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it's saturday, december 28th. juliet huddy. they're quack. just kidding. the entire "duck dynasty" flock returning to the nest after a&e reverses ban on phil robertson but america's favorite family in many eyes are not the only winners in many people's opinion. >> what is your name again? >> juliet huddy. >> mike in. while washington is often joying vacation. many americans will lose unemployment benefits today. so should those without a job continue to get paid anyway? we report, you decide.
>> nice to meet both of you. >> clayton. >> and bad santa, santa going to great lakes. look at this. santa finally delivering those packages. this isn't the delivery many had in mind. how far can you throw a package, here you go. boom. "fox & friends" begins right now. >> how are you doing? this is andrew dice clay. you are watching "fox & friends." >> oh. >> hi, juliet. >> you guys met before? >> yes, actually. >> clayton, good seeing you? >> i like the new hairdo. >> thank you, mike, i did it just for you. >> and now you are wearing glasses. >> shut up. >> i haven't seen new a while. >> woman cuts their hair and puts on glasses like there is some sort of thing going on in their life. >> there are a lot of things going on in my life. putting up with you two every day. >> 10 phrases that women say to men that absolutely drive us up a wall. >> i'm so curious to hear.
i know everything out of my mouth always. has hasn't to you yet. >> close. >> i have a problem with this whole study. >> one of my favorites, i love when you get all mad and stuff. >> i love when you get all mad. >> aren't these phrases in bed? >> i missed that. >> related the top ten things men hate to hear in bed. >> that's just a tease. we will tell you more of those coming up. first headlines this morning. >>let's get to them. first serious news now. new overnight libya releasing four u.s. military personnel detained late friday night at a check point. officials say the four likely special op.s were investigating potential evacuation routes and supports u.s. security forces protecting the american embassy. nobody was hurt. tensions have been high, of course, between the u.s. and libya since the deadly terror attack in benghazi since last september. the state department releasing this statement overnight. we value our relationship with the new libya. we have a strategic
partnership based on shared interest and our strong support for libyans historic democratic transition. >> major ruling in favor of the nsa. a federal judge says the agency's sweeping surveillance program is legal calling it a counter punch to terrorism. the decision is contrary to another district court ruling this month that found the nsa program unconstitutional. the aclu plans to appeal that ruling. the issue is likely headed to the supreme court. and talk about ironic. an ice breaking ship sent in -- you knew this was going to happen. sent in to rescue a strapped vessel in the an artic. the snow dragon ran into ice flow while trying to reach the expedition which has been stuck in ice since christmas eve. now the nearly 74 people on board will likely have to wait another two days to be rescued. two other ice breaking ships have been sent in to help. these this is one of those areas let's navigate. >> that is ironic. he has face and style.
pope francis has just been named the best dressed man of 2013 by esquire magazine. >> what? he wears one thing. >> i guess they like his shoes. does he have the red shoes anymore? i thought he stopped wearing them. in the article, they say the pontiff dress something sending subtle signs new era of the pap is i. he has chosen simple robes instead of the ornate ones. getting away frawflt high priced stuff. instead of wearing the opulent, red shoes previous popes have worn he wears sensible black shoes. is he rumored to sneak out of vatican to work with the poor. pope francis' clothes, i almost made a joke and said fransigh. that would be inappropriate. >> he won "time" magazine man of the year. now he has stylish man of the year headlines. >> who was number two?
probably justin timberlake. >> is he quite the dresser. >> will i am. >> i don't know. let's talk about this, emergency unemployment benefits expire. mentioned at the top of the show. both parties left town without extending any of those benefits. >> elizabeth prann is in d.c. with the story. liz? >> good morning. and you are right, more than a million people are waking up this morning without their emergency unemployment benefits. the program has been in place since the recession started back in 2008. and if you look at the impact, there is about, like i said, 1.3 million people are accepting sem mental unemployment payments. they have been doing it about -- six week more than the 26 week maximum. so, on average, about six months or more. now, that's about $300 on average a week. so the cost to the average taxpayer, about $25 billion a year. the fact the extension was not included in the two year budget deal passed before lawmakers went on a winter break is now creating a political football. democrats are pushing for an
extension of the program, many of them are slamming republicans for not including it in the budget, despite the fact that the bill was co-authored by democratic senator patty murray. that being said, the republican leadership has indicated that they may be willing to extend the benefits if democrats offset the new spending with other cuts. they said they want the program to be paid for before signing off. >> first of all, it's been extended 11 times, and it's at a cost of more than $250 billion. it's a lot of money. if you don't pay for it, it's adding to the debt and the deficit which we're on the hook now for about $17 trillion and climbing. so, there is an argument to be made that this has to be paid for. >> and president obama did call senator dean heller and jack reed just yesterday offering his support for a bipartisan piece of legislation that does provide a three month extension but remember the senators don't return to d.c. until january 6th. mike, clayton, juliet in back to you guys.
>> thank you very much. clayton, would you do the honors today? >> i would love to. because all last weekend we talked about "duck dynasty" and phil roberts being suspended. now is he back on the show. phil robertson in famous interview now famous magazine interview which has been taken and extrapolated and stretched out of context made some comments that many folks thought were highly controversial and insensitive to gay americans. sticking by his beliefs, a&e said we are suspending you, taking you off the air phil robertson of course backlash. twitter explodes. there is i stand with phil pops up on twitter. a&e now overnight has reversed its source and back on the air now. >> it seems by far the loudest voices came from those who believe -- those who have faith and those who believe he was speaking based on his faith and that he has a right to speak that way. let's listen -- let's look at what "duck dynasty" what a&e said about "duck dynasty." they say it's not a show
about one man's views. this i think is a very important thing. this is sad for a lot of folks who felt that his comments were racist and homophobe bic. it resonates w audience because it is a show he about family. a family that america has come to love. and then. >> glaad's response, here is the other side of it, they are, of course, still fired up about it phil robertson should look african-american and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising jim crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists. if not part of the next steps then a&e has chosen profits over african-american and gay people. especially its employees and viewers. >> there are a lot of people who were incredibly offended by his comments. a lot of people fans of the show who like the show and love the family that maybe some people ended up watching because they thought it would be another honey boo boo. the family turned out to be very likeable and very relatable. very appealing, so this is the kind of thing that
really turned a lot of people off. the question is: will they have the ratings that they did? will they fizzle out? >> the rates will go up. and, you know, a&e. >> immediately or will they be able -- >> -- immediately. >> watch. people are allowed to have opinions. i think it's important that a&e brought them back. >> bullying going on if you don't like this person's opinions, you know what? it's capitalism. you don't have to watch this person on television. you don't have to watch them. it's capitalism in play. marketplace won again. if you don't like his comments, don't watch the show. >> if you don't like howard stern, turn it. >> turn it off. >> a&e, they suspended him, but look what they did over christmas. marathon. all you see on a&e is "duck dynasty." they used to throw in a little bit of storage wars and shipping wars.
every time i turn on a&e it's "duck dynasty." that's how popular it is. >> this is victory for christianity and religious freedom. bobby jindal, governor of louisiana where the show is filmed tweeted this almost immediately. today is a good day for the freedoms of speech and religious liberty. the left may control hollywood but they don't control the hearts and minds of the majority of americans. he is right. a number of americans who believe. this and a number of articles popping up saying this should be a sign to those who have a certain faith in this country who believe and believe phil robertson's comments are truth to them. and it shouldn't -- media shouldn't be controlled by the west coast and the east coast. there is a huge swathe a population in the middle of this country that believe. this. >> and yeah, and everybody has an opinion. isn't it funny how a reality show about guys who invented a duck call 40 years ago getting all sorts of people to respond, including politicians and also the family research council, tony perkins a guy you know
very well has this to say about the new ruling by a&e. >> obviously this is a good day, good news coming to the fans, the millions of fans of "duck dynasty" but also, i would say, it's good news for christians out there who feel like they have had to suppress their faith, their belief in the bible, and its truth as it pertains to morality. this shows that if you stand up to these cultural bullies, they have to back down. there are some lessons to be learned here. i think there are lessons to be learned from the cultural elite, from a&e and those types that those folks in the red states are not just consumers of their products but these are people who believe very deeply, with moral truths. they are christians who want to live out their faith and so i think they have to realize they are not going to change what they believe in. >> this is really quite a phenomenon. it went from talking about social issues to really became political, you couldn't look at emails and facebook and twitter without
people from the left comparing to martin bashir. why did martin bashir have to leave msnbc for his horrific comments about sarah palin it got people talking. that's an interesting thing that happens when you are talking did b. a show on a&e which is essentially a reality show about a family. >> the marketplace. >> they are thrilled with the decision of course by a&e. >> they had a great discussion with a&e. they went back and forth over the christmas holiday. much more on this coming up on the show. let us know your thoughts this morning firstname.lastname@example.org. weigh in on fbi. ff weekend. >> i was walking through facebook on the way. in they are setting up for the ball drop. i'm thinking about going again. remember the last time you and i did it. >> we hosted it was like 12 degrees. >> it was 1 degree. look at it. it's. i hear it's going to be cold again. >> janice dean is standing by. how is our new year's eve shaping up? >> cold. not as cold as when you guys were hosting. you remember that right? >> i do.
like throw back weekend. i'm so happy to be part of this weekend. >> we are so happy to have you. >> quick look at the temperatures right now. not too bad across the country. very quiet but we have a system across the gulf coast that is going to wake its way up towards the northeast tomorrow. that's going to be a big problem for those trying to get home from vacation. that's that system. too warm for snow across much of the eastern half of the country but it will be snow across new england. so keep an eye on that. >> thank you. >> thank you vanna white. >> do we have dancing later on? >> throw back weekend, why not. >> military pay raises and pensions slashed. does that sound like deja vu again? washington says it's necessary to balance the budget. is it really necessary to make america's heros to pay for it? a retired marine will join us next. >> catch it if you can. one family's christmas package finally arrives with a crash landing. i'm going to stick up for the delivery man on this one.
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welcome back, everybody. veterans furious as lawmakers attempt to balance the budget on the backs of america's heros. the new budget cuts, pensions for younger veterans by thousands of dollars well the president just gave a raise to federal workers. is that fair? retired marine gunnery sergeant jesse jane duff is with concerned veterans for america. and sergeant, welcome to the show. >> good morning, thank you so much for having me, mike. >> how does this effect you and specifically women? not just because you are a woman but this is the topic today. >> well, you you know, i am a retired marine. did i serve 2 oyears on active duty. and to see they are going to cut retirement benefits for the average e 7 which the rank i was when i retired,
that's going to be $3,600 a year. $20,000 that are going to come out of their check. they are going tonight up losing $80,000 before they are 62 years old. an officer retiring at 42 years old is going to lose on average $124,000. and you know, when you sit back and think about the sacrifice we made for paul ryan to say we are working adults, let's think about. this we get off of active duty. many of us are broke, without a job. we have difficulties in our first 10 years getting off of active duty to even be equal to our civilian counterparts. this is an outrageous attitude that they have towards us. >> you mentioned representative paul ryan there he says that it costs a lot to fund a military person just one, like $40,000 or 40% increase in about 11 years. what do you say to that? it costs a lot. >> what paul ryan is saying is very misloading. he makes it sound like we got a 40% pay increase. we have never gotten a 41% pay increase. the funding for each person on ache aive duty is a lack
of the budget within dod to be responsible. we have access dollars going out the with a zoo. $8 trillion unaccounted for within dod because they have never had an audit. we have warehouses from world war 2 a billion dollars spent by the air force on a future program that got flushed down the drain. we have many going out the ears, so they are going to sacrifice it out of the pay raise on our active duty military that is not even going to be equal to the rate of inflation? meanwhile these families have been deployed three are and four times over to afghanistan and iraq. we have 450,000 iraq, afghanistan veterans that are going to retire and you are going to say paul ryan that we have an extremely generous benefit? that's an outrageous statement sacrifice. >> along into the waste that the dod. what does it say though to -- i think one of the problems, sergeant, is that not enough of us served in the military. we can't relate. not enough people in congress served in the military. >> you know what you? hit the nail on the head.
to say it's extremely benefit how come. less than 1% have defended this nation. 1% puts themselves in harm's way every day for that country. out of that 1%. think about this, less than 17% of that 1% even make it to retirement. you have got people with ptsd. people that have got to get discharged early for ailments, yet he is going to face a luxury. >> sergeant recollect i love your passion. >> thank you. >> thank you for being up early with us today. >> thanks for having me. >> we'll stay on this story. >> days away from rain. that means tax breaks are set to expire. which ones, you should hurry and worry about. and we'll be talking about that in just a second. but then, so many people talking about this one. a daring rescue caught on camera. a cop risked his life to pull a man from his burning car. now a huge update on that story in about three minutes. ♪
quick headlines for you. welcome back. incredible video. let's take a look at it out of california. showing a daring rescue of two hikers. the men were found happening from tree branches from a cliff. fortunately both only had minor injuries. look at that saved from a burning car on christmas day now facing a dui charge. the car caught fire after slamming on to the shoulder on a busy california highway. i will be speaking with the l.a.p.d. bomb squad officer
who happened to be driving by who pulled the man from the burning car. over to you clayton. >> all right, thanks, juliet. there are only four days left in 2013. as we prepare to ring in the new year, we will also be saying good by to popular tax breaks. here to tell you which directions you should take advantage of before they retire. melissa, thanks for joining us this morning. >> good morning, clayton, how are you? >> i'm doing well. these things to take stock of here before the end of the year. let's dive into them and some of the expiring exemptions, state sales tax deduction. explain this one. >> if you itemize deductions as opposed to taking the standard deduction, you generally have the option of either deducting state sales taxes or state income taxes that option state sales taxes is going to expire here in just a few days. >> i'm sorry, go ahead, melissa. >> i was going to say this is going to be particularly troublesome for people who live in states with no income taxes such as florida, texas beings and washington state. >> troubling for them.
