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>> two minutes till the top of the hour as we take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. up first the good. an ohio judge is calling speed enforcement cameras in his area a scam and a violation of rights. he says even when a driver fights the ticket, they are doing it against a written report from the company who owns the cameras and has a financial stake in the matter, by the way. the bad, california once again living up to its nick
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neighboring of tax-afornia. a judge -- councilman wants to start taxes e-mails. >> the ugly. c.s.a. employees received security badges by mistakes. the t.s.a. says there may be some criminal records working in airports. >> it is time for your brew on this question of the day responses. earlier in the show we showed you viral videos we've been showing you all week long. first the chuckie horror doll at the drive-through. next the jaw-dropping half court buzzer beating and finally batman capturing a criminal in england. >> we asked your favorites. linda writes it has to be the buzzer beating shot. >> according to our on-line poll, 62.5% think chucki.
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37.5% picked the buzzer beater. none of you liked the batman video. >> have a great weekend. >>gretchen: tgif everyone. good morning. it is march 8, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your friday with us. a top al qaeda spokesperson and the son-in-law of osama bin laden has been captured but guess what? he won't be going to gitmo. he'll be going to new york city today and going to court. should he get the same rights as an american citizen? >>steve: the state department wanted to honor her with the courage award until we reported that she wanted america to burn on 9/11. doesn't anybody over at the state department have google. wait till you hear their response. >>brian: a major classroom controversy. one kid's cupcake. are they threatening. they're threatened over these world world war ii soldies on top of the cupcakes at
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school. "fox & friends" begins right now. >>steve: i was going to say hello to clayton but look who's on tv now. it's anna kooiman. where are you? >> the world baseball classic is underway and the united states is playing their first game tonight against mexico. we have fans from around the world. let's hear it. watching the big game this morning on 15 flat screens here. we've got over 20 tv's. we're going to be touring you around the state. there is dirt from every single major baseball park here. >>steve: that is awesome. >>gretchen: it is baseball season and spring training is underway.
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in the meantime, big news to report this morning because the son-in-law of osama bin laden is going to be on u.s. soil today, right here in new york city for a hearing on terror charges. here's the official charge. he's charged with conspiracy to kill americans, apparently a right-hand man with osama bin laden before 9/11, some 12 years ago. finally captured now but here's the controversy. should he be tkpwefpb the same rights -- given the same right as an american citizen or should he have gone to gitmo? now people claim he will be lawyered up and they won't get information out of him. >> they say this good is, if you know the godfather movie, is like the conciglarie. in the days after 9/11 he was out there publicly promoting more violence. more death was going to come to the united states. he was a soldier in the army of al qaeda in
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addition to being the spokesperson. why is he here? not surprising. this administration from the get go, they wanted to close gitmo from the get-go, beau they couldn't of course. in fact they were going to break khalid shake muhammad to new york but the response was overwhelming and they sent him to gitmo. we could not grab this guy. this guy was grabbed by the turkish shorts because he was suspected -- turkish authorities because he was suspected of having a fake passport. he was sent to jordan. the big question is was he mirandazed. >> the problem is if he becomes lawyered up, how
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much information can we get out of him? will we be able to get more out of gitmo. here are senators. >> this guy didn't rob a liquor store. he's a spokesman close to, as you can see, the people who killed over 2,900 americans. and now we got our hands on him. why in the world are we treating him as if he's some common criminal? and why in the world is he not at guantanamo bay being held by us under our terms and conditions as long as it reasonably takes to get good intelligence? >> i think the critical questions for this fellow who does not appear himself to have been active in terrorist acts but was part of al qaeda's leadership is what can you tell us about the al qaeda chain of command? what can you tell us about al qaeda operations elsewhere in the world in the magrab, the arabian
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peninsula. i think this guy is potentially enormous intelligence but you're not going to get that when he goes to new york and gets lawyered up with criminal defense who will tell him not to say anything to anybody. >>gretchen: a lot of the evidence prosecutors could use against him may be deemed classified. it would not be the case if he were at gitmo. once you get into cases here if that evidence is classified, they can't use it against him. and the caveat to all of this is what happens if for some hear -- harebrained reason he's not convicted? we're going to release this guy? into what? our society? where? >>steve: you know, gretchen, obviously they can't present the secret stuff. so what they must think is they've got a really strong case based on other information. but here's the thing. let me take you to 2010. remember a fellow by the
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name of ahmed ghalanie, one of the suspects. he was tried in new york city with 282 counts of terror and what not. what happened? he was convicted on one charge and he was convicted on 281 other counts which boosts the suggestion and the argument, look, there's a completely different standard when you're talking about terrorists. they should be tried at gitmo. what do you think? e-mail us. >>gretchen: the state department is backtracking because one of the women they were going to give this award to today honored at the white house with michelle obama there apparently turns out that she maybe doesn't like america some of us they thought. this would be is samir a ibrahim, part of the cairo uprising and was going to get an award. then somebody read the tweets she posted last year. here's one of them.
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this is her apology for the other tweets she had done that many people found offensive talking about the jews and otherwise burning america. here's her apology: i refuse to apologize to the zionist lobby in america regarding my previous anti-zionist statements under pressure from american government. therefore, i withdraw my award. >> if you get hacked, mostly you want something for yourself. you want somebody to click on the link and buy something four. here are examples of ridiculous tweets going out. not ridiculous. she basically said an explosion on a bus carrying israelis today is a very sweet day with a lot of sweet news, promoting violence. she went on to say all sorts of other horrible things on the anniversary of 9/11. >>steve: this was found by the weekly standard. a reporter was fishing
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around, we don't know about this woman activist. let's look into it. look at this crazy stuff. she's quoting hitler, celebrating the murders of americans and israelis as well. and when brought to the attention of the state department, they asked her is that true? she said, no, i was hacked. yesterday she said, wait a minute, you can't blame me for all that stuff. and then she did not apologize. essentially she said i'm not going to apologize for that stuff that i said because i believe it. >> what she should do now is probably reimburse the united states government for the free trip to the united states. and an award she's not going to get now since the state department put it on hold. >>gretchen: let's do other headlines. brand-new details emerging about that deadly lion attack at a california cat wildlife sanctuary. we know the lion escaped from a feeding cage while an intern was cleaning the other cage. the corner revealing she died almost instantly after
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the lion broke her neck with one swipe. >> she was vivacious. she loved her work. she loved big cats. she had cats in her past and cats now in her life. she was doing what she loved, and she did it with joy every day that she worked here. and she's going to be missed. i'm so sorry this has happened. >>gretchen: cat haven remains closed while the investigation into the attack continues. a shocking security breach at one of the nation's busiest airports. an undercover t.s.a. inspector with an improvised explosive device, in his pants successfully got through two security screenings at newark airport and allowed to board a passenger flight. the agent was pulled aside for a patdown and passed. the t.s.a. said the power to bomb a hole through the
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plane's fuselage. last year more than 50 screeners were fired for major lapses. one anti-american dictator mourning another. iranian dictator attending the funeral of hugo chavez. the u.s. is sending democratic new york congressman gregory meeks as part of its delegation. meeks had a string of controversial meetings with chavez. joy behart leaving the show in august. she was far from joyful when bill o'reilly stopped by in 2010 and disagreed with her for building a mosque near ground zero. >> there is the president going they have a right to do it. >> this is america. >> hold it. listen to me because you'll learn. all right?
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>>gretchen: behar later stormed off the set. didn't whoopi join her too? >> i think they all left. >>steve: it does sound like she might go to cnn. happy birthday to hunter fountain. he celebrated his ninth birthday a couple days ago. to celebrate in his third grade class his mom took those cupcakes to the school in cairo, michigan. when she dropped them off, the secretary complimented her on the decoration. they took them into the class and 15 minutes later mom gets a call, we can't serve the cupcakes because there are soldier guys from world war ii. the mom said some words and she said take them off and feed the kids. the father is upset because
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those little cupcakes are insensitive. >> i think they are lumping them together with sociopaths that shoot children. if they are afraid of our military, if they are afraid of our soldiers, especially world war ii soldier, there's bigger issues there, in my opinion. >> these same toy soldiers if you watch the movie "toy story" are central to kids in the class. the principal says these are toys that were commonplace in the past. however, some parents prohibit all guns as toys. in light of that difference the school offered to replace the soldiers with another item. the soldiers were returned to the student. she says in the wake of sandy hook basically and the elementary school shooting, that's the reason why they doesn't want them there. >>gretchen: if you went back into the past and looked at the level of violence when we were playing with those toy soldiers, it is a little different than it might be now. maybe it's not the toy soldiers. maybe it's something else.
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>>steve: i had those soldiers. they are probably still in my mom's attic. i'm sure she wants them out of there. everybody had those. my son had those little toy soldiers. i wonder if in the schoolbooks there at that particular school in michigan whether or not they do include pictures of iwo jima, or world war ii soldiers because they have guns? let us know. e-mail us. 13 after the top of the hour. a major recall to talk to you about. cars are starting themselves. >>gretchen: anna stepping up to the plate. at least throwing a pitch or two. anna? >> we are at the m.l.b. fan cave in manhattan. there are 16 teams from around the world participating in the baseball classic. she's gonna hit!
