tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News April 12, 2012 6:00pm-7:00pm EDT
political and culture fire storm. now the president has weighed in. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: i'm bret baier. there is an apology tonight for comments that had democrats scrambling to distance themselves from one of their own. put republicans on the political warpath. the remark was aimed to ann romney and seemed to belittle stay-at-home moms. we have top team coverage. we have polling on how they're doing with women but we begin with details on who said what. good evening. >> reporter: reacting to the fire storm that is one of the most influential strategists in the democratic party. president obama in a series of interviews lamented what he called, "an ill-advised
statement" by somebody on television. >> i don't have a lot of patience for commentary of spouses of political and kate candidates. my view is those of us running are fair game. our families are civilians. >> vice president biden asked today if he thought comments of hillary rosen had gone too far and he replied "absolutel "absolutely." >> what was your personal gut reaction when you heard her say those words? >> she should have come to my house when five boys were cause something much trouble. it wasn't so easy. >> with a touch of humor and romney dismiss, criticism by liberal cnn contributor hillary rosen argued that mitt romney had no business seeking his wife's advice on women's economic concerns. >> guess what? his wife has actually never worked a day in her life. she has never really dealt with the kinds of economic
issues that is majority of the women in this country are facing how do we feed the kids or send them to school? >> on twitter, across the country, stay-at-home moms bristleed that the idea was not real work. initially rosen double downed, i am raising children, too, but most american women have to both earn a living and raise children. you know that, don't you? and then they apologized. >> i assume mrs. romney saw my apology this afternoon. if not, i apologize, working moms, stay-at-home moms are extremely hard jobs. i know. i shared them both. i'm sorry if that offended. >> this is going to be an ugly campaign season. if this is the start to it, so be it. i don't think it is. >> we understand how tough it is to be a mom. for to us suggest they don't know that their opinion aren't valued equally as all other
mothers is an outrage. i think the white house is time for them to address this issue. >> i think we can agree that democrats about republicans are raising children and consider that a job. >> already called the comments offensive. and michelle obama said every mother works hard and every woman deserves to be respected. >> the clinton campaign has a crack team on the ground. >> four years ago, rosen rebuked republicans for attacking mrs. obama. because you have taken on the most sympathetic person in the candidate's life, the wife taking care of the children, supporting the husband, doing everything she can because she loves him. >> i was practicing law. i'd be travelling. we didn't have the luxury for her not to work. >> president commented on the role played by stay-at-home moms but rosen's description of old fashioned to women that ruffled the ann romney.
>> that does bother me. that is not correct at all. you should see how many women he listens to. that is what i love about mitt. >> i haven't met mrs. romney but she seems like a wonderful woman and she has devoted her life to her family, president obama added. hillary rosen is no stranger to the white house. she has visited there 30 times. >> bret: the white house said it's the same hillary rosen. >> also, no relation to this rosen at all. >> bret: okay. the female vote is seen both sides as crucial in november. chief political correspondent carl cameron tells us how things are shaping up. >> the opening skirmish in the general election exploded. one day romney declared the general election campaign underway, the latest fox news poll showed despite weeks of democratic pounding, romney has two-point edge over the president within the margin of error. among women, obama has
eight-point gender gap advantage. among men, president obama has a bigger problem. trailing romney by 14 points. the first round of the romney-obama one-on-one matchup has turned into a war of surrogates, social media and attack points. democrats pounded them as antiwoman. with romney no longer distracted by the g.o.p. rivals he is firing back that on the top election issue for women an men, jobs and the economy the left has failed. >> the democrats in anticipation of the women in america have seen all republicans waging a war on women. oh, no. the real war on women have been waged by this president's economic policies. they have failed american women. >> women evidently don't get paid quite as well as men in the obama white house. median salary for men is 18% higher than for women. which doesn't prevent white house aides out thing the lily ledbetter law designed to make
pay for women more equitable. >> why did it take president obama entering office, being sworn in office to have the fair pay act and become law? republicans overwhelmingly opposed it. presumably still do. >> congressional republicans including romney surrogates oppose the measure. romney never did. he said as president he won't change it. >> romney is a person that hires women and listens to them. i am grateful that he listens to me. and listens to what i am telling him as well what women are facing right now. he is listening. he cares. >> politically the last three days have been the best of romney's wife. he all but clinched the republican nomination, unified the right and force of rapid response to put the democrats on defense for appears to overplay negative gender politics and he launched his bid against the incumbent president with the polls virtually tied. obama camp has been warning for a year the democrats need to recognize romney will be a
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>> bret: we are going to take an in-depth look at iran's nuclear program and concerns about it, ahead of saturday's talk with u.s. and allies. iran promising to bring new initiatives to the table. we'll get reaction from israel's ambassador to the u.s. in a moment. first, senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg has the latest. >> winter of war talk. will there or won't there be a strike on the nuclear facilitys? israel says it wants to stop iran before it gets in the so-called zone of immunity. some experts say iran already has nuclear capability. >> nuclear weapons facility in
2009. it's just hesitating, because they know that if they do cross the line and actually build a bomb, they are very weak now in getting to that goal, before they suffer immense international and military consequences. >> still, despite the fact sanctions are biting, iran continues the nuclear program of hate. >> iran is not as good as other countries, most of the other countries that got to the stage of producing nuclear weapons. they have beened a it for 26 years since they first got centrifuge technology from the nuclear black market. compare that to pakistan that did it in 11 years. >> also said that iran would probably not be able to break out and build a bomb without the outside world knowing. >> every other nuclear facility has been revealed.
