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restaurant in san francisco. some guy lingers nearby and grabs her cell phone what does our hero do? she gets up, dashes out the door, confronts him and gets her cell phone back. you can see it in the surveillance video. that's terrific. the politics of the russian plane disaster. egypt and russia try to downplay what they call speculation in the west. that a terrorist bomb was responsible. this is the "special report." welcome to washington, i'm brett baier, we begin with the growing opinion and sense of dread, that saturday's in-flight destruction of a russian airliner was no accident. president obama said this in a radio interview just moments ago. >> i think there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board. and we're taking that very seriously. >> also britain's prime minister
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says it was more likely a bomb than not. but russia and egypt, which have huge financial stakes in the outcome, are pushing back. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palcott has tonight's story. >> uk officials stepped up charges, saying there was a significant possibility that the crash of the russian plane saturday in sinai was caused by a bomb. and a regional isis affiliate could be responsible. the british saying there's so much at risk, they couldn't wait. >> we cannot be certain that the russian airliner was brought down by a terrorist bomb. but it looks increasingly likely that that was the case. and so i act on the intelligence, i act on the advice of experts. >> that action includes suspending british flights coming and going from sharm el-sheikh airport where the doomed plane left. emergency flights to get some of the 20,000 brits there back start tomorrow. >> the security is minimal to say the very least. and it does need to be
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tightened, in fairness. >> egyptian president al sissi was in london on a pre-planned visit. he promised transparency in the crash investigation. outside of st. petersburg, the first of the 224 victims of the crash was buried. a kremlin spokesman calling the uk and u.s. terror comments shocking and premature. an intelligence source telling fox news today, there's still no conclusive evidence a bomb brought down the plane. so far, no traces of bomb residue have been found at the site. the white house reflected that caution today. >> at this point the united states has not made our own determination about the cause of the incident. however, we can't rule anything out. including the possibility of terrorist involvement. >> still, there's been enough official comments from d.c. leaning towards terror to make others see it as a wake-up call. >> i think that we need to step up this war on terror against isis. because if it's a russian airline today it could be an
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american airline tomorrow. >> in fact, in the last half hour, we have been watching represent outable british media sources give clues as to why uk went so far forward on this terror claim. one saying it was based on a specific piece of intelligence. another saying it was chatter between isis terrorists plotting a major attack in the region. a third saying the bomb could have been in a piece of luggage. more to come to be confirmed. back to you. >> greg, thank you. we'll be talk together chairman of the house armed services committee live on "special report" in a bit. bernie sanders seems to be revoking the free pass he gave hillary clinton over her email scandal. it comes as sanders joins several republicans in filing paperwork to get on the primary ballot in new hampshire. chief political correspondent carl cameron is on the scene tonight in londonerry new hampshire. >> marco rubio paid his $1,000 to the secretary of state of new
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hampshire to appear on the nation's primary ballot in february. he fired back on donald trump for questioning his personal finance and use of a florida republican credit card for what some say were lavish personal expenses. >> i find it ironic that the only person who is running for president, that's declared bankruptcy four times in the last 10 years, is attacking anyone on finances. the bottom line is i didn't inherit any money forfrom my parents, i had to borrow money to go to school. >> the billionaire developer called into "the today show" to make his argument that he's seldom had to use the corporate bankruptcy laws. >> we used the law of the land. i've had 500 companies of different kinds and over the years i've used it three or four times. >> trump and ben carson have been authorized to receive secret service protection. by the department of homeland security. >> carson targeted urban voters with a new radio ad. >> i'm ben carson and i approved
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this message. >> former tech ceo carly fiorina brought a raucous crowd to the state house, and slammed the media. >> the media asked me about my treatment or others treatment. the media asked me about other candidates, voters never ask me about any one of those things, voters always ask me about what's going on in their lives. >> new jersey governor chris christie held a town hall meeting in nash yunashua, he at the polls, he may not be qualified for the next debate. >> i think the performance i put on in the first three debates, merit me being on that stage. i'll be on some stage, one way or the other. no matter where i'm debating, i'll make an impression, you want a podium here on the lawn. we'll start debating with folks out here, i'm happy to do that, too. >> christie and ohio governor john kasich who has a town hall meeting scheduled here in an hour will both file for their
