tv The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson FOX News January 20, 2016 11:00am-12:01pm PST
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campaign trail. dr. ben carlson is mourning the loss of a team volunteer. 25-year-old braden joplin was killed following a collision on an icy highway. he was a student at texas tech university in lubbock, studying agricultural economics. he decided to take off the spring semester to try to save some money. a carson staffer and two other volunteers inside that van also hurt, all this prompting dr. carson to temporarily suspend his campaign and dr. carson joins me now exclusively from omaha, nebraska. doctor, i know this has been such a tough 24 hours for you and your staff and for the volunteers. take me back to yesterday and what happened. >> well, they were in a van, four of them, and apparently hit some black ice, a very slippery area. the van turned on its side, went across the median into oncoming traffic and was hit by a pickup
truck. unfortunately a lot of damage was done and braden was in a very bad location in the van. >> and this happened yesterday morning. i know that he was pronounced dead later on in the afternoon. you and your campaign flew his family up immediately to omaha to try to get to him. it's my understanding that they just missed his passing? >> yeah, it was sad. i spoke to the trauma surgeons and they were trying to do everything they could to keep him alive at least until the family got there, but it was about an hour difference. everybody worked so hard, the hospital staff was spectacular, but, you know, this young man was just amazing. i was fortunate enough to get to know him and he was so incredibly compassionate. he cared about how other people felt. he would really go out of his way to make sure that everybody was feeling okay. i just think if everybody acted like him, we'd have a lot fewer problems in our country.
>> it's so interesting, i know you were describing him in other interviews that i read as compassionate, energetic, caring and you said i hope his death will not be in vain. he wanted america to be kinder and a gentler place. what's the lesson from all of this as far as the kind of life that he's led in only 25 years? >> well, the lesson to me, and particularly to the younger people, is please don't copy my generation and become hardened and cynical and hateful of people with whom you disagree. you know, we all have different lives and we all have different opinions, but we're all in the same boat. it doesn't mean that we have to be enemies just because we disagree about something. that's the real lesson. >> well, that's very interesting because you have decided as an outsider to get into the political realm where oftentimes it can be dicey and hateful, et cetera. i know you are suspending your campaign now until tomorrow, is
that correct? >> yes. we'll get back tomorrow afternoon once again. >> in the meantime, in iowa at the same time, obviously you have to keep moving on because the caucus is in less than two weeks now. yesterday huge announcement by donald trump having sarah palin endorse him. what do you make of that? >> well, i'm very glad to see sarah palin's voice involved. i actually think that she has a very important voice. everybody really wanted to make sure that she never got to washington, d.c., because, you know, she did so much in alaska to get rid of corruption. if you brought somebody like that into washington, d.c., it would become a ghost town. >> well, some kind words of sarah palin there as we remember braden joplin, just 25, a volunteer for you, dr. carson. thanks for sharing your part of the story with us today. all the best. >> thank you very much. hillary clinton launching a new line of attacks against bernie sanders and she's getting a little help from her friends.
the democratic primary race tighter than expected, so now some high-profile clinton supporters are targeting bernie's socialist roots. ed henry is live in washington. ed, new polls in new hampshire may be causing some big huge concern for hillary clinton. >> reporter: that's right, gretchen. it's starting to get ugly on the democratic side. maybe we've seen some of these attacks on the republican side for a long time. look at this poll number, pretty devastating for hillary clinton. a cnn/wmur poll in new hampshire. sanders with a 27-point lead. the clinton believes it's an outlier, as they say in politics, it's just off, there's not that big of a margin, but there have been other polls with smaller double-digit leads for bernie sanders. bottom line, poll after poll has him winning in new hampshire and has it neck in neck in iowa. what are clinton allies doing? look at david brock last night on bloomberg tv hammering sanders. watch this. >> bernie sanders isn't electable. i don't believe he's eablectabl
in the democratic party or the general election and that's because of the elephant in the room. he's a socialist, he's not a democrat. he has a 30-year affiliation of a lot of whack-a-doodle ideas and parties. >> reporter: senator claire mccaskill on the inside, the republicans won't touch him because they can't wait to run an ad with a hammer and sickle. it makes it impossible for democrats in a state like missouri, makes it very difficult for democrats in states like ohio, pennsylvania and florida. where have we heard that before? clinton allies said that in 2008 about barack obama. he won anyway. gretch, this is looking more and more like that last race, a nightmare for the clintons. >> it's unbelievable. could these attacks by hillary clinton have the potential to back fire on her? >> reporter: well, it could. think about what happened when chelsea clinton went out hammering bernie sanders. there were even democrats say,
