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bill: all right. kicking off a whole new week. fox news alert. mower than a week of speculation the royal baby finally on its way this morning. kate middleton admitted to st. mary's hospital in london nine hours ago. she is said to be in the first minutes of labor. they will release a formal announcement from buckingham palace but until we await along with the rest of the world. live in new york, i'm bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom." martha is still there. how are you doing, martha? martha: good morning, bill, i'm martha maccallum live in london and outside of st. mary's hospital where for the first time this week we can announce, yes, indeed the duchess of
cambridge is indeed in labor and having the baby. we should get word any hour, several hours, could be overnight. not sure yet. let's take a look around because the whole scene here is dramatically different than this time yesterday, bill. we have hoards of press as you can see. they have been stake out positions for weeks. there are some folks out there wonder why anybody cares? people here care and they are packed all around the barricades, watching with their cameras waiting for any indication that something is going on. let's look at the lindo wing door, it is covered with police across this whole area, blocked off except for a few cars that need to come through this area. that is the famous door where we saw prince charles and princess diana bring william out when he was born. when we're in london, who better than amy kellogg, our london correspondent to chat with us. amy, come in here. you and i were talking earlier
today and it feels like everything is going well right now. certainly everybody around the world hopes that is the the case. the beginnings of this were tricky. >> reporter: it was a very difficult beginning for the duchess of cambridge. she was hospitalized with acute morning sickness. a lot of women experience morning sickness but this was to the point where kate needed to be hospitalized that is what outed her pregnancy. normally you wait three months. when the press found out she was in the hospital they had to come clean with what was going on. that was very post-traumatic stress disorderful. you may recall there were a couple of tv personalities in australia who tried to get through to the duchess in her room. they did a prank. they pretended they were on the phone with the queen, the nurse who patched them through to kate's room felt so guilty and so shamed after that happened she committed suicide. it is not all together clear that is the exact reason for her suicide. there is an investigation going on but it is widely believed that were was the trigger.
there were very difficult moments in the beginning. she did rally. 19 public appearances during that pregnancy. martha: it looks like she did very well after that. it was a very rough start as you point out. we were here to cover the wedding two years ago. all the pomp and circumstance but really this is a very essential step in her carrying out her duties. producing an heir is really own the responsibility of the wife of the heir to the thrown. once she does that, this time whether it's a boy or girl a huge weight will be lifted off her shoulders because she secured the windsor line, which, some people may think doesn't matter. believe me it matters to this family and certainly to this woman. >> reporter: it is about the baby, martha. and the brits will tell you why this is so important. this is continuing the monarchy. this is assuring the future of the monarchy. it is very rare to have three heirs teed up as it were. you have prince charles, prince
william and baby cambridge. the change in the law whether it's a girl or a boy, it doesn't matter. this heir is ready to go. if it is a girl, no one will give the sigh of relief, maybe next time it will be a boy. this is it and they love children and the whole story will presumably have -- martha: very royal family. to top it off if it's a girl it will be the first in line to take over. we'll looking for a girl. we'll get a chance. great to be with you here in london. bill, i will send it back to you. bill: it is an exciting day. kate should talk to you, martha. for crying out loud if anyone deserves it more, it is you. martha is back in london in a moment outside of st. mary's hospital. we await the news at four minutes after the hour. fox news alert, closer at home what are we going to do about detroit? the obama administration facing pressure from its liberal base to bail out that city but
michigan's republican governor not expecting a federal bailout at all. in fact he is not asking for one. he saying such action would be the wrong way to help the city. detroit'sing manager, kevin ore on the pension funds to make some decisions. >> there are two different funds, fire and general services. they may have different levels of funding. all we're talking about is the unfunded component of those pension funds. bill: that was chris wallace yesterday. stuart varney, host of the "varney & company" on the fox business network. >> good morning. bill: it was reported on friday, emergency manager kevin oar made it a appeal for a bailout. they were given the back of the hand. would you expect that in these times or not? >> let me give awe time frame. pensioners, retirees, who used to work for city of detroit, 20,000, will get their checks another six months.
after that who knows what they get. will they take a big cut that is where the pressure for a bailout or some financial assistance from the obama administration or somewhere, that is when the pressure starts to ratchet up. there is pressure to go ahead and provide some help. the mayor, mayor binge, says there are -- bing, there are talks with the administration but no solutions yet. steve rattner, managed bailout of the cars five years ago, you have to help detroit. unions want help. its members will take a big haircut on the retiree pensions. the republican from michigan, huizenga, he told me from fox business he would be open to help for the city of detroit and he is a republican. so you can see the pressure is mounting. the time frame is limited. and there's a lot of talk about some kind of help being offered at some point in the future. bill: that is billions and billions of dollars, right?
just 15, to 18, is it 20 billion, what is it? >> that is the total debt, 18.5, $19 billion. the pension portion, unfunded pension portion is just over one billion dollars. there is a $5.7 billion worth of health issues as well. , health costs going forward. so that's a relatively small amount of money. but i promise you this, bill, there will be absolutely no help for the creditors. they include european banks who are owed $10 billion. no help for them at all. bill: what are you finding with other cities now who are facing a similar scenario? are they finding it more expensive to borrow money because of detroit, michigan? >> not yet. not yet. everybody expects that the cost of borrowing for other troubled cities will go up but we've not seen that yet. detroit's bankruptcy is exceptionally complicated and it will take months, if not years to find out who gets what. when we find that out, then you
may have some impact on other cities. bill: see you at 9:20 on fbn. stuart varney, leading us off on a monday. you. detroit city leaders are set to meet with the heads of those pension fund and they're asking a federal judge to hold hearings earlier this week to validate the bankruptcy and move forward with a strategy for detroit to discharge much of its estimated 19 billion-dollars debt. half represents health and pension benefits the city promised retirees. the city says it doesn't have enough money to pay the commitments in full. what happens next? detroit's democratic mayor, david bing, not ruling out a federal bailout from that happening but he does not expect much help. it has been reported they asked for help and were not given it, yet. warning what is happening to the motor city is happening in other american cities as well. >> and i want to say we're not the only city that's going to struggle through what we're
going through. there are over 100 major urban cities that are having the same problems that we're having. we may be one of the first. we are the largest but we absolutely will not be the last. bill: while the governor rick snyder says detroit's problems are decades in the making. a can he says that has been kicked down the road for far too long. >> this is 60 years of decline. this has been kicking the can down the road for 60 years and my perspective on it, enough is enough. i think there needs to be more accountability in government and part of the issue here, let's stand up and deal with this tragic situation and take care of the citizens. that is what this is all about. this is drawing the line. let's not go downhill. if we hadn't declared bankruptcy. every day detroit would have continuing to go downhill this is stablizing detroit. very importantly, i'm bullish about the growth opportunities in detroit. young people moving in the city. it has great opportunity.