story florida's population about to beat new york that could be a problem. >> let's talk about education expense deductions a lot of people rely on this. what two things are about to happen here. >> first we have out of pocket expense deduction for teachers, principals and aides anywhere from kindergarten to 12th grade that's up to $250. also on the student side for college tuition and fees for students but typically it's the parents who get those deductions and that amounts up to $4,000 for most middle income tax families. >> are the. will let's talk about energy efficient deductions. a lot of people solar and green energy programs, are those expiring? >> well, the most popular position is a 10% tax credit for some energy efficient improvements to your home such as insulation, doors, and windows. so let's say you spend $2,000 in windows you are eligible for a credit of up to $200. >> check and see what deductions with vanishing this year. mortgage deductions, a lot
of changes here. explain. >> there are two provisions that taxpayers should be aware of. at first you didn't quite have enough money down payment, lender required to you get insurance called pmi. in the past have you been able to deduct thatment a. those premiums, just like you can mortgage interest. unfortunately that's going to be going away in just a few days here. >> i'm sorry, go ahead. >> also, something you should be aware of, if you are having financial difficulties and there is a chance you are going to lose your home next year from foreclosure or short sale, you should be aware have to pick up something in income. let me give you an example because not very intuitive. if you have a house that's worth 180,000, and let's say it's under water so your mortgage is 200,000 and the bank erases that debt and let's you walk away, you know, walk away clear, you could have to pick up $20,000 in income. >> what about quickly distributions to charity with your ira? >> yes, this is a popular
provision for taxpayers age 70 of and a half or older required to take distributions from their ira. generally those distributions are taxable. last couple of years you can facket money directly from ira and contribute to charity and you don't have to pick up that amount in income. it's great for those seniors that would not otherwise give any type of a tax break for charitable contributions. >> big changes coming to our tax code in 2014. melissa, thanks so much for joining us this morning, appreciate it? >> happy to be here, clayton. >> coming up on the show, the irs was targeting conservative groups. but the head of the agency was spending his time at the white house for other reasons. >> what would be some of the reasons you might be at the white house? >> the easter egg roll. >> the easter egg roll. coming up, more of this year 's political quotes. >> not what they mean by speedy delivery, christmas package tossing now turning
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shot of the morning, young auburn fan priceless christmas gift, tickets to the big bcs championship game against florida state. this video all over the internet. big game, of course, is on january the 6th. >> what i love about this kid is that he is so aware of football at this young age. >> yeah. how old is he? >> he looks about 7. >> 6 we said? >> she was looking how cute he was. >> adorable. >> this year has been a pretty big year. kind of a crazy year in politics. a lot of memorable quotes this year. if you think about all of the things that occurred. if you see the year in review piece that goes out. >> from benghazi to the irs scandal. what else we he had. >> obamacare. >> filled with memorable quotes. entertaining in a funny way but interesting. let's watch. >> four dead americans was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill
some americans. what difference at this point does it make? >> when w. this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals. >> because i'm asserting my right not to testify, i know some people will assume i have done something wrong. i have not. >> what would be some of the reasons you might be at the white house? >> the easter egg roll. >> i have said that other texts and photos were likely to come out and today they have. >> i rise today to begin to filibuster john brennan's nomination to the cia i will speak until can i no longer speak. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrell shotgun, boom, boom, boom. >> i do not like them sam, i am. i do not like green eggs and ham. >> i do not use crack cocaine nor am i an addict of crack cocaine. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine but, no, do i? am i an addict? novmentd have i tried it?
um, probably in one of my drunken stoopers. >> let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women. >> it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. >> you can help one child who had cancer, why wouldn't you do it? >> why would we want to do that? >> if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. i am sorry that they're finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. i just see a huge train wreck coming down. >> i think that we probably under estimated the complexities of building out a web site. i have been burned already with a web site, more importantly the american people have been burned by a web site that has been dysfunctional. >> it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct? >> you clearly -- eh, whatever. >> some of those very short phrases but words that will maybe come back to haunt them for years to come. >> hillary clinton, especially if she runs for
president, will we see those benghazi statements. >> what difference does it make. >> played over in campaign ads. >> which ones were most assailant to you. the benghazi things the quotes that just make you cringe. those pretty much did it for me. entertaining wise our friend from canada, i love him. love him. >> the anthony weiner saga. >> yeah. >> anthony weiner may be coming back into the fold in 2014 in some sort of political capacity. >> well, what were your favorites? most infamous maybe. so get on twitter and facebook and email us as well. the number one political quote of the year for you? >> did we forget any? i'm sure there are plenty of them out there. share them with us. ff weekend on facebook. >> that could have gone on for a long time. let's get to some headlines though. police are searching for are a u.s. army soldier during a robbery attempt in atlanta. savior around was shot in the head on thursday night and later died at a local
hospital. arnold was shot while shot with his friend along a bike trail. friend shot in the leg and girlfriend was not hurt. identified suspects late last night but no names have been released. 5,000 reward for a tip that leads to an arrest. if you have any information on this, please go to crime stoppers.com. cold blooded cop killer wanted in connection with with two bank robberies and shootings of two police officers. the fbi has released new surveillance videos of the suspect wanted in connection with with this bank robbery in tupelo, mississippi, the robbery resulted in the shooting death of one police officer and the critical wounding of another officer. the man is also suspected of robbing a bank in atlanta, georgia on the same day. and we know delivery workers are scrambling to get
could have been something breakable. it was just the way that it was delivered to us. carelessness that he took in delivering the package to our family. >> customer service. for its part fedex says this sort of behavior definitely is not aloud. the worker has been fired. we are hearing from our viewers on this one as well. tom says you guys are too hard on us delivery drivers. the fedex driver did not throw. that is a tst for toss -- time saving toss. i'm sorry, i'm kind of like what is it -- he knew nothing was in there. maybe it was like a piece of paper or something. >> come on. i have never heard of a tst. i think you guys are too hard on him.
>> time saving toss. >> i'm going think of acronyms for the things that i shorten in my life. >> moving on now, a dog has ho has ever had known life in the war zone has a new home thanks to an american soldier, army special forces soldier aaron elby took the pup under his wing which when he was serving in afghanistan. the cost to get a dog home is expensive $4,000 thanks to family friends and connections animal shelter they made it happen. >> when i walked in and saw him it was awesome. i'm not going to say a tear came to my eye. >> something. >> it was hiding back there, you know. but it was really good to see him again. >> the dog's new home is in new york but 6,000 miles from afghanistan. >> i resent that you think that we are bad on delivery guys. for instance, we even gave a nice big tip to our u.p.s. guy that delivers some things to us this holiday season georgia, if you are watching, love you. he comes up and makes sure everything is locked behind the door. >> how much do you tip a
u.p.s. or fedex guy. >> we gave him a christmas card it was like $40. >> you get that much delivery stuff? >> look. is he in our neighborhood. he is going to be there for years. we like the guy. why wouldn't you give something in life. >> that's very nice of you. >> let's talk about my belly. >> it's cute. >> i hate that. >> i don't -- shouldn't be looking down there. >> looking trim. slimed down a bit. not that you were heaviy. >> it does look adorable. that is one of the phrases that men on a new survey say they absolutely hate. these are phrases that women say to men that drive them. your tummy is so cute. basically said you let yourself go. >> i love you when you get all mad. >> just makes your neck -- the hairs of your neck stand up. >> never said it. this is me. >> this is the worst when you say this. >> do whatever you want. >> you know exactly what that means. >> the opposite. if you are going to do that,
you are going to get mad. >> whatever. >> whatever. >> here is one you don't like hearing. >> just like your dad or just like my dad. relationship with your own father. the lady that is? >> no, i'm not mad. >> means you are mad. >> that's code for that. what are we supposed to say if we are not mad. there he is. >> who are you texting? who are you texting that is so porch? what is that you are are from? >> password. >> worked together as you know worked together many many years for a long time. >> so many stories. here is one she hates when she is really mad. don't just relax. >> that means -- [screams] >> things women hate when you get over it. >> get over it. really don't like that. >> calm down. least favorite phrases women say to men. because usually we do the opposite of this.
we want them to -- men to sign off on in this weekend. >> women you come right to us and let us know what you hate from the men, too. >> quite a few things. >> move along here. coming up, who knew terrorists have to file expense reports, too? >> all that mileage. >> a trove of them written up by al qaeda and wait until you hear what they are buying. >> i would like to know what they get per mileage then from "duck dynasty" sarah palin to martin bashir. lots of stories that had america talking this year. countdown the top culture wars next.
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graphics for 2014 already. >> that was a mistake. >> hey, 2013 was a big year in culture from dinner tables to water coolers. some stories kept america talking. >> let's bring in todd starns from fox news radio. a look back at the top culture stories of 2013. >> good morning, tom. >> good morning, yes. >> let's start with your favorite or maybe it's number one, i don't know. obamacare? >> oh, jeez, yeah, obamacare this was a big big deal. here you had the federal government trying to tell people churches, christian colleges that they have to disobey the tenets of their faith so they can obey their government instead. i think that issue got lost in all the the political talk. this is the biggest issue, the culture war issue of the year. >> well, one of the nasaest was martin bashir at msnbc and sarah palin. >> i can't believe those words came out of his mouth. >> this is one of the reasons that i add so he indicate strong border security. what is this guy doing in the country martin bashir. he needs to go back across
the big pond where he can do whatever he wants to. but, yeah, this was really atrocious. what kind of a man says this kind of stuff about a lady on television much less, you know, anywhere else. but this really was a big deal. i think i was really surprised that msnbc did not do the right thing in the first place which was to fire the guy they allowed him to resign instead. >> quote unquote resign. >> the war on christmas. >> you know, this was really strange. last year we sort of slacked off. this year the war on christmas bunker here at fox news channel, we were going full gun. >> is it getting worse? >> it really is just to give you just a very recent example, over the past couple of days we have now had five reports of instances at veterans administration hospitals across the country where christmas cards were not allowed inside. in one instance in georgia a group of kids came in
wanting to sing christmas carols, they said no religious carols. they gave the kids, get, this a government approved list of christmas carols. >> i would like to see that. >> winter wonderland. >> change the lyrics of silent night? >> rudolph, yes. yeah. >> unbelievable. northbound four on your list here, todd, is the battle over religious liberty in the armed forces, something you were just touching on a little bit there. >> that's right. this goes back to earlier in the year where we presented exclusive stories about how military personnel were being taught that evangelical catholics or evangelical christians and roman catholics are considered religious extremists. they were taught that groups like the american family association and family research council we he just had tony perkins on domestic hate groups. it wasn't until after our reports aired that the secretary of the army came out and ordered those diversity classes cancelled until they could figure out what was going on. there is a serious battle
being waged in the military right now in the religious liberty front. >> finally if you haven't heard by now "duck dynasty" phil robertson will be back on the air. >> i am so happy happy happy. i was a "duck dynasty" fan before "duck dynasty" was cool. and i think at the end of the day what we had here was this one central issue that has yet to be addressed. do gay rights trump religious rights? that's going to be the issue moving forward. and i believe the "duck dynasty" incident, this debacle really elevated that discussion to the national -- to the national platform. it will be interesting to see how this story plays out through the year. >> happy new year. >> happy new year, guys. >> good to he sue. >> the days of posting your thoughts online anonymously may be numbered. web sites now calling for people to use their real names. is this an attack on our freedom of speech? we'll have that debate next. >> i can't hide anymore. >> yeah, with all the vitriol. >> and it pays to be honest. this cab driver returning hundreds of thousands of
seven minutes before the want to hour. millions of people use the internet to express themselves freely. a lot of online posts are hateful. now sites like google and huffington post are requiring people to use their real names if they want to comment. the question we're asking today is that fair? let's get a fair and
balanced legal debate now. joined by defense attorney jonah spilbore and richard ross. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> we have all done things publicly. we tend to, you know, raise the bar when it comes to people attacking us. i sometimes read these things and go you know, person put a name on it but i never do that of course, that's your feeling about this? >> when you are in the public eye you will have people who love you and hate you. the problem the people who hate you are fewer but they are louder. when you get to post things anonymously online, they can say the most hateful, vial, defamatory things which isn't protected by the first amendment. the target has no recourse because we don't know i eat controls -- trols for breakfast. you can't find them. there is a way to do that if they choose ton hateful vial. >> i disagree. >> there is a difference between a legal obligation and practical implications. legal side absolutely the private company can do it.