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candidacies tomorrow in concord. next week the remaining candidates have five days to get their names on the ballot. they'll include hillary clinton and jeb bush among others. >> the clock over your shoulders is disconcerting. on the democratic side, bernie sanders changing his tune about hillary clinton's email server scandal what can you tell us about that. >> well the vermont senator in the last democratic debate said he was sick and tired of hearing about hillary clinton's email issues and essentially gave her a political pass. he's since reversed that, and said there are some questions that the federal investigation, of the emails he said is legitimate. so down in the polls, watching himself failing to get any traction. there was a while he was surging and it was thought that hillary might be vulnerable to him. he's now going back on those things and saying it's an issue. welcome back to the primaries. >> carl, thank you. several candidates have recently focused in on addiction. sharing personal stories of struggles involving friends or
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loved ones. chief legal correspondent shannon bream tonight on the practical and political implications. >> drug addiction is an epidemic and it is taking too many of our young people. i know this sadly, from personal experience. >> carly fiorina was the first 2016 gop contender to share her personal grief over dealing with a loved one who battled an ongoing drug addiction. her step-daughter, lori, eventually lost that fight. and in an interview with the "huffington post," jeb bush is speaking about his daughter's struggles and fighting to get her to where she is today, drug-free. >> she went through hell, so did her mom and so did her dad. >> the topic is especiallyritic state on the 2016 path to the white house. new hampshire. where a new poll shows residents now say drugs are the state's most important problem. the national institute on drug abuse says a key factor is the skyrocketing use of prescription painkillers by americans. accord together institute.
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many users eventually develop a tolerance. even if they can no longer get the drug via a legal description, some turn to the black market or transition to a drug like heroin, which is often cheaper and easier to obtain. chris christie shared the story of a law school friend, who started out taking painkillers for a back injury and wound up on a decade-long battle with addiction that ended in his death. >> when i sat there at the governor of new jersey at his funeral and looked across the pew at his three daughters sobbing, because their dad is gone. there but for the grace of god go i. >> if one topic on which christie, bush and fiorina share common ground with the democratic front-runner, hillary clinton, who said the issue should be tackled by treating, not jailing those who are addicted. >> only one out of ten people are getting it because we don't have enough places for people to go to get the kind of support they need to get off of drugs, get off of alcohol, whatever it might be. >> late today, ted cruz also spoke out about his sister,
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miriam's decades-long battle with drugs, that apparently led to her death in 2011. ruled an accidental overdose. brett? >> shannon, thank you. up next, we go live to spain for exclusive fox news asseuews into the war games intended to send vladimir putin a message. fox 6 in birmingham with the arrest of a father accused of abducting his child and taking him out of alabama 13 years ago. julien hernandez is now 18, his efforts to get into college tipped off authorities who found him in cleveland, ohio. fox 2 in detroit with a woman who started a massive apartment fire when she was trying to kill bed bugs. she said she turned up the heat, which worked before and doused her floors with alcohol. her oven was on, ignited the fumes and you know the rest. she is sorry and thankful that no one was killed. this is a live look at san francisco. a sunset out there from fox 2, the big story there tonight,
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police identified the man who attacked four people with a knife yesterday. at the university of california merced campus. faisal muhammed was a freshman at the school, shot and killed by police. a construction worker is being credited with distracting muhammed and saving the life of one of the victims. tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." you gellin'? no tellin' how much i'm gellin'. you gellin'? i'm like magellan, i'm so gellin'. quit yellin' we're gellin'. riigghhttt. dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles are so soft they make any shoe feel outrageously comfortable. are you gellin'? dr. scholl's. gummy multivitaminrst ever from centrum. a complete, and tasty new way to support... your energy... immunity... and metabolism like never before. centrum multigummies. see gummies in a whole new light.
