tv FOX and Friends FOX News April 20, 2012 6:00am-9:00am EDT
it's april 20th. i'm gretchen carlson. hope you'll have a fantastic day and great weekend, too. let's talk about this. a little bit of a mishap. another plane full of people nearly brought down after the pesky birds get in the way again. >> we'll take you inside the terrifying plane ride. see the birds right there? they were going right into the engine. >> meanwhile, another young girl accused of sexting gets set to the principal's office and forced to look at the texts. there's one problem, though, they pulled the wrong girl out of class. her parents outraged and are here today. >> did senator marco rubio let his secret dream slip out? >> if i do the job of vice president -- i'm sorry. >> you guys all got that, right? you all got that, right? if i do good job as a senator instead of a vice president -- >> there you go. "fox & friends" starts right about now.
>> he had just gone through, senator rubio, saying i don't want the job. i'm not ready for the job. this isn't the time, i want to be a legislator and then says that statement. >> do you believe politicians when you say they don't want something? >> yeah, we'll discuss -- >> that's the question of the day. do you believe politicians when they say they don't want something? or let's just make it more simple. do you believe politicians? let us know. or you can tweet us as well. hope you'll have a great friday, every one. let's get to the headlines now. u.s. military saying as many as four americans on board a blackhawk helicopter might have died after it came crashing down. this is southern afghanistan we're talking about. it happened during a nighttime mission there. u.s. officials believe bad weather caused the accident but say they cannot rule out any fire. take a look at this, one of the colombian call girls who claimed she partied with secret service
agents pictured for the first time. new york daily reporting that her name is danya suarez reportedly the escort who said she was shortchanged for her services and we're learning the possible identities of the two of the agents involved, both of them reportedly supervisors who had been with the secret service for nearly 29 years. the neighborhood watch captain who admits he shot and killed trayvon martin could be a free man today. bond hearing set for george zimmerman. if granted bail, he would remain out of jail as he awaits trial. facing second-degree murder charges for the shooting death of trayvon martin. he claims he was acting under self-defense. martin was unarmed when he was killed. martin's parents will be attending today's hearing but have declined a request from zimmerman for a private meeting. this is what you get for talking back to your teacher. a michigan woman forcing her son to wear a huge sign declaring "i
misbehave in school." he sits there in his lawn with the sign for hours until bedtime. and those are your headlines this morning. >> have to take out the trash, he's already outside. >> he's free from chores and sports. there's something else going on. >> we start with a wing and a scare. make that several wings. a delta airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing after hitting a flock of birds. ainsley earhardt has more on the story. >> ring a bell? one passenger caught the whole thing on camera. take a look at this and then we'll talk about it. ok. so this flight was bound for los angeles. it was carrying 172 people and seven crew members. it had just taken off from new york's j.f.k. airport when those birds that you saw in that video took out one of the engines. and that caused it to catch on fire. passengers say that smoke then filled the cabin and that's when the pilot made his decision to
return to the runway. >> has had an engine failure on the right engine. declaring an emergency due to a bird strike. >> we'll get you back in. >> fortunately, that plane did land safely on the runway this time. but many of the passengers shaken up, of course. a reminder of the miracle on the hudson when captain sully sullenberger was forced to land that u.s. airways jet after hitting a flock of geese. >> the more i thought about it, i realized that we were one more flock away from the left engine being hit and what that would mean and then i thought about the hudson river and that kind of set me back a little bit. >> i feel very happy and very fortunate that they're all here right now because it was really scary for a minute. >> scary and could have been a completely different story. those passengers are back in l.a. this morning. delta is reportedly giving each of them a $100 meal voucher for all of this ordeal. back to you guys in the studio. >> $100 meal voucher.
>> ouch! >> thank you very much. >> i hope they're not serving pigeon. that would not be good. >> very chilly. >> a plenty here in new york. let's look at new polls happening in the battleground states right now. this is where the election will all come down to. the battleground states and how independents vote in these states. right now, if you look at ohio and the vote for president between barack obama and mitt romney and union households, president barack obama 51% to mitt romney's 35% and the question that begged to be answered this morning is the class warfare discussion working amongst union workers and working class in this country of ours? >> here's the key for ohio anyway. white working class, they still are up in the air and they cannot decide who they like more or who they like less. president obama with 40%. mitt romney with 41%. there's no coincidence there that president obama was there on wednesday and mitt romney was there yesterday in ohio. and he's -- the president has
already been there about 40 times. >> and the last time the president was there on wednesday at a college, what he had at one point was i'm not like some people who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. well, does it towned like he's talking about mitt romney? because he's talked about how wealthy mitt romney has been many, many times. yesterday, jay carney was there at the podium in the white house and somebody asked him, hey, was he taking a shot at mitt romney? here's what jay carney said. >> those of you who have covered president obama know that he has used that phrase to describe his background many times in the past and i suppose anybody who thinks it was a reference to them might -- might be a little oversensitive because unless they think that when president obama said it three years ago, it was a message to them. >> interesting thing is that governor romney didn't bring it up on his own. yesterday during an interview here on "fox & friends", he was asked that question. >> he was born poor and worked
his way to peculiar very successful despite the fact that he didn't have a college degree and one of the things he wanted to do was provide for me and my brothers and sisters. i'm not going to apologize for my dad's success. >> there he was talking about how his father was born poor and, in fact, when mitt romney was born, he was born to a middle class family that eventually got pretty affluent and when he got married, essentially all he got was help with buying a house for his wife. and himself and that was it. shown the door. >> dad without a degree, his father without a degree was going to do that and run for governor, win, and then run for president, lose but actually work for the housing department for richard nixon's white house. so again, this might show a maturing of mitt romney who i imagine in his think tank in some of the sessions say hey, mitt, you're rich. how do you want to handle it now? you haven't handled it well before because of your modesty, whatever it is. that's a pretty good tact. >> you have to get used to it
for the next eight months because the president is not going to go away with this argument? why because it appears to be working in the polls, number one. and number two, here's dick morris agreeing with this whole class warfare kind of dialogue and by the polls we just saw, could it be working? >> what they're trying to do is to stimulate class envy. a president who should be uniting us wants to stimulate a feeling of victimization by minorities, a feeling of aggravation and antipathy and a feeling of antagonism between young people and old people and it's unfortunate that's how he's trying to run. i would point out that mitt romney did not inherit a dime. i often look at people who inherited a lot of money unlike me and unlike mitt romney and say, well, you know, they didn't make it entirely on their own.
mitt romney made a big inheritance -- gave every penny of it away to brigham young university. so he did not get a single penny of inheritance. >> the key really is mitt romney at this stage, he needs to define himself and doesn't need to have the rich guy, in this country, isn't that the american dream to go out and make a lot of money? since when is it a crime to be rich? >> that's what's crazy about this discussion. by the way, what are the main things that you want to see in somebody who is going to be president of the united states? somebody who is a go getter or somebody who sort of slacks and i'm not comparing anybody with that terminology here but just in genal. do you want somebody whos a go geer who is going to be the commander in chief and the leader of the free world or do you want somebody who is average? when you really think through
thwhole concept it doesn't make that much sense. >> if you look at donald trump and look at j.f.k. and teddy roosevelt, they were all rich. how you relate to everybody is going to be the key. at 10 minutes after the hour, we can't go more than 10 minutes without talking about who is going to be the running mate for mitt romney. let's talk about maybe some clues. could those clues be in the battleground states of ohio and florida? let's look at how close they actually are and what that could mean for senator portman or senator rubio. first in -- first, we go in florida where right now barack obama who won it against john mccain has a two point lead. so in a poll i did see earlier when rubio would join the mythical ticket, he actually loses two points to mitt romney. >> there in florida which is one of those battleground states because it's a about the electoral college votes, maybe marco rubio on the ticket would be enough to get that particular state in the president's column. what about the state of ohio? >> actually jeb bush if he
helped out in florida would do more according to recent polls for mitt romney than marco rubio. >> he'd do great in florida. >> it's not just about one state. let's look at ohio as well. maybe you can find that mythical person who could help you win in florida and ohio if you're mitt romney and here in ohio, you have president obama now, 45% over mitt romney at 39%. that's actually gone up since february of this year. >> for president obama. >> uh-huh. >> and then you have, of course, what does that mean for rob portman? so would rob portman actually be more and rob portman is an extremely popular senator and seems to be pretty effective. >> and mark on rubio very, very popular and we had dick morris on our program a couple of days ago and when asked about what should mitt romney do for vice president? he said simply marco rubio. do you think marco rubio is thinking about vice president? listen to what he had to say about his future yesterday. >> three, four, five, six, seven years ago if i do a good job as
vice president. i'm sorry. >> you all got that, right? you all got that, right? >> if i do a good job as a senator instead of as vice president, i'll have a chance to do all sorts of things. >> that's funny. i mean, if you listen to other people say they're not going to be the number two and mitch daniels like governor christie, it's not going to happen. rubio is the only one who says no, outside that slip, i don't want the job. >> but when you -->> it's going to be hard to walk that back. >> when you talk to experts in this field like larry sabato who is frequently on this program who is in charge of the political ring for students down there in virginia, they always say they're not going to do it. if they got the call, they would. that brings me back to my first question, do you really believe when somebody says no, i'm not going to take the job because what's the opposite? yes, i'm raising my hand to get this job? they're not going to say that either. >> when they're that emphatic, the tape is hard to dispute. >> coming up right now, citizenship for sale. listen to this.
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program involves investments of half a million dollars and if somebody is otherwise unqualified to be an immigrant, they can come to the united states for half a million dollars and get a green card for themselves and for their entire family. sometimes it works out to be about $100,000 per visa. and there's quite a bit of activity in this area and i find it distasteful and i wish the program would go away. >> so what you're saying is if somebody has $500,000 and they can actually bring in -- and they prove they can create 10 jobs, at least 10 jobs, they jump ahead in line and the threshold for the amount of people allowed in this country does not go up, therefore, a physicist or in theory an economist that isn't rich would have to go back in line for this rich person to cut in, right? >> that's exactly right. >> so what bothers you about this program that's been on the books for so long? >> well, i have several things that i'm troubled by. first of all, it's tacky.
i don't think it's a good idea to sell -- sell green cards admission to the united states for money. secondly, it's a tiny program. it's a troubled program. it doesn't do much for either creation of jobs or creation of economic development. and finally, it's in the wrong agency. >> and let me ask you -- it's been on the books for a while. do you feel as though this administration is pushing this more than others? >> absolutely. the program was chugging along at a few hundred admissions a year, few hundred visas a year and this administration decided that this is greater than sliced bread, apparently, and they have been pushing their staff to say yes to the various applications, the staff has been reluctant over the years sometimes. this is an agency that says yes about 99% of the time and in this program, it's 80%, 70%, sometimes as low as 55% so this is a difficult program.
staff recognizes it. and the leadership wants to issue these visas anyway. >> all right, david. you shed light on this and this is the first time i've heard about this program so it's important. your center for immigration studies will be front and center this election season. thanks so much. >> you bet. >> straight ahead on this show, imagine this. you're a fifth grade student accused of sexting and confronted the vice principal with the pictures. turns out they had the wrong girl. and schools propose lowering the bar. now d's could get the greens. [ male announcer ] when a major hospital wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac!
