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marks the teams the sixth straight win and a perfect season, what a season yukon had. their head coachgino auriemma now passes ucla's great john wooden . loving ncaa championship, congratulations to the ladies and to the coaches as well. nicely done. >> see it on radio. >> i see the real story. eric: onto the next day as votersin wisconsin as we know have now spoken. senator ted cruz a commanding victory and handling front-runner donald trump what is being called this morning a major setback in the quest for the republican nomination. welcome to happening now, and eric shawn in for tran one . patty ann: and i'm heather, in for jenna lee the one she was in wisconsin yesterday. >> were going to talk a lot about that coming in the next hour. is making the most of the top
for the billionaire businessman donald trump, coming into trump's overall delegate tally last night and setting up the possibility of an open convention that takes place in cleveland in july. this is a look at the final tally for republicans in wisconsin, ted cruz or the eight percent, donald trump 35 percent and john kasich with 14 percent. what does this mean for the race going forward? let's talk to mike whose life for us in milwaukee with the latest. hi there mike. reporter: it was the highest turnout in wisconsin since 1972, roughly half of the eligible voters cast their ballot and when they did they cast a ballot for an upset. only two of eight congressional districts went to donald trump, therest went to senator cruise .in that upset and one of the guys who contributed is the state chairman of the cruise campaign, state senator dewey strobel and i guess you're a happy guy this morning and the question is, how do you pull it
off? >> i think wisconsin proves that when the trunk show comes to town it will attract media but it will always attract votes and i kind of wish are conservative talk radio people nationwide would figure that out also but as far as wisconsin goes, both candidates had a week in the state to present their case and i think the voters came away seen that cruz hassubstance and trump doesn't and i think many of them wondered, is trump actually a republican ? and he certainly not a conservative.that is the message that resonated in wisconsin. reporter: down to the mechanics of your operation. trump made can paint stops, you had a sophisticated grounding. >> it's all about grassroots. and that's the only way it's going to work for you and when you saw the negatives of trunk, you knew the grassroots were not there and that's how you win the elections, that's how you win national elections. that's why this whole trump thing is really a media creation that we need to overcome and soon. reporter: here in wisconsin there isn't a great divide between the tea party and the rest of the republican party is there? >> no, we do all work together and again, the message that cruz has freedom, jobs and
security, that resonates with everyone and that's what run on this race for him. reporter: state senator dewey strobel, your reward for hard work is more hard work. you have a general election to worry about. you for joining us. hillary clinton, when you look at the map she took only three of the counties, lost by 13 percent of the vote. the most important nugget at least to take away from this particular campaign is the tiny town of e from wisconsin was the last drive town in this state. they voted to allow booze. heather? >> amen to that. that's mike tobin in wisconsin. eric: they do have to drink after this. senator cruise declaring last night victory, a game changer. >> tonight is a turning point. it is a rallying cry. it is a call from the hard-working men and women of wisconsin. to the people of america.
eric: let's talk more about this with karl rove, former chief of staff to president george w. bush and a fox news contributor. great to see you as always. the senator last night claimed it was a turning point but there's only 30 more delegates, you've made a great point. there are more anti-trump delegates now in the corral then there are trump delegates for anybody else. >> if you add up all of the anti-trump delegates, they add about 30 to that numberlast night, it's all about 156 total. that means from here on out in order to get a first ballot victory , donald trump needs to win about 60, nearly 60 percent of the delegates from here forward. he's been winning about 45 percent thus far and the not trump forces need to win just over 40 percent of the delegates from here on and they been winning 55 percent so last night really confirmed that we are likely to have, very likely to have an open convention where nobody has enough votes to win on the first ballot when they arrive in cleveland july 18.
