tv Studio B With Shepard Smith FOX News July 31, 2013 12:00pm-1:01pm PDT
b." an o.j. simpson stunner, the disgraced former football player and hertz car pitchman paroled? why prison officials say o.j. has been a good boy, a model inmate and how long until he might be walking among us. then a jaw-dropping government report on what airport security screeners have been doing. tsa not thousands standing around anymore. they're doing other stuff like taking naps, boozing up, even stealing from passengers' bags. plus another meltdown within the anthony weiner campaign as if there's anything left to melt. anthony weiner's spokeswoman goes on attack against a former intern, it is an epic rant that we can barely repeat on tv. i stress barely, unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." even if there is breaking news we'll go tote that. first from fox at 3:00 people who were supposed to keep us safe while we fly give us a patdown and the frisk and the
touchy instead have been sleeping on the job, doing drugs on the job, even stealing from the passengers they're hired to protect. tsa. that's the finding of the government's watch dog group about the transportation security administration. it reports cases of worker misconduct have jumped 26% in the last three years. that misconduct includes everything from not showing up to work to stealing from flyers' bags and in one case sneaking banned items onto the planes. that time a security screener abandoned a checkpoint to help a family member get a bag filled with several prohibited items past screening. the punishment a seven-day suspension. the report comes as congress opens hearings today on the tsa and lawmakers have harsh words for them. >> if integrity is truly a core value, then tsa, it's time to prove it. stop with the napping, the stealing, the tardiness and its disrespect and earn americans' trust and confidence. >> sounds like a lot to ask. tsa officials are defending themselves saying the agency has the highest ethical standards.
doug mckelway is in d.c.. >> a few of bad misconduct and some moderate. no critic more vocal about tsa misconduct than john mica of florida who wants the agency privatized. >> some of the incidents have been totally embarrassing and embarrassing to the thousands of tsa employees that get up and do a good job every day. >> the report quantifies tsa's misconduct. it finds the largest category of misconduct was showing up late for work and improper cases of leave, that comprise 32% of misconduct. screening and security issues accounted for 20% of infractions, among the officers found to have engaged in misconduct, 47% were reprimanded, 31% suspended, 17% removed from duty. more troublesome for some
members the lack of a standard for punishing bad apples, for example screeners who failed to detect bombs in covert testing are not dismissed but usually allowed to just undergo new training and get back on the job. shep? >> if you miss a bomb i guess that's necessary. this is a relatively rare thing considering what an enormous organization we are. >> it is a huge organization employs about 56,000 people at the airports. it found 9,300 cases of misconduct so relatively minor. >> i'm going to have somebody do something stupid and it will get in the press and probably make 20 rounds in the press and, but for every one of those stories, sir, i will tell you, there's probably ten more great stories about what our people do. >> the gao report finds tsa does not have a process for conducting reviews of misconduct cases so it's difficult to find out if disciplinary actions are actually working. the gao hopes to correct that
through this report, shep. >> thanks, doug. joining us is scott brenner former senior official with the federal aviation administration. he's currently vice president of gephardt affairs. >> these problems have always been going on with airport screening. now that the government is so intimately involved and we've had that agency for ten years we're probably getting more oversight so we're discovering it. >> so you're saying it's always been bad, we're just now finding out about it. >> i think it has. i think we still have some severe management problems. you have those front line screeners there and they are told to do it only one way, then you have the manager of the checkpoint who should have a little more discretion on when that grandma comes in the wheelchair, rather than having that tough front line screener say no, you have to walk through the thing, having that manager come walk her around, screen her appropriately. i just don't think there's a lot of management oversight going on right now and i think that's what's causing a lot of these problems.
