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bill: that was a rocking two hourses. martha: busy day. so much to talk about. good to be with you again, bill hemmer. how about we do it again tomorrow? have a good day, everybody. jenna: and we start this hour with a fox news alert. terror on the streets of paris one year to the day after the "charlie hebdo" massacre. i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. paris police take down a man carrying a paper bearing the image of the isis flags. he tried to enter this police station wearing what turned out to be a fake explosives belt, threatening officers with a knife before they shot him dead. the attack exactly a year after islamic extremists stormed the offices of the "charlie hebdo" magazine, murdering 12 people including a police officer. france has been on high alert since isis terrorists launched attacks across paris, killing 130 innocent people back in november.
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now sky news has obtained chilling new footage from an isis weapons lab in syria, so sophisticated analysts call it a terror university. all this as a terror suspect faces arraignment in new york charged with conspiring to kill american soldiers in afghanistan. we have live fox team coverage with john huddy in our mideast bureau, but first to rick leventhal at the federal courthouse in brooklyn, new york. rick? >> reporter: and, jon, the defendant is an american citizen who allegedly became a top al-qaeda operative, reportedly earning a spot on the pentagon's kill list before he was captured in pakistan last year. he's now charged with conspiring to murder u.s. troops in afghanistan. 30-year-old mohamed alpha reck was born in texas, moved to canada, went to college there but became radicalized, and headed to pakistan with two others nearly ten years ago, they intended to become martyrs.
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one of the co-conspirators provided training at an al-qaeda camp in pakistan, and three of his students were convictioned in connection with that foiled new york city subway plot in i 2009. the indictment charged he was part of an attack on a u.s. military base that same year using vehicle-borne explosive devices. the attack involved two car bombs, and his fingerprints were allegedly found on that unexploded device. the feds did not be identify the base or detail the damages, but the ap is reporting the dual car bomb attack at forward operating base chapman what tailed -- that killed one afghan and wounded six others, no americans were harmed. the new york fbi special agent in charge, diego rodriguez, says this demonstrates that justice has no bounds and the u.s. government will seek to prosecute crimes against americans no matter where they take place. he will be arraigned one hour from now, and he faces seven
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years to life in prison if convicted, jon. jon: rick leventhal in new york, thank you. jenna: so that's a big story happening on the east coast of the united states today. in the meantime, we have this news about this isis weapons lab. john huddy's live in jerusalem with that. john? >> reporter: yeah, jenna, this is being called a significant and disconcerting find, showing in these videos the students literally learning how to make and assemble these fairly sophisticated weapons. take a look again at the video. sky news reports that it obtained the video from the free syrian army. this, of course, is the rebel group that's been fighting the assad government in syria and also isis. it shows groups of these terror trainees, if you will, being taught how to produce a thermal battery for missiles that can lock onto an aircraft, including passenger airliners. and these students are also being taught how to build and operate a driverless car to be
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useed as a bomb with a video showing the electronic parts of scrapped vehicles to to assemble the remote-controlled vehicles. they can manipulate the steering wheel, brakes and acceleration pedal, and they also use mannequins coated in wire and foil with lasers to simulate the eyes and a thermostat to actually keep the body at a regular body temperature in order to basically fool detection. isis more than likely has other videos that are out there being used as instructional tools more these students, hundreds be not thousands -- if not thousands of students. and sky news reports that the so-called jihadi university, terror university is located in raqqa which, of course, is isis' de facto capital in syria. now, it's unclear if isis is in the planning stages of using these weapons, if any of these weapons have actually been assembled and are ready to use. jenna, what is clear is that isis is trying to take its terror tactics to a whole new level. jenna, back to you.
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jenna: scary news. john, thank you. jon: now this fox business alert on stock shock here at home with the dow plunging again. take a look, right now it's at 124 to the downside after another market meltdown in china. nicole petallides with the fox business network live at the new york stock exchange. worst start to the year since '91, is that right, nicole? >> reporter: that's right, jon. everybody was hoping for a nice start for this new year, especially since the dow dropped over 2%, its first drop since the financial crisis. so there were high hopes for the beginning of this new year, but it's been a very volatile week. this morning, same thing, halted, down 7% after just 29 minutes of trading. and that really spooked the markets. it really is the story about china, what's wrong with their economy, they're not growing. the government stepping in and also manipulating the currency there. and that really spooked the market here at home.
