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beat people and killed a minister. they're bums. i hope you're all gone now, but congratulations for dr. king doing it. a year later, they signed the bill. set your dvr. and bret baier is up next. putin thumbs his nose at the international community, wrapping up crimea's annexation, and massing troops on ukraine's border. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. the financial news may be tighten, but there's no sign vladimir putin is budging. in fact, russian troops are on the move. chief white house correspondent ed henry has our lead story tonight. >> acting triumphant once again, vladimir putin signed a bill today officially making crimea a part of russia, which he declared was a remarkable event. and then he actually uttered an
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ethnic slur that ukrainians sometimes use, in order to mock the sanctions that president obama slapped on a list of the russian president's cronies. >> translator: kovalchuk, tim shiancoe. i think i have to keep away from them. >> more troubling than the rhetoric, reports that perhaps more than 20,000 russian troops are gathering along several parts of the ukrainian border. president obama's national security adviser, susan rice, acknowledged today she's not sure whether the troop movement suggests the situation is about to get worse. >> it's not clear what that signals. the russians have stated that they are intending military exercises. obviously, given their past practice and the gap between what they have said and what they have done, we are watching it with skepticism. >> people in ukraine are not just skeptical of russia's intentions, they're preparing for all out war. members of the self-defense militia that helped topple the
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pro-moscow government in kiev are getting ready to take on russia. >> translator: we have the people and we're ready to fight. if the government gives us weapons, we're ready to fight with them. >> back in washington, though, top officials are expressing alarm that ukrainian self defense may only provoke the russians. >> are you concerned that the ukrainians are going to want to push back and that will give putin an excuse to do more? >> this is obviously a very worrying and fragile situation, but we have been very much admiring of the posture that the ukrainian people and government have taken. >> the president's new round of u.s. sanctions may be having an impact on putin as the russian stock market fell nearly 3% in the first minute of trading today, while two ratings agencies are threatening to downgrade their credit. u.s. officials hope to further isolate putin next week when they hold the g-8 without russia. as david cameron declared today, the people of crimea had voted for annexation at the barrel of a kalashnikov.
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>> if this could happen in ukraine, we have to be very clear about how unacceptable it is. otherwise, we will face similar situations in similar countries with similar sort of unacceptable behavior. >> now, at a forum here in washington today, a russia expert from the center for strategic and international studies charged that putin is laughing off the u.s. move. the expert also claimed that the president is now making jimmy carter look like attila the hun. >> ed henry, thank you. now, to intelligence. on tuesday, we have an exclusive interview with outgoing director of the national security agency, general keith alexander, whose last day is next week. we'll ask him about everything from surveillance to edward snowden to the changes he's seen. plus, we'll be given special access to some very secret areas you probably have never seen. we almost guarantee you have never seen before. in fact, we'll start our show, "special report," from inside the nsa. you don't want to miss it. the face of the russia
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standoff, the russia west standoff that's been boiling over the past few weeks is, of course, president vladimir putin. chief washington correspondent james rosen takes a closer look at just who putin is. >> ask russian lawmakers on tuesday to mark the formal annexation of crimea, president vladimir putin had, as always, choice words for the united states. >> translator: western partners led by the united states prefer not to be guided by international law in their practical policies but by the rule of the gun. they have come to believe in their exceptionalism and their sense of being the chosen one, that they can decide the destiny of the world. that it is only them who can be right. >> in the quarter century since the berlin wall came downfalloed swiftly by the collapse of the soviet union, a palpable sentiment has been felt that the vanquished eed were treated shy
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by the superpower who remains standing. >> friends of mine who have been in moscow tell me you cannot understand the amount of propaganda, anti-u.s. propaganda that is being fed to the russian people on russian television. >> what he basically does through his propaganda machine is to tell his own people that the weakness and impoverishment of russia is due to a plot by the west against the russian people. you know, he's certainly tapping into this vein of resentment and bewilderment over the loss of status associated with the collapse of the soviet union. >> the lightning speed with which crimea was seized by troops followed by the referendum there and the dotting of the last is on formal annexation, all accomplished in a span of three wies and without real costs by the west, will if anything, analysts say, embolden putin and his countrymen to opt for more of the same. >> the sense of catharsis and we
