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brand new audio tapes from when a flight attendant had a violent breakdown on board. we now know exactly what happened inside that american airlines cockpit. >> and the first lady of region 9. turns out mrs. hot tub may have been the brains behind the g.s.a. scandal. you got to hear this. >> mrs. hot tub. dick clark, the guy who introduced millions of americans to rock 'n' roll and i used to work with on new year's eve has died. we're welcoming america's oldest teenager. "fox & friends" for a thursday starts right now. >> dick clark was on the program many, many times. >> yeah. >> and in fact, i was just remind by toba -- >> we gave him his big break. turns out he had a million jobs
before that. >> he's the only guest in the history of "fox & friends" who ever asked a stage manager for stage cues. >> is that true? >> tell me when we're about two minutes. that's when i want to work in my plug. >> he was so professional. wasn't he the only person on every network at the same time with different shows? >> i think so. >> he had a game show, my favorite is password. not password. pyramid. $20,000 pyramid. i liked password, too. that was great. he had american bandstand and what else did he have? must have been the new year's eve special, the third thing. >> and he produced a whole lot of shows. >> sure did. we're going to remember him this morning and whole bunch of news to talk about. >> we begin with this. the f.a.a. releasing brand new audio tapes of what happened inside the american airlines cockpit when a flight attendant had a violent breakdown. >> she said her roommate died on september 11th and asked if terrorists were on board. the chicago-bound flight had just pushed back from the gate
in dallas when pilots alerted the tower something is really wrong. >> give me instructions again. we have issues on board with our aircraft and we need to get back to the gate immediately. someone is going crazy in the back. >> well, the attendant admits she forgot to take her bipolar medication and she was eventually restrained by other flight attendants and passengers. she's now on medical leave. brand new details unfolding in the case of missing ft. bragg schedule kelly bordeau. they are naming a person of interest in the case now, convicted sex offender nicholas holbert. he was 16 when he was convicted. holbert who works at a bar gave her a ride home early saturday morning. that was the last time she was seen. holbert has been questioned twice by police and so far has not been charged. in a few hours, dive teams will resume searching a pond just northeast of fayetteville. the proposed keystone xl pipeline is back on track for
bureaucratic review. this after transcanada submits a new route through nebraska. it's designed to avoid environmentally sense -- sensitive areas. an air force vet claiming he was scammed by the t.s.a., it happened at san diego international airport. 95-year-old omar petty says security agents either lost or stole his money after giving he and his wife a suspiciously thorough patdown. >> i'm 95 years old. she's 85 years old. what the heck is going on here? do i look like a terrorist? to be humiliated and embarrassed in that way was not right. >> in addition to the patdown, petty says the t.s.a. agent made him put $300 in cash through the scanner. problem is he never got that money back. t.s.a. says it's now investigating.
and those are your headlines. >> they got a lot of video cameras around there. they ought to be able to figure out who took the guy's dough. >> i always wondered who was -- what is royalty of region nine mean? why is it specialty? is that a resume builder? well, it turns out i'm not sure what royalty of region nine means. i know what the first lady does, deborah neely and that's a whole line on taxpayer expenses. basically working with her husband. >> there's her husband, jeff neely. he's the guy who lined up that almost million dollar wing ding we've been talking about in las vegas. deborah neely has been referred to as the first lady of region nine. keep in mind, she was simply his wife. she was not working for the federal government. and yet, because he gave her this power, apparently, she was helping to spend a lot of the dough. she even had her own parking spot outside of the building he worked in. >> sounds like -- >> and she was a private citizen. >> sounds like she could have been a good party planner. he apparently took her on these
trips, remember these scouting trips to las vegas before they actually had the convention there in 2010 and she went along on those, the other documented trips that we've been telling you about all this week. here's what the g.s.a. inspector general said. why do you rob banks? that's where the money is. and part of the problem is, part of the reason there's a lot of crime and fraud, waste and abuse at g.s.a. is a lot of money flows through g.s.a. is that the only reason why? keep in mind, there are 12,000 employees. i guess what the inspector general is trying to say is there's a few bad eggs in every population of that many people. do they happened to be at the top ranks of making all these decisions? and wasting all this money? to me, this gets more criminal the longer that we keep investigating. >> by the way, as a party planner, i think we're all great party planners if money doesn't matter. i'd ask band at my parties. >> how about skydivers? >> how about smoking clowns? done that. >> senator barasso says the whole g.s.a. has outlived the
usefulness as a federal agency. could the g.s.a. be destroyed? >> there's trouble because keep in mind, remember when the president was talking years ago and he said, you know, last thing we need to do is going to vegas and blowing a bunch of dough. harry reid ended up sending a letter to rahm emanuel at the time who was chief of staff for the white house and essentially said this, i'm writing to ask your assistance to reverse the current informal federal policy which prohibits and/or discourages government meetings in las vegas and other cities on the basis that they are too leisure oriented to be awarded such business. so there you got harry reid, the top guy over at the senate saying hey, come on. you're messing up our business out here. throw some business our way! and? >> i kind of understand -- >> did he? >> i don't know if there's a direct link between that and the g.s.a. and them having their convention there. let's face it, harry reid represents nevada and las vegas has a horrible situation with unemployment right now not to mention foreclosure, one of the highest rates in the entire country. i mean, i think the underlying message here, folks, is even
though we're talking about waste, i don't think that we should demean las vegas and the people who work in all the hotels there because we do want them to be employed as well. >> that's what harry reid was saying and now rand paul has written a letter, apparently, to darrell issa saying, ok, you got to investigate and you got to figure out how many times in the last three years the federal government paid for conferences in las vegas. rand paul wants to know. >> right. so rahm emanuel did pen the letter and helped him out. he said you can go to las vegas. harry reid in the letter if you read it blames george bush. during the bush administration there was a push not to have conventions in leisurely cities to get some work done. >> you read to the bottom, he blames wayne newton for a couple of the problems. >> he lives out there. >> let's talk about the guys that want to be president, one guy and the current guy that is. is president obama sounding a little bit more like a republican now when he's trying to sell his economic plan? >> i don't know what you're
talking about. >> he's gotten a lot -- he's been in trouble ever since the campaign trail with joe the plumber and that whole spread the wealth comment. a lot of people feel like he lived up to that in the last 3 1/2 years as president. but listen to this. is he changing his tune now? >> see, i've never believed the government can or should try to solve every problem we've got. i believe that the free market is the greatest force for economic progress in human history. i agree that everybody has personal responsibility for their own lives. everybody has got to work hard. nothing is ever handed to us. but i also agree with our first republican president. a guy named abraham lincoln who said that true government, we should be able to do together what we can't do as well on our own. >> there he is quoting abraham lincoln trying to appeal to the people in the middle. the independents which according to the latest gallup poll are siding with mitt romney.
>> here's where he's doing it, ohio. ohio, a place where both mitt romney and president obama have trouble connecting with working class white voters and neither of which, if you don't win them over are not going to win ohio. since we're talking about republican presidents, there hasn't been one that didn't win ohio. >> i think the buzz word in that snippet that we played was free market. a lot of people would argue with the president and his policies with regard to whether or not they'd live up on that idea of living in a free market. let us know what you think about that because what people down on wall street will tell you, there's been increased regulation over the time of president obama's reign as president. so i'm not quite so sure that's exactly in line with the way in which he's been -- >> you're pointing out a different -- a change in tune and a change in tone. can you imagine if mitt romney does anything like that, look, he's flip-flopping again. mitt romney heard about this speech. he was in ohio yesterday, too, listen. >> we're a trusting people. we're a hopeful people. but we're not dumb.
and we're not going to fall from the same lines and the same person because it's in a different place. we're going to -- we're going to recognize that it's time that given the fact that we've learned who barack obama is and what he's capable of doing that he's over his head and he's swimming in the wrong direction and we're convinced that it's time to get america working again. >> he's got to feel pretty good. all the national polls -- >> that i put him in ohio than north carolina? >> he's in ohio later today and he'll be joining us in a couple of hours on "fox & friends." all the polls right now are showing it neck and neck which is extraordinary considering you're talking about an incumbent president of the united states. and you got the mainstream media working on his behalf talking about how happy days are here again, the economy is getting better. >> right. >> except he's not tom bozly. 8:50, you'll talk to mitt romney live. >> let's talk about dick clark, known as america's oldest teenager. he basically made rock 'n' roll feel comfortable for parents who were a little nervous about it
when it first started out with "american bandstand." >> still nervous about rock 'n' roll. >> i am. >> rock 'n' roll is scary stuff. >> he took over a show in philly called "bandstand" and took it nationwide and "american bandstand" made it safe for american parents to let their kids watch rock 'n' roll because that very clean cut guy, dick clark was presiding over it. >> we would have had a request for this song. the nation's number one song, "at the hop." >> a thing called "the twist." ladies and gentlemen, here's chubby checker. >> ♪ come on baby >> if you can dance to it. >> it's great. dick clark in the first -- excuse me, i'm all choked up, seasonal allergies. dick clark was a frequent guest on the "fox & friends" program and when he came, he brought his a game. he was a funny guy. >> i just came in from the philippines. you want me to fly to new york and see you? my plans for new year's eve? are you kidding? what are you, crazy? last 28 years, i've been over in
times square dropping the ball and god willing, i'll be there again. >> you're an expert at dropping the ball, aren't you? >> thank you very much! time for a -- >> you're actually sharing -- wait a minute! wait! hold on! >> you haven't let anybody in atlanta know you're from new york, have you? >> no, not at all. i've taken everything off. >> you know, if it's new year's eve, it's dick clark. >> they tune in to see steve doocy make a fool of himself with all those thousands of people. >> millions of people. >> how many years did you do that? >> for five years, i was the guy out in the crowd with -- >> dick clark didn't want you close to him? >> he wanted to be indoors and i was outdoors with about a million people and i'll tell you what, he was such a professional and a great guy. and, you know, he really was a tv legend because he did -- you know, ryan seacrest said yesterday, there would be no
"american idol" without dick clark. >> right. he's patterned his career after him like he did with merv griffin. the thing with dick clark, you want to say ok, what are we doing? here's my plug. almost like, you know, just reminded me of when steve allen came on, too. >> i had a chance to work with him on "bloopers and practical jokes." unfortunately, they played the practical joke on me that actually launched my career on television. >> wow. >> more coming up later on. >> do you have tape? >> i do. but i didn't bring it today. this 9-year-old suspended from school for fighting back against the bully. did the school's zero tolerance policy go too far? he and his parents join us coming up. >> plus the staggering statistic, 1 out of every 2 american -- americans is now teetering on the poverty line. our next guests say this issue is a threat to our democracy. they're heading in. they're next on "fox & friends." wake up!
