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not sure if they have any takers. heather: i want to wish my daddy a happy birthday. abby: have a great birthday. have a good day. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> thanks to president trump's leadership, congress is going to vote to repeal and replace obamacare. >> it makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had impact on the election. honestly it, wouldn't change the decision. >> we want to create peace between israel and the palestinians. we will get it done. >> the controversial spending bill has now passed the house and heads to the u.s. senate. >> we cannot have the two greatest nuclear powers in the world cannot have this kind of relationship. we have to change it? >> president trump is marking the national day of prayer with an executive order protecting religious freedom. >> if you saw my monologue on monday i had a few choice insults for the president. i don't regret that. [cheers and applause] ♪ hit me with your best shot
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♪ why don't you hit me with your best shot, yeah, yeah. ♪ hit me with your best shot ♪ fire away. brian: pat benatar not live but been here live before asking us to hit her with our best shot. steve: couple of summers ago, brian that she sang that song on our plaza and we are getting close to the summer concert series. brought to you by care rig. ainsley: funny you should say that. ainsley: i love m keurig machine. that's wonderful they are sponsoring us. brian: one cup a week one cup at a time. kerig is there a chance i can't figure it out. every time i can figure it out. ainsley: it's easy. great day if you are a republican and the president. they would argue it's a great day for all americans. because the house is going to vote today to repeal obamacare. steve: we are going to talk about that in a minute.
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speaking of good cups of coffee. pete hegseth is out in debuick, iowa where i bet they have got good eats for breakfast, and a lot of coffee. brian: and a lot of plaid. pete: of course pancakes, bacon wrapped cheese. organic dairy farmer. one for patrick this table they say britain, you are their favorite. brian i have got to give that you one. steve, his daughter wants to know if your son peter is single. dating advice going on at the diner. exactly i know steve have you got roots here. we will talk to tom about obamacare and the repeal vote today. since the last insurer on the exchange in iowa just said they are leaving. a lot at stake here in iowa on that subject, too. ainsley: he looks a lot like he could be part of your family. steve: i'm from iowa he actually could be part of the family: pete, thanks very much.
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we will check in with you and the crew in dubuque in a little bit. brine brian president obama invited four democrats over to the white house because he wanted their votes. you had congressman long and congressman upton. he said i need your votes. what do you need? and the president started wheeling and dealing and next thing you know kevin mccarthy is confirming it looks like the vote will got republicans' way today. ainsley: we heard what's his name, the talk show host talking about his son. brain brian jimmy kimmel. ainsley: he was talking about his son born with a heart condition. he is going to be okay. that got the ball rolling. people talking about preexisting conditions. that's what congressman upton and long said was their sticking point. they wanted the people that they represented, if you have a preexisting condition, you should not be denied healthcare just like jimmy kimmel's son or all babies born with some sort of a problem. steve: the reason that comes into play is because of the mcarthur amendment which was tacked on in the last
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week or two. what that said was a state could get rid of essential benefits. and one of them was preexisting. what this does is going to put about $8 billion over five years to help people with preexisting conditions. this money will go to states that opt out of that particular thing. there is going to be a billion dollars for the first year and then $2 billion for the next three. what is amazing is -- keep in mind, this bill pretty much was dead. it came up in the house at the end of march. and they didn't vote on it because they didn't have the votes. they thought they would bring it up last week. didn't have the votes. yesterday it was announced the whip count was exactly on the nose. and the reason it was raised from the dead is the president's back stage appeal, member by member, trying to get this across the finish line. keep in mind, with the republicans campaigning for seven years, on this issue, come next time people vote
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on the congress, it would either look like they were feckless or dishonest, so they had to do something and it looks like today they are gonna. ainsley: brian room all researchers at fox i asked them what's the difference between obamacare and what some are calling trump care to make it easier, as far as tax credits are concerned under 30 years old you will get a tax credit of $2,000 a year. under 60 get a tax credit of 4,000 a year. if you make a lot of money though, you are exempt from that not eligible for tax credits. individuals will not be fined if they decide not to be a part of this. and insurance companies can charge older people more because they have more ailments. brian: just one hurdle today, the house. it goes to the senate. will it get through? some say no. senator mike lee, senator rand paul have been consulting along the way. they think they know where they going to go with this. we will see where it goes. as nancy pelosi says, house republicans are going to tattoo this moral monstrosity to their
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foreheads and the american people will hold them accountable. colorful adjectives aside it's true. the house now owns this. i'm not in to the details of it. they're not out. the cbo has not scored. this the ama is against. this aarp is against it neither which know the detail of it but it's game on. now everyone, the regular season has started. you're going to be judged on this. steve: ultimately it has been in large part the burden on small businesses. this is immediately going to help small businesses if you get rid of those taxes. the proof will be in the pudding though is it going to be better coverage for people? ainsley: you say it will be on the house? it also would have been on the house if they had not come together and passed this thing. it really was. so i think it was important for them to get on board and do it. that's why americans voted for donald trump. that's what they wanted. brian brian one thing about the topic we are going to talk about. when james comey talks, people listen.
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steve: they do. brian: i always end up a little bit more confused and compounded at the end but always intrigued and interested. >> steve: republicans are doing something about healthcare mr. comey revealed he was mildly nauseous thinking about maybe his decision to go public with the investigation would have an impact on the election. he spoke at length and he spoke at time emotionally about his decision. here he is talking about whether or not he was wise to bring things up in public. >> i could see two doors. and they were both actions. one was labeled speak. the other was labeled conceal. having repeatedly told this congress we are done and there is nothing there, there is no case there. there's no case there. to restart in a hugely significant way potentially finding the emails that would reflect on her intent from the beginning and not speak about it would require an act of concealment in my view. look, this is terrible. it makes me mildly nauseous
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to think we might have had some impact on the election, but honestly it wouldn't change the decision. brine brian it's not his fault that he had to make this decision first and foremost. he didn't choose this. when he got word from one of his fbi agents and said we need to see you in october, we found a laptop with thousands of emails. had the verizon address on it that we have been unable to find that had hillary clinton's genesis on there, the origins on there, what do you want us to do? he looked at it and said there is a reason to think there is something very important here. so do i conceal it or tell the american public i'm looking at it? ainsley: also, hillary clinton, her top aide, huma abedin if you read all the headlines anthony weiner is back. this is what happened, she was sending all of her classified emails hundreds of thousands to anthony weiner. he was printing it out for her. she wanted to see it printed out. steve: does he have secret
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clearance. ainsley: no, he doesn't. 11 days before the election i had to come out with this we were investigating anthony weiner for allegedly whatever with a minor. so they investigate him. they look at his emails and they notice all these emails from his wife that was classified information. so, the reason he reopened the investigation 11 days before the election is because of uma abedin forwarding emails to her husband. steve: that's important, ainsley. on tuesday i think it was, the former first lady essentially said she would have been president if the election were on october 27th. blamed comey, blames russia, stuff like that. don't blame comey, don't blame russia. blame uma. she is the one who forwarded things to her husband, now estranged husband anthony weiner who got caught up in this whole fbi probe of his inappropriate online relationship with a minor child. brian: these are confidential secret service. steve: top secret. brian: not prosecuted because couldn't see criminal intent. i wish our military had the
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same thing. pictures of people background nuclear sub? they weren't criminal. what a triple double standard for uma abedin to act so irspansably. when you are campaigning, it's audition to be president. how you act on audition is whether you get somebody's vote. irresponsible act by your aids on your orders. that's why you didn't win. steve: not just the aids. how about the attorney general in the capper for him to go public was the fact that loretta lynch wound up in an airplane on an tarmac out at sky harbor airport in phoenix with bill clinton. at that point he felt he would have to be the face of the investigation, make the announcement because just a simple paper statement as the doj normally does would not pass the smell test for a lot of americans. ainsley: sloppy during the election. brian: to say the least. steve: from now to high heaven they will blame james comey, russians. meanwhile the republicans
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are blaming the fact that he probably should have prosecuted her. britain brian abby huntsman is going to be delivering this weekend and delivered at 5:00 a.m. the question is can she this morning. abby: i have been going since 5:00 a.m. i hope. so we have a lot of news we are following. i want to bring you a fox news alert and brand new warning about deadly truck terror attacks. the tsa urging truck owners and agencies to be on the lookout for terrorists may steal them and use them as killing machines. ramming attacks worldwide. clowtiond one at ohio state university and bastille day last summer in france. this just in prince philip is stepping down from royal duty saying he will no longer make public appearances. 9 a british royal showed just yesterday opening the stand at new cricket ground. queen elizabeth called emergency meeting. he will still be at official royal family engagements. 1.1 trillion-dollar spending bill to fund the government
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threw september now heading to the senate after getting approval in the house. $15 billion in emergency funding will go toward rebuilding the military. 1.5 billion is slated for border security. the money will be used for thousands of additional detention beds. upgrades and border infrastructure and technology like surveillance. it does not provide funding for a border wall. that is not stopping the president from building that wall. press secretary shariers showing off the 20-foot barrier that will replace broken fences along our border. >> telling anybody if the president said he is going to build the wall and doing and it using the best technology and what the department of homeland security under secretary john kelly says is the most effective way to keep people out, to stop drugs, to stop cartels, to stop' trafficking and illegal immigration. that's what i'm telling you. abby: the wall is currently under construction in arizona and new mexico. is he doubling down. he said the wall will be built.
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steve: we've heard. thank you very much. ainsley: who is going to pay for it. that's what i want to know. steve: no kidding. president trump tax plan isn't just about jobs but the return of the american dream. shelby holiday is here from the "wall street journal" to explain coming up. ainsley: hi, shelby did. former president obama once dream of being donald trump? ♪ oh dream weaver ♪ i believe we can reach the morning light ♪ climbing high through the starry sky ♪ b drive three-quarters of a car? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement™, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels.
