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>> an unprecedented speech from the secretary of state, a fiery response from israel's prime minister and a new low point in relations between two staunch, u.s.oyç allies.ó thelb and israel? with only weeks until president-elect trump takes office. good morning, everyone, i'm heather childers live in "america's newsroom." leland: a lot of news for a christmas week. i'm leland vittert. reaction really pouring in from state john kerry's speech yesterday that condemned israel and defended the u.s.' decision to allow that anti-israel vote at the united nations. israeli lawmakers calling it a
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parting shot from an unfriendly obama administration, but some in washington speculated itdn president-elect donald trump. garrett tenney lye in washington where -- live in washington where all of this intersects. >> reporter: israeli leaders are also describing this speech as worthless and a pathetic step towards any kind of peace agreement. in his hourlong speech, kerry criticized israel's settlements and defended the u.s.' decision not to protect israel at the u.n. security council last week over that very issue. kerry then went on to say israel has repeatedly shut down peace talks with its actions, a point that prime minister netanyahu vigorously denied in his response yesterday afternoon. >> how1ydf5"fl someone who rejects your very existence? this conflict is and has always been about israel's very right to exist. >> reporter: netanyahu did not hide his exasperations with the
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obama white house and said israel is very much looking forward to working with the next administration. leland: unprecedented in so many ways, garrett, and unusual because you have president obama, president-elect trump who's going to take office in less than 30 days. how's he reacting to secretary kerry's speech? >> reporter: you'll remember even before secretary kerry gave his speech, mr. trump was already criticizingkdwxb#vñd;nán last night he went on to say he thinks israel has been treated very unfairly by a lot of people. >> we have different views, we have to have peace. i think it set us back, but we're going to see what happens after january 20th, right? impressed. >> reporter: and exactly what mr. trump plans to do once he takes office in terms of u.s./israel relations is up clear, though israel leaders are very much looking forward to that, leland. leland: we know mr. trump's talked about moving the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem, that
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would be adoebhk> yeah, i think so. look, the whole anti-settlement craze presupposes that jews basically wouldn't be allowed to live in pal stop palestinian are
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that, essentially, is an endorsement of some sort of ethnic apartheid or cleansing to move the jews out of those final areas in the palestinian state, and i don't think that's a policy that the united states should support because it's just not -- it goes against american ℠uzxjnñ6r4#÷mj"6á2 disagreement and a lot of reason settlements, premise behinddáí them tends to be that jews can't live in areas run by palestinians, and i think that's not a policy that america should be behind. heather: i was listening to charles krauthammer speak about this last night, and he talked specifically about that and did not just insist that the language that one line that said including east jerusalem be taken out. why do you think that was not the case? israelis insist that the
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americans were the driving force behind this. i'm not so sure that even matters. the fact that america allowed this to happen, i think, means they should have to answer for it, and barack obama and john kerry should have to answer for it. does seem liking a self-indulgent exercise. this whole thing appears to be -- look, barack obama came to office pledging to have middle east peace and to bring about middle east peace. he came in thinking that settlements were the problem, he's leaving thinking settlements are the problem. he's not holding the and, of course, this speech isl4 nonsense. peace. any:tb=!e!t" step in any sort of peace process. it's a way for them to air their grievances and describe what they think is right even though it has any sort of pairing on any sort of peace.
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extremists? in his speech kerry referred to hamas as a militant group, both hamas and hezbollah were both declared foreign terrorist organizations by the united states back in 1997. organizations? well, that's, that's a very real possibility. of course, hamas is a terrorist organization, and calling them anything short of that is a way of legitimizing them, and that's a problem. the israelis do have to worry about it since they're right stands to embolden them and say, look, we have some sort of negotiating power even though nobody views them as a legitimate power because of their status as a terrorist organization. so i think there are real consequences from the kerry speech, there aren't really real does pose different consequences, and that does -- is a change in international
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law, and that will be something in a way that is sort of more powerful than just john kerry droning on for 73 minutes at the state department. heather: 73 minutes long. implications because that area we were just talking about, east jerusalem, it's been central to, you know, jewish identity for 2,000 years. but it does appear that benjamin netanyahu and donald trump, the president-elect, appear to be moving forward. listen to what the president of israel, benjamin netanyahu, had israelis dosz.ó:y;bvb$?e not ne lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. israel's hand has been extended in peace to its neighbors from day one. heather: obviously, i meant prime minister there. and then our president, donald trump. here's what he tweeted. let israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. they used to have a great friend in the u.s., but not anymore.
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the beginning of the end was the deal with iran. stay strong, israel, january 20th is fast approaching. of course, that being when he takes office. what implications does this have well, we're experiencing a low between u.s. and israeli relations. i think in three, four weeks' time, we're going to be experiencing a high. the question, i think, for the israelis is why are they betting everything on donald trump and not emphasizing this bipartisan bipartisan approach to israel. eliot engel was on earlier this morning, democrat from new york, he expressed frustration in the obama administration's actions. chuck schumer has. i'm not sure why the israelis respect embracing more bipartisan voices and instead appearing moreykg@b3uçx4tsueól run, that may not be a wise choice. but cleary in the short run, there will be, obviously, very close relations between benjamin netanyahu and donald trump
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because they both say so. heather: that appears to be the case, and they're making that clear. we're going to talk more about legislators and leaders here in america coming up. daniel, in the meantime, thank you so much for your take on what happened, and we appreciate it. >> thanks, heather. leland: a fox news alert with another devastating loss for movie fans as we learn that 84. hollywood icon leaving behind a legacy of singing and, of course, dancing that we will never forget on the silver screen. >> yes! and what a lovely morning. ♪ good morning -- >> good morning. through. ♪ good morning -- ♪ good morning, good morning to you. ♪ good morning, good morning, it's great to stay up late --
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♪ good morning, good morning to you ♪ reynolds' death comes one day after the death of her aboved daughter, "star wars" actress and legend in her own right, carrie fisher. claudia cowan following the intersection of both of these stories from los angeles. >> reporter: well, debbie health issues for sometime, and her family thinks the stress of losing her daughter was too much to bear. yesterday she was with her family in beverly hills discussing funeral plans for carrie when she was rushed to the hospital. reynolds suffered a massive stroke and died within hours. todd fisher says his mother loved to take care carrie, she had wanted to wild some kind of -- build some kind of monument for her daughter that would be big enough for her too, but no one thought they'd been interring them both at the same time. reynolds rose to fame at the age
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of 19 who learned how to dance in singing in the rain, and she went on to become a star at mgm as well as on tv and stage, but her private life was turbulent. her first husband, eddie fish, left her for elizabeth taylor, and her second husband squandered away her fortune. her relationship with her strained, but they had reconciled in the past few years. leland: some reports she had said she just wanted to be with carry, so is we have the friends and family and then so many fans both from the "star wars" generation and from this earlier this loss. are they able to share their con condolences with the family in any way? any kind of public memorials? >> reporter: well, certainly her star on the hollywood walk of fame is overflowing with cards and candle, and they are
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remembered by a number of celebrities. deborah messing wrote on instagram, quote: carrie left too soon, and now they're together again. actress rose mcgowan tweeted, quote, a final curtain made of carrie fisher. funeral plans are still pending. leland: more on this later in the show, heather, when we talk to kevin mccarthy, i know a friend of your show as well. heather: the last tweet i had said was from her son who had said she is not doing well. obviously, in frail healthmdd with.mó&ç1:záóá heather: in the meantime, leaders in washington give their take on secretary kerry's controversial comments on israel. ing why lawmakers on both sides of the aisle aren't happy. leland: and an ordinary military drill gone horribly wrong.
