tv The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson FOX News October 20, 2015 11:00am-12:01pm PDT
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government, and that's immigration. it doesn't happen any other time in our system. for example, i live in kentucky, and if someone is in ohio in a jail for burglary but they're wanted for murder in kentucky, as soon as they get out of jail, we transfer them directly to jail in kentucky. i don't understand why it wouldn't be the same for people wanted in crimes like for people in san francisco, and this young lady might still be alive if we had paid attention to this. >> you're talking about kate steinle and something now called kate's law which is a catch to the legislation. i want you to listen to bill o'reilly who was on "the real story" yesterday. he said the whole vote is going to be a farce today. >> everyone in the senate knew the democrats were never going to vote on defunding sanctuary cities or planned parenthood, for that matter, and it's a fraud. that's why the american people despise the congress of the united states. we all know it's a ruse. and unfortunately, something very worthy like kate's law, was attached to the defunding of the
sanctuary cities, which i support, by the way. let's see who opposes kate's law. let's see who wants convicted aggravated felons to come back after being deported and not punished in a mandatory way. >> is it a ruse today? >> no, i think he's confused on the issue. we often take up bills that we may not have the votes for, but that's how you have what's called a division of the house. we see how people vote on either side, and then in the next election, that vote may will be very important as to who gets elected or not elected. just because you think you might lose is not an argument for not having a vote. the other thing is that this does put pressure on democrats in vulnerable seats to make a decision, because i think the idea of sanctuary cities is very unpopular. >> i don't know, actually, who would vote against this. what the law says is that if you have illegally re-entered the country at least twice before, this would put a crackdown on that as well as if you have been convicted of an aggravated
felony or worse. it doesn't seem to make sense. i want to move on and get your thoughts on this. the fbi and secret service investigating reports that a teenager hacked into cia director john brennan's personal e-mail account and homeland security jeh johnson. now reporting robert work will be next. would these hackers be more easily apprehended and potentially stopped with a more robust nsa program that you are against? >> no, i don't think they're related at all. i'm all for a robust nsa program. i'm just not for indiscriminately collecting the records of all americans. i think they're separate issues, and unrelated. i am for protecting our secrets. i am for trying to make sure, for example, i think the fact that hillary clinton kept potentially classified information on her own private server, against her own rules and against the rules of the state department, is a very important breach, so i am for
protecting our secrets. i think that's consistent with not wanting indiscriminate collection of bulk records. >> let's talk about foreign poli policy. a russian military commander saying the real story of the incushion into syria is to help assad, not to help american-backed rebels. this comes as you blasted senator rubio for calling for a no fly zone in syria. so why is he wrong? >> well, i think it would be very, very and probably would get us involved in world war iii because currently, iraq and syria have invited russia into their air space. so if someone like senator rubio wants to have a no-fly zone, he would have to then agree to shoot down russian planes flying in the air space already. it's a really, really naive and foolish notion, and we should be very wary of who we have as our commander in chief because we don't want somebody who makes the mistake that ronald reagan and many other great leaders
avoided which is getting into an unnecessary war with russia. >> i know you said there's a false media narrative going on about how you're doing in the polls. not sure what that is, but you should be happy with the new poll showing you ahead of chris christie, ted cruz, carly fiorina, and john kasich. what did you mean by the false narrative? >> we apprec the poll which shows an improving trend for us. we also think young people and independents are underrepresented in all of these polls. we think we're doing better than anybody with the youth vote. we also think we're doing better than anybody with the independent vote. if those were better represented in a way they will be represented in the election, you would find it a much tighter race. >> rand paul joining us before the important vote on sanctuary cities. thank you. from capitol hill to fighting on the campaign trail. fox team coverage for you today. ed henry covering the dems. carl has the gops. let's go to carl cameron.
