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couple seconds. >> tune into what do you call it? >> 's b-29 overtime, and you will be with us. fox news.com and click on the overtime tab. are you screaming now? >> jenna: fox news alert as a top democratic lawmaker just wrapped up a meeting with rex tillerson. >> jon: mr. tiller's and the former ceo of exxonmobil announced he has cut financial ties with that company. we are covering all the news "happening now." >> it was off the tracks, yes, in the air. >> you had to jump down to the platform to get off the train. >> jon: mayhem on the morning rush, a new york city train derailment injures more than 100 people. now investigators try to figure out what went wrong. plus, as president-elect trump prepares to take office, we will talk with one historian about
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the common challenges every new president can expect. >> make america great again. >> jon: and a baggage handler is stuck in the cargo hold as the plane takes off. why it would happen in who was to blame? it is all "happening now." ♪ >> jon: we begin with president obama and vice president elect pens both paying a visit to capitol hill today, one trying to kill the affordable affordable care act in another looking desperately to save it. welcome to the second hour of "happening now," i am jon scott. >> jenna: that is a strong word "kill," but i guess it is fitting. hello everyone, i am jenna lee. president obama invited vice president elect pence to a meeting on capitol hill where it republicans plan to lay a bill repealing obamacare as soon as possible. democrats as you were just
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talking about are working out a plan to save part of the president's legacy about repealing obamacare was one of donald trump's key campaign promises come his tweet earlier today seemed to back off from that goal overall, reading in part this. "deductibles are so high it is practically useless and this one as well, massive increases of obamacare will take place this year, democrats are to blame for the mess. it will follow from its own weight." republicans and democratic leaders took turns at the microphone after today's meeting, take a listen. >> we want to make sure that as we give relief to people through obamacare, we do it in a transition that is not pulled the rug out from anyone during the transition period. that is the point we are trying to make. >> we are ready with a strategy in concert with the legislative and executive action agenda. to ensure that an orderly and smooth transition to a market-based health care reform
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system is achieved. >> republicans will soon learn that you cannot keep the good parts of the aca and remove the rest of the law and still have it work. that is what they are struggling with, and that is why they are not getting anywhere. what they would do would throw the entire insurance marketplace into chaos, claiming repealed. it would increase costs for all americans at all income levels. it would blow a trillion dollar hole in the deficit. >> jenna: associate editor and commas and deputy online editor at the standard, nice to have you both. the battle lines are drawn, if anyone was confused about what side anyone was on. you say both parties are powerless and away when it comes to this issue, why is that? >> the democrats do not have the votes to block what republicans are going to do which is to repeal obamacare and then try to accomplish some other plan. republicans do not have the
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votes to come up with a serious replacement that blends that good with the bad, the good without the bad, excuse me, that the senate minority leader chuck schumer was talking about. they really need democrats for a fixed with 60 votes in without getting too detailed on the procedures, they are trying to look at a narrow procedure that requires fewer votes so they can to adjust with with republicans. if they try to treat the whole thing, change the whole plan, they probably need 60 votes which includes democrats. they are looking at a procedural problem and democrats are looking at the fact they have no votes at all. both are feeling that democrats cannot stop this, republicans are about to stand into a huge landmine on obamacare. >> jenna: you see at the same way as a hugely in mind? >> political tripwire at least because the process is so messy from both political and policy standpoints. first taking a look at the political side of things, going back to it president-elect trump said this morning, he was trying
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to make this sound like it was some sort of election type of message again. from the fact that were trying this was causing a lot of the types of problems that we had been accustomed to seeing on the campaign trail, talked about a lot with premiums going up and such. what republicans were essentially trying to do throughout the entire process is to talk about, we have to get an office because we are going to get the senate majority, this reconciliation process that ab was talking about, everything is going to proceed according to plan that way. essentially, the big problem is going to be the policy aspect, how do you get eight democrats to jump ship and help overcome the not filibuster proof majority in the senate to come up with something palatable on a bipartisan basis, get the democratic support and also appease republicans as well. >> jenna: e-book say it's challenging, landmine, tripwire. is there opportunity here as well to improve on the law?
