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>> all right. take a look. i love this story. a star is born and for now, her name is luna. luna was born on the full moon, but now, the buffalo zoo is hosting a naming contest on
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facebook to determine what the three-month old polar bear cub's name will be permanently. luna is a face the zoo's push to raise 4 million to finish the zoo's arctic exhibit. starting on monday, the zoo is going to have a remote camera with links for people to watch her every move, every afternoon. she's absolutely adorable! okay. well, as we told you, south dakota has become the first state to enact a law allowing teachers to carry guns in schools. we've been asking us to share your thoughts on the controversial move. many responses pouring in today. ken says he thinks it's fine if the teachers are carefully screened and trained. and sharon says if it protect the school. not every viewer agrees. why can't with we use the retired police officers and thank you for for sharing. kelly wright and jamie colby
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standing by with more in new york. don't miss tomorrow's fox news sunday with chris wallace's interview with paul ryan. make it a great day, everybody. everybody. >> fox news alert, we're getting a look at the incredible damage from a massive storm that slammed a large part of the united states. this is video from plum island imassachusetts, houses ripped right off their foundations with strong waves pulling furniture right out into the sea. and this is new video of the island that we're looking at right now. you can see the devastation as demolition crews are now on the scene trying to do a recovery operation. we're keeping a close eye on the situation and we'll have a live report for you in just a few minutes. but first we begin with breaking news overseas. the taliban sending a deadly message to the defense secretary chuck hagel during the first full day of his visit to afghanistan. hello, everyone, i'm kelly
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wright. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby, great to have you here, a new hour of america's news headquarters. the bombers are striking hard, killing 18 people in two separate attacks. a bicyclist blows himself up, killing nine people. and the force that explosion across the city and 30 minutes later, another bomber hits a joint n.a.t.o. and afghan patrol check point. and that killed eight children and one officer. with today's bloodshed the taliban is hogshowing it can strike in the heart of afghanistan. and gives secretary hagel a look as they prepare to leave the embattled country next year. molly henneberg with the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon jamie and kelly. hagel says he's seen war and
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no one should be surprised that bombs explode during a war. he was in an in kabul in a briefing away from the homicide bomb attack in the afghan capital this morning, but he and others on the u.s. base heard it, felt the explosion, and later secretary hagel said this. >> let me express my sympathy, sincere sympathy to the families of the victims. i know about the attacks and i'm very sorry. we're at war. the war didn't stop and we have a war here and that's just a reality. and we're going to continue with work with the afghans and our coalition partners to fight that war and to assure that the afghan people have every ability and right to develop their own country,
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their own way in a democracy. >> reporter: that attack in kabul killed at least nine afghan civilians and wounded others according to official. the taliban was quick to claim responsibility. a taliban spokesman told aft news today quote, this was not a direct attack to target him, meaning hagel, but we want to send a message that we are always capable of hitting kabul, even when the top u.s. defense official is there. as for the attack in coates a half hour after the attack in kabul. the eight children who were killed were between ten and 18 years old. jamie. >> jamie: molly, more with you as new details come in, thank you so much. we want to take a look at the bigger picture of the war in afghanistan. today's deadly attacks are hardly a rare event. there have been at least five attacks just this year, including yesterday's bombings that have killed dozens of people. and our troops are still in harm's way. the u.s. currently had 68,000
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troops in afghanistan, most of them due to leave by the end of the next year. >> kelly: well, there are new concerns over gun control as lawmakers in colorado struggle with how the balance of protecting gun ownership. it's a state with strong support on both sides of the issue. dominic di-natale has more from los angeles now. >> hey there, it took six hours to debate and the assault weapons, with just 15 round, this was in the state that's stuck between the historic shooting and the old west heritage where gun ownership is part of daily life for many in colorado. >> if you want to buy a gun you have to get a background check. and if you want a high capacity magazine we're going to limit that to 15. and it would be grandfathered in. so if those folks who have those types of ammunition, they can keep them. they just won't be sold once the bill is passed.