former president george w. bush weighed in on two of his brother's rivals today. this is not like him at all to really say anything negative. what's going on here? >> but he has been out there working for his brother. former president george w. bush did make it clear months ago he'll do or not do whatever it is jeb thinks will help. the other night at a private gathering in colorado with bush backers, the former president told people he doesn't like cruz, according to politico, and talked about rubio, too. cruz has been very critical of republican leaders, including chief justice john roberts, who was a bush appointee. he worked in the bush administration, and in a statement said he's proud of that and has great respect for the former president, but it's no surprise he's backing his brother and attacking candidates he thinks pose a threat. when it comes to rubio, he says he's not sure being a young first-term senator qualifies you. he said, if rubio wins, i'll be back here saying it doesn't
matter. even though trump and carson are way ahead in the polls and there's still a really big swath of the gop who are convinced the nomination are up for grabs, eventually, they think the outsiders are going to falter, attack ads and the brighter lights when the voting starts, will meet an experienced career politician will prevail. not a lot of evidence at this point. >> what does it mean on foreign policy, the front-running outsiders are at odds with the former president's policy. >> it's pretty extraordinary. trump opposed the iraq war. he says his illegal immigration policy could have prevented the 9/11 attacks. and goes even further when we talk about carson. carson argues the war in afghanistan was a mistake and he would threaten that the u.s. would become energy-independent in ten years and that would cause the arab nations to hand over bin laden, quote, on a silver platter in two weeks. the two gop front-runners are at odds with the republican
orthodoxy. they used to criticize rand paul for being weak on national security. trump and carson are taking it to a whole new level and leading the polls. >> turning to the dems. hillary clinton on an upswing after her performance at the democratic presidential debate. meantime, was vice president biden taking a few swipes at the front-runner at a speech today? ed henry live for us in washington. ed, joe biden certainly sounding like a candidate today. >> gretchen, you're right. he took multiple shots at hillary clinton, the former s secretary of state by suggesting, number one, he has more clout as the vice president when he travels all around the world. listen to this. >> because the secretary of state, we have had two great secretary of states. but when i go, they know that i am speaking for the president. there is no -- nothing missed between a lip and a cup and whatever i say, the president is saying. >> then you had martin o'malley
today on "the view" taking a swipe not just at joe biden, hillary clinton, but also the over 70-year-old bernie sanders. >> if he were to get into this race, he would bring a lot of experience and that perspective, but i think his generation is already overly represented in our party in this field. >> a little swipe from the 52-year-old martin o'malley about the ages of the others in the democratic field. interesting. he then took out his guitar and played the taylor swift song, you guessed it "bad blood." >> he's pretty good at the guitar. okay, so jim webb did not have much impact on the democratic primaries and he's dropping out today. you say he could have a major impact in the general election. how so? >> yes. it's not about 2015. it's 2016. you said it exactly right. last week at the first democratic debate, jim webb could not even be heard. watch this. >> do it because of the way they treat their own people. i would say this -- i have been
waiting for ten minutes. >> you're over your time. >> well, you have let a lot of people go over their time. i would say this -- >> you agreed to these debate rules. >> today, he dropped out saying since he's more of a centrist democrat, he's not fitting in the democratic party right now, but leaving the door open to an independent bid. the media has been saying if donald trump runs as an independent, it will hurt republicans, if jim webb runs, he could take away key votes from democrats. >> good to see you. thanks. >> time for my take. as the buzz continues today about vp joe biden getting into the presidential race, i think two new polls out make that possibility slimmer because they don't bode well for joe. first, the nbc news/wall street journal one says only 30% of dems want to see biden run compared to 38% who want him to stay out. and the washington post and abc news poll showing front runner hillary clinton continuing to gain steam, jumping 12 points from last month with biden down
five points from the same timeframe. aside from the polls and how hillary clinton fares when she testifies before the benghazi select committee on thursday, there's one other timing issue to pay close attention to in the biden watch. that's the filing deadlines to be on the ballot in key primary states. biden has only 33 days from today to make it on the new hampshire ticket. with the filing period for candidates there closing november 20th at 5:00 p.m. so, do you think he will actually get in? let me know on facebook or twitter right now. so, did joe biden and hillary clinton initially approve of the raid on osama bin laden? joe biden seems to now being changing his story. you're going to hear that. and donald trump holding down the lead in the latest republican presidential polls, but despite the support, one political strategist says he will never, ever be president. our political panel will debate that. plus, a major guideline change for breast cancer
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welcome back to the real story. carl cameron told us about former president bush taking swipes at some of his brother's rivals and a spat over 9/11 with donald trump. here's what the head of the jeb bush super pac right to rise has to say about trump's entry into the race. it's created a false zombie front-runner. he's dead politically, he'll
never be president of the united states ever. by definition, i don't think you can be a front-runner if you're totally unelectable. meanwhile, the latest wall street journal poll has trump on top with 25%. chris kofinis, former chief of staff for joe mantion, is here, and larry conor. great to have you here. chris, long time. i haven't seen you in a while. great to have you back. i guess jeb bush's people, including his president and his super pac guys are going to the gusto. they have to, right? >> well, i mean, he doesn't have much of a choice. his numbers keep falling. i mean, here's the weird thing. every time donald trump says something, all the pundits and experts say he's dead. he's deg to collapse in the polls. it doesn't seem to happen. it seems the opposite happens. i think that the bush campaign is not fully appreciating that there is something pretty significant happening in the republican primary.