not just republicans, they have got heartburn over that. bill clinton just a few moments ago in new hampshire was contrasting the records of bernie sanders and hillary clinton but was instead trying to shift it away and go after the republicans, change the subject, watch. >> they're just going off into whatever they can go off into to drive her poll numbers down, because when she left office as secretary of state, don't forget, she had the highest approval and lowest disapproval rating of any public figure. >> reporter: talking about approval ratings. look at this in the cnn/wmur poll. bernie sanders favorability among democrats in new hampshire, 91%. hillary clinton at 65%. that's good. that's among democrats. but 91%. so that's why they have got the outside folks like david brock doing the dirty work, the bad cop. bill clinton and others saying he's not so bad. he has a 91% favorability. you've got to be really careful. that can boomerang real fast. >> very interesting. thanks so much. we'll have more numbers for
the hillary clinton campaign as a new poll finds new hampshire voters give senator sanders the edge over clinton on handling the economy too. of course that's always a top issue in any election. joining me now, syndicated radio talk show host chris plant, leslie marshall. great to see the both of you. leslie, we're focusing on clinton and sanders right now, at least. the economy, the economy is now the top issue for democrats. 23% of likely democratic voters, if we can show the poll here, calling foreign policy and national security, that was their top issue, but that faded now. now it's only 13%. the same share naming the economy and jobs their top priority now. it's claimed from 18 to 26%. leslie. >> well, one of the things, gretchen, that we see not just from this poll but when we look historically at a voter is that voters, regardless of their ideology, their party, have short-term memories, and we see the farther we get away from san
bernardino and paris and the terrorist attacks there, the more they return to what's number one in most americans voters' minds, which is the economy. so that i'm not surprised about. and this does help senator sanders a little bit. one of the areas that senator sanders really couldn't compete with, i feel, mrs. clinton on was foreign policy. yes in the last debate he had a stronger showing than the prior two, but with the economy, this is something he's harped on, income inequality. he's attacked wall street. so certainly i think that resonates more with his base than some of the undecided democrats. >> yeah, but what are his other policies about the economy? new hampshire voters 57% say sanders would best handle the economy. only 33% for hillary clinton. i mean she, i think, i think is a capitalist. he is a self-avowed democratic socialist. you've got that many people saying he has a better handle on the economy? >> what has happened to the democrat party honestly.
democrats rank in file and in washington should be very concerned about what they have done to america and what has happened to their party. he took his lovely bride to the soviet union on his honeymoon and is killing in the democratic party race. this is nuts, it's absolutely crazy. and he's for a 90% tax rate. >> he came off of that a little bit. he came off of 90%, chris, but he won't tell us exactly what it is. but yes, there are some very interesting details that are all out there for people to find out, by the way, if you want to google bernie sanders. let's move on to this because this is a live picture right now, donald trump about to appear again with sarah palin in tulsa, oklahoma. of course yesterday she endorsed him in iowa. of course this was seen as a huge ploe to senator ted cruz who she helped back in 2012 when he got into the political arena. but conservative media personality glenn beck just announced that he will appear
with cruz in iowa over the weekend, a little more than a week before the caucuses. leslie, what do we make of these pairings of highly important conservative endorsements? >> well, first of all, bill clinton's endorsed candidates that lose and he's a very popular guy. i don't really put a lot of stock in endorsements. i have to say that i was surprised that sarah palin endorsed trump because she and ted cruz have been so much in lock step, if you will, with the tea party and ted cruz has even talked about in the past how he likes sarah palin. so i think what these endorsements do, even though trump doesn't need it right now, is give them maybe a tiny bump in the polls with supporters of those individuals but overall i don't think it makes a difference. by the way, chris, the democratic party, we're fine, we're good. i appreciate your concern. >> wait until the indictment comes along. >> ten seconds, chris. >> look, celebrity endorsements are great, i think sarah palin is a bit of a celebrity endorser at this point. it's probably going to give him a bit of a bump, trump, in iowa
which is what he's looking for right now. ted cruz looking very strong in iowa and i think that's what it's about is pushing back on ted cruz in iowa so that he doesn't come out of the gates a loser in iowa. >> guess what, we're not going to the hard break because now we have sarah palin up at the microphone at this trump rally. she didn't show up at the earlier one today in iowa, she was there yesterday, but then here he is back in tulsa. les listen for a minute. >> good, because it's going to take all of us, all of us working together in this. and you all have a responsibility, we all have a role to play in this, and truly electing someone who will let us make america great again. you, you hard-working americans, you patriots, you who know that enough is enough and enough of the status quo, it's got to go.
