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tailgating? that is part of the super bowl. why don't you just take the football away? >> agree. thanks to everyone who responded. it goes hand in hand. we hope you have a great day. >> have a good one. we'll see you tomorrow. >> "fox & friends" starts right now. good morning. it's tuesday, december 10. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. we begin with a fox news alert. you are looking live at johannesburg, south africa, where four living united states presidents and almost 100 heads of state are honoring the life of nelson mandela. president obama is set to speak and we will take you there live when it happens. >> speaking of president obama, thanks for the health care. by the way, you may lose your plan now, you may lose your doctor. and you know what? it could get even worse. >> the list of drugs the plans cover in many cases aren't very long. if the drugs aren't covered, you're on your own. >> millions of americans
may now lose your pills as well. details coming up. >> if you were not a fan of kanye west, this probably will not help. >> and if i slipped on my leg, you never know, i think about it. i think about my family. i'm like, wow, this is like, you know, this is like being a police officer or something, like war or something. >> exactly. performing concerts like being in war? really? really? "fox & friends" starts now. >> it's "fox & friends." >> welcome aboard, folks. live from studio e here in midtown manhattan. let's go halfway around the world, a live look from johannesburg, south africa. at this hour a massive memorial underway honoring the late icon nelson mandela who passed away last week at the age of 95.
greg palka is live at the stadium where the weather has been rainy and cold but nonetheless people there to pay tribute to a legend. >> reporter: absolutely. it is called one of the biggest memorials in recent memorials. it's got to be one of the wettest memorials in recent memory as well. despite that tens of thousands of south africans turned out to come to this soccer stadium in johannesburg, south africa to honor the late nelson mandela. joining the tens of thousands of south africans, something like 100 heads of state. in the stadium right now, president obama and first lady michelle, also former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and jimmy carter as well as figures from all over the world, the leaders of france, the u.k., figures from india, china, you name it. we've been hearing from several of them so far. we heard from u.n.
secretary general ban ki-moon latest and we are expecting to hear from president obama shortly. this is being held in the stadium that was the scene of the last public appearance of nelson mandela in 2010 for the final of the world cup. and all of this ceremony and memorial and turnout of dig in -- dignitaries has huge police presence. so far it has gone okay. there have been no major disturbances. we'll be hearing from other figures, from other leaders here. and we'll be hearing a lot of songs and seeing a lot of dancing. we've been talking to the folks as they come into the stadium. we were inside the stadium briefly and it is electric. there is mourning, there is respect for this man who was the former president of this country, the man that led the brave fight against the apartheid regime here and won, the man who is a global icon, but also there is a lot of celebration,
celebration not just from politicians, from south africans, even from stars, people like oprah and richard branson and even the spice girls are here completing the whole show. it will last about four hours and then the memorial events continue. nelson mandela will lay in state, his body, from wednesday to friday. then he will be buried in his home village next sunday. but before then there's going to be a lot more marking of the man and a lot more celebration too as we can tell from the people who are still screaming in the stadium here in johannesburg. steve? >> when is president obama expected to speak? >> president obama is going to be next on the agenda. we're looking at ban ki-moon right now. the president of the united states is going to speak after one more speaker, so we will take you back there live to hear comments from barack obama very shortly.
in the meantime, other news. >> that's right. we've been talking about under the plan, president obama did say if you like your plan you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. we've been learning that is not the case for many americans out there. now the latest concern is that your prescription drugs could be taken away too. listen to this. >> there is a list of drugs that the plans cover in many cases aren't very long. if the drugs aren't covered, you're on your own. you basically have to pay for it entirely out of pocket. the money you spend on your drugs doesn't count against your out-of-pocket limits and won't count against your deductible. this could cost patients literally tens of thousands of dollars a year. >> it goes to what type of plan you get, the silver plan, platinum plan. what's the other plan? >> the bronze plan. >> you can decide how much you're going to put in. what i worry about too, if
the drug makers in particular, the people that make the drugs, try to heal people with pain, whatever it may be, if you're not getting reimbursed for those drugs, people aren't getting paid for thoserkos÷ drugs, they will stop making those drugs. therefore, there's loser, loser, loser all the way around. >> depending on your plan, there are a lot of plans that aren't going to cover particular drugs you may be using right now. for instance, if you have cancer, and you're on one kind of cancer drug right now, there is a possibility that that particular drug will not be covered with your new plan under the affordable care act. so what you would have to do then is you want to continue on that regiment of that particular prescription, it is going to come out of your pocket and that does not count toward your out-of-pocket spences, which as we learned yesterday can be astronomical. >> if the drug is not on the list, you're paying more than you normally
would. if it is not on that list, you are set to be in big trouble. it doesn't go against your premium. you can't use it against the the deductible. uncertainty is not good for any market. there may be people, who knows, hoarding drugs out there. there are people certainly concerned about this. >> we were tipped off that this week from the administration's point of view, they were going to be pushing forward on medicaid, the beauty of medicaid, the need to expand the program and how many people have benefited because it has been expanded. when it comes to cash, where are they going to get the cash, in the long term nobody knows. however, when the supreme court said it wasn't unconstitutional to have obamacare, they said states it's up to you to tell you whether you're going to expand your program. the federal government can't tell you that. for those governments that have decided i'm not going to take free money for two
years because once i expand this program i have no guarantee i'll continue to get money for this program, they are now feeling the backlash from this administration. listen to this attack from a white house spokesperson. >> the great state of north carolina, where 377,000 people could be eligible if the governor and the state legislature were not blocking the expansion of medicaid. unfortunately, there are some governors and state legislatures like those in north carolina are still holding hostage medicaid spanks. if all states across the country did, approximately five million uninsured americans would gain coverage to health insurance by 2016. >> we shouldn't be surprised by that. that is how this white house operates. you don't like your coverage? blame the insurance company. you don't like the way the state is operating, blame your governor. don't blame the people behind the affordable care
act that turns out is not very affordable to many. >> governor davidson of south carolina is putting forth legislation that could be a trailblazer in terms of rejecting obamacare or the affordable care act and prohibit state employees from implementing a program which he says has been a failure in terms of its implementation, that they would be able to sidestep and not have to participate in the affordable care act. >> they're going to vote to end obamacare in the state. and if they're successful in doing that, i don't know what other states are going to follow in their wake, especially with the confusion for those who support the plan. >> meanwhile, there's a real good possibility, if you're watching right now, your home is protected by a volunteer fire department. i know where i live in northern new jersey, as is the case across most of new jersey, a lot of pennsylvania as well, you've got volunteer firemen. did you realize that for i.r.s. purposes, volunteer firemen are considered
employees? if your town has 50 or more volunteer firemen, it looks like right now your town is being faced with the question, am i going to have to cover these volunteers and provide them insurance, according to the i.r.s. right now it looks like the fire people are trying to contact the i.r.s. to say we need clarification on this. >> the uncertainty again. what we're finding out is scaring me when you have states like pennsylvania where 97% or -- 97% of their fire departments are mostly volunteer. in the wake of what other companies have learned, small companies that are anticipating what is to come with the affordable care act and suffering under this mandate, if you have 50 employees or more, if they're considered an employer, which 50 employees or more were volunteering to keep everybody safe, they are left with no choice but to cut hours or shut down if they can't support themselves. >> you've got a volunteer, that's unbelievable. but you've got to be smart.
if you have a family and you volunteer and you don't have insurance, that's insane if you're not insured. other breaking news around the country, heather nauert has that. >> hope you guys are off to a great day. good morning everyone. rescue teams are working through the night in the bitter cold to find a family missing in the nevada mountains. today an aerial search will resume for james gladton, his girlfriend, their two children, a niece and nephew missing since sunday. the temperature is expected to drop below zero after plunging to minus 16 degrees the day before and they have very young children with them. federal safety officials are meeting for hearings today for the asiana flight 214. the pilots won't be testifying. instead the company's chief pilot and training manager will take the stand. the two-day hearing will focus on pilot awareness, emergency response and
cabin safety. that crash at san francisco international airport left 200 people hurt and 3 people dead. a jury finding the former second in command of the notorious city of belle, california, guilty of corruption. prosecutors say angela spacia and her boss raided the town's treasury and gave themselves huge salaries even as the city ran out of money. spacia was making $564,000 a year by the end of her tenure. she faces 17 years behind bars. >> this congressman is known for comments like this. >> die quickly. that's right. the republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick. >> okay. well that florida congressman is probably feeling pretty sick himself this morning. that's because he has apparently lost millions and millions of dollars in a massive scheme. documents show that he lost $18 million in an investment plan that cheated him and 120 other
investors out of more than $35 million. the guy who ran the plot was just sentenced to 12 years behind bars. those are your headlines. >> i remember when i lost my first $18 million. it was certainly a shock. thanks very much, heather. we're still waiting to find out when the president is going to take center stage in the meantime. >> meanwhile coming up, who are these protesters rallying outside fast minnesota -- fast food restaurants like these? our next guest says this one is going to leave a bad taste in your mouth. it is all one big union scam. >> they were waiting for their luggage but got their holiday wishes granted instead. it is a christmas miracle granted at the airport.