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they will not be able to purchase them or transfer them in the state. >> reporter: and the other measures involved, shotgun sales could no longer hold more than 28 shells, and universal background checks including gun purchase between private parties and sales conducted online and lastly, there's a gun ban for people accused for domestic violence, too. it looks like most of these will get to governor john hick looper come monday and the same democrats pulled back on two controversial measures because of lack of support within the ranks. a gun ban on college campuses that is and holding assault weapons liable for damages caused by the weapons, just couldn't get through. but in the end with a 12 hour legislation that could set the precedent for laws across the country, kelly. >> kelly: dominic, we appreciate that report. thank you. the gun debate also picking up in a tiny town in maine that's considering an unusual
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measure, home to 140 people deciding whether it's going to make it mandatory for residents to own a gun. a local leader expects it to pass during an up or down vote on monday. a handful of communities have considered similar plans, many of them following the massacre in newtown, connecticut last year, but even in byron's measure were to pass, many consider it unenforceable and the attorney general says it would be null and void. >> there's a frenzy of construction going on right now in rome. why? well, crews are getting ready for the conclave that's set it begin next tuesday to pick the new pope. there they are installing a new chimney on the roof of the sistene chapel, and plays a big role. the smoke from that chimney will tell the world when the new pope is elected. lauren green is joining us live from rome, hi, lauren.
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>> everything is ready, everything, but the voting. which means there could be a new pope by the end of next week. and the workers attached it to the sistene chapel, from there white or black smoke the first time tuesday evening around 7 p.m. rome time after the cardinal electors cast their first ballots. black smoke means no pope. white smoke signals a new pope. workers with the final touches on the chapel's interior, arranged for the 115 men to sit in long tables under michelangelo's famed painting "the final judgment", a decision of which cardinal as he brings his ballot forward. i call as my witness christ the lord as my judge, and the one before god who i think should be elected. the cardinals understand the weight of the catholic church is on their shoulders. >> this whole period has to be understood, longing and waiting for the whole
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christian community. this is not just a story of a group, a special group of people who come to rome with a specific purpose to elect a pope, but in a sense, the cardinals that are here the entire church is gathered with them. >> reporter: the vatican now also released some details about how the conclave will proceed. the cardinal electors will begin their day on tuesday at 7 a.m. moving into the santa marta, the sequestered quarters on vatican ground and 10 a.m. celebrate the vote of mass in st. peters basilica, a mass for the election of the pope. then in the afternoon they will assemble in the chapel for a grand procession into the sistene chapel and the cardinals should be looking for a very special kind of leader. >> the church actually needs two men or two characteristics in one man. an old type who is decisive, competent, listens to advice,
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and takes action, a ceo type. >> and also needs a very holy man who can empathize with poor people. >> reporter: now there still appears to be no frontrunners, and one of the cardinals gets required two-thirds vote. the possibility of it being an american is still no longer considered a long shot. the names around are archbishop-- or cardinal timothy dolan, archbishop of new york and shaun o'mally of boston. >> jamie: i'm sure you remember last time i was covering it it, the gray smoke which was so confusing. >> reporter: the confusing gray smoke. >> jamie: remember? all right, it's going to be-- . >> reporter: they're trying to do a dry run to make sure it doesn't happen. >> we'll look forward to your coverage. thanks so much. kelly. >> reporter: thanks so much. >> kelly: thanks, jamie. new reaction today to the automatic spending changes that kicked in last week. president obama and republican senator jeff sessions speaking out in their weekly addresses. listen. >> you deserve better than the
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same political gridlock and refusal to compromise that is too often passed for serious debate over the last few years and that's why i've been reaching out to republicans and democrats to see if we can untangle some of the gridlock. earlier this week, for example, i met with some republican senators to see if there were smarter ways to grow our economy and reduce our deficit than the arbitrary cuts and the so-called sequester that recently went into place. >> government has never been bigger or more out of control. they say there is no problem with waste, fraud and abuse. they say the problem is you. they say you are not sending them enough money. they say they have spent every penny so you must just send them more and if you don't, well, they won't stop spending, they'll just borrow more. these destructive policies cannot continue. >> kelly: senator sessions challenging whether the government is using taxpayer money wisely.
