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the senate floor and starts off with a prayer, but things are ominous in d.c. and we need a little prayer today. >> mighty god, let us feel your presence today on capitol hill. guide our lawmakers with your wisdom, look with favor on our nation and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> very good. >> amen! self-inflicted wounds are right. >> and first thing, i want to thank everybody who responded, in the hospital and thank you all for coming you conservatives were great. and big announcement today, today is the birthday of one of the "the five" and that's the woman sitting next to me miss andrea tantaros, an old partner of mine for a long time. >> what? >> young partner. >> how old are you no
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he>> good morning. i am heather childers. >> i am patti ann browne. it is monday december 31st new year's ooe. thank you for watching "fox & friends first". >> we are watching two big story tosser you. with hours left in 2012 lawmakers do not appear close to reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff we may be going ov going over. >> secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital right now doctors discovered a blood clot. you can forget about days we are down to hours for law americas to reach a deal. >> doug luzader live from washington with the latest. doug? >> a deadline is hours away come midnight. it's not just the tax hikes that are scheduled to hit it's big cuts in government spending as well. 2013 could be off to a difficult
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start if there is no resolution. listen to this bleak assessment from capitol hill. >> the future of the country rests in the hands of 70 and 80-year-olds who have jet lag it's probably not the best thing. >> could joe biden be the fix? he appears to be taking over for democrats after a counteroffer to prevent a big tax hike is met by silence. harry reid says democrats couldn't respond. >> there is still significant difference between the two sides but negotiations continue. there's still time left to reach an agreement and we intend to continue negotiations. >> i am willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> so the senate will try to work on this again later today and we are talking about something small here if anything
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a continuation of the busheir raw tax cuts for most americans and renewal of long-term unemployment benefits. but payroll taxes will probably go up tomorrow for everyone. that's a big hit for paychecks and sec quest tore automatic cuts would take place. the markets investors are skiddish not knowing what's going to happen as a result of the midnight deadline. back to you guys. >> thank you very much doug luzader live from washington. we will check back with you. time for a look at who is talking and the fiscal cliff negotiations that's what president obama is talking about this morning. >> the president spoke to nbc's meet the press about the urgency for congress to act and placed the blame on republicans. >> we have been talking to the republicans ever since the election was over. they have had trouble saying yes to a number of repeated offers. yesterday i had another meeting
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with the leadership and i suggested if they want kant to a comprehensive package let's at minimum make sure people's taxes don't go up and 2 million people don't lose unemployment insurance. i was optimistic yesterday but we don't see an agreement now the pressure is on congress to produce. if they don't what i have said is in the senate we should introduce legislation that would make sure middle class taxes stay where they are. >> donald trump will react to the current state of the negotiations at 7:00 a.m. eastern. time now for your 5@5:00. the top five stories making news at this hour and a fox news alert. she was supposed to be back on the job this week but hillary clinton is now in the hospital. a spokesman says a blood clot
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was found in a follow up exam for her concussion. right now she is honored by doctors at new york presbyterian hospital. the concussion prevented her from testifying on the benghazi terror attack. many shy must testify before senator john kerry will succeed her. >> 9 people killed two others injured when a bus slid off a highway and crashed into a ravine. it happened in goern. the bus heading from las vegas to canada driving through the money tan pass known for dangerous conditions. the driver lost control crashed through a guardrail and plummeted 200 feet down the slope. several people were thrown from the bus. crews had to use ropes to rescue people from the rev convenient. the crash is being investigated. a woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train will undergo a psychiatric investigation.
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she was laughing so much during arraignment the judge told her the lawyer to make her stop. she thought the man was a muslim and wanted revenge for september 11th. >> a drunk driver slammed into a cop car. he was speeding ran a red light t boning the cruiser. it took 45 minutes to pry the officer out of the car. he's expected to be okay the sus speblth w -- suspect was arrested for drunk driving. around the country people getting ready to usher in the new year with unique celebrations. in atlanta 200,000 people will pack into downtown to watch the annual giant peach drop. in detroit they will be dropping their own new years ball. it's called the de birth. it is lit up with hundreds of lights. >> that's your 5@5. >> that's nice, the d birth.