the last major obstacle is the city government. bill: wow, senator john mccain talks about this. saying detroit's woes are problems of applying social programs in the past. >> when we see the city of detroit, the largest bankruptcy in history, it's a wasteland. basically the city of detroit is. what is the majority of the population in the city of detroit? and that is, who suffers the most? now in detroit, obviously we know the answer to that. so, do we have to continue and emphasize affirmative action programs? yes. without quotas. bill: how will it pay its bills? detroit is look at all possibilities including selling the valuable art. the city's emergency manager ordered an appraisal of 60,000 pieces of art the a the detroit institute of art, sparking fears its collection could be sold. the arts institute is upset at the bankruptcy filing and is committed to protecting its collection. do not know how much they would make on a sail like that but
talked about. not talking about that in london though. the great kate wait is growing closer and closer by the hour. finally we san say there is news, martha, in london in st. mary's? martha: that's right. you know, bill and i love twitter. we tweet all the time but they are going to announce this news old school. it will be interesting to see if they can keep it under their hat but i will tell you the very traditional, methodical way this baby will be announced. how many babies do you know are announced with a 41-gun salute, bill? we'll have that that coming up live from london. bill: nice. meanwhile a woman falls to her death from a roller-coaster. witnesses describe what happened moments before the ride began. rallies for trayvon martin were happening all over the country while in the president's hometown there were seven murders this weekend alone. a growing debate many see are the larger problem.
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bill: in the mountains near palm springs, california there still kicking up, already burning 42 square miles. firefighters managing to get after half the fire contained thanks to much-needed rain in california. all the people forced out of their homes are being allowed back but fire crews warn that the fire is far from extinguished. demonstrations meanwhile in more than 100 cities across the country demanding justice for trayvon martin, this is a day after president obama's personal remarks on race the day before. now nationwide nearly 91% of black murder victims are killed by black attackers. these statistics leading to a heated debate on "fox news sunday" about african-american violence and what are the real threats facing these young men are being ignored. listen. >> really to be clear, there are deep systemically problems that
really impact african-americans in the system that have to be addressed and i think the president spoke to some of those. so we can't ignore that. i'm going to acknowledge just like everyone else, everything is not about race but there are some things that are. we have to acknowledge those and make the systemically changes important to advance all of our communities. bill: kirsten powers, "daily beast" columnist, fox news contributor, had a lot of thoughts on friday afternoon. that was before i believe the president spoke, right, kirsten? >> yeah. bill: david webb, radio talk show host with us as well. david, welcome here. >> good morning, bill. bill: i heard kirsten talk about, david. what is your view on this. >> my view there are two different incidents as justifiable shooting as decided by the jury in florida but the outrage i have is in the lack of really the national attention to what is an epidemic of crime in the black community committed largely by blacks. yes there is crime all across america and we should report on
it regarding of the ethnic nature or ethnic identification but the outrage lacking from the national action network, the president is the president of the united states. and black on black crime affect as neighborhood in everyone, whether it is black, white or hispanic because crime affect as community. so the hypocrisy is in one, which what happened in florida which was a different incident. as an outrage nationally and not tackling a really larger outrage where there are dozens and dozens of people being murdered in this country in chicago. bill: listen, just doesn't get the attention it deserves frankly. and for the families of victims all across the country, especially in south chicago where this has been going on for a long, long time. kirsten, weigh in. i have a few more things after that. >> yeah. look, i, i could spend all day here talking about all the things that don't get attention in this country, that should get attention. so this could be a really long
conversation if we want to get into that. the president, however, doesn't really decide what p.m.s a national conversation in the way that the trayvon martin case did. that is something that sort of swells up from the people and then i think he felt obligated to discuss it. he has discussed chicago gun crime. in fact he gave a very great speech in february on it. michelle obama has gone to chicago. the president addressed all the different issues. he obviously thinks gun control is a factor and talked about the breakdown of the family and how important it is to promote marriage and -- bill: hang on. a number about points to be made here. hang on one second, david. michelle obama went to chicago last week but didn't go on the story. took her daughters and every right to see beyonce and here is what she did. here is the rub what happened on friday. president talked about the stand our ground rules.
the defense never ousted that in trayvon martin matter. president rightfully tucked about the racial matters in america. there were racial overtones and prosecution never argued race. >> the jury instructions used -- bill: meantime this is the headline in the "chicago tribune" over the weekend. i will get to you respond here in a moment. on the screen, please. four dead, nine wounded in city shootings. this was saturday night, sunday morning. this shootings left four men dead and nine people wounded across the city, saturday night, sunday morning. for the people in chicago they would like a lot more attention, david, to that topic right there. >> yes they would. you talk about the president's speech. he wanted multiple bites at apple. most people, most blacks are profiled anecdotal assertion. talks about stand your ground. eric holder now with the federal civil rights trial and attacks on stand your ground. i believe in a review of law. in 2004 it was president obama cosponsored a bill in illinois that strengthened the "stand
your ground" law. a little political hypocrisy there. on top of this, this is not a situation that the president should always step out on and just take all these political bites at the apple and never address the issue. going to a college on wednesday to speak. how about going to cabrini green and calling for true attention to a failure of city leadership under rahm emanuel, under the police chief, and a community that is in, well, mortal turmoil? bill: that would draw headlines. when you've got the bully pulpit you can do that. kirsten, i give you the last word. >> he went to chicago in february and gave a speech. i don't know why we're pretending he hags not tried to draw attention to this he was, he is responding to a major national outcry is why he is spoke about trayvon martin. i want to go back to this idea that stand your ground was not part of this case. that is absolutely false. in the jury instructions they actually used terminology, from the "stand your ground" law. they used the phrase, stand your
ground. one. jury members who did an interview used phrase stand your ground how they reached their verdict. this was a mentality that went into it. i think it is really disingenuous to pretend stand your ground had nothing to do with it. >> i appreciate both of you. there is much to talk about this. i appreciate the input. kirsten. thanks to you. there is alarming public safety breach. millions of dollars worth of equipment lost by law enforcement. why it could put federal judges and witnesses in danger. plus could obamacare be in serious trouble? stephen hayes on why republican's latest attempts to repeal the new health care law could work this time. here is the speaker on that. >> i would argue the president's policies are getting in the way of the economy growing, whether it is obamacare or whether it is all these needless regulations that are coming out of the government. if getting in the way of people wanting to invest in our economy.
