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what the u.s. plans to do with them is a all "happening now." jenna: start the clock but woe already have that one ticking down, right, jon? jon: what is it, 57 days to go? jenna: we need a little bug at the bottom of the screen. will it come up? wait for it. it will come up. less than two months to go before election day president obama seems to be getting a bounce from the democratic convention. we'll see how that bounce lasts. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. new polls show the president opening a narrow lead in a race essentially tied for months. rasmussen reports daily presidential tracker showing the president leading governor mitt romney 50-45% that is the largest lead mr. obama held over his republican rival since mid-march. so how long will the president's post-convention bounce last? byron york is chief political correspondent for the "washington examiner". is it real, first of all, byron, this presidential
bounce in the polls? >> well it is real. the tracking polls that showed the race essentially tied have separated a little bit and president obama has moved up a little bit. talk to romney people said look, that is the definition of a bounce. a bounce something that goes up and comes back down. they're not worried about that. as far as the conventions are concerned they were right back-to-back, democrats went second and republicans say look the democratic convention stepped on any republican bounce there might have been. the fact is the president has been a little bit ahead in the race for most of the summer. it is now time if mitt romney will change the dynamic, time for them to do it. jon: this seven-day gallup tracking poll, i think we have results to put on screen, shows the president is up 49 to 44% now. that is pretty significant this close to the election, isn't it? >> well it is. you're going to hear a lot about the conventional wisdom that in the past the contender who was ahead in
mid-september goes on to win the race. so there is no doubt about that. the romney campaign is a little concerned about that. maybe not the substance of it, but certainly coverage of it. a pollster, neil knewhouse sent out a memo don't pay too much attention to the polls. there is a sort of a sugar high taking place after convention of democrats. they believe essentials of economy, terrible unemployment rate, decrease in job participation in the population, they believe those things are eventually going to take hold and make mitt romney the winner. jon: at the same time the president got those terrible employment numbers on friday, four times as many people leaving the workforce as actually got jobs unemployment, employment numbers that aren't even enough to keep pace with population growth, seems like kind of an odd time for his popularity to be increasing. >> you know, as far as republicans are concerned appears that the president is defying gravity.
how in the world is this happening? if you read the memo, the pollster for the romney campaign, they strongly believe the fundamentals of the campaign, the unemployment rate, the economic suffering and the lack of improvement in the past several years will eventually take hold. they also think, obviously that the first debate between the candidates october third in denver will be hugely important and the last thing is, mitt romney has a ton of money for the general campaign that he has not spent and they're going to be releasing advertising blitzes against the president not only nationally but in all the key states. i think one thing we learned from the republican primary, mitt romney knows how to carpet bomb an opponent. jon: republicans like to compare this administration to the economic situation during the jimmy carter years and worth noting at this point jimmy carter led ronald reagan in the polls by about 10 points. >> well, we do have a number of examples from the past in which the leader at this
point didn't go on to win the race. there's no reason for anybody to suggest that the race is locked up but in the next few days romney is going to have to deal with a lot of doubters who are saying well you're doing it all wrong. you need to change your campaign. this is not working out and it is going to be a real test his patience and his determination. jon: byron york from the "washington examiner". byron, thank you. >> thank you, jon. jenna: byron mentioned a little bit about money. the president is also gaining momentum in the race for campaign cash. for the first time in months mr. obama raising more money than governor romney according to the latest information that we have. the president and the dnc taking in $114 million last month that is three million more than the gop. you can see there on your screen. governor romney and the republicans raised 111 million and still have the edge when it comes to total fund-raising. wendell goler is live from the white house with more on this. wendell, why maybe a switch in momentum here?
>> not clear, jenna what caused the fund-raising turn around could be the person getting the bounce out of mitt romney's selection of paul ryan as his running mate and the person getting bump from the republican convention is not romney but president obama. he is outraising romney, the first time that happened in four months. the difference was just $3 million. romney is still thought to have more cash on hand but this challenges mr. narrative that romney will outspend him. >> the other side will spend next two months than we have ever seen in our lives, an avalanche of attack ads and insults and distractions. sometimes they just make things up. [shouting] but they have got a bunch of folks who can write $10 million checks and they will keep on running them. >> reporter: actually give the republican super pac fund-raising edge they are still expected to outspend the democrats, jenna. jenna: we heard from the
president, wendell. how is the romney campaign responding? >> reporter: romney may be tacking toward the center. he told nbc's "meet the press" yesterday he would not get rid of all health care reform. he said his first action as president would be to repeal obamacare. on fund-raising, we will continue to hard work of raising resources that mitt romney and paul ryan can win in november and put in place their plan for the stronger middle class and finally get country back on the right track. the romney camp says its bold solutions are the reason it is getting so much financial support. jenna? jenna: until a few weeks left until election day and a lot more fund-raising to be done. wendell, thank you very much. jon: right now a strike is rocking the third largest school district in the country. thousands of teachers are walking the picket lines in chicago for the first time in a quarter century. mayor rahm emanuel said the
walkout could have been avoided. >> i'm disappointed we have come to this point given all the other parties acknowledge how close we are because this is a strike of choice. and because of how close we are, it is a strike that is unnecessary. jon: steve brown live for us in chicago. what are the issues that the teachers and the city can't come to agreement on? >> reporter: well, there doesn't appear to be pay, jon. we'll pan over and show you striking teachers here just outside of walter peyton college prep high school in chicago. these folks have been working the neighborhood. on the issue of pay there seems to be near agreement. there is 16% increase over four years on the table. teachers union president says they're close with that agreement but not even close are new teacher evaluation system which teachers are really upset about. the call-back of laid off teachers now and in the future and health benefits. if you want to set the undertone of this entire situation it's the longer school day instituted by the
chicago public school system as a campaign promise that rahm emanuel ran on and teachers are upset it was put in without teacher input. >> i think it helped, kind of put us here. yes, i think it did. the lack of kind of like working with the teachers union, just imposedding on us what we're going to have done. >> reporter: that set the tone for the relationship between the teachers union and the city, particularly with the mayor, jon? jon: so does the possibility of a long strike loom here? >> reporter: the last one went 19 days so if history is a teacher it suggests maybe this could go longer than a couple. seeing there is such a wide gulf that seems to be there, especially in terms of a new teacher evaluation system which teachers are completely uninformed how this will go, goes directly toward union membership lively
hood and don't know exactly how it will work. until they get that issue resolved that seems to be the bigger issue than pay, jon. jon: what a mess. steve brown live in chicago. thank you, steve. jenna: a lot of parents struggling for child care. jon: what a problem. if you have a first, second, third-grader, what are you supposed to do? jenna: put pressure on teachers and other side to get an agreement together. jon: not going to be good for the economy there. jenna: one of the things we're watching in new york city it has been one year since the september 11th memorialed at the site of the world trade center. while reflecting pools and cascading waterfalls moved visitors it comes with a big price tag. construction for the site totaling $700 million. you have to take that into consideration that the underground museum is still being finished. it is not open because a disfight is taking place which government agencies will pay for it. annual cost is estimated at $60 million. 12 million goes to security alone. it is not planned to open this year and maybe not even
next year because of delays and disagreements over money. jon: 9/11 memorial also having an impact throughout new york city. several big projects put on the back burner after the port authority committed $7.7 billion to rebuilding the world trade center site. plans for upgrade of other properties like new york's airports have been delayed or even canceled. as we get ready to mark 11 years since the terror attacks, commuters are also feeling the effects. the cash-strapped port authority increasing tolls on area roads and bridges as it struggles to make ends meet. jenna: wow makes you think as you mention on the eve of the 11 year since the terror attacks. brand new twist in the "fast and furious" scandal that could bring the family of fallen border patrol agent brian terry one step closer to justice. we have a live report on that coming up. the fbi is set to launch a new system really straight out of a sigh inches fiction
jon: right now new information on some international stories we're watching. the afghan taliban says it will do everything in its power to kidnap or kill britain's prince harry. queen elizabeth's grandson arrived in afghanistan last week to fly attack helicopters. his tour is expected to last four months. syria's state-run news agency reporting at least 30 people are dead and dozens wounded after a car bomb tore through the northern city of aleppo last sunday. the blast happened near two hospitals one reportedly used to treat government troops. the u.s. government is stopping flights home for illegal mexican immigrants. it is said to be part of a move to save american taxpayers millions of dollars.