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we're waiting on the jobs report tomorrow, but for today we were down 318 points on the dow jones industrial average at our lowest point this morning. right now we're down 124 points, so that's much better. we're led lower, though, by industrials, financials, technology. but energy has bounced back. oil, in fact, was at its lowest level since, in many years. let's take a look at some of the stocks, chipotle, amazon, chevron. chipotle remains under pressure after the e. coli bacteria story. chevron, a name that's under pressure because of oil. and, actually, trying to hold on. apple is a big story as well. it was down below $100, and a lot of folks have apple in their 401(k)s and iras. traders are not trying to sell or buy at these levels, they're just going to wait and see how
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this plays out. but china story is a big one, and we'll see how it plays out going forward. jon: and a lot of people eat at chipotle, and we have a report about them and their most recent subpoena later on. >> reporter: that's right. absolutely. jon: nicole petallides, thanks. jenna: america's election headquarters with an eye on the caucuses and primaries now just weeks away. hillary clinton remains the odds-on favorite for democrats, donald trump leads the polls in a gop field. our next guest says the common wisdom of the new year is often wrong hen it come -- when it comes to predicting the results for the highest office in the land. larry sabato, with the university of virginia. i know your weekly newsletter is normally not a comedy, however, this one reads like one when you look at the predictions of the past and what we thought at the beginning of election years. why is it that what we think at the beginning of the year so often isn't the case?
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>> jenna, it's because we can't possibly anticipate all or even most of the big events that occur during a year. and an election is almost always a year away at january 1st. we did go back and take a look at what all the columnists and the network commentators were saying about the new year, what would happen in the presidential race. just let me cite one example 1980, which is classic. jimmy carter was 25 percentage points ahead of ronald reagan in the trial heats for november. 25 percentage points. remember, carter ended up losing in a landslide to ronald reagan. so all the commentators confidently predicted that if only the republicans will nominate ronald reagan why jimmy carter will get his second term. and it's year after year. we show every four years from 1960 all the way up to 2012 the
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predictions on january 1st where are were wrong. jenna: based on your experience, do you believe hillary clinton is not as secure in locking up the nomination for the democrats? >> jenna, i will be very surprised the if bernie sanders doesn't pull some significant upsets. it could even start in iowa. if it doesn't start in iowa, it has a good chance of starting in new hampshire. there are also reports that sanders is doing unexpectedly well in nevada, one of the first four contests. so so everything seems chris call clear -- crystal clear on january 1st except it's an illusion. it's a mirage. jenna: it's interesting that you went back and looked at what columnists wrote at the beginning of the year, an election year. here's one of the titles from "the new york times" just written to the from one column, how donald trump loses. this columnist says that donald trump will lose, that's his prediction, because he believes not everyone will stay in the race, and he believes that donald trump needs the maximum amount of candidates to stay in
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the race to maintain his lead. what do you think of that theory? >> jenna, let me just contrast it with i believe the new issue of "time" magazine, the headline on the cover is how donald trump wins the election. [laughter] jenna: there you go. >> so somebody's wrong. either "time" is wrong or "the new york times" is wrong. look, it's a good theory. it might work out that way, but here's the flaw in it, just to play devil's advocate. the flaw is that the assumption that people make is that all the supporters of, say, jeb bush if he's forced out and john kasich if he's forced out and x and y, if they're forced out, will move en masse to another establishment candidate. it's never that neat and clean and easy. people fragment, and trump will actually get a percentage of the supporters of the other candidates, the establishment candidates, once they withdraw, if they do. jenna: interesting. so we'll reserve the right to be
