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>> he might come. >> that's it for "the five." thanks for watching. see you back here on monday. "special report" is next. have a fantastic weekend, everybody. >> good to sigh on this saturday afternoon. welcome to measure's news headquarters. >> thank you for joining us. charges announced in the arrest of an ex-marshal arts instructor accused of mailing deadly poison to the president and others. >> the waters crested, but the danger far from over. we're going to show you where the levees have been breached. >> more than a third of all americans are not getting enough sleep. that may be because you have little kids waking you up, or it could be because you have a lousy mattress. "consumer reports" is here to show us how to pick the right
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one. >> first, we begin with good news for air travelers. the faa saying it has suspended all employee furloughs and that the system will be back at full strength by tomorrow night. but even after congress voted to approve a bill that would ease flight delays caused by automatic spending cuts, the blame game between democrats and republicans is in full swing. molly henneberg is live in washington and molly, so republicans say that these flight delays didn't have to happen. right? why? >> arthel, congressman bill schuster, gop chairman of the house transportation and infrastructure committee, says the obama administration allowed these flight delays to happen so that air travelers would get fed up with the $85 billion sequester spending cuts. >> from the get go, the federal aviation administration could have acted on its own to responsibly implement the president's sequester without inflicting this kind of pain on the public. they could have cut spending elsewhere. they could have taken into account air traffic patterns.
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and made sure controllers would be in place where they were most needed. or they could have reached out to congress and the airlines to have a plan in place ahead of time. >> schuster says house republicans have already passed two bills that would replace the sequester cuts, but they haven't gone anywhere in the senate. arthel? >> molly, the president is saying that it's the gop that's enabling the sequester cuts to continue. correct? >> yes. president obama says his budget would replace the, quote, dumb sequester cuts with smarter cuts, but he can't get republicans to agree to it. and he called the legislation to alleviate the flight delays a, quote, temporary fix because there are other sequester cuts pending. >> this week, the sequester hurt travelers who are stuck for hours in airports and on planes and rightly frustrated by it. maybe because they fly home each weekend, the members of congress who insisted on these cuts finally realized that they actually apply to them, too. republicans claim victory when
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the sequester first took effect and now they decided it was a bad idea all along. >> one note, president obama has not signed the legislation yet that would alleviate these flight delays. fox has confirmed that there is a technical problem with the bill, a typo or spelling error. he is expected to sign it next week after it's fixed. the faa already says the air travel system will resume normal operations by sunday evening. arthel? >> molly henneberg, thank you very much for that report. >> let's look at the sequester which members of both parties voted for and see how it's being felt across the federal government. the sequester triggering 85 billion in automatic cuts going into effect on the first of march. military's health care system could lose $3 billion affecting elective care for military dependents and retirees. the navy has delayed the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the persian gulf. 70,000 head start children could be removed from the prekindergarten program.
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and the interior department says that it's preparing to reduce hours and services at all 398 national parks and might have to close up to 128 wildlife refuges. >> the new york city medical examiner resuming its search for remains after the sudden discovery of a landing gear belonging to one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the september 11 attacks. the twisted metal piece, which still has its cables and levers attached to it, was found wedged innage alley between a luxury apartment building and the site of a proposed mosque which in recent years has been the subject of a heated national debate. a spokeswoman says the sifting for human remains will begin this tuesday. fox news alert and federal agents charging a man from mississippi at his home today in connection with a series of ricin-laced letters sent to
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president obama and two other public officials. elizabeth prann has been following this story for us. she has more now from washington >> authorities initially searching the home and form business of 41-year-old everett dutschke this week. today he's now in police custody, arrested on unspecified charges. the f.b.i. arresting the marble arts instructor without i want. he's in the hands of the u.s. marshal service. officials say this is in connection with the ricin-laced letters sent to president obama, senator roger wicker, and a mississippi judge. we have heard no response from his attorney today, but she said this week that he has had no involvement, dutschke himself, also denies any wrongdoing. this is him before his arrest. >> simply blows my mind that the paranoid antigovernment schizophrenic is the one that raps up me, who is in his
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fantasy world, who is a patriotic american. >> this as learn of an ongoing feud between him and previously arrested paul kevin curtis. he is the elvis impersonator taken into custody by the feds earlier in the investigation. later the charges which involved placing threats in the mail, were dropped. dutschke's name first surfaced in federal court monday when curtis' attorney suggested her client may have been framed. as you remember, the letters addressed to senator wicker and president obama were retrieved and flagged at an offsite mail facility before ever reaching their intended victims. in washington, elizabeth prann, fox news. we're monitoring a dangerous situation in missouri where flood waters from the mississippi river breached a levee north of st. louis. authorities there are urging some residents to leave their homes. flooding is not the only concern. we have the threat for severe weather across the south tonight.
