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are serving. those will serve. thank you. that's it for "special report" as you look live to the national hall. concert. fair, balanced and unafraid. tonight, take two. remember the architect claiming that a lack of transparency and stupidity of the american voters helped the obama administration get the healthcare law passed? now, economist jonathan gruber wants a do-over. >> stupidity of the american voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing passed. >> the comments in the video were made at academic conference. i was speaking off the cuff. >> lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. >> i basically spoke inappropriately. >> the bill was written in a tortured way to make sure cbo did not score the mandate as taxes. if the cbo scored the mandate as taxes the bill dies. >> less politically palatable than policies that involve doing things to the tax code. >> you can't do it
politically. you just literally cannot do it. >> this is something we have seen going back to the clinton and bush presidency. >> get a law that says healthy people are are going to play. in made it explicit healthy people pay in sick people get money it would not have passed. >> it would not make sense to do the obamacare the way we did n masses that which is to give people money. >> trans parent but rather made the this law than not. >> i regret having made those comments. >> nice to see you sir. >> good to see. >> you welcome back to town. your thoughts about jonathan gruber who, incidentally, is one of the architects of obamacare and also, i should know, romney care in massachusetts. but, he has said lack of transparency, huge political advantage. >> it's accurate. but it's accurate in a way that hurts the american people. and this is exactly the kind of things we need to change in washington. it's run of the reasons why i'm so excited to have republican majority in the senate next year. it's not just about the traditional ideological differences between the two parties. we, as republicans, genuinely do agree that we
need to change this. change that dynamic open and transparent process. >> he also talked about the stupidity of the american people which is really stupid to say. is he now trying to dial it back because he got caught with his pants down on it. but what is so troubling as a voter, is as an american citizen is what arrogance. this is not supposed to be some game where someone gets something put over on someone. >> that's right. that's why i say it's accurate. it is in fact what they did and was their strategy and it did in fact work. sadly, this sort of thing is far more command than it should be. one of the reasons why in a piece i wrote in the federalist last week where i outlined kind of a five point plan how we had to change in the next conditioning. one of the things i pointed out the very first thing we need to change isn't s. restore the trust of the american people by having open process where members of both parties get to produce amendments and have those amendments discussed, district attorney baited and voted upon. >> this bill though, whether you are a supporter or whether you hate it or love it or some place in between. this bill was passed without
anybody reading it, which is just insane. why we bother to send people to washington if they are going to at least read and not know what they are voting on. famous statement by leader pelosi figure out what's in it later. the whole idea is that we now find out that the architects are calling the american people stupid. the members of congress who are are voting on it don't read it. nobody knows what's in it. and it gets shoved down the throat of the american people. >> yeah. and that is a big huge problem. and it's run one of the reasons why why have to have a process that allows each member the right to offer up amendments and to have those amendments, debated discuss wanted a voted on. when you do that, everyone is accountable to their own voters. without that, no one is accountable. who is accountable for this. the administration will get a public thrashing of by maybe some in the media some other politicians. this is --ow do we have any real protection against. it's like everyone is just going to thrash him and say how bad it is no one -- frankly, is anything really going to be done?
>> i think long term it will. long term this willghlight somes long been a problem. it's an acute problem that got more attention with obamacare than other areas. it does resurface from time to time. what we need is for more people to run by campaigning to their constituents and saying, look, if they don't give me time to read something, if i don't know what's in a bill i will vote against it. >> nobody even squawked about it at the time. very little complaining. the supporting party in this case the democrats they weren't squawking about the fact that they didn't get it read it. happy to vote for it follow the u.n. >> that's what has to change. voters in the state of utah and across america are are becoming very concerned about this issue. nonpartisan issue. relates to whether or not you are going to do your job and read legislation before you vote for it. >> what do you make of senator mitch mcconnell as majority leader? >> i think he is going to be a great majority leader. i look forward to the fact that we're going to have an open, transparent process in the senate where members of both parties will have the opportunity to introduce amendments. >> so he he will get elected
unanimously? >> i think so. >> okay. good. we will be watching to see whether or not that happens. never dull though on capitol hill, is it? >> yeah. it's never dull. i look forward to the opportunity to govern as part of the majority. >> senator, nice so see you sir. >> thank you. >> and joining us our political panel, abc political director rick klein, the national journal's josh and chief political correspondent byron york. rick, i think it's disgusting. he says is he speaking off the cuff, grubber. he says terrible things. transparency is a huge political advantage. he calls the american voters stupid. >> i think off the cuff and looks very bad for anyone that was involved in the drafting of the law. clearly he was an architects of the law. we know he was involved with ingleption and with romney care my question whether this plays plays in legislative intent. drafting area or whether it was actually intent to allow states to not participate in the exchanges. that's going to be a key question that comes up.
