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>> 3 million people. >> take care of ourselves. >> thank you, doctors, for a lively debate. we respect both of your opinions. that does it for us. join us every sunday, please. we begin with a fox news alert. brand-new video from the white house. these images on the left shot minutes ago showing president obama speaking with hhs secretary sylvia burwell updating the president on the newest ebola diagnosis in dallas. cdc's tom frieden spoke out this morning. >> at some point there was a breach in protocol and that breach in protocol resulted if this infection. >> top officials now dealing with what appears to be the first case of ebola contracted here in the u.s. i'm shannon bream here in washington. despite wearing full protective gear, we're being told a news who had extensive
contact with a patient, thomas duncan, at a dallas hospital has come up positive in a preliminary test for the virus. the cdc said this morning it is possible other health care workers were exposed as well. police officers are going door to door talking to the nurses, neighbors, trying to quell any possible panic and confusion about the deadly virus and there is plenty now. let's go to new york for the very latest. >> well, the cdc says that that nurse had contact with thomas eric duncan multiple times, was wearing a gown, shield and gloves and yet still preliminarily looks to have been infected with ebola. we are waiting for the cdc to confirm that later on today. right now what we know is that all health care workers who dealt with duncan are on high alert as the cdc investigates a "clear breach" in the safety protocol at the hospital that led to the nurse's infection. >> it is possible in the coming days that we will see additional
cases of ebola. this is because the health care workers who kayed for this individual may have had a breach of the same nature of the individual who appears now to have a preliminary positive test. >> the cdc has sent more staff to the hospital to, among other things, look into whether high-risk desperate procedures used to try to save duncan's life, kidney dialysis and respiratory incubation may have exposed health care workers to the deadly virus. they are particularly concentrating on how the workers took off their personal protective suits after dealing with duncan, a high-risk task that if done carelessly can lead to contamination. >> when there have been breaches, not infrequently -- and they have been very, very rare -- what happens is that someone is in a ppe, they're fatigued, they've been working for a long time. when they take it off they do something inadvert ant just like
brushing their face or something like that. >> hazmat teams have been sent to decontaminate an apartment complex where the nurse presumably lives. the dallas mayor and the staff members have been knocking on doors to re-assure residence and are giving out information sheets. the nurse is currently in stable condition and in isolation after checking herself into the hospital with a low-grade fever friday night. she had been self-monitoring, as required by the cdc. an additional person who may have been in contact with the nurse is also in isolation. the cdc continues to stress that they have control of the situation and are able to prevent the spread of ebola. right now the question remains what -- if enough is being done to protect our health care workers. >> lot more questions than answers this morning. thank you very much. giving you some context here, worldwide there are 8,400 reported cases of ebola. most in west africa. the virus has killed just over 4,000 people all but 3 in that area in africa. right now guinea, liberia and
sierra leone are the countries most affected by the outbreak. syria has a patient in the hospital and doctors say it is serious but they are seeing some signs of improvement. we have the lowest level of trust in the government i think in my memory. add to that every outbreak novel or zombie mfb you see starts with somebody from the government sitting in front of a panel like this saying there's nothing to worry about. >> that was texas congressman blake far eflt nhold. he joins us now live. congressman, your reaction to a second case now in texas. >> listen, it is very concerning. i watched the press conference are where the cdc said it was a clear breach of protocol, yet in answer to the question they said they had interviewed the nurse and she'd said she hadn't broken
protocol. i'm concerned that we're not doing enough. maybe the protocols aren't enough. that has me worried. >> that was the follow-up question that everybody had, what did the nurse tell you, what did that person say and as you noted there, the director said she had been interviewed and was not able to identify any instance of a breach. so now we are told also that she was in this smaller group. we know there were 48 people that came into contact with thomas duncan who passed away who are being monitored. there were additionally 19 or so health care workers who had come in contact with him once he was admitted to the hospital. they were self-monitoring. for you, is that enough and now as we branch out there are going to be many more contact tracings. texas health officials say they are now working out from those 19 people. >> we're going to have to i think re-evaluate the protocols that we're following. remember, this isn't the first health care worker with american training and following cdc protocols that have been affected. the two doctors that were in
