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>> i thought what would a week of "the five" be without me taking my clothes off at least one time. have a great weekend. >> i don't know what happened to the show. set your dvrs so you never miss an episode of "the five" have a great weekend. "special report" is next. hillary clinton tries to calm the faithful while she faces even more scandal over the people closest to her. this is "special report." >> good evening. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. we begin tonight with hillary clinton's attempt to preserve her lead in the democratic presidential race amid drama over her top aide's many jobs and her husband's many speeches. this of course on top of the bubbling cauldron of controversy over her e-mails and what was classified marked or not on her personal server. chief white house correspondent ed henry has tonight's top story. >> reporter: a delicate
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balancing act for hillary clinton who today used the democratic national committee's summer meetings to try and convince the party faithful there's no need to turn to vice president joe biden. without directly attacking him. and also trying to turn attention away from her own e-mail fiasco. >> today the party of lincoln has become the party of trump. >> reporter: one day after comparing republicans to terrorists, clinton used a news conference to charge gop frontrunner donald trump wants to throw illegal immigrants into box cars. >> to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, i don't know, in buses, box cars? in order to take them across our border. >> reporter: yet clinton got defensive when fox news pressed her with three questions, including one about new e-mails obtained by fox showing former president bill clinton sought permission from the state department to give paid speeches tied to repressive regimes like
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north korea and the democratic republic of congo. the one of three clinton answered was about her husband's speech requests first reported by abc news. she stressed there was an independent review and the north korea and congo ones were denied. >> there were some unusual requests. but they all the went through the process. >> reporter: she would not answer fox's question about new conflict of interest issues for one of her closest aides, huma abedin. these e-mails show abedin using her official state department e-mail account to set up a dinner for clinton on her last official trip in dub ln, a dinner that included donors to the clinton foundation and executives of a -- republican senator charles grassley has demanded to know why the secretary gave abedin special government employee status enabling her to hold four positions simultaneously. grassley firing off a new letter to the state department saying "it raises more questions about
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the intersection of official state department actions, private teneo business, and secretary clinton's personal interest in fund raiding for the clinton foundation and its entities". >> in almost 30 years of public service, i've had no scandals. >> reporter: while former maryland governor martin o'malley grew passionate when he says the party is protecting clinton with too few debates. >> this sort of rigged process has never been attempted before. >> reporter: the donkey not in the room was biden who did not make a trip to minneapolis. though officials from the draft biden movement were at a suite in the hotel pitching to wait for the vice president's decision. >> i think there is a genuine desire to see the vice president join this race. >> reporter: then democratic socialist bernie sanders who repeatedly brought the delegates to their feet. and had fans in the street. >> vote for bernie sanders.
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share the health. >> reporter: the third question i asked clinton was about the claim that her e-mail situation was not unique. sk i asked her if she could name one other cabinet secretary with her own personal server. she never answered that. >> sever times today hillary clinton managed to bring up superdelegates, office holders, influential power brokers in the party who really hold more weight in the nominating process. take a listen to a couple of those. >> we are working really hard to lock in as many supporters as possible. and of course, that would include superdelegates. that's part of our strategy to win the nomination. how important it is to be as well organized and focused from the very beginning on delegates, those who are superdelegates, those who are going eventually to be elected or named as delegates. and i'm very encouraged by the kind of response that i'm getting.