does something from a jonathan gruber on the outside play into the bigger legal question. politically, of course it looks bad. you saw democrats pay the price of that in 2010 and probably again next week. >> i can hardly reach the merits of the supreme court case i'm so mad of the case that it's just so arrogant the idea. to me, it's just makes it outrageous. >> this is the theme of the obama administration. they think they don't need to do the politics. they have a right. >> they know best. >> it's a techno craft particular administration. so when you hear gruber, it's reflective of a lot of elements of the administration which is they think they have the policy right no matter what the critics say and the politics are l. seep down to them. gruber's comments undermine that make it difficult for the democrats in the next couple months. >> i do think it's separate from the whole court case about the state exchanges. didn't you love how he explained that well it was academic conference that's okay. that's fine. >> i didn't know i was going to get caught. you know what in the american people are too stupid to go to an academic
conference. that's why they wouldn't be there. >> plain english translation is we had to lie about what was in obamacare because if we told the truth it wouldn't pass. now, there are going to be a bunch of democrats who are going to be asked to vote vote on vary aspects of. only half who voted for it are still in the senate. there is a bunch of new ones. this is a a question that you will see republicans asking democrats over and over and over did. you know this? did you know this? did you know this? >> are you enraged? >> i have been enraged about this for quite a long time. look, if you listen to the wonks and the washington policy world, they knew this kind of stuff the whole time. they knew it and they agreed with gruber that that's not the kind of thing you could talk about publicly because it would kill the bill. >> greta, i think one downside of this is it is going to tornado efforts to actually strengthen the law and a fix problems that were in it before. clearly there is going to be a repeal effort. the president is going to then veto that repeal, so
then you have to start from scratch and say what woe k. we actually do? this is the kind of thing that poisons the well in terms of having that discussion. if there is questions about legitimacy of the law further undermining it then you can't get into the detail. >> i have a hard time getting past the insulting part where they insult the american people calling them stupid saying use a alaska trans (state of ohio pull a fast one on them. frankly if you try to read that bill, i tried to read the 2300 pages of that bill it was absolutely incoherent. that's why some of the democrats never attempted to read it. it is incoherent. it is appalling. >> this was out there for over a year, i believe and only surfacing in the past few days. >> so who is the stupid one? >> this is the type of scrutiny that a lot of republicans and conservatives have been really upset about that there were things being said by the policy wonks who helped create the president's healthcare law that weren't being reported and dissected. that's why the politics are so disconnected from the policy. that's why the president has been saying it's going to get more popular as time passes on. it's remaining a fairly unpopular law. >> he wasn't just a wonk. he spoke about it publicly.