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here in new york city we have the famous ball drop in times square. that's the d birth actually. we all know what the ball in times square looks like and it passed the test run yesterday with flying colors and is ready for the spotlight tonight. for more on the new year's eve prep let's go to maria molina who is live with an exclusive look at the waterford crystal ball. >> hi, good morning, good to see you guys. we are on top of one times square we are with the new ear's eve times square ball. it is behind me much larger in person than i thought it would be t be. it is 12 feat in diameter and weighs the weight of an adult sized elephant. a large ball. also does have this year engraved in some of the crystals dick clark's name who unfortunately died this year at
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the age of 82 years old. it is very cold if you are on top of the building. didn't feel so bad on the floor level. want to show you the high temperatures will be much worse across portions of the upper midwest. we are going to be seeing high temperatures only into the single dig gets. it will feel like below zero. keep that in mind you really do need to bundle up. temperatures will be near what is typical this time of year. across florida temperatures very warm making it into the 70's. we are going to be tracking a brand new storm system that will be bringing in areas of rainfall across eastern portions of the state of texas up through western portions of tennessee as we head through the midnight hour. you will need the umbrellas maybe you can carry one of the umbrellas that is clear so you can try to see any celebrations out there. northern side of the storm system temperatures will be cold enough for snow we could be seeing some of the white stuff across texas panhandle into
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oklahoma as far west or east as the state of kentucky. looking at snow showers flying around and even possibly accumulating snow. no major winter storm tonight. some of the white stuff across portions of the plains. the west quiet in terms of precipitation it will be nice and dry in california and through portions of the midwest. last year was mild we saw temperatures make it through the 50s in the afternoon at night into the 40s. not too bad. this year a little cooler temperatures at about 30 degrees for the ball drop coming at midnight tonight. westerly going to need to bundle up you guys and it is very cold out here. back to you guys in the studio. >> looks like fun definitely. >> thank you maria. >> yes, very fun. it is time to brew on this. here's what we would like you to brew on today. more than half of americans say they will make a new year's resolution to kickoff when the ball drops. >> time magazine listed the top
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5 for you and counting down they are at number 5 to quit smoking. resolution number 4 to hit the gym and get in shape and the third top resolution money, money, money. americans want to spend less and save more. number two, get more organized, finally number 1 resolution for 2013 lose weight. not a big surprise there. brew on this question of the day. what are your resolutions for the new year? >> send us your comments to us. tweet them to us at fox friends first or shoot us an e-mail to fox we will read them a little bit later in the show. lots of people saying their resolution is to watch more fox and friends first. the time now is 9 minutes after the top of the hour. coming up american's income is not the only thing at risk if we go over the fiscal cliff. why safety and security may also be at risk. >> image being mid flight and seeing this out your window.
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>> can you imaoo as we told you the hour a health square for secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot. we are live outside of the presbyterian hospital with the latest on her condition. >> we are told secretary of state clinton is being treated at new york presbyterian hospital. it is believed she is here at the washington heights campus. she is being treated for a blood
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clot as a result of a fall she took in december. she hasn't been seen or heard from since she came down with a stomach virus earlier this month. result of this stomach virus we are told she fainted when she fainted this concussion occurred. she was having a routine follow up checkup with her doctor yesterday. this blood clot was discovered and she was brought down here to new york city. we are told from medical professionals that blood clots can be common if they are found in the leg. more severe when they come in the brain or lungs. we are told she is going to be looked at by a doctor over the next 48-hours. we are told that different information will be coming out as her condition improves. she is the most traveled
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secretary of state in u.s. history but her recent illnesses grounded her some. she had to cancel an overseas trip and expect to do appear before congress after the benghazi attacks this week. that is not going to happen because of her recent diagnosis with this blood clot. we will see if any more information becomes available. it has been sparse because of not only her position in state government but hippa rules in begin rale. that's the latest in washington heights. i will send it back to you guys in the studio. >> appreciate it, thank you. tax hikes aren't the only things at stake in the fiscal cliff negotiations. national security is also on the line with massive cuts at the defense department as part of the deal. leon pineda is prepping to send layo
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layoffs. >> if there is a deal done that doesn't set aside thense cuts because we already cut 489 billion out of the defense department i am disappointed as the president as commander-in-chief and disappointed with the republican party for letting this happen. >> sequestration was the penalty they imposed on itself last year when they failed to find $1.2 trillion of cuts they live with. now mhalf are directed at the pentagon but the dramatic across the board cuts can be offset by raising taxes on the rich. >> if we have raised revenue by the wealthy paying more that is sufficient to turn off the sectsec quest tore the automatic cuts. >> senator graham told me he thinks it is possible to find 600 billion cuts elsewhere to
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suspend for a decade but a bipartisan agreement probably can't be reached until february or march. peter doocy, fox news. 17 after the hour. still ahead is one of your new year's resolutions to save money or pay down your debt? personal finance expert vera gibbons is here with financial help for the new year. >> asking you what you thought were the biggest stories in hollywood this year. your answers are coming up.