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>> welcome back. it has been 40 years since 591 american p.o.w.'s were released from captivity in north vietnam back to u.s. custody in what was called operation homecoming. joining us is one of those remarkable men. he was hailed as a prisoner of war for five years in hanoi. he's the author of "leading with honors." colonel lee ellis joins us this morning. nice to see you. >> good to see you four years down the -- 40 years down the road. >> when you think about this anniversary, we usually think about anniversaries as something we want to celebrate, something positive. we look at this, we think about american soldiers who were trapped there, held and released, something to celebrate at that time. weeks after the peace
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accord was signed. take us back to that time and what was going on in your mind. >> after five years we were waiting to see if it was going to happen because we didn't want to be disappointed. one day it did happen and john mccain and myself and about another 120 guise got on three c - 141's and came out of hanoi and were released and that was a great day. >> for historical context, the war officially ended. the peace accords were signed and then the negotiations began to have these soldiers released over a period of a few weeks. take us through that. >> the negotiation, this was part of the paris agreement that ended the war. about every two weeks they would release a group of about 100 to 120p.o.w.'s from the first of february through the end of march. that was part of an agreement of the u.s. withdrawing and the p.o.w.'s coming home. tit for tat. >> you're in the hanoi hilton. you're hearing this information. what sort of information are you being given as a
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prisoner of war? are you getting tidbits from fellow soldiers who have been released? how are you receiving information? >> we had one piece of information and that was crucial. as part of the agreement henry kissinger negotiated we would be given a copy of the protocol to the agreement, paris peace talks that dealt with the release of p.o.w.'s. we knew they had to release us over a period of 60 years in accordance with u.s. final withdrawal. >> what was the response from those soldiers boarding that aircraft? when you look at other individuals, many who were tortured, just horrible things, for americans seeing you arrive back on american soil, what was the response from the american public at that time? >> first of all, our response was caution until we actually got airborne. then we started cheering, yelling and screaming. the american people teld out well-- turned out well for us everywhere we went. the p.o.w. were probably the only group that got a
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great reception. we had the red carpet treatment so to speak as we went home and even had a parade in my hometown of commerce, georgia. >> what do you want americans to remember about this? >> i think the most important thing storm freedom -- is to remember freedom and the value of freedom and the sacrifice that is required to have freedom. i didn't see a star for several years, didn't see a sun rise for several years, the p.o.w.'s didn't. to be able to walk out, make choices, be with family, enjoy life and pursue the things we're able to do in this country, that's what i want to remember. >> colonel lee ellis, thank you for having you hear. >> think insurance companies will cover about anything? think again. >> authorities going after this woman for voting twice in the presidential election. but she's 86 and has dementia. is that the voter fraud we should be cracking down.
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>>steve: quick friday morning headlines from the control room right now. the former lead detective in the oscar pisstorius case calling it quits. it turns out he was facing attempted murder charges. cars could start on their own. an issue with remote starters if the key fob is dropped. the recall affects legacy and outback cars from 2010 and 2013 and this year's xv
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crosstreks. gretch? >>gretchen: i suddenly feel better sitting next to a doctor. the biggest selling point about the president's health care plan is if you like your coverage, you're going to keep it. that may not be true now. doctor, i don't know how you get it all done. you see patients in your office and now you're out interviewing too deciding whether these are medical myths or true. let's talk about the first one. >> absolutely a myth. if you have insurance it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to get care. i interviewed parents that went to one of the top sports medicine experts in the country who operated on a ton m.v.p. from the minnesota vikings. he's tremendous, yet his treatment is considered experimental. let's look. >> the choices present to us as a parent is to have a surgery with a 95% success rate done with no coverage or have a surgery done that
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does not address the underlying problem and they would cover it. or have our son quit the sport that he loves. those are not three very good choices. >> can you imagine? you don't get the treatment? or you get the treatment and you have to pay for it yourself. >>gretchen: insurance equals care is a myth. number two, obamacare means higher taxes or higher premiums? >> that's a fact. you have an excise tax, capital gains tax, a tax if you sell your home, a tax if you don't sell insurance. more taxes built into this than you can imagine. premiums are going to skyrocket when you try to cover everybody andering. -- and everything. >>gretchen: it trickled out the last couple of years but now in full force. number three, newest technologies are not in jeopardy over obamacare? a lot of discussion about whether inventions would be a bygone. what did you find out? >> i think it's a myth.
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an insurance company spokesperson agrees with me and said technology is not in jeopardy. let's take a look. >> health plans are always combing the literature and evaluating new promising treatments and technologies. often they rely on the work of those professional groups who devote their lives to looking at information and determining what's safe and what's effective and what should be introduced into the mainstream. >>gretchen: that advice is going to be taxed? >> of course. i don't see how you could have incentive for new technologies and new treatments when you're busy trying to cover everybody with this insurance you can use whenever you want. i think it's going to be in jeopardy. i think insurance companies and drug companies are going to say we don't have treatments here i'm going to have a market for, so they're not going to have the same incentives. >>gretchen: dr. segal
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thanks so much. coming up on "fox & friends," spies among us working for nasa? with national security breaches at the highest levels, this interesting conversation next. anna kooiman sliding into home plate. anna? >> the world baseball classics, one tent cal is representing each position on the field. this guy right lear is a home run slide. every time a player hits a home run, this is what the fans do. 3, 2, 1, here we go. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation,
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it's the little things that mean the most. ask your rheumatologist if enbrel is right for you. [ doctor ] enbrel, the number one biologic medicine prescribed by rheumatologists. >> first of all, obviously don't worry. military experts say kim jong un doesn't have even close to the fire power necessary to assault the united states. in fact, look at this footage of north korea's latest missile launch. [laughter] [applause] >>gretchen: we hope that's all they're capable of currently. >> don't you remember they and iran would do photo
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shopping in extra missiles? >> there was a headline on drudge that said the united states can stop north korea's missile. it's not that one. it looks like a water rocket. >>steve: brian's off. clayton's in with us. good to have you. if you're worried that you missed anything on "fox & friends" this week, don't. >>gretchen: stop worrying because we put the highlights together. here's a look at some of those. >>brian: "fox & friends" has been turned on by you, and we start now. >> don't hurt him. you're carrying high, all of a sudden i'm a gynecologist. >> if you're carrying up here, carrying high, you must be carrying a girl. >> could be carrying low. >>brian: why are you yelling at me?
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>> victoria is outside. >> is your boyfriend here? >> how's it going? you mind if i improve my game a little bit. could i borrow your glasses? let me see if it helps any better. now i can see. look at him this morning. he'll steal the show from us. although i think he already has. >>gretchen: are you smarter than my eight-year-old? >> what's the size of the angle? >> 40. >> a square has 169 feet. what is the length of each side? >>brian: this is a tough one. i'm going to say b. >> the answer is b. >>gretchen: you cheated. >>brian: that's all right. what do you think?
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>>steve: 26 feet. >> you used to call me mr. regis. >> i used to watch you perform and said that is the guy i want to be like. >> i thought you were trying to get workout tips. >>gretchen: let's go into the sunset. >>brian: talking american football. >>steve: i forgot about the taco. >> that looks like a fun show. when is that on? not only does that show have the fun stuff, it also has the news of the day. we have a weekend show. if you never watched it, 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. eastern time. >>gretchen: an extra hour of fun on the weekends. >> and you lose an hour. >>gretchen: that's right. let's do a couple headlines. nasa hiring a chinese spy to work for them. that's the claim from
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virginia. representative frank wolf said nasa let a contractor deemed a topic of concern. wolf is now calling for an investigation into nasa. >>steve: bum bell bee foods issued a recalve chunk wyatt -- chunk white tuna products because of possible contamination. so far no reports of any illnesses. if you got something like that in your cupboard, beware. was it bieber fever or spoiled tuna? the pop star rushed to the hospital after fainting on stage in london. [inaudible]
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>> they're telling him they want him to see somebody. he just told me about five minutes, if it's okay with you guys, he's going to come out and finish the show. >>steve: that's a good way to please your crowd. the 19-year-old singer did return to the stage and was taken to the hospital after the show where he posted this picture of himself. shirtless on a hospital bed. justin bieber is apparently in good spirits and feeling better. there's some suggestion this could have been a publicity stunt. he's had a bad week in london. >>gretchen: i don't think taking a photo shirtless has anything to do with it. >>steve: it wasn't him because he handed the camera to somebody to take the photo. >>steve: if he's in a hospital, where is the i.v.? >>gretchen: does he listen to his own music? an 86-year-old woman charged with voter fraud in the 2012 election.
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the problem is she doesn't remember committing the crime. officials say she voted once by abs and then at her polling place. the woman says dementia. she says poll workers should have told her she already cast a ballot. prosecutors aren't giving her a pass. >> why didn't they tell me to go home? that's what i'm trying to figure out. >> if i have probable cause to believe the crime occurred, i do not have discretion to charge. >> you have to charge? >> i have to charge it. >>gretchen: the 86-year-old says she will fight the charge in court. she faces a $600 fine. >>steve: we woke up this morning, it was snowing at our houses and mixed with rain and all sorts of stuff. it is miserable outside. that is why we have sent janice dean out. hey, janice. >> thanks so much. you have to dress appropriately for this weather. let's look at the satellite
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radar imagery. this is the storm that brought incredible amounts of snow to the midwest and mid-atlantic and now it's bringing a lot of snow to long island, even new jersey, upstate new york, much of connecticut, much of massachusetts up towards new england. and where you see the light shade of blue, two to five inches of snow. where you see the pinks, 6 to 12. in some cases you can see 18 inches of snow. by the weekend we're going to be in the 60's in d.c., 47 in boston. we'll get a quick taste of springtime. this is our next weather maker across the west bringing rain and snow. that's going to move across the country. and would you believe computer models are suggesting we could have another nor'easter mid week. by the way, turn your clocks ahead this weekend. i need to come back inside -- actually i'm going to see if i can get some snowflakes on my tongue. >>steve: i like the way you're making it seem like that's breakfast. she's three feet from the
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door. walk in through the door. come on, janice. >>gretchen: she's taking it in because it could be the last snow of the season. let's hope. >>steve: you see that snow and you're thinking baseball season? the best pwaeufrb -- baseball players are gathered. anna kooiman is at the m.l.b. fan cave. love that place, anna. >> this is the third year they've had it. joe tory is the manager for the u.s. they are facing mexico tonight 9:00 eastern standard time. we are at the fan cave. we've got stadium lighting here. there are 20 televisions that are in this place. i want to take you over here. fans are going to be able to come once the regular season starts, for free and tour the place. they can actually pick up their dirt from their favorite ballparks. every single ballpark in major league baseball represents there. you see the different colors, the different textures. come on over here.
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right now we've got japan playing china, and this gong right here is for the start of the series. last year in japan. but of course who are we going for? u.s.a. baby! there's 16 different countries and territories represented, fans from each of those here getting to watch the game. you want to come on down here, we've got a home run slide where each time a mayor hits a home run -- let's see you wave at the camera, miss mexico. there she goes. down the slide! there she goes. there's all kinds of fun stuff. folks are playing video games and pac man, pinball. it's a blast. 9:00 tonight, u.s.a. taking on mexico. >>steve: there's a woman in the man cave. anna kooiman thank you very much. >>gretchen: obamacare was supposed to bring health care costs down but that is not happening.