>> the statistics indicate that they missed some stuff and further we keep hearing expert after expert say even if they do everything they're supposed to do exactly right it doesn't keep us safe. it makes us feel safe. >> absolutely. that's a whole philosophy you're getting there, shep, is are we going to go with this last line of defense of just before somebody gets on that aircraft, are we going to start screening them, and there's always a chance they're going to miss something. i think we should be investing more in who's buying the tickets, who were the bad folks out there and let's invest more on the intelligence side rather than the last second trying to catch 'em side. >> there is this pre-check thing. are you involved with that? >> yes. >> i have that. i don't know how i got it but i'm pre-checked so i don't have to take my shoes off and i don't have to take stuff out of my bag and all that. i don't know why i don't have to. i don't understand why, how that works or why i'm less of a danger than anybody else because i feel dangerous. >> well you must be a favorite of tsa already, shep. >> i'm sure i am, very supportive. >> tsa is going to roll out a
program in the fall about tsa act t simplifies things tremendously. the line you're going in is shorter, you don't have to take off your shoes, moves more efficiently so definitely try and get in there if you can. >> it's a good thing to do but if everybody does it, it won't be good anymore so don't do it. nice, see you soon to talk about the tsa. the airline is apologizing after telling passengers their flight would be delayed for 86 years. the british airline easy jet, which canceled a flight from sk switzerland to london but the airline said it would take enough 2099. they said it was a computer glitch. house lawmakers hearing from a key u.s. commander today about the security situation in benghazi one day before he's set to retire from the u.s.
military. his name colonel george bristol, he was leading a special ops task force in northern and western africa at the time of the u.s. consulate attack in libya. according to the pentagon they cannot call him to testify once he's retired from active duty. last year's assault killed four americans including our ambassador stephens. what did colonel bristol tell the lawmakers? mike emanuel? >> reporter: colonel bristol told lawmakers essentially what they've heard from others in the military chain of command, there were a lot of challenges in terms of mounting a military response to the benghazi attack. bristol was in another african country on assignment on september 11th, and was essentially out of communication during benghazi. >> american lives were lost and i could hear in colonel
bristol's voice today the passion and the heartbreak because of the american lives that were lost due to decisions that were made and misrepresented through a press release from the administration at the white house. >> she's referring to a white house statement that came out essentially saying leading up to the 9/11 anniversary, precautions had been taken from a security perspective and clearly martha roby believes they were not adequate when you look at the benghazi attacks. >> what she said was lives were lost because of the misrepresentation on the statement. that's a matter of opinion at minimum, not a matter of fact and it seems journalists have talked to a top benghazi suspect but the fbi has not? >> well that is correct and this revelation has made a number of lawmakers here on capitol hill absolutely furious. the revelation a reporter interviewed for two hours a key suspect in the benghazi attack while the libyan government and the fbi has not.
that here is one key senator's reaction. >> there are literally people running around libya who have responsibility for having committed these attacks or knowledge of it and apparently our fbi is not speaking to them. so where we are is totally unacceptable as you've described it and what we've said in our letter and we need answers. >> and at the white house, spokesman jay carney referred reporters to the fbi. he said president obama instructed his team he wants to bring those responsible for the benghazi attacks to justice. shep? >> we haven't heard from the fbi specifically about whether they've done this? all we've heard from is jay carney or what's the deal? >> we've been referred over there. they've not commented at this point. there was an explanation from some u.s. official it's more difficult to get investigators into a country than it is for journalists to get into a country. you have to have permission from the host government but we have not gotten any further comment
from the fbi. >> they are right about that but it will be interesting to get further comment from the fbi certainly. mike thanks a lot, have a good one. >> reporter: thank you, you, too. the juice is almost loose sort of. he may be soon anyway, not soon, a few years. o.j. simpson is a step closer to getting out of prison early. he's been very good. he's getting out on the armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. the disgraced football star big parole hearing and what it means for his center. the juice on the loose? oh, my. playtime is so much more with superhero by your side. because even superheroes need superheroes. that's why purina dog chow is made with high quality ingredients, including 23 vitamins and minerals. to help keep him strong. dog chow strong.
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assault with a deadly weapon. jury convicted o.j. after that weird, weird robbery thing at gunpoint in vegas involving two sports memorabilia dealers in the hotel room back in '07. o.j. claimed he was just trying to get his stuff back. the parole board has indicated now that it made today's decision because o.j. has been behaving very well behind bars, he's been working in the prison gym, even coaching games in the prison yard. giana spilbar is a defense attorney. there is more to come on the rest of the charges. >> this is significant. he's not only this much closer to getting out of the big house. the clock can start ticking on his consecutive charges, so that's why he will probably be in there for at least another four years until he's eligible for another parole hearing but you know, for him the cool part about this is you know how many people don't get xwragranted pa on their first try?
