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shrome. had everyone laughing. rob: first day and in the news. abby: can you imagine going to rome and seeing the pope live in the flesh. rob: "fox & friends" starts right now. abby: have a good thursday. >> raids and searches happening around the u.k. at this hour. >> police making seven arrests in birmingham. [gunfire] >> what a twist, house intelligence committee chairman defensive nunez says communications were monitored by the previous administration. >> what i have read bothers me. and i think it should bother the president himself. >> i somewhat do. i must tell you i somewhat do. >> there are not enough votes in the house to pass the republican plan of repeal and replace obamacare.
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>> we have not cut the yet. >> maryland took the first step of becoming a sanctuary state. >> i reject the idea that if you are undocumented or if you are an immigrant or if you are a muslim you are therefore a criminal. >> back before the senate judiciary committee. >> no one remembers who john hancock was because he wrote his name so bigly -- big, boldly. >> you just said bigly. [laughter] ♪ big time ♪ we're going to have one ♪ big time ♪ we're going to grab some ♪ loving, hugging. steve: big time and big voted later today it is still scheduled. will the house vote on the plan? it is really too close to call at 6:01 eastern time. brian: watch that cold open. i'm breathless. one of those stories usually is a big story that week. so passing the american
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healthcare act that would be a big story. the terror attack this week. that would be a big story. what is happening with devlin nunez running at the white house. neil gorsuch sometime his confirmation. this is all happening in one day. ainsley: so much happening in washington. this is the headline in the "new york post." london, terrorists strike in the shadow of big ben. if you have been to london, you have been here. have you stood outside of big ben. that's what's so scary, it would happen to anyone. steve: this woman here just mowed down by the terrorist on the bridge. brian: it's like she is looking at us. looking to the right to the photographer. it's like can you believe this just happened. help me. steve: brand new details unfolding overnight in that deadly terror attack in the streets of london. searches happening around the u.k. at this hour. police making seven arrests linked to the horrific attack outside the british
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parliament. he. ainsley: greg palkot is live in london with what we know about this suspect so far. good morning, greg. >> ainsley, steve, brian, behind me the scene of the crime. houses of parliament right here in the heart of london. the place around me right now a seen of police on the ground, on the river thames. the place remains on shut down as investigators dig into horrible act. latest figures we are getting along with four dead including the attacker. 29 people are still in the hospital. seven of them fighting for their lives. officials once again today confirming international terrorism, islamic radicalism was behind the attack. of the identity of the attacker, they believe they know who he is he has been on their radar. they are not giving the name out there. were raids, six of them around birmingham, a northern british city. seven people arrested. this as we hear the police sirens. forensic investigators combing around this seen, the westminster bridge leading to
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the parliament where that suv of the assailant plowed through the crowd, a bloody horrible scene. he produced into the perimeter fence. stabbed to death before he was shot dead that policeman killed a father of three, 48-year-old tributes from around the world. police departments. cities around the world paying homage and inside the parliament, the house of comofns in session today. one minute of silence they are carrying on. back to you. steve: greg palkot live along the river thames. brian: looks like he acted alone. by the way we arrested seven people. look like he acted alone. what would make someone to doo that? wait a second? didn't we just hear about that a series evidence attacks in israel. have you one the year anniversary of brussels. you have the car.
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ainsley: nice, enter lineal. brian: you remember ohio state over here and also in this case at ohio state they come out the attacker comes out with a knife. and i just feel terrible for that cop who for london laws unable to protect himself didn't have a gun. ainsley: they are scared we are going to come. people have to assimilate. live in their sects and circles. go to their mosques and not worry about asimulating with the rest of the country. that's where the danger comes in. steve: you have kind of sound like newt gingrich. listen to this. >> some people come here. we need to go back to teaching people how to be american. to asimulating them into an american civilization. we absorb lots of people from lots of places. we can do it again. but part of that requires that we defeat this left wing mythology that you can be multicultural and still be a single country. i think we can have many peoples come to america but
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they need to learn to be american if they're going to live here e. brian: i guess the same thing would apply to the british. if you want to go to britain and live there, you should embrace their history and embrace their culture rather than bring what you want to their country. understand you're going to their country. steve: maybe embrace something that donald trump, president of the united states now, has said all along. we need to do some exstrategic vetting. and nigel is going to be with us in about an hour says that should be the case over there. >> he i'm not against immigration i want us to have sensible balanced immigration. for goodness sake have you to vet people. when donald trump tries to make america safer. when donald trump tries to make sure that these scenes that we have had in paris and brussels and berlin and now london aren't repeated in america, we get people on fifth avenue and behind me in westminster out on the streets protesting. brian: right.
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would you be protesting if someone you knew was underneath one of those wheels yesterday. if you said well, they are sitting there they are a tourist or just going to work and run over by what seems to be another islamic extremist unprovoked attack in a major western city? and if that's sun you know who got run over or was forced to jump in the river to avoid being run over, do you still protest on fifth avenue. ainsley: ask the angel moms. ask kate steinle's mom. donald trump was on the campaign a trail. he said we want people who love our country. i'm not against immigration. i'm against people who don't want to be here. who don't want to assimilate. if i move to paris i'm going to learn french, i want to be part of the culture. i'm from south carolina. no one leaves south carolina. the culture there is ameigs. i divided to come here to new york to pursue my dream of journalism. i assimilated within new york city. i love it here. steve: the investigation continues over there. they just had a moment of
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silence just about a half an hour ago. they are trying to figure out where the guy got the car. so simple. the guy had a knife and a car. it looks like he rented it up in birmingham. another thing, this is the sad thing, the attack on parliament could have been prevented because after he jumped out of car, he ran through the vehicle gate. it is always slightly ajamplet it's never locked. so many people are coming in and out. and they simply followed the protocol and locked the gate, which they rarely do. that police officer at parliament would not be dead this morning. brian: one thing have you in common. a lot of officers who watch this show e guess who is in the line of fire and the war on terror. it is, again, law enforcement on the streets. they are here for totally different reason. next thing you know, they should actually be issued a blue uniform and camouflage uniform. they are actually fighting the war on terror. ainsley: in london they don't carry guns. what do you think about this and how it effect our country?
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do you think people need to assimilate? are you due agree with newt gingrich? brian: i'm very curious to seat muslim mayor. great opportunity if this turns out to be islamic extremist. you don't represent islam. this is what it is about. he has a unique opportunity. i have only seen him so far and it could have just happened. i have only seen him praise law enforcement when it emerges that this guy as most early indications are is islamic extremist and a fan of isis. be great opportunity for him to step up. steve: we will keep you post evidence throughout the morning. in the meantime. ages ains other big story. outrage growing and the town rocked by a brutal sexual assault involving illegal immigrants. brian: and maryland is taking its first steps to sanctuary status believe it or not. steve: griff jenkins is live in d.c. with the troubling details about the case on the rape in rockville. griff? >> reporter: good morning. despite the horrific rape of 14-year-old girl that happened at rockville high school one week ago today, maryland did
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take that first step, the democratically controlled house of delegates passed a bill that pave the way in making maryland a sanctuary state barring state and local law enforcement from helping federal immigration officials seeking those who are here illegally. the bill is entitled the maryland entrust agent. it passed overwhelmingly 88 to 55. delegate maurice morales is from montgomery county. that school is not in her district. many of her constituents go there. and, of course, that is the scene of this heinous rape. so we traveled annapolis yesterday to talk to her about. take a listen. >> this case there was a crime. there was rape. and the immigration status of a defendant has nothing to do with, you know, the crime that was committed and those individuals will, you know, should do their time in house and then if ice want to come
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in and deport them, that's absolutely fine. there is nothing in this bill that would preclude that from happening. >> reporter: she also told me this is about fundamental rights for everyone. even illegal immigrants here. she said this bill would make maryland safer. but governor larry hogan, a republican, bleased the bill on his facebook page. calling it outrageously irresponsible bill that would make maryland irresponsible state and endangered citizens. he vowed to veto it the second it hits his desk. before that happens it, will have to pass maryland's cincinnati. that's not necessarily a done deal with so much discussion and blow back coming like the parents we saw, many of them out there protesting, holding signs that said safety, not sanctuary. there is more to this story, guys. steve: there is indeed. all right. griff, thank you very much. "the washington post" says they were both in the country illegally. they both entered back in 2016. they also say that the 17-year-old man apparently the
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government tried to deport him last year. he had a hearing in december. he wound up staying: the government does thought comment on immigration cases. none the less, it sounds like they tried to boot him and did he not go. ainsley: we know they did that with the 18-year-old, too. brian: abby huntsman is helping us out after the 5:00 a.m. show. abby: a lot of news we are following this morning starting now with a fox news alert. a deadly shooting spree that left four people dead including a police officer. a domestic dispute starting at a bank in wisconsin. escalating into three separate shooting scenes. final one at apartment complex where an officer was shot and killed in a shootout. this suspect is now under arrest. and to another fox news alert. we are just hours away from the house of high stakes final vote on the bill to repeal and replace obamacare. the look is ticking in the aggressive last minute push by the white house to make some deals and change minds. some people in the freedom caucus are now feeling good about the vote.
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>> we're not there yet. but we're very optimistic. the president specifically and the vice president specifically have engaged in a personal way, in a real meaningful way. tonight is an encouraging night. abby: going to be close. just 23 republicans vote no, the bill will not pass. guys, we will see how all of this plays out. i will see you shortly. steve: if it passes it, will be a gigantic win for president trump. gigantic. brian: i love the way they are negotiating like they used to. sooner or later they will actually do it -- each party will be doing it with each other. steve: progress. brian: 13 minutes after the hour. steve: major bombshell shedding new light on president trump's claims of surveillance at trump tower. was president trump right? we'll take a closer look with eli lake next. >> i have read bothers me.
