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suspending brian williams? let us know what you think. we're out of time. thank you for being with us. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. thanks for joining us. the o'reilly factor is on tonight. >> marriage is between a man and a woman. no group be they gays, be they nambla, being be they people that believe in bestiality, they don't get to change the definition. >> for making that statement the southern poverty law center has put ben carson on extremist list. there is more here that the law center wants you to know. the factor is investigating. >> we have got to make sure that we are right sizing our approach so that what we do isn't counter productive. i would argue that our invasion of iraq was counter productive. >> another american citizen 26-year-old kayla mueller murdered by the isis terrorist savages, we will tell you how president obama is reacting and continue our reporting on this very intense situation.
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>> anybody who is enjoying a disruption of this man, you have got to look at yourself here. and there is a lot of people saying made me real happy that his career is going down the drain. >> millions of dollars at stake for nbc and the brian williams controversy. the story is getting even bigger now. we will have the latest. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone from california. factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ hi i'm bill o'reilly. reporting tonight from los angeles. thanks for watching us. another american killed by the isis savages. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo 26-year-old kayla mueller from arizona is dead. apparently isis contacted her family providing proof they had been killed by them. this makes four americans executed by the jihadists. kayla was captured by isis on august 4th, 2013 in syria
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by leaving a hospital staff doctors without borders. she was in syria to help suffering refugees. president obama said quote: the united states will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for kayla's captivity and death. isil is a hateful and abhorrent terrorist group whose actions stand in stark contrast to the spirited people like kayla, unquote. the fact that these jihadists have been able to continue to murder americans with impunity should trouble the entire world. as talking points mass mentioned president obama has received advice about terrorism from two former secretaries. advise he has rejected. >> the reality is they are not going to be able to be successful against isis strictly from the air or strictly defending on the iraqi forces or pers member go. so there will be boots on the ground if there is to be any hope of success in the
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strategy buy mr. obama said no to targeting isis on the ground why? here is what leon panetta says. >> he lost his conviction that we had to constantly go after after terrorism that we had to constantly be involved in a very troubled world because i think wanted to hopefully be able to focus on this country and what needed to be done here. >> mr. panetta's statement is backed up by the president's own words yesterday. my first job is to protect the american people but we have to attend to a lot of other issues and make sure we are right sizing our approach so that what we do isn't counter productive. i would argue that our invasion of iraq was counter productive to the goal of keeping our country safe. >> with all due respect to the president, this country is capable of attending to
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many issues at the same time. and the war in iraq should not impede effective strategy against muslim killers today. to allow the jihad to continue its reign of terror without a solid plan strikes me as irresponsible and dangerous. louisiana night i folk with david axelrod. he like secretary kerry believes that air power and paper coalition will eventually degrade the isis fanatics. i think kayla mueller might disagree. and tease that's the memo. joining us from new york city monica crowley and from washington kirsten powers. what i'm not understanding is that you have two former defense secretaries. you have the director of the dia, general flynn. all right. who recently retired. you have the outgoing defense secretary all saying to the president,
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it's not working. all right. these guys are going to park there. they are going to sit therenned in syria and iraq and continue their atrocities killing civilians, yet the president says if is working. i'm not getting that. do you understand it? >> well, i don't think, first of all, we had a lot of people like the people you just described, people who are very respected in our society who made very convincing arguments for the iraq war. let's not assume that he they're right. you are willing to give them the assumption that we should follow their lead. and i think where the president is coming from is i don't think he buys into the idea that putting troops on the ground is going to solve this problem. i think it's -- i think it's probably true that without troops, it's going to be very difficult to grade isis. that said, i don't know that putting troops on the ground would necessarily -- we wouldn't necessarily have the results that we would want to have. we could end up facing worse like we did in iraq. >> estimated 40,000 fighters in isis and you would be able to marshall in the coalition of 60 nations