>> most don't. >> i have zillions of clients who don't get paroled on the first try. on these charges the parole board said you're done. >> isn't there an appeal remaining on part of these other charges? >> yes. >> that's a separate thing obviously. >> it's a separate thing but i think it could heavily come into play. this was a motion for a new trial made back in may. brand new judge, not the judge who heard the case and sentenced him. the brand new judge hasn't ruled on the motion. if that judge grants the motion for a new trial we could forget about the consecutive sentences and he might get a new deal, coget sprung loose then and that could happen tomorrow, at any time and be really significant for o.j. >> no matter what you think about him killing ron and nicole, it seems weird at times, lots of forces at play maybe he'd take a lie detector test. we once talked about that. what about now o.j., would you take a lie detector test?
>> not for you i won't. >> how about for the fbi. >> if i can benefit for it i will. if i can benefit, if denise and goldman and all those guys think i'm guilty, sign off, whatever's made o.j. can keep to raise his kids, hey, i'll do it. >> he was a lot spryer back then, 13 years ago. >> who wouldn't take a lie detector test for you? i was 20 also. >> i wonder though, there is an indication that o.j. isn't as, people don't love reading about him as much as they used to. >> no. >> he doesn't trend when there are big stories written on him they don't get huge numbers. i wonder if people are just like shut up o.j. >> he's the guy we love to hate because most of america thinks he got away with murder. >> there was a trail of blood, more evidence, more damning evidence in that case than any other case i've ever covered which isn't that great but you had a trail of blood from the crime scene to "the killer's
home" and all over the car. it was astounding. >> you had motive and that weird car chase afterward, and the jury came back with a not guilty verdict. four hours it took. most people don't like him, they don't care whether he's in jail or out of jail. i predict, shep, i think this judge is really going to consider this motion for a new trial. >> he talks about wanting to leave money to his kids. there's a way to do that, write the book, tell the story, make your millions and leave it for justin and sidney, just a thought. >> then you'll get them on this show. >> i would love it. i've been trying to visit him in jail. >> i need to be here when do you that. >> i want to, working on it bad. people are talking to him. thank you, jonna. a woman in michigan will spend years behind bars for trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. he stunned when he came to her
now. the husband of the woman caught on camera trying to hire a hitman to kill said husband says he forgives her and that she is a godly woman. the husband made the comment in a michigan courtroom yesterday while asking the judge to give the wife a lighter sentence. she pleaded guilty after the cops caught her on camera in april telling an undercover cop "kill my husband" because it was easier than divorcing him. >> you can get him outside, that would be great but i mean if you absolutely can't, i'll understand, you know. >> so you want me to like, i guess i'm not understanding you,
so you don't want it done in the house then? >> because it would be messy in the house. >> ha, ha, it would be messy. that judge sentenced the woman to up to 20 years in prison but could have sentenced her to life behind bars. trace gallagher, we understand she planned every detail of the husband's non-messy murder. >> every little detail, shep, in fact she met with the phony hitman twice. she gave him a map to get to her house, showed him the layout inside her house and she gave him $100 downpayment and agreed to pay him $50,000 once the job was done and the $400,000 life insurance paid up. she wanted it done on a thursday because that's when she works and wouldn't be home. gave the phony hitman two possible dates and said "surprise me." the undercover cop said he would put two bullets in her husband's head and she said that was sad, while she laughed. here's more, listen. >> that's why i said surprise me with how you do it, the more
shocked i am when it happens. >> you don't want him to suffer. >> no. >> she said she didn't mind if the phony hitman made it look like a burglary gone mad but she didn't really want to make people who were going to be her future roommates think she was living in a bad area. shep? >> that's understandable and he still loves her, duh. >> well, what's not to love? i mean he actually gave the testimony you said it, and the truth is, his testimony worked because you mentioned she got 20 years, she could have gotten life in prison. she can get out as early as six years and she would have gotten a lot more than that. her husband said even though her crime was evil and showed hatred for the sake of their kids he requested leniency. here he is. >> if you could look in your heart today and just have mercy upon my wife so that she may not have to be away from me and my children for a long time because