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>> welcome back. 20 minutes after the top of the hour. with all eyes focused on the fiscal cliff president obama has quietly extended the warrantless wire tap law for five more years. the surveillance act let's the government monitor overseas phone calls and e-mails without a court order. it does not apply to americans but they won't say if they have been inadvertently spied on. insider attack shot up dramatically. according to statistics from the associated press. 61 troops were killed by 41 attacks by afghan police and troops this year. compared to 45 deaths since 2011. military critics weeded out insurgents within their ranks. >> are you one of the millions of americans who resolve to fix your finances in 2013 in if so we a checklist for you to
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follow. joining us is personal finance expert vera givens. >> good morning patty ann. you say number one is to pay down the credit card debt. do that first. >> do that first. this is high interest debt bad debt. 50 percent of us are counting a balance. make this an actual year to pay down this debt. you can chip away at the highest debt work your way down to the lowest interest rate debt or do a balance transfer. there are attractive offers out there. you can pay it off in that window your discipline something to consider. >> only if you do that. otherwise you are getting yourself into worse trouble. jack up the rates afterward. >> boost your credit score. >> you need a rate of 7 or hire. credits loosened some if you go over the cliff credit is going to tighten some. you do this by paying your bills on time paying down your debt and not using some of your available credit.
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>> some of the rules for changing your credit score are a little tricky. but all right. refinance. >> rates are still low you want to take advantage of this. consolidate your student loans you can site simple tuition and run the numbers to see how much you would save now verses the repayment plan you are currently on. we have 14 credit worthy americans. good time to take action on that. it is time consuming. >> it is amazing what you can save pocket that money put it back in the pocket. get serious about retirements. >> 42 percent of americans have crunched numbers the rest of us haven't. 60 percent of us have -- the numbers are astounding. less than 25,000 saved excludeing the value of their home. 30 percent have less than a thousand saved. you have to crunch the numbers choose to would be the place for that.
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take advantage of company max. >> keep that emergency fund set aside. the aying unemployment is running 40 weeks right now. it's a very long time. if we go over the fiscal cliff it will be worse. important you have 3-6 months of living expenses. married kids mortgage that would be probably double. >> the idea is to have that kind of liquid. >> don't get much interest on it at all. >> the idea is so you don't run into a situation where you run into unexpected situations and taking it out of 401 k or investments. >> good advice. 2013 we are we go. vera gibbons thank you very much. >> 25 after the hour. still to come investigators may now know what is behind a deadly plane crash that spilled on to a
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busy highway. the reigning family of reality tv has a big announcement. 2013 might be a live changing year for one of the kardashians. it may not be what you think. we have the news straight ahead. on this day in history in 1929 old alang zine was played ob ne year's eve for the first time. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly.
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later this morning but the lines of communication may not be buzzing. when they offered a counteroffer it was met with silence. that had them reaching out to
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vice president joe biden whose years in the senate may help him broker some kind of a deal. it could come down to an agreement between him and republican senate minority leader mitch pk connolly. >> in order to get things moving i have spoken with the majority leader also placed a call to the vice president to see if he can help jump start the negotiations on his side. >> we have seen gop stop solutions going up for most americans and extending unemployment betwenefits. spending cuts that would create a drag would move forward.