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pulp. ♪ ♪ ainsley: president trump's tax plan is all about one thing, boosting the economy. >> we are trying to drive the economy. we're trying to drive growth. we're trying to drive more income back in american consumers' pockets. brian: but, it's not just about lowering taxes you wouldn't think. it's about making americans' dreams come true. ainsley: "wall street journal" reporter shelby holiday is here to discuss that good morning, shelby. >> good morning. ainsley: it really is about the american dream. he wants to lower taxes for everyone so you can achieve the american dream. >> which is tied to economic growth. the thinking is if you put more money in the pockets of average americans, of the middle class, they will spend more. that in turn stimulates the economy, creates more opportunities, businesses
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thrive, businesses add jobs, and it's a domino effect. there is also the same thinking behind corporate tax rates. if you let businesses hang on to more of their profit, they will pass that along to their employees. some people raise concern and say businesses could return it to shareholders who tend to be wealthy. that creates more income inequality. or they may hang on to profits, reinvest them in research and development. generally speaking, tax cuts put more money in the pockets of americans. and to your point about the american dream, give them more opportunity. brian: is that communicated effectively by the outline you saw last week. do you think the administration is using the right words and the right phraseology? >> if you listen carefully i think they document they need to get that message out there. boosting, growing the economy sounds kind of boring. you know, it sounds like you are reading a high school textbook about economics. brian: personal prosperity. >> right. let people hang on to their money. this is their money. let them keep more of it. not give your money to the rich because that's not what is happening.
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brian: how democrats message back. look at some of the words that schumer is using when he talks about massive tax cuts for the very wealthy. crumbs for everybody else. that's how republicans have been labeled forever. >> right. i mean that is effective messaging on the democratic side if you oppose tax cuts. even though you could spin it any way. the economy is so complex anybody wants to make argument for tax cuts can find that data to back the argument up. ainsley: is it risky? because it does balloon the debt or deficit for our country but in the long run the president says more people, like you said, will be spending more money so therefore will take care of the deficit eventually. >> the administration is saying the tax cuts will pay for themselves there are a lot of economists out there say this deep of tax cut might not pay for itself. it's so deep. maybe we should think about boosting the corporate tax rate or lowering it closer to 20% not 15. a lot of nuances in there. there is the concern of this being temporary tax cuts and not permanent. and that -- if americans
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have lower taxes today but they know that tax rate is going up later, they won't spend as much money. that does -- brian: need the 60 votes in the senate, right? >> need the 60 votes in the senate or do it reconciliation but it has to be deficit neutral. ainsley: where you need 51. >> thretiond needles here. ainsley: does make competitive with china. china's rate is 15%. if we want to keep corporations here. >> our corporate rate is very high right now. if we lower it and it's permanent and businesses can plan on that for the future -- ainsley: they will stay here. >> they will stay here and spend money here. brian: if donald trump picks up steam democrats might say to themselves i'm going to go along with this but right now there are none who are going along with this. shelby holiday, thank you very much. ainsley: i'm not sure that will ever happen. thank you shelby, thank you. launching crews missile from a submarine. were they successful? brian: stephen colbert doubles down on violent attack from the president. next we will debate the fall out if there is any.
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1,000 meters of the ussmahon, causing it to change course. steve? steve: thank you very much, ainsley. it's a familiar theme. the president taking on the press calling them fake news. >> med outlets like cnn and msnbc are fake news. >> mr. president, the med the media is not fake news. steve: here for chat is lawrence jones, host for the blaze joins us from dallas and talk show host from our nation's capital. good morning to both of you. >> thanks, steve. >> steve: what do you make of the fact that a white house correspond's dinner said come on we are not fake news. it does appear they have a bias against the president which would make them not fair and balanced. >> the point of the white
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house correspondence dinner is to hold up the first amendment. you bring the leader of the free world and pillary him. every president except when reagan was shot has sat there, taken his lumps, and said yes, we have the freedom of the press. we have freedom of speech and expression in this country, and it even rises to the occasion that the president of the united states can sit there and be a big boy and take it. the issue of fake news isn't what the white house correspondence dinner is about. there are comedians there. of course, that's fake. but this con flights the issue. the first amendment is to be supported. and that's what this dinner actually does. steve: all right. very good. lawrence, what do you think? >> let's get something straight. i think this president supports the first amendment. steve: of course. >> he also is dealing with a dishonest press that is clearly biased. for example, they want to
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hold this president accountable when it comes to policy choices, but there was no accountability when it came to barack obama, when he said if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it there was no criticism of hillary clinton when it came to her email scandal. and now this white house white e correspondent's association -- what we are see something a shady press. maybe not dishonest but very shady in the way they present arguments and clearly attacking this president. steve: let's move to something else that people are going to be talking about today. that is yesterday we played the sound bite from the night before from a 12-minute rant with stephen colbert where he used somewhat some regard as inappropriate language referring to our president. and then last night he went on his show and he said i would do it again, however, i probably would change a few words because they were
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understandably on the vulgar side. so, lawrence, i'm wondering have from you, what do you think the fallout, if any, will be for season colbert? >> oh, he will be fine. he will be fine. if it was someone lick me getting on tv like that as a conservative -- we can't even go on college campuses and give speeches right now because they want to silence us. but when you are a liberal or progressive or in hollywood in the bubble, then somehow they rally around this behavior. you got the dnc leader using profanity with kids at the rally. there is no standard when it comes to the democratic party right now. this guy would be fine. if it was me, i would probably be off air. that's why every time i'm on tv i act like it's my last. you never know what they will say and they will take you off. steve: you are right about that. >> no, he is not right about that. no, no, no. there is a double standard and it goes like this. donald trump got to say the
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most vulgar things about where he brags of grabbing women, about how he made fun of a "new york times" reporter who is physically challenged, there is nothing more vulgar than to do that. so when a comedian comes out and, you know, yours some flourly language that leans towards the blue with you say oh, not my cup of tea. you change the channel or if you are like me you say oh that stephen colbert is funny. >> the difference i'm not trying to silence this guy. you guys want us off air, kick us off campus. try to get its fired from our networks. this is the behavior that you do. we don't do the boycotting, you guys do. >> you are so being disingenuous with that. absolutely. >> where do you see conservatives taking people off campus. where do you see boycotts from conserving taking people off air? name one. >> every time. >> name them. >> the million moms that
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didn't like the fact that one of the cereal commercials had two gay parents and a child. >> please. i'm talking about people in media. >> when is commercial not media? >> no, i'm not talking about moms. i'm talking about people in media, political figures, actors and actresses trying to get people off of air? where do you see this? where do you see conservatives rallying around. steve: lawrence, let her finish. >> the point is not that you have people call -- people always call for folks to get put off the air. you look at. >> yeah, liberals. >> look at politically incorrect that got yanked when bill maher said those who flew the planes into buildings were not cowards. that liberal got yanked off the air there were speeches about it in congress. you've had that kind of thing since. the first amendment underpins this very
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democracy. having comedians stand up and hold a mirror to this society and say journalists you need to be watchdogs and not lap dogs. >> they are not being watchdogs. >> they are not being lap dogs. they are not being dishonest they are being hilarious. steve: we thank you both for this peppy talk first thing in the morning. >> thanks, steve. >> regarding comedians and freedom of the press. thank you very much. >> thank you. steve: you bet. email us at or tweet us. should cleanings be teaching your child how to doe phi the commander-in-chief because some are pete hegseth is live in debuick with voters who helped push president trump over the finish line in 2016. right, mr. flannel? that's right. we are in the west debuick tap. this is called the magic muffin. apparently a muffin on the bought of that, too. you will see these gentlemen eat it i will make sure they eat the whole thing.
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to unroll today. it basically protects and vigorously promotes religious liberty it also directs the irs to ease enforcement of the so-called johnson amendment. i say so-called because we're not sure how long that's going to last. it's still law by the way but it really does dial it back a great deal. it allows the irs to take it easy on enforcement when it comes to religious speech. even criticism from the pulpit if you will. it also eases obamacare mandate religious services that includes some contraceptive services. this is a huge victory on this the day of prayer in the nation's capital. the president is going to meet with catholic cardinals along the way. this is healthcare vote we are talking about. busy day in the nation's capital. i will keep an eye on it. brian: evangelicals wanted this and. ainsley: companies like hobby lobby are forced to pay for it if they don't
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agree with it. steve: to get the pulls of the country right now, let's go out to pete hegseth. he is in west day buick at the west dubuque cap. >> packed with awesome crowd of folks here in dubuque. politics as we pass the 100 day mark. this is a key county for the election. county for previous four cycles went for democrats but for this cycle went for candidate trump and now president trump. trying to get a sense from the pundits in the beltsway and everyone in washington, d.c. how do they feel president trump is doing on the key issues of the day? i'm seated here with patrick lewis and chris -- is it. >> christa? pete: you are organic farmer here in dubuque what matters to you. >> we need to be setting up for a government shutdown in the fall so that we can
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really drain the swamp. pete: you want him to go to washington and shake up the whole system? >> i would like to see the government shut down in the fall. and i want trump to put the people in place at this moment that it -- government shutdown that doesn't hurt as opposed to an obamacare government shutdown where the goal is to make the people hurt as much as possible. pete: you are looking for more confrontation. certainly there has been a lot so far. i have got to ask you, you are both small business owners, construction company, actually. >> yes. pete: the house is going to vote today likely on a repeal and replacement of obamacare, how important is that to you and how important are other issues? >> health insurance is very important because you do have for the employees, even myself, health insurance is very expensive to buy right now. we need to get more companies involved, more insurance companies to make the insurance more reasonable so everybody can afford it. pete: did you hear the news that the last insurer in the obamacare exchange is likely
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to leave iowa. poetic that today is the vote in the house to do so. are you hopeful that this repeal and replace if it passes and is signed by the president could actually bring premiums down? >> yes, i'm very hopeful that that will happen. pete: i think we all are for sure. christa, i have to ask you as you both are part of the small business together, when you look at regulations, when you look at tax reform, what other issues might be most important to you as a small business owner? >> the regulations. i have seen a lot of the changes coming, which is optimism for myself so we don't have to hire more staff to perform paperwork because we're good at what we do. we're builders, not paperwork people. for projects we are involved in it takes years to get through the wet land and issues. i'm optimistic for the future and i want our employees to prosper. if we have better paying jobs coming, it will be good for all the employees. pete: i have to ask you about the stephen colbert episode the back and forth
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going on. is there is a double standard how he conducts himself and how is he perceived? >> yes. the jokes he gives i don't think are very funny. but if a republican had given those jokes, treated totally different. it would be everyone go out and protest that person, make them want to quit. pete: we have got also a couple we're going to get to a couple of democrats later on as well who are county officials that supported president trump. we got one right here as well, ma'am. what's your name? >> catherine. pete: catherine, did you not support president trump and you still do not. what's the biggest issue you see. >> i guess lack of he regard for constitution and who we are as a people. and human rights violations which and it's not telling the truth. alternative facts. pete: leave it right there unfortunately. we are running on a hard break. so much to talk about. we'll be here all morning at the west dubuque tap talking politics. steve: pete in plaid. ainsley: confusing because it's called a tap. i think of beer on tap.