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meteorologist janis dean is live in the fox weather center. that can't be good news for those folks. >> no. a lot of areas are flooding now, especially along the mississippi river valley and we are looking for the focus not only for flooding rainfall, but we could see some hail and damaging winds as well as isolated tornadoes. we have a severe thunderstorm watch that has just been posted within the last few minutes for parts of texas, including austin and around the houston area. but we also have a tornado watch in effect for parts of arkansas, through tennessee and towards northern mississippi. so memphis, tennessee, you are in this watch as well as just outside of little rock until 11:00 p.m. central time. but they might also issue a watch just south of this area as we are starting to see some possible rotation with these cells. so severe thunderstorm warning in and around little rock and the north of pipe low, northeast of tupelo, as well as southeast of tupelo, mississippi. we'll keep you posted, but we could have a volatile evening on our hands.
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stretching from parts of big bend of texas all the way to louisiana, parts of mississippi, up towards tennessee, we could see that large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes, as well as the heavy rainfall. just want to show you some of the temperatures. very warm across much of the country. phoenix, 95. you can see where it's cooler. that's where our storm system is moving through. we've got 50s and 60s. arthel mentioned the threat of flooding. that's going to continue not only this weekend, but into next week. as we've got flooding rain and the snow melt across portions of the upper midwest that's going to drain into these tributaries and move into the mississippi river. this will be an ongoing threat throughout the workweek and possibly for the springtime as we get a lot of rainfall, potential for a lot of rainfall and the snow melts. taking a look at the forecast over the next couple days, the threat for more rain across the swollen rivers of the upper midwest, across the ohio river valley, and then into the mid atlantic where we think this could stall out and arthel,
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we're still watching the red river as well. we're expecting to see almost a record crest early into next week. so we'll keep you posted and keep you in tune with all of those watches and warnings throughout the evening. back to you. >> indeed. falling rain, melting snow, a double whammy for those people. thank you. >> okay. search for survivors in bangladesh. pulling 30 people from the rubble of a collapsed building. the garment factory suddenly coming down this week, killing almost 350 people. search teams say they are still getting responses from survivors inside the wreckage, but those responses are becoming weaker. the safety standards at these garment factories in bangladesh almost nonexistent and police now arresting at least six people in connection with this collapse, including owners of the factory, as well as government engineers. the white house says it is still working to confirm whether
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or not syria unleashed chemical weapons on its own people. this comes weeks after new allegations and several eyewitness accounts of men, women and children suffering from horrific injuries associated with the poisonous gas, sarin. conner powell has more from our middle east bureau. >> arthel, u.s. officials reluctantly acknowledge that the assad regime appears to have used chemical weapons in its fight against rebels. likely sarin gas. however, syrian officials today denied the claim that they used chemical weapons, calling it, quote, a bold faced lie. insisting that turkey is providing chemical weapons to rebels. but opposition leaders called on the international community to take action. >> we at the syrian national coalition, we will invite investigators, we will cooperate with investigators and we are certain that the evidence will show that the syrian regime actually used chemicals weapons against innocent civilians. >> president obama said friday
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that his administration would respond deliberately and prudently to this new information. essentially, though, reducing expectations that the u.s. would intervene in syria any time soon. president obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons would cross a red line, forcing action. but he stopped short of saying what action would be taken. arthel? >> conner powell, reporting from our middle east bureau, thank you. as investigators push ahead in the marathon bombings case, the people of boston are trying to heal from the senseless attacks. memorials now stand on the street where the bombs went off and in just about an hour or so from now, a special choral concert will get underway honor o'clock the victims of that day. rick leventhal live from copley square with more on that. rick? >> victims being honored across boston, but certainly here in copley square with a powerful memorial assembled with items, many moved from fear the site of
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the blast just down boylston street and many more added over the past few days. they include many flowers, of course, and hand made posters and also pretty powerful scene. dozens of pairs of running shoes hanging from one of the metal barricades here. many of them are handwritten messages of boston's strong and also photos of the three people who were killed in the blast and also the police officer who was gunned down allegedly by one of the tsarnaev brothers. there are hundreds, possibly thousands of people who have been filing past and through this memorial in copley square. they say it's an important part of the healing process. >> felt it was important to show our support for boston and for the whole community and the country. we're still here for you. we're all thinking about this every day. >> it's immensely sad and it's strange that it looks so peaceful and so calm and so normal and it's not. and even though it's ten days removed, it's very emotional.