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oh oo re pub cans have taken their cuts off the table. negotiations continue. there is time to reach an agreement. >> even if there is a last minute deal it will probably add to the nation's deficit with just the promise of additional spending cuts happening down the road. >> doug luzader thank you. it's time for another look at who is talking. sticking with this topic we are hearing from president obama today. >> speaking with meet the press the president discussed what would happen if the country did go over the fiscal cliff and the i am fact it could have on the economy and the stock market. well, it's hard to speculate on the markets. obviously business and investors are going to feel negative about the economy.
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if you look at the projections of 2013 people felt the economy would continue to grow unemployment would continue to tick down housing would continue to improve but what has been holding us back is the dysfunction in washington. if people start seeing that on january 1st this problem still hasn't been solved we haven't seen the kind of self sit reduction we could have had had the republicans been willing to take the deal that i gave them if they say that people's taxes have gone up which means con souler spending is going to be depressed then obviously that's going to have an adverse reaction on the markets. >> the markets will be opening 90 minutes before negotiations are set to resume. we will have a live preview on bank on this coming up with lauren simonetti. >> time now for your 5@5:30. the top five stories making news for you at this hour. another scathing report released on the benghazi terror attack.
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senate homeland security committee strongly criticizing the state for failing to respond to community risks for the attack. they fault the pentagon and the white house. it criticizes the obama administration for being inconsistent on what led to the attack blaming the video not terrorists. joe lieberman the chairman of the committee says the facts so quote a shocking ir responsibility to protect american diplomatic personnel in benghazi. an american family is pleading for help in finding their sick pregnant daughter and their husband missing in afghanistan. katelyn coleman is due in january. she has a liver condition that requires medical care. they last heard from the compup in october wefrom an internet ce in an unsafe area. it is not clear why they are in afghanistan. the family thinks they were trying to help people through an
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aid group. >> bad break mace be to blame for a deadly crash in moscow. >> looks like the pilot tried to use all of the brake systems on the plane but for some reason it didn't stop. it ended up crashing on the highway and bursting into flames. the death toll climbed to 5 after a crew member died from their injuries. 3 are still fighting for their lives. nasa released the favorite pictures from this year. this one is the 500,000 mile long solar flair exploding from the sun over the summer. look how big it is compared to the earth. the historic landing of the curiosity rover on the surface of mars. they have a satellite image of super storm sandy a good image churning on the waters along the eastern coast. shuttle discovery agencies final
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voyage on top of a boeing 747 this shot as it flew over the capitol. three craters on mercury's surface look a lot like mickey mou mouse. >> mickey or minnie. >> could be. >> we could be hearing the pitter-patter of little kardashian feet? >> kanye west letting the cat out of the bag that kim kardashian is pregnant during a concert in atlantic city last night. sources say she had no idea he was going to make the big announcement to the world. up until now the couple who have been dating 8 months denied pregnancy rumors. that is your 5@5:30. >> just a few hours left in 2012 and what better way to bid farewell than with a special new year's eve edition of in the fox light with michael tamaro.
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we asked you what the top celebrity story of the year was and michael has a result. >> happy new year. >> same to you. >> counting down starting at number 5 everyone's favorite friend jennifer aniston getting engaged to justin thorough over the summer. before that big news number 4 celebrity story announced they were splitting up. breakup of tom cruise and katie holm holmes. death of whitney houston rounded out the top 3. news that kate middleton is expecting. finally number one celebrity story the much talked about speech at the national republican convention. >> kristen stewart and pat tin son did not make the top 5. >> now we want to talk about the top five songs. >> top five songs of the year according to itunes. the most downloaded songs of 2012. counting down star ships by
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nicky minaj. it was released in february the sij of her second album and made billboard history by debuting in the top 10 and staying there for 21 consecutive weeks. >> next number 4 pay phone by maroon 5. ♪ >> it was released in april. pay phone debuted on number 3 in the top 100 and eventually reached number 2. it sold 500,000 copies in the first week making it the best sales week for digital song by a group. number 3 is we are young by fun. this was released in september 2011 in the second album popular covered by glee.