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bill: the storm chasers after the tornadoes but what about a flood chaser? have you seen this? so i assume the flood chaser is the person old holding the camera, right? wow. a flood chaser, running alongside a massive debris flow caused by heavy rains in southern utah. a dry wash turning into debris in a matter of seconds. look at this thing go. heavy rainfalling in a short period of time creates messes like that. alarming report on law enforcement and security. the "wall street journal" reporting that the u.s. marshal's service lost track of some 2,000 encrypted radios,
radios that may be in the hands of criminals tracking the authorities every move against them. steve centanni live in wash on this. what do we know about this case, steve? good morning. >> reporter: good morning. details were laid out in an internal report obtained bit "wall street journal" it shows the agency knew of this program as early as three years ago. the u.s. marshal's service which guards judges and courthouse, operates the witness protection program and apprehends federal suspects used the encrypted radios as a mainstay of their operations. according to the internal report, quote, it is apparently negligence and incompetence has resulted in a grievous mismanagement of u.s. ms property. simply the entire system is broken and drastic measures need to be taken to address the issues. the report outlines the scope of the problem as the agency lost track of 2200 items, most of them radios. others put the figure more than 4,000. each of those radios cost the
marshals, 2000 to $5,000. the total lost to taxpayers if all the radios are never found, would be about $6 million. bill: holy cow. >> reporter: no evidence that anyone is harmed with the potential used in marshal's operations could be seriously compromised, bill. bill: this is the no the first time the marshals have come under fire. what else happened, steve? >> reporter: last year "the wall street journal" report that the agency issued government cars to nearly all the law enforcement employees at the headquarters in suburban virginia but senior officials rescinded scores of cars after concerns were raised they became perks for administrators working in headquarters instead of aiding any law enforcement purpose. this is yet another eye for the u.s. marshals. bill: it is. thank you, steve centanni reporting from washington there. thank you, steve. back to london now. martha. martha: well, coming up live from london we'll tell you exactly how kate and william got
so secrets into the hospital in the early morning hours today and we'll explain exactly what will happen when we get the news. i will be joined by simon perry of "people" magazine. he will tell us all the news about the royal birth. >> well, obviously best wishes to them. very exciting occasion and the whole country is excited with them. so, everyone is hoping for the best. >> [inaudible] >> absolutely nothing at the moment. you know throughout history, folks have suffered from frequent heartburn. but getting heartburn and then treating day after day is a thing of the past. block the acid with prilosec otc, and don't get heartburn in the first place. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hour zero heartburn.
martha: so we are about nine hours in to the labor process for the duchess of cambridge right now in the hospital behind me at st. mary's. we do know when the baby is born and they're ready to announce, they'll bring a document downstairs in an envelope that will be put into a waiting car that will drive to buckingham palace. it will be opened up, framed, put be on an easel, and we're going to show you a picture after that easel when prince william was born. it's only used for a royal heir, but we know that kate and william are fairly traditional, and they would have gone back to their heir being announced as well. we're really pleased to have simon perry with us of people magazine. good morning and welcome. great to have you with us. what can you tell us about what happened in the early morning hours when she was spirited away from kensington palace and brought here? >> they would have liked that.
>> kate was in some pain, but she'd have been enjoyed getting in here without being photographed at that moment, it's a very spit mate moment and a special moment, and may left kp, kensington palace, shortly before 5:30, 5:45, somewhere around there. martha: so now that they're in there, and i just described a little bit of what will happen in terms of the thowment and how it will be made, how will they avoid because everything is twitter, all of the correspondents here have been constantly following all these different feeds to find out what's going on. do you think they'll be able to pull it off of getting that letter down here and having the easel posted before anybody in that hospital lets it out whether it's a boy or a girl? >> are i hope so. that's part of the drama, part of the tradition which they've been hoping to insure remains, like you said. well, it'll be interesting to see because if today do, that'll be a great moment. there's a lot of people sort of
starting to mill around to be there for what is a special moment. it hasn't been done for more than three decades. martha: sometimes people say, oh, who cares about the royal family, why does anyone care, and i think a lot of it has to do with kate. she's an appealing character, sort of a jackie kennedy or princess diana for her generation. why do you think there is such interest in the u.s. as well? >> well, as you say, it is kate. we've had her on our cover of people for more than anyone else since the engagement of a couple of years ago now, and i think she's just a straightforward, very good looking, and she's a beautiful woman who's kept, you know, and has given a new lease of life to the family really, a new interest has been born around the world, and now we're, obviously, looking to see what the next phase is. martha: yeah. they say she sort of pushes the envelope. she's a little progressive and yet manages to walk that line of tradition, so nobody is unhappy with her in the royal family, and she's also moving the ball forward a bit. very interesting, simon.
we'll chat with you later today. good to have you with us. all right, back to you, bill, in new york. bill: we await. back to martha in a matter of moments. i mean, because it really could be any moment inside that hospital. 25 minutes now before the hour, the german company which made a roller coaster involved in a fatality is heading to six flags over in texas for an investigation after a woman fell to her death on the popular texas giant roller coaster. witnesses saying that the woman expressed concern about the safety bar not completely engaged just as the ride was starting. jamie colby's looking at this life at our -- live in our newsroom in new york. >> reporter: we've been watching this over the weekend, bill, and it's interesting to note that we've learned six flags will be leading the investigation because, how about this, there are currently no state or federal agencies that are responsible for enforcing the safety of amusement parks, and at least 17 states have no agency responsible for even
inspecting them. well, at least one witness, as you said, saw and heard the victim, 51 years old who died at the scene, first ask the attendant to double check the safety bar once she got on the ride and was about to start that 14-story climb up the texas giant ride. investigators at the scene said they didn't expect that or suspect it was foul play, and the german company now who manufactured the ride has sent their own team over to make sure that it functioned properly. joining the efforts to determine the exact cause of the deadly fall just after that ride began. >> i just know that she's in the hand of god, and my heart goes out to the family, and is we come to have a good time today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family. >> they said that possibly a restraint might have come up and somebody had fallen out around the turn. >> reporter: and she was riding that ride, bill, with family members. bill: that is so sad to see that and hear about it.