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there are no penalties for breaking the rule. >>steve: what does it cost to keep the united states of america healthy? about $3 trillion a year. that's the answer. nearly 18 kwrepbts -- cents of every dollar is spent on health care and it is going to go up. our next guest has the prescription for containing costs. pay doctors differently. he is also the former senate majority leader. bill frist. good morning to you, senator-doctor. >> good morning. great to be with you. >>steve: what do you mean we've got to khaepb the way doctors are paid? >> it's interesting. as you said, health care spending is almost $3 trillion. the big thing is it historically has gone up two to three times faster than inflation or your wages. that cannot be sustained. what you need to do is say
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what are the drivers for that exorbitant increase in spending that leads your health care premiums to be $15,000 a year for a family of four? can't be sustained. number one is technology. do more stuff. my heart transplant stems for the heart, great miracle procedures we have. but number two, the drivers really come from physicians because they are the ones who order those tests, who write that order for a stint, who take you to the hospital, who do it. that accounts for about 60% of the spending. then you look at the incentives for the physicians to write orders and now it is what we call fee for service. historically is means the more procedures you do, the more you get paid. the alternative is to reimburse physicians for those 60% of orders that drive health care costs for value to the patient, for quality, for outcome. it's not being done today. if we do that, we'll have more reasonable, rational, appropriate use of resources and spending will be slowed over time. >>steve: interesting you should talk about how
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doctors order a bunch of extra tests. i have a family member who had some problems and went in to the doctor and the doctor said i think it's an infection but first i'm going to do this big test on you. and then an m.r.i. and then a bunch of blood tests. and at the end it was solved with just a bunch of little pills that didn't cost hardly anything at all, which was the first suggestion. you know, we hear they're trying to cover their bases. for instance, if somebody needed an echo cardiogram. if it is done in a hospital, $450. same test done in a doctor's office, $180. there's something the matter with that. >> that's the exactly what the report -- the example we use in the report itself which basically says the incentives historically being used caused fragmented health care and put disproportionate interest on procedures, on technology. right now the formulas are based on evaluation, based on treatment of the procedure and management. right now we pay for the
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procedure, a lot of money -- just the example you used with all sorts of, skewed and biased positions but very little to the doctor for the diagnosis and evaluation or the management. they don't get paid for that at all today. that sort of reconfiguring of the payment system away from more technology, more stints, more m.r.i., more tests to paying the doctor for the evaluation and for preventive care, for that management of chronic diseases like heart disease, long-term and lung disease, what the society today is exposed to chronic diseases which drive about 80% of the health care costs. yet we don't pay physicians well or appropriately for management of the disease, but we'll pay for the heart transplant and pay for the heart surgeries and pay fort procedures. reconfiguring is what the commission recommended. >>steve: as you said prices are going through the roof. let's hope they're listening. doctor-senator bill frist, thank you for joining us from d.c. straight ahead, when a
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>>clayton: in 1991 he escaped the con traeupbts of the ussr government landing on u.s. soil with 17 cents in his pocket and a stkraoepl to succeed. >>gretchen: through motivation from his family and perseverance he made his way up the rank to become the c.e.o. of a successful family.
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joining us is daniel mill stein. congratulations, dan. reading about your life is a fascinating read. you come over here. was it your grandfather that was in chernobyl? and you come here and have no money. you work at mcdonald's. you speak no english. amazing story. >> thank you. >>steve: you wound up in the united states, your family political refugees from russia. explain. >> we were jews and jews were not welcome in the ussr. in addition to that i was 78 miles away from chernobyl. i was evacuated. >>steve: that's what killed your father, the chernobyl accident. why did your family want to come to the united states even though nobody spoke english? >> america is the land of opportunity. if you work hard, it's going to achieve good results. >>clayton: you worked at mcdonald's. i worked at mcdonald's.
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i was 16 years old. you said i'm going to work hard. then you founded a company. how doing from mcdonald's to the c.e.o. of this massive company? >> i worked extremely hard. i'm assisting customers and co-workers to reach my own american dream now. >>clayton: is there something you do that gives you a leg up on other people. yes, you're working hard but is there something else about your character, your steadfastness that other people could learn from? >> it's all about working hard, having a good reputation. one thing i have is my good name. i just work hard every day. >>gretchen: how has that changed in our society? or has it? there is a lot of discussion about whether or not more folks now are comfortable getting a handout as opposed to working extremely hard to get to where you've become. >> everyday i wake up, look in the mirror and get going. you can't sit on the couch and complain about
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everybody else. you see during the financial meltdown, i declared to my employees that gold star would not be participating in the world's recession. we work hard and never looked back. we kept on going. >>steve: when you came in the united states, you had 17 cents in your pocket given to you by somebody for what? >> a friend of gave me 17 cents to write a letter back home. >>steve: man. the letter you have written in this book is an inspiration to everybody. it's called "17 cents and a dream." congratulations. it's a pleasure. >>gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," the white house says it can't afford to give tours anymore but eric bolling can? a man with a plan. >>steve: it may be the best prank you've seen? calls by chuckie the doll. wait until you see the
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. tgif, tea friday, march 8, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you have a great day. osama bin laden's son-in-law hag captured. but instead of going to gitmo, alligate trial starting today in new york city. should he get the same rights as an american citizen? >> clayton: white house tours stopped tomorrow. but not if the president is willing to listen to eric bolling. he's here with an offer that shouldn't be refused. >> steve: plus, what would you do if you saw this guy roll up to the drive-through window? >> oh, my god! oh, my god! >> steve: rodney! chucky the doll is at the window pulling off what could be the
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best prank ever and it's all caught on camera. we'll share with you and tell you the back story. "fox & friends" hour two for friday starts right now. >> gretchen: a big storm to boot right here on the east coast as well. we had to dig our ways out to get here this morning. >> clayton: it is a mess. i asked steve early this morning if it was a mess down there in washington, d.c. where peter doocy is this morning. we were supposed to get like four feet of snow? >> steve: something like that. that's why they suspended the federal government a couple days ago, but it wound up being a bust. but you can see the snow here at our corner of the world. peter joins us right now. he's got the very latest on osama bin laden's son-in-law. a top spokesman for al-qaeda, he not in gitmo this morning. he's here in manhattan awaiting a criminal trial. right? >> right. and we're told that he has been
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giving american authorities information about al-qaeda since he was captured in jordan this week. this man married osama bin laden's daughter and the indictment says for years, he acted as a sort of spokesman for al-qaeda, warning of more september 11-style attacks and urging others to swear allegiance to bin laden. the attorney general eric holder says this arrest proves no amount of distance or time will weaken our resolve to bring america's enemies to justice. the indictment also says that he was smuggled from afghanistan into iran more than a decade ago in 2002. >> his history is somebody that has been active and engaged in al-qaeda, has spent some time in iran, southern part of iran conducting or at least planning operations and doing fa -- fa
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siltation for al-qaeda business. >> but trying osama bin laden's son-in-law and giving him the same constitutional protection as an american citizen is not sitting well with some lawmakers here on capitol hill who think he should be treated like an enemy combatant. >> this guy didn't rob a liquor store. he's a spokesman close to, as you can see, the people who killed over 2900 americans. now we got our hands on him. why in the world are we treating him as if he's some common criminal and why in the world is he not at guantanamo bay? >> the u.s. district court for the southern district of new york where this morning's hearing will take place is a 15-minute walk from where the twin towers once stood. back to you in new york. >> steve: it is. thank you very much. the big thing is, since he's going to be tried in a criminal court, given the same protections that our constitution guarantees americans, which he is not, he's
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clearly got some great lawyer who is going to tell him shut up. don't tell them anything. the thing is, he lived near iran for many, many years. he could tell us how al-qaeda is able to operate in iran if he was at gitmo. we can interrogate him differently. now he's down in lower manhattan, nothing. >> clayton: let us know what you think about that. you can sound off. i'll be talk being that later in the show this morning. >> gretchen: let's get to some headlines for you for friday. brand-new details about that deadly lion attack at a california cat wildlife sanctuary. we now know the lion escaped from a feeding cage while intern diana hanson was cleaning the other cage. also the coroner revealing she died almost instantly after the lion break her -- broke her neck. >> she was vivacious. she loved her work. she loved big cats. she had cats in her past and cats now in her life. she was doing what she loved and she did it with joy every day
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that she worked here. and she's going to be missed. i'm so sorry this has happened. >> gretchen: cat haven remains closed while the investigation into the attack continues. a shocking security breach at one of the nation's busiest airports. undercover tsa inspector with a simulated improvised explosive device, ied, in his pants successfully got through not one, but two security screenings at new jersey airport and allowed to board a commercial flight. the agent was pulled aside for a pat-down and passed. tsa says the bomb had the power to blow a hole through the plane's fuselage. newark is known to have problems with security. last year, more than 50 screeners were fired for major lapses and theft. a tribute to one of our country's greatest here rose. honoring murdered sniper chris kyle. a life size statue making its way through texas where he was from. tons of messages on the statues,
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offering a prayers and support for kyle and his family. >> we are honoring chris kyle, a warrior individual who dedicated his life and gave his life serving his country. >> gretchen: florida artist created the statue after he was shot dead at a gun range, allegedly by someone he was trying to help, a fellow soldier. the kyle family has yet to decide where the statue will be permanently displayed. looking back to normal for george r.p. bush. check out this photo. his off releasing the first official one of him since he got out of the hospital in january. that is brian mulrooney on his left. and former first lady, barbara, is right by his side there. they met at bush senior's presidential library. apparently he had on bright pink socks, too. that was a little bit of a side line on the other newspaper. >> steve: eric bolling is joining. >> good morning. >> steve: before we find out the extraordinary steps you are willing to take to make sure
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that those sixth grade kids from iowa get their tour of the white house, we want to tell you, it looks as if the white house tours are probably going to shut down tomorrow. 14 republican senators sent a letter to the president of the united states saying, hey -- there are the pictures. how much do these tours cost and how much do we save by suspending them, because according to all of them, including john barrasso of wyoming, it looks like the white house is punishing the people who own the people's house. here is the senator. >> to me it appears very petty in making this decision to close the white house. it seems as if you're not well connected or well off, you're not welcome in the white house these days. the american people deserve better. this is really the focusing folks on spending because people think half of the money they sun to washington in the form of taxes is wasted and they're look at this and saying, you can't keep the white house open for tours, but yet there is money wasted over here. there is this program that overlapse with that program. so i think it really has people
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focused on the spending and why is the president doing this? 'cause he couldn't get the tax raises that he's wanted. >> clayton: that's the ridiculousness of the whole thing is that he got mechanized squirrels being funded by the federal government. you've got the white house cali graphers on staff, and they can't keep open the white house tours for the american people. >> they certainly can keep them open. here is how this came about. couple nights ago abc ran the story about the white house tours and they showed the video of the little kids, the sixth graders from iowa who planned on coming to the white house this coming week. the white house is shutting down the tours as of close of business today. so they went through how much it would cost to keep it open. they came up with $18,000 a day. question a lot of research and it's probably closer to $70,000 -- a week. so what i did was yesterday on "the five," i said mr. president, if you can't keep the white house open, let me try. let me take it for a week.