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training exercise. you can see the coast guard drivers going down to inspect -- divers going down to inspect the wreckage. military officials say both soldiers were highly trained veterans, not clear what caused the crash that is now being heather: lawmakers on both sides of the aisle slamming secretary of state john kerry after his speech yesterday condemning israeli settlement building. speaker paul ryan tweet, quote: after allowing this anti-israel resolution to pass, the u.n. u.. israeli/palestinian peace. senate chuck schumer, quote: it is extremely frustrating, disappointing and confounding that the administration has failed to veto this resolution. what everyone's views are on settlements, the u.n. is the wrong forum to settle these issues. anti-israel body since the days of zionism, and unfortunately that fervor has never
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diminished. and that brings in doug schoen, he's a foreman adviser to president bill clinton and a fox news contribute or, and david joining usoth foregis today. >> thank you.t. >> good morning. heather: doug, i'll start with you. your reaction. >> look, i'm a democrat, but i side with senator schumer or, eliot engel, ben cardin. this made no sense. this was a gratuitous slap at settlements have been an impediment to the peace process is just plain wrong. the arabs refuse to accept israel's right to exist as a jewish state, they refuse to negotiate with israel, and this was just an attack, a gratuitous ywlx,q,psíg# of secretary kerry and president obama at the end of their term. heather: yeah. and, doug, you're not the only one using those words.
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david, we had speaker ryan, his quote at the very beginning. he said that secretary kerry has no credibility to speak on this at all. found a way to unite republicans and democrats on capitol hill. but, heather, the bigger point here is this is why democrats can't win a third term to the white house. the last time a democrat left the white house, president clinton, they tore off the ws off keyboards, they did $15,000 :lj!ungvy and sandy@mjddé>ykyoç berger e white house with national security documents stuffed in his sock. this administration, president obama, is going to leave making us in worse shape with every ally we had when he came into office, the health care system a wreck and taxes higher on every american. i guess when you compare the of tame, but it's why voters or don't give democrats a third term. heather: and, doug, i'll just jump ahead to that question i was going to ask, why right now? three weeks out to a change in
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the administration, why do this now and why make a 70-minute speech like that? it reflects what i call petulance and frustration. i think the failure of the administration to get the peace process going -- and i remind my friend david that there was a peace process that almost ended up in a deal at the end of the plantation at camp david. the arabs didn't accept getting 97% of the west bank, so i really think that the time for partisanship is sometime other than today when we have a new administration moving forward with a very different policy. and those of us who support the middle east --f heather: but, doug -- >> without engaging in ad hominem attacks. heather: doug, was this directly aimed at the president-elect, donald trump, as he takes office
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from president obama? >> i think it absolutely was. i think that the obama administration was really taking friedman, his appointment to be ambassador to israel, and trying to underscore that they have a different approach. indeed, a failed approach, but one they feel apparently very strongly about. i think the time now is to pull differences on foreign policy, but try to come together as a nation as we approach a new year and a new administration. heather: david, you mentioned congressman engel. he was on earlier on "fox & friends," we have a little bit of that, and i'll get you to respond to it. miles away from israel. it's easy for us to sit and point fingers and say the israelis should do this, should do that. by the way, i didn't hear very much from john kerry about what the palestinians need to do. heather: and then we had senator john mccain, his response to
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this as well. he said that this would÷/ku%rzbx israel's enemies. so, david, across both sides of the aisle as we have said, bringing republicans and democrats together existence what has happened. against what has happened. so is this an effort to put the behind the 8 ball moving forward? >> well, certainly there are many republicans and democrats who understand the significance of this not only in israel, but here in the united states. we have to have an ally across the world including in israel because they have seen the attacks that those who want to do harm right here in this 4< already been experiencing them, experiencing insights, if we want to be able to get some ideas on how to combat the threats that are now happening here in the united states, it is far more important for us to have allies in the middle east starting with us
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legal than -- israel than it is to be making enemies as president obama is is leaving heather: david, doug, appreciate it. >> thank you. heather: and we'll be right back here on america "america's newsroom," so stay with us. fight back fast with tums smoothies. it starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. ♪ tum -tum -tum -tum smoothies! only from tums ♪
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♪ ♪ leland: one of the trump
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campaign's big themes, of course, was bringing jobs back to america from overseas. now president-elect trump is taking credit for an announcement from sprint for what he says will be thousands of jobs coming back now to the u.s. >> i was just called by the head people at sprint, and they're going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the united states. they're taking them from other countries, they're bringing them back to the united states. and also one web, a new company, is going to be hiring 3,000 people. so that's very exciting. leland: joining us now, melissa francis, co-host of "after the bell" on the fox business network. nice to see you. >> you too. happy new year. leland: and to you. couple days away. we'll get to whether we're going to see dow 20,000 before the new year. [laughter] you have president-elect trump coming out, anytime a company announces jobs are coming back to america and saying, see, i promised jobs are going to come back. how many of these jobs are coming back because of president-elect trump, how many
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are coming back because sprint decided it's good business? >> they're actually all because of trump, i would challenge, because when this deal was originally struck -- so soft bank is the japanese bank which took a controlling interest in sprint, and when that deal came to fruition, the big concern was how many jobs are going to leave the country as a result. and you had that conversation where we're talking about a lot of call centers, and companies have a right to do business elsewhere when it makes more economic sense for them. and here he is setting the tone out of the gate saying, look, if you want to do business in the u.s., if you want to have a good relationship with the president going forward, you need to make this commitment to bring jobs back. and that's what this ceo is doing right out of the gate by saying they're going to bring sprint jobs back. you're right, it would be easier to have a call center here, because we've all experienced the frustration when you're talking to someone, you know they're in a different country, it can be difficult to communicate your needs to them, but the labor was so much cheaper.
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donald trump has to follow through and not just coerce or persuade these ceos to bring jobs back, but he has to make it a better environment to keep those jobs here, that's the only way to sustain it long term, and he can do that with good tax policy, lower regulation, cheap energy, all kinds of things that make sense. they're taking the first step, but he has to make it work in the long run, and he knows that. leland: you talk to ceos all the time. how many of them are licking their chops and going, okay, now we have a president who we know is willing to deal? what can i get from the president in terms of tax cuts? how can i leverage this? if i threaten to leave, like a sports team does, and demand tax cuts, what can they get? >> i think they're saying, yes, it's part of that, how can i negotiate, but also here's someone who understands wiz -- business and my costs and my challenges within my own company because he's looked at his own balance sheet, he's looked at his own cost of labor, cost of
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construction and profit and he understands the margin. in the past, the frustration has been politicians in washington who simply don't understand business, who don't understand the pressures. i mean, it's about the bottom line. and so they're saying, look, you want me to bring jobs back? you've got to make that make economic sense, and he understands how to do that. so i don't know if it's a licking your chops as much as an, ah, here's someone -- leland: here's somebody we can -- >> yeah, who gets it. his priority's bringing jobs back? fine, here's what you can do to make that work for me. leland: we'll see how many deals he can strike. two minutes before the opening bell, we going to see dow 20,000 or profit taking for the rest of the year? >> i don't know. there's so much pressure to get there. once we cross it, we'll probably see a little wit of a retreat. people are saying more and more no because we've been so resistant to it. it was only november we crossed 19,000, so we've come a long way fast.