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>> we have a couple of quick headlines for you. construction is set to resume on the september 11th museum at the world trade center since august. work there stopped on there over the summer because of a $150 million dispute between the memorial and the port authority of new york and new jersey and solyndra apparently adding some office space to the commercial real estate market. the gleaming headquarters of the now bankrupt solar panel company in fremont, california, can be yours. it's for sale. gretch? >> a georgia school in hot water now after wrongly accusing a fifth grade student of sending sext messages. so what's worst? the assistant principal called the straight a student down to her office and confronted her with the actual pictures. joining us now is the parent of the 11-year-old and their attorney.
good morning to the three of you. >> good morning. >> all right. i'm going to go to the attorney first, mr. davis, if you can set the scene for me. what happened here when she was called down to the office? >> azure was called down to the office and the assistant principal immediately confronted her and said i understand you've been sending these inappropriate texts and actually took her cell phone, the assistant principal's cell phone and showed her the photographs of another student and he was -- his private parts and he was naked. and she just showed azure these photographs without any warning, without having had any conversation with her mother. just disturbing photographs for azure. >> so azure, i know you're only 11 years old, what were you thinking when you saw those photos? >> when i saw the photo, i said ewww and i turned away and i was thinking maybe my family and my
mother and stuff didn't want me to see it. and i didn't really want to see it either. >> and you knew nothing about these photos? you had nothing to do with them? >> no. >> i want to bring you in here as a mom, when did you find out what's been happening at school? >> i got a call monday morning only after my daughter had been interrogated. and at that time, i didn't know she had seen the pictures. the vice principal called me. it's ironic that during the time of last week and actually she still doesn't have her cell phone so when she asked me if i -- if she had been sending out inappropriate texts from her phone if she had her cell phone, i told her no. she has actually lost her cell phone actually over a week ago. she thought she left it at a girlfriend's house. she hadn't had her phone since easter weekend. that pretty much cleared it up.
some awful person should have been sending these texts out. she also texted me the number of the parent who had came in and asked if i would call her. the parent was really upset. i said no problem, you know, parent to parent. >> i guess that apparently, i didn't want to get too much into the weeds here but apparently, somebody had used azure's name associated with these photos. and before there was any kind of investigation, is that your claim, that they just automatically took this straight a student in front of us here and acould youed -- accused her without really looking into it and showed her these pictures without look into the situation. >> that's correct. we believe each administrator has a responsibility to thoroughly investigate something prior to approaching a young child azure's age and presenting them with photographs like this and what happened here was that azure's name was in this other student's phone but it was not her telephone number, it was actually the telephone number of the other young lady's boyfriend
and so when they see these texts coming in and it's coming in under azure's name but it's not her phone number. and it's obviously she can't text from someone else's phone and it was just a very poor investigation that would leave them to suddenly again without warning show an 11-year-old these inappropriate photographs. >> we heard what her reaction was to seeing that. let's get these school district's statement, dekalb county, these allegations are of serious concern to the school district, the office of internal affairs began an investigation earlier today to determine if district policies and procedures were followed based on those findings. the district will take action as appropriate. you're a lawyer, that sounds like a lot of legalese. mom, where do you go from here? your child has seen these photos now. >> well, my daughter -- i support my daughter 100%. she feels -- for one her feelings were hurt. she was accused and almost bullied at first to say, you
know, she did this. her feelings were hurt. she also feels weird. the young man that -- whose picture she was showed is in her class. so i feel like he's been violated as well. these are her feelings, this is how she feels. and this is what she's telling me, you know, so she just feels weird. >> all right. >> it's a very interesting story. i'm sorry that had to happen to you. keep up the good work at school. thanks to all three of you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up on "fox & friends", it's the most powerful federal agency you've never heard of and it has an unlimited budget. where the heck did it come from? stu varney here to explain. need a house? now you can get one for $100 and an essay. story behind the deal of a lifetime. first, happy birthday to victoria's secret supermodel miranda kerr. she turns 29 today. auto-bliss. with rent2buy from hertz car sales,
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use this time to buy a great house at a great price. how about buying a house for $100? we know a story of a house that exists right now in cedar rapids, iowa, and the owner of it has a great idea. i will sell you this house for $100 if you're the one who writes the best essay why you should get it. >> are they english professors? here are the questions that you have to answer if you want to write the essay. how has the economic downturn affected you and your family? number two, why would receiving this house help your situation more than others? so it's only two questions. but it has to do with the economy. sounds like they're looking for somebody who most needs it. >> they won't award the house unless they get a good response. the good response would be, the threshold at least 1,000 entries, maximum of 2,000 entries and then they'll start grading the paper. >> right. because right now, the houses is on the market. they haven't had any luck -- they've had some lookers, the house currently is marketed at $99,500 so if they got 1,000
people to put up $100, that would be $100,000, they would get what they wanted. however, they will stop taking applications and essays at $2,000 so you can imagine, a great idea they might actually double their money. that couple is going to be with us live a little later on on "fox & friends." >> they did something similar with the lottery, random lottery buying a house. i don't think it went well. >> we had that guy on. >> i'm not sure how that ended. a little bit controversial. >> oftentimes, if they don't make the minimum, they don't give away the house or the car. but he also says that if they -- if they get a certain amount of interest and he sells the house, he's going to have a cash award. >> 26 minutes before the top of the hour. >> after 33 years, a possible major breakthrough in a hot and cold case. eaton pats, one of the first faces to be on the milk carton vanished when he was 6 years old in new york. a fresh investigation has led police to a new york city
basement, the workshop of this handyman. well, now, he's suddenly the interest in this tragic mystery. the f.b.i. expecting to continue digging in that basement for the next five days looking for blood or pieces of clothing. the boy was officially declared dead in 2011. >> meanwhile, investigators planning to search an area outside a bar in fayetteville, north carolina for clues on how to finaled the missing soldier kelli bordeaux. they searched a pond but found in clues there. she was last seen at a bar called froggy bottoms early saturday morning. the bar employee nicholas holbert gave her a ride home. he is a registered sex offender and has been questioned twice. police confirming he is now no longer a person of interest in the missing woman case. >> all right. how do you raise academic standards in america's schools? by lowering the bar, apparently. eight years ago, the los angeles board of education adopted this
ambitious plan to have all high school students take college prep classes. then plan -- that plan is about to take effect this fall. it requires all incoming freshmen to pass those classes to graduate but officials are now back tracking saying they might have aimed too high and possibly face a flood of dropouts. they've now proposed to reduce graduation requirements and allow students to pass with d's instead of c's. >> great! >> talk about taking a bite out of crime. take a look at this guy trying to rob a pawnshop in california when the owner's dog attacks. the rottweiler grabbing by the pant leg. one of the pawnshop's employees wrestles with him to the ground eventually knocking the gun out of his hands. after several minutes of this, the suspect ran scared and surrendered to police waiting outside. it's a good boy. good guard dog. >> ouch. biting that guy's butt. that would hurt. >> just saying. >> oy! >> oy indeed. thanks, scott. >> meanwhile, let's take a look at what the weather is like outside today.
and as you can see, widely scattered showers all the way from the great lakes states to the ohio, mississippi and missouri valley. extending down to portions of texas at this hour. out west, it's nice and dry. as you head out the door, what are the range? a-- 55 double nickel here in new york city. and it's 72, room temperature in tampa, florida. temperatures across the central plain states currently in the 40's. later on today in kansas city, 63 will be the high. across portions of texas all the way from 66 in dallas to 81 in san antonio along the riverwalk. 80's along the gulf coast. here in new york city, it will be room temperature. it looks like 56 the daytime high in minneapolis. and that's your fox travelcast. >> new housing and job reports. well, they came out yesterday painting a bleak economic
forecast that our stuart varney has been predicting for weeks now. first unemployment claims they fell by just 2,000 last week. far worse than the 5,000 expected and looking at home sales, they fell by 2.6% last month. upper trend we may be seeing. >> ok. where do you want to start? >> i'm not sure. >> here's the question, for most people, one of the most important aspects of their financial lives? answer, jobs surely and the house. jobs is your income, your money. how it comes into the household. your house is your principal investment that you'll ever make in your life. on both fronts, jobs and housing, negative news. far too many people filing for first time unemployment claims. that paints a negative picture of the jobs picture. we're only selling 4 1/2 million new -- 4 1/2 million homes per year. that's way down from where it should be so these two areas have turned around any progress, any growth there. it's stalled. we're going in the wrong
direction, bad news for -- yes, decelerating good word. exactly right. >> home sales, rising layoffs and manufacturing activity has slowed because of what's going on in europe because they're not asking for as much. this sounds very familiar and sounds like the last two years. >> you can't just blame europe. you can't just saw oh, it was the tsunami in japan. it's europe slowing down. >> are you talking to the president right now? >> yes. look, the president's policies have failed. i mean, you've got to be straight forward about this. he's had a policy of big time spending, stimulus. government does everything. he's had it for three years and we have not yet returned to prosperity. we do not have the vigorous growth that we're supposed to have. look, europe didn't help. the tsunami didn't help. guaranteed. but at the heart of this is the president's economic policy. win or lose, it is a failure thus far. >> and that's why the president, he sees those numbers and he also sees the poll numbers. 70% of the country, stuart, thinks we are on the wrong path and that is not a return trip to
the white house. >> 7 not -- 70% of the american people think the economy is fairly bad or just plain bad. that's a lousy statistic. >> tell me about this powerful agency that nobody has ever heard of. >> office of financial research. >> never heard of it. >> it will be set up in july. all part of the financial reform. it can go into any big bank and demand any information of any kind at any time. worst yet, it's funded by the -- by the big banks themselves. and this new agency does not answer to congress, it answers to the federal reserve. and the federal reserve places a tax on banks to fund this agency. in other words, is it constitutional? surely congress is the only authority that can tax people in america and now suddenly you've got the federal reserve taxing the banks. >> that was my first question when you started talking about it, who authorized this new federal agency? >> dodd frank. that's in the new financial reform legislation. this new agency will be established as of july of this
year. $158 million for its first year. >> how do you feel about people -- the banks were out of control and they were just lending money and no one was looking over their shoulder. what's wrong with these guys looking over their shoulder? >> good question. do you breach maybe the constitution in order to come up with the right regulatory framework to stop another lehman brothers to happen again. it's a point of principle on the taxing authority. this is practicality. do we need this scrutiny of the big banks? >> and judge napolitano, thanks for joining us today. it's great to see. constitutionality, you owe him $20 for that. >> since when does a guy with my kind of voice talk about the american constitution? good question. >> here, not there. >> we're going to catch you at 9:20 on the fox business network. you've been filling in at 4:00 p.m. as well for neil cavuto. >> having the time of my life. >> have a great weekend. >> death by soda. you heard right. new claims that one woman's coca-cola habit may have killed her. going to have to hear that to believe it.
