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may be closer than they appear. ♪ martha: we have no answers for anyone today on anything. they know the answers out there. bill: they got us. martha: we'll start having some as we head through the next 24, 48, right? bill: got to scoot. "happening now." martha: see you tomorrow. jon: 24 hours from now polls across the country will be open and americans will make their voices heard about the direction of our country and who they want running things in washington. good monday morning to you. i'm jon scott. heather: i'm heather nauert in for jenna lee today. months of hard-fought campaigning all comes down to tomorrow. races in several states remain very tight with control of the senate on the line. jon: right now "the new york times" gives the gop a 70% chance of winning back the senate. nate silver at 538.com puts odds
of a republican takeover at 74%. despite the numbers, both parties say they're optimistic about their chances. >> have a ground game that know reince would take ours over theirs any day of the week. >> well the problem they have is that their message isn't working and we're, our ground game is whipping their ground became. heather: let's talk to bret baier, anchor of "special report." he will host our election night coverage in new york city along with meagan kelly. welcome to town, bret. looking at polls, seems are pretty darn close so it seems looking good for republican party. where do you think the sense of the environment is? >> environment faces all the republicans. as you point out the races are very tight. it could go either way. it is dependent on we say in elections, on turnout. one or two points in 10 different races.
>> kay hagan, thom tillis race is a point apart. that not only one. why are things so tight? >> each race is different. dynamics is different. republicans focused almost solely on president obama. tying any democrat to president obama. in north carolina prays in particular thom tillis has done again and again. kay hague gain focused on thom tillis in the state legislature. what happened down there weedcation. she tried to localize it. he is trying to nationalize it. you're seeing that model in difficult races aross cross-country. if republicans take it across the finish line and gain control at the will have succeeded running against president obama. if they don't there will be a lost second-guessing. heather: certainly. there are races you say could be key indicators how the night will go. which ones do you watch in particular? >> we'll know early in north carolina because the polls closing. we'll have a sense but new
hampshire is another one. if jeanne shaheen looks like she will lose the race to scott brown, that could be a big indicator how the rest of the night will look. heather: why that one in particular? >> she was believed not to be threat of losing at the beginning. scott brown has run impressive campaign in that he has gone around the state and he again has tied shaheen to president obama. in new hampshire no one thought that that was really going to succeed for republicans but he is right there. the latest poll this morning has it a one-point race. heather: what is another big bellwether race? >> i think georgia down south, mesh nun can force that to a -- michelle nunn can force it to runoff. whether she can be success in the runoff can be seen. that is place where democrats say that is good candidate for them running on number of different things, including outsourcing of jobs. much like mitt romney and democrats attacks on mitt romney
they have done the same to david perdue. heather: heard a lot of from democrats so-called war on women and womens issues. do you get a sense that could be backfiring in a way or is it working for democrats? >> this has not worked out as well as they wanted it to, particularly in colorado where you had "the denver post" endorse cory gardner, the republican, saying in part because the incumbent, mark udall was a one issue campaign on women's issues. and in fact, in the questioning during that debate "the denver post" reporter said, in fact you're being called mark uterus, not mark udall anymore because you're so single issue. in iowa it is another race. joni ernst is running a pretty solid campaign and war on women thing is kind of not reverberate ing. >> we want to ask you about the president. wee haven't seen a whole lot of the president past couple days. "politico" has an article today said this, obama so long, man
with bright future hated being relbated to a sideline pariah in the midterms. that is pretty tough to say about the president. what do you think this indicates next couple of years for him? >> they're trying to lay the groundwork if the republicans take the senate what that will look like the next two years. they're not there yet. i think there is still a decent shot the democrats could hold on to the senate, but i think these a anonymous. background pieces are really interesting to get a look at the inside of the white house. you saw one in the "new york times." now you see "politico." there is a level of frustration i think inside of that white house that is clear. heather: again, the backdrop is really people looking to lead. has anybody does in the administration they're looking to cash out to go to the private sector, could this be what that is about? >> there are a lot of dissatisfied folks, frustration not getting things done. a lot might have to do with the administration and the way they have chosen to use tactics with