>> staggering statistic for you now. 1 out of every 2 americans is teetering on the pottery line classified as poor or near poor and the amount of people on food stamps has risen by 15 million since president obama took office four years ago. many say poverty is the moral and spiritual issue of our time. joining us is the authors of "rich and the not so rich", good to see you both in person. >> good to see you. >> i know the two of you are still friends after going on this 18-city bus tour. how do it it turn out? >> absolutely, we went to white brothers and sisters who were poor, black brothers and sisters, brown and yellow. the idea was a wonderful idea, what we tried to do was ensure
that in this next election there's a serious discussion about the dignity and humanity of poor people. >> it seems that both sides of the fence, republicans and democrats haven't been talking about it that much. >> we say in the book there's a bipartisan consensus in washington, gretchen that the poor don't matter. the democrats have been somewhat spineless on this issue, i think, and dr. west thinks more often than not than republicans but poverty is not a priority in the nation. for democrats and republicans, we hear mr. romney suggesting that talk about poor people is engaging in the politics of envy. poor people don't want what he has. they want their own opportunity in the country and there's a poverty of that in america. >> let's take a look at what happened over time. in 1964 with regard to spending and trying to help poverty, the poverty level there was 19% and $15 trillion later that we spent since 1964 the poverty level is 15.1%. is the answer purely money, dr. west? >> in part, it is money and resources but especially jobs and jobs with a living wage,
investment in jobs. can't engage in spending cuts, talking about investment in jobs, includes infrastructure and research & development but especially quality jobs. >> there's a report out by cato institute that say the three most important factors of keeping people out of poverty or helping them to rise out of it, education. waiting to have a family. we have a crisis in our society of single parents. mostly single mothers. number three, take any job. any job. those three things. is it cultural as well? >> there's certainly a cultural aspect to it. let me take a couple of those real quick. it's important to understand in the most multiethnic and multiracial america ever that the majority of people in poverty are white americans. we have this color coded notion that poverty is about black folk and brown folk. americans of all races, all colors and all creeds to your earlier point, when 1 out of 2 of us is living in or near poverty, that's not a character flaw on the part of black or
brown people. that's an all together societal crisis. education, no doubt about that. education is the key and we ought to do better about education. if we can give interest-free loans to wall street we ought to give interest-free loans to students so we can have these conversations all day and there's a reason why women and children, rather, women and children are falling faster into poverty than any other group in this country. it says something about our nation that we allow oftentimes the weak and the vulnerable to fall into poverty fastest and finally, something is wrong with a nation where this is the fact. that the younger you are, the more likely you are to being poor. the more likely you are to being in poverty. that's a sad indictment on our nation. >> the two of you have taken this to task. you came up with your poverty manifesto. you're getting your word out there. we appreciate your time bright and early. >> glad to be on the curvy couch. >> appreciate it. >> thanks, gretchen. >> appreciate it. >> coming up next on "fox & friends", from bars to parks, now the war on smokers going inside your own personal home? and this 9-year-old suspended
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>> quick headlines now. new concerns after india successfully test launched its first long range nuclear missile overnight much the rocket capable of striking major cities between china and europe. india insists it will use it only for defensive purposes. a new war on smokers brewing in new york city. guess who is behind it, mayor michael bloomberg proposing that property owners tell their residents where they can or cannot smoke. he insists it's not a ban on
smoking in apartments. i guess he's bored. steve? >> a bullying victim suspended for fighting back. 9-year-old colorado springs student nathan said he was elbowed and punched in the face and because he fought back and defended himself, he and the bully were suspended because of the school's zero tolerance policy. so should the victim have been suspended along with the bully or did the school go too far? joining us from colorado springs is nathan along with his parents, alan and deborah. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> how long was your son bullied this year? by this kid? >> the first incident that i can recall was probably mid october. >> all right. and when he -- when you say he was bullied, what do you mean? >> he'd come home saying that this boy was calling him names and was rude to him and rude to another friend of his. >> ok.
>> and deborah, you and your husband made it very clear to nathan that if somebody bullies you, it's ok with you to do what? >> well, at first, it was supposed to be -- he was supposed to go and tell somebody. >> right. >> but after those steps didn't have any positive outcome, then yeah, we chose to tell him that he can defend himself. >> so two days ago, nathan, nathan, two days ago the bully got a hold of you. what did he do to you? >> well, he kicked me in the privates. >> ok. >> what else? >> he threw me down. >> and at some point during the fight and i understand he was banging your head into a concrete floor. at some point during the fight,
you remembered that your parents said you could defend yourself. so what did you do? >> i punched him in the face. >> uh-huh. >> and what happened? >> we went to the office. >> yeah, you went to the office. >> and alan, this is where it gets a little -- you know, as a parent myself who given exactly the same advice, i'm astounded that your son wound up getting suspended but according to the school district there, they say district 11 has a no tolerance student discipline policy against fighting if a student is involved in a physical altercation on school property, they are automatically suspended. students are taught various methods of what to do if they feel they're being bullied and none of these methods include violence or retaliation. so your son had been bullied since october and the school knew about it, isn't that right?
>> yes. they did. >> and yet, here he is defending himself and your son gets suspended. what's the matter with this picture? >> it's wrong. i mean, they're not only in nathan's case but nationwide, you know, there's kids that, you know, they get punched in the face, they get called names. people try to strangle them, you know, they tell them to go kill themselves, things like that. and, you know, in nathan's case, you know, it was -- it was physical and more of the name calling kind of thing and i think it's because he's a third grader. but, you know, after time, you know, it just leads to him having a lower self-esteem and it causes problems for him and other kids like him in the future. >> yeah. now, i understand the suspension is over as of today. nathan, you're going back to school. are you a little worried? >> not really.
>> good. >> all right. nathan, along with deborah and alan, we thank you very much for joining us today from colorado springs to tell your story. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> what do you think? should he have been suspended? friends at foxnews.com. all right, meanwhile, the most wanted man in the fast & furious investigation was released not once, not twice but three times by police. exclusive new information straight ahead. and holy batman, we showed you this, texas boy living out his dream as a pint-sized superhero. he and the officers who made it happen join us next. but first, happy birthday, ashley judd, actress today is 44.
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cording to the signs, ford is having some sort of big tire event. i just want to confirm a few things with fiona. how would you describe the event? it's big. no,i mean in terms of savings how would you sum it up? big in your own words, with respect to selection, what would you say? big okay, let's talk rebates mike, they're big they're big get $100 rebate, plus the low price tire guarantee during the big tire event. so, in other words, we can agree that ford's tire event is a good size? big big >> welcome back, everyone. it is 6:33 on the east coast if you're just waking up, we want to bring you up to speed with a couple of headlines right now. we're learning that the most wanted man in the fast & furious
investigation was released not once but twice, not twice, three times by police? this new photo exclusively obtained by fox news, you can see alleged ringleader manuel firing 10 rounds from an illegal handgun back in october. he was arrested and released and he also let off the hook -- was let off the hook in 2009 and 2010. he's known for trafficking thousands of guns to mexico but his operation wasn't shut down until after border agent brian terry was murdered. >> all right. three secret service agents are being forced out of the job. and off the job as officials investigate the alleged hiring of prostitutes. for the first time, we are hearing from a colombian woman who claimed she was one of the escorts who partied with the americans back at the hotel. according to a published report, she claimed she argued with one of the agents after he refused to pay the $800 bill offering her only $30 instead. right now, eight secret service agents remain suspended. many of them being forced to take polygraph tests as the investigation continues. >> meanwhile, speaking of
secret service, several agents will be meeting with rocker ted nugent later today. you remember, mr. nugent got into some hot water last weekend when he said "if barack obama becomes the next president in november, again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." nugent insists it wasn't a threat but he says he'll be more than polite when he meets with secret service agents later on today. >> the doctor of the nypd cop who was stabbed in the head earlier this week is calling officer lore the luckiest unlucky man ever. the neurosurgeon says he came within a sliver of being blind, paralyzed, even dead from the head stabbing. >> near the temporal lobe and lodging in the skull base near the carotid artery. >> that knife was 1/2 inch away from killing him. >> i think much less. much less. >> the officer and his wife have
a 4-year-old daughter and another child on the way. his wife says he's in god's hands and they're thankful that he is doing so well. wow. >> let's take a look at the weather on this thursday and it's a wet day, as you can see, all the way from new england right down through the northern portions of florida overnight. also, soaker outs through portions of the dakotas into minnesota and a little action out in northern california right now. current readings as you head out the door, only 30 in caribou. i suggest something -- at least a sweater, maybe something heavier. 50's as you can see from the mid atlantic back through the mid-mississippi valley. 40's in the northern plains currently. how will it warm up later today? it will. here in new york city, they're predicting maybe 70 here. 72 for raleigh. 74 in atlanta. 80's in the gulf coast through the central plain states and out west later today in the city of angels, it should be 67. 70 today here in gotham city,
mr. kilmeade. >> yes. holy batman. this past weekend in the town of arlington, texas, they had a run-in with a caped crusader. >> batman! >> oh, no! >> that mini me batman taking down the evil joker is the 7-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia almost two years ago. thanks to the texas program called a wish with wings and arlington's police and fire department, he got his biggest wish fulfilled to be batman for a day. here to talk about the special day is the special kid and his mom, he is here in full costume along with his mom tina and arlington police sergeant chris cook. welcome to all of you. >> thank you! >> good morning. >> good morning. >> so tina, i'll start with you. you find out that his wish is to
be batman for a day and you're thinking, well, even a great organization like a wish with wings is going to have trouble fulfilling this? >> yes, sir. absolutely. it's a huge wish and outside of hollywood, it's almost impossible to do the safety measures in order to take this wish come true. >> so when you need help, who better to call than the firefighters and the police department who are keeping everybody safe? what did you do, sergeant chris cook to help out? >> yeah. as soon as we heard this story, we were -- we were real enthusiastic. we wanted to do everything in our power to make it a special day for young kai so we put a plan together and we wrote a script and we decided we could put together about three or four scenarios for him as realistic as possible while at the same time maintaining the safety and security of the event. so in the end, he was presented with the key to the city for his role in ridding basically our crime of disorder.
