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now. >> she is a big sister and is figuring it out which many people know is a transition, they become different. trying to get a little from mom and dad, but it's a good way to go. >> alexis is beautiful. >> the looks don't come from daddy. >> blessings to you guys. "america reports" now. ♪ ♪ >> no relief in sight for americans enduring pain at the pump, the national average for a gallon of gasoline in this country now doubled since president biden took office in making matters worse, the country's emergency reserves are now at their lowest levels in decades. >> so that happens after the president decided to give 5 billion barrels of oil out of alaska to countries overseas. and her biggest foreign adversary on the receiving end of some of that oil, california democratic congressman will join
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us on that topic and a lot more coming up in just a few moments today. >> sandra: we begin, "america reports" with a shake-up across the pond as prime minister boris johnson announces officially that he is resigning amid a string of ethics scandal. and look who came back for more, hello, welcome, everybody. i am sandra smith in new york. happy to have you. >> i am bill hemmer and for john roberts today, the outgoing prime minister acknowledging defeat after months of defiance with 50 senior lawmakers left office in a revolt against their leader, the final straw for some members of parliament coming after report saying that johnson knew about an investigation of sexual misconduct to a lawmaker that he had promoted. >> sandra: protesters gathered outside tenth avenue to give the prime minister a noisy send-off as they look for a replacement to lead the conservative party in the country now begins.
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senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot is live on this from london for us at this hour, what is the very latest from there, greg? >> hey, sandra, bill, it's the end of an era just about, the flamboyant british conservative prime minister boris johnson announcing today he is stepping down as party leader and that is in most cases means he is also departing as prime minister. broke the news in front of the famous number 10 office at home with family and staff in attendance, essentially one-third of his government cabinet members, junior officials quitting a protest demanding a resignation citing mostly the lost of trust in the man following a variety of scandals and statements and some say lies. here is a bit more of what he had to say about the herd of conservative party members he thinks drove him out of office. speak at their herd instinct is powerful when it moves, it moves. and my friends, and politics, no
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one is remotely indispensable. >> no one is remotely indispensable. what happens in the u.k. of course matters to the u.s., especially strategically, johnson and the u.k. along with the u.s. are strong backers of ukraine in the fight against russia, johnson went out of his way today to say that supports would go through president zelenskyy to say that. what happens next to though, and this parliamentary democracy is a tad complicated, the conservatives have to pick a new leader who would then become prime minister? that could take a few months, then there might be new pressure to have a general election and get a broader mandate, more time, all the while u.k. like the u.s. and other countries around the world faced sting of a host of burning issues where there really is no clear-cut replacement in the wings for boris just a few cabinet members leading the way. others like the opposition of labor party leader and even people in his own party say he should go now and there should
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be a caretaker prime minister until the new prime minister comes in. one thing i think it is safe to say, sandra, there will be no one like boris in this office for a long time to come. back to you. >> sandra: okay, greg palkot. >> bill: with that is probably true, here in the u.s., i mean, i was just saying, i don't know if he is a politician as good of the job or not, but he is a funny guy. and on behalf of joe biden about three sentences in length where he does not mention the name talked about the long-standing relationship between the u.s. and the u.k. >> sandra: we will ask ari fleischer in just a moment, "the wall street journal" just a short time ago putting out the rise and fall of boris johnson as he campaigned from the rights and govern from the left, voters noticed. >> bill: a stunning statement earlier today in the u.s., and had a pretty -- some pretty good cuts at a lot of folks have been trying to get them out of office for a long time. boris johnson the news from london coming here at home,
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democrats are raising arms that president biden is not meeting the moment on a growing number of crisis, one of them the economy. the number of americans filing for unemployment continues to rise last week, 235,000 worse than what economists expected merging the highest initial claims in about six months' time. we have team fox coverage, ari fleischer is standing by, but we start with peter doocy in the white house on the front lawn with words from the president. big day tomorrow, hello to you today. >> big date tomorrow, big day today too, and this week for the president it was him going to ohio talking about pensions where we have not heard him all week long talk in any kind of detail about inflation, gas prices or the thing that progressive activists are the most upset about right now, the abortion access, and others a democratic strategist who is thwarted saying in part he is missing the vote here. this is our time to dig in and be absolutely furious because he
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is one half measures are not working. he has a real excitability problem that we saw at two state democrat levels go viral in the last couple of days, california has gavin newsom bought tv time to talk about abortion rights and illinois governor jerry crisper says he is furious about gun laws, so somebody actually asked aboard air force one, where is the president? >> the president has also been very loud and very focused on those two issues. >> confidence in the presidency under this president joe biden now at an all-time low, just 23% of people surveyed by gallup are confident in the institution right now, and the presidency. that is at 15% loss since last year and it puts the president below the supreme court, public pool and the police. >> her to have presidency
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confidence when you have the worst inflation, the worst crime wave, the worse border crisis in history, highest gas prices in history, there is not allowed to have confidence in. >> i'm president biden explained recently that he thinks he has done a lot in office, but that the problem is that he has not been able to communicate all of that two people properly, and so maybe that's why the communications director has now announced he is on the way out. >> bill: and the list goes longer, nice to see you from the north lawn. >> sandra: let's bring in ari fleischer, fox news contributor, thank you very much for being here. good to see you. i will ask you a question many are asking at this point, is that president coming to an inflection point in this presidency when you have more and more democrats, and it is not just far left democrats, but moderate to democrats not even showing up for the president's speech yesterday citing a scheduling conflict, sounds familiar and you have for