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at the end of the year, a lot of investors want to sell their dog so they can lock in that loss for tax purposes. that's a bit of what we're seeing here. watch fox business at 4 p.m. i've got the close, liz claman right before me. if you want to know the answer, tune in. leland: all right, we'll watch. heather? heather: well, russia announcing that president-elect donald trump is being invited to join in the syria peace talks, something that the u.s. has been kept out of so far. this plus more breaking news on a ceasefire just ahead. and more on the death of actress debbie reynolds just one day after the death of her daughter, carrie fisher. ♪ good morning, good morning. >> come on, girl, jump in. >> mom, there's no singing here. ♪ it's great to stay up late, good morning, good morning, to you. [laughter]r [applause] giving up all the things she loves to do. it should just mean, well, finding new ways to do them.
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heather: fox news alert for you coming out of syria where a nationwide ceasefire agreement has been reached. it is set to take effect at midnight local time tonight. turkey and russia brokering the deal with an estimated 60,000 rebel fighters. now, isis and al-qaeda are not part of the truce. russia says the u.s. is welcome to join the peace talks once president-elect trump takes office. turkey, the syrian government and russia have been the main participants to this point while the obama administration has
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stayed out of direct talks. ♪ ♪ >> you have the proper setting. can you say it? >> i'll try. ♪ so dark up above, i'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain -- >> i just know about living and dying and getting bored. i don't know about loving, but i figure i can learn. sure am tuckered and i might give out, but i won't give in. look! i'm blinking! can you eat lamb chops? >> what the hell is a lamb? it's meat, i told you, i don't eat it. >> it's not a cow. i didn't know if it was the animal you were siding with or the whole thing. you always need to be the center of attention in the restaurant, in your marriage, you always
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have to be the star. >> god cast me in the role. ♪ ♪ leland: remembering actress debbie reynolds passing away at the age of 84, just one day after her daughter, carrie fisher, died. she was hollywood royalty in every way, singing and dancing into people's hearts at the early age of 19, the same age her daughter made her mark in "star wars," helping look back on debbie reynolds' incredible career, kevin mccarthy. kevin, there's the legacy on film that we see from debbie reynolds, and then there's also the legacy she left behind in a social sense. so many women in the '60s really looked at her as the first feminist to exist. >> yeah. she was an incredible person all around in regards to just in her personal life and also on screen as well, and that's kind of the beauty of how carrie fisher was as well. we all know her from the screen, but she was very vocal in trying to bring light to certain issues, mental issues.
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but the clip we just showed just now of all those amazing scenes that she was involved in, that to me is the beauty of what being an artist allowses. she will truly never die or leave us because we can always go back and revisit her work. same thing with carrie fisher, you can revisit those amazing moments. and we see singing in the rain which, by the way, she had no dancing experience whatsoever before she dud that movie -- she did that movie s and she had to get trained in the dancing, which is incredding. she did an interview when she described where she was doing those scenes her feet were bleeding because she was doing so many different takes of it. she's just an incredible talent. an amazing actress, an amazing singer, the song tammy was a massive hit in the '50s, and i just feel like the relationship she had with her daughter was so special. and carrie fisher did an amazing honor to her in 2015 at the sag awards when they gave her a lifetime achievement award. and just the idea of carrie
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fisher passing away on tuesday and then the mother passing away on wednesday is, obviously, a very incredible, incredibly hard thing to think about considering you have the idea of dying possibly from a broken heart. and you think about these ideas of what this meant for her and how she was mourning her daughter for one day and then passes away. it's an incredibly devastating thing. you mentioned 19 years old, both of these incredible women had their breakouts at 19. carrie fisher at 19 with "star wars," and then debbie reynolds had a huge breakout with singing in the rain when she was 19 years old. one of the beauties of both of these women is they worked very, very hard into the older elements of their career. debbie reynolds was working up until 2015, she did will and grace until 2006, it really is incredible to think about that. she was emmy nominated, golden globe nominated, oscar nominated, she won an emmy as well, and she just really transcended cinema and all of hollywood. you mentioned the personal life. that, to me, is the key to any
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celebrity. anybody who reaches out into the world outside of the screen that they're on, to me, is an important person, and she really is a hollywood icon we're really going to miss. leland: in so many ways. quickly, kevin, as we think about this, she sort of spanned the time in hollywood from where people's images were so tightly controlled by the publicists in hollywood and now through the age of tmz and twitter and everything else. how did she deal with those two different ways of her life being so public? >> i mean, it really is interesting that you say that because back in the day when she was acting, again, it was a completely different setting in we live in a pick and choose world.
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heather: well, president-recollect trump now considering a major change to the department of veterans affairs. a member of his transition team says that mr. trump could move toward privatizing the v.a. vets would be able to bypass the agency and pick their own health care, but critics argue that the private health system is not equipped to help veterans with their unique needs like ptsd and injuries sustained on the battlefield. leland: israeli prime minister is firing back at the obama administration saying he can't wait til january 20th when donald trump is in the white house. benjamin netanyahu says the u.s. secretary of state attacked the only democracy in the middle easts. >> secretary kerry paid lip service to the unremitting campaign of terrorism that has
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been waged by the palestinians against the jewish state for nearly a is century. a century. what he did was to spend most of his speech blaming israel for the lack of peace by passionately condemning a policy of enabling jews to live in their historic homeland. leland: more on this, lieutenant colonel ralph peters, fox news strategic analyst. good to see you, sir. >> hey, leland. happy new year. leland: happy new year, a few days away. a new year, almost unprecedented new developments between israel and the united states. we knew benjamin netanyahu and the obama administration didn't really like each other, they sort of had this personal animosity towards one another, but did you ever expect it to be laid out like this? >> i didn't expect it, but i'm not that surprised by it because, leland -- and you have a lot of experience in the middle east -- this goes beyond the personal animosity between prime minister netanyahu and president obama.
