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twitter and e-mail us at our home page, fox news.com/media buzz. we are back next sunday morning. we will have the latest buzz. thanks for watching. we start with a fox news alert. this on another major enrollment ?af few with obamacare. days before a critical december 23rd deadline that is looming, it turns out that health and human services are now admitting that nearly 15,000 applications that were submitted through the on-line exchanges, guess what, they say never made it to the insurers. that means on january 1st, thousands of unsuspecting americans may have no clue whatsoever that they are not covered. hello, everyone. welcome to a new hour of america's news headquarters. i'm eric shawn. >> i'm jaime colby. you have to wonder if that number could rise. we will talk about that this hour.
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it stems from the on going problems with the back end of the website. that's where the applications are supposed to be processed and then sent to the insurance companies. because of the lingering technical issues you have been hearing about, insurers are now sayingsaying one, but a few of the forms are incomplete or just plain inaccurate. peter doocy has been covering covercoverring live from washington. peter? >> that's right. the application process was pointless for 15,000 or so consumers during the first two months health care .gov was on-line. they filled everything out. but the 834 form with important information was never sent to the insurance companies. that is not good. now hhs says this, quote, to make sure no consumer falls through the cracks because of earlier pervasive troubles with the site we are contacting every consumer who has selected a plan through the federal market place to remind them to pay their premium and connect with their
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insurer. this problem is profound and widespread. the administration is delaying the deadline to pay for plans. you don't have to pay until the end of december to get coverage on january 1st, but critics say that is desperate. >> how do you do monthly premium on the payment plan? what are they trying to accomplish here? people can't afford to pay their health insurance premium on january 10th how can they pay it on january 20th? this is a desperate act to get as many enrollment numbers put up on the board as they possibly can. >> the white house says these delays are to accommodate as many people as possible and the hhs secretary kathleen sebelius explained why it is so important to pay for coverage first even if the deadlines are delayed. >> payment which has to be done by the insurer's deadline. most have said by the end of the year? have a slightly earlier
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deadline in late december. payment has to be made in order to be fully insured. >> one week from tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for coverage that starts on january 1st. the deadline was originally supposed to be today. jaime? >> peter doocy, thank you so much. keeping us up update on that one. eric? >> jaime, they are getting new information about what may have contributed to these problems with obamacare. according to a new report, the white house deliberately delayed enacting certain policy rules in the months and the year before the 2012 presidential election. the paper says the white house did that to avoid any controversy. the post says the rules were postponed or some never issued including, quote, crucial elements of the affordable care act that did not come out on purpose until after the election. so was this fair to americans? was this even right?
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congressman tim murphy is at the forefront of the health care issue. congress, because he is doctor, he is here. good to see you. do you think it is delaying delaying affordable health care rules? >> it is not fair and it is not right and probably not surprising. in my oversight we looked at the elements. we have repeatedly seen the white house or the administration has known crucial parts of the health care plan were not ready from the website or other elements. they have continued to say everything is fine and don't worry that everything is on track. it is sad and disappointing for so many americans who felt misled by a wide range of promises that everything was fine and it was going to be great. >> you asked secretary sebelius about this. have you tbotten the answers you -- gotten the answers you wanted? >> i asked if they had any
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idea of those who signed up medicaid or people on other kind of federal exchange if these are just the people who had insurance before and was canceled or people renewing or people with medicaid before and canceled. they said basically they don't know and don't have anyway of knowing. remember this whole bill was supposed to give people the health insurance they didn't have. we don't know if we are approaching that number because there is no way to tell with the data they are collecting. >> they say 65,000 say 65,000 have signed up. but they need 7 million by mar of. march. that's a little over three months from now. what happens if obamacare does not have the number of americans signed up to support it. >> we have those who signed up or had it before or those who canceled insurance and are they getting the healthy people they need? what will probably happen and we are hearing from doctors that they are going into a cash business in january. they are going to come with the assumption that you are not insured because you don't
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have con fir mages or you have such a high deductible co pay your first $5,000 to $10,000 will be out of pocket costs anyway. so come with your check book. >> show up january 1st 1st your doctor like you, he says give me cash? this is $5,000? >> that's what i am hearing. that's what they will do. unless somebody can prove they are on medicaid or prove they have insurance, and remember in many cases the reason you get a plan is you have a high deductible, but a lower payment. if that is $12,000 for your family, think about what that will mean for family. they will not be able to afford that care. >> it is all going work and it is all going to work out. this is going to save lives and people should have faith. >> this is where people don't have faith. they have heard that important part of the plans were not prepared before the election. you could keep it with your hospital and doctor. it would be cheaper.
