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mama. >> and the play by play. >> awesome. we'll have to leave it there. don't forget to catch us on the debut of the kelly file tonight. are we any closer tonight to a solution to the government shutdown or the debt ceiling standoff? and the real definition of default. this is special report. good evening. i there is plenty of talking at each other as we begin a second week of partial government shutdown. democrats are insisting on a no strings attached budget. republicans want concessions. neither side is giving an inch as we head to a bigger battle. ed henry tells us where we are
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tonight. >> reporter: president obama visited fema headquarters to blame republicans for shutting the government down while a tropical storm was brewing this weekend. and he tried to call house speaker john boehner's bluff on his claim sunday there are not enough votes to reopen the government without changing the health care law. >> if republicans and speaker boehner are saying there are not enough vote, they should prove. let the bill go to the floor and let's see what just vote. >> reporter: boehner aed oigs quickly noted the president could throw his support helped a bill they already passed to get the 86% of the fema workforce that's been furloughed back to work. and the speaker also warned sunday the nation is on the path to default because the president will not consider any add-ons to legislation litifting the debt ceiling. >> the votes are not in the house and the president is risking a vote by not having a conversation. >> reporter: jay carney fired back the president whether not fire fema and other agencies in
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a piece meal fashion and flat out charged boehner is prepared to wreck the economy simply because of internal party tensions with conservatives. >> he will not raise the debt ceiling if republicans do not get what they want. that's highly reckless and irresponsible. >> reporter: that allegation came just hours after top white house economic adviser gene sperling spoke at a politico break fast. >> the president strongly believes that if he were to sanction negotiations with those threaten tee fault,fast. >> the president strongly believes that if he were to sanction negotiations with those threaten tee fault, that would increase, not decrease, the chances we as a country undermine our full faith and credit. >> really? i'll say this again. a senior white house staff this morning said the president would rather default on our debt than to sit down and negotiate. the american people expect when their leaders have differences and we're in a time of crisis
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that we'll sit down and at least have a conversation. >> reporter: that conversation is still stalled as senate majority leader harry reid pushed forward today with a one rear extension to the debt ceiling plus a reopening of the go. with no concessions from democrats. >> when asked why are you afraid, are you afraid this will pass, the go. will reopen and americans will realize you took the country hostage for no reason? >> reporter: except there was a tiny break through today when aides left the door open to the president signing extensions to the debt ceiling and opening the government for just a few weeks to create the space for broader budget talks. >> if there a shorter term debt ceiling lift, will the president sign it? >> again, i'm not going to -- we think that congress ought to raise the get ceiliree debt cei drama or delay. >> reporter: democrats are time-outing a new poll suggesting 7 in so americans disapprove the way republicans
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have hammed th ehandled this, a say the same of the president and 65% say the same of congressional democrats. so the blame is being spread away. >> ed, thank you. there is no shortage of high better pol hyperbole of a possible default. how much of the hype is just hype and how much is real? fox business network rich edson looks at that question. >> reporter: catastrophic, reckless. that's the warning from the obama administration if the united states breaches its borrowing limit. and one veteran agrees. >> jack lew is right. i think people who say nothing bad will happen as long as we continue to pay our sovereign get on time and in full really are very short sighted. >> reporter: the treasury department says the u.s. will be unable to pay all its bills after october 17th.
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other calculations give the go. an additional week or so to raise its borrowing limit. the bipartisan policy center says the government pays about 100 million bills a month. their report says between october 18th and mid november, the government will take in enough revenue to pay about $222 billion worth of bills. leaving it with more than $100 billion short over that time. even so, as long as the go. pays the interest on the federal debt, about 35 billion over that period, some analysts argue the u.s. would avoid a debt default and the dire consequences the administration predicts. >> the chances of us not paying our debts or defaulting is about as high as the earth getting hit by an asteroid. so the posturing that goes on here i think is a bit overdone. certainly the most important is the payment of interest on government debt which is sort of the technical default. and i think we will come well
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short of coming anywhere near that particular consequence. >> reporter: some in congress are pushing proposals requiring the treasury department to pay interest obligations first in any debt ceiling breach. opponents say that could mean the u.s. would choose to pay foreign creditors over veterans and senior citizens. and the administration argues the united states, the government of the world's reserve currency, cannot afford to miss any of its payments. >> there is no good solution if you can't pay all your bills. and the united states government is not just another party. this is the gold standard in terms of what full faith and credit means. >> reporter: with little indication of a debt ceiling solution, u.s. markets remain only a few percentage points off their all-time highs. many of the consequences of a u.s. debt ceiling breach are up to international investors. if they lose confidence in the u.s., taxpayers will pay much more to borrow money. an expense sif proposition when the go. is borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars a year. stocks were down today.