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>> and more emotion and another ceremony at a little league game today. a moving tribute to the eight-year-old bombing victim, martin richard. it was the ceremony held on the opening day of the little league team that he would have played on. american flags lined the field and another flew from the ladder of a fire truck. martin's number 8 was painted on the outfield and printed on shirts that were worn by firefighters. the governor attended that game and he said it was very important to send this message of strength across the boston community. rick? >> rick leventhal live in boston's copley square. thanks very much. for more on the boston marathon bombings, tomorrow on fox news sunday, chris wallace sits down with senator joe senator mike mccall talking about the impact the bombings have had on homeland security. >> the 26-year-old carjacking victim of the boston marathon bombers opened up about the terrifying experience. the man being described as a chinese entrepreneur named danny
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said he thought he would die. he reached out to northeastern criminology professor, jamie fox, to tell his story. >> bad enough to stare down the barrel of a gun, but then to be told, do you know who i am? did you see the boston marathon bombing? that's me and i just killed a cop. >> the mother of the boston bombing suspects speaking out about her sons and the united states. this as we're learning the woman was add to do a c.i.a. watch list with her son tamerlan, 18 months before the marathon attacks. now she says this is all america's fault. >> they already want me, him and all of us to look. >> who is saying this? >> i don't know. where is it from? it's from america. why did i even go there?
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why? i thought america is going to like protect us, our kids, is going to be safe. for any reason. but it happened. america took my kids away from me. >> she also says her sons could have never been behind the attacks and she believes that they were framed. >> meanwhile, in russia, the moscow marathon taking place without extra security. roads closed for the race, but no additional forces were called in today. russian officials say there was no need for extra security because the track did not lie through big crowded areas. they do say metal detectors will be placed along the entire course at the world championships marathon and that race will be held in russia's capitol in august. coming up, some brand-new concerns over the safety of your personal information that you may be compromising. your own privacy without even knowing it.
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we'll tell you how this is happening and what you can do about it. >> country music superstars paying tribute to george jones as the world mourns the loss of the legendary country singer. >> also joe biden unplugged. you won't believe what he had to say at a special event for senator john mccain. >> one of the most dedicated, hard working, likeable, frustrating individuals. -- that i have ever known. no matter what the hell he says about me, i still like him we're here! we're going to the park! [ gina ] oh hey, dan!
