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we will continue to keep our eyes on what breaks today, including what the fed will do. thanks for watching this hour of "outnumberedover over time." >> dana: fox news announcing its quarterly update in interest rates. hello, everyone. i'm dana perino. this is "the daily briefing." investors don't seem worried. the fed set to lay out expectations for possible additional rate hikes in 2019. deirdre bolton joins me now from fox news network. help explain what's going on today. >> reporter: we did see the dow moving higher. there are a lot of people who think that even if the fed raises rates in the next few moments, that the fed will stay on hold in 2019.
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that explains a little green on your screen. we haven't seen that in a long time. the fed is in an odd position. we have heard president trump be vocal against the chairman. they are basically dammed if they do and dammed if they don't. if they do raise rates, we're going to hear concerns about higher borrowing costs and things that affect consumers, for example, yourself, myself, as variable rate mortgages going higher and auto loans going higher, credit card debt. every time we are borrowing, we are paying more to borrow, which, in the president's defense, which is why he has been so outspoken against raising interest rates. if the fed doesn't raise rates, there is this other whole school of thought, the u.s. economy is so weak it can't absorb an interest rate increase. how bad are things? we have seen the market be so rocky since october. they are between a rock and a hard place, where the fed
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stands. statistically, a soft landing, which is essentially what chairman jay powell and the rest of the governors are trying to pull off is statistically difficult. if you go back to 1960, you will see one time when it was done successfully, alan greenspan, in the 1990s. there is this angst, again, not necessarily backing up president trump's method but the fact that he has been speaking out against higher rates. often, when the fed does raise rates, there is a period, 12-18 months later where you do see a slowing. sometimes the economy has tipped into recession. i will not saying, nor has anyone else, that that is about to happen. it does show statistically that that has happened in the past, which is why it makes people so nervous. >> deirdre bolton, thanks so much. we understand the fed has raised the rates? a quarter of a percent? >> that is right.
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this is what the market expected. that brings the fed funds up to 2.5%. that is, i think, if they hadn't done that, the markets would have said, is the economy so weak, to deirdre's point. that does raise borrowing costs. what is really important is what mr. powell, the chairman of the fed, says when he goes before reporters at the bottom of this hour, 2:30. now, all the tea leaf readers will pass the tone and fry to figure out what the fed is going to do in 2019. the economic data in the u.s. is starting to slow down a little bit. to the president's point, he was being very vocal on twitter, we know. why raise rates now? why raise borrowing costs? unemployment is historic low. employment is very tight right now. prices are stable. we see no signs of inflation. the two reasons that the fed could give for raising rates.
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so what he says at 2:30 will have a big impact on the markets today. >> what do you think he will say? >> i think the fed has -- knows what's going on. i think they will have a very dovish approach. they were very hawkish before, saying the economy is hot. everything is going well. we have to raise interest rates to match the heating-up economy. that is not the case now. i think jay powell recognizes that and i think the rate increases next year, there was talk of three more rake hikes of a quarter of a percent. maybe we will have one or none. >> a lot of people might not have money in the stock market or they have a 401(k). they sort of see the ups and downs. what other practical effects does it have on people's day to day lives? >> it hits you in the pocketbook. deirdre mentioned the adjustable rate mortgages will go up, credit card rates, auto loan rates. they only go up .25 but they get
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passed on to you through the banks, because they are having to pay more money to borrow money, to operate. it is a ripple effect that will hit all of our viewers in some form of fashion. >> dana: if you are looking ahead and say you are a small business owner and you are thinking about expanding or not in 2019, whatever jerome powell says at 2:30, that would give you some indication whether you should expand? >> i think so. whether they have to pay more to borrow. you need to borrow money to expand your business or build more warehouses. you have to look very carefully, how much more is it going to cost me? am i going to see rates go up in march, june, september, december? that may give you pause. >> people have to plan ahead. >> if he sounds very dovish and says, i think we are cloud to what the fed likes to call neutral. >> dana: they love neutrality. >> they love neutrality. i think if they think they have it right, we will see expansion.