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organization when he was president-elect. president trump may have been right about the claims about wiretapping at trump tower. >> i recently confirmed on recent occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected information about u.s. citizens involved in the trump transition. >> what i have read bothers me. and i think it should bother the president himself and his team because i think some of it seems to be inappropriate. brian: that was devin nunes after he spoke to the columnist. eli lake columnist with bloomberg news all over this story. he said president trump was on to something about these claims. now what do you think, eli. >> i still think there is a very important story to be looked at which is was there intelligence reports that was tasked about trump's transition or trump's campaign did they go to the white house and was this part of the fbi's investigation or was this, you know, more widely distributed within the government and all
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of that does -- is very troubling if this was in some way driven by the white house. but we don't know that yet. i want to sort of be very cautious here because it is a very grave charge. but, this evidence that nunes has come up with i think sort of is an important story that we need to follow. what he has is effectively the documents. he says he has seen dozens of documents that are talking about communications of trump, people during the transition period. now you have to figure out was that tasked by senior members of the government? was it tasked by someone in the white house? was it shared by people in the white house? how widely distributed was that? and how many names and whose names were unmasked in this process. all of that is very relevant. brian: he says they weren't unmasked easy to find out who it was. >> he said some were and ease easy to find out just on the reports who was talking in these conversations. so why was this stuff ending up in intelligence.
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brian: there is paperwork on this that doesn't have to be a mystery. was there a warrant to be able to do this. two americans speaking to each other. he did say he doesn't think it was involvement with russia. what about the protocol. the fact that he went to the cia. nsa and the white house. ranking member has rankled a lot on the left. why didn't he go to adam schiff? >> i mean i don't know exactly why nunes did not go to adam schiff. they have worked together in a bipartisan way before. this cuts both ways there have been things that schiff has said in the public about the status of the investigation you could argue getting ahead of where the process so and so forth and politicizing it. this whole thing has been a political football from the very beginning it is obviously going to be political because the fbi is investigating the trump campaign since july. i mean, he is president now. of course it's going to be political. but that sort of gets away. the house intelligence community is supposed to do oversight of the intelligence community. so the committee is supposed to look at that this is
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totally within the remit of the committee. brian: thanks so much. appreciate it. >> thank you. brian: we will follow. this unbelievable. come up straight ahead, disturbing new trend of assaults against the men and women protecting our borders. up over 150%. and at $4.95, you can trade with a clear advantage. fidelity, where smarter investors will always be.
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ainsley: fox news alert. a live look at parliament where we are waiting on the british prime minister to speak in the wake of the deadly terror attack in london. raids are happening across the u.k. as we speak to track down any leads. 8 arrests just made in birmingham overnight. steve: birmingham is where the suspect reportedly rented the
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hyundai before using it to mow down people on the bridge on his trek toward parliament. three people were killed. 29 others hurts. brian: we basically almost saw the whole thing play out on tape. the terrorist stabbing an officer to death before being killed by another officer. the one who killed him had the gun. the other one who died didn't. the police say the attack inspired by radical islamic terror. investigators not identify g the subject at this point but they say they know who he is. joining us now is dan bongino former secret service agent and police officer, host of renegade republican and ran for congress in montgomery county, maryland. we can talk about that. let's talk about sadly terror again. so, again, must horrify you to be on the street, dan, and not -- and have to do your job without a gun is that what you were thinking when you find out this officer gets stabbed to death? he was basically a victim. >> yeah. i mean, brian, the
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who are intent on soft target terror attacks. they only understand one language. that's force. you are not going to talk them down. you are not going to pleasantly ask them to put the weapon down. they only understand force. if you don't have the means to overcome their force with a greater sense of force, vis-a-vis a firearm, then, yeah, you are in a lot of trouble in this heroic officer died tragically. you see the results of that. steve: sure, dan, they have made 8 arrests so far in london and birmingham. they say described him as a lone wolf. but it's rare that lone wolves don't have any connections. >> you know, steve, i'm so glad you brought up this. pretty clear this worldwide pc effort from multi-culturallism has failed. we have created cultural silos in individual communities
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which have made it easier for people to be radical lied. they feel isolated from other communities within the larger community. they are not lone wolfs. this is the strategy for isis to go and target people through internet propaganda, radicalize them and set them loose for these little soft target terror attacks that don't leave a lot of investigative footprints. the lone wolf term is gone. i'm glad you brought that up. ainsley: a lot of people are saying how do you prevent this? guy in a car. people walking on the street. if is he a lone wolf, not working with other people, which you say he has to be. this is a year to the day since the brussels airport attack. so it seems very -- it's more of a coincidence than for them to plan this on the anniversary of that. can we intercept their phone conversations? can we find out what they are going to do based on their email reports? how do you find guys like this before it happens? >> yeah. this is -- this is going to require an entire reworking. law enforcement. law enforcement officer and a
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fed with secret service. we have to focus on being the best analogy, we have to be arsonist. we can't be firemen anymore. we have to stop putting out these fires after the fact. the only way to stop a guy with a knife in a rented hyundai is to get the intelligence in advance. but, as have you seen in places like new york stock exchange, things that have been reported on this network, where they are stopping police officers and the nypd from going in to mosques. why? i mean, a mosque is a public place. go in there and gather intelligence like you would anywhere else if there is intelligence to be gathered. you can't put limits on our cops and expect them to stop things like this. brian: though had this muslim mayor in london. when they dropped the bombs on 23rd and 29th street and found this guy ultimately in new jersey and he is in jail right now. this the mayor of london said this about big cities. >> great global city, have you got to be prepared for these things. have you got to be vigilant. havhave you got to support the police doing incredibly hard
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job. have you got to support the security. brian: part and parcel living net city we should expect ieds? >> brian, that's insane. think about what he just said. do you remember prior to 1970 these outbursts of islamists soft target terror attack. there has always been terrorism throughout time. but there is no question that there has been a spike in these events associated with radicalized islamist. this is insane. this is not part and parcel to anything. there is clearly a problem going on here. with again this obsession with multi-culturallism and all people are created equal. not all cultures are. ainsley: did he say that to cover his tail if something does happen in the city? >> yeah, of course. why he would would he be? he is a politician first. that's what politician does. they cover their own butts and find a way to put lipstick on a really in this case dangerous pig. and that's what terrorism is. he doesn't want to take any
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responsibility for that. steve: dan, have you got a connection to montgomery county down in maryland. and rockville high school we have been talking about it the last couple of days a week ago today allegedly two men in this country illegally, one 18, one 17, dragged a 14-year-old girl into a bathroom and raped her there. and the details are so horrific we're not even going to get anywhere close to them on a family television show. but what's interesting is we now know they were both in the country illegally. the state of maryland is moving to become a sanctuary city to protect people who are in the country illegally from being deported and whatnot. and, yet, when asked yesterday about the defense, one of the attorneys for one of these guys said you know what? we're going to say it's consensual because it was. what is going on with this particular case? >> yeah, i'm very familiar with that area. i ran for congress there,
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right in that general vicinity in rockville. in the district. i lived in maryland for years. this is unbelievably disturbing story. because what's happening now is, again, you have people on the far left, not all democrats but people on the far left trying to cover this story up. what they will do steve. throw out these statistics. they will say well 98% of people here illegally are law-abiding citizen. okay, great, but two out of 100 aren't. and a 14-year-old girl's life has been changed horrifically forever because, you know what? i will throw you out one statistic and the only statistic matters. 100% of these darn people shouldn't be here. and the fact that two of them attacked this girl brutally in the bathroom and these parents and the kid are going to have to live with this for the rest of their life is a national disgrace. time for people on both sides of the aisle to say enough of this. not all illegal immigrants are criminals, we understand that but the ones that are are impacting lives permanently across the united states and it's unforgivable. ainsley: what's your message
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to constituents living in that state now considering a sanctuary state and message to other people who like the idea of a sanctuary city or state? >> you want my message? vote the bums out every single one of them. that is without regard to party. i'm serious here. we are a country of laws, if you don't respect the laws that flag doesn't mean a darn thing to you. and a whole lot of folks died horrible deaths to defend the values those flags represent. if that doesn't mean anything to you, and you are a politician, then find a new darn job because this isn't for you. brian: these illegals isn't the problem according to one house democrat in maryland. listen to her. >> i reject the idea that if you are undocumented or if you are an immigrant or if you are a muslim you are there for a criminal. and so when people make that statement it's basically say all immigrants. awful undocumented immigrants are criminals. and actually from the stud from from the department of justice it showed the numbers that the number one race among rapists is actually 60% white. that's not saying that white
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men are more-likely to become ratessists it's just reflective of the population. so nothing that montgomery county public schools could have done would have prevented this crime from happening. ainsley: dan, last night i was watching bill o'reilly show. and they were talking about that very thing. and do you know what he said? come on. give us a break. we are smarter than that give our viewers some credit. we don't believe every single illegal immigrant is going to go out and murder and rape or do something wrong. but we have to be careful and make sure our borders are safe and we have to no who we are bringing in to this country. >> ainsley, i watched the exact same segment. the left have anything left outside of identity politics? is that legislator, that delegate from maryland going to look into the face of the parents of this poor 14-year-old girl and say hey, don't worry, it was more life churchly to be a white guy in this case. who cares? nobody is saying that. nobody is saying all muslims are terrorists. all illegal immigrants are criminals. nobody is saying that besides the far left.
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no conservative is saying that no respectful conservative. nobody is saying that what we are simply saying is if we had enforceable border and actually prevent people from coming here illegally on a mass scale, this attack would not have happened. it doesn't matter if he was white, green, or blue. she doesn't want to acknowledge that because the left doesn't have anything other than identity politics. it's their whole brand right now. brian: dan bongino, thank you very much. appreciate it. ainsley: thank you. steve: 18 minutes before the top of the hour on thursday. abby huntsman hats news. abby: i want to bring other headlines. starting with this. stuff ago nursing student in the trunk of her own car. police say he is now behind bars. her dramatic escape captured on video outside a birmingham, alabama gas station. the woman was able to kick the trunk open and call the police. police say manuel who has a long criminal history facing
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robbery and kidnapping charges. defy our president. the city now not only forbidding police officers from working with the federal government but also telling firefighters and. now at risk for losing millions in federal funding. >> you can count on your privacy being protected by your city. los angeles, we don't separate children from their families because it's inhumane. in los angeles we don't demonize our hard working neighbors just because they speak a different language or come from a different country. that's unamerican. abby: the l.a. police department prevents officers from even asking a suspect's legal status. those are your headlines this morning. brian: how is that okay? unbelievable. the l.a. county sheriff sun happy about that. meanwhile, thanks a lot, abby. straight ahead. ainsley: college students are terrified on heir their own campuses. illegals, we have the evidence. brian: we peel and replace is never going to happen. is that drew? mike emanuel has been watching this story unfold.