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i think it's understandable that my focus is going to be on delegates as well as votes this time. >> i mean, this sounds like the end of 2008 all over again. and it's august 2015. what do you think? >> reporter: it's so early. it's sort of a clue that tells us maybe she's more nervous than she's letting on in public before this event here with the dnc. because you're right. in 2008 she was ahead of then senator barack obama in superdelegates, these power brokers who are giving her their votes. when barack obama started winning these various primaries superdelegates flipped against clinton. she may be trying to send a signal to vice president biden. don't get, in i'm inevitable. an adviser to martin o'malley said she tried to be inevitable in 2008. how did that work out. >> ed, thank you. gop candidates who have been taking abuse, let's say, from donald trump are now starting to throw some elbows of their own
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tonight. here's chief political correspondent carl cameron on the republicans. >> reporter: focusing on national security, gop rivals warned that donald trump's insults and threats put the world at risk. jeb bush with veterans near norfolk, virginia's naval station. >> i think it's politically counter productive to say someone's stupid or an idiot and all this stuff we now hear in the political discourse. it has no relevance to the challenges we face. >> reporter: fear that trump may literally go nuclear has emerged in town halls. >> the guy in the red hat. an obvious jerk. i won't mention any names. but anyway, it seems, i don't want him answering that phone at 3:00 in the morning. >> reporter: bush trashes trump for having backed abortion rights and universal health care in the past. but -- >> he's tapped into this anger and angst washington is not working. i totally respect it. this is the guy the frontrunner. >> reporter: at a military
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college in south carolina, scott walker delivered his first foreign policy speech. >> the retreat is over. american leadership is back. american leadership is back, and together with our allies we will not surrender another inch of ground to terrorists or any other power that threatens our safety. >> reporter: saying it's no time for untested leaders, walker disputed trump's charge that all u.s. leaders are corrupt and incompetent losers. >> there are some who would question whether our leaders are capable of rising to the challenges of our time. whether our country's capable of continued greatness. i do not share that view of america. >> reporter: walker knocked bush for having said he'd consult with advisers before nullifying the iran nuclear deal. >> i don't need to appoint a cabinet or consult a committee. anybody who doesn't know today -- today that the iran deal is a bad deal is not ready to be commander in chief. i am ready to be commander in chief on day one. >> reporter: walker urged the president to cancel next month's
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state dinner for the president of china to protest china's cyber spying and currency manipulation. trump said awl he'd offer the chinese leader is a big mac. marco rubio said the official state visit should be downgraded to a working visit. >> i do not believe we should cancel xi jinping's visit to washington next month. i also do not believe it we should be rolling out the red carpet for him. this is an opportunity to speak bluntly to this authoritarian ruler, not to treat him to a state dinner. >> reporter: and carly fiorina on the trail today may have sent the tweet of the week. "our campaign car just hit a deer in iowa. everyone's fine, but per @chuck grassley, assume deer dead. never a dull moment on the 2016 trail. >> it really is the afternoon. >> carl, thank you. listen, we're asking for your feedback tonight on some of the stories. you'll see the questions on the bottom of the screen. we invite your thoughts via twitter and facebook. at the end of the program we'll
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read some of them. while donald trump continues to lead the way for republican contenders, potential voters have so far given him a pass on a series of reversals and flip-flops you may call them that would normally sink a candidate. the candidate concedes he has quote evolved on several issues, but as the party's frontrunner, opposite past positions on key issues usually proved to be problematic. tonight correspondent doug mcelway looks at the list and how trump may be different. >> read my lips. no new taxes. are. three years after presidential candidate george h.w. bush said that, he signed into law an increase on recording device royalties. opponents relentlessly hounded him with accusations of flip-flopping on taxes. fair or not, the flip-flop accusation has damaged many a candidate. >> i actually did vote for the $87 billion before i voted against it. >> do you think a mandate mandating people to buy
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insurance is the right tool? >> bret, i don't know how many hundred times i've said this, too. this is an unusual interview. let's do it again. >> if you like your health care plan you'll be able to keep your health care plan. >> reporter: donald trump now sits high atop the republican field, undamaged by numerous flip-flops. on abortion, for example. >> i'm very pro-choice. i hate the concept of abortion. >> i'm pro-life but with the cav yach caveats. >> on campaign financing. >> i'm using my own money. i'm not using the lobbyists. i'm not using donors. i don't care. i'm really rich. >> we have a lot of small contributors. i would even take big contributors as long as they don't expect anything. >> reporter: trump once favored the legalization of drugs. now he's opposed. he once opposed a flat tax proposed by steve forbes. now he wants a simpler code. he once proposed a ban on assault weapons and supported longer wait times for guns.