i felt like i was at disney for a second. last week hundreds of protesters across the country gathered outside fast food restaurants demanding a minimum wage hike. but were they even fast food workers? >> we wanted to know how many of these demonstrators really worked in fast food, who really is affected by this. >> where are the fast food workers? >> are you a fast food worker? >> no, i'm not. >> in fact, most here said they either didn't work in fast food, didn't work at all or were ordered not to talk. >> what was the secret ingredient added to those fast-food picket lines? our next guest says it will leave a bad taste in our
mouth. author of "shadow bosses." what did you find out about those protests? >> it was rent-a-mob. purely rent-a-mob. these guys were getting $50, $75 in seattle, for instance, for four hours. they got a t-shirt and some in the past have even gotten a turkey for thanksgiving depending on when their rent-a-mob time was. >> we heard they were scattered around. they should all be fast-food workers, all be there trying to get their hike. >> it was less than a tenth of one percent in new york. of the 57,000 fast-food workers, less than a tenth of one percent went out on strike. >> what is your source? i want to tell you what the national restaurant association said the vast majority of participants are paid demonstrators. relatively few restaurant workers participated in the
past. if you are indeed right, what is the bottom line? >> the bottom line is this is the way for unions to get new union members. the interesting thing is you know where the headquarters of fast food forward was? or is. the old acorn headquarters in brooklyn. remember acorn, all the alleged voter fraud and all? it's like out of the ashes, the phoenix rises again. you can't stop these guys. >> they have some push back, the director of fast food forward says nobody was paid to organize the thousands of fast food workers who went on strike thursday. the industry putting out the lie is the same industry that told workers get a second job to make ends meet and take two vacations a year they can't afford to reduce the risk of heart attacks. here's the other thing. two percent of the workforce are minimum-wage workers and only 1.5% of them support their families or themselves on that salary. >> absolutely. i mean, this is a way for
the unions to get more members. remember the private sector, the shadow bosses aren't doing well. union members aren't doing well. they're down to 6.6%. they have already saturated the public sector, the government employee sector and this is a way to get more members. >> the author of "shadow bosses." mallory factor, thank you. a town hall gets feisty when a congresswoman refuses to answer questions about benghazi. >> why isn't benghazi at the top of your issue? >> i'm not here to talk about it. >> and he's the ha*pless office worker everyone can relate to. to his creator hear his unconventional career advice in our green room which is red. ♪
a quick look at your headlines on this tuesday. a fox news alert in california. a man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend has barricaded himself in a las vegas apartment holding a woman and a child hostage. the situation started after 6:30 last night. the suspect's relationship to the two hostages unclear at this point. george zimmerman's girlfriend asking a judge to lift an order blocking her from seeing him. she now says he never threatened her in any way and doesn't want to file any charges against him. zimmerman was arrested last month after the two had a heated argument that made big headlines.
>> a world famous cartoon creator scott adams considers himself a serial failure. now he is revealing how they led to his success. >> scott adams, creator of dilbert and author of how to fail at almost everything and still win big. it's your life? >> yes, i didn't make up much of it. >> how did you go from a guy working in a cubicle, seemed to be stuck in neutral to a world famous cartoonist? >> short answer: i failed at everything else. i tried lots of thing. it was always my strategy to try things that had low chance of success, but if they worked they could have an uncapped up side. this was just the first thing that worked. the book talks about all the stuff that didn't work before that. >> as many books as you've had and publications you say you've had as many failures. you say the failures doesn't matter. it's having the right tools
to push through them and create your success. what are those tools? >> you want to pick things that even if it doesn't work you're going to come out ahead. so, for example, i did some entrepreneurial things but they didn't work, and they gave me new tools that allowed me to be more effective in cartooning. my experience with technology, for example, which was a couple of failed careers, allowed me to do my production of the strip in probably half the time. >> you even broke it down for us. tell me about this. goals are for losers? >> the trouble with goals is let's say you want to be the best javelin thrower in the world and win the gold medal, if you miss that you haven't really prepared for anything else. so goals can be kind of limiting. it makes more sense to have a system in which you're always moving from a place of low odds to a place of better odds. for example, going to college would be a system. you don't know exactly
what's going to happen -- >> you don't get into harvard, you don't feel like a failure because your goal was to get into college? >> your goal was to increase your value. what i've done with cartooning is you've got a bunch of mediocre skills, i'm a poor artist -- >> you're saying that is not a da vinci? >> maybe that one. >> there are no eyeballs. >> my process was to layer together failure mediocre talents but the combination is what made them special. >> be wear of advice -- beware of advice about successful people. >> successful people are always going to tell you their story so they're going to leave out all the warts, bad things they did. if somebody else tells their story, they don't know what the person was thinking, what was their thought process. so i thought i'd say, here's my story. here's all the dumb stuff i did. you know, including the story about going to my first job interview in an
accounting firm without wearing a suit. i wore my casual clothes. i was still in college and i thought they know i'm in college, why should i wear a suit. i wrote a book for all the idiots like me who didn't have the benefit -- >> i got the sense people can relate more to idiots like you than those unbelievably successful people because you never looked at failure as failure. it is closer to being successful. >> no matter what happens you come out with a new skill, you come out ahead. >> how to fail at almost everything and still win big, kind of the story of my life. it is now 28 minutes after the top of the hour. we're taking a live look at johannesburg, south africa. president obama is very shortly going to speak at the memorial for the late president nelson mandela. the president expected to spaoepl -- speak on mandela's influence on
a live look right now from johannesburg, south africa. president obama about to speak at the memorial service for the late president nelson mandela. the president is expected to speak. right now he is approaching the podium. take a listen right now. >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you. >> to the mandela family,
president zuma and members of the government, to heads of state and government past and present, distinguished guests, it is an honor to be with you today to celebrate a life like no other. to the people of south africa, people of every race and every walk of life, the world thanks you for sharing nelson mandela with us. his struggle was your struggle. his triumph was your
triumph. your dignity and your hope found expression in his life. and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy. it is hard to eulogize any man, to capture in words not just the facts and the dates that make a life, but the essential truth of a person, their private joys and sorrows, the quiet moments and unique qualities that illuminate someone's soul are much harder to do so for a giant of history who moved a nation towards justice and in the process moved millions around the world. born during world war 1 far
from the corridors of power, a boy raised herding cattle, madiba would emerge as the last great liberator of the 20th century. like gandhi he would lead a resistance movement, a movement that when it started had little prospect for success. like dr. king, he would give potent voice to the claims of the oppressed and the moral necessity of racial justice. he would endure a brutal imprisonment that began in the time of kennedy and khruschev and reached the final days of the cold war, emerging from prison, people like abraham lincoln would hold the country when
it started to break apart. and like america's founding fathers, he would erect a constitutional order to preserve freedom for future generations, a commitment to democracy and rule of law ratified not only by his election but by his willingness to step down from power after only one term. given the sweep of his life, the scope of his accomplishments, the adoration that he so rightly earned, it's tempting, i think, to remember nelson mandela as an icon, smiling, detached from the affairs of [inaudible] but madiba strongly
resisted such a lifeless fortune. instead he insisted on sharing with us his doubts and his fears, his miscalculations along with his victories. i am not a saint, he said, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. it was precisely because he would admit the imperfections, because he could be so full of good humor, even mischief despite the heavy burdens that he carried that we loved him so. he was not a bust made of marble. he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a friend. and that's why we learned so much from him.
and that's why we can learn from him still, for nothing he achieved was inevitable. in the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness and persistence and faith. he tells us what is possible not just in the pages of history books, but in our own lives as well. mandela showed us the power of action, of taking risks on behalf of our ideas. perhaps mandela was right when he inherited a proud rebelliousness, a stubborn sense of fairness from his father. and we know he shared with millions of black and colored south africans the anger born of a thousand stripes, a thousand indignities, a thousand
unremembered moments, a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people, he said. but like other early giants of the a.n.c., the mtumbos, madiba disciplined his anger and channeled his desire to fight in an organization and platform and strategies for action so men and women could stand up for their god-given dignity. moreover, he accepted the consequences of his actions, knowing that standing up to powerful interests and injustice carries a price. i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination.
i cherish the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for and to achieve, but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. mandela taught us the power of action but he also taught us the power of ideas, the importance of reason and argument, the need to study not only those who you agree with but also those who you don't agree with. he understood that ideas cannot be contained by prison walls or extinguished by a sniper's bullet. he turned his trial into an indictment of apartheid because of his eloquence
and his passion, but also because of his training as an advocate. he used decades of prison to sharpen his arguments but also to spread his thirst for knowledge to others in the movement. and he learned the language and the custom of his oppressers so one day he might better convey to them how their own freedom depends upon his. mandela demonstrated that action that ideas are not enough. no matter how right, they must also be chiseled into law and institutions. he was practical, testing his belief against the hard surface of circumstance and history. on core principles he was unyielding which is why he
could rebuff offers of unconditional release, reminding the apartheid regime that prisoners cannot enter into contracts. but as he showed in painstaking negotiations the transfer of power, he was not afraid to compromise for the sake of a larger goal. and because he was not only a leader of a movement but a skillful politician, the constitution that emerged was worthy of this multiracial democracy. true to his vision of laws that protect minority as well as majority rights and the precious freedom of every south african. and finally, mandela understood the ties that bind the human spirit. there is a word in south africa ubutu.
a word that captures mandela's greatest gift. his recognition that we all bound together in ways that [inaudible] that there is a oneness to humanity, that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others and caring for those around us. we can never know how much of this sense was innate in him or how much was shaped in a dark and solitary cell, but we remember the gestures large and small, introducing the jailers as honored guests at his inauguration, taking a pitch in a springbok uniform, turning his family's heartbreak into a
home to confront hiv-aids that revealed the depth of his empathy and understanding. he not only embodied it, he taught millions to find that truth within themselves. it took a man like madiba to free not just the prisoner but the jarrell as well. -- but the jailer as well. to show you must trust others so that they may trust you, to teach that reconciliation is not a matter of ignoring a path but a means of confronting it with inclusion and generosity and truth. he changed laws, but he also changed hearts. for the people of south africa, for those he inspired around the globe,
a time of mourning and a time to celebrate an heroic life, but i believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection with honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask how well have i applied his lessons in my own life. it is a question i ask myself as a man and as a president. we know that like south africa, the united states had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation. as was true here, it took sacrifice, the sacrifice of countless people known and unknown to see the dawn of a new day. michelle and i are ben
beneficiaries of that struggle. but in america and in south africa and in countries all around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done. the struggles that follow the victory of formal equality or universal franchise may not be as filled with drama or moral clarity than those that came before, but they are no less important, for around the world today we still see children suffering from hunger and disease. we still see run-down schools. we still see young people without prospects for the future. around the world today men and women are still in prison for their political beliefs and are still persecuted for what they look like and how they worship and who they love. that is happening today.