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hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked. made sure everyone got their latest gadgets. what's up for the next shift? ah, nothing much. just keeping the lights on. (laugh) nice. doing the big things that move an economy. see you tomorrow, mac. see you tomorrow, sam. just another day at norfolk southern. the charity that runs the afghan hospital bombed by u.s. forces last month says it was treating wounded taliban fighters. but there were no armed mens in the area at the time. doctors without borders says american forces had the exact coordinates of the clinic before launching the assault that left 30 people dead. u.s. has called the air strike a mistake. president obama has apologized. numerous investigations are now ongoing. four men with ties to ohio
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are facing federal terrorism charges tonight. the two sets of brothers were indicted for conspireing to provide thousands of dollars of financial support for jihad activities against u.s. military personnel. the justice department says one of the suspects went to yemen in order to meet with then-al qaeda terror leader, anwar al awlaki, and give him $22,000. nato's secretary-general is sounding the aa larm over russian expansionism. john stoeltenberg said russia may be trying to limit the access of russia and it's allies to certain regions of europe. the comments come during a massive military exercise, intended to get russia's undivided attention. correspondent mike tobin was granted exclusive access to the war games and reports from spain. >> parachuting into spain, these paratroopers are working with nato allies, reaffirming a commitment to them. mindful of destabilization in parts of the world and
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aggressive moves by russia, this is a reminder that the u.s. can send a fighting force anywhere. >> we're sending a message to our friends and partners in the region that the united states is there to support them. and can go do war, will go to war with them. and also, a message to potential adversaries, whoever they might be. >> working together and leaving from fort bragg, north carolina, the army and air force called their part of the exercise, ultimate reach. seven air force c-17s, picked up more than 500 paratroopers. the paratroopers consider themselves the core of a global response force. to them the exercise is about keeping the bayonettes sharp. maintaining the skills to take the fight anywhere in the world. >> and they're perishable skills, if we're not practicing these all the time, the barrenette will dull and it's not going to be as effective. we have to be ready any time. especially in the 82nd. >> after ten hours they arrive at the drop zone. >> this is perhaps no moment in which a soldier more clearly
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demonstrates faith in his training, trust in the gear and commitment to the operation as this one. when he jumps out of an aircraft 1,000 feet above a target. >> the commitment thing, if you're going to, if you're not going to go 100% and do it you're going to have a bad time. >> so they demonstrate troops can arrival on a battlefield in short notice. political will, the choice to send them belongs to someone else. >> political will is not my charter. my charter is the execute the orders we get from america's leaders. and that's what these paratroopers do for a living. so when the commander-in-chief says go, they go. >> at any given time, 900 paratroopers with the 82nd are on a two-hour recall. that means if the call comes, they've got to be at the gaze, gear at the ready within two hours. possibly in the air within 18 hours. brett? >> mike tobin, live in spain, thank you. still ahead, from spain, we take to you cuba. for a look at the prospects for
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today the house approved a revamped defense bill. the president vetoed the original measure over a spending issue which has been since resolved. let's get more on that and the investigation into that russian airliner disaster, chairman of the house armed services committee, texas congressman mack thornberry is with us tonight. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> i want to start with the investigation. you're chairman of the house armed services committee. what can you tell us? what do you know?
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>> i think the difference intelligence organizations of various countries are trying to pull together the threads of intelligence and put them together to figure out what happened. you want to be pretty sure before you reach a conclusion. my guess is once they have the threads together they'll find there was an explosion on this plane and then, the challenge is to find who did it. and go from there. >> you we have not heard of any specific evidence of this explosion. have you? >> well, the plane was going at a relatively high altitude. something catastrophic happened to cause it to descend quickly. and hit the ground. so i think that as i say, different intelligence organizations, pulling together pieces to find out okay, can we see an explosion? what happened? is there signals intelligence? imagery? various kinds of things we can pull together to put this picture together. >> but you're getting
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information or bomb residue and anything like that in. >> i think they're still working on it you're right, that's the way to confirm, is to take the wreckage and see if you can have explosive residue and that sort of thing. that's in process. >> okay and as far as terrorists, if it was a bomb, who may be responsible? >> yeah. it's a numb of suspects. we know there's a significant amount of terrorism in egypt. we know that al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and yemen has really been focused on airplane bombs throughout their history. and actually, if you step back to 9/11, we have had the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber, the print cartridge bomb. a series of adaptable threats to airliners, because the terrorists are always trying to change to innovate to get around our security measures. but they continue to be focused on airliners. and bringing them down. because they know what that means to the world, to disrupt air travel.
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and to cause the worry and concern. so it's a major object of of, for them. >> the british seem much more confident about this. they had the "telegraph" reported tonight that terrorist chatter led to their determination about what they're doing. and the "times" of london said there was a specific bag on the plane. either of those things match up with what you're hearing? >> well, i don't know about specific bag. as i say, i think that various countries' intelligence organizations are monitoring the chatter to see if that lines up. of course the british have a huge number of tourists who go to this region, and so they're trying to be better safe than sorry. so they're a little ahead of us in reaching conclusions. but i can understand that. >> the national authorization defense act passed 357-58 today. what about this maneuver back and forth to the white house? now it moves on to the senate. likely to get through there.
