tonight's show. by the way, from the looks of my twitter feed, it looks like you're all fired up about that planned parenthood debate we had. dr. ben carson will be here with megyn. tonight, john boehner announces he will step down as speaker of the house. and what does he do but trash conservatives. >> absolutely they're unrealistic. the bible says beware of false prophets. >> members of the house freedom caucus tonight are here to respond. >> this is a plan that's simple, that's a major reduction. i think people are going to be very happy. >> also, donald trump unveils his new tax plan. >> this is my wheelhouse. that's what i do well. >> also, we have the latest poll numbers. ainsley earhardt is at the "hannity" big board tonight with more. and the new book that claims hillary clinton has major health issues and even turned to hollywood to make her more likable. author ed klein will be in the studio with all the detail.
plus president obama comes face-to-face with vladimir putin at the u.n. "hannity" starts right here, right now. welcome to "hannity." tonight big developments in the race for 2016. with just four months to go until the iowa caucus, polls on both sides of the aisle appear to be tightening. joining us now with a full report, "fox & friends" co-host ainsley earhardt. hello, ainsley. >> tonight we have brand-new polls that are revealing outsider candidates continue to surge in the 2016 presidential race. former neurosurgeon dr. ben carson is now within just one point of republican front-runner donald trump. this is according to a brand-new nbc/"wall street journal" poll. then senator marco rubio, as you can see, and carly fiorina are tied in third place with 11% each. but according to another recent national poll, donald trump is maintaining a five-point lead over dr. carson. but when you look at the all-important primary states of new hampshire, donald trump has a commanding double digit lead there over his closest opponent which is carly fiorina.
then on the other side of the aisle, we have more bad news for hillary clinton as vermont senator bernie sanders continues to surge with 35% of the vote nationally. he's only trailing hillary by seven points. but the polls aren't the only thing that we have to report tonight. republican front-runner donald trump just rolled out his brand-new tax plan earlier today. >> this is the plan that's simple, that's a major reduction. i think people are going to be very happy. we've already had some very good reviews. i did the plan with some of the leading scholars and economists and tax experts that there are in this country. they love it. they say why hasn't this been done before. and this is my wheelhouse, that's what i do well. >> so what are the highlights of this ambitious tax reform? they include no more federal income tax for individuals who you make less than $25,000 a year or for couples that earn less than $50,000 a year.
initially or additionally, i should say, this plan aims to reduce the number of federal tax brackets right now we have seven tax brackets. he wants to reduce it down to four. and it would seek to dramatically lower the corporate tax rate as well. it would also completely eliminate the so-called death tax. many people are happy about that. so how does mr. trump plan to pay for all these cuts? according to his proposal, tax loopholes and deductions would almost all be eliminated. sean, back to you. >> this is a great -- stay with us right there. will with reaction from the washington times charles hurt, and peter johnson jr. peter, i got to tell you, i like this plan. he's telling half of america, 75 million americans, you will pay nothing in federal income taxes. while many of them haven't been paying anyway, he's highlighting it. smart move politically. >> devil's in the details, but he's also hijacking democrat and independent voters. he's going straight into the heart of democratic america and saying, listen, look at what
trump is doing. the billionaire wants to cut average americans' taxes. i don't know whether he can do it or not. maybe the numbers are there, maybe they're not. but it is a dramatic proposal that's going to change the emphasis of this election big time. >> charles, i agree with you. i think this is a serious plan for all the people critical saying there's no substance. charles hurt, he's also saying a couple of other things need to happen. he needs to get rid of fraud, waste and abuse and he would cut new deals with other entity, other countries. i think what is the most underreported part of this is a one-time repatriation of corporate cash held overseas. a 10% one-time rate. we have trillions of dollars that corporations will not bring back to this country. now with a lower corporate tax rate of 15%, that means businesses, america's open for business. we will be the tax safe haven that corporations and businessmen will go to if this becomes law. i like it a lot.
