a result of that one or the one five minutes later when bryson was found slumped unconscious over the wheel of his car. spokesperson says bryson himself has only a limited recall of the events which occurred in the suburb of los angeles. bryson would have been arrested if he hadn't been taken to the hospital. he was apparently released after a fairly brief stay. trace? >> trace: ed henry live at the white house for us. thank you. here is another reason to pack light for next trip out of country.
ready? united airlines is now charging $100 for a second checked bag on many international flights. since last year that fee has jumped from $50 to $70. now it's 100 bucks. the new price took effect earlier this month. and it only applies to flights across the atlantic. delta already charges a similar fee and analysts say don't be surprised if other airlines follow suit. well, it turns out a dingo took the baby after all. more than 30 years after a newborn girl disappeared in the australian outback, officials have concluded it was death by dingo. that's kind of a dog. the parents had claimed that from the very beginning in a case that rivetted and divided australia and inspired a meryl streep movie. the mom was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. three years later she went free thanks to new evidence, including the baby's clothing turning up outside a dingo den. some critics suggested
somebody planted it there. today the parents went home with their daughter's newly issued death certificate saying they just wanted to get out the truth about exactly what happened. well, massive street fight in poland over a soccer match. look at this. [siren] >> it happened in the capital city of warsaw. ahead of today's euro cup match between poland and russia. the nations had been rivals for decades. athletically and of course, politically and each has its share of hooligans. march toward the stadium. polish fans stood in the way there were punches and kicks as well as fireworks and flares. finally the cops stepped in and made more than hundred arrest. 15 people were hurt. the game ended in a 1-1 draw. well a construction worker is dead. another is hurt after a tunnel collapsed. it's our top story on a fox
trip across america. flush nevada, it happened yesterday afternoon near lake mead. we're told material broke loose and pressure sent grout flying into the two workers. the tunnel part of an effort to drill a new drinking water supply line to the lake mead reservoir. flooding and other cave-ins have delayed the multi-million-dollar project about two years. washington. a train collided with an oil tanker truck at a railroad crossing north of seattle. the crash knocking that tanker on its side. spilling at lease 20 gallons of airplane fuel. nobody hurt. >> florida. two teens in jacksonville escape from a car sinking in floodwaters after they made a wrong turn. the driver says he mistook an overflowing canal for a parking lot and drove right into the drink. the boys got out through the rear passenger window just before the vehicle sank.
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prestigious award in 2009 for management and resource sharing. "time" magazine named her one of the world's 100 most influential people. we are told she died of pancreatic cancer. eleanor ostrom was 78. hollywood is remembering the actress ann ut ford. friend says she died at her home yesterday in beverly hills. best known for playing scarlet o'hara's younger sister in gone with the wind. >> i guess ladies don't matter so much anymore. you rest. you're not well yet. i can pick cotton for both of us. >> she also had a long running role in the handy hardy series of films that starred lewis stone and mickey ruiny. she mostly retired in 1950, appearing in a couple of films in the 1970s, even in her later years rutherford was a frequent guest at gone with the wind celebrations and a friend of hers says that she just loved doing that once
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>> trace: drawing a line over domestic spy drone. force authorities to get a warrant before they use drones for surveillance here in the united states. senator paul argues it's a fourth amendment issue. protection against unreasonable search. he says quote i want to make sure when i'm out on the farm hunting that they have to get a permit to watch me hunt. they really shouldn't be flying overhead. it's my property. as you may know, more and more police departments are using drones and many argue that there are valuable tool to fight crime.
doug mckelway is live for us in washington with more. doug? >> trace, what senator paul's bill hopes to accomplish is basically to apply the same laws for surveillance that exist on the ground to surveillance in the air. an increasing number of local and state police forces are using surveillance drones and senator paul wants to set up restrictions on their use before americans lose more of their privacy to technology. >> this opens man-pandora's box to government coming in your house and back door to using this information for criminal prosecution. it's very worrisome. we want to anyplace it -- nip it in the before they use law enforcement still applies. you can't go snooping on personal behavior unless there is probable cause and a judge has signed a warrant. >> now, this bill specifies that no evidence obtained or collected in violation of this act can be used as evidence in a criminal, civil, or regulatory action. for example, what happens under this bill if a police drone in the course of a
separate investigation randomly happens to observe you grow ago marijuana plant in your backyard? >> can't be used. you have to have a warrant and it has to be specific to what they are looking for. this goes right on the heels and i think it's consistent with what the supreme court ruled yesterday they ruled 9-0 that the police cannot tag your car with a gps. follow you all over the city. if they don't have a warrant. >> senator paul is now seeking co-sponsors for the preserving freedom from unwarranted surveillance act of 2012. and similar legislation has been introduced in the house. trace? >> doug mckelway is live in the nation's capital. there was graphic testimony in the trial of former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. as a second accuser took the stand. witnesses say he wept as he testified. he said the former coach molested him while sanduskyy's wife was upstairs. former assistant coach mike mcqueary also told jurors he
saw sandusky with the young boy in an oncampus shower back in 2001. but he did not call police. the defense went after mcqueary sequence of events at a hearing in december. mcqueary said it happened in 2002. not 2001. sandusky faces more than 50 counts of child sex abuse. he denies the charges. and his lawyers say some of the victims have a financial interest in the outcome of the case. >> well, a big surprise for a child whose father was serving in the military farl away from home. the kid got to throw out the first pitch at a pro-baseball game and guess who caught the ball. that's next. sweet!
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