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what do you think the president is going to do? well i don't know for sure. >> well i know two weeks ago was the first time in history that a president has vetoed a defense authorization bill, not because of something that's in it primarily. but to use it as leverage to force congress to increase spending in other areas. and so, in effect, using support for our troops as a bargaining chip. now will he continue to try to maneuver around and worry about his campaign promises and so forth? i don't know. but i think what you saw today was a huge bipartisan vote. probably the largest in several years. partly as a reaction to the president's maneuver. but even more concern about what's happening in the world. >> mr. chairman, the language about guantanamo bay is exactly the same, is that right? >> that's right. >> this is what the white house said about closing gitmo today. >> we continue to believe that congress should remove the obstacles that they have
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imposed. that have prevented us from successfully closing the prison at guantanamo bay. it doesn't make fiscal sense to keep spending large sums of money to detain these individuals, at the prison this guantanamo bay. when it can be much more, done in a much more cost-effective fashion elsewhere. and it doesn't make sense to make an argument that somehow this poses an undue risk to the american public. the fact is, there are many convicted terrorists who are serving time on american soil right now. >> what about that argument, mr. chairman? >> well, senator mccain among others has been pressing the white house to send us a plan for six years, about how you would close to guantanamo and what you would do with the people. and to see whether that can get the support of the american people and congress. they haven't done that for six years. now there's another, new fresh set of rumors that they're about to send a so these restrictions are the same ones we've had in law every
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year for the past five years. they only last another year. so if they can come up with a plan and everybody thinks oh, that makes sense, then the restrictions go away. >> you're convinced that's a goal, to go back to that promise, that campaign promise from 2008? >> absolutely. there's no question. and again, they're not willing, though, to put the details down to say exactly where they want to go and how they're going to safeguard the american people. and the neighborhoods where these people would be sent. >> mr. chairman, thanks for the time today. >> thanks for having me. a look at life in cuba and the american businesses that are moving in. when we come back.
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stocks were off today, the dow lost 4, the s&p 500 was down 2 and the nasdaq gave bang 15, the house has passed a transportation bill that authorizes programs for the next six years, but pays for only three. the bill does not bump up spending. critics say it fails to adequately deal with the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems that are falling apart. let the political games begin -- over the president's legacy trade deal. we know now, what's in it. after five years of speculation. and a lot of the president's own supporters are not very happy. correspondent kevin corke tells us about the coming fight from the white house. >> well the white house, today's
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release of the text of the trans-pacific partnership was left a culmination of hard work, than it was the beginning of another bruising battle with congressional lawmakers, whose thorough, months-long review could still derail the agreement. >> careful consideration is necessary. we want people to take a look carefully at the details. but there's to reason that it should take a year to get that done. >> at stake is the president's signature trade pact. we learned in details today that it has 30 chapters and is thousands of pages long. the 12-nation deal sets common standards for workers' rights, intellectual property protection and is aimed at freeing up commerce in 40% of the world's economy. president obama told the website medium quote i know that past trade agreements haven't always lived up to the hype. that's what makes this trade agreement so different and so important. but while the president hailed the merits of the agreement online, many from his own party oppose it. >> it's time to defeat tpp dead on arrival and develop a new trade model for this country that opens markets, creates jobs
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and builds the middle class. >> the agreement appears to be not strong enough to prevent abuses and it will cost americans their jobs, and the press their wages. >> even fellow democrats and former secretary of state hillary clinton who had at one point backed the deal is now against it as is leading republican presidential candidate, donald trump. but the president may have an unlikely ally in newly minted speaker of the house, paul ryan. while he said he's still unsure if he would support the measure, he did say it's worth a fair hearing. >> i'm pleased with the process we have before us, open, transparent, people get to see it members of congress get to see it. then we'll decide after consulting with our constituents and conscience, what our position on anything like a trade agreement will be. >> as expected. the president informed congress of his intention to sign the accord. that begins the 90-day clock to the next phase, financial congressional approval.
