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it helps you sleep better. oregon study in 2009 shows the decrease daytime sleepiness. you feel more awake, more alert, sleep better and eat less. >> healthier. >> eric: doctors, good to see you. see you next sunday. >> heather: thank you. >> have a good week. >> heather: we begin with a fox news alert. new revelations, raising questions about whether the u.s. is keeping track of potential terrorists. we are learning that the mother of the boston bombing suspect was in a federal terrorism data base 18 months before the attack. welcome to a new hour inside america news headquarters. i'm heather childers in for jamie colby. >> eric: good morning. i'm eric shawn.
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the chairman of the house homeland security committee telling fox news this morning he believes there is a foreign connection. the pair could not have done this all on their own. what about their mother? zubeidat? she has claimed the attacks were fake, the blood was paint and her sons were set up. is there self-serving region for her outrageous claims? peter king is member of the homeland security commission and joins us from washington. good morning. good to see you. >> thank you. >> eric: can you comment on the report we have dealing with zubeidat? apparently the russians caught her and tamerlan on the telephone on a wiretap talking jihad. and the reports say she was also caught on a wiretap talking to someone in russia who is under investigation by the f.b.i. what do you know about this? what can you tell us? >> without going in details is how the russians got the information, we do know that the russians had information involving the mother, involving the son, which if they made it available to the
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f.b.i., back in 2011, its would have made the investigation more different. they certainly had evidence showing that the mother thought he was certainly sympathetic toward jihad. toward the islamic fundamentalism and they did not share it with the f.b.i. if they had it could have change dramatically. it also shows that the mother is not an innocent bystander. she also believes in jihad. she is also radical. that is why you heard the general mccall mention that. no doubt that she is a factor in this. at least as far as the thinking. whether or not she was involved in the plot, that we don't know. but certainly, she facilitated his thinking toward radicalism and she was almost proud of him being islamic fundamentalist if not terro terrorist. >> eric: tamerlan was on the c.i.a. terror watch, the f.b.i. she was on the other data base apparently. but look, they got 745,000 names on the terror identity
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data base environmentalist. how can this government be expected to keep track of 745,000 people? he was apparently was one of them. >> they have to do more than just have a list. when the information was made available to the f.b.i. they gave them the name of the older son. i think they were holding back somewhat. for instance, as far as i know, they never spoke to boston police. they never went to imam or the mosque or the people on the ground who would have had the knowledge whether he had been radicalized. once the neighbor is in data base, there should be more sharing of information. you have to do away with what is called the stone piping. even in this particular case, when the investigation is carried out, which will be done in a much more, i believe, extensive and intensive way, than this one was. >> eric: i was in boston covering it over the last two weeks. something that is bothering people as much as the f.b.i. did an incredible job with the
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local police nabbing them, they knew them. they knew tamerlan. they met with him in cambridge 2011. before the photos were made public? do you know what happened? the f.b.i. agents who sat down with tamerlan in the cambridge apartment. wife didn't they sew when shown the pictures, i know that guy. i talked to him a couple of years ago. that could be tamerlan. we know his address. why did it apparently fail? they can be human. but what is your insight on that? >> i asked that question and i have not gotten satisfactory answers. to me, there should be photo data base, they got pictures and put them in and the picture of the older brother should have come out. i would have thought. there are more than 72 hours after the attacks.