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monica. hundreds of thousands of troops with air power that isis doesn't have and you would think that they would be able to defeat them fairly readily. it wouldn't be easy but they would be able to do it. but, president obama doesn't want to do that. and that's what troubles me. he just doesn't want to do it. he could do it, american people would support it. particularly with the beheadings and the fire and now this poor young girl, kayla. american people would support it. not to occupy, just to go in get them, get out. but he doesn't want to do it very troubling situation,. >> i think there are two reasons he wouldn't do it. he came into office with two firm beliefs. one that he was the antibush. meaning that he was not going to preside over any major intervention, particularly in the middle east and particularly in iraq. number two, this is a man who a committed leftist who essentially believes that american power has been in
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nefarious tool for global injustice. therefore, the u.s. should atone for that by retrenching and apologizing and retreating. he has done all of those things and that's why you see this systematic policy of minimize minimizing the u.s. footprint around the world, particularly in the middle east and minimizing the nature and scope of the threats coming at us we have a situation now kirsten where you have this group. and he says through his ambassador rice not existential threat. not like world war ii or the cold war. do you agree with that by the way? >> that it's not like we're world war ii? yes i agree with that. >> not existential threat to this country. >> at this point it's not. no it's a threat to the middle east. and i just -- i'm sorry, i just have to say, i can't listen to this stuff about how barack obama doesn't understand the threat of terrorism or that he has this tiny little view of the u.s.' role in the world when he expanded the drone war. he escalated the war in
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afghanistan. and, by the way, we have been bombing in iraq every single day. why are you suggesting. >> why would you suggest that the president doesn't care or doesn't use american power which i'm just telling you as somebody who opposes a the love the american power that he uses. so this narrative is just -- is completely false. it's just completely made up. >> let me understand. this you oppose the american power, okay. you don't want ground troops over there you are willing to live with isis group hop is occupying these thousands of miles and killing civilians you are willing to live with it. >> you are missing my point. >> no i am understanding it totally. >> first of all i don't oppose american power. i think that american power should be used wisely and smartly and it hasn't been in our recent history. and i think it's wreaked a lot of damage and harm with other people. >> now? >> it the same thing you are saying now was about iraq war, no occupation in and out, we're gone.
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it's not going it happen and then look what happened we went in there. >> we are seeing it before our own eyes. we are seeing it before our own eyes not like the iraq war. >> i wish that you had spent as much time on the 4,000 soldiers who died in iraq as you have on these beheadings? because, if you had, i don't think that we would have been over there as long that we were. >> that's one of the cheapest shots that you have ever made. >> it's not a cheap shot. >> i went there. >> those are 4,000 lives that are gone. we are now supposed to go to war. it's a tragedy that these people were beheaded you are making out that we're supposed to go to war because of these four people? and if we don't want to go to war we don't care about them? that's ridiculous. >> you had your say and now i'm going to have to have mine. monica i apologize i will give you more time next week. that's a cheap shot i went to iraq. >> i didn't say you didn't care. >> i care and i was there. >> i know you were. >> to support the troops that were doing their duty. there was no way that anybody could have known that the intelligence on weapons of mass destruction was faulty.
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there was no way -- >> -- really, nobody knew? >> that's right. hillary clinton didn't know. bill clinton didn't know. >> hillary clinton was a hawk. there were plenty of people that were rauziing. >> and you didn't know either because no one could have known. >> i actually was very very sceptic call and i didn't support the war. >> you wouldn't have known. >> i want to be clear i'm not saying that you don't care about the troops. that's not what i'm saying. i'm talking about the amount of coverage that we give to these four people. >> we gave amount of coverage to colin powell when he went on and said what he said. >> could have been killed if we had been covering them and seen the flag draped coffins coming bang back we might not have been there as long as we were. >> one more thing. before 9/11, nobody thought al qaeda was a threat. >> that's not true. >> they knew al qaeda was in afghanistan. they knew they were there. they didn't do anything about it? >> not true. >> and he had think the -- hit us. this group, right this moment is plotting to hit us. it is existential threat. ladies, thank you. >> we should do something smart to respond to it.
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>> okay. well you don't have it and certainly president obama doesn't have it. next on the rundown as we continue from california, the southern pot of law center going after ben carson in a very personal way. we have a report on that. and the brian williams story keeps getting bigger. now the focus is on new orleans where won a peabody award for katrina. we will have the latest in just a [meow mix jingle slowly and quietly plucks] right on cue. [cat meows] ♪meow, meow, meow, meow...♪ it's more than just a meal it's meow mix mealtime. with great taste and 100% complete nutrition, it's the only one cats ask for by name. nexium® 24hr. it's the purple pill the #1 prescribed acid blocking brand available without a prescription for frequent heartburn. get complete protection. nexium level protection™ fofofofor fastidious librarian emily skinner, each day was fueled by thorough preparation for events to come. well somewhere along the way emily went right on living.