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are back and we are a major power is running through his veins like, i don't know, think of like heavy steroids or something. >> and by some measures, putin's approach is working. the luvatta center, an empty pollster in russia found 63% of russians viewing their country as a great power. a 15-year high. the same survey found 56% of russians viewing the united states negatively. a 24-year high, and up 12 points just since january. bret. >> james, thank you. 14 days, a global search, and a seemingly endless supply of theories. and it's almost like we're back at square one. national security correspondent jennifer griffin with the latest on flight 370. >> two weeks of searching for the missing malaysian plane, and the optimism from satellite images that appeared to show parts of the plane fading. >> it's about the most inaccessible spot you could imagine on the face of the
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earth. but if there is anything down there, we will find it. >> again, surveillance planes operating out of australia returned empty-handed. >> we just landed from an 11-hour mission to the search area. unfortunate to say we haven't found anything out there. >> we've been throwing everything we've got at that area to try to learn more about what this debris might be. could just be a container that's fallen off a ship. we just don't know. >> so far, the hunt has covered 125,000 square miles. the p-8 poseidon, the u.s. navy's state of the art sub hunter, will not fly again until sunday, while it undergoes routine maintenance and its pilots rest. it spent three hours over the possible debris field and found nothing. the p-8 is not searching for pinging devices but instead uses sensitive electro-optical cameras and can see debris the size of a basketball. >> we have the best people in the world, we have the best
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aircraft a technology in the world, and so i can tell you this. if we fly over something, a piece of debris, if we fly over it, we're going to see it. >> in a phone call between u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel and his malaysian counterpart this morning, the malaysians asked the pentagon for high-tech underwater microphones. pentagon officials said friday the search has cost the military $2.5 million so far and they have set aside just $4 million for the mission. the british satellite company which heard pings from the plane for nearly seven hours told fox's megyn kelly that it is unlikely if there was a fire onboard the plaen that it could keep flying for seven hours on auto pilot. >> continued to pick up the signals over a number of hours, required the plane to be powered up, so you must draw your own conclusions on whether you think a fire on the aircraft would run for many hours. >> malaysian officials backtracks on a separate issue
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today, confirming lithium batteries which are known to be flammable, were in fact part of the plane's cargo. earlier in the search, they denied that report. the daily telegraph says it has obtained a transcript from the cockpit of a conversation between the pilots and air traffic control in malaysia. they describe the back and forth as completely routine, nothing out of the ordinary. >> jennifer, thank you. now to casey stegall with a look at how the family and friends of those with american ties onboard flight 370 are coping. >> as the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370 enters its second week, the family members of all 239 onboard the boeing 777 are no closer to any answers. >> he was telling us how beautiful kuala lumpur was. he was so excited to by moving there from beijing. >> philip wood works for ibm and lived in texas before he transferred to asia a few years
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back. he was about to move in with his girlfriend and was flying back to china to tie up a few loose ends. his family lives near dallas and has been glued to television reports about every twist and turn of this mystery. >> to be honest with you, it's a little surreal. we're still in shock. we have our moments. christ is what holds us together. that's how we're dealing with it. >> philip's father has told journalists he feels his son is alive and says they're not giving up. states away, similar hope in pennsylvania. an engineer who worked at this eastman chemical office near pittsburgh was also on the plane. he was a malaysian national who just bought a home nearby. one of her colleagues released this statement to fox news. it reads in part, all of us at eastman are deeply shocked and saddened by this. and our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of those on the flight and especially to the family of our friend and
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co-worker. the state department says two other americans were listed on the flight's manifest. 2-year-old leo mangand 3-year-old nicole mang. siblings said to be traveling with their parents. bret. >> casey, thank you. up next, the justice department decides not to tap a special prosecutor to look into the irs targeting of conservatives. but first, here's what some of our fox affiliates across the country are covering tonight. philadelphia has the story of a motel fire at the jersey shore. at least four people are dead. eight hurt. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> kcpq in seattle is covering the jaguar cubs who celebrated their first birthday party today with scented pinatas. their official birthday is tomorrow. >> and this is a live look at a press briefing just about under way. there you go. just a moment, near detroit,
