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hospital. martha: officials say they wore protective gear as she cared for thomas duncan but she is among dozen of other workers who came in contact with him. the cdc says it's changing the way it's dealing with this virus. the existence of the first ebola contracted in the u.s. changes some things and doesn't change other things. it doesn't changed the fact we know how ebola spreads and it doesn't change the fact it's possible to take care of ebola safely. but it does change substantially how we approach we have to rethink the way we adre ebola infection control. even a single infection is unacceptable. bill: casey stegall begins our
ebola coverage. >> reporter: friends say she is very active in her community and she is described as a very caring person. which is why she chose nursing to begin with. she graduate from nursing school four years ago. her dog is being cared for while she is in the hospital. health officials in spain euthanized the dog of a nurse who became infected there, despite a public outcry. that will not happen in texas. nina pham's church holding a special service to pray for her. her family has belonged to the same church for 25 years. >> nina's mom says she is doing fine. doctors and nurses and everyone
love her and take care of her. >> reporter: the cdc says family research council only had contact with one other person once she started feeling sick when ebola would become contagious. that person being monitored and tested but so far negative for ebola. bill: part of her treatment involves another ebola patient. >> reporter: she has received plasma products from dr. kent brantly. remember that's name? he's the american doctor who came down with ebola while he was working in liberia on a medical mission. he reportedly flew to dallas and donated blood that could be used to help this nurse. brantly was successfully treated for ebola at emery hospital in atlanta and is now healthy. the reason this is so crucial is because his body successfully kicked the disease, it's now full of ebola-fighting
anti-bodies. all of this on the heels of the investigation as they try to figure out what the heck went wrong. how this nurse became infected in the first place despite wearing all that personal equipment. martha: there are new questions whether hospitals are really equipped for this disease. federal officials are reportedly considering the idea putting any ebola patients in more experienced hospitals such as emery hospital in atlanta. can't brantly who you just saw, he and nancy where it bo -- ande both treated at emery. but dr. carson says we need to
stop the disease before it gets to our shores. >> allowing this into our country no matter how good our protocols are is going to be a problem because there will be breaches and errors made. so the real thing that needs to be done is recognize that this is something that is extremely deadly, extremely serious and we need to be directing a lot of the attention to eradicating it at the epicenter in west africa where it is. bill: dr. carson is not the only one calming for a travel ban. bill o'reilly went off last night during this talking points memo. bill: there is no compelling reason why west africans should be admitted to the usa when there is an ebola epidemic raging in that region. think about it. this is a national security issue, is it not? what reason is there on this earth not to suspend visas from
that area? the truth is, there is no reason. bill: why he's accusing the cdc director dr. tom frieden of essentially lying to the american people. is it time for travel restrictions? send us a tweet @billhemmer and @marthamaccallum. dr. siegel has been urging caution for a long time. we'll see if this tone is changing today. martha: this story for you now. isis take control of yet another city in iraq. overrunning a military camp in anbar province as it continues its march through the country and gets dangerously close to the capital city of baghdad. on the border of turkey and syria isis is said to control 50% of the town of kobani. gregg palkot joins us live near
the border with turkey. >> reporter: this is looking and sounding have much like a real war. we have witnessed all day today the sights and sounds of the most intense barrage of u.s. airstrikes we have seen in our entire time here. it's a gray day, a hazy day, while ask my cameraman to zoom beyond me. i'm hoping you can make out a hill in the far distance. we have been showing you the isis black flag of terror. it's gone today. we are told by a source inside the city it was knocked out by a u.s. airstrike, how, deeper to the west we have even another is very flag of terror. it's a cloudy day so the jets have been coming in low. we are a mile from the town. we have been feeling the
concussion. smoke is hitting the town to the north, south onr and east and west. hitting with great precision the very places we have watch is very fight with the kurdish fighters. it looks like there is close coordination between the kurds and isis. all around us we have been seeing turkish tanks and armor moving around a little bit more than we have seen in the past. but they are not moving around from our estimation, what lot today are the isis terrorists. it's our feeling they have basically gone to ground. the fighting we are hearing is the kurdish defenders going after the terrorists. the barrage of attacks are so strong and heavy they are taking shelter and hoping these strikes go away. the rain is coming down here
right now. the clouds are coming in. but that is not slowing down the battle here and it's an intense one for this town at least on this front. it looks like the u.s. is putting up a real fight. we are waiting for a confirmation from centcom for the number of airstrikes. we have been talking about 6, 7, 8 within a 24-hour period. we can expect that number to be much higher than that. game is on. bill: meantime extreme weather center in this country. storms moving through the south making for dangerous morning commute there. national weather service says parts of 8 states will be set to be slammed for the florida panhandle all the way up into west virginia. a suspected tornado killing one, injuring four, causing major damage. the storms also killed one woman in alabama. you see those red boxes on the
screen 1234? martha: this is a scary situation on an american airlines flight. >> all after sudden there was a pop, pop, pop and a ripping sound. it sounded like bowling balls were flying from the overhead bins. martha: passengers watched as the walls of the cabin started to' crumble under the pressure. martha: a hot, hot debate in kentucky. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell squaring off against his democratic challenger. >> grow the middle class the rate way, something that hasn't been a priority for senator
from atlanta to chicago. officers say rain may have been a factor in that crash. >> you have civilian airport people at jfk can spot ebola that's doermont man? that's a dumb and dangerous rurks se and frieden is the chief propagandaist. bill: he's demanding dr. frieden's resignation. dr. marc siegel ... you have been a voice of reason trying to keep everybody calm. is the cdc shooting straight with the american people? >> i don't think like bill
o'reilly does, i don't think they are hiding some secret case or somehow ebola is easier to get than we all thought. but when you have one case in the united states and the next thing you know you have another case and that person was wearing a haz mat suit and wasn't properly trained, i want the cdc to stand up and say the buck stops here. they may say the states are in charge but i don't like that. i want the cdc and homeland security trained. this poor woman was caring for a patient. and she was probably fearful of ebola. but who was supervising her? the dallas hospital? i don't like that. it's a big fumble and the cdc has to take the blame for that. bill: you can understand if a family member came down with this. but a healthcare worker?