congress or not. and, i think that this election could be a turning point. heather: bret baier, thanks, host of "special report." we'll be back on tonight with your show from new york. we'll clear it out for you. great to see you as always. make sure you watch bret and megyn tomorrow starting at 6:00 on the fox news channel, america's election headquarters. jon? jon: all eyes on iowa tomorrow and the hotly-contested senate race there between republican joni ernst and democrat bruce brailly. it is one that could wind up putting a republican in the seat for the first time in nearly 30 years. the gender gap playing an interesting role in this campaign. shannon bream is live on the campaign trail enroute from iowa city iowa. shannon, bring us the latest. >> reporter: jon, we are coming to you live from just outside of montezuma, iowa. it is a beautiful part of state. it has heated up here. you mentioned the gender gap. interesting enough the latest
poll out from quinnepiac, the men give the edge to the republican challenger joni ernst while woman give it to braley the democrat. they show it is dead heat at 47% each. that stands in contrast to the final "des moines register" poll gave ernst a 7 point lead. both of these contenders are trying to fill the seat of retiring democrat senator tom harkin. he has been out in the campaign trail with braley. he made some comments over weekend. he said at one point, listen when you see ads of joni ernst, don't get sucked in she is really attractive or really nice. he added on to that comment t sparked controversy and a strong response from joni ernst. >> i don't care she is as good-looking at taylor swift or nice as mr. rogers. but if she votes like michele bachmann, she is wrong for the state of iowa.
>> very he have phonedded that senator harkin would say. that i think it is unfortunate that he and many of their party believe that you can't be a real woman if you're conservative and you're female. i believe if my name had been john ernst, attached to my resume', senator harkin would not have said those things. >> reporter: the interesting thing is that even though joni ernst is one of the top female contenders for the gop out this cycle, she hasn't talked a lot about her gender, the fact she would make history here if she was voted first female to the u.s. senate in iowa. those polls are so tight. we know there is a lot of early voting. we monitored some of that this morning. both side believes this will be down to turnout, the ground game and seeing if their grassroots efforts pay off tomorrow. jon? jon: shannon bream, looks a little chilly in iowa, am i right? >> and windy. you're right. just outside of montezuma. jon: good job, shannon.
heather: looks a little clue. to a warmer place. that is louisiana, another potential pickup for republicans. that state incumbent senator mary landrieu finds herself into a race that could wellhead into runoff in decent facing two republican challengers, congressman bill cassidy and rob maness. john roberts is live there in new orleans where he spent all weekend long monitoring the race. what do things look like today? >> reporter: heather, weatherwise it couldn't be better. as political forecast things are looking promising for a republican pickup but not on tuesday. that is tomorrow election day in louisiana is primary day. it is so-called jungle primary. nine candidates in total on the ballot. incumbent senator mary landrieu, her main republican challenger bill cassidy, and seven other candidates. let's look at the lay of the land with the latest maris poll, suggesting that mary landrieu
will prevail tomorrow with 44% of the vote. bill cassidy will come second with 36%. the other republican candidates, there are two or more republican candidates on the ballot, rob maness will get 15% of the vote. watch what happens if mary landrieu doesn't hit 50% on goes to. all the manness goats go votes go to cassidy and he wins it 50%. she had a big get-out-the-vote rally over the weekend here in new orleans. hillary clinton was headliner. mary landrieu was making case to voters not throw away senority in the senate they enjoy by having her there since 1996. she is the chair of the energy committee which is very, very important to folks here in louisiana. she is also suggesting if cassidy wins, louisiana will lose that clout. >> let's not throw that way way
because some people might be mad at whoever the president is. the president is not on the ballot. this is about who will be the senator leading louisiana. >> reporter: now i talked to former democratic senator john breaux over the weekend. he put the case this way, using sports analogy. he said replacing senator landrieu with freshman senator like trading drew brees for a high school quarterback. heather? heather: okay. john roberts down there in louisiana for us. thanks. >> reporter: thanks. jon: a murder case right out of "american psycho." the arrest of a 29-year-old banker accused in the gruesome deaths of two women in his luxury apartment. more evidence of the brutality of isis as the terrorists round up more people for public execution. we'll have the latest on that and why it's raising concerns about attacks here at home. plus we want to hear from you. do you think republicans will take control of the u.s. senate? our live chat up and running