this anti-establishment, anti-if you will, washington type of candidates. and jeb bush kind of falls in that. i think he's got a much bigger problem in trying to rationalize or argue that he can't win, trump can't win, i think republicans, you know, are going to probably prove him wrong in whether he can win the nomination. >> the interesting thing is if you look at the poll with trump on top with 25%, jeb bush is at 8%. he continues to crater in the polls. and trump's favorability numbers keep going up as well, as well as against the democrats. >> yeah, these latest comments, especially the zombie candidate comments from mike murphy, mike murphy is a political consultant. here in washington, d.c., being a political consultant is like being a duke in the court of henry viii. everyone treats you like you're important, but you have never really done anything. >> zing. >> he's never won a national election in his life. here's the thing. if jeb bush wants to win the election, and wants to win the
nomination, he needs the votes of people who are supporting donald trump right now. so what is the logic of going out and calling the guy a zombie candidates and attacking him? it proves that not only does jeb bush not understand the republican base, but he doesn't understand basic politics. i wish they were attacking hillary clinton a lot more than they are. >> important point. meernt, vp biden saying he backed the raid to kill osama bin laden all along. listen to this. >> there are only two people who were difinitive. and were absolutely certain. leon panetta said go. and bob gates has already publicly said this, said don't go. as we walked out of the room and walked upstairs, i said, i told him my opinion, that i thought he should go, but to follow his own instincts. >> chris and larry, here we go. we say joe biden tends to be gasptastic. you're looking at the situation.
he said a couple years ago, chris, it was all president obama. nobody in that room had the balls to do what president obama did. sorry, my french. and now he's saying that, yeah, he's the one who called it with him all along. >> well, listen, i read the article. he said the statement today. if you listen to what he is saying and how he says it, and it's a statement that's backed up by the president's chief of staff at the time in terms of what happened there. when you're a vice president, and history kind of confirms it, you're in a difficult position because you don't want to go out there and somehow contradict the president. you don't want to question the president's decision. >> okay. >> you always have to play it a little different than if you're one of the other advisers. >> he is still vp today, larry. >> yeah, he is. >> he's saying, i was with him 100%. >> listen, by the time this campaign is over if joe biden gets in, he will be on the
helicopter with seal team six ready to pull the trigger. there's only two explanations, he either lied back then when he said it was all president obama's decision, lying to make obama look good, or lying now to make himself look good. this absolutely qualifies him as the next democratic party nominee for president. >> it will make it very, very interesting if he actually gets in. >> please let him in. >> larry and chris, thanks. >> brand-new guidelines everyone needs to hear about when women need mammograms. why experts are saying they should get the exams later now than previously thought. >> johnny football in trouble with the law again. we have the newly released video of the cleveland browns player being pulled over, and hear his explanation. t work. you had some blocks and you had major thoroughfares and corridors that were just totally pitch black. those things had to change.