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patient and not make any wide-ranging predictions, although we like to force you to do that on our program, larry, which we appreciate. [laughter] >> we like to pretend, jenna. jenna: let me ask you a final question on pairing up, because as i mentioned in the introduction to our segment, there are now wisdom or a theory perhaps that donald trump and ted cruz could pair up. and we start seeing these different combinations and how that might work for different candidates when they pick their running mate. you put together five factors that will define who is the running mate, and i'm curious if you can just tell us a little bit about how these candidates will make that choice, why we start talking about it so early and what the conventional wisdom says about it that proves us wrong about what names we're mentioning. >> well, i think we all feel entitled to speculate about the vice presidential gain because it's one of the great stories of any election year. how does somebody get elevated
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to the point where they could easily become president by accident or by election? but as far as how the candidates will choose, again, we're almost always wrong. [laughter] we project that x and y make the most sense for presidential candidate for republicans or the presidential candidate of the democrats. here is what often happens: the presidential candidate and the presidential candidate's staff look at these headlines and say, well, we're not going to go along with what conventional wisdom suggests. why, we're clever and shrewd. we won the presidential nomination. we're going to come up with someone that no one's thought about. now, that person may be a great choice or may be an awful choice, but it's an original choice, and they like to show that they're in charge and they're going to pick somebody that the rest of us haven't thought of. jenna: and it's often not a person that had been running for president that now no longer is. >> yeah, it could be or you
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never know. the presidential nominee thinks, well, i've got to win ohio to win. well, if john kasich isn't running for president, he's a popular governor of ohio. he would be the logical choice. or in florida you'd probably pick marco rubio if he's not the presidential nominee. but those are logical choices and, boy, if there's one thing i've learned in following four decades worth of presidential elections, logic doesn't really play a big role in the end. jenna: well, in elections or in politics just in general. seems to be a theme. >> probably in life. jenna: that's true. [laughter] larry, always great to have you on the program. thank you so much. >> thank you, jenna. jenna: and a quick reminder, a week from today on january 14th, the best in the business hosts the next gop debate, the first round with trish regan and sandra smith, then at 9 p.m. eastern time maria bartiromo and neil cavuto will be your moderators.
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jon: some new developments in the sexual assault allegations against bill cosby which just led to criminal charges in one state. but now cosby has learned his legal future in two other cases. we have the lowdown on that. plus, new troubles for chipotle, still reeling from norovirus and e. coli outbreaks as the feds launch a criminal investigation. we're live with details. and we want to hear from you, does all this recent market volatility have you concerned about your bottom line? our live chat up and running, go to foxnews.com/happeningnow and join the conversation.
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jenna: right now some crime stories we're following. los angeles account presidents will -- county prosecutors will not charge bill cosby citing timing and a lack of evidence in the 1965 and 2008 cases. this comes a week after cosby was charged in pennsylvania with drugging and assaulting a woman in 2004.
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and while a tv crew covered a news conference announcing a new crime-fighting plan in washington, d.c., their van outside was broken into and thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen. there have been more than 40 robberies in washington, d.c. in just the first six days of 2016. jon: some new information on the criminal investigation underway at chipotle restaurants as that chain now deals with a federal subpoena linked to the norovirus outbreak in southern california. that happened right before an e. coli outbreak in other states. jonathan hunt is live in los angeles with more. >> reporter: jon, the bad news just keeps coming for chipotle. criminal investigation coming on top of the e. coli outbreak that has rocked the fast food chain since last august. the principal probe focuses -- the federal probe focuses on how the company handled a norovirus outbreak at one restaurant in simply valley, california. dozens of customers and employees got sick.
