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audience. >> steve: more in the after the show show. have a good weekend! bill: hey, thank you gierks and good morning, everybody. thirteen charges of ethics violations, that is what the new york veteran congress pun charlie rangel now faces. any moment we should learn more about what he's up against, this is a video tairntion he's speaking on the hill, so you're going to hear from inform a matter of minutes. good morning, everybody. it's friday, i'm bill hemmer, martha is on vacation. arthel: i'm arthel neville. bill: you came back for more punishment! arthel: the charges putting charlie rangel in jeopardy, karl rove will be here to break it down. bill: also you do not see this every day. watch this and listen: >> it is a shame, a shame, if you believe this is a brad idea to, provide health
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care, then vote no. bill: critical vote on 9/11 bringing out fireworks on the hill. that was only half of it. both men are here live, weighing in for the democrats, peter king, both from the state of new york, they're live to defend their positions. arthel: it is heated. bill: breaking news on the economy, now, disappointing turn, the u.s. economy slowing growth in the second quarter, the weakest in about a year, gdp, gross domestic product, grew by 2.4%, not great, not terrible, but no one wants this to continue and stuart varney, fox business network, looking at the numbers now, i guess what it shows, is that the economy is in neutral. at best. >> yeah, that's a nice spin you're putting on it there, bill. i would say the economy weakening, clearing slowly. you're referring now to the second quarter of the year, that's the period between april and june, you've got anemic 2.4% growth on an annual basis, that's over
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that three-month period. that means the economy is slowing down, it's the weakest reading in almost a year, and better yet, bill t. means in the last six months, the growth rate of this economy -- economy has been more than cut in half. this sets up two great debates on the economy and politics: number one, do we get out there and spend more government money and stimulate more right now, number two, should we go ahead and raise taxes on january 1st in a slowing economic environment. those are the great debates, bill. bill: are those our best options to get going again? scan the canvas. what's the best opportunity you can find today to find growth? >> well, that was my opinion. what i've outlined is the administration's opinion, which is stimulate more now and raise taxes on january 1st. that is the administration's position. there is an alternative position which is forget about those tax increases on january 1st, delay them, and give small business
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operators the certainty that their tax bite is not going to go up. that's the alternative point of view. that is the alternative opinion. bill: stuart, thank you. see you at 9:20, fbn, okay? stuart varney leading our coverage on that. more news in the economy in 20 minutes when the markets open. >> as most of you know, nothing has changed as of last night. it's my understanding that the full ethics committee meeting is this morning. and i only heard that from the newspapers and the television. so that said, i wish i could talk with you, and for those of you that feel compelled to ask the questions, act like he did it. arthel: that is brand new video from moments ago in d.c. from charlie rangel, he was one of the most powerful men in washington, now fighting for his political
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life, facing 13 charges of ethical misconduct and calls from within his own party to step down. we're waiting to see if rangel's fellow democrats will speak out about the charges. fox news is learning that they just met about it, and rangel was given the opportunity to settle the matter, but instead, choosing to move forward with a trial. now, his future is in the hands of a house ethics panel, some of them seen here. as for rangel's reaction to the charges, again, take a listen: >> -- actually, we're going to go to molly henneberg, live from washington. talk about fireworks, the new york delegation met this morning. what are they trying to decide? i understand this is a rather difficult decision for fellow democrats, especially. >> reporter: hi arthel. yes, congressman rangel is very well liked on the hill, especially by members of the new york delegation. democrats from that delegation met this morning, starting at 8:30, to discuss the charges against congressman rangel, 13
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ethics violations against him. these are men and women who represent the congressional district, the democrats, who represent the congressional district in new york. congressman rangel did show up for that meeting, briefly, he went inside and left shortly thereafter, presumably he made some remarks to it that delegation. this is an effort to try to keep them on board, the members, the democrats from his home state, he doesn't want them breaking away and calling for him to resign, so this is an effort to go to them and say basically let the process work out, and you know, to update them on where things are going. arthel: of course, you have the new york delegation. what about rank and file democrats? general saying about rangel? >> reporter: this is going to start to get more interesting because now that the ethics charges are out there, members may feel more compelled to comment, and so you already have three members of congress, three democrats in the house, calling for rangel to resign. it seems like they are sticking by that call. you also have other members
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of the rank and file saying hey, let's let this play out. take a listen: >> if he did wrong, he'll own up to it. if he didn't do wrong, they'll defend him. he was this institution -- he loves this institution, more than everything else besides his family and i have a lot of confidence in him. >> i think chairman rangel should resign, and i believe that is the honorable thing to do under the circumstances. >> reporter: house democratic speaker nancy pelosi has said the ethics process, quote, will work, and that she wants the chips to fall where they may politically. arthel: molly, if congressman rangel does not resign is this thing going to head for a public trial? >> reporter: it's head thank way right now. there could be a settlement, there could be a deal. we know the ethics committee met last night and they're meeting again today according to what you heard
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congressman rangel say. we don't know what that's about. you could assume they're talking about possibly a settlement between the congressman but barring that a public trial could begin in september. arthel: of course they've already tried to do a couple of settlements and that didn't work so all eyes on this story. molly, thank you very much. bill: there's a lot of reaction on the story. you can anticipate, right? arthel: and of course, i don't want to call them constituents but his people, they love him in harlem, they're battling with this. bill: 40 years in congress. we're getting reaction to it from a top republican in the howtion, congressman john boehner reacting, saying the veteran lawmaker is not the only to blame, he points the finger at house speaker nancpelosi. >> as i said before, this is a sad moment for our institution. and this isn't about charlie rangel. this is about speaker pelosi's most glaring
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promise that she's broken when she said in '06 that it's time to drain the swamp i think speaker pelosi owes the american people some answers to their questions. >> given a choice between doing the right thing and playing politics, democrats have often chose to just play politics. bill: that was from yesterday. speaker palestinian pell said the investigation is a top priority. more details on that, and we expect some throughout the morning here. arthel: from washington to phoenix, where the serious debate over arizona's immigration law took to the streets. as you probably know a federal judge temporarily blocked much of the law's most controversial provisions from taking effect but that did not stop from demonstrators from protesting against the parts of the law now active. on the day-long demonstrations, they were mostly peaceful but police arrested dozens of people outside the maricopa county jail, the federal courthouse and sheriff's office. bill: it was a busy day
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there. thousands were showing disapproval with arizona's law but there were signs of support as well. hundreds gathered in minnesota outside the state capitol building in saint paul, upper lft of your screen, likewise in raleigh, north carolina. in new york city, the opponents and supporters were out in the streets for a time, too, and in oakland, california, families, activists and religious leaders, all participating in that a protest, as well as a prayer service. >> i think it's really important to see people of all different faiths coming together to talk about the moral outrage of laws like arizona. >> people who are very, very hard working, they deserve -- >> people -- it's our responsibility as a people to come together and help them out. bill: meanwhile, arizona filing an appeal, asking the federal judge for the injunction to be lifted so the law can take effect.
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just the beginning of this story. arthel: indeed. we're going to be talking about it later as well. well, a u.s. soldier accused of doing the unthinkable, what we've just learned about the man accused of leaking tens of thousands of secret military documents. bill: now we know who he is, too. arthel: we do. bill: the tax cuts passed under president bush about to expire come january. karl rove explains what that could mean for families and small businesses and what he thinks the current white house and congress should do about it. he's live. arthel: outrage on the floor of the capitol: >> you vote yes if you believe yes. you vote in favor of something if you believe it's the right thing. if you believe it's the wrong thing, you vote no. we are following -- i will not yield to the government. the government will -- the gentleman will observe regular order. the gentleman gets up and yels to intimidate people to believing he's right. he is wrong. the gentleman is wrong. arthel: what new york
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congressman anthony weiner is so fired up about. he'll be here, next.