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>> rick: thanks for spending part of your saturday with us. vice president says that he believes senator john mccain would have squeaked out a victory against president obama in 2008 if the economy hadn't collapsed. the vice president surprising the crowd with his remarks at a mccain institute event in arizona. supreme court justice steven breyer is recovering from shoulder replacement surgery after a biking accident. the 74-year-old fell while riding his bike in washington, d.c he is expected to be released from the hospital early next week. and the damage from the explosion at a fertilizer plant in texas estimated to cost more
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than $100 million. it killed at least 14 people and injured hundreds more. >> arthel: serious new concerns and questions about the way our u.s. intelligence community handled boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev and whether warnings were missed in the lead up to the deadly attacks because of a possible trust deficit with their counterparts in russia. bringing in k.t. mcfar land la, a fax news analyst. hi. >> hi. >> arthel: regardless of possible mistrust of the russian government. he left america to spend six months in russia, got back into the u.s. after his name was put in a terrorist database. so it could possibly cause the average lay person to say, what are you guys doing and if someone in the intelligence community covering tracks? how do you see it? >> arthel, i absolutely agree with you. the director of national intelligence, james clapper said, tsarnaev was a low level
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threat. wait a minute. this is a guy who had espoused jihadi beliefs. he visited web sites that talked about how to build bombs, inspire magazine. he went to the hotbed place in the world for terrorists and yet, somehow he's a low level threat? what do you have to do to get some attention from the united states intelligence services? so i am not buying it. i think that it was a real failure of connecting the dots. one agency not talking to another agency. one agency saying, well, the russians gave us the tipoff. we're not going to trust them. i think it really is a little late in the game to be making these kind of fundamental mistakes. >> arthel: director clapper also said something friday. he said that if he finds it amusing and ironic that any credence suddenly is being given to russia and here is his direct quote. he says, whenever the russians say anything about arms control issues, we're very suspicious, you know, we're supposed to trust but verify, not accept
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what the russians say. but in this case, we accept it. whatever they say, without question. so i ask you, how is director clapper's position playing out in the intelligence community? >> he's not called clueless clapper for nothing. they sound like a bunch of fifth graders on the playground. everybody blaming everybody elimination. there was a screwup here. it's way too late in the game to have these kind of screwups. what bothers me even more than the fact that they never saw this guy coming was what happened last week when they had the younger brother in custody and they were interrogating him. they were asking him really specific questions and they were getting good intelligence, according to the f.b.i they were getting intelligence about things like new york is next. there is six more pressure cooker bombs left and the very early stages of their interrogation, what happens? the justice department sends somebody to the hospital room and shuts the interrogation down. they didn't need to do that. there is a lot of information that we may never know about.
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wouldn't we like to know who else did you talk to? is there a cell in the united states? who was this mysterious man, misha? what did your brother do when he went to dagestan? all these questions, we don't know the answers to those now. i fault the intelligence community for not connecting the dots and seeing them coming and i fault the justice department to once they have the guy in custody, to not let that interrogation go on. >> arthel: director clapper said finding the bombers in advance would require an invasion of americans' privacy by the government. could that be misconstrued as him saying it was inadvertently fault that the tsarnaevs brothers slipped through the cracks? >> they're trying to blame everybody except then selves. one of the brothers had a publicly accessed youtube page. on that page was a lot of stuff about jihaddists who had made war, islamic jihad and terrorists and praising them. anybody could access that. that wasn't snooping around in
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somebody's private information. i got to say, in a day and age when if you go on your own personal computer and google pop-up ads, when american political campaigns can figure out what subscription you're going to get to a magazine, how the united states intelligence service is not seeing these guys coming and not connecting the dots? we're ten years out from september 11. september 11 commission report said one of the biggest problems that led to september 11 was our intelligence communities and various parts of our intelligence apparatus wasn't talking to each other. we're making the same mistakes now. it's late in the game because why? arthel, what's happened is that the whole wave of terrorism is now changed. who is doing tryst activities in home grown terrorists. >> arthel: they're saying that it's hard to find the self-radicalized terrorist. do you agree with me and give may short answer 'cause i have to go. >> yeah. absolutely. and that's why it's really -- we got to get our game better than this because that is who is
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>> rick: bottom of the hour. the f.b.i. arrest ago new suspect in the ricin case. everett dutschke. he's now charged with possession of ricin and with attempting to use it as a weapon. the poisoned letters were sent to president obama, a u.s. senator and a mississippi judge. >> arthel: u.s. air travel expected to return to normal by tomorrow evening. this comes a day after congress passed legislation to allow the faa to suspend employee furloughs. they were caused by the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration. >> rick: a levee breach on the mississippi near st. louis, missouri. some people advised to consider evacuating. the river is expected to stay above flood stage into this coming week. >> arthel: i want to tell you about disturbing allegations against a nevada psychiatric hospital. it is now at the center of multiple investigations after being accused of releasing and then, quote, dumping hundreds of