restrict you. on the practical side, however, there are companies out there that want to hear feedback. it's going to stifle. yes you are going to get rid of the obnoxious. >> without a real name. criticized italian restaurant across the street. how do you know it's not the italian restaurant working for business. >> if i choose -- popular science for example has gotten rid of all comments completely. >> put your real name on it? >> put my real name can i lose my jobs. it can have he negative connotations on it. >> how manly is it in your world to post that you have got a defective product. big deal. that's not what we're are talking about. we are talking about the people who say vial, offensive hateful things. they shouldn't be allowed to be anonymous doing it say how are or don't say those comments. the problem is the ones you restrict you restrict. you are restricting everyone. i agree there is no question the vial immature comments shouldn't be on.
popular science ace mentioned has no comments. google wants a name. i agree with some kind of a moderator just to allow certain things on but to restrict everything does speech. it's allowable but practically it does restrict that person from is saying. >> how are we restricting instead of saying whatever screen name you want you have to say that you are richard roth. you have to say i'm jonah spilbore. you good bad or otherwise. >> the answer is very simple. the answer is you go through the -- the people obnoxious immature and crazy. >> i must sound and look like a crazy person. thanks for joining us and waking up early on saturday. >> coming up, millions of people use the internet to express themselves freely and oftentimes, you know, it doesn't really work. actually, this is not what our -- we're going to go to a commercial break because i just read that to you about five minutes ago. we'll be right back, actually, terrorists who knew? they have to file expense reports, too. a trove of them written up
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good morning, everybody. it's saturday december 28th. i'm juliet huddy. 1 million americans will lose unemployment benefits today. should those without a job continue to get paid anyway? we report. you decide. >> and that was quick. merck's family all back together after phil robertson. stars of "duck dynasty" are not the only winners today. >> so are the the ducks. and president small screen to the big screen hollywood set to cash in on jesus christ on the new year as has liberal hollywood turned or know how to make money? "fox & friends" hour two
starts right now. >> live from new york, where we let the crew produce the show and pass the savings along to you, it's "fox & friends." >> that was the first mistake right there. we will take you back to 2002. look, it's mike and juliet on the couch again. >> you have guys met before? >> wow. >> i'm not juliet and philip. >> hi, welcome to "fox & friends" weekend. nice to see both of you. >> thanks for having us in. mike in from new philadelphia and juliet in from new york this morning. >> the phrases of 2013. >> picture. >> juliet on camera 4 or whatever camera is your camera. >> there we go. >> photo bomb. >> how many anchors does it take to figure out a photo bomb. >> janice photo bombing us. >> best photo bombs of 2013 coming up. some of them include pretty big celebrities like a man taking off shirt behind donald trump. that's the one you want to see. >> we have a lot of stuff coming up on the show today not that that's a surprising
thing. get to headlines, serious news, new overnight. libya releasing four military personnel. detained late friday night at a check point. the four likely ops were investigating potential evacuation routes for diplomats and supports u.s. security forces protecting the american embassy. no one was hurt. tensions, of course, have been high between the u.s. and libya since the deadly terror attack in benghazi that killed four americans last september. but the state department releasing this statement overnight, quote: we value our relationship with the new libya. we have a strategic partnership based on shared interests and our strong support for lib yapsz historic democratic transition. and, irony at its best. an ice breaking ship sent in to rescue a stranded expedition vessel in the an artic gets so. the snow dragon went in and went -- trying to reach the expedition which has been stuck in the ice since
christmas eve. now the nearly 74 people on board will likely have to wait another two days to be rescued. there were two other ships actually, ice breaking ships sent in and hopefully those ships will help. a major be ruling in favor of the nsa. a federal judge says the agency's sweeping surveillance program is legal. calling it a counter punch to terrorism. decision is contrary to another district router ruling that found the program unconstitutional. the e.coli plans to appeal the ruling. the issue is likely headed to the supreme court which is not surprising. turns out clayton, al qaeda terrorists file expense reports too. >> get out. >> u.n. peace keepers discovering 100 receipts and invoices in north africa. what are they did buying? a $2 worth of sugar. $42 to repair a areca. the terror group keeps a close eye on payroll. two security guards got advances of just $1 and $2
apiece. >> doesn't pay well. >> to be in al qaeda. >> i wonder what they get for mileage. 48 cents per mile. >> also the terrain. >> do you do ever cheat on your expense reports? >> all the time. just kidding. >> huh? >> i am a perfect example of a. [ buzzer ] >> toba knows me so well. come on, lots of hair and makeup we can write off. clothing. >> that's right. >> travel. >> people can write off anything on the irs. >> yeah. >> i'm not looking forward to doing taxes this year. >> no, brutal. we had irs person. by the way, if you miss those tips this morning go to foxnews.com on the things that will change in a week. all the deductions. they are up there on the web site. >> 2014 is on its way. >> not too bad. it is going to be cold. new york city in the 20's.
bill hemmer and elizabeth, wear your long johns and snuggle up together. let's take a look at what we're dealing with in the past 24 hours. you see all that moisture in the gulf of mexico. if you are traveling tomorrow on sunday, all along the east coast we are going to see mainly rain and that could delay your travel. just keep that in mind and call ahead, of course, let's take a look at it as we go further out in time. by this afternoon a it's going to be up towards atlanta southeast. by tomorrow, tomorrow morning in towards d.c. and philadelphia and then tomorrow afternoon and new york city up towards maine it will be cold enough for snow for parts of new england. there is a quick look at your temperatures. not too bad but then as it system moves eastward, we are going to see quite a drop in temperatures for new year's especially across the midwest and middle east down towards the mid-atlantic. pretty quiet great news. we like it that way. >> here might be be some good news for those dealing with those unemployment benefits he which are set to
expire today. president obama about an hour ago, actually or i'm sorry last night but talking about the they want an extension trying to push congress taking a break from his gulf game saying he wants congress in bipartisan effort to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million americans. >> so back to 2008 if you lost your job before 2008 before the recession. you had six months of unemployment benefits. because of the recession. we would -- kept extending those. and we have. >> 99 weeks. on and on and on. >> the operative word here is exemergency. this was supposed to be a temporary fix. not supposed to be something that dragged on and on. and it's cost the taxpayers $25 billion. let much's look at what nancy pelosi has to say about this. she says kneltinging to extend this vital lifeline to millions of workers is simply immoral. an be a bow occasion
abdication. keeps people unemployed. >> senior economic writer. he said look all the numbers when we have gone through this in the past don't support nancy pelosi's statement. simply keeping them unemployed doesn't get them back to working again. actually, job growth slows as a result of keeping them unemployed and receiving these benefits. >> if you lost your job, let's say, on monday, this monday, you still get those unemployment benefits for the next six months, let's not get it all mixed it up. >> this is the emergency on top of the -- >> -- we are talking about the average of $1,100 per family. >> costs a lot of money. the question is what will this do for the economy. will the jobs rate increase because we are now going out? >> the number will go way down. >> spokesman overnight the "the washington post"
reporting this about an hour ago. the president said he was pleased that congress was working in a bipartisan fashion right now even though they are on break to address a problem that will directly effect 1.3 million americans during the holidays and have a negative impact on the nation's economic growth and job creation. explain that to me. >> budget bill that just past by both sides. they didn't even touch extension. >> no. they left town. >> but interesting a little while ago we interviewed a former gunnery sergeant. extending these unemployment benefits and then cut the funds -- the pensions for our service people risking their lives? this is what she had to say. listen. >> to see that they're going to cut retirmt benefits for the average e 7 which the rank i was when i retired, that's going to be $3,600 a year. $20,000 that are going to come out of their check, they are going to end up losing $80,000 before they are 62 years old.
an officer retiring at 42 years old is going to lose on average $124,000. when you sit back and think about the sacrifice we made for paul ryan to say we are working adults? let's think of this. we get off of active duty we are broke without a job. we have difficulties in our first ten years getting off of active duty to even be equal to our civilian counterparts. this is an outrageous attitude that they have towards us. >> the attitude well you have skill sets. so do a lot of people who are unemployed they skill sets as well. the market is very difficult. it's a very challenging and competitive market right now. >> active duty is also affected by that as well. >> you made a great point. >> really? >> record that, mark down the time code. and she also, she not a lot of us have familiarity or have any sort of relationship with anybody who who is in the military on a daily basis. >> so we maybe can't relate. and there are not enough people in congress who served in the military.
>> i had a number of veterans i mentioned this yesterday on the show. i had a number of veterans coming up to me different stores walking through the streets of new york and other areas of this country and people saying to me you have got to tell your viewers what viewers are dealing with with benefit cuts. my brother serving in the navy dealing with this huge pension cuts to him in the navy. other members and veterans coming up to me and saying this is really really going to hurt our family. >> think about if you have the husband in a family of four serving it effects the family so much. so many ways the sacrifices. >> some people are outraged that we are not extending these jobless benefits. where are they on this particular issue, cutting funding and pensions? >> well, there are some service people. one of the democrats, one of the leading -- excuse me, one of the people. >> purple people eaters? >> cut that. >> good thing this isn't live television. >> one of the people leading the charge on this is a democrat, trying to get this through congress to make sure that those cuts to veterans' benefits are put back in place because this is a big problem.
so there is bipartisan she shecanri on both sides of this. walking back holiday break. >> so much pork and some things being wasted. it's so aggravating. >> here is what it means for you the family, take a look at these. 42 age old, $72,000. 42 years old. that's what i mean for that veteran. and that's what the gunnery sergeant was talking about. >> exactly. >> fits right into that in loss of benefits. >> all righty. coming up, democrats didn't read the bill before they voted for it and now obamacare is the law of the land. can that actually help them at the polls in 2014? we're going to talk about that. >> that's a debate and reversal from a&e. phil robertson. there he is allowed to return to "duck dynasty." america's favorite family not the only winners this morning. >> i was at wal-mart.
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healthcare reform, not less. let's get the long and short of fox news contributors jim pirng pinkerton and ellen rattner. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> if things don't change, the g.o.p. landslide like three years ago. >> i think so. i think we are looking at another 2010 right now. it's interesting to see the split among democratic partisans who simply want to get reelected and democratic liberals like that fellow you quoted in the "the washington post." the partisans are going with the flight reaction as in get as far away from obamacare as you can the liberals, logs are going with fight reaction. most important thing is to keep this social lived medicine is sin idea alive. seeing. the i suspect the smart ones will be fleeing farce they can. and trying to come up with own bill and criticism like joe manchin from west virginia for example. democrat. out there saying obamacare is not working. nobody will think hopefully his point of view in west virginia oh he is just another obama robot because
is he not acting like one. >> then you have out of kentucky the governor there says just have some patience, ellen, if the healthcare act rebounds from the rollout. >> but you even have people like jim johnson the tea party guy from wisconsin saying senator, saying, look, you know, the democrats do have to own it and we do have to fix it and there are people that are saying the democrats have to own it. that it's their best way. 19% approval rate of how congress is handling the healthcare issue. so i don't think it's all president obama. i think, in fact, there are lots of people who do believe that this will eventually work. and i think the democrats, jim, have to own it. >> jim, what if it does eventually work in? >> it might event actually work, but i don't think it will work in time for 2014. that's kind of the issue at hand, isn't it? the cnn poll this morning has 68% of americans pessimistic about the economy. okay?