it shows how unprepared the hospitals are after the cdc said every hospital in the u.s. can handle this. >> it's easier to get than we thought. it may be she didn't know how to take that suit some of because it's covered with ebola secretions. bill: this is breaking from the associated press. the u.n. health agency says the death rate and current ebola outbreak in west africa increased to 70%. >> reporter: that speaks to the point dr. ben carson was make. we have to solve the problem over there. they are fearful of healthcare workers, they are burping dead bodies and washing them. the number one thing you need to
treat ebola is early hydration. is laying of sick people and hydration. we have been talking about anti-viral drugs but the survival rate improves if you give hydration. bill: i have three specific questions for you. last friday we talked about screening at the airports. i asked you what level of confidence you have that a tsa worker can identify ebola symptoms. there has been a lot of blowback about that very policy. do you believe in it, doctor? >> i believe profiling has to go on at the airports. i think you need trained individuals that know what they are looking for and there are infectious disease experts on call 24 hours at our major airports. i want them used. i want the centers for disease
control and homeland security to step up. bill: do you expect more cases in america like we woke up to sunday morning? >> i don't know if we are going see any more cases from duncan. but i wouldn't be surprised to see another case. there is one thing that worries me. animals that can pick up the secretions. we have to be careful hugh we dispose of bodies of anyone who dies of ebola. if it into a dog it can spread. bill: have you seen evidence of that yet? >> in africa, yes. of course. bill: in spain they put that woman's dog down. why the blood transfusion for this patient from an ebola survivor. why is that done? >> they don't have better anti-viral treatments around. it's called passive immunity.
if you have antibodies that * worked, you hope they work on someone else. he has the manufactured antibodies of zmapp. bill: does that mean the medicines we have are not enough? >> we are behind the 8 ball. this vaccine that could be a game changer, we have got to get it out there. martha: he has not been seen for weeks but now north korea's dictator suddenly has emerged. but the appearance of kim jong-un only raises more questions. bill: frantic moments on an
email us or hit us up on twitter. we are accessible. martha: terrifying moments for passengers when some of the cabin's wall panels started to crack open. james wilson shot this cell phone video of the cracked walls. he was right behind the pilot as they tried to check it out. they heard a cracking and popping and the walls started to pop in. >> reporter: all the interior plastic paneling insulation started ripping outside the inside of the aircraft. martha: what do they think happened now that they have the plane down? >> reporter: there were no injuries. but passengers onboard that
american tear lines flight from san francisco to dallas had a white knuckle ride for nearly an hour. shortly after takeoff passengers noticed there was a popping and ripping noise. people sitting in the middle of the plane noticed the interior walls of the aircraft began to come loose. the passenger reported that on his cell phone. he wrote on his facebook page, "pray for us." he described the fact that the flight attendants told passengers the problem with the walls sharing ofwalls hearing o. but i think most us would after he grow during the flight you would like it top remain intact.
martha: a lost those planes are very old and have been refurbished. >> reporter: according to american airlines there was something wrong with the cabin pressure. than those oxygen masks did not deploy. the agency is going to work the airlines toy find out and correct whatever caused this problem. those passengers had to spend the night in san francisco and they are expected to take another flight to dallas later today. bill: there are new questions on what critics are calling a gaffe by susan rice on another sunday show. martha: a debate in the blue grass state. mitch mcconnell squaring off with allison grimes.