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his name didn't even come up on a computer. if a foreign government comes to you a other information as well and you know he has come back from russia, in the last 72 hours if you look around for suspects his name would have come up as a suspect. i apparently it didn't come up at all. maybe there is fault with the debarm of justice who put the strict guidelines, too politically correct -- >> eric: excuse me for interrupting. if you are f.b.i. and you sat with tamerlan. i'm a reporter, i remember who i interviewed the years ago. if i interviewed tamerlan he would have said the russians warned about that guy, we didn't find anything but here is his name and address. is this something that could be investigated in hearings? should it be investigated on what happened with the f.b.i. agent or agents who sat down with him? >> i hate to be a monday
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morning quarterback but yes, full investigation of what happened here beginning to end there. seems to be so many cracks along the way. mike mccall wants a full investigation of what the f.b.i. did in this matter. i think so. bad enough what happened at the boston marathon. this could have been worse. we can't allow a situation like this to occur in the future. you would think anyone who interviewed someone that the russian government said was a terrorist and you had a file on him, interrogated and pictures of him, somehow it would be in your head if a bomb goes off, one of the first people you think of. i interviewed a guy two years ago. let me check the file out. i don't know why it wasn't done. >> eric: we get janet napolitano testifying that he pinged the system. part of the anger in boston -- look at the "boston herald" editorial entitled "ping this,
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janet." they warned us the region pinged when he left. but when he returns from chechnya, nobody knows or care. the dead and wound who had are friends and neighbors deserve an answer. what should the answer be? >> it should be we can never allow it to happen again. it should have gone to joint military task force and direction of the f.b.i. in boston. part of the task force. f.b.i. run organization. they should see what is going on here. there are so many coincidenc coincidences. you hear them going to vu wha ra
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and then coming back. the department of justice. take off the politically correct straitjacket where we are not allowed to consider whether or not a person is a muslim when you look for muslim terrorist. this is like saying you can't look for an irish person looking for irish gang. you have to take them in account. it's just wrong. that straitjacket and it's the thinking tool stop -- eric holder's thinking to stop the interrogation in bosston. >> eric: the attorney general would say the civilian system does work and hay convicted terrorists. and that's why. >> i'm not talking about the conviction. i want intelligence. he will be convicted no matter he is tried. we need intelligence to stop the next boston marathon massacre. a lot of cities have
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marathons. >> eric: true. the 9/11 was this thick. hopefully there will be an investigation and we can find out the answers to the question this morning. thank you for your insight. >> thank you. >> eric: healther? >> heather: to another developing story, overseas. former syrian army general who defected from the military is speaking out. he is claiming that the syrian president bashar assad ordinaried the use of chemical weapon against his own people. conor powell joins us live from the mideast bureau with more. >> reporter: the former syrian general says he was ordered to use the chemical and weapons in the tunnels and caves but said he refused that and instead used disinfected water in tunnels instead. that is the latest that the assad regime tried to use the chemical weapons. the u.s. officials reluctantly knowledged that the troop appeared to use some chemical
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weapon in the fight against rebels. the syrian officials yesterday denied the claim calling it "boldface lie." and president obama said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapon would stop red line action but stopped short saying what action would be taken. they are concerned about the use of chemical weapons. but they are concerned that it may fall in hands of extremist group alongside with the opposition fighters. today, the rebels continue to attack the government air bases. and syrian forces reportedly shelled both civilian and rebel positions in and around aleppo. >> eric: conor powell reporting live. thank you. ♪ ♪ >> heather: a possible immigration bill hitting roadblock. some of the own backers are calling to wait in the wake of
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the boston terrorist bombing. bring in alexis mcgill-johnson, of the americans values institute. ron banjean the former communications director to dennis hastert. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> heather: ron, i'll start with you. should the bombings in boston delay the plans for the immigration reform? >> it's smart for those who are concerned about what happened in boston, to be concerned about the immigration bill. several said we need to go slow and go through this with a fine-tooth comb to make sure we are helping prevent terrorist activity from happening if the immigration bill can prevent it. if there is anything we can do to help the national security measures like, you know, trackk of who comes or out of the country, who has residency or student visas, let's do that.
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i don't think that those who the other side of the aisle, they have been calling republicans. they say the republicans are using boston as a way to scuttle immigration. i don't agree with that. it is smart to go slow to get it right. jo we are not saying stop it. we're just saying go slow. marco rubio said if boston exposes faults in the system, immigration or otherwise, we should address that. we should address it in this bill if possible. of course. why not? slow down a little bit light now. >> the problem with slowing down we have had the conversation for a number of years. we have been in a slow process. there are a millions of har-working, essentially americans already who have been here paying taxes who have been trying to engage and are inspiring citizens. tragedy use boston as a way to delay this. the brothers came here as kids.