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>> kevin, thank you. trade with cuba is a big topic because of the renewal of relations between washington and havana. tonight correspondent rich edison has the first of two reports from cuba on what to expect and what is still standing in the way. >> martina ferrier has never logged on to the internet until this morning. >> translator: it's very difficult to connect because it seems like the whole world is trying to get on the internet. sometimes you connect, but it is slow. >> that may soon change. the obama administration has eased some of the u.s. embargo against cuba and now u.s. cellular carrier sprint has just signed a texting and roaming agreement with cuba's government-run carrier. >> this is the first baby step of what i hope will be a long-lasting relationship with this great country. >> this week, the u.s. chamber of commerce led what it describes as the largest ever american business delegation to cuba. including executives from more than 30 companies like caterpillar. american airlines and boeing and they're learning of cuba's
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challenges. >> there are still a lot of impediments to doing business in cuba. there are legal and questions about the investment climate. questions about labor flexibility. questions about currency. >> meanwhile, small business is also looking to expand. this is alexander gonzalez' house, to legally open a private restaurant here in cuba, thousands of entrepreneurs like him expand their homes to look like this. >> translator: i think we're going to flourish. why? because we will have a lot more work than we have right now. once they open the door to this type of market, we will flourish. there is a future. it seems like we're in a good moment in time and we should appreciate it. >> gonzalez' restaurant and some of america's most successful businesses continue to a population with an average take-home salary of $20 a month and extremely limited access to the internet this is like any street in the united states.
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people obsessively checking their phones, reading news, video chatting with friends, in cuba you have to come here, this is a government wi-fi spot. either purchase an access card in a store or you buy it on the black market. if you want to talk to friends, you've got to come here. if not -- forget about it. brett? >> rich thank you. so was it a bomb? the speculation, the evidence, and the push-back. we'll talk about it all with the panel, when we come back. ♪ is on the world's number-one job site. indeed. how the world works. where our next arrival is... red carpet
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do you believe a bomb brought down that plane? >> i don't think we know yet. you know, whenever you've got a plane crash, first of all, you got the tragedy, you've got the making sure that there's an investigation on site. i think there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board. and we're taking that very
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seriously. you know, we know that the procedures we have here in the united states are different than some of the procedures that existed for outbound and inbound flights there. >> the president on radio show late this afternoon. talking about that investigation to the russian airliner. let's start there with our panel. bring in judge andrew napolitano. and charles lane with the "washington post" and syndicated columnist, charles krauthammer. >> russia and egypt pushing back most significantly about what they call the speculation in the west. but there's growing at least people talking behind the scenes, they believe it was in fact a bomb. >> the egyptians and the russians are deathly afraid of such a verdict. the egyptians for two reasons. number one, they depend hugely on tourism to get their foreign exchange, sharm el-sheikh is one of their number one tourist
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destinations. the only way to get there is by airplane. you shut down the airports, it dice. the second is, that the egyptian regime is in a debt struggle. with radical islam in the country and sinai, sinai is crawling with jihadists, they've attacked government forces and they've actually attacked a egyptian naval vessel with a missile. and now if they're able to bring down airplanes, it shows the prestige of the regime in sort of winning the battle against the jihadist has diminished, the russians have had a decades long struggle with the extremisextre. they have a reputation of being utterly ruthless. if this turns out to be an attack on a russian airline, either their deterrent is going to be diminished or they're going to have to have a furious response. which would incidentally help us, it would be against isis. >> it would step up their troop
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deployment in syria. >> chuck, you know, we're hearing that there's no evidence bomb residue. at least not yet. and the specific evidence that it was a bomb. by now one would think we would have some indication. >> i don't know personally enough about the detail of those investigations. what you have is david cameron sticking his neck out pretty far without definitively saying it was a bomb. saying more likely than not it was a bomb. there are these em natienations chatter. and a islamic group has claimed credit. they've repeated it and said in a few days we're going to come out with the evidence of how beput this on. it's entirely possible that there was some mechanical failure on this plane. and but at the same time you have to reckon with the fact that the sharm el-sheikh airport is a joke, as far as security