>> as donald trump said, this is his wheelhouse. and he does understand what smart businesspeople are doing all over the world. and that is moving abroad because they're trying to escape the highest tax -- corporate tax rate in the industrialized world. what i think the second thing that is so important about this proposal today is that it signifies that donald trump has outlasted his harshest critics. remember when he announced, everyone laughed at him, everyone mocked him, then he took off in the polls and he continues to remain at the top of the heap. but now you have people coming back around, reporters, all the experts in politics coming back around and they're having to deal with substantive issues with donald trump. and he's setting the agenda. it's truly amazing. and an enormous accomplishment. >> my guess, ainsley, you look at the details of this plan, every other candidate will be responding to this.
he hit a couple hot button issues when we talked about -- when we hear government unemployment numbers, they're fraudulent, they're fake, they're phony. if you're chronically unemployed, we don't count you. the funniest moment in the presser was he said why do we pay millions of dollars for a soccer field, why are they playing soccer, give them a ball. why are we giving them a ball? they're playing soccer. >> it's government waste. that's what we're all sick of. we want some change. that's why some of the front-runners are the anti-washington establishment. because we're sick of the waste. it's our hard-earned dollars. we all wake up early in the morning. we put our kids on the bus. we try to make money to put food on the table. we don't want that money wasted. when i give taxes, i want it to be spent wisely. >> when you point out that 75 million americans under this plan, peter, will not pay a penny in federal income taxes, that is a huge plus. how does hillary grab the narrative back that republicans hate the poor? >> very, very hard. it goes to the heart of what we
said weeks ago. donald trump needs a policy. he needs a plan. he's coming up with a policy and a plan. the hard left likes to say that he's the george wallace candidate of the 21st century. now, with this plan that has meat on the bones, he's saying this is all about economic inequality, economic inaction in this country. it's about take-home pay. how much are you taking home out of your check every week or every two weeks? and he says, i want to restore the american dream. i don't know if it can be done, but it's igniting a new paradigm of thought in this country. >> i think it's going to advance a narrative. now short of maybe a flat tax, a fair tax that conservatives want, this is a conservative plan. charles, if i were to give one critique or criticism -- and it's minor and he might bring it up in a separate policy position, i'd like to see energy independence. i think there is a lot of jobs, a lot of finances, a lot of money for the government sitting underneath the ground. i assume that will be added later. >> i think he's probably going to address a few other things, but if you look at what he's
addressed so far with very specific, concrete policy position papers, taxes, guns and immigration, those are three of the most vitally important issues that concern conservatives -- across the party line. >> in the next debate he'll refer to what he's put down on paper. guys, good reporting. good to see you, peter. >> thank you. coming up, after announcing that he's step do you think as the house speaker, john boehner, he is now attacking conservative republicans. now members of the house freedom caucus are here to respond. later, according to a new book, the server scandal could be the least of hillary clinton's problems. we'll check in with author ed klein. he's up next with shocking new information that may derail the clinton campaign. also questions about hillary's health. plus reaction of president obama and vladimir putin's meeting at the u.n. today, as we continue. r putin's meeting today. when it comes to small business, she's in the know. so strap yourselves in for action flo!
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live from america's news headquarters, i'm kelly wright. good evening. president obama and russian president vladimir putin facing off over syria. obama wants syrian leader bashar al assad remove, while russia recent sent force there's to help defend assad. the two leaders met on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly. pope francis is back at the vatican after his six-day visit to the u.s. following his return, he paid a visit to a basilica where he spent a few minutes praying, giving thanks for a great trip. vatican official says that's custom when the pope returns from a trip abroad. and we are one step closer to finding out if life exists on mars. nasa scientists announcing new evidence shows what appears to be both frozen and liquid water on the red planet's service.