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they were radicalized here. it doesn't expose a flaw in the immigration system. i exposes a flaw in way we gather intelligence. they were on our radar. why weren't we doing something about it. >> heather: but they came here as children, they committed the horrific crimes, the act of terrorism as adults. you know, they became citizens when they were adults. 2012. that, you know, september 11 of 2019. 2012. when dzhokhar became u.s. citizen, full-fledged. 100%. >> i would say that look, i think going slow is a smart idea. you know, the boston bombings exposed our lack of tracking. those who come in and out of the country who immigrated here. on the student visa issue, the friends of the bombers have been detained because it's been discovered that their student visas expired. by the way, the brothers were planning to attack new york city now. we have no idea if their friends were in on this, in on trying to help them plan it.
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we don't know. but these are exposing flaws we strengthen anything to n immigration to deal with this, it's smart. time is not on immigration bill side. that is clear. we need the bill done by the end of the year. to but you need to convince those who want to get it right -- they need to be con vised it those be done correctly >> heather: going back to student visa issue. 9/11 attackers with or student vis sas. they overstayed the student visas. also talking about the entry/exit tracking system that he is calling for. both of those issues would relate to what happened in boston. >> i think what is clear is immigration reform is going to be the best thing that helps our national security. if this is any indicator. so, you know, we have people like mccain and lindsey graham and paul ryan all
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saying the same things that we have got to focus on getting this measure through. so that we can begin to identify, process pathway for citizenship. the for we engage people who want to be citizens, the better that we will have a community that will help us inform what is going on. when you look at what happened in boston, the boston muslim community, the boston mosque where the brothers were attended are the ones that were helping us identify some of the information rate. they the one has kicked them out when they felt he was too radical. we need to embrace that. we need to embrace process to help us get there. >> heather: pathway to citizen but at the same time being responsible and understanding and allowing all the citizen once they do come here to be safe. and bombings not happen on the streets. catch-22. thank you both for joining us. i have to wrap it up there, though. thanks. >> thank you. >> eric: we have extreme weather alert for you this sunday morning. severe thunderstorms and heavy
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rain causing major flooding in the houston area. that is being blamed for a roof collapse. take a look at it there. at a food mart in sugar land, texas. rick reichmuth is watching it. how bad is it? >> really heavy rainfall. the roof collapsed from the weight of the rain that had fallen on the roof. people were out of it, good news. this is what the last 24 hours looked like. just to the southwest of houston, where sugar land is, we saw six inches of rain in three hours. 1.2 inches fell in seven minutes. insane rainfall rate. a little more rain across south texas today. more showers around houston. watch out for that. bulk of the rain ais cross the midatlantic or the tennessee valley or carolina,be toward the mid-atlantic. it could cause localized flooding in the carolina. southern part of the appalachians. another story we're watching is the rapid snow melt.
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yesterday,be we had north dakota with a foot of snow. after a 70-degree day yesterday, the snow is melting. we are watching a significant rise on the red river. in fargo, over 26 feet. you will get to 38 feet rise. it won't break a record but the water has to go oat out of here this week. wednesday. look at the crest of this, the fifth highest ever crest on the red river. eric? >> eric: all right. thank you so much. >> you bet. >> heather: it is more important than ever to save for your retirement, but the reality is that a lot of americans are living paycheck to paycheck. don't worry. we'll show you how you can save for your golden years no matter what. >> eric: as jo as dzhokhar tsarnaev spends his third day in prison in massachusetts, what happens next? would l a jury hear the case for to will he plea? michael mukasey will join us on the leagual implications coming up.