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members of the media turning on as well. >> no, i don't think this is the inflection point, sandra, i think that it will come the day after the november election, just picture the scene, democrats lose the house, democrats potentially lose the senate and start to head right away into the reelection year, reelection cycle for the president in the united states, control of the white house. do they really want to invest in who will then be about to turn 80-year-old president with an unpopular record and a bad economy combination on the wrong track? they don't think they can do better than anybody else other than joe biden? they don't want somebody younger with more vigor? that's the storm that the democrats will unleash on joe biden the day after the election. everything from now through then is the golden crescendo that it's going to lead to that storm. >> sandra: really interesting, here's a bit of the media. in recent days even turning on the president. >> there is a sense that things
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are kind of out of control and he is not in command. >> the president of the united states has to organize, and i'm not sure what he is doing. i can tell you what he ain't doing. >> we need joe biden to be present and a leader that is ready for this moment. >> the person who can stop the ports is the executive of the united states, the president of the united states. but right now, and i would not say that i am angry right now, i am upset. >> sandra: not being so quiet about this anymore, ari. >> frankly it reminds me of the last two years, president george w. bush's administration when many republicans cut and ran against george w. bush and criticized him in order to save themselves when that happens anywhere in the white house, it's almost a feeling of despair. you really don't know what to do, what to say, because being driven by events is not as much on the speech were older rallies and fixing this, this is the consequence of joe biden's policies, that's why democrats are ditching him. if you are a democrat and you
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ask yourself one question, what is going right? and i think even democrats have a very difficult time answering that question in any way that gives them faith or confidence in joe biden and now you're starting to hear it for more more democrats. >> sandra: you have voters asking themselves the same question and certainly i've seen in poll after poll after poll, 10% of the country feels like this country a mere 10 percent is going on the right direction. i want to ask you about the news we just brought our viewers at the top of the hour, the resignation of boris johnson, quite a piece in "the wall street journal" just a few minutes ago talking about this, the rise and fall of boris johnson and i want to ask you about it. subtitle, you campaign from the right and govern from the left end voters notice. writing about this failure in office, boris johnson as a warning to conservative parties speaking of which around the world that governing to the left on economics is a losing
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strategy, wow. i mean, there can certainly be some parallels at home. >> powerful parallels here at home, and i think the republican party gets it here in america now. i think that there has been a real epiphany among conservatives and republicans about these various issues. and to europe is fascinating to me, because there is a tendency to lean from the love right and govern from the left. it's almost an appeasement of the media in europe of intelligence eat in europe, and boris johnson fell for it, i am afraid. the unsettled nature of british politics is another piece of that. post a brexit, the move and great britain remains very difficult for anybody to corral, and such great instability with their most recent prime ministers, the last one who lasted any length of time was tony blair. and since then i think we have had four are five british prime minister's. >> sandra: ari fleischer, it was great to see you. i know that we will have you back next week. thanks to seo. >> bill: nice to see you, ari.
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>> sandra: you dug into this? >> bill: i was thinking yesterday we had marc thiessen and going through the list of items that he thought were not going right, the border, the economy, ukraine, china, just the ones he picked off in a way that they phrase the question we ask what is going right, it's hard to answer that right now. >> sandra: you go to the monmouth poll we had earlier this week and of the top five biggest concerns for american voters right now, abortion file number five, just 5% of the concern of the american voters, the top four items were all economic related, inflation, gas prices, kitchen table issues. >> bill: and the wrong track number was extraordinary, it's a to run politics in. transportation secretary pete buttigieg going to try and change the conversation a little bit, sandra, he flew to l.a. today, expected to announce plans awarding the billion dollars in funding for terminal
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uptake to 85 u.s. airports including lax, that money will come from the build back better infrastructure bill that comes as u.s. travelers face unprecedented destruction due to airline staff shortages and other issues, definitely the infrastructure bill where the money will come out of, the white house and into an event like this and they should do it more. maybe this is the beginning of that to draw more attention. >> sandra: every time you had to the airport you stay a little prayer and hope things that goes smoothly and your pilot is going to show up in staff will be there. >> bill: have you been to laguardia? >> sandra: i have very recently. i had an okay experience. nothing went wrong. and what are you -- >> bill: i think it's remarkable that the people of america have not been there, they built a new airport around a fully functioning airport. at the engineering skills that they showed are just extraordinary. >> sandra: was not meant for travelers in the meantime. >> bill: no doubt about it. it's i'm sorry, one more thing,
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they did all of that without infrastructure out of the way. they started this five years ago and now it is -- >> sandra: did you like the old laguardia better? >> bill: i did not mind it. >> sandra: it was not nice, but it was convenient. they are telling us we have to go, new details unfolding meanwhile about the fourth of july shooter, seven people dead, dozens of others injured, and now for the very first time the suspect's father, he is finally speaking out. what he says about his son's mind-set, what it was like before the killing. >> bill: also the cost of gasoline has gone up since the president released some of that emergency oil reserve in alaska, is that because millions of barrels of that oil are shipped overseas? we will get you an answer, democratic congressman where he stands on that coming up. >> you can't have an anti-u.s. interview policy and expect prices to go down. ♪ ♪
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>> bill: fox news alert, coming in just a few moments ago, the actor james kohn has died at the age of 82. he achieved prominence early in his career when he played the signature role of sonny corleone in the godfather. wow, the family set out the alerts on the twitter handle for james kohn, and if you follow on twitter, he ends all of the tweets by saying "end of tweet." here's what the family says, great sadness we inform you of the passing of jimmy on the evening of july 6, the family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and ask you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time and of tweet, and of quote.
