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>> good morning everyone. i am patti ann browne. >> hirment chilledi am heather childers. thank you for watching fox and friends first. it was the final faceoff in florida. president obama and mitt romney clashing over foreign policy in the third and final presidential debate. the president insisting he has made america stronger. but mitt romney arguing the last four years cannot be preeted. kelly wright with more.
>> if you watched the debate last night no doubt you were pleasantly surprised both candidates. you were surprised they even agreed. the president tried to portray governor mitt romney as a leader who would be unsteady with world affairs but governor romney didn't back down. he tried to portray the president as pulling america's world image down to a level of weakness. >> at home and abroad he has dick cheney as someone who shows great wisdom and judgment. taking us back to those strategies that got us into this mess are not the way we are going to maintain leadership in the 21st century. oo governor romney wrong and reckless policy? >> i have a policy for the future and agenda for the future. when it comes to our economy at
home i know what it takes to create jobs and rising take home pay. what we have seen the four years and i don't want to see it the next four years. >> differences on foreign policy and policies at home there were a few moments when governor romney expressed agreement with the president including ruling out military action in syria continues to support sanctions against iran. supporting a timetable for withdrawing u.s. troops from afghanistan. governor romney committed the president on the killing of osama bin laden. the two men have sharp disagreement on his vision for america. now it is time for them for the next few weeks to return to the campaign trail to urge voters to make their choice on election day. thank you. the intense moments didn't just end with what you saw with kelly wright. there were jabs zingers and heated exchanges. >> the presidential candidates hitting all of the issues including iraq, afghanistan and
the most talked about issue right now the attack on our consulate in libya. >> with respect to libya as i indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, i immediately made sure that number one we did everything we could to secure those americans who were still in harm's way. number two we would investigate exactly what happened number three most importantly we would go after those who killed americans and we would bring them to justice. that's exactly what we are going to do. >> we have to put in place a very comprehensive and robust strategy to help the world of islam and other parts of the world reject this radical violent extremism which is not in the run, it's certainly not hiding this is a group that is now involved in ten or 12 countries and it presents an enormous threat to our friends, to the world, to america long-term and we must have a comprehensive strategy to help reject this kind of extremism.
>> governor romney you keep trying to air brush history. you were very clear that you would not provide government assistance to the u.s. auto companies even if they went through bankruptcy. you said they could get it in the private marketplace. that isn't true. >> you are wrong. you are wrong. look people will look it up. >> people will look it up. >> we are talking about the middle east and try to help them reject the terrorism and rising tummult and confusion. attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how to deal with the challenges in the mid eels and taking advantage of the opportunity there staenld the tied of this center lines. >> we have been through tough times but we always bounce back because of our character because we pull together. if i had the prifl rvilege of b your president for another four years i will always tloins your voices i will fight for your families and i will work every
day to continue to make sure we are the greatest on earth. >> we have to have a president who can work across the aisle. i was in a state where my legislature was 87 percent democrat. learned how to get along on the other side of the aisle. we have got to do that in washington. washington is broken. i know what it takes to get this country back. we will work with good democrats and good republicans to do that. >> there were several moments when they did not agree on the facts. good thing we have fox's chris wallace. he is fact checking the candidates on three issues brought up last night. let's take a list evenlt>> the first fact is when mitt romney wanted to keep troops in iraq after the majority were pulled out. let's play the clip. >> you and i agreed i believe that there should have been a status of forces agreement.
>> no. what i would not have done is left 10,000 troops in iraq that would tie us down. that would not help us in the mid eels. >> there was an effort on the part of the president to have a status forces agreement. >> in fact i think you have to give the point to mitt romney on that. provided as part of the troop withdrawal by george w. bush in a deal with iraqi prime minister there would be a status of forces agreement and there would be a residual force that was talked as little as 5,000 the military wanted it closer to 20,000. the person put in charge of it is joe biden. i bet you my vice president see malki the iraqi prime minister will extend the status of forces agreement. it all fell apart they never got it. it is clear romney was right obama was wrong. obama wanted and failed to get a status of forces agreement. we talked about this before a cunning moment when romney was talking about how obama was
going to gut the military. he said you don't understand what the military is today. >> i think gofrp another r-- go romn romney hasn't looked at how the military looks. we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military changed we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. ship that is go under water nuclear submarines. >> well, as it turns out in the middle of the debate after he heard this a marine tweeted fox news and said, the marines still use bayonets. may not be clear who doesn't understand what the military currently uses. briefly on the auto bailout, in an editorial that romney wrote in november of 2008 which had the headline he didn't write it let detroit go bankrupt. he argued for bankruptcy and
managed bankruptcy. guarantees for post bankruptcy findings and insure car booirs their loans are not at risk. romney had the point on that, also. >> did last night's final debate influence your decisions? send your comments to us or tweet them to us@fox friends first or shoot us an e-mail to email@example.com. we will read them later in the show. time for your 5@5. the top five stories making news at this hour. it wasn't just the state department targetd in the benghazi terror attack. confirming a covert cia building also attacked. previously the administration only refer to do the building as an annex to the connoll consula.