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he no longer does. he once supported the privatization of social security, now he doesn't. why are his supporters so forgiving? >> he sounds like you're talking to maybe your uncle who is a little cranky but is telling it like it is. people relate to that. he's funny. i think a lot of other conservatives who were supporting him are just not aware of all of the liberal positions he's taken over the years. and until somebody spends a lot of money on ads publicizing those positions, they're not going to know about them. >> i've evolved on many issues over the years. you know who's has is ronald reagan evolved on many issues. >> reporter: reagan was a one-time democrat who defended his switch to the gop saying quote i didn't leave the democratic party. the democratic party left me. frequently hounded for many policy and party switches, winston churchill. he fired back at some of his critics "some men change their party for the sake of their principles. others their principles for the sake of their party".
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up next, florida declares a state of emergency as a tropical storm heads that way. first here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 25 in boston as a former new hampshire prep school senior is acquitted of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex charges involving a 15-year-old freshman. owen labree was accused of raping the girl as part of a senior tradition of having sex with underclass females. fox 9 in minneapolis as a man identified by homeland security as a terror suspect is now legally permitted to drive semi trucks. amir mashal passed requirements to get a class a commercial license. he has applied for a school bus license as well. he's been accused of trying to radicalize muslim youth and participating in a terror training camp in somalia. this is a live look at seattle from our affiliate q 13 fox. the largest wildfire in washington state history grew by 22 square miles overnight and
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one of the most popular items sold, cases of bottled water. >> i just don't want to have to worry about it. it's just easier. easier to vet there. it will get used no matter what. >> reporter: all good planning for a rain-making storm that has pounded the caribbean islands with punishing precipitation. 5 inches to 1 foot in places. churches collapsed as did homes and buildings. mud slides came down hill sides and raging waters poured through streets. at least a dozen people reportedly died on the island of domenica. erika has failed to strengthen beyond 50-mile-per-hour winds. it's shift together west pushing it across mountainous hispanola, by saturday across cuba. the national hurricane center is convinced erika will remain a tropical storm. still, florida's governor is ordering a state of emergency, putting the national guard on standby and meeting with miami-dade emergency managers. >> make sure every member of your family is ready.
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your parents, your children, your grandchildren. do you have a plan? >> reporter: at the white house, the president's been briefed. >> the president continues to encourage those in the areas affected or potentially affected by tropical storm erika to monitor local radio, television stations. >> reporter: the center of the storm is predicted to make landfall in florida late sunday night or early monday morning. still up in the air exactly where that will be. either way, the rains are coming, bret? >> phil keating live in miami, thank you. ten years ago, hurricane katrina became the costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. today former president george w. bush returned to the scene of one of his administration's most difficult challenges. >> hurricane katrina is a story of loss beyond measure. it's also a story of commitment and compassion. the darkness from a decade ago has lifted. the crescent city has risen again. and its best days lie ahead. >> after leaving new orleans, mr. bush honored first
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responders in gulfport, mississippi. wall street closed down a crazy week mixed. the dow lost 12, the s&p 500 was up 1.5. the nasdaq gained 16. for the week, the dow gained a little over 1 percentage point. the s&p 500 was up .9 point. the nasdaq ahead more than 2.5. still ahead we'll talk to a veteran journalist about the horrors of the syrian civil war. first president obama tries to reassure jewish groups that the iran deal will not be a disaster for israel.
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a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the obama administration and the dispute over the bulk collection of phone data on millions of americans.