and so we too must act on behalf of justice. we too must act on behalf of peace. there are too many people who happily embrace madiba's legacy of racial reconciliation but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge poverty and growing inequality. there are too many leaders who claim solidarity with madiba's struggle for freedom but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. and there are too many of us, too many of us on the sidelines comfortable and complacency or cynicism when our voices must be
heard. the questions we face today, how to promote equality and justice, how to uphold freedom and human rights, how to end the conflict and sectarian war, these things do not have easy answers. but there were no easy answers in front of that child born in world war 1. nelson mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until it is done. south africa shows that is true. south africa shows we can change, that we can choose a world defined not by our differences but by our common hope. we can choose a world defined not by conflict but by peace and justice and opportunity.
we will never see the likes of nelson mandela again. but let me say to the young people of africa and the young people around the world, you too can make his life worth your own. over 30 years ago while still a student, i learned of nelson mandela and the struggles taking place in this beautiful land, and it stirred something in me. it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and it set me on an improbable journey that find me here today. and while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man.
he speaks to what's best inside. after this great liberator is laid to rest and when we've returned to our cities and villages and rejoin our daily routines, let us search for his strength. let us search for his largeness of spirit somewhere inside of ourselves. and when the night grows dark, when injustice weighs heavy on our heart, when our best laid plans seem beyond our reach, let us think of mad i ba and the words that brought him comfort within the four walls of his cell. it matters not how straight the gate, the charge, the punishment, the scroll.
i am the master of my fate. i am the captain of my soul. what a magnificent soul it was. we will miss him deeply. may god bless the memory of nelson >> you saw the cut away. kofi annan and president george w. bush, 43rd president of the united states, as president obama just wrapped up his remarks. >> that's right. there are a number of world leaders in attendance. our president did shake hands
with raul castro, number of people for the memorial of nelson mandela. 21 years ago today, mandela and leclerk won the peace prize. >> we will keep you posted on all news coming from johannesburg. >> if you want to continue to watch what's going on, go to foxnews.com. we're covering it live. >> if you are planning to undergo surgery, don't schedule it on a friday. whoa. this according to a new report that claims you're going to have 24% increased risk of death. here to explain this is dr. david samati. that's a starting number n it's a secret that all the surgeons and staff probable lea know about this -- probably know with this. as you get closer to thursdays and friday, you may not have the same surgeon on board. if you have complications, you're going to come in on saturdayed and sunday. you might not have mro
or cat scan taken. you may wait in the emergency room a little longer. so if you're going through elective surgery, you may want to go either mondays and tuesdays so you have the whole week to get your surgeon. so you'll find him. >> see, i would have thought friday the 13th would be bad. but just any friday you're going to wind up with somebody perhaps not a senior member of the team. a medical student, you say, is probably performing some sort of surgery on you. wait a minute. how does that happen? >> so let me just say right off the bat, everything we're talking about today is very, very individualized. as surgeons we all have different cultures in our operating room. this is not general. they have medical students. we have to teach them. depending on the surgeon's attitude in the operating room, the student may get to do a little more or nothing. so you want to have a conversation with your surgeon, who is going to do my surgery?
are their students around issues residents around? have a dialogue and you can make a decision. >> one of the better students? >> i'd like to see your green card, please. >> they're not going to too the operation. they'll do simple suturing, et cetera. you might want to have a conversation with your surgeon. >> remember who is watching the surgery. remember when kramer spilled his candy -- >> a junior mint. >> that was a whole different thing. what was this. you say sometimes going into a hospital might make you sicker? >> there are a lot of super bugs in the hospital. when the doctor is coming to your bedside, i always have made a habit of all the residents to wash their hands. if your doctor comes in, he's not washing his hands and he just had surgery, you can get an infection and go home with a bug that he just carried from another patient to you. ask your doctor -- it's okay to tell them, can you wash your
hands before you see them, because we've seen a lot of these operations where they can get an infection. >> some people are intimidated to do that. but that's good coaching. >> yes. >> mistakes are more common than we think? >> there are some mistakes that are not consequential. so for example, let's say the surgeon would lose the needle during the operation. the count at the end -- >> what? >> wait, wait. so the count at thend of the case is correct -- at the end of the case is correct. so there are no consequences to the patient. we're talking about big mistakes. talking about doing a wrong site surgery, taking the wrong leg off, operating on the wrong side of the brain, that's why there are timeouts in the operating room before. so he as a circulator, as a surgery, as a nurse, everybody has to be on board saying, we started operating, time out. there are a lot of things that we do. but as a patient, you have to tell your doctor it's the right leg, right? >> the day of surgery, you are to remain them. >> from the minute you come to
the hospital, from the secretary to the doctor, please make sure you mark that side. they have to know. you can't be shy about it. so bring it to their attention because unfortunately, mistake have happened. wrong kidneys have come out. just talk to your doctor. make sure it's the right side. we don't want to care people. >> before you go, you think -- you would think surgeons know how to do everything. but there are some procedures some doctors and surgeons in particular don't know about, so they won't tell you about. >> there are a lot of surgeons out there. >> they talk about open surgery. they may not tell you about robotic surgery. they tell you what they're comfortable with. your job is to find out if there are any other treatment option. get second opinions. this is not to scare people. it's to make them aware so when they come in, they're compared.
>> a lot of time surgeons will come in after staying in a holiday inn express, i've seen the commercials. good job. >> he doesn't wash his hands enough. >> advocate for yourself. a good message. >> absolutely. >> well, another new security expert and hackers issuing a warning. the obamacare web site still not safe. congressman mike rogers has been fighting to fix these security gaps and he's got an update at the top of the hour. >> and if you were not a fan of kanye west, you certainly won't be one after this. >> if i slipped, i think about my family, i'm like wow. this is like, you know, this is like being a police officer or something. like war or something. >> performing in a concert is like being in war. kanye, you're kidding, right? details straight ahead. ♪
good morning. it's tuesday, december 10. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. first it was your insurance. then your doctor. now this. millions could lose their prescriptions under obamacare. what? >> really? and if you weren't a fan of kanye west, this probably won't put you over the top. >> if i slipped and my leg happened, like you never know. i think about my family. i'm like wow. this is like, you know -- this is like being a police officer or something, like war or something. >> very similar. performing concerts is like being in war or a police officer or something? we'll examine those remarks. >> people are taking shots at him now. then what do miley cyrus, senator ted cruz and kathleen sebelius have in common? the answer revealed coming up. "fox & friends" hour two for tuesday starts right now. >> this is jordan sparks and
you're watching "fox & friends". thank you very much. >> we should book her. >> guess what? >> what? >> she's on the program. >> it's been a very busy morning, in addition to jordan sparks and a whole array of other guest, if you were just watching a moment ago, you saw the president of the united states there at the nelson mandela memorial in johannesburg, south africa. president obama said that mandela earned his place in history through struggle, shrewdness, persistence and faith. he also compared mandela to gandhi, martin luther king, and abe happen lincoln as world -- abraham lincoln as world leaders celebrated his life. >> he also was quoted, our president, as saying he changed laws and also changed hearts. certainly seemed to have a united response behind him in his speech and tribute to nelson mandela. >> he's in everybody's history books. i don't care what country you're in or how you were brought up.
he is the definition of an impactful life. so that's why the memorial means so much and why that's been going on all weekend long. >> indeed. it's supposed to be four hours. got started about an hour late because of the terrible rain. >> still going on. >> yeah. the stadium is only two-thirds full, but the folks who are there, a part of history. >> to watch it in its entirety, go to foxnews.com. >> streaming live. we have been telling you -- we've on this program and this channel have been telling you for years about obamacare and some of the hidden dangers. now they're all played out. when the president said, if you want your plan, you can keep your plan. not true. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. not true. now we're finding out if you like the pills you're taking because of your disease or for whatever condition, there is a real good chance that under your new plan with obamacare, you can't continue to take the pills you're getting because they might not be part of the plan, unless you pay a big price out of pocket.
