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already going to jail now. is he going to be impeached. this is the mind set that they have. >> british prime minister treats is a may surviving a critical no confidence vote. >> the parliamentary policy does have confidence. [cheers] >> we now need to get on with the job of delivering brexit to the british people and delivering a better future. >> vitae water offering $100,000 if you could give up your smart phone for a year. could you do it? ♪ ash ash days going by. so close to christmas. get your shopping complete. one more weekend-two i more weekends. steve: don't scare me like that. i don't go shopping until christmas eve. brian: 7/11 has the best
gifts. pep boys best place to go for a cup holder. steve: very busy. ainsley: thursday. steve: republicans are racing, trying to whip up the votes for president trump's border wall. democrats are fighting back. mr. president, you don't have the votes. brian: that doesn't sound like out democrats i know. the threat of the government shut down hanging in the balance. ainsley: griff jenkins is live with reaction from both sides of the aisle. >> that deadline is a week from tomorrow. house republicans working on multiple fronts to try to keep the government open and fulfill the government's request for $5 billion border wall package. lawmakers on the hill are realizing the president is very serious about this. >> it looks to me like he is serious as four heart attacks and a stroke he is not bluffing. in i were playing poker and
i didn't have the cards i would fold. >> short-term spending bill. fund other federal agencies into january and provide billions in aid after the wildfires in the west. now, if they go this route, they could vote as early as today and pass with republican only votes. its fate in the senate chuck schumer blasting again the president's wall as a campaign pledge predicting failure. >> president trump will soon realize that his position will not result in a wall but will result in a trump shut down he seems to relish the idea meanwhile. >> on the hill telling senators they have arrested more than 800 gang members at the border this year. an increase of more than 50% from last year, guys. steve: griff, we thank you very much. ever since the president sat down with nancy pelosi and
chuck schumer. she was emphatic mr. president you can't pass it out of the house. house republican leadership are hell bent on trying to figure out a way to get the president his $5 billion. >> but, there is only 8 days before a quarter of the federal government shuts down a number of republicans have already gone home for christmas they were in no mood to stick around because a lot of them on. if it passes in the house it's going to hit a wall in the senate. ainsley: they need 10 democrats. it doesn't happen. doesn't even happen with the judges. they are loyal. they stick together. brian: i'm 100 percent certain i can pass it. there is pressure on him. republicans like will hurd on a border state in texas. yeah, i don't think a border is effective. i'm sure there are democrats who feel it is effective. they are not going to weigh in and get on the wrong side of the future speaker nancy
pelosi. pressure to do it and prove nancy pelosi wrong and put it on the senate and say it's all on chuck schumer if they don't get it to the senate there are problems. there are 82 separate cases of people who own land where the wall would go who are suing to not let the wall go there. they were suing president bush to stop the building of the wall. president is going to start building a brand new wall. the rest has been replaced. that was going to start in february with last year's money. as soon as it starts. i think he is going to need a lot of money. right now he hasn't been able to spend at a higher space because it takes so long to get everything approved and done. steve: this was one of the foundational aspects of his agenda when he ran for president. is he going to maintain border security and build a wall and now we have heard it sounds like because he has made it a national security interest as well.
it's a threat by not having a wall there. they could try to tap some money from the pentagon. and, in fact, some democrats are talking about as soon as we take over we are going to write a bill to make sure that he can't do that because he might do that before they take power. ainsley: mentioned a lot about the wall and israel, walls actually do work ask the folks to live in israel. david reuben is the former mayor of shiloh, israel. israel built this wall after influx of illegals in 2017. he said now there are no more illegals going across the wall. he was on tucker last night. listen. >> between 2010 and 2012, there were 55,000 illegal immigrants into israel. the israeli government made a decision that they were going to build the wall, a high tech, steel wall on the southern border. 2016 there were 11 illegal immigrants who entered israel. and then they raised the
height of the wall an additional several feet, and in 2017, there was not one illegal immigrant that made it through the southern border into israel. brian: someone should tell senator schumer that it works and tell bernie sanders that it works. because the democrats actually do know it works. they voted for it whether it's a fence or a wall. that was the debate. now the debate is we should just -- now it's not humane to protect your own borders. ainsley: tucker asked did people call the government racist? did they complain and protest? he said yes they were protesting and complaining accusing israel's government. now no one is complaining we don't have illegal immigrants in israel. steve: walls works. the question is does the american government have the appetite to give the president the money he wants. brian: michael cohen stole the headlines yesterday as he finds out how long he will be in jail. who is he? he is president trump's
lawyer. what does he know a lot of stuff about rung the trump organization. how much does he have running the trump organization? almost none when he was there and almost none now. if you talk to democrats who are anti-trumper. they think michael cohen every word he says is to be taken without a grain of salt. ainsley: you don't know what to believe because he has lied and he is charged with finance violations, tax evasion and lying to congress. steve: the judge yesterday said he committed a smorgasbord of crimes. before he was sentenced he essentially pled for mercy and told the judge that his blind loyalty led him to a path of darkness over life. rudy giuliani, the president's attorneys said blind loyalty to donald trump? please. michael cohen recorded his client, mr. trump without his permission. leaked it to the press, lied to reporters.
taped them, lied to congress, and one group of prosecutors say he was helpful but another group of prosecutors characterized that man right there as a pathological liar. is he not believable, rudy says. ainsley: well, he said he would take a bullet for the president at one point. not supposed to release what you talk to your clients about. he did that and then in court he said it was his duty to cover up the president's dirty deeds. what is the truth? is he loyal? it doesn't look like it. brian: he has a plea agreement to still cooperate with robert mueller's probe. but for rush limbaugh yesterday he looked at this whole thing and saw the sentence and said his usefulness is over. in their minds trump is already going to jail now. he is going to be impeechted. this is the mind set they have. largely because they have won the house. they have washington back. enough to they are going to get trump. they got cohen. cohen thinks is he going to
become a media darling. his usefulness just ended. steve: we will hear from him again. lanny davis who is now apparently his former lawyer, mr. cohen's. said yesterday is he willing to testify before the appropriate congressional committee about donald trump's misconduct over the years. and that, essentially, is what trey gowdy was talking about in this sound bite. >> everything that their base wants them to pursue. everything that is calculated to disrupt the last two years of the trump -- of this tenure in office, it's -- they may be smart enough not to pursue impeachment although some of them are not it will be bitterly ironic for me to listen to democrats to clamor for the administration to be responsive when they didn't say a word for the six years we were trying to get information from the obama administration. brian: on the personal side the president has this la
tichinlatishajames. long time friend with the president america media says so i'm going to talk about what went on behind the scenes with me getting the susasusan macdougall story and stormy mcdaniels story and killing it. steve: he admitted to a noncrime. that's the way they described it. brian: next change for information on setting up of the deal. if you read rich lowry's column today if you look at this thing from a political perspective, donald trump is not in any trouble. you are allowed to pay people off for negative stories regardless. especially if they don't use campaign funds. steve: that would be the president's defense. look, this was a personal, private matter that i handled myself. it was not related to the campaign. but the other side says,look, it was to keep them quiet so it would not ruin his chances to be president. ainsley: get ready buckle up. brian: let's do that jillian mele always buckles up and she was set to go.
you were ready to go at 5:00. jillian: yes i wassened and i do always buckle up. steve: you should. jillian: manhunt intensifies for a man hunt for cherif chekatt accused of killing two people and a dozen others. he has criminal convictions in france, germany and switzerland. islamic radicals during a two year prison sentence. two brothers are in custody. crashing off the coast of hawaii. you can see it right here as the plane slams into the ocean. you can see the pilot eject just in time parachuting to the water. the crash happened during a military exercise. crews rescued the civilian pilot and he was rushed to the hospital. it's unclear what caused the crash. british prime minister theresa may will meet with the eu leaders today after surviving a critical no confidence vote. >> i have listened to what
they said. following this ballot we now need to get on with the job of delivering brexit to the british people and building a better future for this country. >> may's own conservative party forced the vote. 200 voted to keep her and 117 voted to oust her. the deadline leaving the eu is coming up in march. steve: a lot going on. thank you very much. brian: 13 minutes after the hour. let us in or pay us $50,000 each. that's the new demand from some caravan members at the border. our next guest says they aren't migrants. they are extortionists. ainsley: first lady melania trump opening up to sean hannity last night about the challenge she's faces every day in the white house. >> opportunities using my name or family name to advance themself, they are writing the history and it's not correct.
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over the last 24 hours, you finished preparing him for college. in 24 hours, you'll send him off thinking you've done everything for his well being. but meningitis b progresses quickly and can be fatal, sometimes within 24 hours. while meningitis b is uncommon, about 1 in 10 infected will die. like millions of others, your teen may not be vaccinated against meningitis b. meningitis b strikes quickly. be quick to talk to your teen's doctor about a meningitis b vaccine. brian: welcome back glad you are up. let us in or pay us $50,000 each to go home. that's the ultimatum from migrants at the border the caravan kids reportedly demanding reparations from the townhouse go back to honduras. is the u.s. really to blame for their conditions at home let's ask christian the former state department
advisor and the trump and george w. bush administrations can. chris, this takes some gull, doesn't it. >> it really does. these are people who propose to come to our country, theoretically become america citizens america owes some sort of debt to central america and demanding $50,000 in order not to cross our border illegally which is extortion. brian: they went on to say one of these guys it is a small sum compared to everything the united states has stolen from honduras. what have we stolen from honduras. >> stolen nothing from honduras. every year give more than $100 million in foreign aid. if you look at all of central america that number grows to 750 million. that's usually what the administration requests. and i think there are a lot of people who are grateful there. and i think the governments are grateful there. a lot of these people in the caravan who we are told they are basically just down on their heels and poor women and children being tear gassed by donald trump. we see the reality it's very different.