>> so you walk in on this day and you find out you're going to be batman. what were you thinking? >> i was thinking that it was going to be really fun and exciting. >> who did you capture? what was -- what were you out to do as batman? >> i captured the riddler, the joker, and a purse snatcher. >> are you kidding me? all in one episode? that never happens in one episode! how did you get all three? >> i got them one at a time. >> ok. and took your time. at first, i understand, tina, he was pretty overwhelmed. how long did it take him to fully get in and realize batman had work to do? >> i think after he ate lunch. he kind of calmed down and at the purse snatching, he got out there and just took over. and then the riddler scene, he
didn't wait for big man, he kept going. >> sergeant, i understand this story -- it's unbelievable that you teamed together to make this happen. this story resonates with you. you have a child the same age, correct? >> yeah. i do. i have a son that's about 8 years old. and obviously, you know, we deal with a lot of bad things in law enforcement. any time we can step away from that and help a young kid out, we would love to do that. >> how many people took part in this? >> we had 30 or 40 people that were actually involved in the planning process that included a wish with wings and obviously, there's a lot of planning that has to go into it. we got to make sure that safety and security protocols are in place. because we don't want, you know, citizens to mistake the scenarios as real life events but want to make it as realistic as possible for kai. >> i don't like seeing the riddler. knowing that kai/batman was there, i would feel fine and go about my day. i know what you look like as batman. can you show me what you look like as bruce wayne? could you take your hat off. i know you have to go to school later. there you go. all right.
now, kai, i understand that you're feeling pretty good now but you got to continue with treatments? >> yeah. >> how does that -- >> ok. tina, you can just ask him how he's feeling now. >> how are you feeling now? >> i'm feeling great. >> yes. he's doing great -- he's doing really well with his treatments and he'll have it until 2014, june of 2014. but he's doing excellent. the treatment now is basically to keep his immune system below a certain level so that the white blood cells don't continue to form and the law keema cells come back. >> so he has to go through the treatment and through spinal taps for another couple of years but he -- and that's why you are a perfect batman, kai, because you're one of the toughest guys around. don't you agree? >> yeah. >> yeah. all right. and sergeant, do you have another episode in you? what do you think?
>> well, you know, any time we can partner with the community and a great organization like the wish with wings, we'll always bend over backwards to help them out and do these good deeds in the community. >> they've been around since the 80's, a wish with wings doing great things. arguably this is one of the greatest. thank you so much to tina, to kye and to sergeant cook. appreciate this story. and love that you did it. >> great. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> sadly, you got to go to school today. thank you. >> thanks. >> very nice. >> great job, brian. >> thanks. that's unbelievable. >> what a great program! >> he's got two more years to go through this, too. >> i know it. >> next on the rundown -- >> the court ruling is in. you can vote in the u.s. elections even if you're not a citizen? huh? is there something wrong with that picture. we'll debate it coming up. >> and so much for promises, the president vowed to help struggling homeowners with his mortgage squad now awol. what the heck happened? stu varney is not awol, he's
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fohalf the calories plus vgie nutrition. could've had a v8. >> now time for some "fox & friends" headlines on this thursday. we're learning this morning that the 911 dispatcher to botched the call in the josh powell case has been reprimanded. you'll remember he told the social worker they were too busy to sponld. -- respond. powell then killed himself and his two young boys by setting his house on fire. many say police would have responded much more quickly had the dispatcher classified it as an emergency. he did not. and big brother might be taking a ride with you, a bill has passed through the u.s. senate and heads to the house making it mandatory for all new cars in
the united states to have a black box installed. it says data would belong to the car owner but the government would be able to access it. all right. great. gretch, brian, stu? > >> got to put your thinking caps now. we'll ask our viewers to remember something. >> theoretically they should have been on for 45 minutes. >> we're digging back into the memory base now. remember when the president said this during the state of the union? >> tonight i'm asking my attorney general to create a special unit, of federal prosecutors and leading state attorneys general to expand our investigations into the abuse of lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis. this new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to home owners and help turn the page on an era of recklessness that hurt so many americans. >> well, 85 days after that speech, what has been done to crack down on the shady lenders that bring relief to over 12
million distressed owners? has anything been done there? so far, nothing. stuart varney is here to confirm that. >> nothing? >> nothing has been done. it was called the residential mortgage backed securities working group. right after the state of the union speech, eric holder, attorney general said yeah, 55 lawyers and staffers on their way. we're going to set this working group up and get those wicked bankers. nothing has happened. a reporter for "the daily news" called the justice department and couldn't even find this working group. none of the 55 lawyers has materialized. no office space taken. no working group established. nothing has happened three months after this promise. so what the president has done, he's demonized a group, the wicked mortgage bankers, i'm going to investigate them. nothing happens. but he looks like he's doing something. in that, he's done nothing. all he's done is look for votes. no policy here at all. just an investigation, empty investigation trolling for
votes. >> let me ask you this -- had he done what he said he was going to do back in january, would it have helped? >> well this, would have followed the $25 billion settlement of the robo signing foreclosure mess and the mess that some of the mortgage bankers did get into with the foreclosure process. this would have followed up on that because they assume that $25 billion was not enough so let's investigate further. would they have found more malfeasance? i don't know. they haven't done anything. >> i know two books that i have read off the top of my head that did this investigation and already came forward. both became best sellers. just ask for the summary. >> it is the sixth investigation of housing and/or mortgages since 2009. the sixth. and nothing has happened with any of them. 12 million home owners still underwater, $700 billion worth of underwater financing in america today. and the housing market in terms of prices is still at rock bottom. this president has demonized bankers, wall street, oil companies, now oil speculators,
the housing market and nothing has happened. nothing. >> well, hopefully something happens on your show at 9:20 a.m. eastern time. >> fired up for at least. >> on the fox business network. >> yes, it does. >> thanks. next on the rundown, court ruling is in. you can vote in u.s. elections even if you can't prove you're a citizen. is there something wrong with that picture? >> remember tv legend dick clark with cousin brucy. he joins us with some amazing stories. >> opened any letter, we would have a request for this song. the nation's number one song.
because the nineth circuit of appeals ruled as long as you give the government your word, they're going to believe you. joining us for a debate is g.o.p. political strategist forest epstein and immigration attorney fernandez lopez. good morning, fellas. >> good morning. >> what we're talking about is going forward they're going to require an i.d. to vote but people will not have to prove they're u.s. citizens to register for federal elections. francisco, what do you think about that? >> well, guys, we have such a hard time getting people out to vote. why do we keep putting obstacles for people that are entitled and supposed to vote from showing up at the polls? there's very, very, very few incidences ever of noncitizens voting. where we really have a problem is like in duvall county where dead people were voting. but they were citizens. so we're not addressing the issue and the issue really comes down to the federal law trumps state law on these matters. and that's really what the court has held. >> all right, boris, what do you think?
>> this law addressed both sides of the issue. it addressed having to require proof of i.d. so citizens who are registered in arizona can only vote in arizona. as far as noncitizens voting, it is an issue in arizona and nevada and florida. nobody wants to repeat in florida what happened in 2000. that's why these laws are important. to say we want to get people to the polls, it doesn't matter if you have proof of citizenship or not is wrong. that's like say hey, you need a driver's license to drive. when you get pulled over, don't worry, don't have to show us the driver's license. >> you need a driver's license to get sudafed these days. >> the driver's license is a privilege. voting is a duty. >> voting is -- actually voting is also a privilege. voting is a right that's afforded by the constitution. not a duty. it's a right afforded by the constitution. >> i consider it my duty. >> you want to make sure that the people who do vote are citizens because there are federal laws if you vote and you're not a citizen, you can get in big trouble. >> sure. >> you can get in big trouble
and in fact, if you're not a citizen and you register to vote, even if you just register to vote, you're representing yourself to be a united states citizen. and if you're caught with that, you have a lifetime bar to ever becoming a legal resident or even a citizen. >> the problem is there's no enforcement of those laws right now. that's why you need provisions such as this one and the ninth circuit district rule is constitutional. there's a privilege right now for those who have the i.d. to vote. you need that to prove your citizenship. >> this is what we always talk about on fox newschannel. we got the fair and the balance. we have both sides to this issue. boris and francisco, thank you both for talking a little bit about what the court has decided. thanks, gentlemen. >> thank you, steve. thank you, boris. >> you bet. >> all right, straight ahead, karl rove says there's one thing that mitt romney can do to beat barack obama in november. what is it? we'll explain at the top of the hour. and oprah gets snubbed so who is america's most influential person? we're going to tell you who beat the queen of daytime tv for the
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>> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, april 19th. hope you're going to have a fantastic day. thanks for spending part of it with us. he changed rock 'n' roll and became the face of new year's eve. this morning, we are remembering tv icon dick clark. the legendary entertainer passing away yesterday at the age of 82 and today, we're joined by some of his famous friends. >> all right, some call it taxing top earners and taxing money from the rich. the president, well, he just calls it investment. >> these investments are not part of some grand scheme to redistribute wealth. that's what leads to strong, durable economic growth. >> but is the president just twisting his words to sell his populous pitch to the american people? we're going to report and you're going to decide. >> oprah gets snubbed. so who now is america's most
influential person? we will tell you who beat the queen of daytime tv for the first time ever. she's not laughing today. "fox & friends" hour two for a thursday starts right now. >> good morning, everyone. we have so much to get to today. jam packed show with lots of news but we're remembering dick clark today because he passed away yesterday at the age of 82. >> he did. dick clark changed the face of popular entertainment forever. and it all started with his love of music. yesterday afternoon, the tv icon suffered a massive heart attack and passed away at the age of 82. >> this morning, his long time friend legendary d.j. and sirius xm host cousin brucy joins me. >> good morning. i'm happy to be here but not happy. it's sort of melancholy. i took the subway, right across the street so i'm watching you all the time through the windows and i got on the subway and you
feel your cell phone heat up? and this thing was hot and i knew we have a national problem. and that's when it all started and it's not been asleep since. very sad. very sad situation that a friend of the family. see, this is the whole thing. this man became a friend of everybody's family. the boy next door. i think every mom and dad wanted this man to marry their daughter. >> he's a clean cut kid. >> bruce, how did you meet him? how did you first cross paths? >> we first crossed path because of rock 'n' roll. he and i had an idea, a sink n syncronicity so to speak. we used to talk about our love for rock 'n' roll. dick clark made a lot of people that we know, i had many on my shows last night and everybody to a man and woman said this is the nicest guy. the common denominator was sweet, caring, somebody who really loved what he was doing. and if he believed in something, he would go ahead.