they were searching for 20,000 missiles that disappeared in the initial up rising. two of the murdered americans glen daughterty and tyrone woods were hit by a port tmortar roun hours after the attack began. they were defending that cia building. now to an extreme weather alert northern california rocked with its first major storm of the season. some cities hit with two feet of snow and rain. it spawned as many as 5 tornadoes some reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour. >> we actually did see the tornado. we saw it get dismanned elled right in front of our eyes. >> our barn got thrown 200 feet in the air and landed on the roof. it's completely upside down. >> he lost his 7 tour defrance titles and may lose millions of dollars.
a texas professional company that paid lance armstrong bonuses for winning may sue him to get that money back. an attorney says the company paid armstrong a total of $12 million. the international cycling union banned armstrong from cycling for life and stripped him of all of his tour defrance titles. the giants with a giant come back once again. san francisco beating the cardinals 9-0 during a downpour to reach the world series. it's the second straight series the giants have won the last three games. they host the tigers in game one tomorrow night. >> it wouldn't be a debate without romney and obama's tradition. playing jenning ga wi-- jenga wh five of his grand kids. fit fuelled up with his favorite meal a peanut butter and honey sandwich. the first lady dined on steak
and potatoes. that's the meal they shared before the second debate. that's your 5@5:00. now it is time for the dpooirgs weather update. >> we have extreme heat. ahead of the system we see winds out of the south. that is keeping things warm. today's high temperature in minneapolis 70 degrees, 85 in dallas and 84 in san antonio. well above average in that part of the country. significant drop in temperatatures. as far as rain goes we are expecting generally dry weather. there will be showers and storms across northeast the great lakes region and portions of the midwest. more rain showers widespread from california up into parts of the northern rockies and more across the higher elevations and
into northern portions of the rockies. we go from snow to the tropics. we have tropical storm sandy in the caribbean expect to go bring in impact as we head into lart on tonight. we will be moving over open waters in the atlantic. doesn't seem like we are expecting land fall from the system across the southeastern u.s. but of course still time to go so we have to keep our eye on it. the time now 12 after the hour. it might have been the foreign policy debate but there was plenty of talk about the economy. the reality of the situation is foreign policy is secondary to our direct economy. mitt romney has a plan to improve the economy. >> we will be hearing more from
ruling that would allow a judge to forcibly shave his beard. a plane used it as a runway. the crash landing happened after a plane over shot a nearby piert and slid on to three lanes of the interstate. luckily the two people on board were not seriously hurt. no cars were hit. >> time for a look at who is talking and last night on hannity frank luntz spoke to a group of undecided voters. we saw mitt romney tie in the economy to the foreign policy debate. did it payoff? here is mitt romney's reaction. >> every time it went up. you have to explain it. this is a foreign policy debate. why would you dial higher when they would talk about economic policy. >> because mitt romney has the experience that he is capable of taking this country and turning
it around. once we have that we will have security. we need more security. >> it's obama's ee keele's heel. how can he ignore it. >> it is secondary to our economy. mitt romney has a plan to improve the economy. obama does not. >> mitt romney is aware economy is the main issue he keeps bringing it to that. >> what's more important economic or foreign policy? >> economic. who haze economic who says foreign. is that a good strategy to do that? >> the president must be well rounded and vested in all areas. mitt romney belongs in the private sector and economics is his strength some what. >> i don't think the president is qualified to be
commander-in-chief. he told the focus group on the handling of foreign policy economy they said romney was stronger on economic policy while the president was stronger on foreign policy. >> still ahead tax the rich or get less schooled? that's the choice before people of one state. we report you decide. solyndra you thought cost half a billion dollars. the new bill is in. you are on the hook for a lot more dough.