brian: 2700 have applied for visas to stay in mexico. 300 deported. 700 from returned home out of the 6,000. we still have a huge problem. chris, how do we get out of this when you see congress hopelessly deadlocked on the simplest immigration issue. where is the light at the end of the tunnel? >> i think this is actually a winning issue for the president. what he has requested for what's left of fiscal year -- the current fiscal year is $5 billion. that sounds like a lot and it is a lot not really if you look at the overall federal budget which is nearly 4.5 trillion. in other words, president trump's request is one tenth of 1% of the entire federal budget is. of course we spend 500 billion on the military. 5 million as we see from vrl and other places to have border walls make american safer i think he should press the issue and keep pressing it until the democrats suffer some pain for it. brian: overall, you just wonder where the end is going to be for the central and south america. these countries just failed
states, honduras, nicaragua communist run. have you el salvador and guatemala. have you chaos in venezuela u and the only hope they look at america as their only hope. some of these people are probably great people. but somehow we have got to get into these countries without our checkbooks and help them cure their own problems. >> it's -- out solution cannot be everyone moves to america and we have tone rich these countries in order for people not to break our laws. we have given billions and billions and billions. some foreign aid works. some does not. sometimes it feeds corruption. we have gotten better about that in recent decades. this is, you know, a problem that ultimately is the making of the people of central america. brian: right. we will see. it might be a winning issue for the president in the long run. but, in the short run, it seems like a loss all the way around. very frustrating. christian whitman thank you very much. >> thanks. brian: economy is booming under president bush people
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under proposal democrats could serve three two year in terms leadership roles with the possibility of a fourth. agreement means that pelosi would be speaker until 2022 if she is voted. in steve, down to you. steve: thanks, ainsley. despite today's booming economy, millions of americans are still enrolled in the nation's welfare program. right now snap, the supplemental nutrition assistance program has over 40 million people enrolled while medicaid has over 72 million people. now, these aren't historic highs but shouldn't would he be seeing bigger drops as the economy improves? here to weigh in brandon tatum the director of turning point u.s.a. he is also a former tucson, arizona police officer. brandon, good morning to you. >> good morning. thank you for having me on the show. steve: it does seem if there is a disconnect. if the economy is booming, you would think that fewer people would be on food stamps and fewer people would need medicaid. that's not the case. >> well, what we are seeing is that we have created a
culture of the dependency on the government. the government is mental to be an assisting factor. not something or our agency that rules our lives. i mean, you can even look at the snap program in the title itself. it's supposed to be supplemental nutrition. i think people are using that as nutrition that's going to completely fill out their pantry and refrigerator. it's supposed to be supplemental. we should utilize the government as such. steve: we do need a safety net in this country there are a lot of people who go through tough times and they need a hand. out of the hole they are in. there is something that is going on as well. for instance, some are suggesting that a lot of these programs are getting ripped off. down in louisiana, one of the legislative auditors did a test. they picked at random 100 medicaid recipients. and they realized that 82 of them did not qualify for all the benefits they got. they are gaming the system.
>> right. this is something that conservatives are trying to counter act. we want stricter policies and stricter legislation that can get able-bodied adults to get up and work. for the people who need it, elderly, children, and people who are having hard times, they can utilize it. but for everybody else, man, you have got to get up and work and do your part. and if you this is my thing when i this my first apartment i couldn't afford furniture. i ate eggs and put pepper jack cheese on top of it that's what i had to do until i made more money and had more opportunities and i never looked to the government unless it was my last resort. people have to get into that mode of not depending on the government and being self-sustainable and working hard. that's what this country was founded on. and i think some people need to get back to that. steve: yeah, when i was growing up we didn't have anything either. we wound up eating a lot of those 10 for a dollar pot pies.
i digress. one of the problems they stay in louisiana is that people underreport their income make more money than they say or simply allowed to join medicaid without any verification. if there are going to be government programs, there should be government standards that people should live up to so that everybody gets the same equal crack at it? >> right. this is not something i'm surprised at. people, in general, sometimes they lack integrity. if you are going to give them opportunities to get free money and free assistance, some people are going to take advantage of it whether they need it or not. so, whether you have stricter policies, it forces people to be accountable and it forces them to only utilize the government if absolutely necessary. so, i think that the conservatives on the right side of this and i would like to see us push for better legislation that will give us the desired outcome. brandon tatum from phoenix.
thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. steve: melania trump opening up to sean hannity will the challenges she faces as first lady at the white house. >> i know i will get the criticism from the public or from the media. but i will do what is right. steve: wait until you hear what she says about opportunists. more of her exclusive interview coming up next. plus, judge napolitano says there is one significant take away from michael cohen sentencing three years in jail. he will be here to tell us what it is. first, happy birthday to dick van dyke. the legendary actor turns 93 today. happy birthday, dick. ♪ ♪ lilly. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. but once a week i let her play sheriff so i can wash it. i use tide to get out those week old stains
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christmas tree ♪ at the christmas party hop ♪ missiles are hung ♪ every couple tries to stop. brian: you can rock around the christmas tree. ainsley: not yet. so we just got an alert on our phones that says. steve: from howard kurtz. ainsley: the president has cancelled the white house christmas party for the press. steve: that's right. making the old decade's increasingly contentious relationship with news organizations. they are still going to have some other parties for service members and some other selected folks. but, nonetheless, the white house press party for the holidays cancelled. brian: i think this is a nonstory because there was never a party on the books. there was never a date picked for the press to go. you can't have a party and just give people a week's notice. was there ever a press party
on the books? steve: i was not invited to a press party. i don't know. brian: i don't know anybody that was invited. ainsley: the party that was cancelled. brian: no party. never a party. ainsley: okay, seinfeld. no party. steve: no party. meanwhile the first lady of the united states sat down with sean hannity when. brian: have to look down to check sean hannity's pronunciation? come on. sean watches. ainsley: sean hannity. steve: she was visiting the george herbert walker bush warship. here is something really interesting. in the past she has said some staffers in the west wing not trustworthy and not looking out for the trumps best interest a lot of them are gone. now, what is the hardest thing she has got to do these days? listen. >> i would say opportunists who are using my name or my family name to advance themselves from comedians to
journalists to performers, book writers. >> does it hurt? >> it doesn't hurt. the problem is they writing the history and it's not correct. i know i will get the criticism from the public or from the media. but i will do what is right and what i feel is right for the country and for the people. brian: i have a prediction. if you watch the first lady over the last three weeks, especially when she called out one of the national security advisors and said they need to get out of here, i think that she is going to be a force for the next two years. a force for good. she has the president's back. she is a very smart woman. i think she gets the job. she is fully staffed up. i think we will be seeing a lot of her. she interviewed with you and abc and sat down with sean. i think she is going to be a big force over this year. remember, this are we taping
the show so we can pray back. steve: we are live and a minute into fox nation. ainsley: she went went around and shaking hands with some of the members. brian: i was on the bush 41 aircraft carrier i'm reminded and they have a life size statue i guess you would say or mannequin of bush 41 wearing a bomber jacket. brian: i thought you just remembered. brian: i did. things just pop up in my head. ainsley: we have noticed. steve: she was wearing a 41 cap on board george herbert walker bush. brian: by all accounts bush 41 family and bush family all impressed with the tour she gave and she'd made the family feel welcome. steve: much appreciated by the trumps i'm sure. ainsley: red trees she was criticized for people are walking down. so many visitors come through the white house and pulling off the berries and taking them home as souvenirs. not allowed to you do that. steve: those christmas trees
are going to wind up looking like the charlie brown christmas tree. ainsley: exactly. laura bush i read her book people who visit they take the printed linens or the napkins in the bathroom and shove them in their pocketbook they would have to -- it has the seal on it. jillian: brian, it is true about people taking the berries because i had it in the 5 a.m. hour. ainsley: that must be where i got the information. jillian: you are caught. get you caught up on headlines this is new overnight. a miracle on the coal mine. three people trapped for four days rescue you had in west virginia. [cheers] jillian: look at that the community cheering for the survivors and getting emotional over the good news. >> and he had tears in his eyes and he had a big smile on his face. we knew it was okay. and he held up three fingers that he had three survivors.
jillian: a fourth person escaped on monday and helped rescuers find the others. they first entered the abandoned mine to find copper there is a new proposal to build a recreational pot shop right next to a rehab clinic. the father and son duo making their pitch city council meeting in boston. neighbors are torn over the issue. >> people like me need you guys here because instead of taking all these pills for my anxiety and bipolar i would rather smoke weed. >> you don't put a will abortion clinic next to a catholic church and you don't put cannabis store next to rehabilitation center. jillian: allow you had marijuana sales last month. >> giant cross in missouri will stay lit for christmas at least for now. decision comes after received a complaint from the freedom of religion foundation. nonprofit group wants to take it down claiming it's
unconstitutional. city weighing options and looking into the decorations legality. all right, here is a serious question. could you give up your smart phone for an entire year? vitamin water wants to pay someone $100,000 to just that explain why you are up to the contest on instagram or twitter. they will give you older model cell phone only make calls. unclear exactly how they will monitor the contest. but lie detector tests are involved. i don't think i could give it up for a day. brian: everyone who knows you would hate it the most. they couldn't get ahold of you, dear jillian. steve: brian, it's a phone. they are supposed to be talked on now nobody uses it to talk on. we just want to send text messages. jillian: we lo them, don't we? ainsley: so much easier to text. and you are not on the phone for 20 minutes. steve: somebody is going to get the $100,000. we have to talk to them.
ainsley: email us and tell us what you think. steve: janice, i understand there could be a little snow to the north and west of us. janice: that would be correct. i think you used to do weather back in the day. steve: i remember that back in the olden days. janice: only about five years ago. you know what? hi. how are you? what are your names and where are you from. >> kristin nashville tennessee. >> and michael both from nashville franklin. janice: if i were to go to franklin what's exciting about franklin, tennessee. >> number one small town in america. just go downtown. almost a little more people but kind of mayberryish. everybody loves you. janice: fantastic. would i be able to stay with you if i come. >> steve was just there. janice: steve doocy goes and i am there. take a look at the maps. iit is cool outside. and snow activity to the south of us. we have this big old storm that's going to start up today and last through friday and saturday across the rockies and then the southern plains.