he also had a contract with the department of health and human services. >> 400,000ed the? >> $400,000. at the same time by the way that he was giving lots of interviews as a disinterested outside expert even though he was actually on the payroll. you i think his credibility is completely shot. he is part of this supreme court case. and now the fact that he has basically said we lied about this is going to obviously raise questions about were you lying about the state exchange issue too. >> we are never going to get washington cleaned up. when we have things like that. insult the voter and voters keep putting people back in to do that. >> no argument there. >> no argument there? >> you heart senator lee talk about it as well, the process matters. how you get from point a to point b matters in the policy. >> panel, thank you. >> jonathan gruber may be trying to explain away his comments. were karl rove behind it? you are about to find out. hear what the architect said. >> this was made sure it
c.cbo did not score the mandate as taxes, if the cbo scores it as tax the bill dies. get a law which said healthy people are going to pay it in, made explicit healthy people pay in,sick people get money it would not have passed. just like lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the american voter or whatever, but, basically that was really, really critical to getting this thing to pass. it's the second best argument, yes, i wish mark was right and we could make it all transparent but i would rather have this law than not. karl rove joins us. he would rather have the law than transparency. mit elitest calling the american people stupid tricked into obamacare. >> why are we surprised? if you look at this law, he cited two examples. individual mandate had had to hide the fact it was a tax. remember, when they went to the supreme court in the initial case regarding the
affordable care act, they admitted it was a tax. the other one was the so-called cross subsidies. there are actually two sets of cross subsidies in the law. one is hidden behind a a phrase called community rating which says younger people will pay more for insurance than they otherwise in order to subsidized coverage for older people. if they had said that publicly, don't you think they would have had problems. the other has this neck nickel issue which called rating bands. healthier people pay more than others would pay to subsidize the less healthy people. this is the tip of the iceberg. they passed this law based on a series of pledges and promises and claims which they knew at the time were not true. you can keep your doctor. if you like your doctor can you can keep your doctor. they knew that was not true. the affordable care act is based on the idea you have got too much choice in doctors, we have got to limit them. if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. they knew people would lose their plans because they were, quote, nonconforming. they said it would be more affordable. they knew the costs would rise. internally they admitted
this. premiums go down $2,500 by the end of 2010. any knew that was not going to be the case. then perhaps the biggest problem with the lack of transparency is how they financed it. they paid for half of the cost of the first 10 years that it was on the books, $500 billion by borrowing money from medicare, which is going broke. they cut medicare and took those savings and it didn't apply them to the unfunded liability of medicare, they took that money from a program that's going broke and put it over here to, quote, pay for the affordable care act. >> all right. so here we are on november 11th. we have affirmation of the fact that they were deceitful, did-to-anyone who might have had any doubt that they're insulting by at least this gentleman -- i shouldn't call him a gentleman. this mit professor. so now what? what are the miner people supposed to do? >> i think paradoxically this weakens the defenders of the law in congress and makes a more likelihood that we get big changes. it makes it more likely that we'll be able to restore things like if you like your
plan you can keep your plan. makes it more likely that he we'll get rid of things like the 30 hour workweek. makes it more likely that if you have got a health savings account that we raise the amount of money you can contribute to your health savings account rather than lower it. because, by putting it so bluntly, i loved it, academic conference. you can go lie at academic conferences. >> he thinks stupid people don't go to academic conferences the stupid people won't hear it. >> only the people in academia. only the people from the ivory tower. the other thing was he didn't say i was wrong. i misspoke. he said i spoke inappropriately. i was stew blunt and candid and honest in my description of what i think about the law. what i think about the process by which we achieved it and what i think of the average intelligence of the american voter. >> what upsets me the most, karl, is i want people to have access to medical care. i have seen what, you know, people suffering from this. and this -- and to have this done, like this, and to be so insulting to people who really need help is so