africa that came back infected with ebola, american-trained doctors, specialists in ebola. maybe the protocols aren't enough. i'm also concerned we're not doing enough with respect to screening. we've got airport scening at some airports but not all. why don't we funnel everybody coming from west africa through airports with screening or put the screening in every airport. my fear is this is worse than folks think and i don't think we can be too careful even if it isn't. i don't think it's time for panic. i think it is time for a cautious dose of concern. >> as you know, there have been multiple people who are following the highest level of protocol, health care workers whob are supposed to know all about this who have contracted the disease. there's a lot of growing skepticism, people don't trust their government, they don't trust what they're hearing and they are afraid they're not getting the full story. one of your colleagues congressman mccall said it is time to think about suspending visas, thousands of them from
people who would be coming from these countries. i think we lost the congressman. can you hear me, congressman? is he still there? all right. well, we'll continue to follow this story with all the breaking news today. we'll get the congressman back, if we do we'll bring him back. you at home, how concerned are you or aren't you about the second diagnosed ebola patient in texas? are you confident the u.s. can contain the virus? tweet us. we will read some of your responses later on in the show. another deadly virus claims another victim. michigan officials confirm a 21-month-old girl infected withewith e e entervirus died friday. >> we knew that it all stemmed from the virus because mandy was a healthy baby. >> if you're worried your child
is having some difficulty moving their arms or their legs or you are worrying they're having more difficulty breathing, those are the symptoms we'd like you to contact your child's doctor or take him to the emergency room. >> cdc says five people infected with the virus died so far. about 700 people in 46 states and the district of columbia have contracted the virus. many of the victims are children. they do experience flu like symptoms and respiratory problems. back to texas congressman blake faren eefarenthold. i was asking you whether you agree with congressman mccall who says it is time to think about suspending visas. there are thousands of those who would travel from west africa to the u.s. >> i do believe that's a reasonable precaution. certainly if there is a need for an american citizen to come back, but we need to be much more careful in to who we let in and how closely we monitor them an track their contacts for 21 days.
>> what did you learn at hearing that was held this week? dallas, that field hearing? >> the most troubling thing i learned was throughout the testimony you saw the cdc pointing fingers at customs and border patrol and custom and border patrol pointing fingers at the state department. there's nobody in the government that i've been able to identify where the buck stops. under the bush administration, the president had a special advisor for bio issues. that position was eliminated under obama. my fear is that if this gets bad we're going to have one agency pointing the finger at another agency in just a bureaucratic game of dodge ball. that's not what we need. we need somebody focused on solutions, focused on learning from every case and learning from every mistake and learning from every success. >> as you said, there is no need to cause any type of panic but i think what people want more than now, more than anything, is accurate transparent information. we know you're pushing for that.
congressman farenthold, thank you. >> shannon, us a a pleasure to be on with you. now to another fox news alert. a major effort to fight islamic extremists in iraq and syria. it looks like kurdish defenders with the help of coalition air trix are holding t strikes are holding the line. hundreds are still trapped, maybe thousands. some 200,000 have fled for their lives making a desperate run for the border at syria and turkey. hello, graeg. >> reporter: shannon, isis terrorists continue their rampage across the middle east region, including over in iraq. we'll have more on that in a moment. but let's talk about developments near here. centcom is confirming they have launched three more air strikes against isis in the town -- in syria of kobani. sources close to the kurdish defenders there tell us that now that the attacks are stepped up, they are having an effect.