the constitutional right for privacy at the ballot box. for a secret ballot. bill: the democrat still refuses to answer that question. what is the impact of that if anything, carl? >> reporter: it's been terribly negative. she has been pounded by the kentucky press by even democrats for what is been widely called a huge flub and she probably tripled or quadrupled down on it. mitch mcconnell took her apart on it talking about her record. at one point miss grimes' reference to a constitutional right to protect one's privacy in the ballot box but there is no rule that says you can't tell anyone particularly when you are a partisan democrat. >> reporter: my opponent tried most of her time trying to
protect her own views. we have no sacred right for who you vote. i vote for mitt romney and john mccain. 120 counties agreed with my judgment that we might be in better shape now if mitt romney had been elected. >> reporter: miss grimes was a delegate to the national convention and the nominee was barack obama. bill: coal was a big battle line as well. how did that go down? >> reporter: they argued about a number of things, trade, healthcare and mostly coal. last night was largely talking points. grimes made the argument that job losses in kentucky are mitch mcconnell's fault specifically because of coal. it was kind of odd and he came back with a hard counterattack.
>> senator mcconnell fails to see he has a role in all the jobs that have been lost near the states. they happened on your watch, senator. >> congress didn't pass what the president is doing. we defeated it. when your party controlled both the house and the senate. >> reporter: that exchange went on several times. grimes is make the same argument. >> reporter: mcconnell told the moderator just move on. he said she didn't understand that republicans are blocking the president's agenda and that's what's been inhibiting the coal industry in kentucky. martha: turkish officials denying susan rice's claims that they agreed to let the u.s. use their air bases. here is what susan rice said
this weekend. >> the turks have just in the last several days made a commitment that they will in the first instance allow the united states and our partners to use turkish bases and territory to train. in addition they said their facilities inside of turkey can be used by the coalition forces american and otherwise to engage in activities inside iraq and syria. that's a new commitment that we have much welcome. martha: she was very specific about what they agreed to. here is charles krauthammer. >> for her to say it and the turks to deny it is hugely embarrassing. this is unbelievable she could say that and turkey denies it. i don't know how they are going to explain it. martha: bob beck many is the former campaign manager and
cohost of the five. rich, big gap on her part? >> it's hard to tell what she is thinking on any given sunday show. maybe sheep thought there was a deal. maybe she thought by announcing it it would force the deal. watch it was, it's highly embarrassing. martha: there was this comment on benghazi made on the sunday shows quite men p -- quite memorablely. >> the best information we have is this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. it was a spontaneous reaction to just what transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. martha: she went on on another sunday program to say this about beau bergdahl. she said he served with honour and distinction. >> this -- at some point -- at
some point i beg of them to please give me something to work with. the answer is i dealt with the turks when i was in the white house over cyprus. they are a country divided internally. one day to the next you don't know if they will sick to their commitments. they were on both sides of the iraq war. let's assume for a moment -- i assume she did think she heard from the military in turkey this was going to be a go. the politicians kicked back and said wait a second. so one of the best pieces of advice i have give people on turkey is don't say anything about it. if you have got a deal, you have got a with, but you don't put it on the table. martha: we remember how hard president bush tried to come down from turkey to iraq. that was denied three times. it was an awful situation.
it looked like we would get that permission and we didn't get it. you don't want to come on tv and say -- not this way. >> bob is right about the due te duplicity of the turks. but president obama invested a huge amount with turkey. erdogan was his best buddy and he called him all the time and we got nothing from them. the way this war is faltering it's an embarrassment to the united states of america. this terror group is still on the march months after we have been bombing it to no effect whatsoever. >> the bombing that's going on now has had an effect. but we don't know -- i
personally think we have a lot of soldiers on the ground. i think we have a lot of special forces targeting sites. but this is not -- i have not seen this report outside of baghdad -- there was a small group within 8 miles of the airport. going back to syria. the kurds are the biggest problem. they have been fighting across their border. i think that more than anything else is the reason they are reluctant to get into this. >> let's put up a map of the region. it may be surprising to you that they may be miles outside of baghdad. and it apparently took them by sprays. you look at the area they took over. the anbar province is vulnerable. >> it doesn't take many of those
guys to shut down the baghdad airport which is a huge deal. i don't think bob is right about how many ground troops we have there. but just as an air campaign. 50 days, 300-something bombing runs. you look at afghanistan -- martha: it looks like they have stepped it up considerably. >> do you think u.s. ground forces should go in and fight in mosul. >> we need spotters on the ground. we need logistics. bob, you have got admit this is not working. >> i keep hearing this over and over again. the idea to say we are willing to commit u.s. ground forces and i'm not so sure it's a good idea. let's put it on the taint and let's go. martha: thank you very much,
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students who are believed to have been abducted about it local police with ties to a drug cartel. there are fears 10 recently discovered mass graves might contain the bodies of these students. a german student yesterday in a reported caves mistaken identity. bill: isis terrorist army in iraq have taken over a key military training camp near baghdad. jack keane is with us. this is the area of influence from kobani down to aleppo and fallujah. all off this map. anbar province. this is fallujah. all these roads that lead into