offer. >> there are ways to go about doing what you want to do? >> fine. but the thing is they don't involve putting all these decisions in the hands of smart people in academia and in washington to make. that's clearly what, at the bottom of what dr. -- this good professor believes is, a contempt for the intelligence of the average american. you are stew stupid to make these decisions let washington and let government make them for you. that, perhaps, is the most appalling thing that we see in his commentary. >> i think that's what troubles me the most. i think of americans across the country who work really hard to pay taxes to send these people to washington and even to pay his $400,000 to insult them. >> i thought byron had an excellent point because byron was absolutely on target. he was -- he had a a private, nontransparent contract with the department of health and human services at the same time is he out there flacking for the affordable care act during the final months of its passage without revealing that he had a role in drafting it. and he was being paid by the government for his
activities. >> i don't expect it, but i certainly would like to hear president obama just say something like maybe to say to the american people you, you know, we really don't think you are stupid or something. >> don't hold your breath. >> i know. something. >> this law is in a sense broad sense. >> that's different. i'm still stuck on the insult. >> no, no, no. look, this law is based upon the premise that people are not smart enough to make these dined of decisions about their own healthcare. that's why this law took and went straight at the heart of the health savings accounts which empower people and put -- make patients consumers by putting them in charge of their healthcare decisions. >> karl, nice to sigh. >> gooded to see you. >> straight ahead, the lone wolf terror threat, we have news about the radical suspect in the new york city hatchet attack. who else was he allegedly targeting. that's next. george h.w. bush and george aboriginal making a rare public appearance together. why? that's coming up. don't forget, subscribe to greta talk. brand pod cast on your phone
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jihad against. >> that's right in the one page. jihad against the infidels against america. fatwa against america. it really leaves no doubt that he was motivated by black power. >> finally get the page up. >> what's his background? >> his background is a person who sort of moved in and out of different jobs. he has an education. he has what he called sorts of a more minor criminal record but what this intelligence assessment shows is that in the year and a half leading up to the attack he was following al qaeda. its affiliate in somalia and isis. then in the final weeks leading up to the attack, he became obsessed online with these jihadist groups and especially isis. >> is there any information or communication was he just sort surfing the webb or did he have back and forth communication? >> based on this assessment, what it shows is that he was searching for this information. it really is my feeling that
it sort of confirms the work we did on greta investigates with senior executive producer pam brown and looking at radicalization. he found this as a way to motivate and inspire himself there was no evidence, according to this assessment, that he had contact with other individuals. >> that's terrifying. lone wolves. anyway, catherine, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> now to a lawsuit filed by more than 200 u.s. military veterans and their families. they are suing six of the world's largest banks accusing them of financing terror attacks. the suit alleges the european banks helped iran money targeting to iraq in the war. the banks did not agree with the militants they transferred billions behalf. charlotte freeman and lawyer ole senne. good evening to you. charlotte, first to you, my condolences. your husband died in 2007 fighting for the rest of us. so this veterans day, you know, i must salute him. >> thank you.
>> why are you suing? >> i think the biggest goal behind this expose the banks for turning a blind eye and allowing the facilitation of these terroriste the human lossd the costs that we are all paying. >> gary, tell me how this works. you filed suit in new york. and you have showed that the money -- you track the money. is that the way this develops? >> well, it's a combination we know that a number of iranian banks. bank melee and bank in particular have been identified by the united states government as having transferred funds, $50 million to hezbollah, $100 million to the iranian kuds force. we know they did this through a complex scheme in which they listed other so-called legitimate banks to help them strip
transactions and hide them from u.s. authorities. >> gary, let meet ask you sort of a technical question. tag the defendant that you are going to sue the defendant. do they have representatives here in the united states who will accept the lawsuit so it puts it in play? >> yes. i mean most of the defendants, five out of the six are, you know, household names, barclays, hsbc, standard charter major banks that have branches and offices in some cases like hsbc, a national network here in the united states. the only bank that is a little harder to reach is bank saderat british subsidiary of the iranian parent company. that can be effectuated through service under the hate -- hague convention. >> when your husband died, you had a 1-year-old child and a 3-year-old child. he was a west point graduate. tell me about him. what was he like?
>> he was an amazing man who wanted to help anybody and make the world a better place. when he was called back into the army, he was -- he was happy that he was placed in the civil affairs. so that he can go to iraq. and help with infrastructure and help out in anyway he can to improve the country. >> there was a sophisticated attack. the compound was raided one soldier was killed at the scene and four, including my husband were kidnapped and they were heading toward iran and because of fear of the u.s. tail that was on them, they decided to assassinate all of the soldiers.