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it james kohn has left us at the age of 82, legendary american actor. >> sandra: and appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and ask that you respect their privacy during this difficult time. >> bill: new yorker born in the bronx, handsome man too and had some great roles, really cool guy. our condolences. >> sandra: he will be missed, new details emerging from the investigation into the july 4th parade massacre in illinois, he was a depressed drug use era, way back in 2019 and police flagged him then as a clear and present danger, garrett tenney live on the ground in highland park, has the latest on that from there. hi, garrett. >> hey, sandra, we have a copy of the police report from 2019 when the alleged gunman sister told police he was afraid to go home because he had threatened to kill everyone and had a collection of knives in his bedroom. according to that report when officers got to the home, the
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suspect said he was depressed and admitted to having a history of drug use. police took the knives and flatbed then 19-year-old as a clear and present danger, but as we have reported sense of family did not want to move forward with any complaints he was able to buy a gun a few months later after his father sponsored his application for a firearm owner's i.d. card. the father, robert cray mo jr. is speaking out publicly for the first time since monday shooting in an interview with abc news, said that his son had good morals and does not know why his son carried out this attack. also downplayed the 2019 incident describing it as a child's outburst. and regarding potential legal trouble for sponsoring his son, he says he is not worried and defended himself telling abc news they do background checks, whatever that entails i'm not sure, and either you are approved or denied and he was approved. had i purchased guns throughout the years and given them to them in my name, that is a different story, but he went through that whole process himself.
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the director of the illinois state police said any culpability will be a part of the ongoing criminal investigation and that broadly speaking, parents who sponsor their kids to buy a firearm need to take that responsibility very seriously. investigators say they still aren't clear on a motive for the shooting, but the alleged gunman's father says it is one of the first things he plans to ask his son whenever he sees him. >> sandra: garrett tenney in highland park forest, thank you. meanwhile president biden trying to lower high prices at the pump by tapping into the emergency oil reserve, but now a new report finds at least 5 billion barrels of that oil found its way to european nations including china. let's bring in california democratic congressman ro khanna. here's what i have to say about this and i was talking to my team this morning, by the way, welcome and we appreciate you coming on the show. why wasn't there a calculation on the part of this administration to look at our refining capacity which is
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nearly maxed out in this moment and say, okay, if we are going to release these emergency reserves that we have to buy back and replace eventually anyway, why don't we see how much we can actually refine in a certain period of time into gasoline to bring down prices so that we don't over do it have oversupply from our emergency reserves and then have to end up selling it to china? why was that not done? >> well, two things, one, we need to increase short-term the refining capacity you are right about that, but we are also exporting 3.44 million barrels of oil every day senator jack reed and i months ago said that we should temporarily ban the export of this oil. i don't understand why we are allowing the oil to be exported to countries like china when we needed here in the united states. >> bill: her point is that the logic does not work the way the system is set up. because the refinery is in your capacity and you have too much oil on the market.
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>> well, as you know we had refining capacity for shale oil less efficient to have the crude oil be refined, but you still can refine it. i think the bigger issue is that we are allowing the export of our oil. i don't get that, why a country that has a shortage right now if oil is allowing 3.44 million barrels every day to be sold outside before 2015 that was not allowed. and if you stop that, you would have a dramatic decrease in price. >> sandra: when you say we, you mean the biden administration, right? because he has the authority to ban those exports and did not. >> he does, we called on him, senator reed and i in a letter to him months ago to make that decision, now if you want to exempt some of our european allies i understand that. but certainly we don't to -- we should not be selling oil to china or countries not
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threatened by prudence war and i don't understand why we are continuing to do that. >> bill: server, there are a few alerts crossing the wires right now, seeing it for the first time and so are you and i want to get your reaction that there will be a trip to saudi arabia, you are well aware of that. confirming by way of john kirby that the president will meet with the saudi king and willing crude the crown prince and also by an unexpected during the middle east trip, we will see how that goes, but this goes right to the point that we are talking about is that we are going overseas and we are asking the saudis and opec to pump more oil for a job in america used to do better than anyone in the world. >> first of all, look, the crown prince, hacked an american journalist to death, and there was a legitimate and bipartisan outrage, the president ran saying he was going to make saudi arabia pariah state and was not going to engage mbs and
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still engaged in a brutal war in the gammon and i don't think that he should go meet with mbs until they take some accountability for the murder of the american journalist and until they bring the war to gammon to an end, but look at the irony, we are calling and begging saudi arabia for oil while we are exporting our own oil around the world. it makes no sense in the saudis are going to play us. i have no confidence of the saudi needs doing something that is going to bring prices down in this country. >> sandra: it sounds like you are calling into question your confidence in this administration. would you talk this out as another failure and put you into this group of democrats that are now loudly speaking up and out against this president and his policies? >> no, a look at, i have confidence in the president, just said that to "the new york times," i respect him and i still think he is the best bet to defeat donald trump, i believe that he will be the nominee and i think he will destroy the senate we can get into that at a later time and i
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think that joe biden has the best bet to carry the midwest, but there are places where i disagree with the administration on saudi policy is one of them. >> bill: 0 for 2 in the conversation we are having, and oil as well too. >> on oil as well, i don't understand why we aren't having a ban on exports and i think that we have to be more aggressive, i called for buying at the dips and selling it back to the american public at a low price and i realize that a few days later, warren buffett is buying in the dips about not selling it back to the american public. but i do think that we have to do more, people in my district, they are talking to me about gas prices, higher food prices they are talking to me about the airlines getting canceled, i mean, people are not being able to get prices, so those are the issues i guess when you remember at congress, meet folks, that's what is on people's mind we have to make it a priority. >> bill: that's a great point.