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prnl story segment tonight. putting out a list of extremist in their opinion like the kkk. skin heads, black separatists, aryan brotherhood. now dr. ben carson has been added to that list for saying. this. >> marriage is between a man and a woman. it's a well established fundamental pillar of society. and no group, be they gays,
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be they nambla, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are, they don't get to change the definition. >> now, the law center also objected to dr. carson's comments on obamacare among other things. we asked mark potak spokesman for the group who has been on the factor before to appear with us. he said. no joining us now from cincinnati is ken blackwell, former ohio secretary of state who has had dealings with the law center. so, first of all, this started out as a group that was going to alert americans will threats within our borders, extremist threats, correct? >> correct. bill, when i was mayor of cincinnati i worked with the justice department's community relations division. and they worked with the southern poverty law center. and they were particularly interested in searching out those who were bombing churches throughout the south.
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and they were doing -- fairly decent work. but now they have, you know, morphed into that's almost tantamount to an auxiliary operation of the political left. >> all right. so you say that at first they were interested in justice pause that's their name right? and now they are not. they are interested in promoting left wing causes. you, i understand, come to that conclusion because you work for or with the -- let me get the name of it correct. family research council is. right, which accused back in 2007 the southern poverty law center of inciting a violence terrorist act against them correct? correct, bill, in 2010, the southern poverty law center labeled frc as a hate
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organization. by 2012, frc was attacked by gunfire, by a person that the fbi has called a domestic terrorist. >> yesterday floyd -- >> right. >> and the group, family research council says he was motivated by this southern poverty law center. it's the same subject. gay marriage, right? the same subject that carson -- >> -- absolutely. now the poverty law center says carson is an extremist. and how do you feel about that? >> i think it is ridiculous on its face. just think about ben carson. he came from a single parent household he and his brother worked himself out of poverty. got married, has children. has tremendous career as neurosurgeon and he gives back. he is the prime example of
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how you break the cycle of dependency and now we have the southern poverty law center attacking him as being a hater because he defends natural traditional marriage. >> last question -- >> -- right. >> do you consider the southern poverty law center a hate group? >> i consider them to be a group that perpetuates the vision in our country and mislabels folks to the point of having violent acts perpetrated against them and i think that has to stop. and the justice department needs to break off any ties that they continue to have with that organization. >> all right mr. blackwell. thanks very much. we are hoping to have dr. carson on the factor tomorrow. directly ahead brian williams won a peabody award for his coverage of katrina in new orleans. now that coverage is under scrutiny. 6-year-old kidnapped by his own family is it legal investigating and the factor is coming right back
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22 minutes past the hour and breaking news from the fox news channel. i'm shepard smith. it was 30 m breaking news now. it was just 30 minutes ago that the long time anchor of "nbc nightly news," brian williams is suspended with out pay and for the next six months. it is an absolutely stunning turn for a man high atop a network reeling on many fronts the today show's problems are well documented. it's ratings fall, problem with anchors coming in and out and rating woes with msnbc.
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and through it all one stalwart was "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. abc's world news changed to abc world news tonight. often seen by many as a spot mier came in. often where nbc might be able to capitalize. and all of a sudden one thank you at one hockey game turns into a spiral that absolutely no one could have predicted. deborah turnness the relatively new head at nbc has sent out a statement and before we begin some analysis i want to read that statement for you in its entirety. the memo is from nbc news president deborah turnness and it's addressed to all. meaning all within the nbc news and comcast family but it is certainly for all the world now. and i quote: we have decided today to suspend brian williams as managing editor and anchor of nbc
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nightly news for six months. the suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. we let brian know of our decision earlier today. lester holt will continue to substitute anchor the nbc nightly news. i will pause for a moment. lester holt as you may know is a long-time weekend anchor of nightly news the long time today show anchor as well and he anchors dateline for nbc in addition. going on with the statement from deborah turnness at nbc, our review which is being led by richard he is being led by kim harris is ongoing. he works for their investigative unit and she goes on but i think it is important to take you through our thought process in coming to this decision. while on nightly news on friday january the 30th, 2015, brian misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the iraq war in 2003. it then became clear that the other occasions on other occasions brian had done the same while telling the story
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in other venues. this was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in brian's position. in addition, we have concerns about comments that occurred outside nbc news while brian was talking about his experiences in the field. as managing editor and anchor of nightly news brian has a responsibility to be truthful and to uphold the high standards of the news division at all times. steve burk pat seeley and i came to this decision together all heads there. we thought it would have been wrong to disregard the good work brian has done and the special relationship he has forged with our viewers for over 22 years. millions of americans have turned to him every day. and he has been an important and well-respected part of our organization. deborah turnness goes on: as i'm sure you understand this was a very hard decision. certainly there will be those that disagree, but we believe the suspension is the appropriate and proportionate action. it goes on: this has been a difficult time but nbc news is bigger than this moment. you can work so hard and dedicate yourself each day