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i'll pick up the tab. if i can get the white house doors open for those sixth graders in iowa, i'll spend the money. i mean it. this isn't trying to upstage the president. this isn't play ago game. he's playing the political game by saying i'm closing the white house. he's punishing those kids. how many loopholes could he close of his own? how much spending could he close -- he went golfing with tiger woods. he sent his family to aspen on the same weekend. that cost a lot of money. >> steve: air force one, $180,000 an hour. >> tsa story in the headlines there, tsa spent 50 million bucks on uniforms. that would pay fort white house to stay open for two years! >> gretchen: it would also pay fort overtime so we don't have to go through long lines at the airport. but look, people are accusing them of picking things that are of high profile. >> of course. >> gretchen: so many people travel and they'll be complaining if they have to wait long at the airport and this white house tour, this is a big deal. if this was going to be cutting back on the guy who inspects
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fish down in tennessee or arkansas, nobody would hear about it. so they chose things that would be high profile. but here is my question to you, since you gave that offer, let's see, 1 hours and -- 14 hours and ten minutes ago, what have you heard? >> sean hannity called into the show and said that's such a great idea, i'll pitch in a week also. newt gingrich said he would help raise money. >> steve: i'm sure our viewers feel the same. >> here is the thing, this is about the president making the right decision. they have until close of business today. i'm going to call jay carney. i'm going to call him all day until i get through, hopefully i get an answer from someone telling us what they're willing to do. if they're notle to open the white house -- >> clayton: this always makes me sad. we'll feature a kid or talk to a child who saved up his allowance the whole year and send in a check for $100 to the white house and wants to put it to good use. i remember a kid sending it to george w. bush and that's just a drop in the puckett. they would cut some of this waste and cut some of these programs, we wouldn't have this
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issue. >> on twitter last night, people are saying, i don't have 74,000 bucks to send, but i got 50 bucks. can i pitch in, too? look, let's do this. here it is. hash tag open hour wh. let's get this trending today so that maybe press secretary jay carney at press sec will make the right decision. he'll get the right people in the right places. >> gretchen: you realize they're running fort pop -- pepto-bismol. it's going to be a great story. >> steve: the white house is not having any money because abc says it costs $74,000 a week. they did some checking. they said because we've got -- the tours take 34 secret service, they make $50 an hour, that they where they came up with the money. they're not furloughing those agents. they're still doing something somewhere. they're still on the payroll. they're not saving any money! >> this is clearly a petty
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political, little game he's playing, i guess to punish or just show the american people don't mess with him on spending. don't ever question my spending or things like this will happen. >> clayton: the heart of it all, it's our house. >> absolutely. >> clayton: let us know what you think about that. go on twitter and use that hash tag as well. >> steve: you know what, maybe just right there -- >> gretchen: no. don't cover up his face, please. by the way, happy birthday. >> thanks. >> clayton: today is your birthday? >> gretchen: no, couple days ago. it was a big one. >> yeah. >> steve: that's where you get the 74,000. birthday money! >> let's get it done. let's keep the white house open. >> gretchen: thanks. coming up, it was one of the boldest addresses ever delivered by a u.s. president. >> declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire. >> gretchen: today marks 30 years since president reagan made that speech. 30 years. what we can learn from it coming
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>> steve: 30 years ago today, president ronald reagan delivered one of the most controversial speeches in american history, making it crystal clear to the american people that our nation would not back down to the soviet union. >> let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of the state, declare it over individual man that predicted eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world. >> steve: well, three decades
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after the evil empire speech, why do historians and political ex pers alike still think that moment was so pivotal? let's talk to the author of a number of reagan books, including "god and ronald reagan" and" the crusader," ronald reagan and the fall of communism." "reagan" the movie was based on his book. good morning to you. >> hi, steve. how are you? >> steve: fine, thank you very much. back when he did that 30 years ago, people said, did he just say what i thought he said? he called the soviets evil. >> yeah. it was a remarkable speech. it's really probably one of the most memorable speeches delivered over the past 30 years. it was written by -- the speech writer was tony dolan, although tony is always quick to say, you know, i didn't really write it. ronald reagan, i wrote it for him and it's reagan's words. in fact, if you look at the original text of the speech, it's amazing, steve, there are
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so many paragraphs added by ronald reagan, so many lines, so many full pages, other pages crossed out that ronald reagan really could be considered the co-author. he wrote probably half the words himself. but it was a shocking speech. it was a stirring speech and as dolan is always quick to say, believe it or not, even with that provocative language, it was intended for peace. >> steve: sure. >> ronald reagan talked about peace through strength. and part of strength wasn't just building up the military and building up missiles and tanks and airplanes, but words. words through strength. if you talk strength and you form strength, then you had a better chance of bringing the soviets to the table, negotiating missile reductions and even eventually negotiating an end to the cold war. >> steve: that's right. and it eventually happened. we've got another sound bite to play for you. here is ronald reagan talking about faith, which is one of the topics of your books on reagan, and our forefathers.
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>> explaining the inalienable rights of men, jefferson said the god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. that was george washington who said that of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. >> steve: why do you like that sound bite? >> you have religion and morality are indispensable supports the political prosperity, george washington. reagan loved that. reagan also talked about washington kneeling in the snow of valley forge praying and reagan said that's the most sublime image in american history. he quoted alexis detectville in this speech, william penn. and it's about the importance of faith in public life. the importance of prayer to our leaders, religious liberty. reagan also quoted abraham lincoln. there is a lincoln quote where he said, i'm often driven to my
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knees by the overwhelming conviction that i have nowhere else to go. and you ask anybody that has been in the presidency and they will tell you, it is such an incredibly overwhelming job. you got the weight of the world upon your shoulders and presidents need prayer and public life and america needs prayer. reagan understood that. >> steve: absolutely. i love the fact that you reminded our producer that once reagan was touched by somebody came up to him and nancy and said, mr. president, nancy, we pray for you every day. because faith was really very important in their lives. 30 years ago today, the evil empire speech. we thank you very much for remembering with us. >> thank you for giving this attention. i appreciate it. >> steve: absolutely. if we don't do it, nobody is gonna. straight ahead, the white house can no longer afford to host tours. but they can afford a chief of staff for the president's dog. plus, she looks like a million
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>> clayton: welcome back. time for news by the numbers. $102,000, that's how much the chief of staff gets paid yearly to take care of the president's dog, beaux. the job is up and running despite looming sequester cuts. next, $1.1 million. that's how big of a cash bonus the new ceo of yahoo got, marissa mayer got after six months on the job. finally, 1544. that's how many people gathered in michigan wearing fake mustaches. here they are. the potential world record is still waiting for approval from the people at the guiness book of world records.
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gretchen? >> gretchen: thanks. forget the snow outside, remember warmer temperatures? they're right around the corner. a few weeks. how about ditching your winter wardrobe for something more springy? here to share some hot trends is maria menounos. good to see you. >> thank you. >> gretchen: i know you shop at one particular place where you can get good deals. a lot of our viewers want to find out where that is. >> even more exciting, you get great fashion and high end fashion for less, which is what i love. i love the thrill of finding something fabulous for less. my mom always took me to marshal's and so i've been a marshall shopper my whole life. it's been my secret. i get great dresses that i wear on the show, because we have budgets at extra as well. and then you end up walking out with so much more than at a department for. and my friends are oh, my gosh, where did you get that? >> gretchen: you're going to share your secret. you're going to have a bit of a
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fashion show. let's start with a floral dress. tell me what is hip and cool about this. >> floral is really big for spring. i love this dress because i'll wear this out to brunch with friends or host a show or, you know, wherever you want to look a little extra fab. i paired it with the nude wedges and pink purse. the purse is a really big designer as well. at marshall's, the reason they get these great deals is they don't really advertise the designers, but you would be blown away to know the designer of the dress and doing. it's crazy. >> gretchen: that looks comfortable. the next one, we're featuring the cop. >> this is a shirt which is really in with the white lace shorts. i love this look because it's casual, but still really well put together. the wedges are the pop-up color. you want a lot of color in the spring, which we're both sporting. >> gretchen: i know. we didn't even plan it. i was thinking forward, too. >> the scarf, like the little scarf on the purse is just a touch of fab, which is fun.
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>> gretchen: lace, we saw it on the shorts there. now we'll see it full fledged. >> i love this. i have this. i'm obsessed with this. the cross body bags are really in and really easy to carry. this can go day to night very easily. you can wear it with flats during the day and pop on the heels at night with great hair and make-up and accessories and you're good to go. >> gretchen: all right. the next one is sorbet? >> yes. it's the sorbet jeans. again, spring is about color and you're seeing all these jeans and the brightest colors you can everywhere. they're really in. pair them with a fun top like that or if you want to be conserve, you can wear a white t-shirt. >> gretchen: i love that top. >> yeah, it's great. >> gretchen: it's so funny, just this morning in the new york, they were talking about pistachio being the color this spring and there we have it! >> it's great, right? those wedges are really great designer. you're getting these for such great deals.
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i always tell women, it's fabulous is being fabby. be savvy about how you spend your money so you can invest in your career or home or something like that. don't spend all your money silly. be savvy and smart about it. >> gretchen: i love finding a deal. i guess we have some surprise models, too? >> we do. >> gretchen: oh! hello! what is savvy about them? >> look at the great tie right there. then the super model sunken in cheeks. we're sporting it all. guys, can we show the undergarments? >> steve: no! what are you nuts? [ laughter ] >> they have the mario lopez abs. >> gretchen: we don't have those kind of bets like we do with mario where you break out in a bikini and mario goes down it his skivies. >> steve: will you do that? we can start.