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brian: so do i and abby huntsman who also wears plaid when she is on television. ainsley: or check. abby: bar opens at 6:00 a.m. ainsley: you have to get peer on tap what's your favorite? abby: heineken. my husband will be mad at me for saying that gang members accused of attacking a teenager with a machete behind bars facing attempted murder charges. three ms-13 members targeted and shot at the teen because they didn't like the way he was laughing. all three of the suspects are illegals from el salvador. two are brothers. the tropical depression has vowed to demolish ms 13 blaming the gang violence on lax immigration policies. former president obama long history of insulting president trump. >> you shouldn't be president of the united states. a guy who spent 70 years on this earth showing no regard for working people is not going to suddenly be the champion of working people.
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abby: it turns out obama once dreamed of being our commander-in-chief. the revealing transcript. former president idolized president trump and everything he stood for writing. this i may not be donald trump now but just you wait if i don't make it, my children will. brian: wow, that's unbelievable. steve: more juicy nuggets coming out now that he is not president. ainsley: fbi director james comey standing his ground over the clinton email investigation. >> it makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election. honestly it, wouldn't change the decision. ainsley: judge napolitano says comey was out of line. is he here to explain why. brian: the judge is exasperated ♪ one way or another ♪ i'm going to find you ♪ i'm going to getcha get that getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ i'm going to win you
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steve: brian? brian: fbi director james comey doubling down on his decision to reopen the clinton email probe just 11 days before americans headed to the polls. >> it makes me mildly nauseous to impact on the election. honestly it wouldn't change the decision. tell me what you would could. would you speak or would you conceal? i could be wrong? we honestly made a decision between two choices even in hindsight of one of the most painful experiences i would make the same decision. ainsley: here to react is judge andrew napolitano. good morning. >> i do not doubt his sincerity. i don't doubt and even those of us who have harshly
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criticized jim comey. i don't doubt that he believed he was doing the right thing but he should have followed the law. the law is that do you not reveal the status of a criminal investigation whether it's open, closed, reopened, whether more evidence has come in or not until it's completed. so, the statement that he made two weeks before election day, listen, i am happy that hillary clinton is not president. one when she says one of the reasons she is not president because of the fbi behavior, because he dragged the fbi a than political, premier law enforcement entity into the middle of a presidential campaign, she has a very good point to make. steve: you say he broke the law in the way the doj has done it for years where a paper might come out at the commencement of something. >> right, to be clear, he didn't barack a criminal law he broke doj and fbi regulations and traditions. steve: because he went rogue you think he should be fired. >> yes. i do think he should be fired.
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he should be fired because he exercised very, very poor judgment. his job as the director of the fbi is to gather evidence and deliver it to the justice department. not to hold a press conference about the meaning of the evidence, not to try and second guess what the justice department will do. steve: he is a cop. >> he is a cop. he is not a prosecutor. if he thinks that the head of the justice department, he told us this yesterday, was corrupt, not paying money but doing the wrong thing for the wrong reason there are three other justice department officials in rank between him and loretta lynch. all of this should have been below the radar screen. ainsley: what if he needs to fall on the sword to prevent someone who is breaking the law from becoming president. >> that is not his job. if he believed she was breaking the law, he should have recommended an indictment. instead he recommended no indictment and then listed a mountain of evidence sufficient to indict her. brian: we need 20 minutes but the other thing you brought up, too. when he came out and said she is exonerated and no charges against her. shouldn't have outlined all
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the thing she did wrong. >> correct. brian: in the summer. also think he had no right with huma abedin to say the intent wasn't there. the act was illegal. that's all that should matter. >> correct. this is a crime. the failure to safeguard state secrets that does not require intent. all the government has to do is prove gross negligence. what's gross negligence? extreme carelessness what did he same clinton was extremely careless. brian: you shouldn't have the decision and exposure without the conclusion. >> you can't look at criminal investigation midstream and expect to make sense of it you look at it at the end. either we decide not to investigate and it's closed decided not either she didder didn't release information. individuals reading it that's what happened enough evidence to bury her.
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still head scratcher indictment. now we know there was enough evidence to indict uma abedin. brian: which means she wouldn't have been the nominee. >> if she had been indicted she wouldn't have been the nominee. steve: it's about 10 minutes before the top of the hour. start your engines, the rising stars of racing are on the plaza. janice dean is already hitting the gas. that's coming up next. ♪ 55 ♪
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25 years old. janice: they are headed to the famous tall getting did he go go speedway in the top national series. ainsley: can't even drive when it's this windy outside. outside we have kyle larson and chase elliott and ryan blainy and eric jones on that end over there guys, thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having us. ainsley: tell us about yourselves and how you got into nascar. >> i grew up in northern california run on dirt tracks and stuff. and then started around 7. did a lot of dirt track stuff until i turned about 20. or 19 and that's when i got into the nascar, stock car stuff on pavement. and been in the cup series now for my fourth season. currently leading the points. been a good start to the year and having a lot of fun. janice: this is your fourth season and how old are you? >> i'm 24. i'm the oldest out of all of these. janice: you bring to the track sometimes. >> he is almost two and a half. he is a blast. i love going to the racetrack.
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loves working on the cars. going to the garage area with the mechanics. so so much fun to get to take him to the racetrack and watch him grow up. ainsley: that's great. you are the first asian american to win a race in nascar's stock series. that was last year. janice: you were in a video game tell us about that. >> my dad raced for a long time so i just grew up around it and lucky enough to kind of get into it that way. but, yeah, so we were -- so the motorsports i'm sure video gamers out there know what that is, they were kind enough to invite me and a couple other guys to be a part of their nascar pack of the game. and that was pretty cool. so excited to be a part of that. janice: ryan, tell us about yourself, my friend. >> pretty much same as chase, my father was a racener nascar and got his start. started back with dirt cars in the 90's. got a start nascar all i could remember is growing up in the garage area and being around race cars. and then when i was 8 years
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old i got my first start and been neat to take the steps and process to be with the brothers group and team with a lot of history been around for 67 years now. it's pretty neat. so really a family sport for me. and that's been a lot of fun. ainsley: was the highlight of your career finishing second in the daytona 500 at such a young age? >> you don't like to put highlights at second place. first place is what we want. you know, coming to close to the wood brothers that definitely means a lot. we want to have that one little step more. ainsley: talladega nights if you are not first you are last. janice: tell when you say you started racing. >> 7 years old back in quarter midgets. went up from there. stock cars. got in the truck series when i was 16. kind of raced on from there got a few wins. janice: keep talking, eric, i want to look at this. car. look at this fancy car. tell us, eric, tell us about the car. >> we go plenty fast in this car.
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and you know, talladega a lot of high speed racing and a lot of exciting and tight racing. a lot of passing. so it should be pretty fun. ainsley: catch the race this sunday 2:00 may 7th on fox. ainsley: i want to take this folk for a spin. more "fox & friends" coming up. it
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>> we begin the end of obamacare once and for all. brian: it looks like the vote will go the republicans' way today. steve: going to put $8 billion over five years to help people with preexisting conditions. >> it makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election. but, honestly, it wouldn't change the decision. >> i think he should be fired because he exercised very, very poor judgment. >> the tsa urging truck owners and rental agencies to be on the lookout for terrorists who may steal their vehicles and use them as killing machines. >> the president will sign executive order. >> protects and vigorously promotes religious liberty. >> if you saw my monologue on monday, i had a few choice
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insults for the president. i don't regret that. >> as a conservative, we can't even go on college campuses, but when you are a liberal and progressive or in hollywood in the bubble then some way they rally around this behavior ♪ life's too short ♪ it's passing by ♪ if i'm going to go at all ♪ go big or go home ♪ go big or go home ♪ [chanting] >> that guy right in the middle clapping. that is 66-year-old in newtown, pennsylvania. he has just been announced he is the janitor of the year. and the kids at that school love him because he knows everybody's name. ainsley: i know. that's the principal next to him. we will be talking to them. he served our country 66 years old, retired veteran and now he is a janitor at that school. brian: in the air force for those out there wondering what branch of the military. we'll go back to them shortly.
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pete hegseth, army guy live from west dubuque tap in dubuque, iowa where we understand beer is now served. ainsley: 6:00 a.m. pete: it is served. >> although we are keeping it close hold for now. trying to keep fund control. we have a huge crowd of folks here at the west dubuque tap [applause] you know, matt leach, our producer told me it would be good pouring coffee this way burning hands in the process. >> these guys don't really want coffee i'm doing it to see how can i do it and ♪ spill. chair of the republican party in dubuque. this county went for president trump for the first time enemy cycle. we are asking republicans and democrats how they feel about his first 100 days. lots of opinions and no burnt hands yet. steve: lots of coffee and lots of opinions. brian: we always try not to burn our hands. ainsley: beer saved until 9:00. brian: crazy thing about coffee. we have a lot to get to.
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if you say regular in california they give a coffee kit. if you say regular in new york they give you milk and sugar. regular in boston half and half and maybe sugar. steve: coffee regular means different things to regular people. brian: got to be specific. break it down, america. steve: meanwhile we have got a fox news alert for you. it will happen in the 1:00 hour. house republicans today will vote for the american healthcare act at 1:00. the whip count looks like they have got exactly 216 votes. how did they get that? well, yesterday, the president of the united states, i understand, spoke to fred upton who was against passing this last time and said fred, what do you need to vote yes? he said well, i don't like how you don't include people with preexisting conditions under that waiver thing. he said okay. well, figure it out. then he and billie long pictured right back there at the back of that pack, they came up with this idea to put some money into a big pool to
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help finance healthcare for people in high risk categories. ainsley: mark meadows chairman of the freedom caucus he said it would be impossible to pass if it weren't voted on this week. it was extremely. steve: they're leaving town. ainsley: exactly. extremely important for this to happen through repeal and replace. brian: no ho knows, we are not taking anything for granted with this republican caucus. if kevin mccarthy is right and going to pass. formality at 1:00 without any democratic support. then it has got to get to the senate. look traumatically different. fades 2 with the home land human services tom price. he is a doctor. is he going to take a look at it that's where president trump said over the weekend he is going to get the ability to buy insurance across state lines which he ran on. we have given you details of so many different plans. we are are going to stay away from the details right now. just know this $8 billion for preexisting conditions. a lot of people focused on that. we understand america is
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getting used to having that luxury. steve: key is as you look at and that is party of the upton amendment right there. the key is getting rid of all those -- a lot of regulations and a lot of the taxes which many small businesse businessesd with they will be out if it passes the senate. the question is will donald trump sign it? of course he will. ainsley: i don't think that's a big question. brian: it's amazing you talk about middle east peace and got totally swamped by everything else yesterday. ainsley: kevin mccarthy says they don'tly have the votes and definitely going to pass. this means then he can start working on tax reform. steve: there are at least a dozen republicans opposed to this. keep in mind yesterday when they passed the c.r., the continuing resolution to fund the government. 100 republicans voted against it. ainsley: he can lose 22 republicans. 22 republicans don't have to vote for it. so if he only has a dozen it will pass. steve: they have it right on the button. stay tuned in the 1:00 hour you will see it happen live. brian: looking ahead then.