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thank you for your time and come back soon. appreciated the democrat from california, thank you. one of the largest teachers unions, now suggesting the term birthing parents instead of the word mother, the cofounder of moms for liberty is tiffany johnson and she has some ideas on that calling the union "to the k-12 cartel." she will join us live. and major movements to recall the lad and cologne on a soft on crime policy, where does that go next? we will tell you. i >> how george goss cohen got elected by telling people he was going to move the criminal justice system into the 21st century is all the same talking points and really all it is is soft pedaling soft on crime policies. ♪ ♪
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>> far left george gascon moving
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possible to a recall, trying to get them removed from office turning in stacks of petitions with more than 700,000 signatures. hours ahead of the deadline. william la jeunesse on that live in l.a. for us, william. >> well, sandra, already about half of the city is in l.a. county have given a vote of no confidence to george gascon and now voters may get their chance to give them a thumbs up or down possibly as early as november. yesterday recall supporters did submit 717,000 signatures, that's more than the 666,000 needed to qualify for the ballot. it so the extra hundred 50,000 signatures should be enough to trigger for the vote. some of those signatures will be thrown out if a person does not live in the county or the address is inaccurate. now the register has 30 days to verify the signatures and qualify for the ballot. now soaring crime rates under george gascon have fueled this
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petition drive with a lot of support coming from white upper income democrats in beverly hills in west l.a. >> that shows that there is absolute to desire for voters here in l.a., they are sick of gascon and the crime, sick of any regime that takes a pro-criminal, pro-crime status. >> he is not doing his job. that's why these communities we stopped four months ago. every saturday, sunday, collecting signatures. because we want this guy out. >> offering this statement, waiting to hear the quality of signatures taking several weeks, in the meantime we are focused on keeping community safe and creating a more equitable justice system as we have since day one, gascon imposes the death penalty along business sentences, and rehabilitation
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report form, and of course if it reaches the ballot it will be a referendum on those policies. >> sandra: okay, william la jeunesse in los angeles on that. we are actually going to have raymond lopez from the city of chicago, the alderman will be joining us coming up on that. more and more of the insidious, more and more of these leaders in the estate he is our speaking up about what is happening and calling for change. >> bill: they still have some work to do in regard to the ballot and whether it is successful with what is on the ballot, the city of los angeles voted overwhelmingly for bernie sanders, keep that in mind to the process. and the voters have change there. one of the biggest two teachers unions in the country, the national education association now opposing a resolution that would change the word mother to birthing parent in contracts. the union argues it would be more inclusive, critics say it is pushing a radical agenda. tiffany justice does not like this idea.
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cofounder of moms for liberty and is with me now. good morning to you, i should say good afternoon. i'm used to the mornings. good afternoon to you and thank you for your time. just go ahead and tell us what your objection is. let's begin there. >> yes, absolutely, what you're seeing, serve as a national education association, 6,000 of the delegates meant add to the assembly and did in fact propose removing the word mother and replacing it with birthing person, the national education association could not be further away from what americans want and need right now and education, we are reeling at some of the proposals that the union has presented. >> bill: so the resolution on the language was not coming out for a vote, may be it a step for good, do you believe that? >> no, i don't think it is dead for good, i don't put anything past the union at this point and don't believe they represent parents and children and what we
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need in a future america and actually think and we believe that they don't actually represent the 3 million members that that they have in their organization, so while they may not vote on it, i certainly think that it is just perhaps a reaction to the fact that they know how far away they have come from what the american public wants and needs. >> bill: i read a quote from another woman who agrees with you, her name is nicole knightly, i believe, parents depending education, do you know her? >> i do know nikki neely and is a wonderful advocate for kids. >> bill: said that normal people do not use chest feeding or birthing, or any of this. >> absolutely not, we are proud to be mothers, and realize that parents have fundamental rights to their children, with those rights, responsibilities and we probably where the term mother and mom, and nikki is absolutely right, americans are not ready to get rid of the term mother
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and father, there are many other things that are proposed and i suggest that people get out and look at those proposals, because he will be shocked at what this radical agenda in the union is pushing across this country. >> bill: what is behind that, do you think? and why do you use this phrase "k-12 cartel." >> k-12 cartel, we believe that they are holding us hostage pushing these woke ideologies down our children's throats, american parent should not be worried that every time they spend the limit extend their to school, the teaching in a classroom is not the same as teaching in the home, we look at the proposals you have, more concerned with gun rights, abortion, climate change, foreign policy then you are about our children and their learning in school, so american parents are taking our schools back and it no longer will the union be having this in education, we are standing up and american parents are fighting for it.
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>> bill: a very interesting comment and will hang on to the phrase to see if you are right coming november, covid changed a lot of this. i don't think he would disagree and just to emphasize, they thought about it, but the resolution was not voted on, did not happen, thank you for your time today and enjoy florida. sandra and i are a little jealous. you chose well. tiffany justice, thanks. >> sandra: just wear your sunblock, americans deal with record inflation and continue to do so, we can add the cost of everything we eat, the list of concerns and head to the heart of the midwest where extreme drought conditions are killing crops there and causing costs in the grocery to store. >> bill: and a news conference on caitlin armstrong, a yoga instructor expected in the murder with the love triangle, how was armstrong able to stay on the run for so long? ♪ ♪ >> she knew exactly what was coming her way, we were just
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the way, david whalen will be joining us coming up next hour, obviously all big part of the story. >> bill: looking to take their side too. >> sandra: speaking out on that, u.s. marshals set to share more on the suspect in the deadly love trial, caitlin armstrong has been accused of killing cyclists anna maria wilson last may. armstrong is back in the u.s. after she was found hiding out in a hostel in costa rica and looking a little different, senior correspondent casey stegall live now for us. how do they believe she was able to leave the u.s. with all this happening? >> according to investigators who fraudulently used her sister's passport as you said, caitlin armstrong is now back in the same city she fled weeks ago after investigators say she shot and killed cyclist mariah wilson at a home in east allston on ma.