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that was before chipotle temporarily closed 43 restaurants in washington and oregon in november after an e. coli outbreak. and a month after that incident, more than 100 boston college students reported getting sick after eating at a chipotle. the company is taking a lot of heat on twitter among other places, and it's replying to almost every tweet. this is a fairly typical exchange. a customer tweeting, quote: someone needs to make an app that tells you when it's safe to to eat at chipotle and when it's not. chipotle replying, quote: you are safe. we have done thousands of tests and taking aggressive measures towards food safety. then directing customers to its web site which now has an entire section devoted to the subject and ends saying, quote: we apologize to those that have been affected by this situation. it is our greatest priority to
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maintain our customers' confidence and loyalty in eating at chipotle. but shareholders' confidence also being rocked, chipotle's stock has taken a beating over last few months. the share price down from more than $750 in october, jon, to hovering around the $420 mark as of this morning by my admittedly dodgy math, that's a drop of something like 40% in the company's overall value in just the last few months, jon. jon: yeah. that's an incredible change in fortune. jonathan hunt, thank you. jenna: well, a lot of news from asia today including two big stories from china, the latest dust-up in the south china sea where the chinese are now apparently landing passenger planes, this as stocks plummet there again until trading is halted. plus -- protests in south korea after the north claimed it successingfully tested a
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jenna: fox news alert, china landing a civilian aircraft on a disputed manmade island in the south china sea. fox news confirms the landing after last weekend's test of a passenger jet. the united states doesn't recognize the island as official chinese territory. in the meantime, asian stock markets are in turmoil yet again today, trading stops in china for the second time this week when the shanghai index dropped more than 7%. and aftershocks are being felt
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around the world. gordon chang, author of "the coming collapse of china." we were talking earlier this week, gordon, seems like it was a completely different world, but we saw the markets in china reeling, and here we are yet again. so why the repeat? >> you know, this is astounding to me, because i'm not an optimist. but after monday's debacle when the circuit breakers -- these are provisions that stop trading losses -- once these circuit breakers kicked in, i figured there was going to be calm for at least three or four weeks, couple months because chinese leaders couldn't really stand the volatility. but what happened? you know, on thursday, today, you know, the circuit breakers kick in again, and the reason is because they took their currency, they dropped it lower, and that caused a panic. so this was a panic caused by chinese officials, and we now have to worry about the competence of beijing to manage their own economy. jenna: speaking of competence and just political strategy, do you think there's any sort of connection to what the chinese are doing in the south china sea and what's happening with their economy and the stock market?
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>> there is a general connection and, basically, the communist party -- which has really tried to base its legitimate on prosperity -- now has to look for something else as the economy, obviously, erodes quickly. therefore, we are seeing the island building, we are seeing the intrusions into japanese water. all of these things are sort of generally connected in the sense that xi jinping realizes he has to bolster flag national legitimacy. jenna: it's interesting, you're mentioning china in this context, of course, focused on these topics. we've been talking a lot about china yesterday and the test, whatever it was, in north korea. i spoke with presidential candidate rand paul about what his solutions would be to engage north korea and perhaps change their behavior. he said china is key to this. here's what he had to say. >> unilateral sanctions of the u.s. against north korea aren't necessarily going to work, but if china participates in it and
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china aggressively puts pressure on north korea because of their proximity and because they trade with north korea, i think it could inflict and possibly bring about change. jenna: what do you think about that? especially with your assessment that china itself as a country is in turmoil? >> yeah. this is a real problem. he used the word "if." you say, well, if china does this or that. well, right now china is not really willing to do these things that we want them to do for a number of reasons. one of them is that they had this long historical relationship with north korea. they're not willing to give up the north koreans unless we put extraordinary pressure on china, which we can do because the chinese economy right now is under such severe stress. they really need us. so this is a time where we exercise will like reagan did in the cold war, we can actually push these countries in much better directions. unfortunately, i don't really see that political will right now. jenna: can we do it without china in. >> yes. it gets a little wit harder -- bit harder, but we're going to have to do it anyway. right now we have some leverage of north korea and south korea as well.
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we need to have the sanctions that are in place enforced. we need to get the south koreans out of the business of supporting north korea. and, of course, we need to stop these shipments of ballistic missiles and nuclear technology from north korea to iran. jenna: we've spoken in the past about the pivot towards asia, which now seems the pivot more towards the middle east yet again. >> right. jenna: we were having an interesting conversation earlier this week about china's nuclear arsenal. of course, the focus is on north korea. we know they're a nuclear state, and they seem extremely unpredictable. but you're also watching the military buildup in china. and when you look at that region, where do you think our priority needs to be? is it north korea today because of the test? is it china because of the economy? where do we put our priorities? >> i think our priority is really working with our friends in the region. that includes india, japan, the philippines, singapore. even vietnam is a friend of the united states these days. if we do that, we can build a pretty strong coalition that can keep china at least in bounds,
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and also i think that we need to especially work with seoul because right now they can have an effect on north korea, and they're not working in a positive direction. jenna: one of the things they're doing as reengaging on those propaganda messages that they're putting across the border that's very provocative to north korea, loud speakers that are putting out messages that are anti-north korean, what do you hear -- because our viewers are going to be paying close attention to those running for president and those in office now -- what is the mistake that those in power continue to make when it comes to engaging china or even north korea that you feel like we have to change in the next year to have different results there? >> i think we have to understand the fundamental instability inside both of those political systems, both china and north korea. because that's going to cause external problems for both of them, and that's why, for instance, i think kim jong un detonated that device yet. largely because he feels he needs to do that to bolster his own political position in the regime. now, this is a problem because these are not governments that
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are going to work with us on a reasonable basis because of their internal issues. it's good politics in both beijing and pyongyang to lash out. we have to understand that, and we have to use american national power many ways that, basically, people here -- including rand paul -- don't want to. jenna: interesting. it's always great to have you on the program. thank you very much. >> thank you. jenna: jon? jon: we have seen the rise of outsider candidates in this election season like donald trump and tea party favorite ted cruz, but now marco rubio seems to have a growing list of so of called establishment supporters. why some analysts think the gop is lining up behind the florida senator, fearing a trump or cruz nomination. our political panel weighs in.
