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anything and draw attention to that. >> we will leave it there. that's it for "the five." thanks for watching. see you tomorrow, everybody. bret baier, "special report" next. the rift between the u.s. and russia on syria gets the g-8 off to a rocky start. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. stopping continued violence in syria topped discussions at the g-8 summit today in a location that bears the scars of its own internal conflict. northern ireland, while there is agreement that something should be done to stop the killing, president obama and his rugs counterparts fundamentally disagree on what it might be. white house correspondent wendal goaler is traveling with the
president. >> reporter: as a golf course, they gathered for a summit. the fighting in northern syria dominated their private conversation, between u.s. and russian leaders, there were common goals, but little meeting of the minds. >> we do have differing perspectives on the problem, but we share an interest in reducing the violence, securing chemical weapons, ensuring they're neither used nor subject to proliferation. >> reporter: british prime minister saying bashar al-assad has to go, vladimir putin vowed not to let the rebels replace him. >> translator: i believe one does not need to support the people that not only kill their enemies but open up their bodies, eat their intestines in front of the public gaze and cameras. >> reporter: in principle, all the g-8 leaders support peace talks. the rebels won't attend unless
assad steps down. the u.s. and russia are threatening to raise the ante. neither delivered the sophisticated weapons they promise. iran is preparing to send 4,000 troops. mccain said and we're going to send light weapons? he supported a no-fly zone in the past, but u.s. military officials say syria's air defenses make it more difficult than in libya. russian foreign ministry is determined not to repeat the libyan experience. >> all these maneuvers around the no-fly zone, various humanitarian corridors, it is the first sign of disrespect for international law. >> reporter: he suggested northern ireland's success involving sectarian differences could be a model for syria. >> you're their blueprint to follow. you're the proof of what is possible. hope is contagious. >> reporter: it seemed unlikely
putin would respond to such idealism as some republicans say mr. obama is preaching to his own choir. >> seems to me they have a great media strategy. >> reporter: he says his strategy is to show putin that while assad has to go, the rest can stay on and negotiate with the syrian opposition. they think mr. putin may bite if he is more interested in restoring stability than supporting assad. >> thank you. for a closer look at american foreign policy under president obama, let's bring in senior political analyst brit hume. >> good evening. president obama's handling of the deteriorating situation in syria follows a pattern traceable through much of his political career. when the issues are difficult and the option unappetizing, he tends simply to go away. recall his history of voting presence in the illinois legislature. when you're president, you can't
vote that, when you decide, as little as possible. the decision to send small arms was announced by a junior white house aide. when the database blew into the headlines, he answered a question in passing, then went silent. it has fallen to both members of congress and dick cheney to mount public defense of the program. none of them have the platform or megaphone commanded by the president. he feels to use it on such issues as syria and the nsa would only call attention to policies his allies on the left are already upset about, which raises the question, whether mr. obama's decision to vote do and say as little as possible on the fateful night in benghazi, libya, sprang from the same political impulse. but foreign policy and defense are one area in which the federal government and the executive branch have sole responsibility. silence may be a good way to duck, but it is not a way to
lead. bret? >> russia funneled money and equipment into syria. you saw the dynamic in that piece between president putin and president obama. your thoughts on that relationship on this issue? >> it is difficult to imagine president putin being the tough, thuggish guy is much impressed the way president obama has operated on this issue. there's talk about red lines being crossed, action would be taken, now iran has foormly crossed, he is talking about sending small arms to the area. if you're vladimir putin, you're worried about your ally, bashar al-ass al-assad, do you think the united states is sending small arms, better try to get peace talks going? i don't think so. >> turning the tide with small arms. >> doesn't seem like it is enough to make a difference. for the president, may be enough to get him involved without giving them a chance to succeed. it is not clear it was the right call here. >> all right, brit, thank you.
edward snowden continues to leak classified information to the press, while maintaining he isn't a spy for china. meanwhile, snowden's father talks exclusively to fox news. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has details. >> reporter: as the president arrived in europe for a summit of world leaders, nsa leaker edward snowden dropped another bombshell. this time he provided documents to the guardian newspaper about a plot by the british equivalent of nsa to spy on phone and computer communications of foreign dignitaries in london in 2009 for a g-20 summit. delegates were tricked into using trick internet cafes. internet communication and software were used to spy on delegates. their blackberrys were monitored. they monitored a live around the clock of whom knows who.