eric: so windows anti-trump delegates collide with the trump delegates, how do you see this coming out, maybe the third ballot was marked. >> nobody really knows but let's assume something that i think is reasonable which is it's unlikely that most of the trump delegates, that very many of the trump delegates are going to go for ted cruz and it's very unlikely that virtually any of the ted cruz delegates are going to go for donald trump so that means that on the second and third balance, what matters is what happens to two groups of people? one is what happens to the people who are now for john kasich and marco rubio. marco rubio with 107 delegates, john kasich with just over 140. of the convention so both of those guys are going to play key roles and the second thing that matters is, what happens to the individual delegates themselves because after the first ballot, 57 percent of the delegates are no longer bound. after the second ballot, just
over 80 percent of the delegates are no longer bound by state party rule or state law to vote forsomebody as a result of what happened in the state primaries or caucuses . were going to have some potentialmovement around there. >> . eric: that sounds like it's going to be a free-for-all. >> it might be because you've got to get to what donald trump called the magic number, a majority. and if nobody has got that you're going to have to find a way to convince, persuade other people who have been for somebody else to be for you and remember, we have to process is underway here. we have a process of proportioning the delegates by caucuses and primaries, who gets what number of delegates. but then we have a second process which is who exactly are those delegates? it used to be a lot more states said, if you're the candidate on that state, you get to name the delegates. now a lot more states say well, wait a minute. we will select those delegates for you in caucuses and conventions at the district and state level so those two processes are not as tied to the other as a lot of people
think they are. eric: to fascinating fox news pulls from wisconsin voters. let me show you now.showing what the delegates and the potential delegates are thinking about. those who think the gop should nominate a candidate who has run the most votes, they say 55 percent versus the one where they think is best, 43 percent. you've also got them thinking this way, nominate a candidate who delegates think is best best for senator cruise. we had about 12. for wisconsin carl mean? >> it tells me were likely to handle for the convention that has a lot of hurt feelings at the end of it because there's another way. i wish somebody would ask this question. do you think the rules ought to be changed in the middle of the game? because the rules for 160 years are you have to get a majority of the delegates to win the nomination and donald trump's forces are suggesting, let's
throw that rule out. whoever shows up with the most delegates gets to be the nominee. that's not the way it's been for 160 years so if you ask voters, do you think the rules ought to be the majority is required to stay in place, if you think the rules ought to be changed in the middle of the contest, i think you have outcome that says maybe even reluctantly but don't change the rules in the love the game so no matter what happens when going to get locked out of cleveland, in all likelihood with the nominee who's got to do a very strong job of uniting the party because there are going to be a lot of hurt feelings. eric: and quickly, that's the most hurt feelings. holding their hands, united in going forward to keep the democrats in november. what's the possibility of that happening? >> i think it's very high. in fact i'm going to have a column tomorrow in the wall street journal on this very topic because there's one candidate who in the last few days has said some extraordinary things about how he's not really interested in party unity, how he thinks it's
overrated, why he thinks he doesn't really need to reach out to people and recent statements of donald trump about the lack of interest he has in uniting the party. that would trouble anybody who reads it. eric: he had stinging response bins to that last night. alwaysgood to see you and having your sage inside. thank you . heather: some good stuff there. right now, action taking place on capitol hill. congress turning the spotlight on airport security at the tsa chief testified at a senate hearing. this comes two weeks after the deadly terror attacks in brussels which included bombings at the airport there. our chief intelligence correspondent katherine harris his life for us in washington. i believe you just kept out of that hearing, what have we learned? reporter: the focus clearly is on the threat from the airport insider and whether a similar attack to what we saw in the last month could actually happen at american airports.