>> former policy advisor for the centers for medicaid and medicare had something to say about that. listen to him. >> there is a list of drugs that the plans cover and in many indications aren't very long. and if they're not covered, you have to pay for it out of pocket and the money you spend doesn't count against your out of pocket limits and it won't count against your deductible. this could cost patients with special conditions, patients who need special drugs a lot of money. literally tens of thousands of dollars a year. >> it's amazing. they talk about flattening out and giving everybody an opportunity to have health care. but at the same time, they're wiping out the people that have a chance of getting quality health care. yesterday we told but specialty hospitals that are going to have no go zones for a lot of americans. now medications, depending on the plan you have and the money you have, are going to be a no go zone. in an effort to give everyone health care, everyone seems to be getting lesser health care for those who now have it. >> pharmaceuticals have been
saving lives. we see the access in terms of medication and the investigation that there be a panel to be accepted at a raised cost, and then decide which ones will not be. a matter of which will be used up against your -- will not be able to be used against your deductible. >> for instance, i read one account this morning where, for instance, one insurance company, there might be 11 drugs out there that they currently cover for cancer. but going forward under obamacare, that number might be seven, eight drugs. so if you're in one of the drugs currently you're taking and it's not included, you can continue to take it. but it's going to come out of your pocket. the problem is a lot of people would like more information on the web site about the doctors in the exchange program, not there. they'd like more information about the drug plans. not there. unfortunately. we need more answers, but simply
none available on the web site. >> so far if you listened to brit hume last night, he believes everything is going to get worse the more we find out about it because as more people log on, they'll be finding out they don't actually have insurance when they go to a doctor or they're going to find out there is no way to pay for the insurance because the back end is not ironed out. and also you have democrats on the other side, like james caravel saying he feels like the whole thing is getting on track and within six months, he feels things will be a real positive come midterm americans. people of america will speak in about a year, we'll be in full campaign season. on a much lesser note, but a newsy note. >> it's a sour note, if you ask me. >> a controversial note maybe. kanye west compares performing on stage to being in war. listen. >> like i'm just, you know, giving, my body on the stage. i'm putting my life at risk. i think about when i'm on the
moment. that mountain goes really, really high. if i slip and my leg happens, you never know. i think about my family. i'm like wow. i'm like, you know, this is like being a police officer or something, or like war or something. >> he has 27 songs and several stage changes. >> when he goes to work, he's got to sing the set in 27 songs. they're on that stage after he left the catering table. and he's comparing what he does to people who are police officers or who go out to war. kanye, i know you're watching right now because it's probably one of your favorite morning shows. let me show you somebody who has been to war. his name is marcus latrell, a navy seal. here he is from "60 minutes" talking about what it's like in war falling down a mountsen and let's see if this is what it's like when you're on stage singing your 27 songs. >> and that shelf that i had made, crumbled and fell apart
and just like somebody opened up a trap door beneath me, i just fell. and i started tumbling, then i hit mikey and i busted him off his perch. we started pinballing in the trees. >> you're basically tumbling down a mountsen? >> yes, sir. i landed on my back and broke my back. mikey landed on his face and crushed his face. >> that's what it's really being in war. so you compare kanye west with his 27 songs and his stage changes with that and you make the call at home. please, we're on facebook. that's our question. he also says, i'm 36 years old. do i look at everything i've accomplished? it's only the comparison that makes sense and that's comparison he tells the radio station in chicago, to nelson mandela. he says by the time i'm 95, i'm going to be a bigger hero than he ever was. fantastic. so how old you are and how much money you have compares you to nelson mandela. if you can make that comparison, you have no idea who he is. >> i have no words. >> there are no words there. >> i have no words. >> laura ingraham had a good
expression. she titled one of her books after this situation. kanye, shut up and sing. you know? just sing your songs. >> good practical advice. heather nauert, never shut up. >> really, you can't make this stuff up. unbelievable. >> he's got to get his confidence up a little bit. >> yeah. he seems a little insecure. good morning to you all. hope you're a you have to a great day. i have some headlines. rescue teams are working through the night in the bitter cold in the state of nevada to find a missing family in the mountains there. today an aerial search resumes for james blanton, his girlfriend and their two children, also a niece and a nephew. they've been missing since sunday after they went sledding in a remote part of that state. the temperature expected to drop below zero overnight after it plunged to minus 16 degrees the day before. we'll keep watching that story. hope we rescue them safe and sound. the jury finding the former second in command of that now notorious city of bell,
california guilty of corruption. prosecutors say they raided the town's treasury and then gave themselves huge salaries, even as that city ran out of money. she was making $564,000 each year by the end of her tenure. her boss, making more than $800,000. nice. she faces 17 years behind bars for that. democratic congressman allen grayson known for comments like this. >> die quickly. that's right. the republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick. >> allall right. that florida congressman lost millions of dollars in a massive investment scheme. documents show he lost $18 million in a plan that cheated him and also 120 other investors out of more than $35 million. the guy who ran the plot was just sentenced to 12 years behind bars. a passing to note this morning. "the sound of music" legend eleanor parker has passed away.
>> isn't this fun? four. >> i'm number five. >> oh, yes. >> eight. >> two. >> four. >> six. >> she was the baroness, best known for that role. she died from complications from knew mean i can't. she was 9 -- pneumonia. she was 91. remember that line, somewhere out there there is a woman who will never be a nun. >> big week for "the sound of music." >> the memories. >> i loved any musical. >> do you? >> yeah. >> you've come around. >> coming up, he sits on the house intelligence committee. you can call him the chairman. congressman rogers with a warning for you if you're going ton healthcare.gov. >> and then what do miley cyrus, senator ted cruz and kathleen sebelius all have in common? the answer revealed and you may
>> quick thing before i go to elisabeth and she talks about what's happening with security and healthcare.gov. the quote we had before that i just said before about kanye west, actually was a spoof. so that was wrong. but about the mandela stuff. but the other stuff was actually him. elisabeth? >> thanks for clearing that up. far from fixed, security experts and hackers are warning the obamacare web site is still not secure. >> we have testified in front of congress a few weeks back on a lot of the security concerns
that we addressed and sent to hhs. none of them have been fixed. still insecure, still having problems. this is just the tip of the iceberg. the critical issues are things that can expose your personal information. first name, last name, e-mail, to being able to click on a link to take over your computer. security wasn't a concern when they built this because they were trying to run it out the door. >> congressman rogers have been speaking out about major security gaps and he's here to fill us in. thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> certainly this is disconcerting, right, to know that americans are being asked to put their information out there and it's not safe and it wasn't even considered when they were designing the web site. >> yeah. that's very, very concerning. so the exposed americans, their most personal and sensitive information through this web site, it didn't seem they even had a basic understanding of what the minimum industry standards would be to protect that information.
the sad part about this is it can be done. amazon does it, other companies do it. amazon would have some 26 million individual transactions during a day that they can certify are very, very safe. none of that happened in this web site. they still have not gotten it up to any industry standard. >> why was this not a priority going forward, right from the start? >> when secretary sebelius came to the committee last time and she'll be here tomorrow, it was very clear they had no real understanding. this is nothing that they even focused on. they were more concerned about the start date than they were the security of the site. no industry site would do this. you would shut it down for 90 days, have very intensive -- they call them red teams so you can find the vulnerabilities in the system and fix it before it went on-line. they didn't do any of it. the scary part about this is they really hadn't made the security adjustments even after we have pointed out, you have
real vulnerability on this web site and it's causing real problems today. they still haven't made the necessary changes to do it. >> you would think they would make it 100% safe or as close to that as possible. what do you mean they haven't made those adjustments? >> in order to really make sure this is safe, you have to get it functioning at 100% or as close to 100% as you can get. we all know that's not working. so if it's not functional and not doing what it's supposed to do, completely, means there are no vol anybody else in the system. you need to test that whole eco system of the web site. it's not just one piece, you have to test all of this. >> this is the front door. they keep talking about the back door. we're going to hit a second round of security threat really in terms of our personal information coming forward. is that correct? >> absolutely. think about crazy thing they did, they put all of the government folks in one exchange and they're wondering why they have such a high level of interest in trying to get the
information from that government. wouldn't you like to know if you were a foreign nation, state or organized criminal, very personal sensitive information of lots of government employees? guess what, they put them all in one place. the site is not meeting minimum security standards. of course, that's going to be hacked. >> are we as a people, we as a nation more vulnerable because of this web site and the security threat that it poses? >> certainly your personal information is vulnerable when you go on the web site. so there is something called healthcare.gov, called a hub. that hub touches things like your social security information, department of homeland security, even state exchanges. that whole eco system i just talked about, every time it talks to one of those units, that's a vulnerability. so all of that information in each of those web sites becomes vulnerable because of the lack of security that they've led up to in the hub itself. i hope that makes sense. >> it does. bottom line what, can be done? what's your message today? what should people know about going on the web site? >> think about the shear
disruption after you get through the web site, what's happened in health care. hugely disruptive to their lives. if you want to make sure they don't have the added problem of getting ripped off, they should shut the site down, get it functioning, and then test it. vet it. stress test that system security wide so that we can make sure that there are -- you can eliminate all that vulnerabilities that are possible in a site that is this bad and this confusing. >> do you think they will? >> i don't think so because they've -- this is some kind of a political issue. it's just not. if you're on the web site, your information is exposed in a way you wouldn't be in a private sector. they should fix it and should take ownership to fix it. >> congressman, we thank you for being with us today. >> absolutely. >> good news for our country's heros. lawmakers harmed out a huge deal to fund our military next year. those details coming up next. and you know her as the host of "the biggest loser."
because let's face it, everything that your family members put out on the table looks delicious and you got to have at least ten. >> right. and you shouldn't probably have any, right? you go to a holiday buffet and everything is tempting, everything is delicious. so i put together healthy snacks and healthy alternatives. first of all, i love the idea of -- also a good gift. so i thought if you're busy, it's an all in one thing. so i started off with the idea was to put together some almonds. dry almonds, but you can roast them a little bit. i love the cocoa and coconut.
oh, my gosh, it's delicious. it's a great snack. it's good for you. >> you make a gift. >> yes. make a beautiful gift. >> you're talking about what to reach for and what to prepare if you're hosting? >> right. a good host gift, something you can snack on. eat something healthy before you go to the party. >> or bring a healthy thing you want to eat with you, right? >> exactly. >> these are mine n my kids love this. but it's a great gift, too. a great thing to have on a buffet table. you take the cucumber and take the melon baller or spoon and take out a little bit, so you're also controlling your portions. then you can pipe in a little bit of the hummus. >> i never piped hummus. >> but it makes a pretty -- just put a little bit. then a little bell pepper. that's like a nice gift. it's also delicious. >> have you strip add --
stripped a couple -- cucumber before? >> perfect! >> this one is obviously not quite as healthy, but maybe more portion control, but it's delicious. take grape and you have this goat cheese concoction. all the recipes are on almonds.com. you mix it in and make a little ball. i would make just the end of it. >> can i have one? >> of course you may. this is chopped almonds with whatever fresh herbs you want. parsley, dill, salt and pepper maybe. >> here is the thing, the one thing about the nuts, kids like to crack the nuts. if you're a kid, you got to bring the nutcracker, correct? >> this is the season for that. >> i need a spring nutcracker. they're already selling them precracked. >> wow. where do you get that type of money? >> what else do we have?