scientists say water significantly boosts the odds of life on the red planet. that's a look at news this hour. i'm kelly wright. now back to "hannity." welcome back to "hannity." big changes are coming to the republican party. late last week john boehner shook up the political world by announcing he's stepping down as speaker of the house. >> this morning i informed my colleagues that i would resign from the speakership and resign from congress at the end of october. now, as you've often heard me say, this isn't about me. it's about the people. it's about the institution. >> the speaker's had his fair share of battles with conservative republicans on capitol hill over issues like spending and challenging the president's liberal agenda. now he's wasting little time attacking conservatives. watch this. >> absolutely they're unrealistic. the bible says beware of false prophets. there are people out there, you know, spreading noise about how
much can get done. i mean, this whole idea that we're going to shut down the government to get rid of obamacare in 2013, this plan never had a chance. but over the course of the august recession in 2013 and the course of september, you know, a lot of my republican colleagues who knew it was a fool's errand really they were getting all this pressure from home to do this. so we got groups here in town, members of the house and senate here in town who whip people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things that they know, they know are never going to happen. >> joining us tonight are some members of the house freedom caucus. those members are representatives raul labrador, mick mulvaney, mark meadows, cynthia lummis is with us, dave brat and scott perry. welcome all of you. congressman meadows, you really got the ball rolling. there are many of your colleagues that question when you brought up the issue of a no confidence vote with john
boehner back in july if that was the right strategy. do you believe that that pushed it over the top? >> obviously, it was a factor, sean. i don't know that we can say that that was the determining factor. but really the determining factor in my opinion were the american people. it was an approval rating that was abysmal among our own party saying we're not delivering on what we should be doing here in washington, d.c., and that it doesn't work for them. if you can't change that, then you need to look at leadership and that was what my resolution was all about. >> 60% of republicans in a "post" poll this weekend, "washington post," said they feel betrayed by the republican party. let me ask you, do you think i am unrealistic? am i a false prophet? was there never a chance to defund obamacare? am i spreading noise and advancing a fool's errand by thinking you can defund obamacare, use your constitutional authority, stop illegal unconstitutional -- the
executive order of the president on immigration and defund planned parenthood? am i unrealistic? am i a false prophet? >> well, certainly not. and i think most of that narrative, many of the things that you're talking about were actually messages that came from our leadership team that says we're going to fight tooth and nail, we're going to represent the will of the american people. and so that's what the constitution is all about. it gives us the power of the purse. that's what we need to exercise here in the house. i know a number of us are committed to do that. >> congressman labrador, we kept hearing, sean, we just disagree with tactics. we agree on the same thing but ultimately wasn't the tactic, didn't it evolve into surrender? you say you won't shut down the government, you're not going to use your constitutional authority on the purse. doesn't it mean obama wins every time? >> that's the problem we have. they keep saying we disagree on tactics. we actually disagree on strategy and we disagree on the bottom
line. our leadership right now has been trying to fund obamacare, they want to fund planned parenthood, they want to -- at the end of this year their goal was actually to undo the cap. they have a totally different strategy than we have here as conservatives. what they've done is they make certain promises as candidates, and they go to the american people, and they say, if you give me the house and senate, these are the things that we're willing to do for you. they're giving false hope to the american people. then when we, as members of congress, say, hey, we want to do those things that we promised the american people that we were going to do, then they get mad at us and call us false prophets. i think that's really the fundamental problem that we have here in washington, d.c. is that they're willing to say -- >> i'm sorry, go ahead. >> say whatever they want to get elected. >> congressman mulvaney, was it possible to defund obamacare? did you have the power? i read the constitution that the power of the purse lies with congress. did i have it correct? did you have the ability to not fund that program that a vast majority of the american people dislike?
>> absolutely. it's very straightforward, that we have the ability to fund or defund whatever we don't want to fund. the difficulty was our leadership paid lip service to the efforts two years ago, but then clearly didn't believe it. every single day we were told the message, remember, we voted to fund the government. it's the senate that shut us down. the senate shut us down. then a week after everything ended, john boehner went on television late night and blamed it on us. our leadership never believed that from the very beginning. under those circumstances, no, we couldn't shut it down, but there's nothing constitutional that says we can't. >> congresswoman, where do you want to go from here as a caucus, the house freedom caucus. you have enough members to prevent any one republican from getting the majority to win that seat. what are you looking for in the next speaker? and will your caucus stay together, stand together in picking a conservative leader? >> we're looking for someone who will restore regular order, which means the committees will do their work.