>> sort of horrible thing that happened to charlotte and her husband and children the idea is that you track the money, iran big banks big contributors that they either knew or should have known that was financing terror, right sphrnchts right. they knew they were engaged in a criminal scheme to help iran launder money. and they were deliberately indifferent to the fact that iran is a state sponsor of terrorism was funding and training people for the kinds of attacks that killed brian freidman. brian was in an attack that was planned in iran, hezbollah trained the operatives and, in fact, the u.s. arrested the mastermind of the attack from hezbollah and ultimately turned him over to the iraqi authorities who sent him back to lebanon. >> thank you to you both for joining us, again, charlotte, i just, you know, i wish i knew what tolls say
to you and your family except that you know, we all fool very bad for you and hope that your lawsuit is a success. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> later tonight tune in for fox news special the man to killed usama bin laden. you will hear directly from robert o'neil. he talks about his increasing belief that the seals would not survive the mission to get bin laden. >> the more retrained on it, the more rewe'llized this is going to be a one way mission. we are going to go and we are not going to come back. we are going to die when the house blows up. we are going to die when he blows up. or we'll be there and to along and get arrested by the pakistanis and spend the rest of our short lives in pakistan prison. >> be sure to watch the man who killed usama bin laden. that is tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on fox news channel. and coming up next, a very tense situation in china. president obama and russian president putin meeting face to face. and the big question: will president obama take this opportunity to get tough on putin or will it be nothing more than a photo op.
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talk about awkward, president obama and putin coming face to face at the economic summit in china. the two forced to put on smiles for the the cameras. what's happening behind the cameras, former u.n. ambassador john bolton joins us, we understand from a national security council spokesperson they have met three times, talked about 15 to 20 minutes about syria,
iran, and ukraine. >> well, i think they should have those discussions, particularly since putin has succeeded in getting his way on virtually every major issue with the united states. s you know, the president reminds me of richard nixon, watching him on tv. he is very awkward in these circumstances. and it's really about him not wanting to be there. he doesn't want to talk to putin. he doesn't want this do this. it's not about him. it's about the country. if he were ronald reagan reagan or bill clinton about to be bipartisan about this. you put your game face on and do what you need to do to represent the country. >> that what could be achieved here? it is sort of an awkward situation, the u.s. and eu have put on sanctions on putin's inner circle. put the squeeze on him. doesn't like him. in crimea. now you have got him meddling in ukraine. what should the president be doing except for maybe tolerating putin? >> well, if he wants to make a point that he considers
russia's conduct unacceptable, then he should visibly shun him. >> how? i mean, not take -- >> -- by turning away. by telling the chinese when they take the group, the class picture of all the leaders of the a. peck country ares, put me on the other side. there are ways to do. this richard nixon under advance man richard holderman knew how to do this beyond any comparison. that's what he should do. but, instead, is he awkward. he doesn't know what to do. if you don't want to shun him, then smile, be an american leader, and stop acting like this is a high school dance. >> it's sort of weird because the chinese press is all over president obama too, criticizing him for chewing gum saying that was rather ghost. >> it's tacky for god's sake. put your gum away when you get out of the car. how hard is that? >> put him in the conventional clothes. this is like really sort of a no win situation. >> look, i think the apec tradition of these sort of local dress events is kind of silly. but, president, you know, wasn't forced to take this
job. he needs to face up to it. putin, who is the one who sunday the sanctions, is out there getting the favorable press for putting his shaw around shawl of first lady of china. >> that was so flirtation, the man with without the shirt on the horse. >> i don't think that's a problem for him in russia or internationally. what's the president doing? chewing gum. >> the one thing i don't get just watching, the optics of it is the president doesn't seem to be like owning the place. this does not seem to be the united states is there. that's what. >> this is all symbolic. i think that's exactly the point. he doesn't want to be there. i have got to say it probably not a lot of fun. it's a waste of time from his point of view. he is with a bunch of people he doesn't want to be with. but it's not about -- he it is about the united states they are trying to show he that of o. putin is supposedly isolated by the rest of the world by the sanctions. is he there enjoying himself having a grand old time.
>> he and china are squeezing president obama. >> what's the president doing? he is the one losing this symbolic battle. if he acted like, again, reagan or clinton, act optimistic, smile, act like you own the place is it would be a different story. >> act like you won. >> why not? how could it hurt? >> ambassador, thank you, sir. >> thank you. now to hawaii where people are facing a big danger. "on the record" showed you that scary video of scorching hot lava, hitting and setting on fire the first house in its path while it took just 45 minutes for the 2000 degree lava to burn down the empty mommy it was the first house in the rural town to be ignited and destroyed by the lava. but it will not be the last house. the lava is slowly making its way towards other houses and structures. and straight ahead, the artic blast, the snow already pummeling a big chunk of the country, you better watch out. because you know what you? could be next. we are tracking an early deep freeze next. big day for the bush family. bush 41 and 43 making a rare joint appearance. we will take to you paris
this is a fox news alert. snow storm hitting and hitting hard. several states from wisconsin to minnesota getting slammed with more than a foot of snow. guess what? more snow is on the way. january miss dean is standing by with the first alert forecast. right now colorado is one of the states bracing for snow and icy cold temperatures. fox denver reporter boris sanchez joins us live.