the head of the transportation security administration continues to testify this hour. he is responsible for airport security and he telling a senate panel about the issues and strategies put in place. he was at the brussels airport for a prearranged meeting when those two bombs went off. >> i was at the brussels airport on the day of the bombings. i was there for meetings with a number of my european counterparts and we arrived right as the arms detonated. i will tell you, being there on that day, seeing the devastation, seeing the chaos of the airport environment and the evil behind it was a stark reminder of the importance of of the work that we do at tsa every day to protect travelers. heather: reporter: the senators are pressuring the chief and what strategies are now in place to prevent soft targets such as a checking hall where there are long lines of passengers who could be hit by terrorists last month. 11 killed and dozens wounded when those two bombs exploded in the suitcase. also they are pressing him on the devastating attacks in
brussels an hour later on the subway where a suicide bomber killed another 20 people. this morning senators emphasize that only two percent of the 2016 tsa budget is allocated to surface transportation security. the tsa administrator has also testified this morning that they have expanded security checks for cargo and catering services in light of the downing of the russian passenger jet in egypt on october which killed 224 people and was blamed on an airport insider who planted the bomb on that aircraft but the bottom line is that 16 years after 9/11, terrorist groups whether al qaeda or isis remain focused on the aircraft sectors because of the devastating economic impact that it can happen. heather: and you told us that all along but sobering for the tsa that the tsh he was at the brussels airport as that happened. katherine harris in washington, thank you. eric: there is this morning increased security in texas at the university of texas after
officials find the body of a woman there. we have the latest on that investigation. plus the leak of those offshore bank accounts from the panama papers. it's claimed its first victim, the prime minister of iceland and the question now, will other world leaders fall? and we want to hear from you. were you surprised by last night's wisconsin primary results? go to foxnews.com/happeningnow and you can join the conversation. you are going to be 67. and on that day you will walk into a room where 15 people will be waiting... 12 behind the sofa, 2 behind the table and 1 and a half behind a curtain. family: surprise! but only one of them will make a life long dream come true. great things are ahead of you when your health is ready for them. at humana, we can help you with a personalized plan for your health for years to come. youthat's why you drink ensure. sidelined. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals.
eric: here's a look at crime stories we are calling for you. the south carolina judge granted a request from federal prosecutors to delay dylan's murder trial is set to consider the death penalty. another 22-year-old accused of killing and shooting five blast black worshipers during a bible study at a church in charleston last summer. the feds brand that i hate crime. campus police at the university
of texas this morning launching a homicide investigation after they found the body of a woman in her 20s on the campus in a creek. they have not yet released her identity. and the so-called vampire killer expected to die by lethal injection today in texas. papa vasquez is accused of killing a 12-year-old boy in 1998 and drinking his blood. vasquez says he was drunk and high and was hearing voices. throughout argument suggesting he was mentally ill. heather: iceland's prime minister stepping down in the controversy over his offshore holdings. the prime minister among the politicians and celebrities named in the panama papers, documents leaked on monday and they detail how wealthy people are accused of hiding their assets in offshore tax havens. our senior foreign affairs correspondent is life for us in london with more on this. hi greg. reporter: this is the first political fallout from that massive leak of information coming from the panama law firm regarding secret offshore
companies and accounts. the prime minister of iceland stepping down after being confronted with the information including in a tv interview from which he walked away. his wife could have been stashing away loot in an offshore firm. a country with a huge economic problems, this latest news leading to big protests in the street demanding his removal. he's one of 12 current or former world leaders that that's been hit by scandal according to these papers, bringing president or an most directly tied perhaps. he set up an offshore company with a firm to sell off his chocolate business. today he's claiming once again he did nothing wrong. ditto british prime minister david cameron whose late father used a company set up by the firm. cameron for the fourth time today is saying that all of his and his family's assets are legal. as for a us connection, there
is a representative of a panamanian law firm in miami, that firm is now claiming as well that all of its services are on the up and up and in fact it says when they are misused it can be a problem. two us newspapers are involved in the global consortium of journalists going through millions of files including information on some 200 americans who could have used the firm to either hide funds or dodge and let's see what president obama has to say on the matter. >> tax avoidance is a big global problem. it's not unique to other countries the cause frankly, there are folks here in america who are taking advantage of the same stuff. reporter: critics say there are not as many us names as you would expect and all of these files because a lot of the offshore business in the united states can be done on shore but in the wake of these revelations, the treasury
department and the justice department are again looking hard at what is being revealed and authorities say there are at least a half a dozen other countries around the world. heather: greg powell caught in london, thank you. eric: there's a new legal action in the rolling stone magazine story alleging gang rape at the university of virginia frat house but the judge just ruled about a female student who made those accusations and what she has to do tomorrow. plus, senator bernie sanders big victory in chicago. now everyone goes to new york where he is lagging behind hillary clinton in the delegate count and newyorkers waking up this morning with the front-page newspaper that slams sanders.what it told them , what they think and how it could affect his campaign next . will you watch?!