they eavesdropped on a russian leader at the summit. in exclusive interview, snowden's father asked his son to stop the leaks and come home. >> i believe firmly you are a man of principle. i believe in your character. i don't know what you've seen, but i just ask that you measure what you're going to do and not release any more information. >> reporter: snowden, or a man who claimed to be the nsa leaker, held a live chat on the guardian website, dismissing suggestions he is a chinese spy or traitor, explaining why he did this now. quote, obama's campaign promises and election gave me faith that he would lead us toward fixing the problems he outlined in his quest for votes. unfortunately shortly after assuming power, he closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law, deepened and expanded several abusive
programs. >> what this program allows us to do, the reason it was set up and the way it has been operated, was when we went to car acho and captured khalid sheikh mohammed, we could see who he was talking to in the united states. he says ask yourself if it was worth it. bathtub falls and police officers kill more americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it. >> i think he is a traitor, somebody with access to classified information doing damage to the national security of the united states. >> reporter: snowden says being called a traitor by dick cheney is the highest honor you can give an american. president obama defended the program. what i can say, unequivocally, is that if you are a u.s. person, the nsa cannot listen to your telephone calls and the nsa cannot target your e-mails and
have not. they'll explain which plots were thwarted by the surveillance program when he testifies before the house intelligence committee tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. >> jennifer griffin at the pentagon. fox news learned the senate armed services committee will have a classified briefing on the attack in benghazi that left four americans dead last september. it will be close today the public, but will be the first time retired general carter hamm, then head of africom was questioned about his oversight of military assets during that attack. fox news has also confirmed veteran washington lawyer cliff sloan was named as the new envoy, tasked with closing the prison in guantanamo bay. in the first week of office, president obama signed an executive order vowing to shut it in a year. cal eek shake muhammad and four
other prisoners accused of orchestrating 9/11 attacks were in court today, start of five days of pretrial hearings. the government asked for a trial in late 2014, though it is likely to be later than that. human rights organization says the justice department released names, nationalities and statuses of all remaining detainees in response to a freedom of information act request today. a unicorn breezes through security. we will explain. up next, the arizona supreme court rules. hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo...hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo hoo. sir... i'll get it together i promise... heeheehee. jimmy: ronny, how happy arswitching to geico?ollars
court. >> reporter: arizona cannot require potential voters to show documentary proof of u.s. citizenship when they seek to register to vote in federal elections. federal law simply requires an applicant to check a box and sign a form attesting he or she is a citizen. scalia said, quote, the fairest reading of the statute is that a state imposed requirement of evidence of citizenship not required by the federal form is inconsistent with the federal law mandate that states accept and use the federal form. >> when they give the federal government the power, it means it, and there isn't any unwritten exception for arizona. >> reporter: supporters of the arizona requirement which was part of a voter passed measure in 2004 claims striking it down will only decrease voter faith in the system. >> if we don't have rules associated with elections in terms of making sure only citizens are voting and making sure you are who you are when
you turn up to vote, all bets are off. >> reporter: the attorney general tom horn says he is disappointed, but focusing on the direction his state ask the election commission to change policy regarding additional documentation, if arizona is unhappy with the answer, take the dispute back to court. >> the court set forth a pathway to victory. my expectation is that we will pursue it and ultimately be victorious. >> reporter: in response to the opinion, ted cruz will introduce an amendment to amend the federal statute to have the room to have the additional requirements or proof of id or proof of citizenship for folks when they show up to register to vote in federal elections. >> shannon bream outside the court, thank you. one aspect of the on-going debate about comprehensive immigration reform involves treatment of illegal immigrants that committed misdemeanors or
felonies. >> previous history, so i am leave your bond at no bond. >> reporter: houston and phoenix, they believe immigrant drunk drivers kill cops. they say jesus molina killed an officer an hit and run, despite two previous arrests for dui and burglary, he was not deported. >> that was a death that should have been prevented, it did not have to happen. >> reporter: similar story in houston. accused drunk driver killed harris county sheriff, dwayne polk. >> you're here illegally and immigration has a hold on you. >> reporter: under obama administration's prosecutorial discretion policy, critics say too many criminals get a date in court instead of deportation. immigrant advocates view it differently. >> drunk driving needs to be treated as the crime that it is, an alcohol related, substance abuse related crime, and not something related to immigration. the two of wholly unrelated.