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>> dana: it is great to have you. thanks for helping us understand it. >> my pleasure. >> dana: fox news alert, the u.s. military pulling all 2000 american troops out of northeastern syria. at this moment, departmentment personnel in syria are preparing to evacuate the country within the next 24 hours as the trump administration declares isis no longer a threat in the region. lucas tomlinson live. what do pentagon officials say? >> reporter: the president declared on twitter, mission accomplished, saying that isis had been defeated in syria. u.s. officials tell me more than 2000 isis fighters remain. the president's top envoy said american troops would not be leaving any time soon last week. >> i think it is fair to say americans will stay on the ground until we have the pieces in place to insure that defeat isn't earned. you can't just defeat their physical space and leave.
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>> critics point to the pullout of american troops from iraq as giving rise to isis. the president warned this day was coming at campaign rallies last spring. >> we are knocking the hell out of isis. we are coming out of syria very soon. let the other people take care of it. very soon, we are coming out. >> the president is pulling all troops out of syria. i'm told more than 5,000 american troops in neighboring iraq will remain. >> dana: that's interesting to kn know. if the president wanted to pull out last spring, why is it just happening now? >> defense secretary mattis and john bolton had convinced the president of the need to keep the 2000 american troops in syria, not only to defeat esis but as a check on iranian and iranian-backed forces in syria. critics say the pullout of american troops in syria benefits russia and others. >> if the u.s. pulls all of its forces out of syria, the immediate beneficiaries are
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iran, assad and isis. president trump has made it clear that during the defeat of isis and resisting iran are essential to our u.s. national security. this decision unfortunately goes against that goal. >> u.s. troops have not pulled out of syria yet but i am told that day is coming very soon. this time, it is for real. >> dana: thank you. congressman adam kinder joins us to make down the indications of the president's decision. a break to talk about a partial government shutdown over funding for a wall for the mexican border. >> even in the face of a great need to secure the border and following good faith efforts, our democratic colleagues rejected an extremely reasonable offer.
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appearing to close in on a temporary solution to avoid a partial government shut down, as president trump backs away, all this as the white house says it is prepared to invest more than $10 billion in programs to stem migrant flow, while seeking other ways to fund the border wall. mitch mcconnell said this on the senate floor this morning. we'll soon take up a simple measure that will continue government funding into
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february. make no mistake, mr. president, there will be important unfinished business left in front of us. we'll owe it to the american people to finally tackle it. >> dana: joining me now chris fire walt, fox news editor. is the drama over the shutdown almost over? we do this every three months. >> we are going to do it every three months if this is how poorly they can do it before they change hands. imagine how bad it will be when the democrats sincerery, genuinely have control of the house. i am skeptical the president is going to go along with this. the last time he did this, his base got very owly. he said, never again. if you don't shut down the government to get the wall, this is an abstract concept of the wall. i think he means border security. if you don't shut down the government over the wall now, what's the point of shutting it down in january when you have less leverage to succeed? >> take a listen to chuck
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schumer talking about how you can't reprogram funds within the government. >> the administration cannot reprogram funds appropriated by congress for the full wall without our ascent. to do so would violate congresses article i powers. they cannot do it on their own. the house and senate will not approve a wall from reprogrammed funds or anything else. it won't happen. >> dana: this reminds me of the commercials for ups or fedex. you said this and i said this. when they are talking about border security and the president is calling it a wall, it is really the same thing. what we are arguing about is the money. >> what's hilarious here is that schumer says, we will not use it to fund the wall. what is this "the wall" that you are talking about? the republicans will allow you to not build a wall as long as you call it a wall. the democrats will allow you to build a wall as long as you
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don't call it a wall. it is so dumb, the pinnacle of washington stupidity. what a small ball we are playing with. $1.6 billion to $5 billion. >> dana: a bigger fight is the president is going to bring home troops from syria. we have new sound from senator marco rubio. it is a tweet. decision to pull out of syria was made despite overwhelming military advice against it. it is amy juror blunder. it will haunt this administration for years to come. lindsey graham, earlier today, we have that sound. is that right? we want to save it for later. he is also against it. ad ad adam kinzing is going to come on. the president has made terrific gains when it comes to isis. maybe he thinks now is the time to bring him home.