that's not all healthcare but it's obviously, the world we live in now where the average fast food worker can't work more than 30 hours a week. otherwise the healthcare thing kicks in, that's hard times for a lot of people. i think look, the long run republicans do indeed have to come up with healthcare alternative. eric cantor has been working on one. short run sorry, ellen in 2014. probably also 2016 it won't matter because the high hopes and reality of obamacare is going to hurt democrats badly and they all know it. >> you had a million people on the federal web site the other day, and healthcare.gov. that means people are hungry for. this and i think that if the democrats don't run away and many of under the circumstances don't want to run away from this healthcare because it's the only option for old people like me to get healthcare, et cetera who aren't ready for medicare, i think it's going to work. >> jim, what about the people that have already
signed up for it? what's going to happen to them. >> you can can be sound up, you can be on the site and still not be signed up for it on the site and still discover that your many a occasion didn't get to the insurance company. can you be on the site and discover that you were hacked by the russians or the chinese or something. i mean, it's these numbers the white house is throwing around now. they realize they have to come up with big numbers to keep happy. a million people, a billion people, everyone is on the web site. again, the relates is more people have lost their health insurance in the last three months than have gained it because the impact on the economy has been. >> hard. >> it is going to be hard. but people need to be able to access and purchase healthcare at a reasonable cost. >> some people's costs have gone up. most people it's quite reasonable. that's what's going to work. >> ellen, jim, thank you. just like old times. >> thank you. >> you have got it. >> have you chosen your new year's resolution yet? i have. why not have your kids get in on the action too this year. how you can can get them into healthier habits next
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finally, 2688, that's how many waterford crystal triangles are now in place on the new year's eve crystal ball. this year's design features a kaleidoscopeic pattern. >> juliet? >> millions of adults will resolve to either better in the new year. now is the time to help your children form new healthy habits for 2014. a pediatrician is here with her resolution recommendation snils to see you doc. >> all right. we always think about adults having new year's resolution. we stick for them about a week. we give them up. but we need to set up our kids for success in the new year. parents have to be the drivers here. right? >> correct. parents are always in the drivers seat especially in the early years. my first recommendation is for the. >> eating your greens? >> eating the greens, always my favorite topic. good nutrition. we can never say enough about nutrition. >> how you can get them to
eat their greens. >> that's why we start when they're young. if you start when they are infants and toddlers, and introducing fruits and vegetables on continual basis they get used to that on a daily basis and that's what they know. that's what they learn. it becomes inbred into them. if you make a resolution now, young parents who have -- the parents of infants and toddlers, if you make a resolution now give them greens and give them fruits and veggies and keep them really really healthy. it becomes a natural habit. >> not give them sugar, you are setting yourself up for failure. trust me on that one. just say no is the the next tip here. not wise to just say no to kid. if you don't give them any other alternative out, you say that helps you don't want to solve the problem for your children all the time. saying no does two things. teaches them okay, well, i have to work to achieve something. and it teaches them how to deal with disappointment. and learning how to deal with disappointment as you become older is very very
important. we don't know how to deal with disappointment well and you see the result it can be disastrous. >> teach your kids they have got to lose sometimes that's how they get ahead. >> for teens you have a suggestion, i love this one, take a tech time-out. i cover technology here. i know how valuable it is to get outdoors and take a walk. >> yeah. we are seeing two big things happening with teens and between. we are seeing physical ailments, a lot of shoulder and elbow issues, back issues because they're always in bed on the computer. and we also seeing a tremendous uptick in anxiety. because of the constant input from texting, you knowing what every friend of yours is thinking at any moment. there is never any down time so put the phone away. put the computer away for an hour will be very helpful on physical and emotional level. >> reduce thanks a sight as you talk about. depression in children adhd see spikes in all of that finally here give back. my wife just having this
very conversation. teaching your kids about volunteering and doing something else. >> yeah. as parents, as a society, i don't think we put enough pressure on our children to give back to society. to do good deeds and do good things. take time out to volunteer at animal shelters or food pantries. it will give your kid a tremendous amount of self-esteem. also show them that the world is not all a perfect beautiful bedroom with a tv and computer and have everything that a lot of people don't have what they have. and it will give an emotional sense of wow did i a good thing. make them better and of course if it makes you emotionally better it will make you physically better. >> thanks so much for great tips this year. >> thank you. >> parents, hopefully you can pull them off. thousands of doctors booted out of the network, thanks to obamacare. how they are fighting back on this one. reversal on a&e. phil robertson allowed to return to "duck dynasty." america's favorite family
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show. >> gordon ramsey punch you in the stomach. >> i have watched the show. what attracted me to the show is just the reason they booked them in the first place, the just juxtaposition. they look like that they have mansions and beautiful lives and this lavish lifestyle they live as if they didn't have any money at all. >> i can't wonder if a&e executives wanted them to be more of like the honey boo boo type of thing and when they realized this family is not going to become that, this family is what they are. >> they is what they is. >> they are what they are and they is what they is. different personalities. man making tea is not a girly man. >> one of the quotes i remember the guys saying women are kind of like labradors they are hunting dogs, they have quirks, and he has been maryland to the same. >> you have got to. >> same wife for 40 years. >> are you offended by that? >> i don't get offended about. this it's like whatever. he has got his own opinion. i think 50's sitting there
with him i would get sassy with him. >> i like sassiness and discourse. i don't mind -- i think when you take to the level he did. i didn't like those comments but he has a right to say those comments. >> it's about political correctness, right? we can't have these discussions talk about quirks and we have to shutter away from these kind of commentary, the sassiness in this country. >> so politically correct. >> here is the story. >> we buried the lead. >> a&e, shall we tell the story? a&e is putting "duck dynasty" back on the air. phil robertson is back on the air in a statement last night. a&e relented and said "duck dynasty" is not a show about one man's views. it resonates with a large audience because it's a show about family. family that america has come to love. so you can pars it anyway you want. it is about one man's views why should a whole show be kicked off the air. country founded on religious
and free speech. why should hollywood relets off the air for bullying? >> a cynic would say what's a&e really up to here? they make so much money off "duck dynasty," it's constantly on. >> that's why i said you can pars it in anyway you want. selmerly make money off of it all these other networks came forward like hunting network and other networks no one has heard of. we will take it because it put us on the map. >> definitely the ratings are going to take a spike. whether that can be sustained who knows. here is what glaad had to say as a result of phil robertson being put on the show. he should look african-american and quay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising jim crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists. if dialogue with phil is not part of next steps then a&e has chosen profits over african-americans and gay people especially its employees and viewers. >> groups and had this sort
of. >> wow wow. >> togetherness, just sort of discuss. this whether or not that's true i don't know, because i read it and i can't remember where i read it? >> a&e knew who phil robertson was before they started the show. >> they had publicist with him when he did that interview. >> let the viewers decide. >> there you go. >> that way people can say if you don't agree with his commentary on gays and african-americans, you don't watch the show. >> there is a lot of stuff on television. >> if you a agree that which millions of americans agree with family research council kelly perkins was on the kelly file. he said you have to stand up to cultural bullies. listen. good day, good news coming to the fans, the millions of fans of "duck dynasty." but also i would say it's good news for christians out there who feel like they have had to suppress their faith, their belief in the bible and its truth as it pertains to morality.
this shows that if you stand up to these cultural bullies. there are some lessons to be learned here. i think there are learns to be lernld from the cultural elite from the a&e and those types that those folks in the red states are not just consumers of their preckets products. but these are people who believed very deeply with moral truths. they are christians who want to live out their faith and so i think they have to realize they are north going to change what they believe in. >> hollywood, get used to it. i watch law and order all the time. i just started watching. i didn't realize it was so to the left. there was one line by one of the main characters saying how soldiers you don't get your worth unless you kill somebody. and my fiance was so offended by that i almost turned the tv off when i saw that but, you know, it's television. can i turn the tv off. >> that's a choinches that's my choice. it's an entertaining show. i don't love some of the
suggestions and the political statements. >> i have a question why do women love law and order so much? there is another show that's constantly on tv. >> why just women? what do you mean? >> if you flip around, don't do it, if you did and "duck dynasty" is on right now undoubted willly somewhere law and order and csi. >> suv, svu. >> women love that show. >> we do. >> law and order, l.a. >> law and order svu. >>' ncis. let's start with the fbi releasing new surveillance photos that the suspect wanted in connection with with two bank robberies in the shooting of two police officers. this is the footage here. the first bank robbery took place in tupelo mississippi, that's where one officer was shot and killed. another critically wounded. the man is also suspected of robbing a bank in atlanta, georgia on the same day. the latest group of people over obama that care doctors.
they have been frustrated for a ill whoovment a group of new york physicians is suing insurance giant europe nighted healthcare accused of dropping 2,000 doctors from its network to avoid cost hikes imposed by obama care. lawsuit mentions concerns for elderly and disabled patients. and want to sell pot in colorado? there is a license for that. the city of denver has issued the first licenses in the u.s. that allow retailers to sell marijuana for recreational use. retail sales of the drug will not be allowed until january 1st. colorado and washington the only states that allow marijuana to be sold for recreational use. 6-year-old boy jumping out of the moving car to save his grandfather's life. he was driving to christmas dinner utah when he went into diabetic shock the grandfather. the boy, realizing something was wrong, jumped out of the car and ran to get help. >> i'm very thankful that he
was with me and that he did act so responsible. he will be my christmas angel forever. >> he means a lot. he likes to watch tv. he makes me popcorn. makes me pizza and is he a >> and then his grandfather delivered packages around the world. >> working with the elves. >> he is a good guy. investigators say the car was only going 10 miles per hour at the time luckily. paramedics say the boy saved his grandfather's life. those are great headlines for you there all right. let's get it out to janice dean who is outside in the cold morning temperatures. hey, janice. >> it's knot too bad. no one here except these fellows. hi guys, wave. very nice, very nice. you see them? >> no. >> where are you from? >> the new york city cop. >> where are you from? janchts jasper, indiana. >> you are from. >> fort worth, texas. >> great weather, he says, i didn't even pay him.
take a look at the map. not too bad in, no. we are supposed to see temperatures like this. 22 in minneapolis. 3 a in dallas. 39 in atlanta. get the picture? not too bad. we do have this system out of the gulf of mexico make travel metsy throughout the southeast today and up towards the mid-atlantic tomorrow and middle east sunday afternoon. main live a rain event but it could cause delays and/or cancellations at the airport. just keep that in mind, of course, we will keep you posted on all the weather up in dates. there is a look at the snow. skiers are happy across new england. back n. inside. mike, juliet and clayton back to you. >> come on in and get toasty with us. >> janice never misses a chance. have you been waiting to buy a new car? well, you may want to act fast. up next, the best things to purchase before the year is up. and from the small screen to the big screen, hollywood set to cash in on jesus christ in the new year.
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you. that's powerful. verizon. get new year's countdown deals. save $50 on select droid devices, like the free droid mini. welcome back, quick headlines for you, caught on camera. not so friendly neighborhood spiderman sticking up a convenience store near orlando with a machete. he wouldn't do that. surveillance video shows the suspect dressed like the super hero demanding the money and running off. no one was hurt. police are still looking for the masked robber. couples who drink together stay together. researchers say it has to be equal. they found that nolle weds who drank the same amount of alcohol are less likely to g.e.d. gte a divorce compared to couples one heavy drinker and one light drinker that from the university of duh, juliet. >> what a lovely study. moving on now, 7:44 east coast time. 2014 is right around the
corner. what items should you run out and get before the new year arrives? this is real loy cool segment here with the top five is retailer analyst. >> you look very new year's eve. >> i'm trying to get into the festive attitude. >> i love it. >> small business aasset. may want to look at equipment needs. >> small business owner and thinking about adding more assets i would do it this year talking about just technology, furniture expense, either add new or used furniture and get a tax credit of up to $500,000 that credit is still going-to-a ply. significantly less $25,000. what about hiring a vet and hiring a vet as well? that could add to your tax credits as well. >> second, energy efficient items that helps out as well. you only have 72 hours about until the end of the year if you are thinking about doing home improvement do it now because you will get a tax
credit of up to $500 on a thousand dollars home improvement building materials. so if you want to make your home energy efficient, adding new insulation, et cetera, maybe solar panels in the next 72 hours. you will get $500 tax credit on that. >> commuter benefits. big one for people who live in big cities. >> exactly. so people wanted to make the benefit on par with people on parking. if you ever someone taking the train, in can you ask your employer get $225 in tax benefits. we have very few days until the end of the year. implement it now. start making inroads so you can can have that as well. >> 72 hours basically. education, but at least you can sign up. >> as long as you can sign up. according to mint to the come, education expense went up 41% in 2013, that's on the books. materials, classes, now there is a lifetime learning
credit if you make under a $2,000 a jeer or joint income of $101,000 a year get a tax credit of up to $2,000 on anything. it doesn't have to be a secondary education. take a class, info he on web site by the way. finally big ticket item. let's go buy a car. this is right because these rebates are starting to come into play as well. so, we want to buy a car now. also, there is that sales tax that's going to be eclipsed over the next year. so you can get a tax credit on sales tax if you buy this year. also, if you want to buy an energy efficient car, you get about $7,500, nissan lease energy efficient ford focus, electric. energy fixture as well. >> end of the month is good to buy anyway sales people are trying to make their quota. >> we all know what we want. all right. good to see you. >> thanks for joining us today. >> coming up, trying to find
the secret to happiness? ask a conservative woman, a brand new study is out. and it says conservative women are happier than liberals muption some other things. here is the he question. why? box office based on navy seals did tom hanks and captain phillips have the best movie of the year? our guy, kevin mccarthy who is such a great critic and such a great entertainer comes in and shares his pick for 2013. believe everything he says. what does that first spoonful taste like? ok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum
shows this past year. now it looks like hollywood is set to cash in on jesus christ in the new year. >> fox news contributor kevin mccarthy joins us this morning. hey, kevin, happy new year. >> mike and clayton. i hope had you a very good christmas. thank you for having me on the show today. >> we did. merry christmas to you. >> have seen this move hollywood stories. cashing in. money they are going to make? >> turning the corner here. look at 2013, there were some box office successes with amonger games and iron man 3. hollywood did not meet expectations. white house down, hangover 3. proof is in the numbers. look over the course of cinema and adjust to inflation some of the biggest box office successes of all time.
so commandments would be well over a $10 billion. ben herr would be $780 million. passion of the christ $480 million domestically. these numbers do not lie. like you said the bible series brought in nearly 12 million viewers every single week for 10 weeks. despite what hollywood says. the despite the hollywood that some of hollywood may believe, the majority of americans believe in god. i saw a poll the other day that 7 a% of americans believe in god. if only half of those numbers showed up at the box office, big year for bible base. >> kevin, how many films did you see in 2013? >> i saw 138 films. >> 138 films. >> i only gave four, five out of five ratings. gravity, captain phillips, the wolf of wall street and saving mr. banks. >> these are your top five best movies of the year. one of them is out for rent right now and i have still been meaning to get this the
way way back, you chose as one of your best films this year. >> this snram beautiful coming of age story, beautiful blend of comedy and drama. highly recommend it make you hate steve carell. he plays despicable character. same rockwell brilliant as well. he deserves academy award nomination. i loved this film. it's from the writer of the descendants. highly recommend checking it out. >> how about captain phillips? >> i know there is significant story behind the movie because none actors. how proud i am to be an american it was his first movie he had ever done. and that line he says in the filmer with says look at me, look at me, i'm the captain now. that was totally improved. the last five minutes of this movie are absolutely phenomenal. tom hanks deserves oscar nomination for the last five minutes alone.