they'll bring out a work product and bring to it the floor. it will have had a lot of advanced discussion. it will be adequately vetted. and then it will be brought to a vote on the floor. not come directly from the speaker's office, drafted by nonmembers of congress, and go straight to the floor for a vote without amendment. that is what we objected to when nancy pelosi was speaker. and unfortunately, that has not gone away since the republicans took over. we also want to have a strategy for at least debating our better ideas for obamacare, for border security, for spending and how we manage this unsustainable debt and deficit. even if we just had a debate, we could show the american people that we have better ideas. we don't even debate those things. >> congressman brat, let's talk about strategy for helping to choose the next speaker. you still have time. john boehner will be holding
that gavel for a period of time. but do you want to slow walk this, do you want to interview every candidate? and do you believe it would be smart for the house freedom caucus to stand together and choose a candidate together? >> yeah, i think it's very important. in virginia, i ran on the republican creed which has six principles. we want to interview all the candidates and ask them to put their ideas down on paper ahead of time. that's what the country's all about, the constitution is kind of the first draft and first pledge on that. we had the contract for america a long time ago, very popular. our leadership, speaker boehner, eric cantor had the pledge to america, the pledge to keep sanctions on iran, to make progress on the budget. eric cantor, interestingly and kind of ironically, had a document called keeping our commitments on obamacare and said that even if we can't get rid of it in all one swoop, we want to defund it piece by piece
by piece by piece. that was a promise he made. and so now when some folks in leadership are saying that, well, we really can't keep those promises, our constituents differ with them. when we run on those things, it matters. and now that we're in office and we expect our leaders to hold true on those as well. and so when it comes to picking horses, i don't think any of us are going to commit right here, but i think all of us are very attached to the idea that we want our leaders to put their ideas down on paper. we want to share those with the american people and that's what this country's about. >> congressman perry, let me ask you, on the four issues that i think they have really failed the conservative base and broken promises, that is defunding obamacare, stopping executive amnesty, defunding planned parenthood and stopping iran from getting $150 billion. do you have any hope as this debate moves forward with the cr and further spending and the
debt limit, do you have any hope that any of those things will be accomplished? >> well, listen, clearly the system is broken, which is what's led us to this point today. i think the great news is that while all those things are on the table or at least some are still in some fashion, that this is a conversation about the leadership of this august body and this operation where the american people can get engaged. the longer it goes, the more that the american people will know who the candidates are, what they stand for and they can speak to the representatives and say, look, this person doesn't represent what i believe in or the way we want to go. we want you to stand firm on this, and this person doesn't show that he or she is willing to do that. it's about getting the system fixed so that the american people have the voice so -- they elected us to make tough decisions on intractable problems. what they see is a bunch of messaging. look, there have been victories along the way. they're fairly smoll. the problem is they don't really
echo what most people think about, what they lose sleep about every day. that's where we fail. >> let me pan and look at the whole group here. seems that the leading candidate is the house majority leader kevin mccarthy. how do you all feel in a word about kevin mccarthy? congressman meadows start with you. one word. we've got to move fast. >> inclusive. >> okay. and congressman labrador? >> he's not ready yet, but he could be. >> congressman mulvaney? >> that was more than one word. >> more than one word, yes. fair. >> that's like joe biden saying a three-letter word, jobs, j-o-b-s, but that's okay. we'll forgive you. >> kevin would be fair at the very least. >> congresswoman? >> good listener. >> okay. >> dave brat? >> just want to see the principles on paper ahead of time. >> and congressman perry? >> i think he would be engaged. >> all right. thank you all for being with us. we'll watch this process very, very closely. thank you all for being with us.
