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humiliate them. >> when are we going to make the adults work for their benefits? i think we're missing a step here. that's a good point. thanks to everyone who responded. and you have a great day. "fox & friends" starts right now. bye. good morning. it's thursday, december 19. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. obamacare broken and senator ted cruz not happy about it. >> obamacare isn't working, and it was solid to the american people under -- and it was sold to the american people under false pretenses. >> cruz is not alone. we have the brand-new polls that show america's outrage. >> he's against obamacare? i did not know that. the superstar of duck dynasty under fire for comments he made to gq magazine. what the dynasty patriarch is saying this morning that will surprise many of you.
>> he's sick to his stomach over the wussification of america. >> two for 11. my wife can score more than two buckets on 11 shots. >> because she knows to give a head bang before she shoots. you're going to love this coach and love how he felt after a big loss yesterday. we will bring you that story because "fox & friends," according to to elisabeth and steve, starts now. >> you're watching "fox & friends" and we give a special holiday greeting to our troops overseas. >> charlie, thank you very much. welcome aboard, folks, our thursday telecast, christmas one week away from today. >> many christmas for many and a happy new year we're looking forward to but maybe not for the administration because the american people speaking out loud and clear. they were asked in recent polls, obviously with all the policies being dropped or transitioned as the
administration said, a new fox news poll showing some details here that are quite dramatic. it asks should implementation of health care laws be delayed for a year? 67% of americans said yes. >> take a look at the yes line. that's 4% more than a month ago and it's 10% more than just two months ago. the next question fox news asked is how important is it to you to be able to choose your doctor? remember the president said you can keep your doctor. we know now that that's not true. 82% of you say that's very important so i would imagine 82% of you are a little bit disappointed in the president for fibbing. >> the poll continues. did president obama know ahead of time that you could not keep your doctor? 61% said yes. 31% said no. it is interesting the way they went on to explain. the president of the united
states said i feel bad everyone misunderstanding what i meant when i said you can keep your plan. instead of period, i should have said you can keep your plan if it didn't change. about the doctor thing, ezekiel emanuel went on to say you can keep your doctor if you want to pay more. i'm not buying those explanations. neither are the american people. >> because had the president said it just one time, he just said it one time, then, you know, okay, maybe he misspoke the one time. but he said it a couple of dozen times. people are p.o.'d. >> some say it is 28 times in terms of some record. the american people were promised that. 82% when asked said they want to keep their health care plan, clearly that is ringing true. they are disappointed they can't keep it. they are devastated their family can't see the doctor
they are dependent on. that argument is probably the most indicative in terms of how the american people feel, why they are ticked right now. >> this is no republican saying this. this is the american people saying this. you look at the "washington post," they talk about their pinocchio of the year, it goes back to the president and him saying you can keep your doctor and keep your plan if you want to keep your plan. that is the number-one misstatement of the year. >> you've got to remember that was said many, many times up until the election. to many it looks like the president lied to get this passed. he lied regarding things to get reelected. here is ted cruz responding to that point. >> obamacare isn't working, and it was sold to the american people under false pretenses. 28 times president obama looked in the tv camera and said if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it. period. and yet, when he did so, that was knowingly,
deliberately false. and it was the entire heart of how obamacare was sold to the american people. repeatedly president obama and the democrats told the american people if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. that was knowingly, deliberately false. >> and ted cruz, his ratings are going up because he stood up for all those hours and made the mini filibuster. i thought it was interesting. barbara walters of all people trying to hype her special. on pierce morgan, i know it's christmastime and i shouldn't say this, but the whole obamacare, whatever you want to call it, the affordable care act, it hasn't worked for him and he stumbled on it and people feel very disappointed because they expected more. this is barbara walters, part of the established media that has been cheering him on for four and a half years. >> after walking by barbara's side, she has seen administrations come and go, she has seen the breadth of leadership across the globe. she can get in there and
indicate what's going on that's clear. her remarks, when she says that, that is a prime blinking light in terms of the pulse of what's going on here. >> her quote was we thought -- i shouldn't say this as christmastime -- he was going to be the next messiah. that's unbelievable that she said that. >> i think we all knew that many on the political left felt that exact way. >> he made promises that seemed miraculous. >> he was going to change everything. meanwhile, we've got news. if you're a fan of "duck dynasty" the number-one tv show in cable history, we've got news regarding phil robertson. he has been suspended indefinitely by a & e television, the channel that runs it, after comments he made to a gq magazine contributor. phil said there were many controversial things he would like to say on camera but that was prohibited by the network which led to a
discussion on homosexualty which phil believes is a sin and phil was graphic in describing that view. one of the things he did, he paraphrased corinthians. he said, quote, don't be deceived. neither the adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, they won't inherit the kingdom of god. don't deceive yourself. it's not right. >> phil robertson has been placed on indefinite suspension by the a & e network the same day these remarks came out. if this family is anything, they are taoeufplt they are unbelieveably linked. as an extended family, they are a nuclear family. i don't know if they will stand for this. they have nine million
viewers, extremely popular. they have three books on the top ten bestseller list. they are a huge franchise being themselves. are they going to stand for phil robertson being indefinitely suspended for a magazine article? >> to your point, a lot of comments across twitter sort of point to the fact that without him everything else would go. it may be because the family is that tight. if he went on to make some other comments which we won't discuss here in terms of pre-civil rights, it's interesting the timing of this article. there are some that are questioning if the magazine found these so inflammatory and so offensive, which many find, why hang on to it for so long. why hold it and then try to sell an article in a magazine based on these comments? >> it is tough to get magazine interviews because they are desperate for people to buy it. this is gold for them. >> after this article came
out, it was published on-line, gay groups were outraged calling for a & e to do something. they suspended phil indefinitely. phil made a comment. he said, quote, my mission today is to go forth and tell people about why i follow christ and also what the bible teaches and that part of that teaching is women and men are meant to be together. however i would never treat anyone with disrespect because they are different from me. we are all created by the almighty, and like him, i love all of humanity. >> anything that comes through, throughout our show. if we hear anything, we'll let you know. in the meantime, heather nauert. >> good morning, guys. great to see you. we're all getting ready for christmas so i have a christmas related story. listen up folks because credit card numbers belonging to millions of americans could be in the hands of criminals this morning. there was a serious data breach at thousands of target stores across the country on black friday.
the secret service is now investigating this. the crooks may have gotten the information through software that was installed on credit card swiping machines. listen to this. >> based on the information we're hearing in this case, it sounds like actual payment software was hacked with a piece of malware or some other kind of security breach in the credit card processing itself. that's not very common. >> if you think you were hit by this, make sure you check your account for unauthorized transactions or changes to your pin number. president obama expected to nominate retiring montana senator max baucus as the next ambassador to china. this move could keep the senate seat in the hands of democrats. if baucus leaves his seat before the term expires, montana state rules allow for the democratic governor to appoint a replacement. the governor would then choose a fellow democrat who could run as the incumbent in 2014 and it is always tougher to knock off the incumbent.
>> the mega millions winner of stone mountain, georgia is one of two lucky winners who will split the jackpot. she says she chose the numbers by picking family birthdays. she plans to take the lump sum payout after taxes. the second winning ticket was sold at a gift shop in san jose, california. the winner hasn't come forward yet. >> the blind man whose guide doing saved him in new york city when he fell on the subway tracks will be able to keep the dog thanks to generous donations. 61-year-old cecil williams was worried because his insurance wouldn't pay for his dog orlando after the dog retired. the dog is 11 years old. but donations have been pouring in to the tune of $45,000. >> things like this here don't happen for it should happen. we should care about one another. i'm thinking about god and a few other things, you know, why did he save me.