there's two dick clarks that we have to understand. there's one dick clark, the guy that we knew in our home that we felt was a friend of ours, family member and there was dick clark the businessman. astute. very tough, i mean, if you wanted to do something, nothing stopped him. >> he was bril nlianbrilliant. he was a brilliant producer and had a great show. he ran a lot of game shows and new year's eve show. >> very early realizing that music was not a racial issue. he's one of the first on a national level and he decided when -- he was on the road with his caravan, dick clark caravan of stars, there were many times that he'd go into a town that was not enlightened yet to racial issues and they'd say well, the black artists have to stay over there on the stage with the white artists. this has happened had times that if we don't go all together, we go out. we will pull the show out and he meant it. he put people back on the bus. it was amazing. he had this in his heart. he had a heart of rock 'n' roll. every act and he made his -- his
book that said hey, dick clark helped my career. it looks like the new york telephone directory. this guy has been amazing. we used to meet and he'd say hey brucie, what do you think of the drifters and what do you think of tony orlando? dick, what about you? what do you think? do you think it's going to make it? we discovered a lot of stars together. he was on national television and i was on national radio, still am. i was going to say he gave rock 'n' roll the dignity. he gave us a -- he let people say hey, it's going to be ok. the parents -- started with the parents. the parents said hey, this guy is a nice guy. let's let him into the house. up to that time, they were really very against guys like myself and the music, it was scary. dick clark understood this very early. >> because he contributed so much, what do you think he would want to be remembered for? >> i think he's going to be remembered for his charm, his sweetness, his boyish attitude even under the seriousness of
what happened to him in 2004. and he never really recovered from that. but he was so -- had such audacity. he said nothing is going to keep me down and he kept on going. as far as rememberance, we're going to remember him for his love of what he did and his sincerity on television and radio. and he started his career when he was about 17 years old, 17. he was on the radio, you know. and he loved it. he loved it ever since. i asked him what do you like better, radio or television? he looked at me and said both. he's very smart. >> very smart and a tv icon. just as you are a broadcasting icon. so bruce, it's great to have you on. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. >> we have to get to our headlines now. the f.a.a. releasing brand new audio tapes of what happened inside an american airlines cockpit when a flight attendant had a meltdown. >> she said her roommate died on september 11th and asked if terrorists were on board. the chicago bound flight had just pushed back from the gate in dallas when pilots alerted
the tower something terrible was wrong. >> the attendant admits she forgot to take her bipolar medication. she's now on medical leave. brand new details this morning in the case of that missing ft. bragg soldier kelly bordeau. naming a person of interest in the case now. this guy, convicted sex offender nicholas holbert. he was 16 when convicted of those crimes. holbert that works in a bar in fayetteville, north carolina, apparently gave her a ride home early saturday morning. that was the last time she was seen. holbert has been questioned by police but not charged as of yet. dive teams will resume searching a pond and coming up in a few minutes, we'll talk to a close friend of kelly who exchanged
text messages with her the day before she disappeared. outrageous new details in the g.s.a. scandal. the agency's inspector general telling lawmakers he's launched several new investigations about getting tips from g.s.a. employees about other infractions. he said the g.s.a. party planner took advantage of more benefits on the taxpayers dime. one example, he says, neely got his wife a parking space at a federal building even though she is not a federal employee. it looks like oprah is out of kind literally for the first time ever. winfrey is not included in this year's "time" magazine list of 100 most influential people. before now, she's made the cut every single year since the list's inception in 1999. some first on the list this year, mitt romney. tim tebow. rhianna. and jeremy lin just to name a few. and those are your headlines. >> sorry, oprah. hey, karl rove wrote an op ed today and he looked at these polls that have been
overwhelmingly in favor of the buffet rule and we know the buffet rule that would tax those people making money off capital gains at 15% and a 30% rate. even though it's illogical and not going to touch the deficit and not doing anything for us economically, symbolically, the american people are buying into tchl -- it. the exact rate is 60% approve and 37% oppose it. >> the president's message is working on a populous level and you have to ask the question whether or not people would feel differently about it if they knew the details underneath like they've been taxed one before and this is investment income taxed at a different rate. >> karl rove writes today in the "wall street journal", people like the idea of raising taxes on the rich but there's absolutely a limit because at the same time, people think the taxes are too high. there's a poll out that shows that 46% of people think it's too high. only 3% think they are too low,
and back in 2009, the national tax foundation, found that 2 out of 3 people thought that probably 20% is as much as the government should take from you including all your taxes, your federal, your state, and your local. 20%, if that was the top, that would be great for a lot of people. >> i think the other message, though, that if you're mitt romney and you're going up against this, you have to point out that this kind of attacks is not going to do anything to cut the deficit. i think it was going to raise $46 billion over 10 years which would be less than 1% of the deficit right now. so then the president changed the message that it would be the fair thing to do, you know, so you really have to come up if you're mitt romney with showing the details on this and now it's the growth thing so the president is on to the third example or explanation about why he feels the buffet rule should pass. by the way, the senate did not pass it on monday. >> right, they didn't get close. meanwhile, what the president is doing is continuing with his policies but changing the words as pointed out by karl rove.
here's an example. >> investing in a community college just like investing in a new road or a new highway or broadband lines that go into rural communities, these investments are not part of some grand scheme to redistribute wealth, they've been made up by democrats and republicans. for generations. because they benefit all of us, that's what leads to strong, durable economic growth. >> so now it's investments, we're going to make investments in all those things and that sounds good but he doesn't talk about where is the money coming from. meanwhile, mitt romney out and about. he's going to be with us about an hour from now right here on the program. he's not changing -- talking about changing -- >> if you're with mitt romney, you remind him. >> that's right. by the way, you're on "fox & friends." mitt romney says unlike the president and his history, he's not going to remind people of
greece. listen to this. >> one thing i'm convinced that you're not going to see at the democratic convention, you're not going to see president obama standing alongside greek columns. he's not going to want to remind everybody of greece. he doesn't want to remind anybody of greece because he's put us on a road to become more like greece. >> yeah. >> going back to the imagery, we were all there, actually, this was in denver during the democratic national convention, can you believe it's almost been four years ago already, and there was much hoopla about how the setting and the staging would be for the president and about to be first lady when they came out on to the stage and it was a big deal. it was -- it looked like you were in athens. it had the big -- what do you call those things? >> columns. yeah. so that's what mitt romney is talking about, maybe that imagery won't be around this time because of what's happened to greece. >> yeah. we'll see, they'll be in tampa and the democrats will be in
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>> 16 minutes after the top of the hour. new details this morning in the search for that missing fort bragg soldier, kelli bordeaux. police say they have a person of interest now. the 23-year-old vanished without a trace over the weekend. she was last seen leaving a bar in fayetteville early saturday. >> joining us right now is john barotti, close friend of kelli's and just exchanged text messages with her on friday. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what were the text messages about? >> texted her to see how she was doing, and she never got back to me. usually she got back to me within an hour and nothing
happened so i checked -- that's when i went on facebook and seeing how she was doing. and saw the news feeds and just -- >> you found out she was missing. >> you looked at her sister's facebook page. >> yeah, it was hers. and it was just everybody was talking about it. >> you've known her for a long time. she worked for you when you were the manager at a sonic. >> right. >> was she -- i understand she was very good employee. >> oh, yeah. i know she was there -- i think she was there seven years and i worked with her for about a year and never called out. never late. nothing. >> very responsible. >> very responsible. >> then she decided to enter the military, right? >> yep. i thought that was great and wonderful and big step for her and she was very excited about it and she did the right thing, i think. >> and even though she was in the army, she stayed in pretty close contact with you. >> yeah, every time she was back in town, we would get together and go have lunch and i helped her buy her car to come back and everything. hang out. >> right.
>> i know this is hard for you emotional because you're close to her. your wife is close to her. they became friends. >> yep. >> and what do you make of what may have happened to her? >> honestly, i have no idea. i hope she's ok. this isn't like her to not respond to anybody and her mom is really worried, they're looking for her and family and friends love her and it's very, very hard. >> there's a development. apparently a sex offender, bar employee gave her a ride home. denies any involvement. >> yeah, not too sure about that. >> not a suspect. he's just a person of interest. >> person of interest at this point. >> right, yeah. >> i know you texted her friday morning, you did hear back from her on that text, right? or not? >> i heard back from her friday morning, yeah. >> then she went missing into early saturday morning. >> correct. >> you did try to contact her phone again recently, what happened? >> when i contacted her phone because it has been off, to see if she could pick up my calls.
nothing. because it went straight to voice mail because it had been dead. the past -- i called every hour and a half yesterday, it would ring all the way through and go to her voice mail so it means it was charged and, you know -- >> just not like her not to answer. >> not at all. >> you're worried about her. >> absolutely. >> don't blame you. >> the police continue to look into the case and if you any information, you can call the fayetteville police. here are the numbers here or crimestoppers, of course, kelli bordeaux, it's the tipline and the search for the soldier this morning. john, thanks for sharing your message with us. >> thanks so much. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> coming up next on the rundown, president obama sounding sight rens and calling the police on oil speculators. is the president himself the biggest of them all? a fair and balanced debate coming up next. >> and workers collecting unemployment while working? how 61 district employees in washington, d.c. got away with it. follow the wings.
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>> time for news by the numbers. first 61. that's how many washington, d.c. public employees have been fired accused of collecting unemployment benefits while continuing to work. they're called unemployment benefits, remember? reportedly cost them over a million dollars. next, number one. that's the place honda comes in for the best car at keeping its value. it's reportedly retaining its nearly 50% of its value after five years. that's good. and finally, four. that's the number of penguin stories making headlines this week. the latest -- this dog that
desperately wants to play with the penguin. and don't forget the penguin that nipped newt gingrich during a behind-the-scenes tour at the st. louis zoo. plus this poor penguin was kidnapped from his home at sea world in australia. luckily, he was tracked down and returned home and finally this pushy penguin who decided he would push his balance over the edge and now we enter a penguin-free zone. >> you kept me waiting to talk about four penguin stories? you owe me. burgess meredith not mentioned and i'm angry. president obama sounding the sirens and calling for the oil police asking congress to crack down on oil speculators. rush limbaugh says if anybody is speculating, it's the president. >> aren't these green energy people all speculating? and are they not speculating with our money, taxpayer dollars? they're all getting loans and whatever from the federal government. all of this green energy stuff is literally imploding.