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patients in other states across the country. dominic dinatale live w more. >> this really is disturbing. here is what happened in one case, according to a local media report. a man was let go from the psychiatric hospital in las vegas, given a one way ticket to sacramento and a greyhound bus, handed three days of medicines and sent on his way. when he turned up issues he was in a confused and scared state and his medicines were gone. he didn't have a dime on him and he had no clue as to why he had been packed off to california. nevada authorities are outraged at the way these patients have been treated. >> a bus with a couple cans and peanut butter crackers and that's enough to get through the day and dumped on the street, that's not acceptable. that's absolute ridiculous. inhumane the thought that this could be happening. >> nevada's governor has slammed the hospital, saying that improperly discharging just one
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patient is, quote, one patient too many and that it's not the state policy to engage in patient dumping. here in los angeles, the city attorneys are investigating how it was allowed to happen. >> it's damn near trafficking in human lives. you have to ask yourself, why the hospitals put patients on a bus and relocate them to another state? why would they do that? >> one media report says the hospital purchased one way bus tickets for some 1500 discharged psychiatric patients, sending some to places where they didn't know a single soul or who to contact on arrival. back to you. >> arthel: unbelievable. dominic, thank you very much for that story. >> rick: switching gears. whether you're on your computer or on your smart phone, app
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stores are popping up to try to sell you some of the most lar apps. a poll finds a small number of people actually understand their personal information, their personal data, when they download an app, may not be so private, according to a roper survey. 13% of users understand that app stores are allowed to share your personal data. 87% say that they are unaware of that. ed is a managing partner with chapwood investments. i have think when you download an app onto your phone, do you it because you think it's cool or it could somehow be useful to you in some way, shape or form. not because you think your information is going to be shared with anybody. >> no, you don't think about it. this is kind of creepy, rick. go to a store, go to a grocery store or someplace in the mall, people don't know exactly what you bought. on the internet, everyone knows everything you're doing and you can't just download a simple app with not only that company knowing, but then they turn around and sell that information, they share that information.
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everybody tends to know what you're doing, even just simply buying an app. >> rick: so we're not necessarily talking about like your credit card information or your social security information and number, which is also very important to keep protected, but these are things that you download these apps. you mentioned grocery stores. so you download an app that maybe your local supermarket alous you to preorder your groceries so you can show up at the market and they're all bagged and you can just pay for them and leave. so this is other stuff. how would this information be useful to somebody? >> well, it's very useful to advertisers. if you really think about it, what are -- consumers are -- people who make products are constantly trying to find out information about who their customer might be. an app store allows people to really target in on what someone wants to do and what their interest levels are. those are lead generation companies that will buy this information and then sell it to others. so it's a very valuable lead for somebody who is trying to sell a
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product. radio stations, tv stations, as you know, are constantly trying to get better information about who is watching their program. so advertisers can target them so they know their demographics. same thing with the app store, but they're much more targeted and more focused and these leads are very valuable to a marketer. >> rick: is there a responsibility on the part of, say, a google or an apple or microsoft, these companies that sort of operate these app stores, to let people know okay. here are some apps and you might want to download them, but this is what we're going to do with this information. >> without question. as i did research on this today, it really kind of creeped me out quite a bit. i keep saying the word creepy 'cause i think it is. i want to know if someone knows what i'm doing. i want to know if someone is watching what i'm doing. i love the internet. i can track what i'm doing. i can track where my kids are. and my kids don't know i'm doing that right now. but i can do that. when it comes to my personal purchasing, i don't want someone
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knowing what i'm doing and if they're going to do that, i want to know ahead of time so i can opt out of it and most of these companies don't let you know that. >> rick: your kids know now. i got news for you. if they didn't know before. >> i know. >> rick: you just blew it, buddy. >> that's right. >> rick: all right. it's good for people to know and obviously personal responsibility is always the key. so we hope people will look into these things. ed, good to see you. thanks. >> good to see you, too. >> arthel: tributes are pouring in for george jones, the country music legend died yesterday at age 81. the music community remembering him for his rich and powerful voice. >> i think he had the greatest country voice ever and probably the most powerful country music song ever with "he stopped loving her today." >> arthel: brad pacely says, quote, george jones' life is an example of so many wonderful things, how god's given gift can make this a richer, better place. dolly parton said my heart is broken.