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the policy in many cases is far more expensive, but even for those who are less expensive with a higher deductible and co pay, they still have huge out of pocket costs and that's where they will have problems. >> and one issue that is close to your heart and that is deals with mental health. the administration is add terring -- administering for mental health services. is that in light of what is happening and what you introduced next week? >> i introduced the mental health crisis act. it is broken. i am certainly pleased that the vice president announced the funding to help enroll areas and committing mental health. that's not enough. the federal health has set many barriers and laws where parents can't talk to the doctors of the children who are having a mental health crisis and they can't prescribe medications and can't have hospital beds. we need more out patient treatment systems. my bill overhauls the system which hasn't been overhauled since president kennedy set us up in the 1960s. >> and with your bill and even
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with what is 2ing on with the affordable care act, do you think our health system can ever be really fixed? what do we need to do? >> i still think we need an over haul in the system. i think we need major changes. when i asked kathleen sebelius this if she felt we needed to make changes she acknowledged we did. we still need a number of things. people are uninsured and it is expensive and people don't know yet if they can see their doctor. >> congressman tim murphy who is a psychologist and i always said to put some of the washington poll tigses on the couch and -- politicians on the couch and straighten it out. thank you for joining us. >> eric, that was fascinating. thank you congressman so much. well, i am keeping an eye on you for the winter -- on the winter storms that hit the midwest. it has left dangerous conditions on the roads. in its wake, snow and rain in the northeast and bitterly cold weather across the midwest. travel con dieciouses are frustrating for -- travel conditions are frustrating for
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drivers and airports say more cancellations. meteorologist janice dean will give us maybe the good news down the road? >> things are going to clear up. the rest of the country is very quiet. look at the satellite-radar imagery. not much across the west. light showers for the northwest. this system is exiting. that's the good news for now. we do have leak effect snow and we are still seeing snow upwards of a foot or more for new england. but then we will be said and done over the next 12 to 24 hours. the warnings are still in effect and then we will watch a couple of impulses move across the great lakes and the ohio river valley. and that is going to give us the potential for more snow in places like chicago and even toward new york and the boston into tuesday. not going to be a blockbuster storm, but it is going to give us more snow. snow-coverd for the northeast for the next several months maybe. maybe we will have to see of the jaime, back to you.
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>> is it too soon to ask how many days before we complain about the heat? >> it will come quicker than you know it, right? >> thank you so much, janice. >> you got it. >> take care. it is a sunday of prayers and memories as the world says a final farewell to nelson mandela. >> the anti-apartheid leader arrived in his village in south africa where he was laid to rest in an elaborate state funeral. thousands gathering for the services ending a national mourning period for a man who became a global symbol and icon of freedom. greg is streaming live from south africa. greg? >> it was a last and emotional goodbye for south africans for their late and beloved leader nelson mandela. he was laid to rest too -- today. 4500 people were in attendance and it was held at his an sees sees -- ancestrial village. the state funeral and
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traditional african right. it included folks from all-around the world, reverend jesse jackson and prince charles and talk show host oprah winfrey and apartheid activist desmond tutu made the event. it was feared he might not be able to show. speakers at the nearly four-hour long public event ranged from religious leaders to public figures to family members including south african president jacob zuma. here is what he had to say at the ceremony today. >> the long walk to freedom has ended in the physical sense. our own journey journeys. our own journey continues. we have to build the type of society you worked tirelessly to construct.