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bill: it was hot on the floor of the house. the house failed to pass a bill that would have among other things provided billions of dollars to treat 9/11 rescue workers trying to deal with health issues from #, nine years down the road, each side, republicans and democrats, accusing the other of playing politics. two main principles here,
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peter king out of new york, anthony weiner out of new york, we're going to play this back and forth on the floor of the house, it goes two minute necessary length, after that, we'll be joined by both men and hear their side played out today. first the debate: >> well, what we are doing tonight is a cruel hoax and a charade. the reality is you could pass this bill if you wanted to. you are in control. you have the power. you have the responsibility. this bill should be more important than a campaign talking point. you're going to pass it -- you could have passed any time during the past 2 1/2 years but you want political cover. thank god for our country that the first responders of 9/11 didn't look for cover before they did what they had to do and lived up to their oath. >> you vote yes if you believe yes. you vote in favor of something if you believe it's the right thing. if you believe it's the wrong thing, you vote no. we are following up with the speaker. i will not yield to the government. the government will serve regular -- the gentleman
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will observe regular order. the gentleman will observe regular order. the speaker gets up and yells like he's going to intimidate people into believing he's right. he is wrong. he is wrong. the gentleman is providing cover for his colleagues, rather than doing the right thing. it's republicans wrapping their arms around republicans rather than doing the right thing on behalf of the heroes. it is a shame. a shame. if you believe this is a bad idea to provide health care, then vote no. but don't give me the cowardly view that oh, if it was a different procedure -- the gentleman will observe regular other and sit down. i will not. the gentleman will sit. the gentleman is correct in sitting. i will not. bill: despite -- >> i will not sit. only if i had a different procedure that allows us to stall a vote and then vote no, instead of standing up and defending your colleagues and voting no on
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this humane bill, you should urge them to vote yes, something the gentleman has not done. bill: and it went from there, that vote failed largely along party lines, one of them you heard from is my guest, democratic congressman anthony weiner. welcome back to "america's newsroom". >> thank you. bill: wow! why did this fail? make your case. >> it didn't fail. overwhelmingly it passed, 94 percent of all democrats voted for it, unfortunately, only 12 republicans did. pretty outrageous, you know. this is not something that got rushed through, this is nine years in the making, nine years worth of people getting sick and dying when the only thing they did wrong, so to speak, was to come to ground zero and helping dig out neighbors, and they're sick because of it and this is doing the right thing and we should have pass thunderstorm bill overwhelmingly without any controversy at all. unfortunately the party of no hit a new low last night. bill: do you honestly think peter king -- he's from your home state.
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i don't know how many funerals he went to, i don't know how many funerals you went to, you saw this stuff in new york city and a lot of this stuff continues with families today. do you honestly think he's against providing relief for these family? >> i have to tell you something, by giving so much coverage to this, last night, 11 of peter's colleagues voted for this. how do you explain it? the american people look at our debates in washington and say why don't they vote up or down, tell us what they believe on something and last night, we did that and only 12 republicans voted yes on this important bill. i got to tell you something, i think maybe if peter king spent more time calling his colleagues and telling them how important this is like i was, i got 90 percent of my colleagues to support this. bill: but when he -- >> i was trying to get this passed. bill: when he argues -- i wanted to put you guys on both together and i know we couldn't get that agreement. he's going to follow new a matter of minutes. >> by the way, i will debate -- i will meet with him any time you want. the only one that wouldn't
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agree to do it was perhaps him. bill: i will ask him that. he's what he's saying, you guys are guilty of morale cowardice, a simple majority would have gotten this through, you didn't have to go for the two-thirds vote. i come back to the fundamental question, do you think people like peter king are against those who still suffer, who went to ground zero, the morning of 9/11, they stayed there day after day and week after week and are living with those consequences for a lifetime? >> well, i have to tell you this, peter's is a sponsor of the bill but if he had done this differently rather than wrap his arms around his republican friends to give them cover, dialed through all of his colleagues and said i need your vote, all we needed was 18 more republicans and this thing passed with the house. instead of doing that, he chose party politics over trying to do the right thing. that is a shame. and then to name call, remember who he was pointing at, we had 94 percent of our delegation voted yes. who was he even pointing at? this is outrageous.
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bill: i -- >> this was outrageous that he put partisan politics over doing the right thing. we called for an up or down vote and once again the party of no said no. bill: anthony weiner, stand by on the hill, peter king is up in a moment, three minutes away on that. we'll finish that debate then. arthel: new developments in the controversy surrounding massachusetts senator john kerry, what he's saying about the $7 million yacht he bought. plus we're going to show you what happens when wild bobcats move into a neighborhood.
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bill: wild cats are moving into a north dallas neighborhood, making residents there a bit nervous, for good reason, mama bobcat and her kittens -- come on! arthel: they're so sweet. bill: the homeowners say this is not the first time they've seen them around, their homes back town a creek. until the cats are gone, the parents say the kids are staying inside. >> i don't know how a wild cat is going to react to my children, so we haven't been in the back yard at all. everyone is keeping their pets and their children inside. i'm just not going to take a chance with my kids. bill: so the parents are now pushing for the wild cats to be relocated. arthel: really, rave beautiful, but they really is, they are dangerous. bill: they're cool when they're that big. arthel: doesn't work exactly. we have new reports of evidence linking an army officer accused of leaking secret military documents. according to the "wall
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street journal," investigators search private first class bradley manning's computer, they found evidence he downloaded classified afghan war records. wickileaks posted those records last week. the armed forces top civilian and military brass condemned the leak yesterday: >> the battlefield consequences of the release of these documents are potentially severe and dangerous for our troops, our allies, and afghan partners, and may well damage our relationships and reputation in that key part of the world. >> the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. arthel: pfc manning is in custody in virginia on previous charges. he's accused of leak ago classified video of a u.s. helicopter attack in iraq. bill: that guy could be in trig trouble -- big trouble in a big way. congressman anthony weiner got into it on the house floor with a colleague
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from new york, republican peter king. want to get the other side, both gentlemen with us on the hill. this was about a $7.4 billion proposal that would provide health care and compensation payments to those struggling with exposure to toxins at ground zero. peter king, welcome. your chance now. anthony weiner is not very happy with you, you may have heard some of his comments before the break. why did this not pass, why did only 12 republicans vote in favor of it? >> let me start off i strongly supported this bill, i worked closely with maloney to get it through, i did everything i possibly could. i have been very, very critical of the republican party, i was critical on the house floor last night. the bottom line is the democrats control the house, they pulled a procedural gimmick starting ten days ago, they lost the nerve and they went to the heard of the democratic party, contrary to what congressman maloney wanted and decided to go for a two-thirds majority vote because they
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were voted to a-- they were afraid to vote on the controversial amendment. bill: can i stop you on that point? why in your understanding did they go for two-thirds vote? why was that? >> because they were afraid that controversial amendments didn't couple and they didn't have the guts to pass the votes on the house floor. as mayor bloomberg said yesterday, it was disgraceful, they get paid to cast votes. they put their political future ahead of cops and firefighters. if this was passed last night, it would have gone on, instead it was defeated. they rant and rave on the house floor. they did not answer one point last night. why didn't it pass? bill: i would love to see anthony weiner's reaction. you called this a charade, peter. you called the democrats guilty of moral -- a cruel hoax. >> absolutely. bill: you said they're guilty of morale cowardice. >> they were afraid to vote. bill: on a sensitive issue
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like 9/11, trying to help responders still dealing with the daily difficulties, this is tough language. >> i supported the bill. i strongly supported the bill. i totally supported the bill and i continue to support it and i criticized my party for being against it. i wish the democrats had stood up for their party who were afraid to have an up and down vote on the bill and pass it by 218. they control the house. if they control the house, did haven't the bill pass? bill: for all the whining about the process, we had an up or down vote. you know what percentage of republicans voted for it? 7 percent. 93 percent -- i'm going to answer the question as soon as -- i'm going to answer the question right now. please hear it. your rant last night about the process, and how bad the process was, saved cover for your colleagues to vote over -- >> bill: look, i -- >> it was a majority. >> one at a time.