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i understand republicans want to repeal it, but it sounds like you are both saying there is going to need to be some sort of compromise to get to the next step, whatever that is. what opportunity is there for the american people on that? >> i think that opportunity comes and bipartisanship it needs to come sooner rather than later so the republican plan right now which is just to repeal or freeze and pause, take another couple 2, 3, 4 years to read provide a replacement injects so much uncertainty in the market makes what is already a program in a death spiral, a pool of sick people getting scant coverage paying way too much for it, you're going to see that worsen. insurance companies already left before trump left, you will see other companies leave, healthy people who have options will leave, newt sign-ups will dwindle in the pool will get sicker with more expensive but terrible coverage. that is really a disaster for the republicans who now control their unified government in the white house, they will take the political hit.
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they've got to find a way to keep the good without throwing it out. that requires, as we all know, covering sick people in asking insurance companies to take that hit. unless we are going to let them go bankrupt and bail them out, you probably have to keep some kind of mandate. this is very tricky. if they had the answer, he would have heard it yesterday. >> jenna: why don't they have the answer? it sounds difficult, but we have done difficult things before in this country. is it impossible? >> it is not impossible, but speaker ryan said himself, he was pretty indignant about it. we have plenty of ideas, but you're going to be seeing about those ideas in the coming weeks and months. it really goes back to how do you navigate this politically, how do you navigate from a policy standpoint. i don't think republicans are looking for ideas because the speaker ryan came up with something last year he unveiled, tom coburn, orrin hatch, richard and the republican senators had a plan a few years ago. ideas have been out there, some provisions that are popular
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about obamacare cover pre-existing conditions, keeping young people on family insurance until age 25 or 26, these were ideas discussed by republicans themselves eight or nine years ago in it was when rip president obama was running for office so it is about coalescing around the right type of package to get the broad coalition to come together. >> jenna: see what they can do. i will ask a question about branding, but we all know "make america great again." her hearing from the democrats their own saying, i want to play that now. >> the republican plan to cut healthcare would not make america great again. it would "make america sick again." >> "make america sick again," is that what the republicans want to do? i certainly hope not. >> jenna: hashtag, is anyone going for the hashtag? they are repeating it. they've come up with their
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brand. >> so predictable. i just think it is awful. i think what they should do is actually tried to come to the table and work with republicans on something they believe could fix the bad. you know if hilary kluge and won the predators and see she was already working on fixes to obamacare that she did not want to talk about during the campaign when obama was still an office peer they can come to the table in come to some kind of agreement, doesn't mean it is something that republicans are going to accept, but where democrats should get in there and be compromisers with them and show they are working to try to fix a law that they know is not working. >> jenna: i see that "make america sick again" is trending on twitter. it does not have a hand sanitizer emojis or anything, but that could be coming. what do you think? >> probably trending in washington, d.c., not sure if it is in those flyover states that president trump won. but i do think the democrats probably like ab said are going to have to come to the table
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because right now but president-elect trump said this morning is the democrats owned this in they do own a lot of political ramifications of what obamacare has brought in even policy ramifications, premiums going up, things speaker ryan called broken promises. it's probably going to be in their long-term interest to come together to make the whole interest and system work peer that is the new condition of washington, d.c., that trump is trying to bring to the town is buzzed through the partisan divides to see if everyone cannot get together and have a good time to make things work. >> jenna: have a good time, i like it. brilliant suggestion from our crew. they said "make america feel icky again," then the hashtag "mafia." anyway, lots of fun. good to have you both, thank you very much. >> jon: in the meantime, president-elect trump announces a new member of his leadership team, chairman for the securities and exchange commission as he continues the transition process from his
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headquarters in trump tower. more announcements expected with the president-elect also meeting with union representatives. peter doocy is live at trump tower with more on all of that. >> we have been watching as the president-elect has put a lot of pressure not only on the intelligence community but on members of his own party, using social media and he has been getting results without having to leave trump tower. we did here this morning from the transition team that the president-elect does plan to hold a press conference, his first since winning the election, either next wednesday or next thursday. this press conference is going to be more general than the one announced in canceled last month, that was just going to focus on how the next president would leave his business. until then, expect a lot more tweeting and twitter is where he followed back up about the announcement made by ford to invest in michigan instead of mexico. he said "thank you to ford for scrapping a new plant in mexico in creating 700 new jobs in the u.s. this is just the beginning, much
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more to follow." we've been told also there are going to be a few more staff announcements today, so far the only nomination we have seen is for jay clayton to become the next chairman of the securities and exchange commission and an announcement about that nomination, or intention to nominate, transition teams as this. "robust accountability will be a hallmark of his tenure at top the sec in the financial security of the american people will be his top priority." president-elect has been busy at trump tower today even though we have not seen him come he spoke on the phone with the secretary general for the united nations, he is going to meet with union leaders representing engineers and hotel workers and also we found out more on a conference call with senior transition officials about that intelligence briefing the president-elect is going to get on friday about alleged russian interference in the election process. the director of national intelligence, fbi and cia are all going to be here in person to lay out their case.