i know the young years of a child's life are the most important ones and i'd like her to be there for every single second that she can. >> did you see the look of adoration right there? the judge also wondered how remorseful the wife would be if the husband had been murdered and the $400,000 life insurance had been paid. shep? >> trace, thank you, or something. with us on the phone the muskegon county prosecutor d.j.hilson who was in the courtroom and argued for the prison time. >> good afternoon, shep, thanks for having me on. >> this concept he'd want that sort of woman around his children that concept is a bit baffling to me. was it to you? >> it's very baffling to me, having watched the video in its entirety and charged the case and just looking at even at her conduct yesterday in the
sentence, i could tell right away that she wasn't very honest and truthful about her remarks to the judge and quite frankly there's no way that i would ever put myself in a position to be with that woman again. >> she seemed a bit silly on the tape there as she's talking about murder with two different possible dates, surprise me, like it was some sort of fun game at a birthday party. >> the way i would describe it is like she was either ordering something off a menu or buying groceries. i mean, it was that kind of attitude and to me that's a big concern and her attitude towards it was just, it was unbelievable. >> understanding that you will have to deal with this judge again most likely, that aside, if you could, to some degree, explain to me how you feel about the fact that this woman may get as few as six years in prison. >> well, we're -- we have two battles, one we have state guidelines that we have to follow so her sentence was actually at the top of those guidelines and because her guidelines are so low based on the fact that she has no
criminal history here at all, obviously it would be nice to have her do the max but her going to prison was the ultimate goal and we achieved that goal. >> all right, prosecutoprosecut work i suppose, oh to have tape like that from every case. >> it would be lovely to have a case, have tape like that on every case, make my job a heck of a lot easier. >> of course it doesn't mean you would win, case in point the trail of blood from rockingham to bundy. >> true. >> make it a great day. >> thank you, shep. the feds are opening up a little bit now about their confidential spying on all of us, just a little bit. they've just declassified a few documents about those awesome programs and now top intelligence officials are taking the heat on capitol hill. you'll like this. plus a new twist in the unending saga that is the life of anthony weiner. now his campaign spokeswoman is
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"studio b." for the first time we're seeing a top secret court order that allows the feds to keep track on everything we do, every single thing or we're seeing some of the order. see the black marks on there? you can see how they redacted a lot of it. they tend to do such things but the document does state that the feds must have "reasonable suspicion" that the records they collect would help protect against terrorism. it's that specific. the director of national intelligence james clapper declassified that document at the congressional hearing today along with two other reports which lay out how the government keeps tabs on nearly every single one of us. today on capitol hill the deputy american general strongly defended that secret surveillance court. >> the 11 judges on the fisa court are far from a rubber stamp. they review all of our pleadings thoroughly, question us and don't approve an order until they are satisfied we've met all
statutory and constitutional requirements. >> how many objections have there been? last week the house just barely defeated an amendment that could have ended the collection of phone records entirely. the margin was 12 votes out of more than 400 lawmakers. steve centanni what else came out of the hearing? >> basically we saw the increasing momentum behind those efforts to crack down on the nsa over its secret surveillance programs. edward snowden was able to walk away from an nsa facility with huge amounts of secret data uncovering a massive government surveillance program of phone records and internet use along with the push for reform, there was astonishment today that nobody at the nsa has been called to task for that breach of security. >> has anybody offered, been asked to resign or offered to resign because of this failure? >> no one has offered to resign. everyone is working hard to understand what happened and to put in place the necessary mechanisms -- >> how soon will we know who screwed up? >> i think we'll know over weeks
and months who should be held accountable and we will hold them accountable. >> there are calls from both sides of the aisle for greater accountability at the nsa, shep. >> you're learning more i understand about the classified documents. >> right, they acknowledged for the first time that the government was using something called hops technology, refers to the hop from scrutinizing one person's phone records to everyone that person calls and to everyone those people call. the result is that the phone records of millions of people could potentially be examined in the search for one suspected terrorist. >> what has been described as discrete program to go after people who would cause us harm when you look at the reach of this program, it envelopes a substantial number of americans. >> but officials say that potential is only theoretical and does not reflect the reality. shep? >> it does envelope a