mainly a rain event across the gulf coast. look at those wind gusts in exceed of 60 miles per hour. it's going to be a big storm system. we are going to see some snow across portions of central texas. so, just be aware, abilene and waco and st. angelo. see the potential for severe storms as well. say hi to anybody at home? >> we have three daughters at home and family in arkansas. janice: very nicely done. wave to steve, ainsley, and brian. thank you for coming out. steve: that's right. my wife and i just were in franklin, tennessee. we were at a beautiful walmart selling copies of the happy cookbook which is a great stocking stuff. ainsley: it is a great christmas present. brian: that's one big stocking. ainsley: put them under the tree. steve: nobody puts the stocking stuff stuff in the stocking we put it under neath it brian. ainsley: so your stockings are empty he just leaves it
underneath. steve: we have a problem with the stockings falling off. put them on the heather next to where santa comes down. ainsley: once santa stuffs them you have to put them on the ground. steve: it's a great gift for christmas. ainsley: it is 41 minutes after the top of the hour. michael cohen ripping into president trump after being sentenced to three years in prison saying he went down a, quote, a path of darkness. judge napolitano says there is one big take away from that hearing. he's up next to show us the light. brian: one democrat had something interesting to say about free speech. >> i would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. the first amendment prevents me from doing so. brian: too bad you ended up in the wrong country. there is one thing standing in his way, the constitution, exclamation point one wheel out the
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be quick to talk to your teen's doctor about a meningitis b vaccine. ♪ ainsley: president trump's former lawyer michael cohen sentenced to three years in prison for tax fraud, campaign finance violations and lying to congress. steve: cohen ripping into his former boss claiming to donald trump claiming blind loyalty led him to a path of darkness to cover up donald trump's dirty deeds. brian: and he went on and on and on. here to break it all down fox news senior judicial analyst judge andrew napolitano. judge, michael cohen got off pretty easy three years pretty good. he has to be happy about that. judge: no one is happy about going to jail. a lot less time than the government wanted and a lot less time we thought he would get. i have sentenced over 1,000 people in my career and i have heard things defendants say. sentencing today is
essentially a mathematical function. you are checking boxes and complying with guidelines. obviously there is some room for deviation and judge pauley, the judge in this case gave michael cohen a substantial benefit. it's interesting. remember,. steve: cooperation? judge: correct. prosecuted by the special counsel in d.c. they wanted him to get no jail time and prosecuted by the u.s. attorneys here in new york. they wanted him to get four years. judge pauley gave him three. but, a very, very telling statement came out of the judge's mouth yet after he read all the documents and heard all the arguments from the government, prosecutors in d.c. prosecutors in new york. michael cohen and his lawyers. that was about the president. the judge finding that the president ordered and paid for michael cohen to commit a crime. that is very telling. steve: what crime. >> the inintentional deception and failure to report campaign payments.
steve: donald trump has said that that was not a campaign violation because it wasn't involving the campaign. it was a damage control payment. >> unfortunately the president wasn't in the courtroom. and the people who were, the federal prosecutors, who had a statement from david pecker, the guy that owns the "national enquirer" said it was for the campaign. the prosecutor said it was for the campaign. michael cohen said it was for the campaign. the president wasn't there maybe he should have had lawyers there. so, if you make an honest mistake in failing to report something, or if you take $100,000 and you are only supposed to take 2500, you can correct that by returning the money, paying a fine and correcting the report. if you do this as part of a scheme to hide it, then it's not a civil wrong, then it's a crime. that's what the judge found yesterday. brian: like, for example, reverend wright is speaking out, making candidate obama is look back and someone walks up to reverend wright can you stop making the
senator look bad he is running for president? what does it have to do with the campaign? that might influence how i vote? >vote? judge: that would not be a campaign. brian: this is no different. a negative story the president went after because he was running for president. >> i understanding the president's argument. unfortunately the court and the prosecutors who work for the president disagree with him. steve: they went after john edwards for essentially the same idea because there was money paid to a woman who he had had an affair with and had a child, that went to court, that went to trial, and he was found not guilty. judge: john edwards' case hurts the president. john edwards' lawyers made a motion to dismiss the indictment saying it's not a crime. and the judge published an opinion saying why it's a crime. now, the jury didn't believe the government and believed john edwards. but the fact of the matter is any scheme to defraud the government by failing to report what must be reported is a crime unless it's an honest mistake in which case it's not a scheme. ainsley: does he have to serve all three years? >> no. he have to serve 85%.
but, if the criminal justice reform act that the president wants, that democrats want, that republicans want from corey book tore rand paul passes, 1/3 of his time will be removed. and he will be. steve: two years. judge: he will be out in a year and nine months. brian: he will be able to practice law again. judge: no. i doubt he will ever practice law again. some people say he never really practiced law. brian: i heard that. ainsley: he has money in restitution? judge: a couple million. steve: christmas tree inside one police department paying contribute to police officers with 149 blue ornaments, one for every hero who has died in the line of duty this year. ainsley: one too many. the project was made by the daughter of a fallen sergeant and she is going to join us next. ♪
♪ ainsley: a christmas tree in missouri and a police department there getting a lot of attention this holiday season. it is 149 ornaments paying tribute to the local heros who died in the line of duty. and the one behind this project spent more than a year putting it together. cindy shaw is the daughter of fallen officer jay noser and she joins us now. good morning, as i understandy. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. ainsley: tell us about the tree and why you decided to do this. >> we decided to do it -- my dad was an officer with the force and police department for almost 20 years. and he died of his injuries. and i just thought it would be a nice tribute to all the officers that -- and their families who have fallen. ainsley: those are all the officers that have fallen in that police department over the years? >> not just this department. in missouri.
ainsley: wow. one too many. >> 13 counties. ainsley: a beautiful tribute but so sad to see the ornaments because we know they are up there because a man or a woman who has given their life for that state for this country is not coming home for christmas. >> it's a very sad tree. this tree belongs to the 149 families. ainsley: what's been the reaction of those family members? >> all the comments i'm seeing everybody really appreciates it a lot of people have come up to take pictures of the ornaments are the tree. ainsley: so then you and your husband have worked on this for the last year, right? >> we have. we have. ainsley: will you continue this tradition? what will you do with the ornaments after christmas? >> they belong to the city of -- my dad worked here. a piece of him is here. this tree works for him for
the people on this tree. >> and you made an ornament for your dad? >> did i. i have it right here i don't know if you can see it that's. ainsley: these a sweet tribute. tell us what happened to your dad. >> my dad was a police officer, a detective. was about 3:00 in the afternoon. june. 79. and a call came up for a bank robbery him and his partner to split up. his partner went to the bank to get a description of the car, the robber. my dad headed to illinois, which is very close to us so-to-see if maybe he was going to try to get out of the state. my dad came across the car that matched the description that dispatchers had put out and as he turned on to highway 367 he did his traffic stop and a man came out firing and hit him four
times and dad fell over in the car and the man came up to the window, knocked the driver's window out and stuck his arm in the car and shot him four more times. >> cindy, i know three out of your four siblings are in law enforcement. thank you for your sacrifice and thank you for putting up the tree so we'll never forget. more "fox & friends" coming up. >> thank you so much. ainsley: god bless you. you want relief fast. only new thermacare ultra pain relieving cream has 4 active ingredients, to fight pain 4 different ways. get relief fast with new thermacare ultra pain relieving cream. ♪ ♪
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steve: republicans are racing trying to whip up the votes for president trump's border wall. >> president trump's is one tenth of 1% of the entire federal budget. >> opponents of the wall never say walls don't work there is a reasonable for that they do work. judge: the judge finding that michael cohen ordered and pay for a crime. >> the 46% of voters currently approve of president trump's performance. >> california politicians, the democratic lawmaker who wants to regulate free
speech. >> i would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. >> i don't know when the last time i heard something that chilling coming from a government official. >> first lady melania trump will carry on a decades old tradition reading to patients at children's national hocht one day after she made history first first lady to ride in a military aircraft. ♪ ♪ steve live from studio f as in "fox & friends." hour two of the world's nuclear one cable news show. ainsley: thank you so much. middle of december. we are all getting excited. christmas is around the corner. few more days or weekends left to shop. starting to get cold. everyone is excited. we all get in better moods. more holiday parties we have
our holiday party for "fox & friends" today. brian: like most modern show. ainsley: after radio. steve: it will be karaoke which should be interesting. ainsley: father jonathan sang last year. brian: only fair we have lutheran or episcopals they need their time. steve: we will see how it unfolds. we have a busy day. brian: republicanning holding out hope of the president getting funding for that border wall. democrats are fighting back. in a shocking turn of events. ainsley: the threat of a government shut down now hanging in the balance. steve: griff jenkins joins us live with washington with reaction from both sides of the aisle. after nancy pelosi said to donald trump in the oval office you can't pass it in the house, he and the republican leaders are hell bent on passing it out of the house. >> that's right, guys. they run out of money a week from tomorrow. but house republicans are trying to prove nancy pelosi wrong. they are working on a number of options to keep the government open and meet the president's request for $5 billion for a border
wall. something all lawmakers on the hill are taking seriously. >> it looks to me like is he serious as four heart attacks and a stroke. i mean, he is not bluffing. if i were playing poker with him right now and i didn't have the cards, i would fold. >> crafting short-term spending bill that would have the 5 billion in wall funding and fund other federal agencies into january and provide billions in aid after the wildfires we saw in the west. if they go this route, they could vote as early as today and pass with republican only votes. but its fate in the astronaut is uncertain. senate minority leader chuck schumer blasting out president's wall decision this will only result in a shutdown and nothing more than a campaign promise. >> president trump made clear he will hold parts of the government hostage for a petty campaign pledge to fire up his base. that's all it is.
meanwhile, guys, the on the hill telling senators they have arrested more than 800 gang mexico at the border this year increase of more than 50% from last year, guys. steve: griff, thank you very much. the president in the united states and a lot of his base would disagree with chuck schumer when they say it is a petty campaign pledge to build wall. it's national security. brian: has anyone seen tijuana lately in november they had more apprehensions than in 8 years. they need backup. go down and talk to the border patrol. they will tell you what they need. if that person, if there was no wall there or whatever you call those ballard fences that guy would have been over already. so for anyone, you have to suspend logic in order to think that a barrier does not stop people from walking into your country. ainsley: we had a guest on -- well, tucker had him on last night and we played it at the beginning of the show. he used to be the mayor at one of the towns in israel.