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johnny football could be in trouble again after the release of a video from a dashboard cam. it shows a heated scene volving cleveland browns qb, his girlfriend, and a police officer. you can take a look. >> he said i was driving too crazy, trying to injure her and hurt her. that's not the case. she grabbed my wallet and threw my wallet. >> he hit me a couple times. >> while you were in the car? >> yeah. but i don't want to -- please don't -- please don't. >> wow. manziel and the girlfriend had reportedly bib drinking that day. there were no arrests or citations, nfl is looking into the incident. >> the american cancer society easing its breast cancer screening requirements now. new guidelines out today say women don't need to get mammograms as early as before or as often. well, the announcement comes during breast cancer awareness month. trace gallagher live with all the details. what are the changes?
>> well, you know, gretchen, the new guidelines are going to lead to more confusion and controversy because there are still some big disagreements about when and how often women should get mammograms. now, instead of 40 years old, the american cancer society says that women of average risk can wait until they're 45 to get their first mammogram. and then from ages 45 to 54, they should get one every year. starting at age 55, it's every other year. and the american cancer society now says that physical breast exams by doctors are not recommended at all unless you're high risk. then you have u.s. preventive services, a government-backed panel of experts saying women can wait until they're 50 to get their first mammogram and then should get one every other year. wo other major medical groups say they should start at 40, and physical breast exams should start as early as 19 years old, which is why you can see some doctors are very concerned about
the mixed signals. listen. >> i personally have seen too many young women whose lives have been saved by a mammogram that caught a cancer early. i am still comfortable with 40 and yearly unless you and your doctor discuss it and feel otherwise. >> remember, mammograms were considered so important that federal law mandates most health insurances cover them, and a new study in the journal of american association finds that regular mammograms in women 40 to 69 years old did reduce the number of breast cancer deaths. although that contradicts a 2014 study out of canada that doubted whether mammograms reduced the risk of dying. a 2012 study in the u.s. found women were being overdiagnosed and needlessly treated. although better safe than sorry seems to be the overall mantra for medical organizations here in the u.s. >> the thing, though, that's so surprising to me is to not have any of the doctor exams at all. i mean, i would love to know the stats about how many cancers are
found just from that. that seems to be kind of a dangerous message. we will see how this all pans out. trace, thank you. clock is ticking for the republicans to find a replacement for house speaker john boehner, but top candidates, they may not even want the job. plus, josh wilkerson was brutally murdered by an illegal immigra immigrant. as the senate takes up a key vote on cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities, one prominent democratic lawmaker is calling it the, quote, donald trump act. josh's mother sees it very different le. >> i thank you to mr. trump for getting a message out about the nation. it feels good to be heard, whether you love him or whether you don't, i felt heard. rica to take their act to the next level... before earning 1% cash back everywhere, every time... 2% back at the grocery store... and 3% back on gas...
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bottom of the hour, and time for a quick check of your headlines. wet weather in a typically dry california. heavy rain flooding the streets of l.a. former florida governor charlie crist is going to run for congress. this comes after a failed attempt to return to the governor's office after switching to the democratic party. >> lamar odom continuing his recovery in l.a. he swent about a week in a vegas hospital after he was found in conscious in a nevada brothel. >> all right, fox new uz lurt now because we're going to go back to our top story. the key vote in the senate on the so-called sanctuary cities and the effort to crack down on them. this in the wake of several high-profile crimes linked to
suspects who were in this country illegally. the chicago case of william mccann was one of them. he was killed by a drunk driver who was here illegally. the suspect then posted bond and ran off to mexico. and to make matters even worse, he had been prosecuted for a felony two years earlier but i.c.e. was never notified. mccann's brother testified about the case this past summer before the senate judiciary committee. >> it's just been a pathetic miscarriage of justice visited upon my family and hundreds across the country. all eyes are on the house committee. i'm convinced this is where a resolution rests. the sanctuary jurisdictions are going to get away with literally murder, passing these policies, and you guys gotta do it. >> and that man, brian mccann, joins me now. again, we're sorry for the loss of your brother, brian, and as we watch the senate take up this issue today, what do you want to
happen? >> well, needless to say, gretchen, we want it to pass. i listen to senator tumi this morning briefly before i left, and senator tumi, and then i read a little bit about senator vitters' comments over the weekend, and i have looked at center of immigration studies and my good friends at the remembrance project, and we're all hoping and praying this bill will pass today. >> here's the thing, brian. it's probably going to fall on party lines. this is one of the reasons why are americans are so frustrated with members of congress on both sides. because republicans will probably vote for it. but they need six democrats for this vote to actually move forward. and for the life of me, i can't imagine why this is a partisan issue. can you? >> no, not at all. not at all. what's happening, regrettably,
is the obama administration's decision to inaugurate this so-called pet program. will result, and already has resulted in far more illegal aliens have been released from these sanctuary jurisdictions. >> right. >> and it's all very political. it's all about votes. there's a big election coming up, as we all know. this will improve their chances of winning. >> but here's the frustration i know you feel as well. this is not about immigration. this is about illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in this country. that's a different group of people. and i just don't know why the parties can't come together and at least agree on if you have been thrown out of the country twice before and convicted of an aggravated felony or worse in the case of your brother, killing him, that you should not be allowed to come back and you're going to go to prison. i don't get it.