>> this is an example of like the cheese spread and so i thought the idea was that the grape snack is actually combining all the ingredients in one. if you roast the almonds like this, you can smash them up and put them on fish or chicken and make like -- rather than breading. you're putting a crust on it. >> usually if it's toes grab, it's not healthy. but you made it healthy. >> have it out and available so go for that rather than the cookies. >> or don't go to a holiday party. stay at home. great job. congratulations on the whole show. >> thank you. >> straight ahead, town hall gets feisty had a democratic congresswoman refuses to answer a question about benghazi. >> why isn't benghazi at the top of your issue? >> i'm certainly not here to talk about it. >> not there to talk about it. how this one ended, badly,
one of the most -- a few times with anthony wiener. he used to come on the show and he was so full of hubris and sort of in your face and after the whole thing happened, by the way, he kept having his meltdowns while i was on the trinity league which really ticked me off. but i couldn't believe the hubris. you don't walk around with that kind of secret and you're going on the national news, wouldn't you sort of dial it back a little bit? you would be a little on egg shells? >> a little. i don't know. >> when anthony wiener is in your face that, has a whole different meaning. believe me. >> it looked like she was that close to getting something out of simon. >> right. >> he seemed swimmed by her. she did a great job.
>> great. she did her show yesterday from los angeles. >> she's terrific. hope you watch her program. 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on the fox news channel. >> that is right. heather nauert is also right here. >> good morning. who is also terrific, brian, i read an interview you did with politico. you can find that on-line. they did a nice q and a about you. i found out you don't like gum chewing. >> i have a disease. >> i'm addicted to gum. so we get along. >> that was your hardest adjustment. >> check it out on politico if you want to hear more about brian. i have some headlines to bring you. a man who was accused of killing a british soldier on the streets of london is now claiming that he's allah's butcher. he told jurors that he's a soldier fighting for the muslim religion. he also says he has no regrets in the killing of 23-year-old lee rigby. a democratic congresswoman ticking off a voter when she refuses to answer a question about benghazi. listen to this.
>> can you address benghazi? what are you going to do about benghazi? why isn't benghazi at the top of your issue? >> i'm certainly not here to talk about it. we're here to talk about the middle east. >> this is the middle east. benghazi is the middle east. >> that was at a town hall meeting in new hampshire. the congresswoman anne custer, when asked about a house resolution to authorize the select committee to get to the bottom of the murders in benghazi. of course, benghazi is literally in north africa, but a lot of critics are saying, look, it's safe to include libya as part of the political middle east for purposes of this conversation. look, the constituents just wanted her question answered. no answer there. an airline in canada -- this is a really neat story -- staging a christmas miracle for more than 250 of its passengers. >> what are you looking for christmas this year? a train?
>> i need new socks and underwear. >> an android tablet. >> that is west jet. they set up a virtual santa asking passengers what they wanted for christmas. then while the passengers were in the air, volunteers went out and actually bought those gifts. so when the passengers arrived at baggage claim, the presents then started rolling in. one woman got a diamond ring, a diamond ring. those who asked for husbands got ken dolls. some people, very humble. they asked for socks and they were given socks. so quite a neat story there. time magazine announcing its finalist for 2013's person of the year. house and human services secretary kathleen sebelius making the list for leading that rollout of obamacare. texas senator ted cruz who famously tried to block the health care law by fill buster and reading "green eggs and ham." and miley cyrus, grabbing headlines with all the controversial antics and pretty much every performance she's had. rounding out the list is the president of syria, al assad,
amazon founder, pope francis, president obama, and the president of iran, also nsa leaker edward snowden. i'm not sure you want to be on that list. those are your headlines. >> i bet it's snowden. >> with that company there? >> thank you very much. speak of snowden, from snowden to snow and ice, wreaking havoc on roads all across the country, a massive 25-car pileup on a new york city highway injuring more than 35 people. thankfully nobody was seriously hurt. maria molina is here in new york city tracking the storms as they approach new york city. but they've already hit a whole bunch of places. >> that's right. dc, philadelphia, already looking at a bit of a wintery mix falling out there. some areas just outside of d.c so some of the suburbs, they are reporting that that snow is coming down. actually right now in new york city as we walk outside, we started to see -- obviously it's mostly cloudy. but we started to see a mist or
drizzle coming down. that is happening right now. so we should see that transition eventually to snow when temperatures do continue to drop and we are going to be seeing accumulation in new york city and also in surrounding areas. you can see right there on the radar picture, you have that snow coming down in west virginia, parts of northern virginia and up into pennsylvania and new jersey, already at this hour winter weather advisories stretching from tennessee all the way up to parts of rhode island and across massachusetts. the winter storm warnings are in effect across some of the areas we could see significant snowfall accumulations of three to six inches. yes, washington, d.c., you are included in that area. philadelphia, you're also included. new york city right now, the forecast is actually bumped up just a little bit. three to five inches is forecast out here and surrounding areas. otherwise once the storm moves out, it will be a quick mover. it will be with us as we head into this morning and afternoon, then out of the area by early this evening. that will help us out for our evening commute. again, steve, elisabeth and brian, we're going to be seeing
behind that storm, drier conditions for the evening rush, but tomorrow, lake effect snow, over a foot of snow expected. >> something to look forward to. maria molina outside where it's still pretty dark. thank you very much. three friends struggling to pay their light bills decided to audition for "america's got talent." >> they didn't win, but they're top five finish and national exposure propelled them to fame of the joining us now, the texas tenors. >> you still have trouble paying the light bills? >> they stay on now. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> you guys must have known you were coming to new york city 'cause you're all wearing boots today. >> perfect for walking through the snow. >> the brilliant thing about your act, you got an opera, pop and country guy, you put them together and you got the tenors. >> it's all his fault. his idea. >> this is your second album. you produced it yourself. >> we did. >> so it's all your choice,
right? 65-piece orchestra behind you. incredible. >> yeah. we chose every song because we love this music. it inspires us. we hope it inspires others. yeah. it's a little bit of country, a little bit of classical. some country with a classical twist. some songs like "rocky top." >> there is no bad genre of music. we like to do something from every genre. we take the best music and do it. >> let me ask you something, something in the news lately. it was a big push back on our show, carrie underwood, also from a contest and became a superstar like you guys, goes and does "the sound of music" live. she does acting and singing on television. millions of people watch and they're critical. what's your response? >> i think it's pretty impresssive. it's tough to do anything live like that. most times you see concert setting when there is a lot of lights, there is a lot of things going on.
that can be distracting. that's impresssive. >> a sound stage with no audience, no feedback from the crowd. people are so used to the lip syncing now adays, that to have someone sing live is very brave. >> there was an attack on her all across twitter. and then her response was quite gentle. >> when we were on "america's got talent," we had our share of haters as well. i think what she said was perfect. she took the high road and she deserves a lot of respect for that. >> she responded with plain and simple, my prayers are with everybody, referring them to scripture in peter. >> people said, she's a great singer, but she is not a great actress. i watched most of it. i thought she was fine. >> she was pretty darn good. >> no kidding. >> i took an acting class in college, so i would judge her as fine. tell me about what christmas means to you guys. >> oh, wow.
the whole reason that we're here and family, friends, the birth of christ, there is no better time of year. new york, it's fun to come to new york in december. we always enjoy that. it's a magical place. it really looks like christmas. >> you really feel the spirit here. >> especially this time -- this week when it's going to snow a little later on and there you guys will be walking the streets in your black hats. >> it gets attention. >> tell us about your new album. >> it's called "you should dream." we're inspired by an original song that was sent to us from a gal, a mom and school teacher, from atlanta, georgia. >> just out of nowhere? >> yeah. she saw us on "america's got talent" and sent us this amazing song. all three of our parents were educators. it inspired an album and our pbs special that we debuted this
month. >> love that back story on that song. >> yeah. she's amazing. >> texas tenors, you'll be performing next hour? >> true. >> we're ready. >> we're going to sing "you should dream." >> that is good news for us. thanks for being here. we'll hear new a little bit. next up, is obamacare tricking americans into thinking they're getting a bargain? we're crunching the numbers, the real numbers. and they're shocking. >> plus, the angels hit the runway tonight and we've got your heavenly sneak peek. ♪
15 minutes to the top of the hour. quick headlines for you. a french businessman found guilty of fraud after selling defective silicone breast implants to 300,000 women in 65 countries. he was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay a $103,000 fine. guys, i know i'm twisting your arm, but check out this sneak peek of victoria secret's fashion show. ♪ ♪ >> you can see more of the angels performance and runway glamour tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. steve, over to you. >> thank you very much. completely different topic now. sticker shock, high deductibles fueling new worries of just how
much obamacare is going to cost you. here to break down the plans is james freeman of the "wall street journal" editorial. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so when the president was out and about selling people on it, forget about the fact that he was not truthful about it. if you like your plan, you can keep it. we're going to bend the cost curve down and the average family is going to pay $2,500 a year less. now maybe they're paying less on the premiums, but you open the policy up and you look at the deductible, it's $12,000 a year! >> for a family. i think had is the next big danger for him politically is we've seen the you can keep your doctor fraud exposed and you can keep your hospital. that's really not going to happen. you can keep your insurance plan, not going to happen. but now even for the winners, the people getting subsidies, i think the political risk is it's not as good a deal as they expected because there is going to be some sticker shock on premiums and deductibles.