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>> president obama said cut travel expenses b the inspector general says they have failed to cut costs. contractors have taken over 90,000 international trips in the last 6 years costing taxpayers over $3 million. jerry brown borrowing a page from president obama. the democrats pushing proposition 30. it would hike taxes up to 30 percent on those making more than 300,000 dollars. brown says if voters don't pass that measure they will be forced to cut the school year by 3 weeks. >> oo is the government investing in companies, investing in solyndra. this isn't research. i want to invest in research. research is great provide funding to university and think tax. but investing in companies absolutely not. that's the wrong way to go. mitt romney hitting the
president for his failed green policies including the investment in the solar panel company solyndra. we are finding out taxpayers may be on the hook for more than double what they originally invested in. lauren simonetti is here to explain that. >> the cost to taxpayers of failed company solyndra may be more than the $135 million loan guarantee. when solyndra went bankrupt the government okayed this unpresented deal to provide tax kr write offs to the creditors. it brings the real cost to the taxpayer of $849 million. >> wow. that is a whole lot of money. >> foreign policy was being debated and the amount of money that each household is indebted to foreign debt is outrageous.
>> outrageous as well. foreign interests hold $5 trillion in debt. your share of that 47.495 that's the debt for each american household. foreign interest held about 3 trillion back then households on the hook for 47,000. huge jump. >> people in their 30s now worry more about retirement than baby boomers. >> it is unexpected but the group of americans most concerned about retirement are those in their late 30s. more than half of those had little or no confidence they would have enough money for their golden years. the result of the pugh survey baby boomers inching closer to their golden years it is more
why a worried. they have bought houses at above level prices. >> lauren simonetti from the fox business network. appreciate it every morning. the time right now 25 minutes after the hour. still to come the president's porn policy over the last four years put under a microscope. >> the president began what i call an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they look at that as weakness. >> will mitt romney's debate performance help him become the commander-in-chief? a fair and balanced debate coming up. now you see it now you don't? why one school's photo shop crosses off the faces of football fans and they are now defending it. [ man ] ring ring... progresso
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends first". i am patty ann brown. >> i am heather childers. round three for obama and romney the battle in boca. focusing on foreign policy. >> the candidates made it clear they have different visions for america's role around the world. doug luzader is life from washington with more. >> these two have the same goal
in mind come september 6th -- november 6th. the president hoping to get momentum back. for people watching at home the split screen may have told the whole story the president no longer looking down as we saw through out a good portion of the first debate. instead he was looking directly at mitt romney at moments even looked like a glare. the president arguing our image in the world has improved. >> the world needs a strong america and it is stronger now than when i came into office. was wended the war in iraq we were able to refocus our attention not only on the terror threat but beginning the process in afghanistan. it allows us to refocus on alliances relationships that have been neglected for a decade. governor romney our alliances have never been stronger. while the focus was on
foreign policy discussions about china iran and libya mitt romney made a pivot to the weak economy. >> in order to be able to fulfill our role in the world america must be strong, america must lead. for that to happen we have to strengthen our economy here at home. you can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job. you can't have an economy over the last three years keeps slowing down test growth rate. you can't have kids coming out of college half of whom can't find a job today or a job that is commensurate with a college degree. we have to get our economy going. >> let's take a look at twitter during the debate. twitter identified four key moments or four peak moments. the fist when they were talking about what is going on in syria, the second that bayonet line from the president talking about the military when mitt romney
accused the president having been on an apology tour and both of them talked about teachers is he at the vend. >> doug lou ziader live in washington. the third and final debate came with its share of tense moments. while they tried to layout their own policy platforms they traded jabs about each other's stances. >> the rooern i call it an apology tour you went from the middle east and flew from egypt to saudi arabia and turkey and iraq. by the way you skipped israel our closest friend in the region. you went to the other nations. by the way, they noticed that you skipped israel. and then in those nations on arabic tv you said america had been dismissive and divisive. you said on occasion america dictated to other nations. mr. president america has not dictated other nations we have
freed other nations from dictators. >> nothing governor romney started is true starting with this notion of me apologizing. this has been the biggest whopper hadthat has been told i this campaign. every fact checker everybody looked at it the governor has said this is not true. when it comes to tightening sanctions, as i said before we have put in the toughest most crippling sanctions ever. while we were coordinating an international to make sure they were effective you were invested in a chinese state oil company doing business with the iranian oil sector. governor romney wants to take us back to those policies foreign policy wrong and reckless economic policies that won't create jobs won't reduce our deficit but will make sure folks at the top don't have to play by the rules you do. >> we have a chance to have real
leadership. we will have that kind of leadership and promote principals of peace. we will make the world a safer place and make people in this country more confident their future is secure. i also want to make sure we get this economy going. with 14 days left before the election. who came you tell on top? here is charles krauthammer's analysis. >> romney won. accident just win tactically but strategically. all he need to do do was basically draw. he needed to continue the momentum and this will continue it. tactically he had to go up there and show he was a confident man someone you can trust as commander-in-chief a man who knows every area of the globe. he gave interest extra details like the network which gave the impression he knows what he is talking about. there is a third level.