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and a sign the two economies are looking to build strong eer bon. her visit is being treated as a prelude to the upcoming meeting between president obama and xi at a nuclear summit in the hague. attorney general eric holder is under fire from conservative lawmakers. this time for not going the extra mile on the irs targeting conservatives scandal. mike emanuel has more. >> republicans are crying foul after the justice department rejected a request from texas senator ted cruz for a special prosecutor to investigate the irs targeting of conservative groups. south carolina republican congressman trey gowdy is a former federal prosecutor who said attorney general eric holder's investigation with democratic donor barbara boxer leading it doesn't pass the smell test. >> what i'm asking him is to look at the big picture. let's assume there is no criminal impropriety. let's assume that for the sake
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of argument. is anyone going to believe it when someone maxed out to the dnc and democrats says it. it matters. >> at an education event in washington today, the attorney general defended his team. >> they're neutral, they're detached. i don't see any basis for concluding otherwise. so unless i find a basis for reversing that view, i expect that they will do a complete and thorough job and at the appropriate time, we'll see the results of that vegdz. >> meanwhile, lois lerner the former irs official gave a lengthy interview to doj lawyers but has refused to answer questions in congressional hearings. >> my counsel has advised me and on his advice, i will decline to answer any question on the subject matter of this hearing. >> now darrell issa and subcommittee chair jim jordan sent this letter asking for
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details of the doj-lerner interview and requested all documents and communications related to it. gowdy said lerner is still in hot water with lawmakers. >> i think she's on a fast track to contempt of congress. i think she waived her fifth amendment privilege when she made 17 separate factual asserti assertions. keep that in mind. >> sources say congressional hearings will resume next week with examining the irs action since may and its response to the targeting of conservative groups. >> thank you. credit ratings firm fitch says the u.s. deserves to keep its aaa rating. the s & p rating remains at aa plus after a 2011 downgrade. the dow lost 28 today. the s&p 500 lost 5. for the week, the dow added 1.5%. the s&p 500 added 1.4%. the nasdaq was up.75%. >> foreign adoptions by
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americans have declined sharply. the state department reports the number plunged by 18% to the lowest level since 1992. the drop is being blamed in part on russia's ban on adoptions by americans which was in retaliation for a u.s. law targeting alleged russian human rights violators. >> still ahead, the final part in our obamacare check-up series along with a special panel of doctors. first, the rebadebate over redu federal drug sentences. stay tuned. why? because selling thfunds makes them more money. which makes you wonder. isn't at a conflict? search "proprietary mutual funds". yikes!! then go to e*trade. we've got over 8,000 mutual funds and not one of them has our name on it. we're in the business of finding the right investments for u. e*trade. less for us, more for you. the fund's prospectus contains its investment objectives, risks, chargesexpenses and other importt information and should be re and considered carefully befo investing. for a current prospectus visit
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criminal justice is a balancing act. stricter enforcement could lead to crowded jails. lax enforcement and you have an increase in crimes. correspondent clod you cowen has a look at the smorter sentencing
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act. >> bret, mandatory minimum sentences were enacted as part of the war on drugs in the '80s. someone busted with a large amount of narcotics could face, 5, 10, 20 years behind bars. as a result, prosecutors say, crime has gone down. now the mandatory minimums are under fire, and leading is charge is the nation's top cop. amid exploding incarceration rates and allegations that long prison sentences have unfairly hurt low-income community, eric holder is calling on congress to pass the so-called smarter sentencing act. it would cut sentences in half and give judges more leeway in sentencing offenders. >> it could save billions of dollars in prison costs while keeping us safe. >> many federal prosecutors disagree, saying the leverage brings down king pins and crime rates. >> mandatory minimums work very,
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very well, when you have a drug offender who can provide cooperation against a big, big player in an organization or a cartel, and you turn around and you charge him with 20 years of mandatory time and the defense attorney knows the only way out is cooperation. >> in a letter to the assistant attorneys wrote, quote, we consider the current federal mandatory minimum sentence framework as well constructed and well worth preserving. one federal prosecutor told me if the act passes, incarceration rates may go down, but drug crimes will go up, because dealers won't feel compelled to cooperate. it has passed out the senate judiciary committee and heads next to the full senate floor. >> claudia cowan in san francisco, thank you. the fox alstars, krauthammer, powers, and will, will join us in a few minutes to discuss the crisis in ukraine and give us their winners and losers of the week. but first, our obamacare check-up concludes with a look at the future, along with a