syria and jordan, they control a lot of that territory. how significant is it in your view? >> it's very significant. they want control of the euphrates river valley where the euphrates river snakes its way through syria and iraq. they have almost total control whiccontrol.what remains is anb. what's holding them off is some sunni tribes have been fighting fiercely and with very little assistance from anyone, i may add. bill: no assistance from us. no assistance from the iraqi government in baghdad. these are the sunni tribes we were able to flip during the time of the surge. >> that's correct. there are many more out there
sitting on the fence seeing that this government shares power with them. but this presents the limits and flaws in the current strategy. the fact of the matter is isis is still advancing despite two months of airstrikes and those airstrikes haven't been nearly as effective as they can be because we failed to put air ground controllers with the force on the ground that could guide those air strikes when they are in close proximity of friendly forces. that's the issue you see unfolding. bill: the officials in baghdad say it was a tactical retreat. let's vaints within time for our audience at home. baghdad is to the right. the airport southwest part of the city. abu ghraib. it's a populated neighborhood west of the city, 8-10 miles. they said they were making a
beeline. apache helicopters took out isis terrorists on the move. >> they have the capability to atake it. whether they will seize it or not i can't make the call. i have to be there to see it. bill: why don't we let them take it. then we know where they are. >> we don't want them to take it. there is still international commercial traffic in and out of that airport. it's a major symbol of iraq and its authority. its own international airport right outside its capital city. militarily it also means a lot. that's where we have our 8 apache helicopters, there is more coming in there. we do not want that to fall. bill: at some point you are going know where they are. the pentagon put out this report. the pentagon signals security risk of climate change. talking about all the interest
international threats climate changing bring on. where is the pentagon's report on isis? have you seen it? we have not. >> reporter: i have not. it's an interesting contrast. if we are providing this kind of priority it makes no sense. i can't imagine that having much impact on our allies facing an assertive and aggressive china in the pacific that we'll help them with climate change. that we'll help them with climate change, i think we have skin in the game. this is amazing it would be giving that kind of a priority. bill: general jack keane out of washington. martha: here at home millions of people are in the path after deadly storm system moving through the south. we are live in the extreme
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from northern florida south of north carol and up through virginia and west virginia. so a widespread area looking at the risk for damaging winds. but there is a chance tornadoes could spin up embed as the storms continue to move eastward. we can see isolated cells fire up. through parts of the carolinas that will be a concern. like you mention we already do have tornado watches in effect. one of them is in effect until noon local time eastern time across parts of the florida panhandle. and the other one including parts of georgia and the carolinas until 2:00 p.m. eastern time. weep could be looking at tornado warnings being issued as the line continues to move eastward. right now it looks quiet in terms of tornado warnings. there could be a t ground in that region.
>> reporter: serious stuff. thank you very much. bill: a top-level meeting to reassess the strategy against isis. as isis continues to gain ground. martha: could it be spies at the waldorf astoria? while the sale of this iconic hotel causing some concern at the united states state department. rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sounds good. campbell's healthy request. m'm! m'm! good.®
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military leadership. we'll figure out where to go next. bill: america's top military leaders meeting with our allies in the war against isis * to try to lay out the vision and challenges and roadmap for the way forward. martha: chief white house correspondents ed henry is live on the north lawn. so many people calling for a shift in the strategy. do we expect anything to come out of this meeting? >> reporter: we expect he will get a thorough briefing of what's going on on the ground. but we don't expect a shift. at that meeting beforehand we were told that some of the military chiefs were pressing for a change in strategy and the president was saying let's stay the course. that's what his national security adviser susan rice
said. she said on "meet the press" the early stages of this are going well. these military bases are falling on the road to baghdad. isis taking them over. washington post * sai said the airstrikes from u.s. central command destroyed an islamic state vehicle and armored personnel carrier but that didn't stop isis' march. and iraqi troops received orders to retreat. the iraqi military was retreating. these are the folks president obama said will be the ground troops to help pick up u.s. gains on top of the u.s.-led airstrikes. meanwhile, they are in retreat. the stakes are enormous. officials on the ground inside iraq are saying the entire anbar province could be taken over by isis fighters. martha: chairman dempsey said
several things that would lead people to believe that he would favor a more significant force on the ground in terms of getting some attention to these targets and figuring out where their movements are. all that at the same time the president faces more pressure his left flank. >> i think you are right how you calibrate it. general dempsey went out 3, 4 weeks ago, gave testimony leaving the door open top u.s. ground troops. he said i couldn't recommend florida that as a president. what did general dempsey do? he went back on abc news and again said the door was open to u.s. ground troops. he's clearly sending a signal to the white house. in terms of pressure the left. look at what john mccain was saying. now it's not just from the right. a clom up from "the washington
post," columnist for msnbc. he said the war against the islamic state can be seen only as failing. tell me again what do we think our bombs are accomplishing? that's coming from a pull itser prize winning liberal columnist in ""the washington post"" saying you have got to be all in. >> he says the mission is to degrade and destroy isis. that's the measure the white house has to be held against. are they achieving that goal? >> you are seeing from the left to the right folks saying we are not degrading and destroying isis. more important is what's actually happening on the ground. when we talk to gregg palkot they say the airstrikes have slowing is very down but they are not stopping them or destroying them. bill: as the coalition considers