he said when they built the wall, there were only 11 illegal immigrants who came over the wall in 2016, then they just built the wall higher. they haven't had any illegals since then. steve: ultimately, it comes down to money, right? maybe not. i mean, is it the fact that they are asking originally the president wanted about $20 billion. now they whittled it down to 5 billion and the senators on the democrat side are going to say okay we will give you 1.3 billion. is it the money or is it about the democrats not allowing president trump to fulfill his petty campaign promise? christian whiton, who knows all about how big the federal government is says this is just a drop in the bucket, 5 billion. >> i think this is actually a winning issue for the president. president trump's request is one tenth of 1% of the entire federal budget. of course, we spend 700 billion plus on the military, so 5 billion for a wall that would actually, as we see from israel and other places that have border
walls really help to make america safer. i think he should just pretty the issue and keep pressing it until the democrats really suffer some pain for it. brian: i don't know. we will see what goes on. we're going to find out by next friday who is going to get blamed. the president already said blame me. i think border security is more important than anything else. without the 5 billion i can't continue to build the wall. meanwhile, let's talk about the 39 for a second. fox news did a poll. and they wanted to find out where the president stood almost two years in office. and i think judging by the negative pressure the head winds that he is under from almost every single network outside this one, it's amazing that the president has 46% approval rating. factor in the nonstop mueller probe, the michael cohen stories. all the negativity that's hovering around him. he has got to be pleased with that number. ainsley: i think it's a lot of jobs. the economy is looking good. 46% approve and 52% disprove of his job performance.
steve: throughout 2018 he has been in a range. the range has been 43 to 47%. so he is at the you were end of that range. also, fox news asked about how do you consider the condition of the economy? 47% right now say it's excellent or good. what's interesting about this is you look back two years ago, deals of 2016, it was at 33%. so, in his time as president, the feeling americans feel that the condition of the economy is excellent or good has gone up 14% as you can see right there. brian: add in something else, too. they say 39% of the people think the president is going to be reelected in 2020. you might think it's a little low and it is, perhaps. when you consider it's considerably higher than president obama. i believe 29%. he did beat mitt romney significantly: hardly anyone is running on the democratic side is anyone going to step up.
steve: the guy who lost in texas is frontrunner. ainsley: isn't that crazy if you lost. if you lose an election you can become president. steve: he represents the future. ainsley: abraham lincoln. brian: if anyone is going to stop john delaney it's going to be beto o'rourke. steve: who? brian: john delaney. ainsley: ted lou said about regulating speech in the constitution. listen to. this i would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. the first amendment prevents me from doing so. that's simply a function of the first amendment. but i think over the long run better that government does not regulate the content of speech. steve: now, that's curious. what he is talking about ceo of google and government regulation and free speech. later he tweeted this i agree there are serious issues but the speech issues are protected by the first amendment. would i like to regulate fox
news? yes. but i can't. because the first amendment stops me and that's ultimately a good thing in the long run. do you think? listen to dave rubien host the reuben report. >> i don't know the last time i heard something that chilling coming from a government official. >> the first amendment is the most precious thing we have in this country. i can tell you as someone that's been on tour for most of the last year and i have been to 20-some odd countries in the last few months. every single country the people are jealous of the freedoms that we have here and especially the free speech. steve: i would love to be able to regulate the content of speech he said that. brian: and he is still in office. steve: that's going to make a great campaign ad. you watch. brian: as great as governor cuomo. america has never been that great. one or two. make your choice. ainsley: hand it over to jillian who has headlines for us.
jillian: we start with a fox news alert. manhunt underway for a palestinian gunman who shot and killed at least two israelis at a bus stop. the israeli military says the suspect got out of his car and started firing at soldiers and civilians in the west bank north of jerusalem. the shooting comes hours after israeli security forces tracked down and killed another palestinian accused of killing two israelis. and an international search intensifies for the suspected terrorist who opened fire at christmas market in france. cherif chekatt is accused of killing two people and injuring more than a dozen others. he already has 27 criminal convictions in france, germany, and switzerland. he fell in with islamic radicals in prison. chekatt's brothers are in custody. could end 23 year run tomorrow. according to several reports, employees are planning for a meeting on friday to discuss the future of the conservative magazine. its publisher media d.c. has not shared any updates with the staff.
last week the magazine's owner said it was exploring a number of possibilities. today, first lady melania trump will carry on a decade's old holiday tradition reading to patients at children's national hospital in washington, d.c. her visit comes one day after she made history as the first first lady to ride in military aircraft. video shows her trip to you joint base langfully west virginia. she made to anacostia bolling and george herbert walker bush. pretty cool. lady on got right now. steve: she is. thank you, jillian. brian: part two of sean hannity's interview is going to be tonight on sean's show. steve: meanwhile, theresa may surviving a no-confidence vote at home. the brexit drama far from over. what impact will that have on the united states? we will talk about that next. brian: greece igrease is the wod
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>> here is our renewed mission. delivering the brexit that people voted for, bringing the country back together and building a country that truly works for everyone british prime minister theresa may yesterday surviving a critical no conference vote. now the embattled leader is brexit deal british exit as she meets with eu leaders today. what could be ahead and the u.s. role in that. here editor-at-large and fox news contributor jerry baker. good morning. >> good morning. thank you. steve: how could she survive? it looked like she was on the ropes. >> combination of ground hog's day and trains, planes and automobiles in britain. we go through this process again and again and again and chaotic and don't seem to get closer to the end. the reason she survived quite simply is there are only about five weeks left
before britain, the parliament has to vote. brexit is supposed to happen on the 29th of march next year. we are about 100 days away from there. by the 21st of january britain has to have a vote in parliament to approve or not approve the deal it takes at least a month to elect a new leader. there literally isn't time for the machinery to get in place to get a new leader of the conservative party it a new prime minister to get a brexit in place. >> part of the british exit, brexit was now they have drafted something like 300 pages how they would untangle themselves from the eu. over 100 pages are all about the border and boundary with ireland. >> that is a hot topic. that's the real problem. everybody in this country knows there were troubles in ireland 1960s and an wards. battles terrorism. thousands of people died in northern ireland because of northern irish terrorism trying to separate. that was setted in 1998 under something called the good friday agreement.
what happened is although there is a land border between the northern ireland which is british the island separate and remain in the eu a land border there you wouldn't notice it. nobody wants that border to be reimposed because it risks all of the troubles that we had before. so they are trying to find a way that britain can leave and keep that border basically open. steve: is that country like this country is desperately split. one country wants to exit the other half doesn't. >> that's fundamentally the problem. the vote was 52-48 to leave the eu. steve: people are really dug. >> in a solid majority. the problem right now is nobody -- everybody said at the time there is going to be one vote. going to happen. whatever happenings, however close it is, we will abide by the vote. and the problem is a lot of people have just been very unhappy with that and candidly not willing to accept that result. they spent the last two and a half years trying basically to overturn it that's the problem that you find yourself. in. steve: all right. famously during the
campaign, donald trump then running for president said yeah, i think they should exit and the vote went his way. he is in the news this morning as well apparently the white house has cancelled their holiday party with the press. this is a long standing tradition where reporters and editors get to go down to washington. they take a loved one. they stand next to the president. they get a picture made. and then they send it to their moms. >> christmas is cancelled officially. [laughter] >> i mean, you know, look, the relations between the president and the press. everybody benefits from this tension. the press loves standing um to the president and looking incredibly bold and brave. and the president benefits because people a lot of people think the press is against him and he benefits. this is just another episode in that continuing soap opera. steve: it is curious because it's a long standing tradition and for the president then again so is the white house correspondents dinner he has chosen nut last year or two not to go. why we want to go and watch
someone make fun of him? >> the relationship between the president and the press is no secret. it's not very good. i think that sort of the fiction of president holding hands in front of a christmas tree and as you say, you know, reporters can have their photographs taken and sent back to their family. you know, that's been a nice tradition for a long time. let's be really honest the way things are between the president and the press, it is just that a fiction really. steve: let's see what happens. he is the -- you see him on wsj at large with jerry baker over on fox business. jerry, always a pleasure. >> thanks for having me. happy christmas. steve: indeed, merry christmas. 20 minutes after 7:00. michael cohen is headed to prison for up to three years. but not without some parting words for president trump. newt gingrich joins us about that in about 10 minutes. and rahm emanuel wants to legalize pot and open a casino to save chicago's pension. will that really work? a debate is coming up next. ♪ ♪ we're just blowing smoke ♪ hey, yeah
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people needing subsidized insurance. fox news channel in that building right there 48th and sixth avenue is the most watched cable network of the year. not just news channels of all cable finance our third consecutive year at the top with an averages of 2.5 million prime time viewers each day all thanks to you. keep watching. brian: more than prime time and steve you buried the lead. i will move on though. how do you save a city with a pension crisis chicago's liberal may rahm emanuel thinks the ape is pot and gambling. >> will chicago casino in the past is an idea i still support. if we use that new revenue to stabilize the pensions, illinois legislators will be taking a serious look next year at legalizing recreational marijuana. brian: rahm emanuel says the tax also go toward the retirement fund for chicago's public workers which is under funded by $28 billion. and only expected to rise. so is this a good idea? here to discuss syndicated
radio host and fox news contributor richard fowler and republican strategist gianno caldwell. is he in desperate straits. is this a good move. >> the prescription that the liberals have is drugs, booze and of course gambling, it's a new concept i'm sure none of us heard of it truthfully speaking what we know is rahm emanuel has tried this very failed plan before. in 2011 he did this i worked down in our state capitol in springfield and lobbied against it the reason that proposal failed back then which he wanted to take from the non-casinos or rather river boat licenses that we had in 91 to make it to 13 and provide a bring and mortar casino in chicago is because people thought that it was too lax and there was the potential for the mob to get involved. i'm against this idea. i think it's a terrible idea. i think they need to restructure the pension system and that's something that liberals really don't want to do the bosses over in the unions are totally against it. so, therefore, we can be on
the brink of collapse and perhaps bankruptcy because they don't want to reform the actual system that is costing all these billions of dollars. brian: richard, does gianno have legitimate concerns in your mind. >> first, it's important for folks to know at home educators in the city of chicago don't actually get social security. their only form of retirement is the teacher pension program. i think we have got to firm it up. i'm not sure if casinos are the way to go. i will say through all the states that have legalized and all the miewps patels that have legalized marijuana, the benefits far outweigh the risk. take pueblo county, colorado where the county has seen increase in revenue to the point where they're funding scholarships for kids to go to school. funding public education. putting more social workers on the beat. if chicago and illinois can find a way like other major cities to legalize pot in a meaningful way, it's something they should consider. brian: gianno, the governor, the democratic governor of colorado was on the fence right now. he is not sure that the revenue is pure revenue because there is a push back
on it if pot is, indeed, a gateway drug it. could result in another tax on the system. >> yeah. we traditionally see that i think for me i'm always for voters making the decision in terms of the marijuana issue. brian: put it on the ballot first, right? >> that's exactly right. so voters are making a decision. president trump has said that he would be open to having that discussion because we know there is a number of states that are receiving revenue and they can't put the money people providing or selling it can't put it in banks because it's against federal law. voters making the decisions i'm okay with that and other proposals which we have seen push by this mayor, they have been nothing but complete failures. brian bine we keep hearing now california is so desperate for revenue talking about taxes text messages. this is not your idea i'm asking you to analyze it do you have a better idea to close this growing gap. >> i can't speak for california and texting
issue. there is ways to do it. legalization of marijuana is one way. and here's why. when you legalize marijuana have you effect on both the cost side and the revenue side. not only do you decrease the criminal justice cost and court system and policing but also increase revenue side taxes derived from the relatiolegalization of marijuana usage. a lot of democrats have said why are we controlling the substance and i think the third points, i think it's very important to know that yes, might be a gateway drug but the federal government is actually not allowed to research the benefit of pot because of the controlled substances act which prohibits positive research on this drug. brian: tough situation. it's too bad we have to discuss this that's how desperate it's becoming not only chicago but it's many pension systems across the country. guys, thanks so much for joining us. >> good to see you, brian. >> thank you. brian: congressman mark meadows is now out of the running to be the president's next chief of staff. now that list includes newt gingrich.