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it's my turn. i know you didn't like it last night. hearing the truth is going to hurt, and the truth is democrats overwhelmingly supported this, and they voted against, and every day on the streets of new york i hear people say why don't you guys have up or down votes. we had one last night. they voted it down. if peter would have voted -- allotted more time to his colleagues -- >> bill: you give it -- hang on, gentlemen, i've got the floor now. a simple majority goes through. why do you -- >> they did not have the guts to vote on up or down. >> my influential friend, peter, i'm curious, 18 would have passed. did he do that? oh no. take a look at the floor seat, take a look at it on my website, it's one minute of how he writes the bill and a minute and a 1/2 in ranting about the procedure. stop whining and get the bill passed. bill: guys, we've got three
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microphones here. >> we did last night -- >> 94 percent of democrats, four -- what percentage of republicans? nice work. nice work. >> they wanted to make a chief political point, and he -- >> bill: here's the point we made. >> we made the point. we made the point. we support it. your guys don't. that's outrageous. bill: we've got to go! here's my question. peter king, will it -- >> we voted -- i got 94 percent of my colleagues. what percent did you get? how did that whip organization go? how that cracker jack organization going now? >> anthony weiner -- >> 94 percent? bill: gentlemen, this may be why congress has an 11 percent approval rating by the american public. thank you both for coming on. we'll see if the bill comes up again. anthony weiner, peter king. >> we'll see. bill: gentlemen from new york. >> thank you very much. always a pleasure. arthel: you would think that that's one issue that would be simple for them to agree
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on. bill: we'll see, when -- when it comes back up, and it will. arthel: all right bill. coming up, brand new polls out on president obama's handling of america's economy. karl rove is standing by. up next with his thoughts and get a jump on our discussion if you will during the break. go to foxnews.com to get a peek at the polls, find out whether or not you agree with what other americans think.
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arthel: it's time for stories making headlines dark the markets are open for the final trading day of the week, in fact, of the month. right now, the dow is down slightly. it's still above 10,000. that's good. investors reacting to the morning's gdp number, the commerce department estimates economic growth slowed to 2.4%. and ellen deagain recent -- degeneres is quitting american idol saying her
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work load became more than i bargained for. jennifer lopez could become a judge on idol, there's also a report that is saying she was fired. bill: there's a job opening, right? we've' on a job hunt for a year! 55 percent of the people disapprove of the way the health care policy is being handled by the president, 59 percent disapprove on the economy, 65 percent disapprove on the handling of the decifit. karl rove is a former political adviser to president bush and is joining from us his home state of texas. how you doing? >> i'm doing fine, how are you? >> bill: i'm doing fine, with weiner and king out of it. >> did you have to get in the middle of those two guys? i was afraid you were going to get hit with a misthrown punch. bill: luckily i was in new
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york and they were in washington! look at this, these are the three main issues in america today and the white house doesn't win on any of them by a long shot. what's going on? >> you touched on it. you said it all. these are the three driving issues of the 2010 mid-term elections, independents and republicans are thinking alike, giving a thumbs down to the administration, democrats giving less than stellar thumbs up, and as a result, we're seeing it reflected in the generic ballot. if the election of the congress were held today, by a nine-point margin, republicans would win 47-36. it should be an 11-point margin. that would be a tidal wave of an election. it will tighten up, but you can't be a democrat and be happy with those numbers. bill: you've got the bullet here, republicans, 47 percent when asked who they would vote for in iraq -- in congress, democrats, 36 percent. that goes to enthusiasm.
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independents, at the moment, 33 percent favor the republican candidate, only 20 percent favor the democratic candidate. there's another number on the bottom of your screen that i think is a wild card, you need to watch t.37 percent say they're unsure right now. but the independents are moving away, they're jumping out of the democratic party, whether they're staying independent or going into the republican camp is something we don't know just yet, but that means two things that, is enthusiasm of the electorate come three-months from now. >> exactly. the intensity is on the republican side. that number among independents is startingly good for republicans, 2-1 lead among independents. remember the thing about a lot of independents who don't have an opinion and particularly if they don't have an opinion in october is that they're not going to vote. that's why we have a significantly lower turnout in nonpresidental election years than we have in presidential election years, so the important thing is to watching on that independent, it's not the number of people decided, it's the ratio of those that have an independent for one
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party to another and the 2-1 ratio is a bad number for democrats. bill: here's another thing that we're throwing in the mix because the -- because of the headlines of charlie rangel. i don't know where this is going to go, whether we'll see a trial. he was speaking half an hour ago, he's not taking questions, he said it's in the hands of the lawyers, but he's charged with 13 different counts of ethics violations. fe fights this thing, he drags it out, and i was making the point earlier in the week, there's only so much oxygen in the room with 90 plus days to go and if you're taking up the oxygen on this trial you're losing the oxygen to talk about your agenda and what you want to do for the country. what do you think about that? >> i think that's absolutely right. and if there is a trial, it will occur in september, so we have less than 60 days in the election, we'll be having a -- we'll be having headlines that won't be making democrats look good. i got to think at the end of the day the lawyers accommodate themselves and a deal is made, but these are serious charges, not reporting taxable income for eight years, understating
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half a million dollars, accepting million dollars gifts for a school to be named in his honor, from a corporate executive, at the same time he's sponsoring an amendment to give a specific tax break to that corporation. all these things really look bad, and as you say, we don't know whether or not a deal is going to be cut and we probably won't know for a matter of days or weeks. my sense is behind the scenes the lawyers are playing chicken and i suspect charlie rangel's lawyers are going to give in and take what is on the table at that point. but it was also interesting yesterday, the ranking republican on the committee, congressman mccall, actually from austin, texas, said the time for the deal is passed, you had plenty of time to make a deal, in essence, signaling that at least the republicans on the committee are going to say you know, the time -- that time is passed, it now goes to the public. bill: one more thing, in about 30 seconds that we have left, you were a big part of the bush tax cuts, you were in that white house
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for eight years, there's this debate right now as to whether or not they should go into effect the first of the year or given the sluggish economy whether we should hold off. i don't know how it's going to end up. what's your theory? >> well, i don't know how it's going to end up, either. i will say this, if the president wants to have a good economy by 2012 when he's up for reelection he'd better not let those tax cuts expire. the vast bulk of those tax cuts are for the middle class and low wage earners. the tax cuts on the higher brackets fall disproportionately on small businesses. 54 percent of subchapter s will pay a tier s. that will not be good for -- >> bill: 95 percent of americans believe it will tax the wealthy, that seems to be the emerging viewpoint. >> but 95 -- >> bill: is that where we're headed? >> 95 percent is the vast bulk of the tax cuts, so in essence, the $1.3 trillion
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tax cuts -- i can't remember the exact number, it's like a trillion one went to 95 percent and the 5 percent are the job creators. most small businesses file on the individual tax rate, so the vast majority of those top 5 percent are small businesses, and i repeat, 54 percent of subchapter s small businesses in america will pay higher taxes if the top rates are allowed to expire and over a third of the sole proprietorships will pay. that's where we're counting on the jobs coming. he doesn't want to have the jobs go oorp as he's getting ready for reelection. bill: karl rove, thank you. >> thank you bill. arthel: the fight over arizona's immigration law heads further up the court ladder. opponents want it stopped entirely, supporters say it has no teeth as it stands now. so could the toughest and most controversial parts of the law come back? bill: also, could one of america's most famous outlaws get off the hook? arthel: we're talking about
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your name sake. bill: we're talking about billy the kid.
