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hours than those who are hourly and others have more than one job. that's all for me here in washington. "america's news headquarters" rolls on. kelly write, heather childress are standing by in new york. take care. hello, everyone. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand-new hour of "america's news headquarters. >>" i'm heather childers. syrian rebels attacking u.n. peacekeepers in the golan heights. >> russia facing more sanctions as european union leaders huddle in the next steps in the growing crisis. joan rivers remains in serious condition at a new york city hospital. we'll have the very latest.
but first, debate raging on capitol hill with how to deal with isis, critics coming down hard on president obama by saying we don't have a strategy yet for confronting the group in syria. meanwhile, in an op-ed piece for the "new york times," secretary of state john kerry saying that if left unchecked, isis' reign of terror could expand beyond the borders of iraq and syria, a warning we've been hearing about for a long time. molly heninberg is live with the details. >> good afternoon, kelly. secretary kerry says a global coalition needs to confront isis' quote nigh list tick vision and generocide ick agend. using tools, he says, to support military force. kerry says he and defense secretary chuck hagel will meet with allies next week at a nato summit in wales to enlist their help. then the two secretaries will fly to the middle east to discuss isis with leaders of countries there. in an op-ed today in the "new
york times," kerry wrote, quote, with the united response led by the united states and the broadest possible coalition of nations, the cancer of isis will not be allowed to spread to other countries. the world can convict front this scourge and ultimately defeat it. isis is odious but not om nip pent. critics of the obama ood 0 ministration says america needs to hear more from the president. john mccain and lindsey graham says the president's comment that we don't have a strategy yet to deal with isis in syria is, quote, startling and dangerous. they also wrote an op-ed today in the "new york times" titled "stop dithering confront isis and call for a comprehensive strategy" but warn that ultimately isis is military and must be confronted militarily. president obama has begun to take military operation against isis in iraq but tactical half measures. continuing to attack isis in
iraq but not syria is fighting with one hand tied behind our back. we need a military plan to defeat isis wherever it is. the white house says that the president meant -- what he meant when he said we don't have a strategy yet for isis in syria is that he wanted to give the pentagon time to work up those strategic options. kelly? >> molly heninberg, thank you. russia possibly facing new sanctions over its military involvement in ukraine. this as heavy fighting continues in the eastern part of the country. shelling hitting a railway station and a nearby market in donetsk. meantime, european union leaders meeting in brussels to talk about additional sanctions on mouse cow as nato say at least 1,000 russian troops are inside ukraine. we are live in los angeles with the latest on this. hi, dominick. >> hey there, heather.
indeed, the ukrainians themselves saying there's actually many more than 1,000 russian troops now in ukraine. they're concerned at the alarming rate the troops are actually advancing. so petro poroshenko meeting with the eu commission chief today. he's expected to meet later on with individual leaders of the eu nations in which he'll be asking for intensive sanctions to be put upon russian president vladimir putin. we will probably have that in a couple of hours' time. we're not entirely sure what exactly these sanctions will be. so far we've just seen sanctions against russian officials, but really what pair shank co-wants to see is sanctions that ultimately put stop to putin's advancing forces. listen. >> thousands of foreign troops and hundreds of the foreign tank now on the territory of ukraine.