since 2004 more than 125,000 mexican citizens have been flown back to their home country with your tax dollars paying the fare. jenna: major development in the "fast and furious" scandal today. mexican federal police say they arrested a man suspected in the killing of u.s. border patrol agent brian terry. his name is jesus mezsa a. one of five men can charged with killing terry in a shootout near the mexican border. doug mckelway is live with more. five men are charged. how many are in custody right now? >> reporter: they have two in custody in addition to jesus meza who was arrested thursday in the sonora. another suspect was wounded in the shootout and has been in custody ever since. three suspects remain at large. this recent arrest is good news to congressional investigators and the terry family but does not ease their determination to who
authorized the flawed gun-walking program in the first lace. in a statement the terry family said to the extent closure can ever be realized this is an important part of the process. the key issue of of government accountability remains. why was the operation that killed brian authorized and who will be held to account? chairman issa offering up a similar view. this is one more step for justice for the family of border patrol agent brian terry. ultimately not only the bandits who fired the shots but also those who put the ounce guns in their hands must also be held accountable. another piece in the "fast and furious" puzzle could be put together tomorrow if the inspector general michael horowitz releases his report on the gun-walking scandal and if he testifies before the house oversight committee which is planned tomorrow, jenna. jenna: that is playing out over here. the mexican police made the arrest. as far as this goes next what are we watching for?
>> reporter: horowitz, the ig testifying, is supposed to happen tomorrow as i said but it is contingent upon the completion of his report and we're getting late word that that report may not be finished yet. last week ig horowitz wrote a letter to chairman issa warning him that ig investigators still have to closely examine wiretap records, grand jury material and sealed court records to make sure that secret material is not inadvertently disclosed. in his report he said in that letter to issa he would not be able to testify on september 11th as planned unless his report is first released and all of those legal requirements are met. we should find out sometime today whether or not the hearing will progress, jenna. jenna: we'll watch for that. doug, thank you. >>. >> reporter: sure thing. jon: for brian terry's family hope they get to the bottom of that. the fbi is launching new tools. a look at billion dollar facial recognition program right out of a sci-fi flick. israel pressuring the
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jon: right now the fbi is rolling out a one billion dollar facial recognition system. this high-tech program has been undergoing testing since february. it compiles mug shots, iris scans and more and it is finally said to be ready for launch much. julie banderas is following this story from our new york newsroom. tell us about it, julie? >> reporter: the fbi is revealing its next generation if you will effort to weed out the bad guys. as you mentioned one billion dollars. they put it to the test so far in several states since february. the facial recognition
system compiles mug shots, dna information, iris scans and voice recognition, which matches surveillance images with photos of known criminals to help agents better identify and catch suspects. the system works in two ways. it can compare an image to the fbi's massive database of mug shots to pinpoint criminals. it can also track suspects in surveillance footage by honing in on their faces in a crowd. there are those opposed to the idea though such as democratic senator al franken who suggests the database raises serious privacy issues. several public advocates are wary of the project fearing it will eventually extend beyond criminals to include images of the innocent. meantime the fbi says the database used in the pilot studies thus far only comprised of mug shots of known criminals. it remains unclear if images of the general public will also be included when it is nationally implemented by the year 2014, jon.
they may be looking at you. jon: wow, fascinating. let's hope not. but then again i don't have a criminal record. >> reporter: that is good thing. jon: julie banderas thank you. jenna: that he we know of. you have to keep your eye on him. the u.s. and israel are now at odds over setting a red line for iran's nuclear program. israel's prime minister says a clear boundary to eliminate the need for military action against iran. the talks come as benjamin netanyahu is showing some signs of patience with washington which has resisted the red line idea and reaffirmed today as well a red line deadline is not what washington is interested in right now. kt mcfarland, a fox news security analyst and joins us right now. we talk about the red line all the time, kt, but what would a red line look like really? >> a red line would be the president of the united states or the secretary of state came out and said, if iran gets nuclear weapons we're going to prevent them and we are willing to use
military force to prevent them. jenna: are they saying that? >> no we've got israel's back. jenna: they say all options on the table. >> that is not quite the same thing as we will use american military forces to stop iran's nuclear weapons program. that is what net yaw had you wants. he doesn't believe all those other pledges and certainly feels a reelected president obama doesn't have to keep any those promises. >> if the administration came out and said what you said they would be believed by the israelis and iranians? >> the israelis said that's what they want. why do they want that? they can start a war with iran but they can't finish it. if the united states comes out and says we're willing to use force against you, iran unless you stop the program that will act as deterrent to iran. while iran might say they will take on israel they don't want to take on the united states too. jenna: getting back to that believeability -- >> believeability, yeah. jenna: will it actually deter? if washington changes its
tone will it be believed enough by the rest. world that it will elicit change from the iranians to bake off their program. >> you don't know that. the leverage against president obama stops right at the election time. do i believe it? no. i think what you should go for with iran is regime. not regime change george bush style where you send in marines but regime change reagan style. use economic warfare against iran. collapse the economy. so the people do an arab spring against their leaders and say we want a new government. at the end of the day it is not nuclear iran we mind. it is this iran having weapons. jenna: we're seeing a disagreement play out between washington and israel. >> yeah. jenna: hillary clinton said on bloomberg radio said we're not going to do that. netanyahu might want that but we're not doing it. are they on the same page. >> i've done this for 40 years.