iran is not monolithic country like north korea where there is a black hole in intelligence. there are intelligence agencies. >> iran is not on the fringe of attempting a break-out. that can change at any time. the point of nuclear talks this weekend is keep islamic republic from going for broke. make it worth its while. fox news. joining me now to talk about iran and the upcoming talks, michael warren of israel. ambassador, thank you for being here. >> great to be with you. >> bret: what are the israeli prospects going in the talks and expectations of what comes out of them? >> we hope they will work. nuclear -- iran with a nuclear capability threatens israel, threatens the entire middle east and threatens the world. mon men the threat. nobody would be happier to see the talks succeed than the people of israel.
we have to be hon west ourselves and note that they use talks, to seize international community and move the nuclear program forward. >> bret: you think ahead of the talk in istanbul, which what is the first reaction in israel? we heard it before? >> we heard it before. we have specific goals we hope are achieved. we want enrichment activity to cease. we want the stockpile of the enriched uranium. we want it removed. we want secret underground facility dismantled. that is what we consider successful talks. >> how long is it does israeli
believe before they have nuclear weapons? from israeli point of view, how long is it? >> put hit the way. there is more time for diplomacy but not a lot of time. we have been warning about the program for 20 years. we have had sanctions for ten years. >> bret: i heard other israeli officials point back to leon panetta an december of 2012 as a date. are there a number of months? >> i'll say that there is not much time left. >> bret: trying to find out what not much time is. >> prime minister says it's not days, it's not weeks, but it's not years either. >> bret: there was a story about israel working with ager buy january and -- azerbaijan.
there seemed to be the report and that israel could work with azerbaijan if push came to shove and military action was needed, that israel sense inside iran. what was the reaction to that report and the u.s. involvement? >> i know nothing about azerbaijan. all the talks about iran, what israel might or might not do is not helpful. president obama said that the talk and we appreciate that. >> bret: so is there a sense there is full cooperation with the u.s. from israeli perspective? >> the sense is we cooperate, we communicate closely, daily about the iranian issues. we are looking at similar sources, and we read sources closely together. again, we talk very, very
frequentenly about the iranian issue. >> bret: we talk about it, and all the intelligence we talk about. that's not often the case out in the open. there are many people out there in the intelligence community who say that that virus that attacked the iran computers actually was very successful and perhaps delayed them further. i tried to pin you on a time. you think the iranians are gaining access to intelligence and the ability to make bomb quickly? >> we think they are committed to making a, to gaining nuclear capabilities, yes. talk about what has not been picked up. obama said all options are on the table. that is our position as well. he says further one option is ail military option. that is important. most important from our perspective is the right to defend itself against the threatened ability.