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now for a great portion of the afternoon it was time to look back. steve: it was. james comey, the fbi director. there he is right there. he was defending how he handled the hillary clinton email investigation. highly emotional at times. he talked about his decision to renew the investigation just before election day. he said it was the right thing to do and he would do it again. if you missed it, here is the director. >> i could see two doors, and they were both actions. one was labeled speak. the other was labeled conceal. having repeatedly told this congress we are done and there's nothing there. there's no case there. there's no case there, to re-start in a hugely significant way potentially finding the emails that would reflect on her intent from the beginning and not speak about it would require an act of concealment in my view. like, this is terrible it makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election. but honestly it wouldn't change the decision.
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ainsley: he had to reopen that investigation 11 days before the election. he is saying the reason is they were investigating anthony weiner, yes. he's back. for allegedly having some sort of relationship with a minor. they investigate his computer. they see hundreds of thousands of emails from his wife with classified information in it apparently she would send them to him and his job was to print out emails for her so she could read them. that's a problem. you are not allowed to share information with your husband if you are working for the secretary of state. brian: says look at all. this he says listen, i'm going to take a quick look at it my quick glance shows address was there. those are the addresses of the missing emails that were never turned over to him in the beginning. there is enough here to announce i'm going to be looking at all these emails. so i'm going to make it public. bottom line is, james comey's response, besides the point. the real story is the
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irresponsibility of uma abedin to send those emails to her husband to brent out, let alone who her husband ended up being to give to hillary clinton because she didn't like reading off a screen. she preferred to see a hard copy. steve: james comey himself yesterday said no reasonable prosecutor would have brought charges because there was no criminal intent. it was against the law. so, nonetheless, james comey did things that we have never seen from an fbi director before. and that is why judge napolitano said earlier we're not going to run the sound bite but he said james comey should be fired. ainsley: the president should say you're fired. steve: meanwhile let's talk a little bit about susan rice. she is back in the news because the president in the united states in the last 10 minutes has tweeted twice. ainsley: susan rice the former national security advisor to president obama is refusing to testify before a senate subcommittee next week on allegations of unmasking trump transition officials. not good. steve: no. it's nod good. brian: guess what? it's wrong because as senator
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dianne feinstein said for her to turn down the subcommittee testimony is -- it flies in the face of logic. because a week ago she is sitting down with fareed sakaria on cnn and talking about this. this week she's says i'm retired i don't have to do it. you don't have to do it. in terms of if you have nothing to hide you do it. steve: here is the thing about her being on television. if you are on television, you are not under oath. she was on television on five sunday shows where she clearly what we know now lived about the benghazi attacks. ainsley: when you are on television can you choose the anchor that you think might be in your corner versus being in front of a subcommittee group where have you democrats and republicans. steve: look, they would ask her a lot of hard questions like the unmasking of the trump team. brian: in the final year of the obama administration. steve: smeergs of mr. flynn. there is news this morning as well that the obama team asked for nsa secrets in 2016 of americans. they circulated 6,000 intel
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reports without removing americans' names. apparently they unmasked 30,000 american names initially. and then eventually 6,000 names were circuited within the government with the names right out there. and the whole idea behind the fisa thing is to protect american names. that's the last thing you want out there is somebody's actual name. but they did it. ainsley: so sloppy. steve: could be just. brian: sinister, that's what it could be. same word. i would like to add this, this just adds to the confusion of selection. i salute dianne feinstein for saying she has a problem with it. that shows a sincerity for getting to the bottom of it. she also knows too, if susan rice can get away with it so could future administrations including the current one.
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steve: it was not a bipartisan invitation. brian: half in lindsey graham. steve: time now for news 7:11 and abby has a fox news alert. abby: good morning. i do have a fox news alert. i hope your day is starting off well. the tsa urging truck owners and rental agencies to be on the lookout for terrorists.manys and use them as killing machines. this coming after recent ramming attacks worldwide, including one at ohio university and the bastille day massacre last summer in france. and a night out at the baseball game turning into a nightmare for one cardinal's fan. st. louis police confirming a 34-year-old woman grazed by stray bullet as she sat in the stand at busch stadium tuesday night. >> raise her shirt up, you could see the little hole. you could see the bruise right there. there was like a little blood on it she actually had the bullet in her hand.
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ainsley: wow, luckily she is expected to be okay. and president trump headed back to his hometown of new york city today for the first time since he took office. the president will give a speech. the u.s. says intrepid honoring the heroes of a pivot toll world war ii battle. he will meet with australian prime minister malcolm turnbull. you can expect a lot of traffic in midtown manhattan today. steve: when i came in the streets were already blocked all the way around the intrepid. had to go way down and way back up. ainsley: west side trump tower is on the east side. avoid the city, right? brian: get a helicopter. fly myself in right on the roof. steve: i just use my jet pack. statstraight up, straight down. 7:12 in new york city. ainsley: first it was brexit and then president trump won the white house. now france could be facing a conservative upset. author mark steyn is here to weigh in on what marie le pen
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steve: with just three days until the final vote, the french presidential race is tightening up. centrist candidate, emanuel macron holds the lead with just under 60% and far right candidate marine le pen has a solid 40. brian: here is hoping i can some day say those things like you just did, steve. last two weeks le pen has been closing the gap on the favored to win candidate. could would he be seeing the frump effect happening in france? here to weigh in is author and journalist mark steyn. who do we root for in this in the american progressive. >> i'm routing for marine le pen, macron is like a hollow suit. sock puppet of the euro establishment. i was listening to whirl whining a couple days ago why
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she lost. if you think back just six months or whatever it was, everyone was saying if you are a woman it's time for a woman of achievement we need a woman president. no one is saying that at all about marine le pen. no french feminists or european feminists say it's time for a woman to lead france. she has just being demonized. ainsley: is she mother of the donald trump. look at the headlines. macron is attacking. he is calling million of le pen voters. true enemies. hateful and cowardly. >> they are basically the same people. and in the sense that they want france to be french. they want -- they don't want their jobs outsource dollars to the other side of the planet. they don't want the crowd who all meet and decide what's best for the unwashed masses. in that sense le pen is part of the same thing as brexit and the trump thing. steve: she had a great line in the debate she said the
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country will be led by a woman me or mrs. merkel which is brilliant idea. do you want to be ruled by us our outsiders? >> that's really the choice. in europe, basically all the big decisions now are made in brussels, which means that as the most powerful leader on the continent is germany, that means angela merkel. steve: what is the eu's agenda ultimately? >> the eu is basically 1970 solution to a 1940s problem. i mean, basically, it's a big status bloatus. regulations on the curvature of bananas. they have got -- i don't know whether you could even say this but i'm going to go full stephen colbert there is apparently regulations on the size of a euro condom. so that if -- whether you are a well endowed norwegian john or slightly sheepish. ainsley: we got it. brian: let's not go there. in fact we just been.
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still words about the 1940s problem. they are worried about nationalism which sprung up hundreds of years of war but we probably have passed that what about those who listen and saleh pen is like her dad and le pen has gotten money from the russians flat out millions of dollars to finance campaign. >> yeah. but that's basically the french finance ministry, which is behind macron, actually leaking all this damaging one-way stuff about le pen. and that's, again, the way the organs of the state are basically as they did here. the media and the bureaucracy are ganging up on the insurgent candidate. steve: we will know in three days. mark steyn, thank you very much. brian: if mark steyn could vote it would be for le pen. >> yes. brian: thanks. steve: hillary clinton still struggling with historic election loss in november. two people who literally wrote the book on her campaign and how it went down are here to weigh in on her latest denial.
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♪ brian: forget about what happened this week, hillary clinton still in denial about her election loss from a couple of days ago. >> i was on the way to winning until a combination of jim comey's letter on october 28th and russian wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for
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me but got scared off. part of resistance. brian: really part of the resistance. that resistance has clinton and launching a new pac aimed at helping democrats in 2018. wouldn't do the party any good. here to react authors jonathan allen and amy barnes. i thought about both of you. did so much research hundreds of people true research happening behind the scenes with hillary clinton. what you took from this, jonathan, was she accurately portraying what went wrong in her campaign? >> good morning, brian. i think what she was talking about is a part of the story, certainly jim comey plays a role. the russian interference play as role. it's a very incomplete answer. by that i mean if you are going to blame jim comey, you also have to look at the fact that she set up the server in the first place which then prompted an fbi investigation of mishandling of classified
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information. if she wants to start the clock on october 28th, i guess, you know, she can do that, but it doesn't take into account everything that happened. brian: amy, you also go over the fact that they couldn't come up with a single message on why she was running. walls she the third term of bill clinton? the third term of barack obama? what did she want? why did she want to become president? they couldn't even write an opening speech, correct? >> right. that's right. she became the inevitable candidate again. something that -- a label and a narrative that she had in 2008. from that speech, that first speech, she couldn't really, you know, the aides around her couldn't r50e8ly get that message across. some of them were really frustrated that the message was all over the place. i think that was a pretty good indication that they were going down the wrong road. brian: what about the fact that if you set up an organization that is flush with cash, jonathan but you have very few people can actually talk to the candidate
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themselves. the problem was the interaction with the people and the dissemination of duties. how many people could actually talk to hillary clinton? or were able to interface with her regularly? >> you know, the problem for her that her campaign staff didn't have a lot of roots to her and abedin played such a role as a gate keeper. at the same time people who were friends and sorted associates that could access her directly and influence her thinking. so, the lines of communications to her were sometimes closed to have people that should have had them and sometimes open to people who shouldn't have. brian: among the people who are flabbergasted bill maher insisted there were outside sources made her lose and that she is still around and david axelrod yesterday saying james comey didn't stop you from going to wisconsin or these battleground states that you lost. >> right. exactly. and there were a slew of problems that john and i detail in our book. it wasn't just as simple as comey and russia.