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president while looking at the decorations. your ideas about who the chief of staff should be to replace john f. kelly. are you being considered? >> no. that's actually funny. as you point out, calista and i went to the white house yesterday to seat decorations. we wanted to see what melania has done. i think the white house is always beautiful at christmas time. there was a terrific high school choir from new jersey that was singing and we were having a great time. several reporters saw me and saw calista and that promptly jumped to oh, are you being interviewed? no i was actually just wandering around looking at decorations. steve: so you are not chief of staff of candidate. you were a tourist? >> i was there as an american citizen looking at one of the most famous of american buildings. brian: so give me an idea. you know the president. you know the john. you kno -- job.you know what hep against, a divided government.
does david bossie seem like a guy that you could get behind if the president asked you that you could support? >> look, i'm going to be for whoever the president picks. he has to weigh a lot of different things in that. he needs somebody who can help him win the election in 2020. he also needs somebody, frankly, who can just run the building and run the executive branch as his agent. i think that's one of the things that john kelly did that was really remarkable and general kelly had the instinct for running a big organization. i don't think you can ever impose order on donald trump. he is a unique entrepreneurial personality as john kelly used to say he was chief of staff, not chief of president. that's a pretty good way to think of it. i hope the president does as good a job picking a chief of staff as he did with the attorney general. bill barr is a remarkable choice to be attorney general and i think absolute home run. i hope is he going to look
carefully -- brian: do you have a name you? know everybody. >> i may have several names but i'm going to tell the president. i'm not going to tell you. brian: why not? >> again, here is what i think is a major thing to look for. >> he needs somebody strong enough to say no. this is a very strong-willed personality. he will run over a weaker person and they will rapidly lose control of the building. so, he has got to have somebody -- again, general kelly was terrific because is he a four star marine and they are pretty tough. they are pretty unflinching. i have no chief of staff is going to dominate president trump, but he needs a chief of staff strong enough to look him in the eye and say that's not a very good idea. and i hope he will pick somebody who is that strong. ainsley: let's talk about michael cohen. yesterday he was sentenced to three years in prison federal judge here in new york. sentenced him to three years. what's the take away there?
well, minus letter today which will be @foxnews.com i think about noon today pretty straightforward. they ought to release the 70 hours of tape of their interviews with cohen. i mean, they have been using very strange prosecutorial tactics. they have two different people in solitary confinement basically saying you get to come out of solitary when you tell us the story we like. they listened to cohen for 70 hours. i would like to know what they said to him. i would like to know how many different stories he told until he finally got to the one that muriel liked. and i think that you have to really be careful here. prosecutors sind cindy powell pointed out in her book prosecutorial misbehavior in the justice department. they have enormous power they can brutalize and demonize a person until they get the result with general flynn, frankly, they threatened to put his son in
jail unless he went along. this is very unamerican behavior. i don't think you put people in solitary confinement until they tell you what you wants to hear. brian: paul manafort. >> we have been drifting toward this prosecutorial behavior. i have a simple test. release the 70 hours of tape of cohen's interviews. steve: right. >> let the country judge which story was really true and what you did to get him to say something. brian: let's talk about the other big battle that we saw in the oval office. i know you have seen a lot of things. to say see that on national television a pool spray turn into a brawl with nancy pelosi and chuck schumer and they still have not made eye contact. we are still checking with that real quick, the president wants 5 billion for the wall. they only want to give 1.3. the president says blame the shut down on me. i know you don't want to tell the president everything you told him. where is the way out here? >> well, think it depends on how tough he is and how tough they are. i think if the president is prepared, you know, and you have to remember, his base, the vast majority of people who voted for him are
worried about ms-13. they are worried about people crossing the border illegally. they are worried about caravans coming north. they wants to see the wall built. and they will support a president who is tough enough to take on the congress. he is also -- he is laying down a marker. he is saying, you know, this is a two-way street. i can veto stuff. i have real power, too. so don't let it go to spiker pelosi's head that she now controls the house and, of course, schumer, can play the game with 60 votes. schumer lost ground in this last election and is weaker than he was going in. i think trump is just saying i'm not going to let you -- you are not going to intimidate me. and that they, of course, are going to say you are not going to intimidate us either. it will be fascinating to watch the next few weeks. steve: congress is taking off five days starting today. the meter is running. they better hurry. newt, thank you very much. ainsley: thank you. brian: he would would outbid the president for your services it would become a bidding war. we would not let you go.
>> there you go. and frankly happy cookbook and other good things from you guys and i get another history book. i feel really, really excited. ainsley: you don't wants a children's book? come on. [laughter] ainsley: faith-based book? steve: from one guy who write as lot of books to the three of us who have written some books as well. 20 minutes before the top of the hour to jillian who has headlines. jillian: to the person who has written no books. not yet, right. this is historic handshake and caught on cameras at the korean dmz. north and south korean soldiers peacefully crossing the military line for the first time since countries divided in 1953. korean leaders kim jong un and moon jae-in agreed to remove some posts along the border as the nations work to ease tensions. police officers catch a boy jumping from a burning building. the dramatic moments are
caught on camera. [shouting] three cops jumping into action at a texas apartment building before firefighters arrived. they convinced the 10-year-old to jump after throwing a baton to break the window. his mother later meeting the heros who saved her son. >> i just thank god that they took the time to do what they were called to do. jillian: nobody was hurt, thankfully. a would-be robber gets stuck inside a restaurant's grease vent for two days. nearby business owner called 911 when they heard his cries for help. >> as soon as i opened the door i heard please help me. please help me. >> california firefighters had to dismantle the vent to free the man. he is facing several charges. and i bet needs a shower. when something seems too good to be true it probably is, right? turns out the world's most advanced robot is nothing
more than a russian man in a suit. i know. can you believe it? antistate agency revealing this picture on twitter after the robot was first introduced on russian state tv. he was supposedly able to walk, talk, dance and even do math immediately was questioned and now we understand why this robot was questioned. steve: it's a fake. #fake robot. ainsley: there was a man inside there the whole time. brian: we have the same thing they're called mascots. steve: we don't say they are really whatever they are. brian: no, we don't. we absolutely don't. ains not a giant tiger walking on two feet. steve: there is janice dean and folks in fronts of the building. janice: are you guys excited to be on "fox & friends." [cheers] janice: look at these wonderful faces come on ladies, what are you doing for birthday today? >> i have to go home today yesterday we had lots of shopping and had a great dinner with business associates last night. janice: what's your name and where are you from. >> tina from lexington,
kentucky. janice: happy birthday, tina from lexington, kentucky. take a look at the map. flurry activity in new york city. 34 right now. 32 in buffalo. i'm going to tell you we do have a storm system moving across the gulf coast. the texas area could get some pretty measurable snow across central texas. then as it moves towards louisiana, mississippi, alabama, it's really going to be a rain event. we will watch for that and i mean 60 mile-per-hour winds. so this will cause some problems tomorrow and saturday. all right. wave, my friends. yea, louisiana. say hi to steve, ainsley and brian. brian: that crowd is building. it could get as big as yesterday's. steve: it is cold outside. ainsley: another hour and 15 minutes. brian: right. steve: president trump rolling back obama era water regulations affecting farmers and others. next guest fined nearly $3 million by the obama administration. his message for president trump is next. ainsley: and we are ticking off 12 days of christmas
♪ steve: president trump has vowed to roll back obama era waterway regulations. listen to this. >> e.p.a. so-called waters of the united states is one of the worst examples of federal regulation and it has truly run amuck. and is one of the rules most strongly opposed by farmers. ainsley: the administration is now taking action, announcing a new plan that would redefine which waterways are federally protected giving landowners more manageability manages wet lands. a california farmer fined $3 million under the obama administration for plowing his own land. john duarte joins us now. thanks for joining us. why were you fined?