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>> gretchen: do you want maria or gretchen. >> we have a lot of fun at "extra" with ours. >> gretchen: we saw both of those pictures and they're very cute. >> mario has the most craziest body. when i got out of that robe and started running around, i'm like, what are those legs? i knew he had be abs, but the legs were crazy. >> gretchen: i guess they didn't streak, which you were upset about. >> i get comments from all the ladies who are very upset at you, mario lopez, for not fulfilling your bet. you said you were going to streak. streaking is naked. not underwear. >> gretchen: maybe next year. fabulous to talk to you and you have a thinking forward for spring. >> forward fabulous for spring. thank you so much. >> gretchen: up next, we're introducing founding father fridays with thomas jefferson. there he is! >> in his spring attire. >> gretchen: he's on his way in. he's not very happy. plus, what would you do if you
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>> oh, my god! oh, my god! rodney! 1.44, ma'am. [ laughter ] >> oh, my god. >> gretchen: time for your shot of the morning. apparently even chucky gets hungry. this is going viral. workers are shocked. rightfully so as the movie doll pulls up in the driver's seat of this car. how does the prank work? do you know? >> steve: well, according to the script, the driver makes a fake back to his seat and then hides underneath it, all he has to do then is put on the costume, step on the gas and watch the
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priceless reaction. in other words, the guy is in the seat. hello, good morning. and rodney, throw it in there! i loves how he throws the food at him at one point. here is the problem, at what point do they get the money? they're going to throw the money? >> gretchen: does chucky know how it pay? >> clayton: chucky doesn't pay. chucky takes and he gets what he wants. >> gretchen: maria and i were talking, i think the erie one was a couple weeks ago, when the car pulled up and nobody was there? nobody was there. that would freak me out a little bit more to see a moving car with nobody. >> clayton: or did you see the one where a guy goes in and there is a cup just floating in midair? >> steve: how did they do that? >> clayton: i don't know. i don't know how does he it. everyone starts freaking out and the girls run and scream and run and he is like what? i don't understand. there is just a cup floating next to his head. that's funny. >> steve: that is. >> gretchen: all right. we begin with a fox news alert for this half hour. the vatican announced on when
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voting will begin to elect the next pope. craig boswell is live in italy following this break news. the vote before the vote before the vote. >> exactly. good morning to you. so look, we're learning something as we go along here today. the conclave, which is that secret election to choose a pope, the earliest that conclave will begin, we're being told by the vatican today, is going to be monday of the the vatican just told us today that monday is the earliest possible date for this conclave to begin. it could be even later. there is going to be a vote at 1:00 o'clock eastern time today on when to begin the conclave, that secret election of the pope. all the cardinals arrived here at the vatican. the last of the cardinals arrived yesterday from vietnam. so this general congregation is underway. a lot to discuss in this preconclave meeting. discussing the needs of the church, the crises facing the church and what characteristics the new pope that takes on all of these challenges needs to possess.
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>> we have no idea who the pope is going to be. it's an exciting time and a very important time for the church. we just have to wait and see, pray to the holy spirit that we receive the person that we're supposed to be having. >> interesting time, too. think about it, the end of the month here in march is easter. so they would like to have the new pope in place certainly by easter. but they don't want to rush through these preconclave meetings to discuss all of the items we were talking about and picking this new pope. so they're kind of up against a deadline, but yet they don't want to rush through this and once you get into the conclave, recent conclaves have gone for pope benedict and pope john paul ii have gone only two days. in recent history, the conclaves have gone by rather quickly. guys, back to you. >> steve: we could have a pope by next week. >> gretchen: thank you very much. >> clayton: was it bieber fever? pop star being rushed to the
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hospital after fainting on stage in london. watch what happens. >> the whole show is planning. he's back stage with the emt and the doctors. they're telling him that they want to go see somebody. he has just told me that -- he's going to come out and finish the show. >> clayton: the 19-year-old did return to the stage and was taken to the hospital, though, afterwards. then he posted this picture of himself shirtless in a hospital bed. justin bieber is apparently in good spirits and feeling better and working out. >> gretchen: maybe he needs a shirt. thief in colorado arrested after accidentally handing her fake i.d. to the person she stole it from. a waitress at this appleby's lost her wallet last month and someone wrote hundreds of dollars in bad checks in her name. the case took a crazy twist when a woman she was serving drinks
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handed geraldo rivera own i.d the waitress continued to serve the woman after calling the cops. how dumb is she? >> i kept them around, got them water, had them order appetizers. i don't know how i kept it cool. i wanted to jump across the table and go at her. >> gretchen: wow. police showed up and arrested the woman on a handful of charges. >> steve: that waitress was smart! all right. meanwhile, michigan family is outraged. they were called insensitive and told to remove plastic army soldiers from the cup cakes they took to their son's third grade class for his 9th birthday. the principal at the school told the parents that the plastic soldiers with guns were not appropriate in the wake of sandy hook. this story has fired a lot of you up. kathy cowell from nicewell, florida e mailed us and said, quote, if toy soldiers freak these people out, they're not fit to be around children. karen adams wrote, why not teach the kidlets that soldiers are good guys and guns are tools?
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would you like to weigh in? please do. sound off at friends at fox news.com. >> gretchen: he wrote the first chapter of america's story. today is founding fathers friday. a time to remember america's roots and honor those who paid a great price for our values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. >> clayton: joining us now to celebrate, you recognize him, third president of the united states and one of our country's founding father, thomas jefferson. nice to see you, mr. president. >> pleasure to be with you. >> steve: even though you were one of the very first presidents of the united states, as you remember, you were a budget cutter, weren't you? >> i was. i believe that government needs to be simple and frugal and when i became president 1801, i inherited a debt, $83 million when i left the presidency eight years later i had reduced that,
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$33 million. >> steve: that's right. >> during that time, i purchased the louisiana territory and fought a war. the bar bary powers were the first war against what you would call muslim terrorists. >> steve: what would you think of the mass we have today? >> it's a crime because we're not only being irresponsible, but stealing from positive stairity that we -- posterity that we paid a great price to purchase liberty for that it seems we're giving away. >> gretchen: i know that you've never seen a number that big that we just showed on the screen. that's something that's been created since you've passed. let's talk a little bit about the endowed rights of life, liberty, and property. what do you have to say about that? >> in the declaration of independence, which i hope all americans have read, says that we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created and endowed by their creator. those who founded this nation
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held to a set of truths. we believe there was truth. sadly today, seems that many people don't even believe that there is absolute truth. i read a figure that only one third of modern americans believe in the concept that there is truth. but without adhering to the set of truths, we have nothing to unite us, nothing that we can form a nation. with those set of truths that were rooted in a belief in the creator. that enabled us to do what we did. >> clayton: one thing about thomas jefferson, he was for simple government. he wanted the government out of our lives, maybe more so than any president in early american history. when you look at maybe the modern american tea party, you look at these movements in the country to try to simplify government, what do you think? does it harken back to your time? >> not only did i cut the deficit, but i also reduced the size of government. the main function of government is to protect those who obey the law and punish evil doers. that's it. that's the primary function of government. so if government begins to
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plunder the property of the citizens instead of protect them, it's not fulfilling its mission, why it was created and we need to kick those leaders out and change them. >> steve: on this founding fathers friday, we thank you, thomas jefferson, also known as steven mcdonald, president of the biblical world view university, police thomas jefferson's hometown now. thank you very much. >> pleasure to be with you. >> steve: thank you. >> clayton: coming up here on the show, it's the side effect of the sequestration, no one is talking about, cuts to our marines education fund. we're going to talk about that next. >> gretchen: then it has been the all star cast. is the land of oz the new movie, worth 12 bucks or more a ticket? we'll tell you. >> steve: first the aflac trivia question of the day. born on this day in 1976, this retired football player won a season "dancing with the stars." who is snow be the first to e-mail us with the correct answer. you'll be our big winner on founding fathers friday.
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then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. >> clayton: welcome back. one side effect of sequestration that no one has been talking about, cuts to military education. the marine corps sent an e-mail saying there will be no more new enrollment for tuition assistance because of these budget cuts. so if the president won't help, congress can't, we will. the author of "heros at home, help for america's military families and four places that the military can go for money while we're having these budget cuts. nice to see you. welcome to the show. >> great to be with you. >> clayton: so these are some specific programs. if you're at home watching now, grab a pencil and paper because we're going to walk you through what these specifically enand do. the yellow ribbon g.i. bill,
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this is still available. tell us about that. >> yes. this is administered by the v.a., it's something that hasn't been impacted by sequestration. it is a program that is available to active duty, reserve guard. there are specific requirements attached to that. and it is transferable to children and to a spouse. so that is something that is still in existence and still there and needs to be used. >> clayton: reach out to the v.a. if that's available for you, right? >> that's right. you can go to that g.i. bill.va.gov. >> clayton: okay. the next one is montgomery g.i. bill. tell us about this one. >> now, this one is a little older of a bill, still in existence. it's for active duty members and veterans. once again, there are specific attachments, requirements that are attached to that. it's also available. what's the great news about this is that when it comes to tuition assistance, that's administered
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by the branches. so the marine corps came out this week, they took that away. really does hurt the young troops especially because sometimes they don't know if they're going to go to school. but having that t.a. helps. however, they could still go with montgomery g.i. bill and that is something that can help them. >> clayton: let's put up the next two. take us through both. the veterans educational assistance program, followed by the state veterans program. what are those two? >> again, once again, these are programs that -- the veap is a little older and kind of like a 401(k) for education, the best way to explain it. if the military member has put in a dollar, it will be matched two dollars for every dollar put in. once again, they have to have contributed to that. but that's in existence. it's something they can use. of course, then there is the state programs. if you go to military.com, you'll be able to plug in to the different state programs that are available there. and that is something that they could use as well. so it's really important, i
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think right now, for military members to kind of regroup and retrench, make the most of the money that they have coming in, different streams of income, if they have an income tax refund, don't spend it on a new car. make sure that you get all the educational benefits that you have, deductions coming, of million tale deductions. if you go to taxact.com, it will step you through all the different criteria and things that you may qualify for. but don't spend that money. earmark it. if you get an enlistment bonus from december, don't spend it. you need to start saving that towards education. >> clayton: thank you so much for sharing this with us. if you missed any of this, go to foxnews.com, you can watch the full segment there. coming up next on the show, thinking about seeing a movie this weekend? what not to waste your money on. next. first, this day in history, 1975, "have you never been mellow" by olivia newton-john was the number one song.