in this great awakening, you all who realize that, man, our country is -- we're going to go to hell in a hand basket under this -- under this tragic fundamental transformation of america that obama had promised us. no, what we need now is a fundamental restoration of america, all that is good and free and secure and exceptional about america. so we need to be in it to win it, and we're in this because we believe in america and we can believe that our best days are ahead of us. but we're going to have to start doing things completely different. things that over the last seven, eight years have gotten us into the mess that we're in. we need -- we need to elect a commander in chief who will
respect our troops. a commander in chief -- a commander in chief who understands that we as americans, you here in oklahoma especially, you love your freedoms. and when you love your freedoms, you thank a vet. you thank a vet, and then you realize that our vets deserve a commander in chief who will let them do their job and go kick isis' ass. [ cheers and applause ] [ crowd chanting usa, usa ]
our vets and you deserve a commander in chief who will respect what it is that our forces go through and would never leave them behind. a commander in chief who would never lie to the families of the fallen. when i talk about a commander in chief who will never leave our men and our women behind, let me get a little bit personal on this. i'm talking about not leaving our wounded warriors behind also. our wounded warriors who come home from the battlefield, bringing new battles with them. our wounded warriors, sometimes in body and in mind, coming back different than when they left for the war zone. i can talk personally about this. i guess it's kind of an elephant
om, because my own family going through what we're going through today with my son, a combat vet, having served in a striker brigade fighting for you all america in the war zone, but my son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. they come back hardened. they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military, so sacrificially have given to this country, and that starts from the top. it's a shame that our military personnel even have to wonder if they have to question if they're respected anymore. it starts from the top. the question, though, that comes from our own president where they have to look at him and wonder do you know what we go through? do you know what we're trying to do to secure america and to secure the freedoms that have
been bequeathed us? so when my own son is going through what he goes through coming back, i can certainly relate with other families who kind of feel these ramifications of some ptsd and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with, and it makes me realize more than ever, it is now or never for the sake of america's finest that we have that commander in chief who will respect them and honor them. in fact, not ten minutes ago i was handed a military coin from one of your great residents here, a young man who is retiring from the military, and on the coin it says "we're a brotherhood that only a few can understand." i know that you understand, so oklahoma, we need you to -- you need to share the message with the rest of america.
and when you go to vote in your primaries march 1st, you can make it a super tuesday for the rest of america by leading the way with a vote for the next commander who will respect our troops. who will give them what they are deserving. and who will treat our vets better than illegal immigrants in america. well, we're in this together and we're in it because just last week we saw our sailors suffer and be humiliated at the hands of iranian captors where we were made to apologize. and why was that? it's because of a weak-knee ed
capitulator in chief who doesn't know how to negotiate, and he has decided that, well, from now on, america is going to lead from behind. what the enemy was doing was sending a message to the rest of the world, and that message they tried to send was that they will capture and america will cow tow and america will apologize and then in the deal we will bend over and then say thank you. what a deal. only one candidate has that proven record of success where he masters the art of the deal. he is beholden to no one, but we, the people. he's beholden only to doing the right thing and he is perfectly positioned to make america great again. are you ready for that, oklahoma? are you ready to see the change?