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goes. that was why the british apparently were working there, weeks ahead of time, because of the danger to their tourists, anyway. and it wouldn't be that hard i would think, for terrorist organization to infiltrate the place and slide something on board. >> judge? >> i agree totally with both of my colleagues. i had the following observations, this is potentially devastating for putin as the iron man in russia and the same forral al sissi in egypt. if you cut egypt's tourism in half, the economy in egypt will collapse. putin's problems are far more serious. he now knows that isis can go, from afghanistan to russia and back unmolested by russian troops. he's getting a lot less money for the sale of oil and gas and he's spending more money on military. and that is also going to bring him economic problems. i think that the government
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already knows it's a bomb. they want to spoon-feed it to us. the definitive determination that it's a bomb will be devastating and will politically and will change a lot of things. i think that they want to give it to us in baby steps. >> and security around the world, it will be a different scenario. not like that's already in the move as they investigate here. >> in the u.s., you feel that 90% of tsa is a charade. but the 10%, that is effective. you have a legendary column about -- >> well, yeah. >> about people, yeah. it is, it's mostly a joke. it's meant to be a sort of a ka book kabuki, so people, they actually pat you down. i carry a lot of metal on me. so there's some of it that is, that is working. but there are places obviously we know, in the third world in particular where that is not the case. can i just say one word about
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the russian reaction? they twice reduced chechnya to rubble as a way to show will not put up with radical islam in their own country. they have that reputation. they once had a terror attack on their embassy, in beirut and they returned the captured terrorists in pieces. so they have shown that they are ruthless, i think putin as you say, he's got a reputation as a tough guy. he will be forced to do something major. >> i want to turn to new fox news polls and other polls on syria. the question being, about the u.s. deployment of troops to syria. how does the american public react do that? these just out tonight, approve, 54% now with the president sending troops to syria. and if you take a look at the breakdown in parties, democrats, republicans, and it lines up. pretty interestingly. democrats approving, 62% of the president's moves go to quinnipiac. do you think the united states and its allies are winning or
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losing the fight against isis? losing, is the big winner there. 66%. and who do you blame for the rise of isis? going to war, which do you blame, going to war or removing troops. there you see the breakdown. judge, anything surprising there? >> yes, i'm surprised at the large number of people that approve. i'm surprised at the large number of people that agree with some of the donald trump's more controversial statements, which is that it was the misguided wars in afghanistan and iraq that gave us rise to isis. a lot of people believe that. but i'm surprised that the american public number is so large. i think that the president's drip-drip-drip. 50 troops is going to do nothing. 50 mumen beings there is going to do nothing. is this vietnam all over again? >> don't tell the special forces people that. >> they would say we want more than 50 of us for our own safety. unless and until the american public is convinced that the civil war in syria is a threat
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to the security of the united states i'm not going to go along with a large land force of american troops there. >> john? >> well i think -- >> chuck? >> we may have it come to a head soon enough. let's not forget wlat civil war in syria is leading to, massive immigration, out of control refugee flows to europe. which are destabilizing the societies and perhaps the political coalitions of europe. and once that plays out, that is bound to have consequences for the united states and might cause people to look at this differently. >> today the white house was asked about concern about the 50 u.s. troops. and russian air strikes, and the answer was based on available information, we know that russian air strikes are targeting forces that are threatening the assad regime. u.s. forces will be partnered with moderate fighters on the ground targeting isil. >> that's not a comforting answer. >> it's contradictory, it makes no sense, the forces on the ground are targeting isil. they're anti-regime elements.
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the russians are indiscriminate in attacking all the enemies of the regime. which means that americans could very well be in their sights. the administration has no idea what it's doing. the one thing is that the president is not leading in any way. if there's going to be a real intervention, you said the country has to be convinced who does that? the president. in the absence of that you get nothing or the kind of show behavior thaw get now. >> next up, addiction and the 2016 presidential race. at ally bank no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like mute buttons equal danger. ...that sound good? not being on this phone call sounds good. it's not muted. was that you jason? it was geoffrey! it was jason. it could've been brenda.
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husband and frank and i buried a child to drug addiction. >> very debilitating when you have a loved one and you can't control it. you love them but you have to make it clear you can't enable the behavior that gets them in trouble. >> a few years ago, meriam passed away. she had an overdose which the coroner ruled was accidental overdose. she went to sleep. she had taken bunch of pills. she had forgotten which ones she had taken but she went to sleep and never woke up. >> these stories of addiction, that was senator cruz over his half sister and you have heard the others, carly fiorina, jeb bush, chris christie had a viral video from a town hall in new-dc hampshire. that some five and a half million people have viewed now. an important issue and one in new hampshire, in particular, it's very important. take a look at the latest poll from wmur most important problem facing new hampshire, drug abuse 25%.