>> i completely agree. again, it's political. the vast majority of the democrats, with the immigrant population, support these lax immigration laws. perhaps they have been conned into thinking that -- they make the argument very effectively that the hispanic community is safer with lax immigration laws. and they're very good at mabmak that argument, but they also are a little less than honest when they're making their case. here in cook county, they claim that, in fact, just last week, one of the commissioners who voted for the ordinance who let my brother's killer flee, said there's been no problem since. when he was reminding about my brother, he didn't even know what to say. >> as if your brother's life -- didn't matter. you know what. i'm going to go -- >> all politics.
>> this is the frustration that people have with their elected politicians because none of them appear to have the guts to vote outside of the party and vote with conviction about human beings that are citizens here in the united states of america, and there is your brother there. he died as a result of that. and no wonder people like outsiders right now in this political race, because they speak their mind and they're not beholden to a political party. brian mccann, our hearts and our prayers are with you, and i'm so sorry that you had to go through this with the death of your brother. thank you for being with us. >> thanks so much, gretchen. appreciate it. >> for more on what will happen if the bill passes or doesn't pass, let's bring in the expert. judge napolitano. >> terrible story. >> such a terrible story. for that commissioner, judge, to tell that man, his brother, oh, by the way -- >> all is well in chicago. >> because nothing has happened since. let's talk about what the senate is going to do.
>> the congress can spend money however it wants. it can't regulate however it wants, but it can spend however it wants. if for example it wants to lower speed limits to 55, it can't enact the law, but it can offer money to the states and cities and say in return for this cash, you have to lower your speed limits to 55. and they often accept that money because they're cash strapped. in this case, the congress has through a variety of grants given cash to the cities already. it wants to impose strings after it gave the cash. and the strings it wants to impose now are, you have to enforce the federal immigration laws. and if you have an illegal immigrants here, we're not saying you have to arrest him. tell us, tell i.c.e. and we'll do the arresting. so the court has never looked at this yet. can you impose the strings after you give the cash? but that's actually what's going to be voted upon in the senate this afternoon. >> because we have heard before about restricting federal funding moving forward.
but you're saying the money has already been given. >> the money is not given at one time. the money comes in a variety of installments. the senate would like the next installment to stop unless and until where we live now, new york city, san francisco, whatever city it is, agrees to inform the feds when they release an illegal alien from one of their jails. this is not heavy lifting for the city. this isn't going to cost the city any money. it's an e-mail or a phone call or a fax. >> it seems so ridiculous to me. anyway, can congress do anything about actually making these cities then enforce the laws other than stripping away money? >> no. because the way our federal system is set up, congress cannot what's called commandeer, take over the judgment of the local cities, their police departments, their city councils, and mayors. it can only coerce or induce that behavior with cash.