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arthel: new showdown officer arizona's immigration law, jan brewer determined to get key provisions into the legislation, a federal judge wiping out some of the toughest parts of the law, sparking protests across the country, folks from both sides of the debate pour going the streets yesterday. alysha menendez is a senior adviser at advocacy group. good morning, welcome to both of you to the show.
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andrew, let me start with you. good morning to you. governor brewer didn't waste any time to appeal and she in fact has asked the court to expedite this ruling. what's her strategy? >> well, i think that obviously we need to get a higher court to rule on this because the ruling is a district court here in phoenix, largely gutted the law, i think that the ruling is wrong, so she's congress the ninth circuit to weigh in. i think that's appropriate. unfortunately, it's going to take time. in the meantime we'll be continue to be handcuff in our battle for immigration here. >> what do you think about the judge's decision, and going forward with this, do you think the obama administration should perhaps become more aggressive with their fight against immigration or make it more public, in fact, what they're doing? >> i think that the decision was the right one, especially since it called into question the parts of this law which advocates
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were most with. i don't think the focus needs to be on the obama administration being any tougher on this than they've already been. listen, enforcement is up along the border, so much so they have immigration advocates angry at them. i think there's this strange feeling that they haven't been tough. the focus needs to be on washington republicans to come to the table, george w. bush, ronald reagan, and get immigration reform done at the federal level where it belongs. arthel: alysha is -- >> it's been five years that we've had this discussion. arthel: that's why i asked you if you felt like the administration needed to be more public and clear on what they're doing. >> i don't know how much -- yeah, i just don't know how much more public they can be barack obama gave an incredible speech on immigration, he has made it clear this is a priority, but he's also made it clear if we're going to do this, it's got to northbound a bipartisan fashion. the only bill that actually passes is the one that has a
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republican co-sponsor. that's why it's so disheartening that republicans -- jon kyl, john mccain, they need to come back to the tail. >> what you hear coming out of washington, though, are appeals for amnesty. that's all we ever hear from this administration. and we hear phony promises of putting troops on the border, there's never the followup and the reality is the justice department came into arizona and shot down this law which was something that arizonians felt they had to do because the federal government has been utterly unwilling to address the situation. arthel: i've got a few more seconds. let me ask you, specifically, if you will, as a former a.g. down there in maricopa county, what do you think needs to be done now, how do the folks on the ground, battling it there in arizona and other bordering states, what should they do and what would you like to see specifically the federal government do more of, if they're not doing enough? >> we, the first thing they should do is trop trying to torpedo our laws that we're having to pass in order to deal with the federal problem that the government created through decades of
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ignoring the situation along the border. we have an employer sanctions law in arizona that's going before the u.s. supreme court in this next term, that's important, we have a human smuggling law, sheriff arpaio and i enforced that in maricopa county. the federal government is not part of the st. louis, they're part of the problem and they have to let arizona deal with it. >> but it is a federal government issue as well but of course it's right there, it's literally close to home, it's there. sorry, alisha, but andrew, a final question, i need to know specifics, sir, i understand the laws that you want to put in place. i want to know action, right now, is it more troops you need, what is it you need to help you fight this problem down there? >> we need everything. we need more troops on the ground along the border, we need the justice department to stop trying to torpedo our -- torpedo our laws and we need the federal government to not be pushing for amnesty but all that does is encourage a flood of illegal immigrants to come
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across the border. they should be doing no more harm. we bear the brunt of this problem for the entire nation. arthel: alisha, i know you disagree. we are out of time. >> let's be clear, the judge is a judge in arizona. >> but she was wrong. arthel: this debate continues. thank you, andrew and alisha. bull bill bring them back next week. a arrest the bottom line, why can't they get together and talk to -- go to the white house if that's the case. they're talking from afar. bill: there's a story out of montana that will stun you, a giant grizzly bear, kills one camp -- camper, just two others. you will hear the frantic call for help and from the woman who surveyed. she played dead in order to live. arthel: unbelievable story. plus, they gave their lives for our freedom. now disturbing new questions about the treatment of our troops at arlington national cemetary. >> chief of staff of the army, did they ever see a document from you that we've
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got a problem, we've got cree mated remains, we don't know where they belong? arthel: ahead, the stunning answers to that question. 
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bill: we are hearing now the first 911 calls from the deadly grizzly bear attack near yellowstone national park, at least one bear tore through that crowded campsite on wednesday, killing a 25-year-old man. this was the 911 call to local police: >> my daughter's boyfriend got bit a -- by a bear a bit ago, there's another lady down there that's screaming. i don't know if she got bit or not. >> and it was a bear? >> and it was a bear. >> okay. >> we're sitting right in front of the super eight right now. >> well, if we -- if you
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could just stay at the super eight and if we need to get ahold of you, we'll get ahold of you there. >> ac, what do i do with the guy that's bit in my car? >> deb is on the phone, deb is recovering from severe bites to her arm and lg. good morning to you, how you doing? >> good morning, i'm doing pretty consider -- pretty well, considering. >> considering a lot, right? wow, you're about to go into surgery. surgery for what, deb? >> it's just to start working on some of the repairs. they weren't able -- they didn't want to close any of the wounds up because they were worried about infection. bill: is that on your arm, your shoulder, your forearm? >> the bear bit me above and below the elbow and down to the wrist. bill: i can't imagine. this is the dark of night, right? >> yes. bill: and when did you realize there was a grizzly inside your tent? >> when he was biting me. bill: so you were sleeping up to that point?
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>> i was totally asleep, it was around 2:00, 2:30 in the morning, somewhere in there, and i was sound asleep, and then i kind of woke up, i had a sense something wasn't right, and then next, the next second, i felt my arm in the bear's mouth and crushing, and starting to feel him shaking me. bill: so he's not letting go, and i understand you played dead. you went limp like a ragdoll, as you said. >> well, yeah, i was screaming at first, and i realized that the screaming was aggravating the situation. he was becoming more aggressive. and then i decided the only option i had at that point was to play dead, and so i went totally limp and totally quiet, and after a few seconds, he dropped me and let me go. bill: and you're alive to tell the story today. deb, good luck in surgery, okay? >> thank you. bill: we're thinking about
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you, all right? deb fre. le. >> 25-year-old kevin cramer in grand rapids, michigan was killed by the same bear. they found him and tracked him down yesterday and we're awaiting to hear what's going to happen. our best to you deb. arthel: indeed. all righty. taxes, spending, what your congress has in store this very minute, and the brand new polls they might want to see before they vote. plus -- >> your rant last night about the process, and how bad the process was, gave cover for your colleagues to vote -- look, i got to say something -- >> bill: one at a time. >> peter, peter -- >> one at a tiernlg and it's my turn. i know you don't like it last night, hearing the truth is going to hurt and the truth is democrats overwhelmingly supported this and peter's party overwhelmingly voted against and every single day on the streets of new york, i hear people say -- >> arthel: oh my, the fiery debate on "america's newsroom". what sparked it? we're going to find out.