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the two had been involved with the same man. surveillance video captured armstrong's jeep at the crime scene which cops say she sold for 12 grand. one week later the 34-year-old showed up on surveillance cameras at newark liberty airport where officials say she was that passport to hop a flight to costa rica. it was there last week at a seaside hostel in santa teresa beach where authority is finally caught up with the fugitive and arrested her. investigators say she even enrolled in local yoga classes which is ultimately what helped track her. >> when those foreign officials arrived at the yoga studio they did find a handwritten log in that it was the same alias that she was going by when she traveled to costa rica. so once they developed that pattern, it really opened up things and really quickly closed in. >> armstrong has been extradited
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back to texas where she is behind bars, investigators say she attempted to change her appearance cutting her hair short, dying at brown, they are even reports out there that she may have had some sort of outpatient cosmetic surgery and her attempts to hide. the victim 25-year-old mariah wilson was visiting austin from san francisco for a bike tournament, court paperwork reveals that shell casings at the crime scene match of the same pistol recovered from caitlin armstrong's home. sandra. >> sandra: casey stegall in dallas for us, thank you very much. >> bill: enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb within weeks, that's what we are told, so where did negotiations for a new deal between the u.s. and iran stand today. >> sandra: an alarming number of deadly shootings in the city of chicago this week alone. two police officers also injured by objects thrown at their control cards shattering their windows, all as they forced
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>> sandra: gun violence in chicago, sadly killing 22 people over just the past week, democratic alderman raymond lopez hoping has promised to get tough on crime will convince the voters to replace lori lightfoot and joins us now. thank you very much for joining us today, so what is your message? what is the mayor getting so wrong that you believe she is in emboldening criminal in your city? >> well, good afternoon, sandra, and clear that it has emboldened criminals where they feel confident enough to attack our officers on a weekly basis going directly to their squad cars damaging them, throwing fireworks at them and knowing that they don't have to risk being caught or prosecuted in the city of chicago and the county, i will change that. i will take the reins of my city because i love my city and i believe in its potential as a global city, but that potential is tempered by the fact that we have unchecked crime and violence every weekend, 58 people shot this weekend alone,
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12 people killed, that does not inspire confidence and the fact that the mayor does not understand that or appreciate that is why are city is falling sideways at the moment. as mayor, i will build a 20% police department that is fully staffed, that focuses on problem-oriented solutions in our neighborhood to address those crimes of violence in our community and builds the leadership within all without raising taxes, because we have the funds and resources to do it, just not a well right now to execute those plans. >> sandra: i want to know the specifics of that and just a moment, but also know for you, how much worse can it get, i don't know if you are familiar? i am from the city of chicago and grew up there and i know it intimately, love the city. it is not what it was, and you wake up every morning, you obviously see the shootings, these deaths that are happening, concentrated and cirque du soleil meant certain pockets of the city for some time now and absolutely everywhere, to the point over the weekend you saw the
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situation in the loop where there was a bunch of people doing doughnuts in the business district today are, police were called and they show up, the police were attacked, people don't even scram when they see the police are coming, i mean, how much worse can i get for that city? >> sadly, sandra, every time that we think it can't get any worse, lori lightfoot drags us 10 feet further down. we have to stop that and support our officers, we have to show that there are consequences in our streets, if you do criminality. if i have any hope of bringing her city back to what it was when you and i grew up, this is the city that we grew up loving, and the neighborhood, the food, the culture, the diversity. all of that is being pushed to the side for criminals who know that they can access impunity in the city of chicago and have a 95% chance of getting away literally with murder on our streets. i know that we can bring it back from the brink, but it takes a political will and a commitment to getting the job done, which
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welcome back as "america reports" welcomes you to a second hour this afternoon, i am sandra smith. >> bill: i am bill hemmer and with sandro for john roberts, new news, and we will kick it off and he went to a clock with a fox news alert. >> sandra: and new signs, president biden close to the point of no return as the economy teeters on a series of poor economic figures and potential recession. >> bill: no relief from rising prices, entering with inflation entering 9%. at the same goes for gas prices, national average today hitting $4.75 test cents a gallon. >> sandra: as the approval rating has dropped to a historic record low, 36 percent in the monmouth pole, even fellow democrats agree the president and the party, just heard from one be in trouble come november. >> even more stunning to me is
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only 30% of democratic voters say they would vote for him in a democratic primary, if the president just six behind the same policy is and gives out communication talking points that aren't believable, then you see the results. he continues to sink in its ratings. >> bill: tim ryan in ohio breaking from the white house after while snubbing biden's economic event yesterday in cleveland. it's because of the president of the united states makes his trip to your state, running for the senate and you are not going to show up, i think that tells you everything about where this administration is and everything they have done policy wise how wrong it is turned out to be. >> bill: so in a moment, larry kudlow, handsome man is going to have something to say about this in a moment. >> sandra: we look forward to that and will have live team coverage this hour, on the side effects of the relief check, phil keating with the cost of your date night. okay, fill, you're getting too
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comfortable down there. >> bill: speaking was shane live in kansas, but looking how the shortage is set to push up food prices even higher, what did you find out? >> it is interesting, because the world if you think about it could have used more wheat from this part of the country this year especially with the war in ukraine cutting in the global supplies as much as it has, but they have not been able to grow it like they would like, because of the weather. the drought that they have been hit with, take a look at some of the video we shot at this area just so dry, the land is so dry, one of the folks we met when we have been out here in the high plains the last few days says the timing of this drought has been terrible for wheat, because that is planted in the fall and harvested in the spring. >> from october to probably the middle of may, most of the area right here received less than three instances of moisture, so the wheat on dry land one either