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u.s. court of appeals for the district of columbia circuit on friday reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the u.s. constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. but the impact of the ruling is uncertain now that congress has passed legislation designed to replace the program over the next few months. president obama is working hard to get his nuclear deal with iran past a skeptical congress and a reluctant public. today he set his sights on jewish americans concerned about what the agreement could mean for israel. correspondent kevin corke has that story tonight from the white house. >> reporter: same song, different verse. president obama again making the case for the iran nuclear deal. friday's webcast a direct appeal to the north american jewish community who have expressed grave concerns about the agreement. >> i recognize where the anxieties come from. but i think it's important for us to remember the bonds that hold us together, that they go well beyond this particular
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issue. >> reporter: under the deal with the six world powers including the u.s., iran would allow restrictions on and supervision of its nuclear program in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions. on its web site, the white house outlined four pathways for iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, saying each would be blocked by the deal. >> i think as an african-american i understand history teaches us that man can be very cruel to man. and you have to take threats seriously. >> reporter: while today's webcast underscores the importance of securing support of jewish american groups, getting jewish american lawmakers on capitol hill to buy in remains a high priority for the white house. looking to secure enough backing to allow for a filibuster, preventing the gop-led congress from voting to disapprove the deal. to date, six of the ten jewish american senators have agreed to back the iran deal. three, senators blumenthal, carden and bennett, remain undecided with new york senator
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chuck schumer the lone opponent. analysts say there's a reason the president's having so much trouble closing the deal with some in the jewish american community, given iran's past behavior. >> they have a terrible track record. there's no reason to believe it iran will stick to this deal. they have a history in the past of negotiating with the europeans, and at the same time continuing their nuclear program. >> reporter: meanwhile, the white house did pick up another supporter today as delaware democratic senator tom carper announced his support for the iran nuclear deal. that brings, bret, to 30 the number of senators who have at least publicly declared that they will back the president on this one. >> kevin corke live on the north lawn, thank you. no grapevine tonight. when we come back, the horror of the syrian civil war. an exclusive inside look from damascus. 130 yards now... bill's got a very tough lie here... looks like we have some sort of sea monster in the water hazard here. i believe that's a "kraken", bruce.
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critics are calling hungary's border fence with serbia a failure and a pointless public relations exercise. thousands of refugees continue to go over or under the fence each day in a quest to reach the european union and escape fighting in iraq and afghanistan and syria. the 108-mile-long razer wire fence is supposed to be completed by the end of the month. some are calling the refugee crisis the worst in europe since world war ii. the pentagon says it has
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eliminated the isis hacker responsible for the release of information on 1300 american military and government workers. u.s. central command says jenaid hussein was killed monday in a syrian city raqqi. it had been rekrufting westerners to carry out lone wolf terror attacks. tonight we look at what life is like for those who cannot escape syria's civil war. veteran journalist charles glass has spent decades in the region. his new book "syria burning" paints a vivid picture of life on the ground. right now, charlie glass joins us via skype from damascus. charlie, thanks for being here. let's start with what's new on the ground. >> on the ground, nothing much has changed in some time. it's a kind of static battle front in da mass ks and tdamasc
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cities where people shell each other back and forth there's not much military movement. some villages are being captured by the regime. damascus itself mostly quiet. government regularly shells the suburbs where the rebels are. what's changed, i have just come back after a year away. what's changed most is that a lot of people who said they would never leave syria are now leaving, partly because of the violence, but partly because they can't make a living here anymore. there are no jobs. businesses aren't making money. and the economic situation is for large numbers of people in this country fallen. >> you're saying a lot of people are leaving damascus and the road to damascus, a lot of people heading to lebanon, for example? >> they're going to lebanon or they go up to turkey and take those boats trying to get to europe. most people speak about germany and sweden who seem to be the
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countries willing to take the most syrian asylum seekers. they're being -- as they leave many people from the countryside in syria are fleeing the isis-held areas are coming into damascus and latakia and tartous to be safe and not persecuted by isis. >> is life on the ground in damascus, is there a day-to-day back and forth? is there food and water for citizens who have decided to stay? >> yes. if you walk around the streets of damascus today as i did, you would think life is more or less normal. electric supply is down to several wars a day. water is intermittent. but people have the basics that they need to survive. and the schools they say will all reopen in september. traffic is considerably heavy. on the surface things seem more or less normal for this war.