this is a very high risk not only for the peace and stability for ukraine but for the whole peace and stability in europe. >> and additional setbacks for his forces today. one of his fighter jets an su-25 was shot down over eastern ukraine, brought down apparently by a missile launch from a russian missile launcher. the europeans want to help as much as possible, but they're actually relying on diplomatic efforts at this time because of course europe as a nation, was a continent that saw two world wars and really doesn't want to see war again. >> if the escalation of the conflict continues, this point of no return can come. i believe it's still not yet too late to find a political solution. >> that seems quite optimistic under the circumstances, but after the words we heard from vladimir putin the past couple
of days of which he made allusions to another world war, which alarmed everybody in europe and of course in washington, we've also heard from nato saying that, look, we're concerned about this because everything that russia is doing is actually defying anything that can bring around a peaceful solution to this. so tension in europe mounting. back to you. >> in europe and across the world. thank you. u.n. peacekeepers attacked in the middle east today after syrian rebels surrounded their camp in the golan heights. syrian human rights saying several other peacekeepers were able to evacuate one of their other camps but stressing the incident highlights the risk of being drawn further into the growing conflict. john huddy is live in our middle east bureau with the very latest on this. john, how tense is it? >> reporter: it's very tense, and it's increasingly dangerous. in fact, nearly three dozen u.n. peacekeepers managed to escape
syria today and cross the border back into israel after being tracked several days by islamic militants riext now israeli troops remain posted along the border with syria because of the situation, the hostilities and how dangerous it is at this point, monitoring what's going on. earlier today the al qaeda linked militants known as the nus ra front attacked 40 filipino troops manning a u.n. camp in the golan heights. that camp remains under fire according to a statement. but at this point no word of fatalities. a couple of miles away, as we mentioned, another u.n. camp was evacuated because of the ongoing fighting. all this as the whereabouts of 44 other u.n. peacekeepers taken by islamic militants earlier this week remains unknown, though a u.n. official said that based on reports coming in they are, quote, safe and sound. there's also reportedly negotiations going on to secure their release. now, along with the u.n.
peacekeepers being attacked, various rebel groups have been fighting with the syrian military as well, kelly. again, a very dangerous situation going on in the gollen heights. >> dangerous indeed. how dangerous and fragile cease-fire or peace accord would be. heather? back at home, the boston marathon bombing suspect asking to delay his trial. lawyers for dzhokhar tsarnaev say his november 3rd trial date would give them only half the preparation time. courts have allowed this in the past. they're asking to move the trial beyond september 1, 2015. tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in last year's attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. president obama delivering his weekly address this labor day weekend, talking about american workers' rights a s
benefits. meantime, in the republican address, indiana congressman larry bu shawn laying out gop plans for the economy. >> think about it this labor day. the things we often take for granted like social security and i care, workplace safety laws and the right 0 to organize for better pay and benefits, even weekends. we didn't always have these things. workers and the unions who get their back had to fight for them. those fights built a stronger middle class. >> we need to restore real opportunities for all americans. that's why we've sent the senate solutions to make ed more affordable and accessible for middle class families. we're ready to fix or tax code to make it simpler and fairer for everyone. getting people back to work, restoring opportunity will continuing to be our focus in the weeks ahead. >> getting back to the president, he also says the nation must raise its minimum wage to strengthen the middle
class. there are new reports that president obama may delay a decision on immigration until after november's midterms. this, despite the president's promise to act union laterally back in june due to what he called obstruction from republican lawmakers. elizabeth prann joins us from washington. >> as the summer draws near an end, there is emerging speculation that the president may stall on his pledge. he just reaffirmed his vow just days ago but without a deadline in place. >> it would have helped along if the congress would have voted for the supplemental i asked for. they did not. that means we have to make administrative and executive choices, but some of these things do affect time lines and we're just going to be working through systematically as possible in order to 0 get this done. >> the talk of a delay is explosive among voters. on one hand, some say the president needs to show leadership and act alone, potentially protecting millions
of illegal immigrants of foration and allowing them to obtain official work papers. not all lawmakers agree, not even some democrats? facing tough reelection campaigns. not only could an immigration announcement potentially hurt democratic candidates, some republicans say it's simply not within with the legal parameters. >> i think the president is maybe going to think twice before he issues any executive orders in regard to immigration. the majority of the american people don't want the president to go around congress. they want him to play by the rules himself. we live in a democracy, not a totalitarian government and dictatorship. >> there could be limited less expansive measures to make it easier for people to get legal status for spouses or children. heather, back to you. >> elizabeth, thanks. a major shake-up in senate minority leader's office. mitch mcconnell's campaign
manager jesse bento resigning today. he said, quote, it breaks my heart, but i know it is the right thing for mitch, for kentucky and for the country. this all comes after benton became tied to a scandal from the 2012 presidential election in which ron paul's political director pleaded guilty to exchanging thousands of dollars for political favors. well, still to come, president obama vowing to take executive action over immigration by the end of the summer, but, as we just mentioned, could a possible delay on that promise end up fueling more gridlock in congress? he will have a debate on that, right, kelly? >> yes, we will. plus, a new app that promises to help you make money, huh? >> always like that. >> by renting out your car to strangers. sounds like a good idea. we'll see. we'll break it down in "how it works." that's coming up. ♪
gold mine in nicaragua after it was sealed shut by a mud slide. rescu rescue workers plan to free the others in hours. to california where a rookie indycar driver is in serious condition after a devastating crash. the driver finishing up a practice session when he lost control of his car. he hit another driver. he's in the hospital with broken ribs, broken collarbone, concussion and chest injuries. we have new details about legendary comedienne joan rivers. the 81-year-old still in serious condition. she was put in a medically induced coma going into cardiac arrest during surgery thursday. they're not sure how long rivers went without breathing. they're determining if her brain was affected. her daughter releasing a conditi statement, saying, her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. we ask that you continue to keep
her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery. let's talk about a debate heating up over the immigration crisis on our southern border. president obama vowing just months ago to actually bypass congress if he has to. but with midterm elections right around the corner, some are raising questions about whether the president might just delay some controversial measures. joining us, angela mcgrown, fox news political analyst and president of bazile smiek elle associates and a democratic political consultant. bazile, let's begin with you. the president, if he goes forward with this plan, there are some in congress who say it he will be skirting around the law. >> yes. and what's interesting to me is there are a lot of democrat that's actually don't want him to do this. look, the "new york times" talking about another foreign policy issues characterized the president as dithering.