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developments surrounding rolling stone magazine's retracted story about that now discredited gang rape at the university of virginia fraternity house. the judge just ruling that jackie, the female student who made the accusations at the center people of the article, she must answer attorneys question in that defamation lawsuit. that suit was filed by a uva associate dean who had met with a woman named jackie supposedly. members of the frat also mentioned in that piece have also sued. she is set to be deposed at an undisclosed look location tomorrow. heather: let's talk politics right now. >> if we wake up the american people and the working people and middle-class people and senior citizens and young people, begin to stand up, fight back and come out and vote i, there is
nothing that we cannot accomplish. [applause] heather: and the crowd goes wild. bernie mania, that's what some are calling it, getting a boost of his politics in wisconsin last night on the heels of his other wins in six of the last seven contests. that winning streak will certainly energize his supporters but hillary clinton still has an overwhelming lead in the delegate count. now both candidates gearing up for their next showdown two weeks from now in the delegate rich state of new york. we got wyoming this weekend, that's a closed caucus saturday. joining us to talk about the race, simon rosenberg, president and founder of nbn and a former clinton campaign advisor and will weatherford, a republican strategist and former florida house speaker. simon, let's start with you. bernie sanders chipping away at some of pledged delegates but the math may not be there
for him in the end. is there any kind of solid path for him to win? >> april is going to tell us a lot. we got new york on the 19th and then aced many super tuesday a week after and i think were going to know a lot more in both parties about where the race stands. certainly both crews and bernie comes out with momentum from their big wins last night but is it enough? can they change the nature of the race? both trump and clinton are far ahead in many of these next states so i think the next few weeks is really going to determine the outcome in both parties. heather: if we look back at wisconsin for a second, the independent voters, and we have some exit poll information. 27 percent went for hillary clinton, 72 percent for bernie sanders. is hillary clinton in trouble if nationwide she can't bring on, if she gets the nomination she can't bring on independent voters? >> i think she's in trouble but i also think she's the de facto
nominee for the democrats. her trouble is going to come in november and she's got this looming investigation that a cloud over her head with the fbi and the email scandal so you got some really big challenges. one of the fascinating things heather is the fact that there are so many socialists in the democratic party. we knew there were socialists in the party but the fact that there's this socialist movement taking place, i don't think it's going to be big enough to get bernie sanders over the line this cycle but if this continues to grow in the democratic party, it's going to be interesting to watch in the future. heather: i was just in wisconsin yesterday talking with sanders supporters. by the way, i didn't find a single hillary clinton voter in there in the state of wisconsin but the sanders voters were saying if you he wants to take 90 percent of our money because she spoken favorably about that, we're happy to do it. how on earth with this work on a national scale? >> in terms of his economic plan? heather: how would that play? >> i think we are finding out. i think in the next two weeks for example, my assumption is
hillary clinton is now going to sort of open up on bernie in a way she hasn't before. she needs him to go away and i think they played it kind of safe with him and he's winning now too much and you're starting to see it this morning on her first tv appearance on a different network where she went after him in a way she had gone after him before. i assume she's going to go hard on him on the economic issues, his health care plan and make the simple argument that what she's proposing is far better for the country than what he is. this is going to be central over the next two weeks. heather: will, let me ask you about that because senator sanders has taken heat. he sat down with the new york daily news. he washoping to get the papers endorsement but he was short on specifics when it came to his plan to break up wall street banks, deal with second amendment issues . here's the headline here right now and in the new york post characterized this way. excuse me, washington post.
