tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News October 8, 2013 3:00pm-4:01pm PDT
>> that's it it for us. we'll see you back in new york city tomorrow night. "special report" is next. president obama says he won't give in to extortion from the republicans, but the house speaker said that the demand for a gop surrender. all that said, is there a short-term exit ramp in the making? this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. questions and answers and still a standoff tonight. president obama says he's willing to talk about anything. even his health care law. but ransom-demanding republicans have to end theent
shutdown and vote for a clean debt ceiling increase first. house speaker john boehner on capitol hill says he will not agree to an unconditional surrender. ed henry has tonight's top story. >> you have to go through this stuff every three months it seems like. and lord knows i'm tired of it. >> reporter: looking straight into the camera and apologizing to the american people over what he called nonsense, president obama for the first time offered republicans a way out of the budget standoff declaring he will sit for negotiations over the federal budget as well as his health care law if speaker john boehner will pass legislation reopening the government and extending the debt ceiling for a few months or even a few weeks. >> what i said is i will talk about anything. my suggestion to the speaker has been and will continue to be let's stop the excuses. let's take a vote in the house. let's end. the shutdown right now. let's put people back to work.
>> reporter: an hour later, boehner said he agrees the nation pay its bills but a phone call with the president earlier in the day went badly. >> if there's unconditional surrender by republicans, he will sit down and talk to us. that's not the way our government works. we can't raise the debt ceiling without doing something about what's driving us to borrow more money and live beyond our means. the idea to continue to spend money we don't have and give the bill to our kids and grand kids would be wrong. >> reporter: that republican insistence on a cut in taxes was rejected again by the president who warned of dire consequences in world markets. >> they are aware of the fact that i'm not budging when it comes to the full faith and credit of the united states. that has to be dealt with. >> reporter: throughout the day, republicans stepped up their attacks to the president's approach so far.
>> it's his way or the highway. he tells the congress i'm not going to negotiate. i'm not going to change anything. that's not leadership. >> reporter: the president offered a contradictory mess average in an hour-long news conference insisting he is ready to talk with the gop even as he continued to slam republicans as hostage takers. language likely to get them to rush to the negotiating table. >>. if they want to talk about them, i'm ready to head to the hill and try. i'll even spring for dinner again. but i'm not going to do it until the r more extreme parts of the republican party stop forcing john boehner to issue threats about our economy. we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy. >> reporter: the president may not have won very many votes by suggesting he may not have any flaws before catching himself. >> the american people
understand, i have flaws. michelle will tell you. one of them is not that i'm unwilling to compromise. >> reporter: after boehner's news conference, dan fiefr sweeted out that close iing the government and defaulting appears to be the republican path forward. a reminder for talk about compromise, these two sides are very far apart. >> one thing about this news conference, no questions about senator obama voting in 2006 against raising the debt ceiling back then. >> reporter: that's right. the president and his aids have said that the difference between then and now that this was a protest vote because there was no threat of default. so the president was just speaking his mind. protesting bush policies, but was not bringing the nation to
default. when you check the record, that vote was 52-48 in raising the debt ceiling. that's pretty close. you change a couple votes either way and all of a sudden you could be going into default. the president wasn't challenged on anything like that, even though he got 11 questions, pretty interesting. >> ed henry, thank you. house republicans are trying an incremental approach to reopening some parts of the government. but they are running into a political brick wall. chief correspondent mike emanuel is on the hill. >> reporter: the brick wall being democrats saying reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling and then they will talk. the house has passed a series of mini funding bills to make sure money goes to causes with bipartisan support. veterans can receive benefits, national parks and monuments are reopened, and more. today president obama was asked why not sign them to fund part of the government now? >> you'd like to think you could
solve at least some of the the problem if you couldn't solve all of it. here's the problem. what you have seen are bills that come up where wherever republicans are feeling political pressure, they put a bill forward. >> meanwhile the house is moving forward with legislation to set up a new working group to discuss fiscal matters. democrats will get six members from the senate and four from the house. house speaker john boehner says the time to talk is now. >> all we're asking for is to sit down and have this conversation. there's no reason to make it more difficult to bring people to the table. so there's no boundaries here. there's nothing on the table. there's nothing off the table. >> in the senate democrats are planning a vote on a clean debt ceiling extension while republicans are hoping to negotiate the senate majority leader is hoping pressure is building on other republicans to end the standoff. >> this is our job to legislate.