substantial number of americans for sure. steve, thank you. with us former federal prosecutor with the u.s. attorney's office michael wildes. he's testified on capitol hill and professor of law at the cordosa school of law here in new york. they're in the bedroom with us, in the bathroom with us, they fly over our heads, they drone us. i guess there's nothing we can do about it. >> it's your tax dollars at work, shep. the truth is right now the battle or the focus should really be on bringing this treasonous criminal offender back to u.s. soil for prosecution. the methods and procedures of our collection of intelligence and information are imperilled not only by snowden's acts but by these senators putting them forward on fox news, msnbc, cnn televisions throughout the world. right now what the government did by giving these information out today, even with all of the redactions, they've imperilled us further, in my opinion, because they're showing our methods and procedures of
collection of intelligence. >> that's what the government says any time somebody explains to the people -- this government by the way, we empower that government. we do that and occasionally i have to sign off like some credit card company they might say we're going to be looking at this or somebody i buy something from if you want to do this you have to sign away your privileges and imput my pen to a piece of paper and sign away. this government didn't get my signature and i don't understand how this government gets to do this and i don't understand people who come on this studio and say well the government needs to do it. it's imperilling our security. it's also removing our liberty. >> no doubt it's removing our liberty. >> well i like the liberty part. >> and i get it and i'm a lawyer by trade. i'm an immigration lawyer by trade. i help try to bring people to the country to respect these liberties but the truth here shepard it's a balance between these competing interests and what is incumbent upon our members of congress as they shine the light on these issues is to make sure that when they put a light on the roaches run to the corners, that the people
who did something wrong lose their jobs. nobody at the nsa lost their jobs, that snowden is put behind bars for treason. >> you think the bigger problem is ed snowden or the fact that the government thinks it can watch us go to the bathroom? without edward snowden i wouldn't know that's a problem. >> how do we look on the international theater right now when russia is giving asylum to somebody where we're normally the place for political asylum? >> i don't know, could you make the argument that if we hadn't run roughshod over the constitution here it wouldn't have had to come to this. >> this is a president and administration and a congress that has no not only protect our trade secrets and yoour methods and procedures but our liberties we hold so dear. the balance is imperilled if people don't act responsibly. >> not a lot of responsibility. >> not one. >> not this one and the last bunch and all of them. nice to see you. enjoyed it, pleasure.
another apology from the anthony weiner camp, they're getting good at that but this time it's not coming from carlos danger. anthony weiner called himself that on the online messages but this from his spokeswoman she's saying she's sorry after she went -- oh, man, this one -- hang on, just hang on. here we go. i can tell you now as it turns out all this tape is silent. the spokeswoman, roll forward, the spokeswoman said that the intern sucked at her job and the spokeswoman also called that intern just about every single name in the book, things we can't say here but you can read some of it in the newspaper if you want to. the vulgar rant came after the intern wrote an inside look at anthony weiner's troubled campaign for the "new york daily news" that's the intern you see right there. that's huma, not the intern. that's anthony weiner's wife. that wasn't the intern, sorry about that. we have a picture of the intern
but i don't know where it is. there it is, that's the one you see on the left on the cover of "the daily news" weiner on the right, nice face. anthony weiner refuses to drop out of the mayor's race even after he admitted he sent lewd pictures and texts to women that were not his wife. among the claims in this intern's tell-all of all tell-alls that many of the campaign interns got only on board to get close to weiner's wife, huma, so that they could then get in with her boss hillary clinton. now there's word mrs. weiner will be, well, yes, will be taking a break from the job as clinton's top aide, a break. fox sports chief correspondent jonathan hunt is here. time is interesting the clintons want to clearly distance themselves from weiner at all. >> a lot of people will read a lot into this, but according to the reporting of politico, this was planned weeks ago. huma abedin, who as you know was and still is very close to
hillary clinton, taking a break, but according to sources talking to politico, that is because partly mrs. clinton doesn't have much of a public schedule through august and is going to spend some time in east hampton here on long island, new york, and meanwhile mrs. weiner or mrs. abedin wants apparently to help her husband campaign or that's what she had planned a few weeks ago but obviously the clintons might not want weiner anywhere near them, given that this is creating a national scandal that brought in even questions to the white house today. listen. >> i understand the allure of issues like this in the media, but it is not what -- and i do understand it. and i'm not being critical of it but i'm saying that the president believes his job is not to comment on those issues but to focus on what he can do to get this economy growing faster and creating more jobs. >> but he does understand why we