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bill: good morning, anything but a lazy friday, "fox news alert," did you catch this moments ago, congressman peter king, during our last hour, republican out of new york and anthony wiener, democrat of new york, also, firing off on a bill that failed in the house, last night. that would fund health care for workers who got sick at ground zero after 9/11 and a sample of that now, roll it. >> look at the speech last night, go to my web site and look it. it is one minute or 30 seconds of how -- a minute-and-a-half like he did today, railing about the procedure. stop whining and get the bill passed. bill: now to peter king. >> this is only... only -- this is -- >> we did last night. 94% of democrats, what percent of republicanses, nice work. bill: it went from there, $7 billion at issue, that would support workers suffering from health issues after they responded to 9/11 and that debate continues on the hill. we'll update you, moments from
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now. arthel: all right, in the meantime. bill: money matters, only thing left on the senate schedule before summer recess, it is could be an uncomfortable week for democrats. a major spending bill is on the table aimed at injecting money into the ailing economy and after the first round of bailouts and stimulus packages, 52% now feel like the economy is going in the wrong direction. that is up 15% in the past three months. and brand new hour, welcome on a friday, i'm bill hemmer, martha continues her vacation. arthel: good morning, everyone, i'm arthel neville. thanks for inviting me back today. bill: welcome. arthel: thank you. well, the bush era tax cuts, now set to expire but only 14%, 14% of americans think we should let them go, 44% say keep them for everyone and 36% say keep them for people making less than a quarter million dollars a year, according to the the latest fox news poll, carl cameron live in
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the nation's capitol. a busy friday here, and, looks like there is going to be big voting, big spending voting happening right when the campaign season heats up, what is the latest, carl. >> reporter: hi, and house members are actually heading off on the august vacations today and would like to get out of town and take the full month off to go home and listen to voters and when they return, major, major spending and tax issues to be dealt with and the senate has an extra week and it boils down to, really, the lawmakers are heading home as harry reid and nancy pelosi and the house are contending with the reality of 13 major appropriations bills, or spending bills, that loom for them to make their members vote on, the obligation of congress, to pay for the government, over the course of the final two months, exactly when the campaign is coming to its conclusions on the midterm and puts them to force their members to vote for increased government spending, increased deficits as a consequence, even though in the house they argue they will
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try and at the time they argue they are responsible fiscal stewards and can control the growth of government in a difficult economic time and is a real dilemma, because they have to vote for increased spending to fund the government at the time they claim they'll be trying to control the explosive spending. arthel: carl, it's not just spending. taxes are on the agenda as well. >> reporter: a different side of the same coin, the bush era tax cuts passed in '03 and 1 and are set to expire, the first group of tax cuts, set to expire in 2010 and at the end of the year they go away and taxes will be going up, unless the democratically controlled congress and this president agree to extend the bush tax cuts, for pretty much the last ten years they were criticizing and recognize because the economy is in tough shape, to let those tax cuts expire and, therefore the taxes go up, would be particularly debilitating and democrats again with a double whammy in the dilemma, first on the spending side because of the votes for the appropriations and
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now on keeping the bush tax cuts in play, lest they be accused and be guilty of raising taxes, in what has been described by all sides that's worst economy since the great depression. arthel: boy, does it mean you get a vacation, too. >> reporter: in august, no such thing, campaign time. arthel: true, you have to prepare for that. thanks, good to see you and by the way, everybody, check out america's election headquarters, special happening this weekend, we'll go behind the scenes of several other key races around the country, and happening this sunday, fox news reporting, the fight to control congress, hosted by brett bear. at 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 eastern. bill: cameron doesn't sleep. he drinks the red bull and keeps on going. 24 hours a day. arthel: red bulls for him, what about you, this guy is nonstop in case you don't know it. bill: thank you. i think. arthel: yes. bill: energy is okay. arthel: energy is sgrood if you are not optimistic about the future of our great country, you have company. talking about the u.s. as a
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civilization, 62% say we're on the decline and only 26% of a positive outlook and what does it say about the mood of the country, byron york, washington examiner and fox news contributor, good morning to you. >> hi, bill. bill: wow, reflect on this over the past couple of years, and i would think that that number is just -- has gone down and down and how do you turn it around? >> you know, these numbers closely track the number of people who feel that the country is on the wrong track. and, also closely tracks with the number of people who are very, very concerned about federal spending. when they hear federal officials talk about the federal deficit, levels of federal spending being unsustainable, they think that means unsustainable. and, a country that is going broke, is a country that is going down. so the number of -- that you are seeing, in the fox poll, really the numbers reflect people's reactions to concrete things that are going on. bill: reality, their dealing with in their every day lives and broke it down according to
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party, democrats are split, first column, 41-43%, and reading up-down and republicans in the mid and 76%, say we're on the decline and now, independents, they determine elections. 64, almost 2/3 of independents, think we're on the decline. politically that is a mess. >> 64%, the number of independents is really, really bad for democrats. as we approach the elections in november, there is no doubt, that barack obama and the democratic majorities were elected in 200 8 with large numbers of independent votes and have abandoned the democrats in droves, whether they have enough confidence in republicans to vote for them is still an open question. there is no doubt the numbers show there is a fundamental -- not just superficial, a fundamental unhappiness among voters. bill: you touched on this in your first answer, does the government in washington have too much power, another one of the poll questions. today 73%, almost 3/4 say yes.
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which reflects exactly the point you made. >> there is no doubt the government has more power. i don't think that can be argued, after health care, after financial reform, after the takeovers of general motors, and chrysler, there is no doubt that the government is doing more in all areas of people's lives. the question is, is that a good or bad thing and the scales seem to have really timid the past couple of years, towards people feeling that the government simply has too much power, and here again, political camy that has been a very effective talking point for republicans and you'll hear it over and over and over. bill: you make a good point and we'll see it on the next polling, whether it is good or bad, thank you, byron york, live from d.c. arthel: all right, the senate committee looking into the release of the lockerbie bomber has a message for witnesses in great britain. if you won't come to us we might just come to you. here's lockerbie bomber coming home to a heros welcome in libya, and the senate wants to know if energy giants buyback
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lob-- bp lobbied for his release and, now the senate may send investigators to england and scotland to ask questions, and the bombing of the pan am flight over lockerbie, scotland in 1988, killed 270 people, 189 were american. bill: and the new boss at bp set to outline long term plans for helping out the gulf coast. in coming ceo bob dudley, an american from the south, as a matter of fact, responding to calls from local officials there, and they have been asking for more concrete commitments as the oil dissipates on the surface and dudley expected to announce a former head of fema will help the recovery effort. as gas station owners talk about a brand makeover, facing a slump in business because of outrage at bp, remember amoco, merged with bp in the 1990s with the
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name -- and the name went away and the dinosaur and now suppliers wants to bring it back to offset the anger and see if that works. arthel: i think dudley is from mississippi. bill: you're right. arthel: yes, all right, well here we go. your name sake, he may be the most notorious of outlaws, bill richardson is reportedly considering a pardon for billie the kid. and the story is the legendary law man killed the gunman 129 years ago, and his family is very much against a pardon saying, billie the kid was a thief and killed lawmen and the governor's office says nothing is currently in the works and the governor has considered a pardon, but, in the past, nothing is planned at the moment. bill: he had the right name, anyway. a kid, too. arthel: a kid at heart. that's why we love you. bill: a robbery tactic cops have never seen before and you have to see it to believe it. we'll show you the videotape, it plays out in a matter of
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moments. arthel: and the city of san francisco known for going after things like junk food and plastic bags and guess what else it might be targets? bill: also the new revelations from the investigation at arlington national cemetery. hallowed national ground, stunning u.s. senators. arthel: a conservative estimate, 4900 to 6600 graves may be unmarked, improperly marked or mislabeled on the cemetery's maps. hey guys, i got some more savings for ya, and this one i'm taking to the house. the ice cream man is here! breyers all natural grasshopper pie. walmart's the only place you can get it. they love it when i take my work home with me. [ shaniya ] daddy i want more ice cream.