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♪ welcome back to "hannity." as hillary clinton's campaign ♪ welcome back to "hannity." as hillary clinton's campaign continues to unravel, a brand-new book out today makes shocking allegations about the democratic front-runner that could, in fact, derail her entire campaign. joining us now, the author of the brand-new book "unlikeable: the problem with hillary," ed klein. klein. we reached out to the clinton campaign for a comment earlier today. and they were comparing it to a
comic book. so they're not exactly fans of yours. i -- >> who is making funny remarks? is it nick merrill who lies on a day-to-day basis? >> i'll give you five hours, an entire week, hannity and hillary for a week. we'll give her all the air time she wants. here's what i want to ask you. you were "the new york times magazine" editor for ten years. >> when "the new york times" was still a straight publication. >> all right. so you have credentials, but you have the group of people that will attack you. >> right. >> that's fine. let's talk about this meeting that hillary in the oval office with obama and literally, i want you to call off your f-ing dogs, hillary says, barack, and he says no. >> right. bill clinton and hillary heard for months that valerie jarrett was leaking negative stories about her, e-mails about her taking foreign donations to the clinton foundation about her being in touch with sidney blumenthal. they were absolutely livid about
all these leaks that were coming out of the white house. so hillary asked for a private meeting with barack obama. she goes to the white house and finds valerie jarrett in the room, the oval office with obama. she starts to try to ask him to, would you please look into this, and he behaves like he doesn't know what she's talking about. finally, she loses it and says, what i want you to do is call off your f-'ing dogs, barack. >> wow. >> and he looks shocked. >> you don't talk like that to the president in the oval office. >> you certainly don't. >> but you reveal in this book that obama personally approved the fbi investigation of hillary's e-mails and that vale investigations into her tenure as secretary of state, and she leaked to the press the information about the clinton foundation. >> that's right. >> so when you put two and two together, they're trying to take her down. >> and the clintons know it.
that's why these two families, they're almost like mafia families, are at each other's throats. you know, you have a scene of kind of intrigue, backstabbing and deception at the highest levels of the democratic party. >> and obama, you describe in the book, will not support her run for the presidency, but you're saying behind the scenes he wants biden in and he'll give biden all the support behind the scenes he can get. >> valerie jarrett has been meeting with biden on a regular basis urging him to go in. biden does not get on air force two, the vice president's plane, without the president's approval, and now he's got approval to fly all over the united states and make noncampaign speeches. >> you talk in the book about hillary's health. bill clinton made a comment that it took her six months to recover. so he kind of revealed in that comment that it was far worse than what was publicly disclosed at the time.
how bad is her health? what are people telling you? >> i've interviewed a number of people who are close to the doctors who have actually investigated this and have looked at her x-rays and gotten her medical records, and they tell me that she has an intrinsic attitude toward forming blood clots especially in her brain between her brain and her skull, and that this can be very dangerous. on the campaign trail she's had dizzy spells. she has -- >> when she was sick heading into that christmas holiday, if i remember correctly, i was told by people that were reading the public reports, published reports, that their interpretation, medical professionals that i know, that they interpreted it that she had a tia or what is known as a mini stroke. >> right. >> very dangerous condition. usually you would end up on blood thinners maybe even for the rest of your life, something
like coumadin or something like that. >> that's what she's on right now. >> you know for a fact? >> for a fact she's on coumadin and that bill clinton has urged her to travel with her personal physician so that he can keep an eye on her. >> what is he afraid of? >> he's afraid that she's going to literally either faint, stumble, fall down, show a tremendous amount of weakness in front of the cameras. he wants the doctor to be there to make sure that she's okay to go out in public. >> what is the deal? and you go into this to some extent. we hear the that the secret service nicknamed one of bill's girlfriends energizer, one in chappaqua and there are others and when he found out about orgy island and the relationship with jeffrey epstein, the convicted pedophile, and that bill is traveling on the plane. >> 11 separate times with jeffrey epstein. >> who is a convicted pedophile. >> yes. >> then she hit the roof. what happened? >> she came barreling into his office, which is in a red barn
next to their chappaqua home, started shouting and screaming at him in front of friends. this is how i found out about it. because i spoke to the friend. she yelled at him that this is the worst thing that you've done to me since monica lewinsky. and he kind of just sort of collapsed -- you know, melted in front of her assault. but it wasn't a really surprise to her that she was fooling around with a woman. it was a surprise to her that he would be so indiscreet. >> let me ask you this. there's a complicated relationship with the clintons and obamas. bill clinton said they played the race card on me and they planned to do it. but then bill clinton in 2012 comes to the rescue. he was the rock star at the 2012 convention, not barack obama. >> right. >> and you're saying now that the obama -- and including michelle who you say is actively involved in all this, they are trying to undermine her campaign and take her out. >> there's no question about it.