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the last day of the presidency. i was there. game to say goodbye. you said something i thought maybe you could repeat. it was about coming in to office on the first day. wanting to make sure that when you left, that you could look yourself in the mirror. and say i stuck to my principles. >> yeah. i think it's important in life. and it's definitely important for president. to have a set of principle, that one is willing to defend. and so when i left midland, i told the crowd of 30,000 friends, "i'm leaving with a set of principles." >> i am thankful for lessons and the principles i learned here in midland, texas. i'm thank. for my friends. i'll come back to see you soon. god bless. [ applause ] >> when i came back in front of the same, 30 although i looked a lot older, i said, i
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♪ ♪ >> heather: welcome back. a new study shows nearly a third of american households live paycheck to paycheck. and that can make saving for retirement seem impossible. but in today's take charge consumer protection segment, how to save for your retirement even when things are tough. joining me now is president of the diversified financial, dominique. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> heather: this is news a lot of folks can use today. a third of americans, you know, they are worried they will never be able to retire. so what is your advice to them? what is the first thing they need to do? >> we all go through life and we pay our bills on a monthly basis, we go and spend money on weekly, daily basis. we don't put ourselves first. the first piece of advice is when you think about it, you have to pay yourself first. it's old advice. we don't take it to heart enough. make yourself number one priority. >> eric: >> what do you mean by that? pay yourself first?
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>> whether we are talking about when you work , you're retirement plan or out of a checking account on monthly basis. make chunk of money. i could be $5, $10, $50, it doesn't matter. but make that money come out of your paycheck and be put away for yourself before you worry how do i pay the mortgage or give kids extra $20 to have fun. make yourself a priority. >> heather: you hear excuses. the first one is i can't afford it. is that true? >> for some people it is the truth. they're trying to meet the payment, mortgage, pay bills on timely basis. but the reality is, and we choke about the $5 cup of coffee on way to work. that is $25 a week. $100 a month. $1200 a year on that. you find those little items, the $5 here. you refinanced your mortgage and you haven extra $200 a month. use coupon at the supermarket. you have extra $40. take that money and i stead of
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finding another place to save it, put it in your pocket. similarricly save it. >> heather: planning and organization are key. >> good habits are key. get them to happen automatically. have it directed from the checking account. >> heather: you you don't miss it. >> you don't think about it. good habit. >> heather: people say it won't matter. i can't save enough to make a difference. >> $1 million won't be worth anything 30 years from now. 30 years ago $1 million is a lot of money. today it's a lot of money. tomorrow. i don't care if it's $100,000,be it will be a lot of money. you to take care of yourself. >> pay yourself first. >> yes. >> thank you so much. joining us with good advice. appreciate it. >> eric: thank you. taking notes. good to see you. back to the boston bombing situation. what is next for dzhokhar? he has a public defender, but does he have a defense?
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>> heather: welcome back. new reaction to the handling of the boston bombing investigation. lawmakers questioning whether the f.b.i. interrogation of the surviving suspect is cut off too soon. steve centanni is live for us in washington with more on this story. hi, steve. >> hi, jamie. the debate continueed over the move to -- continueed over the move to give the bombing suspect his miranda rights. some think he should have been questioned longer so the f.b.i. could learn more about the bombing and what led to it. but he was read his right, got an attorney and stopped sharing information. some say authorities accelerated the process unnecessarily. >> i was very surprised they moved as quickly as they did.
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we had legal reasons, i think, and follow-up investigative reasons to drag this out a little bit longer. we could have done that. i think the a.g., attorney general, should have sent a signal basically saying we're within our legal bounds doing this with a public safety exemption. >> critics say the f.b.i. could have learned much more from the suspect but others say the whole idea of the public safety exception is to assure there are not more bombs, not more terrorist and there is no continuing danger to the public. >> it looks like the f.b.i. got what they needed in terms of making sure the public was safe. that's the basis of the public safety exception. the f.b.i. is always going to want to inte interview to get io what happened over seas and nature of the plot. public safety goes to protect the public. once they got information they need to do that, that is the full length of that exception. >> others said the f.b.i.