what a mess out there. >> oh, it certainly is a mess, greta. it feels like an artic blast. just two days ago it was sunny, 70-degree temperatures it. if you can believe it now, it's just gray, windy, frosty, and you can see snow coming down around me. it's been coming in and out all day, more or less. this is really just the second day in a five day span that we're supposed to get this kind of weather in colorado. really we are late to the game. usually snows at some point in october. and we are getting it now. finally afterting. we were expected to get 2 to 4 inches in the metro area. more than half a foot up in the mountains. the ski resorts are are happy about that. in denver that much snow that quickly means trouble for the drivers and colorado department of transportation. their plows have been out all i do and expected to be out into the night icy spots safe for drivers. we haven't seen very many accidents out on the the today. mostly what we have seen is this behind me. traffic jams across the highways. drivers going really slow
and frankly, that's a good thing. officials have asked all drivers to take it easy out on the roads and leave plenty of room for their fellow drivers to make sure everyone gets home safe. greta? >> well, on a bright side, at least denver drivers know how to drive in that kind of weather so. at least you got some experience on your side. fortunately, yeah. we haven't seen very many accidents. spin offs on the side of the road. we have seen a couple people parked, waiting for the weather to get better. hopefully they have moved on at this point in the night. >> all right, boris, thank you. good luck. and if the deep freeze has not hit your state yet. just wait you may get your turn and very soon. fox news meteorologist janice dean is here to show you where that artic blast is headed next. janice? down south into texas. current temperatures, can you you see where the front is? look at memphis, 44. look at rapid city 43.
-- rapid city 3. this air is on its way, just be prepared. 24 hour temperature change this time last night. a drop of 28 degrees for dallas, san antonio and kansas city. so the real core is across the ohio valley, towards the mississippi river valley. and those are your current temperatures. okay, zero right now in casper, 3 in rapid city. 10 for our friend who is shivering out in the cold in denver. and then it feels like minus a with the the wind chill feels like minus 15. these type of temperatures, you don't typically see until january. so there are your wednesday departures. below where we should be this time of year. 20 degrees where we should be. this is going to spread eastward and southward. we head into the weekend, that's where we are going to dip below the freezing mark into saturday and sunday. then, greta, we have another surge of cold air. and this one actually could be colder then this week. you talked about the snow. we set some records across the upper midwest.
this system is pushing into canada. but look at some of the snow totals. for our friends in the up of michigan over 2 feet of snow for them and more lake-effect snow heading into friday and saturday. look at some of these snow totals, over a foot, a foot and a half for all of these folks. i think it's a little bit too early for this. >> janice, it didn't sort of like -- sort of creep up or sort of slide up it all of a sudden just clobbered up. that's so weird. one day it's nice and then can kaboom. >> it's the extreme weather center, greta. i'm living up to the name. inteed, janice dean the weather machine in the extreme. no one knows weather like janice. even though tonight's message i would have liked better warm weather from you but whatever. >> go to florida next week. you and me. >> >> indeed. now to a crime against the girl scouts. well, you heard right. cookie thieves targeting girl scouts. thin mints, samoas, doocy
does, people love girl girl cookies, precious products stolen by cookie monsters. happened when the girl scows walked away from their wagon. that's when the suspects took the cookies to the vehicle. the thieves waiting. neighbors hear scouts crying for help. >> we come up here what's going on? >> she is like some kids took a girl scoutys, all right, we are going it handle this. >> there is the car right there. when they pointed that, we just started running to the truck and we tried cutting them off. >> the cookie heist halted, the police arriving on scene and getting the cookies back. mother of one suspect saying it's misunderstanding,. >> he should have used better judgment. a prank, it's a joke when they're laughing on both sides but it was all a prank. >> well, it is no joke. the suspects were arrested and charged with theft. and straight ahead, veterans from coast to advocacy. we will take to you veterans day ceremonies across the nation next. follow me on twitter right now. brand new handle, it's so