the next move here is a look at what's been done so far. 424 airstrikes in iraq and syria since the campaign started in august. 53 attacks targeting militants in kobani. 334 targets have been hit in syria and iraq. martha: a former navy seal speaking out about the fight in is. carl higby says the obama administration has yet to couple with an effective strategy how to beat this terror group. >> how do we measure second says? they haven't late out yet and this is a failure of the obama administration. we need to see what are the goals here. >> you have got to ask yourself. what are the goals to degrade and destroy isis. and you need a strategy to achieve that goal. which military advisers is the
president leaning on who are supporting this path as it exists right now? bill: he made it clear no troops on the ground. we'll see if that evolves or changes. his priority is not to go back into iraq yet again. martha: you have to ask yourself is it worth what you are doing now? that's what you known robinson was saying. if the airstrikes weren't working maybe we shouldn't be doing even that at this point. bill: a young nurse in dallas infected with ebola undergoing a blood transfusion to save her life. she has the virus from a liberian patient and the cdc says they are monitoring dozens of staff members who cared for thomas duncan before he died last week. >> reporter: if this one individual was infected and we don't know how within the isolation units, then it's possible that other individuals could have been infected as
well. what portion of them will have contact we don't know. bill: are other hospitals ready to deal with this threat? dr. david hooper the chief of the control unit of infectious diseases at boston university general hospital. are american hospitals ready for this? are they prepared to deal with it? >> i think many hospitals like ours have had vital threats response plans since 2001 when we first dealt with the anthrax scares and later with sars and the like. and of course the ebola situation we have not had to deal with before. and that has had a great deal more attention over the past several months in adding detail and aspects to our preparedness plans.
so i think we are in a position to respond. we focused on making sure our healthcare workers and clinicians are aware of taking a travel history of someone who presents with ebola-like symptoms so cases can be identified and we have detailed protocols in place for should we have such a suspect or known case how we would manage them in the hospital setting. bill: a week ago the c -- c said every hospital in america has the ability to handle this. they have got their own room, they have got their own bed, and they have their own protocol and they can take care of that. now a lot of people are wondering if that is true. how would you address that, doctor? >> we can understand the high level of anxiety and concerns the events in dallas and spain have raised. and i think it is possible for hospitals around the country to deal with ebola patients.
but as dr. frieden said yesterday, managing ebola is not easy. this is something that requires a lot of attention to detail, a lot of training of healthcare workers about protecting themselves if they are involved in caring for a patient. and so -- bill: would you support the -- would you support these regional hospitals where if you have got a case, that's where they would be managed and handled? >> i think that's interesting idea that's surfaced over the past recent few days. i think it's worth discussing for sure. it doesn't address the issue of an ebola patient won't show up there initially or may not show up there initially. all hospitals have to have capacity to be able to identify new cases and to at least manage them before transfer to another
facility after that. so i don't think we can just have the regional centers be the only providers. bill: it's possible we'll get more cases here in the united states. no one knows but it's certainly possible. to help us understand, doctor. the question is what concerns you the most right now that we need to understand? >> i think my biggest concern is that we make sure our healthcare workers are trained appropriately so that they can protect themselves. there has been guidance from the cdc and everyone has plans in place. even some plans that go beyond what the cdc is recommending. so we are looking forward to additional guidance that the cdc is updating. there will be a conference call today i understand. bill: there could be some
headlines from that the way things have shift and changes. dr. david hooper with us from boston, massachusetts. thank you, doctor. martha: there were frightening moments for bus passengers in los angeles after a man wearing a surgical mask got onboard before throwing the mask to the floor yelling "i have ebola" before he got off. he was quarantined. the whole thing appears to be a hoax. police are looking for that suspect. bill: what he heard that last week. yelling fire in a theater. martha: not a good idea. bill: a democrat drawing fire for using an opponent's wheelchair in an attacked a. >> a tree fell on greg abbott
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reporters. it's out of london biensd plots to target police. there was a stabbing of an officer recently. there was a strong inclination to put this warning out across the country on saturday. so we are watching this right now just crossing here with us in america's newsroom. martha: texas democrat wendy davis is doubling down on her controversial wheelchair ad targeting her republican opponent attorney general greg abbott. here is part of the original wendy davis ad. >> a tree fell on greg abbott. he sued and got millions. since then he spent his career working against other victims. abbott argued a woman whose leg was am pew 8 was not disabled because she had an artificial limb. martha: she got a lot of flack
for that ad. but she basically doubled down on it. she has two supporters in wheelchaired who joined her at the podium. >> gregg and boot has built a career kicking the ladder down behind him and denying to others the same justice he deserved and received. we need to call this what it is. hypocrisy. martha: texas attorney general greg abbott joins me now. good to have you here, sir. what was your reaction when you first saw this? the first ad? >> well, my first reaction is it was an act of desperation. this is the same type of commercial we are seeing by the democrats across the country where they are saying things like republicans are responsible for ebola. they lead to these hyperbole exaggeration ads as we are closing out the campaign.