why so much money in the obama administration during that e.p.a. administration? >> we wheat in a wheat field. my family brought a property in northern california, it had be farmed to wheat 1930s to the 1980s. after that, it had been grazed for many years because wheat-growing in that area was not economic. in 2010-11 the world was hungry. we had the arab spring come up for lack of food crops. we had the riots in mexico city and american consumers were facing pretty stout food inflation cost at a time when there was no wage growth at all and a great deal of unemployment. it became economic to grow wheat in the wheat field and we planted wheat in the fall and winter of 2011. we got fined from the government $2.8 million, suggested fine from the department of justice and by the time we got close to trial, the jeff sessions
department of justice not only recommended a 2.8-million-dollar fine but they wanted over $30 million in restoration costs imposed against my family. for plow ago wheat field 4 to 7 inches deep to plant wheat. steve: okay. so, clearly, you know, it wasn't a waterway. it was a wheat field with some ponds, some puddles as have you characterized it on that. clearly, john, it was government overreach. but the story is not over yet. what would you like to see this president do for you and other people in the same pickle? >> well, i congratulate president trump for working to roll back some of the claims for jurisdiction. his agencies are having over waterways in the united states. these are not waters of the united states. it was a good law back in the 1970s to prevent navigable waters in the united states from polluters. done a good job at that waters are cleaner. agencies as agencies will do and not just the e.p.a.
the e.p.a. never sued us. we were sued by the army corps of engineers and the department of justice under obama and then the jeff sessions department of justice pressed the case forward when they could have settled it and let a lot of important issues get to the supreme court where jurisdiction could have been established to protect farmers from these kinds of regulatory overreach. ainsley: that had to cause so much stress for your 235e78. would you all have been able to afford all those fines? >> oh, no way. we -- if you look at legal costs, we were suings government with the help of the pacific legal foundation for due process violations on our fifth amendment right. the government retaliated against us with a destruction of wet lands suit that had unprecedented claims interpretations in it. steve: okay. >> we spent $3 million in legal costs defending the wet lands claims, hiring private attorneys. we had to pay a 1.1-million-dollar settlement at the end of the day and our bank our fdic bank imposed over a million
dollars in forbearance cost on our company. this thing cost us an easy 5 million bucks. steve: it's just crazy that you would get fined for plowing your own ground. ainsley: being a farmer u. steve: john duarte joining us today from sacramento. let's see what the government does. >> thanks, john. steve: guess who is next? ainsley: the radio city rockettes. there they are. has more run time than the dyson v10 absolute. or, choose the upright model for whole home cleaning only from shark. it's proven quality sleep. the new sleep number 360 smart bed, from $999, intelligently senses your movement and automatically adjusts... so you can get a running start on the holidays. and now get free delivery and setup on all sleep number 360 smart beds. ends monday.
♪ ainsley: it is a wonderful christmas tradition here in new york city the rockettes performing in the radio city christmas spectacular. janice: here to help kick off the holiday season four ever the most famous rock city rockettes steas, corey, christie and meghan. hey, ladies. ainsley: i remember y'all were here last year and you
are not new to the rockettes just new on "fox & friends." how many years -- tell us your names and where you are from and how many years you have been doing. this i'm stacey i'm originally from arizona and it's my 14th season. [applause] a long time. >> i'm meghan my ninth season originalfully new jersey. >> i'm christine this is my 18th season. and i am also from new jersey. >> my name is corey, this is also my 9th season and i am from rhode island. janice: what's something people don't know about what goes into this? >> a lot of hard work. i think it's surprising for a lot of people how quickly we get this show put together. we only start rehearsing about six weeks before the show opens up in november. which i think is really impressive. we all show up six hours a day six days a week and put in a hard day of work. janice: what do you do the rest of the year? >> everything. >> we have mothers and people who go to school all year around. >> accountants, real estate agents. janice: there is a new ending to this year's
performance. >> brand new finale scene christmas lights it is magical. 100 intel mini drones make all these patterns and rockettes are revealed behind the curtains of these amazing drones charge forward. brand new corography and costumes. >> these ladies dance constantly. istlesz on the west side to buy tickets and show after show after show after show. live nativity scene, live animals. still the christmas story. wonderful. highly encourage you to go see it. will you all show us how to kick? >> of course. >> we won't kick as high as you. start with your feet together and we are going to do a rockette babble. points your right toe and cross that knee over your right arm is going to hook up behind your front to your right at the you were part of their back and your left hand is going to slice under and be in the small of the back of the person to your left. ♪ now you are going to step
with your right, you are going to bend your leg into a posse, extend out, send it back in and step down swish to the other side passe, extend, passe down. jillian: awkward. ainsley: radio city spectacular runs until january the greatest wish of all... is one that brings us together. the lincoln wish list event is here. sign and drive off in a new lincoln . .. - [narrator] the typical vacuum head has its limitations,
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steve: condition of the economy, 47% say it is excellent for food. >> first lady melania trump has this message for the quote opportunist media who are constantly attacking the first family. >> they want to bash and focus on negativity. i do what i think is right for the country and for the people. ♪ brian: this is a song i never heard before. [inaudible] ainsley: this is how we do it. that is what president trump and democrats are scaling. both sides are digging in when it comes to the budget resolution shutdown. steve: this is how we do it. brian: so surreal earlier in the week talking about the border wall $5 billion. pool spray, instead of talking about it behind closed doors.
seems both sides are dug in. nancy pelosi said something very telling in the 17 minute showdown in the brawl for the wall. you do not have votes in the house to pass it. you need democratic votes. even though you it wouldn't cross the finish line. kevin mccarthy said 100% i have the votes. does he have the votes? steve: that is a good question. republicans are in the house come up with two proposals. president in last couple minutes tweeted out something about the wall. it goes like this. i often stated one way or the other mexico will pay for the wall. this has never changed. our new deal with mexico and canada, the united states, mexico, canada agreement is much better than the old, very costly and anti-u.s. a nafta deal. we just saved that, that just bit money we save, mexico is paying for the wall. so in other words we have this new deal. you may not feel it, but
according to the president we're saving so much money they are paying for the wall right now. ainsley: he says i'm proud to shut down the government if need be in the name of border security. senator john kennedy republican out of louisiana and he said that he has series of four heart attacks and a stroke. who will give? doesn't look like the president will budge. i don't think he is bluffing. brian: load it up things democrats want to sign on for even though in a month they will be in the majority. another couple weeks they are in the minority. short-term spending bill includes 5 billion for the wall. funds other federal agencies into january. that is short-term thing. billions in aid after wildfires out west. that would turn on a lot of democrats. ainsley: a lot of republicans are looking at. steve: that is the short-term option. the other option they're looking at fund the government for the entire year. that also would have $5 billion in it for the wall. a number of red meat items for
conservatives. it might pass, they would fill it up with the red meat stuff for the conservatives they get every republican to vote out out of the house. the problem when it gets to the senate because you would need a bunch of democrats to say you know what? we love that wall business and everything else. we're going to vote for that. right now that doesn't look good. there is gamesmanship on capitol hill, nancy pelosi says you can't pass it out of the house. now republicans are doing everything they can to prove her wrong. ainsley: christian whiton former state department advisor under president trump and gw bush, says trump's request is a tiny part of the budget and he should keep pressing it. listen to this. >> i think this is actually a winning issue for the president. president trump's request is .1 of 1% of the entire federal budget. we spend 700 billion plus on military. five billion for a wall, as we see from israel and other places with border walls help to make america safer.
he should press the issue, keep pressing it until the democrats suffer some pain for it. brian: we'll see what happens. i think, you said a lot of republicans left town, i hadn't heard that i thought you had responsibility to do the job. 40 retirements. they hit the streets. if you put something up for a vote, don't they have to look at criminal justice reform too? isn't that coming up? steve: so many members of the house who lost their jobs. i'm closing my office. you know, capitol hill right now, they're firing people off of all of the, a lot of republican committees. i know they let a bunch of people go on some of them yesterday. they're just trying to figure out what their next move is. so let's see. it is a big question mark. lawmakers are heading out for five days today. which means the meter is really running. brian: what is senator blumenthal talking about? what time is it? what is adam schiff talking about? has it been three minutes?
they're talking impeachment again. ainsley: michael cohen in federal court yesterday and he got three years, three years behind bars, federal judge, after he pleaded guilty to numerous crimes, including finance violations, tax evasion and lying to congress. pay a lot of money. he will start his prison sentence on march 6th. steve: mr. cohen pled for mercy. he said look, i had blind loyalty to donald trump but then i took the path of darkness over light. rudy giuliani, who is the president's, one of his attorneys said, blind loyalty to donald trump, are you kidding? he says of mr. cohen, cohen recorded donald trump without his permission. leaked it to the press. he lied to reporters. he taped them. he lied to congress as well. one group of prosecutors say he was very helpful with the mueller probe and others but others have characterized him as a pathological liar and he is not believable. ainsley: then he hired hillary
clinton's lanny davis. brian: the gofundme page was not giving enough money. now he is unpaid spokesperson. "national enquirer" publisher taken immunity talking how they worked with michael cohen, possibly the president to keep the susan, excuse me, karen mcdoing gal story, as well as the stormy daniels story, what they're alleging under wraps. people are looking at that saying along with the cfo trump organization, took limited immunity, saying the president is in trouble. richard blumenthal, congressman denny heck, maxine waters, saying the president is heading toward the impeachment. they have to corroborate the michael cohen stories because he has no credibility. butthey corroborate it -- ainsley: we can all make our own minds after we saw both of them talk. we saw what happened in the oval office two days ago. we got to make up our own minds.