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coke says its products are safe. and ferris bueller would be proud. students at berkeley high school in california going to great extremes to play hooky. they hacked the administration's password and then sold it to other students. they were then able to change school attendance records. 50 students now facing suspension. i should not be laughing. and two others may be expelled. steve? >> bueller. bueller. thanks, brian. global warming hiss hysterics could face a cold, hard truth. some glaciers are actually growing. the glaciers in asia actually increased in size over the last nine years. hope al gore isn't watching this. chris horner is a senior fellow at the competitive enterprise institute and joins us today from virginia. chris, i thought the glaciers were all disappearing and now you're telling me they're getting bigger. >> you could say most are getting bigger because most of the glaciers are found down
under in antarctica and that's cooling despite al gore's former claims and growing. but arnold -- around the world and around the united states glaciers are growing. but frozen things have a limited repertoire and they tried to reach much too much into select ones shrinking and in south america, there's one that was retreating, receding and 30 miles away was one that was growing. and "time" magazine and all the papparazzi were only taking the picture of the one that was behaving properly because it fit in with their narrative. >> and part of the narrative was that some glaciers in the himlias were going to be completely gone, a little puddle by 2035. >> 2034. >> exactly and now you're saying that some of them are growing a little bit which is just the way glaciers operate, isn't it? >> there's something between 15,000 and 54,000 glaciers there which should tip you off, we don't have a lot of data. they got data on about 10 and they were claiming that the
himalayan glaciers were melting and the reason they claimed that is politicians wanted to say that global warming was going to lead to global conflict because of drinking water and so on. and then we threw an awful lot of money at this issue because of all the hysteria and it -- we found out that, in fact, no, they're growing. now, they respond to local conditions but what we're doing is pointing out that the hysteria is just that and they were trying to redesign the american economy as well as the foreign policy and so on on the basis of a theory that proved to be grounded in a little more than hysteria. >> all right. so chris, what does this do to their argument? that everything, you know, that the globe is getting warmer and everything is melting? >> well, they have yet to let facts stand in the way of their argument but what it does is continues to educate the public because glaciers have this emotional tie to people and you can point to them but we're going to point to the ones growing. all over. and point out that their theory is wrong, you don't -- we could
continue spending money on the pursuit of knowledge which seems to terrify them instead of redesigning the american economy fundamentally if the president wants. >> sure. this is surprising. i haven't heard on the other channels that some of the glaciers are getting bigger. that's why people watch fox. >> you know when they do, at this rate, the ice smash will kill us all and find a way to blame it on you. >> of course, or george bush, you watch. chris horner, always a pleasure. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> ok, now you know. meanwhile, the woman behind the biggest scandal to rock the secret service revealed, that's her. now word she's not the only one they had their eye on. the sarah palin bombshell top of the hour. but first, he wanted to get rid of his flab so he went on every single diet known to man. so which one works? that man, oh, he looks better now, joins us live next.
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>> he's a man on a healthy mission -- oh, i've done those things. that's trouble. for two years, a.j. jacobs tried every diet and fitness routine under the sun to help him lose weight and get in shape. >> he wrote about the journey in his new brand new book called "drop dead healthy". a.j. jacobs joins us right now to tell us about what worked and what didn't. you started 5'11", 172, not heavy but you end up 156 pounds. >> right. >> how did you do it? >> you're topless. >> i'm afraid so. >> when i started three years ago, i was in terrible shape. i was skinny fat, as you can see, i looked sort of like a snake that had swallowed a goat so i wanted to -- my wife said enough already. you got to get in shape. and that's when i decided i'll
do everything. see what works and what doesn't. >> you wrote this on your treadmill. what did it take you? 1,200 miles? >> exactly. i wrote it while walking but i loved it. that kept me awake. and by the way -- >> are you about to rob a bank here? what are you doing? >> this one is one of the many workouts i tried called the caveman workout oochlt actually liked this one. >> you go out into central park, take off your shirts and shoes. >> get poison ivy. >> and throw boulders and climb trees. you act like a caveman. >> as far as diets there's a new one every milisecond of our lives. you tried all of them out there? what was the worst one? >> probably this one called calorie restriction where you eat very, very little because that way, you'll live a long time. and the idea -- the joke is what -- do you really want to live a long time like that? so -- but i -- i went to dinner at these guys' houses and we had
for an appetizer, we each had a single blueberry and then we had for the main course a walnut. >> what worked for you? >> what worked, well, one thing was believe it or not, something simple like chewing your food. there's this movement on the internet called chewedism and they believe we need to chew a lot more and it actually works because when you chew, you eat more slowly. and when you eat more slowly, you eat less and you lose weight. >> also self-tracking. >> self-tracking is huge! just get a pedometer, that alone made me walk two or three miles. >> they actually work? >> they totally work. they make youment to get to 10,000 steps which is the goal. >> and writing down what you eat. >> writing down or now you can take it with your iphone. you don't even need to -- >> how lazy. i've known you for a long time. you're a skinny guy. you were a pretty skinny guy. why did you do that? >> i was skinny fat and i was in the hospital and my wife said i don't want to be a widow. so that -- that was part of it
and it was also a follow-up, i wrote a book about improving my mind by reading the encyclopedia and i came on here -- >> that was hilarious. >> i wrote a book about the spirit by following all the rules of the bible. >> hilarious. >> thank you. this is the third one, you know, the body, mind, spirit, body. >> it also is hilarious. >> thank you, steve. >> all right. "drop dead healthy" is the name of it. a.j. jacobs survived all the diets. great to see you. >> great to see you. >> remember when we told you that chris christie was caught snoozing at a springsteen show? wait until you hear what the governor is saying now. >> and it was all a mistake. retiring democrats with nothing to lose say what they really think now about obamacare. >> uh-oh! the capital one cash rewards card
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i'm gretchen carlson. hope you'll have a great weekend. the secret service scandal hit new heights now. brand new pictures of the woman, at least one of them at the center of the controversy. before one agent set his sights on her, he had his eyes on sarah palin? huh? >> yeah, someone call the doctor. democrats, yes we said democrats, have a serious case of buyer's remorse. why they're saying obamacare was a mistake. >> uh-oh. they were his private notes, scoring all the women he was dating. one problem, those private notes are now public. note to self, don't give the spreadsheet to one of the women you're dating. it just doesn't end. >> even if she gets high ratings. >> she could be a 10 but she can also be angry. "fox & friends" hour two for a friday starts now! >> good morning, everyone.
hope you're going to have a good friday. made it through your entire week. on to your weekend now. let's kick off this hour with some headlines because the u.s. military saying as many as four americans on board a blackhawk helicopter might have died after it came crashing down in southern afghanistan. u.s. officials believe bad weather caused the accident but they can't rule out enemy fire. the neighborhood watch captain who admits that he shot and killed trayvon martin could be a free man today? a few hours from now, a bond hearing for george zimmerman will happen. now, if granted bail, he would remain out of jail as he awaits trial. zimmerman facing second-degree murder charges for the february shooting death of 17-year-old martin. zimmerman claims he was acting in self-defense under florida's stand your ground law. martin was unarmed when he was killed. martin's parents will be attending today's hearing but apparently have declined a request from zimmerman for a private meeting. new jersey governor chris christie insisting that he
didn't doze off at bruce springsteen's recent concert in new york city. >> what happened was during rocky ground which is kind of a really spiritual song, people sat. so i sat up on the seat. and i put my head back and closed my eyes to listen to the song. you know, when i was like fist pumping during badlands, no nobody, that i know, took pictures of that. >> governor christie joked that he's more likely to die at a springsteen concert than fall asleep at one. he's a huge fan of the boss having attended 127 concerts. talk about coming out of left field. white sox-orioles game interrupted by a young boy that wandered out of the stands and right into the middle of the game. the white sox left fielder scooped him up and turned him over to security guards. we're told the boy and his family were then ejected from the game. but it does not appear they will be fined. those are your headlines. probably just a little excited to get down there on the field
with the players. >> surprise. >> all right, the secret service scandal getting uglier by the day and now we're getting our first look at the escorts allegedly involved in the mess. >> peter doocy live in washington with more. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. three secret service agents are already out of jobs and now we have our first look at the alleged escort who was apparently expecting $800 for a date with an agent and threw a fit when he allegedly only offered a fraction of that. now, "the new york post" reports she is a 24-year-old single mother and as more details come out, some want president obama to step up and take the blame. >> the president needs to assert discipline, management directions throughout the executive branch. and presidents ought to be held responsible. >> the white house press secretary jay carney says that comment sounds like a politician trying to politicize something that is not political and he also said even though president
obama has not spoken to secret service director mark sullivan, others at the white house have. >> the president has been kept very much up to speed on the situation with regards to this incident and the actions that the service has taken, the very swift actions that the service has taken to investigate this matter. >> the former speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, has now defended the secret service as a whole but was not so nice to the men accused of wrong doing here. >> there are many people in the secret service who do their jobs responsibly and campaign every moment. but nonetheless, those people who are responsible have brought disgrace. and it's disgusting. >> "the washington post" reports that one of the supervisors who has been accused of inappropriate behavior was in charge of the k-9 unit while the other was in the international
programs division. >> one of the secret service guys who was fired put on his facebook a picture of him standing behind sarah palin where he was wearing a dark suit and sunglasses. he wrote later in the comments, i was really checking her out if you know what i mean. >> he wrote that on facebook. sarah palin was on last night on this channel talking about the fact that he's gone and she's witnessing it. >> i've had enough of these men being dogs and not being responsible. >> ok! >> i don't have anything else to say about that. that's all you can say about it. >> i don't think you can blame the president. i think that's way out of line to blame the president for what the secret service is doing. but meanwhile, let's talk about the president and obamacare. we told you last week that barney frank had jumped off the obamacare wagon. said it's a tactical mistake and now there's another democrat doing the exact same thing and his name is brad miller. he says this -- i think we would
have been better off if we would have dealt first with the financial system and the other related economic issues and come back it health care. >> why are they talking about it now? this is what we're talking about at the beginning of the show. politicians, why don't they just tell the truth from the beginning? why don't they just do that? it's about getting re-elected at the time or going along with your party or whatever it is. now they come out and say, maybe we shouldn't have focused on health care for the first two years of the administration? now, they're saying maybe it's going to cost the american public too much? it's just -- it's really disingenuous. >> and they're saying what's happened. they're saying what's in this plan and the more they find out about it is the more distasteful it is for americans. they're seeing what's happening with the economy and it's not bouncing back the way it should be bouncing back. they're saying why did we do this? a democrat out of california also criticized the party's handling of this issue and out of 69 democrats, jump in favor of the keystone pipeline. >> don't you think they're doing that because they're