it is collapsing. isn't obama, in fact, a green energy speculator? >> so is the president holding oil speculators up to a double standard? joining us right now for a fair and balanced review, co-host of "the five" juan williams and andrea tantaros. juan, good point by rush or way off base? >> you know, it's always interesting listening to rush but i think there's a big difference between investing and speculating. everybody, i think, would agree that given the high cost of oil and its links to terrorism, it's a good idea to invest in alternative energy, speculating would suggest that you are doing what some of these oil speculators are doing much to our, you know, negative impact which is they drive up the market. they create false scarcity and then, of course, that leads to profits for them but higher costs at the pumps for all of us which negatively impacts our economy so it's not -- it's not speculating to say that if the u.s. government decides to
invest in alternative energy, that that's the same of what a speculator is doing. >> do you agree? one big difference is it's not the president's money, correct? >> that's true! you know, any investment is a speculation. anyone with a 401k or a mutual fund or anyone who owns a house and has a mortgage, they're speculating! we're all speculators. but as you pointed out, brian, the president is doing it with our money and the worst part about cases like solyndra is he's giving his political friends preferential treatment in bankruptcy court. so george kaiser got paid back before us, the taxpayers. and you know what, at least when you're -- you know, trying to make bets in the market, the market punishes people who make big bets and who fail. who is going to punish the president when he loses millions and millions of our dollars? and really, there's no accountability so it's not just solyndra. it's on and on and on. we see many cases of him gambling and wasting our money and now, brian, he's asked us for $52 million to regulate the oil markets and frankly, after his failed attempt at regulating
the financial industry, i don't trust him! >> you know, right now, they say under this premise, that the department of energy has a $35 billion portfolio and so far, taxpayers on this green push are on the hook for $570 million, juan. >> well, the people have to have some kind of regulation here. i mean, look, i don't think it's just president obama. i think president bush also tried to intervene and find out if there was manipulation going on in these oil markets after katrina he did that. everybody thinks there should be increased penalties that the whole way that this system is rigged right now, it benefits people that play this manipulative game to increase scarcity in order to drive up profits for themselves. this is like hedge funds for the oil markets. when you talk about, oh, why are we going to put more policemen in the game? why is there going to be more regulation? we don't trust them, andrea, you know what? the president, in fact, used a grated analogy like the nfl, increase the number of teams it
had but didn't increase the number of referees. there would be chaos. that's what we have now. we need more regulation. >> we already have czars. look what happened at the g.s.a. do you think there might be a reason for me not to trust the president meddling in our oil markets? i don't trust government interfering in the pricing of energy -- of anything, especially energy. especially crude. it's troublesome, juan and the $52 million he's asked for to monitor illegal behavior when there's been no illegal behavior, people have to speculate. they have to anticipate, this is what investments do! you speculate on -- >> andrea, i respect what you have to say about being afraid of government but the fact is that we need regulation. otherwise, we will be paying -- >> we can use that. >> to line the pockets of these oil guys. >> andrea tantaros, as long as you promise not to agree, we're going to have you back every week. >> not agreeing today. >> ok, good. by the way, i'm speculating two more penguin stories by
wednesday. that's what i'm thinking. >> no penguins! >> evil speculator. >> absolutely. the most wanted man in this fast & furious investigation was released. not once. not twiesz twice, three times. it's a fox news exclusive and it's next. she can fire a machine gun and even make a citizen's arrest complete with handcuffs. see if steve is going to get free on bail. fiona here was juse that ford dealers sell a new
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>> fox news alert for you right now. looking live at discovery, the oldest of nasa's three remaining space shuttles being rolled out of the hangar now on to the way of its new home. we told you when it flew from florida the other day. now it's going to the smithsonian museum. doug mcelway is live with much more. making another trip, right? >> that's right, gretchen. actually this shuttle behind me that you see, it just was pulled out of the hangar here at the annex to the national air and space museum. that is the shuttle enterprise that's been in this museum since its opening in 1993. it just was pulled out and very ginger operation. a little bit of like -- akin to moving a model ship from a
bottle because very, very narrow passageway. in fact, they had to cut away a portion of the roof for the tail to fit out of here. it's going to be positioned right there and await the arrival of the shuttle discovery which is at adjoining dulles airport. it's going to be trucked over here later this morning. the two aircraft will be positioned nose to nose for the official welcoming ceremony of the shuttle discovery which will take the enterprise's place in the annex of the national air and space museum. later today, the enterprise that you see behind me will be placed on the back of that 747 and by monday, you guys are going to get to enjoy that same incredible view of a space shuttle on top of a 747 as it makes low fly-byes past the landmarks of new york city. we hope you get to enjoy that. should be an interesting ceremony. not about the past here and the shuttle's history but about the future of nasa and where the program goes today here. later today, i'll be showing you a mockup of the orion spacecraft
that is double the size of an apollo spacecraft and holds four astronauts. it promises to be the future of men's space flight for nasa. we'll take a look at that later on. enjoy the view of the space shuttle enterprise and another couple of hours, there will be two of them here. >> nice if they left the engine in, it could have done it itself. thanks a lot, doug. let's go to more headlines. we're learning the most wanted man in the fast & furious investigation was released not once, not twice but three times by police. this new photo exclusively oblted by fox news, you can see an alleged ringleader, firing 10 rounds from an illegal handgun back in october and he was eventually arrested, released and let off the hook in 2009 and 2010, he's known for trafficking thousands of guns to mexico. but his operation wasn't shut down. until after border agent brian terry was murdered. >> three secret service agents are being forced out of the job
now as officials investigate their alleged hiring of prostitutes in colombia and for the first time, we're hearing from a colombian woman who claims she was one of the escorts who partied with the americans back at their hotel. according to a published report, she claims she argued with one of the agents after he refused to pay her $800 bill. he only wanted to offer her $30. right now, eight secret service agents remain suspended. >> meanwhile, long before congressman anthony weiner was tweeting out pictures like this one, he was bossing around staff members and behaving badly according to a brand new book by journalist robert draper due out next week and it claims weiner berated his staff and would do or say anything to get on tv. well, he must be happy. he's back on tv. >> part of it. >> he must be thrilled. >> she's a familiar face. and always kicking butt, lucy liu has starred as a secret agent in "charlie's angels" and
samurai master in "kill bill" and one tough cop in the hit show "southland." >> on the ground, now! >> she eventually shoots. joining us right now on the curvy couch, actress and the spokesperson behind micronutrient campaign, lucy liu. thanks for coming by. >> good morning. >> good morning. isn't this where you grew up? >> i grew up in queens, yeah, and i went to school at styverson, not too far from here. >> you don't need a subway map. >> i check out the subway map when you get down there. things have changed a little bit. >> do you care that in the introduction i said that you always kick butt in your roles? do you like that? >> no, but people seem to love to go to action movies. i love seeing action movies, it's fun and good thing to have on your resume. >> when you're watching one of the movies you're acting in, do you think to yourself that looks
like i know what i'm doing? >> i've seen most of the movies i've done once at the premiere. >> that's enough? >> unless we have to go and see it when we go on tour in different countries, yeah. >> why don't you want to watch it more than once? >> i don't know. i enjoy seeing movies but seeing yourself in a movie is very different. >> yeah. >> you've had to go through a lot of training like, for example, in this role in "southland" where you play a cop, did you learn how to shoot a gun, handcuffs. >> yeah. >> tell us what you went through. >> we went to the police academy, first time they opened up the doors to us. which was really wonderful. we did evasive driving, we did handcuffing and shot off shotguns and machine guns and -- >> all things you learn in new york. >> yeah. learn in classroom normally. you know, just how to handle it and you can do different ways of handcuffing people and depending on the danger of -- >> or if you're in a bad mood that day, make them really tight. >> make them super tight. >> did it help you to watch the police academy movies to get
tough? >> that didn't help at all. that can give you a sense of humor. >> you're doing something from humor to humane. this is a micronutrient package. >> that's right. >> it's about the size of a splenda. what is it? and who is it going to help? >> there's so many children in developing countries suffering from anemia and it's basically -- this is a package that you can get that heinz distributes and they basically give back to the community. this has no odor, no taste and the children themselves open it up and they sprinkle it over their food. >> whatever is lunch. >> whatever their lunch is, whether it's rice and beans or vegetables or porridge for morning, for breakfast and it basically gives them everything they need to get back to help and helps develop their mental and physical minds especially when they're younger, under the age of 5. >> heinz just happened to come up with this? >> heinz is developing it over the last 10 years, this is a program that they've been developing in china and they've also had it in tanzania and now
they have it in haiti. >> it's making a huge impact. >> huge impact for children. about 3 1/2 million in developing countrys which is fantastic. >> we're showing you some of these images right here where you are somewhere in the developing world. >> yes, i've traveled in different places. this is in haiti where i was just in march, early march and this is an orphanage where they basically give back to the ngo and you can see the difference between kids in the hospital who have not received this package and it's basically, if they have 60 over a period of four months, it can basically give them all the nutrients -- they have 15 essential vitamins in these. >> it would only cost $1.50 for a year? >> $1.50 for children for a year to bring them back to health. >> that's amazing. >> thanks for all the work that you're doing and we'll continue to watch you on southland and wherever else you end up. >> when kids don't eat their vegetables, we'll sprinkle some of this over their food. >> tasteless. yeah. >> 50 years and trillions of dollars and we're not winning the war on poverty. speaking of poverty.
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countless stars whose career was launched by dick clark. he died of a massive heart attack yesterday at the age of 82. reaction to his death pouring in this morning. bob decastro is live at the hollywood walk of fame where a memorial is building around his star right now. >> yeah, hey there, brian. good morning. you know what's interesting here is that no surprise his star is at a very prominent spot here. sunset and vine. i'll show you behind me here and there's that memorial you were talking about, all the flowers here. these are all from fans, by the way, that have come at this walk of fame throughout the day yesterday when they heard of dick clark's passing and certainly throughout the night. what's interesting to me is that in the center of that star is that symbol, you know, the emblem that signifies where this star has had an impact in entertainment and in the middle of dick clark's star here, it's a television. and certainly we know now that his influence has really transcended television and everybody calling him not just a
pop culture icon but a legend just in entertainment here. and of course, the hearts are morning out. what star is not talking about dick clark this morning? last night on "american idol", in fact, ryan seacrest talked about him. he said it was one of the greatest influences of his life was dick clark and without dick, a show like this would not exist. we've got quincy jones even talking about this yesterday saying rest in peace, my good friend, dick clark. a pioneer whose mark on american culture will be felt forever. and barry manilow, this was a sad day. he was a dear friend supporting me in my music for all my years in the business. great businessman and true gentleman, an inspiration. my heart is so heavy right now. so lots of heavy hearts. i've got just a stack of these quotes and rememberances from stars all over hollywood. so certainly, his legacy will be felt for generations. back to you guys. >> all right. thanks so much. we'll be talking more about this later in the show. steve? >> we will, thanks, brian. back in 1964, president lyndon
baines johnson declared a war on poverty in the united states. at that time, the poverty level was 19%. little did he know that almost 50 years and $15 trillion later, the united states would only have lowered that rate by 4%. so is it finally time to admit that maybe we're not fighting this poverty war the right way? joining us right now is the author of a new study that asks this, cato institute fellow michael tanner. >> great to be with you. >> great to have you. let's talk about the size of how much money we are throwing at poverty in this country. >> i think most people when they hear talk about welfare or anti-poverty programs, they tend to think of what used to be afdc, that cash program and how small that is. but the federal government actually operates 126 different anti-poverty programs. and between the federal and state government combined, we spend nearly $1 trillion every
year on anti-poverty programs. clearly, we're doing something wrong if we still have 15% of the population in poverty. >> no kidding. we had tavis smiley on the program earlier sit down with gretchen. listen to this. >> bipartisan consensus in washington that the poor don't matter. poverty is not a priority in the nation for democrats and republicans. >> michael, he said the poor just don't matter. and in fact, it doesn't seem like -- we're throwing a ton of money at them. but it doesn't seem like anybody cares. >> well, i think there's something to that. nobody wants to have a real conversation about the poor and poverty. we sort of think that if we throw enough money at it, maybe they'll go away. clearly, they haven't. you know, we spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to make poverty more comfortable. we don't spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to create more prosperity and have fewer poor people. >> you've got three points that can help people rise out of poverty. one is education. that's kind of a no brainer. what do you say about women?