how safe is this park generally? >> reporter: this particular park reports it has a strong safety record, particularly with this ride, and it recently reinforced the giant wood track with veal allowing for even steeper drops and turns. but given the lack of government oversight for ride, i wanted to give some tips, bill, that folks can keep in mind. it is summer, they're going to a lot of these parks. the experts recommend that you secure all loose clothing and any personal items, you wear close-toed shoes and definitely skip the alcohol before you board. it's also a good idea to pay attention, you know, the height and age requirements that are posted, pay attention to those and watch the ride a couple of times before you line up to make sure that it looks and feels like you'll be safe and secure since once again the attendants in most state parks aren't subject to inspection or reporting even after a tragedy like this accident happens. so, bill, it's rider beware, to say the least. bill: remarkably safe, too, we should note, but our best to
that family. >> reporter: of course. bill: jamie colby, thank you for that. a training exercise for the u.s. navy going wrong in the waters off australia, two fighter jets have to develop their bombs on the great barrier reef about 1200 miles long, the reef is. it's huge. this not sitting well, though, as you can imagine with an australian lawmaker right here. >> we're letting the u.s. military drop bombs on the world heritage great barrier reef. i mean, have we gone completely mad? is this the how we look after our world heritage areas now, letting a foreign power drop bombs on it? bill, well, apparently, the planes could not land because the bombs were engaged, there was an issue onboard that jet, and that's why they had to take the action they did. the navy says the up armed bombs can be salvaged very soon. 2 the minutes, now, before the hour. top republican in the house saying that too many bills are being shoved through congress. here's john boehner. >> those bills all turned out to be very unpopular whether it was
the stimulus bill, the dodd-frank bill, obamacare and shoved through the floor of the house, 430 members, democrats and republicans, locked out of the process. this is not the way the house is intended to work. bill: now the speaker is saying he has a way to derail obamacare. we will look at that in a moment. and take a look at this now. a little girl dangling from a balcony some 24 stories high by her head. in bill: well, apparently, the
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wow. 18 minutes now before the hour. still new challenges ahead for the president's health care law after two votes in the house last week that saw some democrats breaking course with the white house. house speaker john boehner promises now to keep that fight up. here he is on cbs. >> you're going to see a lot more of it. and you're going to see bipartisan votes coming out of the house to begin to derail this thing. the senators know, the democrat senators know that this law is not workable, they know it's not ready. it was max baucus, senate chairman, democrat chairman of the finance committee who said that this was train wreck. they know it's a train wreck, so i wouldn't be so quick to suggest that they're never going to take this up. bill: a lot he said in that interview. stephen hayes, fox news contributor, how you doing and good morning to you. >> morning, bill. bill: now what your picking up there in washington is how the house would go about this, and they could possibly, two big fiscal fights coming up in the
fall. one deals with the debt ceiling. how would this work it way into that discussion? >> well, it's interesting, there have been repeated conversations including house leadership among house republicans about attaching some sort of suspension of obamacare across the board suspension of obamacare to any debt ceiling hike. now, you have tea party types in the republican party who will say that'd be great, but it's not enough, and you have others who say let's do it. but it's been an active and live part of the discussions about how to handle the debt ceiling going forward. i don't know if that's what john boehner was referring to, but interesting to about being aggressive on behalf of this fight to derail obamacare. bill: rich lowry's coming up in 20 minutes or so, too, to talk more about the fiscal issues here with the president making a speech midweek about the economy. but come back to obamacare for a moment. last week when the house voted, they received some democratic support. on one vote it was 35 democrats supported it, on another they
got 22. would the democratic-led senate take this up? is there enough pressure for harry reid to do this or not? >> yeah. this is the question. a lot of it depends on how the mainstream media treats this. if you see the media, and i think it's the way they've treated these votes largely last week with sort of a shrug of the shoulders saying this is republicans yet again trying to derail this thing that's already established law, that seems to be the way they do it, and that relieves some of the pressure on harry reid to take this up. on the other hand, the polls remain low for this law. we know that the implementation isn't going well. the selling of obamacare has hit a number of snags throughout the course of the summer and is expected to throughout the fall. i think there's additional trouble, and the question is whether that environment creates the additional pressure that forces the senate to do something. will: all right. -- bill: all right, listen to boehner's words here, he says, quote: the testimony contact senators know this law was
unwork bl. i would not be so quick to say they're never going to take this up. what does he know? >> well, i don't know what he knows. i mean, that was the most intriguing part of his comments over the weekend, but certainly you've seen, you know, not only max baucus whom he referenced in his comments on cbs, but you've also seen, you know, representatives and senators from southern states, places that are likely to be in -- bill: joe manchin in west virginia was talking. >> yeah, you've got pryor in arkansas saying he has reservations about the independent payment advisory board after having backed the law before. so you've got democrats who are publicly expressing additional reservations about the law, and it comes at a time when you have, as i say, polls that are low. you have the nfl refusing to offer its support or help in publicizing the law. there are all sorts of these things that are happening in a very public way that suggests that people are not comfortable with obamacare. bill: i guess the other thing you could throw into that conversation are the unions. the three biggest unions in america came out a week ago with
a sharply-worded letter. now, bob beckel came on tv and said, no, they're just negotiating publicly. >> yeah. bill: i mean, this is the way they do that, but there is strong disagreement on behalf of these unions as to whether or not their workers were going to maintain the health care they have now. go. >> yeah, no, i think that's right. if they were negotiating publicly, it came as a last resort because they hadn't been able to have these kind of negotiations privately. whether or not that's what they were doing, the letter itself spoke volumes. i think the tenor of the letter, the fact that it was so strong and they said this law now imperils the health care not only of their members, but of millions of additional americans. it was a very, very tough letter from people who, as they noted in the midst of itself, were supportive of obamacare. so that was another big blow. and i think you're seeing these sort of rapid fire one after another after another, and i think it's going to be a problem for the administration. i'm interested to see how republicans exactly go about challenging it in a way that
will gain the attention of the media and the broader electorate. bill: we've had 40 votes already in the house either to refund, dismantle of repeal the health care law, and boehner says you're going to see a lot more coming out of the house with bipartisan support. stephen hayes, thank you. to viewers at home, email@example.com is the e-mail. also on twitter,@bill himmer, just need -- hemmer, bya, because you asked. twelve minutes now before the hour, and a major oil boom happening right here at home. but it is not what you would expect. we'll explain. then a gruesome discovery had police thinking that a they might have a serial killer on their hands. in or -- >> basically, the information we also received from him just makes us think that it's a little more to it, and we want to be sure the best we can that we're going to search as many of the areas, surrounding areas as we can. the great outdoors, and a great deal.
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born. all that and much more coming up live from london. bill, back to you. bill: any moment now, right? the oil boom getting bigger in america, that old liquid gold being found in more and more states, and now we're looking at the american west. alicia acuna's live in our denver bureau. >> reporter: colorado, wyoming, utah, new mexico, oklahoma. oil production is on the rise and combined these states could outshine crazy producing north dakota if it wasn't for one hold-up, regulation on federal lands according to those in the industry. texas and north dakota have a lot of private lands where companies find fewer hurdles. industry experts blame the obama administration's energy policy that leaves some states in the dust while other states flourish. >> you're mainly dealing with private landowners, private development. so the regulatory hurdles, it's not to say that the industry's not regulated there, it's just that, for instance, a permit in texas or oklahoma or north
dakota you can get 15-45 days. a permit with federal lands is about 230 days. so it's a much bigger process to go through, a lot of requirements. >> reporter: he explains that a lot of time folks think fuel comes from are a gas pump when it actually takes a very long road to get there. bill: what's the other side saying about this? >> reporter: conservationists want balance, and they explain that under this administration there's actually been more leasing done for production than for preservation and conservation. but they draw the line at places like mesa very day national park if colorado. >> it's not a pullback. what it is right now is what we don't have oil and gas production and lands conservation on equal ground. so what that leads to is things like the blm proposing to lease lands in front of mesa verde national park for oil and gas drilling. there's just some places it doesn't make any sense to be doing oil and gas drilling.