why did he keep me? i don't know. but i do believe it for a reason. >> that's for sure. orlando has been cecil's guide dog for eight years now. and those are your headlines. >> and eup understand -- >> ao*ud be -- you'd be asking yourself that question. >> a pet hospital came forward and said we will take care of orlando for the rest of his life. a prechristmas miracle. >> it is. >> here's a story that will get you angry, i believe. >> breaking overnight, two prisoners released headed to sudan, the place where bin laden started al qaeda. what does this mean for our national security? that is coming up next. >> barbara walters just named the most fascinating person of 2013. here's a hint. she was first on barbara's
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fox news alert. two more suspected terrorists have just been released from gitmo. they have been sent back to their native sudan. it is the third release this month and overall four have been released this week. why are we releasing these high-risk prisoners who are admitted al qaeda members, all four of them? joining us fox news terrorism analyst and best selling author walid. should we be concerned about this release? who are these guys? >> first of all, i would be concerned that these guys and others -- remember there were two others released back to saudi
arabia -- and i do expect more of the same will happen in a general policy of shutting down guantanamo bay, sending everybody back home but in small groups. these guys are committed jihaddists. they have not been shy about it. they said we have been part of that struggle and the administration decided to solve the issue of guantanamo by sending them back to their own countries. >> the guys you saw on the screen -- they have got like 25 names -- both were held at gitmo, both admitted al qaeda members, long time members of the terrorist organization, not even claiming to be reformed. we're basically saying we just want you out of here. and those are the two guys released today. the other two guys also admitted al qaeda members, found sending money up to the front lines. one guy was captured in tora bora. why now? why now is it okay to put them back in the terror fight against us? >> there are two problems here, brian. number one is that
statistics are telling us that most of the people we send to the region, including mostly to saudi arabia, have reintegrated al qaeda in one way or another either by fighting or training or being part of plot. but second, there is something very important here. these guys will serve as heroes, as recruiters. the importance of individuals have served in guantanamo and went back to the region, when we look at internet, when we look at tv in the region is crucial. we are sending back a lead jihaddist to the region at the end of the day. >> i thought since this is a war, we get them to gitmo, we put them on trial and they can get the death penalty. one of these guys said he was willing and ready to be a suicide bomber and said both of his confidantes were high ranking guys when they were alive. why weren't they tried and possibly given the death penalty for their acts against the west and against us? >> it is a question of policy. this administration has
committed to shutting down guantanamo and shutting down the war on terror. that is the real goal. >> what is the message from the terror world to us? what message are we sending? >> we are sending a practical message of we're not at a war but you are at a war against us. the number of jihaddists around the world, in syria today thousands. in libya and egypt. in the middle of this battle ground growing in the middle east we are sending them back propagandist, one after the other. >> if you thought they hated us before, imprison them for seven years and then think if they're going to feel better about us? they're going to be angry, they are going to be hailed as heroes. you think we'd have some type of say about it, the answer is no. walid phares, thank you so much. coming up ahead, life's a beach for congressman charlie rangel. he's 83 and just revealed his next move and he's not
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congressman charlie rangel announces he'll run for a 23rd term today. he's just 83 years old. >> he's being credited with christmas kindness after noticing a freezing homeless man on the side of the street. >> our next guest literally took off his own sweatshirt and gave it to the man who was freezing. joining us right now is new york city police officer carlos ramos. >> good morning. this was less than a week ago. a day before your birthday. you were turning? >> 29. >> tell us what you saw and what happened. >> right by the u.n., i walked towards my department vehicle, which is a van. i looked to the side and i see a homeless male, guy on the ground. i walked towards him because it was very cold that day and it was very windy. and it touched me to see him. he was just in a pair of
jeans and a shirt. i walked towards him. we had a small conversation. i did ask him if he wanted to go to a shelter or to a hospital. he said no, he was okay. so i insisted again, are you sure? it's very cold. we had a brief conversation, a few words exchanged. i asked him, listen, i have a sweater, it's very warm, it's very thick. do you want it? his concern to me was to stay -- his concern was for me to stay wonder. i said i'll be okay. i gave him my sweater, i took it off, he was happy. like a child when you give a toy he so wanted or a game. it made me feel real good. >> we saw one of the images of mr. williams. is he bare foot? >> i believe so. yes. >> and he did not want to go to a shelter? >> no, he didn't. >> he was, when you offered your sweater to him, he was
worried about you? >> yes, correct. >> what did he say? >> you're going to be cold. >> what did you say to him? you're colder. >> in my mind i'm like no way. >> you work in counter terrorism to protect our nation and our city within this great state. but you're also protecting the idea of kindness and kind of acting when you see something, when you see something, do something. you did that. you've got three kids. how old are they? >> one of them 11, one is going to be 4 and one is going to be 1. and >> your wife, what was her reaction? >> very thrilled, excited. she's happy not just for our relationship as a married couple but for our children to show an example. >> you've taught them an important lesson. you taught all of us an important lesson. how often do we walk by people and we don't give them a second thought. but then you stopped, you gave him your sweater. any reaction from the bosses, the guys you work with? >> job well done.
>> job well done. >> you make your kids proud, i'm sure. what an example. message to everyone out there during this time of year. what's your message? >> the message is just help each other. help each other. >> that's great. >> officer, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> a very merry christmas to you and your family. >> thank you. >> coming up, he's just sick to his stomach over the wussification of america. listen to this. >> we're soft. i've got a bunch of mama's boys right now. >> the coach doesn't stop there. >> talking about the mama's boys. and prince charles under fire for saying christmas in the middle east. a war on christianity. ♪ ♪ ♪ ho ho ho ♪
the third is missing because my son ate it. >> the whole ginger bread house? >> he tried. >> how do you make it? >> you basically just add candy to the frosting. it is like glue. people take a lot of pride in your ginger bread houses. they were excited about these. >> our senior producer gavin, his son, take a look at this. a train. little gavin, so cute. >> almost like a little thomas edison. >> everyone is making these. if you have them and you've done a great job or funny job, send them to us at fox news.com. we'll show them throughout the morning. isn't that fun? is in a gingerly sort of way. >> you know gavin, he saw elisabeth and said i'm going to get my son up at midnight to beat elisabeth. >> why do a house when he can do a vehicle? we're sure some of you out
there have done some crazy stuff. e-mail them. >> let's talk about this. i don't know if we discussed illinois basketball enough, but i think it's about time we focus on it. they are a team 2 and 8. yesterday they dropped a game to murray state. that is not the story. the story is the post game press conference when their coach barry hinson bared his soul talking about the lack of mental strength of his team. >> i'm struggling with this crew. they won't let me coach them. any time i coach somebody they put their head down. we're soft. [inaudible] for whatever reason. i've got a bunch of mama's boys right now. we won't buck up. we've got to get through. i'm tired of coaching a guy having to roll his eyes or put his head down or feel sorry for himself. i'm tired of this. this is big time. people lose their jobs, they don't put their head down. they go get another job.
guys get sick, by the way, get healthy. you report to work. you report to duty. you've got men and women serving our country, they don't get to take days off. we're going to college and getting it paid for. >> they're getting paid for going to college? >> they're getting it paid for. >> oh, okay. >> he's saying you've got to tough it up, be stronger, stop giving up excuses. i permanently love -- i personally love this because i used to cover this stuff. when you have a coach baring a soul like that -- >> i think the big problem with this coach is he's got a secret weapon in his pocket and he's not using her. he should send out his wife. listen. >> how can you go 2 # for 11? 2 for 11? my wife can score more than 2 buckets on 11 shots
because i know my wife [inaudible] one time. >> that is a man who goes one on one with his wife. >> maybe because she doesn't want to hear that if she misses. i'd make the shots too if i were his wife. >> why do i have to practice basketball? i don't even like basketball. >> he wants to toughen up his crew. they're 2 and 8. they have a very tough schedule. >> the kids were a little bent out of shape. >> it is a common refrain from coaches, why bobby knight is not coaching because when you yell them, try to get the most out of them, they say i don't like to be talked to like that. >> you take them out and bond them together, maybe that is the strategy instead of sicking your wife on them. they will be like bring her in and let's see her make those shots. >> if you see her shoot, write us.
last night he was going to go out and practice. i don't know if those kids getting a free education would benefit from that, their 8:00 in the morning class. >> you mean the mama's boys? >> the mama's boys. way to go mama's boys, i'm sure the crowd in the next game will not pick up on that at all. >> oh my goodness. >> something from the world of sports we thought we would share with you before we go to the news and heather. >> good morning. love that coach. he wasn't cruel about it. he was funny and made his point. interesting there. guys, got some news to bring you. we talk about this every year. the most fascinating person in the entire world. listen to this. >> the fact is we have four dead americans. was it a protester guys out on a walk one night that decided let's go kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job -- >> that is our clue. barbara walters naming
hillary clinton as the most fascinating person of 2013. she was first on barbara's list 20 years ago. during this most recent interview clinton talked about a possible run for the white house in 2016. listen. >> i have to push for the answer about whether or not you might run for president. >> i haven't made up my mind. i really have not. i will look carefully at what i think i can do and make that decision some time next year. >> does your hess want you to run? -- does your husband want you to run? >> he is very respectful -- >> he does want you to run? >> he wants me to do what i think is right. >> if you ran and you became president, what would they call your husband? first spouse? >> i have no idea. first mate. i don't know. >> what do you think of that selection? also on the list, edward snowden, the royal baby and miley cyrus. >> a baby? >> a baby, that's right. a judge may have let him off the hook -- she
certainly did, but the 16-year-old texas boy who killed four people drunk driving is facing multiple lawsuits. five of the families devastated by his reckless behavior filed suits against him, his parents and the family business. a judge ruled his wealthy parents were to blame for his behavior so the teen was sentenced to ten years probation for the crash and then goes to some sort of rehab. >> video out of milwaukee shows a driver going the wrong way on the freeway. the driver has been identified. she nearly hit three different cars in this video. you can see it here including a police car before she was finally pulled over. yesterday she was formally charged in court. prosecutors say it is a blessing that she didn't kill anyone. britain's prince charles is stirring up controversy saying christians are being deliberately targeted by islamic militants. >> it seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that
christians in the middle east are increasingly being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist islamist militants. christianity was literally born in the middle east, and we must not forget our middle eastern brothers and sisters in christ. >> the prince made those comments after hearing accounts of christians being murdered and their families being forced from their homes in many countries around the world. elisabeth, we were talking about that very thing yesterday. important story. >> it's been escalating in the past five years. >> good for charles. good for us. we got maria molina. it's chilly outside. she'll be out there shortly. >> coming up in an hour. but now let's look at the weather conditions out west. across parts of the rockies we have a storm system developing and it could produce out here more than a foot of snow in some areas. winter storm warnings are in effect for a suicide
spread area across -- for a widespread area across the rockies and into parts of wisconsin. that can start as early as this evening. as you head home from work, be careful on the roadways. high temperatures across the country, nothing too unusual today. it is cold across parts of the upper midwest. in fargo your high temperature at zero. look at what happens over the next several days into this weekend. by sunday the high temperature in new york city could be about 69 degrees. you're talking 60's and 70's for the south and miami, 82 for the high. christmas in july? >> sounds like a good opportunity to get my -- coming up straight ahead, the nfl cracking down on illegal hits hitting players where it hurts the most. their wallets.
garvin will be fined for that hit. he's not mad about it. remember last month when a memphis player kicked chris paul in the face. >> look at that. >> he sure did. >> wow. now you can buy the sneaker that brought the pain and got allen suspended. it's up for auction on ebay. alan -- allen says the money will go to charity. i'm not sure if his brother will be buying it. >> do you get the pair or the one shoe? >> just the one shoe with the blood on it. by the way, george washington's secret six as of last night we found out is number three again on the "new york times" list. charles krauthammer is
number one. bill o'reilly is number two. going to be in mclean virginia saturday at 1:00 and then out at mount vernon. >> coming up on this thursday, an historic move by a judge. she orders the president of the united states he misdisclose documents he wanted hidden from the public. judge napolitano up next. and ah, so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app.
a case proving president obama is not delivering on his promises to create a more transparent government. do you think? a federal judge just ordered the obama administration to disclose documents it wanted hidden from the public. fox news senior judicial analyst judge andrew napolitano joins us right
now. judge, the president signed this like two or three years ago and he wanted it secret because why? >> well, he didn't tell us why. he didn't tell the court why. but his lawyers said to the court he's the president and he can classify anything he wants. and for the first time in modern history, certainly since the freedom of information act became the law in the johnson administration, l.b.j., a federal judge personally and directly chastised the president by saying you're engaging in government by secrecy. that's the judge, a bill clinton appointee. by the way, the president has nod had a very good week. -- not had a very good week. this judge accused him of secrecy. a george bush appointee said the amnesty program is almost orwellian. the president has been knocked down twice by judges in d.c. this was a document having to do with trade with foreign countries. this was not military secrets. it was not national security. it was not diplomatic.