it's always been our job. always will be our job. open the government. pay our bills, let's negotiate. >> talk, we should. the american people have given us divided government. and when you have divided government, it means you have to talk to each other. >> reporter: there are small private conversations going on between members here on the hill trying to pit solutions against each other. this place runs on deadlines and so far nobody is feeling intense heat. >>. right now, there's no table. >> reporter: exactly right. >> thank you. stocks were down again today. the dow lost 160. the s&p dropped 21. the nasdaq was off 76. the government says most of you will pay more for heat this winter based on supply and demand. households using natural gas will see a 13% increase from last year. heating oil customers should see bills drop %.
we are one full week into the obama care health exchanges. it has been seven days of signups and glitches and broken promises. here's chief national correspondent. >> reporter: president obama made many promises but one of the simplest was an assurance it would lower national health care spending and save every family thousands of dollars. >> comprehensive health care reform that we can do what i pledge to do as a candidate and save a typical family an average of $2,500 on their health care costs. >> reporter: but they have reached a different conclusion finding that obama care will increase health care spending by $6 21 billion over ten years. >> now we're seeing the official scorekeepers saying, hey, it's going up, not down. >> they made it clear in their projections that the health care
law did not bend the cost curve down, it it bent it up. there will be increases in national health spending associated with the implementation of the health care law. >> reporter: other analysts say there's no mystery to increasing co costs. that's the way the law was structured. >> we're adding more people to the roles. we're insisting those that have insurance have more generous coverage. of course, people are going to spend more. >> reporter: supporters of the law argued two factors will hold down costs, starting with the exchanges. >> there are going to be a lot of plans that people can choose from. there will be competition among these plans. >> not only that, taxpayer subsidies will lower the cost for some. >> very significant subsidies that will be provided to people to help them pay for their premiums. >> reporter: last night, however, john stewart pressed health and human services
secretary kathleen sebelius about the price increases. >> people that will end up in difficult times having to spend money they would not have spent. yes? to buy health care if they did not have it? >> there are people who will, yes, pay money and many of them will pay less than they pay for their cable bill or cell phone bill. >> reporter: whatever you spend on cable or cell phones, that $621 billion increase does not mean a savings of $2,500 a year. >> when you divide that across the u.s. population, all americans are going to see a higher bill per capita from the health care law, not a lower one. >> reporter: even without the savings, the president seems to argue that insuring the uninsured is worth some sacrifice, but he promised savings in the process and that will not happen. >> thank you. up next, trying to get useful intelligence from a captured terror suspect. first, here's what some of our fox affiliates across the country are covering tonight.
the controversy over a first year teacher at an area magnet school who posed for playboy online in 2011. fox 10 in phoenix with a couple with an unusual birthday card containing $1,000 worth of meth. this is a live look in minnesota. the big story there tonight continues to be the 9-year-old boy who snuck on to a flight to las vegas. the investigation continues. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report" we'll be right back. check it out.
getting information from that suspect is part of a partisan tug of war. chief correspondent katherine harrage has an update. >> reporter: republicans accuse the obama white house of blowing another chance to gain valuable intelligence. >> when you capture someone like this to limit yourself todays on a navy vessel in terms of an interrogation and detention is a huge mistake. >> he's a potential intelligence gold mine. >> he's going to get lawyered up and just like the surviving boston bomb er, he's going to g silent. >> reporter: democrats reject the guantanamo alternative. >> i think we are going to see a shift from fewer drone strikes, more of an effort made to capture and prosecute terrori s terrorists. a lot will depend on how the
separations go. >> reporter: these images show him in the tripoli neighborhood where he was captured. according to u.s. officials, he likely met with osama bin laden as soon as the 1980s. he was sent to libya to establish a training camp and is believed to be a liaison for local jihadists. >> they dispersed agents and pushing the agenda very aggressively. >> reporter: on the somali raid, it was in the pipeline before the westgate mall attack. but the time line moved up and the al shabaab fighters were preparing to leave the compound. the raid's target was behind the bombing plot directly sanctioned. the president insisted the network senior leadership and its reach are limited. >> he had decimated core al qaeda that had been operating primarily between afghanistan
and pakistan. you now have these regional groups, some of which are exp expolicely tied to al qaeda. >> it may be pushed back, but it's not clear whether he's cooperating. late today lawmakers were expecting an update from intelligence briefings. we're now into the 13th year of the u.s. military operation in afghanistan. but you can be forgiven if you did not realize it. jennifer griffin reports from the pentagon. there's been little recent fanfare surrounding an almost forgotten war. >> reporter: october 7th, 2001, the united states went to war in afghanistan. congress authorized the use of military force to go after al qaeda and those who harbored terrorists. by december 2001 the taliban had fallen. 12 years later, 54,000 u.s.