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ask. jon: a check on some crime stories we're following. the trial of a michigan man accused of arranging his wife's murder resumes today. the judge was forced to delay the trial last week after the defendant complained of feeling ill. bob bashara is already serving time trying to kill the hit man allegedly hired to murder his wife. she was found strangled in her car. british banker charged in hong kong in the "american psycho" style murders of two teenage prostitutes. prosecutors say the 29-year-old lured women to luxury apartment and slashed their throats and stuffed one body in their suitcase. accused rapist who sparked a nationwide manhunt after cutting off his gps monitoring device is being formerly charged today in massachusetts. gregory lewis, who was suspected
in the rape of a 13-year-old girl, he is facing charges in a string of kidnappings, robberies, allegedly committed during his six weeks on the run. heather: heading overseas now, reports of isis conducting more massacres in iraq and at this time in anbar province where the terror group reportedly lined up 50, men, women and children, and publicly executed them. john huddy is live for us in our middle east bureau with the story. hi, john. >> heather, hi, there. these people were reportedly pulled from their homes, paraded around before being executed as you mentioned. if true this would be one of the worst, if not the worst executions and massacres since the fighting began. that is because at this point at least 300 members sunni, what is called the alnimri tribe have been killed. the bodies of 50 children were found in a well over the
weekend. we're. >> reporter: s that bodies of another 36 men and were also found. they were the among the last holdouts against isis in that region. as mentioned in the an bar province that is largely been controlled by isis and is within range of baghdad. the tribesmen have had help from iraqi forces and u.s.-led coalition airstrikes but tribal bleeders say they have run out of weapons, ammunition and fuel. now in this area falls it, would be a dangerous potentially disasterous turn in the fight and all of this as isis militants now say they have taken over another gas field in syria and if true, if this is confirmed, heather, it would be the second one captured by isis in less than a week. heather? heather: john huddy, terrible story coming out of there. thanks so much for bringing us the latest. we'll keep watching the story as it develops. jon: take you to arizona. jody arias may be the mystery witness at her murder sentencing
retrial and now, we're awaiting a crucial decision about her testimony. we are live with breaking news desk with that. we are also live on capitol hill, just hours to go until the midterm election that could shift the balance of power there. so what are the critical races to watch? karl rove will be joining us live using his whiteboard.
heather: right now we're awaiting a key decision in the jody arias sentencing retrial. it centers on a mystery witness. patti ann browne live for us at breaking news desk. hi, there, patti ann. >> good morning, heather. jody arias was convicted last year of murdering her boyfriend, travis alexander. he had been stabbed 30 times and shot in the head. prosecutors are pushing for the death penalty. she could also face life in prison for the 2008 murder. her sentencing hearing is underway right now in phoenix. on friday, a so-called mystery witness testified for the defense. it is a mystery because the media was kicked out of the courtroom. sources tell fox the anonymous witness was arias herself and she refused to testify unless the public and including media were band. court officials will not confirm that the witness was arias. arias's own family were also banned, but relatives victim
travis alexander were allowed in as required by law. media outlets and other first amendment groups are outraged. criminal trials are public with few exceptions on friday media lawyer filed a stay. but the judge hearing the arias case, judge sheri stephens denied the stay. the media appealed the denial late friday. the testimony is due to resume this morning. we're waiting to see whether the public will once again be denied access. heather, as you mentioned this is a sentencing retrial. the first jury agreed on the conviction but not on a sentence. this second penalty phase was ordered with a new jury. we'll see what happens. heather: we'll discuss that with our legal panel in the 1:00 hour to see what they think. patti ann browne from the newsroom. >> back to our top story now, the midterm elections just hours away. every seat in congress up for grab along with some seats in the senate that could shift the balance of power there. not to mention hotly-contested races for governor. joining us now, karl rove, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president
george w. bush. he is also a fox news contributor. you know earlier in the program we heard senator mary landrieu who is fighting for her life in louisiana say the president is not on the ballot. obviously he is not but his policies are. >> sure, look every midterm the white house party, in this case the democrats says, the president is not on the ballot but he is. this is chance for people to express their support or opposition to the president in the second midterm election. generally they want to express their opposition. jon: that in your view, is that what this election is about? >> it is about conformity of these individual democrats with the policies of the president. mary landrieu support the stimulus, and supported obama care. said she would vote for it again in a minute. they made it by their record, a case of do you approve of what the president has been doing or not. jon: usually i don't get a peek at your whiteboard when you're on remote camera but you brought it with you today. you're talking about the alaska