they want control of the democratic party and all that that means and the patronage that will come to whoever controls the party when they leave the white house. they don't want to turn the party over to the clintons, which, if they do, means that the clintons will actually keep the obamas on the sidelines. >> so you named it unlikable because she's unlikable? >> i named it unlikable because 58% of the american public doesn't trust her and think she's a liar. >> unprompted the number one word, adjective that people use, liar, untrustworthy. can you win like that? >> i don't think so. are peep going to vote for somebody they don't trust? >> i don't think she gets the nomination at this point. she better lawyer up pretty quick because she's got in legal issues. >> bill has been urging her to do so and she's refused so far to lawyer up. >> get ready for your attacks. they'll probably be up in an hour. ed klein, thank you.
it's called "unlikable" in bookstores now. president obama met face-to-face with vladimir putin after the russian president told "60 minutes" obama's not weak. does he really believe that? also ann romney here to talk about not only her struggle with ms, but what she thinks about the current gop field running for president, and would mitt have been a better president than obama? straight ahead. the first step to reaching your retirement goals is to visualize them. then, let the principal help you get there. join us as we celebrate eddie's retirement, and start planning your own.
just like eddie, the first step to reaching your retirement goals is to visualize them. then, let the principal help you get there. join us as we celebrate eddie's retirement, and start planning your own. welcome back to "hannity." president obama met with russian president vladimir putin today at the u.n. prior to today's sitdown meeting putin was asked by "60 minutes" if he thought president obama was weak on foreign policy. my answer would have been yes, but here's his. >> translator: i don't think so at all. you see, here's the thing, if any country and in the united states, i believe this happens even more often than in any other country, foreign political factors are used for domestic political battles. there's a presidential campaign
coming up, so they're playing either the russian card or some other. >> here now with reaction, fox news military analyst colonel david hunt and the author of "warrior diplomat" retired officer michael waltz. guys, good to see you. colonel hunt, let me start with you. of course he thinks obama's weak. that's why he's doing everything he can do to take over his sphere of influence in syria, egypt, iraq, add to that jordan if he can get in there, the saudis, he's trying to replace the united states because we have basically stepped back, right? >> no one's pushed back on russia since world war ii. right now the big problem we have got with russia in the middle of syria and its coalition aircraft flying in there and we've got a real potential of a russian coalition meeting and russian soldiers dying or french dying. and also we've got the russians making a deal, which everyone knows they're doing anyway, but officially sharing intelligence with iran, iraq and syria.
putin right now owns anything he wants to touch. no one is pushing back. certainly not the united states. and for the next 17 months, i don't see anybody doing it. >> michael, marco rubio in the last debate i thought nailed it. he called him a gangster who is trying to reconfigure world alliances because of america's absence on the world stage under obama. is that about right? >> i do think that's about right, sean. for me, this all goes back to the iran deal. president obama has essentially backed away from the middle east and sold out the region to russian and iranian influence because he wanted the nuclear deal. we essentially backed off assad who iran supports now we're essentially aligned with the russians and iranians and assad against isis. the irony there is, anyone who has worked in the region knows that the sunnis on the ground
and throughout the middle east hate shia assad more than they hate isis. so we're essentially driving the region towards isis and the entire policy is backfiring. >> so colonel, let's go back to dmitry medvedev. and when they were caught on a hot mic and obama said tell vladimir i'll have more flexibility after the election. in retrospect, what was the flexibility for? >> well, sean -- >> colonel hunt. >> yeah, i thought -- first of all, nothing's changed. there's been no pushback. flexibility could be i want a deal made. but there hasn't been pushback for generations, 10, 30 years, 20 years on russia. they have done exactly what they want to do wherever they want to do it. >> the other piece there, sean, is that russia is playing a very weak hand. that's the irony here. because of low oil prices. they're burning through their foreign reserves, but putin knows with the iran deal that
billions of dollars are about to flow to iran. iran in turn is going to go on a shopping spree of russian weapons, nuclear reactors and other equipment that's going to be essentially refill putin's coffers. >> so we're basically looking at world alliances now dramatically shifting because the president betrayed israel, has abandoned in a sense egypt, jordan and the saudis, and so now he's going to fill that void. that's basically it. and he loves the idea of being all powerful, omnipotent. >> sean, i get the obama-netanyahu conflict. but the u.s. has never and will never abandon israel. those two aren't getting along -- >> this president sold them out. >> i don't buy the -- >> he gave iran nukes and $150 billion. >> i don't think the u.s. will ever abandon israel. they're too close to us. the iran deal is awful, i get it.