the word is the terrorists' advance has been halted for the past three days. still recent clashes between kurdish fighters and the terrorists have left big casualties on both sides. the death toll we are told is now over 500. that includes civilians. we are told isis is rushing in more fighters and getting ready for a new offensive there. this is becoming a real grudge match and a dangerous one, to boot. meanwhile over in iraq, isis is on the offensive there as well. there were a wave of bombings saturday around baghdad which left over 50 dead. there have been more isis bombings today to the northeast of the capital and more attacks in the anbar province. that's in western iraq. control there could be a big threat to baghdad and could be a big threat to the 1,500 u.s. troops there. finally, shannon, turkey has not been doing much against isis just on the other side of that border. but we are now getting the very fir signs that they could be relenting to some degree, that
it could be allowing in the next few days more fighters and ammunition to go in on the kurdish defender side. that could mean a big difference in the fight there. back to you. >> thank you very much. today senators john mccain and bernie sanders both expressed their concerns about the fight against isis and how we should move forward. with sanders expressing worry that. many in the region simply believe the u.s. will come in and solve all the problems. >> first thing you got to do is recognize that this president's pin prick bombing is not working. second, you need some boots on the ground in the form of forward air controllers, special forces, and other people like that. >> they believe that the american taxpayers are going to do it and american soldiers ultimately will do it. and as long as that signal is out there, that is what's going to happen. >> let's talk about it with a foreign policy columnist from the national daily review and telegraph.
you've been tracking what we're now referring to as isis for a long time. you say there were warning signs long ago. what could we do now? can we make up the lost time? >> i think we absolutely can. one thing we have to realize is that actually amidst all of the despair that we see there are signs of opportunity, or at least potential of opportunity. good example -- anbar. it is a very different brand of islam in the sunni school of islam in anbar province in western iraq, that the tribe is adhere to them. al qaeda and iraq were essentially destroyed because the anbar tribes and the u.s. marine corps rose up against them. if we were willing to put some special forces on the ground, again forward air controllers, interlocutors, from the central intelligence agency, there would be potential to mobilize people in support. but we don't have that. what you see is the notion of terrorism overwhelming -- again, a source just sent me over the weekend catastrophic images from fallujah and different places in
anbar where they are hanging police officers from bridges to send to message to the population. to sunnis, this is what happens when you challenge us. the u.s. needs to be there to say, we're not going to reinvade iraq but there are things we are willing to do to destroy this group. they are heading for baghdad. that obviously speaks for itself as a challenge. >> leon panetta today said somebody's ground troops are going to be to be there on the ground in some fashion. he was critical of the white house, which he served, for taking anything off the table. whether or not the u.s. would take that step, is it important as part of the mental game here at least for those in the region to think the u.s. at least is leaving that option on the table that we do send troops in? >> it absolutely is. because if you see the -- at the moment where there is not happening, you see concern on the part of the sunni arab monarchies and where the united states has not seen to lee. they don't not do anything. they move towards funding more
extremist groups. al nusra has been funded a lot by these groups. iran is very much active with every option on the table. america in many ways -- people have this idea that the united states is a great destabilizing force in the middle east. actually below the surface it is a great anchoring force, ar ot least it has been. where you don't see presence and physical manifestations of the will to do what is necessary others with much more nefarious agendas step into that breach and do things that are really catastrophic. that credibility issue about willing to use a limited number of forces is absolutely critical. it just is fundamentally important because if you don't have that, then have you these different groups that are empowered and you have what we're seeing again today, controlling. if we think about this, kobani, as much as it is important as good news there, now the islamic state controls essentially the euphrates corridor all the way down from northern syria along the turkish border to the outskirts of baghdad. these car bombs in baghdad are clearly the next step.