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i think it was message as we talked about before. it was the overreliance on data analytics. and a slew of other things. there was some infighting going on. they brought in really smart people who actually at times didn't work so well together. i think there were a lot of things. i think you even heard her kind of take responsibility the other day for the first time and say listen, the buck stops here. i am the candidate or i was the candidate. and i think there is some realization there now. brian: i was wondering why she doesn't take a page from al gore and mitt romney and john mccain and fade away. why does she want to be part ever the resistance and not fade away. i think it could hurt the democratic party in the big picture because no one else could step forward. jonathan allen and amy carnes shattered. thanks on the success of the book and thanks for joining us today. >> thank you, brian. brian: forget about straight ahead. butler college is teaching students how to resist president trump. does that make sense to you?
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let's go out to pete. he is in iowa with voters who helped push president trump across the finish line in 2016. pete? pete: that's right. i'm here with a table of republican ladies here in dubuque county. a county that went for president trump. let me tell you iowa just doesn't know their pancakes but the politics, too. get great opinions from this table just up as well as some democrat friends here at the counter. we will provide both sides and i'm going to eat off of this wonderful lady's plate the bacon because i can't help it ♪ if you're going to be a home body ♪ or going to have a house party ♪ if you want to be a home body ♪ we're click
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body ♪ ♪ steve: now it's time for breakfast with friends. let's go out to 1701 asbury road in dubuque, iowa, that's where pete is wearing plaid eating pan cakes. pete: of course fittingly in
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dubuque. west dubuque tap. the tap is not open yet. i will probably buy a round later when the show is over. we have wonderful people here. ask about the politics of the day. what's your name. >> helene magee. registered democrat and former county official as well crossed over to vote for president trump. why is that? >> foreign affairs. my husband deceased husband was a twa pilot. and i traveled all over the world for many, many times and i just -- i voted for obama in 2008. i voted for romney in 2012 because of foreign affairs. i think that president trump deserves an a in foreign affairs. he -- i assume he is a good poker player. and when you are dealing with foreign leaders, you have to be a good poker player. pete: you made some comments about the current democratic party. what are your comments there? >> i wish the party would come back to the center. and i haven't left the
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democratic party. it has left me. i am an old fashioned democrat. i campaigned for john kennedy in 1960 when i was 10 years old. and john kennedy would not recognize the democratic party as it is today. i'm a fiscal conservative. so i have always tended to be more republican on on on that issue. i wish that all lives matter. i wish that they get away from the social issues and come back to the center. pete: thank you very much for your message today. >> thank you. pete: what's your name? >> vicki griffith. pete: what issue matters most to you? >> i'm very happy and pleased with his results of the deal with the veterans administration. i think we have wasted money there for years and not given the care that was needed and now we're moving in the right direction. pete: i appreciate it. thank you very much. ma'am, you are a democrat who didn't pass over for president trump.
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>> i certainly am. i'm nancy. >> ma'am? >> i'm cathy simon. >> been a pleasure spending the morning with both of you. if had you a message, do you think there is a common ground where democrats can work with president trump. >> i would like to see a common ground i'm tired as a progressive democrat, i'm tired of seeing our government go to hell. it's sad. our children if we don't have clean air, we don't have clean food, we don't have clean water, how do we eat? pete: sorry, go ahead. >> so i'm upset about that with deregulation. i'm upset that women aren't getting paid the fair share as men do. pete: including elizabeth warren's office? >> including elizabeth warren's office. she is one. and she works hard at what she does. at least she works hand we know she works. pete: do you think there is room to work together on capitol hill. >> i do. i want all the fighting to stop and all the name-calling i want president, mr. trump to stop his attacks, the election
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is over. and i think that i'm tired -- actually, when you say the democratic party left you, that insults me. and i'm not -- i'm a good person. i have lived all my life in this town, and i want our government to work together if they need to change the way they have done things in the past, so be it. pete: thank you investment for the message. we appreciate that. we are here with the college republicans and the chair of the republican party here in the county. what do you believe pushed president trump over the top here? >> i think people were really looking for a change. they were really sick of what's been happening. the economy in dubuque has not grown as much as they would like. there has been increases in crime. we were already seeing a change with some of these city council members that have been changed over and the republicans have been gaining a power as well as we really got a lot of support from the state committee. and that they really pushed
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out and let the counties deal with what we needed and they gave us support in order to make sure that we could get our message out. pete: have you college republicans with you as well. what's your name? >> haley meyer. pete: what's resonating with the young people. >> i witnessed a change and a lot of people are pushing back against liberal policies on campus. i have seen just this conservative movement and it's not just trump. it's conservatives across the board. pete: interesting. so you are seeing hope on campus. what's your name? >> linda bac babonet. >> pete: how about you. >> going to a catholic college helps. veterans affairs issues are very important to me. i'm seeing protestor life movement grow across college campuses. amazing students for life across america. and sock it to -- campaign. it's really incredible. >> pete: what's your name. >> kennedy wolford. if there was an issue that with you what would it be. >> agriculture.
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i have grown up in agri tell ago agriculture. if we deregulated it a lot it would be easier for farmers to feed the world. it's a thing feed the nines. 9 billion people in the world. fighting to make sure everyone gets fed and no one is going home hungry. >> ma'am i'm going to apologize to you we can't get to you. wrap in my ear. the most articulate of all of them and we didn't get to hear from her. we have heard from democrats and republicans. we will get some from her maybe next hour if she can stick around as well what was your name, ma'am? >> bonnie stevenson. pete: stick around for bonnie. steve: bonnie stevenson coming up next hour "fox & friends." ainsley: yep. she is our friend. steve: i was looking at the west dubuque tap page, must be a good place. they have all the pictures of the live truck that pete has got out there. ainsley: they do. steve: five out of five stars on facebook. last night's special pork steak with grilled onions, american fries, salad, roll, apple sauce.
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carryouts welcome. brian: no who is not welcome? gangs. ms-13. abby: great transition, brian. i want to bring your headlines in a serious turn. violent gang members accused of attacking a twarge a machete now behind bars facing charges. three ms-13 members targeted and shot at the teen because they didn't like the way that he was laughing. all three of the suspects are illegals from sel el salvador. promised to ms-13 blaming immigration policies. explosive town hall meeting. same medical center that a watchdog group found was putting vets' lives at risk with unsanitary conditions. >> this is what he put over my husband's port on his arm. i mean, this -- this is just unbelievable. you don't do this to veterans. >> va secretary david shulkin
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is considering closing 1100 facilities nationwide as the agency develops plans to allow veterans to receive private medical care. they stopped traffic and they cause chaos. a private university wants to teach anti-trump protesters how to do it right. this fall, butler university in indiana will offer a class. they're offering a class titled trumpism and u.s. democracy. according to the description students will explore how the president's rhetoric is contrary to the foundation of our government. students may also engage in, quote, strategies and resistance against the president. brian: i do that online? >> live steaming your final goodbyes. millennials now attending funerals online. streaming technology funeral homes offer the service for as low as 100 bucks. millennials say it's cheaper since they don't have to travel or take time off work. according to a survey 40% of people don't think live stream would go capture the emotions of a funeral. imagine that i'm a millennial, i'm totally against that idea. go to a funeral.
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steve: right about not capturing the emotions at the same time, if you are on the other side of the planet it would be handy to at least have that. brian: and no line. that's good. steve: indeed. abby, thank you. meanwhile straight ahead, late night comedian stephen colbert doubling down on vulgar comments a couple nights ago about president trump. >> at the end of that monologue i had a few choice insults for the president in return. i don't regret that. steve: so is that enough to silence his critics? conservative radio show host larry elder is going to weigh in on that coming up next. ainsley: after decades of dedication to more than 800 students, one air force veteran gets a hero's recognition. he even knows all of their names and they all join us live next. we're going to grill him on that. see if he really does. brian: i think he does. ♪ everyday american ♪ a little town ♪ in a great big land ♪
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♪ >> folks, if you saw my monologue on mondays, you know that i was a little upset with donald trump for insulting a friend of mine. so, at the end of that monologue i had a few choice insults for the president in return. i don't regret that. [cheers and applause] so while i would do it again, i would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. steve: all right. that is what stephen colbert said last night. this morning reaction. let's go to larry elder a conservative radio talk show host he joins us from los angeles. larry, what did you make of all this talk about stephen colbert over the last 48 hours? >> well, i'm somebody who is not very easily offended and i give comedians a wide latitude.
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that said, can you imagine what would happen to the career of any comedian who upset with the barack obama said that his mouth serves as a blank holder for somebody else's genitalia? can you say career ending? and i'm shocked at organizations like the advocate, that's the magazine for the lgbt community, they are saying the only people upset about this are donald trump supporters. one more time, i ask you if some comedian had said about barack obama that barack obama is so servial now serves as a reseptic call to somebody else's genitalia? do you think the advocate would be okay with that? i don't think so. brian: no they are not. i will tell you what, went out yesterday on cbs, that show originally was on tape. it passed all ethics -- all ethics screening. then he goes back and does not apologize. this after the president gave him essentially 48 hours of his run of the white house and took that very guy that stephen colbert was sticking
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up for on air force one to a live event and back to the white house for an interview. so, what am i missing here? >> well, that's right. plus colbert says the reason he is doing this is because he wants to defend his friend who has too much dignity to defend himself. and then proceeded to say that he doesn't apologize for his slam on donald trump because donald trump's a big boy he can defend himself. so is john dickerson. he is a big boy he can defend himself. no, this was just vulgar. brian, you and i have something common. aside we are both dazzling urban nights. we have both done stand up comedy. the number one rule is be funny. it was not funny it was vicious and vulgar attack that would not have worked if this had been about barack obama or some other liberal. there is no question that donald trump is being hammered in a way t the last 8 years never was. steve: but this is nothing new for stephen colbert. he has been hammering conservatives for as long as
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we have known him on tv. >> he has. and he gotten away with that schtick for a long period of time. i have only found him intermittently funny. i understand the comedy is directed towardeses people in 20's and 30's. when i was in my 20's or 30's, i don't think i would have found him very funny but that's just me. brian: just to see if he pays the price in the ratings or they go up. i will tell you one thing, not one trump supporter that would watch him. told jump supporters go jump in a lake. steve: i bet his ratings went up last night because everybody wanted to see what he said so we brought it to you. ainsley: thanks, larry. >> you got it. steve: dedication to more than 800 students. air force vet hero. he knows each of those kids' names, he, the janitor is going to join us live from pennsylvania ♪ this must be love ♪ sound of my heart ♪ the beat goes on and on and on ♪ boom, crash ♪ make me feel good ♪ come on to me
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♪ [cheers] ainsley: meet the janitor of the year. 66-year-old air force veteran ted qualli of new town elementary school beating out more than 1200 nominees nationwide to get that title. steve: joining us right now is the winner, national janitor of the year ted qualli along with newtown elementary school principal kevin king and hundreds of his students from the school right there. good morning to both of you. ainsley: good morning. steve: ted, congratulations. there you go. >> thank you, kindly. i appreciate that. steve: when you realized that all the kids on monday were gathered together to salute
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you, how did you feel? >> so overwhelmed. i was crying. they really got me good. i had no idea what was going on. told me i had an alarm here at the school and i responded and underwhy they weren't where we are right now. i thought it was pretty serious why they weren't out. i was following the fire truck. all of a sudden all these qualli faces popped up and i was crying. that's what i do. ainsley: why were you crying? what brought to you tears? >> that was really awesome. at that point there i knew i won. and i couldn't believe it. i didn't think i had a chance. steve: sure. >> the community really did good. steve: i believe we have some of the video from monday. we should run a little bit of that kevin, tell us why ted here was nominated, what makes him janitor of the year. >> oh, there's lots of things that make him janitor of the year. first off, he is one of the most hard-working people i have ever met. he will do anything for anybody.