like i said yesterday in iowa, no more pussy-footing around. it is time. you deserve the best. >> all right, no more pussy-footing around, she said it again, it's time to kick isis'ass. our vets deserve a real commander in chief not one that will leave them behind and lie to the families of the fallen. sarah palin also went on to talk about the fun that her son, track, was arrested yesterday. she didn't say what happened but he was arrested for domestic violence and assault. threatened his girlfriend with an ar-15 but she did say he served in a combat brigade, that he came home hardened and that we need to respect our military veteran, some who may be suffering from ptsd and come home wounded. let me bring back in the political panel now. chris and leslie. chris, was this the right time
for sarah palin to talk about any kind of effects that her son, and we don't know if he is suffering from any of the above. >> well, she seems to be saying today that that is the explanation for what happened with her son. you know, it's the mama grizzly thing. she's coming to her son's defense. nobody asked her about it, but she's getting out front and saying that her son is suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder because of his time serving in combat. and, you know, building a legal defense right here on television today. i think she's a mother. she's responding to her son being in a crisis. >> from a pr point of view, leslie, is it smart for her to get out in front of it? here she is once again on the national stage and having to face issues about her family, which she has done before? >> i honestly -- if she were running, gretchen, would agree with chris. like yeah, she's building a verbal defense right here on national television and she's putting it out there in front,
but she's not running, she's endorsing another person running. she can talk about how wonderful our military is, which it is. she doesn't have to mention her son. if i were her pr advisor, i would not have advised her to mention her son. there's some people that may not know about these charges because they just came about in the past couple of days and quite frankly it could hurt his defense with her saying too much, so i don't think it was a smart thick to do. i don't think it was the right venue. >> chris, wrap it up for me, you've got about 30 seconds. >> well, going back to sarah palin jumping in on these proxies, and why she endorsed donald trump rather than ted cruz. you know, she has no love or affinity for the republican establishment in washington, d.c., which did not treat her well. she is known as the rogue. donald trump is kind of a rogue. >> yeah, but so is ted cruz. >> well, trooued cruz is a difft case. he's not rogue in the same way
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welcome back. presidential contenders for both parties now zeroed in on the nation's first caucuses and primary. buiusy day on the trail right n. many are blitzing new hampshire today, but should the candidates look beyond those states? considering changes made to the election calendar after the 2008 presidential race. good question. tim phillips is the president of americans for prosperity, a conservative advocacy group and he's here to break it down for
us. great to see you again. >> good to see you. >> let's start with the four contests that take place in the month of february. >> absolutely. >> we have iowa, new hampshire, of course. south carolina, nevada. all important but -- >> they're the gateway. you've got to kind of win, place or show normally in one or two of these states in order to carry on to the second phase and that's very much true this year. one key thing, grechen, it used to be parochial issues in iowa like extending ethanol subsidies are a big deal. not so any more. >> the governor came out and said he doesn't want ted cruz to win. let's move on to super tuesday. why is this so important in your mind? >> the south. it's the largest number of southern states going early. texas at 155 delegates, georgia at 76, those are the two big prizes. the key thing, gretchen, none of these states winner take all, it's all proportional which leads us to believe it will probably be a longer nomination battle because of that proportional nature of how the delegates are awarded.
>> that change after 2008, john mccain got the nomination and many in the gop argued that gave barack obama and hillary clinton more time to be center stage and talked about. were these rule changes a good thing in your mind? >> i think they were. they extend the debate and allow genuine big issues, national issues like taxation, government spending, which side you're going to go with the republicans, it lets those issues dominate instead of local parochial issues. i think it's a good thing. also it keeps these candidates in the news for months and months rather than just a few weeks. >> let's move on to number three, march 5th through 12th. a bunch of states during this time. >> this period is when you're trying to stay alive for that next big wave of states. >> you've got to upper your voice a lot to be like the beegees in "stayin' alive." march 15th, why is this the big date? >> the first two states winner take all. 99 delegate votes, the biggest
prize and it's big. someone will probably fall by the wayside here. you'll have a couple of candidates who don't make it out of march 15 because of the winner take all nature of the two big prizes, ohio and florida. >> great to see you, as always. >> great to see you too. the senate about to make a very important vote on screening guidelines. the senate is taking it up today on the syrian and iraqi refugees before they're allowed to enter our country. plus, word that some of the info contained in the e-mails on hillary clinton's nonsecure server were even more sensitive than top secret. so what is the fallout going to be from this? will her campaign be affected and could she end up facing any real charges? 7 days ago, phil wasn't thinking about dancing. he was thinking about his joints. but now he's taking osteo bi-flex, and noticing a real difference in his joint comfort. the feeling originates in this area... spreads throughout the body... to here, inducing hilariously high levels of embarrassment in his son. he knows it's working by that look
bottom of the hour, fox news alert. key test vote on capitol hill right now. the senate considering a bill to require strict new screening of syrian and iraqi refugees before they can come to our country. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel live for us on capitol hill. mike, what is the latest on the bill? did it get through cloture? >> reporter: it has not, gretchen. this is a preliminary vote to take up and debate this issue. it's expected momentarily. the bottom line with this bill is, it is putting a pause on allowing syrian and iraqi refugees into this country until the federal government can do a better job of screening them. >> the bipartisan bill would allow washington to step back, take a breath, and ensure it has correct policies and security
screenings in place before moving ahead with the refugee program for iraq and syria. >> reporter: the bill passed the house easily in november with 47 democrats joining with republicans to give it a big bipartisan vote, gretchen. >> what do senate dems want out of this deal? >> reporter: senate democrats seem anxious to bring presidential politics to the senate floor. basically what they're telling the republicans is we'll provide some votes on this bill if you allow some amendments to come up for a vote. among those would be imposing a religious test on admission into the u.s. and a gun control amendment. senate democratic leader harry reid spoke and said it sounds like it is on the campaign trail. >> by advancing this bill, republicans are creating a terrible distraction for the sake of embracing the hateful rhetoric, vitriol for donald trump and ted cruz.