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♪ jon: positive sign for senator marco rubio just weeks before the first votes in the 2016 presidential race. after picking up a key endorsement from house oversight committee chairman congressman jason chaffetz. in latest congressional endorsement for the rubio campaign, and a move some analysts believe means that the gop establishment, if you will, is lining up behind the florida senator. this amid fears that the nomination of donald trump or ted cruz would perhaps sink the party come november. let's talk about with joe trippi, former howard dean campaign manager and fox news contribute tort.
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lisa booth. wta opinion research. thanks for both of you being here. >> hi, jon. jon: let me show you a headline from "the hill" newspaper just out. it says, "fearing trump and cruz, republicans look to rubio." they're obviously talking about the republican establishment because trump and cruz have republicans on their bandwagon. do you see it that way, lisa? is marco rubio, his support of the sort of establishment republican coalescing behind marco rubio? >> well, jon it is interesting, the republican establishment, the goal of rnc, the goal of establishment to try to contain and control the process as much as possible. when you have someone like donald trump not beholden to any party, who basically said i'm on my own here and someone like ted cruz openly taken on senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. specifically looking at the
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export import bank argument he essentially called him a liar out in public, i think they see those individuals not easily contained. especially with jeb bush flat-lining and chris christie kasich, not really gaining steam, people are coalesces around marco rubio. this mark as significant shift for republican party and conservatives in general. look at marco rubio, he has 94% rating from heritage action, same as representative jim jordan, chairman of the house freedom caucus. we think a marked changed in the republican towards conservatism and away from individuals like john mccain and mitt romney, chaffetz is the not only one, joe. people like trey gowdy, darrell issa, congresswoman mia love has quite a following, they endorsed marco rubio. timing couldn't be better i suppose less than a month away from iowa voting. >> that's true, but the problem here is being identified is the candidate of the establishment
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in the gop right now is not necessarily where you want to be and marco rubio frankly, has done an incredible job sort of straddling positions without being seen as the establishment's candidate. so there's clearly a fight for that lane between him and jeb bush, particularly right now going on in new hampshire. vicious tv a running or the super-pacs running against each other some yes, it is a step that improves rubio's chances to win thalian, but on other hand, when you look at cruz and trump and just antipathy towards the washington establishment and their party, not clear that winning establishment lane is where you want to be. rubio as i said has done a really good job of straddling it. this sort of hurts that in that respect at least. jon: sticking with you for the moment, joe, polls say if you
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stack marco rubio up, run marco rubio begins hillary clinton right now, he actually beats her in a presidential race whereas if you beat, if you run donald trump against her or even ted cruz, both of those other candidates lose to hillary clinton. so, joe as democrat on this panel, do you want to see one of those two win the republican nomination, trump or cruz? >> well, look, as a democrat i'm sure, most democrats that know would like to run against trump or cruz. there are three or four republicans that would give us pause or give me pause. rubio among them. kasich, chris at this, any of the four i think would be tougher in a general election than trump or cruz. on the other hand if the gop establishment comes together and stops trump and cruz, it is an effort to stop them at all costs and support of one those four, off the tough for the party to put those, get those people to
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come out and unify a party around the establishment candidate. it has happened before in the democratic party where we've done that and it failed. actually helped reagan win in 1980 because of the fight ted kennedy and jimmy carter had. it is not quite, this is a very fractured party somehow has to come together once the fight between the establishment and these outsiders is finished. can they pull it back together. rubio is somebody who could do that. jon: lisa, let's go back and take a look at joe's earlier point. he says this might not be the year when the republican candidate should be looking for establishment support. what do you think about that? >> well, i think especially if you look at a race like the iowa caucuses, having the establishment support might not help marco rubio. right now ted cruz is incredibly well-positioned to win the iowa caucus but may help him in a state primary like new hampshire