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failed to prevent the bombing not following up on the earlier information about the bombing suspects, especially the older brother. heather, back to you. >> heather: they interviewed him twice. i don't know if that is enough. thank you, steve. we appreciate it. >> eric: now for more on the handling of the boston bombing investigation we are joined by michael mukasey. the former united states attorney general under president bush. attorney genera. thank you for joining us. >> you heard the controversy over the miranda issue, it is continuing this morning. are you surprised? >> somewhat. miranda is a nonissue. the only thing that miranda warning protect against is that any, that any statement that you get after the miranda warnings can be used in criminal trial. here they didn't need further statements from him. they had photographs for goodness sake of him committing the crime and the own confession to people he carjacked. there is ample evidence without his statement. the purpose to interview him
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is get intelligence information. >> eric: are you concerned they may not have gotten enough? >> yes. >> eric: what do they do from here? >> well, what do they do? they will probably go ahead with the ordinary criminal process. and allow him to remain where he is and allow the lawyer to determine whether he gets questioned any further. what do i think they could do? i think they could question him for intelligence purposes so long as they kept that separate from the criminal investigation. he wouldn't have any right to have a lawyer present in that interview. anytime he would have a right to have his court-appointed lawyer draw up the will or close a real estate transaction. >> eric: in a sense you say we could get intelligence information that would not impact guilt by him? >> yes. the only thing the fifth amendment protects you against is being witness against yourself, that's in a criminal trial. it doesn't protect you against disclosing the national intelligence information not used against you in the trial. >> eric: why would they not be doing that? >> beats me.
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>> eric: you think they should? >> yes, i do. it's allowed under the law. i believe so. in i think in any event you ought to push it. the only thing that would happen is he would file habeas corpus petition challenging it. if the district judge agreed with him it could go up to the fifth circuit and supreme court. half could question him in the meantime. i believe it would be upheld. >> eric: you tried as a federal judge terrorist cases in court and the administration says it's a standard procedure to put the terrorism cases in the civilian court system. >> civilian court tried terrorism cases. military commissions tried the terrorism cases. here, he could not be ryeed in a military commission because he is a u.s. citizen. there is a law against trying a u.s. citizen. that debate is somewhat moot. but the fact is that most terrorists convicted in the civilian court are convicted of non-terrorism related offenses, like marriage fraud. unauthorized use of credit cards. >> eric: but you have a string. the bombing plot in 1995.
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the blind sheikh, a string of convicted terrorists of terrorism-related charges. >> yes. there is a whole string but it's not as long as the administration makes out sometimes. the fact is that there are drawbacks. but in any event we could question him for the national intelligence purposes, regardless of where he is ultimately tried. >> eric: apparently he gave information before he was given the miranda rights. can anything he said previous to miranda rights be used at potential trial? >> not certain. people mention public safety exception. the public safety exception was placed where a guy held up a supermarket and threw away the gun and arrested him. the first thing they said was not the miranda rights. they said where is the gun? because they needed to cut off a dangerous situation. here there is no what is the gun left? we know there aren't more bombs. once we know there are no more bomb, that's the public safety
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exception. >> eric: do you think the act alone -- i go to the case of one who shoot a rabbi in new york. this was 1990. he shoots, for three years the federal authority said he is a lone gunman, lone gunman, because they didn't go in his house an take stuff out to see he was all jihad -- >> actually, manhattan d.a. who said it's a lone gunman. the manhattan d.a. tried the case. when the 1993 bombing took place, one of the demands of the bombers was he be released from jail. they went back to review all material they had taken from his home and saw jihadi material. they also look at the amateur video taken the night khanaa was shot and saw the bombers from 1993 had been in the hall in 1990 when he was murdered. it was obviously not the lone act of lone gunman. >> eric: do you see parallels with this and the
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brothers? >> i do. i don't believe they could have done what they did without techfy call assistance in building the bomb and without spiritual encouragement to keep them on focus. this is a suicide mission. they saw it as ma martyrdom. they look it as glorious. they would be killed one way or another. to keep someone focused on someone that used to be wisdom in latch sources. we wouldn't have it. there is no way to keep somebody on track. >> eric: well, that theory is now out the window. and you believe others are involved? >> i the. the bombs could not have been built without technical assistance. the fact that you are following a rule book from the internet doesn't do it. >> eric: michael mukasey, former general of the united states. thank you for coming in today with your experience and insight on this case. a lot of questions still have to be answered. thank you. >> good to be here.