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it has been nominated song of the year for the grammies. numb going for the top spot is someone i used to know. ♪ >> it was first released in july of last year. new zealand and australia released in the u.s. last january. topped the u.s. and australian charts. it's t the number one downloaded song is call me maybe. ♪ >> it is in our head for 2013. call me maybe. this w it was released and nominated for two grammy awards and song of the year by mtv. >> i like those songs. >> it's all right. new years. >> new year's eve. hopefully next year isn't a
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battlefield. ♪ >> that's right. pat benatar will be performing during fox news channel all new new year's eve channel tonight along with sara bright man. you can be a part of the show just text you text then a space and greeting to number 36288 and your happy new year's message could make it on air. that's tonight. it's all right here on the fox news channel starting at 11:00 eastern. >> great lineup there. >> love that pat benatar. great starting with you first thing in the morning. >> happy new year. >> for the late he is celebrity buzz check out michael on twitter. cities around the country are putting final touches on new year's eve celebrations tonight.
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mobile alabama they will have their annual moon by drop. they have already kicked off their brcelebrations by servingp an 80 pound moon pie. forget the new year's resolution about losing weight. in baltimore hundreds of fireworks crews will shoot off ore the harbor for thousands of fans that should be fun. of course in new york city they are preparing for the statement's ball drop. for more on the new year's eve prep here is maria molina high above up in times square with an exclusive look at the waterford crystal ball. hi, maria. >> good morning. good to see you. we are here with the waterford crystal ball. very large. 12 feet in diameter. had no idea it was this large until i was right here on top of the building. it is a chilly start to the day here in new york city. looking at temperatures in the
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30s. it feels much colder when you factor in the breeze. oned chills should be in the 20s. you have found el up. i have seen people rive about noon. 12-hours waiting out here until midnight. it will be much worse across places like the midwest with temperatures only in the single digits today. it will feel colder as well. in florida a nice day temperatures in the 70s. very typical. we have a new storm that we are going to be tracking. we are seeing areas of rain across portions of texas and tennessee on the northern side of the storm system you will be seeing areas of snow. keep that in mind tonight.
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thank you. now your starting lineup the top sports stories rg 3 is playoff wound. the rookie quarterback leading the redskins to the nfc east title in 1999. won in a winner take all game for the division. washington on a 7 game winning streak. vikings face the packers. in the afc broncos and patriots get by. texans host the bengals ravens face the colts. inspirational return in indianapolis. a standing ovation for colts coach chuck pagano back on the side lines since under going chemotherapy. his leukemia in remission.
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they beat them 28-16. >> the time is 42 after the hour. a narrow escape for one police officer a bomb found in his car. we will have that frightening story. >> do you fund your breaking your resolutions? nikki fitness is here with ways to stick to your fitness goals. new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece.
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troy polamalu's going deeper. ♪ and so is head & shoulders deep clean. [ male announcer ] with 7 benefits it goes deep to remove grease, gunk, and flakes. deep. like me. [ male announcer ] ad & shoulders de clean for men. ♪ >> 44 after the hour. a fox news alert. instead of returning to work this week secretary of state hillary clinton facing a health crisis. right now she is in a new york hospital with a blood clot. a spokesman says it was found in a follow up exam for her concussion. >> parts of southern new england buried in snow after a storm
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over the weekend. some places getting up to a foot of snow and this was the second storm to hit in two weeks. weight loss is a top new year's resolution. yet 80 percent of all dieters failed to lose weight. how can you be sure to succeed this year? personal fitness trainer and fitness expert nikki fitness has tips for us. thank you for joining us. happy new year. >> happy new year as well. >> you should set goals and be specific, right? >> exactly. specific and realistic such as i want to run a mile by april 1st and maybe lose 15 pounds. whatever it may be. make it something that is doable. if you have never run before you are not going to run a mare-a-thon. do something you can accomplish. make better goals after that. >> i am one of those people all or nothing. in month. >> many people are. if you set something you can
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accomplish and sick to it and have a plan. >> identify and eliminate barriers. >> barriers is a nice way of saying your excuses. what excuses do you give maybe it has to do with the kids or work or not feeling like you have enough energy some days. set a plan for each excuse you have used in the past this way you know. if you are tired put on coffee put on a music play list and get dressed without thinking of the next step. >> helps me if i am tired turn music on it gets you pumped up a little bit. >> make dates. >> instead of going out for drinks or dinner make play dates to do things like pilates or yoga or go ice skating at a local park. do things that involve activity not calories. >> you should weigh yourself every day. i didn't do this for a little while and i went out and bought a scale. i was surprised. it helps. >> it helps. keeps you on track. every day if you do it at a