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>> gretchen: the answer to the aflac question of the day, hines ward. our winner is sandy davis. she got there first. springfield, ohio. congratulations. >> steve: tonight is friday night, america's date night. if you're thinking about going to a movie, maybe we've got some good advice or bad advice for you. coming up with a preview and a review of what is opening in the box office this weekend is our old buddy, movie critic and fox news contributor, kevin mccarthy. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> how are you guys? >> steve: we're doing okay. although i'm a little bothered. i'm from kansas, so "the wizard of oz" has been personal to me. there is a remake. how good is that? >> it's more of a prequel. the original film was based on a book. this film actually is a prequel to that book. so we're learning about where oz
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came from and how he became the wizard of oz. but the interesting thing is the original film from 1939 was an mgm-owned film. this is a disney movie. so you're not going to see any of the ruby red slippers. they can't legally use them because they were silver in the book, as well as the mole on the witch's chin. you won't see that in this movie as well. we're dealing with the director here, helming this $200 million project and it's an incredible adventure about a small-time magician who is essentially sucked into oz and has to prove himself as the wizard and goes through all these adventures and the witches and all the incredible adventures he sees. interestingly enough, sam ramey, the director, wanted his actors to be on practical sets. and actually acting out with their animated co-stars. so i was talking to zach who plays the monkey, and he is cgi in the actual film. but james franco was acting with him physically on set. this is zach talk being that element.
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>> sam wanted me on set. we didn't do the dots on the face thing. the head of all the effects wanted to do more of a traditional, where i'm down there in like a blue screen oncey and acting it out, a lot like the color of your shirt. and so i would act it out. they had these video cameras on my face and that way we could improv and kind of keep it live. the animators went back and animate from the video of the close-ups of my face. >> steve: all right. how many stars? >> i gave it three out of five. the first 30 minutes are very, very good. the middle hour is kind of slow and then ending is incredible. james franco looks bored in the movie. i feel like robert downey, junior, who was originally cast, would have done a much better job. see it in 3 d. it was shot in 3d. >> steve: how many stars? >> i gave it three out of five. "dead man down," three out of five. >> clayton: might be a rental
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take the next step. talk to your doctor. cymbalta can help. >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. tgif, it's friday, march 8, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you have a great weekend. thanks for spending part of your friday with us. he is the son of osama bin laden. the son-in-law. he's dedicated his life to destroying america. now he's heading to trial in new york city, just blocks from ground zero. so is that a good idea? geraldo says yes. we've had this discussion before with geraldo. he's going to be up shortly. >> steve: meanwhile, the state department wanted to honor her with the courage award until we reported that she wanted america to burn on 9-11. doesn't somebody at the department of state check that stuff out? hear their response this morning. it's coming up. >> clayton: his voice has been setting the mood for years. ♪ how am i supposed to live without you ♪
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♪ now that i've been loving you so long ♪ ♪ . >> clayton: there is a lot about michael bolton you don't know until now. he's on the curvy couch this hour, a little known fact, that's the song i like to sing in the shower. >> steve: i bet it sounds just like that, right? >> clayton: just like that. "fox & friends" begins right now >> steve: what better place to watch baseball than at the major league baseball fan cave, all for the world baseball classic here in midtown, anna kooiman in the on deck circle. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. yes, we are in the mlb fan cave celebrating the world baseball, united states playing mexico tonight. we've got more than 20 tvs here and fans from around the
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world. we'll be touring around place in just a bit and talk to al lighter. i'm going to work on my swing. it's a little heavy. i'm going to bunt, swing. let's bunt. i kind of popped up a bit. maybe i'll just do -- how about just dizzy back. >> clayton: let's she if she can keep that up for the full hour. >> gretchen: i thought steroids weren't allowed in baseball. that bat is definitely on steroids. >> steve: good to have you down at the man cave. >> clayton: actually she's just really small. those are the normal size bats. she's really small. >> gretchen: i didn't know. >> steve: if i was a kid, i would want my birthday party at that place. >> clayton: that would be do. we'll check back in a little bit. >> gretchen: let's do some headlines. new details about that tedly lion attack at california cat wildlife sanctuary. the 550-pound animal escaped from a feeding cage while intern diana hanson was cleaning the other cage. the lion came in there. the big cat apparently used its
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paw to lift a partially open door, also. the coroner revealing she died almost instantly after the lion took one swipe and broke her neck. >> she was vivacious. she loved her work. she loved big cats. she had cats in her past and cats now in her life. she was doing what she loved and she did it with joy every day that she worked here and she's going to be missed. i'm so sorry this has happened. >> gretchen: cat haven remains closed while the investigation into the attack continues. a shocking story now about the security of one of the nation's busiest airports. undercover tsa inspector with a simulated improvised device, ied, in his pants, successfully got through not one, but two security screenings at newark airport in new jersey and then was actually allowed to board a commercial flight. what's even more alarming is that the agent was pulled aside for a pat-down and passed.
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the tsa would not provide any details about its staged operation, but comes on the heels of the tsa announcing it will allow small knives through security starting next month, as well as golf club, maybe baseball bats like we just saw. major reversal for the obama administration on honoring egyptian woman whose twitter page was loaded with anti-semitic tweet. the state department will no longer give her the international woman of courage award today. as our embassy was attacked last september 11, she allegedly tweeted this: today is the anniversary of 9-11. may every year come with america burning. she initially said her account was hacked. but after learning the state department's decision, she tweeted, i refuse to apologize to the zionist lobby in america regarding my previous zionist statement. state department can't say how no one noticed the tweets earlier, but that award is now on hold and she is heading back to egypt. >> steve: geraldo rivera is down in our nation's capitol today.
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good morning to you. >> peter doocy showing me around, steve. >> steve: fantastic. nobody does a better tour. hey, what about this? osama bin laden's son-in-law has been grabbed by the f.b.i. in jordan. he's now here in manhattan, extraordinarily, not in gitmo as many people feel. and i want to know why you think -- here is a guy, he's a soldier in the al-qaeda army. he wants death to americans and yet, he's been mirandaized and windowing up with all of the same rights that somebody born in the united states gets under the constitution. why do you think that's okay? >> well, steve, let me start with guantanamo bay, which as you know, irrelevant think is a shyster's dodge to prevent the united states constitution and habeas corpus and other things for which our country was founded to avoid those when it comes to some of these people. i think that guantanamo bay is a national disgrace. i think the president should have honored his pledge to close
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it in 2009. he lacked the courage then. he had expended all of his political capital on things like obamacare and some of the financial reforms, had no strength left to fulfill his pledge to close guantanamo bay, which should have been closed long ago. now specifically to bin laden's son-in-law, yes, he is now in federal custody, as scores of terrorists have been in federal civil custody before. we have convicted 67 of these terrorist in our federal courts. we have only convicted seven in the military tribunals in guantanamo bay. 67 in federal court. just seven in the military tribunals. this is exactly the venue where he should be tried and convicted. he's already convicted out of his own mouth. >> gretchen: you're a lawyer, so you would understand more than most that he's going to be lawyered up now. so possibly the u.s. won't get any information out of him.
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not to mention that some of the classified documents that the prosecutors might use, they might not be able to because they are classified in the court of law, and what if he's not convicted and he goes free? what would this country do? >> let me take those questions in order. first of all, remember, he was in turkish custody for at least a month. i guarantee you, this person has been in some kind of custody for a lot longer than that. he has been questioned six ways to sunday. when he left the turkish hotel to fly to jordan, they were already waiting for him. he had already -- this man has been through the process. he's been through the wringer now. i believe that they have gotten all of the useful information they possibly can out of this man and we hear that he is cooperating further. why is he cooperating? because i think he wants some kind of sentencing arrangement
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that's something less than 100 life sentences that he's facing or actually 3,000 life sentences. he's charged with conspiracy to kill american civilians. now in terms of him being convicted, he will definitely be convicted. all you have to do is show the videotape, the unclassified videotape where he comes on and he says, okay. muslim people, i want you to get out of high-rise buildings. we're sending more airplanes to destroy those americans just like we destroyed them on 9-11. he is a slam dunk, pure conviction. there are appropriate maximum security prisons to hold him in the united states. he'll be eight stories underground, unlike khalid khalid shaikh mohammed where they were not advised prior to his proposed trial in new york, that's why they objected to it. in this case, both commissioner ray kelly, the police commissioner of new york and michael bloomberg, the mayor, were fully informed that this man was being brought to federal
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court in manhattan. they are all agreed, everybody is on the same page. the only people who are objecting are the two cranky old guys in the senate, lindsey graham and john mccain. [ laughter ] >> steve: all right. geraldo. >> clayton: we want our viewers to weigh in on that topic. plus this, much was made this week of senator rand paul, his big filibuster. he actually gave a speech. he want reading from a magazine or a phone book or anything. he gave a speech. he was citing all sorts of libertarian bloggers as it relates to these drone strikes in the united states' use of these drone strikes around the world and here at home. he wanted clarification on something very specific, which is does the american government have the right to launch a drone here in manhattan, new mexico, wherever, and target an american citizen who is a non-combatant and the white house responded. the attorney general eric holder said no. so the white house actually gave some movement on that. what did you make of this back and forth? >> well, first of all, i think that what senator rand paul did
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with that 13-hour filibuster was absolutely magnificent. i was so proud of him. he was channeling jimmy stewart from "mr. smith goes to washington." he was standing on principle. he has been on the record, along with his fellow libertarians as being extremely concerned about the process that goes behind the selection of a target of a drone strike. the american cleric killed in yemen and his son really -- senator paul was offended. he wanted those people captured and brought back to the united states or some other place. but what he wanted was this clarification, clayton, as you say, what are the rules here? we need rules. is it just the executive branch deciding who to target and where to target them? is it conceivable, remotely conceivable that these drone cost not only target u.s. citizens as they have done, but do it on u.s. soil?