troops remain in afghanistan and the american public is war weary. the first casualty of the war, captain johnny michael span, his daughter was 10 years old. she's now a senior in college. president obama once referred to afghanistan as the good war compared to iraq. he authorized a surge of 30,000 u.s. forces in 2009 and in the same breath vowed to bring u.s. troops by 2014. >> i think sometimes we haven't seen enough remind er in the nes that we still have tens of thousands of american troops on mission in afghanistan making enormous sacrifices and there are still folks getting hurt and killed. >> reporter: americans like army sergeant angel lopez from ohio. he was killed last weekend in afghanistan. his brother paid tribute to him on monday. >> you were my brother, my
friend, my idol. i love you like no other. in my heart you'll always be. >> reporter: the afghan president used the war'sanniver u.s. forces who have protected him on more than one occasion. >> the united states and nato have not respected our sovereignty. >> reporter: ten years into the war, the u.s. used afghanistan as a base to carry out a successful operation in neighboring pakistan to kill osama bin laden. the mast rer mind of the september 11th attacks. the u.s. has made other accomplishmen accomplishments. >> women's rights have exponentially advanced. that, too, is something americans should be proud of. >> reporter: many wonder whether afghanistan will return to
taliban rule after troops leave in 2014 after 12 years after hard fought gains, many of the presidential candidates in afghanistan are former war lords. one of them was even close to bin laden. >> 54,000 troops. jennifer griffin, thank you. still ahead, is the government shutdown making people sick? first should politics tigss be able to spend your own money? d priceline express deals to book this fabulous hotel. well you can see if a hotel is pet-friendly before you book it and i got a great deal without bidding. and where's your furry friend? i don't have a cat. save up to 50% during priceline's fall hotel sale. use promo code"fall5" for even more amazing sangs on any express deals hotel. like all good deals, this is one you'll want to pounce on. express deals. priceline savings without the bidding. store and essentially they
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federal officials are allowing the protest to go forward on the closed mall spark some complaints from conservatives. supreme court justices are wasting no time diving into a controversial case. we have the start of the new session and an old conflict that even has the president weighing in. >> what it means is ordinary americans are shut out of the process. >> reporter: today president obama revisited the campaign finance controversy that sparked a showdown at his 2010 state of the union address causing one justice to shake his head and mouth not true in response to the president's characterization of the court's ruling in campaign donations by unions and other organizations. they tackled part two of that discussion this morning this time looking at the constitutionality of limits on individu individuals who contribute to political candidates as well as giving to committees controlled by the national parties. limits the president wants to see the justices uphold.
>> there aren't a lot of functioning democracies that work this way where you can basically have millionaires and billionaires bankrolling whoever they want, however they want. >> reporter: the original plaintiff is an alabama businessman who says he's baffled that he can donate to candidates across the country, but once they hit a specific r dollar limit, he can't spend another dime. meaning he can't give to all the candidates he'd like to support. john roberts questioned it saying "you could not have a rule that says the post or the "new york times" can only endorse nine candidates." others noted the anti-corruption argument behind the current law. "that by having these limits you are promoting democratic participation and you won't have the super-affluence as the speakers that will control the elections." they argue they limit who gets to speak and how.
>> by getting rid of the limits, we ensure they are doing so in the most transparent way possible. >> the 2010 decision, the president said he thinks it's at least responsible for the breakdown going on in washington today saying there's some extremist who has a bankroll can entirely skew our politics. >> live at the supreme court, thank you. a school district goes soft on recess. who could possibly be quieter than navy seal? and guess what your tax dollars are being spent on during this government shutdown? ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] eeny, meeny, miny, go. ♪ ♪ more adventures await in the new seven-passenger lexus gx.