election. everybody says at that alaska is notoriously difficult to poll. now republicans are hoping to pull off an upset there or pull off the victory there. what do you think about their chances? >> i like them. you're right, it is difficult to poll but the polls have pretty much shown a consistent lead for the republican dan sullivan over incumbent mark begich but we may not know outcome of this race until december 12th. we think of alaska as big sprawling rural state. it is big and strawing but think about this. 40% of the population live in city of anchorage and its suburbs. 15% live in matsu valley. capital is wasilla. 15% live in fairbanks. 70% of the population live in two big cities and area between them. 11% live in the kenai peninsula, republican. 11%. "juno" and.
and rural takes a long time to come in and seven days after the election until all ballots are collected. unless sullivan runs up a big margin in the urban center of the state, if you will, we may sit here on december 12th waiting for final ballots to come in and resolution of the race. jon: nate silver, noted prognosticator, 538.com, said in the senate calculus, iowa is the pivot point. do you agree? >> i think it is one of the important points. it is sort of become the harry reid helped make it the pivot point, if democrats hold iowa they hold the senate. joni ernst has done an exceptional job. these polls tended in the last month to show her not only with the lead but increasing and then in early vote, this is key test for me, the democrats traditionally run up a big advantage in early vote. if you look at results through friday they lead by some 6,000 votes. more democrat return ballots than republican returned ballots. but in 2010, at this same point
they had 19,000 more democratic ballots than republican ballots. still went on to lose the gubernatorial election 53-43. good sign for ernst she is running that close. jon: "des moines register" poll puts her up seven points? >> i think it may be a little too rich. last poll had her at one. this shows movement towards her and this poll run by a firm named sellser has a pretty good reputation being able to call iowa correctly. i'm not sure i agree with the margin. momentum to ernst and in the lead. jon: what about georgia amount state republicans counted on winning, david perdue is down by a point last time i saw. >> "real clear politics" average as of today is up by 2.2. most recent polls consistently showed him ahead. however, the democrats have done a good job on early vote. if you look inside, they don't keep track of early vote by partisanship but do keep track of it by race and 30% of the early vote is from african-americans who can be
counted upon to give a pretty good margin to michelle nun. the we what happens on election day? my sense the state requires winner to have 50% of the vote. libertarian candidate will draw a couple points. this race all likelihood will go to january 6th runoff. christmas and new year's we're glued to the set watching two people campaign across the state of georgia. jon: you could have the same situation, likely will have the same situation in louisiana? >> we will have the same situation in louisiana because again everybody is running in a primary. the only way to avoid having a runoff for somebody to get 50%. what is interesting, cassidy is up in the head-to-head against landrieu by almost five points. however, he is behind her in the jungle primary because there is another republican in the race well-known. the key on election will be to look at what does bill cassidy get, percentage of the vote, and what does rob manness, the other get above 50%. mary landrieu will have a
terrible problem in the runoff. if the two of them together are 53, 52, 51% and she is in the mid 40s, katy-bar-the-door. jon: good to have you here today. we know you will be part of our coverage tomorrow as these poll numbers start coming in from the actual polling place. >> you bet. jon: karl rove, glad it have you here. >> glad to be here with fellow colorado dan. jon: glad to have you here. >> made the case for exciting election but despite that the mainstream media may not pay as much attention as they have in the past. our panel breaks down the election coverage coming up next. positive signs for peoples whose homes are dangerously close to massive lava flow. officials say they have to be ready to leave at a moment as notice. i'm an idaho potato farmer
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jon: right now a quick look at what's still to come this hour of "happening now," how will wall street react once the votes are counted? the potential fallout from the elections on this economy. tempers flare on the track as a couple of nascar drivers brawl at the end of a big race in texas. and officials investigating the cause of a fire that killed five people in a home just off a college campus. heather: we are getting new information in now on that river