>> it's a little boring. >> and they had already distributed it to employees of the state department. somebody in the state department said maybe we better not release this to the public, and the president signs an order declaring it secret. so this federal judge basically clarified a very interesting area of the law. question: can the president of the united states take any document in the government and keep it away from everybody? answer: as of yesterday, no, he cannot. >> well, that's good because, you know, we need to know what our government is doing. we've heard of executive privilege before, but this looks like executive communication privilege. >> precisely. you can keep secret things that the advisors whisper into the president's ears. but once the president makes a decision, signs it and it does not involve military secrets, national security or diplomatic issues, it's public property and nobody can keep it from the public of the this was an otherwise harmless and innocuous
document that was a routine freedom of information request that ended up with the president getting chastised for running a secret government. >> here is what the judge said. the government appears to -- the president appears to have a cavalier attitude to what is in effect governance by secret law. >> she didn't say secret government. she said secret law. >> secret law. >> what's interesting here, the president got a lot of support going in when he was still a senator running for president because he was talking about transparency. people thought that that was going to happen. it never did. >> this is yet another example of him as president doing the very opposite of what he said he would do as a candidate. and he will again slip in the polls because of this. he's already lost the millenials and many of the democrats. who else is he going to lose. merry christmas to you and
to your family. >> going to have a week or two off? good for you. see you back on the other side of the new year. straight ahead, the superstar of "duck dynasty" phil robertson under fire for comments he made to gq magazine. what the dynasty patriarch is saying this morning. plus anna is live from christmas town u.s.a. ♪ ♪ ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare.
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is there to show us the brights. good morning. >> hey, good morning to everybody. you know the character chevy chase's character from "christmas vacation." i found a whole town full of them in small town, usa, outside my hometown of charlotte. every december it becomes christmas town usa where residents aren't afraid to say merry christmas. >> merry christmas! >> merry christmas! >> mchaddonville, north carolina, better known as christmas town usa, draws 600,000 revellers every december. >> merry christmas. >> walk, drive. or hay ride. ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ >> and take in the sights and sounds of the season.
>> it's not about materialism and things. it's just about joy and enjoying the christmas season and what christmas is all about. >> many of the homeowners in this small southern town of less than 700 are keeping the christ in christmas. >> there are town ordinances that prevent any kind of concession or for this to turn in to something other than what it was originally conceived to be and that was a pure celebration of the christmas season. >> the tradition in the textile mill town dates back to 1956 with the largest employer, far yard. >> for the very first year, there were the mchaddonville men's club decorated nine trees and the founder saw that. the memory able line was boys, i like what you've done. do some more. decorate anything you want to decorate and i'll pick up the bill and supply the electricity. >> far yarns is quite patriotic, making flame retardant fabric
worn by military and first responders. 375 trees are decorated with over a half million lights. virtually every homeowner decorates their space with wreaths, angels and manger scenes. >> there is so much camaraderie with the neighbors and the folks that have come to view the homes are excited. >> can you smile for me? what are you missing right there? >> teeth. >> what are you asking for for christmas? >> a bat guy. >> you don't want your two front teeth for christmas, like the song? are there any scrooges that live here that don't want to put the lights up? >> the thing is, if they do that and that's what another unique thing is people see this as a gift, pure gift to the children, the families, and if somebody's house is dark, neighbors will go and decorate it. >> the slogan in christmas town usa? >> merry christmas! >> merry christmas to all of you at home.
600,000 people pack in here during the month of december. it's pretty incredible for everybody who lives here. they do all decorate their own homes and they pay their power bills today, unlike the tradition in the past. but far yarn still decorates 375 trees, from 6 feet tall to 90 feet tall and they pay that power bill, all in the name of spreading holiday cheer. it's a 1.3-mile route. just an amazing sight to see. the traffic is backed up everywhere, but it's worth it n it's beautiful. the time to be there is right now. the lights are on and the streets are clear. thank you very much. >> yep. >> we love that taste of christmas town. thanks. four minutes before the top of the hour. it's the movie everyone is talking about. "the wolf of wall street." our own charlie gasparino is refusing to see it. why? he does not have any money. >> you just tried to bribe a federal officer. >> this is america! >> this is my home!
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good morning. it's thursday issues december 19. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. the superstar of "duck dynasty," phil robertson, kicked off the air for making some controversial comments. what phil is saying this morning. brand-new polls show the president losing america's trust. >> on the first day in august he said we need to restore the faith in government so we can make the kinds of changes we need to make. that faith is gone. >> those numbers don't lie. we will break them down for you. still looking for that last-minute gift for your boss? >> i just want to wish awe merry christmas. i hope you like it. >> thank you. you didn't have to do this. an ipad. really didn't have to do this.
>> don't do that. why? cheryl is here with the office gifting dos and don'ts. she has a staff? >> yeah. they're skits. >> the casone exchange. "fox & friends" hour two for this thursday starts right now. it. >> this is robert davi and you're watching "fox & friends." merry christmas. >> robert davi. ♪ new york city christmas, hey ethanedioic. >> he's a actor and singer, but singing is what he likes to do. >> it's his passion. >> i'm not blaming him. >> he was in the studio last week and had an orchestra that was fantastic. >> sinatra-like. >> yeah. he has a big christmas album out. as you know, we're looking back at the year that is and the first year of the president's second term. it's been a disaster. in terms of accomplishments, zero. the time traditionally you get things done in your second term is usually the first year.
the implementation of obamacare, some of the fundamentals to enable him to win was going to be cheap and you can keep your doctor and plan. when it turns out you can't keep your doctor, you can't even keep your hospital. and in many case, you can't keep your plan. the president's trustworthiness has taken what seems to be a body blow and how low these numbers will go, i don't even know. >> right. the fox news poll asked is barak obama honest and trustworthy? right now, only 45% of people said yes. >> that's sad. look at that. a plurality of americans say no. 49% say the president is not trustworthy. >> it was a dead heat a short time ago. >> the same poll indicated 82% of people found it very important that they keep their health care plan. that broken promise really is broken on the backs of americans who are answering that other question. >> sure.
of course, obamacare, we've just been heading toward the application of it in many instances toward the end of the year, but as you look at all the potholes the president has hit in the last year, it's starting to add up. steven hayes details the president's troubles. >> i think it's not only the if you like your plan you can keep it, but an accumulation of the various other things we've seen of the the irs, whether it's benghazi, to a certain extent the controversy over the nsa, all of these things together in the first year of his second term. for a president who said at the very beginning of his term on the first day in office, he said, we need to restore the faith in government so that we can make the kinds of changes we need to make. that faith is gone. he's done more -- his administration has done more to erode that faith than i think certainly anybody ever imagined any of his critics even imagined. i think that's the challenge for him and it's the most difficult thing for him to recover at this point. harder for him to make a case that people should now trust him
when repeatedly have been shown they should not. >> one of the problems is a lot of people look to the disaster that it is and you aptly put it that way, brian, and why isn't anybody being held at accountable? the lead editorial in the "wall street journal" is asking why people aren't held accountable. in minnesota they've had so few people sign up. the woman in charge of instituting it in minnesota, she's been fired by the governor. the person in maryland who is in charge of the program, who is on vacation, she got fired by that governor. in hawaii, the woman left her job because the reaction has been so bad. and in oregon, at the end of november, 44 people had signed up at a cost of $6.9 million per person. it has since gotten better, but only because they're using paper
application. why hasn't anybody at the federal level been held accountable as they are at the state level? >> the president's cure all is john podesta. he's going to bring in the epa on steroids now, and he's going to go out there and try to use executive actions to get these things across. this is going to be a very intense year in politics. the only thing he did get done was the two-year budget and it was done without the president's input. passed yesterday. on a different note, there is one show that is above all others in terms of ratings right now and it's on a and e and it's "duck dynasty." we went out there, we saw the family interact and we could not believe how well they got together, how this extended family acted like a nuclear family and how america's embraced them to the tune of 9 million viewers an episode. they hit some turbulence yesterday. >> turbulence is a great way to put it. phil robertson of "duck dynasty," he was suspended by a
and e for his comments on homosexuality. he sat down and spent a day with a writer from gq and he had some interesting things to say about homosexuality. >> he said there was some controversial things he would like to say on camera. this is what he told the gq magazine. but it was prohibited by a and e. that led to a discussion about homosexuality, which phil believes is a sin. he was frank in describing that viewpoint. he also quoted corinthians by saying, quote, don't be deceived, neither the adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexual offenders, greedy, drunkards, the slanderers, they won't inherit the kingdom of god. don't deceive yourself. it's not right. gay groups were outraged, called for a and e to take action. he has been suspended now. phil has, indefinitely. >> the problem is, you're not
suspending a cast member like the partridge family, this is a real family. he's going to be suspended and his wife and sons will go on? it doesn't make any sense to me. to me, you have a chance now with that misssive, if that's okay with them, they're going to ends up blowing up the show. >> if they were to depart from him, it would be a shock, given how tight they seem to be. phil did give fox comments. my mission is to go forth and tell people about why i follow christ and what the bible teaches. and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. however, i would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. we are all created by the almighty and like him, i love all of humanity, end quote. >> as soon as we reported that about an hour ago, the e-mail machine started lighting up. here is an e-mail from one in wisconsin. the whole family should stick together and not do this show any longer. this is a strong family unit and if phil goes, they should all
go. >> i wouldn't be surprised if they did. in illinois, sk says if there are people who do not like him for his beliefs, they don't watch the show. the problem is they're not going to get a chance to see him now. the a and e network made a judgment. >> another said i stand by his right to answer a question asked of his beliefs honestly. >> here is some tweets coming in. >> brandon says scary when disagreeing with somebody's behavior is seen as bigotry. he also said he doesn't judge. just loves. >> by the way -- >> e-mail us, what do you think, or twitter us or facebook us. >> we'll interact. he said this, let's face it, three, four, or five years we're out of here. we're out of here. it's a tv show. this thing is not going to last forever. >> that was unrelated to the suspension. >> but that's what he said in the past. >> those articles are set predate of release. so they had this information a long time ago. some are questioning why, if it
was offensive as many people deem his comments to be, why it was not released ahead of time. >> it sure was a quick suspension. meanwhile, time to head over for quick headlines to heather nauert. >> good morning to you. you know how we talk about the draw down of war? now we're talking about the draw down of guantanamo bay. while you were sleeping, two more suspected terrorists released from gitmo. two have now arrived in sudan. that's the place where osama bin laden built his al-qaeda network. congress had blocked transfers from gitmo to the nations designated by the u.s. as state sponsors of terror. sudan on that list. but a judge ordered the release and judicial transfers are excluded from those rules. we'll keep watching this story for you as it develops. retail giant target admitting this morning that it may have handed up to 40 million americans credit card numbers to criminals. this after data breach at thousands of target stores across the country on black friday. the secret service is now investigating.