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this, kerry's tirade was the logical culmination of obama's cairo speech from early in his first administration. the -- obama's been very consistent on this. now, he had to restrain his disdain for israel because he had to win re-election, and he had to get through the 2016 election which didn't work out very well for the democrats. but nonetheless, obama consistentlies has -- i put it in just six words, his middle east policy, praise muslims, ignore christians, blame jews. he comes from a background, literally, literally from the cradle up in which israel is a villain. in the hard left in which he spent most of his life, i mean, he's much more dogmatic than people realize. and the hard left insist that israel is an oppressor. then you have the side of obama that comes from the reverend wright'sture where anti-semitism is a strong thread. without overstating it, i think
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all of this is predictable -- leland: colonel, i get9 the argument, but there's an argument at least we need to talk about, which is the administration's argument, thats administration's given $38 billion to israel, more than any other administration. that's fact. and secretary kerry's argument yesterday, look, essentially, israel's set element building harms american interests, and that's a debatable point. therefore, as the secretary of state, we have to protect american interests by calling out even a friend for doing something that harms us. are israeli settlements not in the interest of the united states? is it as big of an issue as they'd like you to believe? >> it is an issue, with but it's not as big as they're insisting. the fact is this: i don't approve of everything israel does or everything the united states does. but we have to keep per spect9ive. israel is an island of civilization in a sea of barbarism. israel is not only the only democracy, it's the only place in the middle east where women
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have equal rights, where there's real education, where there's religious freedom, hard-won prosperity. it's part of our civilization. and the palestinians have had chance after chance from 1948 through '56, '67, and it's been intransigence that has prevented a two-state solution, and frankly, leland, i don't think there's going to be a two-state solution or a three-state solution. i think because of the pandering to terrorists all you're going to see is a continuing muddling through. leland: we've often seen the time that israel makes those major concessions whether it be with egypt or jordan, it makes peace and sits down, whether it be with what they offered the palestinians at the end of the clinton administration at the time when they felt like they had the most safety and security in a friend in the united states, not when you had somebody pushing back on them. zoom out for me here. we've talked about this before. we're sort of in uncharted territories. we have a democratic administration abandoning
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israel, our closest ally in the middle east, a republican administration that's now cozying up really to vladimir putin and the russians. president-elect trump saying this about russian hacking -- >> i think we ought to get on with our lives. i think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. the whole, you know, age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on. leland: knowing you, you've got to feel like you're in the twilight zone. >> yeah, i do because we do know without doubt not only that the russians did it, we know which russians did it, which desks they were sitting at. and, you know, president trump, he's got a lot of good initiatives going. i'm rooting for him. he's our president, he's going to be our president, but he's got to decide whether he's going to defend america or vladimir putin. he can't keep making excuses for vladimir putin who hates america viscerally and is our enemy --
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leland: why don't you think, why do you think that we -- do you think president-elect trump doesn't see that, doesn't care, thinks he can make a friend out of vladimir putin? where is this disconnect between folks like you and the president-elect on russia? >> well, i think the basic disconnect is president trump has not been interested in foreign policy except when it has to do with business affairs. he doesn't have a background in it. and he doesn't understand that the long history of russia, he doesn't know russians. he certainly doesn't know vladimir putin. and, leland, my concern is simply this, vladimir putin has merrily humiliated two u.s. presidents in a row. now he has a third u.s. president who he believes he can manipulate. and if, you know, god knows i want trump to be a success. i want america to be a success. but putin is our enemy. leland: as you point out, two u.s. presidents sort of felt the same way, that they could make nice, george w. bush said see into the soul of vladimir putin, that didn't work out so well or
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barack obama's reset. colonel peters, appreciate your time. always a good chat. >> thank you, leland. heather: still to come, a relaxing trip to south florida turning into a nightmare. we'll tell you what happened with these brave teenage boys coming up next.
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leland: these kids should buy a lottery ticket. three teenagers counting their lucky stars after their boat capsized off the florida keys. the boys were visiting from california when their rental boat started taking on water, then capsized. get this, they were able to keep their cool, climb on top of the boat, somehow they were able to protect their cell phone from the saltwater and then used it to call 911. as you can see, rescuers showed up reaching them safely, bringing them back to shore. no kidding, they're smiling.
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heather: would you be that calm? leland: yeah. and what a story to tell their friends. what'd you do for christmas break? heather: exactly. well, people in new england, meantime, they're bracing for a major snowstorm that is heading their way. it is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on some areas. senior meteorologist janis dean is in the fox worth center with the latest forecast. >> reporter: yeah, up to 2 feet for the mountains of new england. let's take a look at it. we've got our storm system that's moving across the coast, and we're expecting it to strengthen over the next 12-24 hours. the front associated with it that could actually bring some isolated severe storms as well, i've seen severe thunderstorm warnings in georgia this morning. there's the storm system that is bringing, you know, rain, a mix of rain and snow and snow. so philadelphia, you're a light rain here, light rain for new york city, cloudy in providence, but it's on its way. let's take a look at the winter weather advisories, storm warnings in effect all the way to maine, and in the pink that's
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where we think we could get upwards of maybe two feet of snow as this storm really winds up overnight tonight. we call it balm genesis as it moves off the coast and interacts with the relatively warm waters of the atlantic, it strengthens exponentially. yeah, we're going to get quite a bit of snow especially across the great lakes, interior northeast up towards new england. for times square, this thing will be out of here by friday which is great news because we've got a big telecast with eric bolling and kimberly guilfoyle, and their hairdos will be just fine. as we do the ball drop in times square and, heather, we're talking about statistics. the warmest new year's on record, 58, that was in 1965 and 1972. the coldest back in 1917 was one with the coldest wind chill of -21. we will take 38 degrees and cloudy skies.
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heather: i think i would enjoy -21. >> reporter: you would? [laughter] heather: i'm kidding. >> reporter: i'll be enjoying beverages at home. heather: thank you, janice. leland: a bitter back and forth between the united states and israel continues roil aring the final weeks of the obama administration. president-elect donald trump promising a whole new rich with israel, something that we've heard prime minister benjamin netanyahu welcomes. >> israel looks forward to working with president-elect trump and with the american congress, democrats and republicans alike, to mitigate the damage that this resolution has done. ith them. make sure the germs they bring home don't stick around. use clorox disinfecting products. because no one kills germs better than clorox.
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leland: fox news alert. of the obama administration has taken aim at israel and israel is now firing back. strained relations reaching a new low as prime minister benjamin netanyahu responding to a blistering attack condemning israeli settlements and the prime minister's words, equally as harsh and really unprecedented. brand new hour of "america's newsroom." nice to be with you at home. i'm leland vittert. heather: i'm heather childers. bill and martha are off. blistering harsh words, call it that as well and hard feelings at secretary of state john kerry warns israel is threatening the chances for peace by expanding settlements in east jerusalem and the west bank. prime minister netanyahu slamming kerry's speech. >> secretary kerry said that the
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united states can not vote against its own policy but that's exactly what it did at the u.n. that is why israel opposed last week's security council resolution. it calls the western wall, occupied palestinian territory because it encourages boycotts and sanctions against israel. that is what it effectively does. because it reflects a radical shift in u.s. policy towards the palestinians, on final stat terrible shuns, those issues that we always agreed, the u.s. and israel have to be negotiated directly face-to-face without preconditions. leland: rich edson live at the state department this morning. rich, so unusual, not only the back and forth in this kind of way but also that secretary kerry comes out in the middle of christmas week, what essentially is major policy address. take us through the timing. reporter: especially, leland,
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with only three weeks to go with the obama administration and incoming trump administration will much likely have different foreign policy view than this one. secretary of state john kerry says he delivered the speech and the outgoing administration can not in good conscience do nothing and say nothing when we see the hope of peace slipping away. so he delivered this speech. and mostly criticized israel on its settlement building. >> some seem to believe that the u.s. friendship means the u.s. must accept any policy regardless of our own interests, our own positions, our own words, our own principles, even after urging again and again that the policy must change. friends need to tell each other the hard truths. and friendships require mutual respect. reporter: kerry did acknowledge there is one of i'm pediments to the settlement issue is peace in the middle east.