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jon? >> jon: peter doocy life outside trump tower, thank you. >> jenna: insisting he wants more evidence that russia was behind the hacking during our election. mr. trump appearing to side with vladimir putin, now the wikileaks founder in disputing u.s. intelligence. we'll hear from the cia director on that plus the u.s. is doubling its efforts to liberate in ices stronghold and we have breaking details as far as our involvement next. a heart attack doesn't care what you eat or how healthy you look. no matter who you are, a heart attack can happen without warning. a bayer aspirin regimen can help prevent another heart attack. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. bayer aspirin.
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>> jenna: fox news over it, more than 100 people suffering minor injuries after a commuter train crash this morning in brooklyn, new york. laura ingle is live on the scene with more. >> hello. this crash occurred at one of the peak hours of the morning commute, really could not have come at a worse time. emergency responders got the call just after 8:00 a.m. once they got inside, they found quite a scene. got some video to show you of all of this. over 400 passengers were on the
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long island railroad train when it crashed into the terminal. as of last checked, 103 passengers were being treated for injuries, most of them minor, one report of a woman with a possible broken leg. one passenger we talked to said he heard a loud bang then felt a boat that sent some people flying inside the cars. many people were standing up, preparing to get off the train, crash sent them into walls, windows, onto the floor. at first it was silent, he said, the people called out, are you okay? then the sounds of prying as people realize they were pretty banged up and in some cases bleeding. the initial emergency call went out this was a train derailment first but after first responders arrived, they discovered it was a slightly different situation. >> not that it derailed, the train hit the bumping block, and when it hit the bumping block, it basically knocked it off the track. it was not really a deal rail meant -- derailment, it was a train i did not stop when it was
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supposed to. hit the bumping block at a fairly low rate of speed. >> new york's governor andrew cuomo. the chairman that runs the long island railroad said the train's engineer, connector and break man are being held and will be interviewed to find out exactly what happened in those moments before the train hit the bumper. the federal railroad association, they will off teams investigating today's incident which has reminded many of the crash that happened in hoboken, new jersey, when a commuter train crash into the terminal and that was much worse, killed one person, injured 114. sleep apnea of the train engineer was the cause there, so lots of questions if this was a mechanical error or human error to blame. >> jenna: more as we get it, thank you. >> jon: president-elect donald trump is casting doubt on u.s. intelligence assessments that russia was behind the
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election year hacking. he appeared to take the side of wikileaks founder julian assange who posted tens of thousands of those leaked emails. assange appeared last night on fox claiming the russian government was not behind the leaks, cia director john brennan says he doubts the claim and suggest republicans were targeted as well. sheep intelligence correspondent catherine harris with more of that. >> thank you. john brennan speaking to pbs question the credibility of wikileaks founder julian assange he told fox news the russian government was not his source for the dnc and clinton campaign emails. >> he is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity, so therefore, i would not subscribe to any of these individuals making comments that it is providing the whole unvarnished truth. >> speaking to sean hannity in an interview broadcast last night, julian assange also said that the emails were child's
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play and that the lack of security of the dnc and john podesta did not require the skill of a foreign intelligence service. >> podesta gave out his password, and it was the word "password." his own staff said this email that you have received, this is totally legitimate. this is something a 14-year-old kid, 14-year-old kid could have hacked. >> in a tweet, the president-elect repeated the claim that according to him, a 14-year-old teenager could have hacked it. he was pressed on this issue this morning by reporters. >> the president-elect and i will receive a briefing from the leadership of our intelligent agencies this friday morning. we will be listening. i think the president-elect has expressed his very sincere and
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healthy american skepticism about intelligence conclusions. >> things are very fluid, but if the briefing goes ahead friday, what we can tell you based on our reporting is the requested report for the president is nearly complete, if not complete, could be briefed as early as tomorrow. >> jon: catherine herridge, interesting development, thank you. >> jenna: donald trump gets ready to move into the white house, is there anyway to prepare for the biggest drop in the free world? my next guest is a historian who has as we make advised several presidents who says to expect the unexpected, and will explain what to look for. plus, nypd reporting a significant drop in crime. why nypd in new york succeeded where other cities failed.