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and just this week, the white house canceling tours saying it's an effort to cut spending, but washington is still approving millions for other projects that often affect far fewer people. some of them not even in america. joining us now on this topic, two fox news contributors, janine burrelly for out reach for freedom works and author of the book ""backlash" and jehmu green of the women's media center. is the government doing the right thing and the president, shutting down its doors? jehmu, i'll start with you. >> well, kelly, jeff sessions has a certain way with words, when he says that the government has never been bigger. actually, since president obama took office government jobs have decreased by over 500,000. so we can, you know, be illustrative in the way that the senator was trying to do
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or deal with the facts and facts are once again we just saw on friday, 236,000 private sector jobs added to our economy. this sequester is taking all of that wonderful traction that our recovery has finally been able to get and anyone who knows anything about traction, when you get traction, if you're stuck in the mud or stuck in the snow, once you get going you don't get out of your car and go back and look at it, add more mud to the tire and once it starts moving. >> what this has done is expose president obama as the scare monger in chief, because the political strategy that he implemented with the sequester. what he is doing is scaring americans and even little children. his political plan didn't work and totally back fired on him and so what is he doing? he's scaring americans into thinking that he had nothing do with the sequester, it wasn't his fault, and look at all of this outrageous destruction that's going to happen. >> that's not true.
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>> kelly: let me raise a point here, ladies, let me make a point here. because 44 billion dollars from this fiscal year, it was reported that would cause agony, of course, at the airports, security snarls, uninspected meat and we haven't seen that take place yet. so is it chicken little that we're seeing experienced right now and does it hurt the obama administration when you look at what's going on with st. paul luthren school, 6th graders trying to get to the white house and they can't because of the sequester. >> he's playing chicken little. he's scaring the american people and you rattled off a list of things that have not happened, have not taken place and he's scaring little kids. i mean, how low can you go? but you know, these kids are scared today because the white house tours have closed down. imagine what's going to happen with them years and years from now when they are much older and they are faced with all of this massive debt that our country is experiencing. >> kelly: and scaring little kids or are the kids just disappointed they can't tour
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the white house? >> this is what they're seeing and it's another tactic our president is using. >> kelly: jehmu? >> these kids i feel sorry that they're not able to go on the white house tour, but let's stop talking about these tiddly wink numbers. basically has anyone played spades when you're going to talk about number, you go big or stay home. what about the billions of dollars in tax cuts for the oil companies? the billions of dollars in tax subsidies for the pharmaceutical companies that make obscene profits. if we want to talk about cuts, let's talk about the tax loopholes. >> kelly: and okay. >> and the capitalism, all the billions of dollars going to profitable companies. >> kelly: saloas long as you're talking about money, let's talk about watch dogs, kimberly strassel, they pointed out that the white house employees, three calligraphers talking about where the money goes. there's been talk about spending. that's $277,000 for the white house calligraphy.
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there's also the environmental protection agency giving $141,000 to fund a chinese study on swine manure, and part of a $325,000 national science foundation outlay went to building a robotic squirrel and is this the way to spend our money, as we look at the sequester. jehmu, to your point if we're going to galvanize this economy, shouldn't we just be doing something wise throughout congress and government, whether from the president or members of congress? >> oh, for sure, and congress has been treating our economy like it's a pinball machine where we've been careening from crisis to crisis. kelly, look at the numbers you're talking about, tens of thousands of dollars, i think the american people are more concerned, again, about the billions of dollars that go to pharmaceutical companies that make hundreds of billions of dollars a years and why should
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we be susubsidizing and-- >> jehmu, and you also see this point as well. we can't talk about these kind of expenditures and we're shutting down the white house, the people's house from visits. are we spending throughout the sequester, are we doing this wisely? >> no, it's outrageous, and listen, how about the crony capitalism going on under president obama's watch. general electric is a profitable company and they've gotten away with billions of dollars from the american people and it's a profitable company. listen, we need better leadership in washington and we need to cut spending, that's what we need to do and obama needs to stop scaring the american people because i think that's poor judgment in leadership. >> kelly: well jehmu, the last word. >> and the same old tired, stale talking points from the republican party. >> no, it's a fact, scaring people and talking about the facts that are on the table. >> stop, let me finish. >> no. >> kelly: ladies, let me give