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he called out the palestinians for failing to crack down more on terrorism and glorifying terrorists naming streets and public squares after them. the majority of the speech was criticism of israel on the settlement issue. he said the government of israeli benjamin netanyahu is the most right-wing in israeli history with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements. shortly after the speech the palestinian president mahmoud abbas released a statement he is willing to resume negotiations if israel stops the settlement building. leland: he said don't take friend to the security council started with the u.s. resolution that the u.s. didn't veto. did secretary kerry talk about that, do they have evidence that they did orchestrate the resolution. reporter: much of the speech was in defense of u.s. action. the u.s. abstained from blocking
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resolution, they didn't vote for it, but abstaining allowed it to pass the u.n. security council. israelis charge they orchestrated this vote and that is something kerry denies. >> the united states did not draft or originate this resolution, nor did we put it forward. it was drafted by egypt, it was drafted and i think introduced by egypt, which is one of israel's closest friends in the region in coordination with the palestinians and others. reporter: israel, or secretary of state john kerry also says that this, and framed this as something that is not new for u.s. policy. the that previous administrations of both political parties allowed resolutions critical of israel to pass including on settlements but israel views this as a parting shot from an administration neither side really ever embraced. that was on full view yesterday, leland, both here in washington and in israel. leland: certainly the israelis say they have ironclad information to the contrary they
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will release later. rich edson, state department. thanks so much, sir. heather: saying they will release that to president-elect donald trump who was also speaking out against the obama administration for its stance on israel which some critics say is an attempt to hinder his transition into power. >> what do you think of secretary re's speech yesterday. everybody knows -- thank you. thank you. >> mr. president, do you think they're trying to undermined you? heather: peter doocy live for us in palm beach, florida. peter is the president-elect proposing a quick fix at the once he is worn in? reporter: no, heather. the president-elect is describing the united nations as an institution that causes problems instead of solving problems. he suggests this 193-member body favors america's enemies over america's friends. >> i'm very, very strong on
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israel. i think israel has been treated very, very unfairly by a lot of different people. look at resolutions in the united nations. take a look what's happened. they are up for 20 reprimands and other nations that are horrible places, horrible places, that treat people horribly, haven't even been reprimanded. reporter: the president-elect says the united nations is a waste of time and money unless it lives up to its potential but he says it does have potential. heather this. heather: another big issue, rush that. what thus does the president-elect think about possible punishment for russia about possibly interfering with the american election? reporter: he is certainly not endorsing sanctions against russia for their alleged involvement in election-day hacking. he is actually now still expressing skepticism they had anything to it do with any kind of digital interference on election day here in the united states. he said again last night, when
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he popped out from a party for staff and friends at mar-a-lago, that he just thinks it's hard to point a finger at one person or another when the crime committed happened in cyberspace. >> i think we ought to get on with our lives. i think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. the whole, you know, age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on. we have speed. we have a lot of other things. i'm not sure you have the kind of security that you need. but i have not spoken with the senators and i certainly will be over a period of time. reporter: mr. trump also took a shot at republican senator lindsey graham last night. graham for the last few days has been pitching personal sanctions against putin, russia's president. mr. trump says he doesn't know what graham is doing. hasn't spoken to the south carolina senator but he reminded reporters that graham did run against him. heather? heather: he spoke with him along with senator john mccain on
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this program about that. very patriotic don king standing next to him. there. thank you very much, peter. reporter: looks like a good party. leland: more on this, mike warren, online editor for "the weekly standard." we won't ask you to comment on don king's outfit. speaks for itself, i guess. >> good. leland: everyone is talking about how unprecedented this is. not only the way the united states has then israel under the bus and let the bus hit israel and didn't get them out of the way. not only in the sense we haven't seen foreign policy gulf between incoming and outgoing administration, carter-reagan, reagan-bush, bush-clinton, and bush-obama, do we see a public dispute between a outgoing president and incoming president? >> not this one this wide. there is only one president at a time. this is something we're certainly hearing from the obama
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administration, but the sort of last-minute, real sort of outlandish statements from john kerry, the whole debacle at the u.n. last week, i think really suggests that the obama administration sees their role in these final days as to really sort of plant their flag and say this is where we think u.s. policy needs to be in opposition to what they see as sort of a polar opposite in the incoming trump administration. it really is unprecedented. and, but it is quite clarifying as well to show you the differences i think, between the obama foreign policy and not just the incoming trump administration, but sort of more mainstream foreign policy, at least on israel in both parties. leland: big difference, also big differences in style. john kerry,3 minutes. donald trump 240-character tweets saying this, we can not continue to let israel be threatened with total disdain and disrespect.
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they used to have a great friend in the u.s., but, dot, dot, dot, not anymore. beginning of the end was horrible iran deal. stay strong, israel, january 20th is fast approaching. secretary kerry came back says this doesn't help much, but agree, disagree with us, this puts our allies in uncomfortable spot, with this incredible disagreement, to your point, one president at a time. >> the question i would propose to secretary kerry why make this speech with just 20 some odd days left in the obama administration? what is going to change in terms of u.s. policy that in these last 20 days that will have a big effect? one thing all of this, this last week will do, one tie donald trump's hand in a lot of ways with respect to the international law coming down on israel. this u.n. resolution. i think there will be a lot of
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legal consequences for israel in international court if this does go forward. and donald trump doesn't really have a lot of recourse, at least in the united nations security council because russia and china have veto power just like the united states, if the united states does try to push for undoing this resolution. more broadly, sort of the, different messages coming from both secretary kerry and incoming trump administration, it is quite confusing. it is a two-way street. secretary kerry and obama administration does have, you know, some agency here. they don't have to be doing these things, yet they are. leland: as you point out especially with the u.n. resolution, possibly long-lasting consequences that the new administration can't roll back. mike, have to leave it there. appreciate it, sir. >> thanks. leland: all the best. happy new year. heather: israel firing back at secretary of state john kerry for his speech criticizing the israeli government. we will speak with a former israeli ambassador to the u.n.
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leland: charities are seeking outside help with fund-raising this busy holiday season. time to donate perhaps but how much of your donation is going to pay for that outside help? for all all the phone calls and telemarketers, instead of your money going to the charity itself? an important question. heather: could a virtual assistant hold the key to solving a murder case. some prosecutors seem think so. our legal panel weighs in on the role amazon echo and similar technology could play in the courts. >> it is not -- say, colonel mustard did it in the living room with candlestick. what they're looking for is maybe a snippet. your insurance company
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call for a free quote today. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. leland: it's a massive powder day up in high country of colorado and traffic once again slowing on major interstate, i-70. snow shut down a number of lanes. there were some big pileups as you can see. a mangle mess in sliverthorne west in denver where you get off to go to keystone or breckenridge. a lot of cars damaged on i-70. a 25 cars were involved in the crashes. took crews three hours to clean it all up. thankfully, no serious injuries though. >> in the end we did not agree with every word in this resolution. there are important issues that are not sufficiently addressed
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or even addressed at all but we could not in good conscience veto a resolution that condemns violence and incitement and reiterate what has been for a long time the overwhelming consensus and international view on settlements. heather: secretary of state john kerry defending the decision to allow a u.n. resolution condemning israeli settlements in territory claimed by the palestinians. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu later blasting the speech, calling it biased against israel. dan gillerman, a former israeli ambassador to the u.n. and a fox news contributor and he joins us now with more insight and his opinion. thank you very much for joining us today. >> good to be with you, heather. >> hopefully you heard sound we pulled from secretary of state john kerry. he said in good conscience the united states could not veto this resolution. do you think they should have?