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>> reporter: after the public ceremony the casket was taken to the grave side. the plot is designed to symbolize mandela's life long struggle against apartheid for social jus -- justice. there were helicopters and a 21-gun salute. there was also a quiet moment with the inner circle near the gravesite beginning to think of the loss of their loved one. and in places where we are right now, the long-time home of nelson mandela turned to a museum. there have been crowds here all day and across south africa they are thinking of life after mandela with the challengeds political and economic facing this country. back to you. >> live in south africa, greg, as always, thanks so much. jaime? now we will switch gears and talk about iran's nuclear program and the growing suspicions that it may be trying to pull a fast one on america. today iran's foreign minister
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is saying it will resume talks with the u.s. and other world powers. after pulling out of the negotiations on friday over new sanctions that were announced by the u.s. some critics say iran is deliberately drawing out these negotiations for as long as possible as tehran is closer to building a a clear -- building a nuclear weapon. joining me now is an advisor to fix the state. thank you so much for joining us this sunday jie. pleasure, game me. >> let's look at the temporary agreement, the 6-month agreement in place. how beneficial is that to us? >> depends on what your objective is. if your objective is to avoid war and preempt the possibility of israeli and lateral strike against iran and if you are the president, whose basic mandate was getting the united states out of two bad wars and not into additional ones, then an interim agreement actually max
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sense. it is not going to lead to an in state. the iranians know how to make a bomb. unless are you going to do a brain wash, the capacity will always be there. the objective i think is to put as much time back on the nuclear clock so the iranians won't acquire a break out capacity, a so-called dash to a weapon which would in fact put them -- position them to become not just a nuclear ready state, but an actual nuclear state. >> so realistically, could our goal be anything more than protecting israel or at least standing beside our ally? >> you know, you have an agreement which is fundamentally alienated america's two special relationships in the united states. its two longstanding allies. israel on one side. it is not just the question of the israelis, the gulf, the uae and the saudis are quite
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upset about this accord because they see iran as a rising power. as the arab world melts down you have three truly consequential powers in this region today, and they are all nonarabs, iran, turkey and israel. the reality is the saudis in the gulf are very worried as the israelis are about the rise of iran. the problem for us is that we really have bad options and worse options. i just don't see how this interim agreement leads to an end state where the iranians agree to moth ball let alone put beyond use a hundred billion dollar nuclear infrastructure. frankly i don't see the congress lifting the banking sections. i would bet where we will be six, eight, ten months from now are more negotiations and maybe another interim agreement. >> that's a longtime within which they have been pretty blunt. the centrifuges will spin and
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they will still have some activities. they will let us see some plants , but maybe not all of the nuclear plants. i wonder what else we can do. the sanctions are very effective. they have been loosened, but at what cost? >> i think the idea of giving the iranians $6 billion to $8 billion if that is the total cost of easing these sanctions will be is not a good thing. if you adhere to the agreement, truly, you probably would create a situation where six months from now assuming we know about all of iran's clandestined and redundant sites and facilities, probably the iranians would be no better off with respect to major advances in their program than they are now. but it still doesn't answer the mail. once a society acquires the knowledge to produce a nuclear weapon, in the end it is really up to them when they want to produce it, under what circumstances.