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the dow lost 136. s&p 500 dropped 14. nasdaq fell 37. now to international news. a long time fugitive al qaeda leader is in u.s. custody. a kenyan operator for the al shabaab group evaded capture, but his fate is still uncertain tonight. those are the headlines from two special operations raids over the weekend in north africa. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the latest. >> reporter: two gdaring operations in two african countries to capture, not kill, two alleged al qaeda operatives. in somalia, the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 came ashore, their target wanted for his role in training foreign al qaeda fighters and for orchestrating the attack on the kenyan mall. the s.e.a.l.ed has to pull back when a firefight erupted. the target remains at large.
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3,000 miles away in libya, army can tell tadelta force operator more success capturing e al lib. his son and brother re-enacted for reporters how the raid went down. al libi was on the most wanted list for more than a decade. he was snatched by commandos near his home in tripoli. >> translator: my father was returning from the morning prayers about 6:30 a.m.. he parked his car in front of the house and there were four cars waiting for him. >> reporter: u.s. officials confirm al libi is now being held on a u.s. navy ship in the mediterranean sea being interrogated by specialists. he could be held there for weeks. then read his miranda rights d brought to new york for trial. >> he is a key al qaeda figure and he is a legal and
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appropriate target for the u.s. military under the authorization of the use of military force passed september of 2001. >> reporter: for the past four years, the president has relieded on drone strikes to target terrorists. during a major policy speech in may, he appeared to be making the case for more limited use of drones. and also argued that it was too dangerous to routinely put u.s. boots on the ground. >> to put it another way, our operation in pakistan against osama bin laden cannot be the norm. the risks in that case were immense. the likelihood of capture, although that was our preference, was remote given the certainty that our folks would konl fro confront resist taps. >> reporter: will u.s. interrogators have enough time with al libi? >> even if he's cooperating, you have to take down what he says,
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double back, check it out. and the's tough to do in a matter of weeks. >> reporter: al libi felt so safe in tripoli he traveled without security. in fact we're told he had been living in the open in the libyan capital since the fall of moammar gadhafi. so why grab him now. >> it doesn't make any accepts if he didn't have security, he was out in the open. and we knew he was there, why now. is anybody saying any answer to that? >> no answer. certainly they will say that there were certain things that had to be lined up. you had to have permission from the president first of all. you had to have -- there is an open question of whether they had permission from the libyan government. but no real answer why they have been tracking not only him but also the benghazi suspects and
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why act now a year later. >> whether he had intel on something current. and it also raises questions about why after more than a year they hadn't captured or killed any of the ben gbenghazi suspects. >> at least two were living in the open. reporters from the "new york times" and other organizations have talked to them repeatedly. yet none captured or killed. up next, obama care goes offline again. but first, here is what some of our fox affiliates across the country are covering tonight. fox 13 in tampa with a high school football team honoring a 2-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor. wjbk in detroit with michigan lawmakers who want to require that a pint of beer actually be at least 16 ounces. and this is a live look at boston from fox 25, the big story there tonight, a rash of
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to handle higher volume. >> i don't think anyone anticipated quite this huge number of people would be calling in. so there were glitches. that was inevitable. but those glitches will be fixed. >> reporter: those officials are quick to cite the number who have logged on, 8.6 million, they have steadfastly refused to say how many people have actually signed up for coverage. including the treasury secretary on fox news sunday. >> how many people have signed up, have six months to sign up. i don't have the exact number, but -- >> do you have any number? >> it's the wrong question. >> secretary lew insisted the right question is simply how many people get online. >> i'll ask you one last time, to you not know how many people have signed up which would seem to indicate another major software glitch or is it that the number is embarrassingly small. >> chris, our metric for this week was could people get online, get the information.