what should they do? >> look, if you're not married, don't get pregnant. if you have a child out of wedlock, your chances of ending up in poverty are five times greater than if you wait until you get married before you have a baby. that's not a moral question. it's an economic question. >> what about getting a job? a lot of people are, you know, i don't think i should take that job. i'm going to wait. >> well, the fact is even a minimum wage job, you're more likely to be out of poverty within a couple of years than if you stay on welfare. the fact is you need to get a job, and stay with it. that means we need to have a policy in place in washington. that creates jobs. in regards to entrepreneurship is a good thing. that's much more important to get people into jobs than it is to give them a welfare check. >> no kidding and i understand that if you figured out how much money each poor person in this country is getting, it would -- it would be the equivalent of like $21,000 a year. and it's not helping. >> well, that's right. the problem is, of course, they're not getting it. we're spending that money but
very little of it actually ends up in their hands. we pay a lot of providers, landlords, doctors, that sort of thing. we pay a lot of bureaucrats in washington but we're not helping the poor. >> all right. michael tanner, you're helping by telling us about that. thanks very much for joining us today from the cato institute in d.c. thank you. >> thank you. >> all right. 10 before the top of the hour. 1 in 16 kids admit to doing it. we're talking about the choking game. our next guest lost her daughter to this game. and joins us with an important message for all parents and their children. [ male announcer ] drinking a smoothie with no vegetable nutrition? ♪ [ gong ] strawberry banana! [ male announcer ] for a smoothie with real fruit plus veggie nutrition new v8 v-fusion smoothie. could've had a v8. new v8 v-fusion smoothie. i'm more active, i eat right, i'm making changes to support my metabolism. and i switched to one a day women's active metabolism, a complete women's multivitamin,
16 children play the dangerous choking game. you may have heard about it. it's where a person strangles themselves to create a brief high. some think kids do it instead of taking drugs. but our next guests say it's for an entirely different reason. joining me now are wade and deborah click, their daughter paige died last year playing the choking game. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> i'm so sorry for your loss. and i just can't imagine as a father, wade, you were the one who found your child, right? >> i did. >> and she was in her closet and she had done this choking game. you had no idea that she was experimenting with this, correct? >> i did not, no. >> what is it exactly? >> well, from what we've been told after it's something that kids typically do together to start out where they cut off their oxygen supply to the brain and then one kid will actually
lower the other kid to the ground and they go unconscious for a little bit and then they come back. and what it can do is gravitate to kids doing it on their own which is what we think happened with our daughter. and when they're on their own, if something goes wrong, there's nobody to help them. and i found my daughter in a closet that was a foot shorter than she was and what i think happened is that she had put something around her neck to go through the process and then i think she passed out and when i found her, you know, she was limp and it was the worse thing any parent could go through. >> i can't imagine. the number of kids who have died from this since 1995 through 2007 at least are 82. but deborah, i know that it's being said that kids do this to get a high. you think -- your daughter was an overachiever.
she was a cheerleader. she was on national honor society. she did great in school. you think that actually she may have done this because she felt so much pressure in her life. >> yeah. and it's interesting because we originally -- the only thing that had come out on the choking game is kids were doing it as an alternative to getting high. and for some reason, that never sat right with me. it seemed like it was the only conclusion, but we had spoken to a top grief counselor here in minneapolis, and he had told us that he is counseling a lot of kids from top schools that are high achievers and what they're doing is using this as a way to cope. and it's a way that they can sort of have a type of control over their situation much less -- or much the same way that anorexia has in the past, cutting is another way that kids do it. because between 9 and 15, they don't have the coping skills,
they're using what they can. >> right. and your message today is to get this message out to the parents and to the kids to be aware that this type of thing may be going on. deborah and wade klick, remembering your daughter paige today. thanks so much for your time. >> thank you. >> more "fox & friends" when we return. so who ordered the cereal that can help lower olesterol and who ordered the yummy cereal? yummy. [ woman ] lower cholesterol. [ man 2 ] yummy. i got that wrong didn't i? [ male announcer ] want great taste and whole gin oats that can help lower cholesterol? honey nut cheerios.
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>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. it's thursday, april 19. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks so much for sharing part of your day with us today. he changed rock'n'roll, he broke the race barrier, launched dozens of careers. >> ladies and gentlemen, here is chubby checkers! ♪ come on baby ♪ let's do the twist >> gretchen: this morning we're remembering tv icon dick clark. >> steve: and what happened to the missing fort bragg soldier, kelly bordeaux? this morning new details on what may have happened to her straight ahead.
>> brian: cue the music, please. ♪ is the gsa scandal actually bigger than hot tubs in vegas? michelle malkin says yes. she's here in moments to sing about it. "fox & friends" starts right now >> steve: welcome aboard, folks. live from studio e in the heart of midtown manhattan, thank you for joining us on this busy thursday. >> gretchen: we ran out of time on the interview we did with the couple who lost their 13-year-old child. if you want more information on this organization, if you go on-line and research that, it's such an important story and the signs to look for. >> brian: that's an honor student, too. it's not like well, my kid was head down the wrong path. >> gretchen: high achiever and
they believe some of the kids are doing it to get attention because they may feel pressure in their lives. one more thing for parents to be looking out for. >> steve: as you plan the next hour, we've got former prime minister of the united kingdom, tony blair with us, plus mitt romney joins us live from the campaign trail. a busy final hour today. >> gretchen: let's start with headlines. faa releasing new audio tapes of what happened inside an american airlines cockpit when a flight attendant had a violent break down. she said a roommate died on september 11 and asked if terrorists were on board. the chicago bound flight had just pushed back from the gate in dallas when pilots alerted the tower that something was wrong. >> just give me instructions again. we got issues with one -- wed into to get back to the gate. somebody is going crazy in the back. >> gretchen: the attendant admits she forgot to take her medicines and was restrained. she's on medical leave.
new details unfolding in the case of missing fort bragg soldier kelly bordeaux. investigators naming a person of interest in the case, convicted sex offender, 25-year-old nick class holbert. he works at a bar and apparently gave her a ride home early saturday morning. that was the last time she was seen. he has been questioned twice by police, but has not been charged. one of kelly's closest friends joined us earlier with new details of what happened when he recently tried call her cell phone. >> it was off. see if she would pick up my calls. nothing. the voice mail has been dead. i called every hour and a half yesterday. it rang all the way through and go to voice mail. >> steve: later this morning, dive teams will resume searching
a pond north of fayetteville. three secret service agents are being forced out of their jobs. for the first time, we're hearing from a crop woman who partied with the americans at their hotel. according to a report, she claims she argued with one of the agents after he refused to pay her $800 bill, offering a her only 30 bucks instead. right now, eight secret service agents remain suspended. more than just a typeo. a music teacher in central virginia changed the lyrics to "we are the world." to remove the word god. the original version of the 1985 michael jackson and lionel richie song says, we are all a part of god's great big family. but take a look. the version says we are all a part of one great big family. she reportedly told concerned parents the kids could sing the original version if they wanted to. and those are your headlines. >> steve: changing her tune. >> gretchen: why mess with
something that works? >> steve: michelle malkin works and she works hard for the money and joins us live from colorado springs. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> steve: i'm sure you've been seeing these images of hot tub jeff out in las vegas. he was the gsa guy who arranged that spectacular party out there. there he is right there at the resort. while they spent close to a million dollars that, is just a drop in the bucket, i have learned, from a column at michellemalkin.com when it comes to gsa and how the president is lining the pockets of big unions. >> yeah. that's right. the party in the gsa is still going on despite these resignations, despite these absences of leave now for many of these bureaucrats who were basically the paris hilton party animals of the federal government. but the problem is that if you look at the total price tag of some of those junk dts, they pale in comparison to some of
the possibly billion dollars handouts that the obama white house is overseeing. because of an executive order passed in the first few weeks of the administration, something called project labor agreements and i talked about them before on your show, it's rather obscure, but it costs taxpayers an insane amount of money to reward big labor bosses. there is $5.5 billion in the stimulus bill, for example, that the gsa oversees with these pla agreements imbedded in them that give unions favoritism over nonunion contractors and that add millions and possibly billions of dollars extra in inflated costs and inflated wages. i think that's the real scandal that really should deserve a top down review from the government and unfortunately, nobody has been held accountable for that. >> brian: let me ask you, what do you think of the
significance, now a letter surfaced from 2009 that harry reid wrote to rahm emanuel asking him to endorse las vegas or any leisure place for a destination point for any type of conventions and meetings. he was concerned that the government was telling people to stay away from nevada, also lavas in particular. >> yeah. oops. the thing is that this letter is a backfire on the democrats who have tried to do what they always do when these scandals blow up in their faces and that is blame the bush administration 'cause apparently under the bush administration, they had tried to curtail some of these junkets to places like vegas which encouraged the kind of stuff we have seen and that continues to unfold. however, harry reid came along and was doing all of this back room lobbying behind the scenes to get rahm emanuel and the obama administration to reverse the very kind of bush
administration policy that turned out to be fiscally responsible. >> gretchen: but at the same time, michelle, we don't want to be harsh on the sort of tourist cities that need the business at the same time because remember, president obama was the one who said don't go to las vegas and live it up and they're facing massive foreclosures there and really high unemployment rate. so couldn't we argue that we could still have conferences if they were using the money in a responsible way? >> well, i think that's the problem. in general, i would agree with you and that point was made a couple years ago when obama made a point of singling out and targeting vegas. but behind the scenes, there were people in the inspector general's office and of course, now all of these whistle blowers who are coming forward that were saying there was a problem in places like this that encouraged the kind of behavior that we're seeing. and i think there is a generalized point here about government gone wild.