you can talk about the small points or the debating point romney went large obama went very, very small. romney made a strategic decision not to go after the president on libya or syria or other areas where obama could accuse him of being a bush like war monger. i would have gone after obama on libya with a baseball bat but that's why he won elections and i haven't even contested them. he decided to stay away from that. i think that might have worked for him. what he did concentrate on is the big picture. people don't care about what our policy on syria is going to be. they care about how america is perceived in the world and how america kaur res itself in the world. he devastatingly leveled the charge of obama going around on an apology tour. his answer was ask any reporter they will tell you it wasn't so.
about the weakest answer you can get romney's response is to quote obama we dictate to other nations. he said we do not dictate other nations we liberate them. obama was utterly speechless. that's the large picture. america strong america respected. what obama did is kept interrupting and interjecting and his responses were almost all very small petty attacks. the lowest was when he was talking about sanctions. when i was working on sanctions you were investing in a company in china. that's the kind of attack you expect from a guy who is running for city council for the first time. that's not what you expect from a president. that was charles krauthammer's opinion. who benefited the most from last night's debate? let's ask. thank you both for joining us. the latest cnn poll says 48 percent say obama won, 40
percent romney. what do you think? >> it is no question president obama came out on top last night. i think what he did very effectively was make mitt romney an unacceptable alternative. mitt romney came out last night and basically doubled down on agreeing with the president after two years of running as a severely conservative candidate. mitt romney agreed with the president on so many different things. foreign policy is so critically important we are putting troops in harm's way. we need a candidate who is sere serious about the issues and consistent. >> moderate mitt that is pretty good. mitt romney had to do three things last night. he had to prove he could pass the commander-in-chief test. he did. he had to prove he was well versed on foreign policy and had to approve he was not a war monger, he did.
he was very presidential. he had to get mitt romney off of his momentum. he didn't do that. if we look at that mitt romney won. charles krauthammer was right obama at times was very petty. it didn't look presidential. mitt romney looked more presidential. both had to go after the independent vote the undecided votes. it is clear conservatives will vote for mitt romney and liberals for obama. >> a strong economy is a pillar of a strong foreign policy. bringing it back to the economy which some say it is not good for president obama. was that an effective strategy? >> i think it is true. i would agree with romney foreign policy and domestic policy are critically related and important. what he left out was that the two wars that the bush administration fought created
the deficit or a very large portion of the deficit that he railed against. i think it's important for romney to say he is not going to go to war with iran. when you have 70 percent of the advisors hold over from the bush administration that's a hard case. >> when people go to the ballot box they are going to vote their pocket books. smart for mitt romney to bring it to the economy. if we don't have a strong america how can we be the leader of the free world? >> thank you both for joining us this morning. >> thank you. time now for your 5@5:30. the top five stories making news at this hour. a very troubling case of voter intimidation being unveiled in the key swing state of florida. republican voters said they got
bogus letters questioning their citizenship. it is from election supervisors but postmarked in seattle but the voters must prove their citizenship. the state attorney is investigating. police in new jersey say they have found the body of a missing 12-year-old girl. the community gathered to pray for autumn pasquale's safe return. >> she was seen vaet morning riding her bike to see a friend. she missed her curfew they called police. they fond her body in a recycling container. no details are released yet. autumn would have turned 13 next week. >> can drinking a can of monster kill you? the fda trying to figure that out as they try to get reports of five deaths linked to the energy drinks.
one of the victims a 14-year-old maryland girl. she consumed two 24 ounce cans in two-days. one can contains 7 times the amount of could have fein -- caffeine in a 12 ounce soda. her family is suing monster beverage company. >> now you see it now you don't. the crosses on these student shoulders air brushed out. they are part of the painted posse a group of devout christians who paint their bodies in lsu colors. when they used the photo for the news letter they erased the religious reference. the reason they didn't want to quote offend any one. >> 1:00 p.m. eastern time apple ceo tim cook expected to make a big announcement. the buzz surrounding the much anticipated ipad mini. it is rumored to be half of the size of a regular ipad and sell for about $300.