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>> which is a little surreal, i'm sure, being there as this fight continues. are there young men left to recruit there in this fight as both sides really converge on the outskirts of damascus? >> well, the government area many young men of military age are trying to leave the country so they don't get drafted. the government has spoken about a manpower shortage. so what they've done is in the countryside they've begun arming villagers to defend their villages against isis without recruiting them into the armies under the belief that with weapons and some command and control they will be better placed to defend their villages than isis and overrun by isis, leaving the army free to operate in other areas. but many, many young men are leaving the country rather than be drafted. many young men have fled from this isis-controlled area to the government held not to be drafted in isis. both sides are con scripting young men. >> charlie grass in damascus via
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skype. the book again "syria burning, isis and the death of the arab spring" thanks for being here. >> thank you. the scandal cloud around hillary clinton grows even darker tonight. new questions about bill's speeches, huma's jobs, and superdelegates? we'll get reaction from the panel after the break. what did iran's supreme leader get in the nuclear deal? to start with, $100 billion. they keep their nuclear facilities and ballistic missiles.
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there won't be surprise anytime-anywhere inspections. and after ten years, restrictions are lifted and iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. congress should reject a bad deal. we need a better deal.
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my years as secretary of state was for any request that my husband received to be sent to the state department, to be vetted. >> hillary clinton today at the democratic national committee summer meeting talking and taking questions about the e-mail controversy and new controversy about the former president's speeches and the requests of the state department and her aide huma abedin's multiple roles in different jobs. so then in this news conference she talked about something she talked about a lot on the campaign trail in 2008. and that is superdelegates. >> this is really about how you put the numbers together to secure the nomination. as some of you might recall, in 2008 i got a lot of votes but i didn't -- i didn't get enough delegates. and so i think it's understandably that my focus is going to be on delegates as well as votes this time. >> the whole idea of
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superdelegates is they are supposed to exercise their independent judgment. now, it can be on the basis of anything. and there is no requirement that it stay. >> bloomberg today after the statement had a story in which it said current estimates peg the total number of delegates to next summer's presidential nomination convention at about 4491, meaning that a candidate would need 2246 to win. the clinton camps claimed more than 440 delegates means that she's already wrapped up the support of more than 60% of the approximately 713 superdelegates who under party rules are among those who cast votes for the nomination. so what about all this and why is she talking about it? let's bring in our panel. columnist for fortune magazine, associate editor of the hill and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. >> well, what this message is to joe biden and the party
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stalwarts getting nervous about the course of her campaign and deteriorating support, she has the heft of a strong operation and her machinery is not going to go down this time. she's been doing the organizing, the forward thinking, the long-term planning, that she has the money and it's all going to yield the result that we've seen on the republican side with mitt romney and some republicans in jeb bush's world believe will help him across the finish line. in the face of this kind of a scandal, she normally wouldn't be there making this kind of a case. this is becoming a huge concern among the party and the superdelegates who have already given their support to her who can change their mind. >> that's the crazy part, nina. superdelegates are not locked in it's august 2015. by the way, superdelegates are lawmakers, office holders, party big wigs, who carry some weight in the party, but they can switch just like they did in
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2008. >> they did switch in 2008 as you point out. there's a weird deja vu quality to all this. because of course, in 2007-2008 there was the inevitability factor. she was going to be the inevitable candidate. woe knew by the iowa caucuses that she was not the inevitable candidate. if you talk to hillary aides a making very clear, we don't consider this inevitable. we're not going to run like that. but that's clearly what the message now that she's trying to send out. look, joe biden, this is a lot harder than takes a lot more gumption and a lot more work and a lot more money and a lot more structure than you think. somebody like joe biden who's said this week that he's feeling pretty battered, obviously, after the death of his son. is this sort of meant to send to him, this is really hard. this is hard. >> charles.