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jehmu the last word. >> she doesn't want to address the fact even though we added 236,000 jobs in february. >> a lot of part-time jobs. >> kelly: you're he not going to get the last word, this debate will likely continue. ladies, we're running out of time and jehmu green, and janine, we thank you both. what you're echoing is exactly the sentiment in washington where the republicans and democrats can't seem to agree on how to move forward even after having a sequester hit us and hopefully will not hit us as hard as it's been predicted. thank you both. >> thank you. >> jamie: ladies, gentlemen. well, the latest jobs report is suggesting that our economy is getting better. so what about the job seekers? will they find employment? do we have further to go? we are going to take a look at that. >> kelly: plus, the son-in-law of usama bin laden being tried in a u.s. federal courtroom, charged with trying to kill americans. some question why he's facing justice in the u.s. instead of
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guantanamo bay. >> jamie: and a former u.s. ambassador is going to be joining us, john bolton, he'll be with us straight ahead. and oh, kelly, if you follow up last week's report you did, the legendary james brown may have passed away, but his unforgettable music lives on, that's right, jonathan samson, how his-- ow! how his family is helping children live beyond the dream next. ♪ i'm the world's worst cleaning lady. i'm here in your home, having a pretty spectacular tuesday. ♪ but i don't notice the loose rug at the top of your stairs. and that's about to become an issue for me. ♪
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>> when james brown died in 2006 many thought his music would also pass away, but it was always his dream to pass his music on to others through music education and now, in his hometown of augusta, georgia, a group of kids are playing and singing his songs and learning some valuable live lessons beyond a dream. ♪ james brown, an american musical treasure who thrilled audiences around the world
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through his music, dancing, and energetic performances. his soul power is still being heard and appreciated today. it is also influencing a new generation. ♪ gonna have a good time, yeah ♪ ♪ we're gonna have a funky good time ♪ >> just a few years after his death james brown helping to make a difference. his daughter, deanna brown is fulfilling her father's dream to keep children involved in the study of music through the james brown academy of music. >> and even the bible tells us to look out for the little children and few have done this, so to be able to help young kids and let them know that james brown's music is six and a half, and child eight years old. that's another, 50, 60, 75
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years of james brown's music. >> kelly: you're right. >> one, two. >> kelly: keith jenkins performed with james brown for 12 years, as one of his lead guitarists. he's now director of the children's program. >> what he always wanted to see happen is, you know, a music educational program for young people. >> kelly: the children range in age from 6 to 18 and to stay in the program they're required to keep their grades in school above average and learning how to play instruments, how to perform and sing, plus treat each other with respect is enriching each of their lives. >> this program not only teaches us how to play good music, but it teaches us about life and give back to our community. >> it helps us focus more in school. i had u i used to have trouble with that, but here, the music and styles, it just helps out about just about everything. >> i like this because it
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gives us a chance to hear what real music is like. >> a lot of children are getting in trouble, too much free time. it keeps us busy and gives us a chance to go around and spread, you know, good music and brings people back to the old days and it just makes everybody feel good. >> and james brown songs can still be heard by this band and this band has got some funk. ♪ yeah, i feel good ♪ >> parents say they can see their children transforming because of their involvement in the music. >> thriving more in school and she studies more and she enjoys being on her a-game and that shows in the classroom and also shows on the stage. ♪ >> through the music of james brown, these kids are having fun, learning a skill, and discovering how to succeed in a man's world beyond a dream.
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they are adorable. by the way deanna brown is planning to expand the james brown academy of music pupils throughout the country and she tells me that mick jagger and brian glasier are preparing to do a movie about her father's life. >> jamie: fantastic. cleanup was underway, a brutal winter blast slammed a huge part of the u.s. demolition teams are having to break down homes that were swept right off their foundations. we'll keep an eye on that for you. also, this the sun in law of usama bin laden pleading not guilty to terror charges in a courtroom just steps away from ground zero. there is new pushback from capitol hill. ambassador john bolton weighs in next. stay with us. >> putting this administration on notice, we think that sneaking this guy into the country clearly going around the intent of congress when it comes to enemy combatants will be challenged.