>> reporter: the proposed senate immigration bill allows for that discretion. illegal immigrants with lengthy criminal records may be allowed to stay if they have a spouse or child already in the u.s. >> these situations require human decisions. >> the bill gives all kinds of discretion to an administration that has thoroughly abused that discretion. >> it mandates interior enforcement, forcing them to enforce statutes, penalizes any city that fails to deport criminal aliens. the senate bill doesn't include either of those provisions. bret? >> thank you. director of immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. will step down in july. john morton is leaving to work in the private sector having served four years. for the first time in seven years, most u.s. home builders are optimistic about home sales. stocks started the week up, the dow added 110, s&p 500 up 12, nasdaq finished ahead almost 29.
an irs supervisor in washington told congressional investigators she was personally involved in reviewing some of the earliest applications for tea party groups, seeking tax exempt status, including some requests that languished more than a year without action. this contradicts initial claims about the agency that a small group of agents working in an office in cincinnati were solely responsible for mishandling applications. fox also learned that the irs's upper management strategized how to publicly address scrutiny of tea party and conservative organizations that ultimately occurred during a question and answer session before the american bar association in early may. still ahead, we take a closer look at fraud and abuse in the federal disability program. first, meet the new boss in iran. is he the same as the old boss? at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine.
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labor unions and political enemies of turkey's prime minister erdogan rallied by the thousands across that country today. riot police in istanbul fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowds. this weekend, they purged activists from an 18 day sit in at the park which has become the symbol of anti-government de defian defiance. iran has chose and successor to ahmadinejad. the new leader seems familiar. >> reporter: in his first press conference today, he announced opening of a new chapter in the islamist republic and spoke of
an era of sorrow coming to an end. there was a rather public outpouring of joy on the part of young iranians, hopeful f the prospect of change in their country, not because he was a liberal, he was the only moderate in a pool of six ultra conservative candidates, all vetted and approved to run by iran's guardian council. he said he wants better relations for the world and relief for the economy. the main reason for iran's isolation is nuclear defiancdef. he says the centrifuges will keep spinning. there's a willingness to be flexible, but not clear where he will give. >> of course, the nuclear programs are totally transparent in nature, but we are ready to show more transparency and show the world that iran's nuclear work complies fully with international framework. >> reporter: he knows the nuclear program, he was their nuclear negotiator 2003 to 2005. >> he is a regime insider, he is
not going to make easy concessions. he was viewed as a tough negotiator when he headed their negotiating team. only after he left that the europeans realized how good they had it with him as negotiator, at least he was ready to make some compromises. >> reporter: during his term as negotiator, iran voluntarily suspended the enrichment program. he says he won't do that again. today nobody would expect an iranian leader to suspend that country's enrichment program with 14,000 centrifuges. experts say at this point the best we could hope for would be getting iran to put sufficient limits on the program to get the world confidence that iran couldn't rush to make a bomb in a short period of time if it chose to do so. >> amy kellogg in london, thank you. an embarrassing situation for turkish airport security screeners. we will explain next. and did russia's president really steal a super bowl ring from the patriots owner?