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he has a huge heart. steve: that's great. >> he is kind. he is committed to our school and our district. he loves the kids. and he is great at what he does. we're so lucky to have him. ainsley: it's wonderful that cintas is giving your school $5,000 in products and then, ted, you won $5,000 in cash. what are you going to do with that money? >> well, we said all along we're going to get a wheelchair and we're going to go to jersey shore on vacation with the grand kids. ainsley: wheelchair for your sister or sister-in-law? >> yeah. family member. correct. ainsley: so sweet of you. of course you are going to do that with your money and take your five grand kids to the jersey shore? >> yep. we're going to go to jersey shore. ainsley: you have a heart of gold. >> it's a lot of fun. that's what it's all about. that's why i'm here. to see all these kids. they are the ones that did it they did it. steve: we understood.
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we heard the story yesterday you know all 800 of the kids at the schools name. if you would, just turn around and point out a couple of the kids by name. >> well, there is anna over there. this is twinkle toes, this is smiley. steve: so have you nicknames for everybody? >> he does. it's a big -- elevator is stuck sometimes. steve: i bet. tell us something about this man who is winning this $5,000 for his lifetime of good work and he is not going to spend it on himself but instead is going to buy a family member a wheelchair. tell us about ted. >> well, that's what ted is about. right from the get-go when i asked him what he was going to do with the $5,000, he said those two things. i want to correct him a little bit. he promised marie, his wife that they were going to go on vacation together with no kids. so we're going to have to talk about that again. but that's ted.
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he has a huge heart. he takes care of people before himself. he takes care of the school and his family before himself. and that's the kind of guy he is. he is about service to his country, to his community. to his family. so, it's a great story because he is a great guy. he works hard. he has a great work ethic. and he is the most humble person that you can meet. and we should all be more like ted. ainsley: i think we need to start chanting more teds. more teds. we need more men like you, ted. thank you so much for investing in these children and their lives. steve: kevin, could you get the kids chanting the way you got them chanting on monday when he discovered that he had won the big award? >> can you repeat that? i didn't hear that i'm sorry? steve: on monday you had the kids chanting about ted. could you do that this morning for us? >> can i have the kids chanting for ted? ainsley: that would be great. >> yeah.
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♪ >> we begin the end of obamacare once and for all. steve: it will happen in the 1:00 hour. house republicans today will vote for the american health care act. >> it makes me mildly nauseous to think we had some impact on the election but honestly it wouldn't change the decision. >> i think he should be fired because he exercised very poor judgment. we want to create peace between israel and the palestinians. we will get it done. >> who do we root for from the american perspective. >> i'm rooting for marine
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le pen. macron is sock puppet of failed euro establishment. >> i had a few choice insilts for the president. i don't regret that. >> number one rule of stand-up comedy, be funny. it was not funny. it was vicious. it was nasty. it was a vulgar attack. ♪ steve: it is 7:00 in iowa. pete is there with the cafe. what beer is on tap this morning? >> this is duber. made right here in dubuque. promises made, promises kept. we said there would be beer at top of the hour. ainsley: checking i.d.s, pete. >> i.d.s checked. i am paying for it apparently. good people out here.
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steve: we'll talk to some folks next half hour on "fox & friends." brian: maybe they're toasting anticipated approval through the house of replacement for obamacare. it is finally going to happen. they say kevin mccarthy says it has the votes to move through the senate. ainsley: this is great if you're a republican, if you're a donald trump supporter, if you're the president and in their opinion if you're an american. steve: they will vote today on the american health care act we're told in the 1:00 hour. what is extraordinary about this, for the most part republicans want to know how much something will cost before they vote on it, they really don't know how much this is going to cost. some are saying, why the rush? the rush is they have exactly number of votes, supposedly the quote is right on the button. i think they want to take the vote before anybody changes their mind. >> republicans can only lose 22 votes. some holdouts were congressman
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fred upton and billy long and president met with them. they said as long as people with preexisting conditions will be covered we will support it. president said, all right, that coverage, they get up to $8 million for preexisting conditions. brian: they get some of the moderates. they had the freedom caucus with changes they wanted. for one thing, before we get details and get the cbo report, not that it matters, they will vote on it anyway, president trump really worked the room. he was relentless. he listened. they reacted. it was not just better do this or i will primary you. what do you need? i understand, to get this done? he left it with tom ryan. it didn't work. tom price. on "politico"'s playbook after he walked out hearing the room, said congratulations, we got the house back. democrat feel this is going to be, it is going to be bad for republicans in the big picture.
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steve: when you saw the figure month or two ago, 24 million americans would wind up losing health care, that is a great political ad for the democrats whoever is going to run any of the republicans coming up in 2018. here's the thing. what if it is, hope for everybody is actually better, reduces taxes and stuff like that. ultimately, when it comes to politics, this is going to redeem speaker paul ryan. plus it will give president trump his first big, and it is big legislative win. ainsley: they focus on tax reform after this goes through. you might ask the difference what there was with obamacare and what there is if this does pass, many calling trumpcare. tax credits to buy insurance f you're under 30 years old, you get $2,000 a year in tax credits. if you're over 60, you get $4,000 a year. no more limits on health care savings. no more fines if you don't want
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to do this insurance companies set their own prices, so older people who need more care will pay a little bit more. brian: president pledged to he buy insurance across state lines, number one. number two, we have to get the cost of prescription drugs down. that is the key. we have stop gouging to rain in the pharmaceutical industry to help the american people. i'm all for making a profit but not the way it is contributed right now it is not working. if the average american will have affordable drugs, we're seeing co-pays through the roof, she will say, he or she my representative is responsible for this. if they're not, they rock it up, they are responsible for this. steve: today, step one it will be passed by the house we understand in the 1:00 hour. on to the senate. on to the president's desk, if the senate okays it. the problem is the senate. meanwhile, speaking of capitol hill, fbi boss jim comey, the fbi director was up on capitol
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hill yesterday and it was really interesting. he was called on the carpet, wh when you announced in public, you know that you were reopening hellory stuff. he doubled down and essentially said, he was mildly nauseous thinking he might have an impact on the election but at the same time he would have done it again. ainsley: listen to what he said yesterday. >> i could see two doors, and they were both actions. one was labeled speak. the other was labeled concealed. having repeatedly told this congress we are done, there is nothing there, no case there, no case there, to restart in a hugely significant way, potentially finding the emails that would reflect on her intent from the beginning and not speak about it would require an act of concealment in my view. this is terrible. it makes me mildly nauseous to think we had impact on the election. honestly, it wouldn't changes the decision. brian: one other thing that he
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mentioned was, remember when loretta lynch wound up in the same airplane on the tarmac out in arizona as bill clinton, and comey said, that was the capper for him. that was going to make hess decision not to prosecute hillary rodham clinton himself. he would make the announcement rather coming out from the department of justice. he thought people would think it was fishy. he cited other reasons he made the particular announcement, including one i can't talk about yet. what is that? he can't talk about yet. ainsley: he talked about anthony weiner. he said they were investigating him and his emails he allegedly had some whatever with a minor. he had hundred of thousands of emails sent from his wife huma abedin, assistant to club: they went through the email and there was classified materials in the emails. that is why they opened up the investigation of huma abedin her
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emails and hillary clinton's emails 11 days before the election. brian: for legal experts they do not believe huma abedin was not indicted. the intent want there to move confidential and top secret stuff to another laptop. when they asked her to, bring everything to the state department, she did not bring that laptop. she didn't realize it was on laptop. you personally forwarded thousands of times. ainsley: someone last night saying of all the people that doesn't need classified information -- it was lindsey graham. brian: al franken was all over the russian angle. what about russians. did they want donald trump? no, they hated hillary clinton. they were for that was whole thing. what about donald trump's linkages to russian investment. basically said we have none. ainsley: how can you blame james comey? so many things. there was, she lied at the u.n., that press conference saying she only had one device. then she said she didn't have secret server. she did. then you have huma abedin
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sharing classified information. loretta lynch on the airplane. steve: ultimately hillary clinton as late as tuesday was blaming james comey for losing the election and russia. you look what was done. democrat all said look, james comey came out 11 days before the election. he came out because her trusted aide, huma abedin was forwarding classified information to her husband. ainsley: anthony weiner. steve: don't blame comey. don't blame russia. mrs. clinton, you have to blame huma abedin or yourself. brian: there is a lot of intrigue what is going on with unmasking the americans in terms of what the nsa was tapped into for a matter of years. so if you look back, how many unmasking requests were done by the obama administration, in the year before, i guess it was 2015, there was about 600 requests to unmask americans on the other side of nsa wiretaps, and wiretaps of surveillance i should say. last year, there were over,
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there were thousands of requests. steve: 30,000. brian: so susan rice, national security advisor, who was probably doing requests or made the request herself has been asked to go in front of lindsey graham subcommittee. she refused yesterday, refused to go. among the people flabbergasted by that, democratic senator dianne feinstein. she thinks she ought to reconsider it, you know why? answered the same questions on cnn with reid. how can you turn down the senate and say yes to cnn and not talk about it now. >> the invitation wasn't from a republican. it is not bipartisan. she will not show. ainsley: interview with your friend than many people are against you? brian: ainsley, using logic she is using to get out of the testimony makes her look terrible. trump trump president of the united states tweeted about that. susan rice, former national security advisor to president obama is refusing to testify
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before a senate subcommittee next week on allegations of unmasking trump transition officials. not good, exclamation point. steve: she apparently will cooperate with congress but behind closed doors. she does not want to be seen on television spilling the beans. so that is the very latest on susan rice. ainsley: hand it over to abby huntsman. >> i have nothing to hide. i have headlines to bring this morning. hope your thursday is starting off well. fox news alert now, and a brand new warning about deadly truck terror attacks. the tsa urging truck owners and retail agencies looking out for terrorists who may steal their vehicles and use it as killing machines. this comes avraming attacks worldwide and one at ohio state university and bastille massacre last sumner france. texas could on the first state to ban sanctuary city. giving approval to the new law
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threatening to throw police chiefs in jail if they refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officers. the bill adds to republican governor greg abbott who says he is getting his signing opinion warmed up. the measure is expected to go into effect, september first. brand new video. team usa hornets and super hornets flying over the uss carl vinson. two south korean destroyers by the side as tensions continue to rise with north cree. keep close eye on that one. ainsley: thanks, abby. steve: straight ahead on this thursday, the president is hours away from signing his 34th executive order protecting religious liberty. next up the chairperson of the national day of prayer which is today, daughter of reverend billy graham and will join ainsley to weigh in. brian: it could revolutionize your breakfast. how you could go your coffee and bagels in just a bite. you heard me.