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habit it keep that number in your mind through out the day. you don't have to beat yourself up if i gained two pounds from yesterday maybe i shouldn't have the bdoughnut or bagel. >> i always went how do my jeans feel. then i got the scale. >> sometimes the jeans stretch out if you haven't washed them that day. >> you are right. pass along advice finally. >> follow people like me on twitter get fitness magazines shape, women's health fitness magazine and hanging out with people who are fit minded. i teach class in new york make it a community so you don't feel like you are in this by yourself. >> i follow you on twitter. do you think that helps when you see what other people are doing in their quest to lose weight you can get from them inspiration. >> inspiration you can get new moves ideas fitness play list even. i have a play list. there's always something you can
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do. dvd's are great, too. you can stay inside and do your workout. >> that's what i do. thank you so much nikki. appreciate it. she will be joining us all month long with tips to getting in shape and staying in shape so no excuses. >> thank you. >> 48 after the top of the hour. coming up next on the rundown before we can celebrate the new year all eyes on washington to see whether or not we will be heading off the fiscal cliff. what impact will it have on the 2013 economy? we head live to times square for a special edition of bank on this. this nfl player right there losing his temper after a call by the ref. what set him off? we will tell you. first let's check in with dave briggs to see what is coming up on "fox & friends." i understand this is your last day with us. we are going to miss you. >> i will miss this place indeed. it's my fox family. a big show coming up we, too,
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are counting down to the fiscal cliff to new year's eve to the nfl post season on my last day as you said and clayton's birthday mind you. an update on hillary clinton's condition in just about 10 minutes join us for "fox & friends" 6-9 eastern time.
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>> welcome back. it is 52 after the top of the hour. let's span the globe to see what's happening in headlines. hugo chavez is reporting from new complications following his recent cancer surgery there. so far we are hearing those complications are stemming from a respiratory infection and his condition is delicate. next to northern ireland where police officer manages to escape a bomb found under his car.
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so far no one is claiming responsibility for planting the device. finally to columbia where a massive land slide completely cut off a highway and buried cars there. at least five people were killed. a search is underway right now for 25 people that are missing. patti ann? the count down to 2013 is on. over 1 million people preparing to pack times square to ring in the new year. lawmakers may ring in the new year by going over the cliff. lauren simonetti joins us live from times square with more on this. hey, lauren. >> hey, patti ann. happy new years everybody. it is such a great place to be in times square the crossroads to the world on new year's eve it's the place where main street meets wall street meets washington. it all comes together. it's hard to image with all of this fiscal cliff talk and stalled negotiations we have had
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a spectacular year on wall street. the dow is up 6 percent in 2012. the nasdaq the best performer of 13.6 percent and s&p gained 11 and a half percent. that means your 401 k and your investments have certainly made some money this year even though it might not feel like it. speaking of being in times square the crossroads of the world this is one of the biggest new year's eve parties the world has ever seen. a couple hours from now they are going to start closing it down mi behind me. a billion people are going to watch the $1 million ball drop. time to reflect on everything that was. it is 2 and a half million dollars to host it 50,000 dollars to clean up that one ton of confetti that drop from the sky.
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they have a plan some of the pieces of confetti will have messages on them. there there be a tribute to dick clark who died earlier this year. $24 million in direct spending is coming in from all of the tourists we are going to be speaking to today and all of the travelers coming here to times square new york city. patti ann browne. >> looking festive out there. >> and cold. festive and cold. >> you are hiding that part we'll well. >> 5 minutes until the top of the hour. still ahead earlier we asked you to share your new year's resolutions. last chance sevenld us the e-mails and tweets. we are going to read some of them. >> these guys have an escape plan now they have to execute it. how will it work? we will let you know. oops that one got out.
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>> 10 minutes to the top of the hour, we look at the good, the bad and ugly . giants with the eagles. the groups included victim's families and 200 stunes from the school district. they held hands in the nationalan them. up next the bad, maybe not the bad. two kittens making a daring double escape from their enclosure. they figured out how to climb the gate and drop to freedom


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