the issue with russia is that there is no pushback anywhere. no pushback. >> we stabbed them in the back. i don't know. we'll see. guys, thank you. appreciate it. when we come back, ann romney talks about the 2016 presidential campaign and about her brand-new book, being diagnosed with ms and does she wish mitt romney got in this election cycle. straight ahead. the promise of the cloud is that every organization has unlimited access to information, no matter where they are. the microsoft cloud gives our team the power to instantly deliver critical information to people, whenever they need it. here at accuweather, we get up to 10 billion data requests every day. the cloud allows us to scale up so we can handle that volume. we can help keep people safe;
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welcome back to "hannity." she was at the forefront of her husband's presidential campaign. now ann romney is opening up about her brave battle with ms and how she and her husband cope with the diagnosis. she joins us now in studio. the author of the brand-new book "in this together, my story." all of ann's proceeds from the book will go to the neurologic disease research group your name on it. >> right. it's the ann romney center. >> which is really awesome. as you watch this campaign, you think i'm so glad i'm not part of this? >> yeah, mitt and i are high-fiving each other every day. it's like, oh, my gosh. it's entertaining, i have to say that. >> donald trump brings the entertainment factor. a lot of viewers, obviously, in debates. pan in on this. you've been married what, 48 years? >> a long time. >> you look like a college student. i mean, this is amazing. >> 23 grandkids. >> 23 grandkids?
>> yeah. our oldest granddaughter is 20 years old. she's studying in paris this year, so yeah. >> that's inspiring. i know a lot about this and neil has been very public about it. neil cavuto is one of the nicest guys in this building. and he has struggled with this. >> right. >> you two have that and you both survived cancer. >> right. >> that's hard. >> it's tough. and my book is about not really just my struggle, but i want people to know that life is tough for everybody at some point where you're going to have to go through a really difficult trial. a real hardship. and how do we get through that? how do we get through that? >> we forget that. the people that i have met in my life that seem the most -- have the most empathy, that are the nicest people, they seem to have had to go through that cancer, that accident, that heart attack, and it seems to awaken in them a sense of compassion and understanding the rest of us don't have.
>> it's like you have to be wounded in some ways, you have to be brought down. i say i was crushed to death by this. and what it did was it cracked my heart open, too. it really did. it made me compassionate for those who are really, really going through this. >> and the presidential campaign and the one therapy that actually worked for you, which is horses -- a great picture of the horse, by the way. >> go in on that one. that's a picture. that's my -- >> i like this one, too. but we'll go to that one. >> that one is great. my my horse darling. >> people were attacking you, oh, she's rich. oh, she has a horse. really? you're going to attack somebody? >> it was my therapy. about and i was an accidental discovery. i thought as i was getting ready sick i'll go back doing this before i won't be able to do anything else. they'll have to velcro me into the saddle. i got back on. and i forgot i was sick while i was on o. i got mr. energy. the horses are so generous.