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ainsley: as our country's religious leaders gather to celebrate the national day of prayer, president trump is expected to sign an executive order today protecting religious lib per. our next guest is the chairperson of the national day of prayer, and author of the book "the daniel prayer." there is a picture of it. joining us the daughter of the reverend billy graham, ann graham lotz. >> thank you for having me. ainsley: my pleasure. it will be a busy day. we'll talk about the national day of prayer. president signed executive order. it is 34th executive order protecting religious freedom. what are your thoughts about that? >> i'm so thankful for it. i will be there this morning. it is answer to prayer. there is god in heaven. he hears and answers prayer, ainsley. the president willing to sign the executive order is evidence of that. that answered a lot of peoples prayers. ainsley: there were companies that made the news because, because of this type of thing. there was the meatpacking company that had religious literature in their break room,
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and the past administration said you can't do that. there was the florist that wanted to, that decided not to provide flowers for a day couple that wanted to use the florist and the florist felt like for religious reasons she didn't want to do that. what does it mean for companies like this? >> you know, i will tell you what it means generally speaking, and the president has come to washington, he has said to bring about a lot of change, politically, nationally and there is another dimension. we need spiritual change. i believe in all of my heart our nation needs to return to the god of our fathers, return to the faith of our fathers. so what the president is doing, is sort of an executive order, maybe helping that but each individual needs to return to god. i'm just traying on this national day of prayer that god will hear our prayers. there will be tens of thousands, millions of people, ainsley, praying for our nation, praying for our president. praying for the freedom that we've had to be, continue to enjoyed as we express our faith
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in the living god. so i'm delighted that he is doing it. and pray that god will continue to give us the freedom that as americans we've an joyed. ainsley: what is your message to the protesters that gotten so angry, this country zooms so divided? what about your message to the aclu who against this. about people being discriminated against? >> my message, i will not give into the politics of it. god loves the whole world, ainsley, democrats and republicans, people and kids protesting. loves ones standing up. loves people on both sides of the aisle. jesus came to bring peace. he came to bring goodwill to men on whom god's favor rests. it is time we need to turn to god. segment you had before me shows we need god. confusion and chaos in our country is evidence god is missing. we need to call on him, have
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faith in him and pray and ask him to bring us peace and blessing he promised but we need to return to him. ainsley: so great to live in a country to celebrate a national day of prayer. what does this day mean to you? >> it is wonderful. it was signed into law by president truman after my father gave a message on the capitol steps. president reagan said it would be first thursday every may. this is my first chance to be in charge of the on serve vans. capitol hall, it will be on national day of and on the website. join us as we come together and pray for god's blessing on america. ainsley: we'll definitely all be lifting this great country up in prayer today, thanks to you and to so many others involved in this. thank you so much. give your best to your dad, your brother, your entire family. they're proud of you. >> thank you. god bless you. ainsley: god bless you. newt gingrich is coming up. he knows a then or two on
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getting congress whipped into shape. he will talk about the health care vote. we are in dubuque, iowa, in an area that did not vote republicans since the 1950s, until president trump came along. he is talking to the voters next. and serving beer. does your bed do that? only at a sleep number store find final clearance prices on the best beds for couples.
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that seems an issue you're passionate about. >> i really want to see better health care, lower prices. people are having outrage just premiums they have to pay every month. just very difficult. we need a lot of changes. maybe we can shop across the borders, shop around for better insurance. >> iowa will need to shop around because the last insurer in iowa's, change will leave. >> we're down to the wire here. we have to get something. >> you mentioned the militaries something very important to you. >> military is very important. our veterans need to be taken care of. i would like to see more respect given to our veterans and military they were lacking the last eight years.
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i have two grandsons in the military. one in the army reserve and one in the air force heading to south korea in september. so it is very important to me and as a grandma, i'm worried sick. >> thank you, bonnie. you delivered. we said bonnie would deliver and she i had. we have other great folks. what is your name. >> travis. >> you have been to how many trump rallies? >> 23. and one inauguration. >> one inauguration as well. that's right. maybe one more. what drew you to the president? >> just his, just what he says. stands up for the people. he stands up for the police. just what he is stands for. he is pure gentleman and everything. >> this young lady behind you a paratrooper, served our country. thank you for your service. very much appreciate it. we want to get a sense from trump supporters, folks that voted for president trump, what grade they would give him 100 days in. i tried to serve you a beer. you're not 21. you are old enough to vote. you voted for president trump. how would you grade his
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performance so far. what do you like about it? >> i would give him a b-plus. i think he is actively fulfilling campaign promises if i give him any advice, cool it on twitter. >> cool it on twitter. he might be tweeting about you right now. ma'am, what is your name. >> marilyn? >> how would you grade the president? >> an a. >> an a. why? >> he is sticking to his promises trying to drain the swum swamp and what he promised despite opposition. >> overwhelming resistance and boycotting. what is your name? >> dave. >> dave. what grade and why? >> axe absolutely an a. he had aggressive agenda. no surprises campaigning. he hit the ground running. faced a lot of headwind here. get al lot of stuff done, not a lot of help. >> ma'am, grade? >> b-plus. >> what makes it a b-plus? >> he is tackling dessass truss obamacare, i like my son get
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uncomfortable with the tweeting. he needs to tone that down a little bit. >> ma'am? >> a. >> a. what is your name,. >> karen. >> karen. why would you say a? >> he is trying to keep his campaign promises. he is not having a lot of cooperation but getting there. >> absolutely. sir, what is your name? >> brunell. >> you give him what? >> a. make america more competitive in the world market. something that needs to happen. that answer brought to you by what is the name of the beer here? >> duber. >> duber. this might be the last segment. i'm due for a round of beers for the great crowd here. beer and breakfast with friends here in dubuque. really informative folks. [applause] regardless what the beltway and elites say, people that voted for president trump certainly stand behind him. ainsley: amazing they have not voted for a republican since the '50s. >> swing state, swank area. pete, nicely done. people of iowa with the
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caucuses, first indication in the country on presidential election year. everybody in iowa knows politics. it is so fascinating to hear what they thinks. ainsley: politics and corn, right. steve: they have a lot. as high as an elephant's eye. i think how it went. coming up newt gingrich is here. he has advice for congress and the president. brian: florida woman seizes an opportunity and takes it. the only problem, the cameras are always watching. ♪ put it back. i joined the army in july of '98. our 18 year old was in an accident. when i call usaa it was that voice asking me, "is your daughter ok?" that's where i felt relief. we're the rivera family, and we will be with usaa for life. at angie's list, we believe there are certain things you can count on, like what goes down doesn't always come back up. [ toilet flushes ]
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steve: fox news alert. in the 1:00 hour up on capitol hill the house is going to vote on the american health care act. according to the people who
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count the noses they have exactly, on the button, the number of republicans to pass it which is good as they can get to repeal and replace obamacare. brian: newt gingrich joins us right now. he knows what it is like to pass major pieces of legislation and beat people up the side of their head to get it done. mr. speaker, is this going to be a good day for republicans? >> probably is although you don't actually beat them around the head. you do what president trump did yesterday with fred upton who is very important leader. he listened to him. he found out what upton's problem was. they developed an amendment that solves the problem. we now have preconditions i think pretty decisively taken care of. so everybody worried back home they have a precondition well still get health insurance this is done exactly as the president campaigned this year. if this does work today, i'm really looking forward to the vote, it is extraordinary moment. this does work a tribute to
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president trump first of all because he personally weighed in, listened to people, thought it threw. the "art of the deal" applied to legislation. speaker ryan never backed down, kept working at it despite how difficult it was. frankly mark meadows of the freedom caucus who came right back said immediately, when the first bill failed, look, we want to get something done. we're not opposed to getting something done. mark meadows held open the door with the president to a conversation ultimately may produce a bill today. if it passes today, extraordinary achievement. i candidly didn't think they would do would have to come back in a month or two. this is great breakthrough if it happens this afternoon. ainsley: what does it mean for people watching, for america? >> we're going from a system disintegrating. obamacare in state after state is falling apart. in knoxville, tennessee, thousands of people won't be able to buy insurance.
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insurance company, after insurance company announcing they're withdrawing from obamacare. people talk about preconditions, if you can't buy any insurance you don't have any protection for anything. 1/3 of american counties now we're down to one insurance company left. so obamacare was collapsing except in the big cities. and the fact is, that, this is a great breakthrough moment. it means we'll move towards more choices for people. we're going to move towards more honestly being able to afford the insurance. we'll guarranty the people preexisting conditions. brian: this has to be a good plan, mr. speaker. we don't know the details yet. if it's a bad plan it could spell end of a house republicans. if it is a good plan it would lock them in. >> well, if it's a bad plan, it will be fixed in the senate, but i think it's a good plan. this is improved. the truth is this bill got better by not passing initially. they had very good modifications in the bill.