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never sprouted or germinated, or if it did, it really did not produce a crop to harvest. speak of the department of agriculture estimates the yield will fall, but brett says the wheat to yield to this part of kansas probably about 50%. marita housman's family was early settlers in this part of the world back in the late 1800s and even though this is just about as bad as she has seen it for farming, she is trying to hold out at least some hope. >> we get paid twice a year, we have our wheat harvest and the mild harvest. it speak of the wheat harvest was a disaster. >> it was a disaster for the firm coming at us, but we are banking on the reins they came too late for the wheat to help out with the fall harvest. >> and if you look out and say to yourself it's all grain, the problem is these are basically all weeds that have sprouted up with that recent green that marita was telling you about, so too little, too late for the wheat and could not save the
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crop, and it has been a tough place in a tough time to be a farmer in west kansas. >> bill: really interesting story, thank you for being there, western kansas, the town of ulysses. spiel we are telling the stories, as frustrated americans are already over inflation at this point many getting hit even harder than they realize like at restaurants for example, the menu prices might still be the same in some cases, but don't forget to read the fine print, have you ever heard of the need for kitchen appreciation? phil keating has, phil, hello, it looks delicious, miami beach. >> it is lunchtime, lunchtime on ocean drive, the iconic art deco strip of south beach and inflation impacting the restaurant industry nationwide, everything is costing the restaurants more. and guess what, the restaurants
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are not swallowing that extra cost, they are passing it on to you the customer. >> the next time you are grabbing a meal at your favorite restaurant, you may notice that it cost a little more with new fees added due to inflation. >> everything cost more now. >> the group of restaurants in the florida coast saying that costs were already up due to the pandemic. >> the repair man cost more, the utilities are doubled, the credit card fees have gone out. >> last october pivoting to a commission service charge model for all four of the locations. >> it helped us absorb these costs versus having to continue to just raise our prices. >> we are feeling squeezed from the profitability. >> national association ceo points out to that many restaurants across the u.s. have chosen to add to various fees to the final bill instead of increasing menu prices. some of those surcharges are
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listed as wellness and kitchen appreciation fees. >> they are trying to get creative in the past 12 months from the wholesale food prices have increased 50%. in that same time frame, restaurants have only increased menu prices about 70%, the idea is to have that surcharge you are not increasing your menu prices. >> according to alignable research section data, 72% of restaurant tours are saying they fear that unless the inflation prices don't start moderating, they will close, and nationwide 84% say that they are due to scale back on extra spending starting with number 1 dining out at restaurants. back to you, sandra. may be a for bill hemmer. >> sandra: of course he will hold off or that mojito after --
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>> going for now, but not for long. >> sandra: i will take the lime in my water, that would be nice on site, but we will ask about that last time, because it is an important one. we have not seen that hit and demand he to, but when it does it changes things, thank you very much, phil. >> bill: you are the man for the gig. several states trying to help people out by handing out cash, some economists warning that it is tempting as a money might seem, it could easily backfire. and perhaps make inflation even worse, on that story in chicago. hey, grady, what did you find out? >> states are taking a page out of the federal government's playbook, sending out stimulus checks, only this time around they are calling them inflation relief checks, many economists say it could make inflation worse. as of now we have counted 12 states red and blue alike at that are sending out money in the form of either direct payments or tax rebates,
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23 million californians could receive as much as $1,050, people in indiana are already getting 125 bucks and could get another 225 under governor eric holcomb's new proposal. in several cases of money is coming from state budget surpluses after they got billions in covid relief from the federal government and collecting more from taxpayers than they expected to. the goal of course of these checks is to help americans dealing with record high prices for everyday items, but with so many states jumping on this policy bandwagon, experts say that it could drive up demand and therefore prices even more. >> prices are out of control, inflation is out of control, i understand where politicians are coming, they want to help consumers and their constituents, but sometimes it is more than the disease and that is the case with these relief checks. >> in many ways states are at the mercy of the federal reserve to tamp down inflation, but they
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are not completely helpless. >> sandra: okay, grady trimble live in chicago for us. >> inflation has an enormous impact on the house values and the cost of shelter, which is a big part of the inflation problem, so they might want to pull the levers they can instead of just sending out checks. >> i had an issue with that sound bite, but you heard it. economists are saying the best thing that states can do is to just stop spending, don't send out these relief checks, save that rainy day money for rainy days when it might be harder to balance budgets, especially with some economists predicting recession on the horizon or we could already be in a recession as some economists say. >> sandra: thankfully just the guy to ask that question here on sat with us, let's bring in larry kudlow, host of kudlow on fox business. >> i love sitting up here, this
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is some wild stuff. >> sandra: it is cocktail hour without the cocktails. you have been under the impression -- >> i just had my 20th anniversary. >> bill: still dry. >> sandra: fantastic, larry. >> i digress. >> sandra: congratulations to you on that, huge, by the way. so recession, as far as i remember, you believe there is a good chance we are in one right now. >> we are certainly in the front end, i don't think that it is total cut and dry, you can get into technical issues, you may have two straight negative gdp quarters, that's one important point, suggesting you will get a second negative quarter, we are not releasing it in employment. i will be honest and objective, we are not seeing recession in employment, and we are not seeing recession in industrial production and manufacturing,
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that is softened, but not going down. here is what is going down in a very important, real retail sales are falling. and have for many months. mostly because real wages have been falling for about 13 months, something like that and that is totally driven by inflation. more people are going back to work, the unemployment rate is low, wages are up i think 6 percent for labor costs in the later version numbers. >> sandra: just to be clear, retail spending is down, but not gasoline prices. they are still paying the gasoline prices. we have not seen the debt and demand? >> i guess that is right, retail spending is about half of total consumer spending, and that personal consumption expenditures number fell in may negative, so that's a broad day issue, so people may be paying higher gas because they need to