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>> ♪ ♪ dancin', yeah... arthel: nice song but that song by the bee-gees could be the song track for the story, you have to see to it believe it. police in dallas on the case of the dancing robbers. the bizarre burglary caught on surveillance tape, here it is, a man and woman trying to rob the convenience store and the woman, he starts to dance on the counter. and this is the second time, these dancing robbers have struck in the area. and, police are not amused. >> they are acting very strange, it makes them unpredictable, and a lot more dangerous, because nobody really knows what they are going to do. they have engaged in vice, with the clerk, hitting with different objects in the store and that is just a matter of time before somebody gets hurt.
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arthel: their point is though it is rather comical, but not to take it lightly, that these guys are dangerous. bill: good distraction, i'll dance over here while i steal everything out of your register. new details emerging over the shocking matter at arlington national cemetery. the latest count reveals as many as 6600 graves have been mixed up, one of the most sacred sites in america. missouri senator clair mccaskill grilling the superintendents of the cemetery on that question. >> did the chief of staff of the army ever see a document from you that we have got a problem, we found cremated remains and don't know where they belong? >> no. >> did that occur. >> we annotated the records and bau ber buried the remains as unknown names. >> this is not about a lack of resources, not complicated, it
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is called keeping track of who you bury where. bill: peter date ton is a director of the executive office of the american legion, thanks for coming in today. do you think we know everything? what more will come out here. >> i think, what we are seeing now, the trend in the increased numbers of those service members, veterans who are interred at arlington is the number increases and we see the depth of the issue broadening and it is our responsibility as veterans service organizations, as members of the nation, citizens of the country, to ask those questions, how much further does it go? how many families and service members are disrespected by us not making sure that their interment in the most sacred ground in the nation is actually true, to fact. we know where each individual is buried. bill: you wonder how bad it will get, they suggest employees used poor technology, to blame for the remains being misidentified and misplaced, is that a fair explanation, do you think.
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>> the major fault here, is the management at the highest level at arlington, they had contracted out to provide a more updated i.t.-friendly tracking system, of each individual interment at arlington and we can't take and accept that as an excuse their paperwork was inaccurate or they didn't have the technology or resources they needed to more accurately track the interment of each individual at arlington and we need to continue to ask the questions in congress and as members of the... exactly what is going on at arlington. bill: in your career i'm sure you attended hundreds of funerals. and members of the military, who have given their lives for our country and it must sting, peter. >> it does and, personally, i provided final military funeral honors when i was active duty on the air force honor guard at dover air force base in delaware up and down the east coast personally performed final military funeral honors for over 200 military funerals and take
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personally the mission of honorably interring those service members who have passed. recognizing the sacrifices that they've made while they wore the uniform. partner, to me, it's an affront to what those individual service members have done to honor and defend the liberties and free documents every citizen of this country enjoys every day because of their sacrifices, and i think we need to go a little further. arlington is a resting place for not only service members of the country who sacrificed for the building of the nation but also we have american higher rows, astronauts, we have medal of honor recipients, we have national u.s. presidents, who are interred in arlington, and, by this disservice to those individuals, at arlington, by not tracking where they are b buried and ensures their family knows where they are, we do a disservice to them and their families and memories an sacrifices of those individuals we do a disservice to the history of the nation, you can
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talk through arlington and see the sacrifice of the people who built our country, are we turning or back on the hes of our country and not recognizing what we are as a nation and the honor and dignity of what arlington represents needs to be restored and we as a nation have to call that to congress, to the administration, and say we want to be sure arlington is what it needs to be and represents faithfully and honorably the sacrifices of those individuals who are interred at arlington. bill: let's get it corrected and repaired and also repair the damage done to the families. peter, thank you for coming in today. >> thank you. bill: appreciate it. arthel: a huge asteroid on a collision course with earth? why scientists say this threat needs to be taken seriously. and, they have gone... bill: and she had more children, wait until you hear what the mother did when the armed robbers forced their way into the home. next. >> they kicked open the door,
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bill: your a mother with a lot of guts and four young boys and she scares off two armed robbers weather a cagey idea, out of wichita and two men kinked her back door in broad daylight a week ago, here's the story as the family tells it. >> five to 10 minutes later, boom, boom! they kicked open the door, and
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came in and first thing that went through my mind was, oh, crap! >> we heard bang, bang, i see two guys walk in, come over here and say -- looked right here at the guy's, right there, in the guy's eyes. >> i jumped out of the bed and ran through the house, yelling, i have a gun! i'm on the phone with the police! bill: it worked. mom never had a gun. that was her story, and, they got out of there! they are doing okay in wichita. arthel: thank goodness for that, first thing came to my mind, oh, crap! oh, man. >> a big bun. >> a big bun. >> a very big bun... >> where's the beef! arthel: folks in san francisco have a beef with fast-food
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burgers and the problem is not the food but the trash they say it generates and the city is now looking into doing something about it. claudia cowan is in our san francisco bureau, all right, really? how much trash are we talking about? and what kind of trash, claudia? >> well, this kind of trash, we are talking about anything that was bought at a fast-food restaurant or a mini-mart and that didn't quite make it to the trash can, an audit of san francisco's litter found fast-food wrappers and soft drink cups and napkins are the second mostsource of waste and, these tough economic times there, are some who believe that a litter fee could offset the cost of cleaning it up. and the city is conducting a study, right now, to determine if in fact that is true. and, if the idea moves forward, then we'll find out just how much this fee would be, and, how it would work. arthel: and so the fee would be placed on the restaurants owners, correct? >> well, yes. the restaurant owners, and, again it all has to be approved and then worked out.
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but, presumably it would be the customers who end up having to pay, and that is where critics are lashing out about this and they say the so-called fee really amounts to a regressive tax that would impact poor people who are struggling enough now as it is, and restaurant managers do everything they can to keep their prices clean and should not be forced to charge more because their customers are litter bugs and the fee would drive up the costs of eating out in san francisco more and eventually people would say, even the cheap places are too expensive and, of course, that is not good for business. arthel: will it fly in the end? >> reporter: i think the chances are pretty good. you know, san francisco has a history of cracking down on politically incorrect behavior and the city has already banned styrofoam cups and plastic grocery bags and in fact already has kind of a litter fee in place on packs of cigarettes, slapping an extra 20 cents onto evy pack sold to offset the cost of cleaning up all the
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butts which are the most identifiable source of waste and that fee is raising a lot of money and so i think it is a pretty good bet that a fee on this junk food junk could be next. arthel: man as long as they let me eat my junk food still, every now and then and maybe they can get a city wide campaign incentive to get people to stop littering. i don't like it. myself. claudia, thank you. bill: anything goes in california. if it moves, they slap it down, right. arthel: seriously, i don't like this littering, i'm one of those people. bill: how about the wendy's spot. arthel: i don't know what you are talking about, i don't remember... in my ears the producer goes, where's the beef, i'm trying to act i'm far too young for that. don't let me go to plop-plop-fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is, that would be bad. bill: a huge asteroid is coming our way, and what scientists say about the rock and when it could be time to duck and cover. arthel: courtroom drama stemming
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from the death of anna mick cni smith, our legal battle breaks it down, plus. >> 94% of mine, what did your -- how is that cracker jack organization working out? bill: that is how it started. two new york congressmen battling it is out in "america's newsroom," we'll tell you what sparked the fiery debate, still to come, in minutes. with aarp we can fly out to see family. ♪ and we canook out more with friends.