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that's why he did this noble, retro, deed, standing on his feet for 13 hours before finally he had to go to the men's room. he got the answer he wanted from eric holder. no weaponnized drone may not be used against a noncombatant on u.s. soil. so if that was his goal, he achieved his goal and he did it in grand fashion and nobody was either worse for the wear. john brennan's nomination held up for one day. now he's confirmed as c.i.a. director anyway. and you can look at rand paul who has enormously enhanced his credibility again against the cranky old guys, lindsey graham and john mccain, both who were very negative about what senator paul did. >> steve: they came out and said that was the wrong way to do it. but he got 50,000 new followers on twitter and a lot of people around the country, both on the left and the right. all right. geraldo rivera in dc, thank you very much for dropping by. you can have peter doocy continue the tour now. >> i will. thank you very much. >> steve: going to bret baier's office, just rifle his death. [ laughter ]
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>> clayton: welcome back. let's talk polar bears. a federal court upholding the decision to keep polar bears on the endangered species list. even though the population is nearly five times larger than it was in the 1970s. what exactly is going on here? fox news legal analyst, peter johnson, jr., with us now. good morning. what is going on here? populations are growing?
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>> this is the touchstone of all climate change discussion, the polar bear. in the past, polar bears seemed to be declining. now they seem to be up at numbers of 20 or 25,000 world wide. but some scientists, including american scientists in the federal government, predict by the year 2050, there may be no polar bears in the united states and two-thirds of the polar bear population may be reduced because of the thinning ice in the arctic. >> clayton: at issue is this federal appeals court which has upheld this decision that keeps polar bears as a threatened species, not because they're currently being threatened, but because they potentially could be threatened in the future? >> correct. and that's the basis of all those endangered species laws. there is two gradations, endangered and the lower gradation, threatened. it's interesting that there were two lawsuits. the good government or good science groups, like greenpeace, said oh, okay.
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we want to have it at the higher level. other groups said no, it shouldn't be endangered or threatened because it's not because they're so plentiful in the world. it really depends upon whether you believe the global warming is real, whether polar bears are actually threatened or not. this has become a big fundraising tool and it's become a problem, too, for oil interests throughout the world because they have to act in a way that is very expensive in terms of making modifications. >> clayton: sure. polar migratory patterns. alaska is against this list. hunters kill 800 a year for hunting and subsistence. they are portrayed as if they are nearly gone, right, that they are hanging on to a sheet of ice and they're hanging by a threat and they are nearly gone. is that what's at the heart of all of this? >> i think the science at this point shows that they're not nearly gone, but they've become kind of the pet of the
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environmental industry, including al gore, to say oh, look what's happening to the polar bears. looking at old data, the new data shows that based upon laws that we already have in the united states, that they've been protected to a great, great degree and that they will continue to thrive. there are some in the government who say the opposite. by 2050, they will be greatly, greatly dissipated going forward. so it's global warming real or not real? i've heard a lot of people say it's not really real. and if the science moving forward indicates that, they're wrong about it. >> clayton: peter johnson, jr., thank you for joining us this morning. appreciate it. coming up on the show, spies working for nasa. was national security breached at the highest level? the stunning allegations ahead. and anna, one of the guys this morning, she's in the mlb man cave. how did she break in, anna?
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>> i think they're taking me with open arms. we are celebrating the world baseball classic usa facing off with mexico tonight for the very first game for that. we're going to be touring around the place, also talking to al in just a bit. but let's get back to the game. come on. wooo !
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>> gretchen: 22 minutes after the top of the hour. quick they had headlines. more than 47,000 subarus are being recalled because they could tart on their own. that's a problem. there is an issue with remote starters, the key fob is dropped. it affects legacy and outback. impressas and this year's cross trek. it will be a joyless view.
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joy behar leaving the show at the end of august. abc says it was just her work. let's go back over to the guys on the curvy couch. >> clayton: thanks. >> steve: it's bigger than the world series, kind of. for the next two weeks, the best baseball players around the world are facing each other in the world's baseball classic. >> clayton: in a few hours to the team usa, team usa will take the field and anna kooiman is live in major league baseball man cave where she got in somehow. i don't know, they don't let women in there usually. she's talking to some lucky fans. hey, anna. >> i think they're trying to be politically correct, so it's not just a man cave. it's the mlb fan cave. things are all baseball here. from the lights, you see the stadium lights here, there are more than 20 television sets. there are 16 lucky fans from each of the countries and territories around the world that are represented in the world baseball classic. and tonight the united states is taking on mexico. it's the first game for the u.s.
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and going to be at 9:00 o'clock on the mlb network. if fans want to come to the mlb fan cave throughout the season, they can come for free. there is all sorts of things to do. one cool thing, this is dirt from all the major league ballparks, for major league baseball. you can get your own vial full of dirt. there is a game going on. it's japan versus china taipei. this is a gone from the series beginning last year. who are we going for? team usa. going on tonight against mexico. we've got all kinds of fans here. again, they won a contest, mlb network had thousands of applicants and they whittled it down to 16 fans and the final four are going to get to go to the semifinals in san francisco. come on! get hyped! [ cheering ]
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good old al. >> this is like the island here, where if they lose, they go home. >> yeah. kind of like survivor for the world baseball classic. al lighter, kind of a big deal. we're not talking about leather bound books big deal. we're talking about major league baseball, the mets and the yankees, been to the world series three times. and also, of course, for mlb. what do you think about the mlb classic. who is going to take it this year? >> usa! usa! i'll say this, this is cool stuff. here we are at the mlb fan cave, get to watch every game as they do during the course of the year. just even talking to some of the folks here of the passion behind this. i think it's going to grow. i really do. this is the greatest baseball tournament in the world. for us to get an opportunity in the usa, maybe we got a little jaded 'cause we watch so much baseball that our ball club, our players there, this tournament
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has up to 50 all stars, major league all stars. we have -- >> joe torre is the manager. >> tonight against mexico. mexico has got to win. where is mexico? how about italy? you went banana, didn't you? big upset? >> the thing is, the u.s. hasn't faired very well in years post. >> i was on the 06 team. we lost in the quarter times to mexico. we didn't even get to the semifinals. i had a chance to be on the 06 team the first one. >> the empire state building is lit up in the colors for the world baseball classic now. green, blue, yellow and red. so go team usa. >> the game is televised on mlb network. you could buy tickets on world baseball classic. >> watch at 9:00 o'clock tonight. steve, creighton? >> steve: very nice. it might be snowing in new york city, but they're playing baseball, kinda. thanks. >> clayton: coming up here on the show, authorities going after this woman from voting twice in the presidential election. she's 86 and has dementia. is this really the type of voter fraud we should be crack down on? >> steve: that's a sad story.
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>> steve: we've got a fox business alert. new weekly jobless numbers just released. >> gretchen: nicole petallides, as you can see, are snapping to it 'cause they just came off the press. "fox business" network, she's live on the floor of the new york stock exchange. what are they? >> good morning. so let's get in these numbers. you have to take these with a grain of salt. the first thing is the unemployment rate, the month of february came in at 7.7%. that initially seems like an improvement from 7.9%. so 7.7% is actually the lowest number since december of 2008. this is a big deal, obviously it seems great. i'm going to talk about the jobs added before i get to breaking this down. 236,000 nonfarm payroll jobs added. that exceeds the estimates of 160,000. so again, a better jobs report. we saw our u.s. stock index futures point to go a higher open. the one thing that we should note, guys, is that when you see the unemployment rate dropping, you have to take it with a grain of salt.
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does it mean that so many more americans got jobs that they wanted, or does it mean that the labor participation rate, the rate at which people actually are in the work force, are the people who are fed up and said, you know what? i'm not looking for a job anymore. so this is what we're talking about. so the amount of people that are look for job, some of them get so discouraged and just get out. that obviously, i think that has factored in to this number. >> steve: maybe. that number is good, 236,000 jobs created. what's interesting is there was big news that j.c. penney was laying off a bunch of people yesterday and today there is news that google is laying some people off because of the motorola component, their phone business. so it will be interesting to get into the numbers and figure out how many people just said look, i can't find a job. i'm just going to stop looking. >> right. obviously the jobs numbers are going in the right direction. we should obviously give that positive points. however, you do have a lot of
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people -- you have the underemployment rate, the people who take jobs that are beneath them, that are part-time jobs, or jobs they're well overqualified for. by the way, google hit an all-time high this week. so that's one that we've been watching very closely. >> gretchen: the stock market did phenomenally this week in general. let's talk about the yahoo ceo, she's new to the job. she's been there five months, and then had a baby in between that time. she reportedly got $1.1 million bonus for that first five months of work in 2012. what do you make of that? >> there is a lot going on with yahoo. obviously she's in interns turn around plan. she gets this bonus, the stock has jumped almost 50% since she's notten on board. but she is eligible for $56 million in long-term stock compensation. so a million dollars bonus is church change. the one thing that got people talking was her call that starting this summer, all the people who were working from home can no longer do so.
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she said while we're going to lose some great people, i just want to just blanket it and just say no more working from home. get to the office and let's regroup so she can really figure this out. >> steve: apparently she did some studies and looked to the data and a lot of people who were supposed to be working, they were on the clock at home and they weren't. one of the great things about you is you seem so at home there, when you're walking around the floor of the new york stock exchange, and why wouldn't you? yesterday was a milestone in your life and in the lives of all those people at the new york stock exchange. 25,000 appearances on "fox business" network! congratulations! >> thank you so much. we're a great team. we work so hard to just try and get this news out fast, first. we bring it out. it's an exciting place to work. every day we get all the breaking news. by the way, i wanted to show you where they ring the bell. >> steve: cool. >> that is the bell podium, right there. that's where they do the opening and closing bell. it may seem a little smaller than what you think.
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>> gretchen: it does. >> but obviously that's where they kick it off every day. >> clayton: stop trying to hide this piece of video. i know you're trying to stall. here is your first broadcast on the "fox business" network. we have some video. take a look at this. >> gretchen: how many years ago was that? >> that was in october of 2007. that is when the dow had reached its all-time high. it was over 14,000. then i spent the next several years talking about the financial crisis, layoffs, dividend cuts, down to 6500. here we are back now once again celebrating all-time highs. great for the folks with 401(k)s and iras. >> steve: 25,000 hits later, we thank you very much. nicole petallides who joins us on friday. and as we just saw when we took a look up at the balcony, today is international women's day being celebrated at the new york stock exchange.