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and every day to the important work of bringing trusted, credible news to our audience. because of you your loyalty, your dedication nbc news is an organization we can and should be proud of. we will get through this together. steve burke asked me to share the following message and i quote: this has been a painful period for all concerned, and we appreciate your patience while we gathered the available facts. by his actions brian has jeopardized the trust millions of americans place in nbc news. his actions are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate. brian's life work is delivering the news. i know brian loves his country, nbc news, and his colleagues, he deserves a second chance, and we are rooting for him. brian has shared his deep remorse with me and he is committed to winning back everyone's trust. that's from steve burke the overall message from deborah turness of nbc news. howard kurtz is the host of media buzz on fox news channel and joins us now. howard, it's an incredible
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series of events which have led to this historic moment. >> brian williams had everything shep and he kicked it away. this is nothing less than an attempt by nbc universal to stop the bleeding, to stop the hemorrhaging of its credible caused by the fabrication of its star anchor, top rated network news anchor told about being hit in a copter in iraq back in 2003. it also is an attempt to save brian williams' job. because the atmospheric has turned so toxic so many other questions being raised by williams' other reporting. so many people saying they would have a hard time viewing him the same way in that anchor chair. so much vile being spewed online about brian williams that the six months represents a cooling off period. one more thing, shep, nbc initially botched this by letting brian decide that he was going to self-deport off nbc nightly news for a few days. it sounded like nobody was in charge. now we know who is in charge, steve burke, comcast
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and nbc universal deciding the harsh punishment is necessary. >> and now we know that a substitute will be in there lester holt the weekend anchor. your thoughts on what this means for the news industry as a whole? >> well, you know he, everybody in our business suffers when somebody is high profile as a network news anchor has to go on television and admit that he lied. unfortunately he botched the apology. told further inaccuracies and that was a set back as well. this will hurt nbc nightly news in the short-term. what steve burke and the other executives are looking at in the longer term is how do they salvage this situation without losing brian williams all together. they had so much invested in this man and so this would be an attempt to have things cool off some point he will come out with a more full throated apology than he managed at first. and maybe we will all have scandal, the next outrage. but on balance i think this makes sense for nbc news because there was no way they could let this stand with a mere slap on the
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wrist. >> howard kurtz, stay with us if you would. o'reilly will be back in a few minutes as he continues his program. again this news breaking just before the top of the hour. after hours, after the evening news was over, and now the world to digest that brian williams is suspended from nbc nightly news for six months without pay. the o'reilly factor continues in just a moment. ♪ ♪ welcome to the most social car we've ever designed. ♪ the all-new nissan murano. ♪ nissan. innovation that excites.
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nightly news has been suspended tonight by the nbc news president deborah turnness for six months without pay it. it came with a lengthy statement. the first apology for brian williams misremembers came last wednesday on nightly news. and it seemed to begin all of this. and here it is. >> i made a mistake is recalling the events of 12 years ago. it did not take long to hear from some brave men and women and the air crews who were also in that deserted. i want to apologize. i said i was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by rpg fire. i was, instead in a following aircraft. >> well, there is evidence to indicate that he wasn't -- that isn't exactly what happened. >> that, instead, according to the stars and stripes newspaper as you may have heard on megyn kelly's program on friday night according to megyn kelly's reporting and that of stars and stripes, brian williams was actually in a chopper
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going opposite correction. had a head set reported these problems that did occur. a number of brave americans were certainly in a lot of trouble. brian williams, as the fax seem to indicate now as it turns out was not there. anchor of "fox news sunday" chris wallace is with us. he joining is from washington. chris, you worked at "meet the press," and know the nbc family well. this is a really stunning turn of events. >> well, absolutely. i mean look, brian williams is the most popular, the most watched news man in america just this last week 10 million americans watched his show on average for the last five nights. i don't think anybody is ever going to recreate the trust, the credibility that walter cronkite had, but brian williams was the lead anchor and in, what, in the course of about a week and a half, he has had a stunning fall from grace and this is
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a stiff penalty six months suspension. >> think he will ever be back chris? >> i think it depends what we find out. i think it depends on if what we know is about what's there. there are certainly already questions about some of the stories he told if not on nbc, in other venues about katrina. don't seem to bear out, you know, you could hit a critical mass where people just say we don't trust him anymore. but even if it is this, even if he does come back, it's six months. there is a lot of public disgrace to it. there is a lot of money involved according to reports he had signed a contract for $10 million a year, so it's a million dollars penalty. so and, also i'm looking at the memo that debra turnness the president of nbc news sent, and what's particularly interesting is steve burke, the ceo of comcast, the company, the parent company of nbc hasn't an even tougher message.