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>> the answer is -- >> make an informed decision. they have been getting that information. >> reporter: the white house spokesman has also repeatedly dodged any specific numbers. >> what i can confirm right now is that people are signing up through federal exchanges. but we won't be -- this is an aggregation process and we won't release data on an hourly or daily or weekly basis. all we can know now is that people are getting through the system, they are enrolling. no, we don't have that data and we're not -- we're focused on improving the consumer experience. >> reporter: and supporters say eventually the current problems won't matter. >> if people get enrolled and they ultimately get enrolled on time, no one's going to remember the initial fwlichs. >> reporter: the white house says it won't be able to release numbers up next month when it has a better idea. industry sources tell a different story. when asked how the federal government could not know how many people signed up, one
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knowledgeable source says flatly they know. another said emphatically don't believe for a second they don't know. they just think the source continued that the numbers now are low and will look bad. bret. >> we'll try to find out. jim, thank you. do you think the fwliglitches w be fixed soon and did the first week hurt the signup? let me sn snow on twitter@bret baier. stream court justices are back at work. they will hear arguments tomorrow on whether to undo some limits on high dollar political contribution.high court so far has not been affected by the government shutdown. sisters of the woman killed by police near the capitol building last week are disputing reports that she was delusional. they say kiriam carey may have been fleeing danger when she rammed a white house barricade and led police on chase to capitol hill. police say they are refusing the encounter and we'll follow the
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story. california governor jerry brown has signed legislation that allows children to have more than two legal parents. the "los angeles times" reports the measure was opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family. stale ahead, the aclu versus the obama administration over operation "fast and furious". first the president's top dep diplomat with kind words for syria.
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obama administration is softening its rhetoric about syria. the top diplomat says the assad regime deserves credit for its compliance. james rosen has details.
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>> reporter: john kerry said inspectors on sunday began destroying missile warheads and other weapons. rare words of president for the government of assad. >> i think it's also a credit to the regime for complying rapidly as they are supposed to. i'm not going to vouch today for what happens months down the road. but it's a good beginning. and we should welcome a good beginning. >> reporter: an agreement hammered out by kerry and sergey lavrov set the ambitious goal of destroying the weapons arsenal by next july and that was swiftly codified in a u.n. security council resolution. for the syrian rebel forces dominated by al qaeda linked extremists and for the rebels allies including the u.s., sawededsawed saudi and jordan, a warning-trf we have grounds to suspect the extremist groups are trying to
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yupd plin tundermine the proces we hope the resolution will be fulfilled by all the parties. >> reporter: this was 191 time they have met since february and it included a bit of tension. >> it's not exactly what i said. >> reporter: but the two claim to be working harmoniously on a rake of issues including iran. we were diplomats will meet with their iranian colleagues in fwa knee have geneva next week. a top carrey aed spoke harshly. >> because of when you point out 2003 to 2005, we know deception is part of the dna. >> reporter: kerry and lavrov signed an update to a 1987 treaty providing technical upgrades to the nuclear risk reduction centers located in moscow and washington. they provide a means of communication and a way to avoid
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misunderstandi misunderstandings. nine security officers were killed in two separate incidents in egypt today. the attacks are thought to be retribution for sunday's crackdown on supporters of former know mohammed more city. stay tuned to fox at 7:00 eastern. greta goes with her new time. otr at 7:00 p.m.. from the twin cities to sin city without a ticket. not bad for a 9-year-old kid. and you don't have to be legal to be in the legal profession in california. the grapevine is next. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health
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immigrants to practice law in california. california democratic governor jerry brown signed several new immigration laws saturday. routers says this one could set a precedent for the nation. it grew out of a case of an up documented immigrant brought to the u.s. as a baby and who later graduated from a california law school. opponents of the man's bid to gain admission to the california bar included the u.s. justice department. musician turned activist believes the world could end by 2030 because of the effects of
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climate change. media reports say geldolf told a yup of young people the world can decide in a fit of madness to kill itself. the next war will be the end. he was nominated for a nobel prize for the live aid concert back in 1985 to fight familiar nip familiar anyone in africa. finally a 9-year-old boy was able to get past security and on to a plane bound for las vegas by himself without a ticket. video shows him having luchlg without paying for it. mid flight the crew contacted las vegas police. but how did all of it happen? a tsa spokesperson told a local tv station that staffing is low due to the government shutdown. the tsa later clarified that the child was screened with all other passengers to ensure he was not a theft to the aircraft.