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>> twenty years ago today the house impeached bill clinton. do you remember as the house vote was coming forward and down it cast their votes, there was a split screen. on the other side of the screen was bill clinton ordering a bombing raid on an iraqi facility. i am not saying this is wag the dog. the president is in a lot of trouble with his base. he is not going to be able to deliver on the wall, however that is to be understood. markets are chaotic. his base -- remember what he said, the same thing as obama. bring the troops home. >> dana: they are telling me that lindsey graham, we have him live apparently talking. >> you need to ask him. >> thank you, sir. >> dana: that was lindsey graham for half a second. obviously, he is frustrating. >> the walking. i don't think this happens.
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lucas tomlinson just reported it is happening within the next 24 hours. >> i understand. what you are hearing is a cry rise up from the pentagon and a cry from our leaders in the armed forces saying this is a reckless and rash action to take, specially for the president as a political optic, to be yanking troops out of syria to what generals say is in a premature fashion and saying we are going to repurpose the military to go to arizona and build fence wall, it just won't work. my bet is that it doesn't happen or at least it doesn't happen then. >> dana: just like the democrats, schumer and pelosi, they probably wouldn't be upset that president trump is saying he is going to bring the troops home from syria. >> they only care -- that's too cynical. you only really care when it is the other guys. their position is going to be whatever donald trump wants is bad and we disagree. >> dana: i'm sorry we didn't
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have lindsey graham for you. chris stirewalt, thank you. >> you bet. >> dana: talk of a mysterious emerging from a grand jury linked to a foreign country of interest to the mueller russia probe. judge andrew napolitano and what this includes. >> the overwhelming passage of this legislation, i think, speaks to a lot of things but most importantly the combination that we have up here of bipartisansh bipartisanship. alright, i brought in ensure max protein...
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>> dana: we are learning more about the mystery witness reportedly involved in the investigation into trump and russia following an appeals court ruling. the judgment by the panel released on tuesday night offered a glimpse into the nature of the witness and the underlying legal dispute. a prosecutor has obtained a grand jury subpoena for information from a corporation that is owned by a foreign government with some action abroad connected with commercial activity that caused a direct effect in the united states. i am joined by judge andrew
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napolitano and fox news judicial analyst. each of these seems like it is kind of important. >> last week in the federal courthouse in washington, d.c., an entire floor was cleared. if you worked there, you were out. >> dana: even if you are not in the room? >> correct. >> dana: why? >> so lawyers could secretly get into a federal courtroom to hear an appeal over whether or not a subpoena should be invalidated. mueller served a subpoena on a corporation, a foreign corporation, that has done some business in the u.s. wholly owned by a foreign government. the federal judge -- they moved before a federal judge in washington, d.c. to invalidate the subpoena. she denied the motion. they appealed it to a three-judge appellate panel. that's what happened when they cleared the floor of the courthouse. last night, that three-judge panel ruled 3-0 upholding the
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judge's decision to enforce the subpoena. now, this subpoena will be served on this foreign corporation, i suspect a bank wholly owned by a foreign government. they will have to produce documents for bob mueller. >> dana: there had been talk with the accept sentencing of michael cohen and flynn, maybe that's delayed, that mueller was trying to wrap things up? >> not at all. i do not believe it is deutsche bank. they are not wholly owned by a foreign government. i believe it is saudi and russian and they have done some business by somebody in the united states. >> dana: the senate passing a criminal justice reform bill last night. if it becomes law, it would pave the way for the release of 4,000 federal inmates for good behavior. it also would allow for more people to be placed under house arrest in halfway homes and lessens mandatory penalties for
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second and third convicts and gives more to judges. >> i have sentenced more than 1,000 people. i smile when i see judicial discretion. in new jersey, we used a system substantially similar to the one that exists until this becomes law. you are forced to send people to jail, nonviolent criminals, who have harmed no one. you are forced to send them to jail. when they come out, they are far worse than when they went in. they don't belong in jail. this legislation, the house bill is a little different. i hope they reconcile them. it gives judges the discretion to say, you don't belong in jail. you are going to be far worse off in jail than you are now. society will be paying the price because you are far worse off in jail. let's let the judges make that. >> dana: obviously, the president got on board. president barack obama tried to