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>> jon: breaking outcome of the u.s. is doubling our forces, sending 450 additional service members to advise iraqi soldiers as they fight to retake iraq's second-largest city from isis prayed the coalition relocated those troops from other positions within iraq, they include special ops, engineers and intelligence personnel. >> jenna: plus a look ahead to the inauguration of donald trump a little more than two weeks from now. we check in with the prominent historian about what the new president should expect. and in a wall street journal editorial, jay writes this. "it is hard not to be impressed by president-elect trump's, his seamless in this can-do spirit and his connection with the working man appeared he's getting to business with the same irrepressible spirit and he is clearly looking ahead. what he would do well is to look back toward these teachings from history too." he is a best-selling author and he has advised
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president clinton, president george w. bush, vice president dick cheney, numerous cabinet officers for today's challenges, we want to hear about everything one of those conversations, but in the meantime, we will focus on president-elect trump appear when you say he should look back at history, where, where specifically do you think donald trump should focus? >> the first thing he needs to understand as everyone who steps into the oval office quickly learns the hard way that they have to expect the unexpected. whatever their agenda is when they come in, they are going to quickly find that it changes, and that is the hard truth of governing. i am reminded here of the example of abraham lincoln who not unlike president-elect trump was the most improbable of presidents, and what he did upon assuming office was assembled a gaggle of depressed people and said, well, boys, your troubles are over, mine have only just begun. little did he realize that he would be punished into a
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four-year war that would consume some 600,000 600,000 lives, the equivalent of 18 million today, and he thought it would last only a couple months. expect the unexpected is a rule, and donald trump would be well advised to learn that lesson as soon as possible. >> jenna: speaking of that, you said despite the amount of people and good people that one can surround themselves with, one of the other things that most presidents learn is that the office is very lonely. that might seem counterintuitive to some, tell us a little bit more about that. >> that is a really good point that you make, and it is right on track. the fact is like for example with president-elect trump, no matter how gregarious he himself is, no matter how ecstatic his followers are, and no matter how involved his talented team of advisors are in the policymaking, he is going to find that the oval office is a forlorn and lonely place. let me just give you two examples peer think of jfk when
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he first came into office. he was young and dynamic, and he quickly found that he blundered in his meeting with nikita khrushchev and before he knew it, we were on the precipice of global nuclear war with the cuban missile crisis. or look at lbj, lbj was as talented a politician as we have ever seen in the oval office, and he had great dreams of the great society, but he was undone by the crucible of the vietnam war. then of course, barack obama more recently, he had all of these grand visions, and he has been haunted and stopped by benghazi, by syria, by rising healthcare costs. so the lesson is the white house and oval office, for all the buzz and the beehive of activity, it is a very lonely place indeed. >> jenna: in your column, one of the ways you suggest a new president can embrace this role is to wrap recognize the value of humility. why is that? >> i think humility is important
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because one of the things every president is going to learn, and donald trump will probably learn faster than he realizes, and this is for all of his irrepressible spirit and confidence, in the spirit that he ran his companies with, he is going to find he is just one rank and eight chain of presidents and a temporary one at that, and that he is the steward of something very precious, and that is the fabric of american democracy. he won't be able to predict the next great crisis looming around the corner. so in that sense, humility is called for, and it is very sobering when you look at history, but it will prepare him for the trials that he will face once he becomes president. >> jenna: very interesting. i would like to leave our viewers with one fun fact as we get a head to inauguration, we know there will be a big speech. we've seen many speeches from president-elect trump sam where he followed the script and some where he has gone off. there is another president well known and our history that had