ultimately, the only solution to this kind of thing is to shrink the size of government in the first place because the bigger the federal budget, the more arrogant and the more temptations there are to do this kind of thing in the first place. >> steve: irony alert here, the president has been talking out on the stump about how important his administration has been paying attention to women's issues and things like that and he really needs the woman vote to win again. he got it substantially last time. yet, here on national equal payday, we know now that the white house actually pays men 18% more than women! what's that about? >> yeah. what is that about, steve? good question. we mentioned that last week on the show and of course, now that this artificial manufactured holiday has come up, i think it underscores some of the persistent feminist myths about this so-called wage gap. and a lot of these feminists and
the white house, which as we noted has this do as we say, not as we do mentality about these kind of policies, always ignores the fact that it's not just discrimination against women that plains the wage gap. there are things like, oh, i don't know, free will and the kind of choices that women make on their own with regard to the kind of industries they choose to go in. men and women just happen to gravitate towards different industries. they have different priorities, the way they arrange their family. and it doesn't always come down to sexism. it's not just a gender thing. sometimes it's a freedom thing. >> brian: michelle, i got to bring another topic america is all talking about and that is that documentary, bully. well meaning superintendents say zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying. but it's not well thought out. >> yeah, that's right. of course, we had the case here
in colorado springs of the little boy who was punished along with the bully that he was trying ophite back against and there are parents who are to everring this all over the country and sensible teachers and administrators who understand that when you have these radical zero tolerance policies that make no moral distinction between the victim and the perpetrator, they end up doing more harm than good. >> gretchen: some would argue it makes it easier for the administrator, they don't have to figure out what happened. let's listen to the little boy who was bullied. he was on our show earlier. >> he kicked me in the privates. he threw me down. i urge punched him in the face. >> steve: here is the thing, michelle, the parents told the school since october that little boy had been bullied by this kid, right? so they didn't do anything until two days ago, the kid gets him
in a head lock, starts beating him up once again and his parents had said, if the kid bullies you and takes a swing at you, swing back. because there is the zero tolerance policy like brian mentioned, they both were suspended. >> yeah. it makes absolutely no sense. and i think that a lot of these zero tolerance policies are obvious leave the result of good intentions, but not well thought out ones. that little boy is such a hero, so brave. i commend his parents for getting the message out there and hopefully, hopefully we'll have some of these public schools reassess -- especially you -- >> gretchen: 'cause you got to wonder now with this child who finally stood up for himself and did something and now he's suspended, you can't imagine what he's going through psychologically as a result of that. it's not good, i know that. >> no. that's right. >> gretchen: thanks very much for your time.
we'll see you next week. >> you bet. >> gretchen: coming up, forget that foreclosure. short sales are taking the house market by storm and people are cashing in. can you? bob massi here to help, coming up next. >> brian: oprah snubbed. who is america's most influential? we'll tell you who beat out the queen of daytime tv for the first time ever. first, a look back at "american bandstand" and dick clark's legendary life. ♪ you rattle my brain ♪ ♪ goodness gracious great balls of fire ♪ ♪ goodness gracious great balls of fire ♪ e nutrition.
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a new report shows more people are selling homes through a short sale. could that be an option for you? let's ask fox news legal analyst and real estate guru, bob massi. >> good morning. >> gretchen: let's get to the questions so we can help folks. how can a second mortgage holder stop a successful short sale? >> in many houses in america, the first mortgage and a second mortgage. in order for a short sale to be approved, which is basically selling your house for less than what you owe, the second mortgage, that's the lender that has to agree to it. if they don't agree to the short sale, then it forces the foreclosure and many, many lenders, second lenders are causing problems with short sales. even though short sales are going up, which is a good thing for homeowners in america. >> gretchen: what role can a seller or buyer play in resolvingis holder on a short sale then? >> well, it's always about money. so here is what's happened.
let's assume that on a second mortgage you owe $50,000 and you're in the middle of nexts on a short sale. i made an offer on a house. many times what happens is the second mortgage wants a contribution from the homeowner. they want some money. of the 50,000, maybe they want a $5,000 contribution. many times the first mortgage, to get it done, will basically give like up to $3,000 to pay some kind of discount on amount. that's generally what will happen. that's what's happening more and more in america on short sales. the one thing, and i know we're rushed, but i want to stress to our viewers, always remember on short sales, please, viewers, only do it if there is a waiver of deficiency, meaning that the lender is going to waive what the balance that's been owed is very, very important because if you don't get a waiver of deficiency, there really is no reason to do that short sale 'cause you're still stuck with the balance. >> gretchen: that's so important. what are the consequences if a second mortgage holder refuses
to negotiate a settlement? >> foreclosure. i mean, that's sort of the last result. because the foreclosure laws in america have changed a little bit and all the lawsuits, foreclosures are becoming a little more complicated for lenders to foreclose is why the short sales are the rising thing right now. all the more reason, i pled with our viewer has few weeks ago, the mortgage relief act that expires at thend of this year, please remember, contact your representatives to get that extended because the tax consequences could be crucial on a short sale or foreclosure if that deficiency is waived and you get a 1099 c, you can end up paying income tax on that if it's not extended this year. so call your representatives. >> gretchen: very important. bob hasy v a great weekend. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," former british prime minister tony blair and mitt romney will both join us live. plus remembering dick clark live from the place "american
>> it's called rock around the clock. bill haley! ♪ we're gonna rock around the clock tonight ♪ ♪ when the clock ♪ . >> steve: that was bill haley, one of the sippers dick clark introduced to the world on "american bandstand." >> gretchen: it all started in philadelphia, the home of the original band stand studio. steve is there this morning.
good morning to you, steve. >> gretchen, the abc affiliate and the radio station that was in this building long gone, but you can still see signs that there was a major, major part of american history in this building. they still have the satellite dish on the roof and still have a lot of mementos inside the original studio. dick clark didn't come here as the host of bandstand. he was a radio dj. when the original host was arrested for drunks driving one night and a last minute replacement, dick clark took over the job and took the job permanently. and a lot of the residents living around here are telling us that clark had jackie robinson type importance to television and entertainment from this little building in the 50s and '60s where he took his local after school dance show national, giving the nation not just a look at philadelphia teen-agers, but their first look really at black performers previously banned from the show before clark changed the all white policy. changing america's attitude, tastes and culture, a decade before anybody even heard of civil rights, a young guy who
knew good music when he heard it and knew to do the right thing when he felt it no matter what hatred he may have feared he would get from it. and he left here in 1964, but came back in 2000 when they unveiled the historical sign out front here marking this building as a landmark in a city full of history, this place just a big part of it. brian, gretchen, steve? >> steve: steve, thank you very much. up until the time he had a stroke a number of years ago, dick clark was a frequent guest here on the "fox & friends" program. he would be out to promote his tv shows. he was an endorser of many products. we put a retrospective of dick clark. >> i just came in from the philippines. you want me to fly to new york? are you kidding? what are you crazy? the last 28 years i've been in times square dropping the ball and god willing, i'll be there again. >> steve: you're an expert at dropping the ball, aren't you? >> thank you very much.
[ laughter ] >> wait a minute! hold on. you haven't let anybody in atlanta know you're from new york, have you? >> brian: no, not at all. i want to live. >> steve: if it's new year's eve, it's dick clark. >> they ton in to see steve doocy make a fool of himself. >> steve: 'cause i was his guy in times square for about five years. dick was up in the studio and i'd be out there in the freezing cold. >> gretchen: during the time when i was miss america, i was on blood pressurers and practical jokes with him, which was not a good experience to be the victim of the joke, but it taught me i guess thousand get into television. one of the reasons i ended up in this career. thanks to dick clark for playing that practical joke. >> brian: the bloopers and practical jokes were on forever. he was in here all the time. meanwhile, coming up, the most wanted man in the fast and
furious investigation was released three times. yep. three times by police. the new information straight ahead. >> gretchen: and weekly jobless numbers due out any moment. we'll bring them after the break. eric bowl something here to analyze. but first, more "american bandstand" and chubby checkers. >> ladies and gentlemen, here is chubby checkers! ♪ come on baby ♪ let's do the twist ♪ come on baby ♪ let's do the twist ♪ make me pat my little hands ♪ and go like this ♪ yeah, ight, and i switched to one a day women's active metabolism, twist ♪ women's multivitamin, plus more -- for metabolism support. and that's a change i feel good about. [ female announcer ] from one a day.
>> gretchen: fox business alert. labor department released brand-new weekly jobless numbers. 386,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week. that's up from 380,000 the week before. economists were expecting 370,000. i learned enough from you to know that first-time people that have gone into the unemployment office, hard and fast number, correct? >> a good number. that's not a good number, let me correct that. the number that they come up with, 386 number is actual people applying for unemployment help versus a phone survey which is the unemployment rate every month. a little concerning. we've been pushing towards 350, getting the number down, which is good, the lower the number, the better. we have been pushing towards 350, which is a healthier economy in the last two weeks
jumped up 380 and 386. >> gretchen: what does that mean? >> people are struggling, looking for work. it's not a great sign if you look at a four-week moving average, you're pushing back up in the wrong direction. you want that number to be coming down and had been coming down for the better part of a year and a half, but now moving up a little bit. not good. on the heels of really good earnings coming out -- corporate earnings look like they're getting stronger. you like to see companies doing well and hiring people. >> gretchen: new jobs created, that number a couple weeks ago was down and maybe that has something to do with it. >> unemployment rate, they come out with the number of new jobs created. it should be 200,000 on a monthly basis just to keep up with the population growth, people coming in. >> steve: plus, wasn't the number of people who simply threw up their hands and gave up last time a large number? >> you're touching on something that's so important. the bureau of labor statistics that puts out the unemployment
rate every month, they have a lot of leeway, people leaving the work force, millions of people left the work force over the last three years, which means it actually puts the unemployment rate lower than it could be. so if you bring all the people back in from president obama's first month in office, if you bring those people back into accounting, we would be pushing 10% unemployment, not 8.2% unemployment. so it's kind of a funny number, conspiracy theorists, i think it's becoming a partisan department within the administration and really shouldn't be. >> brian: the president made news, he said i have an idea, let's crack down on those people who are betting on the market going up and down. let's go crack down on those people. >> yeah. well, we actually did that last friday. we did that gasoline special and we had a four-part plan for the president. we offered him a way to bring gasoline prices down. we said clearly drill more, bring oil in through keystone. embrace natural gas, also fix
the ape and the fourth one in the envelope that i brought here so many times was increase the margins on trading energy products givetives everywhere -- derivatives. we opened that up and gave it to the world friday night. tuesday the president makes an unannounced speech at a podium regarding gas prices which by the way had been going down for the prior few days. so really kind of quirky and strange that he did that. regardless, he did and he said, we need to raise energy margin requirements. the exact wording that we put. >> brian: what does that mean? >> it means we have to make energy trading more accountable. i took a lot of heat from the right who said, what's wrong with you? that's more regulation. no, it's not more regulation. it's not more fees. it's making more accountable. i was on the board of directors of the exchange that trades all of these american energy products. for five years. over that five-year period, there were three instances, at least three where one company had such a big percentage of the
oil market futures that they not only threatened the integrity of their company, they threatened the integrity of our exchange and they really threatened the integrity of the whole oil market. i'm simply saying, make it more accountable. raise a margin. you can trade energy products by putting no money down if you trade within the day. nothing. not a single penny. >> gretchen: complicated issue, we got to wrap it up there. >> i need to make this point. we're losing the battle on the right. conservatives, this is not a partisan issue. it's not he said, she said because obama likes it. it's not good for us. it's good for the american consumer and the driving public to at least address this issue. >> gretchen: see you on "the five." >> steve: we got to go. tony blair is waiting. >> gretchen: we're learning that the most wanted man in the fast and furious investigation was released three times by police. this new video obtained i by fox
news. you can see the alleged ring leader, firing ten rounds from an illegal hand gun in october. he was eventually arrested and released and left off the hook in 2009 and 2010. he's known for trafficking thousands of guns to mexico, but his operation was not shut down until u.s. agent border agent brian terry was murdered. >> steve: meanwhile, shuttling out the shuttles. you're looking at the enterprise which was pulled from its hangar at the smithsonian virginia location. work horse to cut a portion of the roof away to make room for the tail. the enterprise is making room for the shuttle discovery, that land add couple of days ago. discovery is now at dulles and opening ceremony also feature both shuttles before the enterprise into new york city. we should be able to see it in a couple of days. >> gretchen: looks like oprah is out of time for the first time ever, she's not included in this year's time magazine list of 100 most influential people. before now, she's made the cut
every single year since the list's inception in 1999. mitt romney, tim tebow,ry quanah, and jeremy lin are firsts. >> brian: that's interesting. just call him batman. one texas boy living out his dream for a day. take a look. >> oh, no! >> brian: that was 7-year-old kye who has leukemia. he got to star in his own hollywood style movie thanks to this program. it's called "wish with wings." kye, his mom and arlington police sergeant chris cook told us all about it earlier on "fox & friends." >> i was thinking that it was going to be really fun and exciting. i captured the riddler, the joker and a purse snatcher.