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and you look at the at the rest there noting this at the same point last year this answer was 3%. we're back with the panel. judge? they argue that the president has more compelling issues on his plate. isis, the economy. immigration, the borders than drug addiction and that it should be a local problem, just because something is national doesn't mean it's federal under the constitution. i also argue that it is about time that people like governor christie who is very, very aggressive against drugs when he was u.s. attorney in knowledge has recognized that this is an herb for treatment rather than punishment, which is a lot less expensive and disruptive. the drug war has been the greatest federal domestic failure since prohibition. if it takes these terrible stories of tragedies like carly fiorina and ted cruz's to awaken the public to the shouldn't be in jail, that
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she should be treated as the sick people they are then good will come from it. >> look, this phenomenon did not begin. >> what we are talking here with opioid overdoses because drugs were illegal. this began with legal drugs, with prescription medications. that were vetted by the fda, produced in giant factories and prescribed by doctors and profits of billions of dollars going to the pharmaceutical industry. that's how we got where we are not because we were waging war on drugs but because the entire medical and pharmaceutical establishment of this country was pumping prescription opioids into the society, claiming that they were not addictive and that people would not get into trouble this way. that's how we wound up where we are. so, it is terrific that these folks are talking about this issue and talking about treatment. but if you want to get at the root of it it, you have to prevent it. and the way you prevent it is by cutting dramatically on the overprescription, on
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the irresponsible prescription, on the ignorant prescription or the misguided prescription of these opioids and there has been tremendous misinformation, much of it promoted by the pharmaceutical industry about the actual properties of these medications and fortunately, the1f federal government, yes, has pushed. >> we locked up the wrong people. >> we don't lock these people up. >> we did. >> we locked up a generation of people. >> no. judge, you know as well as i do that the vast majority of people who are imprisoned in this country are not there for using drugs. they are there for drugs at all it's because of trafficking. it's a myth that we imprison users. >> you go into excruciating pain from a bone issue, for example, you wants opioids. the idea that somehow we are going to solve this by eliminating opioids or cutting the supply is ridiculous. >> no, it's actually happening now, charles. >> so you have to reeducate doctors. it's not that the pharmaceuticals are looking for profits. it's that they are producing
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a product that you need and it's being misused. let me say a word about treating the abusers. why at the same time, everybody is up in arms about this the vast majority of those in jail are not users they are dealers. if this is the great issue it is, and it is, the people you want in jail are the dealers. the overwhelming majority of those who are now being released in the tens of thousands in another wave of fashion political fashion all of the sudden we are going to empty the prisons of the drug abusers meaning the dealers. many of them plea bargain and end up in jail as users when they actually were dealing. you want to attack the the dealers. >> that's right. >> i have sentenced over 1,000 people in my career on the bench. i would guess -- criminal cases. i would guess that close to half of them drugs were at the root of it. the use of illegal drugs. >> i have got to run.
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but go ahead. >> i wonder if they were convicted of some other crime as opposed to just simple possession of drugs. 259 million prescriptions for opioids in 2013. that was enough for one for every adult in america. that's clearly excessive. >> that is it for the panel. stay tuned to find out which state can't catch a break from mother senator. level protection. we danced in a german dance group. i wore when i first got on ancestry
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finally tonight these are too bad good it pass up. the golden state is suffering from severe weather this week. tuesday we showed you how local reporters handled the ó,# advisory with the palm trees and flags. now one reporter is demonstrating how bad conditions can be after a rain shower. >> their windshield wipers in slow. you can see this rose bush is all wet and also along the streets here one of the puddles line a lot of the streets out here. the sidewalks. >> oh my god they wished a
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flash puddle warning, please beware. >> the leaves, they are all wet. thanks for inviting us into too good. thanks. this is "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. here comes greta. breaking and up first "on the record" new u.s. intelligence about that russian passenger jet suspected of having a bomb that exploded murdering all 224 people on board. and moments ago president obama speaking about this potential terrorist attack saying he is taking the possibility of a bomb on board, quote, very seriously. and today british prime minister david cameron getting tough. >> that if it is the case -- we can't be sure -- if it is the case,m] more likely than not, a terrorist bomb onmz"jñ that plane, then my job is to take the right action. >> fox news senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot live in london. greg? >> hi, greta. as you noted, president obama is getting into the act. and tonight there are more clues as to why the british have beeno