normally countries don't have interest they have interests but they don't have friends. relationship between the prime minister of israel and president of the united states has to be one of trust because we have different interests in the middle east. israel says a nuclear iran will use those weapons. we will be destroyed. the united states at least now doesn't have a direct nuclear threat from iran. they have a lot of other threats. world oil. nuclear arms race in the middle east but it is a different calculation and that's why israel is so eager to get the united states to back israel's defense. jenna: i want to go quickly back to a point you made about the people taking to the streets. we saw that in 2009. >> absolutely. jenna: some argue that in fact was the beginning of the arab spring. iranian people taking to the streets to protest the election in iran. we did not actively get involved there. >> right. jenna: so the question now is, if we had a different administration would the people try it again? will they actually try it again under this administration? what would that actually take to take to the streets again if your average
iranian person doesn't want this regime in power? >> almost a million people went to the streets in 2009. you're so right to point it out. that was the first arab spring demonstration and the obama administration turn ad blind eye. people on streets chanted, obama, obama, where are you? and we didn't. now that regime, iranian regime pushed the protesters underground. would they come back out? i think if the united states had a president that came out like reagan did when the polls took to the streets in poland. we will support you. we will help you with technology. we'll behind you, yeah you might have a different situation particularly if there were sanctions that brought that economy to its knees. jenna: kt, nice to have you. >> thank you. jenna: we'll continue to watch this story each and every day. that's for sure. jon? jon: jenna, gop presidential governor mitt romney is raising some eye wrous -- eyebrows because he says there are parts of president obama's controversial health care law he would keep. which parts is he talking
seventy-three percent. 5-hour energy has four calories and it's used over nine million times a week. is 5-hour energy right for you? ask your doctor. we already asked 3,000. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. zon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what'sretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verin. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined. jenna: well the new health care law, a key issue in this election. while the gop opposes the president's sweeping overhaul governor romney now explaining exactly what he would do with the affordable care act if he wins the
white house. take a listen. >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform of course. there are a number of things i like in health care reform that i'm going to put in place. jenna: brad woodhouse joins us. sean spicer joins us. both communications directors and both divided by a thin line. one works for the rnc. one works for the dnc like no difference at all. gentlemen, nice to have you. >> thank you, jenna. jenna: john, you're on the side of the rnc and what the associated press called mitt romney's answer is tacking towards the center. that is how they described it with swing voters in his sights. is that what is romney doing here? >> i think governor romney has been consistent throughout that he does not believe that obamacare which puts government in the middle of health care decisions is the right way to go. he believes certain things currently in law, preexisting conditions, allowing people to stay on their health insurance until they're 26 can be maintained while at the same time doing health care reform that become as market-based
reform system that allowses greater competition, innovation, and greater patient choice while driving down the overall cost. the problem with obamacare is, that it put government in the center. it creates a massive new bureaucracy and drives costs out of the control. the governor is saying hey from a market standpoint this is way we do it that is win for the patient and bringing more innovation to health care and allows greater choice and lower costs at the same time. jenna: brad, sean isn't using the word centertly but soe interpreting it that way today. being in the center is not a bad place. shows you can work with other people. how is the president showing he can do that in a second term? >> let me get back to the central point here, jenna. this is simply not true. mitt romney said on nbc that he wanted to deal with preexisting conditions. and then his campaign put out a statement last night saying that in fact he wants to go back to the law before obamacare. which means you can only be
covered for preexisting conditions if you have continuous coverage, insurance coverage. this would eliminate 89 million people from getting insurance coverage that will now get it under obamacare. this was a shell game. he said one thing on nbc and then another thing to a conservative website. he wants to repeal obamacare. that is the bottom line. jenna: sean, respond to that. >> brad, the premise that brad is trying to exploit if you don't agree with obamacare you can't be for anything that solves those problems. >> that is not it, sean. >> the answer, governor romney has been very consistent. jenna: hold on a second, brad. go ahead, sean. >> the governor was very clear and has been that preexisting conditions are something that needs to be covered going forward. just because he doesn't believe obamacare is the way to go doesn't mean you can't have a market based centric health reform that drives down costs covers that and allows people to have portable health insurance to carry from job to job. >> no, jenna.
what governor romney did on nbc leave people the impression he could keep the preexisting condition exclusion that is in obamacare today in place when he became president. when in fact what he will do is go back to the law that existed before obamacare, which would eliminate 89 million americans from getting coverage. in other words, if you do not have coverage and have a preexisting condition, an insurance company can deny you coverage. that is the whole reform that obamacare put in place. jenna: hold on a second. you guys can battle out specifics when it comes to insurance coverage. i want a quick final thought, brad from you, i asked sean moving toward the center. the center being a place that's where people can govern, right? >> sure. jenna: that's where people can find agreement with the other side. the american people when you look at polls are still wary of this law. republicans, lawmakers in congress do not support it. so is the president's message to the american people this health care law is the law to stay no matter
what even if majority of people don't like it? or could there be changes in the second term because that is the general feeling from the country? >> well, look, this law was upheld by the supreme court. it is supported by about half of americans, half americans oppose it. that is where the political discourse is in this country. but remember obamacare, the model for obamacare was a law passed by a republican governor in massachusetts named mitt romney. it was a bipartisan idea until, until president obama pursued it. jenna: brad and sean. >> but unfortunately the problem, you didn't, you claim that. >> did you miss jenna saying last word. you got the first word. jenna: you had last word last time. we'll have you both back and battle it out for the third segment together. look forward to having you back. >> thanks, jenna, a new housing report could impact the battle for battleground states. it takes a look at
statistics of homeowners in key swing states like florida and nevada who now owe more on their houses than they're worth. the report coming out just after the president ended his bus tour of florida and as governor romney gets ready to head to nevada tomorrow. peter barnes with the fox business network has the story from washington. so what do the numbers say, peter? >> reporter: jon, the new report shows 18% of all homeowners making timely payments on their mortgages are underwater. their homes are worth less than the outstanding balance on their loans. that is millions of homeowners in this election year. but the problem is especially bad in key battleground states according to lender processing services. in nevada, 55% are underwater. in florida, it is 33%. in michigan it is 30%. underwater homeowners tend to get behind in payments or default and head to foreclosures more than homeowners with some equity in their property. >> as we consider the
relative stability that we've seen in home prices now but, you know, somewhat tenuousness of that perhaps, certainly the risk is there that if home prices go lower, we could see new defaults coming into the system. these states that have large distressed inventories could be subject to that. >> reporter: but it is kind of hard to tell how all of this is playing into the election. we haven't heard the candidates talk much about it. nationally a "gallup poll" in may found that 74% of voters ranked home values, foreclosures and mortgages as very important or extremely important economic issues this election year but voters are split about evenly which candidate could tackle the housing problems better. but get this, in florida, on friday, romney launched a new ad slamming the president over falling home values in that state but a "new york times" poll in august found just 22% of florida voters considered housing and foreclosure
issues extremely important to their votes, dead last of seven issues polled. jon? jon: wow, peter barnes at the fox business network. thank you. >> reporter: you bet. jenna: the economy, wealth, a hot topic this campaign season and democrats are attacking governor romney's business success suggesting he can't connect to average americans because of his wealth. many americans or presidents like fdr and jfk were very wealthy men and they got elected. does wealth matter in the race. william la jeunesse is live in los angeles. >> reporter: we have presidents boorn poor, lincoln and those born rich. kennedy. unless you walk in the shoes of the average american, you're not qualified or can't be a good president, history says otherwise. >> there is $100. 110. >> reporter: privilege and wealth are nothing new in
washington so why do democrats criticize mitt romney's? >> romney had somewhere between 20 and $100 million in the ira. >> he just has no idea how good he has had it. >> reporter: not long ago being rich didn't matter. >> the first family is off and away. >> reporter: with trust funds, sheltered childhoods, summer homes and boarding schools, jfk and fdr had little in common with the common man yet democrats didn't demonize their wealth. >> it was a different era and so much of what a candidate did and was privately was considered off limits. >> reporter: lbj grew up middle class but acquired land and cattle for an estate worth millions. eight years ago then senate candidate barack obama never mentioned john kerry's privileged past. >> john kerry believes in an america where hard work is rewarded. >> reporter: elite boarding schools in europe. son of a wealthy family who married into a fortune. at nearly a billion dollars, kerry would have been
america's third richest president. >> the main reason why democrats go after mitt romney for his money is, first of all, a kind of class warfare. >> having wealth created of private equity firm is not a great place to becoming from right now. >> reporter: does wealth make you a bad president? well history suggests no. our wealthiest president was a businessman who married well, george washington. followed by one who inherited almost everything he had, thomas jefferson. well the point is the attack on romney's wealth is politics. jenna it is up to voters to see the argument for what it is. back to you. jenna: interesting historical context for us today, william, thank you. jon: who knew george washington was our wealthiest president. mount vernon. big operation back in the day. a brand new study offering hope to tens of thousands of americans with a deadly form of cancer but details on this new discovery could really interest you. that's coming up. also a huge prisoner transfer in afghanistan.