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get this done. >> president trump, i have to give him a lot of credit. his son, jared kushner, was involved. we had 82 senators agreeing. the resiststers, the traditional, republican senators seriously resisting this but he lost. >> dana: what's the practical effect of how quickly this might happen? for those 4,000 people, is it retroactive? is it looking forward? >> they have to make an application to the bureau of prisons or a federal court judge. it is retroactive. guess who qualifies under this? michael cohen. his three years could be reduced to two before he even spent a day in jail. >> dana: who knows with good behavior. andrew napolitano, the judge, thank you. >> pleasure, dana. >> dana: have we managed to drive isis from syria? what the president and congress are saying. what do joe biden allies
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president trump's decision to withdraw u.s. troops from syria sending shock waves from washington. taking the most senior lawmakers by surprise as various reactions pour in. senator rand paul says, i am happy to see a president that can declare victory and bring our troops out of a war. it has been a long time since that's happened. joining me now, republican adam kin zinger who served in the war on terror. how surprised were you? >> i was blown away. i would remind senator paul that there was a president recently that declared victory and brought the troops home, barack obama in 2011 in iraq. we had the rise of isis in iraq and syria. i think this is not only taken
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people like me off guard and lindsey graham but the national security establishment, mike pompeo, mattis, everybody. this is a devastating blow, if, in fact, this happens, a devastating blow to the continuing fight about isis. this gives huge impetus to iran to continue their presence in syria. if we have to vacate our base in the air why that straddles a very important highway that connects iran to israel, that would be a devastating blow to our allies in israel. i don't understand where this is coming from. >> dana: what might also happen to the kurds, our allies who are there trying to help fight and facing pressure from turkey? >> turkey doesn't like the kurds. the president, from what we understand, had a conversation with mr. erdogan of turkey and immediately said we are getting out of syria. what does it mean for the kurds? i think it means some really bad things. if i'm the kurds or any future group looking to work or ally
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with the united states, i'm going to point it this and say, see, once again, you didn't keep your word. this is on the heels of finding out about three weeks ago that an american citizen was tortured and murdered by bashar al assad. we found out that was done in 2016 three weeks ago. the president is announcing a complete and precipitous withdraw from syria. i do not understand this. >> reporter: take a listen to senator lindsey graham, who i think agrees with you. >> it is my belief. we won't know until we ask the appropriate parties. that this decision by the president was against sound military advice. he did it himself. he has every right to do it but he needs to own it. >> dana: i think that's the point. he believes the generals are wrong and he thinks it is time to bring the troops home. lu lucas tomlinson said he was
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frustrated. is there anything you can do? >> i fully believe in the power of the president, whether it is obama or president trump. i believe in the right and responsibility of members of congress to call out really dumb moves. if this is happening, within 24 hours, the devastating result is going to be mind-blowing. we can no longer look back at 2011 when obama left iraq, which was a huge, huge mistake and one of the impetus, knowing that was coming, for me running for congress in the first place. to see something like that happen, know what that led to, the rise of isis and repeat the same thing. i want to support president trump in every way i can. you have to look at this and go, this is going to be devastating for foreign policy. i don't think we begin to know the ramifications. they are celebrating in moscow and tehran. they are trembling in tel-aviv. in washington, we are confused. nobody saw this coming. >> congressman adam kinzinger, we appreciate you being here. thank you. >> you bet, thank you. >> dana: facebook firing back