retiring now? >> i think that's part of it. but i think at the same time, brian has a good point and that is, you know, what did nancy pelosi say? we got to pass this thing to see what's in it. they passed it and people are saying wait a minute, we're going to cut half a trillion dollars out of medicare. >> that's their job to read it before they voted on it. if they voted on that bill and didn't know what's in it, that's their responsibility to do that. i think this all comes down to the fact that they're going to retire now and that's usually when politicians decide to tell you how they really feel. >> as i was saying to brian's point about dennis cartoza, one of the things he said, he called on leaders at the time, let's figure out how they're going to pay for this thing if we're going to pass it. they didn't exactly work out all the details and now he has buyer's remorse as do at least two other democrats and you got to figure that number is bigger. >> didn't justice scalia say to read this plan would be cruel and unusual punishment. >> that's not his job potentially but for members of
congress, don't you think they should read the bills before they should put a vote on something this important. it's really disingenuous to say now, a couple of years later, i don't like this thing. i think there's more to this whole story. >> it also helps mitt romney to say when he gets on the stump and say -- or if he wants to, to decide to make health care a big thing. by the way, republicans aren't the only one. one by one, you can point out these democrats who are giving republicans fuel by doing this. >> meanwhile, let's talk a little bit about something that's heating up here in new york city. there's a fellow who works for a park avenue real estate agency and his name is david mercure, he's a single guy. >> how do you know he's single? >> you're right. there he is right there. he's been on match.com and he's been meeting some people on match.com and apparently, he's contacted a number of women and then after he's interviewed them, he has -- keep in mind, this is a guy who -- >> interviewed them? >> yeah, he's chatted with them
on line and then what he's done is he's entered all the data about the various women on a spreadsheet. and he rates them. >> i thought this was after he had like one date with them, then he would write comments like, you know, had a good time, i'll call her back. the weirdest thing about this or maybe it's good for the women who denied him was that a lot of people did not show up to actually go on the date with him. like he'll actually write on the spreadsheet, stood up by such and such. said she had other plans. guys, if a woman doesn't show up for the first date, she's probably not interested. >> i'm thinking traffic. the whole thing is they release this stuff, it becomes public. one woman is outraged at her ranking. she's happy she got a 9.5. the others say why am on everybody's list? my face is out there. my ranking is out there. my description is out there and one woman might be suing another woman. >> and here's -- >> but not the guy! >> one woman who accidentally got it returned to her and fen she spread it all over the
spreadsheet and the woman who is considering legal action against the guy has never actually met him. and said yeah, he seems like a nice enough fella but she's horrified. >> she looks so happy there. >> here's the thing -- you go on these date sites, you have to know that potentially your information and your pictures are going to be out there. i mean, that -- if you put your stuff out therementing to meet people, this is one of the consequences that can happen. >> but i got -- one woman actually gave him credit for being so organized. >> sure. >> wow, this sounds like he's -- >> sounds like a match made in heaven. did they have a good time on their date? >> i believe it was lilianna who is 26 years old who got a 9.5. >> there you go. >> maybe there's a hook-up there somewhere. >> maybe they could end up together and maybe in a lawsuit together. >> so what do you think about this? it's very organized guy using a spreadsheet so grade the gals. e-mail us, friends at foxnews.com. perhaps we'll share some of your insight into that. >> one woman labelled -- she
was labelled j chappy and not happy. >> terrifying moments for a plane full of people. a flock full of birds flying into the engine again. whole thing caught on tape. >> and start the countdown clock. it's 200 days until the presidential election. so is the president at risk of losing union support in a key battleground state? brian? on>> our political panel takes a look at surprising new poll numbers straight ahead. i believe that's the panel, according to my sources. >> i rate them all 10's. >> good morning, folks! you're next. as i get older, i'm making changes to support my metabolism. i'm more active, i eat right,
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>> time to get out your calenda calendars. 200 days until the presidential election. can you believe it? fox news polls are looking at an interesting look at the battleground state of ohio. only half of the voters in union households support president obama. usually a strong hold of his. look at white working class voters that earn less than $50,000 a year, they are split. 41% for romney and 40% for president obama and no candidate has won the white house without winning state of ohio. miles miller, white house and congressional correspondent for the daily and alicia menedez, senior editor politics 365 and the co-host of "power play" on sirius xm radio. let me start with you. these polls, ohio very important state. good news, bad news for president obama. >> i think there's actually wonderful news for president obama's team here. when you go back to 2008, you
saw john mccain winning the white not college educated vote by 18 points and here you have barack obama and mitt romney neck and neck. what should be a big problem for the romney campaign, he comes out of the primary with big problems with working class voters. >> angela, is the class warfare dialogue that republicans believe the president is doing, is it working in ohio and other states? >> well, it's working, gretchen, but we still have an eternity to wait. 200 days, that's a lot of time before the election day. these polls demonstrate that this is going to be a very close race. and i think with the union votes and the working class vote, whether you're white, black, male or female, all of us are suffering in this economy. what republicans need to do is get out there, advocacy, motivate, inspire to get people to the polls to support them. ohio is very important because president bush won four more years by getting 16% of the black vote. and that was on the right to life and the sanctity of
marriage. >> in ohio, miles, governor kasich passioned -- passed this very big law many thought were before the unions and then it was repealed. do you think there are many as people for romney? >> the unions aren't tied to one political party. unions go out and endorse a specific candidate most times. >> no, unions give most of their money to democrats. >> yes. >> that's the case. you know, this poll is not that shocking. obama has been campaigning a lot in ohio in the recent months and weeks and, you know, it's not -- it's not shocking at all because president bush, you know, president clinton, they were all at the same place, around 50%, 51% back when they were running for the re-election and president obama is at % right now, that's a good place to be. >> angela, quickly, also in this poll, there was a question -- who is more easy going and likable? president obama or mitt romney? more than half the people said president obama.
only 18% said mitt romney. the question that i have this morning is do we elect a president based on how easy going they are? >> don imus asked me, angela, who would you rather go to a concert with? president obama, mitt romney or rick santorum? i said obama because he seems like he's a fun guy. but do i want him as my president because you're fun and just because you're likable and just because you're more fun, it's the policies you've enacted. >> do we care who is more fun in who is going to be president? >> i think this is a proxy of who understands what i'm going through. you saw voters turn out for george bush. they'd rather have a beer with him than john kerry that seems to me to be a similar litmus test. there's something to feeling if somebody can relate to you. there's something they're centering a problem finding in mitt romney. >> the president has more than five controversies in as many months. so is the white house now in a little bit a meltdown mode? a look at history says yep.
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>> time now for news by the numbers on this friday. first $70 million. that's how much money minnesota residents wasted on natural wind energy. they didn't even use. that's too bad. next, four. that's how many democrats showed up at a recent senate budget committee meeting. inside sources say those who came made a brief statement for the record and then split!
finally, $50,000. that's all you need to be happy. a new study found that people making at least an annual income of about $50,000 were more satisfied in their relationships, health and employment than those who made less. so that's what we should shoot for. >> the month of april has been an eventful one for president obama from his open mike moment in russia to the secret service and the g.s.a. scandal at home. the controversy may be putting the president in a bit of a meltdown mode. >> and i have more flexibility. >> i'm confident that the supreme court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress. >> if it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed,
then, of course, i'll be angry. >> look at that! i'm melting! i'm melting! oh, what a world. what a world. >> we're back now with our political panel to get their reaction. all right, miles, i'll kick it off with you. is this administration in a bit of a meltdown right now? it seems like every single week, there's some new sort of controversy or should we not blame the president for some of these controversies? >> the g.s.a. scandal, you know, what happened with the secret service, not a fault of the administration. now the administration does have oversight of these agencies, but not the administration's fault that these things went on. the president, the administration, they're in campaign mode, with a keane focus on looking at legislation that's in congress and you've seen that within the past weeks with the violence against women act and other measures in congress. so that's where the president is right now. >> this strategy is so brilliant with the liberals even though he's had a stalled policy, the fast & the furious, solyndra,
shall i go on? promises made and promises broken. they have their message together. that is to distract, deflect and division. class warfare, redistribution of wealth and they're consistent and it's a simple message and simple does it best. and the republicans are making it very, very complicated, they need to get their act together. >> all right, so some of the other critics of the president say that these were other presidential unravelling moments. you had lyndon johnson. of course, with vietnam, richard nixon, watergate, and jimmy carter, iran oil crisis. george h.w. bush, broken tax promises. alicia, does anything that's happened in the last month with president obama have anything to do with any of those past controversies? >> that's the nerdiest word association game i've ever seen. i love it. that's fantastic. no, i don't think so. and i think we've heard this name before. you've heard the list that angela rattled off. we heard it with the b.p. oil spill. they are in disarray. this is an administration that
they do everything according to the book and always seem to come out on top. even when you don't expect them to. so i really feel that all of this is going to fall away. >> what do you make, miles, of angela's assessment that they're incredibly good at distracting, deflecting and dividing? >> i don't think that they're distracting, deflecting or dividing. i think the administration right now is in that mode of looking at policy and then also looking at what they need to do for the election. you know, they're still pushing their big agenda in their mode where they want to be able to take away the selection and be able to do -- push forward with four more years. >> miles, i'm not -- i wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. the war on women. i can go down the line of the different things. the poor vs. the rich. you live in a gated community? people live with violence. that's what they're doing. they're not talking about policy. it's about politics. >> but there are inequalities in the world. >> there are and there have been. what are you going to do to solve them? what are you going to do solve them? >> the violence against women
act is one of the things where you'll say that's war against women. that's one of the major things that helped women. >> it's the responsibility of each individual voter to look into the details and find out where each candidate stands on the policies and then make your decision. panel, have a fantastic weekend. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> it's the most powerful federal agency you've never heard of it. it has an unlimited budget. where the heck did it come from? what is it? i'm intrigued. then it's the exact same thing that's happened at captain sully. watch that flock of birds going into the engine. all caught on camera. then steve going under the microscope this morning literally. he's getting a first hand lesson in what the sun does to your skin. it's a lesson for all of us. whoa!