>> reporter: maysmith says they're just trying to protect our western heritage. bill? bill: alicia, thank you, in denver, colorado. in the meantime, there is major flooding sending water rushing into homes, police said to have made half a dozen water rescues in one area alone, and all this on your screen was from just half an inch of rain, we'll tell you where. and as union protests the in detroit get louder, will washington, d.c. bail out the motor city yet again with your money? when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals:
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something happened in the early morning hours. the duchess of cambridge woke up apparently this morning and said, honey, i think today's the day and off to the hospital they went. they got into the side door, the side entrance of the hospital, which we have known one. ways they might get in. two. cars arrived what we call a people carrier, what we call an suv, dropped off the duchess and duke of cambridge and into the hospital they went. we're told they have just a small group of people with them. possible that carol mid till ton and pipa middleton are there but a few pr people are here as well. we're told the again, queen, queen elisabeth the 2nd was not asked to be awokened in the middle of the night if there was news on the baby. likely found out with morning tea her great-grandson and great grandchild were at the hospital. the duke, the duchess of cambridge was to deliver a child
in due course. behind me we have a ton of press. a lot of tourists have come down to say i was there the day the heir was born and here is my picture in front of the lindo wing at the hospital. in a little while we'll take a look back, just to remind everybody sort of what this road has been like. of prince william obviously had a tragic childhood. he lost his own mother. the story of he and kate falling in love in college is one worth retelling a little bit. we'll take a look back why this young woman was chosen by the future king to be his mate throughout this process and really she has rose to the occasion by everybody's estimation in a really strong way. why does it matter? we're going to talk about all of that coming up in just a little while. let's go back to bill in new york. bill: thank you, martha. back to london when there is news and there will be news at some point very soon. all right, 10:00 here in new york city. fox news alert out of ohio. we're awaiting a news conference on a possible cereal killer in
cleveland. -- serial killer. police say three bodies were found in plastic bags and they warn there could be more victims. 35-year-old sexual irv fender, michael madison is expect 9 to be formally charged after police say there might be one or two more bodies. police spent the weekend in abandoned homes. they were not able to find anything about that search. hire is the former jail mate. >> he was not stable. >> madison respected anthony sowell? >> he says he respects him. bill: we are live in chicago. what do we know about the three victims, garrett? >> reporter: bill, we don't know a whole lot from police other than all three victims were young african-american women. the reason for that, is that when the victims bodies were found the medical examiner's office said they were so decomposed that it may take up to several days to identify the women and their cause of death.
shortly ago we learned that police may actually be announcing the name of one of those victims at that press conference here in about an hour at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. police are also expected to announce formal charges against michael madison, the man police say kill at least those three women, stuffing their bodies into garbage bags, bill. bill: garrett, we're curious to know the latest on the search for additional victims if there is one or two more bodies. can we confirm that or where are they now on that front? >> reporter: well, yesterday the city called for volunteers to come out to join with police as they searched through the city there, the neighborhood of east cleveland. we know they searched at least 12 streets, more than 50 abandoned homes in that area. as you mentioned that search did not turn up any bodies. the mayor is calling for the volunteers and police to continue and even expand the search efforts today. we know authorities, they found the first body in a garage next to the apartment where madison was living.
this was after a neighbor reported smelling something rotting there. not far from there police found the other two victims bodies who had been stuffed into garbage bags as well. >> one was found about 150 feet away hyped a garage in a little open field but covered with bush. another one was found in that abandoned house right over there to my left in the basement, which apparently you threw it through a broken window in the basement. >> reporter: police say madison also told them that he was inspired by anthony sowell, the man who prosecutors called, arguably the worst offender in the history of the state of ohio. in madison's initial court appearance could be as early as this afternoon. bill? bill: thank you, garrett. garrett tenney on the midwest bureau in chicago, illinois. word is that he may have been inspired by convicted killer, anthony sowell, remember him?
he was sentenced to death for the murders of 11 women. bodies were found in and around of his home, also in cleveland, ohio. that was in august of 2009. he was found guilty of attempting to kill three other women who survived. police raiding a house in texas after an alleged kidnapping there. a teenage girl telling investigators she escape ad home in lubbock, texas, after being held captive for six weeks. law enforcement taking two people in custody and arresting a third person. police say they were not taking any chances on that case. >> based on the information she was able to provide us, we believe there were multiple people inside the house, possibly more vick tis that people inside may be armed and the house may be barricaded. so as a precautionary measure we had the s.w.a.t. team hit the house. bill: no one else was found inside the home. police are investigating whether or not there is another kidnapping, that was lubbock, texas. president obama is laying out his economic vision for
america as we're getting reports to gain the upper hand ahead after budget showdown in congress which without question will happen at a very high level this fall. rich lowery, "national review" and fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> i'm doing fine. how are you? bill: i'm doing fine. why now on the economy? >> well, one it is a product of nothing else going on. there are no ideas the president can push to get through congress and only game in town simi graduation and it is entirely in the hand of house republicans now. as you alluded to they want to prep the ground over the big budget fights in the fall over continuing resolution to keep funding the government and over the debt ceiling. bill: there was an e-mail that wind out sunday night. dan pfeiffer, senior advisor for the administration, president steering congress away, from his words, phony scandals. phony scandals like what. >> in their mind phony scandals is everything that is scandal.
irs is phony scandal. benghazi is a phony scandal. everything with a scandal word attached to it is phony in their minds. bill, i don't think this tactic will have much success. we'll be talking about the royal baby very soon and rest of the week. no one will remember this speech i predict anymore than they remember the speeches he gave in may that were a pivot to jobs. he has been constantly pivoting to jobs throughout his press den did i from 2009 literally and until, as early as may, just a couple of months ago. so this is a common tactic and won't be anything new in the speech. bill: you don't believe so? i think "the washington post" is reporting something very similar. nothing new in this speech? >> that's right. more or less will be the same rhetoric that we've heard over and over again how we need a balanced approach on the deficit. the economy is making progress but not as much as we would like. how the rich need to pay their fair share and smattering of various spending proposals that are supposed to help the
economy. bill: got a government shutdown possibility coming up in the fall. you have the debt ceiling battle whether or not we increase the borrowing here. what is the republican strategy in approaching both of these? >> it's unclear. you talk to very plugged in republican aides on the hill and they have really no idea what will happen on either of these. on funding the government the two sides are so far apart, there is no easy, just split the difference answer. on the debt ceiling, the republican formula prior to this point has been, we'll increase the debt limit and get an equal amount of savings that will be difficult now because you have the sequester in effect already. you will not be able to do the sequester on top of the sequester. the rationale answer would be some sort of entitlement reform but president doesn't have any answers on that. it will be an ugly fall. bill: ugly. we've seen days like those before. >> we've seen ugly before, bill. we can handle it. bill: yes we have. thank you, rich. we'll talk to you real soon. rough lowry is live.
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or, i don't know, i didn't imagine what i came and saw, like at 4:00 when i saw that. i was stunned. >> i bet. the national weather service reporting that the tornado generating 110 mile-an-hour winds? good news though, no one was injured as a result. so the battle over detroit, this is significant, not just for detroit but some other cities looking at bankruptcy across the country. government leaders and city retirees get set to square off in federal court this week after what is owed to the retirees after the city filed for bankruptcy. you can imagine the tension she is people feel. detroit's city manager says retiree benefits have to be cut and he is not expecting much help from the white house or washington. >> we're not expecting the calvary to come charging in. we're in the outpost and we have to fix it because we dug the hole. that is the assumption we're operating on. >> who is we? city of detroit?