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responding to a bombshell report that they gave other tech companies access to user's personal data and giving spotify and netflix the ability to read private messages. alicia coupler joins me now. >> the social giant says none of these partnerships gave access to people without their permission. "the new york times" is reporting that internal facebook documents said the company permitted amazon to obtain users names and contact information through their friends and let yahoo! view streams posts as recently as this summer despite public statements they had stopped that sharing years earlier. microsoft's surge engine could see facebook users friends and net books and spotify had special deals that allowed them to view private messages. this is a level of access smaller companies did not have. facebook has said, we have taken a number of steps to limit
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developers access to people's facebook information and as part of that ongoing effort, we are in the midst of viewing all our apis, application program interfaces. they have to talk to each other and the partners that can access them. face back rarely audited partners. relationships often cleared by chief exec tiffs. here is congressman kennedy earlier. >> i hate to do it but i will if they can't clean up their act. >> there is more bad news for facebook. the district of columbia attorney general filed a lawsuit against the company for allowing political consulting firm cambridge analytica to abuse user data during the 2016 presidential election. we have reached out to facebook on all of this. still haven't heard back. dana? >> dana: alicia, thank you. >> sure. >> you have to allow people to get out there and make their cases, make their cases to the people, have competition.
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they are going to want to have candidates that do inspire but that also are going to be able to show how they take on donald trump. i have always believed that the answer is not just going down the rabbit hole everywhere he goes. >> dana: minnesota senator, amy klobachar, fresh off her win. marianne march is a former senior adviser to john kerry. tell me about amy klobuchar. she is always in the top ten. >> she is a force. i think people have underestimated her. she hasn't gotten that much national attention. because she is from minnesota, she is well-known in iowa, has done a lot of work there, and you can see that already in the early polls, even though we have to discount them a bit. she has a very moderate, nice way about her. she has done all the right things to position herself, maybe not in that first top tier but certainly pretty close to it. >> what do you think about for
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republicans trying to position president trump so he is in pole position to win re-election? americans usually give presidents a second term. your thoughts on that? >> they usually give presidents a second term when republicans don't have a primary. we remember with president george w. bush, there were real efforts to make sure there was no primary. for donald trump, it was exactly the opposite. a primary was a good thing. >> dana: it would benefit him? >> yes. there is not much division in my party. he is at the highest approval ratings with republicans and conservatives of any modern republican president. we know there are some prominent outliers, and my guess is one or two of them try to take him on. as far as the democrats, i look at that big poll in iowa. democrats really want joe biden. that's fascinating. >> josh from national journal said there is a real chance the democratic nominee could end up being chosen at the convention
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or deep into the months-long primary calendar. could it be possibly beto o'rourke. joe biden, great name i.d. are they worried about beto o'rourke? mary ann? >> it is out there that biden is concerned about beto o'rourke. i think joe biden is the biggest threat to joe biden, not beto o'rourke. this would be his third run, '88, '08, '18. it seems to be years with 8s that he runs. it just hasn't worked. his numbers are so good, because he was with barack obama for eight years, little scrutiny, little criticism for the left. he does so many things so well. running for president isn't one of them. beto o'rourke is a hot operative. running for texas isn't a presidential campaign. he may not be the hot thing a real from now. we'll see how he does in the first four contests and already some progressives are going after him on his policy
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positions. i think that might be coming from the bernie sanders camp. >> dana: what do you think, matt? >> beto o'rourke is an impressive candidate. he gave ted cruz a run for his money and raised so much money, something like $80 million. a real difference between how republicans and democrats think about politics, democrats and certainly their delegate process, they think about it in terms of characteristics, what's your gender, to the extent they believe in gender? what is your racial profile? what is your ethnicity? that's where they are coming from. what's your sexual orientation. republicans tend not to think about that. for beto, if his name truly is beto, i think the problem for him is he is a white guy. they are not really into that. they want the first hispanic president. they want kamala harris, an african-american woman. i think it works in their process. i think it really works with where the democratic process is. 50% of the country looks at the democratic party askance, because they don't think that is