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passengers caught the whole thing on camera. the l.a. bound flight was carrying 172 passengers and seven crew members and had just taken off from j.f.k. airport here in new york city when the birds took out the right engine and it caught on fire. passengers say smoke then filled the cabin forcing the pilot to return to the runway. >> has had an engine failure on the right engine. declaring an emergency due to a bird strike. >> we'll get you straight back in. >> oh, man. can you imagine? the plane did land safely but it was a reminder of the miracle on the hudson when captain sully sullenberger was forced to land his u.s. airways jet, that's right, in the hudson river after hitting a flock of geese. that had passengers yesterday shaken up a bit. >> the more i thought about it, i realized we were one more flock away from the left engine being hit and what that would mean. and i thought about the hudson river. that kind of set me back a little bit. >> i feel very happy and very
fortunate that they're all here right now because it was really scary for a minute. >> it was really scary. and to compensate them, delta is reportedly giving each and every passenger on the flight a $100 meal voucher. that they can use next time. great. >> now the rest of your headlines for a friday. a small plane with an unresponsive pilot sinks into the gulf of mexico after circling above the ocean for more than two hours. two f-15 fighter jets tracked the plane and tried to contact the pilot. coast guard crews saw no signs that the pilot who was the lone person on board survived. the circumstances point toward a possible loss of cabin pressure. >> all right. it's being called the most powerful federal agency you've never heard of until now. lawmakers from both parties expressing major concerns over the office of financial research? the mysterious agency was created as part of president obama's financial overhaul. that was back in 2010 as a way to collect financial data. the problem is lawmakers say its
budget funded entirely by taxpayers is growing out of control and once more, the law that the president signed doesn't give congress any power to limit that budget. >> a school in georgia in hot water after wrongly accusing a fifth grade of sending sex messages. the assistant principal called the straight a student down to her office, confronted her and showed her the actual lewd pictures. the girl, her mom and their attorney joined us earlier on "fox & friends." >> when i saw the photo, i said ewww and turned away. i was thinking maybe my family, my mother and stuff didn't want me to see it and i didn't want to see it either. >> we believe each administrator has a responsibility to thoroughly investigate something prior to approaching a young child of her age and presenting them with photographs like this. >> the dekalb county school district releasing this statement. the office of internal affairs began an investigation early today to determine if district policies and procedures were
followed. based on those findings, the district will take action as appropriate. brian? >> all right. there's a whole -- there's a whole love happening at philadelphia zoo. you want proof? look at this. a little girl's playful interaction with sea otters has become an internet sensation. the girl runs back and forth with her fingers on the glass. the otters follow. already more than 120,000 hits on you tube. >> ahh! so cute, we need a little bit more of that on friday. >> we should have more otters in the morning. steve doocy has the weather, though, until we get the otter deal cut. >> that's right. we otter have more of them, indeed, brian. all right, it's about 25 before the top of the hour. let's take a look at the weather because we're going to talk about the sun. the sun, hard to see right now as you can see in the great lakes states, big thunderstorm moving through that area and goes down through the central mississippi and missouri valley and widely scattered showers in the portions of the northern plains and down through texas.
next map is going to show you the current readings as you head out the door. here in new york city right now, it's 55. it's pretty pleasant right now. 50's down through the mid atlantic back through, as you can see, the mid-mississippi valley. northern portions of new england right now, 43 and one more map shows you today's daytime highs. it is going to be sunshiny and hot out in phoenix, arizona. reason i mentioned phoenix last is because it's very sunny out there. that's one of the sunny spots in america. dermatologist dr. julie kearnan is with us, the spokesperson for the skin cancer foundation. and joins us live. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we've got new guidelines on who needs to put stuff on their face, s.p.f. of something. >> we do. these are welcome guidelines. the f.d.a. has long -- announced their long awaited changes in how sunscreen needs to be labelled. >> it has to have broad spectrum. what does that mean? >> exactly. in the past, people would go and look for something with a high
s.p.f. thinking they're protecting themselves. now, it's not enough. sunscreen must say it has broad spectrum protection meaning it protects against both short wavelength rays that burn you as well as u.v.a. rays. it can't just say s.p.f. it has to protect you equally against both types of rays. >> may be labelled water resistant, not waterproof. got to put it on every two hours. i didn't realize that. what happens? does it get soaked up? >> exactly. even if you're not swimming, it has to be reapplied every two hours. the sun changes the chemicals and it wipes off. every 40 minutes or 80 minutes if you're swimming or every two hours. >> this morning in the 5:00 hour before i had my maybillene applied, you took a picture of my face with the machine. let's take a look at the images. screen left. that shows me normally and then you have brown steve and then red steve. what are those? >> you got it. what this shows you is the damage that's there, that the standard photography doesn't capture.
brown image is melanin. it's what your body produces and responds from exposure because it's getting damaged and it wants to protect itself. it makes an umbrella of pigment. the red is a little bit of inflammation and some dilated or enlarged vessels related to sun damage. it shows you've had a lifetime of sun exposure. >> yeah, i've been out in the sun. i'm in my 50's. a lot of people -- remember back in the day, you probably don't, but people would go out in the sun and put on baby oil. >> and reflectors. >> yeah. >> that's right. put the thing under your chin. you got some sunscreens here. do you have a favorite? >> you know, i really -- it depends on what -- who you're protecting and what you're protecting. for my face, i really like something that feels light, that has blockers in it. i use something that has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in it. >> something new with the guidelines, you should one ounce which is a shot glass full of sunscreen every day. >> every day. and reapply it every two hours. and that means that your
sunscreen shouldn't be lasting you season after season. you should be going through it pretty quickly in a week's vacation. >> we'd like to think canfield imaging systems for letting us use their reveal image camera that made me look kind of funny but now i need to talk to my dermatologist. all right. always a pleasure. >> thanks so much. >> thank you very much. >> all right, guys, what's coming up? >> all right, steve. we'll get you some treatment right away. meanwhile, we've been telling you all about this new massive spy center in arizona. just how worried should you be about the government spying on you, if at all. that's next. >> take a look at this 60,000 page paper. that's how big our tax code is. no wonder you're confused. we'll fix it in four easy steps. >> trivia question of the day -- all multivitamins give me the basics.
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he left his home alone for the first time to go to school bus by himself on may 25, 1979 and he has not been seen since. he was one of the first missing children to ever appear on a milk carton. many suspected that a man named jose ramos played a role in his abduction but ramos was never charged criminally. now, sources are telling us that a handiman who had access to this basement now is a focus of this investigation. however, police have not discussed any specific suspects. and i will step back into the shot, perhaps the saddest part of this case is how far away he lived. his parents still live less than a block away from this scene. so far, they have not commented on this most recent search. police say they could be out here looking for new clues for up to five days. that is the latest live from soho, manhattan this morning, robert moses, fox news.
back to you. >> all right, 33 years ago. thanks very much. let's go to the couch now and brian. >> all right. as we've been telling you all here on "fox & friends", the national security agency better known as the n.s.a. is in the process of building a massive $2 billion data center over in utah. some say the center is just another government building but to others, it appears the data center is actually a spy center ready to intrude on u.s. citizens so what should we believe? james bamford is here with us, the author of "the shadow factory" and ultrasecret n.s.a. and stephanie hesler is here, an adjunct professor at the manhattan institute and former constitutional lawyer for the senate judiciary committee. welcome to both of you. you have a problem with this? auto i've a problem with the secrecy that's involved in it. i don't really have a problem with n.s.a. i've written three books on it. one book they had a book signing for me at n.s.a. i have a problem with building a data with a million square feet that we don't know what's going in it. and this is a agency that spent
years illegally spying on americans. >> you think -- were they doing things in violation of the constitution, stephanie? >> i don't think they were doing things in violation of the constitution. in this conflict, it's very important to gather intelligence but we have to strike the right balance between keeping our security safe and keeping our privacy rights. >> and the -- the ability of this n.s.a., the cutting edge technology that allows them potentially to look into the every american's home. does that bother you? >> well, under the law, it specifically protects u.s. citizens and requires a warrant to target u.s. citizens and it's really based on trying to get foreign terrorists overseas. and i think that as long as the government is complying with that, we don't have to worry about that violation. >> is there any evidence the government is not complying with that? >> one of the people i interviewed was one of the senior officials at n.s.a., he was a person actually designed the entire eavesdropping operation around the world
including automating that whole system and he left because he didn't like the way the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on american citizens. and he -- he told me right near n.s.a. that we're this close from turnkey totalarian society and he's the guy that designed the system and he was there for almost 40 years. >> guess what happens, though, if there's another attack like 9/11 and there's a bunch of terrorists complying with each other, conspiring with each other to kill americans, we have the potential to eavesdrop and penetrate and we didn't do that because we were concerned about the constitution. where's the blame go? >> right. well, exactly, that's why it's trying to strike the right balance and we have to realize that we have not had another attack since september 11th and this is an amazing accomplishment because our intelligence agents have really done a terrific job at protecting us, they're out there every day trying to protect our national security and protect our safety. >> does it concern you at all that potentially you could use -- you could smell some of the data that they get from everyday americans to learn about from whether it's for a consumer something or to get background on somebody, if they're spying
on americans in order to keep americans safe, would that bother you? >> well, if they were doing it without a warrant, that would clearly violate the constitution. if they were doing it with a warrant, that is in compliance with the constitution. >> and james, the law was written in the 70's, right? >> 1978. >> can something written in 1978 really work now? >> well, certainly it can work now. it does work now. they still have the law. what they do is just do the amendments on it. the problem with it was the bush administration bypassed the law. it violated the law. and that's why they had to grant immunity to the telecom companies that cooperated. they wouldn't grant immunity if they didn't do anything wrong. >> it's a debate that we'll have to continue to have. we don't know everything that's inside there. thanks so much. >> appreciate it. >> coming up straight ahead, ever tried to read 60,000 pages? well, that's how big our tax code is. no wonder we're all confused. we're going to fix it in four easy steps next. then on this day in history in
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>> if you're wondering the answer to the question of the day, there it is. carmen electra. the winner is from gillette, wyoming. congratulations. let's head outside to steve. >> taxed to the max! take a look at what is behind me. 60,000 pages of paper. that's the size of the u.s. tax code if you added up all the loopholes and crazy tax regulations. no wonder why everybody says it's way too complex.
our next guest says he can simplify it in four easy steps. steven moore, our old buddy is the senior economics writer for "the wall street journal" and joins us live from washington, d.c. good morning to you. >> hi, steve. >> we have -- keep in mind a lot of these papers are still in the reams of paper and we're going to be putting them back into the copy machine throughout the balance of the day. but you say this would not only impact everybody, it would actually reduce the amount of tax we pay, right? >> there's no question about it. i mean, first of all, steve, that pile of paper you have behind you, that doesn't even include the tens of thousands of tax regulations that a lot of people have to read through to figure out their taxes. steve, i'm a tax expert. i've been studying the tax code for 20 years. i have to confess to you, even i had to have a professional tax preparer do my taxes because i couldn't figure it out. so it is a complicated migraine headache and there's so many ways we could do this better.