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>> there's some new controversy over how to prosecute those waging war against our country. this after usama bin laden's son-in-law pled not guilty in a courtroom steps away from ground zero. ghaith is more than a relative of bin laden, he's also a top al-qaeda spokesman and he's being charged with conspiracy to kill americans. some lawmakers blasting the administration for bringing this high profile suspect into the civilian legal system rather than a military tribunal at guantanamo bay. a white house spokesperson says there is broad support for taking the civilian route. >> article 3 courts have shown that they are a-- in many ways a more efficient way for us to deliver justice to those who seek to harm the united states of america and that is the-- is the consensus view of the president's national security
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team of agencies across the federal government that this is the best way to handle bringing abu ghaith to justice. >> jamie: john bolt, former ambassador to the u.n., and ambassador bolten, great to he see you this afternoon. >> great to see you, jamie. >> jamie: ambassador, there have been accusations that the white house made this decision in a vacuum. in my research, the defense department, department of homeland security weighed in, that this suspect could be interrogated and tried in the civilian system. please, weigh in. >> well, i think they knew where the president was going to come out on it, not surprisingly he they support the president's view. that's usually good for job security in the executive branch. look, the administration has long held a view, i think based on ideology rather than good national security strategy, that they wanted to treat terrorism as a law enforcement matter, not as war against the united states. and they've been angling to shift the entire emphasis of
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our protection against terrorist attacks into the legal system, as if it were a bank robbery on steroids, rather than acts of aggression against the united states. they tried to do it in a way that would bring some of the people now in guantanamo bay to new york for trial. congress blocked them on that. so what they've done here is abu ghaith, instead of sending him to guantanamo bay, and running afoul of that congressional prohibition, they brought him directly to new york. so i'm not surprised that there's broad support in the executive branch for the president's position. normally there better be. >> jamie: let me challenge you on two things. one is the fact that the crimes that he's suspected of committing don't rise to the level, let's say, of a khalid shaikh mohammed. do you think that any terror suspect should be tried in civilian federal court or everybody should be tried at gitmo? >> well, i'm not even really frankly concerned with whether
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they're tried at gitmo. what we've got here is a conceptual divide whether we treat terrorists and acts they commit as acts of war subject to one set of rules on how we handle it or whether we treat them as criminal law defendants and bring them to the united states and give them a full panoply of constitutional protection. i'd rather take this fella to gitmo, may be too late now that he's fully protected and told what his fifth amendment rights from. i'd interrogate him on iran and-- >> he gave a 22-page statement, ambassador. he gave a 22-page statement. do you really think when a suspect goes to guantanamo they're more valuable in terms of the information they give, the interrogation techniques may differ, they're not mirandized so you may be able to push further and may not have their attorney president. do we gain more intelligence
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in every single instance? >> i'm not going to say in every single instance, but 22 pages may be less there than meets the eye. i can imagine getting thousands of pages of intelligence out of this guy. it's not a question of interrogation technique. a lot of it is just slow plod, going over the same ground over and over again, to get information that we can use later. you don't wrap it up into a 22-page statement for sure. i think we've lost a lot of valuable intelligence. this guy was usama bin laden's son-in-law, at least one of them. i think his proximity to the top levels of leadership of al-qaeda could have been a gold mine of information. >> jamie: potentially. >> than determination to make this think as law enforcement. >> jamie: potentially sacrificed. let me ask you this, is there not some benefit from an intelligence standpoint, from
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discouraging others to have acts of war against the united states for having a public forum of trial that we're all downtown covering in new york. versus at gitmo where we get little information? >> yeah, well, i think actually the pr balance tips the other way. this particular individual has pleaded not guilty. we know that other terrorists have used their criminal trials as forums to attack the united states and you know, i think the conventional wisdom is look, you're talking about a 9/11 defendant in manhattan no way a jury is going to let him off. maybe, maybe not. rules of evidence that apply in combat and in the world of intelligence don't apply in federal court. very different environment. so i think the pr potential for the defendant, the risk is not trivial, but he could actually be acquitted because
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important evidence is not allowed in under our constitutional system, versus the huge potential intelligence gain that we could get from this guy, always favor sending him to gitmo, but there's a more fundamental point. is this guy taking acts of war against the united states or is it just like he knocked over the local 7-eleven. that's the basic conceptual point where i think the administration is wrong. we should have these people as enemy combatants. >> jamie: that's why i asked you about the crimes he's suspected of committing and what level they're at. very interesting analysis, ambassador and understood. thank you very much. >> thank you, jamie. >> jamie: kelly? >> jamie, demolition crews on the scene in plum island, massachusetts where homes have been torn off their foundation by a winter blast. furniture and debris pulled out as waves slam into shore. now homes are coming down several structurally unsound