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perhaps either truckers and people, salesmen have to, but they may be forgoing other purchases. >> bill: tomorrow morning, the jobs number for the month of june, so we will get a measure of the economy then. and gas prices dipping, but not dropping, i see commodity prices dipping, but not dropping. >> it's a terrific way to characterize it. these commodity indexes are very important measures of current and future inflation, also fed policy because it tells you the strength, the weakness of the dollar when compared to the israel asked let's. they are off the highs by about 20 some odd percent, so they are dipping. i like that point, because if you look at the charts, it -- >> bill: what we are trying to figure out is that whether we top down or go higher again or how long it will stay on these levels. you have significant concerns with the administration policy. i just want to read something
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that byron york wrote today. he said the democrats most fundamental problem is that they enter the biden administration with wildly unrealistic expectations. they expected to be able to get big things done it such as that massive spending programs, far-reaching action on climate change, large reaching taxes and more without having won a majority of seats in the senate, it was crazy. your witness. >> byron york is exactly right, smart guy, you had mark penn before who is a democratic pollster, but in my opinion one of the best pollsters in either party and he made a statement that joe biden's policies are not believable and biden's defense of his policies are not believable, that is such an important point, and it dovetails with what byron york is saying, because yes, this big far left progressive woke
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agenda, newt gingrich calls it the public resources and i agree, it was unrealistic, they got one through in march of 2021 and that was certainly a key point in triggering higher inflation, so that failed, they are trying to do another one now. this is the most incredible thing, can we talk? >> sandra: sure, go there. >> bill: the reconciliation bill, no one knows exactly what is and that, because joe manchin and chuck schumer have allegedly been talking in private, but there are some good leaks and a round numbers, they are looking at a trillion dollar increase in spending and more or less a trillion dollar increase in taxes, now i ask you, is there anything dumber than that? >> bill: that will not happen. >> joe manchin will break my heart if he does that. >> bill: do you think he will? >> i don't know, he was so great
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with save america, kill the bill, and we are going to have to have the same crusade, save america and kill all the bills. >> sandra: get them on your show and i know he likes to talk to you. >> mcconnell is saying no, and that he is saying no to reconciliation -- which is very partisan and no to the so-called china compete bill, which in my opinion is a terrible bill also we don't need that, but if this reconciliation package gets through the senate, it has to go to the house, and they will lorded up with social spending, lowered it up with social spending, so my hope is the end product i guess the guy they have to do it by september 30th for reconciliation purposes it will die. that's my hope, but it is insane for the democrats to essentially say we have learned nothing, we have learned nothing about the causes of inflation, i mean, i
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think that that is -- >> sandra: while the american people are still living and suffering through it as well. >> bill: that's why say to mark penn's point, it's not believable in the public does not believe joe biden's policies can be that extreme and that his defense is -- he just throws off -- >> this is the thing, larry, when an american president cannot defend his own ideas and cannot defend his own policy, he is losing. >> writes, and there is nobody -- nobody has come a nobody, the vast majority, you look at all polls, liberal polls and conservative polls, there is no confidence in joe biden, no confidence. and that is a very debilitating political factor. to be on so as usual i did a little homework before you showed up today, and we asked the brain room to pull up every time this president -- and it seems to be his answer to
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high oil and gas prices, which is emergency reserve for war times and emergencies, okay, but he is capped at three times, november, twice in march. so we have shown every time he has done that and went to the price of oil was in each of those moments, okay. so first release, second release march 1st, oil was at 103, gas at 361, as you notice they keep going up, third release, emergency release from the spr, oil at 100 bucks, gas at 422, to the current price of oil today, higher than it has ever been after all three of those emergency releases, $103 today, current gas prices over 104 a gallon, the reason for tapping the reserves was to bring down gas prices, it has not happened. it has not worked. in fact oil and gas prices are higher than they ever have been under this president. >> all that stuff was nothing
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more than what i call political price fixing, that's what they tried to do. and it failed as you noted. these are great numbers, by the way. i will use them on my show later today. fabulous numbers. also -- >> bill: it is pennies on the dollars is what it is. continue. >> they will have by the fall when this big amount comes due, they will have depleted nearly half of the strategic petroleum reserve. now you said it right, strategic petroleum reserve is not used for price-fixing. it is energy security, you know, arab oil embargo, and it is national security. they are playing fast and loose with our national security. >> sandra: and selling it to china. >> yes, possibly, the goofy part of the story that i don't understand, sometimes they are selling it to europe, now --
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can i just, traders in europe then distribute it around the world, so some of them may have gotten to china, what we should be doing a scaling up lng exports to europe and to asia. >> sandra: they are going to need it this winter. >> yes, they are. lng is clean, it is the cleanest in the world. it's cleaner than rush us or anybody else's, so let's say we sell lng to india or china and get them off coal, we will be reducing global admissions, all right? that is a very important point, now the other important point here -- >> bill: make it quick. you have an hour at 4:00. >> india and china have made up the differential with russian oil production. >> sandra: they said we will take it. >> and better backup, russia is
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now producing a prewar levels, so that has put more oreo on the world market and actually -- we are going to get cut off. i'm out of here. >> sandra: see you at 4:00. >> i'm going to use this, i love it. >> sandra: thank you, larry. boris johnson has called it quits, we will have the very latest coming up. ♪ ♪ ghs. and so has your equity. turn it into cash now. the newday 100 va cash out loan lets you borrow up to 100% of your home's value. you could take out more than $60,000. use it to improve your home. pay off high rate debt. pay for big expenses. or put it in the bank for real peace of mind. turn your equity into cash with the newday100 va cash out loan call now.