>> we've heard of triple suicide bombing according to the associated press today around baghdad taking out a lot of kurdish forces, injuring dozen more. clearly it is about sending a signal. >> it is absolutely. what you see here is the islamic state's evolving strategy. what they are trying to do, they know they can't conquer baghdad because frankly the iranians are there. if no one else. there are other political issues in terms of blackmail with iraqi political groups, the iranians are using that to their advantage. but what the islamic state will try and do is these car bombings that they can infiltrate terrorism to attack shias, attacking kurds, to try and break down the unity government and force people on to the extremes. they want the sectarian blood lust because that enables them as they see it to purge iraq and the broader middle east. it is not just about iraq and syria. it is about lebanon. jordan. it is spreading. it's greatly concerning that our strategy does not reflect that. >> i look forward to your new
piece. you should have such great insight to all of those inner workings going on there. always enjoy your reading. thanks for coming in. lot more after the break. anything can happen november 4th. that is the word from our own digital politics editor stirewalt. yes, he is going to join us live right here with your mid-term election update next. a massive typhoon sweeping through japan. coming up details on the damage and the massive cleanup. whoa. nascar heating up off the track. what set that off. we'll tell you and show you what happened next. so i can reach ally bank 24/7, but there are no branches? 24/7 it's just i'm a little reluctant to try new things. what's wrong with trying new things? feel that in your muscles? yeah... i do... try a new way to bank, where no branches equals great rates.
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with candidates trying to not only answer their opponent's attacks but also those lev individual levied by some of the outside money. >> give you a chance to refute some super pac ads, particularly. these are millions of dollars in money coming from forces outside of www.. we understand those of which you have no control over at all. so what's the answer? >> the answer is i've never met michael bloomberg. i have no idea what these ads are based upon other than a fear that i'm going to bring balanced, common sense to try to come up with reasonable solutions to reducing gun violence. >> latest numbers say democratic groups are spending more and more as they try to hold on to key senate seats, many including places like colorado and michigan, that were once thought to be safe. south dakota also remains a tossup. >> i think at the end of the day, ends up in the republican column but it is a sign of the
desperation of the democrats that they're plunging $2.5 million into south dakota here in the next 3 1/2 weeks. >> republicans indicate that during this year's general election cycle, the majority of the advertising dollars spent by outside groups come from organizations that are required to say little or nothing about where their money comes from with a very valuable prize up for grabs on november 4th, the content of the advertising is almost as controversial as those who pay for it. back to you. >> absolutely. leland, thank you very much for the update. less than a month before the mid-terms, new batch the fok polls showing republican senate candidates favored. in kansas, pat roberts leads democratic rival greg orman. but many of the races are too close to call. anything can happen, this is
politics. >> this is politics. anything can happen. >> can you quickly touch on kansas and kentucky? sl here's why kansas and kentucky are important. maybe south dakota democrats hope might be important. georgia. anything the democrats can do to widen their narrow path to majority. democrats have in 2012 we talked a lot about mitt romney's narrow path to the nomination. he had a lot of must-win states. democrats are looking at this late point to make their path wider at any point if they can. they would love to be able to get the republicans back on defense someplace. what the polls tell us though is that the path for democrats is not only staying narrow, it is tightening up. if there is no red state that they can flip, they're going to have to basically shoot lights out in order to win. >> here is their path to victory. in a beautiful graphic. that tells us a little bit about -- these key states an obviously north carolina. several of these states the polling is within the margin of victory. it is so tight. >> there is no wave that's going to take republicans over the
edge in new hampshire, michigan, minnesota. however, colorado you have to like corey gardner's chances out there. republicans look at that as a race that mark udall has not been able to do what he needs to do. if you're an incumbent senator happy to not be losing in a $100 million race is not where you want to be this far out. they need to win in all of those places. >> how surprised were you, you have your finger on the pulse of everything political, that ""the denver post"" supported gardner. he will never, of see the light of day in getting a senate seat. >> in their debate on tuesday, a respected political reporter in colorado said to mark udall. they call you mark uterus
because of your singular focus. that sentence encapsulates for the democrats that they believe everything works every time in one way. that disregards the atmosphere, the environment, the qualities and qualifications of the candidates. corey gardner as it turns out is quite good at politics. mark udall has proven he's not so good at running for office as democrats had hoped and the singular focus on women's reproductive issues as it turns out is not the thing to match up with voter attitudes this year. >> most of that is the gist that we got from "the denver post." the gop path, several seats up for grabs. some of these involve incumbents, some involve open seats. and it is coming. stand by. there it is. a thing of beauty, there, our graphic. talk us through this. >> the republicans look very good in three states. south dakota still. but west virginia, south dakota,