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>> with the emotions surrounding biden, it's sort of hard to do anything that's a direct message to stay out of this. it looks a little bit harsh. and she's tiptoeing here. of course this is a way of saying, i'm inevitable. but it betrays a huge amount of weakness when in august you talk about delegates. you do that around january or march when you're in a tight race and you want to make people think they have to get on board because you're going to win and they're going to come to you when you're in the white house seeking favors. but to do it in august is to grasp at straws. you could see by her defensiveness in talking about the e-mails where she has to -- at one point she says i didn't send any classified material. another she says anything marked classified. she knows it is a wobbly defense. she knows she has to talk about other things, which is why incidentally she attacked trump the other day and then she went really hard in calling republicans who are pro-choice
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terrorists, interestingly enough. >> pro-life. >> i'm sorry. pro-life terrorists. interestingly she's got a president and she at benghazi was not willing to call real terrorists terrorists. it's an odd choice of words. but it shows that she's really on the defensive and doesn't have a lot that she can argue for. >> the one thing she is swinging against is republicans' battle over the immigration issue. here she is talking about that today. >> i find it the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive law enforcement effort, including perhaps national guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, i don't know, in buses, box cars? in order to take them across our
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border. i just find that not only absurd but appalling. >> rip them out of their home and put them in box cars. >> well, she needs to do a few things. she need to do a lot of things right now. one of them is scare joe biden off, convince these other people that she's going to make it and become the nominee and become the next president. going after trump and going and trying to galvanize latinos against trump is a very good goal for her. and trying to convince the democrats that she can do that, take an issue that would rip up the republican party and definitely make any nominee who talked like that lose a general election. it makes her look like she's prepared for that fight. and that's why she's focusing on things like that. >> so let's at the last part of this panel head down to the democratic candidate casino. and this has changed quite dramatically over the weeks as we put $100 in chips on
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candidates on the democratic side. nina. >> well, yes, it's a changing race. i mean, how exciting and bizarre is this particular presidential race. i put 60 on hillary clinton. she's still -- i still put her way ahead. but far down from -- i was putting 90 on her earlier. 30 on biden, if he enters the race. 10 on sanders. i don't think he can get the nomination. and i tend to leave out martin o'malley because i don't see him having a chance. >> well, viewers who tweeted and e-mailed and dropped a facebook post, frances, for example, she said 25 on bernie sanders, 25 on hillary clinton, 50 on joe biden. this is a theme. eddie vegas, $75 on biden, 20 on clinton, 5 on sanders. it's shifting here. ted says 50 on biden, 25 on o'malley, 25 on hillary. the most hillary got that we saw was 25 from the home crew.
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>> yeah. it's so interesting. because i would probably be with those gamblers if i saw that biden was in the race. i'm starting to think that he doesn't think he has the stomach for it. and the energy. so i put 20 on biden, 75 on clinton and 5 on other. and my other is many things happen around the iowa caucuses. crazy things. weak horses take off from the back of the pack. it could be jim webb. if she is in so much trouble that he's finally willing to actually criticize what she's done, which he to this date has not done, we don't know what's going to happen at the last minute. i don't know if it could be sanders, but i'm still thinking that she doesn't have a good field of opponents. >> charles. >> a.b. got it exactly right, unless she saw my quick sheet earlier. 75 is exactly right for clinton. biden 20% which are the odds of his getting in but your only mistake was in the $5 on the
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other. because if it's a two-cushion shot but if biden with draws or doesn't enter and she is forced out by let's say an indictment, i'd say that would be an opening that warren could not resist. >> the house puts a $25 chip on the biden-warren ticket coming out of the block. that's just the house play. next up, friday lightning round on the republican side. boy: once upon a time, there was a nice house that lived with a family. one day, it started to rain and rain. water got inside and ruined everybody's everythings. the house thought she let the family down. but the family just didn't think a flood could ever happen. the reality is, floods do happen. protect what matters. get flood insurance. call the number on your screen to learn more.
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before the first debate, half the people didn't even know who who i was. and they have been doing their homework, subsequently. >> as president, i will send the following message, the retreat is over. american leadership is back. >> what we're excited about
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is we think we have a message that really appeals to a lot of americans, american republicans. it's self-conservatism. it applies to principles of limited government, to the challenges of the 21st century. >> every time i speak i have sold out crowds. every time i speak, i have standing ovations. every single time. it's the silent majority. they want to see wins. they want to he see us have victory. the latest poll out there is from quinnipiac. there you see it a national poll trump at 28%. second is ben carson at 12% and there you see jeb bush, ted cruz and rubio tied at 7%. that brings us to the republican candidate casino. many more options here and a chief in play for possible $100 chips. a.b., let's start with you. >> well, it's interesting. i don't think ben carson or scott walker have a chance of making it. i have definitely changed my
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view of the field. i used to give jeb bush a lot of money, no more. i'm giving kasich and bush and rubio the same amount of money, which is 25 each. and my outsider is carly fiorina. i don't think trump is going to be the nominee but he i give him 15 bucks because it's not impossible. but i think it's going to be a great surprise to all of us. >> it will be a great surprise no matter what happens. on facebook john crump says 50 on trump. 30 on cruz, and 20 on huckabee. david lindberg says 40 on cruz, 25 trump, 15 rubio, 15 walk are, 5 others. many more trump bets in the whole list, charles. >> well, the g.o.p. casino is a mess. and the reason that the trump helicopter has scattered so much dust, that it's hard to actually look into the crystal ball, but i will try.