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>> oh, definitely, they should have. they have vetoed similar resolutions before and why they did this and not veto this resolution belongs i believe to the psychology department rather than the diplomatic arena. it is a very, very real betrayal of an ally of their only and most loyal ally in the region and maybe in the world but you know, in a way, we're not, we shouldn't be surprised because this administration, and this president have really let down their allies time and time again. they have, you know, they have let down the people of iran and signed a horrible deal with the ayatollahs. they have, they have drawn red lines in syria and let assad butcher 500,000 of his own people. they have thrown president mubarak of egypt under the bus and supported the muslim brotherhood. they led from behind in libya. they have actually created a
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situation where the allies feel they can not rely on them and their enemies feel they can get away with murder. it is just a pity at the very last minute, during christmas, an the holiday time, to decide to add israel to this very sorry list of achievements. heather: president obama's criticism of israeli settlements going back to 2009 and the speech that he gave in cairo. in reference to settlements and the amount of time that was spent on that in this 70 minute speech that secretary kerry gave, he mentioned settlements i think 42 times. he referred to hezbollah as a militant group, hamas, he talked about them four times. the focus on settlements, what did you think about that? >> well, first of all i think you did a great job by pointing out the number of times that secretary kerry touched upon
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issues which should worry the world today. there was hardly any mention of terror. as you said, there was very little mention of iran which is probably the most dangerous country in the world today. and this obsessive concentration on settlements, which, you know, are really not the problem. i mean, you know, with everything that is, with hundreds of thousands of people being butchered in syria, with people being homeless, with iran terrorizing the world, this is what matters. i think even the united states and even secretary kerry realize that settlements are not the problem. the problem is the settlement. once there will be a settlement, the settlements will not be a problem. israel proved time and time again, when we made peace with egypt and gave back every inch of settlements and gave peace with jordan and gaza, gave it back to the palestinians who turned it into a launching pad for missiles and a terror base.
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time and time again when we gave up settlements, we were rewarded by war and by rockets. but, at the end of the day, if we have a palestinian partner who is viable around, who is willing to be pragmatic, we will also give up settlements, but settlements are the no the problem. concentrating on them, making them the folk coal point of your farewell speech to me is pathetic. heather: on that point, saying israel would be willing to give up some settlements, what if ease jerusalem and west bank had been left out of this resolution -- east jerusalem? >> i think still this would be a bad resolution. the conflict can not be settled and actually president obama said it at the u.n., not by u.n. resolutions, not by foreign powers but only by the parties themselves and by prejudging the
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settlement and having this resolution they are actually halting and, in a way damaging the peace process and preventing the two sides from reaching an agreement. i think this is not only, you know, this is damaging, this is counterproductive and at the same time, it was a real betrayal of israel. doing this on the eve of the sabbath and having that speech by secretary kerry during christmastime, both the secretary around the president are leaving this world in a much more dangerous place then they found it. heather: many people agree with you. >> terror is reining. and at the end of the day, to make settlements the focal point of your legacy makes it a very poor legacy. i'm really sorry that happened. heather: okay. well, thank you so much for joining us. we are out of time. as i said a lot of people agree with you. we'll see what this means for the administration moving forward, that being the trump administration. thank you.
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leland: crunch time for the transition. the white house ramming through some last-minute measures that could jam up president-elect trump's plans for his new administration.
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heather: welcome back. a skink hole and a gas leak forcing dozens of people from their home.
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a deliveryman calling the fire department when he spotted this. this giant hole in the middle of the street. this was in bethlehem, pennsylvania. firefighters detecting a strong odor of gas, evacuating about 20 homes. that is a four-block area closed to traffic. several residents sheltering at nearby school. utility crews eventually shutting off the gas and making repairs. ♪ leland: even before president trump's inauguration the new congress will get to work next week. republican lawmakers looking to pass three key bills. the man of the hour, doug mckelway, live from washington. so what is first out of the gate, doug? reporter: first piece of legislation coming down the pike, leland, that we expect to see will be the rains act. regulations from the executive in need of scrutiny. the republican congress wants to yank the reins on wave of regulations and executive actions obama has been passing. according to the chief sponsor, representative doug collins of
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georgia, congress is partly to blame. in a statement he said we ceded our legislative responsibility to agencies that were never intended to make laws. the result has been redundant counterproductive. rules and that have massive impacts on our economy. paul ryan in the recent "60 minutes" interview said regulations are slowing the economy. >> we really want to focus on economic growth and growing the economy. there are a lot of regulations really just crushing jobs. look at coal miners in the rust belt getting out of work. look at loggers and timber workers and paper mills in the west coast. look at ranchers or farmers in the midwest with the regulations. reporter: in addition, published reports indicate congress is set to unleash the midnight rules act which would allow congress to block the flurry of 11th hour rules and regulations in remaining weeks. up for congressional action, resolution disapproving the u.n.
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security council resolution which the administration abstained, a break from long-held foreign policy leland, back to you. leland: how do the democrats play in this? president obama has veto power over anything congress passes. democrats are still in the minority but can make a lot of waves in the senate? reporter: in the new congress it will be absolute warfare but is always is. what we can expect, democrats will hold a day action in cities across the america on january 15th, before the inauguration to attack the new republican health care agenda. they will make the case the gop will try to dismantle health care from what they claim are 30 million americans that they will end guaranteed medicare benefits for millions of older americans converting medicare into voucher program. they will try to slash medicaid and threaten nursing home care for more than four million vulnerable seniors. republicans obviously dismiss this as wild scare tactics that bear no resemblance what their agenda really is. all an indication of what the battles we will see in another
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couple of weeks. leland: bloody battles they will be. doug mckelway in washington. thanks, doug. heather: new developments in a russian military plane crash. what investigators are now ruling out in the deaths of all 92 people on board. leland: and get this, technology, the stuff you have in your house, maybe you got for christmas, could play a role in a murder investigation as prosecutors try to get ahold of the defendant's virtual assistance known as an amazon echo. so, can the device be used as evidence? what could it tell us? our legal panel coming up next at godaddy, our goal is to make you look awesome online.
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found any evidence of an explosion causing a russian military plane to crash but they are not saying they are ruling out foul play. the plane's flight data recorders, the black boxes show no sign of an explosion before the plane crashed after takeoff into the black sea but a cockpit conversation reveals the captain saying there was quote a special situation unfolding. no word what he was referring to. all 92 people on board were killed in that crash. ♪ heather: prosecutors in arkansas hoping to obtain a warrant for amazon echo data that they hope can help in a murder case against james bates, accused of murdererring a coworker at his home next year. amazon so far refused to give the data up. we have former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney sam zanga and attorney whitney bowe. thanks for joining us. whitney, i will start with you.