i was on the edge of my seat. even though i knew the ending to the film, i was still wondering what was going to happen next. >> saving mr. banks, tom hanks up for another probably academy award for are this. >> yeah, i love this film so much. i love movies about movies. this is about the making of mary pop constituency. dealing with tom hanks walt disney. emma thompson playing p.l. traverse. beautiful film that reminded me why i love movies so much. i was laughing, i had tears in my eyes. if you love movies. if you love smiling and love disney. i highly recommend saving mr. banks. >> what about leo the wolf of wall street? >> this is an interesting movie. this makes good felas look like bambi. this is three hours of the most insane crude debookry. i don't recommend this film to everybody. it's a martin sourcey movie.
it's sound down the best performance of leonardo decaprio's career so far. not for everybody but check it out. >> juliet huddy lives. >> they shot a the lo of that stuff down there. i didn't run into any of them. i heard matthew mcconaughey steals a scene. >> one of the movies i got to see this year was gravity and you have that as your number one movie this year. >> cinematic master piece that changes the game of film making and elevates the film making. everyone is calling this is the next "avatar." i hate that "avatar" was fern gully and pocahontas in 3-d. this is a movie that delivers technical and emotional master piece. i love this film. alfonso deserves best director. give this picture best picture and sandra bullock best actor. >> he is the best. thank you. >> follow me at kevin mccarthy tv. >> you got it. >> coming up on the show. >> ring in the new year with a toast. we have got the best bubbly
good morning, everybody, it's saturday, december 28th. i'm juliet huddy. and we have some big news for you. a reversal from a&e. phil robertson allowed to return to "duck dynasty" but america's favorite family not the only winners, we will tell you about it. >> oh boy. >> thank you, juliet. just hit me in the face. >> put the kids away. while washington, d.c. is on vacation. more than 1 million americans will lose their unemployment benefits today. but, should those without a job continue to get paid anyway. do we need a law to make the he is bringing his fight to
make it happen "fox & friends" this hour. we will ask him about it "fox & friends" hour three starts right now. >> good morning, "fox & friends." good morning, "fox & friends." >> the call center is open. >> call center is open once again. >> what is that noise? >> that's something called a phone. >> mike jerrick is here. juliet huddy is here. you have a bottle of champagne. is that just for. >> we have a champagne segment coming up. this bottle so pretty. champagne maker in the bolder. 1700. >> that bottle from 1785. >> i put the cork in it. >> stop it. >> good to you have guys here today. this has been a fun show. >> we have got two hours left. we will keep having fun. we have serious stuff to talk about right now.
libya releasing four u.s. military personnel. they were detained late friday night at a check point. the four likely special op.s were investigating potential evacuation routes for diplomats. security forces protecting the american embassy there. nobody was hurt. tensions have been high between the u.s. and libya since the deadly terror attack in benghazi that killed four americans last september. >> ice breaking ship, i mean it's supposed to go in and break ice so that trapped ships can be rescued. the ship didn't quite make that happen. it got stuck, too. the snow dragon ran into an ice flow while trying to reach the expedition which has been struck since christmas eve. there are nearly 74 people on board this ship, the expedition ship. they have to wait another two days to be rescued. two ice breaking ships have been sent in to help. in a 180-degree move and not really that much of a surprising move at this point. a&e says phil robertson will
be returning to "duck dynasty." the network released this statement saying "duck dynasty" is not a show about one man's views. it resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family. a family that america has come to love. the network says robertson has made it clear he would never insight or encourage hate. the show is filmed in louisiana and even the governor of the state is weighing in. governor bobby jindal posting on twitter today is a good day for the freedoms of speech and religious liberty. he says quote, the left may control hollywood but they don't control the haters and minds of the majority of americans. still fan also be happy to know since he didn't miss any filming his temporary suspension will have been no effect on the upcoming season. tens of thousands of people without power for the past six days may have to wait another week. can you believe this? >> even froze our graphic there. >> look at that before getting turned back on. outages caused by ice storms in the northeast states last week from michigan to maine. utility companies say the ice is weighing down power
lines making it really difficult and very dangerous to actually to work on and restore power. they say crews are working 18 hour shifts to get everything back up and running. >> wow from michigan to maine, janice is it still cold there? >> you know, temperatures are going to warm up a little bit, but then it's going to get cold again. the ice might melt but then it's going to re-freeze it's been incredible. comparing it to the ice storm of 1998 and to have that many people without power is pretty unbelievable. so let's take a look at it right now. it's quiet in terms of weather right now. we do have another system that's going to move its way towards new england. some areas could get an icy mix for parts of maine and northern new england so we're going to keep an eye on that certainly but it won't be the ice storm that we just saw over the christmas holidays. so, looking at the radar, this is the system we are going to be watching out of the gulf of mexico. it's going to become a coastal event, but too warm to have a real big snow storm. mainly a rain event this afternoon. overnight tonight and into tomorrow some of the big cities tomorrow afternoon
are going to be affected from washington, d.c. up towards new york and then boston. so if you are traveling tomorrow, just make sure you call ahead, of course, there are your temperatures today. not too bad across much of the country but we are going to see an artic blast move in just in time for new years. let's take a look at some of those midnight first alert forecasts. there is miami 67, lovely. philadelphia 23, 22, here in new york city, so, bill and elizabeth you need to bundle up, wear a hat. bill hemmer, i have never seen him wear a hat. >> i have seen him wear a ball cap. >> you have? >> a time or two. but a real tuke. >> not like a euro canadian tuk glemplet new year's eve hosting the fox news special. >> i will bring him a canadian one. >> do you know what a tuke is. >> it's a canadian winter hat. >> what did you call the thing that goes around. >> do you remember bob and doug mackenzie. >> scarf. >> do you guys have scarfs
up there to. >> do you have mufflers up there? >> have you ever heard of a tuke. >> i don't think elizabeth is a canadian. she knows what is a tuke is. >> talking about unemployment benefits were said to have expired. have you ever heard of a tuke? >> i am from colorado. i pretend like i'm tough. but i actually am embarrassed to say i have never heard of a tuke. i have never -- my husband works in canada buttery have never heard of a uke. >> you have heard of a muffler? >> i have heard of a muffler. >> i will make smooth strands session to tk. >> es -- tukes and mufflers. unemployment benefits costing taxpayers billions of dollars. funding from that program was not included in the recent budget deal. let me break it down for you, about 1.3 million people do accept these supplemental unemployment
payments and many do so longer than the standard 26 week minimum. they get about $300 on average a week. so the cost to the tanks pair is about $25 billion a year. i'm going to toss to a sound bite now that we are getting from susan from "the washington examiner." take a listen. >> first of all, it's been extended 11 times and it's at a cost of well more than $250 billion. it's a lot of money. if you don't pay for it, it's adding to the debt and the deficit which we're on the hook now for about $17 trillion and climbing. so, there is an argument to be made that this has to be paid for. >> but democrats are pushing for an extension of the program and many of them are slamming republicans for not including it in the budget. house minority leader nancy pelosi released a statement which reads, in part, neglecting to extend this vital lifeline to millions of workers is simply immoral and obligation to do what we can do to support those who worked hard, played by the
rules, and lost their jobs through no fault of their own. remember, the two year budget was co-authored by democratic senator patty murray. republican leadership has only indicated they don't want to sign the program if they don't know where the money is coming from. it still may be a holiday but the president has called senators dean heller and jack reed to offer his support for bipartisan legislation that does provide a three month extension. back to you guys in new york. >> thank you so much elizabeth. >> have you ever heard of a that tobaggan. >> it's a hat. >> it's a sled. >> no. >> tobaggan. >> breath mint. >> i'm giving up. good thing the year is over. boy has a lot of crazy stuff happened this year. there has been a lot of memorable phrases and statements that have come out of washington this year. remember benghazi. the irs scandal that happened earlier this year. >> if you like your healthcare plan you can keep
it obamacare. here are the most memorable quotes of 2014. take a look. ♪ >> we have four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a he protest or because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some americans? what difference, at this point, does it make? >> with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandal, -- >> -- because i'm asserting my right not to testify i know that some people will assume that i have done something wrong. i have not. >> what would be some of the reasons that you might be at the white house? >> the easter egg roll. >> i have said that other texts and photos were likely to come out. and today they have. >> i rise today to begin to filibuster john brennan's nomination for the cia. i will speak until i can no longer speak. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a
double-barrell shotgun, boom, boom, boom. >> i do not like them, sam i am. i do not like green eggs and ham. >> i do not use crack cocaine nor am i an addict of crack cocaine. yes, i have is smoked crack cocaine but no, do i? am i an addict? no have i tried it; u of m, probably in one of my drunken stoopers. >> let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women. >> it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. >> you can help one child with cancer, why wouldn't do you it? >> why would we want to do that? >> if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. >> i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. >> i just see a huge train wreck coming down. >> i think that we probably underestimated the complexities of building out a web site. i have been burned already with a web site -- well,
more importantly the american people have been burned by a web site that's been dysfunctional. >> it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct? >> you clearly -- whatever. >> whatever. >> power of words. >> we got some tweets from viewers this morning on their best quotes of the year. donna writes my best quote from me was from congressman trey gowdy to call-bama care a train wreck is an jolt to train wrecks. >> hillary clinton telling her lies regarding benghazi and acting justified in saying what difference at this point does it make? >> tweet from marie clapper just redefining what the meaning of no is. >> obviously referring to the nsa spying on you? >> yes. email us, tweet us, facebook us. what was the biggest political story of the year in your mind? let us know. >> also got to the bottom of the toetobaggon knitted cap.
i was right. also call it a sled too. can you call it a sled. >> we know that? >> or a beanie. national security advisor susan rice says america's foreign policy is working well. >> congressman louie gohmert just got back from the middle east. he says it's opposite. he joins us next. >> and i'm not really sure this is exactly what they mean by speedy delivery. this is a fedex package tossed. everybody is talking about in this morning. some people don't think this is egregious. >> i know what this is called t.s.t. >> michael, let the story tell itself. >> give tst a tease. toe gag gone bag began. to bag began stick with power. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now.
everybody in the middle east is asking where is the united states. all of this a policy retreat. when america retreats, the bad guys fill the vacuum. exactly what's happened. >> charles krauthammer there on what he calls the president's policy of retreat in the middle east. >> texas congressman louie gohmert just returned from a trip there. so, how does he feel about this? does he feel the same? representative, "fox & friends" once again which countries did you go to? >> well,' been do -- to egypt, to libya, to lebanon, to israel, we have been all over. and just in the last few months also to the uae, other middle eastern countries. let me tell you, charles is exactly right on this. >> what has scared our allies is the way that they have seen us turn on our
some of our allies and start helping outside enemies. now, this deal with the iran, for example, where we are trying to show leadership, actually we're preparing the middle east to be a powder keg. while we are making this deal with iran which includes from the u.s., wendyer isman also the policy director in north korea in 94. when the clinton administration cut them a deal to give them nuclear power plants in return for a promise not to pursue newt nukes, would he all know how that went out. wendy sherman is the lead negotiator on this deal. our friends see what we are doing. we are about to allow iran to have nukes regardless of what is said. and so you have got saudi arabia. turkey, all these other countries, yeah, turkey another country you have got all these allies of ours going wow, we are going to have to have nukes. we have never felt the need to have nukes before.
if iran is going to have nuclear weapons, we have got to have them too. it's exactly the opposite of what we ought to have happening. and our dearest ally over there. the most -- the most closely related in democracy israel, is more threatened than ever because of this administration's policies. and, in libya, just as in egypt, where this administration has been the backers basically of muslim brotherhood, candidates in egypt for example, where basically they ar sure if you like him you can keep him. what they kept saying again and again is please make sure the united states understands, this was not a coupe. the guy that you supported morsey told us was such a great guy, he pushed through a constitution that didn't even from v. a provision for impeachment. and so they wanted to rye move the radical islamist
that included moderate muslims, christians and they are actually putting down the radical muslim brotherhood. they have declared the muslim brotherhood as a terrorist organization and, in this country, as was said on article in egypt a year ago, there are six muslim brothers that are closest advisors to the president here, obama. >> congressman, we have a few seconds left here. i want to get your thoughts on what susan rice had to say on 60 minutes. look we are actively engaged in hot spots around the world. it's difficult but engaging with all of these people. what you don't see going on publicly we are seeing going on behind the scenes, do you buy that? >> i have been behind the scenes, she is as wrong about this as she is or she was about the attack on benghazi being nothing but a protest about a video. she was wrong several times then and she is wrong on this and i don't know how in the world that person still
is on the u.s. stage giving us lectures on television it's incredible the administration even touts around anyone, keep her close so she doesn't spill the beans on what all she knows. >> representative gohmert. nice finish there thank for being with us. >> thanks, always good to be with you. you got it. >> happy new year, you bet. >> a driver smashes into a concrete barrier at full speed and goes flying how everyone managed to walk away alive. >> then try to find secret to happiness ask a conservative woman brand new study says they are happier than liberals but why? a panel is here to debate that who is happier. see if you can tell on camera right now. they both look pretty happy or smiling. >> ♪ this is flo. i need you. i feel so alone.
check out the video we found incredible dash cam video. a van goes airborne after hitting a concrete barrier at full speed. spraying debris on nearby construction workers. this happened on a highway in russia. the driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition. and also caught on dash cam, a giant fireball streaking across the sky in america's heartland. a missouri highway patrolman capturing this footage. eyewitnesses say the footage only lasted a few seconds. scientists indicate it could have been anything from ice fragments to a meteor. >> i thought it was a ufo. >> well it is unidentified flying object, juliet. >> sedalia, missouri. >> thanks for joining us again.