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jenna: fox news alert. fox news just confirming what is best described as a bit of a bizarre story surrounding congressman trey goud did i of south carolina. the story goes as follows. the congressman was in a his church's parking lot waiting to pick up his daughter when a woman approached him and threatened him with a gun and told him to stop following her. although he was just there waiting for his daughter. as this woman continued to threaten congressman gowdy, he went to the police station and had them escourt him back to go get his daughter. our capitol hill producer chad pergram confirmed this story. there is on going investigation. that's all we have at this time. scary moments from congressman trey gowdy
threatened in his church's parking lot by a woman with a gun. jon: and the doctor is in now. a brand new study offers hope for people with a deadly form of lung cancer. researchers say the lung cancer may be treatable with new drugs already in the pipeline or could be easily developed. that is big news since this particular kind of cancer kills approximately 400,000 people worldwide each year. talk about it with dr. steven garner, chairman of radiology at new york methodist hospital. so what they have done is, they have taken a look at the genetic mutation that causes cancer and they found sort of a weakness in the mutation? >> well, why does cancer occur? that is what you have to go back to. cancer is when cells growing out of control. why should they grow out of control? seems due to mutation or change in normal geens person inherited. you inherited certain genes
when you're born. make you smoke and mutation of the gene and causes cells to go awry and that is how you get cancer. jon: doctors say this may mark the era when we don't talk about lung cancer anymore or liver cancer or something like that. you may go after the individual cancer no matter where it lies? >> the wrong way to think of it in terms of a breast, kid any or a lung. it is a set of mutation. it is not usually just one but several mutations you might v you're finding similarities across different cancers. instead of using barbaric therapy we use that makes people's hair fall out and we just target canner cells. jon: chemotherapy is a poison. you're putting poison in your body hoping to kill more cancer cells. >> exactly. jon: this is targeting specific mutated cancer cells? >> this fools the body. no longer think of these
cancer sell as bad. so the body stops making a response to it. other thing he it does to make more and more cells. you have those two things going on. the body is not recognizing it is a tumor and genes are telling the tumor to grow a lot. if we could devise medication that would turn the switch back off and tell the body these are bad cells you better go after it you could cure them. jon: you said if we could devise. my understanding some of these drugs are already in the pipeline? >> more than 60% of the patients that have mutation have drugs good for them. we look at human genome. there are 21,000 genes. you have to look at them one at a time. you get a snapshot of all dna it is very quick. pick some with cancer and get a quick idea where the mutation is. jon: no more, if this thing holds true, the potential of no more chemotherapy and sickness and all that, that would be just an amazing boost for so many cancer patients. >> one other thing that will be done, instead of studying
lung cancer at one hospital during this trial, they could have patients seen by the private doctor and go to a major center in their city. they will collaborate with the drug company that makes this medication. you will have a different approach to the trial. really, amazing amazing thing. jon: how long could we see this kind of thing happening? >> three years until you will have widespread use. jon: wow. >> this is a for 25% of the all the lung cancers but theoretically that should be good for all. jon: dr. garner that is great news. everybody knows somebody that is a cancer victim. thank you. >> you're welcome. jon: jenna? jenna: transfer of power in afghanistan. the u.s. now giving the afghan government control of the prison that us whos thousands of suspected terrorists. a look what this could mean for national security coming up in a live report. a busy week on the campaign trail for the white house candidates. we'll look ahead at the battle for the swing states next. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup
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jon: cool stiff from space now. the mars rover curiosity sending back the clearest image yet of the mars surface. nasa removed the dust cover from the robot's arm camera, allowing it to snap this photo. the area you see in the image is about three feet wide. the largest pebble there at the bottom of your screen? about three inches in diameter. the nasa says the clarity of this new picture compared with the haziness of some of the previous images you have seen show that the dust before was from curiosity's landing t was obscuring the dust cover but not from actual conditions on the red planet. jenna: fascinating. a major milestone in afghanistan to tell you about as the u.s. hands over formal control of the prison
that houses thousands of terror suspects and reported members of the tall taliban to afghan government. that is not without controversy. jennifer griffin live from the pentagon. why should we be concerned that this transfer of power happened and hundreds of those folks are now not under our supervision? >> reporter: well, jenna, there are a lot of in the military who are concerned. in fact this morning defense secretary leon panetta placed a call to afghan president hamid karzai to discuss the transfer. the transfer as you mentioned did happen. there was a ceremony at bagram, at the bagram prison which is the largest in afghanistan. but the prison has had some controversies in the past. there are about 3,000 prisoners there and that the u.s. commanders decided to keep control of several dozen high-value prisoners they are concerned about, that they are concerned could go back onto the battlefield and threaten the 68,000 plus u.s. troops who are still serving in afghanistan. the americans at the last
minute decided to keep control over those prisoners who are considered particularly dangerous. >> we transferred more than 3,000 afghan detainees into your custody at an expedient rate and insured those who would threaten the partnership of afghanistan and coalition forces would not return to the battlefield. >> reporter: u.s. military commanders complained for years there has been a revolving door policy at afghan prisons. so there are some concerns whether the afghans will keep those prisoners that they're concerned about and keep them from returning to the battlefield, jenna. jenna: we'll wait and see on that. in the meantime there is this new inspector general report talking about waste in afghanistan. what can you tell us about that? >> well the special inspector general for afghanistan released an interim report this morning that outlines concerns about nearly $1.1 billion in fuel aid that they have lost track of essentially, that is unaccounted for.