>> according to healthpocket.inc, they've broken it down. the average individual deductible comparison, this is a bronze plan -- look at that. it had been 3500. now on the exchange, it's up 42%, north of $5,000. when people see the president said, i'm going to bend the cost curve down, but that goes up 42%. it's kind of like, wait a minute. that's just not right. >> yeah. to be clear, this is good for the health care financing system generally. i think it's good for the country to have people in more high deductible plans. we've seen businesses go that way. the idea is you want to fix what's wrong in health care. you want the consumer making actual decisions. so you don't have a situation where you go through the medical system, get a lot of stuff done, and never see a bill, have no idea what stuff costs. you want people to be consumers. but as we said, the political challenge is five grand is a lot of money. when you listened through 2009, 2010, all of this rhetoric about
lowering costs, giving you more of an affordable plan, it's going to be shock to some people. >> what about next year? if the people who wind up in these pools are older and less healthy and the young invincibles don't sign up, i would imagine these numbers are going to go up next year. >> the sticker shock first is going to be the deductibles. next fall the sticker shock is going to be the premiums because wn the young, healthy people choose not to sign up, as they probably will decide in their economic interest, not to subsidize other people, those premium also have to rise. and they're going to come out -- we're going to get a hint of it before the congressional elections. people probably won't know exactly how much the bill goes up for them individually until afterwards, but it's going to be a big deal for democrats in the senate running for reelection in 2014. how long are they going to hang with the president on this? >> excellent question. we'll know soon enough. james freeman from the "wall street journal" editorial board, thank you very much.
>> thanks. 11 minutes before the top of the hour. coming up, a cake shop owner facing a fine for refusing to bake a cake for a same sex wedding. should he be punished for sticking to his religious beliefs? he's going to join us live. cheryl casone here next with the top five companies hiring christmas help right now. ♪ ♪
need you right now. >> there is a lot of jobs out there. the traditional thinking is that all the seasonal jobs are over. they're actually not because we're finding people are flooding on weekends, black friday, specific days. and companies need help. >> here is an example. shutterfly. >> this is a digital photo company or whatever. they're actually hiring. they need about 2700 jobs still filled right now. they're specifically hiring manufacturing jobs, phoenix, arizona, customer service. there is a good opportunity with them for full time positions after the holidays. one of those digital companies expanding its web base specialty products. >> you got to be good. honeybakeed ham. >> you all know about the honey baked ham. very traditional christmas -- this is the job for you. if you like spiral ham, this is for you. they still need 2 to 3,000 people right now. i would get on this like today. 70% of their business during the holidays. >> no surprise, target needs
help. >> yeah. second biggest retailer behind wal-mart. j.c. penney, wal-mart. they need at least -- over all it was 70,000. they're telling us now they still need positions filled. they at least need another probably 5 to 10% of their staffing filled for the christmas holiday. this is sales floor members, cashiers, warehouse workers, you get a discount with target. >> until amazon gets their drone technology down, ups needs people. >> ups, 55,000 overall. the drivers need assistants because of the volume of packages. yesterday was green monday of the biggest day of the year for ups and fed-ex. global cyber week. they're calling it this -- 29 million packages on december 17. everybody seems to wait fort last minute. 8.5 an hour. i like ups as far as the benefits go. if you can go full time with them. there are full-time positions potentially available after the
holidays. >> and sports authority is one stop shopping. and they even have hunting stuff. >> they do? you hunt? >> i am not really a big hunter. >> sports authority, 5,000 part-time temporary workers. sports stuff. 20% increase from last year. so i guess people are listening to allison sweeney who is saying get throughout and exercise. sales associates, cashiers right now. if you're going to be part-time at sports authority, you get the same benefits if you were full time. >> cheryl casone, thanks so much. ff jobhunt at foxnews.com. thank you very much. straight ahead, first it was your insurance, then it was your doctor. now millions could lose their prescriptions? thanks, obamacare. we'll explain. plus jordan sparks, one of our favorite all-time guests, knows what it's like to get attacked in the media. what does she think of carrie
good morning. it's tuesday, december 10. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. lost health insurance, check. doctor lost, check. and now another obamacare shocker. millions of americans may also lose their prescriptions, too? what? and if you weren't a fan of kanye west, this probably not going to help you. >> and if i slipped and my leg happened, like you never know. i think about my family. i'm like wow. this is like, you know -- this is like being a police officer or something, like war or something. >> really? performing concerts, jumping around like that, it's like being in war? your comments on kanye coming in. >> i was just on facebook. he's getting very little support. shop owner facing a fine for refusing to bake for a same sex
wedding. should he be punished for his religious beliefs? you'll meet him this hour. according to our stats, it's time to float the picture for the final time today. this is us in hyperspace. watch. >> you're watching "fox & friends." fabulous show. >> this is a popular show, live from new york city, where look! it's starting to snow. it's a little gloomy outside our magic window. but it certainly is looking like the christmas season at 48th and 6th avenue. and this hour it's a big hour, the texas tenors will sing a number for us. jordin sparks is going to be with us and we're going to go outside for shaka clause. shaquille o'neal. >> wait a minute. we're still going to play him? >> look at all the people outside. they're outside. why can't we? >> we're at work already. >> there is a catch and a good bonus for every shot we make.
>> something for charity? >> yes. >> whoever came up with this idea was probably rupert murdoch himself to get these giant reindeer. it's now become a tourist stop. you can take a picture with the giant reindeer. >> how adorable. those are brand-new this year. >> that's blitzen and who is the other? >> donor. >> you're thinking vixen, but that's donner. >> two minutes after the top of the hour. >> there is a lot of uncertainty with obamacare. we're finding out what we're not finding out along the way. now we're hearing that according to the affordable care act guidelines, you can't have your prescriptions taken away, too, and the coverage that you thought you had may not apply going forward. we heard from dr. scott gutlieb talking about this. listen to what he has to say. >> there is a list of drugs that the plans cover and in many cases aren't very long. if the drugs aren't covered, then you're on your own.
you basically have to pay for it entirely out of pocket. the money that you spend on those drugs doesn't count against your out of pocket limits and won't count against your deductible. this could cost patients with special conditions, patients who need special drugs a lot of money. literally tens of thousands of dollars a year. >> so perhaps you won't be able to keep your prescription drug because of the higher out of pocket cost and many drugs simply will not be covered because certain policies only cover certain drugs. so if you are -- you suffer from cancer or aids or rheumatoid arthritis and you're taking a particular drug at this point, going forward, if you are on one of these exchanges and your plan does not include that drug, the only way you'll be able to use it is if you pay for it out of your pocket. then what happens, unfortunately, that can be thousands of dollars. it can be thousands of dollars a month. it does not go toward your out of pocket, which means it's a very big number. but if you want to be healthy, what are you going to do? you'll have to pay the money. >> big pharma got behind this.
they said president obama, this is a great idea. now many people will not be covered for the drugs and therefore, they would not get the drugs, therefore they won't buy your drugs. therefore your drug company will fall short. what i'm bothered by, because i think long-term as we discussed yesterday with the elite hospitals, there will be less innovation, less people pushing the envelope, let's experimental drugs because financially, they won't be rewarded. there is no incentive built in because of the medical device tax. little by little, we're seeing the cascade effect. maybe the intent was to get everybody insurance, the bottom line is nobody is getting quality insurance and they're not getting everything they need. >> something that's called the affordable care act when taxicabs providing less care -- had it's providing less care. this latest uncertainties sort of bolts into what's going on. i think just brings more concern. giving everybody a headache this morning to think about the fact that you can't take that cost and offset it deductible. that's at the heart of all americans who may be taking medication and it's just another way. we see institutions like
corporations, pharmaceuticals. they're invasive enough to deal with what is going to come. but the average american person isn't. they're left with little choice and it's really a bad thing. >> sure. so you can't keep your doctor necessarily. you can't keep your plan. you can't keep your hospital. and now perhaps you can't keep the pills you're taking. >> take your vitamins. that's one thing you don't need a prescription for. remember tom cruise got himself in a lot of trouble because he equated being away from his family to being at war. a lot of people had a big blowback, including mark walberg. came back and said, you got to be kidding me? you can't compare shooting a movie to being at war. now kanye west finds himself in the same spot. >> take a listen. >> like i'm just giving of my body on the stage, i'm putting my life at risk. i think about when i'm on the -- in a moment, like that mountain goes really, really high, and if i slipped and my leg happens, like you never know. i think about it, i think about my family. i'm like wow, this is like, you
know, this is like being a police officer or something, like war or something. >> so let's get this straight, after he is limod to his private venues, after he's feasted over on the catering table, after his yes men and women have told him how fantastic he looks and his dresser has put him in an ensemble fifthed for the king of his genre, there he is and he equates what he does, where he sings 27 songs in a set to being in war. here is marcus latrell, the fellow who wrote the book "sole survivor." he was on "60 minutes" last week. kanye, this is what war is like. is it like your job? >> that shelf that i had made crumbled and fell apart and just -- like somebody opened up a trap door beneath me and i just fell. and i started tumbling, then i hit mikey and i busted him up from his perch.
we both started pinballing in those tree. >> you're basically tumbling down a mountsen? >> yes, sir. ilaned on my back and broke my back. mikey landed on his face and crushed his face. >> just a little different than performing in concert. >> sure. artists are used to making analogy, but then the reality you hear from someone who risked life and endured the pain and the death of all of his brothers in that mission, talking a reality of defense and it made you guys talk to us because tracy wrote us on facebook and she actually said this, i wish they would ship him off to war. good dose of reality is what he needs. >> sandy says, tell me why people support him with their hard earned money. i can't say that i have ever heard anything he sings and for that, i'm thankful. >> linda jones says, ignorance of the highest level. another said -- i forgot what she said. put it up. never mind. she said something important. i can't get to it 'cause heather nauert is waiting.