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i stay with rubio and bush. that is sort of establishment candidates. each with 25. then the antiestablishmentarians trump and cruz 15. my long shots walker drops into the long shot. fiorina and christie. and then after that i have to have a drink. >> let me just point out. is this the first $15, first bet that you have put on donald trump? >> yes. it was hard to sort of open my hand, put the moneys on the table, but i'm a real list and he is out there and he is winning right now. but it is the summer of trump. >> this is you. it's a big moment. >> the caucuses are in winter. it's a different time of year. we will see. >> okay. nina? >> the question of the week is who emerges as the alternative donald trump? who can consolidate support enough to emerge? i agree with a.b., i don't see, based on the last couple weeks, scott walker
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doing it ben carson, i think is a charismatic guy and an impressive medical background. i don't see him emerging as that candidate. interestingly, jeb bush doesn't seem to be able to take that on, at least not right now. although he does have money to stay in the game. marco rubio is the one who seems to be -- i'm agreeing with you, charles. marco rubio is the one who seems to be holding his own in one-to-one matchups with hillary clinton and also doing well enough just watching him do well enough to consolidate that support. 50 on rubio, 20 on donald trump and 10 on jeb bush and 20 on the others. >> 50 on carly fiorina. 50 on carson. ted has 50 on fiorina. a lot of fiorinas also who are also saying that she should be be on that debate stage at cnn. okay. before we leave, first republican candidate out of
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this race. who drops out first? >> jim gilmore. he is not going to be in the cnn debate. he wasn't invited. he doesn't make the lowest cry criterion. i can't see him staying in. >> i think rick perry because i think he actually was running for president again and thought was going to make it i think a lot of the others like gilmore are looking for their next chapter but didn't actually think they were going to become our next president. >> i also say rick perry, his comment this week my campaign is not dead says it all. >> that is it for the panel but stay tuned for your friday feedback.
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finally tonight your friday feedback. your story on donald trump position and stories he has changed on do they really matter? david griffin has said he says where he is now on the issues that's what really
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matters. it should but nothing seems to damage him. there is anger at the gop. and ed henry's report on questions about hillary clinton's top aide, we asked if uma abidine will be a scapegoat bossy patriot treats -- tweets. i wouldn't put it past clinton to throw her under the bus. she is that ambitious. >> facebook, she can blame whoever she wants but ultimately she is responsible. president obama asked jewish leaders for his support of iran nuclear deal, we asked can it be undone? greg says not a done deal, can be revisited if american people damage courage and leadership on donald trump in general, jim mccormick writes in about our coverage. he is completely unfathomable to you not because of his shortcomings but because of yours. you should try to figure out what he he is actually saying instead of being all superior and dismissive, unfair, unbalanced but mostly unintelligent. thanks for your friday feedback. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and,
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yes, still unafraid. make it a great weekend. greta go "on the record" right now. three courageous americans jumped a gunman who opened fire on a train. >> a gunman opened fire on a high speed train travel interesting amsterdam to paris. >> looked to be an ak 47 and it looked like it was jammed or it wasn't working and he was trying to charge the weapon and alek just hit me on the shoulder and said let's go. >> we know that he had been on the radar of intelligent services across europe. >> a gunman would have been successful if my friend spencer had not gotten up. >> he had a sizeable arsenal of