further all the records from 2007 to 2011 for this fuel aid have been shredded by someone, quote. consequently, unless funding levels based on accurate afghan national army fuel requirements are developed, and effective controls instituted prior to the transition date, both afghan national army fuel and support funds will be vulnerable to theft and waste. the inspector general for afghanistan is responsible for tracking about $90 billion of aid that the u.s. has given to afghanistan in the last few years. jenna? jenna: wow, $90 billion. jennifer, thank you. jon: a key moment in the trial of the century when o.j. simpson slipped on a flof. prosecutors say he wore the during the murders of his ex-wife and her friend ron goldman. a bombshell allegation from one of those prosecutors of evidence tampering in the o.j. trial. also summer vacation over now for members of congress. what the house and senate plan to do to try to avoid
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jenna: "happening now," the candidates in high gear with just a few short weeks before america chooses who will lead the nation for the next four years. jon: meanwhile, after five long weeks congress is back in town, a full plate of major issues that matter to all of us. but will they get anything accomplished before this election day? we'll break it down for you. also, fallout from the controversial new book written by a seal team six member who took part in theaid that killed usama bin laden, the exclusive interview with the parents of a fallen seal who died in the afghanistan. they can't believe what's going on, they say. and an explosive new allegation about a critical moment in the o.j. simpson murder trial. our legal team weighs in on this brand new controversy. jenna: a dash for cash and tight
poll numbers in the race for the white house, we're glad you're with us on this monday, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. both sides raised staggering sums of money last month, but president obama came out slightly on top in august taking in more than $114 million. governor romney's $111 plus million. he's also slightly ahead of governor romney in the polls. the latest real clear politics polling average shows the president two points ahead, 48 to 46. let's talk about it with bret baier, he anchors "special report." obviously, the democrats are crowing about the bump they say president obama got in the polls this time around, but as larry sabato said earlier, that's why they call it a bump. >> that's right. you don't know how long it'll last. larry's seen this many times, as have many political watchers. we have now this run towards november 6th. you have the debates, obviously, october 3rd, the first debate
which will be a huge moment in this election, and clearly the polls are showing that president obama is in a good place despite a really bad economy, despite a scenario that does not look good on the economic front, he's still leading nationally, and he's still leading in a number of these battleground states according to most polls. now, the question is on enthusiasm, are the democrats enthusiastic? who gets out to vote? who gets to the polls? those are all variables. and when you ask the enthusiasm questioning in polling, you get the republicans are far more enthusiastic about this election. we have a long way to go, but clearly the president is in a good spot for considering how bad the economy is. jon: we just mentioned that congress is back in town. everybody talked about the poisonous atmosphere that exists between this white house and especially the republican-led house of representatives. in that new bob woodward book, he quotes an interview that he
had with mr. obama in which the president said, yeah, you know, maybe if i had it to do over, i shouldn't have been so tough on paul ryan when i gave a speech about him, well, about him and the house budget committee, and he was sitting there right in the room back in i think it was april of 2011. >> right. and that was an interesting moment in this book. there are a number of different nuggets that, if true and if quoted accurately, do shed some light on behind the scenes what's going on inside that white house. you'll remember that was when congressman ryan had put forward his budget, and the president essentially invited him to that speech that lambasted that budget. and it was an interesting moment to see the cutaway of congressman ryan in the front row. also bringing that up is the simpson-bowles commission. this is the deficit/debt commission that the president created -- jon: the president created and then didn't take the advice of.
>> exactly. he did not -- the commission report came out in december of 2010. he had a state of the union address in january 2011 and didn't mention the commission's work. democrats were pointing to paul ryan voting against it. he voted against it because at the time it did not include obamacare, it didn't include entitlement fixes to medicare and medicaid which he believed were the big drivers of the deficit and debt to begin with. and he voted against it along with two other republicans. well, four democrats voted against it as well, and the commission report did not move on to congress. bottom line, you have this kind of revisionary look at the simpson-bowles deal, and i think we're going to hear a lot about it in the coming 56 days ahead. jon: so when the president and his re-election team paint paul ryan as the reason that simpson-bowles didn't get
enacted in washington, that's more than a stretch. >> sure. yeah. i mean, of course, he voted against the report. they needed 14 votes to move it onto the floor of congress. but four democrats voted against it as well when after medicare and the health care had been taken out of that report. so paul ryan left that and then took those ideas along with democrat alice rivlin who worked in the clinton administration and came up with this premium support plan which was the basis of his medicare work in his house budget. so he says, ryan says that it was a lack of leadership on the president's part, and you heard that in his acceptance speech down in tampa. he's been lambasted for that line, but if you look back -- and "the wall street journal" has an editorial about this -- it's pretty interesting to look back at the actual history of events on simpson-bowles, when it came out.
jon: bret baier, thanks for joining us. we know you have a lot of work to get ready for "special report," 6 p.m. this evening. bret, thank you. jenna: members returning to capitol hill today after a five-week summer recess with a lot to do in very little time, but that's what we pay them for, right? jon: that's right. jenna: to get the job done. lawmakers are facing a jam-packed agenda, trying to prevent a government shutdown to a bill aimed at aiding drought-stricken farmers all by october 1st, and that's not including that whole year-end fiscal cliff thing, you know, when the bush era tax cuts are set to expire. fox business network's rich edson is live in washington with more. rich? >> reporter: hey, jenna. you know, congress likely passes a bill next week to avoid a government shutdown. a senior aide says lawmakers may figure out measures on disaster aid and benefits for needy families, that's about it. the farm bill, a massive broad-based tax increase and
deep spending cuts will all likely remain unresolved and will wait until after the november election. a top house republican blames the gridlock on senate democrats. >> the u.s. congress has been working quite a bit. it's the u.s. senate that's been stopping everything. so we don't know how much comes to fruition, but we do know we'll get through the house. it's when it gets to the senate is where it goes to die. >> reporter: and democrats blame republicans. senate majority leader harry reid in an op-ed in "politico" says republicans have hued closely to a narrow political strategy. if the president supports it, republicans oppose it. neither sees much political benefit of negotiating any of these larger issues until they know who wins in november and who will run the country in january. back to you. jenna: you know, you usually come back from summer break with a whole new perspective, right, rich? [laughter] >> reporter: not here. jenna: doesn't exactly seem like
it. >> reporter: it wasn't a break, it was the district work period, jenna, remember. jenna: oh, right. got it. i wish we had district work periods too. that doesn't really work on television. all right, rich, we'll see what they can get done, if anything. >> reporter: thanks. jon: pretty good gig if you can get elected. one of the navy seals who took part in the raid that killed usama bin laden saying that bringing the terror leader back alive was very much an option. >> was this a mission, was the plan to kill osama bin laden or capture him before you went in? >> this was absolutely not a kill-only mission. it was made very clear to us, um, throughout our training for this that, hey, if given the opportunity, this is not an assassination, you will capture him alive if, if feasible. >> that was the preferred thing? >> yes. >> to take him alive if you could? >> yeah.