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but right now things are incredibly fluid. we haven't even begun the nominating process. we're looking iowa caucus, new hampshire, south carolina, nevada caucus cull in february alone. with such a crowded primary field things will change next couple months. things will look dramatically different. we've seen individuals like mike huckabee say he will drop out if he doesn't place third in iowa. new hampshire is must-win state for someone like jeb bush or chris christie. things will dramatically change. it is really tough to take away too much from the way the field looks right now, from the polling we've seen right now because all of this is going to dramatically change with some individuals when we begin the nominating process which happens in february. jon: get down to the brass tacks, aren't we. lisa boothe, joe trippi. >> thank you. one week from today the best in the business host next gop debates. first round starts at 6:00 p.m. eastern with trish regan and
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sandra smith from our fox business network sister network. then the main stage will start at 9:00 p.m. and maria bartiromo and neil cavuto will moderate that one. jenna: fearing escalation could draw the whole region into war is offering to mediate between two rivals. can it work? general jack keane weighs in next.
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jon: right now as tensions heat up between saudi arabia saudi arabia and iran-iraq is offering to mediate the institute. it is important to stop the escalation he says because it could lead the region into war. saudi airstrikes hit embassy in yemen where a proxy war plays out between the two rival nations. retired four-star general jack keane, chairman for institute of study of war and fox news military analyst.
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general, thanks for being with us today. >> glad to be here. jon: this notion iraq might step into the breach and negotiate some sort of a cease-fire or peace deal between these two countries, what do you think of it? >> some bizarre things are inexplicable in the middle east and make us scratch our head. this is one of them. this is shia dominated government in iraq that disenfranchised their sunnis, as a result of that isis is able to occupy sunni land and they want to broker a deal between the kingdom of saudi arabia, sunnis and iranian shia. i mean it is laughable. they have absolutely no credibility and no one is going to take it seriously. jon: throughout most of my lifetime the saudis have been generally considered a friend of the united states and obviously ever since the iranian revolution iran has been a pariah state to the united states. where do we stand on that now? >> you put your finger actually,
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which is at the heart of the dispute. the reality is that saudi arabia has a paranoia and a fear, as you point out because iran has been on the march for 35 years in dominating the region and succeeding in that, as they control and influence lebanon, syria, iraq, and now yemen which saudis are pushing back on. iranians are in pursuit of a nuclear weapon and ballistic missiles that deliver them. this is understandable fear that the the kingdom of saud saw has but when you couple with it, their absolute, belief, jon, that the united states no longer has their back. i'm convinced because i've spoken to saudi officials myself and they have said, they don't think the united states would defend them if they were in a conflict with iran. what they would do is try to mediate the conflict much as
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they're trying to do mediate this dispute as opposed to having saudi arabia's back. that is contributing to the fear. that is how these tensions can rise into actual dispute and actual conflict. jon: when you look at the list of terrorist organizations and puppet governments in the middle east supported by the iranians, it leaves you wondering why, why there are those in the administration so bound and determined to sort of cozy up to iran? >> yeah, i mean, iran is on the march, as you say, and they're using proxy governments to do that. saudi arabia has no expansionist objectives. the iranians are undermining sunni governments every single one of them in the region. the execution of sunnis, mostly al qaeda, as part of the 47 so understandable, also understandable that they have concerns about the shia radicals who are supported by iran.
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i don't agree with the execution policy that they have but i do understand their concern that iran is undermining every sunni government in the region. and yet the kingdom of saudi arabia is doing nothing to undermine the iranian government yet why are we cuddling up and nuturing iranians as opposed to our allies in the region? it's a staggering policy shift and the obama administration is reckless with it because they are helping to enable the tension and potential conflict in the region as a result of it. jon: so if you were advising the obama administration what would you tell them to do at this moment in time? >> great question. number of one, make certain that the saudis and our other allies know for a fact that we have their back. put things in place that will convince them of that. lead an effort in the u.n. to get tough economic sanctions on iranians, new sanctions as a result of ballistic missile testing that they're doing.