>> based on the information we're hearing in this case, it sounds like the actual payment software was hacked with a meese of malware or some other security breach in the credit card processing itself. that's not very common. >> so if you think you were hit, check your accounts for unauthorized transactions and make sure your pin number has not been changed. president obama expected to nominate retiring montana senator max baucus as the next ambassador to china. that could keep that senate seat in the hands of democrats. if he leaves before the term expires, the democratic governor can appoint his replacement. the governor would choose a fellow democrat who could then run as the incumbent in 2014. talk about an amazing catch. two of them, in fact. u.s. postal worker catching two babies. one after the other. here is what happened. the dad was forced to drop the babies from a third floor burning window of their apartment in the bronks here in new york. listen to this.
>> my neighbor came to the back. i told him jump up here, he jumped up. my nephew caught the first baby. then my neighbor jumped up from the second floor, jumping down on the floor and caught both of the babies. >> the baby boys just 11 months old, everyone made it out of that building alive. that postal worker was on his way to work, by the way. he saw the fire, ran through the building and apparently told everybody about the fire. and then caught the kids. what amazing story. >> no kidding. >> sounds impossible. >> very nice. >> straight ahead, what do you get for your co-workers for christmas gifts? >> secret santa. i love secret santa. okay. boxers. >> yeah, that's definitely not a good idea. cheryl is here with the office gifting dos and don'ts. no boxers, please. >> did you ever think she'd be acting this much. the movie everyone is talking about, "the wolf of wall
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n why does charlie gasparino say he will not watch this movie? it's your industry. i thought you would embrace it. >> it's like my thursday night. i know the character who plays matthew mcconaghey plays. i know them. i know danny porsche. i haven't seen it because these guys, i think this is one of the biggest scams that jordan bellfor, the leonardo dicaprio character, ever pulled off because he wasn't that big of a deal. he was a low life crook. if you look at his scam on the scale of all the bad stuff that goes on on wall street, done by nba kids that are not doing lines of coke and running around with hookers, it's a lot bigger. this is a joke. to conflate this guy as a master behind and not make him out as a penny thief which is what he is, they make him to be a grand character. he's not. he's a low life. i think one of the problems that
scorcese -- and i love him. i see "goodfellows" and other things. there was a moral to the story and those characters were bigger than life. he's making them bigger than life and there is no moral to the story. this is just one scene after another, it appears, of how great these guys were, hanging around with beautiful women and snorting coke and doing whatever they were doing when in reality, they were the -- they would rip off your mother $10,000 and do it -- >> you feel like going to it for something that hurts your industry -- >> i don't care about wall street. i beat up on wall street guys all the time of the but there needs to be a reality check. these guys were not big players. they were loser penny thieves and scorcese is thinking these guys represent the typical wall street guy? he's completely wrong. >> your tweet is let's talk about ben bernanke leaving. what about happened yesterday? i thought as an outsider when
they talked about tapering and beginning to print less money, the market would react in panic. instead it soared. why? >> because they've gone from shooting heroin up four times a day, printing money, that's the functional equivalent, given a fake high to the markets and to the economy, they've gone from four times a day to like 3.99 times. this is barely a taper. remember, when you print money what, do you do? you buy bonds from the financial system, the government will buy those bonds, infuse the financial system with cash, okay. it's been doing this for a long time. but there is ramifications for this in the long-term. at some point you get inflation. they barely cut back on this. the stock market loves inflation. that doesn't mean you don't play this thing. i will tell everybody out there, don't fight the fed. i've been on this show where i said this is dow 18,000 territory, i still believe it. when they do modest taper, when they do more tapering than this, i would say get out of the market. but this time, you play it. you don't be stupid about this.
but yes, this is going to have long-term ramifications. but have some fun in the short-term, i think. >> we have some fun having you here. have a great christmas. >> thank you. >> don't look for him in the movies. maybe go see "gravity". next on our rundown, he's sick to his stomach overt with usification of america. >> two for 11. my wife, my wife could score more than two buckets on 11 shots. >> the coach does not stop there. we'll go over it. plus, are you traveling with your kids this christmas? you're going to need the right gear. we've got it for you next. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china,
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23 minutes after the top of the hour. time for news by the numbers. 23. congressman charlie rangel announcing today he will seek a 23rd term. the 83-year-old, who forgot to pay his taxes for a couple of years, was famously censured for ethics violations. next, four. that's how many state obamacare exchanges chiefs have called it quits since the disastrous rollout in october. we just told you about that. and finally, one. one out of the two mega million winners stepped ford. ira curry from georgia is taking a lump sum payout, $123 million after taxes. no wonder she's smiling. all right, elisabeth. >> thanks, steve. we have our hands full here.
you want to avoid the holiday headaches when it comes to traveling with your family this christmas. our next guest, the mother of all packing lists is going to make sure your trip with the kids runs as smoothly as santa's sleigh. does that sound good? rosy pope is a pregnancy and parenting expert and is here today with her daughter, vivian, and some little friends. 20 month old twins, jack and james. she's going to show us great products to help our travels this holiday time. >> travel i think for parents can be really stressful. we have to remember it can be fun for kids. keeping that in mind, some of these i love. this is a foam mat. you can send this ahead of time. you know you go to the people's houses that they have the persian rug or a floor. hotel floor. done -- send this ahead. >> this is fun. you can pack it up and they can hold a letter?
>> they can hold the letter. they can chew on a letter. >> the crib. you're at someone's house, a hotel. you want a place for them to sleep. >> really important. they can be up to 20 pounds. for me, 20 pounds is not light. this one is a baby pack and play, 11 pounds. and it opens so easily. you want to try? but they're really, really great. you don't have to put them together. you literally take them out of the box and they pop open. >> easy. it's the middle of the night, you're trying to put those poles inside the fabric. >> now you have some things to take on the road. you have a baby monitor. >> when you go on vacation, you want to relax as parents. we're not going to leave the house or hotel room. it's great to have a monitor that has good wireless range so we can go on the porch. this is a great one. the next thing is teething.
children teeth all the time. it doesn't stop because we're traveling. >> james is teething. >> yeah. when on airplanes, they get more irritated, i love them. >> i love them, you can put a piece of fruit in there. you can just chew on it. >> i love to get my kids little backpacks. this is a skip hop one. before the trip, they can collect those mementos, like hotel keys, airplane tickets, anything they can kind of have throughout the trip. they can roll play. >> as they get bigger, we have a rule, bag it, you drag it. >> that's a great trick is to wrap up a little gift for every hour of your trip. it doesn't have to be expensive. it can be stickers, crayons. halfway through the trip, have the big gift. this is a great condensed pack. it's really wonderful for coloring when you're on an airplane, in the car. you don't get messy.
we have it for each trip. >> so stagger the toys. >> oh, my goodness. good tips. love it all. love that mat. you want to play on the mat? >> you can get all of this stuff on amazon.com. if you're a fan, you can get great discounts and send everything ahead. >> rosy, thank you so much for being here. we trust your expertise and appreciate it. have fun, now you can travel happily. >> there is no such thing as a free lunch with one congressman. why he wants kids to sweep the floor to get a meal. then still look for that last minute gift for your co-worker? >> merry christmas. >> thank you. this is like the one i got you last year. it is the one i got you last year. >> cheryl casone is here with the office gifting don'ts, coming up next too big.