>> city of detroit. bill: you've been making the decisions for 60 years as the governor said. stephen moore, senior writer "wall street journal." good morning to you. this is a big deal. you imagine people, they worked their lives. they go into retirement. the money they are receiving could be cut significantly. what happens? >> it sure could, bill. this really is a tragic story. you know, let's face it, detroit always has been one of america's iconic industrial cities. to see this decline is just incredibly discouraging. you're talking about workers, bill, in detroit, who work for the city, who could, we don't know how much those pensions are going to get cut. we know they're going to get cut. we know, by the way as it could be as much as 50%. these are people that worked as much as 30 years for the city. it's a tragic situation but what are you going to do? they can not pay their bills. mr. orr is right. you can't go to washington to look for a bailout because the
washington doesn't have any money to bail them out with. bill: you say if you are 50 cents on the dollar? >> possibly. bill: where did you get that percentage? >> these are how large the debts are. almost half of the debt of the city is at ain't l attributable to the pension liabilities they doesn't have the money to pay, bill. you just dot math. could you see as much as a 50% reduction. we don't know for sure, by the way the other people who are on the line here, are the people who own the bonds. they will take a big haircut or maybe a crew cut as well. a the lo of people think the municipal bonds they hold in their portfolios, safe, risk-free investments. guess what? we learned last week they're not so risk-free an people who own the bonds will also not get the money they are owed. bill: it is thought washington could step in here and help out detroit. it was reported late last week, that the emergency manager kevyn orr had some keep of contact with the administration asking for a bailout and they were given nothing.
i don't know how true that is or i don't know how far he pushed that or did not push that but like the governor said, 60 years of policy have led us here. >> here's the issue, bill. as you know, the democrats have very much beholdenned to the unions. they had had a big part in president obama's re-election. they will come to washington. they will demand democrats a bailout of the city and these union pensions the problem is, that the republicans in the house are not going for that. i talked to a number of the house leaders late last week and said there is no support for a bailout. i just don't see it happening. detroit and michigan are going to have to solve their own problem. you raised a good point earlier, bill. this is not just detroit. we're talking about 20 to 25 major u.s. cities around the country, my hometown of chicago is in big financial trouble. so -- bill: take that example of chicago. >> yeah. bill: if chicago is watching how this judge decides in bankruptcy, how could that affect the people of chicago or
any other town that is in a similar scenario now? >> well, for example, rahm emanuel, as you know is the mayor of chicago now, has been telling the unions now for the last couple of years, look, we've got to renegotiate these pensions. we've got to do something to make sure we don't look at a detroit scenario. another big city is oakland that is in a lot of financial trouble. one of the ways to kind of divert the bankruptcy option is deal with the problem of pensions now. the tragedy of detroit they have known for 15 or 20 years that this day was going to arrive. the unions wouldn't renegotiate the contracts and guess what? the only option if you're not going to renegotiate the contracts and you can't pay your bills is the bankruptcy option which is what a lot of companies and households use if they can't pay the bills. bill: you have an arbiter that decides the fate and future retirement for you. >> that's right. bill: if you're working in chicago and watching this judge and you're waiting to see what the ruling is, are you getting 50 cents back? are you getting 60 cents? are you getting 25 cents on the
dollar? and that will determine how other cities will renegotiate their pension plans. >> that is exactly right. bill: do i have it right? >> i i you nailed it. and i would add this. one of the things that has to happen in major cities around the country they have to move away from what are called defined benefit programs that define what the benefit will be to more like 401(k) plans where you actually own them. traditionally a lot of unions said we don't want the defined contribution plans because we want, you know, 100% guaranteed benefits that are promised by defined benefit programs. guess what, bill? what are they learning now? those defined benefit programs are not guaranteed and you may not get all the money you were promised. bill: yeah, right. back to the point about a bailout too, if you're in chicago you're watching this. if washington comes to the rescue that set as pretty high precedent what other towns would expect. kevyn orr was asked last week whether or not washington will bail them out, i will not
confirm or will i deny that report. we'll see if the end if that is true. >> i guaranty one thing, bill, people around the country people who are well-organized and well-financed do not want to bail out california, chicago and detroit. it will be a big issue about fairness. is it fair to ask people in pennsylvania to bail out the residents of detroit? bill: stephen moore, "wall street journal." thanks for being with us. >> thank you, sir. bill: we'll get back to martha now who is live in london waiting. martha? martha: weill tell you, the royal birth is not the only big thing that has been haing here in london. [shouting] >> phil mickelson, with a sunday to remember. at the open championship. [applause]
martha: folks in arizona are dealing with extreme cases of flooding. we're going to go to adam housley who is live in our west coast bureau with more on that. >> reporter: yeah, martha, monsoon season is in full effect in arizona. in fact yesterday was quite a busy day. the official number is nine people es rescued but those numbers could changed. good news there are no serious injuries at this hour we're told. a lot of people were stranded in a lot of areas in the valley of the sun. places like scottsdale, apache junction, paradise valley got inundated with the water yesterday. cars stuck, suvs, stuck. in some cases helicopters were brought in to lift people out.
homes were also flooded. meteorologists say this is the wettest storm in the monsoon season, covering a wide area. more than two inches of rain were dumped in scottsdale. they say everyone needs to be careful. take a listen. >> people just don't get it. it is a shame because you don't understand the concept of velocity of water, what it will do, the power of it and how quickly it can take you away. because it rolls so fast, you don't even have control over your body. keeping your head above water or keeping yourself up right is impossible. >> reporter: yeah. in fact around arizona you find signs, say turn around, don't drown. to remind motorists to be careful don't go near the waters. as a matter of fact people on foot. stay away where the wash comes through or water comes through. it womans down so rapidly and so quickly. monsoon season if you don't know about it, really lasts throughout the summertime. basically mid-june and mid-september. it can come in a flash.
that is why it's a flash understood. all of sudden it can change. yesterday was coolest day on record this time of year only 87 degrees. normally it is more than 100 degrees. today it is expected to be 99 degrees. the water came through fast and flooding roadways all around the region. it was quite a tough day. being a weekend rescuers say it could have been worse. more people on the road. i-10, i-60, all the places in the basin dealt with a lost water yesterday, martha. martha: yeah. adam, thank you very much. adam housley reporting from our west coast bureau. just want to mention that we've seen a little increase in the police presence out on the street here. we're trying to determine what that could mean. in a moment we'll take a look back at will and kate's love story. all that live from london after this. >> it is just not about being the wife to william. it's being the future queen of england and did kate want that
abuse. militants reportedly launched an attack on the jail, freeing hundreds of convicts inside, including senior members of al qaeda in iraq. at least 10 guards were killed as a result of that raid. abu ghraib. martha? martha: all right. bill, we are back here at st. mary's hospital. a little bit of activity here. we're seeing an increase in the police presence in front of the hospital and no doubt that will become even more intense when they get ready to bring out that announcement. we also saw most likely the same vehicles that dropped off william and kate very early this morning wrapped back around here. some speculation that may have been the middletons coming to the hospital because those look to be the same cars we saw earlier. and i can also report to you that we now know that the queen has arrived back at buckingham palace. she was at windsor. those of you who have visited here know when the queen is in residence the flag flies above the palace she is in.