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arthel: to say it was heated is an understatement. congressman anthony weaner and peter king duking it out over what, right here. bill: there's a bill, voted on in the -- $7 billion, health care benefits for those who respond to the events of 9/11 in lower manhattan, and they were with us last hour and let's say they have not found common ground. listen here: >> congressman wiener, they control the house, if they control the house why didn't the
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bill pass. >> you know, for the whining bore the process, we had an up-or-down vote and what percentage of republicans voted for it? 7%, 93% -- i'm going to answer the question, i'm going to answer the question right now, it pains you to hear it. your rant last night about the process, and how bad the process was, gave cover for your colleagues, to vote -- look -- >> i have to tell you something -- you said it before -- a majority the -- >> one at a time and it is my turn and you didn't like it last night, hearing the truth will hurt and the truth is democrats overwhelmingly supported this and, your parties overwhelmingly voted against and every day on the streets of new york, i hear people say, why don't you have up or down votes and we had one last night and they voted it down and if you voted -- spent more time lobbying his colleagues -- >> but that is -- he said, you gave it an up-or-down vote, i have the floor now. the simple majority, it goes
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through. why didn't it -- >> they didn't have the guts to vote on up or down, that is why. >> my influential friend peter, 18 switches, did it pass, go to my web site and look at it, one minute or 30 seconds, how he likes the bill and minute-and-a-half like today railing about the procedure. and stop whining and get the bill passed. bill: now to peter king. >> listen, this is only -- only -- this is -- right now. >> we did last night, 94% of democrats, what percent of republicans, nices, nice work. >> keep quiet for a second. bill: peter king. >> they wanted to make a cheap political point -- >> here's the point we made. >> right here -- >> we made this point, we support it, your guys don't, that is outrageous. bill: we have to go. here's my question to peter king. -- >> save lives -- >> i got 94% of my colleagues, how did the whip organization go, how this is cracker jack
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peter king whip organization working out. >> it is -- >> 94%. bill: gentlemen, this may be why congress today has an 11% approval rating by the american public. thank you both for coming on. hope the bill comes up again. anthony wiener -- >> we'll see, that is what i'm hoping for. bill: gentlemen from new york. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you very much, always a pleasure. bill: it will likely come up again. at what point, we don't know. you watch these two men go at it is on the floor of the house last night, that was a little taste. arthel: and wiener would not stop, and -- >> and gave it right back to him. we'll see where the measure goes, but now... in the meantime, we have a dangerous matter, erupting overnight in southern california, three fast moving wildfires, breaking out over the past 24 hours, and this is baying deal. 2,000 people, set to pack up and get out, the burning season and
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adam housely is live in palmdale, northern l.a. county, and, adam, how does it look, 7:30, the since up and the winds are how? good morning? >> reporter: good morning, bill, it is warm here already, too, and the temperatures expected to reach triple digits, wind 35 mimes. a -- miles per hour and low humidity and video came in a short time ago from the air showing you the fire, called the crown fire, one of three at thats -- as you you mentioned, in southern california and the fire raging through the hills and began yesterday afternoon, and there are more than 500 firefighters on the ground, you can see, that it burned out already, one communications tower, and we know of at least five structures that were burned, two homes we believe at this hour and firefighters have not had a chance to assess the more country and rural areas, and they are here now and come back live we can give you the situation here in palmdale, an hour drive north and east of los angeles, and, many people who
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live out here actually commute into los angeles, behind me, the fire is burning in these his and you can see grass, not a lot of trees or brush because the fire burned through here not long ago but is still enough to fuel the fire and what they are worried about is, look at where the smoke comes from and you cannot see the flames, the smoke is sitting in the hills and you can see the communication towers and power lines come down here and serve as the significant portion of this part of southern california. and, you keep coming down and you will see, now, the newer developments out here, in the rural area, and even though the grasses are low and the brush is low in this area it is enough that sparks could get into the homes and we saw that last year in a fire not far from here and sparks from fires burning only maybe 1-2 feet off the ground burned down the homes through the neighborhood and, if you come further, we'll show you the fire engines, from ventura county, nearby that are parked here as the first line of defense and, bill, as you can see, we expect it to be a busy fire season and this is the
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first major run in southern california and there are more than a thousand people evacuated at this hour, bill. bill: adam, thank you, palmdale california, the situation, develops by the hour and we'll be in touch throughout the day here. thank you, adam. southern california. arthel: all righty, bill. a new courtroom show down unfolding in anna nicole smith's case and the model died in 2007 and prosecutors are taking aim at two of her doctors and boyfriend at the time accusing them of conspiring to illegally prescribe drugs to anna nicole smith, they are not charged with causing her death. arthur and artie, are joining us. >> artie and joey. it is arthur! arthel: arthur is a defense attorney and joey jackson a former prosecutor and i'll keep my eye on the dollar from now
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on! whose defense today. >> i'll be the defense attorney and heeled be the prosecutor. since we're both former prosecutors and, current defense attorneys we can -- >> comfortable with both. arthel: defense, the defense attorneys in a hearing friday, they say the defense attorneys are using photos of anna nicole and her psychiatrist, nude in a hot tube, as well as a controversial video of anna nicole wearing clown makeup. on the face. >> that is a tough video. basically, the process of jury selection, and they are going through really an extensive jury selection process, and a 14 page questionnaire which is not typical, and they are asking everyone their views on has the doctor written you a prescription without meeting him and has anyone picked up a prescription at the pharmacy without you being present, getting into the jury's thoughts, to have a fair and impartial jury and now they want to dwhadz the prosecutors are saying -- we have controversial
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photographs of anna nicole nude and in a hot tub and, a video nobody knows who took it and when and what condition he was in and whether she was acting or not and, the defense attorney accurately, they are opposing it coming into evidence. >> and weight, not miss abili , admissibility. >> the lawyers will select a fair and the partial jury, as artie talked about, it allows you to get into the mind of the jury so when you select jurors you know they are not answering questions you want to hear. what we run into problems with is juries tell you whatever you need to hear and when they answer pinpointed questions you get a feel for who they are and now, what is the issue in this case, were they enabling her and allowing her to get the prescriptions she shunouldn't he gotten. >> and what does a picture in a tub have to do with that. >> it shows the relationship, how many people do you see in a bathtub, nude with their psychiatrist?