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♪ ♪ >> not only are we good dancers, we're happy dancers. >> i have the flexibility of a boneless chicken. >> this indeed is the shot of the morning. do you recognize those elves? yeah. we're getting into the christmas spirit with the help of elf yourself app. i think this is the '80s elf yourself. brian is in the running. >> you can do this with people in your own family. they've got a tool where you just carve out their faces and you next thing you know, they wind up on dancing elves. >> great move, steve. >> i could watch that oldie. >> should we sue somebody? >> they could use that in a dance contest. >> peter johnson is probably in a hall somewhere. >> if we're going to start suing people, the elf yourself people are probably not high on the list. >> i will say this, two little children came to me, we took pictures with them, they did not
cry. >> unlike titus. >> yeah. 'cause i go to the villages and you would think i hit titus yesterday. they were like, oh, my goodness. what you did to that child! they just can't let it go. >> it's good to know that you're reformed. >> the next generation now embraces me. >> we embrace her for the headlines. >> the kids didn't run away from you? >> they came to me. it was a little early. they were in a bit of a fog. >> too early to recognize who you really were. good morning, everyone. 33 minutes after the hour. who do you think should be named the most fascinating person of the world this year? the pope? nope. it's hillary clinton. >> the fact is, we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk some night who decided they would go kill some americans! at this point, what difference does it make? it's our job to figure out what happened. >> hillary clinton was first on
barbara's list 20 years ago during this most recent interview, she talked about a possible run for the white house in 2016. >> haven't made um my mind. i really have not. i will look carefully at what i think i can do and make that decision sometime next year. >> if you ran and you became president, what would they call your husband? first spouse? >> i have no idea. first mate, i don't know. >> also on that list, edward snowden, the royal baby, and miley cyrus. a georgia congressman creating controversy this morning. he says he wants kids to learn that there is no such thing as a free lunch. congressman jack kingston is proposing low income school children sweep floors and do other chores at school in exchange for subsidized meals or pay a nominal amount, he says. he also says another option would be to have them pay maybe just a dime for lunch, but the whole point would be to teach them that you can't get something for free. he then issued a response to all
this controversy, saying it's sad that trying to have a productive conversation about instilling a strong work ethic in the next generation of americans has quickly devolved into the usual name calling. the town's motto is live, work, play. but that might need to be changed now. the homeowners association of a gated community in lakewood ranch, florida just outlawed playing in the street. they say it's for safety reasons and that there are other places for kids to play. nothing screams christmas like a living christmas tree. look at this. >> all right. here is what happened. students and faculty at kilgore high school in texas, obviously getting quite a scare. this tree comes to life. there was a student hiding inside that tree and it freaked everybody out. wouldn't that freak you out? >> yes! >> now i'm looking at our tree.
wondering. >> i'll see new a bit. >> thanks. she's outside with the trees, but she's not inside one. she's just going to be standing near one to tell us what kind of a day we've got ahead. >> you know what? being from florida, i never thought i'd say this, but it's in the 30s this morning and it doesn't feel that bad. >> it doesn't. you're right. >> we've been in the teens as far as our wind chill goes and actual temperatures, were in the 20s the past couple mornings. we are going to be seeing those temperatures warming up as well as we head into this weekend with some areas in the northeast possibly getting up into the 70s by sunday. it's actually going to be feeling a little like spring out here. let's go ahead and take a look at the weather conditions farther west because we do have a winter storm out there and winter storm warnings are in effect, advisories and watches because up to a foot of snow is possible in some of the higher elevations and from missouri to wisconsin, we could look at potentially freezing rain by this evening.
so be careful on your evening commute. otherwise staying cold across parts of the upper midwest. let's head back inside. >> thank you very much. we've been talk being this all morning. illinois basketball, not because they lost, but because barry hinton talked about it and he's making headlines not for winning his game, but after losing the latest, he launched into a rant about the character of his players. >> we just need to buck up. we got to get through this. we got to get through this. i'm tired of coaching a guy that rolls his eyes or put his head down. >> the coach went on to say his wife could play better. >> two for 11! how can you go two for 11? my wife -- my wife can score more than two buckets on 11 shots because i know my wife
will at least shot pick one time! >> fantastic. i can just picture his driveway every day. one more time, honey! show me the fake! your facebook posts have been pouring in. let's take a look. most of you agree with the coach. they say 100% correct. i raised a toast to the coach and his wife. one says name calling is infective and leave mama out of this. well, it was just a description to describe the character of his team which he hopes will mature and grow. >> the mama's boy. moving to this, 'tis the season for giving. if you're still thinking about what to give your co-workers for christmas, cheryl casone from the "fox business" network is here with what you should avoid. >> major things to avoid. you don't want giving gifts at the office -- by the way, 53% of office workers are going to be giving gifts to other co-workers or to bosses. you don't want this to be a career endser during the holiday season. i've got examples. i want to though show you what not to do. this is not the time to play favorites. >> hey, merry christmas. thank you so much.
great year, great job this year. >> brilliant! >> yea! >> you want to be discreet. you shouldn't be picking and choosing, especially if you're the boss and giving employees gifts. don't give one employee gifts and another nothing. >> ship it to their house. don't show it to everybody else. >> okay. this is now for you employees out there that want to give something to your boss. here is one mistake you don't want to make. >> i just wanted to say merry christmas. i hope you like it. >> thank you. you didn't have to do this. an ipad! you really didn't have to do this. >> time for a raise! >> nothing says sucking up to the boss like giving them a too extravagant gift. you don't want to go overboard. that will make your boss uncomfortable. it makes you look like you're sucking up in the office. within reason you want to give your boss a gift. >> this is something that's going to happen to elisabeth later on.
the regifting thing. this is like a big problem with her. >> yeah. i'm all for regifting. it's not a sin. but you got to be careful if you're going to regift at work. take a look. >> merry christmas. >> oh, thank you. oh, this is like the one i got you last year. it is the one i got you last year. >> think before you regift. take the tag off and actually, i would not regift at all in the office. look, if you've got something at the office you want to give it to your sister, not that i would ever do that to my sister, maybe i did one year, but i would not recommend regifting. >> you also have a problem with people that try to be funny. >> yes. now is not the time to try to be cute with your co-workers. look at this. >> oh, secret santa. oh, i love secret santa. okay. boxers. >> gag gifts, don't give gag
gifts to your co-workers, but i had an idea. i'm not going to be here next week with you all. so i wanted to give you your gifts now. >> thank you. >> this first one is for elisabeth because i think being with steve and brian requires a lot of alcohol. so that is for you. this is for you. steve, i know your daughter is in dallas and going to school down there. this is for you. >> thank you. >> at that is a dallas cowboys wine bottle holder. >> okay. >> and then here for you, i had to give you the boxers. >> totally regift and a gag gift! i'm two wrongs here. >> by the way -- these are all regifts. >> another no you don't want to do in your office. but have a merry christmas, you guys. >> you, too.
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your pensions? >> i feel like we're being betrayed. we volunteered on the basis of a promise that is now being broken and my friends that are career soldiers don't feel like it's worth staying in if the government can't keep the promises that were made to us. all the future generations are watching and they're seeing the way we're being treated. people aren't going to enlist to join if they know the government isn't going to keep the promises made to us. >> bobby, how do you feel? >> i think it's kind of crazy. we don't get paid that much money in the first place. it ain't like we're making tons of money. and you can't live once you retire from this business. you got to go out and get another job. you're not going to totally retire, not unless you're a lot smarter than i am and there are some people out there that are. but you got -- you're not making that much money in the first place. do you have to go back and work.
>> sure. alex, we got a lot of people who work in washington on capitol hill and are in positions of power and who voted for this budget that passed last night. what's your message to them about your situation? >> i feel like they're telling the young 18-year-olds and 19-year-olds that they've lost their youth because they've seen their best friends get killed and stuff like that, that it's not worth it, you know. i mean, it's a complete betrayal to me. they sit there and i lost both my legs on my fourth tour in afghanistan and they sit there and tell me that they appreciate my service and how the country can never repay us and then go and cut our pensions. really? >> yeah, really. i read that both of guys are probably going to lose 10 or $12,000 per year. bobby, i understand you're battling stage four melanoma right now. a cut in your benefits is not something you need. >> yeah. i don't know if that really is going to affect my -- what it's
going to do is i might not be able to work here before long. that part-time job i'm doing now is going to go away to subsidize my way i'm getting from retirement. it will go away and then i'm going to be really in bad shape and not able to make it. i don't know what i'm going to do right now. we'll have to wait and see. >> they did pass it last night and it sounds like it's already on the president's desk. he'll probably sign it later today and how that impacts all the vets, we'll have to wait and see. it doesn't look good. staff sergeant alex and his uncle, bobby snow, gentlemen, thank you very much and thank you for your service. >> thank you. >> what do you think about that? e-mail us. doesn't seem fair, does it? coming up, the end of the year is near. no better time to get your financial house in order. our own bob massi answering your top three questions in the next hour. and was this a good year for freedom? john stossel says no.
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stossel. has it been a good year for freedom? >> mostly not. >> what do you mean? what are you talking about? >> we'll do the good, bad and ugly. we had some good, like rand paul saying, can you kill anybody, any american with a drone anywhere and having a filibuster until at least the president would say -- there are some limits on what government can do. he also proposes some economic freedom zones. detroit could have lower taxes. let places experiment with fewer rules. all good idea. >> you're a big rand paul fan. >> i am so far. i don't fall in love with politicians. >> you don't. >> my heart has been broken too often. >> what about the bad? >> we have plenty of bad. one thing we pick is frenzy for gun control after the horrible shooting in newtown. even my wife is saying, this must show you we have to have some gun control. but the country did not respond. nothing got passed. i call that good. the ugly, we go on to --
>> when mayor mike bloomberg said take this money, i'm going to push for gun control, it backfired. they kept the money. colorado, for example, decided to keep the current gun legislation in place. meanwhile, the ugly? >> obamacare has to fit and the processes made for that and the ugliness is coming out. we'll talk about that. then we let the viewers say, what do you want to talk about? i was surprised that they voted on my facebook page, common core was overwhelmingly the first choice. i didn't realize it was that much interest in it. this is the standards for every school, central planning works nowhere in life. why would it work in education? we already have plenty in education. >> certainly has parents outraged. who has been naughty? who is on your naughty list and nice list? >> nancy pelosi belongs there for saying government doesn't have a spending problem. we can't cut anything else. >> they cut everything that can be cut.