quite frankly, i would actually apply that to immigration debate because i think he needs to be more forceful. i think the advocates want him to be more forceful. he's pulled back quite significantly. i do think that in, quote unquote, skirting the law there are some very vulnerable democrats that are nervous about this because they cannot go back to their districts and talk about how the president has made this decision. but the reality is that the advocate want him to go forward and very forcefully. >> tadvocates want to see, quot unquote, children to be able to have the accessible to become americans but we know the southern border has become a hotbed of activity and a lightning rod in terms of political divisiveness. what does the president have to express leadership and show leadership in immigration reform? >> too much. too little. too late. 2011 according to homeland security the president had deported close to 400,000
immigrants. >> 400,000. >> 400,000 illegal immigrants, 48% of them had committed crimes. he promised the hispanic community and latino voters are an important voting bloc, he promised when he ran the first time he would do something about immigration reform. right after they reelected him, 11.2 million latinos voted in the 2012 election. they supported president obama 71% to 27% to mitt romney. and the bottom line is, after he was elected he went to cal mund dough, kelly,s and said, i can't stop the deportation without the act of congress. now, that same man is saying i'm going to act alone. >> if you recall, when he went to telemundo, they put him on the hot seat. he wasn't accustomed to that from that base. that is his base, basil. >> yes. >> he didn't deliver on the promises of bringing hope 0 and change to the hispanic community. it goes to the core of leadership. what is he facing? >> he's in a tough spot.
listen, he has the former head of council of la rossa in his administration. he has the democrat from illinois, gutierrez, who is saying that he wants the president to do more. he's been a very vocal critic of the president. previously you had senator cornyn with bipartisan legislation from the state of texas saying that here's something we can do to address this issue. but the reality is that the president seems to be waiting because he's trying to give the democrats that are vulnerable some leeway in this election. >> but there again you're playing politics with people's lives. >> exactly. >> why hasn't the president and the democrats even talked to republicans about adopting some of their strategies such as border security? >> i think they're talking to the republican. but think about what's happened. the president proposed $3.7 billion, the republicans with the help of harry reid actually pulled a lot of that money back, which was very disappointing. but now the republicans are talking about tying immigration to a budget battle.