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♪ ♪ ♪ all this week, we've been conducting an obamacare checkup, seeing where the law is ten days until the march 31st deadline for sign-ups, tonight, in the fifth and final part, we look forwarard at the way ahead. >> i am absolutely confident that you will see millions of
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people benefitting from this law. >> the motion to concur in the senate amendment is adopted. four years after the affordable care act barely passed congress, president obama aurpgs he has given millions of people more access to insurance, but as we close in on the march 31st enrollment deadline, just how many are taking advantage of the new law? the administration claims 5 million people have enrolled in obamacare since october 1st. but people are only officially enrolled or officially covered once they start paying premiums. and some reports suggest that as many as 1 million of those enrollees have not actually started paying. the obama administration also claimed that millions of people will be signing up for health insurance for the first time. but a study from mckinsey and company says only 27% did not already have coverage. obamacare also sought to promise to expand medicaid to millions
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of people. the administration says 8.9 million people have signed up, but acknowledges that only 2.5 to 3.5 million were newly eligible and able to enroll because of obamacare. for those who have signed up on the exchanges, many may find a lack of choice in the plans they choose. >> we found a plan in florida that currently has only seven pediatricians in the network to serve a county with 230,000 children, and san diego, we found a health plan with not a single pediatric cardiologist in its network. >> when it comes to medicaid, doctors say patients may find an even more limited number of doctors. >> medicaid underpays doctors and hospitals to care for patients. >> you've seen the stats. now let's talk to some doctors. time for our all-doctors panel. dr. chris willis, internist and virginia state director.
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dr. lee vanocher. professor at louisiana state university health shreveport. dr. marty mccarry, cancer surgeon at johns hopkins university, and dr. ben carson, professor emeritus of neurosurgery at johns hopkins as well. thank you all for being here. i want to start the first panel and talk about what you're seeing out there, the problems now that we hear from patients and consumers. what are you seeing out there? >> well, you know, i run into obviously a lot of patients because i'm all over the country and a lot of physicians, and it seems like the biggest problem is that we have insinuated into the doctor-patient relationship a lot of things that don't need to be there. what do you need for good health care? a health care provider and a patient. well, along comes the middleman to help facilitate the relationship and now it has become the predominant entity
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with the patient and health care provider at its beck and call. so when you do that, you basically create a sort of different world. and, you know, when we talk about physicians, i want to talk about ways to bring the relationship back to the patient and the doctor. >> what about challenges you're seeing? real-world challenges for doctors? >> i did have one patient give me $20 as a tip and say, here, i know you're getting screwed by obamacare right now, but the truth is, a lot of my life is the same. i'm not as concerned about what's in the affordable care act as what's not in there, and the challenges that remain for the health care system. people are getting crushed out there with their premiums. the deductibles are $10,000 for the bronze plan, from $5,000 for the silver plan, the most popular plan. the problem of medical price inflation is continuing. people are seeing it in their pockets. and unless we address that with some real reform coming up, i think we're going to be looking
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at a continuing crisis. >> lee, the expansion of medicaid obviously is a big part of this. and for doctors, it becomes a big issue. >> yeah, as an e.r. physician, we have always said having health insurance doesn't mean that you have health care. and before the expansion of medicaid, now there's going to be 20 million more patients probably, only about a third of doctors were taking new medicaid patients. and you know, it's a myth that the e.r. was filled with uninsured patients. there was a cdc study and another study out in 2009 that said only about 15% to 17% of patients that were coming to the e.r., they weren't coming because they didn't have insurance. 40% were private insurance. we know from massachusetts with universal health care that e.r. visits went up. as an e.r. doctor, the american college of emergency physicians just did a big study of the state of emergency medicine, their report card. they said right now we get a d minus for access to care because