>> chris christie and john mccain we put on for trashing libertarians. mccain called us whacko birds. chris christie said we're dangerous. >> and? you have president obama on there, too. >> well, he said that i've cut the deficit more than anybody. he didn't cut the deficit. it's just that the stimulus expired. he didn't cut anything significant. >> he says it's been cut -- we have cut the deficit at the fastest rate since world wore war. i want to find more details, so i'm going to watch stossel. >> a good way to spend thursday night. >> it's the only way. >> thanks so much. >> thanks. coming up straight ahead, i have to read this 'cause the show is not named after me. the polls don't lie. the american people want obamacare delayed. charles krauthammer here to analyze and look at those brand-new numbers. >> that's right. and two more gitmo prisoners
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good morning. it's thursday, december 19. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. a fox news alert. they hacked a british soldier to death in the streets of london. today finally they face justice. the verdict to this horrific murder is in. and the superstar of "duck dynasty" currently on hiatus. what phil robertson says that got him kicked off the show, suspended indefinitely and what phil is saying this morning in response. >> wow. he's just sick to his stomach over the woosification of america. >> two for 11! how can you go two for 11? my wife -- my wife can score more than two buckets on 11 shots! >> that man's wife joins us
live. only kidding. that coach does not stop there and neither do you. your comments are pouring in. geraldo is here and "fox & friends'" final hour starts now. >> it's taylor hicks. you're watching "fox & friends." happy holidays. >> that's nice. >> taylor hicks with a 100-pound cookbook. great cookbook. weighs a lot. >> we have breaking news here. just in to "fox & friends," we're going to go to heather nauert for that. >> good morning. just after 8:00 o'clock here on the east coast. just moments ago, the two men who are accused of a horrific murder of a british soldier have been found guilty of murder. we're talking about 22-year-old michael and 29-year-old man who ran down the british soldier with a car in the streets of london and then they stabbed him with a machete in broad daylight. the men said they were acting as soldiers of islam.
the jury ended up debating for about one hour before they convicted the two. the judge had instructed the jurors to use their common sense. the retail giant target admitting that it may have handed up to 40 million americans' credit card numbers to criminals. this after a massive data breach at thousands of target stores across the country on black friday. the secret service now investigating. >> information we're hearing in this case it sounds like the actual payment software was hacked with a piece of malware or some other kind of security breach in the credit card processing itself. that's not very common. >> if you think you were hit by this, check your accounts for unauthorized transactions and also make sure your pin number has not been changed. so many people shopping at target, especially on black friday. president obama is set to nominate max baucus as the next
ambassador to china. this could keep the senate seat in the hands of democrats. if he leaves his seat before the term expires, the democratic governor of that state can appoint his replacement. of course, the governor would likely choose a fellow democrat who could then run as the incumbent in 2014. a lot of advantages to being an incumbent. a heart warming story. the blind man whose guide dog saved him when he fell onto the subway tracks in new york city will be able to keep the guide dog thanks to generous donation. 61-year-old cecil was worried because the government wouldn't pay for the dog after he retired. he was 11 years old. donations have been pouring in to the tune of $45,000. >> things like this don't happen for everybody. it should happen. we should care about one another. i'm thinking about a few things,
why did he keep me? i don't know, but i do believe it's for a reason. >> certainly is for a reason. orlando has been cecil's guide dog for eight years now. what a wonderful story. see new a little bit. >> thanks. what a message from cecil. >> wonderful. all right. four minutes after the top of the hour. >> we have brand-new fox polling that shows even more people want to repeal obamacare. this as the president brings in the big guns to promote his health care law. now who the president is turning to know. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning. the latest polling shows people are just not satisfied with the rollout of obamacare. look at these numbers. significant group of people who want it gone entirely. 53% would vote to repeal the law if given the chance. 41% would keep it. what is the administration doing to spread the message? aside from rap videos and celebrity campaigns, as well as
social media advertisements, they're hitting home this holiday season, literally, appealing specifically to moms. the first lady, who in the past has rated more favorably than the president, hosted a group of mothers in the oval office this week. she's hitting the air waves with this message. >> and it's our job as mothers to make sure that our young people are informed about their invincibility, to make sure other moms and families out there really understand what this law provides and that they can take advantage of it. >> the first lady also wrote an op ed this week on a disney-sponsored web site called babble. she spoke about the personal impact health insurance had on her family. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. live report from dc. look who is here. >> hi. >> hi. >> can i just say something about the "duck dynasty" guy? >> what do you want to say? >> i want to say it's ridiculous to suspend him over his remarks. he's the "duck dynasty" guy.
it's not like he's teaching a public school in new york. honey boo boo, if she's going to get thrown off for talking about fat people? it's ridiculous. political correctness has gotten malignant. >> the reason people love that show is because the family is inseparable. how are they going to allow the father to get suspended and continue with the show? are they going to pray with an empty chair? >> it's a bond family. >> putting aside all the virtue of the family, the man has his opinion and i hate to disaview people of the notion that this is a whacky point of view he has. it's not my point of view, but it's held by a lot of people and until recent decades, it was held by a majority of people in the land. i think that it is ridiculous to hold him to the same standard you would someone in a different place. the fact they are legitimate and rural and country folk and bible folk and all the rest of it, let them be. >> that's why they brought them. >> that's exactly why they're on
tv. >> we should bring people up to speed. if you missed the story, phil robertson gave an interview to gq magazine where he talked about -- at one point he talked about the things that a and e doesn't want him to talk about on tv and he paraphrased corinthians and he said, among other things, quote, don't be deceived. neither the adulterer, the male prostitute, homosexual, offenders, greedy, drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers, they won't inherit the kingdom of god. don't deceive yourself. it's not right. then he made frank comments about why he prefers heterosexual sex to homosexual sex and then the gay groups were up in arms, demanded a and e do something. they suspended him indefinitely. what he made clear was he believed that homosexuality was a sin and that is his belief. >> if i were the president of a and e and i was confronted by the same demand by the gay and lesbian groups to take some
action, i would have said something on the order of, his views are vile, according to many people. we don't agree. we don't endorse his views, but he has the right to have his point of view. it is his legitimacy and his frankness that makes him so appealing to people. >> he did make them in the gq interview. it would have been a different case if somebody said something like this on air in your mind? >> would it be different? i don't think so, elisabeth. i think it would have been a closer call probably. but my point is that this is who the man is. he is deeply spiritual in the sense that was traditional until relatively recently. and my fear is as a person who has embraced for my entire adult life the evolution of gay rights and same sex marriage, my fear is by victimizing or targeting people like robertson, what you do is you dilute the main message. the message of tolerance.