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to do a little improvising during his inaugural address, tell our viewers about that. >> oh, gosh, great example. think of george washington, here he was, first president of the united states. he was elected unanimously, the only time that has ever happened, and he was known for his composure in warfare, bullets whizzing around him, he was unflappable. but during his inauguration, he was actually so nervous that he was trembling, it and then by mistake, he nervously ad-libbed and said so help me god raised his hand like that, and that has become part of the fabric of every inauguration ever since. >> jenna: that is really interesting. it gives you a sense of the weight of the office and what even some of the most powerful and respected men feel when they assume that role once and for all. jay, great to have you on the program, thank you so much, look forward to having you back. >> great to be here, i love your show. >> jon: interesting stuff. december sales are the gift that
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keeps on giving for some big car companies. how those numbers are driving the market today. plus, a baggage handler's job takes him on an unexpected trip when he is trapped in the cargo hold in the plane takes off with him in the belly. what happened and whether he had a case against the airline went our legal panel ways and next. t. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance. do not use if you are allergic to cosentyx. before starting, you should be tested for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections and lowered ability to fight them may occur... ...tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms... ...such as fever, sweats,
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higher today on better-than-expected auto sales. fox business network lori has the stock exchange with more. >> dow jones is tiptoeing toward the milestone 20,000 mark so that days of the postelection rally continues. auto sales today are large part of the reason we are seeing green on the screen, both gm and ford reported rising auto sales, gm rose 10% in december from the december of the prior year of 2015. interesting story with ford, they were up only three tenths of a percent, not all that impressive, but when you consider the fact that ford was expected to post a decline, then you understand why shares here on wall street of both gm and ford are trading higher on the session and once again buoying the broader market again this afternoon. look at some other stocks, up by 5%, tesla, the electric car maker up today at about 4% even though tesla yesterday reported some production challenges, so
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it is very interesting for you will recall since yesterday, the ford ceo mark feels says he gives trump the stamp of approval with pro-economic growth agenda and that should make for a strong car sales, at least that is what the folks on wall street are begging on today for the auto industry and beyond. >> jon: make me want to buy a new car. >> good for you, do it. >> jon: it makes me want to, not actually do it. thank you, lori. >> jenna: america's biggest city, new york city, police and taking a bite out of crime, new numbers from nypd show a big drop in violent crime for 2016. the police commissioner says he is not done making new york a safer city. we go live to brooklyn where the report was released earlier today, rick? >> even the nypd will admit one shooting or homicide is one too many, but in a city of close to 9 million people, crimes will be committed. 2016 saw historic lows in nearly every category including the fewest major crimes ever
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recorded in the modern era, the first time there has been less than 1,000 shootings, and 335 homicides were near the all-time low, less than half the murders committed in chicago last year. the nypd have a photo exhibit now at the brooklyn museum to highlight the dramatic drop in crime spirit for example, early '90s, more than 5,000 shootings and 2,000 murders in the commissioner says this is a work in progress. >> this is not mission accomplished as everyone that spoke up here said. we have a moral obligation to do our best to keep pushing crime down. as we look throughout the city to wear those pockets of crime are, that is where we are going next and deploy our resources for this is not over, this is just starting. >> the city credits precision pn policing with driving incidents down with officers focused on known criminals and gang members and street crews. the guys and women who are most ugly to carry weapons and commit more crimes, those are the people they are focused on.
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the city has drastically reduced its stop and frisk tactics, of course during the presidential campaign, then candidate donald trump supported stop and frisk, and new york city mayor bill de blasio opposed it. >> president-elect trump is wrong about stop and frisk, i told him that to his face. the way forward for all american police forces is to deepen the relationship with the community, create partnership at the community level. >> and the mayor and police commissioner say what works here can be applied to other cities and jenna, just last week, contingent from chicago pd was here to meet with nypd brass. >> jenna: interesting, thank you. >> jon: a fright in the family starts to tell you about when a baggage handler gets trapped in the plains cargo hold then takes an unexpected trip. the man emerged unharmed nearly an hour and half later when the plane from north carolina landed in virginia on sunday.