i mean, we're not there to assassinate somebody. we weren't sent in to murder him. this was, hey, kill or capture. jon: the parents of another navy seal who was killed in combat in afghanistan are also speaking out exclusively to fox news today. they're criticizing the obama administration for publicly identifying seal team six. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington with more on that. catherine? >> reporter: jon, thank you. the vaughns say their son was filled with anger and uncharacteristic fear after vice president joe biden revealed the navy seals were behind it just two days after the raid. >> aaron called me and said, mom, you need to wipe your social media clean of any reference to me or any of my buddies, and he actually said to me, mom, there's chatter, and all of our lives could be in danger, including yours. >> reporter: so how do you feel as a father, to have your son identified? expect better oe
high-ups in our government. and i believe what the administration did then, i believe it was criminal. >> reporter: the vaughns are now speaking publicly about their son, what it meant to lose him in afghanistan and sharing that experience with other military families. fox asked the vaughns whether it was possible that the vice president identified seal team six because the administration and the entire country were so grateful. >> i can tell you one thing, seal team six did not want to be identified. so it wasn't that they were trying to be proud of them, because those men do not need a pat on the back. they don't work for that. >> reporter: did aaron tell you that team six was angry? >> yes, absolutely, they were very angry. >> reporter: so it was like the rug got pulled out from under them. >> yes. >> the administration could have said special operators. isn't it kind of fun as american citizens to go back and forth, well, was it the seals or was it this? it was our special operators. >> reporter: the decision to
identify the seals changed everything especially when their son was among those 17 seals killed in august of 2011 when their helicopter was shot down, jon. jon: wow, what a story. catherine herridge, thanks. >> reporter: you're welcome. jenna: well, a life and death race against time. a disabled plane splashes into the ocean, and the coast guard coming to the rescue before the plane sinks below the surface. we'll show you the full rescue coming up. jon: also, a tense standoff underway after a gunman kills a police officer. law enforcement surrounds the home with the suspect holed up inside. jenna: and a little more politics for you as well. ohio getting lots of attention in the 2012 campaign. what are the candidates telling voters in the buckeye state, and what do voters there really care about? >> you can choose whether we give up new jobs and new industries to countries like china or whether we fight to keep those jobs in states like ohio. [cheers and applause] >> thank you so very much. what a welcome! [cheers and applause] ohio, thank you!
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jenna: right now s.w.a.t. teams on the scene in michigan surrounding a home where the suspected killer of a police officer has barricaded himself. julie has more from the newsroom. >> reporter: yeah, a very sad story, and we are told that standoff between police and an alleged cop killer has erupted in gunfire. witnesses are reporting hearing 50 to 60 rounds fired apt about 9:00 this morning where the suspected gunman is believed to be barricaded inside the west bloomfield township home. police say the male suspect fatally shot a police officer responding to a domestic disturbance last night. and he's been holed up ever since inside. police say it all started after they received a 911 call at around 11p.m.
when officers entered the home, officers rushed to the aid of a man they thought needed medical attention. instead, that man fired shots through a bedroom door, striking a 12-year veteran who has just been identified as pat o'rourke, the married father of four was rushed to a local hospital and later pronounced dead. the alleged gunman was reportedly in what police are calling a, quote, divorce situation. two other people escaped from the home before police were called. residents in the neighborhood have been evacuated, the media, reporters in the area being kept a few blocks from the scene just as a precaution as this breaking story unfolds out of michigan. jenna: yeah, we think of that officer's family today. what a difficult day it must be. julie, thank you. >> reporter: sure. jon: a punishing tackle that could leave a tulane football player paralyzed, and the agonizing wait to find out if one of these players will be able to walk again. also, israel is calling for
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jon: right now let's get a quick check of today's business headlines. oil giant bp is selling some of its oil and gas properties in the gulf of mexico, the sale expected to raise about $5.5 billion as that company struggles to pay for damages resulting from the 2010 gulf oil spill. and the u.s. treasury department selling more of its shares in insurance company aig. the $18 billion deal expected to decrease the government's stake to below 50% in that company for the first time since the 2008 bailout. and kodak announcing plans to cut an additional 1,000 jobs as it tries to emerge from
chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. the company's already cutting about 2700 jobs since the beginning of this year. jenna: well, america's election headquarters, your destination for the best political coverage, and republican presidential candidate mitt romney is attending a rally today in ohio. vice president joe biden was campaigning in that state over the weekend. you might have noticed some memorable photos from his trip. we'll show you those in a second. but joe biden's going to be back in ohio later this week, underscoring what an important state ohio is this time around. we want to show you a few different statistics, a swing state with 18 of 203 electoral votes. you see the governor, republican john kasich, that could be important, and we're going to talk more about that in a second. the unemployment rate, 7.2%, slightly below the national average, so is the average gas price. you might see gas prices every day, you don't always see the unemployment rate flashed on every corner of every street,
and the gas prices can affect the way we feel about the economy. also want to draw your attention to the number of visits. the president there since april since announcing really the start of his big campaign, five visits in ohio, romney a total of eight visits. and here's, finally, a look at the polls from real clear politics. you see the president with an edge over mitt romney when it comes to the state of ohio. joining us now, joe barton is a political reporter for the columbus dispatch and, joe, everybody we talk to says our state is the most important, but you hear that a lot when it comes to ohio. why? >> well, thanks for having me, jenna, and you're right. you probably do hear that everywhere you go. but in ohio historically speaking, it is almost impossible for a republican to win the white house without winning ohio. and so you see romney and his running mate, paul ryan, coming here so often, trying to fight for the state. and you see the president and the vice president coming here to really defend it. they know that if they can, if
they can take ohio like they did in '08, that their chance of securing the white house for another four years is pretty strong. jenna: so, joe, what's the state of the race right now? what are you noticing? >> well, i'm noting like you're noticing that the polls are very close. the president does seem to hold an edge here. we had a poll last month that showed it as a completely dead heat. i think romney actually was ahead by two votes in our poll. but the average of the polling does show that the president is ahead. it's very tight, and can it's going to stay that way, i really do think, all the way through november 6th. jenna: so, joe, we just mentioned that the president had been there five times since april, but a total, i believe, of 25 times as president. so he's visited your state a lot. a lot of street closures, probably, because of the president's visiting, but it shows the importance of the state. joe biden spent quite a bit of time over the weekend. he's had some kodak moments, if you will, that have been splashed across the scene. seems like he's getting friendly
with voters in ohio. he's going to be back on wednesday. how important is the vice president on wednesday? he's giving this woman a kiss on the lips. that's pretty close, joe. >> i'm glad you brought that up, i was traveling with the vice president to some of these places, and a perfect example of just the challenge and also his popularity that they face was saturday. he went to this pizza shop in a very small town that was half empty, and within five minutes of him being there, it was packed wall to wall with people that just want to see him and shake his hand and get their picture taken with him, and he's so good at that, the vice president is. but at the same time, then when you talk to some people who just got their picture taken with him and ask do you support the president and the vice president politically, sometimes the answer was, no, and other times the answer was, well, we're unsure. so it's just, it's really an excellent snapshot of just how close things are here in ohio. jenna: that is very interesting
because you'd imagine that the people that are giving the vice president a kiss on the lips would be sure voters. but from what you're saying, maybe there's some mixed reaction from the folks that are turning out. what about the republicans? what sort of reception do they get when they come to town? is it equally as big of a turnout, is there more enthusiasm? what are you seeing, joe, when you're attending those events? >> right, excellent point. when paul ryan comes to town, he -- i mean, the crowds are huge. there's just no question about that whether he's in suburban cleveland or some of the other places that he's been, in canton or he went to miami university, his alma mater. the crowds are substantial, and to some degree that's because he's the new flavor. to a different degree, it's because he is known as a staunch conservative, and the conservative movement is going to come and see him and rally behind him. the crowds compared to paul ryan's crowds for the vice president were smaller, but the
president's campaign knew that ahead of time, and they see, they have sent the vice president into areas where obama either does not poll well or didn't fare very well in 2008, and they see this as a strategy. they see this as showing, look, we are not afraid to go into some of these places where we know we're not going to win, but we're going to steal some votes. and so that is really the role that the vice president has been playing over the last couple weeks. jenna: very interesting to see kind of a battle of vice presidents play out, joe. and if the last couple days have been you watching the vice president of the united states give kisses to folks and have 'em sit down on his lap, i don't know what the next couple of days are going to look like for you. >> absolutely, yeah. i'm going to be with paul ryan wednesday in the very same county that we ended the trip with vice president biden yesterday. it'll be, it should be interesting. jenna: we'll see if we get any kiss cam shots of a different sort with paul ryan. joe, nice to have o your perspective today.