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a las vegas police spokesman says the boy is more worldly than most 9-year-old kids. and when minneapolis police went to the boy's residents, parents told officers they had, quote, hadn't seen much of him today. every once in a while we bring you stories about unusual political alliances. and we have one of those tonight. the american civil liberties union is fighting the obama administration over the investigation of a gun tracking scheme that went terribly wrong. >> reporter: two years ago the federal government tried to prevent john dodson from blowing the whistle on fast and furious. but after the death of a border patrol agent, cdodson went to congress. >> sfwl do you regret what you did? >> no. >> second thoughts? >> no. to me there was never a choice.
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i thought that's what we were supposed to do. >> reporter: still employed as an atf agent, he's now written a tell all book and as required submitted a draft to the atf which recently denied him permission to publish saying it could block the book to any reason and that it would have a negative impact on more really in the phoenix field division and relationships with the dea and fbi. >> what kind of uberous is that for any reason when a whistleblower wants to put on the public record his opinion about what happened? first amendment, free speech. he should be able to go forward. >> reporter: the aclu free speech coalition represents dodson. it says atf policy is unconstitutional because it allows the agency to sensor speech simply because it doesn't like what it says. its interests youth way agent dodson's right to speak and the public's right to hear.
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dodson's problem federal regulations explicitly provide hint agents from receiving income from writing or speaking without prior per megs. he didn't get it. so expect a legal battle since dodson says it comes out in january with or without the atf blessing. the driver of a monster truck that rammed a northern mexico crowd saturday apparently hit his head and lost conscio consciousness after crushing a group of parked cars. the state governor there says the truck tipped to accelerate plunging in to spectators. eight died. the governor says the driver admits taking a few sips of beer, but was not intoxicated. get ready to take part in tonight's panel discussion. go to our home page, you can watch the simple instructions. you can provide and monitor real time feedback what the panelists
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to have that conversation before our economy is put further at risk. >> probably could have played those sound bites last week. because it's essentially the same back and forth between the white house and speaker boehner, only take the president speaking at fema, speaker bay they're aides saying the president could sign on to a bill that funded fema and get the 86% of fema workforcethey're aides saying the president could sign on to a bill that funded fema and get the 86% of fema workforce back to work, but they're choosing not to. so the back and forth continues. let's bring in our panel. david drucker, charles kraut haur. mora, i think this will go on for some time. >> i think it will unless the market really tanks and that creates pressure on lawmakers. john boehner always wanted to
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have the fight around the debt ceiling and he's getting his wish. there won't be a clean cr or any kind of cr brought up to the floor of the house. there will be something at the last minute brought up that is it everything at once. the debt creeling is where he always believes he had the most lunch with the president, but it's also where he has the most lem lem leverage with his open members. the question is what kind of face saving members will be put in there so john boehner can say i didn't get nothing and what will be put this there so the president can possibly say i never negotiated on the debt ceiling. >> the interesting thing i heard this morning was gene sperling asked specifically about a temporary increase in the debt creeling so they can have this big discussion speaker boehner wants. take a listen. >> the longer the debt limit isn extended, the greater economic certainty there will be in our
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economy which will be better for jobs and growth and investment. the important thing is that they not threat en default and that they not put our country on the brink of that. >> so two or three week temporary stop gap extension is not out of the question? >> again, i think that longer is better for economic certainty and jobs. but it is ultimately up to them. >> it wasn't a no. >> no, it wasn't a no. and if the purpose of a short term cr and short term debt ceiling was to allow for negotiations or wheefr the president wants to call it, i think there would be support among house and senate republicans to do that. but if it's simply a clean hike, it won't happen. the important thing to understand here is that for house republicans, this is institutional and about protecting legislative prerogative. the president's stance is i'm not going to negotiate over this