and montana look very good for the republicans still. and then when you consider those are all other states, not georgia but all other states where if the republicans can just get three more someplace. some of the odds are longer but some of the odds are very close. like alaska is very close. colorado. you got to like their chances. and arkansas and louisiana look gone. those look like they're gone. republicans are at a point now are where the odds stack up in their favor. their avenue is broad up the mountain where democrats are sort of hanging on the side of the cliff. >> 23 days to go. you love it. >> i do. >> okay, me too. thanks for coming in. a new ground war for the military. and brand-new concern for the families they're leaving behind. how their worries about the government. how is it going to guard their loved ones going to face the ebola threats. plus, running for cover as a deadly cyclone barrels toward land forcing hundreds of thousands away from their homes. the latest on its track. janice dean will tell us if some
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two storms in asia causing chaos in parts of india and japan. at least 35 people injured when a typhoon ripped through okinawa. storm packed winds of more than 100 miles an hour knocked out power lines and halted bullet trains. japanese meteorologists say the typhoon could reach tokyo by tuesday and in india, at least two people are dead after a cyclone hit that country's eastern seaboard. 400,000 people were evacuated away from coastal areas. hundreds of shelters have been set up to try to house them. looking closer to home, we could be in for some bad weather here on columbus day weekend. meteorologist janice dean is at the fox center with today's forecast. >> we are watching tropical
storm fay which is moving away from bermuda. but we're also watching a system that's developing across the rockies. there's fay right there moving away from bermuda. that's good news. we do have some showers and thunderstorms across portions of the mid-atlantic, back towards the southeast. but the main event is going to happen overnight and into tomorrow with this mess across the northern rockies bringing some snow here. a cold pocket of air aloft. that's going to give us the lift and potential for severe weather as it interacts with very warm, moist, unstable air at the surface. look at this as we head into monday. overnight tonight and tomorrow. that's where we think the biggest risk for severe weather. hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes. that's going to continue into tuesday, and even into wednesday. a several-day event unfolding. we will be on it. there is your threat today from texas up towards oklahoma. a smidge of kansas. then tomorrow, that's where we see that really big severe weather outbreak unfolding overfight tonight and into tomorrow. we'll bring you the very latest.
>> thank you. fox news alert. back to our top story. a texas nurse who cared for ebola patient thomas eric duncan has tested positive for ebola. >> the cdc says at some point a breach of protocol is believed to have led to the nurse's infection. health officials say she was in full protective gear so they're trying to figure out exactly how that happened. among other things, the cdc says they're going to look at how her gear was removed. officials say other health care workers are now being monitored. >> we've known that further cases of ebola are a possibility among those who were in contact with mr. duncan before he passed away last week. the system of monitoring, quarantine and isolation was established to protect those who cade for are mr. duncan, as well as the community at large by identifying any potential ebola cases as early as possible and getting those individuals into
treatment immediately. >> if the nurse's preliminary diagnosis is confirmed by the cdc, it will be the first case of ebola being contracted in the u.s. meanwhile, there are already more are than 350 u.s. troops on the ground in west after ka, mostly in liberia, fighting the ebola crisis there. for the families waiting for them here at home, the virus is raising a different kind of deployment anxiety though. many want to know how the military can keep soldiers safe fr epidemic. the pentagon acknowledges as many as 4,000 soldiers could eventually be deployed to west africa as this crisis worsens. new video today showing the desperation of the refugees fleeing isis. the fighting in kobani has forced more than 200,000 people to flee across the border into turkey. friday the new u.n. envoy to syria warned that at least 500 civilians remain trapped in kobani and that they would likely be massacred if the city falls to extremists.
tragedy in california. one person is dead and two others are injured after being struck by a passenger train. the santa barbara county fire official says the group was shooting pictures on a railroad tressel when a southbound amtrak train approached. they tried to run but only one person made it off in time. those are the top stories right now. >> all right, peter. thank you very much. still ahead, a nascar race turns into a nasty fight after a case of road rage moves off the track and into the garage. and also, questions about what the white house knew about an aide and his reported involvement in a 2012 secret service scandal. was there a coverup ahead of the 2012 election or not? our panel will debate that coming up. >> it's less about prostitution. has a lot more to do with whether the white house put their thumbs on what should be a law enforcement investigation.