want to talk about mr. weiner. >> did you listen to the spokeswoman's epic rant? >> i did not listen to it but i have read it. it's pretty extraordinary. we're talking about the former intern olivia nutsy and the rant as shep quite correctly put it unleashed upon her by barbara morgan who works in the communications part of the weiner campaign. take a look at a couple of things barbara morgan used to, couple of words she used to describe the intern. i will let you fill in the blanks for yourselves, barbara morgan then issued an apology saying, "in a moment of frustration, i used inappropriate language in what i thought was an off the record conversation. it was wrong and i am very sorry, which is what i said tonight when i called and e-mailed olivia to apologize." then on her twitter account she wrote "as to barbara morgan's
apology, of course i accept it" wrote olivia nuzzi. i checked barbara morgan's twitter account an hour ago she tweeted "not my best yesterday, should have known better, been better" and put on it a picture of a jar stuffed with $100 bills and a credit card. it doesn't get much better than this. >> i think that every day and then a new day comes and everything gets better. some important new financial data out today that suggests our economy is indeed chugging along. and perhaps more importantly businesses are indeed hiring new employees. we'll break down the numbers for you, facts and figures in a live report next.
trying to rally congressional democrats behind his legislative agenda just days before lawmakers leave washington, they get like six weeks off in august, a really great job. the president met with democrats in the house and senate in two separate closed door meetings today and here's what he said to a reporter while leaving the first meeting with those house members.>> reporter: what is the you're bringing to the hill today? >> jobs, middle class, growth. >> jobs, middle class, growth. that's the whole story, this after the president gave a series of recent speeches around the country, i think he made six or five speeches in seven days promoting his economic agenda arguing we have fought our way back from the great recession. what do we know about what the with the said today, wendell goler. >> reporter: he reassured nervous lawmakers about the impact with the affordable care act with the health exchanges rolling in the floor. he promised to stay focused you
guessed it on the middle class. >> the president's out there making the case that we need to, here in washington, focus on what the american people are focused on which is the need to make sure that good jobs, middle class jobs, well paying jobs are available in industries that will stay here in the united states and help our overall economic growth. >> reporter: we're told the president also defended former economic adviser larry summers who is a leading contender to head the federal reserve when ben bernanke retires this fall. some democrats warned it would be a mistake not to choose fed vice chairman janet yellin instead. >> what is the republican reaction to this presidential visit? >> reporter: well republicans don't like the legislation the president came to talk about and they don't like the fact he didn't come to talk with them. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell criticized the visit even before it happened. >> it really would be nice to see the president work with congress for a change to get
some important things done for the american people. republicans have been eager to do this all along. but really it's almost like there's a "gone campaigning" sign outside the oval office, a "gone campaigning" sign outside the oval office, and on the rarest of occasions when he does come to the hill like he will today, you find out it's basically just another internal campaign rally with democrats. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner blasted the president's wanting to reform corporate tax code. boehner doesn't like it because the president wants to spend the windfall on job recruiting. >> when do they go on vacation again? >> on friday, shepard, they get six weeks this time but they get a lot of other time on the paotr
parts of the year. you couldn't take the pay cut. >> i'm thinking if we held a vote across the city or the whole planet and decided to give them the rest of the year off we'd all be better off because they don't do anything anyway, they just yell at each other. they don't do anything. >> reporter: they haven't done much this year. >> no, historically low production on their part and i'm proud of them because everything they do is messed up anyway. wendell, tell them all we said hello and big hugs. we were' less than 20 minutes away from the closing bell on wall street and that's been going pretty well, all of a sudden like a second ago the last time i looked up there the dow was doing just fine. see all that green? i don't know what the hell happened here. but it could be on its way to the 29th record high close of the year, when they wrote this like ten minutes ago it was up 70 points but all of a sudden this happened. there's the big board. traders reacting to a new report that shows the economy picked up steam during the last few months, according to the