my focus is on running a positive campaign. i am only candidate who is casting a vision for a better future for the state of texas. if my opponent wants to attack a guy in a wheelchair she can do that but it won't point out the way texas can be a better place by increasing jobs or improving our roads and schools and presenting barack obama's a -- preventing barack obama's agenda from taking over texas. i think the latter point is the reason why she is running this ad. she doesn't have anything to run on herself because she is connected with barack obama's agenda that will crush the jobs in texas. martha: you may be right that she is in a difficult political situation. let's pull up the most recent poll. this is the real clear politics average of polls it shows you with a strong lead.
51.3%. she is at 40%. she got a lot of heat for that ad. then she came out yesterday as we pointed out in the introduction with people in wheelchairs. she is saying greg abbott is telling you all these things about himself. but her point is she is calling you a hypocrite. she says i haven't stood' for people who have been in a similar situation that you have been in. do you want to respond to that? >> i will be happy to. it's completely absurd. there is no attorney general in the state of texas who has done morer to victims. i handled out almost a half billion dollars to those who have been victims. i set up an entire new unit to crack down on those who commit sexual assault and i have taken 4,500 sex offenders off the streets. on that one example she brought up at first, you need to
understand it was a jury of her peers. not me who decided that woman was unable to recover. so all of these claims are just as absurd as the claims that we have seen from the democrats saying republicans are responsible for ebola. everything she has in there has been proven false already. and -- but imgoing to not worry about that. i'm going to worry about my fellow texans and what they need in this state. top secure our border, create jobs and build roads. martha: there was a referencee reference she made about standing up and some thought that was a veiled reference to you being in a wheelchair. there were people to said they didn't reamize you were in a wheelchair until she pointed it out. >> some of her group in
battleground were snickering. martha: thank you very much for being here. we look forward to watching this race as it unfolds in the coming weeks. bill: 21 days until the mid-terms. control of the senate hangs in the balance. karl rove to break down some of the numbers. plus the sale of an hair can hotel a national security threat? could spies be moving into the waldorf?
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martha: we have recently pretty chilling warning from a senior intelligence official who is warning of a isis inspired threat here at home that could be potentially carried out against law enforcement, police, fbi agents. reporters have been named in this threat. similar concerns have happened in the uk including one attack they believe could be related, a stabbing of an officer there. a lot of concerns arising from these threats and this one they felt was important to bring the nation's attention. so we will keep an eye on that. bill: nearly $2 billion sale of waldorf-astoria hotel with a chinese company. it routinely serves as a home away from home for hundreds of u.s. diplomats, secretary of state and even the president in town. from the fox business network, lou dobbs is with me now.
i haven't seen or position on this, lay it on me. are you okay with this or should we think twice? >> this is the largest deal the chinese have done in the last year. general motors taken a position in general motors. $3.5 million proposition. they are gobbling up some pretty big property and making substantial investment. bill: the position on this was whether they can spy on our leaders. currently in the process of reviewing the details of the sale and the company's long-term plan for the facility, the personnel, the workspace. they are doing a bit of a double take.
>> i don't think there are. through the energy business, technology, that sort of thing. buying a hotel, if we're dumb enough to get spied on, believe me, they sweep it. with the chinese ownership they will double sweep it. bill: you have $2 billion on the table, take the deal. >> i think so. their hold a $1.3 trillion reserves. bill: they were buying everything. we thought tokyo was going to overrun america. >> they're starting with pebble beach. bill: do not touch our golf
courses. remember when we built our embassy, we found out the soviets, we had the guts to place. >> when you go in there, it was state of the art. the united states even the cold war, we didn't realize perhaps the russians, the soviets would be spying on diplomati diplomat. a colossal shame on us because we should have known exactly what they would have done. big ears. don't miss "lou dobbs tonight." we will explain later. on the fox business network and if you are not sure where to find it, log on to foxbusiness.com channel find to
find this guy right here. all right. martha: a lot of news as the u.s. steps of the air syria. what impact will that have on the ground, will it be enough to start to push them back? bill: dash cam video of a school bus swerving in and out of traffic. wait until you hear what he's accused of doing before getting behind the wheel. >> and he asked what the problem was and why she was driving the way she was, she just said she was tired, didn't get a good night's sleep. d out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company.