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we're stretched beyond limits. now you're supplying people with insurance, so you're increasing the demand, but there's a big physician shortage that nobody is addressing. that's going to be a problem. >> i guess the administration would say or supporters of this would say, well, for hospitals and doctors who are not getting paid before, this expansion allows them to get paid by this additional numbers. is that a fair argument? >> i think it is. i think there is a certain degree of reductions in uncompensated care, but we're talking from the doctor's perspective at the moment. from the patient's perspective, i have been volunteering in free clinics for ten years in verge. these are folks who had a pre-existing condition, couldn't purchase their own insurance because they were cut out of the system, or they couldn't afford it. and the affordable care act extends insurance to these folks with fairly substantial tax subsidies on a sliding scale based on your income. >> if you are somebody who is caught in the middle here and wondering whether you, you know,
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in a narrow network, how you can go to doctors, what do you say to them? hold on tight, we're going to try to figure this out? >> i would tell them to make sure they save as much money as they possibly can because the thing is in flux, and it keeps changing. you don't know from month to month what the requirements are going to be or when another delay is going to happen. but i would say there are people who are working on this, very credible people. and you know, i've got a stack of things on my desk that high from proposals people are sending from all over the country, extremely bright people with a lot of experience, physicians. terrific ideas. and you know, one of the things that was lacking, unfortunately, with the affordable care act, is the time to actually sit down to discuss this with people who really have experience there. we're smart people, and if we can sit down, remove the
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politicians from this, from the fray, and bring in people who actually know how to solve problems, we could have gotten this done quite effectively, and you know, we spent twice as month per capita as the next closest country, and yet, look at the access problems we have. you know, we haven't even addressed the fact that we have insurance companies as a major pillar, and they make money by denying people care. these are things that need to be fixed. we're going to talk about possible solutions with our all-star doctors panel after this. [ male announcer ] this is kevin.
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welcome back to our special all-star doctors panel. doctors lils, mccarry, and carson. let's talk solution. how do we get this thing working? you know, no matter what side of
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the aisle you're on on capitol hill, all sides can see that it needs to be fixed. if not repealed, but fixed. >> i think the next steps that are coming are the most exciting. coordinated care is a buzz word right now in public health circles. we're seeing in minnesota patient center medical homes have dropped costs by 9.7% and they've improved access to care and reduced the burden in the emergency rooms because with coordinated primary care, you have a ripple effect through the system. better preventive care, better chronic disease management, lower costs and better outcomes. that's big in the affordable care act. we don't talk about it a lot because we talk about broken websites and we talk about individual mandates, but the truth is that as we innovate the delivery of health care, we're going to see substantial changes in america and benefits for the patient and the taxpayer. >> i think from the standpoint of emergency medicine and actually all physicians, we're not also talking about tort reform, which i think is a big
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issue. in the e.r., sometimes i can't get a great fluneurosurgeon to e in because of what's going on with tort reform. so there is the health care safety act that is looking at cases and all doctors who take care of the cases and perhaps protecting them against frivolous lawsuits which i think is an important first step, because we're not going to lower costs, we're not going to really take care of anything until we talk about tort reform. and that's nowhere in the affordable care act. >> there's no one ixue that every doctor in the country agrees on except tort reform. it's common sense solution. there's a lot we have in common. i couldn't agree with dr. carson more. if you talk to the average person on the street, what do you think about obamacare. chances are they're going to say i don't like it. what do you think about staying on your parents' plan until you're 26? i like that. how about a pre-existing
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condition? i like that. who is going to pay for it? the amount an average american pays for health care goes up every year. right now, it's $22,000 as a whole, if you add your employer contribution and $9,000 just for out of your own pocket in terms of the direct and indirect costs. who is going to pay for all this stuff? we're seeing some positives, and they have nothing to do with the affordable care act. maryland is paying global payments that are based on quality, not quantity, for the first time in history. and we're seeing now a price transparency marketplace like we have never seen before because people are paying out of pocket. >> for primary physicians, they are, a lot of them we talked to say they're going to a cash system. some of them are unplugging completely and doing this cash thing. that's not possible with surgery and hospital stays and everything else. but other innovative ideas that are out there? >> you know, i have advocated that we use much better use of embedded in a cal records, but