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>> eric: very interesting. thanks. >> heather: still to come, the world is watching the president's next move on syria. did the assad regime cross a red line and use chemical weapons against its own people? how should the u.s. respond? ♪ using telemedical and mobile technologies, verizon innovators are connecting trauma surgeons to patients in the field. helping them get the attention they need, before they even reach the hospital. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon.
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>> heather: welcome back. now a look beyond the news, liz trotta sunday commentary. >> bad news is in the air. terrornist boston and canada, catastrophic fire in texas, highly contagious bird flu in asia. and tapping it off, another bone fracture delays derek jeter's return to the yankee line-up. getting it away from it all in interconnected world has become virtually impossible. going on vacation only offers sweaty crowds and packed planes that might or might not take off. if you have a yen for
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adventure in the risk-averse world there is an ingenious way out. if you can think like an explorer. shackles at the south pole. ma chewpmachu picchu. it's one subject that offers the wonder of the unknown and makes one feel alive thinking about it. all the books, movies and video games about three-headed aliens with mean eyes have yet to be discovered. still at this moment, the surface rover called "curiosity" is going over mars in search of rocks an liquid water. several billionaires are advertising for paying customers on a trip to what the chinese called a fire star. inspiration mars is the creation of dennis chito.
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rich aerospace engineer who visited on a russian space path. he envisions a fly-by round trip journey to mars when mars and earth are at their closest in 2018. he was looking for a married couple, husband and wife who can cram each other for cramped 501 days it will take to get there and back. he is counting on government support to launch thed a -- launch the adventure. another would call to spend 80,000 people to mars at $400,000 ahead. mars one, dutchman plan is a gritty approach. one-way trip. you to be willing to die there. to endure the cold atmosphere, packing serious radiation. the solar winds and storms, the loneliness.
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silence. maybe not silence since the project will be broadcast as a tv reality show 24 hours a day. the sponsors say thousands are already applying. writers say just how suitable old people would be for such a trip. come to think of it, perhaps mars travel isn't really the answer. not if the multitude already lining up. it's beginning to sound like cancun or disney land. everything and everyone you want to leave behind may soon be on the way there. some years ago before the world became so global you wanted to scream,be a famous columnist wonered why the 1976 democraticbe national conference went off without a hitch in new york. then a city of high crime and low expectations. people seem so plight, he wrote. the only answer, he said, everyone in manhattan has been relocated to staten island and
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surrounded by barbed wire. unfortunately today, the very people we might want to get away from the civil libertarians, politically correct, talking head, would foil such an ingenious plan before we got off the launch pad. how about mars as a prison colony? it seems hollywood made that movie and a great idea. round up the convicted murders, terrorist, book them one way to mars and sit back and enjoy the warm security of it all. the peace and quiet. ♪ ♪ >> eric: now to the fox news voter fraud unit. jury declared there was fraud in the 2008 presidential election. on a petition to help put on the ballot in indiana. two political operatives
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convicted on all counts thursday night after three hours of deliberations. found guilty, former long-time st. joseph county chairman, who was called the mastermind of the scheme who accused of ordering the democratic workers to forge names and signatures needed to put then candidate obama and hillary clinton on the ballot in that state. former county board of election worker blythe found guilty of multiple felony forgery counts and accused faking the name and signatures only though on the obama petition. voters told us they never signed the petition. so many signatures were said to be forged there are questions if the obama campaign actually qualified with enough legitimate signatures to get the candidate on the ballot in the first place. back then, during the election the petitions weren't challenged. they left telling fox news, "had they been challenged successfully you probably would not have been on the ballot." two other board of election