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george jones was my all-time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world. my heart goes out to his wife, nancy, and the rest of his family. >> rick: here, here. we share those thoughts. coming up, congress paving the way for the faa to suspend those employee furloughs. so was it thousands of flight delays or was it something else that forced lawmakers to act? >> i think it's rotten. i really think it's rotten. you have your schedule you have to keep on. you have to get your connecting flight and you can miss your connecting flight. i think it's rotten we're paying for this sequester, you know. it's normal people ♪ [ male announcer ] a car has a rather small rear-view mirror, so we can occasionally glance back at where we've been. it has an enormous windshield so we can look ahead to where we are going. now is always the time to go forward. and reimagine all the possibilities that lie before us.
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>> rick: congress is voting to give the faa some flexibility in its spending and ending this week's flight delays triggered by the government's forced budget cuts. president obama calling the legislation a band-aid, temporary fix. susan estherridge is a controversy of law at usc and fox news contributor. always good to see you. my wife who is a very smart woman said to me last night over dinner. i know why congress voted to do this, because it affects them. they're the ones who fly home to their districts every weekend. then i noticed the president said the same thing in his radio address. is that what's going on here? >> well, i think he's got a bipartisan group of voters on airplanes who hate delays. and this week i wouldn't want to be a member of congress. >> if you talk to frequent flyers, delay is at the top of the list. i think you're wife sounds like a smart gal. i'm wondering if this could serve as a model, the way that the faa and the furloughs were handled, whether this could be a model for other politically inconvenient or uncomfortable or unpopular cuts that have taken place as a result of the automatic cuts, sort of handling the sequestration in a piecemeal way, one thing at a time, as these issues become politically untenable. >> well, it's an interesting theory, rick. i was trying to think, what other set of cuts would affect a very upscale, very educated group that is likely to vote and would care deeply? and you can come up with, you know, the airlines. i'm not sure buses would do or other modes of transportation. maybe amtrak in the northeast corridor. certainly certain senior citizen programs, 'cause they vote. but the problem is, you and i are discussing this, not because
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it happens all the time, but because it's so rare that we see congress working the way it's supposed to work. this is how they're supposed to work every day. find common ground, get things done, work out reasonable solutions and we're practically having a party because they did it once. >> but i guess i'm asking you, do you think they could do it again? are we going to see some other cuts be restored in this kind of a way, whether it's cuts to the pentagon or whether it's cuts to school lunch programs, stuff like that? is this a model where all of a sudden, congress comes together and says, you know what? let's go back and let's get that money to the people so that they can do what they need to do? >> i don't know. i mean, i think i keep coming back to the point of, you know, what hits harder not only on congress people but on their most important constituents. by most important, i just mean, you know, money, voting than
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airline travel. and i'm not sure school lunches would do it. maybe. i'm not sure what else would do it. and what's unfortunate to me, you look at the gun debate and you had overwhelming public support for expanded background checks. i sat here a couple of weeks ago. we talked i think with art about this bipartisan miracle that we had these senators coming together and it still went down the chute. so i think we shouldn't understatement just how hard it is to get those guys and girls to agree on anything. >> rick: you know, the whole idea of the sequester and we heard from the republican who gave the republicans calling it the president's sequester. we hear the white house calling it the republicans' sequester. everybody is calling it the other side's sequester. i hope people out there realize that this was voted on by members of both parties. so when we hear these political shots being taken, i think people really need to listen and know what the truth of the matter is. >> it's like when you have kids
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and they do something wrong and you turn and you say, your son just did that! last time i checked, most kids required, you know, both a mother and father to come into the world. but you're absolutely right. i mean, that's just political gamesmanship and ultimately i think the budget belongs to all of these guys and the failure, if there is failure, will belong to them, too. >> rick: so okay. so if we look down the line at the possibility of some quote unquote, grand bargain that's going to get rid of the sequester cuts and instead, we're going to see entitlement reform, we're going to see tax reform, if they're able to pass piecemeal deals like the faa thing, does that mean that we should not hold out hopes of some kind of a grand deal that's going to end all of this nonsense? >> you know, i'm holding out about as much hope of a grand deal that's going to end this nonsense as i am of like an anti-aging cream that's really
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going to work. i mean, it's a wonderful idea. everybody says there must be a way to do it. but the anti-aging cream actually may be easier to require a scientist. i think this political system is broken and i think until and unless the people in washington start getting hit where it hurts and that means more incumbents stop winning and they mostly win, i think it's going to stay broken. >> rick: susan, always good to see you. thanks so much. >> great to see you. >> rick: arthel, you lying down on the job over there. >> arthel: i am. who needs an anti-aging cream when you get good sleep? that's the key. "consumer reports" is here with a mattresses that will help you stop the tossing and turning so you can get the shut eye that you need [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness?