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microchip so it's not floating in cyberspace. the health savings account, and we have the money in our country to give every citizen a health savings account. $2,000 a year would cost us $630 billion, about 20% of our annual medical expenses. that would cover everybody. there are ways to use that in such a way that's flexible among families which gives people all kinds of abilities to do things. and the costs savings are enormous. it puts the relationship back between the doctor and the patient, 80% of encounters could be handled that way. the 20% that has to be handled by bridge insurance or catastrophic insurance, rerc remember, since everything is not coming out of that insurance, the cost goes down dramatically. these are the kinds of things that have to be done and should be done. >> are people going to still want to be doctors after all this? >> absolutely. i mean, what you're seeing over the last ten years is a trend of
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ever increasing applications to medical school. physicians are always going to be looked highly upon. we're healers, first and foremost. we take care of our patients. and despite what's been said today, i don't feel there's been any barrier to my patient care. i see patients every day and i can make the decisions with collaboration with my patients for what is best for their health. that's a reward you can take home every day. and doctors aren't starving. we keep talking about how bad doctors have it, but the truth is we have a rewarding career. we help lots of people. we're well remunerated and i think you're going to see the trend continue where medical school applications going up year after year. >> last words? >> i agree, cost transparency is very important. physicians notoriously, in the past, the problem was patients didn't care because they felt like insurance and someone else paid. the doctor's pen was ordering all these tests, and we need to address health care costs. there's some exciting things going on. i'm involved in a project with
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johns hopkins where we're looking at cost transparency, but we're tying it to educate doctors, but we're also tying it to best practices and clinical decision support for them so they can make the best cost effective decisions. >> well, hopefully, some people take some of the advice here and move it up that big capital dome behind us. thank you very much. appreciate it, doctors, as always. vladimir putin officially annexes crimea and masses troops along ukraine's border. the fox all stars weigh in after this. see what's new at
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without any exaggeration, monumentis event. >> i'm not going to get into speculating about president putin's motives. his actions are clear, and we have expressed equally clearly our opposition to his invasion and annexation of crimea and the further provocative steps he has taken with regard to ukraine. our view is that this situation can and should be desescalated. it should be resolved through dialogue and diplomacy. we still believe it can be if that choice is the choice the russian federation makes. >> susan rice being asked a question ability some 20,000 russian troops massing along ukraine's borders. this is crimea since officially annexed into russia today. let's bring in the fox all stars. george will, kirsten powers "u. today" columnist and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. george? >> well, the president's national security advisor says she will not speculate
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about our adversary's motives. i don't know how you can foreign policy on a blank like that. it seems to me if you listen to putin's language and watch his body language, it's obvious that he is having the time of his life and he thinks he is winning. and i think he has three objectives and he hasn't even achieved his minimal one yet. his minimal objective is to make sure no part of the ukraine is associated formally or informally with the wherein europe or the european union. that's not done yet and i'm not sure he thinks he can do that without occupying the rest of the ukraine. immediate objective is to gather in russians who are outside russia right now. 17% of the baltic states are outside russia right now. that brings us to his maximum vengeance and this is a man motivated by vengeance would be to break up nato. the way to break up nato is to put excruciating pressure
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lat latvia, how forcefully does it want to act in the middle of europe. >> kirsten, what about that, that susan rice says she is not going to speculate on putin's motives. some say he hasn't been hiding much. if you talk to people in the administration in previous jobs when president obama met with prime minister putin, the speech that putin gave obama at that point, he basically said that this is what he wanted to do. >> right. well, i don't know. she seemed to be answering question. i don't know what she was asked. >> about the troops. i guess maybe she feels it isn't worthwhile going down that road. everyone is in agreement that what has happened is wrong. it's been condemned. the question now is what can be done about it. and so, you know, i think there has been a lot of criticism of president obama. he has actually been one of the few western leaders who has stepped up. europe hasn't been particularly aggressive. he has done pretty much everything that people have