the message of okay, this man is misguided, but we are gradually wearing down resistance to our point of view. we're making the world more tolerant. it is intolerant to go after him for intolerance in a way that wrecks his life and maybe wrecks the show. >> if you watch housewives and kardashian, they are train wrecks that people can't get their eyes off of. this is different. this is a family which people can't get enough of. so there are people who feel like they know them. so there is 9 million watching on cable, the biggest in history! their knee jerk reaction is suspend him. >> if he was a senator, i could get it. he's not. he's a duck caller maker. >> right. >> importantly, this is also freedom of speech and freedom of religion. >> i agree. i think you hit it on the head. this is freedom of religion. it is intolerant of those who are forcing this draconian
punishment of this man and i absolutely reject it. i think it's counter productive, worse. >> he made it clear, he was quoting from the bible and he said this is what i believe. he has since made a statement after he was suspended and he said, quote, my mission today is to go forth and tell people about why i follow christ and also what the bible teaches and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. however, i would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. we are all created by the almighty and like him, i love all of humanity. >> amen. >> your message to the president of a and e? >> back off. you know, have a holiday drink. just get over it. everything is not the end of the world. that's my main message. back off. put this in context. cut the guy some slack. >> how about this? most of the season is shot already. so now they're going to suspend
him for future episodes. so are you going to get rid of the first episodes that average 9 million viewers, probably 18 million viewers at this point? are you going to just cut out his part, reedit the head of the family? >> i just -- i suggest to you and i wasn't appearing this morning to speak about this, but i started thinking about it last night, i said this is bogus. >> do you think alone? >> yes. i think alone. sometimes in the company of people. like you, definitely stir in my mind you're a great catalyst for intellectual, you know, thinking and ramifications. >> we were going to talk about gitmo with geraldo. what do you think about geraldo's comments? is he right? is he wrong? has he hit the nail on the head? if you're the president on a and e, are you going to have that holiday drink? e-mail us. >> i have one other point and i hate to be -- if you want to know the real war on christmas, it's the war on christians in the middle east. prince charles is absolutely
right. there is a war. the shiites are against the sunnies. they're fighting each other. the christians are caught in the middle. the christian population is being decimated in the middle east. and the pope is talking about it. prince charles is talk being it and people should think about it. >> so are you talking about it. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. so nice to see you at the party yesterday. >> your first big shin dig. >> belle of the ball. >> i don't know about that. i love that you think. coming up, the end of the year is near. no better time to get your financial house in order. our own bob massi answering your top three questions up next. >> then, harry reid and nancy pelosi not worried about obamacare. in fact, reid thinks democrats should run on it. really? charles krauthammer will analyze that straight ahead. ♪ ♪
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15 minutes after the top of the hour. from living will attention to paying your mortgage, sometimes you don't know where to turn for the right answers. we know where to turn. fox news legal analyst bob massi joining us from las vegas to answer some of your e-mail. merry christmas. >> merry christmas, thank you. >> first question comes to us from phyllis. she writes, i am 73 years old. should i turn my house over to my three grown children in case i need to go to a nursing home? it's a great question. what should she do? >> you know what? we've talked about this before. i always caution people not to put their homes in the names of the children for several reasons. one of the questions she's asking, steve, is an estate planning question. that being, look, if i have to
go to nursing home and get medicaid, how do i become eligible? please get an estate planning lawyer to look at your state to see how you could do this. but just transferring your property into your children's name is not the best way to go. if one of those kids gets sued, it's an attachable asset. if it's owned free and clear. not the best way to estate plan. get a professional, look at your overallstate and they'll plan it out for you appropriately. >> so phyllis needs to talk to an estate planner. next up, jim from new jersey says: i owe $104,000 on my mortgage. should i borrow from my line of credit to pay it off or should i just pay it down 30 or $40,000 in order to reduce the interest? >> you know, i'm an old school kind of guy where if i could have my house paid off, i want to do that. but the question becomes don't get rid of your rainy day money. if, in fact, you're going to use your money that you have and then still go borrow from your line to pay it off, that's not a good idea because one of the
things we experience in the last few years of this real estate crisis is nobody had any rainy day money. people that made a lot of money blew the money. so don't go use all of your money. equity in your home is good, but if your house is paid off, what good does it do if you need money? that's why people do reverse mortgages. again, be careful. don't get rid of all your money to pay off your house. it's a personal choice. >> good advice. finally, joyce from colorado writes: bob, you have discussed living wills, endurable powers of attorney. can you talk about the difference and who i appoint to make that decision? >> steve, one of the reasons i wasn't on last week is i lost a very dear friend of 32 years and i was in a crisis situation with the family where in about five minutes, we had to make a major decision. i never realized how important this living will is until you're in that situation that. is a medical directive where you have to tell the doctors, do you want to keep these people alive by
artificial mechanical means? that's a tough decision to make. medical durable power of attorney says if i cannot make those decisions because i've become incompetent, because of medical conditions, i'm delegating that to somebody else. these are two major documents. people do them very, very freely when they go to a lawyer. make sure understand that you are asking someb loved one, your spouse, to make a major decision. understand what it means and recognize how important it is. it's very, very difficult times. >> a lot of people don't realize how big it is. bob, thank you very much for answering those questions of our viewers. >> merry christmas to everybody. loved everybody and thank you all for always being so kind to me during the year. >> you're a great asset to the "fox & friends" program. thank you very much. >> my pleasure to be part of it. >> merry christmas and happy new year to you. >> merry christmas. >> it is now 20 minutes after the top of the hour. coming in your comments on "duck dynasty." many of you agree with geraldo.
we're going to read what you're saying in just a bit. then he's just sick to his stomach over the woosification of america. >> two for 11! how can you go two for 11? my wife -- my wife can score more than two buckets on 11 shots. >> i love how he's talking about how his wife scores. your comments on the coach pouring in. we'll be right back. >> struggling with this crew right now that want know coach them. any time i coach somebody, they put their head down, we're soft. we've been enabled for whatever reason. i got a bunch of mama's boys right now. we just got to buck up and get through that this is the quicksilver cash back card from capital one.
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>> 24 minutes after the top of the hour. quick look at headlines on this thursday. the 16-year-old texas boy who killed four people while he was drunk driving now facing multiple lawsuits from the victims' families. ethan couch was sentenced to ten months probation instead of jail time. the judge used the affluenza defense saying 'tis wealthy upbringing was to blame. now people are suing his family. delta and southwest airlines fighting to keep cell phone conversations off the airlines. the airlines saying they won't allow calls on flights even if the federal government says it's okay. all right. now it's time for our week long series paws for a cause. >> thanks, steve. the christmas season is all about giving and we can't forget our four-legged friends in need. >> are you talking dogs and cats? forgotten friends, austin-based group that saves thousands of dogs helping them find long lasting homes. joining us on the fourth day of
our paws for a cause serious, the founder of forgotten friends mixed breed rescue, deborah. and a board member, symone. they brought along two friends, redford and oliver, both available for adoption. welcome back. >> hello. good morning. >> hi. >> what a great cause. this time of year, it could be a great time to give the gift of a puppy or doggy that needs a home. what's your advice when someone is thinking of doing that? >> my advice is not to do it at the holidays. >> why? >> okay. let's discuss. >> well, the reason that i think is because if you have children -- if you have adults, i don't think it's anything. but if you give a gift to your wife or husband and they never met the animal, that's not suggested. then children, you know how excited, they're having a blast and screaming and yelling, unwrapping the presents, it's very stressful for a dog or puppy. >> one thing you said is gave gift of maybe supplies.
delay it a bit or surprise them with gift certificate. >> you have to give them a teaser gift, like a gift certificate and then they go to petco or wherever and they buy some basics, they pick out the toys and after christmas, let's go to the shelter. and pick out our puppy. >> tell me about your place. >> my place? >> your place with your dog rescue in austin. >> forgotten friends mixed breed rescue is a rescue that is volunteer based. founded by donations. nonprofit organization and we have great dogs available. like every other rescue. >> you take in all dogs that come in? >> right now we've cut down to dogs under 30 pounds. couple of reasons. they're harder to manage. they're harder to get adopted. so it's easier for me to handle smaller dogs. >> people in the texas area that want to drop a dog that might need a hope, where do they go? >> some rescue groups can take them in immediately, but there
is such an enormous amount of dog and any kind of animal abandoned or the facility can't keep them anymore. it's hard. i tell people it's hard. >> you got enough. >> you said that privately funded gifts, that's really supporting the space and the way to maintain the health of the dog. if people wanted to donate, where can they go? >> there is a web site. i think you have it on the screen at the end. >> sure. i think -- 'cause this is the end. this would be the time to plug it in. >> i guess the thing is if people say, why are you charging that amount? we go, do you realize we spent $500 on this dog? >> mixedrescue.com to find out more. thanks so much. >> please like our facebook page. >> okay. >> we will do that. take care. >> get these dogs some homes. you heard us. tomorrow is the last day of our paws for a cause series. small paws rescue will be here with some fluffy little pups
that you can help give a home for the holidays. coming up, harry reid and nancy pelosi not worried about obamacare. in fact, reid thinks democrats should run on it. charles krauthammer here to analyze that next. barbara walters just named the most fascinating person in 2013. here is a hint, she was barbara walters -- on the list 20 years ago. fettu -- petula clark? >> a mystery. ♪ ♪ and ah, so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron!
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♪ ♪ because during the holidays, keeping your identity protected means keeping your family protected. fox news business alert. labor department just releasing brand-new weekly jobless numbers. listen to this. 379,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week. that is 10,000 more than expected. shortly we'll check in with nicole petallides to go over what it means over on the floor of the stock exchange. we're going to head to heather nauert for headline. >> hi there. so here are the questions we're asking. who should be named the most fascinating person in the world this year? did you say hillary clinton? >> the fact is, we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or
because of guys out for a walk who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make! >> well, hillary clinton was named, she was first on barbara's list 20 years ago. during this most recent interview, she talked about a possible run for the white house in 2016. >> i haven't made up my mind. i really have not. i will look carefully at what i think i can do and make that decision sometime next year. >> if you ran and you became president, what would they call your husband? first spouse? >> i have no idea. first mate, i don't know. >> also on the list, edward snowden, the royal baby, and miley cyrus. red lobster may be -- the company that runs the chain says they may sell or spin off the popular brand as a part of a plan to save money and boost shareholder value. the company, which also runs olive garden, says it's suspending opening other new
restaurants. a and e suspending a "duck dynasty" star after making controversial comments. phil robertson says that he thinks homosexuality is a sin. he told gq magazine that homosexuals like adulters and thieves would not inherit the kingdom of god. that's a quote from the bible. this morning the duck commander is speaking out saying, quote, i would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they're different from me. we're all created by the almighty and like him, i love all humanity. and those are your headlines, but the comments are pouring in. i believe you have a few of them. >> we do. we'll start here. we have one coming in right now. joshua from wilmington, north carolina said, i'm only a 29-year-old guy, male with two children and my -- gay male. my belief will always be freedom of speech should always come before being politically correct. i do not watch his show, but stand behind him as an american. >> interesting. christine says, she used the twitter account. a and e is a brand and has a right to control programming,
which includes public comments by their talent. that's why he's suspended. nancy said, what is phil supposed to do? lie about his beliefs in case he might offend someone? all good. but keep them coming. e-mail us. in the meantime, out to the streets of new york city, maria molina has got the day ahead in weather. >> hello. good morning. taking a look at the weather conditions outside across parts of the east, it is going to be relatively quiet and i want to take you farther west where things are not going to be quiet. we have a storm system developing across portion of the rockies and winter weather advisories are in effect. anywhere from nevada, parts of california, all the way up to parts of montana and the dakotas. we have those winter storm warnings as well. locally some spots could pick up to a foot of snow in some of the higher elevations. farther east, we have temperatures cold enough that we are going to be seeing some freezing rain starting as other as this evening. as we head home from work, be careful. keep in mind that some areas
could be a little slippery out there. otherwise high temperatures, very cold across portions of the northern plains. high temperatures only in the teens. some of the colder spots, your actual highs aren't going to make it warmer than the single digits. farther south, look at texas, in the 70s. 70s across parts of florida as well. we are going to be warming up across the east. raleigh, north carolina, middle 70s by sunday. we could reach 70 degrees right here in new york city. warming up across the east. otherwise being chilly in the upper midwest. >> i got to tell you about what happened yesterday on the basketball program. coach making headlines with his two win team. they're not winning much because he doesn't feel his players are playing hard enough. he had a rant after the loss last night. >> got a bunch of mama's boys. we got to get through that. we got to get through. i'm tired of coaching a guy and having him roll his eyes or put his head down or feel sorry for
himself. >> wow. he went on to say, his wife could have hit a few of those shots that his players missed. >> two for 11. how can go two for 11? my wife -- my wife scores more than two buckets on 11 shots because i know my wife will at least shot bank one time. >> exactly. i know his wife. she's always faking one way and going the other. your facebook posts have been pouring in. one says, i agree with the coach. this person says. that's what happens when you have a generation of people that give medals medals and trophies for losing or participating. let's go to elisabeth who is with the number one author in the whole world. charles krauthammer. >> lucky me. the white house keeps trying to fix obamacare, but the american people don't want a fix at all. new fox poll shows 67% want
obamacare delayed a year. but haven't republicans been pushing for this all along? we're going to ask charles krauthammer, fox news contributor and author of "things that matter," number one across the board on all the book lists. charles, what do you think about this? we have harry reid who is saying this is actually going to be a great push for democrats come 2014. nancy pelosi seems to think it will help as well. is that possible? it's not what the polls are saying from the people. >> as a republican, i would say be my guest. they're either whistling by the graveyard or pretending. it is clear the democrats in congress really are in danger, who really have a tough race, are scared to death. they're running away from obamacare. i saw today of one report, gallup report said a majority of the uninsured oppose obamacare. the whole thing was supposedly as a way to help the uninsured. this is a loser and it will get worse 'cause this isn't a matter of rhetoric or argument. it's a matter of fact.