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now some pickings from the political grapevine. the government kept spending money on items you might not consider so essential. the state department awarded the $5 million contract for crystal stem and bar ware. they told foreignpolicy.com said the times was not unusual. they are demanding the va explain its purchase of $562,000 in artwork at the end of fiscal year 2013. the va told us the art does not have anything to do with the end of the spending year and is part of a larger plan to improve the veteran experience. monday a week into the shutdown,
the u.s. army spent nearly $50,000 on a mechanical bull for the national guard. the bull is used as a tool by recruiters at fairs and other events. a staple of recess is just too dangerous for a middle school on long island. the port washington school district has banned footballs, baseballs, soccer balls or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds. it has also nixed rough games of tag and cart wheels unless supervised by a coach. one student said "cart wheels and tag -- it's ridiculous they are banning that." the school says students can use nur of balls for recess and they have plenty of opportunities to play with hardballs during gym and intramural athletics.
is a navy seal quieter than a ninja? 6-year-old walker who comes from a military family put that in a question to the head of special operations, who is credited with executing the raid that killed osama bin laden. he wrote back. "i think ninjas are probably quieter than seals, but we are better swimmers and also better with guns and blowing things up. he also told the boy if he wanted to be a seal, he should listen to his parents and be nice to other kids. blue star families reports that the boy learned a life lesson when you have serious questions, ask an expert. you hear us refer to the partial government shutdown. what does that really mean? the washington examiner cites data that 83% of government operations still continue today. so the partial in partial shutdown is actually just 17%
according to that government data. unfortunately for furloughed workers, the shutdown is very real and also unfortunate. some of those furloughed workers are with the cdc. john roberts reports that could not have come at a worse time. >> reporter: as outbreaks go, it's a bad one. 278 people ill in 18 states. most of them in california, oregon and washington. the culprit? salmonella in raw chicken. the packages have these numbers. beyond that public health offici officials have little to go on. >> when one of these outbreaks occur, television like a sherlock holmes situation. you need all your detectives at the ready to figure out where this came from and what to do about it. >> reporter: the world's best detectives at the cdc are not available, furloughed by the
government shutdown. the director says he's frustrated. "with two-thirds of staff unable to work, we're less likely to find outbreak, to stop them as quickly and determine ways to prevent future outbreaks." jack kingston shares that concern, which is why he plans to introduce a spending bill to reopen the cdc. >> the work done at the cdc is vitally important not just to america, but all over the world. i think we should be able to reopen it and i'm hopeful we can move legislation from the house to the senate to do just that. >> reporter: but democrats who issue dire warnings about the effects of the gop shutdown on the cdc have little appetite for piecemeal reopenings. which in the case of the cdc may be bad medicine. under the rules of the shutdown, the cdc can call back some personnel in the face of a public health threat. it's still a long way from the
24/7 vigilance the nation has come to rely on. >> john, thank you. republicans say they will vote tomorrow to restore death benefits to families of service members killed in action. the government shutdown has held up the normal $100,000 payment issued within three days to help with immediate expenses. we'll take a closer look at this story and the situation tomorrow. president obama says he won't let extortion become routine in this democracy. we'll get reaction to that and rest of his comments today from the all-stars when we come back. with an innovative showerhead plus wireless speaker, kohler is the proud sponsor of singing in the shower. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age.
sit down and talk to us. that's not the way our government works. >> reopen the government, extend the debt ceiling. if they can't do it it for a long time, do it it for a period of time in which these negotiations are taking place. they can attach some process to that that gives them some certainty that, in fact, the things they are concerned about will be topics of negotiation. if my word is not good enough, but i told them i'm happy to talk about it. >> so you're saying there's a chance? well, we don't know. the back and forth today from the speaker and. president obama, who held a news conference for about 65 minutes. this as the debt ceiling gets closer and closer, october 17th. take a look at two questions on our recent fox news poll. how would you vote on raising the debt limit? 37% in favor. should it be raised after major cuts?