it can't take it over. >> i wish i had harry reid's comment about what he was calling this whole law that's supposed to be passed. he basically called it the donald trump law. >> he was highly inappropriately mocking the memory of somebody like mr. mccann's brother. >> judge, it's a complicated issue. we'll see if the senate does anything about it. >> you might be surprised in the next half hour. we might be surprised. who knows. >> that would be a major fox news alert. >> yes. >> judge, thank you. >> group of new cadets on hand for water safety training. they got a firsthand lesson on how it's all done. take a look at this incredible rescue. members of a local ems unit were conducting a drill when they saw a boy slipping under the water. he was on the verge of drowning after falling off his innertube on a fast moving river. the group's commander jumps in, grabs the boy, and brings him back to shore. the austin travis county ems says it mans to use the video to
create a psa on how to spot the signs of drowning. time now to check in with shepard smith reporting live from the fox news desk. >> the republican establishment is now of the mind that donald trump may actually win the nomination, and they will do what they can to take him down. that's new today from the conservative columnist and fox news contributor byron york, as written in the washington examer newspaper. we'll talk to a political editor who says nobody has dominated the race like trump has in more than a decade. he'll explain the following question, would the republican establishment back him or as byron york writes today, try to take him down? and that's a quote. the big question is coming up at the top of the hour. >> that's fascinating because he had to sign that rnc pledge. remember that? very, very fascinating. thank you. >> okay. >> he's the top prospect to take over as speaker of the house. congressman paul ryan arrived capitol hill. what does he have to say about running for the speaker job?
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inches of rainfall normally wouldn't matter across the middle section of the country or the eastern half of the country, but boss this is the desert, an inch of rain is a lot. and it just can't absorb into the ground like we typically see across the rest of the country, so flooding is going to be a concern. flash flood warning in and around the phoenix area, as well as parts towards texas because we're going to see the potential for more rain in the forecast later this week and into the weekend, as we get moisture from the pacific as well as the gulf of mexico. also looking at some snow for folks in colorado, but look at thursday, as we get into the weexd, we're going to look for the potential of perhaps 6 to 8 inches of heavy rain for texas. right now, severe threat through tonight for parts of the southwest, large hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes. that's going to continue through wednesday. but again, as we get into the weekend, gretchen, we're going to have this set up for a lot of rainfall, especially for texas, anywhere from 6 to 8 inches.
maybe isolated amounts of a foot of rainfall. this setup is going to be in place through the weekend. back to you. >> thank you so much. >> major decisions to be made on capitol hill. will congressman paul ryan actually run for speaker? john boehner who announced plans to step down at the end of the month, has pledged to stay on until his replacement is chosen. so far, ryan has remained mum on the idea, leaving no clear front-runner, and the clock still ticks. >> chief concongressional correspondent mike emanuel live for us on capitol hill. what do voters think of paul ryan for next speaker of the house? >> interesting numbers in the latest poll of republican primary voters. when asked how would you feel if paul ryan were elected to be the next speaker, 63% say comfortable and positive. 28% say skeptical and uncertain. meanwhile, the former gop nominee for president who ran with paul ryan says ryan is the future of the party. >> whether it's now for the
speakership or whether instead we see him hold on and ultimately become potentially a candidate for president, i don't know. it's his decision, but i'm just glad to know him and know that we have him in our quiver. >> house republicans are returning from being away for about a week and a half. they're due to meet later this evening and also tomorrow morning to talk critical issues including leadership and all expect they will hear from paul ryan at some point about whether he's, yes, maybe, or no, gretchen. >> let's go to the other side. what are democrats saying as republicans try to sort this out? >> interesting comments from harry reid, the top democrat in the senate. said he's a paul ryan fan. he hopes he becomes the next speaker of the house, and he says ryan has been somebody that democrats have been able to work with. we'll see if that helps ryan or perhaps hurts him. other democrats have expressed concern about what congress can get done pie the end of the year. >> there's been an
acknowledgment, whether it's explicit or implicit, that the chaos that we saw in the republican party and congress prior to speaker boehner's unexpected retirement was limiting the amount that congress was able to get done. >> if ryan says no, a definite no, then the speaker's race would be wide open with as many as 20 house republicans throwing their names in the ring to be contenders. >> all right. we'll be watching. mike, thank you. fox news alert now. because it didn't take that long. the judge was here, and guess what. the vote has come in on the sanctuary city legislation in front of the senate. the democrats have filibustered it, and it will not pass. as expected, the cloture failed by a vote of 54-45. as i mentioned earlier, all republicans would have to vote for it and they would need six democrat votes for it to move on. that has not happened today. so the vote is a no on sanctuary
cities. challenges at the border. what agents are up against in the battle to stop illegal immigrants from coming in. william is live on the u.s. side of the u.s./mexico border today. william. >> well, gretchen, you know, with immigration is once again a very hot topic. we came down here for a week. so is it out of control or more secure than ever before? coming up, you be the judge. i'm new ensure active high protein. i help you recharge with nutritious energy and strength. i'll take that. yeeeeeah! new ensure active high protein. 16 grams of protein and 23 vitamins and minerals. ensure. take life in.