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the most important thing about who a person is but their policy person. >> the three of us could do an entire hour on that. mary ann, let me give you the last word on that. >> democrats nominate people that look like america versus the republican party who only nominate old white guys. i think that's a good choice. >> come on, mary ann. >> donald trump, good luck to you in 2020. i'm not sure he is going to make it to 2020. when you look at the people that got elected to this congress, a lot of women and candidates of color. >> and you wonder why you have a candidate gender gap with men, why you have a problem getting men to vote for you. >> dana: i told you the three of us could do this for an hour and i would love to one day. before the election, we're going to do that. >> i would love to hang out with the two of you for an hour. that would be awesome. >> dana: thank you. a breakthrough for an immigrant family in a year-long battle with the trump administration. a new book honoring the late
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shepherd smith. hackers spent years listening in on conversations between european union officials, which discovered more than 1,000 pages of leaked documents and handed them over to the "new york times" and in them concerns about president trump, russia, iran's nuclear program and plenty more. the details coming up on "shepherd smith reporting." >> dana: daniel krauthammer is the son of our late friend and colleague, charles krauthammer, the pulitzer prize-winning columnist. he writes this "the point of it all." he did not like to talk about himself specially in public and in his writing. i have never wanted to make myself the focus of my career. one of the things i aspire to in all of my columns, is i try to use the word "i." every time you use it, it's a
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failure. i would rather let the words speak for themselves. daniel krauthammer edited it. this book is already a "new york times" best seller. you completed the book. now that you have been out on the road for a week or so, what are your reflectixereflexes? >> i would say more than anything, i have been amazed by the response, both in the months since my father passed and also specifically to the book and so many things that are in it, of how many people, obviously friends and acquaintances, and colleagues, he touched but how many people who just saw him once or watched him on tv or read him and how much they felt their lives were affected or made more meaningful by listen tog him and seeing his life. that's the thing that's affected me the most and made me most glad that the book is finished and people can have it. >> dana: did you hear from people that used to race home to
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see a special report? every friday morning, that was the first thing i read on friday mornings, was your dad's columns. >> a lot of people told me stories about going to read him first and how he helped them kind of orient themselves in the political landscape. one thing i've actually heard many times from people is that they feel lost without him. that's a phrase i've heard. >> dana: probably something you can identify as well. it has not been an easy six months. >> in much deeper ways, yes. i think a lot of people look to him. it is something that i hope his words will last and people can continue to draw meaning. >> dana: he meant so much to the fox news viewers and a special program is going to air this weekend on sunday that people can see, about this book and includes you and things people have never seen before. you haven't even seen a clip of this. we have it here. let's play it now. ♪ >> there is a video of him teaching me to skate. he is telling me what to do and
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i'm holding on to him for support. my whole childhood is filled with memories like this, him opening up the world for me. >> say hi. >> that's what my dad's career was about. there is a bit of a paradox in that for him the point of it all is all the things we do individually, all the passions and the people that matter to us and the goals we pursue. the point of his career was to advance the politics within which everyone could do that. >> dana: that's a special that will air this week. we'll have details at the end of the segment. we took columns from the book and various people here at fox news have read parts of them. tell me a little bit also about -- i don't know if you were able to tell the story about whether your dad would bring you to new york when you were a little kid. >> we took a lot of long car rides together. we did that to a lot of places. new york was one in particular, because my grandma lived here in the summers.