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he says brian has jeopardized the trust millions of americans place in nbc news. his actions are inexcusable. the suspension is severe and appropriate. brian's life work is delivering the news. he deserves a second is chance and we are rooting for him. that's pretty tough. inexcusable, and that the suspension is severe and appropriate. i mean, you know to take the face of your news division in some ways the face of your network and not to say he didn't deserve it, but this is a pretty stiff penalty. i have to say personally, the idea that they are going to give him a second chance see what happens, and not immediately, you know impose the death penalty also makes sense to me because he has had a very distinguished career. >> and it, would if they so choose chris thanks give them time to figure out where to go next. much has been said about who might replace him. certainly they have a very capable anchor in les are holt who has been working
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weekends for them for a long time. there have been suggestions of others from the today show. but to say that they are reeling at nbc news this night is to understate the obvious and to our friends at nbc who work very hard every day to get you the news and had nothing to do with any of this all our best. we'll have continuing coverage of this as you might imagine throughout the night. megyn kelly is preparing segments for her program that begins in just about 23 minutes from now. bill o'reilly continues from los angeles the real question that needs to be asked is "what is it that we can do that is impactful?" what the cloud enables is computing to empower cancer researchers. it used to take two weeks to sequence and analyze a genome; with the microsoft cloud we can analyze 100 per day. whatever i can do to help compute a cure for cancer, that's what i'd like to do. nobody told us to expect it... intercourse that's painful due to menopausal changes it's not likely to go away on its
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thanks for staying with us, i'm bill o'reilly. reporting from california. in the legal segment three hot topics beginning with the state of alabama. defying the federal government on gay marriage. just 10 of alabama's 67 counties are issuing same sex marriage licenses. the rest are defying a court order. joining us now from new york attorneys and fox news analysts kimberly guilfoyle and lis wiehl. please explain this so i can understand it how you can defy the federal government? >> i will try my very best. what this judge in alabama is saying the state court is saying look that federal judge, they went way past what they should have done. there is nothing in the 14th amendment. there is nothing in the constitution that says that you, the feds, can define state marriage. can you define what marriage is. so you overstepped. you feds. you overstepped your bounds. there is a another technical
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argument as there as well. he is saying the attorney general of the state really has no sway over the probate judges, which are state judges and they are the ones actually giving the marriage lcheses out there. is a big constitutional issue and smaller technical one that this judge is relying on i think wrongly but that's what is he relying on. >> guilfoyle, judge moore does not have the authority to tell a federal government it's overstepping its bounds. that's the supreme court's job, right. >> right. they are going to hear this in april. we will hear what they have to say. i think what the the big take away from this case is we saw a defense by clarence thomas and scalia when the supreme court refused to hear this. i think the big indicator of how they are going to rule in april when they have the opportunity. they were displeased with this. of course, believing in state's rights. since marriage is a state right that is afforded to the people who live there but nevertheless, i think we see how this is coming down. >> all right. now, final question on this. it is shades of what happened in the civil rights era.