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so this is a time game, jaime. i worked for a quarter of a century for the u.s. government. i measured my life in terms of administrations. four and eight-year increments. iran and the region doesn't think in terms of administrations. they think in terms of generations. time on this one frankly, even though the iranians are hurting, i don't think time is on our side. >> it is really interesting to even think of negotiating with them and we will see what happens about a permanent agreement in place if it can happen. thank you. aaron david miller, always a privilege to talk to you. >> thank you, jaime. >> eric? it was a blast from the past for secretary of state john kerry. why this boat ride brought back so many things for our nation's top diplomat who called being back there weird. we'll tell you where next. >> there is also a review panel submitting recommendation for how to the sd
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nsa. what this could mean for the future of the spy agency. and obamacare supporters in locations popular with young americans and trying to get them to sign up. why is it so important to win over the younger crowd? and supporters are airing ads like this. >> if you need the new health care -- >> ♪ sign up cuz it's hot ♪ i'm commander in chief and i have the health care that has tbot it going on ♪
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it is time now for a quick check of the headlines. secretary of state john kerry taking a boat ride on the river in vietnam. the same waters he patrolled as a young lieutenant during the vietnam war nearly 50 years ago. he recalled advice ig it the -- visiting the macon delta weird and going to get weirder. the secretary is there promoting trade and new forming techniques between our two countries. china is beginning its own mission on the moon. after successful leylanding a -- landing a face probe on the lunar surface. it is the first time a spacecraft has landed on the moon in 40 years. and jameis winston is the new
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heisman trophy winner a landslide and named the best player in college football. the florida state football player is the second straight freshman to win it. it comes as he was investigated on sexual assault against a former student, however no charges were brought. a panel commissioned by president obama says they have some solutions for the nsa scandal. that's a group reportedly coming up with 40 recommendations on how to overhaul the nsa's surveillance programs. the review group was committed about growing concerns about the agency's intelligence gathering tactics that includes the tracking ofing billions of our cell phone calls worldwide. steve centanni is joining me with more on this story. hi, steve. >> hi, jaime. the review board has reported to the president with recommendations on changing the way the nsa operates. now, the president has not made the report public, but
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one recommendation is that the control of individual telephone records be shifted from the government to the phone companies. meantime the nsa is trying to become more transparent and reassure the public that the agency reopened its doors including to a 60 minutes crew. that story airs tonight on cbs. all of this after edward snowden released information on the scope of nsa's surveillance activities. there are reports the nsa is considering making a deal with snowden to acquire the secret documents he is still holding. meantime, some worry all of this has hurt u.s. surveillance worldwide. >> what i worry about is there has been a bit of an attraction and the ability not to collect worldwide. it is done on some mythical and political belief and they are listening in to my phone call and reading my e-mail. we are paying a real price for that. >> a former director said
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today the nsa's activities are all done according to the separation of powers in the u.s. constitution. >> there is no abuse. i don't see any unlawfulness either. this is all done according to the formula. the president authorized and the legislature legislated and the courts over saw. >> the president could speak publicly about the nsa recommendations as early as january. jaime, back to you. >> we will be all ears. i'm sure many americans will be as well. thank you. >> you bet. >> newly released audio and video recordings reveal the moments before the tragic death of the 19 elite firefighters in arizona. remember they are battling some wildfires there. we will have a full report on what happened and how authorities can learn to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again. and a teen gets a slap on the wrist after a deadly drunk driving accident. but is being too rich to know any better excuse for his
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actions? his attorney thinks so. >> we applaud judge boyd for having the courage to issue this sentence and will give him a chance to develop into a productive citizen and try to make amends for his actions.
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the obama administration is working hard to try and connect with america's young people. the participation is needed for the future success of obamacare. but the president's poll numbers with the key demographic group have fallen in recent months. how can the president try and turn this around? joining us is political consultant richard good stein and angela mcglowan. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> you know the president won in 2008 in large part because of the tremendous ground swell
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of support from young people 18 to 29-year-olds especially. what happened? >> what happened is these people had a reality check that they can't find a job. a lot of your college graduates are working self- part-time jobs if they have a job and they are working these jobs to make ends meet. another thing depending on young people to make obamacare work and the bottom line is most feel they are invincible and they don't need health care. it is flawed, eric. he has a big hill to climb. >> richard, how does he climb that hill, or is it possible? >> the question we are talking about here is will young people, millenials get health care insurance or get health care. if they go to a hospital who gets health care and who pays for it? we have a lot of conservative groups in the country who are dead set against welfare and food stamps. >> here we go. >> wait a second and food stamps and unemployment who are basically saying to these people, don't get health care.