>> bret: request for unemployment benefit riz on the the highest level since january. applications were up to 13,000 to 380,000. stocks had a strong showing today. the dow added 181. s&p 500 gained 19. nasdaq finished 39 ahe. you may want the remove sharp objects from the room before the next story from chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel.
it has the latest allegations on how some government employees have spent your hard-earned tax dollars. >> hawaii is the latest investigation in lavish spending of the general services administration, gsa. inspector general were told by pleas five senior level officials went to hawaii on the taxpayer dime for five to seven days for a one-hour ribbon cutting. next week, congress will hold three hearings on the gsa mess, with one led by congressman jeff denham. >> we certainly want to call in individuals who have been fired and are on administrative leave. and see those who approved the various expenses. >> the gsa came to light following $840,000 western region conference in las vegas in october 2010. today, it was revealed gsa employees created a fake awards ceremony so they could receive a meal paid for by the taxpayers. they offered president obama's
reaction to the growing controversy. >> he was outraged by what he heard with disregard to taxpayer dollars and called for all of those responsible, held fully accountable. >> former gsa administrator under president bush says the free spending points to a complete and utter systemic failure. >> there is absolutely no way that the senior leaders did not know or were aware of the excesses, because they would have had to sign off on waivers or permission to exceed the established rules and regulations currently in place. >> there is also the matter of moving an employee from denver to hawaii at cost of $330,000. who quit a year later. 2010 week-long con presence for gsa interns at luxurious palm springs resort. in washington, mike emanuel, fox news. >> bret: now to international news. the cease-fire in syria tops world headlines. the u.n.-backed truce seems to be holding tonight.
envoy annan says it looks like it's holding. pakistan parliament unanimously approved new guidelines for the country's relationship with the u.s. they called for an end to drone strikes and reopening of vital supply lines to u.s. forces. albeit, with higher fees. afghan president karzai says he may want to have elections a year early. karzai cannot run for a third term. >> the world is watching north carolina at this hour from a different vantage point. it's allowing foreign journalists to take a rare look behind the curtain. great evening concern is anticipated launch of the rocket the west says could turn into a weapon. greg palkot is live tonight in yeonpyeong where it's friday
morning. >> the launch window for rocket opened up for a second day. a bit misty, but the weather today on friday is better than thursday. no word from the launch site whether there is a move toward liftoff. the world might not like what is happening here right now, but the north korean officials we talk to say they want to get this thing going. the window for the launch of the controversial launch opens up thursday, but there was no liftoff. bad weather is reported to blame. they claim it's civilian satellite launch. the u.s. and others says it's ballistic launch with military applications. they have stock pile of weapons. this is all about politics. this coming sunday is the 100th anniversary of the birthday of the north korea
founder, kim jung song. this is as workers rush to finish work on projects in pyongyang. they want to show off a country strong and prosperous. important funds are diverted from impoverished land. >> on our own ride to the city, there were lights and activities, more than in the past. but also as we've seen in the past, a big presence of military. getting ready for show of force and major parade. again, this is all about politics. all through thursday night when we try to get one or two hours of sleep, we heard the military going through the paces. the regime here is trying to put a good face on what is bad situation. potentially threatening situation. bret?
>> bret: greg palkot live early friday morning in pyongyang. thank you. on money issues, newt gingrich apparently owes some to a few people. also has problem with a former employer. us. grapevine is next. wake up! that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm. fohalf the calories plus vgie nutrition. could've had a v8.
for mitt romney. real clear politics was at wednesday's private meeting at delaware tea party leaders where gingrich said i think fox has been for romney all the way through. we are more likely to get neutral coverage out of cnn than out of fox. and more likely to get distortion out of fox. however, the numbers skew in gingrich's favorite, since announcing their candidacy, gingrich last may and romney a month later, the former speaker has been on fox news channel air more than 100 times. that's 48 more times than romney. gingrich who used to be a fox news contributor made a point this week to say he is sitting at cnn's table for the white house correspondent's dinner. meanwhile, utah officials confirmed they received a $500 cashier's check from the gingrich campaign. the first check to qualify for ballot there bounced. gingrich said it was a technical mistake by the bank. vendorvendorsvendors who mo whod goods and services, are
wondering if they'll get paid anytime soon. the gingrich is said to be more than $4 million in debt. the police chief o rich land's north carolina, has lost his gun and badge after failing an annual firearms exam. he will still be able to perform administrative duties as chief, but is not allowed to turn on his police cruiser lights or make traffic stops. the chief there has been asked to take the test again. our next story from california is about pretty strong emotions. grief. patriotism. the embracing of faith. and the freedom to live without faith. throw in life and death and military honor and you have quite a situation. here is correspondent adam housesy. >> high atop a remote hill in the middle of california's camp pendleton marine corps base, sit two 13-foot crosses, erected by marines grieving over lives lost in the war on terror, this site established for reaction has become grounds for controversy. >> it's not a religious spot