62%, yes, 27%, yes. . let's bring in our all-star panel. charles, it looks like, or it sounded like, there was the beginning of an exit ramp that the president was saying, yes, i'll agree to a short-term, even very short-term to talk and do this negotiation. >> i think he had to. i think that the dynamic here is clear. he wins on the shutdown of the government. he loses on the debt ceiling. he's really afraid of that debt ceiling. he says he won't bend on this. of course, he will have to at the 11th hour. he can't afford to be remembered as the first president who defaulted or allowed a condition to which it could happen. so i think what we just heard in that sound byte was he pointed to an exit ramp for the speaker. he basically says, well, i i
said i won't negotiate while the debt ceiling is hanging over us. so you give me a three-week extension. boehner has said i won't give in on this and give him a clean extension. so it won't be a clean extension of the debt ceiling. it will be i'll give you three weeks, but you got to give me a committee. he told how he wants it it structured. 20 members, i'll give you the agenda, it it will be attached. so it will be a conditional extension. i think the president gets away and he finesses it. we know what happened the last time around. they had a supercommittee that didn't succeed. that's the way you avoid the disaster from the president's perspective. boehner has said all i want is negotiation. he would get it. >> the reason they are not even calling this a supercommittee, this proposal, is because the super committee, by all accounts, didn't work out too
well. and that name really doesn't hold a lot of great thoughts for both sides of the aisle. what about this? could speaker boehner get something like this through? >> i think that john boehner is lo looking for a punt or a detour in time for october 17th. that he could call not a win, but a reasonable pause in the negotiation. i think that sounds like something his members would go for. he's worked so hard to unify him and would still be stoking this battle line. in the end, he's not going to default. he's going to anger 70 or more of his members and he's going to vote with democrats. but he's going to find a way to bring a lot of republican members along with him. what you see right now is republicans have hit this sort of comfort zone. they are far enough away from the shutdown and close enough to the default deadline they are able to say to people in their districts, i would vote if it was clean, but i don't know if he's going to.
everyone is getting closer to the scarier deadline for president obama. and i think that things are shifting. >> i'm not quite as optimistic, but i hope you're right. first of all, at the end of the press conference, he says i'm happy to talk. i can't believe how many times he said i'm happy to talk. you don't get the sense there was a lot of talk and happy to compromi compromise. there was also a threat from the white house this afternoon to veto a similar proposal to what you're talking about that boehner has proposed. i think h's willing to have a talking structure, but i don't think he's willing to have a talking structure that's a bowles-simpson or a committee to require him to make these hard choices. i'm not sure that it's great that there's a slight opening, but i'm not sure that there's where this is going to be. the other thing is this
president, it's clear from today's press conference that there's two strategies. one is the question of getting something moving on the debt limit. the other is to break the fever of always running up to the brink. they want to stop that cold. and they think they have the political upper hand to do that. >> but on the debt ceiling, it seems like speaker boehner feels empowers by his words. take a listen to him on the debt limit this afternoon. >> when it comes to the debt limit, i agree with the president. we should pay our bills. i didn't come here to shutdown the government. i didn't come here to default on our debt. but when it comes to the debt limit, again, over the last 40 years, 27 times the debt limit has been used to carry significant policy changes that would, in fact, reduce spending and put us on a saner fiscal path.
we can't raise the debt ceiling without doing something about what's driving us to borrow more money and to live beyond our means. >> those words are appealing to a lot of republicans, a lot of conservatives and a lot of moderates. frankly, a lot of democrats. >> i think that's the winning idea. he's got the upper hand on the debt ceiling. and i think and especially as you showed in the polls, majority of americans would raise it in the absence of a deal. so it isn't as if he's holding the line is something the president is able to do. boehner has said he didn't outline what he wanted as a conclusion. he didn't say i have to have a bowles-simpson that's going to end on this dale with the following result. he just said i want to talk. he said there's nothing on the table, which is an odd statement, and there's nothing off the table. >> there is no table. >> there aren't even any chairs.
i'm not even sure the room exists. all he. s to do is appoint a committee and he will decide the agenda. a short extension. this is simply like a union negotiation and hit the midnight and extend it for a couple hours. we're going to get negotiations on spelling out x, y, and z. there's no result, but at least the situation -- the polls have showed 70% blame the gop. it gets him out of that and into new ground. >> more on the president's comments about what speaker boehner and health care. remember that? both maxwell and ted have hail damage to their cars. ted is trying to get a hold of his insurance agent. maxwell is not. he's on geico.com setting up an appointment with an adjuster. ted is now on hold with his insurance company. maxwell is not and just confirmed a 5:30 time for tuesday.