8:24 east coast time. do you ever wonder what the secret to happiness is? ask a conservative woman. according to a new study. look at that happy, 40% of them say they are very happy, that makes them slightly happier that conservative men and significantly happier than liberal women. i love these studies. what can we make of all of this? joining me now is political analyst and contributing editor for ebony zerlina maxwell and tea party news network scottie good to have you here. >> thank you. >> this was a study done by arthur wroox, president of the american enterprise institute. among the other findings, married people are happier than singles. women who work part time are happier. those engaged in religious practices are happier than the unchurched. kind of leans towards maybe the conservative realm of those people being happier and your response. >> i think the republican party more married
republican. whiter folks, older folks vote republican. people are more happy and more satisfied with their lives than younger folks. one of the things they left out was economic status. if you have less money you are probably going to be a little bit less happier than someone more well off, more stable, more secure. i think that's probably why the findings are what they are. >> would you consider yourself liberal? >> i am a liberal, yes. >> would you consider yourself happy? happy and i'm not married. >> you know. >> abraham lincoln said you are only as happy as you put your mind to be. youlike both hands. i will give this. this is a very nonpolitical statement to say answered came out and said it i really do honestly agree with him and it has to do more with the faith as well as the family status as to why they ways this on. also talks about the plat forms of both republican partiened at democrat party. republicans were more, i think realistic. we believe embolding people
to stand on their own, self-respect are, self-responsibility. democrats usually say more compassionate and looking to solve problems by causing other problems and making people. >> i don't think that's true. i think democrats are more empathetic and we look at the problems that exist in society and run for office to fix those problems. maybe if you have more empathy you might be less happy because you are acknowledging that problems do exist structurally around us. >> it goes back to the old cliche though. conservative women we like to stand on our own. >> i think liberal women do the exact same thick. >> you mentioned the marriage comment. there is a difference between conservative and liberal marriages. conservative women in a marriage while we are independent and we can stand on our own we respect that the man is the head of the household and therefore we don't have that tension. most liberal marriages are ba a battle who is the big dog in the maker and you have that tension. tension does not equal happiness in the marriage. >> i still think that marriage is a partnership. i don't think necessarily have to do with political ideology but probably the
partner you matched up with. >> what role they play in the house. don't have to worry about conservative women. roll. for us there is no glass ceiling. in fact if there was one we would ignore it. we can be stay at home moms. >> we can can be in the home and it works whatever you want. >> do you find conservative women or conservative women happier? >> i think the whole thing is silly. >> thank you michael. thanks guys for joining us today. appreciate it up next on the run june. >> make you both happy. >> all right. who knew. these are terrorists they file expense reports. wait until you hear what al qaeda is buying. ring in the new year with a toast. michael has his hands on the bubbly. shear a shocker. very informative for you. coming up.
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pope. >> it's your shot of the morning. he has faith and he has style. pope francis just named the best dressed man, listen to this. esquire magazine. they are very picky. 2013 best dressed man pontiff's wardrobe signals a new era for the catholic church. pope francis wears simple robes not the ornate ones of the past. traded the on plenty red opulent red shoes previous ones have worn. >> what is the thing the pope wears, that hat? i think it's a mighter. >> no, that's a saw. >> it can be a saw and a hat. >> it's a hat saw. >> like a toe toe tobbagan can. >> do we have any papacy in here?
>> a miter. right. >> let's get to headlines as we move on, a 72-year-old man rescued from a burning car on christmas day. dui charge. car caught fire after slamming into a concrete barrier on busy california freeway. police say he was drunk. l.a.p.d. bomb squad officer happened to be driving by. he was on his way to work. saw the crash, pulled over and with the help of two other motorists rescued the man risking his own life. coming up at 9:2 oa.m. we will be speaking with officer thompson about his had heroic act and what he thinks about the -- was drunk reportedly. police are now searching for the men who gun downed a u.s. army soldier during a robbery attempt in atlanta. savior arnold was shot on the head on thursday night and later died at a hospital. walker was shot while walking with his friend and a friend bike trail. girlfriend was not hurt. investigators identified
suspects late last night. no names have been released. $5,000 reward for a tip that leads to an arrest. if you have any information, please go to crime stoppers.com. you know, usually we talk about terrorists, it's serious stuff. this is semi light hearted i guess. they file expense reports just like us. u.n. peace keepers discovering more than 100 receipts and invoices in a terror compound in north africa. what are they buying? a snapshot, a $2 worth of sugar. they need their coffee. $48 to repair a car. >> that's silly. well their cars blow up. that's going to happen. terror group keeps a close eye on payroll. two security guards got advances. big whopping advances, $1 and another one at 2.40. >> that's an advance? >> you can spot me a dollar? by the way, mike, you are right. the smaller hat, the skull cap that he wears is called a miter but the taller bishop's halt can be called
the papal tiara because it's jewel encrusted. >> we have one more thing to tell you about. this is creating consternation here. delivery workers are scrambling to get these christmas presents delivered. one guy could not take the time to walk a few extra steps. look at this. >> extra steps. >> fedex worker. now he obviously, you see the thing being thrown. there it goes. it slides a bit. the guy throws the package 20 feet on to the porch. the family says there was nothing breakable in that box. they upset and sent the video to fedex. >> he had no idea what was in this package that it cooive something breakable. it was just the way that it was delivered to us the carelessness that he took in delivering the package to our family. >> i know what this is. it's not tlc it's tst juliet. >> what does that mean, mike. >> a delivery man wrote us earlier on the show and he
said what is it called tst. >> time saving technique. >> time saving toss. >> fedex says this sort of behavior is not aloud. and the worker, i hope this woman is happy, he has been fired. >> he has been fired. >> i know when there is something really light and i'm not worried about it breaking. >> they are telling me i can do a t.s.t. to janice. a time saving toss. >> time saving technique here. name and town, name and town. >> tuscaloosa, alabama. >> name? >> tuscaloosa patrick. >> and. >> steve madison california. >> and. >> scott manchester, new jersey. >> seeing the big game today? >> rutgers playing. let's take a look at the temperatures outside. it's not too bad actually. it's getting very nice here in new york. 37. 33 in chicago. 47 new orleans. so, kind of average across the country but beware. we have another artic plunge going to come into the midwest and move eastward. for california here, i'm glad we have somebody here from california because it's
going to be warm today but also going to get a santa ana wind event. gusty winds and high fire danger. keep that in mind. not too much to look at as we move towards the gulf. we have a low pressure there that's going to move up the coast tomorrow. and bring us us the potential for mainly heavy rain for all of the big cities if you are traveling tomorrow, keep that in mind a couple of inches of rain and mainly snow for maine and new england. enjoying new york? >> yeah. having a blast. we love it. >> happy new year. all right. good crowd, right? and by the way, by the way, this is a tuke. this would be a tuke. we were talking about this earlier today. >> janice dean the weather machine. one tuke over the line. >> all right. new year's eve tuesday night? we will have to have some bubbly that's for sure. we are going to have a little taste test here. samantha barnes, the champagne expert is going to
show us best bubbly for the new year. every year for us. let's start with the shan done this year. >> something for everyone this new year's eve. price point. no matter what kind of event you are going to, home, out, sparkling is a great bottle of sparkling wine from california $22. have a great time if you are having a big party. okay. that one there? >> yeah. >> there you go. >> there you go. if you are looking to kick it up a notch or two. next one over about $40. this is the world's most loved champagne. in fact, the official champagne of times square this new years' eve. there will be a lot of this popped on tuesday night. >> let's just clear this up. it's moet. you are correct. >> thank you. >> that over the e before the t makes the t hard. >> german.
>> you are very familiar with that one. >> this is for your stylish evening with friends. your beautiful friends. $45 a bottle. yellow label. fun, beautiful champagne. pierre dominant, you can't go wrong. next one, this is my favorite. >> mike is loving this one. >> this is 200 years old. >> the brand is the first champagne house ever founded in 1729. and this is a blond on blond. all of the grapes in the bottle are chardonnay grapes. about $80. >> now, people like to really step it up. they like to give their friends really expensive champagnes and this is what we have here. >> some people are looking to bring in the new year in a big way. this is the king of champagnes, the power players are here. >> why is it the king of champagnes? is it the name or really that stinking good? >> it's really that stinking good i have to tell you. >> why? >> they get to choose the best grapes. the wine making expertise and blending expertise
that's second to none. they have history to do it year after year. to be honest, one thing you should know it much it's only ever a vintage. vintage 2004. which means that you will a the grapes come from that year only. the rest of these are blend. >> wouldn't dom himself a monk? >> he was, that's right. >> i think we are out of time, unfortunately, samantha. and it's -- actually, would you stick around for a little while? maybe we can do some -- i will shoot a video of us doing opening tips on how to pop these things. take an eyeball out. >> scrape the knife? >> we can do that. there are safer ways. >> kill a bar now like in dumb and dumber. >> thank you so much. samantha barnes, champagne expert. are you on twitter? people with bother you on twitter to get more tips? >> yes. >> don't believe everything you see. most hotel visitors will being stuck staring at the wall.
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to share with family. [ woman 2 ] to carry on traditions. [ woman 3 ] to come together even when we're apart. [ male announcer ] in stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and more, swanson makes holiday dishes delicious. you know that saying what you see is what you get. that might not be true for some of the photos that you see on hotel web sites. some of them are doctored, offering you deals too good to be true. here with incite is travel web site oyster.com. jennifer garr fink kel nice to see you this morning. i love oyster.com. you have a great ipad app. if you show different photos what it actually looks like
when you go on a trincht we go to visit the hotels in person and go and take our own photos and there is no photo shop. what you see is what you get. >> you have a free ipad app. >> free web site as well. let's dive into these. take a look at these on your screen. miami photo takeout. this is, of course, so this guy, what you are telling me is this guy might not show up with the trip that you have mr.ed? >> he may not be there. and actually i think the pool is he surfing in is more like a hot tub. so you can't really see how small it is. why would you have a surf board at all in the pool. second of all it's about the size of the hot tub. >> look how well lit is he. >> is he looking good. >> wet t short contest. here is costa rica. let's take a look at this costa costa rican photo fakeout. it looks beautiful. >> it does it looks gorgeous. what's interesting is that this room does exist in the hotel. but most people won't get it
and the hotel, of course, chooses to use the absolute best room to market their hotel. >> so you are more likely to get the room on your right hand. >> i was actually here. that's the room i got when i arrived. i thought i was going to get the room on the left but i got the room on the right. >> let's go to los angeles here for a photo. take a look at this one. what are we seeing here. >> here we have the hotel in l.a. relaxing great dip in a pool. serene, excited to get to your vacation. unfortunately what really happens when you show up is that looming over your lovely dip in the pool is the macy's. >> i love that go shopping right there too. >> you can tell what they did here is just very specifically chose the angle to take their photo. >> right. so that's the sofhotel in los angeles. >> if that showed up much like the man, juliet, i
think maybe a man would want to book that vacation there. does she show up with the trip? >> so, again, the sexy woman is not going to be there actually what we found at this hotel was kids, lots and lots of families, kids, noise, inner tubes so the sexy lady was absolutely nowhere to be found and instead we found a really family friendly hotel. we even said to the hotel do you find couples or do you find families without blinking an eye they said families. this is a family hotel. >> what's the name of that hotel. >> los pamas in prosecute that -- puerta via arert. >> capital building next to your hotel. >> breakfast. stone's throw out to the capitol. >> exactly. it is pretty close but not that close. >> they use like a wide angle lenz here and photo shop. >> i don't think this was photo shopped in their
defense. i think they used a really long lenz which winds up compressing objects making objects look closer than they're. they are not photo shopping doing something wrong. by using a certain lenz they know what they are doing. >> objecting in your rear view mirror may appear closer than they are. >> exactly. >> managing editor at oysters.com. check out ipad app. fun to go through there when you are booking your vacation. >> thanks for having me. >> while washington is often joying their vacation, more than 1 million americans will lose unemployment benefits today. should those without a job continue to get paid anyway? we report, you decide. then, do we need a law to make the pledge of allegiance mandatory for your kids? state senator rob sandridge says yeah. is he going to join us to tell us about it next. ♪ ♪ ♪
>> and to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands. >> should the ploedge of allegiance be said every day? >> one senator says his bill would make it a requirement for all elementary students in his state. >> the man behind the bill state senator rob stanrich. thank you for being here. don't most schools do this? >> i believe most do, but i feel like with the tone in the nation
and the way things are going it should be up to parents to decide whether kids say the pledge of allegiance. >> elaborate on that, the tone of the nation. there has been criticism of the pledge of allegiance because of the god reference, separation of church and state. why do you feel it's necessary to have this part of the curriculum, the lexicon of american schools today? >> well, i think when you think of all the sacrifices that went into having our flag and having the freedoms we have, i think the pledge is the least we can do to honor those that have gone before us and sacrificed. i think our children and our parents like that. i think we certainly have statute in oklahoma that allows parents to opt out for their kids and i respect that, but i think that that decision should be up to parents and children, not schools and principals and teachers. i have respect for them, as well, but the students and parents should make that
decision. besides, it's a great learning experience, i think. as children repeat this pledge, it offers up questions for them and their teachers and parents over time. maybe they begin to realize what went into being able to say that pledge. >> with liberty and justice for all. you're right. you hit on it there. it creates discussion, right? >> yes. i think it does for -- eventually i think that starts resonating and the children ask their parents about it, ask their teachers about it. i think our veterans and our fighting men and women really appreciate the idea of our children understanding the sacrifices that went into the liberty and justice. and the indivisible portion of that. >> senator, you made the argument the kids don't have to be forced to say this. parents can say our children are going to opt out, correct? >> that is correct. in fact i was in a school recently, not on this topic but a different one. one of the children, obviously
parents requested they don't appear in any photographs. the teacher did a very good job making sure the child didn't appear in the photographs. it's not isolating children. the schools handle this very well. a lot of schools obviously say the pledge so the children that opt out in that case certainly can opt out already. i think though that this is a parent decision, not a school and teacher decision. when you say mandate -- >> oklahoma playing mist. >> sorry, senator. >> thanks for joining us, we appreciate it. >> thank you. they were expecting santa but got this instead. how this bear managed to break into one family's home. >> that's frightening. >> merry christmas. >> so many people talking about this one, a daring rescue caught on camera. offduty police officer happens to be by a car crash. he's a hero.