everything you have to do sitting on the back of a horse, it helps you. >> do you think people who are sick will take out of this? >> hope. i want hope. i'm pretty honest in this book. i pretty much tell you how low i got. i wish -- >> were you depressed? >> depressed. i wished -- and i'm not proud of this. i wish i had cancer and i would die. >> it was that bad? the suffering was that bad? >> it was like -- no, it was eating me away by little tiny bites. and i'm can't i just finish this? >> wow. >> and i was really in despair, really depressed. >> but then you went into remission? >> well, it took time. it was a years of struggle. it wasn't okay, one day i'm better and i'm fine and everything was rosy. it was years and years of struggle. and this is book is about that. >> did you almost get into the race this year? >> we did. we thought about it for 20 seconds. >> is that it? >> about 20 seconds.
>> it doesn't take any longer than that? how hard -- i was depressed. i think mitt would have been a great president. >> no doubt about it. no doubt about it. the guy has leadership qualities. he has the characteristics, the temperament, everything. the experience. >> my own wife wouldn't watch the show after that election for four months. >> i know. >> i have to keep doing my job. and i'm sitting here alone, depressed. >> nobody is watching you. >> everyone else is depressed. they're watching football and baseball and hockey. >> it was. it was a tough election. this country is important, where we're going, where we're headed right now. these are critical things that we're talking about. >> anybody you like? >> i like a lot. and i'm not going to -- >> you're not going there, are you? >> i'm not going to go there. >> you have learned how to shut us reporters down pretty good. >> but there is a lot of good candidates. it's a long race. a lot of up and downs. important discussions happening. i would say that trump is bringing more people to the
table. >> that's a good thing. >> than would have ever thought. >> i think that's great. >> we've got to open this up more more discussion. we've got talk about some of these issues that are very important. >> i said that and he brought 26 million people to a debate. i mean, that's a good thing. >> it's a good thing. >> all right. well, it's good to see you. it's called "in this together: ann romney mix, story." all the best to mitt. >> thank you. coming up, you get to ask me a question. we need your help with the question of the day. maybe we choose your video for the question, straight ahead. ma. you think it smells fine, but your wife smells this... sfx: ding music starts luckily for all your hard-to-wash fabrics there's febreze fabric refresher it doesn't just mask, it eliminates odors... ...you've gone noseblind to woman inhales use febreze fabric refresher till it's fresh and try pluggable febreze... ...to continuously eliminate odors for up to 45 days of freshness pluggable febreze and fabric refresher two more ways [inhale + exhale mnemonic] to breathe happy.
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for example, heran tonight's question. >> hey, sean, it's nikki. i was just wondering, with john boehner's resignation, what qualities are you looking for in our next speaker of the house, and should what should be their first order of business when they take over? >> nikki, great question. first thing, i'm looking for a strong conservative with principles that has the ability to lay out an inspiring agenda, get the american people behind it, and fight. if you say that you're going to defend obamacare, use the power of the purse. that's your constitutional authority. if you say you're going to stop executive amnesty, stop it. if you say you're going to defund planned parenthood, don't fund planned parenthood. and i would like to see them lead on the issue of not giving $150 billion to iran. but i hope that answers your question. thank you for sending it in. if you have a question for me, fo go to twitter, #asksean or better yet send in a video. you can be a tv star. secretary of state john kerry will be on with our friend greta. we hope you'll tune in.
that's all the time we have left this evening. we hope you set your dvr so you never miss an episode. we take attendance. it hurts our feelings if you're not here. thanks for being with us. see you back here tomorrow night. right now. this is a fox news alert. just moments ago, president obama and russian president vladimir putin, two men with a very frosty relationship wrapping up a rare meeting here in new york city. this it marking their first face-to-face in nearly a year. the two world leaders meeting on the sidelines at the u.n. general assembly where earlier today both lashed out at each other in duling speeches. fox white house correspondent live at the united nations here in new york city. kevin? >> greta, you are right. and very interesting, right? that just ahead of this private meeting that has been much talked about the two men using a very public forum to air their long standing differences. both men accusing the other's policies for being the reason for all the unrest in places like syr,