she was at windsor. those flags have been swapped. the royal standard is flying over buckingham palace again. that also be an indication that things are on the move. she is at buckingham palace. she will be there to receive the notice that comes out of this hospital. is then put into a wait being car that goes over to buckingham palace. will deliver the news to the queen. it will be put on the easel we talked so much about and set outside of buckingham palace. that is supposed to be how the news is really communicated. it will be interesting to see in the twitter age whether they can keep a secret when until they put the news on the easel. meantime we want to go back a little bit in the whole story of the past of this young couple because william and kate as we know is a love story that started at st. andrews in college and continues to this day as they now wait for their first child to be born. let's take a look at the love story of william and kate. [applause] in 2000 one when prince william
decided to go to st. andrews university in scotland, applications rose by 44%. female students from america making up the greatest influx. among the young ladies wanting an education and possibly a shot at the title, was a shy brunette from the village of bucklebury named cade mitt mitt. >> i had four years to form a relationship in st. andrews at scotland, the university, where there was no media intrusion. martha: she quickly became a member of william's circle. apparently it took a fashion show fund-raiser and this see-through dress for william to notice all of her assets. in any good ferry tale, there is that moment when it looks like it will all fall apart. >> i think william and kate took time out during that period of, intense period of their relationship, to think to themselves, can we survive without each other?
do we really miss each other? martha: they split in the twinge of 2007. william putting kate on hold to pursue his military career. to her credit the broken-hearted middleton kept a stiff upper lip and said not a word to the press. >> the fact she has remained so discrete and so loyal so far stood her in good stead. the royals love people who are loyal. they don't like people who sell stories to the paper and make spectacle of themselves. martha: there are other girls during the breakup the time apart did the trick. at the concert for diana 10 years after her death. the wait for the ring went on and the british press dubbed her waiting katy. in october of 2010, the wait was over. william pop ad question on the romantic trip to africa, giving kate a ring already well-known to the rest of the world. >> what a story it has been. the great kate wait continues
outside st. mary's hospital. when there is news we'll bring it to you. everyone is waiting including eloise parker, people.com. how are you doing? good morning to you. can you hear me okay? >> yes. bill: i heard a yes there at the end. there are many parallels between kate's experience now and princess diana's experience with william. it is more than just timing. the location, all of that goes into this story, doesn't it? >> absolutely. you know, certainly nice to look back at william and kate's royal romance and how much that differed from charles and diana's romance. they dated a year before they were engaged. between their engagement and diana announcing her pregnancy it was only about nine months. so think about it. engaged married pregnant within nine months, really throwing you into the spotlight of the royal family. she really, diana had very little time to adjust. kate, on the other hand had a
decade with william before she walked down the aisle and a few years to adjust to royal life before she become as mother. bill: a remarkable life. martha is standing outside the hospital. she knows more about this before all of us put together. go for it, martha arthel: there, thanks, bill. eloise, i heard you talking about prince sense diana and kate. the comparisons are endless and people will continue to make them. interesting how much after role kate's family continues to play in this and how actively her mother is involved. when you think about the fact that most royal heirs are born behind closed walls at the palace. this royal heir has spent its last month with its mother kate at her mom's house. >> that's right. it is rumored that kate may return to bucklebury for a few weeks after the birth. that is also unprecedented for the royal heir not to spend
first few weeks in the palace. that has not been confirmed by the palace. kate has done a good job lying low for the past month. one thing for sure, the middletons will be heavily involved. this indeed a big break from tradition. it shows the royal family are doing their best to support kate and make her feel as comfortable as possible in her new role. martha: yeah. it seems like so watches learned in the age of diana who was basically cloistered away at age of 19. shut into the palace walls and spent the night before her own wedding basically alone in a room waiting to get married as a young 19, 20-year-old at that time. kate has had such a different experience. it seems like a lot of that is because of what is now seen as really some mistakes in terms of how she was handled. >> absolutely. i mean, you talked about the parallels between diana and kate and certainly that is very true today. kate was admitted to the hospital at the same time of day as diana, 5:30 in the morning. now diana gave birth to william
shortly after nine p.m. whether kate gives birth that quickly remains to be seen but we do know that only years later we found out from diana's interview with the royal biographer, she spent the entire day as sick as a parrot in her own words. she was terrified. she chose to be induced because she simply could not bear the pressure of the world waiting for her baby. martha: yeah. i mean, diana when you look back at all of that was really almost a child in terms of the way that she dealt with all of it. she was very young. kate is well-educated. she and william have known each other for some years as you point out. i think having her mother around and most likely her sister around through all of this something that most people see as a positive. it is surprising when you look at the importance of the heir to the windsor line, sort of spending what could be, if it turns out to be the case and i think it is likely that it would be because william is going back
to work, but spending its little first weeks in the suburbs basically with a commoner family who have been taken into the fold by the royals. what do you think about that? >> it is fascinating. most of the royal family will be up in the highlands for their annual vacation in scotland, they will usually stay there until early september. and it's unlikely that kate and william will join them up there. that is not expected to happen. so the only b plan would be that kate and william would stay at kensington palace. as you say, william has two weeks maternity leave. which would leave kate floundering on her own with nothing but royal staff to support her. the likelihood she will go to buck kill barry. she spent at love time there. royal security is very well-versed assuring she is well-protected there. martha: that was the first clue that we had something was happening, when we saw the security drop away at bucklebury. that made it pretty obvious are
that kate could no longer be inside. >> that's right. martha: eloise, thanks very much. we could have a long night as we await for the baby to be born. thank you very much. back to you. bill: a week ago, i took this day, july 22nd. but the time is took away. martha: you did. bill: we have time to be right or flat-out wrong. so we await together, martha. martha: i know, bill. a lot is being said whether the baby will be a cancer or a leo. not something i put a lot of thought to but apparently mrs. middleton did. that means it will be a leo after midnight. bill: thank you, martha, standing by in london. thank you, ladies. investigators are trying to determine what sent a 22-year-old woman flying over the side of the chesapeake bay bridge in her vehicle on friday night. police say it happened after her car collided with a tractor-trailer. the 22-year-old was sent to the hospital, critical condition. expected, believe it or not, expected to be okay after a drop
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bill: series of aftershocks rocking new zealand's capitol city of wellington. a day after the city was rattled by a magnitude 6.9 quake. the footage you're seeing from security cameras inside of a liquor store showing bottles falling off the shelves on sunday. this is how that went. >> bottles of spirits and beer
bottles, like torpedoes. yeah, broken glass and that is on the floor was unbelievable. bill: sure was. the quake also broke water mains and smashed windows and downed power lines in the area. officials advised people in the area to stay away from downtown of wellington the rest of the day today. here is an american making sports history in scotland. phil mickelson has done it yet again. did you see this at the british open on 18? [cheers and applause] bill: canned it, wow! >> phil mickelson with a sunday to remember. bill: certainly was, mike tirico. a sunday to remember. doing it securing the spot among the best of all time. doing it with big risks and pulling it off in the end. jim gray, a sportscaster and fox news contributor. jim, good morning to you. mickelson is a fantastic story. there were two images when he
walked off the green. his long-time caddie is in tears. i don't know the last time i saw a caddie crying when the golfer won a major tournament. >> well bones makay, jim, bones as he is known on the tour has been with phil his entire career. there is a partnership and he is his best friend. they had the disappointment a month ago at marion, phil mickelson for the 6th time came in second at the u.s. open. he got away. said it was devastating and hair-breaking to. see that image, it was wonderful. i believe stevie williams cried a few years ago when tiger woods won the british open. that of course after the death of earl woods, tiger's father. this is very rare. this was whole different kind of emotion than that. >> that tournament was played on a highway. it was like asphalt with the ball out there, it was so dry. the other image i thought was phil mickelson hugging his wife and his three children.