we look forward to having you back. >> oh, i can't wait. thank you. jon: and will the vice president know which state he's in? drought conditions and lightning sparking a massive new wildfire out west. the details and the latest forecast from the fox extreme weather center next. plus, the u.s. coast guard makes a daring rescue at sea, pulling two people from a downed airplane. the amazing rescue just ahead. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios
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jenna: right now israel is calling on the united states to set a trigger point, if you will, for military action against iran's nuclear program. prime minister benjamin netanyahu says a sharp red line will serve as a warning to iran's president and possibly prevent a war. leland vittert is live if jerusalem with mere. >> so far the israelis are not getting what they want from the united states. the secretary of state says she does not view right now the issue here in terms of the best way to deal with the israeli issue is by setting what she called, quote, deadlines. iran has been playing their hand very, very well over the past couple of years in terms of being able to continue to enrich uranium, while at the same time saying they are negotiating at the table and that's pushed off the so-called red lines. the rhetoric from israel is they are ready to wait on a strike
against the nuclear facilities so long as the united states there is a point where u.s. military action will come forward. at least so far that has not happened by the united states. here in israel there is a lot of talk about when the air force would actually strike out at iran, and because of israel's limited long-range bombing ability it seems as though the point where israel would have to strike to make a difference is much sooner from where the united states would have to strike to make a difference. if you look at the papers the past couple of weeks it did point to the fact that there may be an israeli strike some time before the election. it has quited down a little bit. it seems to be walking back, whether there was a head fake or yet to be seen there is a thought in israel that a strike could happen at any point. take a look at the front page of one of the major daily newspapers here during their weekend sections, this is some of the israeli pilots involved
in the strike and it says here speaking about iran, it's in their hands. jen a, back to you. jenna: an interesting perspective for us today, leland, thank you. jon: the presidential campaign is getting a lot of coverage in the media, but are they covering the right things? what is the press focusing on right now? let's get into it with our news watch panel. alan we have to wake you up there. >> i was leaning in and watching the last report. i was just fascinated. jon: good. here is the panel. jim pinkerton a contributing editor and writer for the american conservative magazine. alan colmes the host of the alan colmes radio show. he has a new book out by the way "thank the liberals for saving america." and we thank you both for being here. we were interested in the segment on the cbs show "face the nation" when the substitute host was talking to paul ryan.
all kinds of issue that could be addressed, the unemployment report and, you know, the unemployment situation in this country, but she spent time, jim, asking him about his claim from some i guess 20 years ago that he had run a marathon in under four hours, which he has since said was wrong. what do you make of that? >> well, it's the same mainstream media that made romney's dog, the one on the car roof into a household name over the last couple of years, and it's the same mainstream media that ignores every, to coin a phrase, big fing blooper that joe biden makes. remember joe biden was laughed out of the 1988 presidential campaign more than two decade ago because i was playinger rising someone else's speech. how the mainstream media let him get off the matt from that decades ago and let him go on to a distinguishing career is the
media looking the other way. >> she asked a lot of other questions, how paul ryan could favor the same defense cuts as the president does, then criticized him for defense cuts. in previous campaigns how much time was spent about how much john edwards paid for a head cut or bill clinton getting a haircut on a runway, or impeaching bill linton because he lied about sex, we talked about that for how many years, plus they impeached him for it. yes, there are lots of things that are not key to bettering americans lives that get talked about in every campaign. >> actually, alan the second u.s. president in history to face impeachment was kind of a big story. >> it was a big story because he lied about sex but i think it wasted the country's time and hurt the country because we weren't focusing on important issues. >> do you think the media should have covered that one.
>> covered it, but i don't think he should have been impeached. paul ryan lied about his running time. it came up as one of a number of issues, it wasn't the only thing they talked about. jon: she suggested it was tantamount to a slip of the memory, white lie or lie, whatever you want to call it that it was tantamount to al gore claiming invention of the internet. >> he never said that. that was a myth that the republicans have kept promoting for years and years. he never said the words, i invited the inch territor the internet, that never happened. jon: jim. >> it's fair to say that gore had trouble with the press, they weren't too fond of him. they do seem to like biden. everything that biden says, they treat it as a joke. he miss counts the number of letters in the words jobs, it's a three-letter word, it's actually a four-letter word. you imagine if dan quayle had
done that, we would still be hearing about it. since it's biden, there is no narrative, there is no connecting the dots other than the guy getting up there and saying less than perfect things on a pretty steady basis. >> i think they should hold romney and ryan accountable, lying about the healthcare plan, medicare, defense cuts. they have continually misrepresented. i don't think they have been held accountable. >> you want the press to cover ryan and romney, got it, got, got it. jon: has the president bee the press been tough enough on the president. >> how many times have we heard he didn't close gitmo, he is over 8% unemployment. that he doesn't done well enough with jobs. he said if he continue do it in four years he shouldn't have a second term. i've heard it over and over again. i have not heard romney and ryan
held accountable to the extent that the president has been held accountable. jon: they put a panel together to talk about the economy and so forth and all of the so-called experts or cbs personnel were telling voters that essentially whoever wins the presidency is going to have to raise taxes suggesting that mitt romney is lying if he says that is not going to happen. alan. >> one thing he says he wants to cut spending to 20% of the gdp and cut the top tax rate from 35 to 25%. over the weekend on the sunday morning talk shows he says but i'm not going to raise taxes on anybody to make up the difference. it's incumbent upon him to -- i hate to use the word incumbent with mitt romney, he should actually tell us where he's going to cut? where are they going to close the loopholes? they never said that. he says he's going to solve the problem by closing loopholes and refuse toes say where. he has to come with those points of view and tell us what he's going to do if he wants to be taken seriously. jon: jim? >> alan nor cbs know what
hypothetical president romney would do. >> he hasn't told us. >> cbs put their cards on the table that they hope there is a tax increase. all their coverage should be seen from the prism that gee we hope somebody raises taxes. >> they said the numbers don't match up. an independent auditor said romney's numbers don't match up. you can't do all the things he says he's going to do without a tax increase. where he's going to increase he has so far refused to say. >> maybe he'll increase growth. >> he says he's going to close loopholes but hasn't closed one. >> the keystone pipeline will create jobs. jon: we haven't heard a lot of specifics from the president about what he's going to do either. >> we know he wants to lower the top tax rate to what clinton has. he has been very specific. he has an accomplishment of four
years, something romney has never talked about. jon: we'll have to leave it there. jim pinkerton, alan combs, thank you both. jenna: whether you're a sports fan or not this is truly a terrifying scene on the football field. a player from two lane university fractures his spine making a tackle and we have new information on his condition, some very scary moments there for everybody on that team and everyone watching. plus it's the glove known around the world, the piece of evidence that helped acquit o.j. simpson of murder 17 years ago. and now the famous glove is once again the subject of a ferocious debate. >> it makes no sense, it doesn't fit, if it doesn't fit, you must acquit.