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report from the border his on increased number of hits this morning, we had a video that shows you exactly what is going on with that part of this offensive. live at the pentagon. talk to us about what is going on, and how significant that really is. >> martha, it is very significant. isis fighters have surrounded the town in western iraq near this crucial airbase. remember, that is the second-largest airbase inside iraq, it is related to the training facility isis fighters took over and hit yesterday. we reported on that, now it seems they are moving on the airbase. it would be very significant if this airbase falls to them. it would be a big consolidation inside there, so we're watching
to see that development. late this afternoon we have reports from syrian human rights activists near the town of kobani suggesting that the u.s. airstrikes in or around kobani help allow kurdish fighters in this northern syrian town along the border with turkey take back a hill that has been flying black isis flags in recent days. it was taken down, so some success there as a result of u.s. airstrikes. u.s. warplanes over syria struck a fuel depot in eastern syria. that caused a fair to erupt at the site. this is part of the strategy to essentially hit the oil resources provided a crucial funding as they move through
syria and providing them billions of dollars a day in black market oil, martha. martha: both sides have ramped up in this battle. the meeting with foreign leaders who are allies in this effort so we will see given this new information especially the significant moves today. thank you very much. >> i don't fault him for becoming a multimillionaire. that is what america is about. but he has gotten rich while voting to keep kentucky poor. >> her family has been more money off the government in the last 10 years and i have been paid all my time in the senate. bill: karl rove is with me now. this is what we looks like on the numbers a week ago. he put all the averages together, really clear politics
average and you have a difference of three points. it is a tough, tight race still, carl. give me 20 seconds, who wins and why? >> i think mcconnell does. it turns out it was the wife that received an inheritance when her mother died. again last night grimes refused is a sushi voted for in 2008. it looks cheesy, she said it was a constitutional right, she is on the record to say i voted in the primary in 2008 for hillary clinton, so it is okay to say who should voted in the primary, why not the general election? why doesn't she just say it? bill: two more races that are very tight and very interesting. this is the race in iowa. this is from a while ago we had
them dead even. and the past 48 hours, he put the averages together, this thing is razor tight. the difference is less than a point. does ernst keep braley at bay in iowa? >> i think so. early voting, 40% or more of the vote will be cast early in iowa. i have 10,728 vote lead in the return ballot. you register by party in the state to track whose ballots are coming back in be it at this point in 2012 had 22,000 vote lead. in 2010. remember 2010 even though they won the early vote lost the governor's race 53-43 and lost the senate race 63-33.
the fact they are not doing as well in the early voting is a sign of the strength of republican effort this year, and they will need it in order to win. bill: this is colorado now. the real clear politics average is 1.4. republicans really want to take that state and turn it from blue to red. what democrats will tell you is they have the money and they have the ground game. even though the rest of america cannot see it, they believe their ground game holds the senate for them in three weeks. are they right or not? >> i think it is a big question of the election. he knew they were going to emphasize the ground game so he has a massive ground game effort. the second thing i would say is the competing ground games,
interesting study by professors from harvard and chicago. basically said obama had a point and a half advantage over romney as a result of the ground game. the question is is the race close enough, and that much better than the republican ground game giving him this critical advantage. if it is a point or two behind, he might be able to use the ground game. bill: they say republicans and people like you have not caught the ground game going back. they say they can find their voters at any time of the day whether it is colorado, iowa. >> that is hype. they could find the voters, why was it in 2012 barack obama only
got 97% of the vote he got into thousand eight if they knew were all of the voters were. i have confidence in the fox polls for this reason. a lot have random digit dialing. the fox bolsters the taking a list of brewster voters and random dialed those people. i think this is a desperate hype of we can dramatically change the nature of electorate by the ground game. it changes it, but very small in nature. it matters a lot in very close races. in 2012 the ground game won virginia and cap ohio from being made a thin but did not have an effect in any other state. bill: thank you.