>> ok. now you've got four steps to simplify everything. first of all, go to a flat tax with a postcard tax return. that's rick perry's idea. >> it's too logical, steve. i mean, why can't we go to -- remember the old steve forbes, dick armey idea of a postcard tax return? only eight or nine or 10 lines. i think that is so simple, so logical and you can't understand why washington hasn't done it. you know, we spend more hours per year doing our tax returns than are spent building every car, van, truck and airplane in america. so we can get rid of so much of the waste if we had a flat tax. >> and then also, or you could eliminate the income tax and replace with a national sales tax. just forget about that. every time you buy something, you pay a little something. >> you ought to eliminate all those 60,000 pages you have behind you, steve, let's just move to a national sales tax where you just pay the tax at the cash register. you know, there are nine states that have no income tax that just collect their taxes through
a sales tax. that would be so much more logical and so much simpler. >> what about reduce the tax rate? >> reduce those rates. get the system, you know, there's an old saying that what you want is low tax rates. get rid of the loopholes. steve, the reason you got all of those pages behind you is special interest groups have inserted all of these loopholes, all of these carve outs that don't benefit the american people. they benefit narrow special interests and make it so complicated. >> all right. great advice. listen, do you have time to come up here and help me put this back in the copy machine? >> it is such a mess! you know what albert einstein said. the most complicated thing in the entire universe is the federal income tax system. >> i think he would be right. steven moore from "the wall street journal." thank you very much. >> take care. >> i just hope a big wind doesn't come along or this is going to be a flurry of paper, gretchen. behind me out on 48th street. >> i'll come out and help ya. i kind of like picking up the
pieces. anyway, very nice segment, thanks so much for simplifying that. coming up, what happened to this missing soldier? geraldo rivera has a disturbing theory and he joins us top of the hour. back from afghanistan. plus d.n.a. collected from children at school without parental consent? is that legal? judge jeanine pirro is on that case. right back. ♪
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it's april 20. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time with us. the trayvon martin case could reach a boil be point. george zimmerman who admits he shot and killed him could be a free man. his bond hearing starts in one hour and we're live at the courthouse. >> steve: and what happened to this missing soldier? police reached a dead end, but geraldo rivera has a disturbing theory and he is here to talk about kelly bordeaux coming up. good morning, geraldo. >> brian: need a house? one couple will give you theirs nor $100 and an essay. they join us live with the deal of a lifetime that could be yours. "fox & friends" starts right now >> steve: with the mega millions lottery, they got rich. in this case, 100 bucks. >> brian: you got to be good at english. written in longhand? >> gretchen: yeah. you have to fill out this essay and then potentially you'll be
chosen. by the way, scott. >> that probably my fault because i was putting my coffee down like this, right? yes. and then -- so i was like this -- throw me under the bus. not scott, fantastic camera operator behind camera 2. give him a hand. that was my fault. >> brian: you know what i liked? i liked the way scott, as you reenacted, scott followed you. you could go down if you had to. >> gretchen: what? >> brian: you could pan down if you had to. >> steve: he's following. he's paid to follow. >> gretchen: i didn't want scott to feel bad 'cause it was my fault. >> brian: scott's time could be geraldo time and he's angry. >> steve: scott, tell us about yourself. >> gretchen: he's a good dancer. >> steve: geraldo, that maybe the only way you get on tv today. >> how hard is it to point and shoot? >> brian: you always get the ladies' legs. why don't you work the camera?
>> he gets the miss america shot. >> gretchen: you are going to time out with brian. okay. somehow we have to go to headlines from that because in about an hour, a judge will decide if george zimmerman will leave a florida jail, his bond hearing set for 9 a.m if granted bail, he would remain out of jail as he awaits trial. he is facing second degree murder charges. he claims he was act not guilty self-defense under florida's stand your ground law. but martin was unarmed. his parents will be at the hearing. we'll bring you updates. we're live in sanford, florida, still ahead. imagine being on this flight, a delta airlines jet liner forced to make an emergency landing after hitting a flock of birds and one passenger caught the whole thing on camera.
the los angeles bound flight carrying 179 people had just taken off from jfk airport when the birds took out one of the engines and sent smoke billowing through the cabin. >> delta has had an engine failure on the right engine, declaring an emergency due to a bird strike. >> gretchen: fortunately, the plane landed safely. of course, many of the passengers reminded of the miracle on the hudson when a u.s. airways jet was taken down bay flock of geese in 2009. take a look at this. one of the colombian call girls who claims she partied with secret service agents now pictured for the very first time. the "new york post" and daily news reporting her name is tanya suarez. the 24-year-old reportedly the escort who claims she was short changed for her services and we're learning the possible identities of the two of agents agedly involved. both supervisors who have been with the secret service for more than 20 years. nine other agents are also under
investigation. it's a stunt that ferris bueller would be proud of. students at berkeley high school in california pulling off a major attendance scam. and getting away with it, well, until now. 50 kids facing suspension and two others could be expelled. the trouble began when a few students hacked into the school's system, getting their hands on the administrative password and then sold it to other kids who were able to change their attendance records. >> we started looking into it more and more and as twiced it out, strings started lead to go other string. >> i don't know how they did it. how did you hack into the school, like, it was shock to me. >> gretchen: the changes were made between october and january, but school officials didn't notice it until earlier this month. those are your headlines this morning. >> steve: all right. geraldo rivera joins us back from afghanistan. couple of weeks ago you and brian got into almost fisticuffs. you said we should get out of afghanistan as soon as possible.
brian differed. >> brian was absolutely right and i stand corrected. i was there sunday during the assault on kabul and the other cities in the eastern part of afghanistan and saw with my own eyes how the afghan security forces stood their ground and then mounted the counter attack that resulted in the 38 taliban and/or haqqani criminal network terrorists being killed. to see that impresssive arc of competence is an indication to me that a year from now, they'll be that much better. brian was right, stick to the 2014 plan. >> brian: sadly the british and australians aren't. they're leaving early. it will make it harder for us. >> but they're leaving their money behind. so it won't be that awful. >> steve: you're a big man to say you were wrong. >> i have to say something about the trayvon martin, george zimmerman bail hearing. remember he turned himself in. if he does not get bail, it will be appear indication that this case is being treated politically rather than legally. but here is the rub: if he does make bail, say $100,000,
remember, he is an indigent criminal defendant now. his lawyer is representing him proceed bono. he's a legal aid case. if he can come up with 100 grand to come up with his bail, he's not indigent and be stripped of that. you need at least three, $500,000 to mount the defense. the pressure if he is stripped of his criminal indigent status to plead will be enormous. he will plead to something rather than face a trial devoid of resources. >> brian: could there be somebody to come in, like if he had a rich uncle, geraldo rivera, put up $100,000? >> 100,000 wouldn't be enough. but if someone is there to put autopsy hundred thousand, then he could mount a defense. but he's really caught. it's catch 22 for him. >> steve: those are live pictures where they're waiting for him. >> i'll be watching. >> gretchen: let's talk about the missing fort bragg woman, 23
years old. >> kelly bordeaux. >> gretchen: you have a theory? >> it's hard, sometimes the obvious, gretchen, is the answer. 23-year-old woman, her husband is out of town. she goes to the dive joint, the foggy bottom bar, you know, she's wearing black short shorts with a pink tank top with little frilly things. she closes the bar. then she goes home with the bar helper. his name is nicholas local bert, who lives behind the bar. he's 25-year-old convicted sex offender. he drives her home. he admits driving her home. he says he leaves her at the entrance to her compound because she doesn't want people to see him dropping her off. that's what he said. so he is the convicted sex offender, admits that he drove her home, sew puts the victim in his car alone after the bar closes. takes her to this place and says she wanted to walk home alone from there.
he's already been questioned twice by the cops. he's already been declared a person of interest. i think the answer to this mystery will be where did he stuff the body. >> gretchen: i thought we had an update this morning that he is not the person -- >> brian: he was questioned a couple of times. >> no, no. abc news is reporting he is a person of interest. i understand others are saying he is not, but i believe that he is a person of interest, as he should be. the 25-year-old holbert, who at the age of 16 molested a five-year-old. >> brian: talk about this, something else. senator durbin is pressuring the f.b.i. to start taking out -- all indications and intimatations about american muslims, radical muslims and how to handle them and how to investigate them. >> you're investigating radical preliminaries. what does that mean? you're investigating preliminaries. to find radical muslim, you look at muslims.