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and at least a dozen condemned. this isn't the only area cleaning up today. david lee miller with the latest. good to see you. >> reporter: same, kelly. this is a storm that took new england by surprise. according to the national weather service winds changed directions, and cold air came from canada and 15 inches fell at logan airport in boston and two feet in other towns. parts of connecticut and new hampshire digging out from more than a foot of snow. the northeast coastline was battered with three high tides causing flooding up to three feet in some communities. meanwhile, others called for a voluntary evaluation. and on plum island you mentioned off the massachusetts coast two homes collapsed into the sea, including one ripped from its foundation by powerful waves. residents say it happened without warning. >> we have homes over on fordham way which is suffering pretty severe erosion as well. there's a few foundations that
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have been lost. the dune is way back, there's already been a deck with a big barrier wall that's crashed, caved in. >> reporter: the storm left thousands of people without power and caused many schools to close across new england. some districts, however, including boston, were criticized for remaining open. and the snowfall has caused many towns to see red, that's red as in deficit. many snow removal budgets are depleted and others say easy winter last year resulted in a carryover surplus that will ease the pain. for those who are keeping count, 11 days now before the beginning of spring. kelly. >> kelly: david, thank you. a lot of people really wreaking from the havoc going on there, thank you. >> jamie: some new numbers at the end of the week showing a drop in the nation's unemployment, but is the job market really rebounding? what does it mean for the millions who are still be looking for work?
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>> and welcome back, new insight into the current state of the economy, according to the labor department, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7% in february. that's the lowest rate in four years. it may sound good, but some analysts warn the report also offers a few cautionary tales. the managing partner of chapwood investments, he's here to weigh in. ed, should we be encouraged by these new numbers? >> well, look, we live in a world, you know, kelly where we're just flooded with data, but we're starving for knowledge. what i like to do is kind of peer through this. because in order for the economy to recover and the employment picture to recover we need 250 to 300,000 net new jobs a month over a period of time.
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right now when you look at the numbers, we had 119,000 last month. 236,000 this month of new jobs. however, we lost 300,000 new jobs-- or excuse me, lost 300,000 jobs and we're averaging 20,000 net new jobs for february, and that's what people need to understand, the net new jobs not the top line number of 200,000 new jobs. >> kelly: how do we do this? all of us would like to see the numbers improve, but how do we get our economy cranking again and get corporate america to start hiring and as well as those people off the unemployment roles back to work? >> right. yeah, because that number also, you know, if this-- if we were comparing fractions like we do and the government does, our fifth grade math teacher would fail us out of that class. you can't compare one month to the next because the denominator changes each time. we play that game, headline number unemployment drops 7.7,
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236,000 new jobs and that's nice and we get excited about it, but the reality the economy isn't recover and we have to make it recover because the economy is the springboard for all of us to get wages increasing, getting infrastructures built because you get new tax dollars. everything we want happens when the economy recovers and the only way to do that is basically to cut taxes across the board. i've been saying this for two or three years, we're in stagflation and 22,000 net new jobs for january and february will get us nowhere. >> kelly: you're absolutely right about that. i want to ask you another question, ed. sequester, how does that relate to our economy? what kind of impact do you forsee that having on our economic growth? >> yeah, that's a great question. absolutely zero. >> kelly: okay. >> i'm amazed at how many people like to think that this has an economic impact and it really doesn't. all we're doing is reducing-- if you were going to get a raise of $10, instead a raise
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of $9.80, it doesn't change money was spent or making, it's how much more money you were going to get. so all of this nonsense, this is going to now to start to slow everything down is just nonsense. it has a zero impact on the economy short run, even long run. >> kelly: all right, ed butowsky weighing in for us today not only on the sequester, but the new numbers saying they're good, but not so fast. we've still got a lot more work to do ahead. jamie. >> thanks. >> jamie: pepper yes, salt shaker, no. a new health warning you need to hear about salt. dr. david somati here next. [ male announcer ] it's relobster's lobsterfest our largest selection of lobster erees, like lobster lover's dream or new grilledobster and lobster tacos. come in now and sea food differently. visit now for an exclusive $10 coupon on two lobsterfest entrees.