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explain exactly what is the amazon echo is. >> it's a sill lynn dry call device that responds to your voice, performs certain functions in your home, certain equipment, appliances based upon recognition of your voice. it has the capability, in theory i guess of recording information in terms of what you say and it is supposed to stop recording according to amazon when you stop speaking. what remains to be seen in light of search warrant it is actually recording all the time. there is suspicion about that and discussion about that in the past few months as this became a more popular device and is selling more. heather: in this particular case amazon refusing to give over the details of what was taken from the server. they did give what, account details, purchases like that, but the police did say they were able to retrieve some of that information. should that be allowed to be used, tom?
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>> i think that is kind of the million dollar question here. i think amazon, like most media formats, they're going to struggle at the inception as to whether or not they will hand over this kind of information, this kind of private information to law enforcement but at the end of the day this apparatus is kind of like having a cell phone or laptop or any other day-to-day uses we have in our homes. so i'm pretty sure that amazon will give way, kind of like facebook has given way to allow law enforcement to be able to extract this data. heather: whitney, can they force amazon to turn over the information? >> well, in theory, yes, if there's this murder investigation and the judge has signed a search warrant and said, amazon, you need to produce this information, if it is information that amazon can produce, in other words, if it is feasible for them to do so and it is not overly broad or overly burdensome request, they are going to have to do it. i believe the search warrant
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includes language that spans a few things, including transcribed, recorded information, recordings themselves and then other data, something like other data, that is harder to comply with. they may have some challenge to that specific language but generally speaking, the court's within its right to do this warrant. it is just an issue how broadly is this going to be interpreted in the future in terms of future law enforcement requests for search warrants. that's going to be an interesting legal area that will continue to develop. heather: yeah, absolutely, and the other data in this specific case, a lot of smart devices throughout the home. one being the water meter and person who was found in his home was found strangled and drowned. so they're using some of that information as well. but saam, as whitney referenced moving forward to other cases and implications for those, but it is called the internet of things or iots, i wasn't familiar with that, but how they will in fact be used as evidence
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in future cases. >> well, here's the thing. you know, we have to be, to understand that technology and law are going to progress hand in hand and during this progress really good lawyers like whitney and great lawyers like myself we will be able to defend our clients when we deal with technology in these kind of situations, with this apparatus we're talking about alexa, when there's a voice command given, like when i'm using my iphone talking to siri. sometimes i tell siri to do something it doesn't necessarily come out with what i tell her. there will be areas for defense attorneys and people that are situated in similar places like myself and whitney to be able to do our due diligence and make sure our clients are protected. it is the advent of the future and what we should be prepared for. heather: whitney, how do you protect your clients? where does it end in terms of devices that can be used in these cases? >> if you want the best lawyer answer i can give you, don't
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have these devices, especially if you're going to be in some sort of a position where you think you might potentially be exposed to criminal prosecution because the more technology that you're surrounded with, the more police will have access to. that is the not the fun answer. that is the lawyer answer. >> don't commit a murder with an alexa on. >> exactly. or don't be suspected after crime even if you're actually innocent and have an alexa around you as well. saam raises a good point, in terms of this technology, the law sometimes has to catch up to it. we see it all the time. this is good example, it will have to catch up to the fact that we're surrounded with all of these devices and how are those devices authenticated as evidence in terms of any information on them in a court of law? are they automatically going to be admitted and someone can argue the weight of the evidence, this isn't something you can prove this is my client or not, or will we even use that has a predicate to have them admitted in a court of law. this is interesting issues. we'll see what happens.
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heather: we saw it come up in terms of accessing the phones in the san bernardino terror situation. >> absolutely. heather: thank you both for joining us. appreciate it. and have a happy new year. >> happy new year. >> always a pleasure. you too. ♪ leland: critics blasting a new white house move to protect western lands from development. president obama has designated two national monuments covering more than 1.6 million-acres in utah and in nevada, despite a lot of local opposition. white house correspondent kevin corke with the president as he vacations in honolulu, hawaii. still early morning there. why are there so many competing interests fighting over this land use and why now, kevin? reporter: well, listen, that is really at the crux of the issue, right? president obama is ultimately within its right to use the antiquities act to create national monuments. he has already done it to create
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29 national machine monuments, setting aside 553 million acres of land ard water. in case you're wondering that is by far the most in u.s. presidential history. this latest move is controversial. as you point out a lot of people fighting over use of this land. we're talking about the bears ears and gold beauty national monument, 1.6 million acres of land and swath of nevada desert after years over political fights. let me read part of the president as statements. years of public input and various proposals to protect both of these areas including legislation and proposal from tribal government in and around utah, these monuments will protect place as wide range of stakeholders all agree are worthy of protection. we also worked to insure tribes and local communities can continue to access an benefit from the lands for generations to come. needless to say, this is still a controversial issue because as you obviously glean, just from
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those words, leland, there are a a lot of people that don't agree with setting aside all this land despite the fact it may protect it from further development. leland. leland: a lot of people calling it a federal land grab. can congress do anything about this now or once trump comes into office? reporter: that is the real complicated question. i'm going to give you sort of a simple answer and the answer is we don't know. because as i mentioned earlier there is this thing known as the antiquities act. it basically gives the president unilateral powers some would argue to set aside land for national monuments, it has yet to be challenged in court. doesn't mean it can't be. and doesn't mean it can't be undone. we simply haven't seen an occasion where that happened. let me share a bit of what jason chaffetz is say ising about this. of course the congressman out of the great state of utah, clearly not very happy about what the president has decided to do. he says in a statement, look, after years of painstaking negotiations with a diverse coalition, utah had a
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comprehensive, bipartisan solution on the table that would have protected the bears ears and provide ad balanced solution. there is the words you want to focus on a balanced solution. instead the president's midnight proclamation cherry-picked the public lands kegs r division and disregarded the economic development and positions necessary for a balanced compromise. mike lee of utah said this is arrogant act by a lame duck president. in case you're wondering, no, the fight is apparently not yet over. back to you. leland: won't be until january 20th, kevin corke live in honolulu. thanks, kevin. heather: race against time for the obama administration. with just weeks remaining in the president's term, what the administration is trying to get done. we were just talking about thate president-elect trump takes the white house. leland: caught on camera, brazen criminals, get this, using heavy
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machinery, to rip an atm from its foundation. we'll tell you how this ended, coming up next. ♪ we live in a pick and choose world. choose. choose. choose. but at bedtime... ...why settle for this? enter sleep number and the lowest prices of the season. sleepiq technology tells you how well you slept and what adjustments you can make. she likes the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good to great to wow! only at a sleep number store, right now, save $600 on our best selling i8 mattress, plus 24 month special financing. learn more at know better sleep with sleep number.
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>> if you're going to steal an atm this is one way to do it. take a look.