>> he also talked about his wife at one point, kim kardashian and about how she's a style icon and comparing her -- basically saying she's more of a style icon than michelle obama. >> he also said, i have the position of being extremely famous. >> lucky guy, right? oh, boy. got some headlines. we start live in johannesburg, south africa where four living u.s. presidents and almost 100 other heads of state are now honoring the life of nelson mandela. president obama speaking at the event earlier today. before he did, he shook hands with cuban dictator raul castro. the gesture, the first between an american and a cuban president since the year 2000. this just in, the federal safety hearing for flight 214, they've been postponed thanks to mother nature. a winter storm putting them on hold until the end of the week. the hearing will look at whether the pilots relied too much on
computer systems when they approached too low and hit a seawall, leaving three people dead. one interesting note is that the pilots who were flying the plane will not testify. instead the newly appointed chief safety officer will take the stand. the storm we're referring to down in the washington, d.c. area. rescue teams working through the night in the bitter cold to try to find a family that is missing in the mountains of nevada. today an aerial search will resume for james glanton and his girlfriend. also their two young children, a niece and a nephew. they've all been missing since sunday after they went sledding. the temperature plunging to zero degrees last night and it was even colder the day before. democratic congressman grayson known for comments like this. listen. >> die quickly. that's right. the republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick. >> yeah. that florida congressman might be feeling sick himself this morning.
he lost $18 million in an investment plan. that plan cheating him and 120 other investors out of more than $35 million. the guy who ran the plot was just sentenced to 12 years behind bars. nice if you have that extra cash you can afford to lose. i don't know how much he's worth. but a lot of money. >> worth 18 million less. >> how the heck did he get that? if you know how he got his money, tweet us. coming up straight ahead, they're accused of raising cash and recruiting terrorist fighters. this morning there is a big update in that case. >> and then a cake shop owner facing a fine for refusing to bake for a same sex couple. should he be punished for sticking to his religious beliefs? that's coming up next. ♪ ♪
a cake shop owner in colorado now facing fines or even jail time after he refused to bake a cake for a same sex wedding due to his religious beliefs. so does becoming a business owner mean you have to check your convictions at the door? joining us now is the owner of the masterpiece cake shop and his attorney, nicole martin. thank you for joining us this morning. jack, certainly this seems to be a not in your favor ruling. this couple came in, asked you to make a cake for their wedding. your response was what? >> when they came in, they said they wanted to get a wedding cake and after introductions and one them said they were looking at weddings. the other one said they were
getting a wedding cake for their wedding. and i replied that i don't do cakes for same sex weddings. and they both said what? and i offered to do other cakes, birthday cakes, shower cakes, sell them cookies and brownies, just not same sex weddings. then they got up and left. >> then there were a ton of protest, phone calls, 500 people outside. did you believe that you were operating within your constitutional right? >> i hadn't thought about it at the time, but looking back, yes. i do believe that the united states constitution, as well as the colorado constitution, both protect my right to freely practice my religious beliefs while i'm at my work. >> ultimately even though things have gotten harsh for you in terms of response, have you changed your stance at all and why is it important for you to have a business and not have to abandon your personal religious beliefs just to make a buck? >> well, for one thing, i'm not
there just to make a buck. i do what i do because i love doing what i do and it's i believe what god's designed for me to do. but i don't believe i need to drop my religious convictions at any time for any reason. >> nicole, the judge felt otherwise. can you explain what the judge said and where this stands. this could certainly set precedent in terms of private businesses having to completely shed what they believe personally to offer something to a consumer, correct? >> indeed. the important thing for your viewers to know is that the first amendment indeed, the u.s. constitution, gives every american the right to live and work according to their beliefs. if the government can force you to violate your belief under the threat of a jail sentence, there is really no freedom they can't take away, elisabeth. >> jack, are you willing to go to jail for your religious beliefs here? >> you know, if that's what it
takes, i guess i would be. i don't plan on giving up my religious beliefs. it's not like i've chosen this team or that team. this is who i am. that's what i believe. >> there wasn't any point in this process where you said, you know what, i'm going to -- i'll make you two cakes. just leave me be. that never crossed your mind? >> no. it's not just making the cake or the attention or getting out from under pressure. i don't feel that i should participate in their wedding and when i do a cake, i feel like i'm participating in the ceremony or event or the celebration that the cake is for. >> do you feel as though you are forfeiting your own rights in being forced, in other words, to participate in their wedding by making a cake for them? >> if that's what they would require, yeah. they would be taking away my rights to do what i do as a
business owner and as an american citizen, and as a follower of jesus christ, i don't believe that that's what he wants me to do and so my priorities would be towards my faith rather than towards my safety or security. >> jack phillips and nicole, we thank you for bringing us your side of the story here today. we will certainly keep our ear to the ground to see what happens and we wish you well. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. coming up, he is called the holy tipper, leaving thousands of dollars in tips and signing his checks, tips for jesus. this morning we have a new clue about who he is. plus, jordin sparks knows what it's like to get attacked in the media. what does she think of carrie underwood being picked on over "the sound of music"? she's walking in our studio right now. one of our favorites. ♪ of
george washington. i asked, he says i can come. but mcclain, virginia first at 11. then 3:00 o'clock i'll be at mount vernon. >> wow. coming full circle there. >> meanwhile, the live tv broadcast of "the sound of music" on nbc may have struck ratings gold last week with more than 18 million viewers. but some critics were not so kind, especially to star carrie underwood's performance. they said she's a great singer, but not necessarily a great actress, the critics said. >> why all the hate? let's ask fellow "american idol" singer, song writer jordin sparks. >> hello. >> good morning. >> i love you. >> thanks. >> what did you think about how everything played out? first her performance, then the response from haters, and then
her response to the haters with love? >> well, okay. so the crazy thing is in honesty, i didn't watch it. i've been so busy, i didn't get a chance to see it. but somebody brought it up that she's been getting a lot of criticism and it's weird to me because all these people sitting behind the computer screen saying she can't do something, yet they're just sitting there, i don't understand. but i think she responded in a great way. you want to respond with a great attitude and love. also she said that she was nervous about doing it. that is a crazy thing to take on. such a classic. i support her 100%. >> is it kind of a flashback to when you did "sparkle"? >> yes. exactly. >> which was a great show. >> thank you. >> really good. >> when you take something that people love and it's an original already and you're trying to do another version of it, or do a remake, you have all those fans that are obviously going to hold the original so close to their heart. so i understand. >> i guess it comes with the territory, right? you got to take something on, you got to be ready for criticism. how you handle it dictates how much more you'll get.
>> right. >> you can't stop taking risks. for example, in mcbeth, he's getting blowback from doing that, but there is not a musical. >> not yet. >> it should be. >> thanks for noting the separation there. so tell us, jason darulu, looking on twitter, and everyone says you know what could be a great christmas gift? >> i know! we totally set ourselves up for all of the marriage questions and everything. >> hold on. let's see. yep, you've got an empty finger. >> empty finger. you know what's crazy, i'm one of those people that i'm not really good with surprises. i want to know like what's on my schedule. i want to know if there is a room full of people, i want to know who is in the room. this is one of those surprises that i'm okay with not knowing. so whenever it happens and whenever it comes up, i'm good. >> all right. you also have, on a business note, you have a holiday song for a great reason and great song.
>> i teamed up with glade to do a song called "this is my wish." it is so beautiful. they did a holiday spot already with the young children's chorus of new york city. and they approached me and said, are you interested in doing a full length version of this song? i said yes, i would love to. so we got on the studio 2 1/2 weeks ago, recorded the song, did the video the next day. and now it's up for free download and everybody can go get a nice christmas song and what glade is doing is really amazing. they're donating $115,000 to toys for tots. anything we can do to make kids smile this holiday season, i want to be part of. >> something you do that made us smile is we learned that you do a white elephant gift exchange. >> yes. >> i've been part of these things in the past. they're nuts. >> absolutely insane. you don't know what you'll end up with. the premise is you bring a gift and pass around. >> is it a good gift? >> what do you bring? >> you can bring whatever you want. it can be anything, a sock. it can be a gift card.
it can be a nice gift basket. it can be anything. but it's wrapped up. there is nothing on it. so you don't know what it is. after you pass it twice, that's your gift. once everybody passes twice, you all open it and then you're stuck with what you have. afterwards, if you want, you can trade. a couple years ago, i got silk top coils. >> what are they? >> stove top coils. >> did you get overcome with emotion? >> i did. i was laughing so hard. i was like of course. i can't remember who brought them. >> did you have an electric stove at the time? >> i did. >> what's the craziest thing you ever brought? >> what did i bring? well, i tried to be the good one. i want to bring a gift card or something so hopefully somebody gets something good. >> you're too nice. >> i can't help it. >> this business should have changed you by now. >> maybe like it changed you guys? no. actually this year i might bring something -- i don't know if i can say the word crappy. >> don't say crappy.
it will be a disaster for us. >> maybe like some used socks or something like that. >> thank you very much. good luck with jason n merry christmas. >> she's talking about shaquille o'neal right over there in just a minute. thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. merry christmas. >> you are fantastic. coming up, charged with domestic abuse, we have a big update on a man who cut off his own arm and then inspired the movie "127 hours." then shaquille o'neal here to compete with us on the court. it's all in the name of charity. >> wait a minute. >> he's got his game face on. >> wait! our new studio!