isn't that racial or ethnic or religious stereotyping? if you're looking for them, you're only investigating muslims. the muslim community rightly suggests that all of this intense surveillance since 9-11 is unfairly burdening the law abiding community, which is the vast majority of muslims. so they are saying hey, lay off. what dick durbin says is not only is that the case, that they're being racially profiled, but all of the f.b.i. material suggests things like if a person is more devout religiously speaking, he is more likely to be a muslim fanatic. so let's check out those who are very devout in their religion. can you imagine if there was a christian terrorist group and they only went after the christians, fervent believers. >> brian: i also know that you are a realist and you know that we shouldn't be running from -- we're not running for radical
crans. and the subway bomber. how many people these guys wanted to kill with the intense surveillance of the nypd. >> if you're a dentist working in queens, new york, a muslim family, you've been here for three generations, you're total law abiding and now you're being failed by the f.b.i. along with everybody else in your neighborhood because they're looking for radicals in your community. it's irksome. i remember and i constantly say this, look at my mustache. during the days of the intense war on drugs, who were being targeted? it was the hispanics, particularly those who traveled to latin america because why? because they were the people bringing the dope in, so naturally they were the people the authorities concentrated on. >> gretchen: the alternative is that ten of these attacks that have been thwarted by the nypd would have happened. >> i want to be clear about something because you're absolutely right. i totally support, for example, police commissioner ray kelly and mayor bloomberg and their nypd muslim surveillance operations here in new york city despite the fact that the aclu
and student groups are understandably upset. it is a conflict, it is a collision of rights. it is pragmatism versus constitutional protections and it is a difficult and tense time and it is unfortunately the time we live. >> brian: the justice department investigating the nypd, which is interesting. >> it is interesting. they haven't done anything yet and i predict that what they are doing, like stop and frisk in new york, where they stop minority kids on corners with hoodies on, and that's been so far found legal because they are the people -- >> steve: i wouldn't bring up hoodies. >> i have to be honest with people, you asked me. sometimes stereotyping exists because it's based on reality. that's unfortunately the world we live in. >> steve: all right. geraldo rivera. you think you'll be back to apologize for anything next week? [ laughter ] >> maybe that leg comment about gretchen. >> gretchen: no offense taken. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up, the
president's search -- >> we've got the beat on that hooker scandal in colombia. we're down there. we're all over that. so to speak. >> gretchen: that is a good tease. i don't know if i can outdo it. >> pay the money when -- it's always -- hookers are always worth more before than after. >> brian: right. you never negotiate until after. >> gretchen: i see. >> brian: is there an emergency commercial to run? >> gretchen: the president's search for a new reelection slogan. there you go. that's juicy. it's not going well, but are the words the problem or does the entire message need a revamp? the press secretary work on the president's campaign joins us next. >> steve: plus, taxpayer money literally gone with the wind. residents end up paying $70 million for natural wind energy that they didn't even use k9 advantix ii.
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>> gretchen: 16 minutes after the top of the hour. we announced his election bid a year ago, but president obama has yet to come up with an actual campaign slogan. so listen to how the president's push for the buffet rule has shifted since last fall. >> warren buffet's secretary shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than warren buffet. by the way, warren buffet agrees with me. are we going to ask millionaires and billionaires to pay a little bit more, their fair share, in order to make sure that we're rebuilding america? we need to change our tax code so people like me and an awful lot of members of congress pay our fair share of taxes. tax reform should follow the buffet rule. if you make more than a million dollars a year, you should not pay less than 30% in taxes. we can't stop investing into things that will help grow our economy and create jobs, things like education, research, new sources of energy, just so folks
like me can get another tax cut. so i hope you'll ask your member of congress to step up and echo that call this week by voting for the buffet rule. >> gretchen: so is the president using the same message with different words? national press secretary for president obama's reelection campaign joins me now. good to see new person. >> thanks for having me. >> gretchen: so if you take the buffet rule explanation, let's just be honest between the two of us, the explanation from the president has changed. first it was that it was going to cut the deficit. then it was that it was just fair. now last week if his radio address it was all about the growth of the country. >> well, i have to be honest, this is all the same concept. it would raise about $47 billion in revenue that could be used to reduce the deficit or make investments in things like education and programs critical to the middle class. here is the basic concept: if you're a millionaire, you shouldn't pay a lower rate than middle class families if you make $250,000 a year, or less, you shouldn't pay a higher rate
than millionaire examines billionaires. >> gretchen: you have to be clear that it's capital gains. it's money that they've already earned that they have paid tax on, but then invest in the market and then they're going to pay a 15% tax rate as opposed to 30%. >> we don't think there should be a distinction between that investment income and the income that middle class families make when they go to work and work with their hands every day. but if you're talking about slogans and the centerpiece of this campaign, there will be plenty of time for bumper stickers. what the president is fighting for is build an economy that lasts where hard work and spot are rewarded. everybody does their fair share and plays by the same set of rules. >> gretchen: some would argue that by keeping it simple, stupid, not you, but the phrase, is actually working because when you actually look into the details, for example, of the buffet rule, you get to my last point, which is it's really not taxing your income, it's about double taxing. i want to go out to the slogans
that have been out there for far for president obama. winning the future, we can't wait. an america built to last. an economy built to last. a fair shot. are any of those going to be on the bumper sticker come this fall, ben? >> i do think the centerpiece of this campaign is an economy built to last. the republicans have been out there for a year. they've had an opportunity to outline a plan to restore economic security for the middle class and create jobs. but instead of doing that, they've been out there rooting for the same economic policies that got news the economic crisis in the first place. more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaire, letting wall street write its own rules again. some are individual initiatives that you're aware of that we can't wait initiative was after the republicans refused to support the jobs act which would have created 2 million jobs, was filled with ideas that democrat asks -- >> gretchen: what about staying with hope and change? could it still be relevant today? >> certainly out there on the stump the president talks about what change is. when he was running in 2008, he
promised to provide affordable, accessible health care. he's done that. he promised to end the war in iraq in a responsible way. he's done that. he promised to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. he promised to provide a tax cut to middle class families. that's when change is and we're fighting to continue that change. >> gretchen: maybe the bumper sticker will still be hope and change. people wouldn't have to take it off the back of their car. ben, the press secretary for the obama reelection campaign. >> gretchen: how do you raise academic standards in schools? by lowering the bar. coming up next, dna collected from kids at school without parental consent. is that legal or not? judge jeanine pirro is on that case. here she comes power moon roof, standard keyless access, and standard leather-trimmed seats, then your choice is obvious. the lexus es.
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>> steve: listen to this, a police investigating the murder of an eighth grader in sacramento, california, entered a middle school last week and took dna samples from young students without asking their parents. no consent. as you can imagine, parents were outraged, but police say that's legal. >> brian: is it? joining us now is the host of "justice," judge jeanine pirro is here. judge, okay, is that all right to do that? >> okay. if you want to take dna from someone, that automatically triggers the fourth amendment. that is the right of all of us to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. and the courts have ruled consistently that the taking of dna is a search. so now we know it's a search. it's covered by the fourth amendment. we now go to the next issue. was it voluntary and was it reasonable? the cops say these kids, these middle schoolers actually gave them permission to take dna.
>> steve: the kids gave permission? >> yes. >> steve: the kids can't give permission! >> that's the issue. the cops are saying yes, they can give permission. i used to do this when i was d.a. it's a swab. inside the mouth and that's it and that's the dna. like a q tip. but now the cops are saying we didn't need the parents' consent. we had the right to go into the schools. the kids said we could do it. but what any parent wants to know is, were my kids informed that they had the right to refuse? are they mature enough to know that they had the right to say i don't want to do this? and were they in a position to even understand what was going on? a lot of parents have problems. it's justifiable because when the police come in for the swabs and get evidence and we've got a 13-year-old who has been murdered, strangled, stabbed and left near a dugout, then the question is, what if it matches what's on her body? that kid can be charged. >> brian: even if it's violation of rights, maybe technically or
fight it out in court, somebody is dead and somebody else could be dead unless they find out who is responsible? >> the fourth amendment still kicks in. authorities have said look, there is no law that prevents us from doing this. as long as the kids say okay. >> steve: would they need a parental consent for a blood test? >> yes. if you're talking blood, then it is more invasive. then the search is not as simple. >> steve: you think there is a possibility the police did the searches, essentially, did the swabs to exclude some of the kids from being suspects or whatever? >> you like to think they're doing it to exclude, but they're investigating a murder. what if they include as a result of that swab one of those kids in school? we are going to have a real constitutional, as to whether or not this child, this middle schooler understood the implications and the consequences of saying yes. you can take a swab. i got nothing to hide.
>> steve: acknowledging. >> brian: "justice" airs saturday at 9:00 o'clock. i'm sure you know that. >> yes. >> brian: 'cause you're on it. thanks, judge, appreciate it. straight ahead. >> steve: new details about the woman at the center of the secret service scandal. that woman right there. chris wallace about to sit down with senator joe lieberman, the chairman -- >> brian: can we take a breath? >> i thought they were connected. first, chris sits down with us. >> brian: so much for going green, the fed is blowing your dream. why they're spending billions on taxpayer money on wind mills that aren't being used
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>> gretchen: why would there be a kitten in the cage with a gorilla? >> brian: why is there a camera man in there? >> gretchen: chris, why would there be kittens in a cage with a gorilla? >> the tape ran out. we don't know how that ended. i don't think it ended well. >> brian: you might have the story on fox news sunday. >> there you go. we'll be all over that story. >> steve: chris, let's talk politics 'cause that's what do you on your big show. we got a little picture of how things are going in the battle ground states where this election in november is going to be decided essentially. let's take folks in florida. if the election were held today, president obama and mitt romney tied essentially within the margin of error. in ohio, if it were held today, obama 45. he had been at 38. and you got romney at 39. >> brian: who was doing better in february. >> steve: yeah. what do you make of l this stuff? >> well, a couple of things.
first of all, it's an awfully close race. when you consider the fact that romney has taken the beating he has taken and he certainly took a beating in ohio where he had a very tough primary against rick santorum. i'm surprised it's as close as it is in both those places. it's basically tied in florida. the president has a bit of a lead in ohio. but it obviously is going to be a very close election and if you look at the national polls, same deal. obviously the battle ground states more important, but this is within the margin of error and this is going to be -- not only i think a close election, but a fascinating election 'cause i think it will be more than just character. i think it's going to be a real philosophical election about how you feel about the role of government in your lives as the role of government in the economy, spending, tax, the approach to -- >> steve: personal choice. >> i think it will be a real clash of political philosophy. >> brian: you're going to love every he could second and the most intrigue thing is who will be number two. did marco rubio give up his true
intentions? let's listen now. >> three, four, five, seven years from now, if i do a good job as vice president -- i'm sorry. [ laughter ] you guys all got that, right? >> as a senator. if i do a good job as a senator instead of a vice president, i'll have a chance to do all sorts of things. >> gretchen: mitt romney's people immediately called him and said, how did you let the cat out of the bag so early? we're nowhere near the convention yet. >> paging dr. freud, that was pretty funny. look, first of all, he doesn't know if he's going to be the vice president. i don't think romney knows if he's going to be the vice presidential running pavement that's not a decision you make until you get into june or july and you look at all the polls and you see what can help you or not. you may ask me, i don't know if you're going to, but those polls, the battle ground states asked them how would romney do against obama-biden versus romney rubio in florida? i think it made one point of
difference. the same with portman in ohio, the senator from ohio. that's not why you pick a running mate because you think he'll win you a state. i think the last time that there was a candidate, running mate who actually produced a key state was lyndon johnson for john kennedy in 1960. i know you were against that choice, brian, but it worked. >> brian: it did. >> gretchen: it's interesting, because all the experts say the number one prevailing reason that you pick a vp is because they're up to the job, that they could actually step in. so all this talk about the states and whether or not they deliver one or the other may not matter that much. let's move to the secret service latest situation, now two people -- or three have been let go, either retired or fired. now we're starting to see it all unravel with some of these women coming forward. where do we go from here with this mess? >> well, obviously there is going to be a big investigation. i know there is -- one of the guy, a supervisor, who was let go in this case, back in 2008 was on the protective detail for
sarah palin and he was on facebook and he posted pictures of him with dark glasses behind sarah palin and he said, checking out the candidate. first of all, how dumb is it that secret service agents are even on facebook and identifying themselves as secret service agents. and then making those kinds of, you know, it's not horrible, but inappropriate remarks about somebody they're protecting. it raises the question, and i think this is the real -- is this a one off? is this the first time this ever happened or, in fact, has this been going on for a while? the fact that this -- he was a supervisor and he's posting this kind of thing on facebook four years ago makes you wonder about the discipline. look, i love the secret service i. spent a lot of time around them when i covered ronald reagan for six years in the '80s. these are guys who literally pledged to take a bullet to protect the president. but having said that, obviously there was some disciplinary breakdowns.