it was transparent. newt gingrich says we need transparency when it comes to this case as well. listen to this. >> they ought to release the 70 hours of tape of interviews with cohen. they have been using very strange prosecutorial tactics. prosecutors have enormous power and they can brutalize and demonize a person until they get the result. release 70 hours of tape of cohen's interviews. let the country judge, which story was really true, what you did to get him to say something. steve: we will hear from michael cohen again from lanny davis' attorney -- brian: not his attorney anymore. >> because the job is done. he has been sentenced. cohen is willing to testify before the appropriate congressional committee about donald trump's misconduct over last several years. we might not hear the audiotape but see him in the hot seat on capitol hill. brian: keep your eye on the mike flynn story. this judge sullivan yesterday is looking what happened with
flynn. how fbi agents possibly led by mccabe and struck, went over and duped him into talking they thought was a casual conversation. they kind of told him not to have an attorney. so they don't have to call the justice department. were they less than honest and transparent about the conversation they had? literally destroyed his life and reputation. this judge sullivan wants to see everything that they have on flynn because he has been taking, he has been quiet of late. he was looking at zero to six months. probably getting no jail time. just probation. this judge wants to see like we all do if he was indeed set up. steve: those are called the 30's it, the contemporaneous notes the fbi interviewed somebody. here's the thing, the agents that interviewed him at white house, didn't write 30's it until seven months after they interviewed him. brian: seven months after
august 22nd. steve: what is that about? ainsley: how did they remember? steve steve exactly. brian: was he set up. they were having a casual conversation. someone was listening, kislyak, reportedly talking to michael flynn. someone liked that out. he is allowed to have conversations. he is a national security advisor with leaders and emambassadors, it will create a relationship. then casual conversation with fbi agent turns into lying to the fbi. ainsley: losing his house. brian: losing his house. cop a plea. his reputation. the job that he had. all the opportunities he gave up to get that job. we'll see if he gets justice. ainsley: he did what a good father would do, protecting his child. brian: i don't know anything about the linkage to his son but that is speculated. ainsley: jillian has headlines for us. jillian: breaking news out of indiana. a fox news alert. a police officer is killed in a crash chasing a suspect.
officer benton bertram was proannounced dead at the scene. the police department lining up to salute his ambulance. the suspect is facing several charges including resisting law enforcement causing death. officer bertram was a nine-year veteran of the force. an air national guard contractor is in serious condition after crashing off the coast of hawaii. watch as the plane slams off the ocean. the pilot ejected just in time pair -- pair shooting into the water. he was transport to the the hospital. unclear what caused crash. republicans want to know whether or not hillary clinton engaged in pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities while she was secretary of state, something she denies. it is the gop the last chance to lead the investigation beforehanding over power to democrats next year. a vikings fan is so upset with his team he tries to sell
their stadium. the craigslist ad reads in part, quote, for sale, lightly used billion dollar stadium. occupant has been a team only has success in breaking hearts of the fans. adding all reasonable offers would be considered. the post was obviously later flagged for removal. the strike kicks have a 6-6-1 record. they play the miami dolphins on sunday. i hear you. i hear you. brian: there are teams with much worse records. they spent $80 million on their quarterback. he has not panned out yet. ainsley: funny, a little negative. steve: good thing nobody bought it. brian: so-called minnesota in the winter. ainsley: thanks, jillian. a group of activities have tried to get a school to take down display of at three wise men. but the school fought back. steve: turning michael cohen sentencing into the trial of donald trump.
>> the president himself can be indicted. >> this beginning of the end of the trump administration. >> i believe he certainly qualifies for impeachment. steve: sounds pretty ominous. lisa booth. come on in. you're next to weigh in on on this thursday on folks and friends. ♪ -- "fox & friends." i like chillaxin'.
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♪ >> the term coconspirator is beginning to fit donald trump like a well-tailored suit. i believe very strongly that the president himself can be indicted. >> this is the beginning of the end for the trump administration. >> i believe that this president is dangerous and i believe that he is certainly qualifies for impeachment. ainsley: the sentencing of michael cohen quickly becomes all about president trump. democrats wastes no time taking that opportunity to push for impeachment. steve: is their reaction overblown? fox news contributor lisa booth joins us right now. >> hey, guys. >> before the election we heard from democrats, let's back off the impeachment talk. then they won the house, now it
is full steam ahead. >> absolutely. this will be a conversation, obviously we're going to see it next congress. incoming house judiciary chairman jerry nadler already said if president trump is guilty of strucking cohen to make the payments that is impeachable offense. house judiciary committee is where the articles of i am -- impeachment. that is where it would take place in the house. president trump's saving grace is the senate. it would take a supermajority in the senate to convict. likely of that happening to slim to none over campaign finance. ainsley: it is not illegal to pay someone if you're not president? he wasn't running at this point, right? >> right. steve: control payments. >> still legal? >> my understanding jerry nadler is saying the payments were made with his eyes on the presidency. therefore, according to him, he think it is an impeachable offense. ainsley: doesn't mean he is guilty of that. says someone is threatening to
put a story out, plies don't, right? >> the way i look at it, obviously i'm not an attorney, my viewpoint on campaign finance violations are typically met with fines. i think the legal jeopardy that the president is facing or liability the president is facing is murky. i think his bigger problem is the political aspect of this. the fact that his, the next congress it is going to be impeachment. it is going to be investigations. this is something people will be talking about. democrats will be focusing on. his biggest liability in my opinion is the political optics of this. brian: how will you ever get out of the box to do anything productive even before you gain the majority you're talking about impeachment? is that a good tactical strategy what happened with clinton? >> i think some democrats are aware of this. nancy pelosi previously said impeachment is divisive. i think she recognizes the fact that it actually helped bill clinton. it boosted his, public opinion of him. so, you know, i think, also
helped democrats make gains in the midterm election. democrats are aware of that. however they had a pretty healthy election in adding seats to the house majority. steve: 40. >> i think that does embolden at least their base calling for impeachment. you will also have the progressive caucus that grew quite substantially as well. so i think there is going to be a lot of push from the democratic base for impeachment. so nancy pelosi and democrat leaders will also have to be weighing that. steve: we'll see what happens. >> get the popcorn out. things will get interesting guys unfortunately. brian: i think people are getting fed up. ainsley: not a movie i want to see. >> that is the flip side of it as well, right? brian: thanks so much, lisa. 20 minutes after the hour. google's ceo says his company doesn't censor conservatives. some on the left say those claims are made up to the begin with. >> no credible evidence support this is right-wing conspiracy
theory. >> donald trump is convinced google is out to get him. brian: dana loesch has her own experience with big tech bias. she is here to respond live next. ainsley: you know the saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away? what if i tell you red wine does the same thing? steve: i believe you. brian: a hundred percent. ♪ mom! maria! maria ramirez... mcdonald's is committing 150 million dollars in tuition assistance, education, and career advising programs... prof: maria ramirez mom and dad: maria ramirez!!! to help more employees achieve their dreams.
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overdoses will soon be less expensive. a company make as take home opioid reversal kit is coming out with a generic version next year. it will cost from $4,000 to $178. after a congressional report exploited the opioid crisis. i think "60 minutes" helped with that. ainsley: saves lives. steve: ceo of google, that man right there, faces questions on the company's alleged bias against conservatives according to some on the left those bias claims, all made up. >> fantasy, dreamed up by some conservatives that google and other online platforms have anti-conservative bias. no credible evidence supports the right-wing conspiracy theory. >> donald trump is convinced google and social media is out to get him. >> google and social media is that the best defense we're okay. >> getting bad press articles, bad search results, don't blame google or facebook, or twitter, consider blaming yourself.
brian: what about steve schmidt volunteering to work for hillary clinton? ainsley: dana loesch, nationally syndicated radio talk show host. dana loesch has her own experience with big tech bias. she joins us in on this. what is your experience, dane? >> good morning, everyone. i don't think accusations against google are unfounded, emails and other studies done by outside groups looking at search results definitely don't help the argument that the accusations are unfounded at all. i think if democrats are very ernest making sure all speech is enjoyed and no one is employing any sort of corporate censorship they would want to get to the bottom of it. ainsley, i haven't had a experience with google, i definitely had experiences with twitter, ongoing experiences, i think show that the company has definitely been biased in the way they deal with individuals with whom they may disagree with idealogically, particularly the leadership of twitter. for instance, i was talking with
your producers about this, a couple of years ago i went through kind of a pretty scary thing wherein i had my, photos of my home and my address and my cell phone number were posted to numerous twitter accounts on twitter. it was really difficult to get them taken down. but then the individual who was doing it began calling my house, et cetera. so i filed a police report. we began working with law enforcement. had a detective on the case which apparently is still ongoing because they issued subpoenas, twitter ignored them. absolutely they did not want to cooperate with law enforcement or the judge in the case at all whatsoever to work with me to find out who it was that was harassing me and issuing these threats and posting this private information. exact same time, this was happening, i have documentation, that shows all of this, at the exact same time this was happening, someone on the other side of the political aisle, man named kurt eichenwald, no fan of mine, someone who has epilepsy,
someone sent a message which had a strobe, triggered the his help sir, did the exact same thing that i did. twitter cooperated very eagerly with him, getting to the bottom of the individual sent him, used their platform that way to send that message. what they should have done. the problem it has been inconsistent. twitter has ongoing, this is on going thing they have showed inconsistency fairly enforce their own terms of service or tweet their users, both progressives, both conservatives the same way. steve: right. >> creating a problem for themselves here, by behaving in an unfair manner. steve: twitter responded. we called them up for a comment. they said this, as a general policy twitters responds to and works with the appropriate authorities when threats are made and brought to our attention. we followed that same approach in this case. you're saying -- >> no, they did not? steve: that they did not they're
calling the detective and the judge in the case liars. twitter ignored the subpoenas in this because they tried to get the company to cooperate to see who it was that had -- this was an individual who was threatening to do some pretty bad stuff, knew where i lived, had my address and phone number, was posting it up on numerous accounts on twitter. and exact same time, another individual that cooperated with him. steve: saying essentially what the republicans were saying up on capitol hill, there is a double standard the way google trites republicans there is a double standard the way twitter handles conservatives and progressives? >> yes, absolutely. this isn't -- i wish people could forget their tribal listic ideology. this is not up for argument because the evidence is there. my experience isn't anecdotal. it is documented. the evidence is there. there is absolutely bias and unfair treatment. and we've seen this as well,
with google again, my experience with google is not the same as it is with twitter. however i have seen a lot of very compelling arguments. i think all sides with the outi had side company that conducted a survey. the results are biased, google's search results are biased. particularly, i know you all seen the video executives lamenting win of donald trump saying it was deeply offensive, i don't begrudge anyone their own political opinions. not at all. i encourage it. diversity of thought unlike what we see on far left is something we welcome and celebrate as limited government individuals, however my experience has been it has been seeping how they do business and treat their users. steve: well, certainly is a topic everybody is talking about. dana thank you very much for joining from us texas. >> thank you. ainsley: what's coming up, brian? brian: the economy surging under president trump. i think you know that. we've got the numbers to prove it from voters themselves. brand new fox news polls coming your direction as we close out
stay tuned for that. brian: so far i've been fantastic. [buzzer] i have one right and it is thursday. steve: tough thing a game show. you play along as well. go upstairs to the mezzanine level. jillian has the news. ainsley: take your time. brian needs to study. jillian: fox news alert. at least nine people are dead and 47 injured in a major train crash in turkey. officials there say the high-speed train slammed into a railway engine causing at least two cars to derail and slam into a pedestrian overpass. this happened in the capital city of ink r ankara. they are trying to rescue any remaining passenger. it is unclear what happened to cause the crash. a lawyer forepatrick freeze sigh hopes and prays for kelsey berreth when she went missing. he is the last person to see here when he picked up their
one-year-old daughter. he is not appearing at press conference of the he is giving police interviews. no suspects have been named in kelce's disappearance. a school board in michigan voting unanimously to keep a decoration at an elementary school despite complaints from a civil rights group said it was violation of church and state. dozens of community members supported the display. it has been a tradition in the city more than 70 years. brand new members of the rock and roll hall of fame were just announced. ♪ ♪ in the name of love, pour some sugar on me ♪ jillian: def leppard leading the list. radiohead, roxie music, janet jackson and the zombies. back downstairs. game show time. brian: def leppard's trumper
one-handed, one armed. thought i would tell you that. ainsley: thank you for that trivia, brian. 36 minutes after the top of the hour. this week we're getting into the christmas spirit testing our knowledge about all things christmas. steve: how well do we know the christmas treats? celebrity chef paula deen joins us here in the studio. brian: by the way, helping us out, have you met tom shillue. a wonderful person. steve: "the quiz show" host. brian: on "fox nation." >> i feel like i know him but i don't think we ever met, have we tom? >> only during the tease. brian: hard to warm up to him. steve: series of questions. paula deen, everyone else play along. >> holiday food, question number one, what beverage country has been using santa claus -- paula? >> coca-cola. >> let's see if you're right, paula.