>> reporter: this test vote requires 60 votes so it will require some democrats to join with republicans in order to get it done, gretchen. >> i think it was six or seven of them. thanks for keeping us up to date. mike, thanks much. stunning revelations coming out of the investigation of hillary clinton's unsecured e-mail server. we're now learning some of her e-mails contained intelligence from the government's most secretive and highly classified programs. an inspector general reporting to date i received two sworn declarations from one intelligence community element. these declarations cover several dozen e-mails containing classified information determined by the intelligence community to be at the confidential, secret and top secret sap level. monica crowley is editor for "the washington times" and a fox news contributor. how do you get more secret than classified? secret, seek receicresecret, se secret? >> what we know, and we've actually known this for a little while, we're just hearing about this now, that there have been a
number of documents that have been part of a random sample. we don't know if they came out of her previously disclosed state department e-mails or whether these were pulled off of her private server, which is what the fbi is looking at trying to retrieve those. what we do know is that there are a number of documents in question that have reached that highest designation, sap or top secret sei. this is information that anybody, particularly the secretary of state, would clearly know reached that designation. so any argument from mrs. clinton that she had no idea that this material was that kind of classification is nonsense. >> okay. so earlier today one of her staff people tried to say that this was the republicans trying to spin it, but even the inspector general was maybe working on behalf of the republicans. is this again like the conspiracy theories that we heard back with bill clinton? >> it's a joke. it's pure desperation on her part. she knows the leaks are not coming from the republicans. i think she suspects where the leaks are coming from. they're coming out to damage
her, this on the heels of the leak we got on monday that perhaps the administration is considering demoting david petraeus for things that are far milder than what she's accused of doing. >> he had faced a felony and had some sort of a plea agreement so he did not go to jail, but now they are considering lowering him or demoting him. >> make no mistake that both of these stories coming on the heels of the democratic debate, these are warning shots across her bow, that if this white house, if this administration wants to take her out, they can and they will. >> monica, thanks much. >> you bet. time now for my take. endorsements, well, they have lost their impact, i think, over the last few election cycles. for example, well, there are a few key endorsements that i still think can make a huge difference when combined with other criteria. yesterday's endorsement of donald trump by sarah palin is important for three big reasons. number one, palin still has a tremendous amount of followers in the conservative camp who tend to listen to who she might
select. number two, timing. we are less than two weeks away now from the iowa caucus and this is when voters are finally starting to pay attention and the undecideds are starting to make up their minds and that's a significant group. but there's a number three here too. i think palin's endorsement of trump hurts ted cruz a lot more than it helps trump. palin endorsed cruz for his senate seat and since he's still the same conservative candidate, many assumed she'd back him once again. the idea that she went with trump over cruz is a dagger to cruz's campaign. combined with iowa's governor telling voters a cruz win would be bad made yesterday a really bad day for cruz. sarah palin's endorsement of trump mixed with other factors made yesterday the perfect storm in iowa and could completely change the momentum of the gop race in the very first contest. fox news alert now, americans watching their 401(k)s, i know i am, take another big hit today. the dow down 388 points. at one point today it was down
past 500 points again. this stock sell-off hitting new records. the dow continuing its worst start to a year on record. joining me now from our sister network, fox business network, deidre bolten. >> you are watching your 401(k). the answer for today is do nothing. you do not sell on a day like this, as painful as it is to watch. you referenced the dow, gretchen, so as you said it's actually getting a little bit better. there was more than a 500-point drop earlier. as you said, it's still down more than 350 points, but longer term if you are saving for retirement, you're putting this money aside, even in the crisis year of 2008 to 2009, the s&p 500, the dow, all the stocks came back. had you left your money in by 2012. so that's a hard fact to digest on a day like today when it just makes you want to freak out but you hold steady. some other contextual points, oil is continuing to drop.