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i would do something further. even though ballistic missile testing was not part of the nuclear framework deal, i would put on hold money coming to iranians in a few months to the tune of 100 bill dollars plus until as soon as such time we're able to verify independently that the iranians have knocked off this ballistic missile program that they have. that would absolutely get the attention of allies in the region. now the iranians will push back on this and walk away from the deal. we should put it on the table anyway. jon: sound like good advice. general jack keane. >> good talking to you jon. jenna: from that story imagine moving at 300 miles an hour as you travel between two major american cities. that is how fast the so-called floating train would go from new york to washington, d.c. the u.s. approved a small step into its development. we'll talk about that.
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jon: let's take a peek, shall we, what is ahead on "outnumbered" at top of the hour. andrea, harris what do you have? >> jon, an american citizen goes before a judge at top of the hour to face terror charges for bomb attack on a u.s. military base in afghanistan. we'll take you live to that courthouse. >> hillary clinton goes full grandma. in a new interview and dishes on her date nights with bill clinton. >> oh, boy. and being a hot looking woman can get awe lot but does that
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include better college grades? new research with very surprising results. we'll weigh in. >> i'm raising girls. i don't want to think about it. plus our #oneluckyguy. "outnumbered" at top of the hour. he is sitting right next to me but you can't see him next. jon: harris, just worry about paying for colleges. don't worry about the grades yet. my advice. >> thank you. jenna: if jon scott doesn't show up for work on monday he won the lottery and made history at same time. the drawing is $700 million for the drawing. that is biggest for any drawing in america. previous record was 660 million for megamillions jackpot. the odds of winning saturday night, jon, one in 292 million. there is a chance what we're saying, yeah. jenna: "happening now," crew, we invested, rolled dice. we didn't win as everybody
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knows. we may try, try again. jon: didn't beat the odds. america is one step closer to getting a 300 mile-an-hour train, how does that sound? it goes that fast because it literally floats on air. a superconducting maglev train would run between new york and d.c. the feds just approved nearly 28 million bucks to kick-start the project. but that is just a fraction of the what the thing will eventually cost. abby huntsman is here with more. reporter: this is really cool stuff. the united states used to be a railroad pioneer, with some. since then, japan, europe has passed us by. this is maglev, short for magnetic levitation. with cars off the ground and speeds more than 300 miles-an-hour. there is effort to bring this train to the u.s. >> this is truly transformational and generation-skipping technology. our fastest train in america is
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the 86 mile-an-hour acela train in the northeast corridor. so you're jumping from 86 miles an hour to 311 miles-an-hour. reporter: the department of transportation granted $27.3 million for maryland to assess the feasibility of the maglev train in the u.s. run between baltimore and washington, d.c. in 15 minutes. the plan is whole northeast corridor cutting down the commute from washington to new york to 60 minutes. a direct night is new york from nation's capitol is 9minutes. critics say the train is too expensive the service between baltimore and new york alone will cost $10 billion. they say shelling out now would provide huge economic benefits down the road. >> question about it. we have, we'll have to dig deep to do this, both public sector and private sector. there is, really no choice but to do that if we want to continue to see our economy growing in the future.
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reporter: if all goes as planned, people can expect the maglev train to start running between d.c. and baltimore, sometime guys, between the late 2020s. pretty cool stuff. jon: interesting. abby huntsman. >> good to see you. jon: we'll be right back.
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jenna: and we'll see you back here in an hour. jon: "outnumbered" starts now. andrea: all right, this is a fox news alert. you're looking at the dow jones industrial average, off triple digits again. this is the first trading week of the year, and we have seen continued selling in our markets following a global selloff. you're looking at the dow off 211 points, it's just below that 17,000 mark, it's a loss of one and a quarter percent. it had been down much more, nearly a 400-point drop is what we were just looking at a couple hours ago, so we're well off the lows. but, guys, right now at these levels you're still looking at a stock market that's down -- the dow, down 700 points just to kick off the first four tradin

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