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that means be free riders. or some call them free loaders. i thought being a free loader is a bad thing. the reason we are going to get it because it is the right thing to do. they did it in massachusetts. they were late to the party and late to sign up, but they got it. they know it is wrong for you and eric and me to pay for their health insurance. that's why they did it. >> it is very sad. you guys from the left are still blaming conservatives and republicans and we are racist and we don't like people on welfare and we don't want to create a better america. that's in essence what you are saying. you do race baiting and division and the blame game. it has nothing to do with the fact that this president's legacy, signature legislation is flawed and it is a failure. what we need to do is come together and stop with the division and stop with the blame game and fix it. >> i agree.
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every poll to this day shows that the public is dead set against repeal. now, the latest poll shows that -- >> one second. >> 19% say yes they actually are against a legislation and they want it to fail. 41% support it and 29% say they don't like it very much, but they want it to succeed. maybe we all agree that having good health insurance available for everybody in this country is a goal like every other industrialized country has. if we agree on that, then we should say kumbaya. >> liberals are so desperate right now. you have had rap videos and the sexiest man alive and hollywood actors and you have had athletes try to go out and promote this legislation. the people from the left are good with deflection, division and distraction. here is the key. the legislation is flawed. you guys wanted to deal with the president's legacy and and
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assisted you have policy helping americans. the people who supported this president the most and both election rtz ones hurting the most. blacks, latinos and young adults and the poor. that's the truth. >> richard, let me site the harvard institute for a politics poll. this is harvard. these are the smarty smart people. 57% of the young people they talked with disapprove of obamacare. they say only 13%, 13% of the young people who need to sign up to make this successful intend to sign up. this is pretty astounding. only 41% of 18 to 29-year-olds approve of the job the president is doing. it is done tremendously. can he pick this up? it is beyond obamacare. >> that poll was taken in the immediate immediate math of the government -- dash the immediate aftermath of the government shutdown. they were not thinking of
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anybody and it was taken in the immediate aftermath of the botched rollout of the website. the example is massachusetts. at this point we had a similarly small percentage of young people who were enthusiastic about it in signing up. at the bitter end they did. they did in substantial numbers. we will see. time will tell. i would say the proof would not be in the pudding of the poll, but i think the reason they will do it is because they don't want to be seen as free riders and having the rest of us pay for their health care when they know that is not the right thing to be doing. >> angela, last word. >> i am just confused at the fact that liberals are still blaming and not looking at the flawed legislation. republicans, richard and democrats, richard, we all need to work together to next the problem and stop with the politics and deal with the policy. the flawed policy which is the affordable care act which is
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not affordable. >> and the poll, by the way, the beginning of the month according to harvard. that's harvard. richard and angela, thanks so much. >> thank you. a case of so-called not influenza, but affluenza has a national cry for justice. a judge ruling that a 16-year-old is too privileged to go to jail. sentencing him instead to probation and counseling after he confessed to drunk driving and there was also a crash that killed four people. including a mother and daughter. holly and shelby. as well as youth pastor brian jennings and brianna mitchell, all gone. the four all standing at the side of the road outside their vehicles when the young man's car struck and killed them. joining me now is our legal panel and former prosecutor and doug burns, a former federal prosecutor knew doing
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criminal defense work. welcome. >> thank you. >> we are all in agreement and i think most of america knows that affluenza does not exist as a legal defense. it was a creative ploy by his defense attorney. but let me ask you this first, is there a precedent now? >> i believe so. >> we may see this again. >> affluenza came about in a book written in the 70s when it was compared to being a spoiled brat. it is a spoiled brat defense. you think it is going to happen -- >> you think it will happen again? >> i think so. this defense attorney was very creative and now other defense attorneys will say, you know what, that worked in the state. i will try it if i have a client with the same circumstances. it doesn't make sense. it is not a good defense. the fact that this judge in this juvenile court found it was a available -- or a viable defense will make other attorneys try to use the same defense. >> there was a lot of allegation, doug, after this