it is at a 12-year low. the price per barrel is down below $27 a barrel. that hasn't happened since 2003. a big part of this pressure coming from china, the world's second largest economy. we heard yesterday, gretchen, the slowest economic growth from that country in 25 years. china is a huge energy consumer, so this is really pressuring those prices and as a result carryover effect here in the u.s., we're seeing energy shares move lower. but the one thing to remember, don't panic, just hold steady. back to you, gretchen. >> maybe not look at the stock market for a few days. deidre bolton, thanks so much. this teenage girl is fighting involuntary manslaughter charges after she sent text messages that seemed to encourage her boyfriend to commit suicide, and he did. plus new legal problems for chipotle. shocking details of a new class action lawsuit just filed. what it means for the chain that so many people love. ibs-d.
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journalists facing jail final breaking strict rules from the government. not talking about iran or north korea but a proposal from a republican lawmaker right here in the united states. why he says he's pushing this plan and why critics say it's really all about revenge. that's coming up on shepard smith reporting in just 16 minutes. fox news alert, fire truck crashing through a dairy queen in texas. check out the video happening just about an hour northeast of dallas. witnesses say the fire engine crossed several lanes of traffic before smashing into that restaurant. there are reports of injuries to at least one customer and employee but we don't have information on how many or how severe. back in session now with a new legal development linked to chipotle's recent outbreak of food-borne illnesses. a class action lawsuit seeks
unspecified damages accusing chipotle of trying to cover up the norovirus outbreak that sickened people. so there was some sort of a cover-up here. is that their main thing they're going up for them for? >> correct. the main thing is after they discovered that somebody was sick, one of their employees was ill and continued to work for two days, during the course of that period that's when people got sick. and supposedly you're supposed to pick up the phone and call immediately so that the investigators can come in and see exactly what was contaminated and what wasn't. instead they cleaned up the crime scene with bleach and everything else. so the investigators couldn't tell what part of the kitchen was affected and what part wasn't. they just didn't -- they didn't blow the whistle as fast as they should have once they knew there was a problem. >> so this is like a huge class action lawsuit. i hate to say it, there's a bunch of restaurants that are dirty and you don't really hear
about this stuff going on as far as legal action. >> we don't really want to know. this to me feels like you have a class action attorney who's trying to elevate the damages and maybe get punitive damages on top of the compensatory damages that you would be entitled. to here's a news flash, you get sick in a restaurant, you can usually write them a letter and say your food made me sick. it's not uncommon. restaurants have this happen all the time. >> but it's got to do with the damages. okay, you got sick and maybe you threw up that night. how much is that worth in a court of law? how much do you get for vomiting? >> couple hundred bucks. >> right. >> somebody may be capitalizing on a big national story. massachusetts teen fighting an involuntary manslaughter charge in her boyfriend's suicide. michelle carter stands accused of encouraging conrad roy to kill himself. prosecutors point to text messages between the pair where carter wrote, quote, don't be scared. you're finally going to be happy in heaven. but the defense claims roy already made up his mind.
still, pruosecutors say carter played a big role. >> instead of attempting to assist him or notify a school official, counselor, family member, anyone, miss carter is alleged to have strongly influenced his decision to take his own life. >> all right. where do you stand on this? >> i hate this story for a number of reasons. first, she did the wrong thing as a person. but to make that causal connection between texting a boyfriend who was suicidal and you're 25 miles away and you're only corresponding with him via a phone, i don't think we can make the causal connection that those texts caused his death. >> why not? >> they hadn't seen each other in a year. >> right. >> he had already tried to take his own life before he even met her. so ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this person had his mind made up. he had tried to do this before he met her. ladies and gentlemen, how much influence can someone have on someone they haven't seen over a year. >> teenage love, come on. >> it stinks. we both agree that it stinks, but is it murder.