>> brian: that is true. if i was a member of the secret service, i'd be more outraged than anybody else because he sullied their reputation by those 11 getting 20 hookers. this story is not going to go away and the face of the secret service might change. is it true you have senator joe lieberman on tomorrow? >> no. but we do have him on on sunday. >> brian: i'm sorry, sunday, you're right. >> we'll be talking to joe lieberman. he's the chairman of the homeland security committee and now secret service used to be in another department. we'll be talking to him about where the investigation stands now, the questions that he's being asked, how he's been privately briefed, what he would like to see happen. we're also going to talk to mitch daniels. we talk about the vice president. mitch daniels, one of the people on the short list. the governor of indiana, very successful governor has created a lot of employment, has turned a definite sit into a surplus, knows a lot about the economy.
we'll talk to him on sunday. >> brian: one second, i'm getting breaking news, just bare with me for a second. the gorilla just killed the kitten. >> i told you! it wasn't going to end well. >> brian: i apologize. >> i thought when gretchen said earlier, letting the cat out of the bag, i think it foreshadowed where we were headed on this. >> brian, you're fired. >> brian: i apologize. >> gretchen: okay. i won't do anymore puns, chris. but we should, as a disclaimer, say the kitty is still alive. >> brian: we think. >> you know, your story, brian has his. >> gretchen: why would you have kittens in the cage anyway? have a great show, good weekend. >> bye. >> gretchen: the rest of your headlines for friday. after 33 years, a possible orbreakthrough in a haunting cold case. etan patz, one of the first faces to appear on a milk carton vanished on his way to school. now an investigation leading police in new york city to the basement workshop of a handyman.
miller is a neighbor, seen with the boy the day before he disappeared. could you believe that he only lived half a block away from that boy's house? the f.b.i. will dig there for the rest of the week. etan was officially declared dead in 2001. >> steve: so how do you raise academic standards in america's schools? by lowering the bar. eight years ago, the l.a. board of education adopted an ambitious plan to have all high school students take college prep classes. it requires them to graduate. officials are backtracking, say they may have aimed a little too high and could face flood of dropouts and proposed to reduce graduation requirements and allow students to pass with a grade of d. >> brian: taxpayer money literally gone with the wind. you're looking at it. a news report shows minnesota resident ended up paying $70 million for natural wind energy. for a while we had a fan plugged in to make it move. that didn't work. they didn't even use them.
the state's wind farm subsidized by green energy mandate. the problem? there wasn't a demand, mostly other forms were cheaper. this is fantastic. >> gretchen: coming up, the ruling is in. you don't have to prove you're a u.s. citizen to vote in the united states election. does that make any sense? peter johnson, jr. here next. >> steve: and need a house? one couple will give you theirs for 100 bucks if you write the winning essay. they join us with the deal of a lifetime. but first, ali and clayton with what's coming up this weekend on "fox & friends." >> hey. let's tell you what's happening tomorrow. big government is going on the road. the pitch that would require trackers in every new car. is that even legal? >> at least we'll know where ali is on the road. plus book angering parents and scaring some kids into becoming vegans. wait until you hear what it says about meat. >> plus, governor mike huckabee and nascar driver blake koch, his christian beliefs cost him a
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concerns surrounding this case, a number of tensions raised in this area. no demonstrators i can see here at the courthouse this morning, but there are security plans in place in case that happens today where george zimmerman bonds out. he's going to be in the courtroom with trayvon martin's parents. they're expected to be here. we don't know if they'll testify on behalf of the prosecutors. george zimmerman, we don't think he will talk, but his family member also speak and testify on his behalf by telephone. they're not going to be here in the courthouse for safety reasons. but this will be the first time trayvon martin's parents will be in the same courtroom with george zimmerman and that hearing starts in 15 minutes from now. live in sanford, florida. back to you. >> gretchen: we were reporting zimmerman wanted to meet with his parents, but they did not want to do that. steve, thanks very much for that update. let's go to brian. >> brian: i don't want to jump my banner. you need an i.d. to vote, but don't need to prove you're a u.s. citizen. that's the latest ruling from an appeals court in arizona with
their arizona voter i.d. law. it previously asked the voters to provide both. but not anymore. so should you have to prove you're a citizen to vote? fox news legal analyst peter johnson, jr. i pose that question to you. >> circuit court of appeals looking at arizona prop 200 says in arizona, you have to show i.d. at the time you vote, but at the time of voter registration, federal voter registration sending it into the county, you don't have to show proof of citizenship. the reason they say so is from the constitution. they say something called the elections clause of the united states constitution says that the federal government has the right to in fact regulate state elections. the state election process. so they're saying the federal government preempts, oversees what the states can do. they say you've gone too far. all we ask on our federal application is are you an american citizen? it has to be notarized, so it's
a sworn statement, but we're not going to go further than that. a lot of people were upset because people in arizona say listen, a lot of people are sneaking in to vote. we don't have the numbers on that, but there is a perception that in these registration drives, people are not being citizens are being scooped up and saying oh, yes. sign here. >> brian: arizona, the democrats believe it's finally in play, so a lot of people -- it's no longer a solid republican state. look what the nation said in a national poll. 70% say there needed to be voter i.d. laws to stop illegal voting. 26% say they aren't necessary. most of the country is on the same page. >> yes. the arizona proposition was designed to stop the honor system of saying oh, yes. i am a united states citizen without any inspection at all, in fact of whether you are a united states citizen or not.
a loft hispanic groups in the state of arizona brought this lawsuit. the department of justice came in behind it and said listen, arizona, you're out of control. the feds are going to decide how and when and why this is done. you can't control it. but obviously based on a lot of the illegal immigration issue, the people in arizona said listen, we need to take another step. the circuit court of appeals decided against them on that issue, but said yes, you must show i.d. at the time you vote. but you don't have to prove you're a advise at the time of registration. >> brian: all right, peter johnson, jr., very well explained. >> thank you. have a great weekend. >> brian: 12 minutes before the top of the hour. you need a house? one couple will give you theirs for 100 bucks, if they like your essay. and they're here next. first, let's check in with greg greg who, if he chose to, could win that contest. but first things first. tell me who is on your show. >> i never won anything, brian. in moments from now, the bail hearing for the man accused of murdering trayvon martin.
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>> steve: since the economic down turn in 2008, many americans have been forced to foreclose on their homes or get stuck with homes that they cannot sell. now one man is getting creative. matthew brownfield is holding an essay contest for this house in cedar rapids, iowa. it has two floors o'clock three bedrooms, worth $100,000, but
the contest says that house could be yours for just 100 bucks. matthew and his wife, rachel, join us right now from richmond, virginia. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> steve: all right. matthew, the whole thing is, this house could belong to somebody watching the program right now if they write an essay. we'll give folks the essay questions in just a moment. first, describe the house, would you. >> sure. it's a three bedroom, got 1 1/2 baths. beautiful old victorrian style home in the historic district of cedar rapids, iowa. it has beautiful woodwork throughout, hardwood floors. has a leaded stain glass window in the floorway. three bedrooms on the second level. nice master suite and two bedrooms. it has a seasonal room where you can go to enjoy it off the bathroom. and then it has a bonus room in the attic, just for either
storage or you can use that room -- our kids used to use it for a doll area. >> steve: and you now live in virginia and that's the house in cedar rapids, iowa. okay. so somebody watching right now might get it for 100 bucks. all they got to do is write the winning essay to answer these questions. number one, how is the economic down turn affected you and your family? why would receiving this house help your situation more than others? rachel, it's a great idea. where did you come up with it? >> we were just trying to think of unconventional ways to sell the house and this is what we came up with. it was something outside of the box and we hope somebody is blessed by it. >> steve: matthew, i understand it currently is on the market for $99,500. right? >> yes. >> steve: okay. what -- it's still on the market even though you have a big contest. what if you sell the house before the contest is over? >> if the house does sell, then the condition and the terms and
conditions will kick in and it will be convert to do a cash prize, which will equal 50% of the entries we receive. >> steve: the key though, is the number of entries you receive. you have to get at least 1,000 and you will accept no more than 2,000, right? >> correct. we're maxing it at 2,000 for our sakes and we have to get at least 1,000 to be able to pay off the mortgage and everything. >> rick: how. >> steve: how is the contest going so far? >> it's been amazing. the publicity that it's starting to get has really increased the number of entries we're receiving and the one thing that's been neat to us to really see we really want to bless another family with this opportunity. we've had people coming on the facebook page and volunteering to pay for other people. they themselves not wanting to enter action but just paying for another person to be able to enter the contest for those that are less fortunate.
it's been a real blessing. >> steve: it's great idea. somebody could own a beautiful house in downtown cedar rapid, iowa, which is a great town. i've been there many times. matthew and rachel brownfield, we thank you very much. and if you're watching right now and you want to enter, go to our web site and you can then have a link to that. that house could be yours for 100 bucks. we'll be right back [ male announcer ] while othe are content to imitate, we'll contin to innovate. the lexus rx. why settle for a copy when you can own the original? see your lexus dealer. wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. [ yawning sound ]
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>> steve: well, the fastest three hours in television, done for another day. we'll be back monday. gretchen: maybe somebody will get a hair cut again. >> brian: we never know if that will happen over the weekend. we know your mission is stick around and watch the channel and if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. >> gretchen: have a fantastic weekend, everyone. see you monday. martha: great show, you guys, thanks a lot. this is fox news alert. geor