at all. it's a place for the marines to grieve and to grow. to let go of their burden of what they have in their soul so they can go back down that hill, back in that battle and put their own lives on the line. >> her husband ray was one of seven marines who originally planted the cross here in 2003. of those original 7, three have since been killed in action, including karen's husband. >> it's a symbol of sacrifice, regardless of what you think, pray, like, or don't like. >> but not everyone agrees. several atheist groups filed complaints with the marine corps and threatened lawsuits arguing that it's a religious symbol and violate separation of church and state. >> this christian cross needs to go to a private christian installation. we need to stick to things that honor everyone equally and maintain neutrality to the
government. >> here you find sorrow, festivities, rocks left by service member, women and children represent the bat to make 3,000 foot climb up the hill. >> it wasn't intended to be a religious memorial. it was intended just to be able to provide a fitting and a dignified memorial to fallen comrades. >> for ten years the site stood on the hill behind me without complaint. that changed last fall after a newspaper article detailed the location. now the groups oppose to the cross say they will file a lawsuit if the coman dabat of the marines doesn't order -- commandant of the marines doesn't order the cross removed. that decision could come any day. at camp pendleton ; california. neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the death of unarmed african-american many teenager made his first court appearance. zimmerman seen here did not enter a plea. he has said he shot trayvon
martin in self-defense. charges came yesterday after public campaign for his arrest. jury selection is underway in the criminal trial of former democratic presidential candidate john edwards. he is accused of using secret campaign donation to hide his mistress. he admitted the relationship but denied criminal wrongdoing. open statements are due in ten days. we will talk about the attack on ann romney, the ver billion attack and women's vote on special edition of fox all-stars joins me after the break. no, no it's her dad. the general's your soul mate? dude what? no, no, no. he's, he's on my back about providing for his little girl. hey don't worry. e-trade's got a totally new investing dashboard. everything is on one page, your investments, quotes, research... it's like the buffet last night. whatever helps you understand man. i'm watching you. oh yeah? well i'm watching you, watching him. [ male announcer ] try the new 360 investing dashboard at e-trade.
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guess what? his wife has actually never worked a day in her life. she has never really dealt with the kind of economic issues that majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids? how do we send them to school? and how do we ror -- what do we worry about their future? >> my career choice was to be a mother. all of us need to know we need
to respect choices women make. other women make other choices to have a career and raise a family. i think hillary rosen has done herself. i respect that. that's wonderful. other people have a choice and we have to respect all the choices they make. >> bret: strategist hillary rosen, with a lot of reaction. ann romney the focus of the comments an we saw her response. and obama responded in local tv interviews, this is part of one of them. >> i don't have a lot of patience for commentary for spouses of political candidates. my view is those of white house work in public life, we're fair game. our families are civilians. >> bret: so what about the controversy, where it goes from here and how it plays? it will's bring in the panel. steve hayes for "weekly standard." fox news network anchor liz claman.
and judge andrew napolitano, fox news senior judicial analyst. liz, how do you think it plays in the firestorm? thank goodness you're here. >> this is a sparkleer at fourth of july. it starts and then it flames out with a twitter verse and blog out there. it's caught fire. you obviously have the president commenting. joe biden was commenting. carney was speaking. the press secretary. it becomes a huge thing and i wonder if it doesn't eventually die down as quickly as it's flamed up. >> bret: yeah. the interesting thing, steve, was that there was all this push back and reaction to it. the president in another interview said this. i think this was an ill-advised statement by somebody on television. it's not something i subscribe to, moreover my general rule is you don't talk about the spouses of elected officials. but that somebody on television according to the laws of the white house, has been to the white house 35
times, jay carney was asked about that today. here is what he said. >> hillary rosen, i know three personally women named hillary rosen. so i'm not sure that those present the person we're talking about necessarily. so i really can't comment on a number of visits. >> i don't know any other hillary rosen but jay must. you know, it's politics. [ laughter ] >> bret: hillary rosen on the logs apparently met with obama. some hillary rosen five of those times. >> let's say there was a third of those times. clearly she has met with him. in business with the former white house communications director anita dunn. she has been advicing the democratic national committee. the game today has been the romney team has tried to make her seem like president obama's top advisor and democrats and some of the media made it seem like she has never had anything to do with the president of the democratic national committee.