the new york daily news interview was close to a disaster for bernie sanders. well? >> it was a disaster for him but i'm not surprised. socialism doesn't work. it's great rhetoric, shouldn't the world be fair question mark shouldn't everybody have a chance? he throws all this rhetoric out there but when you start to peel the onion's policies don't really even exist much less would they work. with hillary clinton, that's one area i agree with her is that his policies are doomed to fail but the problem is, her policies are doomed to fail to and i don't think another eight years of barack obama policies are going to get our country where it needs to be and the thing that's saving the republican party is this disastrous as challenging as our primary processes been is that on the left you got someone under criminal investigation and a socialist running and i like our odds with that lineup the seven part of what the washington post reported, was the daily news interview quote, amounts to a moment of reckoning for
sanders. let's say he gets elected. now what? have you thought what it might mean to the american worker and economy if all the things you insist half to happen actually did? this is not a conservative new newspaper. there a liberal newspaper. he couldn't answer those specifics. >> i think bernie sanders has performed remarkably on the campaign trail for a guy that has never played at this level of politics before and yesterday, he made a big mistake. he had a bad day. this was one of the first really bad performances he's had in question will be as i said earlier, what it means is we are now going to have a spirited debate in the new york primary over the next two weeks inside the democratic primary on the things sanders was unable to answer yesterday. the clinton campaign has made it clear they're going to have to go after this so he has two weeks to defend himself and clean up some of the mistakes he made in what no question was a disastrous interview with the daily news p7 he did so well in wisconsin of course. i'm just wondering if we are looking at messy conventions
for both the republicans and democrats. you have millions of supporters on both sides and their candidates may not end up being the guy. simon rosenberg and will weatherford, thanks so much. we will talk again. eric: a big corporate merger has been called off. that after the obama administration announced new tax rules corporate inversions , become a big issue in the presidential campaign and what does donald trump do now? behold the big lower in new york later tonight, the site of the next primary but with a contested convention likely, will he change his strategy? our political panel will tell us.
eric: right now here's a quick look at what's to come in the next hour of happening now. the department of homeland security under fire as a new report says massive misuse of paid administrative leave. the park department same people are still being paid even when they are not on the job.plus, a former new hampshire student convicted of sexually assaulting a minor is seeking a new trial. why owen lampley is saying he had an inadequate defense. in world war ii survivors reaching out for syrian refugees. these americans who have served our country so honorably say they understand the plight of the displaced. heather: foxbusiness alert right now, would it become the largest pharmaceutical giant in the entire world with two companies. including the us drugmaker pfizer calling off a planned
merger after president obama yesterday announced changes to us tax laws. new rules would make it harder for companies to avoid tax loopholes. lauren is here with the story. hi there lauren. >> pfizer and allergan calling off that $160 billion merger and here's the reason. new rules meant to prevent us companies from texting shifting their tax base overseas to lower their tax bill. allergan which makes botox is based in ireland. corporate tax rate there is 12 and a half percent, compare that to 39 percent here. you can see how ireland's low rate is attractive and legal for us companies like pfizer wanted to stash earnings overseas. but harsher penalties by the treasury department outlined in a 300 page report would change that by reducing financial incentives for companies and now that the deal is out of the question for pfizer and allergan, the question is what's next for them?
they may separated from their generic drug business, allergan will present with the sale of its generic drug business and prices of both companies rallying three percent today. other deals now under the microscope, johnson controls merging with tyco and one analyst is warning that any potential deal with stars and lions gate, that could be impacted as well. i want to point out that in light of the panama papers earlier this week, the overall argument is that wealthy people and businesses have access to lawyers and accountants that many others do not. heather: looks like businesses need lawyers and accountants, that would make sense. lauren, thanks a lot. eric: it was a big night for bernie sanders and ted cruz in wisconsin, each notching decisive victories but many today asking will it be enough to potentially change the course of this race?
as we know it's all about the delegate count and on the republican side, donald trump still had with 743. the magic number of course, 1237.as far as the democrats, 3383. hillary clinton still had despite the loss with 1748 delegates. now comes the delegate hunting, the delegate counting, the delegate rallying. richard krause democratic strategist joins us along with tony sachs, republican strategist and executive vice president of jamestown associates. tony, what are they doing now on the phone behind the scenes trying to pick off delegates from somebody else? >> this is what the cruise campaign has been doing with amazing efficiency and effectiveness.you heard donald trump in the soundbite earlier lamenting the fact that cruz is going after some of these unpledged delegates in louisiana, a state he lost. he's going after delegates
normally committed to delegates no other in the race and he's gaining ground.before his winning in wisconsin last night, cruz pick up delegates in colorado, a small archaic process that allowed two congressional districts to a lot delegates in the state. he went to north dakota where there was a convention selecting delegates. he took the vast majority, i think he took 18 and donald trump ended up taking on so the more protected this becomes and this is where trump i think really needs to begin to reassess his strategy, it's not just about marketing and media which clearly he dominates. it's really about organization and when you see ted cruz able to do what he did last night, it does confirm this idea that donald trump's narrow pathway to the 1237 threshold which is a simple majority, is that even proper? he has a chance to rebound because in new york he's well ahead if he gets 50 percent, he wins all 95 delegates but he has to think long and hard about the kind of disruption he implements. eric: what about that campaign structure? does he have it all the ground game to get the delegates, have a thought about it?