good morning, everybody, it is saturday december 28. it's 9:00 on the east, 6:00 on the woes. it was a quick turnaround for a&e, reversing its decision to ban phil robertson. the stars of "duck dynasty" are not the only winners in this decision. miguel? >> you never looked better. while d.c. is on vacation, more than 1 million americans will lose their unemployment benefits, they already have, today. should those without a job continue to get paid anyway? let's debate that this hour. >> it's the daring rescue
everyone is talking about. an offduty police officer risks his life to pull a man from his burning car. that hero joins us live this hour. he happened to be driving by at the time. >> "fox and friends" hour four starts now. >> this is simon cowell. unfortunately for you you're watching "fox and friends" and i'm sound asleep. >> it's freezing out. there are all these people that were just watching. stay there and we'll say hi but they just left. >> we had a big hat debate on this morning. do you call it a tabogon, a hat and a sled. the white cap the pope wears is call a zuchetto. >> i thought it was the taller hat. a miter. >> janice, you're by a computer.
>> mitre. we are solving america's problems this morning. >> somebody else tweeted me the thing you stick your hands into to warm your hand is a muff. the muffler is the scarf around your neck. >> and kasra and mickey are watching from oklahoma. they tweeted. good to have you here. >> can you get to headlines. >> we'll talk about serious stuff though. libya releasing four u.s. military personnel while you were sleeping. these four military personnel were detained late friday night at a checkpoint near sabratah. they were investigating potential evacuation routes for
diplomats and support ping u.s. security forces protecting the embassy. they were taken to the embassy in tripoli after the release and no one was hurt. tensions have been high between the u.s. and libya since s the deadly terror attack in benghazi that killed four americans last september. >> the fbi releasing new surveillance photos of the suspect wanted in connection with two bank robberies and shootings of two police officers. the first robbery took place in tupelo, mississippi. one officer there shot and killed. another critically wounded. the man is suspected of robbing a bank in atlanta, georgia, on the same day. >> irony. talk about irony. a ship designed to breakthrough ice gets stuck in the ice while trying to rescue a stranded expedition vessel in the antarctic that was stuck in ice. >> that's real irony. >> the snow dragon ran into an
ice floe while trying to reach the expedition. the 74 people onboard will have to wait another two days to be rescued. two other ice breaking ships have been sent into help. >> a black bear breaks into a florida family's home looking for leftover turkey, perhaps. the bear broke through the home's porch at 2:00 in the morning. the homeowner left a big vat of fried turkey oil on the porch. >> i guess he thought it was turkey inside of my grill here. he got that a little bit. he gave us a disappointing look and left. >> they were disappointed because this bear caused about a couple hundred dollars worth of damage. >> they got a quote from the bear. the bear said the turkey tasted just right. >> i think it tastes just like
chicken. >> you've been hanging around the kids too long. big news overnight. if you're just waking up and you didn't hear this, a bombshell turn of efrnvents from a&e. they allowed phil robertson to be back on "duck dynasty." they say this is one man's views. we had a long meeting with imh, long discussions with groups outraged over his controversial comments regarding african-americans and guy americans and they said this, "duck dynasty" is not a show about one man's views. it resonates with large audiences because it's a show about a family that america has come to love. >> glaad says he should hear about the hurtful impact of praising jim crow laws and comparing guy people to terrorist. if dialogue with phil is not part of next steps then a&e has chosen profits over
african-american and guy people especially its employees and viewers. it did raise the chatter about this issue. it's interesting to me. a lot of folks are going to tune in to see what this show is all about. a&e are banking about that. >> a lot of networks came forward. hunting network. they said we'll take it off your hands. >> politico is out there. bobby jindal said today is a good day for the freedoms of speech and religious liberty. the left may control hollywood but not the hearts and minds of the majority of americans. >> you have to stand up to these cultural bullies that are going to yank things off the air. hollywood doesn't rule everything. >> obviously, this is a good day, good news coming to the millions of fans of "duck dynasty" but good news to christians who feel they had to
suppress their faith, their belief in the bible and its truth as it pertains to morality. this show said if you stand up to these cultural bullies, they have to back down. there are lessons to be learned here. there are lessons to be learned from the cultural elite, a&e, these are people who believe very deeply and with moral truths. they are christians who want to live out their faith. they have to realize they are not going to change what they believe in. >> there's room for all these shows. think of all the shows that make fun of deeply religious people. >> what he was saying, people are deeply offended by what phil robertson had to say, but again comes down to free speech and it comes down to turn the channel. >> it's america. freedom of speech, freedom of
religion and it's a capitalist society. a&e wants to make money on the backs of this huge dynasty. they want to make money off this. if you don't like it, you don't have to watch it. >> remember last year when the head of chick-fil-a made his comments, if you don't like way said, you don't have to eat the sandwiches. >> let us know how you feel. weigh in on our facebook page, as well. ff weekend is on facebook. janice dean has been stand buying. >> if you don't like my weather, i'm sorry, don't boycott me. do not click the channel. >> i have good news for some, not for others. the map looks quiet. we have lake-effect snow across the great lakes. we have this bigelow pressure area over the gulf of mexico. that is going to mean wet weather for the southeast up towards mid atlantic tomorrow and the northeast, as well. let's track it as we go through
time. today if you live across the southeast, mainly rain. we could get a couple of inches of rain. a soaker for the southeast up towards the mid atlantic. tomorrow morning we are going to start to see rain showers move into new york city and d.c. we could see several inches of snow and icy mix. that's the last thing they need because they are recovering from a major ice storm christmas we. taking a look at temperatures today. not too bad for much of the country. around seasonal averages there. a quick look at your midnight forecast for boston. 14. going to be 22 here in new york city. philadelphia 23. the warm spot on the map is miami. just taking a look at new york city's midnight weather history for you here, warmest was 58 back in '65 and '72 where the coldest was 1 degrees. earlier mike said the last time he hosted new year's eve was when it was 1 degree and that was 1917.
>> woodrow wilson our president at the time? >> you should have seen the ball then. >> it was really cold, too. >> it was like a soft bauble. >> they didn't have photography back then. >> did they have electricity? >> did they have electricity? >>you, i love you. you know that. >> i hope human resources is watching. >> my hands are attached to my wrists. >> while washington is off enjoying their christmas vacation, more than 1 million americans will lose their unemployment benefits. >> i don't like any of you. >> what did i do? >> you just exist. >> i know. that's what my wife says. should those without a job continue to get paid anyway? we'll debate the unemployment debate next. >> do you realize money really does grow on trees? where this lucky landscaper found $1 million.
spending on unemployment insurance is the smart thing to do for our economy. it shouldn't be a partisan issue. >> washington, d.c., law makers enjoy christmas vacation, democrats are slamming republicans for not agreeing to extend unemployment benefits for millions set to expire today. would renewing those benefits even help or would it just keep people comfortably unemployed? let's have a fair and balanced debate radio talk show host david webb is here and campaign director for the center for
american progress action fund emily tisch-susman. let's start with you. unemployment benefits. if you lose your job today, you're still going to get six months of unemployment benefits. this goes back to 2008. we keep extending and extending. bad message? >> we do keep extending but it's because people are still out of work and looking for work. unemployment benefits go to people who lost their job under no fault of their own and actively looking for work. >> if they know they are going to get that check, does it keep them from finding a job? >> absolutely not. it takes the average job seeker about 35 weeks to find a job. when unemployment benefits only go to 26 weeks, we want to keep people actively looking. th this helps them do that. they don't have to grab that first job. they can actually look for a job appropriate to their skills. >> some studies say that's not
true. >> it doesn't strengthen the labor force, it weakens the economy. when they poll employers, they prefer to hire someone unemployed for a shorter time. your skills atrophy, new people enter the work force, competition increases. i feel for people who lost a job for whatever reason in this economy especially and this failed recovery. we have to look at an aggregate picture. we need a strong labor participation rate. you don't need that by taking unemployment. we borrow money to pay unemployment. we went from 26 weeks to 99 weeks. longer and longer you're out of the labor force hurts the economy and hurts you. you're unable to compete. the hard message for americans is this, there is a point which you have to take one job, two jobs and do whatever it is even if it's not in your field. that unfortunately is the reality.
>> they didn't bring up the issue. >> washington sees the reality in spite of politics that's been played with this our labor force participation rate. 34-year lows. people are out of the work force. if you're on unemployment longer, people tend to leave the labor force which hurts the economy for the democrats that means less tax revenue. to americans, the working people who will pay taxes will continue to pay off the debt because as we borrow money to extend unemployment benefits, we have to pay it back with interest. >> i would agree employers, it's difficult, they would rather not employ someone unemployed longer. that is a reality. we need to keep them in the process all together. if they can take that time to spend more time refreshing their resume, getting more --
>> refreshing your skills. that's a typewriter function. >> it does keep money in the local economies. this is money going straight to people that are going to spend it in their local economies. judge, wrong. that is that nancy pelosi argument that sounds like you give them $1 creates $1.78. there is no economic equation. there is no economic equation. we are taking money and borrowing money to give it to someone on an aggregate improves the economy. you need labor force participation which generates income. that's how it works. >> i will push back on this. cbo does say that cutting the unemployment benefits and dropping as we are doing today will cut about 300,000 jobs out of the economy. this is not a time we can afford to do this. these are people getting the money and spending it in their local economies. they are not collecting it. they are putting it right back into the local economies. >> do you think there is truth to the study, i'm guaranteed this check every month, i,
what's the benefit for looking for a job. >> absolutely not. these are never, these were never benefits that go on into perpetuity. people collecting these benefits need to show they are actively looking for a job and they want to work. they want the dignity of working. we are coming to see the politics around this. people want to see politicians that they want the dignity and income. >> there are no absolutes in this. there are people that want to work. stay where we are. where we need to be is on the economic argument. jobs begin to develop. as you redistribute money regardless of politics, as you take money from one sector and put it into another and create a longer term debt problem which is more money that has to be paid back, you hurt the economy. this cycle has to stop.