of molten lava that continues to threaten a small community in hawaii. volcano monitors say the rain has helped reduce the amount of smoke given off by that lava that sits just hundreds of feet from a whole group of homes. william la jeunesse is live with the latest. how are things looking for people now? >> reporter: better at the moment, you know? now, we live in realtime, but mother nature acts over centuries, so the lava starts, stops, slows, but it's not going to end anytime soon. here's what you need to know. reporters are looking at the front, leading edge of the flow. the source of the problem is 13 miles away where the sol today owe is continuing to pump out 2,000-degree lava that is flowing downhill that weeks later comes out to see those cameras. rain this weekend did cool it down to a crawl, the front hasn't moved since thursday. it remains about 500 feet from main street. it's only burned two structures
so far, a shed and a canopy for cattle. but upstream there's been a few breakouts, some new fingers. nothing significant at the moment, but it does represent problems. >> which is characteristic of a type of flow. maybe take some good away from this is, again, more time to finish up any last minute preparations for an evacuation. >> reporter: while the disaster's been a blessing in disguise for some businesses as touristist arrive to witness it in action, the economic collapse has already begun. some businesses have closed, residents beginning to relocate. some 10,000 residents, 300 businesses and 1200 jobs are at risk if the lava crosses highway 13 0 as expected, cutting the town in half raising the commute time from 20 miles to 72 miles. so, heather, you know, for a lot of people this is going to be a no-brainer, they're going to
have to move. and as for those cool helicopter shots we've seen, they've raised the minimum height restriction on helicopters, feeling that the downdraft could create more fires. the bottom line is, this is not ending anytime soon. heather: and really nothing people can do when mother nature's in charge. william la jeunesse in los angeles, thanks. jon: well, the mainstream media seem to be covering the midterm elections a lot less this time around than in past years. other big stories including the rise of isis and the spread of ebola dominating the headlines recently. let's talk about why. rich lowry is the editor of national review and a fox news contributor, lynn sweet is the washington bureau chief of the "chicago sun-times." lynn, one theory that's out there is that the mainstream media lean liberal. they don't like to cover a race that shows the prospect of republicans winning back control of the senate, and so they're just not going to cover it. do you buy that? >> i don't buy that.
i think that the national outlets have been reporting on the midterms with the exception of the network news shows. we've talked about this before here, jon. it's just not their thing anymore. but i don't think you can say that there haven't been many stories about how democrats don't want to campaign with obama, how obama's grounded and how the republicans may take control of the senate. so i respectfully disagree with your thesis. jon: all right. rich, let's get your take on that. >> well, i think this media research center study is quite astonishing. just the numbers are so stark. in 2006 between september 1st and middle of october about 160 stories on the big three broadcast networks, this time around it's been more like 25 or 30. and lynn's certainly right, the broadcast networks cover it and there's a lot more fluff, plus some other big stories, but to me it just seems clear that the media is less motivated to cover
a democratic debacle than a republican debacle that was humiliating president george w. bush which was that 2006 midterm. jon: yeah. 2006, lynn, george w. bush was not very popular, republicans didn't want him campaigning on their behalf, and he didn't go many places to campaign for republicans. this time, you know, you've got the same situation except the roles are reversed. you have got a very unpopular prime minister, and he seems to be -- president, and he seems to be kryptonite for most democratic candidates. they don't want him around. and yet the media, you're not seeing a whole lot of stories about, you know, the poisoned well for, involving president obama. >> we in a parallel universe? i have seen umpteen stories on that very narrative, though actually the one exception is in the president's hometown of chicago where the democratic candidates have embraced him, and the white house has pulled
out all the stops to help in the governor and senate race here. so i -- if we exclude the networks, which is, which the survey is the survey, rich and jon, and that is, i believe, they're not covering the midterms not out of a liberal bias, but out of programming decisions, you're seeing the -- every reporter likes a story of when the senate may change hands. every reporter would take a story that the president, no matter what party, isn't campaigning for his own. so, again, i strongly and respectfully disagree with your conclusions here. of. >> lynn, it's certainly true it's been impossible for the media to hide the fact that it's looking very bad for the democrats. but i think it's been a real tendency to go from one shiny object to another that runs against the narrative of republican dominance in this election cycle. first it was south dakota, then it was kansas, then it was georgia, kind of anything to obscure the broader story.