around 8:30 weekend co-teachers host clayton warren will have the very latest live from the big event in san jose, california. that is your 5@5:30. >> before you head out of your house let's get your first degree weather update. maria molina has it for us. >> we are tracking the tropics because it's extremely active out of the caribbean. we have tropical storm sandy looking more and more organized more thunderstorms blowing out near the center of the circulation. tropics are very active. the storm will be moving over atlantic ocean as we head into this weekend. we need to have a close watch on the storm. not forecast to make land fall across the southeastern u.s., though. temperatures across the center of the countrywide spread 80s average on the cool side out west. snow with higher elevations. something we are keeping an eye on through out the sierras
cascades and rockies. firing up across the mississippi valley and the great lakes. >> the time now is 43 after the top of the hour. coming up, shocking video a bomb in beirut goes off. look at that. we have the entire tape and the aftermath that is up next. then it was the final faceoff between the two men vying to be commander-in-chief. where do the candidates go from here? we have details in a live report.
you can see them cheering in the background. >> to lebanon where security video captured the moment a massive car bomb exploded. this was in beirut on friday. the explosion killed a top intelligence official and 7 others. they accused syria of being behind the attack. the debates are over and back to the campaign trail. he starts the day headed to florida before heading to ohio. romney holds two campaign rallies in nevada and colorado. kelly wright is in washington with more on this. >> the two candidates are return to go the campaign trail as you mentioned. of course their aim is to try to convince the american voters to vote for them to become the next president of the united states. they gave a preview of what they would likely be talking about foreign policy national security, education and of force
first and foremost the economy. each candidate says they have the vision for moving america forward. >> their final debate analysts conclude both candidates did extremely well and now candidates will be on a crazy pace of crisscrossing the country with much of the focus on winning voters and in the swing states where the electoral votes are very much up for grabs. the president is trying to push the fact that he has an economy. he has been able to work through the policies that have been going on. then we have governor mitt romney who says he wants to move america forward by promising 12 million jobs. the president will travel as you mentioned. joe biden will campaign with him in the battle ground state of ohio. governor romney and paul ryan will travel to nevada and colorado. all of the adrenaline and focus
on winning the battle ground. back to you. kelly wright in washington. thank you. the time now 49 after the hour. on the same day lance armstrong was banned for life from cycling another sports scandal may be getting ready to rock the football world. it involves stickums. we will explain. it is your last chance to answer our question of the day. did last night's debate affect your decision. >> let's check in with brian kilmeade to see what's coming up on "fox & friends". >> we planned on watching the debate but unfortunately gretchen watched the giant win. we watched the debate and we will have it with bill o'reilly, laura ingram is here, senator john mccain gives reaction to him saying afghanistan 2014 pull out as well as iraq. joe tripy will break things down. if up want a sense of what it
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>> 6 minutes to the top of the hour. she donated her kidney to her boss and then she was fired. debbie stevens was unjustly fired from her job at a long island car dealership. this paves the way for stevens to file a $15 million lawsuit against the dealership and her former boss. were the san diego chargers caught cheating during sunday's game? line ref claims he confiscated a towel from an equipment manager that had a banned sticky
substance on it. the substance helps players grab and hold on to the ball. the team denies the claims. the nfl is investigating. it is time now for your brew on this responses. last night president obama and mitt romney squared off in their third and final debate. we want to know did it influence your decision? >> here are some of your responses. the debate served to strengthen my opinion that governor romney is very ready to become president. >> paul caruso tweeted us i am sticking with romney. last night didn't change anything for me. what foreign experience did obama have? none. >> tom says no tonight's debate had no effect on my decision. the first debate told me all i need to do know. >> thank you to all who responded you can keep the comments coming. >> five minutes to the top of the hour. coming up a high school soccer match turns into an all out brawl. the shocking melee that may lead to criminal charges.
♪ >> a minute until the top of the hour. we'll look at the good, bad and ugly. first the good. a marine separated from a stray dog he befriended in afghanistan will be reunited with him. he raised $4000 to fly both. the man demanded money from the teller when he didn't get all of the money he went back and was arrested. a brawl broke out in a soccer game in minnesota. several players are facing suspension. it is time now to get scrambled up and steve doocy is here. can you guess the word of the