>> take me two years down the road if we don't keep extending. >> if we happen to manage to get to better growth, jobs will begin to develop. >> the vast majority of the recovery has been at the top. we need to keep people in the labor force. this will do it. >> thank you very much. coming up, do whatever you want. the things women say that drive men mad. go ahead, do whatever you want. it doesn't make me mad. some of the top phrases that drive us nuts! so many people talking about this one. a daring rescue caught on camera. an offduty police officer risks his own life to pull man from this burning car. want to meet that hero? hang around.
it's time for your news by the numbers. $1 million, how much a lottery ticket was worth a man found under a pile of leaves. the lottery office ruled that finders keepers, he wins. next up, 56%, that's the amount of u.s. adults who own a smart phone. all those dumb phones still out there. two hours, how long this former add yibl arrangements employee hit on top of a freezer waiting to rob the store. police say he took off with the cash register and was later found and charged on top of the freezer, that's what happened to his hair. talk about a christmas miracle caught on camera.
a 72-year-old man saved from his burning car. car was on fire, by an lapd bomb squad officer on his way to work christmas day. joining us is this officer don thompson. great to have you on this morning. thanks for waking up early. >> thanks for having me. >> tell us, you're driving to work. you're minding your own business. what do you see? >> well, i was taking note how light the traffic was when i looked to the left at the oncoming traffic and i saw a car crash into a retaining wall then cross the entire freeway and then crash to the center retaining wall. >> once that happened, what happened? it caught on fire? >> right. soon as it hit that retaining wall which is a k-rail, the car went up in flames. it just coasted down the freeway
and came to a rest about 100 feet from me. >> that's when you ran over to the car. tell us what happened. did you see the driver? >> i didn't see the driver. i knew the driver was going to be injured from the force of the impact. i knew the driver had to get excavated out of the vehicle because of the flames. >> and he obviously did. >> yes, he did. >> running over to a burning car, we see in hollywood cars blow up at a certain point. did you have any hesitation trying to get this guy out? >> no. there was no hesitation. you instinctively do things like that there comes a point when you become a little bit afraid and become nervous and you wonder what have you gotten
yourself into. >> what would have happened? how much time do you think there was from the time you got to the car and the time this guy wouldn't have made it? >> well, to be honest between the time i got him out of the car, i honestly don't think he would have had any more time left. i know it sounds strange but as soon as i pulled him out of the car, the entire car just went up in flames. it was all fire. >> have you had any interaction with this man since? >> no. i haven't spoken to him. >> we have heard that maybe he was arrested for dui. we'll confirm that though. that's what we are reading though. we appreciate you joining us today a. you are a true hero. there are a lot of folk whose would be very scared for what you did so we thank you for your service. i'm sure he does, too. >> thanks for having me. up next on the rundown, thousands of doctors booted out
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this is our shot of the morning. this is a 6-year-old boxer forming an instant bond with her new baby sister. as soon as baby malina started to cry, bela began pacing and cry with her. bela keeps watch under the crib. we wanted to bring that to you. >> sure it's not hurting the dog's ears? it's a high-pitched sound. >> get this kid out of here. >> it's a baby. >> a new report out this morning. a group of universities got together and exiled all this information. it was well worth the phrases that women say that drive men ballistic. this is the stuff men can't
stand. >> let me give you an example. i love when you get all mad. >> i don't know what woman says that to a guy. >> she is saying it sarcastically. it stops him in his tracks. >> i'm already mad and now you're making me madder. >> how about this one? if i were to say to you as your wife. i know you put on some weight and your tummy is getting so cute. >> that goes over as well as a guy saying that to a woman. >> that really bothers me. >> you're looking lean, i have to say. >> i adorable. >> get away from me. >> when women say do whatever you want. >> just do whatever you want. whatever. >> that means absolutely not. if you do whatever you want you're going to be in worse trouble. >> are you mad? >> what? is that one of them? >> no, i'm not mad.
>> you're just like your dad. don't say that. >> we are not supposed to say that to men. >> what does that mean? >> you don't like my dad? >> then i get defensive about my dad what do you mean? you get up at 5:00 a.m. and work your butt off? >> this one is the key it can go in different variations. who are you texting? who are you texting? >> you're not paying attention to someone. who are you texting that is so important you can't talk to me. >> or it's the accustory. >> back off, jack. not this one. >> let me look at your phone. >> no. i never do that because i trust him. >> mike tweeted us this morning. what irritates me is when she says, "we need to talk." that irritates me, too. she'll text me can you call me
we have to talk. i'm panicking and it's i can't find the cheese knife. don't do this to me. >> it's never anything good when you hear that. >> that's true. >> do you still love me as much as you used to? or for mike, get serious. >> get serious. i'm serious all right. >> you say things to drive us crazy. >> fred writes, no women sayings bother me. i just ignore them all. >> i'm sure your wife is thrilled. >> f the g. >> we need you ladies to write in. >> no. i don't want to hear from the ladies. this is the men. we always have to step on the men. write us this morning. what are the phrases that drive you nuts. ffweekend on facebook. >> fred, i hope you enjoy watching the show by yourself. >> let's get to headlines.
the search is on for a group of wisconsin teens on a cross country crime spree. one teen 15-year-old briana gomez has been missing since september 23rd. she is insulin dependent and may not have her medicine. she is believed to be with her 16-year-old boyfriend and two other teens. the group has stolen two cars and could be headed to southern california. keep an eye out for these people. gomez was recently released from juvenile detention. >> the latest group of people frustrated over obamacare, doctors. accusing united from dropping 200,000 doctors to avoid cost hikes imposed by obamacare. it specifically mentions concerns for elderly and disabled patients. caught on camera, your not so friendly neighborhood spiderman sticking up a convenience store with a mach e
machete. demanding money and running off. nobody was hurt and police are looking for the masked man or woman. >> should the pledge of allegiance be mandatory in schools? a state senator in oklahoma says yes. his bill would make it a requirement for all elementary school students in his state. we spoke with rob standridge earlier. >> when you think of all the sacrifices that went into having our flag and having the freedoms we have, the pledge is the least we can do to honor those that have gone before us and sacrificed. i think our children and parents like that. >> he adds the bill does include a provision to let families opt out if they don't want their kids saying the pledge. those are the headlines. should we get it out to janice dean now? she's been patiently waiting in the cold. >> look at this group. >> it's a rally.
who would be the next "american idol?" >> where are you from? >> italia, roma. >> atlanta. >> georgia. >> great falls, virginia. >> great falls, virginia. >> we have a special treat here. >> maddie from pennsylvania. >> what did you want from santa claus? >> a visit to fox news. >> maybe doing the weather for fox ant friends weekend? >> yes. >> maddie from pennsylvania, let's roll those maps. tell me what the temperature is in chicago. >> i'm so nervous. 42. >> then tomorrow on sunday, look at fargo. >> where is fargo? >> north dakota. >> minus 13. >> 57 in atlanta. monday it's going to be 10 in chicago. then what is going to be in new york city on tuesday? >> 32 degrees. >> all right.
then we'll drop to 29. you get the picture. >> it's an arctic cold front coming through. >> that's right. take a look at the radar. >> across the gulf coast a lot of moisture. >> it's going to move toward the mid atlantic. >> and it's going to move towards the mid atlantic. >> and the northeast tomorrow. >> but i'll be out of here. >> how did she do, everybody? what a crowd! maddie from pennsylvania, i'm worried about my job. very nicely done. be hand for everybody. >> if there is a 10 and under person out of there, will probably take over mike and i's job. >> who is the person from great falls, virginia. tell them i said hello. unemployment benefits end today. those emergency unemployment been fis end today. congress is sunning themselves somewhere and not dealing with some of the biggest issues like
veterans pensions and the president in hawaii saying he wants congress to come to some agreement. >> military benefits are being slashed. this is a serious problem for them. we were talking about this earlier. a lot of folks, you may not identify with them, but this is serious. these are people who sacrificed for our country. let's talk about what it means these benefits, these cuts. what it means for a vet who retires at 42 years old. talking about a $72,000 loss of benefit. >> we had a machine gunnery on the show and she is fired up about it. she did not hold back on paul ryan. >> the they are going to cut retirement benefits for the average e-7, that is going to be $3,600 a year, $20,000 that are going to come out of their check. they are going to lose $80,000 before they are 62 years old. an officer retiring at 42 is
going to lose on average $124,000. you know when you sit back and think about the sacrifice we made for paul ryan to say we are working adults, let's think about this. we get off active duty, many of us are broke, without a job and we have difficulties in our first ten years getting off active duty to even be equal to our civilian counterparts. this is an outrageous attitude. >> she mentioned paul ryan because he made a particular statement, but it was bipartisan agreement that worked on the budget deal with patty murray. >> democrats and republicans did this deal, passed it, president signed it, they fled and are sunning themselves a few weeks till they come back january 6th. we've got e-mails this morning. "the very fact the government is taking the balancing of the budget off the backs of the military is completely crazy. it appears they have forgotten who it is that protects them in
this country." "best thing to do is start cutting into washington's pork. cut their benefits. put them on the front line. cut theirs fast." >> when you have a $550 billion defense budget and you can't find waste in there? that is absurd. >> how many segments on ridiculous spending? >> i don't get fired up a lot like that. you tell me there is no waste and veterans' benefits get cut? all these programs and items because of these defense bills and contracts lining people's pockets? >> active military benefits being cut. >> they have to worry about that and their families at home trying to survive. it's just a mess. >> then you have senators like john mccain who stand up to this establishment and say we don't need these aircraft you're ordering and spending billions
of dollars on the aircraft and he gets in trouble because all these plants in his home districts, all lobbyists say we want these jobs. he gets hurt. congress can't speak up. >> i want to talk to this dream expert next. i have the same dream over and over again. >> what is it? >> i am naked in public. i'm not kidding. >> you know what that means? >> what does it mean? >> i don't want to speak to her. >> it's not a dream, mike. i've seen you in times square. that is one of the most popular dreams in the world. >> or missing your teeth. having your teeth fall out. >> missing class in college. >> that happens to me all the time. there are applications to figure out. let's go to brenda. >> good morning. ringing in the new year with obamacare fees and taxes. find out what's ahead for you,
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welcome back to the best show on television. dreams are often thought to hold some pretty deep meanings. now there's a few new smart phone apps to help you decode them. joining us to tell us which dream apps are the real deal is a dream expert herself. nice to see you this morning. welcome to the show. >> good morning from california. >> before we analyze why i am constantly naked in public in my dreams, let's talk about these apps you know about. >> yes. sure. there are a number of new apps that have been released on the market in the last few years. what is fun about them, i think, is that it tends to encourage a new culture of dreaming. everybody is really excited. there was this new app released a few months ago called dream on. one day after they released it they had 100,000 dreams. there are people interested in sharing their dreams.
then you have apps that have this function where dreamers can actually talk in their dreams in the app or write them down. they go into this social data base so we can actually see what people are dreaming around the world. it's kind of cool. >> dream on helps you influence your dream. shadow app helps you remember your dream. >> i need that. >> i never remember. then you have dream weaver app which helps you fall asleep. people with insomnia, worse sleep patterns in this country than ever before. it plays soothing sounds. >> exactly. the dream on app, the way i understand it is, it has the ability possibly to influence dreams. that's what they are testing out right now. they have different soundscapes that the dream can listen to before they go to bed. the app is so smart you put it next to you in your bed it will detect when you're moving a lot and not moving a lot.
when you're not moving a lot you're likely to be in rem cycle. when you're not moving, the app will start playing music so they can trigger something might be influencing the dream. it could also, if you program yourself to say, hey, when this music comes on, i'm going to know i'm dreaming. >> we need help figuring out and psycho analyzing juliet and mike. we want to get these dream interpreters what this stuff means. can you help analyze some of our dreams? mike has an issue. describe your issue. >> over and over, the same dream. i'm naked in public. naked in public trying to get to a college exam. >> oh, yeah, two popular dreams combined into one. first of all, of course i can only give a general view point. always going to be your unique dream and why it is showing up in your life.
it's a general rule of thumb, if it was my dream i would say if i dreamt i was naked in public, maybe i felt like i talked a little too much about something i wasn't comfortable about sharing. i feel a little exposed or a little we might feel a little t much revealed. >> i'm having a dream about a swedish woman. what about you? what's the dream you have? >> mine are the teeth falling out thing. i dream that a lot. >> what's that? >> yeah. so the teeth falling out, it can be multiple, multiple meanings for that dream, not one standard interpretation. so for example, teeth, they often symbolize biting into something or it can also symbolize power. you kind of have to combine that dream with how you're feeling. >> i love you. >> don't forget, it might be some kind of intuitive dream. >> i got to take a nap. >> mike will have a dream about
anna later. thanks so much. we appreciate it. check out some of the great dream apps. >> i'm not kidding. >> thank you. that was great. >> are we having a dream about her? >> we'll be right back. ♪ the weather outside is frightful ♪ ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ [ male announcer ] nothing melts away the cold like a hot delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow
the new year which means 2014 political predictions. >> here with us is the director of the university of virginia center for politics, larry sabado. good morning. we have been dreaming of talking with you about this segment. all right. >> sorry to compare you to a swedish woman. >> that's all right. i'm delighted we're here in another election year, almost. >> so you feel there will be more house retirements? >> yeah. that's inevitable. you always have most of the retirements announced in the first few months of the actual election year. we've had quite a few already. but i tell you, it doesn't really change my outlook, my forecast for the year, because the vast majority of house districts are predetermined. that's why the republicans will almost certainly keep the house. >> what about the senate? lot of question as to whether or not the democrats can hang on to the senate. will senate majority leader harry reid still have a job?
what's your prediction? >> he needs to worry, because the republicans need to pick up six house seats. right now the democrats control the senate 55-45. right now, if the election were held now, i think the republicans would pick up either three or four seats. well, you know, that's getting close to six and if you have a wave and you never see a wave coming until october, the wave could easily carry republicans over the 50 mark. now, i have to add, republicans blew it in 2010 and 2012. they could have had the senate already so you never know. you have to watch day to day. >> hang around. we want to know about governorships and the president himself when we come back. okay? stay with us.
congress, and there's nothing that makes a lame duck faster than having your party weakened in congress. >> larry will stick around for the after the show show. happy birthday to my lovely mom. it is her birthday today. >> happy birthday! it's been a rockin' year for stocks and signs the economy is starting to pick up, but are they both about to get socked when the ball drops and the new obamacare taxes and fees kick in? hi, everyone. this is "bulls and bears." get let's get right to it. we have gary b. smith, tracy burns, jonas ferras and david mercer. welcome to everybody. tracy, new taxes and fees from the health care law hitting in the new year. will they hit the market and the economy? >> they most certainly will. what a culture shock this is going to be. first, when you sit down to do your 2013 tax return come april,