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case that the parents hadn't done their job in raising this child right. when he was drunk driving and he killed these four people he just didn't know any better. this is just -- he is, as i said, a spoiled brat. he shouldn't go to jail for it. he got probation by the judge. i called the district attorney's office and spoke to them about it and they are evaluating any legal option they have to overturn this sentence. is that possible? >> first i want a quick distinction. this is not a legal defense to the crime. in other words i suffer from this condition, affluenza that every psychiatrist says is junk science. i am here to tell you there is junk law as well. there is no such defense and never will be. it was used in mitt gages of gash -- mitigation of sentence improperly. for the record-- if the record demonstrates the judge relied on this this called affluenza
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they should take a crack at getting it reversed. when i spoke to a few friends of mine the judge turns around and said i am not taking it into account and imposed the same sentence. >> the issue here is we need to keep in mind it is juvenile court. with juvenile court it is just the judge being the tryer of the fact and of the law. from what i read the judge is saying that this teenager didn't have the mens-rea because of affluenza. if it is remanded and appealed by the state, the state should argue that this child did have the mens-rea. if that is the case they may have a chance. >> guys, you know how it is when you have a trial. you can get an expert witness on both sides to say pretty much what you need to prove your case. when we take the oath as an attorney, doug, is it our obligation if we are defending a criminal client to
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make up a defense? >> no. the oath extends -- great question too -- is a viable recognized legal doctrine as opposed to something i will flat out label frivolous. my understanding is he pled guilty. there is no issue as to his intent. he admitted the offense. keisha is right the lawyer tried to raise it perhaps as casting some doubt on the mensrea. it was not a trial as to whether he did the crime. >> a quick answer. do you think the district attorney will in fact have any luck in terms of getting a different sentence? one that would fit better in the minds of the families who lost four of their loved ones? >> unfortunately if it was used as a mitigating factor, i don't think the district attorney will have much luck. the jumpings in these juvenile cases have discretion when it comes to what sentence will be imposed and looking at the mitigating and aggravating
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factors. for public reasons it is horrible. >> public policy, there is a lot of outcry. esteemed legal panel, thank you for looking at this case. we just had to really. >> my pleasure. >> it is so unique and different. >> take care. >> fascinating. she is the fox news reporter who turped into the story -- who turned into the story. now speaking about the landmark court vic tory. victory. coming up, how it could affect all-american gurn -- journalism.
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it is seen as a major victory for american journalism and a fox news reporter who found herself the center of a major story this past week. winter was daysing potential jail time for refusing to reveal her source in the coverage of the colorado movie masacre. new york's highest court ruled she doesn't have to give up the information because new york reporters are protected by the fake shield law that helps them not reveal news sources. one of the most esteemed journalists went to jail for 35 days for refusing to give up his source and joins us now. she is of course judith miller a fox news contributor and investigative reporter. great to see you. thank you for coming in. >> nice to be here. >> you have gone through this yourself. why is the ruling so important to american journalism? >> it is important because the new york court has uh officialed the importance of the relationship between a source and a reporter.
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it has basically said from you a reporter working in new york, if you come from new york and if you are working here, you carry this protection of the shield law with you from the state of new york. what it says is if jana, no matter where she works, can rely on the new york shield law to be protected as long -- and here is the catch. as long as the issue being litigate said a state issue and does not involve federal law. >> you can basically as a new york reporter carry this with you. other reporters from los angeles or minneapolis or savannah. >> the new york shield law is the best in the nation. from our stand point it is absolute. most of the states that offer some kind of protection offer a qualified protection. so a reporter in colorado wouldn't have the same protection jana has.