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and i don't happen to believe that marriage is a civil right. so i'm not making that comparison. but, the federal government in alabama had to remove governor wallace, george wallace who wouldn't enforce the desegregation laws is there any difference, wiehl? >> yes well, there is no difference. i think this judge will be removed. there is a procedure to go through in alabama where you can be removed. he said don't forget this particular judge was removed back in 2003. this is the 10 commandment judge he then got reelected. i think he will be removed by this process. removed by whom? who will remove him. >> it goes through a process in alabama. the alabama courts and the ethics boards look at this and decides whether or not to eremove him. >> i don't know if the state of alabama as a conservative state is going to take that action but we will see. >> keep your mind he thinks he is upholding the will of the people 18% to 91%. banning state marriage. >> the federal court threw that out. >> moving against the popular judge. >> the federal court threw that out and don't forget about the supremacy clause. when you have a clash
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between a state and federal law, the federal law wins. the federal law trumps. >> okay. in missouri, a 6-year-old boy, and we feel terribly sorry for him was kidnapped by his own family. roll the tape. >> detectives say 38-year-old denise craddle contacted her coworker to kidnap her 6-year-old nephew. apparently the boy's mother 2 a-year-old elizabeth hupp and grandmother 58-year-old rose brewer along believe ed he was too friendly with strangers and needed to learn the dangers. after school monday, authorities say he lured the youngster into his truck. >> wow. what happened after that guilfoyle? he lured the kid into the truck. >> he lured the little boy into the truck, and then proceeded to scare the boy so bad and show him a gun, told him to stop crying bound his hands and feet put a jacket over his head, took him into his own home into the basement he was still blindfolded and could not see. they took his pants down.
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his mom said oh you might be taken in as a sex slave. all of this was to teach a lesson and to avoid strangers, right? stranger danger. guess what? charged with felony kidnapping. take a look at that now. they are looking at significant time behind bars. the boy has been thank god removed from the home because this is not a safe environment for any child to be in. it's a horrific experience. thank god he told the teachers at school. 6 years of age. >> that's how they found out he had to go tell the school. otherwise, they would have never found out about this. >> i want to point out no father in the picture right there. okay. finally, the two attorneys who work for the city of new york and appeared in an anti-cop vicious anti-cop video where cop killing was encouraged have been fired wiehl, correct? >> yes. well, they were forced to resign exactly. their boss is taking a 60 day unpaid suspension which i think she should be fired as well. they participated in this hands up video which was really encouraging people to
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kill cops. >> no doubt. >> they were in there. playing themselves in roles of protected supposed victims. they said, you know the video was all about go kill cops. >> >> yep we don't like to see anybody lose their jobs but these guys deserve to. >> these guys may be disbarred because it's unbecoming attorneys. >> we were instrumental in this and there you go. so lis, the right thing was done by the city of new york. gary sinise on deck, raising money for wounded vets. why isn't the federal government doing that very lively mail segment about my huh, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know words really can hurt you? what...? jesse don't go!! i'm sorry daisy, but i'm a loner. and a loner gotta be alone. heee yawww!
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gary sinise very successful actor here in hollywood but more importantly the gary sinise
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foundation raising millions of dollars to help wounded american vets. and here is mr. sinise. tell me about the rise project, r.i.s.e., what is that? >> r.i.s.e. is a program restoring independence supporting empowerment. we want to support our wounded. you're doing that through the independence fund with the housing, especially adapted housing, adapted vehicles. things that are going to empower them to have a better life. >> so your foundation is actually building houses for specific individuals with handicaps, so that they can live more comfortably, that's what it is? >> smart technology homes. >> that's amazing. and equipped cars so they can get around. my question is you have devoted most of your life to this outside of your acting career. we have raised about $30 million with independence fund as you mentioned, for the track chairs.