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the kremlin with the other, quote, gifts given to president putin. but new york post reports it was no gift. craft says putin tried the ring extended his hand to get it back, the russian president put the ring in his pocket and walked away, with security. craft says the bush administration urged him not to try to get it back in the interest of international relations. a kremlin spokesperson says it was a gift, but putin is willing to buy craft a new ring. the spokesperson for craft downplayed that story, saying craft retails it for laughs. as many complain airport security has gotten too extreme, a young girl got through a passport with a passport to a toy unicorn. her mother said she accidentally handed her a pretend passport, complete with picture of a stuffed unicorn instead of a
real passport. but she sailed through security, nonetheless, getting a stamp on the unicorn's passport, proving lily the unicorn had visited turkey. finally a reminder, it never hurts to spell check. whoever was tasks with designing signs for the top of the dugouts should have hired a proofreader. college has one too many ls. an ncaa spokesperson says there was no time to change it before the opening game. it was fixed three days later. taxpayers are shelling out billions of dollars in federal disability payments. the recipients are in some cases anything but disabled. in conjunction with the washington examiner, doug mcelway looks at a broken compensation model. >> and the price is right. >> reporter: when she raised her arms high to spin the big wheel on the price is right, this
federal worker may have sealed her fate. for five years, she was on government disability, unable to stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach or grasp, her claim stated. armed with the tv video, the feds filed charges. she pled guilty to fraud and is awaiting sentencing. >> for some workers, they can make more take home pay by going onto disability than they could if they stayed on the job. >> reporter: an investigation by washington examiner documents many cases of healthy young workers feasting at the disability trow. one ran marathons. another hauled in $40,000 for a neck injury, buying a boat called free ride, traveling the world doing trapeze whips on a club medicine vacation, snow shoeing and scuba diving. some are 66 and over. 6 over the age of 100, well past 100. the federal employee compensation act under which the
disability is run, lacks many controls that state and private sector programs have. >> state plans tend to have stronger anti-fraud provisions. the federal government's anti-fraud provisions are basically we trust the worker to tell us the truth. >> reporter: under such a system, disability amounts to a lucrative retirement plan, pays 75% of wages and is tax free. by comparison, federal retirement pay is only 60% of wages and is taxed. the federal government has little incentive to crackdown on abuses, because funding for all agencies, $3 billion a year, is automatically appropriated, run through department of labor. the u.s. postal service with legions of letter carriers tops the list of federal disability claims at 40%. in a statement to fox news today, the postal service inspector general said worker's comp has become an unintended retirement system. the labor department is not addressing these abuses and has
no incentive to strike at fraud. reform is needed. the federal program doesn't require employing agencies for a second opinion. the claimant can pick his own doctor and file for a different disability as often as he likes. susan collins of maine is at the forefront of pushing to close that loophole. >> i am outraged a program that's intended to provide financial, medical, and rehabilitation support to injured workers instead is plagued with fraud and abuse. >> reporter: in a statement, department of labor told fox news it is, quote, strongly committed to program integrity and disagree with the oig's assessment that the rate of fraud in the feca program is high, but we consider any amount of fraud or improper payments to be unacceptunacceptable. every federal worker pays into the feca program and those that become disabled are getting benefits from the system they
paid into while they served. he adds the vast majority of federal workers receiving benefits are getting them legitimately. the private sector has its own problems with disability claims. they tripled since 1980. the aging of the work force and recession explain much, so does wider latitude in diagnosis of depression and anxiety. three times claim mental disability as 30 years ago. >> thank you. the administration promised to veto the farm bill that came out of the house agriculture committee with a wide bipartisan margin, 36-10. particularly cites cuts to supplemental nutrition assistance program or snap. the senate passed its bill a few weeks ago, but the cuts in the house bill are much deeper. the rules committee is ready to look at the measure on the house floor wednesday and thursday. world leaders meet to talk about economics, what's next regarding syria? it is front and center. what about the meeting with
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neither used nor are they subject to proliferation. >> do not coincide, all of us have intention to stop the violence in syria, and to solve the situation peacefully, including by bringing the parties to the negotiating table in geneva. we agreed to push the parties to the negotiations table. >> obviously the voice of translater there. president putin meeting with president obama, bilateral meeting on the side of the g8 summit. two sides funding and funneling equipment to two different sides in the syrian civil war. this is a new pugh poll out about reaction to the u.s. and its allies sending arms to the rebels in syria. you see the steady decline since march of 2012, favoring that support and opposition going up. with that, let's bring in the
panel. steve haze, and syndicated columnist, charles krauthammer. the meeting, steve, we don't know too much behind closed doors, but just being on two sides of that same civil war, you could imagine it might be frosty. >> no question about it. i think body language suggests they didn't reach many accommodations beyond agreeing they want to push toward some negotiated settlement. i think the problem is pretty fundamental. the russians have been supplying the syrian regime, are friendly with the syrian regime, going back years. and the united states has made noise about supporting the opposition, offered some sort of soft support for the opposition, now seems inclined to step up that support. you could push these sides to the negotiating table, but as long as you're funding opposite sides, you're not going to have much break through in these kinds of negotiations. >> this weekend on the sunday shows, you had two different