the reason that there is this fighting, romney is down depending on the poll, eight to 12 points. eight to 12-point gender gap. big deal. if you look historically, republicans, women, majority of women voters in 1980-1984 and 1988, democrats won '92, '96, 2000 and 2008 and also won in 2004. in 2004, democrats won by only three points. in all of those other years, democrats won by double digits. once in the last five years republicans won the white house, though the democrats won the women's vote. it's a huge vote and it will likely determine who is president. >> bret: look at the new fox news polls out tonight. first, the head-to-head. guys in the control room. mitt romney against barack obama. the first time since november that romney is up. it's within the margin of error here. only the second time he led in a head-to-head.
the next is the gender poll, difference between women and men. the new fox news poll, eight-point differential there. both campaigns acknowledging the importance of this. >> listen, i agree what liz said and what steve said. i don't blame the romney camp for trying to make hay on this. it did narrow the gender gap. but to liz's point, this will be gone and forgotten in a week. it won't be a foot note in october. the good thing that came out of this for romney, ann romney. putting ann romney on this morning showed a very, very strong, yet maternal voice, a tool that the campaign might not have known it had. i thought she was terrific. they know they can now go to her when a crisis or divergences like this happen in the campaign. >> bret: liz, you know, the democrats had said ann romney might be really used by the romney campaign effectively. some were looking at hillary rosen comments as an
expression that she ask a dangerous weapon in this campaign season. >> now that you see how she spoke and she was generous with hillary rosen. she said hillary rosen made choices to have an outside career and also have children and i respect that choice. this battle between working mothers and nonworking mothers is, it's got to stop. we all deal it with. i'm a working mom. i have two little ones. my mom was a stay-at-home mom to give up a career as a theater actress and raise five kids. she worked so unbelievably hard, she never slept. you have can't compare the two. that is separate from what we have here. yes, ann romney came out and in a gracious way said my choice versus hillary's choice. but don't denigrate my choice. i am working even though i'm a home. >> bret: president obama said last week his family didn't have the luxury of having michelle obama stay home with the kid. >> a great point, too. you are going to hear that
from a lot of people. romney obviously has done very, very well in life. that is a terrific thing to be successful. but perhaps his wife didn't have to make that choice. there is a lot of women who do. i argue that is not this argument. >> didn't the democrats lose this round? don't they wish it hadn't happened? haven't republicans gained from it in the last 72 hours? >> steve? >> bret: >> yeah. no question. you saw it in the tone on following journalists and commentary today, there is a decided change in tone. for weeks the democrat in the white house, obama campaign, prosecuted this campaign and said the republicans are running a war on women. today everything changes and everybody is apologizing. everybody associated with president obama had to apologize. >> bret: you are talking about michelle obama, joe biden, david axelrod, jim messina. eventually everyone. very few of them know hillary rosen.
>> right. of course. >> then today i saw a "newsweek" journalist talk about this and people on twitter saying isn't this a silly discussion and silly debate? it wasn't a silly debate for a long time when president obama's team was winning the debate. why is it now? i agree with judge and liz that the n the short-term it's likely to flame out. but this is a battle in what will be a longer discussion or debate about women in this campaign. >> doesn't it fascinate you if you go to clinton's campaign for president he and hillary clinton spoke on television due to a similar situation that hillary clinton was on "60 minutes" and said i could have stayed home and baked cookies but i chose a profession. these are touchy, touchy subjects. they do tend to flame out after a while but it shows the argument isn't over. >> bret: next up, taxes and
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let me say, the folks we have political arguments with, they're americans who love their country. you know, democrats, republicans, independents, everybody. we all love this country. but there is a fundamental difference in how we think we move this country forward. >> the one thing the neighborhood i come from and i suspect all of you. the one thing we don't like being played for is a sucker. >> bret: joe biden with a different message from president obama yesterday. the vice president saying that republicans were playing the middle class for suckers
today. different message from the president, as you take a look again at the latest fox news poll, the job performance for the president in the latest poll, are down to 42%. there you see disapprove 51%. you can see the change from march. and then financial future, how do you feel about the country financial future? you can see folks and the concern about the way ahead. some are scared. that has increased a bit. satisfied with how things are going in the country, this is the big one. this is essentially right track, wrong track. wrong track, 67% now. according to the latest fox news polls. judge, you see the president, the vice president on the stump an they are talking a lot about the buffett rule, and we talked about ited a nazzum here, $4 billion is th the -- ad nauseam here. $4 billion is the take on that. what do you make of it? >> class warfare at its worse, rather than a president trying to unite the country behind