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$50 savings card. call now! >> rick: thanks for getting up to join us for this last segment. >> arthel: i shouldn't have. >> rick: according to the cdc, more than a third of all americans aren't getting enough sleep at night. could part of the reason be your mattress? >> arthel: "consumer reports" did some serious snoozing, testing mattresses to find the one that will help you sleep like a baby.
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bob is here. he's the home and yard editor with "consumer reports." bob, i am very interested in this segment because i'm one of those people who don't sleep well. so let's talk about this beauty rest mattress that you brought here first. and tell us why it's good, why you like it and why should we buy this. >> most people buy inner spring. this is the most popular. this simmons beauty rest, it's $780. see our best buy. it was our top scoring inner spring mattress. "consumer reports" is buying more as we speak. it will really grow. but right now, top of the line. >> rick: inner spring as opposed to what? >> memory foam. foam of some kind. again, this is the queen size. >> this is queen size. we tested queen size. most common size. best selling size. >> rick: aside from these -- >> arthel: so this -- sold at costco. >> arthel: i'm normally this kind of a pillow top girl. but i got on this thing and i
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was comfortable immediately. i normally stay away from a memory foam. >> rick: how do you know when you go to a store, how do you know what to look for? >> you can lie down for a couple of minutes. but anything is going to feel good for a couple of minutes. do they let you spend the night? >> i don't know about the night. but the good thing is bring your significant other to the store because we found no one mattress supported the back and side equally. the ones we recommend were good in both and the beauty rest was the best for side support, which where you want your spine to be, to remain horizontal. this was among the best for back support, if you're a back sleeper primarily. you really want to spend ten minutes on each side, on your stomach if that's how you sleep, on your back. if you spend ten minutes on each side, that really will tell awe lot. on this one with the nova form with costco, you can't try on, but they have a generous return policy. if you don't like it, they'll come get it.
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>> this is from costco? >> costco. they'll pick it up. it's $900, but you got to remember, this is the foam. but the priciest foams were almost 2,000. >> arthel: that's true. which is probably why i stay away from them. does it get hot, the foam? >> some can. this one didn't. this one has gel. gel actually can help that. although we tested for which one's wick moisture away. this was really good at that. >> rick: what's the life span of a typical mattress? like when is it time to go out and buy a new one? obviously if you're falling through it, you know. >> when it's sagging, lumpy. most people replace them typically at ten years. our durability test, they mimic the eight years of life. so you're looking at eight to ten years typically. if yours still feels good, it's not saggy, lumpy, and it's 15 years old, enjoy it. >> arthel: when you have these types of memory foam or pillow top, do you have to flip the
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mattresses? >> you don't necessarily do. that's one trick you can do with inner springs. with memory foam, very often you can't flip them. so that's one of the things where many inner springs, not all, can be flipped or turned at least to try to prolong their life. >> arthel: yes or no? >> this one, i believe can be. this one i don't think you can flip it. that's the whole thing about memory foam is it's to conform to your shape. >> rick: where can people find this one? >> sears. >> rick: bob, always good to see you. thanks very much. >> arthel: thank you. that does it for us. heather childers is in for harris faulkner. stick around. see you guys the capital one cash rewards card
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