views, critics of the administration and the administration obviously defending itself. take a listen to one such exchange. >> it seems to me they have a great media strategy, they don't have a great syrian strategy, and i don't believe any of our members, and we have both republicans and democrats on the committee, express concern about where they think we are today and where we think the administration wants to go. >> we have to be very discerning about what's in our interest and what the outcome, what outcome is best for us, and the prices that we're willing to pay to get to that place. we have rushed to war in this region in the past, we're not going to do it here. >> what about that, the thought that small arms aren't going to get it done. >> i don't think small arms are going to get it done. that's a way for the president to say i didn't just stay out of it while the syrian regime mowed down its people, you have its european allies he is meeting with this week wanting to do something there, the poll you showed earlier, opposition has
gone steadily up. started 63% in march, it is up to 70. clear the public doesn't want to get involved. the question is, you have to determine the cost that you have to pay to where you want to get to. the cost may be higher than the president is willing to pay now. he wants the situation stabilized to the point assad sees he needs to step down. we are going in the opposite direction now. >> charles? >> it wasn't just a frosty meeting, it was a useless meeting. if he was serious about what he was doing, putin wants to restore russian influence in the region, they have been around 500 years in the region, kicked out by kissinger in the early '70s when the arabs turned against them, became protector of the united states. this is unique opportunity where americans have ab did i indicated, you have a president that announces after the tide of war has turned that he is going to do something that is
ultimately marginal, is not going to have an effect on the outcome. he has a new red line policy announced by the deputy national security adviser, forget about the national security adviser, and as we heard, the chief of staff of the president announces that you know, we're only going to pay something of a price. this is a declaration of unseriousness. the same as when obama announced tripling of troops in afghanistan and in the next sentence announced that we're leaving. you're either serious about intervention or you aren't, and i am against any intervention where you're not serious, because what he is doing now, risking getting caught in this, establishing a base in jordan, and if you're not, stay out of it. >> you're saying don't send small arms, stay out completely. >> the alternative is if you want to change the course of the war, make a speech to the american people to reverse what you see in the pugh poll, obama
has never spoken about syria, it is not surprising everybody is against it. you make a speech, explain it, and do something serious. you bomb the air fields, you don't have to establish -- you don't have to knock out all of the aircraft equipment as we did in libya, but if you prevent the aircraft from getting into the air by bombing the air fields, you have done something serious. you flood them with heavy weapons, not just light weapons, or you do nothing. but this i think is worse than nothing. >> as rogers, chairman rogers mentioned, it is not just republicans, democrats are increasingly speaking out about this. take a listen to senator menendez. >> and the reality is we need to tip the scales, not simply to nudge them. the president is moving in the right direction. assad continues to have unlimited air power and artillery, that's a hard battle
to win against a simple arms. >> even though the polls are going the other way in public support, you have prominent republicans and democrats saying you're all in or out. >> i agree, the signals from the administration over the weekend, to say nothing of ones we had for 18 months preceding this have been they don't have much interest in doing that. that's a real problem. part of what we're trying to do by announcing that we're likely to get involved in some way or another, to send a message to the people fighting on the ground, to people in the international community, that we are willing to do something, that we will intervene to determine the outcome or substantially shape it. if you're not willing to do that, it is hard to make an argument for intervention, even though i think at the end, there are chemical weapons have to be accounted for. somebody is going to get them, if we're not there, if we have done nothing, it is not going to be us, and we're not going to determine who does. >> even supporters of the
administration say they look at this potentially, you get the down sides, but you don't potentially get the up sides. >> there are tremendous number of down sides. there are no real good guys here. this is a more violent version of arab spring protest. guys fighting against assad and want to replace him may be no better, at least you wouldn't be allowing iran to cement this power through the region, one geo strategic goal you may have. the rest of the arab world is freaked out, think syria could break up. iran is the winner right now, and that might be a reason to do it. look, public opinion is not going to be changed. president obama, charles, can give a speech and the public will still be against intervening in this conflict. sometimes you have to do something against public opinion polls. i don't think he will do that though. >> it is not going to be 80%, same it went to practically zero in afghanistan. if the president is sending signals as obvious as he did over the weekend, i am not interested, i am doing this grudgingly, i am not sure i even want to do this, it will have no
effect, it will not move in public opinion and it will demoralize the rebels rather than give them a sense that america is behind them, which would be the whole point of this. is iran's new president more moderate than ahmadinejad on the nuclear program? (girl) what does that say? (guy) dive shop. (girl) diving lessons. (guy) we should totally do that. (girl ) yeah, right.