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>> all right. don't forget you're losing an hour's sleep tonight. we're springing forward into daylight saving time giving us one more hour of sunlight. make sure to turn the clock ahead before going to bed tonight. it's also a good time to put new batteries in your warning devices such as smoke detectors. ♪ >> medical a-team knows it all and there's a new study that they found about another reason to skip the salt shaker. from diabetes to multiple
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sclerosis and even arthritis, potential health risks all from a salty diet you might not have known about. dr. david somati a member of the medical a-team. chief of robotics at mount sinai medical center. if you never pick up the salt shaker, do you still have to worry. >> a good question because 77% of the satellite is hidden in our food and doesn't come straight from the salt shaker, but this is a study coming out of nature this week and it's very important because now all of a sudden salt is going to cause what we call auto immune disease, diabetes type 1, multiple sclerosis and psoriasis and others and we never knew about this. everyone knows about salt and high blood pressure and heart disease and stroke, that's a given, but not causing auto immune disease and this is a serious problem. what it does and what autoimmune disease is taking
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your healthy cells, white cells and defend you against your own body now all of a sudden they're going after your insulin, pancreas, nervous system and on and on and stimuli, what causes this is salt. so this segment is one of the most important ones we've ever done. how much salt should we take in. you look at the u.s. dietary guidelines, 2300 milligrams a day. american heart association recommends 1500 milligrams which is a lot less. what do we take? you want to take a guess. 3400 milligrams of salt a day. about two teaspoon full and that's a lot. >> jamie: i was thinking three slices of the turkey that i buy at the grocery store says it has maybe 700 milligrams of salt, not going to give a brand name, but everything seems to have so many salt and even bread. >> your point is well taken and there are a lot of foods that have salt and you don't think about it, including a
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lot of sweet foods like pancakes, cereal, we have a whole list, for example, the top on the list is bread. you wouldn't think that you would get so much salt from it, processed meats, cold cuts, all of these meats, they have tons and tons of salt in them. pizza, for example, has about, you know, 760 milligrams, so two slices of pizza you're done for the day, that's all. can you imagine? the next one is soup, any kind of the canned soup tons of salt and kelly, i know you're shaking your head, you want to stay away, chicken nuggets and et cetera have tons of salt and don't think about it. besides the list we've added, i found a lot of other things, cheerios, without the kelloggs brand, pancakes. i think a lot of low fat cottage cheese. 380 milligram of salt? that's ridiculous. >> kelly: wow. >> so it adds up and you really have to be careful. now, you get swollen because of the salt and you hold the
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water and your suit doesn't hat we can take care of because it can go away. >> jamie: so you believe the study? >> 100%, but autoimmune disease is a serious problem we need to pay attention because that's all the disease. how many americans are affected by autoimmune disease in the country? 24 million that could be the reason why we have so much obesity, heart disease and you know, many other autoimmune disease, 180. >> jamie: i was surprised the psoriasis connection, you wouldn't think a skin disorder would be tied to salt or inm inflammati inflammation. if you pay attention you'll put these foods on the side or think about what you put in your mouth. you are what you eat. make sure to look at the label and add the salt. we have another segment that talks about sugar, but this is a serious problem. >> kelly: it's a serious problem and when you mention soup i'm going ballistic, but i love soup. i have to cut it out.
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>> you would think it's good for you. and you have the cereals and oatmeal has a lot of salt in it you don't think about it. bran muffin, i thought a good thing for us, it's not. it has a lot of salt in it. >> jamie: everything in moderation. >> kelly: put our thinking caps on. >> we used to say that now we say look at the labels and add up the amount of salt you're getting. >> jamie: and join us for sunday house call tomorrow morning 10:30 a.m. a lot more medical stories, doctor somati, thank you very much. >> thank you, a lot of great topics tomorrow. >> kelly: that will do it for us, i'm kelly wright. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. we hope you enjoy your day. stay tuned the journal editorial is next right here on the fox news channel. sup homies?!
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