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thanks, nicole. >> thanks. >> gretchen: time for headlines for your friday. nasa hiring a chinese spy to work for them. that's the claim from virginia representative frank wolf. he says nasa let a contractor hire a chinese national from an organization deemed an entity of concern. so what's worse? he says the man was allowed to take classified information back to china. wolf says there are dozens of other chinese nationals working for nasa and is calling for an investigation into nasa. >> steve: bad news for teen-agers. was it simply bieber fever? the pop star rushed to the hospital after fainting at the 02 arena in london. >> the whole show he's been complaining. he's with the doctor. they're telling him that they want him to go see somebody. he has just told me he's going to come out and finish the show. [ cheering ] >> steve: the 19-year-old singer did return to the stage and was
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taken to the hospital after the show where he posted this picture of himself in a hospital bed, sans shirt. mr. bieber is apparently in good spirits and feeling better as well. can you imagine if you're the candy striper and you walk in there and it's justin bieber with no shirt on? >> gretchen: then you faint. just like he did. >> clayton: how about this? 82-year-old literally thrown off a train in south florida bay security guard for singing too loudly. the whole thing was caught on camera. emma anderson was singing religious hymns and tapping a roll of paper while riding on the miami-dade metro rail last month. a guard asked her several times to stop singing. when she refused, he grabbed her bag and threw it off the train. but the 82-year-old held on and he ended up tossing her onto the platform as well.
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>> it's going to be more noise than that. >> clayton: wow. the city has apologized and said they should have handled the situation differently. the andersons hired an attorney and plan ago news conference later this morning. >> gretchen: the iconic red solo cup getting a makeover now? ♪ solo cup ♪ i fill you up ♪ let's have a party ♪ let's have a party ♪ . >> gretchen: this is video from when toby keith was on our show in october of 2011. now the cup that inspired his song has a new look. check out red cup living, the new take on the product. you can get your party companion in a margarita cup, cocktail cup or shot glass. they hit store shelves -- >> clayton: when you're at a party or get together, maybe that large red solo cup is too big to hold -- right, the shots? tequila shots? >> shots? why are you asking me?
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>> clayton: i was thinking of tequila shots, i don't know why i thought of you. >> after this morning, i'll have a few of those. i don't care what kind of cup it's in. actually brown paper bag is good for me. >> steve: yeah, that's why you're out on the street. >> i'd like to fire that groundhog, by the way. didn't he say a few weeks ago we were going to have a early spring. >> steve: didn't you say you were gog have a foot of snow two days ago? >> yeah, it's snowing. but it should clear out within the next couple of hours, famous last words. let's look at the radar. this is the same snow that dumped a ton on the midwest and the mid atlantic region. it's just lingering off the coast, bringing us snow across new york city, up towards albany and boston, you could get a foot, a little more than a foot of snow as you look at the the snow accumulations over the next 48 hours. boston, you've had, wow, your share of winter weather over the last couple of weeks. this is the fourth big storm. there is our silver lining. look at new york on monday. 53. dc, 62.
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boston, 47. however, wawawa, heading into next week, another cold snap, and maybe another storm. i know. that darn groundhog! where are those cups? where is the tequila? bartender! >> clayton: we'll get awe solo cup. >> steve: she's delirious. >> gretchen: if you find up with of those little pop-up places that does shots, let me know. i haven't seen one yet. >> why weather did i do? just tell me where! let's go! >> gretchen: she's delirious from the weather, i think. >> clayton: an american pastor beaten and tortured for five months in an iranian jail. where is the help from the white house to free him? an interview with his wife next. >> steve: then his voice has been setting the mood for years, but there is a lot about michael bolton you don't know. he's live this morning. good morning to you, sir. welcome to "fox & friends" everyone's hair breaks.
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>> clayton: welcome back. 43 hips past the hour. the former lead detective in the oscar pistorius case calling it quits. he was replaced when it turned out that he was also facing attempted murder charges. a woman has been charged with voter fraud because she voted twice in the 2012 election. the problem? she's 86 years old and has dementia. she apparently cast an absentee ballot and one in person a month later. prosecutors say they're sorry, but they say the law is the law and they have to stick to it in this case. gretchen? >> gretchen: all right. thanks so much. it has been nine months since the young children of the american pastor held in iran have seen their father and the impact on the family is heart breaking. fox news radio's todd starnes is here with me now with more on this story. you talked to his wife, right? >> that's right. she and her husband have two children, rebecca and jacob. we had a chance to hear her
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story down in nashville. here is what she told us. american pastor is a prisoner of iran, sentenced to eight years in one of the country's most notorious prisons, all because of his christian faith. >> he's been there five months. beaten, tortured, suffering, internal bleeding, suffering medical issues and i would expect our government to take every action to want him released now. >> in 2009, three american hikers were captured by the iranians. both president obama and the secretary of state called for their immediate release. but in this case, the white house has been unusually quiet. >> tell me about the telephone call you received from president obama. >> i have not received a phone call from president obama. >> tell me about the telephone call you received from the secretary of state. >> i have not received any telephone calls from the
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secretary of state, unfortunately. >> the president has done nothing. the president hasn't said a word. he's not said his name. he's not called for his release. he has not publicly spoken out. >> the american center for law and justice has been verbalizing international support for the male. >> i believe the government has been silent on this case with the pastor. the reason why, the actual executive branch leaders have not spoken out. we haven't it from john kerry or the president because he converted from islam to christianity. this is not someone's human rights being violated, it's an american who has their human rights being violated. >> neither the state department nor the white house responded to calls from fox news and the only public acknowledgment came in december when the administration said they were aware of the case and called for his release. meanwhile, his wife struggles to adjust to life as a single parent. >> i feel like i can deal with my emotions in some sense as an adult and try to understand and
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to some extent of what's happening, but the kids don't understand it and it is seeing them cry at night and my daughter has cried out, daddy, where are you? daddy, why aren't you coming? daddy, i miss you. >> the most difficult time is bedtime when her husband would sing songs to rebecca and jacob. ♪ one bread, jesus ♪ . >> they still ask me to sing the songs he used to sing to them. for them, it's comforting. but for me, it's heart breaking. it's remembering him. >> while the pastor languishes in prison, his wife and her children hold on to hope and faith with a song still deep in their hearts. ♪ hope alive with you >> now, state department spokeswoman was asked about the pastor yesterday during a briefing. this is her response. >> we remain concerned about him
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we believe he should be released. >> gretchen: what's the latest on the case? >> right now as of today, the pastor's wife has yet to receive a telephone call from the president. all she wants to know is that her government is doing something to get her husband out of that iranian prison. >> gretchen: many people will ask what was he doing over in iran? what was his nix -- mission when he went there? >> he's originally there and has family there and had received permission from the government to create an orphanage. while he was there doing business related to that, the revolutionary guard raided their home and took him into custody. it's been almost a year since that happened. >> gretchen: all right. heart breaking to see his two kids and wife waiting for him to come home of the todd, thanks for bringing us that. >> thanks. >> gretchen: coming up next, michael bolton is here. all right! why it took him 18 years to eventually find success. first let's check in with hemmer, who i know knows all the lyrics to every michael bolton song ever. >> he'd be a good karaoke partner, don't you think?
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>> gretchen: yeah. >> good morning to you. happy friday. question for america: why is osama bin laden's son-in-law here in new york city? meet the republican governor who really wants to change his state tax system. it's not pleasing everybody, especially republicans. breaking news on the economy and word from the vatican now that we have more clues on the next big meeting. it is a packed friday. martha and i will see you, top of the hour my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush?
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♪ now that i've been loving you so long ♪ ♪ . >> gretchen: all right. ladies, for years he's been making women swoon with songs like "how am i supposed to live without you." >> clayton: after selling
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53 million records later, michael bolton is revealing his soul. >> steve: grammy award winner michael bolton is here talking about his new memoir "the soul of it all," plus he's got a new album called" ain't no mountain high enough," a tribute to hitsville. welcome to the program. >> thanks for having me. >> steve: why did you decide now to write a book? >> because this is the part of my life where i think i'm teeing off on the back nine of my career. i've had a very stellar front nine, took a long time to get started. but i started when i was 16. i had my first record deal. i didn't have my first hit 'til i was 34. >> steve: overnight sensation. >> 18 year overnight sensation. >> clayton: how do you stick with it that long? 18 years to play in clubs. >> i've been talking about this a lot. going back in time and remembering that i kept having people like clive davis, 25 years ago, i met clive davis. he was already a legend when i met him. so we were all intimidated.
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he said, there is something in your voice that is very viably commercial and -- he was giving me this pep talk. and then two years later, nothing happened. another record would come out. my family would buy two copies apiece. 14 copies. then some other very successful wise music business executive would say, you're going to make it in about another year or so. they were off by ten more years. [ laughter ] >> gretchen: it was finally somebody who said, hey, all these great tunes you're writing for other people, you should actually be singing yourself. >> yeah. the president of columbia records was wise one to call me into the office. it was like being called into the principal's office, literally. michael, i want a meeting about your next record. i was like, oh, oh the two records for companies biggest columbia records is
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usually enough to say, you either have success or good luck in the industry. >> steve: sure. >> i was thinking, we tried. i was looking for ozzie osborne and you know. and he said, i've been hearing these songs that you're writing and giving to the pointer sisters and cher and streisand and r and b, all of these covers. can you just move over there? people want to hear your voice singing these songs. >> gretchen: that worked? >> i was like, that's what this meeting is for? i'm in. >> steve: then you wound up doing a whole bunch of albums, selling 53 million albums and now we'd like to take you back in time, michael bolton. michael bolton's many hair styles. hair today and hair tomorrow. >> clayton: we saw some of that in the music video. there is a great one. you address this in the book. you write about your decision to cut the hair. >> right. >> clayton: look at that. >> gretchen: how did you come to that decision? >> well, i wore long hair. i had long hair since the beatles, the british invasion happened, the beatles and stones
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and zombies and all. in new haven, connecticut, people would roll down their windows and yell things at you. the school system tried to get to us cut our hair. my father wasn't going to have it. he within to the school. he went to the principals and he said, no. this is the way they're growing their hair. whether we like it or not. that was really important for me. it was a look we wanted to have. but you had to be a rebel basically then and defy society. >> steve: absolutely. and you're still a rebel. you got a new album. we want to talk to you about that on the other side of the brief timeout. >> sure. >> steve: should i grow my hair long? >> no, it's working for you. >> steve: thank you. ♪ e to help eliminatlitter box odor. ♪ discover tidy cats pure nature. clping litter with natural cedar, pine, and corn.
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