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asked him to do in terms of sanctions, you know, targeted sanctions, signing executive order for additional sanctions, if necessary. the energy department says they are going to start looking at the applications for natural gas exports, maybe with a little more consideration for what's going on in the ukraine. so i think that they are doing the various things that can be done. we don't have a lot of control over this situation. >> charles? >> look, crimea is lost. it's going to remain russian now for another 200 years. that's the past. the question right now is what's putin going to do with eastern and southern ukraine where he has these troops on the -- on a hair trigger. and putin said something very interesting in his speech he made on tuesday. he said the -- bull -- exsecret agent of the balchvecs may god judge them
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transferred large parts of southern russia into the ukraine. that wasn't about crimea. the next sentence was about crimea. what he is talking about is odessa and carveve and the eastern and southern part where the troops are poised. that's part of the recovery. now, he has to make a decision. it's not going to be as easy to take that because the population is more mixed than it is in crimea. he will not get a hero's welcome. he will get some social unrest. he has to calculate is it worth the unrest? it's not exactly chechnya. it's not going to be like guerrilla war but not a rollover like crimea. don't speculate about the motives, add something on the scale that would deter him in calculating the costs and the benefits. he is obviously not sure which way to go you can do it by sending the secretary
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of defense to kiev by giving them large numbers of weapons and secondly to go to the europeans and impose a banking embargo. they can't do any western banks if they crossed the frontier into ukraine. >> george, it seems that this president, this administration is adamant about not doing anything that could trigger any kind of military action. >> that's how you trigger military action. is by relying on economic incentives. nothing in modern history, it seems to me, demonstrates that dictators, mussolini hits -- the dictators are economic creatures, calculating costs and benefits in terms of how their stock market is or how their portfolios are. these are edivistic, difficult people who are not simply calculating machines. >> that's precisely why you supply the ukrainians with weapons so that when putin thinks of taking these parts of ukraine, which are only partially russian.
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the price will be very much higher than it was in crimea. >> with the possibility the whole thing goes up and it becomes a big fight. >> you want to deter an invasion. if this happens, all bets are off and we really are in a difficult situation which could end up with a war in the baltics or a war with the polls. you want to deter that and you don't want to say it's a provocation if you give arms to the victim of aggression. that is illogical and ridiculous. >> up next, winners and losers. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, like me,
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the winner are the putin 9. those are the nine people in congress and the administration who are now banned from going to russia led by john mccain who to wait tweeted that now he has to cancel his spring break in sign beer i can't. this is the most covenant's enemy's list since nixon. those of us that aren't on it are going to have to try to get on it. >> kirsten? >> mine are actually hillary clinton for a gallup poll that came out showing the top two negatives for her is her lack of experience and the fact that she would be a continuation of the obama administration. and my winners are any democratic candidates not affiliated with the obama administration. >> okay, quickly, george. >> loser tom styer the democrat organizing all the other democrats to oppose the keystone pipeline just at a moment when putin is showing how important our energy surplus is. the winner is einstein who turns up as really smart. a bunch of does molg gist using date gathered down the
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south pole rays first trillionth of a trillioneth of a universe confirmed the theory of relativity. >> well, i have a trillioneth of a second to be out of here. thanks for inviting us to be in your home tonight. that's it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. this is a fox news alert. the final 54 minutes you will go inside the cockpit for the final 54 minutes before all communication between the cockpit of flight 370 air traffic controllers went dark. u.k.'s tell graph says it has obtained the full record of cockpit communications leading up to the mysterious disappearance of malaysian airlines flight 370. also tonight another strange conversation from the cockpit. a mystery phone call made by the pilots just minutes before takeoff. meanwhile, it is a race against time. think about it. it was two weeks ago tonight that flight 370 vanished into thin air never making a 6:30


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