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evacuated just as a precaution. luckily no one was hurt and no word yet on what sparked the fire. illegal immigration has become one of the hottest talking points of this election season with lots of presidential hopefuls offering up their solutions on how to tighten security at the u.s./mexico border. each location along the border has its own set of challenges. we have more now live in nogalas today. willi william. >> reporter: gretchen, i've covered immigration and been on this border countless times. the billions spent in the fence, aircraft, towers, cameras, it is paying dividends but it remains a work in progress. >> i've got a guy in sight. >> reporter: it looks like any other mountain in southern arizona, but it's not. >> that location is notorious for scout activity. >> reporter: look close, you'll see multiple caves filled with blankets, food, surveillance
equipment. >> they're up there anywhere from 5 days to 30 days. >> reporter: they are spotters who direct the flow of drugs and immigrants north to evade the border patrol. >> about 200 feet up. this blackhawk helicopters dropped in two agents looking for spotters, one below, one up top. flushed out, the agents see solar panels, binoculars, radio channels. >> we're hitting their surveillance networks. >> reporter: but is it enough? >> our border fence is four strands of barbed wire, easily gone over, easily crawled under and that's what they do. >> reporter: jim chilton's ranch stretches 26 miles along the mexican border. >> we're getting less undocumented immigrants, however, the drug traffic has increased immensely. >> reporter: chilton installed three cameras. they come through here. we're the highway.
tucson chief manny pedia says give credit where credit is due. in 2,000 agents arrested more than 60,000. >> the border is more secure than i've ever seen it. that is a very, very true statement. >> reporter: they estimate about 300 spotters in southern arizona. tomorrow, gretchen, we're going to yuma. it's been said a fence or law is the answer. there they have a state of the art fence. we'll see if it can be duplicated from san diego to el paso. tomorrow you'll see for yourself. >> great work. thank you. you may remember mark curry from "hanging with mr. cooper." now he's making headlines for his actions during a flight.
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it's a familiar face. >> flight attendants got up and asked me, would you restrain this guy? yeah, i know. i will down. so people, when you on a plane, tell the person behind you. i'm going to pull the seat back. >> that's actor and comedian mark curry. he had to return to l.a.x. international airport shortly after takeoff late sunday night. curry starred in the sitcom "hanging with mr. cooper" in the '90s. that's the flight when somebody got upset because somebody had the awe daze das city to put their seat back. little alternative programming note for you today. i'm hosting the fox news 24/7 on sirius xm 115 as our other fox personalities. i'll be there from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. eastern all this week. if you have sirius xm or don't, tune in or sign up today. here are a couple of things america's clicking on today as well in trending. it's not even halloween but a
mall putting up what's being called the world's largest christmas tree. 115 feet fir signaling the start of the holiday season. nasa launching a website to show a spacecraft a million miles away. thanks for being part of the story. i'm gretchen. what if donald trump wins the nomination? what would the so-called republican establishment do? well, today there is word that the thought of a nominee named trump is actually being entertained now among the establishment. in a new batch of polls shows that donald trump is still on top. why that has some gop insiders talking of a possible war on their own party's front-runner. plus, a guy who said he got into the private e-mail of cia director john brennan says he's not through yet. now he's named his next high profile government target. that's ahead. and a genetic break through for all you pet lovers. scientists say they have finally