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steve: we've got a fox news alert for you real quick. theresa may the prime minister of great britain just made an announcement regarding the suspect in the blood bath at big ben yesterday, apparently the suspect british born. ainsley: he apparently is british born and had been investigated in the past for islamic terror she says. brian: right. yesterday the u.k. defense minister michael fallon said the attack was related to islamic terrorism in some form. so they are not giving us this guy's name, but they do know who he is. and they have made a series of
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arrests in raids. so it's obviously six hours ahead. they are making progress. while still saying we believe he acts alone. which is unthinkable. how could you come to that conclusion? steve: meanwhile, here on this side of the atlantic here today it looks like there is a big vote scheduled in congress. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is here on the couch today. he is going to be cooking with friends. >> good morning. steve: they are in the kitchen at the capitol trying to figure out how to bake this cake and they want to make sure that everybody is on board. that's not going to be the case. how close is it going to be? >> it's fascinating because paul ryan and the president are walking a tight rope. if you move this deal to the right to get the house freedom caucus and the searches you may loose the moderates. charlie dent from pennsylvania. new jersey. northeasterners saying some of the stuff that we got as sweeteners as part of obamacare we don't want to lose so fast. delicate thing lose some if
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you go to the right. ainsley: what exactly does the way, way right want versus what the centrists want? >> conservatives want to make sure you are stripping away more of obamacare. paul ryan has been saying from the very beginning that you have limited things you can do because this is budget reconciliation. to pass the bill with 51 votes in the united states senate. they would like to be able to strip away more. now mike lee the conservative senator from utah said he went to the senate parliament who said you could do more stripping away with obamacare with this bill. so does that play in? are they able to do that in the house bill? does that bring conservatives on board? we'll see. brian: much more positive in the sound bite we had saw him last night. this is going to go down to the wire and see what happens next. brian: there is no plan b as sean spicer says only plan a and plan a. >> today's deadline is artificial. they may come together again. may slip to tomorrow. if they get a deal. good for the president. good for the speaker.
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♪ ♪ steve: well, conservative college students facing verbal attacks from their liberal
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piers now have some of them living in fear because of their political views. joining us right now from one of those colleges, conservative vice president of the saint olaf college republicans we have catherine hinder rocker joining us. thank you for having me. steve: it's good to have you. we want to hear what's going on in your school. we read apparently a number of conservative students have been violently threatened. tell us about that. >> yeah. absolutely. so after the election, things definitely got a lot worse on campus. for days after there were big protests held where students would gather in huge crowds and yell threats essentially to republicans and talk about their hatred for voters of donald trump. and it became a very hostile campus. and republicans were kind of marked with scarlet letter sort of and people don't want to even be near them,
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acknowledge them, and -- that was worse after the election. but it's continued on. steve: apparently two days after the election, you went into one of the student common areas and heard if you voted for trump you better be f.ing scared and everybody clapped and applauded. have things continued to be at that level or have they gotten better since the election? >> no, they have definitely gotten better since the election. we have moved on from -- they held a vigil for the death of now. it's a lot better than that. there is still some of that notion that conservatives have brought on this terrible thing and that we use really harmed our country in some way. and not a good environment for conservatives to be speaking up in. steve: i can imagine. catherine, i have read that some college students at your school are considering transferring to other schools that are less politically progressive. but at the same time, i understand, a number of apparently conservative students have come up to you
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because you are in the college republicans and said, hey, you know what? i'm kind of on your side. >> yep. i have had insane amount of people whisper to me at parties or other events. hey, i have seen you around campus and i agree with you, good job. that just shows how hard it is for students to speak up right now. they have to literally whisper to me. it's a conservative. it's not a good thing to be saying out loud. steve: unfortunately, many on the inclusive left are just not very inclusive, are they? >> yeah. no. i mean they talk about diversity in all forms which i think is wonderful but what they forget about is political ideology and diversity of thought. steve: because it's either their way or the highway. all right. catherine, we thank you very much for joining us. >> right, exactly. thank you so much. steve: she is on spring break down in charleston. have a nice week. have a safe week and good luck in school. >> thank you, i will. steve: all right. meanwhile, straight ahead,
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>> raids and searches happening around the u.k. at this hour. >> police making seven arrests in birmingham. >> these savages intent on terror attacks they only understand one language. that's force. >> there are not enough votes in the house to pass the republican plan of repeal and replace obamacare. >> maryland took its first step to becoming sanctuary state. >> the immigration status of a defendant has nothing to do with, you know, the crime that was committed. >> no one remembers who john hancock was because he wrote his name so bigly -- big, bold. >> you just said bigly. [laughter] >> what a twist.
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how intelligence committee chairman devin nunez so there is some truth that president trump's claim that his personal communications were monitored by the previous administration. >> what i have read bothers me and i think it should bother the president himself. >> i somewhat do. i must tell you i somewhat do. ♪ ♪ going to try ♪ and i tried ♪ i can't get no. brian: many hot spots in the world one of which a lot of intrigue inside the capitol building. deals will be done and a vote will be cast unless, of course, you don't know how the vote is going to come out. then it might be delayed. i'm talking about the healthcare vote. meanwhile the freedom caucus members going over to the white house today. they have already got some changes. they obviously have paul ryan not only listening to them, but doing some of the things
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that they want done to this healthcare proposal, the american healthcare act before they will vote for it. the question is will they ever get in line for us? we will find out. jim jordan is going to be joining us. ainsley: chairman of the freedom caucus he spoke with president trump last night. they are meeting this morning. they are saying they might be on the same page in principle at least. the problem is if you appeal to those far, far right conservatives, what about the centrists? they are going to be upset. so will they have enough votes? that's the question. steve: because the conservatives want to save more money but the moderates are worried as they all are about re-election. brian: about 10:00 eastern time yesterday we all saw this. it's a fox news alert. breaking right now, brand new details just coming in about the suspect in that deadly terror attack that took place in london. steve: british prime minister theresa may addressing parliament moments ago. >> what i can confirm is that the man was british-born and that some years ago he was
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once investigated by mi-5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism. steve: the suspect's identity has not yet been released. it will be coming shortly though. raids now happening across the united kingdom to track down leads. eight arrests made in birmingham overnight and, in fact, one of the places was where he lived. ainsley: birmingham is where the suspect reportedly rented that car before using it to kill the people outside of parliament. three people died. 29 are hurt. the terrorists also stabbing an officer to death before being killed by police. brian: meanwhile, you have police chief coming out relatively quickly saying it's too early to release the name of the attacker. the defense secretary says the assumption is it's islamic terrorism in some form. isis has already put out a statement said you shed our blood here. we shed your blood there. and there this time is britain. ainsley: it happened a year to the day of the attack at the brussels airport. not a coincidence. steve: theresa may went on to say there was no prior
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intelligence of his intent or of a plot. he was a peripheral figure. the case is historic. he was not part of the current intelligence picture. so, in other words, he was not on their radar. they said that he was -- some have regarded him as a lone wolf. but lone wolves rarely don't have any connections and that's why they are doing a sweep throughout much of great britain right now trying to figure out did anybody know who rented him the car, where did he get the big knife? because his plan was simple and it's impossible to guard from. he simply jumped the curb, ran over as many people as he could, ran into the gate, and then ran through a vehicle gate that should have been locked but was not and stabbed that police officer. brian: let's think about this. jerusalem in january of 2017, a knife and a truck. berlin, germany, same deal, ohio state in america in november of 2016, and the most horrific one arguably
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july 14th in 2016 in miss, nice, france. among those killed was father and son in texas. ainsley: you mentioned lone wolf. we talked to dan bongino earlier. he was saying that there is no such thing. listen. >> you know, we have an assimilation problem right now. it's pretty clear that this worldwide p.c. effort from multi-culturallism has failed. what we have done is created these cultural silos in individual communities which have made it easier for people to be radicalized. they feel isolated from other communities within the larger community. you know, they are not lone wolves. this is the strategy for isis to go and target people through internet propaganda, radicalize them and set them loose for these little soft terror attacks that don't leave a lot of investigative footprints. the lone wolf term is gone. i'm glad you brought that up. brian: they believe acted alone inspired by international terrorism. it reminds me of what happened in july when james comey, when president obama was in office and james comey in july says
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we have investigations going on in all 50 states. sounds like the mi 5 said we are looking at this guy. they didn't make the arrest for whatever reason. that's the investigation. do you think we have enough fbi agents to watch all the people that are suspected of possibly having -- being inspired or direct links to isis? ainsley: if we don't we need to hire more. brian: not enough people on the planet to watch enough people who are potential terrorists. it's not possible. ainsley: what do we do? steve: that's the pickle we are in. we don't know how to protect ourselves from everybody. kurt on facebook said it is the only way -- it is the only way it works. ainsley: talking about meac making people assimilate. steve: anyone from any country can come here. if assimilation does not occur, then the country fails to be american. and if you want to come here but not assimilate, why did you come here in the first place? ainsley: carol on facebook says what is america? america is a country made of generations of immigrants from all across the globe.
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brian: mark says this. the very fact that immigrants come here illegally they have no respect for america's laws. we really do need toe do a better job of making citizenship attainable for those that really would contribute to society instead of being a burden. that's in response to everything we have been talking about. steve: another email from susan. we got a lot of them. when you come to america, be american. feel free to celebrate your culture in addition to learning the language, values, morals, and laws of the united states. brian: alli persecuted and push by islamic extremists, al qaeda and isis to kill her once inner in the lands said ind this every time we apiece and apiece they see us as they see god's hand their perception of god. they see god's hand making it easier for them to advance their agenda. when you talk about tolerance and giving up and being
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inclusive, they say aha that's god saying it's easier for them to kill. so, to make us riper targets. i'm very curious to see if the muslim mayor is going to use this opportunity to disseminate between the islamic extremist that this guy allegedly was subscribing to and the one he subscribes to. he has been very quiet so far. steve: well, stay tuned. meanwhile, the house intel chairman, devin nunes had a couple of press availabilities yesterday. he said he found some reports alarming. apparently he had seen about a dozen different top secret things essentially where apparently the trump transition team was under surveillance. and apparently it was not regarding russia but was alarming is that it was widely being disseminated throughout the government, sounds like he got it from some sort of whistleblower in the intel community or something like that. but american names were unmasked. that is so deeply illegal.