>> well, that's been the story of phil's life. how to balance your family and be a great golfer. in fact, you remember at the u.s. open he left the night before the u.s. open to tee off just outside of philadelphia. he went back to his daughter's 8th grade graduation so he could hear her speak. he always had the balancing act. he has been a wonderful father. phil mickelson in some ways is the people's champ. he has a wonderful wife. you see her there, amy. amy of course has fought through breast canner. she is survivor. everybody was familiar with her story. she is always talking out in the gallery to the fans. she like phil is very approachable. this is golf's first family. i know there is a lot going on in london but the royalty in golf is the people's champion and that is phil mickelson. bill: i will bring in martha in a moment. as a golfer what does this victory do for him in terms of his legacy and his own personal history in the game?
>> will, he has won three of the four majors. the only one miss something the u.s. open where he has been so close some times. as far as his legacy he is already in the hall of fame. this guy is a great, great golfer. if you look back now, bill, over the past 10 years, phil mickelson has won five major championships. tiger woods has won six over this 10-year period. so phil mickelson has been just outstanding. yesterday was his 42nd career pga tour win. he is 43 years old. he is playing what he calls the best golf of his life. yesterday he said was the best he ever putted, probably the best round i ever played. he still looks likes a very, very bright future. all his victories are not in his past. looks like there is awful lot to continue to look forward to. bill: i don't know know anyone predicted that statistic you rattled off last 10 years between tiger woods and mickel son. that is extraordinary. martha, just north of you in scotland where the tournament
went down, the british open. martha: it was. jim, everybody felt so much for phil mickelson yesterday. it was such a great win and he is somebody who has, you know, really found his way into the hearts of americans. and also people on this side of the pond as well. i think there was a lot of enthusiasm for him. it has been an incredible athletic season here in great britain because they had andy murray, hometown guy win at wimbledon and chris forrm at the tour de france. they feel they have a lost victories. there was a lot of feeling for phil mickelson and a great season for sports here, jim? >> it has been incredible. if you go back to the olympics last summer, martha. what the london did with the olympics and athletic competition and ferra, bradley wiggins who won the tour de france last year and cyclist medaling. you see andy murray. take a look at phil mickelson. obviously he beat lee westwood.
lee westwood played in 62 majors. he is from the united kingdom. hasn't won one yet. is little heartbreaking there. he is the people's champ pine. most popular golfer since arnold palmer. doesn't matter whether you're british or in any other part in the world he has made friends and shares it with them. martha: yeah. you know, they say that andy murray is from scotland when he loses and he is from england when he wins. he is from england right now. he is getting a ton of attention here. thank you to you guys in new york. bill: thank you, martha. jim gray, good to have you back. thank you, jim. >> thanks. bill: want to get to jon scott, "happening now" rolling your way. what are you cooking up on monday, jon? >> we'll still rely on martha maccallum mack. you don't mind if we borrow here now and again because the baby watch continues next hour. the detroit on the brink.
that city has filed bankruptcy. what happens to all the pensioners relying on the city of detroit? what about all the bondholders as well? speak of the house john boehner continues to hammer obamacare and keep up the anti-obama agenda in congress. how will that fly. "fox news watch" will weigh in on the media attention on president obama. did you hear him weigh in after the verdict on friday? that some coulding up at the top of the hour. bill: what is 4:00 your time, right about now? martha: yes, about that. it is about that. you know, bill, maybe you got it right here with the 22nd of july. when we come back i want to ask you what you think the baby will be named, bill. we'll see if you get that one right. when you join me here live from london. ♪
martha: all right. so we're back here live in london. bill and i would like to have running bets on what is going to happen in different stories that we cover. bill: that's right. martha: i had said saturday for the baby, bill. think that was a lot of wishful thinking because we had been here all week waiting. bill: hoping to come home. martha: you have several hours until midnight. they love to bet on things here in london and they're betting on everything from the name of the baby of course to the weight of the baby, to the hair color, eye color, even what color kate will wear when she walks out with the baby. this story is everywhere here. it's on the cover of every newspaper. everybody's so involved and they're going to be popping champagne on every street corner
london when they get the news this baby is born. i want to you go on record and i want you to pick a girl name and a boy name and we'll see how you do, mr. hemmer. bill: oh, wow. i have eight hours to be wrong on july 22nd, by the way. that is still out there. martha: yeah. bill: i'm going to make one wager, okay? i will give you one. if it's a girl, her middle name will be diane. martha: diana. >> or that too. princess diane. martha: okay. okay. bill: what say you? martha: what about the first name? bill: don't know. i either go elizabeth or victoria. martha: no, i'm, i think diana is a middle name for sure. i think that, absolutely. i think elizabeth is likely to be one of the middle names. the royal children don't get just one middle name. they get three and some cases four. i will go somewhere along the
lines of victoria elizabeth diana. bill: we are in agreement on that! boy or girl? martha: and if it's a boy everybody says george. bill: okay. we'll go with george. martha: william's name is william phillip arthur lewis. could be something along those lines. everybody seems to think george is a shoe-in if it's a boy for first name. bill: i know another william george, sitting right here. martha: i know, you're william george hemmer. boy or girl, bill? bill: i will say it is a girl for sure. yeah, i think it's a girl. martha: okay. bill: and you? martha: so it's a girl and one of the middle names is diana. we'll let you off the hook for saying diane. it will not be diane, buddy. >> i'm american. martha: go with victoria elizabeth from the beginning. bill: i like that. martha: as i said the good morning is on alexandra. bill: i hope by the time i see you tomorrow we actually have a
child, a child born. martha: i hope so too. i hope so too. bill: hang in there, martha. martha: see you soon. bill: live in london. break here in a moment. when we come back, a story you've got to see to believe. we're waiting on a press conference on yet another case where bodies were found inside of a home in the same american city where this happened just four years ago. when the news conference begins you will see it live here on fox and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convennt two bar pack. this is nature valley. nature at its most delicious. tens of thousands of dollars in hidden fees on their 401(k)s?! go to e-trade and roll over your old 401(k)s to a new e-trade retirement account. none of them charge annual fees and all of them offer low cost investments. e-trade. less for us. more for you.
bill: we mentioned this right before the break. there is a mystery in leave land, ohio. the bodies of three woman were found inside after home there there will be a press conference in at mare of minutes. we do not have a lot of information. we're waiting for authorities to give us more. cleveland, ohio, that is the sane of this crime and whether or not there are more bodies yet to be found and located there. when that press conference starts you will see it here live on the "fox news channel." i'm
bill hemmer alongside of martha maccallum who is in london town waiting for the baby and so are we. make it a great monday, everybody. "happening now" starts right now. >> right now brand knew stories and breaking news. the royal baby is coming. the newest heir to the british thrown could arrive any minute. word that kate has gone into labor. new report raising questions about the security of u.s. marshals. the service losing track of thousands of high-tech encrypted radios. a scary new studies on kids and tv it is not about how much or what they watch. new information you need to know. it's all "happening now." the royal baby is on the way. hello, everyone, welcome to patti ann brown, i'm in for jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the people are buzzing. prince william's wife kate has gone into the hospital and gone into