glove found at the crime scene saying quote, what i think happened is that the defense manipulated that glove so that it did not appear to look as if it fit. prosecutors say simpson wore the glove during the brutal murders of his ex-wife nicole brown simpson and her friend, ron goldman. in a defining moment at the trial, which i'm sure you remember simpson struggled to get the glove on his hand in court. of course he was found not guilty. alan tkerb witnesses a former member of the legal team denies the accusation of any tampering of evidence quote 17 years later he makes a serious allegations against a dead lawyer. there ought to be a full and complete investigation and if he is lying, which i am convinced he is. he should be disbarred. joining us now our legal panel, tom keneff, a former defense attorney and prosecutor and arthur aidala, a former prosecutor and fox news legal analyst. what do you think of this?
tom, any legal relevance to this drama? >> look, this is the most sensationalized trial probably in the history of human kind. christopher tkard even probably has to live with a lot of anguish, remember, it was seen as a slam dunk trial for the prosecution. we all know how it turned out. he's speaking at a public forum amongst public figures with representatives of the defense team, him being the former prosecutors and the family members are there, and he's making a statement saying, this is what i think may have happened. we can argue all day whether it's professional for him to do that, whether he chose his words correctly but there is nothing wrong with him stating his opinion in this forum. jenna: will it start an investigation, arthur? >> there is nothing wrong, the time is probably right legally, as much as i love and admire alan derchowitz i don't think what tkard even did rises to the level of being disbarred. not only was the o.j. simpson
case the biggest of that time that moment is arguably the biggest moment in courtroom history, and johnny cochran's lying if it don't fit you must acquit is the most cited line ever. for christopher tkard even i know he has sour grapes. but to say that a lawyer cheated is a horrible, horrible thing to do. jenna: unless it's true. >> but that's the point. look, there was a lot to suggest that something was off with that display that o.j. put on in the courtroom. >> only because no one would do it. it was such a big mistake. >> you're talking about tactical. if you look at the sidebar and there are transcripts of the sidebars that went on with judge ito and the prosecution and the defense, and they wanted to bring out to the jury -- remember they put on that glove expert after o.j. put on this whole display and have the prosecution expert say, look we had people with hands the size of o.j.'s, bigger try on the
extra large black isotoner glove, whatever it was, and they fit. something sheikh kifah mustapha mussomething must be off there. >> he should have made the claim at the trial. >> what good would it serve. >> look at that picture. i haven't seen chris darden in a longtime. jenna: everybody has an opinion and everybody is a critic including arthur aidala. >> i think tom would agree with me. we've both lost and won cases you don't attack your adversary like that unless you know for a fact. jenna: what happens if he feels like he does have enough to open an investigation? could this actually open an investigation? is the glove still around? can they look at the glove? can they figure that out. >> double jeopardy has attached. >> it would be different if the defense was prejudiced by it. if o.j. as a lot of people would like to have seen it was sitting in jail for 33 years.
he's sitting in jail now but or other reasons. but once there is an acquit althe prosecution is stuck with it. >> it's amazing to me that this case brings up such emotion and we all remember where we were when the verdict was read and how the whole thing played out. curious as lawyers, how did it a effect you 17 years ago. how did it affect you. >> johnny doc dock ron co chran is how it affected me. it was pulling a rabbit out of a hat. everybody thought there was no way there could be an acquittal here and there was. >> i sound like a politician here i want to speak to the american people, because, look, you know, this case was seven skwraeug sensational and all that, but it's unfortunate a lot of americans have a bad look at
the american justice system. it usually works in 99.9% of the cases in this country. >> it went on and on and on and thousands of witnesses. >> and sadly this is the yardstick that most laymen use to assess our system and it continue be any less representative. jenna: good perspective on the case. nice to hear your take away as well. big attorneys now yourself. >> you talk to my mother too much. jenna: take it away, jon. jon: will do, jenna. two lane university football player begins a long and agonizing road to recovery after a frightening tackle leaves devon motionless and fighting for his life over the weekend. breaking details in a live report next. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache.
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jon: a dramatic rescue at sea to show you. this one came just in the nick of time. the coast guard swings into action off the coast of monterey, california, saving two people from a private airplane that had crash landed in the what the. two helicopters from different bases responding to the scene. they arrived to find the plane overturned and partially underwater. luckily their plane had a gps locating device, which helped the coast guard home in on where they were. no word yet on why the plane was forced to ditch in the water, but we hear that the two people on board are doing fine. jenna: wow, how lucky, right? jon: very lucky. those are cold waters out there. jenna: absolutely. right now in oklahoma a two lane university football player is in stable condition and recovering in intensive care after this tackle in saturday's game against tulsa left him
motionless on the field with a fractured spine and so many questions about his state. banjulie banderas is tracking the. refor us. he was breathing on his own. now comes the agonizing wait to find out whether the three hour surgery will leave the two lane university football player paralyzed or not. he fractured his spine while making a tackle during saturday's football game. it occurred hours after two lane opened the conference usa portion against tulsa. when tula's s quarterback tossed a short pass to another player, they were sandwiched together. walker was tended to on the field and several coaches were
left in tears. spectators bowed their head as someone on the field led the stadium in prayer. those prayers continue this afternoon as right now walker is in stable condition. doctors say these kinds of injuries say 24, 48, sometimes 72 hours to fully declare themselves, meaning surgeons won't know what the long term implications and outcomes are going to be, until then leaving loved ones and teammates on pins and needles at this hour. jenna: we wish him and his family the best. >> reporter: we sure do. jon: a u.s. program to fly illegal immigrants back to mexico costing u.s. taxpayers millions of dollars. why the free flights are ending, and what the border patrol plans to do next. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ]
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mother nature? meteorologist janice dean has more. j.d.? >> reporter: they really could use a little bit of moisture, unfortunately, jenna, it's going to remain dry, and tonight we're going to see blustery conditions. so mount add a also, that's where we're dealing with that fire, temperatures are going to remain fire and, unfortunately, no moisture in the forecast. and the fire danger really expands across the northwest and into the plains states, and this is where we're dealing with that fire. low humidity, gusty winds tonight and then warm temperatures bringing high fire danger to the area and, of course, you touched upon the drought. across the northwest not as extreme as across the central u.s. where we're still dealing with extreme and exceptional droughts, so even though we got a little bit of isaac act's moisture, not enough to put a department in the drought. jenna: wow. janice, thank you. we heard rich edson is trying to do something for farmers out there, but not likely. jon: a little