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he found it troubling to the point where he took the information and went down to the white house and said, hey, donald trump, look at this. brian: he also brought it to mike pompeo to cia and nsa. did not bring it to the ranking member adam schiff who said it was all politics and he has questions now about the integrity of the investigation. steve: shocking. brian: i know, i agree with you. incidentally tapped. don't know for sure. looked to tap donald trump or not but incidentally tapped their names came up. steve: incidental collection is what it is called. it's the thing where they take american citizens incidentally collected as they are listening in to somebody else. brian: listen, i just told the president and i will tell you what i know. listen. >> what i have read, seems to me, to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps legal, but i don't know that it is right, and i don't know that the american people would be comfortable with what i
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have read, but let us get all the reports. >> mr. chairman, was the president directly involved? >> it is possible. ainsley: the president kept saying this was happening and the mainstream media was saying we want to see proof. what are you talking about? the president shouldn't be tweeting about this. so yesterday reporters asked him what he thought about it. he said i feel somewhat vindicated. brian: a lot more to go. there was little intelligencval. so there would go the reason for the wiretap or surveillance from whatever entity it was that was doing it. and as i brought up last hour, what's crazy is there is paperwork to verify this or not verify it, and we have not seen that yet. it doesn't have to be intrigue about this. somebody has all the answers. steve: remember, we did, at the time, discuss the fact that in the waning days of the obama administration, they relaxed the nsa standards take
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super secret stuff and put it to all the agencies. that's why so many people saw these things that nobody is supposed to see. the intent, apparently, according to the "new york times" yesterday or the day before was simple floif damage the incoming trump administration to the point where they couldn't get anything done. fast forward to today, looks like they were effective in some respects. brian: all right, abby huntsman always effective in every respect. abby: i try my best. steve: you do. abby: so good to see you. good morning to all of you. i want to bring you headlines this morning. we start with a fox news alert. the trump administration following through on promise for more extreme vetting. rex tillerson ordering u.s. embassies to identify, quote, populations warranting increased scrutiny and enact tighter visa screening from those groups. he also ordered a mandatory social media check for all applicants that have ever been in areas of the world controlled by the islamic state. also breaking, you are looking right now live at capitol hill, the house's high stakes vote on the bill to replace and repeal obamacare is just hours away.
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the clock is ticking and the aggressive last-minute push by the white house to make deals and hopefully change some minds. some people in the house freedom caucus now feeling good about the vote. >> we're not there yet. but we're very optimistic the president specifically and vice president specifically have engaged in a personal way, in a real meaningful way. you know, tonight is an encouraging night. abby: it could be very tight. if just 23 republicans vote no, the bill will not pass. also happening today on capitol hill, supreme court justice nominee neil gorsuch gearing up to make final play. the president's pick will wrap up his testimony today. democrats are still trying to stall his confirmation, calling a long list of witnesses to testify. republicans though are done playing the games, vowing that no option is off the table, including the nuclear option.
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but there was some laughter yesterday during judge gorsuch's bigly moment. he put an extra five bucks in senator sasse's pocket. watch. >> no one remembers no john hancock was. but they know that that's his signature because he wrote his name so bigly. >> you just said bigly. [laughter] >> and i just won five bucks. an be a the senator going on to say the judge's nephew is the one paying up. we all need those light-hearted moments in the hearing. brian: in brian: interesting to see if he gets democratic votes. he has been flawless in these hearings. abby: that's for sure. cool, calm and flawless. brian: investigated for islamic extremism. were there warning science and were they ignored? we will have the details next. wondering, what if? i let go of all those feelings. because i am cured with harvoni.
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brian: brand new details about the suspect in deadly terror attack in london yesterday. just minutes ago theresa may said this about the attacker. >> his identity is known to the police and mi-5. and when operational considerations allow, he will be publicly identified. what i can confirm is that the
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man was british-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by mi-5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism. brian: was it because of his travels or what he said or where he was logged on? the question this morning are european countries doing enough to stop these vicious attacks and can this happen here? here to discuss is former u.s. intelligence army investigator and nato commanders in afghanistan andrew pete. andrew, assess this situation, judging by the fact that theresa may, while less than 24 hours after the attack, identified his ideology and his background. >> right. i totally understood the british government's decision not to release the name of the terrorist because they wanted to arrest the rest of his network before they splashed the name everywhere and the network knew enough to flee. i think that's what you saw with the overnight raids in birmingham as they exploited some of the intelligence they received from the attack. however, i think it's impossible, also not to feel like theresa may's decision to
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say that he was british-born is kind of a p.c. jab at the u.s. president, donald trump and his effort to limit or temporarily suspend immigration and refugees from certain high risk countries. brian: really, because if you are doing a proper background check and investigated by the mi-5 and in another country he would have been stopped. >> absolutely. brian: andrew, let's look at this situation. british investigation. smaller country. we had our fbi director telling us investigation for isis related activities in all 50 states. what does that mean for us? >> well, what it means for us is that we need to to elect a president explicitly between terrorism, cultural identity and immigration. we did that the problem for the europeans is they are still at a point in their culture where it is impossible to have a reasonable debate about these issues. it's impossible to say anything other than mass
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immigration is amazing and every culture is the same. and they are at such a disadvantage of trying to enforce their own norms, enforce their own culture of intelligence that come to those countries. that's something americans have turned the corner on and they haven't yet. brian: i don't know much about this muslim mayor but he did come after after those ieds were put in new york city and said you have got to expect these type of things to happen in a major city. what do you think about his mind set then and what do you think it could be now? >> i thought see deek khan's' comments were unbelievably stupid. radical islamic terrorism wasn't a phenomenon that's existed always. it's not like the weather. it's not a fact of nature. it is a product of specific historical events that happened in saudi arabia, afghanistan, pakistan and it's their problem, not ours. brian: absolutely. andrew peek, thanks so much. appreciate it thanks for your supervisors.
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>> thanks so much. brian: straight ahead. today's crucial house vote on healthcare. nancy pelosi has a warning for republicans. listen. >> it's going to be tattooed to you. brian: she should really be saying that? really? dr. nicole safir is here to break it down for us and you. ♪ kevin, meet your father. kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin
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in kentucky. the blue lives matter law also on the books in louisiana. steve? steve: thank you, ainsley. the house could vote on the repealing and replacing obamacare as soon as today. although we just heard from our producer chad pergram on capitol hill it is unclear if the vote will actually happen. meanwhile, house minority leader nancy pelosi is warning republicans that their vote, if they vote for it, it will permanently be with them like a tattoo. remember back in 2010 when mrs. pelosi and president obama were pitching their healthcare bill with these promises that turned out not to be true. >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. period. >> affordable. affordable. there is a reason. affordable. affordable. affordable. affordable. affordable.
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>> well, it wasn't affordable. it was supposed to go down and actually went up. even back then the headlines led u.s. all to belief there was absolutely no way a healthcare bill was going to pass. so what is going to happen now. joined by dr. nicole saphier. okay, so unclear if they are going to vote today, but what do you make of what is going up on capitol hill right now? >> well, it's a bit crazy what's going on right now. luckily, tattoos aren't necessarily permanent currently. we have laser techniques. so our legislators will get over this mess. unfortunately, the trump administration is dealing with the battle right now. their al triewsm of trying to keep as many people as coughed as possible also being fiscally responsible bringing down our deficit. steve: sure that's why a number of folks conservative on the republican side don't like paul ryan's suggestion because it does not bring the premium prices down for most people. >> right. that's true. and so they are still trying to make some amendments. i'm really interested to see
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what's going to happen to the essential health benefits package. that's one thing that's going to change. steve: explain that because the white house started dangling that in front of a number of republicans just last night. >> things are changing by the manipulate right now. under the affordable care act. the essential health benefits are essentially 10 requirements under each insurance premium including maternity care, mental health, addiction, so everyone is paying for these whether thee need these benefits or not. steve: could be 60 years old and need maternity care. >> everyone pay for a certain amount of things so everyone is covered. some people are unhappy about that. why are they paying for somebody's benefits that aren't theirs. it was an attempt at socialized medicine. steve: totook that requirement out that would save a lot of money. premiums go down substantially. there again, there are some in the house that go that will never pass the senate. however mike lee yesterday apparently said, you know, no one ever talked to the parliament at the senate until we actually presented the bill in the house of
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representatives and she said, why don't you try? >> things are changing by the minute right now. it's kind of hard to keep track of everything that's going on. all these side conversations. it will decrease premiums for many people significantly, doing away with the essential health benefits. i would be very interested to see if they put that amendment in tonight and the bill were to pass how far they could go with that. steve: okay. so we know that the folks who have to buy the affordable care act insurance it's been very expensive. the cost of the insurance is very high. the deductibles are very high. so they would like to seat premiums go down. but what about the healthcare industry? do doctors generally want to see this go away? >> so the physicians and healthcare professionals want to help people. the idea of having quality coverage as many people as possible is our end goal and want to provide quality care to these people. unfortunately with the markets collapses, we had a huge amount of people being insured immediately and we were i will-equipped and not prepared to do it.
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we need to support the healthcare industry. we need to make sure that we're able to care for awful these patients. and although the affordable care act had some things in it that need to be revised whether it needs to be repealed and replaced or just changed. healthcare professionals are ready to work with the regulation to figure out how to provide quality care. steve: one of the things you were telling me in the break essential healthcare benefits everybody needed to buy whether they needed them. some are oont objecting to get rid of that because of opioid addiction, right? >> so we were talking about that earlier and our opioid epidemic is. steve: terrible. >> terrible right now. we have one in five people who are in chronic pain on opiates and many of them will be addicted to heroin at some point and many of them will actually suffer. so doing away with some of the essential health benefits a lot of these plans will no longer have mental health or addiction medicine. that's a huge concern for a lot of groups right now. we are in such a crisis mode we need to make sure these people have the help they need.