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because you shouldn't be able to say no. that is putting republicans in a very difficult place in that it's one thing to say i don't leak yo like your deal. it's the another thing to say you shouldn't have a right to have a say in this. that means there is no way they can capitulate and move to something clean because it sets the precedence that they don't matter and they can't afford that going forward because in any future negotiation of anything, they simply wouldn't matter. >> charles, two separate things. funding of the government, tip continuing resolution and the debt ceiling increase. it may be later than october 17 when it's a real concern for treasury. we talk about the technical default and what that means and whether the government would really not pay the interest on the national debt. everything you hear from -- you
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you hear different things from different people about that. >> well, it's clear that the senate has a law -- has proposed a law, some members have, that would make it required for the president to first pay our creditors abroad so that we have no default on at the time and then you prioritize the other spending. whether it's a law or not that's exactly what would happen on the day that the debt ceiling was breached. we would pay interest on the debt. you cannot have a bond turnover and not have the interest paid. it will be done. but i think we're not going to have a breach of the debt ceiling. and the reason is precisely because the market will go nuts on the day before. they're already starting to decline. and because the president has too much at stake. it's been clear from the beginning that the leverage of the president was on the shutdown of the government. and the leverage of the republicans is on the debt
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ceiling. which the president cannot allow. and i do think there is a way he can finesse the bluff about not negotiating. and we saw that crack in the law from sperling when he was asked about a short term extension, say six weeks or so. it would be easy for the president to say on the eve of the debt limit i've agreed to allow -- with the republicans on an extension it of the debt creeling so we can have a discussion. so he doesn't appear to have cav caved and he gets the extension. but it would be an extension and then you can have a negotiation. but what is boehner asking for? i want to sit down and chat with the president? that's ridiculous. republicans have to agree on a set of demands or suggestions. but it has to be a list, it has to be a plausible one and has to be one that is acceptle.
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and n able and not to say i want to talk with the president. >> there are discussions we're told behind the scenes up on dl capitol hill. >> sure. one of the problems is they wouldn't negotiate with each other. that's why they are in this mess. however, the republicans don't know what they want. they have passed ten different things, ten different demands. and now all of a sudden they passed a bill that says we'll pay everybody retroactively when they come back. wait pain wait a minute, now taxpayers are paying for a paid vacation? republicans have to city what they want to have come out of the goenegotiations. i haven't her anybody talking about obama care in 24 hours.of. i haven't her anybody talking about obama care in 24 the negotiations. i haven't her anybody talking about obama care in 24 hours. >> it's about protecting the leverage on the debt ceiling and once they feel like they have a chance at negotiating, you will see them float ideas.
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>> mora that is so yesterday. >> yesterday is always completely different in an today. now we're back to where we were a year ago. talking about entitlements and spending and maybe revenues through tax reform. would he been there before and it didn't get anywhere. >> i think it's important to understand that what republicans fear is the idea that they will start floating ideas that their own members will shoot down. so i don't know if it will work. but what the republicans want to do is re-establish the press department that you negotiate with us and then they will start to float what they think they can get done.negotiate with us will start to float what they think they can get done. >> they passed a budget, so that's what they want for do. >> boehner has to articulate a list of specific demands because they have been shifting their demands every 12 hours.
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he has too co come up with someg stronger than i want to talk to the president. if you argue i just want to have a talk, it looks weak. unless republicans can agree, they will lose on this. next up, boots on the ground instead of drones. two big operations. we hope
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clear that the united states of america will never stop in its effort to hold those accountable who conducts acts of terror and those members of al qaeda and other terrorist organizations literally can run but they can't hide. sglt t
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>> the president approved both operations. these were separate operations approved separately and when appalachian approvapp approval like this happens, there is discretion given to commanders as to when they the other we don't know. he may be dead. we're waiting to hear official word. we're back with our panel. charles, what about this? the timing of it all and the method. obviously risky and it came off that the president had approved this and commanders decided on the timing.