and it always seems to me that the media narrative, whenever it's going to be a big night for republicans, is kind of belittling. in 1996 it was, oh, it's just this peller the -- temper tantrum. time it's obamacare which the media is to acknowledge. this is the number one thing they've been advertising about, yet the media pretends as though it's not an issue. jon: is president obama, you know, is he effectively -- [inaudible] >> of course he is. that's why so many republican commercials are linking democrats with the president. now, these are individual campaigns. your viewers know this. they're sophisticated. there's not one campaign, there are multiple campaigns, different strategies out there. and it is not the potential of republican victories on tuesday, i think, have been written
about, signaled. stronger than expected in new hampshire when he moved there. certainly, he's been getting tons of attention, scott brown, and please don't discount that the local press on the ground always loves good dog fights. they are covering these stories. they're covering the ads, they're covering the direct mail. and if there are attacks on obama by democrats distancing themselves or the other way around, my god, i have been reading these storyings. there are so many outlets now reporting this, again, i just fail to see how you can claim liberal bias on this so-called nonreporting of a story when i do see it being reported. jon: well, we have the graphic we can put up real quickly of the media research center's count of stories, you know, political stories that the networks covered in 2006. 204 of them versus 31 this time around. is it just that the networks don't like covering politics
these days? >> well, again, i think lynn is right, that that's certainly part of it. but -- and it's certainly true that the media's not totally ignoring what's happening in this election. again, that would be impossible to do. it just goes to volume, in my mind, and to tone. and when, you know, nancy pelosi was sweeping to victory in 2006, there was kind of a gleeful tone in the media about how she was coming to clean up washington. you will not here any of that kind of glee if mitch mcconnell is the majority leader wednesday. you just won't. it'll be all about how republican divisions or about how they didn't really have an agenda or the rest of it -- >> oh, there may be that. jon: all right, very quickly, lynn. >> there's a change, it will be reported. remember when newt gingrich won with the contract for america, everybody covered that. >> yeah. there was a brief honeymoon of about two weeks, and then they went after him. and really destroyed him. jon: lynn sweet, rich lowry we'll see what happens after the
votes are counted. thank you both. >> thank you. heather: another street we're following, after a deadly fire in maine that killed five people, what investigators are doing today to determine the cause of that fire. there are reports that that house -- [inaudible] and it is still the economy, stupid. hear what our next guest says tomorrow's midterms will really come down into why he's predicting -- down to and why he's predicting a big night for republicans. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ "here i am. rock you like a hurricane." ♪ fiber one now makes cookies. find them in the cookie aisle.