him. he is trying to divide the country. it doesn't make sense from the point of view of economics 101. the president is smart enough to know that, meaning imposition of the tax will result in fewer tax dollars going in the treasury because of the effect it will have by removing that money from rich people. to invest which produces more jobs. he must know that. this is very basic economics with which very few people can disagree. but he wants to demonize the rich, because mitt romney is one of them. >> bret: where do you think this plays, liz? this strategy. it's not playing on wall street with folks up there, right? >> no. but does the rest of america really care about wall street right now? absolutely not. >> bret: where does it play well? >> i think it plays with the middle class who perhaps look at their tax percentages and what they are paying, anywhere from 20 to perhaps 39%. middle and upper class. and they look at hedge fund managers. this is a specific point of
the tax law that totally legal. but hedge fund managers and money managers because of the way their income is calculated, they get taxed at a 15% rate, because their income comes from things like capital gains, selling and buying stocks. how is that fair? how is that fair is what the president is saying. bret, you and i and the judge and steve, i guarantee you we are all above 25%. why isn't it that we at least wouldn't want to close the loophole to figure out how to get everybody at the same level and close other loopholes and figure out fairness? yes, it's a smaller drop in puddle, $40 billion at the end of the day but it's a start. it's just not the thing i would have picked to really make a cornerstone of a huge speech with a lot of cheering people. >> bret: steve? >> to go back to the judge's point about whether president obama knows the economics, he does know the economics of it. he gave an answer back in august of 2009, which n which
he was specific about the economic impact of raising taxes on the wealthy. this was during a reception. i think it applies during a slow recovery where he says it sucks demand out of economy and punishs business. the president made the argue in the august of 2009. he fully understand what is he is doing here. the question is how is it benefiting him politically? i think that is exactly what we're seeing. they think that the fairness argument is the arguement that wins. wins. >> it's reprehensible for him to assault something as base nick the country as who pays what you know what in taxes when he knows it's intellectually disingenuous and doing it to stir the pot among the base, which may be unhappy with him for other things he has done. >> why disingenuous if the fact somebody like a fund manager who makes $200 million a year is taxed 15%, yet regular folks out there pay 25%? >> it's disingenuous because if you impose the so-called buffett rule the effect on the economy would be such that the return to the treasury would
not increase, it would decrease. that's how many people would lose their jobs. every job that the government takes away is a dollar less that warren buffett and the rich people have to invest and cause more jobs. >> you're talking trickle down economics? >> bret: which is why president obama refers to ronald reagan saying it should be the reagan rule. and he is tapping into that, semantics there, judge. but i guess there are many people who look at this and say the president has spent 21 times in recent weeks talking about this particular rule. and rather than the big picture, the democrats are saying this is something hitting home. >> he knows it will never pass the house of representatives if there is even a vote on it between now and election day. and axelrod and his pollsters must have told him this resonates with your base. whether it makes economic sense or not. >> bret: last word, liz. >> i think that, you know, we have to overhaul the tax code. how many times have you heard that out there? everybody says it. nobody does it.
>> bret: breaking news now. tv reporting that north korea has launched that rocket. greg palkot is on the ground in pyongyang. north korea is saying that rocket in north korea has launched. we will follow up and you will see it at the top of "the fox report" in just a moment. finally tonight in 2008, then senator obama made yes we can a corner stone of his campaign messaging. this time around the obama campaign seems to be struggling to find the right catchy phrase. the president seems to be giving some other slogans a test drive. >> the american people
understand required to win the future. >> i laid out a blueprint for an economy that is built to last. philosophy is simple. we are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves. >> other actions not help the neighbors down the street. [ laughter ] a debt that has grown over the last decade, primarily as a result of two wars. tax cuts and are unprecedented financial crisis. we'll have to be paid down. >> bret: those may not work. tomorrow i will be live in colombia. monitoring a panel at the summit of the americas. ten heads of state. bring you a live preview of this important trade meeting in latin america and what president obama and others might hope to get out of it. that's tomorrow night. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced, and unafraid. captions by closed captioning services