that's something that should not happen because if we face the situation where we're shutting down government again, that's not good politics, nor -- >> it's not good politics. >> angela, good point. if they're going to tie that into a supplemental, that is making it a political situation. >> exactly. >> and it's holding people's -- holding the president's feet to the fire. >> it is. bottom line is this, kelly. last time we had this big budget battle, they wanted to tie repealing obamacare, the aca, to the budget battle. now self-preservation is the first law of nature with the politician. people are up for reelection. congress, all of them are up for reelection. >> can the gop afford to even go there, to threaten to shut down the government if the president doesn't see it our way and immigration will be forever lost? >> for the republican base, they will not lose anything. but for the sake of our country and the sake of true hope and change and believing in the american dream, all americans want congress to work together
with the president. and the bottom line is this, basil. you can promote any type of money, but until it goes through both houses, the house of representatives and the senate, you can say whatever you want to 0 say until everybody comes in one accord. and the president can still threaten to veto it. >> i'm glad you raised what the american people want because the american people actually want the president to do something on immigration. the reality is, you're not going to be able to deport everybody, which a lot of the republicans have been saying. just deport everybody. just get rid of everybody who's not here legally. >> people have to stop living in the shadows. >> i agree people should stop living in the shadows. and the majority of the american people want these individual whoz are here to have some kind of legal status. >> we will end it on that note. wish we had more time. a lot is going to be followed in terms of this issue, which is a very perplexing issue for so many people. >> angela, basil, thank you. nice social, civil conversation. heather? speaking of being social,
what about this? handing your car keys over to a total stranger. well, it may sound a bit terrifying, but one silicon valley start-up is hoping it works. one app allows you to rent out your car and make some cash. brian, you have to explain how this will possibly work. >> it's not as scary as it sounds, heather. it's called relay rides. it's now available in 2300 cities. allowing car owners to offer their vehicles for rent on the company's web sites for free. you set your own daily, weekly, or monthly recental price, mileage limits and availability. the average car is renting for $40 a day. the money is direct deposited into your account within days. and you keep 75% of the profit. >> the average owner makes around $250 to $00300 a month by renting out their cars eight to ten days a month. so by sharing their car a third
of the time, they are recovering pretty much the cost of their car on a monthly basis. >> the ce says prices are on average 35% lower than traditional car rentals and there are over 800 different car models available. car owners are also protected with a $1 million liability insurance policy. every renter's driving history screened and owners who choose who to rent for. in philadelphia, we caught up with a woman who is handing over her keys. >> extra money never hurt anybody. you know, it's been great. it's just pocket money, you know. i don't have to think about it. >> i needed a car today. i wanted to go to the beach. i just got the app on my phone and got in contact with her. >> in san francisco, you can actually leave your car for free at the airport for someone to rent it while you're away. they are hoping to expand this option to more airports. but a good option for this labor
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it is the bottom of the hour. that means it's time for news. >> police are arresting the sister of the accused boston bombers after they say she phoned in a bomb threat to a new york city woman. investigators say this is the second time she has been arrested. a massive brawl breaking out during a high school football game in highwayohihighwa ohio a
was taken on the field. three people were arrested, at least two taken to the hospital. and people in gaza heading back to the beaches today, this after nearly seven weeks of conflict between hamas and isra israel. the u.n. is estimated more than 15,000 homes were destroyed. a third of baby boomers hitting retirement age still carry their home mortgages. according to the consumer financial protection bureau, about 30% of americans 65 and older owed money on their homes in 2011. that's up from 22% in 2001. what does this mean for the overall u.s. economy? mickey car guile is the president of car guile investment management. he joins us this afternoon. >> good afternoon, heather. >> first of all, explain to us why you think this is happening. >> well, it's just the ongoing thing we see with wages not quite keeping up with the price
and the amount of money we want to spend. we have to come back and dedicate ourselves to living within a structure and getting these things ready for retirement. you know, it's a very bad idea to retire and still have a mortgage outstanding. >> where -- >> in fact, i would say -- >> where do you think the bad advice is coming from? why are people doing it? >> you know, it's a byproduct of these low interest with most mortgage rates in the 3% range, it's very easy to look and kid yourself into believing that you can invest the residual money in higher interest rates and still receive a gain overall in your portfolio. it's just not a good idea because you're comparing a very safe investment in paying off your mortgage versus a riskier investment. there are no safe investments that yield 3% right now. >> the ultimate goal should be to be mortgage-free at retirement. but we also have another problem because younger workers are delaying it as well.