saying -- under fire for saying the woman campaigning to replace him is attractive and nice. >> thousands of native americans confronting fans outside an nfl game yesterday, so can the team owner keep his vow to never change it? >> and all that plus our hashtag one lucky guy, chris wallace, is "outnumbered" at the top of the hour. >> first-timer. >> i hoe. jon: he's had some tough sunday mornings -- >> this is a new ball game. jon: looking toward to that. thank you both. >> see ya. heather: that is what we are all going to watch. back to our special election coverage, a new poll shows americans are really concerned heading into tomorrow's midterm elections about the economy. nbc news/"wall street journal" poll reveals the biggest concern for folks out there is not the fight guest against isis or ebola, but what is happening
with our bank accounts. stephen moore, perhaps no surprise there. you look at those numbers, 41% in this poll said job creation, economic growth is the number one issue. when you look at some of the economic numbers, things are actually starting to trend more positive. why are people feeling so dismal about it? >> so it's a great question, and the way i've put it is it's a bipolar disorder economy. what i mean is, look, the stock market's been on a tear, job growth has been pretty decent, businesses are profitable. the problem is that americans haven't had a pay raise in seven years. they're just not seeing it in their paycheck. and that's causing the economic anxiety. one last thing, heather. when the president said the other day that all the signs the economy are better, a lot of americans are saying, wait a minute, i'm looking at my paycheck, that's not better. heather: for a lot of folks, it's the same amount it was 10 or 15 years ago -- >> or less. heather: and the cost of goods higher, that certainly factors
in. want to take a look at a recent fox news poll, 81% of americans view the economy as fair to poor. those are some really rough and depressing numbers right there. >> they are. in fact, i'd make the case americans are probably overly pessimistic, because as you said, we got a pretty good gdp report last week, the job numbers are picking up, the stock market's been on a tear, but americans aren't buying into it. they don't think it's sustainable. they think this is the kind of economy that's built on sand. heather: okay. and that people polled would include small business owners. why would anyone expand their business, buy a home right now, make these major personal investments if they just lack confidence in our economy? >> >> you know, it goes back to what, and we've said it so many times, what hillary clinton said last week when she said businesses and corporations don't create jobs. when is the last time that we saw anybody in washington, especially off the the white house, say anything good about business? and when i talk to businessmen and women, as we used to do atod now at the heritage foundation,
and you ask them, you know, you're making profits, sitting on this cash, why aren't you reinvesting that money into computers and plants and equipment -- heather: and they say? >> they say they're worried about what washington is going to do to us next. we've had tax increases, obamacare, regulations. they're terrified. they're fearful. heather: if republicans take control of the senate, what do you think is going to happen with the economy? >> i think it could help because it sort of slows down the assault against washington. look, i think democrats if they get defeated tomorrow, which i think they are, i think they're going to have to reassess their kind of anti-business atmosphere. there's an old saying, you know, that liberals love jobs but they hate employers. [laughter] you can't have one without the other. heather: we all need our employers, certainly. jon? jon: a nascar race ends with an all-out brawl. so what sparked the fighting, and what happened to those involved? will that be all, sir?
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november 16th championship in florida. he told reporters brad has been making dumb decisions lately. other drives said he runs into people all the time. he was involved in multiple disputes with drivers following a race last month in charlotte. he's unapologetic about yesterday. >> i've been through a lot of rivalries, and i got a little blood on me right now, and, you know, i've been roughed up in the grandstands and wrecked and all that stuff. i'm still here fighting. it's not going to change the way i race. go for the win, and that's what -- [inaudible] >> reporter: thirteen cautions were issued in yesterday's race, that's a track record, and an official says throwing punches was over the line and nascar will take action. jon: going to be interesting to see what happens to those teams. patti ann brown, thank you. heather: pretty amazing we were able to walk away with that with that huge crowd of people. jon: seemed like everybody was involved. heather: right. well, investigators say it could
take days to determine what sparked the state's deadliest fire that took place in three decades. five people were killed when a huge fire tore through a two-apartment house in portland, maine, over the weekend. one person was seriously injured after jumping out of a second story window. a state fire marshal saying most, if not all of the victims, were students at the university of southern maine. investigators are looking into reports that building may not have been up to code and too many people were living there. well, here's a prei view of what we're working on, jon, you got that? jon: 1:00 hour of "happening now," we are following the fallout from the crash of virgin galactic spacecraft. the latest on the investigation into what went wrong there. and her story touched people across the story, terminally-ill 29-year-old brittany maynard has ended her own life with doctors' help.
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