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caught on camera, burglars in texas using a sky lift to plow over and pick up the atm. it was believed it was loaded into a stolen u-haul truck. they are not disclosing the how much cash was notice atm but they are asking anyone with information if they have it to come forward. leland: run through the tape is the standing order for the last days of the obama administration. in the past week we've seen a major and long-lasting policy shift on israel. kevin corke reported on new federal monuments a minute ago. there are new 11th hour government regulations as we speak. some could be very hard for president-elect trump to undo. dineen bore rolly, chief political correspondent for conservative review, fox news contributor. jessica tarlov, democratic pollster, senior democratic strategist, schoen consulting. nice to see you. we have a list from the hill with more regulations to come.
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occupational safety, evidently the obama administration is upset about metal in water. forced arbitration in credit card bills. incentive compensation for wall street. they will restrict that. some stuff on stoves in terms what your house stove can do to help the environment. regulations on organic meat. jessica, i know there is a much longer list you would like to see. we'll get to that in a minute. dineen, what is the point here? a lot of these can be undone come january 20th? >> you're absolutely right. i think obama basically still having his little temper tantrum because hillary lost and his legacy is going to be he overturned once donald trump is in office. if you look at burden of these regulations, cost of these regulations incurred under our economy, under obama's watch, since he has been in office, over 20,000 regulations have been issued at a cost of $100 billion to our economy.
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so our economy is limping along. these regulations don't help. and i do think obama is trying to advance his left-wing agenda but, yes, they can be overturned under president-elect trump. leland: big picture, jessica, is this the right way for president obama to try to secure his legacy, doing what he did with israel at the u.n., all new government regulations or federal monuments or should he say, elections have consequences, i think i heard that line once before and i will gracefully indmy last couple months in office? >> i don't know why it is not graceful to use the last 20 days, that is what he entitled to. he won fair and square. regulations are huge costs. take the stoves, look at that over course 30 years that will save americans $11 billion. high cost right out of the gate. it will help americans. he is trying to protect environmental disasters. wall street compensation, is looking last enforceable rule from dodd-frank which he defended throughout his term. i think it makes sense to do it.
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donald trump can't overturn it. congressional review act. congress can get involved. we're in the minority. we don't have a lot of power left. 20 days, let us have it please. >> what's good about this, from my perspective is the congressional review act this is something congress can vote on, donald trump can approve. they have 60 days, 60 legislative days in order to do so. this really goes back to june going forward. there is that opportunity and again, donald trump talking about rolling back regulations, get our economy moving. with the -- leland: but, didnt mean, it is not just regulations. some of these things can't be undone. take for example, what happened at u.n. in last couple of weeks of donald trump -- mr. obama's presidency. that can't be undone by donald trump because china and russia, everybody else has veto at u.n. security council. these things could have much longer implications than last 20 days. >> absolutely. president obama is getting major
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blow back from people on both sides. leland: he doesn't seem to care? >> because he is golfing. he does care. he took decision very carefully. continuation of u.s. policy he wants to send a signal if we want a two-state solution, israel continuing to extend settlements is not working towards that. as american, a jew, i'm conflicted entire thing, listening to netanyahu if palestinians don't have right to exist however will you have peace. yes -- leland: is there anger justified you think among republicans that mr. obama is really changing u.s. foreign policy in a way that can't be rolled back? >> i think it is outrageous he is treating our allies. think about how he treated benjamin netanyahu here. leland: making new regulations. not just okay to do big foreign policy changes? >> what obama has doing made the world much more dangerous. what he is inserted himself in doing, what happened in israel by abstaining from the vote, i
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think he is has done really, that was a bad decision i believe on his part. to allow that to happen. leland: dinnen, jessica, you might agree with that part, a bad decision. >> half agreement. leland: heather? heather: there are just two days left this year, but if you need extra time for the resolution, guess what, you're going to get it. at clorox 2 we've turned removing stains into a science. now pre-treat with clorox 2! watch stains disappear right before your eyes. remove 4 times more stains than detergent alone. what's the best way to get v8 or a fancy juice store?s? ready, go! hi, juice universe? one large rutabaga, with eggplant... done! that's not fair. glad i had a v8. the original way to fuel your day.
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>> in seven minutes of "happening now," the battle of the outgoing president between the incoming president with continuing battle between president obama and president-elect trump. still lines of communication remain open. we have the latest on that feud. amazon refuse as government request for the records of digital helper alexa in a murder case. new sanctions against russia, are they coming? we'll have it for you, "happening now." ♪ heather: well you have to wait just a little bit longer than you will for that midnight kiss this new year's.
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look for 11:59 and 60 seconds on "countdown" clock as 2016 marks an extra second. why you ask? because the earth's rotation doesn't exactly line up with today's super accurate clocks apparently. adjust for varying speed an extra second is sometimes added in june or december. it is called the leap second. and the last one was back in june of 2015. leland: when you add it do you get an extra second to kiss? december is the biggest fund-raising month for a lot of charities as you can imagine. holiday season puts people in giving mood and donors try to make sure contributions are made before the end of the year. the money doesn't always make it to the charities and those that need the help the most. william la jeunesse in los angeles with that. good morning, leland. reporter: how much of the average donation do you think goes to charity? give me a percentage. leland: on average, 65%. reporter: well that is very good it is not. it is 50%. some are better. some are much worse because
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raising money is expensive. whether you're prompted by compassion or taxes, experts say only give when you're ready and not when the phone rings. this now empty arizona office is typical of boiler rooms around the country where telemarketers raise money for charities which sometimes get little or nothing of what you give. >> there is many cases where there is a fund-raising contract where 85 to 90% of the money is going to the professional fund-raising company. reporter: to test that we examined the california registry of charitable trusts a listings of many national campaigns in hundreds of cases charities raised thousands but got little back and some actually lost money. example, two campaigns for the covenant house for at risk youth raised combined6,000 but campaign's costs more than 209,000. in 2015 the environmental defense fund ran seven campaigns. two made nothing. four lost money.
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costing the non-profit thousands. that year, 24% of the charities took home less than 20 cents on the dollar. and 21% lost money all together. >> should cost them more than $35 to raise $100. that is our standard for reasonableness. reporter: over the last three years, only 22% of the all charities met that standard, keeping 65% and paying a fund-raiser 35%. so the environmental defense fund said the campaigns we referenced were designed to attract new supporters, not raise money. copnant house used a telemarkter on a pilot basis to. bottom line, leland, raising money is expensive. some say it only way to raise money even though they only get 10 to 20 cents on the dollar. leland: important to check into that. william la jeunesse, thank you very much. heather. >> heather: hollywood mourning the loss of debbie reynolds.
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she died one day after the loss of her daughter carrie fisher. how both stars are being remembered today.
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>> he may not be a household name but his invention sure is. inventor of the red solo cup has died. he began working 60 years ago and helped popularized disposal wear. the cup that became the symbol of the american keg party.
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gone today at 84. i didn't realize he's the man to thank for so many memories i don't remember. heather: go home and have a drink in the red cup. >> this one is to you, robert. heather: happening now starts right now. jon: we begin with president obama making last-minute moves before the administration takes over and roughening a few feathers. melissa: president establishing to two new national monuments in the west preserving 1.3 million acres of land in utah and nevada despite


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