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the faa as well as united airlines are investigating as questions swirl over how it could happen. let's bring in our legal panel, eric is a criminal defense attorney, monique is a trial attorney and criminal defense attorney as well. eric, do you smell a lawsuit in the offing here? >> no, i smell a man that probably went to sleep on his job. that is probably what happened. sometimes plane crews do stupid things like go into the crew hold and take a nap then they get caught. but he may have a valid case if the protocol was not followed. if the airline had protocol in place where people are supposed to check through crew hold to make sure there are no people there, no animals in there, if that was not followed come he might have a case for it also depends on his behavior and what he did. >> jon: the aircraft was one of the small regional jets, not a big wide body. actually operated by mesa airlines which paints a united logo on this particular plane. he did not work for united.
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he did not even work for mesa, he worked for a contract carrier that handles the ground operations at that particular airport. does that make a difference in his potential claim? >> no, i don't think it makes a difference at all. they were still responsible for keeping him safe even as a contractor. i slightly disagree in that i feel like sometimes these airplanes are cutting it very close in terms of time, and you will find the workers on the ground are rushing to get the bags on in the minute the bags are on, they are closing up the plane, in this band may have ended up caught on the plane. if that is the case, they did not follow safety instructions as eric said, he may have a claim there. but it also may be a question of culpability here because the man refused medical treatment when the plane landed, and then mr. gaskin later at the instruction of his lawyer was unwilling to say anything about what happened to the press other than being grateful. if there was some sort of culpability, i don't know if
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that could be whether it is a policing or jerking on the job or doing some he was not supposed to be doing in the plane at the time it happened, then there may be something else going on here. i am sure that the investigation will air it all out. >> jon: the reversal of what she mention could also be true, i was talking to a buddy of mine who used to load baggage on airplanes when he was a much younger fellow. he said sometimes, the airline is waiting for a few straggling passengers on a late connecting flight or something like that, so they get everything on board, then you have to waitinutes, anl asleep in the baggage hold while you are waiting for the last two or three bags. >> yes, and that could be the issue. there are several issues here. number one, did he fall asleep, number two, on purpose, number three, was using drugs or alcohol like monique just said? the most interesting thing mentioned was he did not accept a medical examination. that is big because if the
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defendant on the plain side, they are going to say something was done on his side that he did not do things properly, that he may have used drugs or alcohol, and there is nothing to refute that. that may be what their defense is. >> jon: he is lucky first of all that this particular compartment was pressurized and apparently he did. the plane went up to an altitude of 27,000 feet, that is like taking an hour and a half trip near the summit of mount everest appeared incredibly cold up there. this thing could have turned out a lot worse than it actually did. >> absolutely. this could have been tragic. as it stands, looks like there was just negligence here either on the part of the airline or on the part of the employee or both, but i am certain this is not the last we are going to hear of it. if he already has, as they say, lawyered up within days of it happening, then you know that there is going to be some type of legal action afoot.
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>> jon: mr. gaskin has yet to tell his story, as you pointed out. he has not spoken to anybody yet. we will see what he has to say if and when he doesn't speak. he said he was grateful to god for getting him back on the ground safely. monique, eric, thank you both. >> thank you. >> jenna: vacancy left by the death of supreme court justice scalia and what could be trouble, resident elect trump's nomination, what could be trouble, more on that story. plus potential drama when a young boy dangles from a ski lift, how he got caught in the smart thing he did right after he got stuck.
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and help stop joint damage. enbrel, the number one rheumatologist-prescribed biologic. >> jon: right now, a little boy recovering from an ordeal in utah after getting his backpack caught on a ski lift chair while he was dangling there. crews immediately stopped the lift, and the ski patrol went into action for the little boy kicked off his skis right away which was a good move because it
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illuminated excess weight and prevented the pole from competing the rescue. >> arms are hurting, but just take some deep breaths. >> [screaming] >> jon: the rescue lasted 6 minutes altogether. >> you're all right. >> jon: as dozens of skiers and snowboarders looked on, the ski patrol brought the boy down safe and sound. good for them. >> jenna: right now, some new concerns about president-elect trump's possible supreme court picks with some on the right raising questions about how conservative and pro-life the top contenders really are, life in washington with more on this. >> whoever gets the nominee from president-elect trump can expect criticism from the left, more on that but there are growing concerns on the right. the coalition of pro-life groups has sent a letter saying they are worried about some of the candidates on the list of 21 potential picks that mr. trump
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has released. "we urge you not to consider candidates lacking a pro-life record. several of these judges on the list have either written or spoken in ways that are at odds with the pro-life position." trump transition teams is not to worry, everyone is being thoroughly vetted. here is leonard leo, transition member advising mr. trump on the selection. >> there is note one particular statement or comment by any of these prospective nominees that can be viewed in isolation, so we certainly appreciate what the pro-life community and others are doing to weigh in on the various nominees and all of those things are being taken into consideration very carefully. >> for the left. senate minority leader chuck schumer said the g.o.p. basically stole the supreme court seat by refusing for months to move on the president nominates merrick garland. it sounds like he is not going to make it easy for republicans to fill it appear he said it is hard for me to imagine a nominee donald trump would choose that would get republican support that we could support. so when he was asked if you are
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going to do your best to hold the seat open, he said absolutely. it will take 60 votes in the senate to get any supreme court nominee passed the first procedural hurdle or a boat they take, so republicans will need some help from across the aisle. >> jenna: we watch it. shannon, thank you. >> jon: a record number of veterans going into business for themselves in one city. more on the help that is making it possible to get their start up companies off the ground.