>> he doesn't have a ground game to get those delegates because i think it's problematic for donald trump in his campaign but with that said, i see all the anti-trump folks out there who were saying go ted, get these delegates in this smoke-filled room because what donald trump is able to do, he's amassed the largest number of votes out of any of the gop candidates. he's brought new people in the process and if you walk these new people to turn out in november you have to engage them and only donald trump can engage them so even if ted cruz wins the delegate fight, the fact is donaldtrump on the popular vote and i think that is the argument that donald trump is making and to be honest, it's the right argument . eric: i love the fact that richards making that argument because on the democratic side, bernie sanders is now winning seven of the last eight contests come out on raising hillary clinton for the second consecutive month. all we hear is how he can't win because hillary has all the superdelegates. frankly a rigged game on the democratic side. i agree with your larger point
richard which is that there is an adverse impact if you shut out the fact that both sanders and trump are bringing new voters largely involving them in the process because of their inspiration. that point is right but it's a problem on both sides. eric: richard, go ahead. >> there's a huge contrast from donald trump and hillary clinton. hillary clinton is leading in pledge delegates as well as superdelegates. bernie sanders is not leading unpledged delegates. early hillary quick has the most votes out of any candidate running, bernie sanders does not. trump has the most votes, the most delegates and yet ted cruz and his operation and the millionaires and billionaires pumping money into super pacs are doing everything in their power to take this nomination away from donald trump including playing games and tapering with the convention. >> you sound like donald trump's campaign. he is saying they're not going to buy by the rules. >> i think it's an open process.
eric: you can't smoke, you can't drink whiskey anymore in those smoke-filled rooms. let me play with soundbite. this is trump on hannity talking about the screwed up delegate math. >> in louisiana i won the state and i find out i have less delegates than a guy that i'd be quite easily. and it's unfair. you say what's going on? in all fairness, we are way ahead in delegates but why would somebody that loses have more delegates? they say, this is this way, and i don't care about ways. i won the state. i'm not supposed to have less delegates than the guy i beat. it doesn't work that way. eric: does he have a point? he's a numbers guy, he's a businessman. it's like taking out a mortgage on trump tower and paying more. >> i would remind richard that donald trump has a larger delegate lead over ted cruz and hillary clinton if you only look at pledge delegates as a bernie sanders so this idea that's she's in a better position is part of the spin. eric: we're out of time unfortunately . >> trump is actually correct in
this regard but it's the exception, not the rule on the re democratic side, it's the fact. bernie sanders in new hampshire lovingly and she took more delegates. this happens much more often on that the democratic side. eric: it doesn't seem fair. >> the states coming up for hillary clinton are going to be big states where they're going to have a lot of delegates. that's not the issue. in the republican fight we are watching, donald trump versus ted cruz is the issue. when trump makes avalid point. he's winning in the delegate count, the popular vote. why is ted cruz and super pacs and people like jeb bush tried to take away the nomination from donald trump? i don't understand . eric: were going to see a lot of creative accounting. tony and richard, thank you. heather: new information for you about a disgraced english
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attend parent-teacher meetings at davis highschool. currently she is serving a two-year prison sentence but that could be extended to 30 years after she pled guilty to three counts of forcible sexual assault . we will keep an eye on this story. merrick garland breaking now, just in time for taxis and new a new cover and accountability report shows massive abuse of paid administrative leave at the department of homeland security to the tune of millions of dollars of your hard-earned dollars. joining us now, jerry willis to explain . jerry, how did this thing happen? how did no one notice or did they? >> people are starting to notice and why? it's adding up to big dollars. i'm going to give you results of the gao study. they've been looking into this, the department of homeland security is the worst culprit in this period between the years of 2011 and 2015, 116 employees were on paid
administrative leave. they were being investigated for criminal and administrative misconduct. the cost, 19.8 million of your taxpayer dollars. let me give you an actual example of a case where this happened. one federal law enforcement officer was put on leave so that they could investigate charges of criminal and administrative misconduct. this one on work three years and in those three years they say that employee was paid $455,000 in salary and benefits. it's a huge problem, it appears to be growing. sometimes these folks on leave and then can't find any reason to terminate them and they come back to work. an example, someone who's had $344,000 over three years came back to work after a three-year vacation, all paid for. the house has introduced legislation that would reduce this , limited to two weeks, 14 days so it would be very different but so far nothing has happened heather.we are still waiting. heather: no big surprise. folks from the new york area will like and that the teachers, they had rubber rooms
when they are under investigation that they sit in these rooms all day and still get paid and taxpayers picking up the tab. they got to figure out a way around this. it should be easy. thanks so much. eric: new legal developments in that rape case at a prestigious prep school but the defendant now wants and why. plus, the horrors inflicted on civilization by the nazis. now with millions being persecuted by isis, they want to help our current day refugees, the syrians. what world war ii survivors are giving back. out of the garage. right into your wife's car. with your wife watching. she forgives you... eventually. your insurance company, not so much. they say you only have their basic policy. don't basic policies cover basic accidents? of course, they say... as long as you pay extra for it. with a liberty mutual base policy, new car replacement comes standard.