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and federal issues as far as national security cases, there is no protection at all at the moment. >> there were efforts in congress to do that and we have seen some of the controversies. will there be a federal shield law to protect reporters across the country? >> congress is now deliberating just such a proposal. i have been fighting for this since i came out of jail in 2005. the problem is that president obama, before he turned against it, now he is for it again because he was having some trouble with the media. he will not support a law that is as strong and tough. >> they backed off big time. >> absolutely they did. this is a terrible, terrible intrusion into his privacy. and they lied, i think, about why they did it and how they did it. 24r* is the former colleague of mine from the new york times who may also have to go to jail next year.
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his case, they are filing papers before the supreme court in january and he too is trying to not be forced to testify against a source. >> you served the 85 days in jail and refused to give up a source. it is sacred sacisanct kind of bond. what was it like for you and does this ruling vindicate you for what you stood and the principals and the beliefs you stood for and stayed in the clinker for? >> i am really glad that new york court basically decided as it did and that jana didn't have to go through the process that i went through. i think in general no reporter should have to make this choice that i was forced to make and in fact i am writing writing that therns and -- that experience and what it means to journalism and the broader topics. until we get some protection at the federal level that i would hope to be as covered
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and comprehensive as new york's law is. i don't think reporters will really feel safe. look, you are going to go on doing your job no matter what. and people like jana show how important it is to stand up for your principals and be willing to to sack -- sack craw fies. we could use more help from the congress and the president on this one. i hope congress passes a good shield law and i hope president obama will sign it. >> we certainly hope that happens and we thank you and we thank jana and all of the brave reporters and journalists around the country who face these threats and are standing up for their beliefs and principals. >> thank you, eric. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. >> thank you, judith and we respect you so much. meantime, audiotapes revealing the final moments of 19teen elite firefighters who who -- 19 elite firefighters who were killed fighting fires in arizona last june. how the tapes though may prevent future tragedies like this one.
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welcome back, everybody. we have now heard that there are audio and video recordings from the hotshots. they were just released and they reveal the final moments of the 19 firefighters.
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expert in their field who were sadly killed in the massive wildfire this past june. but they do provide insight into their tragic deaths and perhaps firefighters will learn what to do in the future. will carr on the ground after it happened and following it closely since then. will, what is the latest? >> jaime, these recordings are going to take you to the front lines just seconds before fire killed these 19 firefighters. i want you to take a look at some of this video. this video comes from a helmet camera who was born -- worn by a firefighter close by just a short time before they died. you can see the conditions and you can see just how smoky it was. and i want you to listen to the last known transmission from the hotshots. >> our route has been cutoff. we are preparing a deployment site. we are burning out around ourselves in the brush.
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i will give you a call when we are under the shelter. >> the shelters you heard are meant to be deployed in a worst case scenario. obviously they were in that and all 19 firefighters on the ground there died. in a previous report there was indications that weather and the fire conditions played a big role into the tragedy. recently these recordings were released because the arizona republic filed a records request to get the recordings. the paper reports that the air tankers were bombing the wrong targets. and almost everybody had radio problems so the arizona republic reporting that there was major break down in communications. >> thank you so much. a heartwarming tribute to a hundred wounded warriors. we'll tell you about that coming up.
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it is a special treat for dozens of wounded warriors. they are flown to the dallas forth worth airport and they
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are taken to dinner and sit courtside at a dallas mavericks game. it is a way to say thank you. and thank you. i'm eric shawn. >> i'm jaime colby. i swo like to be at that dinner. shannon bream now. i am shan n no bream live from washington and here is what is coming up on america's news headquarters. >> we are making permanent law changes and permanent spending cuts and those savings accrue and compound over time. >> sealing the deal and trying to sell it as well. house budget committee chairman paul ryan makes is case for his bipartisan budget compromise. but some of the senate are told that we will ask tim scott how he plans to vote and why. and taking the president to court. a group of congressmen want to pursue legal action against the president for sidestepping congress. we will talk with the congressman, one of the members behind this effort. and they asked for repeated

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