>> brian: he was successful and had a great time. he has the key to the city. >> gretchen: fantastic. >> steve: now a stunning realization catching scientists offguard. there is an unbelievable increase in the number of earthquakes happening across the world. >> gretchen: joining us now with more is janice dean. >> is it more seismic activity or the fact that we can track earthquake attention better? have a look. last week, a massive 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the sumatra. hours later, another 8.2 quake hit. officials told residents to stay away from the coast line as it reignewted memories of the devastating indian ocean tsunami in 2004 that left 230,000 dead. fortunately, these strikes caused little damage and only a few deaths. they were followed by two strong tumblers off the coast of
western mexico. the jolt made tall buildings sway, prompted evacuations and could even be felt by those living near the gulf of california. indonesia and mexico are located on the pacific ring of fire where 90% of the world's quakes occur and has a history of vulnerability. in the last seven days, there have been 321 earthquakes tracked by the u.s. gs, striking off the coast of oregon and alaska, as well as central chile, thailand, and southwestern coast of greece, just to name a few. unlike the weather, it's very hard to predict earthquakes, virtually impossible burks it's interesting to note that back in of the 1930s, we only had about 300 sites, seismic sites that we could actually see or hear or indicate that an earthquake had struck. now we have over 4,000 sites across the u.s. and the world really that give us indicators that an earthquake is happening.
so unfortunately, again, it's not like the weather where we can predict where they're going to happen. but if you live in any earthquake-prone areas, you need to be prepared. >> steve: all right, the earthquake machine right now, thank you very much for an update. interesting. >> brian: coming up, a whole lot of show left to come. for example, two british guest, former british prime minister tony blair will be here live. how does he feel about timothy geithner blaming europe for our problems? and. >> gretchen: presidential candidate, u.s. presidential candidate mitt romney also here live. >> brian: stuart varney was here [ man ] gillette wanted to see
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jobs still the number one issue in the upcoming november election. so how does the man who wants to be president, how does he think he could fix that? mitt romney joins us right new from charlotte, north carolina. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, steve. >> steve: okay. so the president has been out over the last couple of days and over the last couple of weeks. yesterday he was talking about investments in the future. he was in front of a bunch of college kids saying that's really the key for america. he's a little iffy on detail when is it comes to how he would create jobs. how would you do it? >> well, it's pretty straightforward. you want to make america the most attractive place in the world for entrepreneurs, for innovators, for job creators. what the president has done instead has made it harder and harder for a small business to grow or for a big business to decide to hire more people. so what you try and do is get tax rates that are competitive with other nations, for corporations and particularly for small corporations.
you also make regulators see their job as encouraging business rather than trying to crush them. you have banking regulations unlike dodd frank that are easy to follow, that allow small banks to make loans to small start-up businesses. you take advantage of energy resources here in this country by drilling for oil using our natural gas, developing our coal resources. you open up new markets for american goods. i know some organized labor bosses don't want that to happen and that's why the president has dragged his feet on that, but you got to open up markets so we can sell products around the world. the president, unfortunately, has taken every single path that has led towards a restriction in job growth, has made it harder for new businesses to start up. as a matter of fact, the number of start-ups per year has dropped by 100,000 per year! this is unacceptable and it's one of the reasons why it's been so hard for this economy to recover. >> steve: the president is going to travel to ohio and michigan, both important states for him.
and we heard a little of him yesterday in ohio. governor, for a moment, listen to president obama who kind of sounds like a republican here. >> see, i've never believed government can or should try to solve every problem we've got. i believe that the free market is the greatest force for economic progress in human history. i agree that everybody has personal responsibility for their own lives. everybody has got to work hard. nothing is ever handed to us. but i also agree with our first republican president, a guy named abraham lincoln, who said that true government, we should be able to do together what we can't do as well on our own. >> steve: clearly, governor, the president is making a pitch for independents and i saw in one of the recent gallup polls, you're beating him with independents. how are you going to outdo him in that department?
>> well, by showing a record as opposed to rhetoric. the president has always been good at saying things that sound wonderful, but you know, we now have not just his words, but his record. we've seen for 3 1/2 years the policies of barak obama play out. as they played out, we've seen he has not been able to end the high level of joblessness. he has not been able to see rising incomes. as a matter of fact, incomes have gone down during his term. he's not been able to turn around the housing market. in fact, housing prices have still gone down, foreclosures, 2.8 million, a record number of foreclosures. the president's record is not one we'd like to see for another four years. i think the american people recognize we're not better off four years after barak obama came into office. we're worse off. despite the rhetoric, the record is terrible and we need someone who can get the country working again with rising incomes and bright prospects for our kids. >> steve: speaking of rhetoric, he had some firey rhetoric
pointed at you yesterday. he said unlike some people, i wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. >> well, you know, the president is really taking aim at anybody he can find these days. in fact, in my case, i'm certainly not going to apologize for my dad and his success in life. he was born poor. he worked his way to become very successful despite the fact that he didn't have a college degree and one of the things he wanted to do was provide for me and for my brother and sisters. i'm not going to apologize for my dad's success. but i know the president likes to attack fellow americans. he's always looking for a scapegoat, particularly those that have been successful like my dad. and i'm not going to rise to that. this is a time for us to solve problems. this is not a time for us to be attacking people we should be attacking problems. if i'm president, i will stop the attack on fellow americans. i'll stop the attack on people and start attacking the problems that have been looming over this
country. >> steve: all right. mitt romney joining us from the stump today down in north carolina. thank you very much for making a little time for "fox & friends" today. >> thanks, steve. good to be with you. >> steve: you as well. all right. 11 minutes before the top of the hour. former british prime minister tony blair is here. there he is right there talking to brian kilmeade. how does he feel about tim geithner blaming europe for our problems? that is coming up. first, look, martha mccallum who is going to preview what happens at the top of the hour. >> i'm looking forward to that. we'll see everybody at the top of the hour. coming up on "america's newsroom," the white house lays down the gauntlet basically with paul ryan. back off on your deeper cuts or we will not sign a single spending bill. paul ryan joins us near america's news room live to react to that. he's got his own fighting words on the subject. and the prostitute at the center of the secret service scandal is speaking out. wait until you hear what she has to say this morning. it is quite a story, folks.
>> brian: treasury secretary timothy geithner knows who is to blame for the poor economy and it's not the white house. look. >> what hurt us in 2010 and 11 was the crisis in europe, the crisis in japan and the oil price shock. but as fears of those things have proceeded a bit, the economy started to strengthen again, that's good. >> brian: tony blair here now with his reaction. mr. prime minister, thanks for coming to the couch. >> thank you. >> brian: can i ask to you react to what treasury secretary said. >> he's got a point. everyone is in a global economy today. if europe goes bad, then it will affect you and us. the u.k. is not in a single
currency, but if there is a chill wind blowing through, it immediately impacts on us. so we've got to hope that the european economy sorts itself out, that the changes that they make are changes that will save the single currency and then we can move forward. but at the moment, it's still very shaky. >> gretchen: a lot of americans right now look to europe and say, oh, oh, we don't want to become like europe, like the economy we see there. do you see that from across the pond? should americans do that? >> europe is about to undergo a huge change, so all the institutions that europe created after the war, welfare and pensions and public services, the truth is in the early 21st century, even apart from the financial crisis, we were going to have to reform those institutions because the world today is different and even, for example, something like demography and the change in the age and profile of the population means you're bound to change. my point about the financial crisis is that it's exposed our
need for change. it hasn't created it. and wherever you are in the world today, in the developed world, the truth is government itself is going to have to reform and change. the private sector has to undergo a constant process of adjustment. the world is changing around us, so we've got to change ourselves. >> brian: they say change only happens when it has to change. so you maybe need a crisis in order to change. but there is two schools of thought. let's print the money, let's put the stimulus in. and let's cut back like great britain has done, austerity. what's the right move n your mind? >> first thing there should be a right or wrong judgment, not right or left. in other words, how you calibrate getting your public finances in order, but not doing it in such a way that you choke off growth, that's the issue. the really tough thing for european economies right now is they're having to do all this structural change in circumstances where they're cutting back very harshly on spending, their growth dips and then they've got a problem managing that situation politically and economically.
so i think you've got to calibrate. measure it very carefully. you've got it have a long-term deficit reduction plan, but do in a way that allows your economy to keep moving and the tough thing in europe is people can't devalue their currency in order to get the growth. >> gretchen: should america be looking at what's happening in europe and not do the same type of policies? >> i would have thought it was pretty obvious that we're undergoing massive structural change. you guys are going to be looking at that and you've got your own challenges and issues here, i know. but the fact is in europe, we're going to have to make those changes anyway. our system, in other words, the european social model will have to change pretty fundamentally. >> gretchen: all right. will you still keep in touch with president bush 43? we'll ask tony blair about that when we come back to provida better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com.
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