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major key northeastern state. she is attending the annual afl cio meeting in philadelphia, talking in pennsylvania. she's been saying, actually not sayinganything about the wisconsin loss yesterday but saying she looks forward to the primary there in pennsylvania and talking about her roots in pennsylvania . she's all over the place. philadelphia, chicago, illinois. well, if you got a primary she's going. heather: there we go. an important story to tell you about and this is a fascinating historical one. world war ii survivors who got the very first care packages are now paying it forward. the former european refugees now reaching out to the current crop of refugees from syria and they are doing it through the international relief agency that coordinated the original care packages that they receive. from seven decades ago. a group that is based in atlanta is taking care of this and that's where find jonathan necessary, he joins us live with this story.
>> that organization is care, these refugees come from different eras and different wars and yet they have managed to forge a meaningful bond. >> greetings to you from the muslims in colorado. >> this is 87-year-old elza kissell, a 16-year-old syrian refugee rating in jordan. >> we both have a lot in common. and i know firsthand what it is like to lose your home and become a refugee. >> held a was 16 when she and her mother fled air raids in berlin during world war ii. while taking refuge in bavaria, helga began receiving small shipments of basic supplies from an american soldier she had met . >> oh my goodness.he was opening it and it was unbelievable treasures. it's like we had several pots of flour, sugar.
>> these shipments were part of the original care packages americans sent to world war ii survivors in europe. >> those packages became i think an iconic symbol of real generosity and the philanthropic spirit of america. >> helga eventually moved to the us where she married the soldier who had centered those packages. she and leo are still together. now helga is sharing her stories happy ending with one of today's refugees. >> i made an a point of showing her that there will be better days ahead. >> that young wreckage he was grateful for helga's letters saying quote, she made me feel like i exist. heather? that is so sweet to think they're getting back in that way. jonathan thanks so much for getting us that story he wants very inspiring. now a former prep school student convicted in that rape case linked to what they said was a campus tradition of sexual assault, they are looking for a new trial. owen was convicted of felony rate but the jury did not find him guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault and a related seduction crime.
a jury citing that computer offense is the basis or motion for a new trial, claiming his defense team did not pay enough attention to it, he initially was freed on bail pending his appeal but last month he was taken into custody for violating bail conditions for missing curfew after that trial p7 new in the next hour, and out of control wildfire burning inoklahoma . take a look at that fast-moving blaze and it's fueled by high winds and really dry conditions. it's forcing evacuations and dramatic rescue as well. plus, a five-year-old girl blessed by the pope. what a beautiful site. pope francis, we tell you why it wasn't especially important for this girl that she get to see the pontiff area and we will be right back.
>> we will see you back here in an hour with eric. >> "outnumbered" starts now. >> this is "outnumbered". here with us today, harris faulkner, sandra smith, hashtag one lucky guy earning his paycheck. senior writer for the weekly standard stephen hayes and you are "outnumbered". not too late a night for you. >> almost 2:00 in the morning. >> you are a wisconsin guy so this is exciting for you. >> this is my super bowl, and cheese all over the place.