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i think what's important about it, how far, is it shows a new realism in the president. and the speeches he made including the way he made a couple months ago about the war on terror, a, no longer is he saying the war on terror is receding. he thought libya was done after he led from behind. it's not. somalia is active. he knows we remain in a war. he also had assumed that he could conduct the war remotely, easily, bloodlessly by the troin war. the problem is it kills off the information you want. and they are very lacking in information. so i think he -- again, he spoke against boots on the ground >> >> i owe which the bush administration had held
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khalid sheikh mohammed and they are doing the same thing because you have to do it if you want to get the information. and to fight the terrorist before they strike us. rendition. marah, the -- it seems to indicate that there is real concern about some of these groups. like al shabaab after this terror attack at the mall in kenya. maybe this guy al-libbi has current knowledge. it seems like it's a different level of intell. >> yes. i think. so because, otherwise, just use a drone to take him out if you don't need to talk to him. it does show that the president is willing to do these very surgical strikes. this isn't what people think of as booze on the ground. this is more like getting usama bin laden. boots on the ground is where you put a whole bunch of soldiers in and they stick around for a while. this is a targeted -- it's risky. no doubt it's riskier than a drone. no doubt. but he is willing to do it when there is a high chance of success. >> david, there will be critics, especially of the libyan raid because this
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guy is tied to the 1998 bombings of tanzania and kenya. the embassy bombings, he has been on the streets there for a long time. we don't note intel that led that he might have current plots with al qaeda. but there will be people who say, you know, if you can get him, why can't you get the benghazi suspects? >> there will be. but i think this raid, these raids could be useful in this regard. without being suspicious of the timing, which is given the deal making that we engaged in in syria and the fact that some players in the region question our commitment to be involved, what these raids show is that we're willing to get our hands dirty and we are willing to go in and be more than simply a remote player without an interest. and it's important, particularly for our foes in that part of the world to know that we are willing to do this. >> bret: forget the intel? >> absolutely important. look, it contradicts the president's relt rick which we are getting out.
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john boehner is going to have to try to save face when putting together a bill. democrats not so much. the highest intensity of the first segment when marah said republicans are offering up a free paid vacation for federal workers. we had 20,000 votes at that time. all groups agreed the operations in libya and somalia show a new realism on the part of the president. 140,000 votes total tonight. finally tonight, the staff here at "special report," came up an idea stay staff dinner not too long ago. "special report" gives back. an effort to do something in the local community to raise money or donate time for a cause. they have obviously followed closely my son paul's open heart surgeries and i was humbled they
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chose children's medical center where he was treated to start this effort. the race for every child this weekend. >> [cheers] >> this is the first time we have done this. it's the inaugural event and it's just unbelievable how many people came out today. the money that's raised from this race goes directly to care for kids. because we take care of kids whether they have enough resources or not. whether they have insurance or not. it goes right to caring for kids. >> we decided that as a show we wanted to do something to kind of give back and then we obviously had everything with paul and we are big support of children's national so the staff said let's do this. 14 days ago he was in the hospital in cardiac intensive care unit. so it's our third open heart surgery and seven angioplasties and he wouldn't be around if it wasn't for children's national. >> children's hospital is a great place for kids that
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are -- have. >> a chance to get better? >> yeah. >> what did they do for you? >> fixed my heart. >> hundreds of grateful families ran or walked for children's national. >> he is raise money for the hospital because like a second home to us. several episodes a day where he turned blue and basically -- [crying] >> without the support, i don't think he would be here today. >> paul's kin kindergarten class from saint patrick's were there to support him and were there when he crossed the finish. walking a 5 k 17 days after the heart surgery. the event raised about $700,000 for the hospital. >> thanks for coming out. >> and the hospital is a great place. [ laughter ]
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awesome. >> it was a great event. the event will continue to raise money until december. thanks to everyone involved. it was a huge success. thanks to my staff. thank you for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. >> it is 7:00 p.m. eastern and this is "on the record" at a brand new time coming from a brand new time in from our brand new studio in washington. just tonight when you thought you heard it all this is unbelievable. >> the extremists. >> legislative arsonists. >> hostage-taking tactics. >> why don't they get a life? >> i will work harder and i hope my senators will work to their best to maintain these habits of civility and decorum going forward. >> the problem is the senate. >> white ring extremists. >> tea party driven action. >> the president is still sitting on the sidelines. >> it's time for us to sit down and have a conversation. >> the president has taken many steps over the last


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