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steve: all right, doctor. thank you very much. >> thank you. steve: unclear if they will actually have a vote. we should know a little later on. thank you. meanwhile, it's a horrific story, an 18-year-old illegal immigrant accused of raping a 14-year-old girl while at the high school they both went to. so where is the mainstream media's outrage? we couldn't find it. and there could be a new way for president trump to pay for his big beautiful wall and how you can help them make it happen. as we secure our border. ♪ bobby sue took the money and run ♪ whoo, whoo, whoo ♪ go on, take the money and run ♪ go on, take the money and run ♪ for deep penetrating relief at the source. aleve direct therapy. there's nothing more than my vacation.me so when i need to book a hotel room,
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steve: fox news alert. we are back with an alert regarding the community of rockville, maryland just north of washington, d.c. still reeling after two illegal immigrants allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in
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the boy's high school bathroom. brian: this is a story we have been covering but very few other people are covering, according to the network news. ainsley: funny you say that, brian. look at the graphic right there. the story making headlines everywhere this week except for the three big networks. so why is the mainstream media flat out ignoring the story? brian: right. here to weigh in is managing editor of the rnctv's reality check britney hughes. britney, what is not news worthy about this? >> absolutely nothing. here you have a 14-year-old girl who was raped on the toilet of a high school bathroom in montgomery county, maryland. and do you know what's really interesting is that none of the news media are talking about this. none of the major outlets. that's includes cnn, msnbc. none of the major outlets are giving any time to this story. i think that's really a travesty here. have you got a young woman who is sexually assaulted by an illegal alien who wasn't even supposed to be in this country in the first place. and absolutely nothing is
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being said about it last month a transgender immigrant illegal alien was actually picked up by ice and they had a criminal history. they had been deported from this country five or six different times. and, of course, that was wall-to-wall coverage. you heard about that for days. that was reported on extensively. but then you now have a situation where a young woman is the victim of illegal alien crime in this country and the media won't report on it because they are too busy slamming president trump's agenda and this would hurt their narrative. this would hurt their agenda to take down any policy that he puts in place. and i think that's really sad. ainsley: do you remember the fake uva case it turned out to be bogus? the networks spent over a matter of two days spent 11 minutes on that story. so that was about fraternity boys, white fraternity boys allegedly raping someone on campus. they spent a lot of time on that. why would they spend time on that story and not this one?
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>> because that fits an agenda. ainsley: what is their agenda? >> their agenda is a left-leaning liberal agenda. if you have a story, even if it's debunked on a campus that, you know, is an an antiman college rape case run on visual liberal agenda. obviously that is what the liberal media is going to do. if you have a case in this instance someone the victim of illegal alien crime and to report that story that would lend credence to donald trump's immigration policies that would lend credence to those who say we need to tighten border security. you know, and the media doesn't want to do that. they don't want to further that narrative. so you will have something like on monday, this incident happened last thursday, a week ago. and you have on monday fox news is reporting on it. and abc is spending time on things like whether or not more expensive pasta is better than cheaper pasta. and cbs is talking about an
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electric car you can put up on stilts. apparently this young woman, her life, what happened to her, the fact that she was a victim of bad liberal policies that failed her, that is not worthy of covering but pasta is. i'm not sure how we have gotten to the point in this country where that's acceptable as a woman frankly that ongedz me. as an american it offends me. steve: surely, britney, when he was running for the nomination, donald trump made it very clear he was against sanctuary cities and now four days after this young woman was raped, the state of maryland took the first steps in becoming a sanctuary state. and that's one of those things that the mainstream media just, especiallily now, isn't going to touch with a 10-foot pole. >> absolutely not. you have a sanctuary county policy already in place montgomery county which they deny but the facts would state differently. they have refused to cooperate with immigration officials at the federal level. steve: didn't you go down to the border? >> i did back in 2014 we actually went down to the border and reported on this
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back when the immigration crisis was actually starting to catch national attention. you had waves of unaccompanied children coming across the border. it was absolutely astounding to see these are not little kids. some of them may be. but the vast majority of these are older teenagers or those claiming to be older teenagers. they are brought into this country. they are sent off to sponsors in god knows where united states. and then they are put into public schools with much younger children. they don't put these kids into grades at their age level. they put them into grades with much younger children and the parents of those younger children never know. ainsley: what message does it teach our little girls if they're not reporting the news? this is a news story. they are not reporting it. in my mind, they're telling our little girls that this little girl's life doesn't matter as much as these illegal immigrants' lives matter because they don't want to spread a negative story. >> absolutely. like i said, you have a 14-year-old young woman who is the victim of illegal alien crime. something happened to her that
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not only did she have to endure in the moment. she will deal with this and she will bear these scars for the rest of her life. and so will her family. i think it's an absolute travesty that then you have several days later the state of maryland taking steps not only to, you know, ignore this story, but to also make it easier for criminal aliens who commit these kind of acts, who come into this country illegally and then american or legal immigrants end up being the victim of their crime and they don't have to answer for it. i mean, that's terrible and the media is not covering it. brian: thanks, britney. appreciate it. >> thank you. steve: managing editor of reality check. brian: abby huntsman has the latest reality check. abby: good morning, yeah. a lot of headlines we are getting to to this morning including. this you can help president trump build our wall and protect our borders. >> intrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall.
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abby: the america first foundation is now accepting donations to fund the great wall of america. their goal raising $21 billion through crowd surfs to help get the construction rolling. and a break in the case of a kidnapper accused of stuffing a nursing student in the trunk of her own car. this is a horrible story. police say he is now behind bars. as you can see there her dramatic escape all captured on video outside a birmingham, alabama gas station. the woman was able to kick the trunk open and kale police, luckily. police say manual town who has a long criminal history facing robbery and kidnapping charges. listen to this one, ainsley, a columnist sparking outrage saying it should be illegal to be a stay at home mom. sarah lamar quan writes for the telegraph in australia. rather than wail about the supposed liberation to shun paid employment. we should make it a legal requirement that all parents of children or school-age --
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of school age or older are gainfully employed. even taking it a step further women who stay at home to raise their kids are bad for the economy. i come from a mom who raised seven children. steve: and a stayed at home like my wife. abby: women can choose what's best for them. ainsley: any woman who does not think that's a job, have a baby and you will realize it is. it is the hardest job. coming to work is easier than staying home all day. i can't imagine with seven. brian: leading with that story tomorrow. steve: we have that debate. ainsley: let us know what you think so we can talk about it tomorrow. steve: it's dumb. ainsley: neil gorsuch back in the hot seat again today. some of the questions have been, well, questionable. listen. >> would the president have the authority to ban all jews from the united states? ainsley: legal analyst bob massi joins us with the five dumbest questions asked of judge gorsuch.
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omar mateen opened fire inside the pulse nightclub killing 49 and injuring dozens. steve: meanwhile one time rivals are hitting the road together. the new democratic national committee chairman tom perez and deputy chairman keith ellison heading out on four state tour. brian: democrats lost in 2016. they will be out there a long time. ainsley: rob, they have decided they will get to know the people. this is rob schmitt, you saw him on the 5:00 a.m. show. rob: if you were up that early. it's a party that needs some work. i think they know they have some work to do. they are calling this the turn around tour. comes just weeks after a tough battle for the party's leadership. tom perez, obama's former labor secretary favored by the establishment narrowly took down minnesota rep keith ellison backed by sanders the more progressive wing of the party. te state tour aimed at expanding the base while also building a party shattered and shocked after this last election.
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the tour starts tomorrow in michigan where they need a lot of work after, you know, hillary clinton became the first democrat to lose that state in a presidential election in almost 30 years. in virginia and new jersey the two democrats are focusing on key governor's races comgd up this year. and in texas the party looking to make gains with the states shifting demographics, hoping to turn that traditionally very red stated purple. now house minority leader nancy pelosi if you saw it didn't have much of an answer for anderson cooper last night when he asked who is running the show. >> who is the leader of the democratic party right now? >> well, president obama was the president of the united states until just a matter of weeks ago. i don't think that he can be dismissed as the leader of the democratic party. hillary clinton did not win the election, but a respected leader. >> there is not standard bearer that you sees a the leader of the democratic party. >> well, we are not in a presidential -- we are not in a presidential time. rob: doesn't instill a lot of confidence. perez and els will be meeting
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with local party leaders hoping to push forward a positive message and not anti-trump rhetoric which we have been hearing. steve: let's recap, these guys both running to be the dnc chair, they were at each other's throats for a long time trying to kill each other. now they are together in a car. rob: probably in a bus touring all over the country. steve: that's going to be awkward. rob: when the first answer was barack obama who is sitting on a beach right now running the party, you know, they don't have a good answer for that i just don't think nobody saw november happening. so now it's just what are we doing? scramble to fix it. ainsley: next democratic leader who will emerge. steve: elizabeth warren. ainsley: cory booker? brian: they are not going to that many states. barely going any place. rob: they are starting in michigan which is a big one they really need to fix whatever happened in michigan. four states total. see how long it takes. if they drive take a long time
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to get to texas. steve: maybe they will do a live facebook thing so we can watch. rob: i'm sure they will. steve: rob, thank you very much. straight ahead, supreme court nominee neil gorsuch will be back in the hot seat today. maybe he will hear questions like this. >> now, i had a career in identifying absurdity. and i know it when i see it. brian: that was al franken, former comedian and now congressional comedian. legal analyst bob massi joins us with some of the most absurd questions asked of the judge. ♪ ♪ ♪ when you have allergies, it can seem like triggers pop up everywhere. luckily there's powerful, 24-hour, non-drowsy claritin. it provides relief of symptoms that can be triggered by over 200 different allergens. live claritin clear. z2a1fz zx9z
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ainsley: supreme court nominee neil gorsuch back in the hot seat today after a week of senate confirmation hearings. some of the questions from lawmakers are being called border line absurd. fox news legal analyst bob massi has been following the hearings very closely. he joins us live right now to weigh in on this. good morning to you, bob. >> good morning. how are you doing? ainsley: i'm great. thank you. let's start with senator leahy. this is what he was asking the judge on corporations. listen and then we will get your reaction. >> okay. okay. >> we elevate the rights of corporations over those of real people and we rubber stamp a president whose administration has asserted that executive power is not subject to judicial review. ainsley: okay. bob? >> so he is trying to get him in a corn tore try to basically show he is for the big people, that he is an elitist that, in fact, is he
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partisan, that is he pro-business. he is pro-employer. he is pro-trump. and gorsuch is too smart for this. he basically answered in a way to say, look, again, i will make all decisions that come to me on the law that's before me. i am not a partisan judge. justices sit there to give the interpretation of the constitution of the law before me. and so, again, the theme of all these democrats, ainsley, is going to be the big versus the small, and that's who he is for. ainsley: then senator leahy went on to talk about the travel ban. listen to this question, bob. >> would the president have the authority to ban all jews from the united states? ainsley: so he is insinuating the president is going to do this, going to ban jews. >> of course. and he said, listen, our constitution protects the freedom of religion. equal protection of the law. of course this is not something that anybody would consider, anybody with any kind of brain would not consider this type of thing.