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why isn't the federal government doing more? >> well, i always say you know we can never do enough for our veterans, but we can always try to do a little bit more. the government it's a big giant bureaucracy, and there are a lot of veterans who have been served well by the government they've done well. but we have a new generation from lieutenant dans, in afghanistan, where they got their limbs blown off. >> because that's the way the savages fight against us. but the federal government should recognize this. i always say this because i've been hard on president obama on policy he helped measurably signing the picture with the five presidents whenever i ask him to help he does. but it doesn't seem to be a coordinated priority for the federal government to take care of the severely wounded. with tax income in 2015 tax money flowing to washington, the highest in history. you would think they would peel off enough money to take care of a relatively few people who are
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debilitated like this. >> you would think. specially when you see how money gets wasted by the government. it's infuriating to know there are still veterans out there who are wounded who don't even have a bed to sleep on. just the other day, we got a request for a wounded veteran who was returning back to his apartment from a hospital and he didn't have a bed. he was sleeping on the floor with his 7 1/2-month pregnant wife. we provided them with a bed. i think the private sector has been very -- actually, very very good. in the last 14 years, a lot of organizations like the independence fund, like the gary sinise foundation, like the semper fi fund, i work with the disabled veterans who have been around for over 90 years advocating for veterans, there are a lot of good nonprofit organizations out there filling the gaps. if they didn't exist, it would be a -- >> all right. so you tour around with your band, lieutenant dan band off the forrest gump role that you
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played in. we're going to do something with you in new york city in may. sinise and o'reilly, how much charisma, is that, okay? we will announce what it is and i'm sure it will sell out and we'll raise a lot of money. you're also getting into the criminal minds franchise on cbs, is that correct? >> i am. we start shooting tomorrow. i'm doing an episode of the criminal minds. >> are you a good guy or bad guy? >> of course. >> trekking down the criminal mind people, right? those shows frighten me. there's a lot of stethoscopes, and you're looking at blood and stuff. i don't know. but you know what, i think it's karma, your career is very very good, but you give back more than any other actor in hollywood. i think sinise is the tops on give-backs. >> thank you, bill. go to gary sinise we have a lot of various programs. my band, the lieutenant dan band, is a program of the gary sinise foundation. i don't make any money from the band. >> nope. >> it's supported just to help me with the military mission
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and anyone who's interested in supporting us, go to the gary sinise >> you're going to heaven, sinise. the tip of the day, are you a vindictive person? the tip, moments away. .. ...heartburn. did someone say burn? try alka seltzer reliefchews. they work just as fast and are proven to taste better than tums smoothies assorted fruit. mmm... amazing. yeah, i get that a lot. alka seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief.
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tip of the day, are you a gifted person. bill thank you for an a-plus interview with david axelrod. you hit him hard, tough questions. thank you for being a voice of the people. fan tas tick interview with axelrod. dr. seymour bill i'm sorry to say, no matter how hard you try, you are outflanked and outsmarted by mr. axelrod. first of all, doctor, i don't believe you are sorry for anything. you're entitled to your opinion i just hope it's an honest one.
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reilly, good job of appearing on the axelrod show. what's next, msnbc? robby, great debate with david axelrod. karl rove is yucking it up with david axelrod. can you see churchill yucking it up with hitler? you'll see that winston churchill and stalin attended the opera together. listening to mr. axelrod it is easy to see how president obama won two elections, he is an excellent spin master. from florida the jessie waters segment is not funny to think that subjects are voters saddens my hearts, weakens my knees and upsets my stomach. after seeing the interview by jess ri waters i think they should let 10-year-olds vote.
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nevada, just finished "killing patton," fantastic book. did you examine claims that george patton was an anti-semite? we found out that he pretty much was anti-everybody. he was a crusty old guy who took shots at just about everybody on earth. it is an examination of the last five months of the war in europe and how general patton wound up dead. in that framework, the book delivers everything relevant about george patton, so we hope you check it out. finally tonight, the tip of the day, are you a mean, vindictive s.o.b. or d.o.b.? pete from alabama wrote to me last night saying bill, you told kelly you feel sorry for brian williams. what gives? i could not be more happy that he got caught and ruined whatever credibility he still possessed. so pete is happy. why? mr. williams is suffering.
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i suspect, pete you see him as a liberal man who has advanced his ideology on his newscast. that's a legitimate beef. but not large enough to celebrate his demise. there comes a time when every person has to decide how to treat those with whom they disagree. not respecting mr. williams fine. wishing him ill? vindictive. that's the tip of the day. that's it for us tonight. check out the factor website which is different from bill o' we would like you to spout off about the factor anywhere in the world. if you wish to opine, word of the day, do not be a snollygoster when writing to the factor. have a good time out here in l.a. 82 today? going to the laker game tonight? the lakers have won like nine games this year. but, you know, again, thanks for
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watching us. miss megyn is next. remember the spin stops here california, we're definitely looking out for you. breaking tonight, brian williams has been suspended without pay effective immediately. welcome to "the kelly file," everyone, i'm mee gangyn kelly. williams has been off the air since last week, he took himself off the air after falsely suggesting that a helicopter he was traveling in back in 2003 in iraq came under fire. it was a story he has been repeating for years. but only caught up to him after veterans who were with him at the time of that event started to publicly speak out. nbc issuing a memo to staffers saying, brian williams' actions were wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in his position.