commerce department gross domestic product grew at analule rate of 1.7% between april and june, that's a jump from 1.1% during the previous three months. gross domestic product of course is the measure of all the goods and services the economy produces from food to clothing to cars and everything in between. jerry wilson, what is up with the dow? >> don't be upset about down five. you know how these guys are, they're like a mood ring these traders, move the stocks on a whim. we say we always know why they're moving, we don't always know. it's a guessing game. >> we had good news today. >> let me tell you about that because jobs in july went up 200,000 according to adp, the people who process payrolls, but you dig into that, take a look at this, so small businesses creating all kinds of jobs here. >> huge. >> 82,000. >> wait i thought they were hurting. >> they're creating jobs now, that's what i'm saying and the large companies sitting on their cash here, not creating as many jobs. i think it's an interesting phenomena going on. seeing a lot of the jobs being
created and trade and transportation, manufacturing cutting 5,000 jobs out there. that's critical. you're probably wondering about the federal reserve which was wrapping up its two-day meeting today, interesting they do nothing. they're sitting on their hands which is what the stock market as you know loves. they don't want the federal reserve to change their policy, spending $85 billion a month buying bonds so they'll continue that. their concerns according to what they say in their press release today they're very concerned about the unemployment rate, the expectations friday that we'll get a jobless rate for the month for 7.5%, they want to see 6.5% and an interesting thing i don't think we've ever seen in one of these reports the fed is saying we're concerned about mortgage rates. because mortgage rates have spiked and they're worried about that. >> still historically low but they're worried what's to come. >> if you told your mom and dad mortgage rates were high they'd laugh at you. >> they do. >> people say 4.3% is too high. mortgage applications are going down so that tells you something about what's going on in this market.
a real tragedy at a summer camp when a girl unknowingly ate a rice krispie treat unknowingly it contained peanuts. her parents tried to save her when her throat started to close up but they gave her benadryl, not one but three shots with an epipen which can stop allergic reactions, it wasn't enough and she died in her father's arms. her parents want others to learn from the tragedy.
with us is dr. lolita mcdavid. nice to see you again. >> hi, shep, where have you been? >> i try to take as much time off as possible. where have you been? >> you haven't been calling me. >> sorry, we're talking now. >> okay. >> here is what i don't get, doc, one of these parents is a doctor and instead of using the epipen first which works fast they used the benadryl first. i'm not blaming anybody i'm saying that's backwards. >> well i don't know what happened at the time, i don't know what was going on with those parents. i'm sure they are incredibly sad and grief-stricken. let's talk about food allergies and kids so that we will know what to do the next time. number one, if your child has a food allergy you have to teach them to read the labels on everything. you don't know by taste. you have to read the label and if it says it's got something -- >> or if it's homemade ask, every time. >> well, yeah, if it's homemade ask, oh, sure. >> that's what this was. >> there's a big thing now schools with not bringing things
in because so many kids have food allergies, the schools are afraid of having parents bring in things that other children aren't supposed to eat if they're homemade so number one, read the labels, don't go by taste. that's number one. number two, if you know you have a food allergy your child should have an epipen and know how to use it and other people who are with your child should know how to use it. but unfortunately 25% of children who have food allergies have their first attack at school, and so nobody even knows they have a food allergy. so you have to make sure that you know these things or have some suspicion of them. >> it's a tough thing. that orchestra means -- >> number three whatever i'm on now, make sure that -- >> it means we have to go. the postal service is critical to our economy.
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ring, bell. thank you. [ bell ringing ] it's not so horrible, if things go ten points we'll take it. hope you have a great day and you'll come back for the evening news tonight, fox news report at 7:00. it's the interview creating a firestorm a conservative fire brand getting in on the flap between chris christie and rand paul. >> i would like to say this to governor christie, he's not the only one who served in law enforcement. i was chief of staff to the attorney general of the united states and maybe mr. christie can get in front of the 9/11 families and tell them exactly how this nsa program would have saved a single life or prevented a single terrorist from entering this country. >> if chris christie were the republican in 2016 would you support him? >> i doubt it. >> it