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it increases the range of choice. it increases freedom for the states. it lets the governors manage medicaid much better. it allows people to have greater guarranty they will be covered even with preconditions. this is a stronger, much stronger plan than it was a month ago. that is the way the legislative process should work. if it passes today, of course it goes to the senate. we'll see how much of this senate can pass. this will be for president trump a tremendous breakthrough on was really the only thing that people said he didn't get done in the first 100 days. if this now gets done, maybe took 107 days but he is getting there. ainsley: are you suggesting republican actually read what was in the bill? >> a lot of people know what is in the bill. ainsley: nancy pelosi said let's pass it, then we'll read it decide what needs to change? >> okay. well, this has been the opposite the way they rammed through obamacare. this thing has been drawn out so long, so many experts read it
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taken it apart, so many people written about it, members will know more about the bill than they could have possibly known a month ago. as i said. senators are also taking this very seriously. a whole group of republican senators who have been meeting regularly every week thinking this through, not staff level. the senators themselves. people understand this is really a big deal to get us back on a track of a better health system. i think there is real determination to try to get it done this spring. steve: let's switch gears talk about hillary clinton. a couple days ago she was very honest. talking about her humiliating loss. she takes absolute personal responsibility, newt, but at the same time, she continues to blame russia, james come my, you name it, it is somebody else's fault. >> well, i was watching earlier today, you had the two authors of "shattered" on. i've been reading their book. it is like watching a car wreck
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in slow motion. it is just unbelievable. i think they started to write the book to cover the election of first woman president, by the time the election was over they realized they had a totally different book. hillary is sad. she can't come to grips with reality. she can't come to grips with reality about her server, her emails, the clinton foundation, all the different things that swirled around her. i think she can't come to grips with having lost. somebody needs to sit her down and counsel her. they have to say to her, hillary you lost. not comey, not the russians, you. and of course that is, she spent her whole lifetime wanting to become president. i don't think it is going to happen. brian: having newt gingrich criticize hillary clinton is not a big deal. having bill maher do it is, and having david axelrod to me is significant. >> jim comey didn't tell her not to campaign in wisconsin after the convention.
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jim comey didn't say don't put any resources into michigan until the final week of the campaign. she never fully was willing to take responsibility for her mistakes, particularly that server. she said the words, i'm responsible but the, everything else suggested that she doesn't really feel that way. brian: wow. that is called backlash, am i correct. >> well look, remember, axelrod was part of the team that beat her in '08. brian: that's right. >> axelrod is a very smart guy. i like him a lot. he has a great institute of the university of chicago. but the fact is there ain't no love lost. i think the serious obama people feel really betrayed by the sloppiness, the corruption, the incompetence of clinton and her campaign, and i think they're dismayed then instead of consolidating what obama tried to do, it is being taken apart by trump because she failed.
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part of what you're getting -- steve: newt, we're coming up against a hard break here shortly. got to do the news. i saw you wanted to give some advice to the president of the united states and that is, now you that it looks like he is on the verge of this big win in the house, maybe it is time to get in the big airplane of his and fly around the country and talk to the people? >> look, i loved what he did in harrisburg the other night. it was presidential but it was presidential at the grassroots with thousands of people. every time donald trump can get out of washington and be surrounded by 20 or 30,000 people he gets stronger. he is reminded the reason he is president. not washington bureaucrats, not walker ton lobbyists, not washington news media. i wish he would have minimum one town meeting a wreak. went somewhere in america and reflected on those twenty or 30,000 people who love him, desperate for him to succeed. brings him back here with a renewed sense of building the
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fight in washington for the american people who elected him. brian: much rather see him in red but want him in blue states too. >> he should do the whole country. he is president of the whole country. he could even go to hawaii. brian: perhaps his greatest accomplishment on desk now. north korea is lashing out not at us but china for betrayal and going along with america. could china after all these decades be finally cracking down on north korea? it only perhaps because of the relationship that took root in mar-a-lago. they're not there yet but they have already been furthered than i can ever remember. >> no one could have imagined that donald trump could have five or six hours of meetings with the president of china and have this kind of relationship. steve: times have changed. newt, we thank you very much for joining us from our nation's capitol. >> good to be with you. steve: coming up, ainsley. ainsley: president trump vowed to revive the economy by
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slashing taxes and adding jobs. "the property man," bob massi, is here what it means for your wallet. steve: famous dave's feast, with famous dave himself. janice dean getting a head start as we barbecue now our breakfast. ♪ ♪ coppertone sport versus the sun. coppertone sport stays on strong when you sweat and is strong enough to stop up to 98% of the sun's damaging uv rays. coppertone. because protection matters.
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she landed on her desk, missing her. the woman looks around to see if anyone watching before smashing it into her face. the employer fired the workers' comp claim. the insurance company got suspicious and decided to investigate. we got the video. run with the story, america. ainsley: she looks like an idiot and slammed that thing into her head for no reason. brian: exactly. ainsley: thanks, brian. president trump following through on more complain promises working through obamacare and unveiling big tax cuts. steve: the changes could ignite big growth. let's talk to the host of the property man, bob massie. >> i'm laughing at that last part. steve: crazy story. ainsley: not very smart. >> talk a little bit about the proposed tax plan that they have unveiled. it is just one single page. it is going to get a big boost today because it sound like
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affordable care act is going to be repealed in some measure today in the house. >> yes. steve: at 1:00, the president, president trump trump really wanted that because he felt like if you get rid of regulations and taxes that will be a boost and boon to the tax ideas he has got going. >> oh, yeah, that is the prelude to it. steve, when you talk, and ainsley, when you talk to most people in business, not so much that you hate paying taxes it is the way they use the money but, even with the idea with the obama tax rolled back, that almost 4% for people that make a certain amount of money, don't forget on the obama tax, not only taxed on dividends and any yield on stocks, bottom line in this situation it will absolutely energize. if today happens and they're able to then get this going, competent to the senate, and get the job done, then they're able to go to tax reform which is his base, believe me necessary for that to happen in order for him to be reelected in '20, that
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will change and energize. the other thing being "the property man" i want to hear about i have not heard about why the, talk to me about capital-gains tax. let me tell tell you something. if he get other things done and gets capital-gains tax down, you will see development and real estate go through the roof. ainsley: if he is cutting taxes more money in the bank accounts, more money to buy property or buy a house. >> and also, ainsley, hire people. again, i'm a small business person. if i don't have to pay as much in taxes i want to grow my business or go into another type of business, that is more money. here is what a lot of people, a lot of liberals don't get. that is the fact that people that are successful, it is not always they want to hoard their money put it away, by the way if they put it away hps the stock market with different types of things. they want to grow their business. so pay the tax of the, don't pay the tax, grow your business,
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sound like a great idea in america. steve: speaking of great ideas, a show on the fox business called, "the property man." where are you going tomorrow? >> this is funny. danger dan cohen my producer. he sighs to me, love the guy. hey, bob, got a great story, we're going to a gold mine. dan, italians do not go inside of gold mines. i'm not doing it. oh, it is three miles up a hill. honest to god you ask him. four vans going up the hill. two got flat tires. we had to get in a hummer. i thought i was going to die. i'm not going in that gold mine, there are ratsnakes. it is a great story on "the property man." we went to this gold mine in scottsdale, air son. ainsley: we're glad you didn't die. we'll watch the program tomorrow on fbn. comes on friday united states, 8:30 p.m. thanks so much bob. great to see you. >> thanks, ainsley. thanks, steve.
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ainsley: coming up next we head outside where famous dave himself is cooking barbecue with janice. steve: take bill hemmer's order for lunch. >> safe some more me. good morning, guys. is this the day republicans vote to replace obamacare. will they fulfill a campaign promise and make health care better? tom price is our guest. meeting with james comey behind closed doors first he talks to us about susan rice and others. there is more. congress going after north korea. we'll tell you what all that is about today. may the 4th be with you on this may 4th. see you in ten minutes, top of the hour.
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♪ ainsley: we're excited because we have ribs on the plaza.
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may is national barbecue month. we're kicking it off with america's rib king, famous dave. steve: down at the end, say hello, dave. [cheering] ainsley: when we see dave, means summer is here. brian: how do you celebrate properly national barbecue day? >> we can't wait until may, may is national barbecue month. time to get out the grills, barbecued ribs. this morning we spill the boons how to jump-start really good recipes. >> show me how, dave. >> we're going to add some double, kind of a hot barbecue sauce. you help me pour in the rich and sassier. >> rich and sassy you said we can buy these too. >> at grocery stores. this is within way adding extra flavors to the barbecue sauce. janice, if you want to help me here. take some apricot, add apricot
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preserves. the apricot preserves add great flavor. >> oh, my gosh, what's this? >> this is something really add as lot of flavor. a little kahlua. >> that is for the grill operator, isn't it? >> peach sch napms. steve: we'll have the recipe on our website. what do you do with the sauce? >> if you want to taste that, i'll tell you what. ainsley: glad to do that. taste this. >> put enough in there? ainsley: more kahlua. brian: running out of time. we're time sensitive. >> here we go. steve: there you go. then you mop them. how long did you cook those ribs? >> those ribs have been cooking about four hours, snoking. what we're doing now, we're carpal millionizing the sauce on
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ribs. -- carmellizing. >> they didn't cook four hours at that heat. >> we were smoking slow over great tasting hickory. brian: anything new this year? anything new at famous dave's? >> this year we have a lot of great tasting things. honey cornbread muffins, all american barbecue feast. just in time to celebrate may, national barbecue month. >> these are amazing. ainsley: are these the muffins back here, dave? >> honey buttered cornbread muffins. steve: time to feed the people. more fox and friends live from outside our world headquarters in two minutes. who's hungry? [applause]
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>> before we leave you meet the newest member of the fox and friends family jeff field and
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his wife, diana welcome baby francesca marie. their third daughter. congratulations. >> our family just got bigger. so beautiful. >> bill: fox news alert on the day which could be the day republicans have been waiting seven years for. at this hour they're meeting in private. their leadership says they have the votes to pass the plan to replace obamacare. that is a live picture from capitol hill as they get together inside the meeting room. what will they talk about and say when they emerge? you'll see it live when it happens. a big day in "america's newsroom." >> shannon: good morning, i'm shannon bream. it was a big campaign promise for donald trumled to this. house republicans appear to be confident that their new healthcare bill does have the needed support to pass. >> bill: here is the magic number, 216. that's what it takes to pass the bill onto the senate. after a full-court press to wi


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