as it begins to unfold next year, a number of americans who are going to be upset by this, infuriated by this will grow and there is nowhere for democrats to hide. >> why isn't it ringing true? listen to what nancy pelosi thinks. she's not backing down, charles. >> i don't think you can tell what will happen next year, but i will tell you this, democrats stand tall and support of affordable care act. this is an issue that has to be dealt with. but it doesn't mean it's a political issue, so we're going to run away from it. no. it's too valuable for the american people. >> your reaction to that? is she just not seeing it or is she so set on a mission. >> she sees it. she understands it. she hears it from her own members. she doesn't want to break with the president now before the year even begins and be shown to have jumped off the sinking ship. but it's clear they know it's going on. this is a pretense they're going to have to maintain probably
until midsummer, at which point everybody is going to run for their lives and the democrats individually in their races are going to run away from this as hard as they can. >> things that matter, by the way, is an outstanding book. clearly everybody thinks so. i want to mention something that matters to the american people. we saw a new fox poll that asks how important is it to choose your doctor? 82% of americans in that poll said it was important for them to be able to choose their doctor. a promise that was made to them, a promise broken. do you think possibly that that will be made better by this administration going forward? >> there is no way it can do that. the reason that people are losing their doctors is because insurers have been commanded, they have been mandated to expand coverage to give a lot of freebies to take in people with preexisting conditions so their costs are much higher. the only way to reduce the cost
is to limit the number of doctors and hospitals and drugs a patient is able to access, which means there is no way around this. so as people discover they're losing their plans or even if they keep their plans, they're losing their doctors. in new hampshire, people in the northern part of the state are going to have to drive two hours past two of the best hospitals 'cause nobody will be covered -- the two hospitals are left out of the plan of the only insurer who will do obamacare in the state. people will see this, it's completely illogical and it really hurts them. if you have a doctor you've been with, half the medicine is a matter of trust and reassurance. that depends on the relationship with the patient. and the doctor. you don't have that, you don't have anything. >> sure. a doctor who knows your family's health, knows your child's health, what medicines work. we talked to patients with ms who takes you a decade to really
get a system down and they can't maintain that? >> and if you break the relationship, it introduces huge inefficient cities into the system. obamacare was sold, among other ideas, as something that would increase efficiency, would make the system work and reduce, as they would say, to bend the cost curve down. you don't have to see a new doctor every time who has to learn your history, learn your drugs, learn everything about you, you've increased inefficientcys, which is what obamacare is doing. >> doesn't seem like anyone would get better on that plan. time runs out. >> this is a huge experiment. obama has decided and the democrats decided in 2009 and 2010 for a huge experiment on one sixth of the american economy. there is no way anybody in america is left out of this experiment. instead of attack the problems i had vidly, attack the issue of the uninsured, they decided to use the issue of the uninsured as a way to revolutionize all of
american medicine and we are in the middle of that revolution and it is unfolding in a way that is not stoppable in the absence of repeal, which means the democrats are going to have to watch this without any recourse unless they decide they're going to jump ship and i think that by mid year, it's likely that some of the vulnerable democrats in the senate will move for a delay or even a repeal. >> which may be the best thing for americans at this point. we'll have more with charles krauthammer when we come back. you're going to stick around. up next, government handouts, the folks at msnbc think welfare can end poverty. we'll be right back with that. ♪ like, really big... then expanded? ♪ or their new product tanked? ♪
spend four days there. and charlie rangel of new york expected to announce he's running for a 23rd term. he looks so young. his political future has been in doubt since dodging taxes and being sense sured for ethics violations. he's 83. brace yourself. msnbc host proposing an end to poverty. what's the solution? massive government handouts, it is. take a listen to this. >> basic idea is simple, every nonincarcerated adult citizen gets a monthly check from the government. other safety net programs are jetsons to help pay for the income and poverty is eliminated. we tend to think of poverty and homelessness as inevitable. the income makes you realize in a country as rich as ours, we allow those outcomes as a choice. >> sounds simple enough. what could be wrong with this idea? we are back with fox news contributor charles krauthammer. i listened to that and i'm thinking, that is just
impossible. what goes through your mind? >> it proves that there is nothing new under the sun. this idea was actually an idea proposed by militant freedman, one of the great conservative economy mists 40 years ago. he called it the negative income tax. i remember it because when i was in college on the debate team, that was our topic for the whole year. the negative income tax. the idea is you abolish all other forms of welfare, so you got a big pot of money. and all you do, you make it real simple. everybody files income tax if you're under a certain level of the government will pay you. conservatives looked at that and ultimately abandoned it. it probably was the only bad idea that milton ever had in his life. i'm not surprised that liberals are adopting it now. >> so within that plan, once you got a job and started making some money, that money that
money would be phased out? >> exactly. it creates essentially a really high marginal tax, a disincentive against work 'cause in the absence of work, the government sends you a check. so if you start to work, you actually are losing the money that's coming in. in the end, it was an idea abandoned. it's so simple that it actually -- it has the attractiveness of being simple, but of course, all simple ideas usually end up being as silly as they are simple. >> it sounds generous enough, but nearly impossible. but also long-term, wouldn't it just deincentivize the idea that working makes you feel good, earning something is great for esteem, you're creating your own life? >> that's true. the problem is that all the other current ideas and forms of supporting the poor also is creating a disincentive. welfare, food stamps, all of that. it's always a balance.
you want to make sure nobody lives in destitution. on the other hand, the minute you pile on the benefits, you create a society of dependency. that's really the case. in europe, you have a long-term chronic people who are unemployed chronically. that is because of the -- they don't have a safety net. what they have is an entitlement state. when you have that, you really have a disincentive. that, i think, is the reason that our system is a more dynamic and a more successful one, because we have a safety net which means you help the helpless, but you don't create a system so generous that nobody works. >> a government big enough to give you everything could then, what, take it away? >> it can take it away or lulls you into being incensible. >> charles krauthammer. i love our time with you. thank you so much. things that matter, no wonder everybody is buying that book. breaking news, everybody,
>> hackers delight. how many of you are victims of this scam. fox polling numbers on obamacare popularity, dropping like santa down the chimney. "duck dynasty," dust up on what's happening in that family. new guidelines on your blood pressure, what you need to know when martha and i see you in six minutes. all right. now it's time for fox business alert. the labor department just releasing this half hour brand-new weekly jobless numbers. 379,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week. that is 10,000 more than expected. nicole petallides has been looking at the numbers and she
joins us from the new york stock exchange. what's it all mean, nicole? >> this is all on the heels of the fed tapering. but we did see a gain there of 10,379,000. this is going to fluctuate because of the holidays. it's good to take a look at the four-week average. that rose by 13,000 to 343 and 500,000. so the point is that is the low -- below the 360,000 motorcycle, which is still good news. overall, the labor market continues to improve, though this week was not great. >> all right. what about target? we understand that target might have had a whole bunch of credit card numbers floating around. >> oh, my goodness. this story, when i woke up and i heard this story, i really was baffled. i can't believe what's going on. target was hit by an extensive crime ring country for credit card and debit card data. this began over the busy black friday shopping holiday right through december 15th.
they're working closely with the secret service. it turns out when you were in target and swiped your card, whether it was credit or debit, the people on this very obviously high performance, very sophisticated crime, were able to gain access to that magnetic strip. and therefore, could do anything with the data and even make counterfeit cards off of that. so that's a big deal. we're going to be watching that. other names we'll be watching include oracle, facebook, just to name a few. >> nicole on the new york stock exchange. thank you very much. >> thanks. have a great christmas if we don't see you again. more "fox & friends" in just a moment before using her new bank of america credit card, which rewards her for responsibly managing her card balance. before receiving $25 tord her balance each quarter for making more than her minimum payment on time each month. tracey got the bankamericard
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