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but, again, they are trying to push him in a corner, ainsley, to say, look, i believe that because you are being selected, i have been selected as a nominee by president trump that, in fact, you would, in fact, support this type of ban, again, going to the muslim issue of the executive order, trying to wedge him in the corner. everything is designed, specifically to push him into a corner to make him look like a partisan judge. ainsley: all right. here is al franken grilling him. listen to this. it's pretty long but we will get your reaction afterwards. >> to say this company is in its rights to fire him because he made the choice, of possibly dying from freezing to death, or causing other people to die, possibly, by driving an unsafe vehicle, that's absurd. now, i had a career in identifying absurdity. [laughter]
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and i know it when i see it. ainsley: speaking of absurdity. >> talk about an oxymoron. this is like a shakespearian soliloquy. the why never asked a question. it was his little stage. he thought i was on "saturday night live" doing the things he did. again, it's insulting. you know, let me say something. these men and women who sit as perspective nominees. they are different people, i must tell you. as a lawyer, they are people that are so reverent in the law and al franken is not going to wedge this guy. again, they are trying to show because he wrote a dissent in favor of the employer, that he is pro-employer and against the employee. that's the absurdity of al franken's question. and by the way he never asked a question. ainsley: thank you so much for pointing that out and for being here this morning. in the wake of the london terror attack, brexit supporter nigel farage under fire for this comment. >> i want us to have sensible,
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balanced immigration. for goodness sake you have to protect people out on the streets protesting. ainsley: he will be here next to double down on that. president trump will give first commencement speech at liberty university. jerry falwell jr. is going to join us to explain why he invited the commander-in-chief. kevin kevin kevin trusted advice for life. kevin, how's your mom? life well planned. see what a raymond james financial advisor can do for you.
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>> what i can confirm is that he was once investigated by mi-5 in relation to concerns of violent extremism. >> these savages who are targeting these soft target terror attacks. >> the problem with europeans is they're still at a point in their culture where it is impossible to have a reasonable debate about these issues. >> house intelligence committee chairman devon nunez is there is some truth to trump's claim communications were monitored by the previous administration. >> what i read bothers me, and i think it should bother the president himself. >> i somewhat do.
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>> maryland took its first step to becoming a sanctuary state. >> the immigration status as a defendant has nothing to do with, you know, the crime that was committed. >> no one remembers who john hancock was because he wrote his name so big league, bold. >> you just said big league. [laughter] >> there are not enough votes in the house to pass the plan to repeal and replace obamacare. >> we have not cut the deal yet. ainsley: new details are emerging this morning from the suspect in london. the british prime minister teresa may addressing parliament about 90 minutes ago. >> what i can confirm is that the man was british-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by mi-5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism. brian: well, the suspect's identity still not released,
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but they honesty. raids now happening across the uk to track down leads and possible associates. eight arrests made overnight in birmingham. steve: birmingham is also where the suspect reportedly rented the hyundai before using it to jump the curb and kill people on the bridge before he ran through the gate at parliament. video now released showed the carnage as it unfolded. look at that right there. you can just see it. three people died. 29 hurt. an american among those critical injured. the terrorist also stabbing a police officer to death before being killed by police just outside the gates of parliament. brian: all right. let's bring in nigel farage, fox news contributor. nigel, we always love having you go on. again, we're talking terror. when you heard teresa may say a british-born citizen who has been investigated for his ties
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to islamist terrorism, we had a guest on earlier said that british born is against trump. >> they always try to emphasize that the point is we do have radicalization going on inside our country. some of it is going on in state-run schools and state-run pitches, and that's something i think we could deal with. steve: what is the atmosphere like in london today? you had a noft -- this thing that's so hard to protect yourself from, the guy takes a car, jumps a car, and then stabs somebody with a life knife. what are people saying in london? >> i mean, of course people are remarkably calm. given what happened. and that of course is a good thing.
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but i really believe that some very searching questions are now being asked. i think the population of this country and indeed most of the other european statestates -- you know, we're now saying to our governments frankly you have brought this upon us through immigration policies and through not cracking down on extremism that has grown through communities. what are you going to do for us? so we're calm, but i do think we demand answers. steve: how many people think like you? >> well, you know, there was a survey the other day done by an institute called chattum house. very neutral, and they showed seven out of ten european countries wanted a total end to all muslim immigration. now, i never advocating that. all i advocate is that we have a proper vetting process. but it shows you that actually the public right across europe are beginning to lose patience with this. brian: proper vetting, there's going to be protests outside the office right after you're
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done. >> i know. and just look at what trump tried to do. all he waso make america a little bit safer and as you say they're protesting on fifth avenue. brian: so the early reports say that they believe that this terrorist acted alone, which is insane because they already made seven arrests of links to him. dan, former secret service and police officer said this morning. >> you know, we have an assimilation problem right now. it's pretty clear that this worldwide pc effort for multiculturism has failed. what we've done is created these cultural silos in individual communities that have made it easier for people to be radicalized. they felt isolated from other communities within the larger community. they're not lone wolfs. this is the strategy for isis to go and target people through internet propaganda, radicalize them and then set them loose for these soft target terror attacks that don't leave a lot of
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investigative footprint. the lone wolf is gone here. ainsley: so how do you vet individuals and force people to assimilate? steve: nigel. >> well, forcing people to assimilate is not an easy thing to do. but, you know, i very recently, i went to a superb just outside manchester where there was a whole community where in many cases they had been in britain for years and no one spoke english. so a good start is to make sure that everyone speaks the same language and secondly what needs to happen is that the police and authorities need to stop turning a blind eye. you know, there's a little town north of england where we saw the mass sexual exploitation of girls and nothing was done about it because the police were feared they might be thought racist if they did something about it. so we have to be a lot more robust, a lot less fearful of being criticized.
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we have to root out the problems that exist already in our country and be incredibly strict of who newcomers are. steve: let's switch gears, talk about what devon nunez, the chairman of the house intel community revealed yesterday. and that was during the trump transition apparently in december and january the intel apparatus in the united states of america picked up members of his transition team talking to various people not related to the russian investigation and apparently then a number of these documents had been distributed perhaps with the intent of damaging trump and associates. but what's really disturbing, nigel is that under our fisa rules the names of our american citizens are supposed to be masked. but in this case they were unmasked for all to see. what do you think's going on here? >> i find it amazing that when trump said he was very upset
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about being monitored, he was basically called a liar. he was called delusional by everybody. when the evidence comes out that proves that yet again when trump makes a statement his direction of travel is nearly always, always right and what we now see is the media coverage of that fact infinitely smaller than the accusations that are being made this time last week. and i do honestly think, you know, you've had an election, you've got a winner, it would be nice, wouldn't it, if people could actually give this 45th president of the united states a break. brian: here was devon nunez yesterday who went to the white house and the cia and nsa with information. >> what i read seems to me to be some level of activity, perhaps legal, but i don't know that it's right, and i don't know that the american people would be comfortable with what i've read.
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but let us get all the reports. >> was the pretty directly involved? >> it is possible. steve: and donald trump said yesterday that he feels somewhat vindicated, nigel. ainsley: because he said that he thought the wiretapping was happening. >> yeah, i mean, for donald trump to use something like somewhat vindicated is mastery of understatement, isn't it? i should think he's pleased that he's been proved to be right. but i think he -- but i do think he's owed an apology by large sections of the media. steve: good luck. >> well, i know. brian: cnn started running with the story that they have an fbi source that says there's collusion between the russians and the trump administration. so as soon as something happens, there's a counter. because there's people leaking inside our intelligence community, and it's flat out embarrassing. >> yeah. no, it is, and it's -- i must say that
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probably the biggest job donald trump has got is set up, everyone's comfortable. they don't want a radical new president to change things in the usa. but i believe knowing him a bit that he's a strong man, and he'll win through. steve: somewhat vindicated. all right. nigel, thank you so much for joining us today from london. brian: just to point out. remember the first time that angela merkel started letting in millions of people without screening saying that's crazy, destroying germany, turns out that to be right. sweden, same thing. what's going on with sweden? a week later there were riots and people talking about what's actually going on in many of those ghetto areas. so those are areas in which he spoke out and ended up being proven right. ainsley: donald trump won. donald trump was scared that's going to happen here. let's head turnover abby. abby: angela merkel said the greatest set they face now is terrorism. brian: who would haven thought? abby: breaking right now
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investigators in northern wisconsin a deadly shooting spree that left four people dead including a police officer. a domestic dispute starting at a bank escalating into three separate shooting scenes. the final one at an apartment complex where an officer was shot and killed in a shoot-out. suspect is now under arrest. also happening overnight the trump administration beefing up extreme vetting. secretary of state rex tillerson now organized u.s. embassies to toughen the screening process for those trying to get u.s. visas. also increased mandatory social media check for all applicants who have ever been in areas controlled by the islamist state. and also breaking this morning you are looking live at capitol hill the house has high stakes vote to repeal and replace obamacare. maybe just hours away right now. the white house making an aggressive push to deals, and they're hoping to change some mind. some people in the house now feeling good about that vote. >> we're not there yet, but
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we're very optimistic that a president specifically and vice president specifically have engaged in a personal way in a real meaningful way and, you know, tonight is an encouraging night. >> we'll get the very latest from another member of the freedom caucus representative jim jordan is joining us live right here on fox and friends at 8:40 eastern. you don't want to miss that. it all comes down tonight. brian: i miss the courtesy because mark meadows seems to soften a little bit also the freedom caucus. are you going to listen, abby? abby: i'm going to listen intently. brian: fantastic because i know you don't have cable. ainsley: as the chairman of the freedom caucus, do they follow suit? do they follow what he says? steve: great question. they're meeting with the president again this morning, and then they will know whether or not there's gab a vote later today. meanwhile outrage growing in the state of maryland rocked by a brutal sexual assault.