>> yeah. i don't think that's as bad as it seems on the surface. our demographics are changing. people are waiting longer to get married, waiting longer to have children, now waiting longer to buy a home. one of the problems we had during the last financial crisis was that people were trapped in their homes, their mortgages were upside down and they were not able to migrate to where the jobs were. so it hurt the economy overall, this high level of homeownership. so now we have people who can migrate to jobs, you know, as they get more job security as they're older, they'll be able to better afford their homes and not have this same problem of buying a home they can't afford. >> and then finally, the effect on the overall economy of this. >> you know, the people that advocate consumer spending won't like these ideas, and the overall trend will continue the same way. we're just going to have more debt overall. but the main thing is, take control of your situation.
don't worry about the overall economy. you need to get rid of that mortgage before you retire. if you have a mortgage when you retire, i'll tell you that you're living beyond your means and you need to get that under control and adopt a life of thrift and get your spending within your lifestyle so that you can have a comfortable retirement. >> spend the money you have, not the money that you want. david carguile, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> thank you, heather. the future belongs to the youth of the world, but, given the challenges they're facing, how will they lead lives that can bring the world closer together? the international youth fellowship is dedicated to helping young people from different cultures embrace each other in a common cause of overcoming their differences, their troubles, and inspiring them to live their lives "beyond the dream." ♪
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wo welcome back. police in florida embracing a new crime fighting device they say makes chasing down the bad guys a whole lot easier. it's a special dart equipped with gps technology. officers can fire it at a suspect's car and then they can track them through a secure web site instead of chasing them through the streets. >> we had a real good catch rate of subjects in stolen vehicles and people running from police without being in pursuit 0. nobody wants to be in a high speed pursuit. we still want to catch the bad guys. we utilize these and we can back off. we don't have to speed through the area. >> the police say the it darts can only be used once and can cost up to $5,000. disturbing new revelations of a biological weapons attack found on 0 a laptop reportedly belonging to an isis fighter. a syrian rebel group leader
discovering the laptop and telling the publication "foreign policy" the laptop's owner was reportedly gathering information to plan biological weapons attacks, including weaponizing the bubonic plague. so how likely is it that isis could really, really pull off this kind of attack? joining me now, retired marine corps lieutenant colonel bill cowan. also a fox news contributor. good to see you. we have talked about the threat in iraq, it's something that you foresaw a long time ago. now it's come to fruition that isis is occupying mosul, what are your concerns about this possible biological attack that they could possibly carry out? >> well, kelly, they're not the first people who have wanted to conduct an attack on us like this, whether it's chemical or biological, but they're the first group of people that had significant amounts of money, like 0 they have, that has thousands of people, many with foreign passports, that allow them to move freely, with people who are dedicated to the jihad,
not afraid to die and not afraid how 0 many they take with them when they die. so i think the threat is pretty real. if you add to that the secretary of defense's comments this week 0 about isis being the biggest threat we've ever faced and senator tom coburn at a press conference last week talking about the ability of isis to destroy an entire american city, both of those gentlemen have access to intelligence that we normal americans don't routinely see. i'd say something's up. >> i'd say something's up as well because when you look at the story in and of itself, it stands alone that they're now getting out from tunisia. about 2400 people from tunisia are working with isis. there are tunisian scientists who discovered how they could use this bubonic plague, putting it into grenades, first testing it on lab rats so they wouldn't be infected. but the idea or concept of putting it into a grenade and throwing it into malls or soft targets. that should be a concern.
>> absolutely. there's plenty of soft targets around, as you and i both know, having traveled certainly on the train between d.c. and new york. but that article reminds us there's a lot of smart people who are part of isis and probably going to be a lot of more smart people. they have access to a university in mosul, all the laboratory facilities there. they probably have access to other laboratories in the other areas they control in iraq and syria. unlike other people in the past who might have been hiding in a cave somewhere trying to work on something or might have been in a civilian population that had law enforcement or intelligence people routinely looking for them, isis now has the ability and all that land that they control to operate freely, do anything they want to, test what they want. and of course they could buy things on and off the global market up to and including from the north koreans, kelly. i think we're not trying to scare people, but we want people to be aware. >> tell me, what should be done about this in the most immediate sense? >> i like that question.
really there's not a lot we can do except continue to count on our intelligence assets, our law enforcement people to watch things. intelligence is the key. i hope we are running good human intelligence operations in and among the areas that isis now controls. you know, kelly, we had the u.s. military when we were in iraq, wonderful intelligence operations, the best usz military has ever done, all those went away when we pulled all of our troops out. i hope we're reinitiated those. it will take good, hard intelligence on that side, law enforcement on this side to make sure something bad doesn't happen. >> what you said is a painful reminder of just how bad things have become. i remember being in mosul, seeing people celebrate their freedom from the ouster saddam hussein and his tyranny. now you look at the university of mosul, being used as a backdrop for some mad scientist to discover how to inflict pain and harm on people everywhere. >> absolutely, kelly. terrible tragedy for all those iraqi people who really supported us.