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programs are totally transparent in nature but we are ready to show more transparency and show iran's nuclear work complies fully with the international framework. bret wreath to hear the president and the administration talk about the iran election and the new president elect hasan rowani there is on' michelle -- opiumism on nuclear program in iran. experts say is he a regime insider close to the ayatollah, the supreme leader. shear a quote from 2004. rowani in 2004 speech to the iran supreme cultural revolution council if one day we are able to complete the fuel cycle and the world sees that it has no choice that we do possess the technology then the situation will be different. the world did not want pakistan to have atomic bomb or brazil to have the fuel cycle. pakistan built its bomb and brazil has its fuel cycle.
and the world started to work with them. our is problem is that achieved either one. but we are standing with the threshold. >> the answer is always the same it's a mirage. we go back to the hostage crisis in '79. we were looking for the moderates. then iran the contra started because of national security advisor of ronald reagan of all people had had the the idea that he knew of some moderates in iran and he went over secret trip. in the end he was swindled and humiliated. >> this happens over and over again. this is a wish. it's not a reality. this is a guy incidentally who in 1999 was the man who spearheaded the crackdown on the student uprising which was absolutely ruthless. is he not a moderate. he is not a democrat. on the issue of nuclear negotiations, in which he was heavily involved, he boasted about the fact as he negotiated they never stopped enriching uranium which was the one demand of the west. and as you indicated in
that quote, there is not an iota of difference between him and the ayatollah who essential slit guy who runs iran in any case on the three important issues that we care about. iran being the nuclear, supporting assad in syria and ultimately destroying israel, our chief ally in the region. >> bret: mara, it's important to point out that the candidates are all given the nod by the ayatollah, the supreme leader. >> this is kind of bizarre mix of a theocratic dictatorship with some local elections. and there was an election but there were 8 hand picked candidates. real reformers were kicked off the ballot. and is he a former measure of the regime. and foreign policy is controlled by the supreme leader anyway. but, if the sanctions, which we are told are really taking a bite in iran, if that is something that's really going to work, you want to be at least negotiating with someone who is more reasonable but they have to have a real interest to do.
this he is not going to do this because sea good guy or reformer. is the administration grasping for that moderate? >> yeah. they have been doing this for four years. look back what the president said in his inaugural address. he has been shot down every time he has tried to extend the hand of peace to iran. mullahs are in control. rowani is not going to change anything of substance. the boast that charles referred to briefly wasn't in 2007 or 2009. it was something he said three weeks ago on appearance on iranian state television when he was challenged he said you were soft with the west. you were soft with the americans he said no i wasn't. we didn't suspend our program. we completed our program. so three weeks ago he is bragging about having completed the nuclear program while he was delaying the west now we are looking at him as some sort of great hope? >> bret: quickly, does this change the dynamic of what's happening with the negotiations? >> i don't think so. >> it doesn't but obama
will take the bait and we're going to lose six months or more in useless negotiations. six months in which they are going to continue enriching uranium and getting near to a bomb. >> bret: does it change israel's time line? >> it probably will make israel less likely to rely on the west, which it was hoping would at some point get serious. the resumption of negotiations would be a declaration of unseriousness. >> bret: that is it for the panel. stay tuned for a very determined high school graduate. my name is mike and i quit smoking. chantix... it's a non-nicotine pill. i didn't want nicotine to give up nicotine. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. [ mike ] when i was taking the chantix, it reduced the urge to smoke. [ malennouncer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these, stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away.
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thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> jon: this is the fox report. tonight the man in charge of one of the world's most secret agencies gets ready to testify on capitol hill. plus, another bruising day for intelligence officials. national security leaker revealed u.s. spy operations targeting world leaders. >> edward snowden claims the u.s. spied on a foreign president at a summit meeting just as president obama meets with world leaders at another summit. now, snowden's dad talks to fox news and begs his son to stop. >> i just asked that you measure what you are going to do and not release any more information. >> jon: snowde