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we would drive up to be reunited with my dad's brother and his niece. we would always listen to books on tape and i think half of everything i know is probably from listening to them and to him. there was a story i think i tell it in the special. it's in the book, in my eulogy to him of how my first time seeing the statue of liberty was on a drive with hill. we were going across the verrazano bridge and he basically stopped traffic to make sure that i had ply my first view of the statute of liberty. >> dana: you had to pile up more pillows and he didn't care if everyone was honking? >> that's exemplary of what he was like as a father. he would do anything to make my life better. the people he loved most were priority one above everything in life. >> dana: you were very humbled about the opportunity to finish this book. do you feel a little sense of
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accomplishment that you have it at "the new york times" best seller and mostly you have heard from the people that loved him? >> i felt a sense of relief and gratification that i was able to do this. i felt a huge responsibility to get it done right and up to the standard he set and he deserved. i am just glad it is out there now. >> dana: daniel krauthammer, you are certainly your father's son. the special called "charles krauthammer making his point." it reairs three hours later and it will air on christmas night at 7:00 p.m. >> dana: good news if you are looking to take out a loan. how your phone bill could soon help boost your credit score. plus, retailers scrambling to fulfill the last-minute holiday orders. our favorite, jeff locke, is at a lands-end distribution center. >> reporter: the last day where you don't have to pay for expedited shipping. mic mike said he would make for
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>> dana: a young boy dying from a rare brain disease. his mom just wanted to give him a last kiss. she was not allowed to travel to the united states. she was denied a visa under the travel ban. after an emergency lawsuit, the state department granted a waiver. her husband reacted yesterday. >> to be honest, it was the best day ever. i'm glad my wife got her visa. i would like to thank everybody that supported us. they apologized to her. >> ali hassan and his son are duel citizens in the u.s. and yemen. it's the daily three. a seattle suburb is starting a recovery process after a rare
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tornado touchdown. the storm is moving to the rockies. nevada is making history as the first start with a female majority legislature after two recent appointments to the state's assembly. women occupy 51% of the two legislative change burbs. third, experian plans to factor cell phone and utility bills in some credit reports. the move will boost scores for many u.s. consumers, which is good news. christmas is less than a week a way. jeff flock has a look at the distribution process in dodgeville, wisconsin. jeff? >> i'm in the back of an ups truck. you're watching a master stacker load this truck. this is lands end, iconic american brand. lots of classic american clothing. i'm sure there's lots of plaid
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shirts in these boxes. lands end has been on a roll. sales increasing and this christmas will be good. we think, you know, it's going to be one of the better christmases we've had in the last several years, dana. that's what we think. >> dana: can you hear me? jeff? >> yes. i'm sorry. >> dana: you can hear me. it's loud in there probably. you mentioned that lands end done well, which is great to hear. what about the retail industry overall? >> the national retail federation is saying there could be $700 billion spend at the holidays. that would be the top number on record. it's never been over 700 billion before. maybe i can stack one of these. there you go. they say the bags come faster. i almost hit mike in the head
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there. that's not good. >> dana: i don't know if we have insurance for that, jeff. >> i'm not sure either. i don't think mike cares. >> dana: thanks for the report, jeff. we appreciate it. president george h.w. bush's service dog sully being recognized by the group that trained him. watch this. >> thank you! >> america's vet damages welcoming sully back to long island. he had been with the former president from july necessary his death last month. >> we felt a tremendous sense of pride, not only working with the president but the veterans and groups that we work with here in long island and across the country. >> dana: the good news is, sully will now start his training for his next job helping injured american service members recover at walter reed medical center in
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washington d.c. that's going to be a wrap for us. thank for joining us on "the daily briefing." i'm dana perino. up next, you have shep smith. >> shepard: it's noon on the west coast. 3:00 in the east. hey, we'd like you to come to work still, but we can't pay you anything for it for now. that's what hundreds of thousands of government workers could hear if the white house and congress can't prevent a shut down. your private messages exposed. there's word that facebook shared a whole lot more of your personal info than they admitted. the white house preparing to pull all american troops out of syria where the u.s. has been fighting isis and raging a proxy where against russia and iran. fox news says the military was caught off guard.

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