>> think about this, slippery slope, right? teenage love, you break up with your boyfriend, your boyfriend breaks up with you and you text him and say i won't be able to live without you and he says too bad, i'm going out with susie cream cheese and you do something to yourself, is he going to be charged with being heartless. that's why we have to be careful in a case like this. >> what do you think susie cream cheese looks like? creamy. >> it's a tragic story. >> i think our time is up. as everyone is envisioning their high school girlfriends and boyfriends. all right, thanks. some would be carjackers learning the hard way not to come between a mother and her two kids. i love this story. just how this supermom fights off the crooks with nothing but her bare hands. don't miss this story. >> she was a mom and what that bad guy didn't know in the back seat of that car were two kids. diabetes, steady is exciting.
let's check out what america's clicking on today. folks in harney county, oregon, telling an armed militia occupying a nearby wildlife refuge to pack up and go home. and manny is making a big announcement. >> i'm hanging up my gloves after this fight. you know, that's life. >> guess he's retiring. ice sculptures in my home state of minnesota. walls that are ten feet thick as
well as waterfalls. it sounds like "el chapo" could have done that. fantastic. armed carjackers getting more than they bargained for after targeting a super mom. >> reporter: it happened late monday night in hialeah, south florida. two women are shown in surveillance video pumping gas. two masked men with guns drawn approached the woman at the minivan. she jumps inside the car and locks the doors. the suspect bangs on the window, telling her to open up. she drives away. they turn their attention to the other woman. one of the suspects tries to get in the drivers seeth's seat. the woman had something precious in the back seat and was not about to let him back away.
she pulls off his mask and pulls him out of the car. >> she was a mom. in the back seat of that car were two kids and she wasn't going to let them be taken. she fought, dragged the guy out of the car and they both ran away like cowards. >> reporter: and when they fled like cowards, they jumped into a getaway car driven by a female. they were driving at such high speed it caught the attention of a police officer and it ended up crashing. the suspects face numerous carjacking including attempted carjacking and fleeing police. the woman who fought back has not spoken out and not been identified. if messages on social media are any indication, a lot of people would like to give her a big pat on the back, gretchenwictchengr. >> police officers say they did the wrong thing. that's the interesting part of the story. >> reporter: if your kids or my
kids are in the back, i'm going to go after the driver. cops say as a rule going after somebody with a gun is a bad bet. their resolution is always let the cops take care of the people who have the guns and give them what they want. but if somebody's got your kids, at least i would try and get them to safer ground. >> of course. all right, thanks much. okay. this is kind of good news/bad news. some people really want to see the snow, right? some people don't. major storm now on the move. it's going to bring lots of snow, tons of it, to parts of the northeast and mid-atlantic region. today chicago with just a dusting. the inch or two of snow made for a slippery commute. that's nothing compared to heavy, perhaps crippling snow coming across parts of philadelphia, baltimore, and maryland. blizzard and winter storm watches now posted. the storm expected to hit as early as tomorrow and last into
the weekend. that includes new york and connecticut and new jersey and a bunch of other states on the east coast. mexico is hoping -- i knew we were going to have "el chapo" on the show. third time is a charm. as they pull out all the stops to keep the drug kingpin behind bars. ugh! heartburn! no one burns on my watch! try alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. they work fast and don't taste chalky. mmm...amazing. i have heartburn. alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief.
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they're doing it. mexico beefing up security at the prison holding he wi"el ch." they're installing electronic sensors and moving him around randomly to cell to cell so he doesn't escape a third time. he was captured after a brazen prison break through a mile-long tunnel. he may be extradited to the united states, but when is the question. animal lovers are getting a really big event, puppy bowl. it includes these puppies, a
skunk, turtles, and chicken cheerleaders. it's to raise awareness about pet adoption. i always getting my fix of puppies on that day. thanks for being part of the "real story." i'm gretchen carlson. here's shep. our country is going to hell in a hand basket. >> ahead, what donald trump had to say about giving palin a cabinet position. a new poll shows bernie sanders is trouncing hillary clinton in the first primary state. now bill clinton is coming out swinging. and it was a free fall on wall street. the dow plunging more than 500 points earlier in the session, and 10% on the year. it's rebounded, obviously, significantly in the past hour. but big picture, today the financial analyst who says there is a bright side, and that we're not headed for another recession. let's get to it.