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officials previously pled guilty and testified for prosecution of the trial. observers say the case struck at the very heart of our country's electoral democratic process. follow this case and many more you can follow me on twitter. there's my handle. >> heather: because you are on fox. >> heather: i guess that's why they picked it. >> eric: we like it. >> heather: coming up, new concerns over the unexplained sea lion death on the west coast. now scientists worry whatever is killing the animals could be hurting people, too. star-studded event in washington, the white house correspondent dinner. washington and hollywood rubbing shoulders and having a few laughs in the process. >> recently, i had dinner, well publicized i had dinner with the republican senators. i'll admit it wasn't easy. i proposed a toast that died in committee. oh this is lame,
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>> eric: you heard about the sea lions being found dead at alarming rate. marine biologists trying to find out what is going wrong
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and if it could affect us, humans. dominic di-natale is live in california. good morning. >> yes, as many as 20 sea lions are stranded on the beach in southern california. rescue workers were overwhelmed by the sheer scale of what has been happening. take a listen. >> another stranded sea lion puppy scooped up be the marine animal rescue volunteers on the shores of southern california. >> during a typical season we will see between 50 to 80 california sea lions in the first three months of the year. this year, by the beginning of april we admitted over 400. >> 1,500 stranded pups, mostly from the channel island is rescued in southern california this year. year typical average a third of that. >> you can see the rib cages through the skin. in some cases you can see the spines or the shoulder blades. they are coming in, even thinner than this. >> the federal agency keeping an eye on the problem. they declared the pup crisis abnormal mortality event.
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one theory is a short of course the fish that the young sea lions are feasting on. >> but they do come up on land so by investigating causes in there, things are impacting them we do get information terms impact us. we eat the same fish species. we are using the oceans in similar ways. so what we learn from them definitely does play in our health. >> they are looking at all sorts of reason, biotoxic, change in the temperature or radiation from the nuclear plant in japan that had a meltdown in 2011. right now they don't know. >> that would be astounding and sad certainly. thank you so much. good to see you. >> heather: well, the stars were out for the white house correspondents' dinner washington last night. president obama poking fun at his adversaries on capitol hill. the commander-in-chief taking a ribbing himself from the
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late night comedian conan o'brien. >> president obama made changebes in his second term. he rerecently appointed john kerry. you appointed the only two people in the united states who look even more tired than you. >> these days, i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. so yes, maybe i have lost a step. but some things are beyond my control. for example, the whole controversy about jay-z going to cuba. it's unbelievable. i have 99 problems and now jay-z is one. >> heather: it's always a fun night. have you been? >> eric: i never have. i amazed watching conan o'brien called fox news the jocks. we're popular. >> eric:
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>> maybe he watches. >> eric: we'll get a report from jamie. >> heather: absolutely. >> eric: coming up, one of the most famous photo of all time. the flag raising at iwo jima might not have happened if it were not for one man. coming up, the role he played in the historic moment frozen in time. otin' wand ♪ ♪ just point and shoot, and weeds are gone ♪ ♪ 'round fences, trees, even mulched beds ♪ ♪ 'cause the only good weed is a weed that's dead ♪ ♪ roundup [ male announcer ] with a new one-touch wand. yeha! [ whip cracks ]
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welcome back. world war ii vet behind one of the most iconic images of all time died. communication specialist alan
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wood provided the flag for the famous photo of flag raising at iwo jima. he was 90 years old. that does it for us. i'm heather childers. see you at 4:00. >> i'm eric shawn. shannon bream next. ♪ ♪ >> shannon: boston bombings. details are beginning to emerge about a phone call secretly recorded by the russians of one of the boston bombings suspect allegedly discussing jihad with his mother. the revelation is raising questions about how well the intelligence community is tracking potential terrorists. we'll ask former attorney general alberto gonzalez how best to keep the country safe. crossing a red line. u.s. accuses syria using chemical weapon against the own people. we will ask two senator what is if anything should the u.s. be doing now. immigration alternatives. the bipartisan gang of eight is p


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