there were millions of them who really did, believed in us, who thought we were there to help them, who fought alongside us as we were fighting and who ultimately ended up many of them in the hands of isis under the control of isis. terrible situation. >> something's got to be done. bill cowan, thank you for your perspective and insight. good day to you. >> thanks, kelly. still to come, some troubling new studies out this week on why you may be having a hard time getting into shape. here's a hint. it may have something to do with junk food. maybe. maybe. put that cookie down. e. his long day of doing it himself starts with back pain... and a choice. take 4 advil in a day or just 2 aleve for all day relief. honey, you did it! baby laughs!
welcome back. right now we're going to talk about troubling new studies out this week on why it's so tough to achieve your health goals. so tough. why do you think it is? >> i think it's because of food. >> well, you would be right. scientists in australia agree with you. they've found that eating junk food actually weakens self-control, making you want more of it. and on the heels of this study, a report from the cdc finding nutrition labels may not be reporting trans fats even if they're present in the foods
that we're buying. so what do you do? here to talk about it, practicing physician nina ratcliffe. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> what do we do? first of all, let's go to the beginning. why is it addicting? >> these foods hack into the centers of our brain that are responsible for releasing feel-good hormones. this is a survival instinct that we have, where when we have hormones that make us feel good, we see something we love, these hormones, you want more of it, survival instikt. they hack into the centers and make these feelings. sugar is actually said to be more addictive than cocaine. very interesting. >> and the manufacturers of these type of foods have actually come up with a way to create the perfect point, what's called the bliss point? >> yes. right some manufacturers have determined what the point is. what they've done is they've gone -- for example, sugar. they found what it takes to send us over the moon and get their products off the shelf. for example, for fat, the way
that fried chicken might melt in your mouth or the taste of cheese and salt, that's such a miracle food. if they make it low fat, they may add salt to make it taste better. >> very scientific. >> it is scientific. >> to make it all less healthy. >> what about the labels? we were mentioning labels and how there are some things not mentioned. how do they get away with that? >> in terms of trans fats? >> yes. >> for example, there's a devil in the details. so the requirement is if there's a serving size has more than 0.6 grams of trans fats they have to list it. if it's less than that, you would not have to list it. what we recommend you do is understand what the serving size is. if you have a bag of chips that says four serving sizes and there's four chips we have to think twice about that. then you want to look at the label and see if there's anything that says fats or hydrogenated fats. sometimes pho, partially high droj nailted oils. those are things to look for. trans fats are not good for us. >> why are they not good for us?
>> they can increase our bad cholesterol and also possibly increase the risk for dementia and obesity as well. >> then the pho, why is that bad? >> same thing. partially hydrogenated. these are when you add hydrogen to the oil to make it solid. the only reason we make it solid is so it tastes better, it's better texture and you can preserve food longer, two, three weeks. it's not good for us. >> we have to get back to the sugar, the bliss point. almost all foods have sugar of some sort in them. >> right. >> salt or fat. so what do we do? we just don't eat anything unless it's a fresh fruit or vegetable? >> you know, we have to think about this. we have this saying, we are what we eat. we never want to be fast, easy, junk. we understand it tastes good, but we have to understand it's not good for us. we don't want to be filled with junk. >> i like that. >> what a sucker punch.
>> it's tricky. if you know about it, you can make better decisions. we need to eat healthy. we need to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, thing that aren't processed, things that aren't prepared. when we were younger it was a treat to go out to eat, a treat to go to the fast food restaurant. now it's a way of life two or three times a week, sometimes every day. we need to sometimes return back to our roots of what's good. >> that's good. okay. >> thank you very much. >> no excuses! >> caveman all the way. that does it for us. i'm kelly wright. good to be with you. >> nice to be here. had a good time. >> we're together every morning, 5:00 a.m. >> "fox and friends". >> "journal editorial report" 0 is up next. see you back here at 3:00. was a bad motivational speaker? i look around this room and i see nothing but untapped potential. you have potential.
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