if you are still with us, shutout final number in the senate. 21 days from now, what do you think it is? >> the republicans end up by december or january taking 51, 32, or 53 in the senate. it could go either way because the race is so close. bill: thank you. martha: we have them all on tape. he called himself a soldier of allah. by the feds continue to think the fort hood massacre was a case of workplace violence? even his own attorney cannot figure that one out. bill: you details and a growing scandal in oregon after the governor's fiancé in tears as more of her past is now made
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bill: the scandal involving the fiancé of oregon's governor taking a new turn. already admitting a sham marriage taking mone money for marrying a man to get him citizenship. now she's admitting pineland with that man for an illegal marijuana growing operation. as the world turns yet again. the state of oregon today bid martha: the attorney fee for hood shooting says he doesn't understand why they continue to call it a case of workplace violence. here is john callaghan on with megan last night. >> workplace violence is not a e
crime for which he was charged. this not a punishable offense and not an aggravating factor that would warrant the death penalty. who is charged with mass murder. they could have elected to pursue along that line but the governor chose not to. martha: david webb, leslie marshall, both fox news contributors. this is a stunning interview. this is the man to remind viewers who is defending him. you have some interesting reasons why you think the government has proceeded with this is a workplace violence case. >> there were failures in the army especially and by the government in recognizing and dealing with him when his speech, his presentation, training sessions made clearly
obvious statement about his tendencies. it was obvious he was radicalized but they have this protective class if is it against a muslim he will be called a racist or some other form. he got away with that of the point he killed 13 and wounded many more. it is the fault of the bad policy where we are. it denies those that were murdered and those that were wounded their rightful benefits because this was an act of war, an act of terror on fellow americans. he should be tried, convicted, sent to be held he deserves a bullet. now we're having a debate, the debate doesn't matter the people raising the right hand when we to serve this patient, they have paid a price, so have the wounded. >> i wonder how many people have to die before we can recognize there is a form of terrorism
present in this country. until we start calling this what it is an understanding the motivation behind it. are we not doing our own people a disservice? >> first of all about motivation behind it. the legal experts i have spoken to, i am not a defense attorney, have explained to me that if he had been tried for terrorism as opposed to a mass murderer, those appeals his attorney was talking about, the former attorney talking a national television could certainly help, unfortunately filing the appeals process he spoke to people on death row for 20 years and they are not executed. so the pentagon and the legal experts on the radio show said he felt the reason they did this, it would be easier for the death penalty, execution to stick.
harder for an appeals process because you don't have to go through some of the specificities of military law. if we look back on timothy mcveigh who i feel was a terrorist. both are terrorist of different religions, both mass carnage. he also not try to the terrorists, however oklahoma city is referred to. >> i think he feels he didn't accomplish what he believed. >> remorse that he didn't kill more people. >> no, that h wasn't more effective getting people to believe in his trial. who is trying to demonstrate millions of people around the world like him though he american policy is improper. martha: did we do ourselves a
disservice as a nation if we turn away from it? >> yes, we do, martha. the point of dealing with oklahoma city, something i covered in depth versus this, a different mechanism in place now and we deal with domestic terrorism an act of violence through the legal system when we have the option now when dealing with them on our soil to send them off to be interrogated and processed to see who they had contact with. the threat we face from radical muslims versus timothy mcveigh is an unfortunate off where the radical problem is a global jihad against anyone who doesn't agree with them. legal experts aside, this is a reality. martha: we have to go. nervously who claims he did it because of his anger over the u.s. actions against muslims that one we will pick up on another day. good to have you both with us.
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bill: soy schoolbus driver in serious trouble after being booked for driving under the influence. surveillance video shows the suspect driving erratically during a field trip. live in l.a. omni kids were on that bus? >> 67 students on the bus authorities say the driver was under the influence of prescription pills. listen to the 911 tapes from drivers around this bus as the
schoolbus driver was weaving in and out of traffic. >> i don't get scared very easily but my heart is pounding. >> what happened? >> i am honestly shaking at this point. >> whoever is driving this thing cannot maintain a lane. >> and state troopers caught up, they pulled the driver over and said she failed a field sobriety test. she had four bottles of prescription pills only treated for pain and anxiety and high blood pressure. she does have a prescription but said she wasn't under the influence while driving. she said she didn't sleep well. not reassuring to the school district and driver's she hit. >> i can't imagine with the other drivers are thinking, let alone the other people on the bus. i'm glad i don't have to work with the media today talking about people who are injured.
>> luckily nobody was hurt, bill. bill: any history with the driver? >> the school district says she doesn't have any red flags. evidently she has a clean driving record. working with the district for six years. every employee has random drug tests at least once a year. the government, we found statistics in school buses seven times more safe than other cars on the road. bill: thank you. martha: the head of the cdc says the united states must change its protocol with ebola cases after a dallas nurse contacted the virus while wearing proper gear. what is happening and how will officials change the land?
fall fever in high swing. [shouting] we love the pumpkin drop. what is better than a giant pumpkin drop in minnesota. all the screaming. bill: pies they can make with that. have a great day everybody. happy halloween. how many days away? martha: a little while to go. bill: midterms three weeks away. halloween about two weeks. 31. have you got your costume organized yet? you're me. martha: bye. we'll talk about later. >> ebola death toll rises to nearly 4500 as we watch americans fight for their lives and hear a frightening new warning from the world health organization about the scope of that deadly disease. welcome to the tuesday edition