♪ brian: i have never seen that ad. >> i have never seen it either. because santa claus -- ainsley: always drinking a coke. >> coca-cola is the correct answer. janice dean keeping score on the whiteboard. >> i am but my pen does not work. i always wanted to do this. >> i will remember. [laughter]. >> question two, in the early 1hundreds the first gingerbread houses reportedly inspired by what famous fairytale. hands sell and gretel, "alice in wonderland." >> hansel and gretel. >> is she correct? >> look.
♪ >> welcome, children. steve: got to watch the whole movie? >> is that right? >> you're right. >> yea. [bell ringing] steve: paula deen has two. we have zero. we have to catch up. >> i'm not as stupid as everybody thinks i am. [laughter] ainsley: we don't think that. brian: hansel surprised the name has not caught on? >> question three. ainsley: have another baby, brian. >> what christmas beverage is also known as milk punch. paula? >> eggnog. >> check it out. is she right? >> ah. that's good. that's good.
>> i know i'm y'all's guest, but you don't have to do that. >> eggnog is right. brian was a little bit behind you. sweeping the board here. >> way to go, janice. >> what christmas song features the food, figgy pudding. steve? >> bring me some figgy pudding. steve: we wish you a merry christmas. >> let's hear it. >> we had choices? ♪ i wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ bring us some figgy pudding, bring us some figgy pudding -- ainsley: what is that. >> steve: that is piggy pudding. what is figgy? >> i guess it is figs added. >> question number five, legend
has it this christmas treat was invented to keep kids quiet. was it candy canes, pepper mint -- brian: i say a. >> candy canes, is he right? >> candy cane. >> hurry it up. >> two for you. brian: i don't know if that is really, is that the movie, really? that was 10 years ago. "mean girls"? ainsley: was that right? brian: really. back of up facts? >> brian, you got it, didn't you? >> he did. >> don't complain when you get it right. >> three, my girl paula deen. one for brian kilmeade. steve: how am i trailing? >> by two. >> what is the prize? new car? brian: you get steve's book.
>> i already got it! [laughter] thank you for that beautiful cookbook. my husband thought it was you and me on cover. brian: that would be an embarassment. [laughter]. brian: we doing better or worse? >> you guys are getting better. paula was a juggernaut. you couldn't compete against her steve: by the way, paula will be making a beautiful, standing rib roast later? >> listen i'm so excited, y'all. i've been wanting to come to bring my air fryer to show y'all, it is an incredible machine. and i'm going to show you how you can cook the most incredible standing rib roast in it. steve: fantastic. >> my new edition i just launched has a rotisserie in it, so you can rotisserie in the house. steve: we'll look at all of that. see how it works in a little bit. >> you will love, love, love it.
in fact i hope you do because you're getting one. [laughter]. steve: thanks, tom. very much as well. >> need to make my figgy pudding. brian: look forward to hear you on the radio in a little while. meanwhile president trump is make the economy great again many feel. his approval is up 10% since he took office on the economy. what is behind the boom? charles payne is here with his arm around janice. he is releasing janice, walking in our direction. ♪ look, if you're not the lead dog,
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the economy negatively, however. brian: charles payne is very bullish on the economy. host of making money on the fox business network. put a brand new suit on to tell us. tie looks new as well. how is the economy doing? >> that is a fox poll. there are others, michigan sentiment number is outrageously high. best three-year period from '97 to 2000. quinnepiac had same sort of data. it exploded at the beginning of the year. unfortunately when you talk about this, for instance the fox poll, republican voters three times more likely than democrats to say the economy will be better next year, and seven times more likely to say they have been helped by trump's economy than democrats. unfortunately, when people talk about it, sometimes look at it through a lens. even if they got a job yesterday, hadn't had one for two or three years.
ainsley: look at bottom of the screen, 47% view the u.s. economy as excellent. we're not talking medium, excellent. that is almost 50%. >> they should. while this is not necessarily the greatest economy ever, it is an economy we had given up on. we had stopped believing we could ever have an economy like this. in fact, you know who said this? jay powell head of federal reserve, who president trump is butting heads with, he said this economy in the best with expectations. we thought we would live in a world of 1 1/2% gdp growth, no wage growth, aging population, a welfare state. we actually saw ourselves going down a path that europe is in right now. brian: 22 trillion-dollar in debt, getting scary. 80% of cfos surveyed expect a recession from the end of 2020. where do the doom-and-gloomers come from? >> they're business cycle
people. been a long time since we had a recession, certain signs like bond yields and things like that. they're out there. cfos are paid to be worry warts. we saw forecast revenue growth next year, forecast for capital expenditures, the amount of trucks will be bought, the amount of warehouses built in this country, phenomenal. we'll be okay. if there is a recession at the end of 2020 or sometime, it comes. occasionally we do get recessions. tell you what, when we come out of them, we're a lot stronger. for now we're riding a powerful economic wave. steve: charles payne, we watch you on fox business. >> that christmas spectacular is spectacular. saw it on sunday. ainsley: it is. animal stories and santa claus. steve: speaking of christmas, the queen of southern cuisine paula seen is making a feast for us in the studio using her new air fryer. that's next. ainsley: first let's check in with bill to come up at the top. hour. hey, bill. the deens.
>> i don't know how we compete with the news quiz, or christmas quiz. excellent stuff, guys. i think you're gone. the president makes his first comment since michael cohen was sentenced only moments ago. lanny davis. his first interview is right here. michael flynn, that is the case his team is making. will there be a wall or partial shutdown. we'll talk to the key players this is crunch time for some big news stories. come join sandra and me in the next few minutes, guys. sandra and me. top of the hour. nine to noon. shark handheld. shark handheld. one dock, two sharks. the shark ion robot cleaning system.
two compound including caffeine work together to block a toxic pretty teen in the brain. wait a few hours after your coffee, then go ahead and pour the glass of wine. a harvard study says those who drink wine in moderation are less likely to end up in the hospital or get heart disease. researchers tracked 21,000 people an while you have that glass of wine, have delicious food, steve. steve: that's right, indeed. bottom's up. iconic celebrity chef paula deen is back with us to cook a holiday feast and she is using her new air fryer. you were here with an air fryer a couple years ago. the new improved version. >> my very first one, steve. i fell in love with that idea. so i was lucky to get a manufacturer to sit down at the table with me and take my suggestions and offers and so this is, this is the very last one, just brand new launch. steve: right.
>> it is actually an air fryer oven. the reason we call it an oven, because this has a door. it has a window in it. so you don't have to open -- ainsley: what can you cook in there? >> anything. anything. you have three shelves. >> careful, steve. >> look at that. that is a standing rib roast. steve: you will show us how you actually go backwards. that is the end of the line. >> okay. so what we've got here is pepper, garlic powder, and salt. this is my house seasoning. steve: that's it? ainsley: all right. >> and a little onion powder. please i need pepper. >> tell people how you can get the wonderful machine? >> you can only find this as evine. it is a shop at home network. i'm there about once a month. you're starting to get tight for
christmas. you can have this by christmas. >> can i use this, someone who doesn't know what cooking actually is? >> absolutely. people are frightened to try anything new. let me tell y'all, if you are looking for something to save you time, save you money, and save you fats and calories, this is the perfect. ainsley: saving your fingers. be careful. steve: we had your other. we still have the other air fryer on our counter right now. does that look good. >> doesn't that look good? i'm cut you all off a piece. >> vegetables here. ainsley: you can cook chicken in this too? janice: and french fries. >> night before last i seasoned a whole chicken. steve: paula deen. after a quick timeout, all right? >> i cook ad lemon pepper chicken in mine, 45 minutes.
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>> if you're interested in paula's air fryer, go to the e vine network. >> run to the radio. thanks, paula deen. >> a federal judge orders the special counsel to turn over documents of questioning of michael flynn. good morning, everybody. thursday, i'm bill hemmer live inside "america's newsroom." >> sandra: i'm sandra smith. good morning. the judge giving mueller until tomorrow to hand over those classified documents as president trump sounds off on michael cohen in a series of tweets this morning. >> bill: trey gowdy calling out what he considers hypocrisy. >> everything that is calculated to disrupt the