back at the white house while the president is in south africa. the one thing with george washington secret six which is now out, i'm only doing a few of these. but it will be this friday, i'll be at the villages at 7 at barnes & noble. i'll be at the greg norman shark shootout at 11:00 o'clock in naples. and then next week, thrill of a lifetime, mcclain, virginia in the morning and then i get to george washington's place. mount vernon, alexandria. it's open to the public at 3:00 o'clock. then to shaquille o'neal. >> he's coming up. he's going to be with us in just a minute. >> that's right. we're going to see heather nauert and some headlines. >> he's like this tall. >> he knows. >> taller than that. >> seriously. by the way, can't we get a better basketball hoop than that? >> we were set up outside -- >> how tall is shaquille o'neal? >> wait a second, wait a second. just a sense of how tall he is. >> shaq, you know we're on
camera now. >> okay. got some headlines now to bring you. the jury is finding the former second in command, the city of the now notorious bell, california, guilty of corruption. prosecutors say that angela spacia and her boss raided the town's treasury and then gave themselves huge salaries as the city ran out of money. she was making $564,000 a year, her works more than $800,000. she faces 17 years behind bars. remember the guy who cut off his forearm in order to free him stretch a canyon and then inspired that movie "127 hours"? he's now out of jail. aaron ralston was booked on misdemeanor charges after he and his girlfriend were booked for assault. and this is an amazing story we've been covering. he's called the holy tipper, leaving thousands of dollars in tips and signing his checks tips for jesus. this morning we now have a possible clue about who the guy
is. the most recent act of generosity around new york city, he left one waiter $7,000. another, a $3,500 tip. and this waiter got $1,000. he tells the "new york post" that he believes the mystery big tipper is a former pay pal vice president, jack selby, a guy with a reputation for kind hearted acts. how about that. and a honeymoon quickly turns moo a nightmare when their boat is stolen and it leaves them on a remote island. look at this seal. it flopped into the couple's inflatable boat and chose to lounge inside that for four days. the couple decided to leave the seal on his own, that's because he was about four times bigger than the husband was. we just needed shaq to help him out. those are your headlines. >> thank you very much. >> if you were stuck, he would have helped you out. obviously he likes you best. >> all right. so heather and elisabeth, brian and i are inside, outside
because her beat is the weather. she's in the weather and it's snowing and raining and a little icy, maria molina. >> that's right. we have what was a rain-snow mix about an hour ago, fully transition over to snow. a little sleet mixing into that. that's pretty cool to see early this morning. temperatures are dropping across the new york city area. i do want to show you the radar picture. you can take that full screen. i'm going to walk off screen for a moment to see those graphics. we actually do have some snow spreading across parts of the mid-atlantic and also up into parts of the northeast. new york city again, it is officially snowing. philadelphia, washington, d.c., you have that snow coming down as well. i want to show you some viewer pictures. this is from bob larosa from bucks county, pennsylvania. you can see the snow already accumulating on the ground. just outside, just a couple miles away from manhattan in new york, new jersey, this is a town of leonia, we have snow accumulating on the ground. this was taken an hour ago from
one of my friends. pretty incredible to see that snow this morning. that's going to be making a mess out of your morning commute. otherwise, winter storm advisories and warnings in effect across parts of tennessee all the way up into parts of massachusetts. winter storm warnings where we think some of the higher snowfall accumulations are expected. dc, you could be looking at three to six inches of snow. that's for baltimore. up into philadelphia, three to six inches forecast as well. and for new york city, a little bit less, about two to maybe five inches in the surrounding areas across the tri-state area. looking at that snow coming down early this morning. as we send it back inside, we do think that this storm is going to be a quick mover. it should be out of here by this evening. >> all right. thank you very much. come on inside. meanwhile, new jersey governor chris christie won his state's reelection in a landslide. but it didn't hurt having a big-time endorsement like this
man. >> i don't endorse many politicians. but chris christie is different. he's working with me to bring jobs back to our cities and on a new program to help kids in tough neighborhoods get ahead. please join me this supporting chris christie, the governor. >> all right. that is shaquille o'neal, joins us -- what's that? >> i picked these myself. >> so sweet! thank you. >> did you go to central park? >> yes. beautiful. >> one of the carnations was still flowering. >> the thing is, i thought he would be soaked if he was out in the snow. >> no, i don't get wet. >> what's the deal with you and chris christie? >> as it first started out, i don't do endorsements. he's a personal friend of mine. some people like him. i actually think he's a great guy. congratulations to governor christie. i think that he has possibilities to be our next president. >> would you vote for him? >> i'm going to vote for the winner. you like that answer, don't you?
>> not really. >> you're the first man to kiss me today. >> i am? >> i love what you're doing for the kids. >> thank you. >> toys r us are going to donate five toys for every shot and it's all part of the toys for tots program. outstanding. >> thank you. >> why do kids love you so much? >> i'm a former juvenile delinquent, first of all. i have two of my own. three, i'm a humorous guy. i started with -- i've been with toys r us for five years, but this whole thing started in 1992. my mother called me 'cause she was at a boys and girls club and it was 500 kids that were not getting gifts. and i just looked this morning, 6 million kids live in poverty who will wake up christmas morning and not get a gift. >> is that when shaq acla u.s. is was born?
>> yes. she wanted to buy five gifts. she said 500 kids are not going to get gifts. so that night, we went to toys r us and wiped them off. the next day we dropped the toys off. and shaq aclaus was born. >> how did that make you feel? >> made me feel good. we didn't have a lot for christmas. the best thing i got was a autographed basketball. i had four sisters and a brother. my father used to have conversations with me. son, you got to get your sisters this and that. i'll take care of you next christmas. it was always fine with me. one morning when everybody was out, i was in the bed 'cause i knew i wasn't going to get nothing. and he came in with an autographed basketball and that changed my life. >> right now is your opportunity, all of us to go ahead and raise toys for toys for tots.
>> you say every shot we hit we'll give some money to charity. correct? >> i thought you want to do play two on two? >> we were supposed to play outside, but obviously the snow is keeping us inside. maybe we could do 15 seconds each, see how many shots we hit. with each shot, another toy. >> you go first. >> you ready? ladies >> okay. elisabeth, shoot from anywhere out there. 15 seconds on the clock. go! ♪ >> get closer. >> closer. >> just dunk it. >> one, two, three. (buzzer). >> free toys. >> quick 15 on the clock. and brian, action! >> will you stop it! it's for the kids! >> i know. take your shot!
that is not nice! >> my turn. can you box out elisabeth, please. distract him. >> okay, i will. >> i like you, so i'm going to let you score. you'll never score on me, brian. one, two, three, four. >> he's an animal! he's a machine! >> eight! (buzzer). >> 50 points! >> make her hang in the air like jordan used to. >> she has on a dress. >> okay. >> i can half jordan. >> you want to shoot it?
>> yeah. >> hands behind my back. >> you're never going to let me score on my own show? >> never. >> okay. >> and a great cause. >> i want my revenge! back up. let's go. >> coming up, many volunteer firefighters may be the latest victims of obamacare. we're going to tell you about that. plus three buddies struggling to pay their bills audition for "america's got talent" and that's when their cluck changed. the texas tenors here to perform live. ♪ ♪
welcome back. quick headlines. today two men charged with supporting terrorists in afghanistan and chechnya are due to appear in a connecticut federal court. they are accused of operating web sites to raise cash, recruit fighters and transport military equipment. and president obama hiring democratic strategist john podesta to get his second term on court. he served as chief of staff to president clinton. >> dialing autopsy clinton. >> there you go. >> 'cause they need help at the white house. meanwhile, in the state of pennsylvania, in the state of new jersey, most of the fire departments are manned by volunteers. when you're a volunteer, you don't get paid, right? well, because of the affordable care act, that could actually have dire consequences on all these volunteer fire departments because of this. according to the irs, the irs considers volunteer firemen to technically be employees of the
departments, even though they don't get paid f. you're fire department has 50 employees, they might have to provide obamacare, which many municipalities don't have the money to buy everybody insurance. >> right. so that can mean fines or decreasing the hours that those would actually be able to volunteer. reducing a task force that really keeps everybody safe. certainly we want them to be safe even though they're keeping fires out and families well. >> how about this? the third option is the ugliest. you have to disband. i can't afford to pay the fine. i can't offer the insurance, therefore, i can't find the budget for the volunteer fire department. that would be the worst scenario when fire departments have to handle wide swaths of areas, everybody suffers. >> this is another one of those areas where we have to pass the bill to find out what's in the bill. now we're finding out it could have dire consequences. it threatens to torch, obamacare, some volunteer fire departments. up next, in other news, guess what, the texas tenors perrming live for us.
>> all right. >> they're all pumped up, as is martha mccallum. we'll find out what her pregame routine is that gets her fired up every morning. >> i've been up playing basketball with shaq. >> no wonder he was warmed up. we owe you a favor. >> good morning. coming up today, could we see the first real budget deal of this presidency? we're going to talk about that. and john kerry will be on the hot seat as the iran deal now shows signs of collapse. a family of four is still missing this morning after going out to play in the snow. we've got the latest on the search for them. bill and i will see you right here at the top of the hour
popular trios in the country right now. the texas tenors' new album "you should dream" is out today and they are here to perform. what are you singing? >> we're going to sing "you should dream" by dana lamb. the title of the new record. >> it was written by a school teacher who loved you guys, saw it and sent it to you. by the way, they just made top ten on itunes! >> yeah! >> thanks. you ready for the performance? >> we're ready. >> we'll get out of the way. ♪ tell me who hasn't walked
1,000 miles just to find they've gone the wrong way ♪ ♪ tell me who hasn't thought tomorrow's just another day ♪ i'm telling you the tide is gonna turn ♪ ♪ to the time when you finally learned ♪ ♪ you should dream ♪ let the voice inside you sing ♪ ♪ you should dream ♪ let your wishes take wings ♪ close your eyes for your heart's desire ♪ ♪ set the world on fire ♪ be the living reason for all to see ♪ ♪ you should dream
awfully busy show today. texas tenor, thank you. they're going to sing an original christmas song in the after the show show. >> tomorrow some of our great guests include u.s. army general ray orderno and allen west. >> and gloria gaynor. address the crushing debt facing our nation. appropriately snowing in washington. >> gray from washington up to new york. it is, good to be here. i'm martha maccallum. with or without a deal. house lawmakers will gop basically. that will leave americans more