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the rape involving illegals in the city of . so why is this lawmaker pushing sanctuary status anyway? >> in this case there was a crime, there was a rape and the immigration status of the defendant has nothing to do with, you know, the crime that was committed. steve: but they weren't in the country legally. you won't believe what our own griff jenkins just found out about her. he is live next ♪ ♪ wanna get away? now you can with southwest fares as low as 59 dollars one-way. yes to low fares with nothing to hide. that's transfarency. when you have a digital notebook to capture investing ideas that instantly gives you
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ainsley: outrages growing and the town rocked by a brutal sexual assault involving illegal immigrants. brian: yeah, we've been covering this the last two days and maryland is taking its first steps to get sanctuary. an odd reaction. >> good morning, guys, it was just one week ago today the horrific rape of a 14-year-old girl taking place in a bathroom at rockville high school in the hands of 18-year-old henry sanchez here illegally in this country waited to be deported and 17-year-old josé. and yet that didn't stop maryland from taking the first steps. the democratically-controlled house of delegates passing a bill this week bargain state and local law enforcement from
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helping federal immigration officials enforce the laws. and the bill's chief sponsor delegate morales is from the county. and while the school where the scene of the crime occurred is not from. the address of 18-year-old sanchez and court documents shows that he resides in morales' district, the sponsor of this bill. so he traveled to talk to her. listen. >> in this case there was a crime. there was a rape. and the immigration status of a defendant has nothing to do with, you know, the crime that was committed and those individuals will, you know -- should do their time in jail and then if ice wants to come in and dort them, that's absolutely fine. there's nothing in this bill that would preclude that from happening. >> now, morales says this is not a sanctuary bill. she disagrees with the title and the bill also has to go
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through the maryland senate. but the biggest opposition comes from governor larry hogan who was opposed this effort from the very beginning blasting the bail issuing this statement saying quote the maryland house of delegates tonight passed an outrageous bill that will make maryland a sanctuary state and endanger our citizens this will interfere with our state and local law enforcement ability to cooperate with authorities. i will veto this dangerous legislation the moment it reaches my desk. the debate in the community continues to roll. we saw protesters holding signs this week that said safety, not sanctuary. and stay tuned, guys, get your popcorn. congressman morales will be on tonight at 9:00 to hash it out. steve: we'll be watching tonight. ainsley: good luck to her. that will be firing. steve: well, here's the thing. for her to say the immigration status has nothing to do with the alleged crime, keep in mind the guy was in this country illegally. brian: both of them. steve: both of them, according
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to washington post. both illegal came in last year. if he wasn't in the country -- ainsley: it wouldn't have happened. steve: maybe. you would think. ainsley: it wouldn't have. steve: well, one of the guys. yeah. brian: yep meanwhile we'll talk about that tonight. meanwhile, remember when the irs was busted for targeting conservatives inspect it turns you out it might be still be targeting conservatives, and it's legal. ainsley: plus he was one of the first people to hop on the trump train and liberty university president joins us live to explain why he invited the president to deliver this year's commencement address. ♪
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brian: isis now taking responsibility for the deadly attack in london yesterday. linked to the terror group. steve: that's right. meanwhile this morning we learned the unnamed of the british-born suspect who rammed crowds of innocent people with his hyundai on that bridge has been investigated in the past for links to violent extremism. ainsley: the attack that killed three innocent people and injuring 29 others inspired by radical islam, the suspect was shot and killed by police. steve: oh, my goodness. brian: so we'll follow that story as it happens. steve: meanwhile donald trump will give his first ever commencement speech as president of the united states at liberty university in the month of may. ainsley: joining us now is the man who extended that invitation jerry jr. the president of the university. good morning to you. >> good morning. good to be with you.
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ainsley: good to have you here on the show. so why did you decide to extend that invitation to happen? >> you know, i -- notre dame has traditionally had all the new presidents in the last few decades speak at their commencement and liberty has always inspired for evangelical christians what notre dame is for catholics, a world class university. and there were protests there and i don't know if the protests are why they didn't invite the president but we benefited from that, and we're proud to have a u.s. sitting president, his first commencement as president, and the whole community is thrilled to have the president. steve: what was it about donald trump a year or two ago that caught your eye where you said you know what? that guy is saying all the right stuff. >> it's just he's a businessman, and he was no nonsense. and i watched republican
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politicians for decades who were very smooth on the stump and very polished. but when it came down to doing what they promised, they went another direction, and i was tired of that. i didn't think -- donald trump may not have been 100%, you know, in all the conservative issues. he's ended up there now. but at that time he wasn't. but at least he was honest -- i like the fact that he made mistakes and that he said things that maybe were not politically correct and not polished and smooth. to me, that ensured he was a real person, and i love the way he was so personable and loved people, the average man. and i just knew somebody that loved people, the american people that much would eventually come down on the right side of all the political issues once he learned about politics. brian: now, obviously he's thrilled. he loves liberty university. he said this many times. and he said after he accepted,
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i look forward to speaking to so many students on a momentos education, as they embark on their full chapter of hope, faith, optimism, and a passion for life. now, i also understand that there's the executive order that people in the religious community want done; correct? and that's still on the president's desk. >> the johnson amendment? brian: yeah. >> yeah, that's important. not just for churches but universities, all nonprofits to have the political free speech, and i think there would need to be limits on what those churches and nonprofits could spend on any kind of political activity. some small amount of gross revenue, maybe 5% or less to make sure those organizations don't become political action committees. i don't know if anybody's discussed that yet. but at least if there was some small, if they had free
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speech. i think it's important that they. it hasn't been that way since johnson had the johnson amendment passed in 1964. i think it's time we give back nonprofits their political free speech. steve: he's the president of liberty university. jerry, thank you so much for joining us. ainsley: god bless. >> our commencement is really a spectacle because 80% of the 18,000 graduates are online students from all over the country, adults. and we have 38,000 there last year in attendance. this year i think it will be more, but i hope you'll come join us, brian. brian: absolutely. we used to line up that interview with your commencement speaker, that will be even more enticing. >> consider it done. brian: okay. fine. i know maybe the president's watching. all right. thanks. ainsley: thank you so much. brian: great done with the university and one of the pioneers of online education. ainsley: uh-huh. brian: meanwhile coming up straight ahead one of the
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nation's largest cities taking a big step to defy our president. >> we don't demonize our hard identify working neighbors just because they speak another language or come from a different country. brian: really? is it about language or do you belong here or not? how los angeles is furthering a step further to protect illegal immigrants. ainsley: and he's normally covering congress for us. but did you know mike emmanuel had his own big, fat greek wedding? there's his picture. steve: and this morning mike is here to cook us greek food and breakfast along with his wife and children. the emmanuels coming up. ♪ calcu... shall we initiate the restart sequence? ♪
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steve: we are going to have breakfast in about two minutes. brian: again? steve: with the emmanuel
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family. ainsley: they longer have that. it will be around forever. brian: crisp is available because it never goes bad. ainsley: have you ever heard of it? let's hand it over to abby for the headlines. abby: i said a good thing we have ainsley in the studio. ainsley: and abby. abby: democrats finally vallone to stop, hoping to turn those downs upside down. the new dnc chair tom perez are hitting the road tomorrow morning hoping to rebuild their party. but house minority leader nancy pelosi still not really sure who was even in charge. listen. >> who is the leader of the democratic party right now? >> well, president obama was the president of the united states until just a matter of weeks ago. i don't think that he can be dismissed as the leader of the democratic party. hillary clinton did not win
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the election but -- >> so there's not one standard as you see the leader of the democrat. >> well, we're not in a presidential time. abby: okay. well, the tour kicking off in michigan where hillary clinton was the first democrat to lose that state since 1988. and los angeles taking it a step further to defy our president, the city now not only forbidding police officers from working with the federal government but also telling firefighters and airport security to resist ice agents. people living in the city legally now at risk for losing millions in federal funding. already prohibits officers from asking a suspect's legal status. and the same policy that allows the irs to target conservative groups like the tea party for years, well, they are still in place. the watch dog group reporting the abuse of power could still be happening. putting conservatives and other groups at risk. the policy requires officials to stop processing tax-exempt applications that could attract media attention.
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and this column sparking outrage this morning saying it should be illegal to be a state stay-at-home mom. writes for the daily telegraph in australia and she says this. rather than whale about abuse, shun paid, we should make it a legal requirement that all parents of school age or older are gainfully employed. mark taking it a step further saying women who stay home to raise their kids are bad for the economy. well, the story has a lot of us talking this morning. deborah tweeting this. if a mother is in a position to be able to stay home and raise her kids, that is her choice. monte e-mailing us saying my wife is a finance planner, dietician, chef, three kids and nurse to a wounded warrior. most kids are at home without a parent end up making bad choices. thank you, of course, i think everyone in the studio agrees with that sentiment. it's so good, i'm going to hand it over to you guys. brian: you're allowed, abby. ainsley: you know him delivering the latest news
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from washington. brian: but off the clock, he's good ol' fashion family guy from new jersey passing greek traditions to his children, and it all starts in the kitchen. steve: that's right but first, let's introduce you to fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel who joins us with his wife and his children for cooking and friends. and i have to point out i know for a fact that you are a great cook because my son has had at least two thanksgivings when he's been away from his family with your family in washington d.c. >> yeah. and we've had this on thanksgiving. brian: just like the pilgrims. ainsley: what's the city? how do you make it? >> so we're going to mix our dill, parsley, and spinach with three cheeses. and some eggs. and the first thing you want to do is we butter and
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scallions. >> at this point i'm usually opening the wine. >> absolutely. ainsley: you all had a big, fat greek wedding. >> we did. when the movie was in theaters, we got married, and we thought we were pretty trendy. brian: is that really how the traditional greek family celebrates a wedding? >> my father-in-law place setting. but that wasn't -- but, you know, big family and the church is essential to the culture so, you know, we got married at saint george greek orthodox church 15 years ago and 15 years later still central to our family. steve: your kids are great. they're actually doing it themself. brian: we've never seen kids work like this. is there laws against this? >> cheap labor. steve: first of all, she's a great cook but number two, you're a black belt at karate; right? >> i am. ainsley: are you really? when did you start taking
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karate? >> when i was 15. steve: what discipline? ainsley: is your daughter doing it too? >> not our daughter but my son. steve: and the power tools. >> exactly. we don't mess with him either. brian: i cannot believe the work ethic on these children. ainsley: so, tess, do you help your mom cook a lot? >> yeah. ainsley: what's the favorite thing you make at home? >> cake. ainsley: what kind of cake do you like? >> chocolate cake. steve: you're good with a mixer. >> thank you. brian: how much pressure is it to have your dad around, he was away for a long time. how do you handle that? >> you know, we've just kept very busy. we cooked a lot. steve: okay. so that's mixed up enough for tv purposes. now what do you do? >> so you butter seven layers of filo. steve: oh, my goodness. that's a good reason just to buy it.