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>> hello, everyone, i am melissa francis, on the hill, fight, bernie sanders calls out donald trump on obamacare, saying he is a liar if he cuts medicare and social security. we are going to tell you who else is fired up on this one. because kellyanne conway is at the white house right now.
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who is she meeting there? we have the answer. and they are giving away something free at the inauguration that is kind of illegal in some states. what is it? all of that and more on "america's newsroom hq." >> jon: going from the battlefield to the business world, san diego is helping veterans get the training they need to become their own bosses. and the response has been flat out amazing. car, live from our west coast bureau with that story. >> hello, according to the small business administration, veterans are 45% more likely to start their own businesses than nonmilitary citizens. southern california has the largest military concentration of personnel in the country, groups like the rosy network, a nonprofit in san diego are giving veterans free training and everything from accounting to human resources to help launch careers in the private sector. >> we are teaching them to fish
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and not just providing the fish. this is a lifelong commitment that we are making to our transitioning veterans and our military spouses. >> the network helps former marines start their own businesses, like this woman who has a new gym in san diego. >> the rosie network is like having, not a staff so much, but a support system that says you cannot pick yourself up today, we have got you and we are carrying you along. >> we also visited a couple other businesses with veterans in management that connect transitioning veterans with professional opportunity. >> i think that veterans provide a background in leadership and dealing with adverse conditions and being creative under pressure that provides an excellent team capability and an excellent ability to get the job done. >> a lot of these guys have the drive and skills they need to
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actually make their ideas, their plans, their companies happen. what they don't have this experience. >> 250,000 veterans are small business owners in california. jon that leads the nation. >> jon: and the military have been criticized for not doing a better job of preparing veterans for getting out there in the civilian world, so it is great to see these people picking up some of that slack. will carr, thank you. >> jenna: right now, a former executive at a massachusetts compound and pharmacy is on trial in federal court blame for a deadly meningitis outbreak peered you probably remember the horrible story. he is charged with 25 counts of second-degree murder. he faces a number of federal racketeering charges as well. 64 people died in 2012 because of this outbreak that was caused by tainted steroid injections made by the new england compound and pharmacy. another 750 people across 28 states got sick. prosecutors blamed the tainted
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injections on expired ingredients and unsanitary conditions at the facility. >> jon: a crisis looming for people who need insulin for diabetes. the price of the life-saving drug is steadily rising, in some patients find they cannot afford it even with insurance. costs have gone up 160% over the past five years, a vial that cost $29.1997 now costs $250. drug companies say prices are necessary but they blame pharmacies in insurance comp needs for the final cost to patients. some lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into the companies who make and sell insulin. >> jenna: 105-year-old cyclist tries to break his own world record, did he do it? what he credits for his enduring fitness. the final 30 is next.
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>> time for our final 30. a cyclist in a race in a category all his own.
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>> three years ago he wrote 17 mile and he was not able to surpass that time around. this time around falling to three miles short. and inspired. >> depend for him. >> "america's news headquarters" starts right now. >> melissa: we begin with a fox news alert. we are waiting remarks from vice-president elect mime pence. hello, everyone. i am melissa francis. vice-president elect mike pence on the hill leading law makers on dismantling obama care. this as president obama discusses how to save his signature achievement. mike is on capitol hill. what is vice-president mike pence's message to the republic

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