>> someone's getting sideways. race car driver matt kenseth jumped driver brad keselowski after last night's bank of america 500. drama on the track. stewart retaliated by backing his car into keselowski's. that's when kenseth took things into his own hands. he says he was unhappy because his seatbelts and safety gear were already off and keselowski should have known better. safety definitely number one in that very dangerous sport. now to get another headache for the white house. allegations after possible coverup linked to the secret service prostitution scandal in colombia. "the washington post" reported
this week senior white house officials knew and aide had links to the 2012 scandal. big yes now question now is whe white house covered it up because of the 2012 election. angela mcgowan and mark levine, thanks for being here. i want to play a little bit of then-white house secretary jay carney, april of believe 2012 when he was asked about white house involvement. >> there are no, to my knowledge, and have been no credible or specific allegations of misconduct by any member of the white house advance team or white house staff. >> now other sources have come forward saying there is official source material out there that shows that a volunteer who was part of the advance team, a young guy, he denies it but that he did have a prostitute in his room. the secret service says it told senior white house officials about that but you heard what jay carney said. >> first of all, jay carney said
that in april and the information came to jay carney in may so certainly jay carney was telling the truth at the time he said it. i think this is a mountain out of a mole hill. some 20-year-old did something that's legal in colombia. he's working as a voluntary -- >> but tax dollars paid for him to travel there. >> we reimbursed his travel cost. compare that to a united states senator -- >> talking about senator vitter but that's apples and oranges. >> but it is not because he's much more important person. >> in that case he came clean and admitted what he had's done. it is not really about the underlying prostitution allegation because that's legal there zplip don't care some 25-year-old volunteer who's not married with a united states senator -- >> not about the underlying. >> here's problems about the underlying. what they said is we didn't want to investigate this. we want to investigate the secret service because they protect the president. we hold them to a hire standard than we do some volunteer.
whether he did it or not i think it relevant. to say it is a coverup where -- >> wait. so the dhs inspector general's office headed up an inspection, investigation, into this. the guy who was the lead investigator said we were directed at the time to delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election. that's according to folks who have seen these documents. that's the lead investigator saying we were told to bury this. >> it was ig edwards who said not only burry it, suppress it, it is to augment things. what can cause the political firestorm is the actual coverup and the fact that this president ran on accountability and transparency. so you had dozens of secret service guys and military guys who were either fired or punished for this. because a 25-year-old's daddy gave $23,000 to mr. obama we not only protected hip, we moved him to another department, the state
department, and gave him a job. >> i hope you would agree the secret service would hold him to a higher standard. >> if you're part of the advance team and sleeping, pillow talk, co-have said anything to her -- >> he's a volunteer! he scheduled out who would be driving to which place. >> so he had information. >> oh, it's tiny information. come on. >> here's the thing. if the white house had said yes, we had a young guy, an intern, a volunteer, whatever, he's not part of this, so, yes, we've chastised him, he's been punished, demoted. whatever. why not just do that? >> it's not that big a deal one way or the other. >> then why not do it? >> edwards is gone. the inspector general is no longer there. i'm not sure what we're still talking about. >> the white house should not be involved in suppressing an investigation. the ig should not be involved in suppressing an investigation. they're part of the administration that answers to the president. >> there's he no evidence that the white house was involved. the acting inspector general who did this is now gone.