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or their doctor? >> and last friday night, where were you. >> at home with my wife and children! arthel: good... >> the fact of the matter is, it shows a relationship. it shows that there was beyond the fiduciary relationship going on here and it addresses the heart of the matter. >> probative value out weighs the prejudicial value, that what is the judge will have to decide. are these photographs so prejudicial that it is so confuses the jury the probative value, is they know each other is out weighed by -- >> we have smart jurors out here, artie, come on. arthel: joey, you said, you know, potential jurors say what you might want to hear, you know, why is that. >> especially a case like this, a celebrity case and they will be talking about three months, it will be a three month trial and as a result they can get movie deals an all these deals. >> when you pick this jury, with
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this kind of a case, book deal, movie deal, you have a financial interest, possibly. arthel: i have to go, too bad, i was enjoying this. >> and, that is goings into evidence and you know it... >> keeping my eye on the dollar from now on, all righty, bill. bill: it isn't in the phone book that way, sis it? -- sis it? -- >> he always gets his two cents, over to you, bill. bill: a large asteroid is coming toward us and the man at nasa who might land on an asteroid someday tells us where it is headed. arthel: fascinating technology and what warsaw, poland looked ache after world war ii, downtown in 3d, next. fiber one chewy bar. how'd you do that? do what? you made it taste like chocolate. it has 35%
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doing with pictures a museum can't, making a 3d film showing the capital of warsaw reduced to rubble -- in the aftermath of world war ii, showing the devastation of the nazi occupation, having no idea of what their city and country once looked like, germany's invasion of poland september 1, 1939 ignited the second world war. bill: that is remarkable. born september 1, 1939... my mom was born. arthel: happy birthday, bill's mom. bill: september 1st, 1939, the day hitler invaded mole lapolane into the world, an asteroid on a collision course with our planet, estimated at 2,000 feet wide, longer than 6 football fields. massive. and tom jones, former nasa
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astronaut, fox news contributor and planetary scientist and asteroid studier, a cochair on a task force that deals with planetary defense. welcome back. if it hits, what would happen to a major city in world. >> this is one of the larger near earth objects that crosses the earth's orbit and it would cause devastation across a region of continues intent and wipe out the eastern seaboard or the entire south central part of the u.s. but, fortunately this is 170 years in the future and there's lots of time to think... bill: that is a key components, 170 years away? how do you know that? >> well, this is a -- the latest study that is done by international experts, in italy and spain and jet propulsion lab in california, for nasa, and, they calculate with computer models how the orbit rq-36 would evolve and found out, discovering that in 2182, there is a 1 in 1,000 chance it might
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strike the earth on a close path. bill: so we have some time. we have time to prepare, too, because we will not be around but you have a big job at nasa. because of the thinking, at some point, astronauts like yourself, you could fly to an asteroid and land on it and maybe even redirect that. is that going to be a reality, tom? >> the important thing to note is that by visiting asteroids and exploring them, we learn how to protect ourselves from this hazard, rq 36 is a known asteroid with a threat to us, but there are lots of undiscovered objects, that pose a threat to us that we don't know about, by discovering what asteroids are out there, we identify targets we might explore with robots and people and at the same time acquire the information we need to develop the technologies, to nudge them slightly out of the way. bill: which would be critical. >> space exploration, a great benefit is to learn how to nudge the objects and stop a
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catastrophe. bill: a lot of times we do these stories and the amateurs who are watching the stars at night, are the ones who figure out what is out there. are we developing a way to figure out what is coming our way? in advance? 170 years is pretty good advanced notice but are we better or not, tom? >> we are getting better. and nasa spends about $4 million a year, on looking for near earth objects that might be headed our way and the nasa budget proposes an increase in that and we'll need bigger telescopes on the ground and a space based telescope that can do a thorough job of looking for even the small objects that can wipe out a city, and that kind of catalogue is what we need to develop both future exploration plans, and, the deflection strategies to ward off the catastrophes. bill: the short answer, how are we progressing with that? >> right now i think we're doing okay on the big objects, like rq 36 but we don't know about the small one and we have to step up
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our efforts if we want to discover those objects that pose the most frequent hazards to the earth. bill: he knows more about it than anyone, tom jones, from washington, thanks for coming in today. arthel: president obama minutes away from touching down in motown, set to tour two auto plants, bailed out by uncle sam and why critics say it's not time for a victory lap. bill: did you hear who is getting married. arthel: no, is someone getting married? who is that. bill: rumor has it... the town is shutting down, and air space will be closed. chelsea clinch is going to the alter, after the break. arthel: going to the chapel and she's going to get married ♪ ♪ when the moon hits your eye ♪ like a big pizza pie ♪ that's amore ♪ when the world seems to shine ♪ ♪ like you have had too much wine ♪ ♪ that's amore...
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arthel: it is called a presidential victory lap around the motor city, air force one right now en route to detroit, president obama set to tour chrysler and gm auto plants, both bailed out by the federal government in face of going belly up, wendell goler is live in detroit, is the white house calling this a victory? is this a victory lap? >> reporter: no, the white house is not calling this a victory lap. the president's critics are calling it a victory lap and the president supporters call that sour grapes, frankly. they are pointing to industry experts who say compared to the bailout money spent on wall street, that spent on the auto companies is paying much better dividends. the soft landing that gm and chrysler got because of their structured bankruptcy kept the companies from being broken up and kept the parts suppliers from going under and that is
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with ford wales and now the companies returned to profitability and it appears that the government will return -- get back about 80 to 90% of the $86 billion it spent on gm and chrysler. here at the -- in detroit, chrysler added a thousand workers to produce the new chrysler grand cherokee. which is one of its most popular cars, and, it is tough to find in a state where the unemployment rate is more than 13%, the plant is running two shifts and could go up to three and the president will speak here and later in hamtramck, michigan, at a gm plant right outside detroit producing the new electric powered chevy volt. gm had planned to shut down a number of plants, couple dozen of them, this summer, and instead, all are staying open, arthel. arthel: and the president is happy to say, here's the jobs i have been talking about i would produce, but, republicans don't think it is time to declare victory yet, right?
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>> reporter: no, and part of the reason, frankly, is that unemployment here remains terribly high, 13.5%. michigan congressman thaddeus mccotter, who, frankly is glad for the new jobs says it's not time for the president to declare victory. and he points out it was former president bush who gave the auto companies their first bailout money anyway and even if it didn't keep them from going under. the 15-plus billion the president made available to the auto comes bought them some time, the structured bankruptcy, that the president arranged with considerably more bailout money, enabled them in the thinking of administration officials, to return to profitability. the president will head to chicago next week, to speak at another auto plant, and remind voters it was republicans for the most part who opposed the bailout. arthel: wendell goler live from detroit. thank you very much.
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bill: knew elements in the iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, a lawyer in her case is reportedly missing now. he was questioned by authorities in tehran and punishment by stoning, is -- happened before, across parts of the muslim world and disturbing pictures out of somalia and africa. amy kellogg is live in london, tracking the story. >> reporter: well, it is believed the lawyer has gone into hiding for his own safety. now, according to the international campaign against stoning spoken with his family, both his wife and his brother-in-law have been detained and they are in prison and they have been told they will not be released until the lawyer turns himself in. he has been defending a 43-year-old woman of two accused by the court as having adulterous affairs with two different men, men who were convicted of killing her husband, and, as was explained in a health conference to prove adultery in iran you need four
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male witnesses or three men and two women because the testimony of a woman is equal to half of that of a man and no one witnessed that alleged affair, but, a panel of judges based on their, quote, knowledge, decided that she did have the affair, and that she should be stoned to death for it. bill: wow, amy, thank you, amy kellogg watching developments out of london. we'll track that story. for the latest here on "america's newsroom." arthel: straight ahead, something women use every day might cause premature birth. [ male announcer ] like summer, it's here, but not forever. the lexus golden opportunity sales event. see your lexus dealer. the smell of freshly juicedty wheat grasst. and hand pressed shirts. whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes. purina tidy cats scoop.
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bill: chelsea clinton, getting married. we think she is. that's the word, anyway. not a whole lot of people are talking. the air space over rhinebeck is closed, in case you're flying in the area, the former physical daughter has kept details of the wed

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