it's always a tough vote. people don't like doing it. although it it has been done 45 times since ronald reagan took office. nobody in the past has ever seriously threatened to breach the debt ceiling until the last two years. and the credit worthiness of the united states that we're talking about. this is our word. this is our good name. this is real. >> president obama in the white house briefing room spent a lot of time talking about the debt ceiling and the consequences of going past it, what republicans are doing. no talk and no questions about senator barack obama back in 2006 who voted against increasing the debt ceiling. it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own
bills. i therefore, intend to increase america's debt limit. we're back with the panel. he asked about that previously has said it's a political stand. it was a stand that you make when you're in politics and tha in politics. and the white house has tried to explain that numerous times. the vote on that debt ceiling increase was 52 to 48. so it wasn't like they were 72 -- it was kind of close. >> well, no one likes to vote for the debt ceiling when they're in the minority or ja , majority, whether republican or democrat. they know this time at $17 trillion in debt that those polls are consistent, always 62, 61, 63 percent. the public will insist on a trade for an increase. >> by the way, it was $8.6 trillion back when he voted not
t no increase. >> they don't like any of them. president obama knows that the republicans leverage will creep back from nothing to something in these next six days. and he knows he'll have to give on something. the win for him is it's not going to be on obama care. so when charles was saying nothing is on the table, nothing is on or off the table, obama care is off the table. they are not tdefunding or delaying it. that's a dead story. so they should move on to a commission amount of entitlement reform or road map for tax reform or the medical device repeal or approval of keystone pipeline and give republicans something to work with or they will make his life held for tl next two years. >> republicans are not talking about obama care as they were. kathleen sebelius was on "the daily show" last night. take a listen. >> how many have signed up thus far? >> fully enrolled? i can't tell you.
because i don't know. we are taking applications on the web, on the phone, we'll be giving monthly reports. but i can tell you we've had not only lots of web hits, hundred wills of thousands of accounts created. we have -- >> so hundreds of thousands of people have signed up. >> of accounts created. which means then they will go shopping. >> still can't answer how many people have signed up and the glitches, and local news reports all over the place. i saw one today a reporter in georgia spent all day trying to get someone to sign up. >> one of the political ironies of all of this by the way is that the house republicans who started all this by trying to defund obama care and say that you have to defund obama care or we're not going to fund the government, it was more limited at the end of the day, but that's their ultimate goal, they won't even support a deal between boehner and the president that is entitlement cuts and spending cuts. they're not even going to be part of this deal if it comes to
fruition. secondly, this whole fight over the shutdown and the debt ceiling has completely overshadowed this any conversation this week about all the glitches in obama care. >> so has the fact that no white house reporter asked the president about it. >> no white house reporter asked the president. obviously there are computer glitches, still the big story about labor unions having serious concerns about the cost of their health care coverage going up. there s is a lot to be had abou concerns about obama care and it would have helped republicans in the 2014 election, but that really got subsumed by this strategy. >> so what about the cop ser conservatives who are saying how about delaying it, how about standing up for some sort of delay. because it's not ready for prime time is what they say. >> they could have taken a strategy possibly of saying aligning themselves with liberals in the union to try to move ahead on that.
but to do something more positive. but the idea to fight an unwinnable fight which was to go to attach the defunding of obama care to this budget proposal -- >> i get that part. >> we've said it a million times, but it was an unwinnable fight. >> we are where we are. going forward, these people still say, listen, this thing is bad. >> i'll tell you how bad it is. sebelius wouldn't answer how many have signed because we all know it's a pathetic number and they won't say it. look, on computers you would know exactly hour by hour. the "washington post" had a story on maryland which is the state that is sort of the poster child who was ready to go. and they reported in the first week, first four days, they signed up 100 people. that a catastrophe. and that's why there is nobody in the administration who will give a number and they all pretend we're just not sure what the number is.
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tell you about the newest member of our family. our producer gave birth this morning to a baby daughter. sienna. weighed in as 6 pounds 9 ounces. they're doing fine. congratulations to them. thanks for inviting us into our home. come on in. okay. here at on the record, we've been trying very hard to get you answers all of us answers about when in the fact is the shutdown going to end. and we've had a hell of a time trying to get answers out of anybody. but you figure the one place you will be able to get answers, the white house. so let's call the white house. here we go. let's see. because you know that they will be happy to take our call. [ dialing ] think we'll get an answer? i hope so. >> hello, you have reached the executive office of the president. we apologize,