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>> and this is a childhood memory leaving what's left off to the side. delicious. let's take that and pour it in here. steve: delicious. do you do anything, mike? >> i'm official taste tester. i always say it's great, and i go for seconds. ainsley: what's it like to watch your dad on tv? when you see him on there, what do you think? >> it's pretty cool. steve: it is. no kidding. ainsley: you like it too? >> yes. ainsley: what do your friends say? >> sometimes my friends on the playground will come up to be and be, like, hey, i saw your dad last night. ainsley: i know your proud of him. brian: do you want to do that when you get older? >> maybe. steve: so then you do what? you put a layer of -- >> yeah. so there's seven buttered layer, you put a layer on the bottom, and then you butter seven on top. steve: and then it winds up like the one in the tray, unless you want to make the one with the triangle. brian: yes, you could do it either way. steve: which will be next time you're on fox and friends.
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>> okay great. brian: unbelievable how comprehensive it is. i could actually pass a quiz. steve: can i try one of these? >> yes. please try it. steve: oh, it's warm. >> and you guys were part of the family last year because they would watch to see where the heck dad was during the campaign and watch you guys every morning before school. brian: well, we're honored for that. it's great to have you in new york and do an incredible job but you're based in washington. and incredible job. it's working out. >> it's great. steve: and just remember. black belt. now if you can only figure out health care. >> absolutely. brian: coming up next the mainstream media would have you believe the repeal and replace would never happen. so can the president convince conservative holdouts from the freedom caucus to get onboard the trump train? congressman jim jordan heard that tease. will answer. and. ainsley: puppies have taken over our control room. look at that. stick around for some -- the awesome reason why. brian: hey, kids, you're all going to get a puppy. fantastic. ♪ ♪(music plays)
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steve: all right. we've got some quick school headlines for you. first school district in a legal battle with a kindergartener over bible classes. just one student suing mercer county, west virginia claiming the half hour weekly class damages students by teaching things like jesus' death and resurrection. and accuses schools of bullying students who don't go. the district asking a federal judge to toss the case. and, parents, what if your kids only went to school four days a week? more school districts are making the switch from five to four extending the day by an hour. the goal?
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bringing down cost and giving students more time for activities outside of school. districts in colorado, idaho, and montana already rolling it out. four days of school. ainsley: that's interesting. all right. today could be the day that the house is set to vote on repealing and replacing obamacare. brian: but did republican leaders do enough conservative holdouts and maybe some moderates to hold yes. steve: let's talk to jim jordan, member of the house leader caucus, looks like he's in statute hall today. good morning, sir. >> good morning. steve: everyone wants to know. is there going to be a vote today? and is it going to pass? >> if we get an agreement that actually brings down the cost of premiums, we will be supported. if we don't, we're not going to be. we've been clear about this from the get-go. let's repeal obamacare, let's make sure we bring down premiums, short of that, then we're not going to support the legislation. ainsley: is that it? i only will support this bill
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if -- >> if the amendments go into the bill that actually get rid of the regulations that are driving up premiums for everyone across this country. plain and simple that's what we're focused on doing. we've been clear about that because those regulations -- never forget what obamacare did. a bunch of mandates, regulations, drove up the cost of insurance, mandated people buy it, and if you didn't, you get penalized. we're going to bring down affordable insurance. if that happens, we will be supported. if it doesn't, we won't. brian: not to drill too far down into it, but there's ten insurance things, you, for example, have to take maternity care and pediatric care, you want it out. you want it more specific for the person. that you believe will bring the cost down, and i believe they are working on that. >> of course. we want a marketplace. we want people to be able to choose the plan that fits them. but it's not just what typically called essential health benefits. it's other things too like community generating like all of these other things that drive up the cost have insurance so that people are paying hundreds, thousands of dollars every month in
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premiums and if they can afford that, they still have some huge deductible that they have to pay as well. so that's what we're trying to change, and it's a number of regulations, including the ones you talked about, brian. steve: well, you know, we've heard a number of times, congressman that apparently you can't put a bunch of stuff in this bill because the senate would say, no, that doesn't belong in reconciliation bill. but i heard mike lee talk yesterday where he was talking about he has spoken to the parliamentary of the senate, and she says there's no reason they can't repeal the regulations in this bill. >> of course. an issue of this magnitude, key issue in the 2010, 2014, 2016 election what do were elected to do is get rid of this. you have to push the envelope. you have to do everything you can to get rid of this law, which has been so harmful for americans. so, yes, we should do what we said we're going to do. that's what we're focused on doing and not just because, oh, some parliamentary is going to rule differently. ainsley: chief republican
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officer from north carolina says he's very optimistic about this. listen to this, and we'll get your reaction. >> we're not there yet, but we're very optimistic. the president specifically and vice president specifically have engaged in a personal way and a real meaningful way and tonight is an encouraging night. ainsley: because he talked to happen. what's your reaction? >> well, look, we want to see the agreement. one of the concerns here has been this bill has rolled out three weeks ago. there were no hearings where we actually had witnesses. there's been no amendments offered to the legislation, and it was called initially a binary choice. so if, in fact, there's going to be agreement, we want to make sure we see the language first. we want to make sure it does what needs to be done. so, look, i'm an american. i'm always optimistic. but there's certainly no agreement, and we won't be in support of something until we actually see it, and it does what we told the voters to do. plain and simple. brian: but there seems to be
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movement and, in fact, mark meadows says we agree in principle with the president. so what you know? you've seen, the way i understand it, congressman, you're closer today than you were a week ago or two days ago. >> of course that's how it works. the legislative process you discuss, and you debate, and you talk, and you could and you can with all of the interested parties, and the white house has been very willing to meet with us and work with us. so we hope we're we get there, but we're certainly not there now. steve: go make a deal, would you? >> we'll work on it. ainsley: congressman, do you have a puppy dog? >> unfortunately, our little dog died last summer. brian: well, i tell you what, congressman. keep the monitor on because we're celebrating national puppy day. ainsley: you may buy another one. brian: your family could be watching. ainsley: if holly's watching, she'll probably want to do it now. yeah. steve: that's also negotiation. ainsley: that's right. just say yes. that's the easiest thing to do when it comes to your wife. we're going to tell you how to celebrate national puppy day
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ainsley: well, today is national puppy day. steve: that's why the banks are closed. gregg lieberman is the ceo of puppy spot.com. a website to find your perfect puppy. brian: he brought some
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adorable pups with him right now. steve: so so many people would love to have a dog. i love your website because if you have questions about what kind of dog you should get, you talk to one of your puppy concierge; right? >> yeah. it connects puppy owners with respectable breeders across the country, and we try to give people all the tools. brian: a lot of times there's families out a lot, other families can be engaged, other places have places to run or other places have big city. ainsley: i have a big dog i in the city. it works, though. you make it work. >> as long as you take the time training and be able to get the dog in that exercise. ainsley: what types of questions do you ask? >> so we ask lots of questions from puppy owner, but the key is to get your puppy from a responsible source. we created these quizzes to help people figure it out too. steve: so tell us about the loyal companion. if you are of that category, what goes into picking that dog? >> so loyal companion, we
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create a few different buckets. but a loyal companion, you can see a number of them on the set. this poodle is a great example. a great, great puppy. because she's smart, easy to train, and great with family. ainsley: she's so cute. brian: that labrador most popular breed. tell me the type of family that likes a labrador. >> type of family that likes a labrador, if you have a yard, it's great. the nice things about labs, they're adaptable to many different environments. brian: always in a good mood. pomeranians. >> they're great for apartments. so in the city, it's terrific. ainsley: and yorkie. >> yorkies are great for allergies too. they're hyperallergyic. ainsley: what is this one? >> a malty poodle. brian: i didn't know that's been done. ainsley: they have the smarts of a poodle and what?
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the niceness, the happiness -- brian: and also fight crime. steve: so, gregg, is there ever an instance where somebody calls and talks to one of your puppy concierges and you say now maybe is not the time to have a dog. >> yeah, if someone wants a dog but ready for a dog. if they're not willing to train the dog, then it may not be time for them. >> and this french bulldog. >> that's actually boston terrier. brian: and what would make me happy with this dog? steve: if you called this the right breed. >> might get offended. steve: once again go to puppyspot.com. brian: go out and buy a dog. go ahead. you heard us. fox and friends back in a moment. ♪ when it comes to heartburn...
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>> that's it for us it's national puppy day so if you don't have one go get one. >> have a great day. we'll see you back here tomorrow. >> shannon: isis now claiming responsibility for the deadly london terror attack and at least a lot people arrested as that investigation widens. good morning. i'm shannon bream we've for you on "america's newsroom." >> new details after a suspected islamist terrorist used his car mowing down pedestrians. four people killed and dozens more injured among the dead a police officer stabbed to death by the suspect and today prime minister theresa may delivered a speech that was defiant. >> yesterday a

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