>> last i checked the inspector general was president obama. >> this is old news. you can't control everything that every person you appoint does. >> i want to ask you this. so many of these things there is this growing sense -- our polling all shows this across the political spectrum that people feel like -- people from the "new york times" complain this is the least transparent administration that they've ever covered. that's not fox news. that's "the new york times." >> they complain about that on every administration. they said it was the most under george bush and they said it was the most under bill clinton. >> now they have a comparison. they're saying to this date this is the worst. >> the next president i guarantee you will say it is the least transparent administration of ever. reporters want information. >> we won't speculate about the next president. that will launch a whole nother debate. always great to see you both. pro-democracy protesters in hong kong vowing to keep demonstrating until the government meets their demands. the state of negotiations. plus, you won't believe who
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two days after the hong kong government called off negotiations with pro democracy groups, protesters and police clashed again in the streets. they were attempting to put up barricades in the protest area. a chinese-state run newspaper has blamed the u.s. for those protests. it is the mystery of the missing dictator. kim jung-un has been out of the public eye for a month. now the rumor mill is in drove drive. is he ill? deposed? something worse or really nothing at all? gordon chang is the author of
"nuclear showdown." what's your thought of this? if he can make, it he wants to make it? >> absolutely. this was anniversary for his father and grandfather. i don't think it's health. they taught about gout, it's very painful but it wouldn't stop kim jung-un from showing up these big. i think he's lost power and i think that's a better explanation. >> we saw some official explanation saying a pulled tendon or something. who is controlling although this point, even if he's deposed or compromised in some way, who controls that public messaging. >> i think there are other regime elements and a lot of people focus in on the number two, who's a general. he was the one who made that surprise visit to south korea two saturdays ago.
he seems to be the one where people are looking to. we won't know for quite some time. we have to see whether he makes more significant pronouncements and does things which attract attention. if he does while kim jung-un is absent, that's a sign he has taken over some of the thoertd. >> there is nukes there. is this second in command, the general, is he any more palatable in the regime? >> there are elements in the regime that are more friendly and others that are just as bad. remember, this is a you can put the pope in that system and you pretty much get the same results. largely because it is a group around the leader. he can't have the freedom of movement assist you normally think. our president who has a lot of say in foreign policy. north korea, if they are moving to a much more collective
system, as it appears, then no one is going to have the ability to do anything unless they get a consensus. you've got to remember, we have adults who have nukes, long-range missiles and chemical and biological agents at their business posal. they are killing each other. we have to be worried, of course. >> long term, how long will it take before we know something more substantive about what is going on? will they wait until there is s consolidation? >> i think they'll keep kim on as a figure head. i think he's not cooperating. i think eventually he'll break down, and they're trot him out and they'll say, the crisis is over. but at the end of the year and he hasn't shown up, then
something really significant has occurred. >> it's around our holidays we see north korea do something, so that is the time to watch. >> christmas surprise. >> gordon chang, always good to see you. thank you for your insights. we asked, you answered. your twitter responses on ebola up next. plus, the u.s. navy founding its founding 239 years ago. boy, it did give himself a birthday pretty during fleet week ♪ come sail away with me lad ♪ some sail away ♪searching with devotion ♪for a snack that isn't lame ♪but this... ♪takes my breath away
-h the 844-foot ship was commissioned this weekend in san francisco during fleet week when the navy is celebrating its founding 239 years ago. this is the fourth u.s. navy warship since the american revelation. happy birthday to all those who serve, including my brother. and to all your families and loved ones who serve along with you. i asked you, how concerned are you about this second ebola patient in texas? do you think the u.s. can contain the virus? dave has faith in them but does not have faith in the government. jana thinks travelers should not
be allowed to come into the u.s. for now. and tom believes we can stop it if we train the people coming into contact. chris wallace talks to tony perkins on same-sex marriage and the supreme court. i'm chris wallace. another person in dallas tests positive for ebola. and with the supreme court deciding not to weigh in, is same-sex marriage becoming the law of the land? >> this is is the outcome we had hoped for and it is the outcome the constitution requires. >> i'd hope our supreme court would have decided this. i think it deserves a hearing at that level. >> we'll have a debate between two leading advocates. ted olson, a man who won bush versus gore and the ban on same-sex marriage in california. and tony