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day parade people lining fifth avenue to salute our veterans. more than 20,000 people marched in the parade including veterans going back to world war ii. >> and in dallas, texas, thousands braving weather. ceremony honor those who served and those who gave their lives and then a big parade through downtown. and on the west coast thousands of flags standing as memorial to veterans in california. flags placed on the field of a local school. the tribute will last all week. and a special new program is helping not only veterans returning home but also dogs who need a new home. you're about to meet some veterans who are being paired with wonderful, newly trained service dogs. >> new love of my life. meet caliber adorable dog and this veteran's best friend. >> she has been able to go
different places large crowds. i had the best sleep i ever had since i got in the army saturday night. >> army sergeant served combat missions in iraq and afghanistan. today he suffers from that traumatic brain injury and ptsd. caliber helps him cope. >> she has given my freedom back. veteran add best friend united through paws for war. rescue dogs service dogs for veterans. >> rescuing both ends of the leash i like to think. and the dogs are amazing dogs. they're just as good as any well-bred dog. we pick dogs that have really good temperaments that we can train easily. >> and it's not just sergeant swallick. >> i suffer a a a lot of night -- >> i was sleep walking and talking in my sleep. she gets me out and calms me down. motivated moving. >> just some of the special dogs that make this veterans day a special one for these vets. >> she is helping me and she gets to celebrate veterans day with me and gets to see,
you know, many veterans day together. >> that's why dogs are man wants and yes, and women's best friend. if you want to learn more about paws, find out how you can help. just go to gretawire.com. >> let's all go off-the-record for a minute. yes, it is veterans day, the day we all stop for a minute and make sure that we salute and thank all our vets and our active duty service members. but, let's not forget. not just the vets, how about their families? we need to salute and thank them, too. sacrifice of a military family is so big. many military parent play the role of single parent while partner or spouse is deployed. they are also no doubt worried and perhaps lonely missing their other half. that's tough. it's a sacrifice. and how about children? children of vets likewise sacrifice. they miss holidays. they miss the comfort that only a parent can provide that's hard on children. it goes farther, parents of vets, their siblings, you name it, the entire family
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get ready to speed read the news, first a big day in texas. former president george w. bush launching new book. a biography about his father former h.w. bush. father and son appearing together at today's special event. wanted and the younger president bush telling the guests all about his book, 41, a portrait of my father. >> this is a love story. it's not an objective
analysis of president bush. this is a story about an extraordinary man who in my judgment is the finest one term president the country has ever had. >> of course first lady barbara bush was also on hand for the festivities. and now to new york city where dhs is given medical clinic until january 7th to correct the problems that led to joan rivers death. she suffered brain damage during a routine throat procedure. state report finding the clinic filed identify deteriorating vital signs and provide intervention. lawyers for rivers daughter say outraged by the misconduct and mismanagement and will work to ensure the safety of future new york city doctor free of the ebola virus. dr. craig spencer released from bellevue hospital. thanked the medical team for recovery. living proof that isolation can stop the spread of ebola. dr. spencer was diagnosed with ebola after returning from guinea.
a dog napping caught on camera. arizona family shocked to see their 4 month old siberian husky stolen interest right from the front yard. security cameras show a woman pulling up, feeding the dog, unhook the leash and driving off with the dog. the family says they just want their puppy back, no questions asked. thank you for being with us. we will see you again tomorrow night. right here at 7:00 p.m. eastern. if you can't watch live, use your dvr and follow me on twitter right now at the brand new handle it's so simple. yoit greta. don't forget to subscribe to greta talk. brand new podcast itunes on your phone. also free. log on to itunes right now and subscribe to greta talk. now, one other place to go, gretawire.com. do you think the obama administration thinks the american voters are stupid sore that just jonathan gruber's opinion. go vote in our gretawire poll. one thing i want you to do is make sure you also go to twitter because this new handle does make everything so much easier. if you are not on twitter, twitter.com and then you
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