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>> sandra: live look at the white house where president joe biden will be presenting the high civilian honor to 17 people including actor denzel washington, gymnast simone biles and the late john mccain, here is the republicans whom he served in the u.s. senate, let's dip into the white house for a little bit and we will listen. >> doing what we can to ensure the ideal of america, the cause
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of freedom shines like the sun to light up the future of the world. that is the soul of our nation. that is who we are as americans. and that's who we have seen in an extraordinary group of americans up on the stage that i am honored to recognize today with the presidential medal of freedom, the highest civilian award. [applause] simone biles, the most decorated american gymnast isn't in history who stops every thing every time she was on camera just to watch. [applause] we see her compete, we see unmatched, unmatched power and determination, grace and daring. trailblazing al, and she stands on the podium, cc, we
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see what she is, absolute courage, determined personal pain with a greater purpose to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. today she has a medal count of 32. i don't know if i will find room. 32 olympic and world championship metals. [applause] at age 25, the youngest person ever to receive the medal of freedom. [cheers and applause] so much more to give, fellow elite athlete, make them, where? megan is one of the most accomplished soccer players in the first to receive the medal
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of freedom, beyond the world cup title to the olympic medals, a champion for essential american truth that everyone, everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, everyone. and along with her incredible teammates in the united states national team, and by the way, my son and daughter-in-law, his daughter is a great high school athlete and she was so excited to be with you when you won the championship, walking off the field, and i said, said hi to you and she said, i was busy. so when she wins again, i hope she will say, i think i know that guy. maybe, it depends. it depends. megan did something really consequential. she helped to lead the change
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for perhaps the most important victory for anyone on her soccer team or any soccer team, equal pay for women. [applause] and megan like simone, i hope there is room for this between all of the awards you have received during your remarkable careers and to your reckless play. i watch you, my lord, you have such -- you are good. simone and megan would be the first to acknowledge they stand on the shoulders of those that came before them like air force colonel retired lyndell vaughn. one of the most decorated women ever to serve in the united states military, she listened -- enlisted in 1950 because she wanted to be a leader. did that and more becoming the
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first woman in almost every leadership role she held in 30 years of uniform, shattering conventions, shaping a new tradition ever military, and she could not stop after retiring. she led the decoration in the military service for the memorial at the gateway of arlington national cemetery, the first museum you may know and be inspired by not just her story, but by the stories of millions of women who serve this nation any or. [applause] at 23-year-old student at university, diane nash received a phone call from the attorney general robert kennedy's top deputy's warning her about the violence at the next stop of the freedom ride she organized across the south, she replied and i quote "we all signed our last will and testament before they left. we know someone will be killed, but we cannot let violence
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overcome nonviolence." think of that! unmistakable courage and unshakable courage, and leadership, diane nash shaped some of the most important civil rights efforts in history. key architect of the movement in nashville after pork a girls were murdered through baptist church in birmingham she called for a nonviolent movement across alabama that planted the seeds and became the soma campaign two years later. her activism echoes the call of freedom around the world today and yet she is the first to say the metal is shared with hundreds of thousands of patriotic americans said that if sacrificed so much for the cause of liberty and justice for all, and by the way, she asked me to make sure to add that, because she did not want to take all the credit herself. [applause]
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dr. king, rosa parks, and john lewis and other giants of her history led their fight for freedom, you know who they call? fred gray, that's who they call. [applause] one of the most important civil rights lawyers in our history, the legal brilliance and strategy to segregated schools and secured the right to vote, one of the first african american legislature in its since reconstruction, ordained minister viewed a righteous calling that touch the soul of our nation, and at 91 years young, he is still practicing law, he is still [applause] and he is still keeping the faith in the best of america.
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the best of america includes raul, you are something else, man. you really are. a son, a father who fed violence in mexico, and dreamed of american dream from san juan texas with the lower rio grande valley, serving in the united states air force and then turned a small civil rights group into one of the nation's most important ones for over 30 years president and the national council, raul was and was an undoubted leader in the struggle for human rights for latino americans. challenging a powerful on behalf of the powerless, never forgetting where he came from and the promise of this nation, born in brownsville, texas, became a professor, a local community college, i know that i am bias as he still is a community college professor, but they are the best.
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[applause] and i have learned what they do is who they are, that's what juliet is over the course of her 30-year career she transformed her community college at brownsville where she came president and the first hispanic woman of color to serve in american history. [applause] education is the cornerstone of our democracy creating a culture of excellence, affirmation and curiosity for generations of students, the first and their families to go to college and to you can see the american dream through her and because of her. other than my family the biggest impact on my life are the nuns at holy rosary in st. louis in this school, in claymont, delaware, you think i'm joking, i am not. the nuns never forget a thing.
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[applause] never. and by the way, i was doing villanova's commencement in one of my nuns from school was getting her doctorate degree and presented it to her and she said it was pretty good, joe, but she said you instead of me at the time. taught me in school, and i used to study very badly, it gave me confidence, he gave me confidence that i could do anything. it really did. for so many people and for the nation's sisters simone campbell is a gift from god. for the past 50 years [applause] bring in the belief in our church that faith without works is dead and will know me for what you will know me for what i do and what you do the least of me you are doing for me. that his sister simone and who she does. the nuns on the bus are simply remarkable. i was not supposed to do this,
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but i will do it anyway, i will tell a story. and go to pope benedict in his last couple of months, we did not know at the time. and we had a long conversation, he is a great theologian, very conservative theologian, and my vocation is theology, you come into my house and there is a whole wall of theology. and so we finished a conversation and was very generous and put his hand across the desk and said can i ask you a favor, and then i was vice president, i said of course your holiness, he said i would like -- do you have any advice for me? i said it would be presumptuous to give you advice. he said no really, and i smiled and said one piece of advice i go easy on the nuns, they are more popular than you are. [laughter] the fact that six weeks later he retired, i don't know if i had
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anything to do with it. but the standing up was a big deal, a big, big deal. becoming the lawyer to represent the poor and the left behind a decade ago as the nation was debating the affordable care act and the values of our budgets, and there she was. leading a group of nuns, the nationwide bus campaign to make the case, the moral case that health care is a right in this country, not the privilege and the obligation to help people most in need, compassion of the brave, humble and strong as it remains a beacon of light, she is the embodiment of a covenant of trust, hope, and progress of our nation and i am happy to call my friend, thank you, sister. [applause] another dear friend of mine and the reason why back in delaware
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the community is known as joe biden-nopolis. a blessing our roman catholic selves to the left shoulder, but we go down to the right shoulder and i find myself more greek sometimes, they give me trouble, you want to know how i bless the father? more than 50 years the greek orthodox has mattered to every in the great church as you have been an incredible leader, father, a man of deep moral clarity in cali advising generations of presidents and parishioners with unmatched humility and grace, i have traveled the country in the world with him including father alex's homeland in greece to strengthen the bond between two nations founded on the belief that democracy is the way. and on more than one occasion we had the honor to visit --
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>> sandra: watching president biden live at the office, awarding the honor of freedom to 17 people, some mobiles, denzel washington, the late john mccain, peter doocy live at the white house for us, as the president continues there are more on that list, peter. >> yes, and the late john mccain's wife cindy is part of the administration now part of the agency in rome, obviously with joe biden very fond of talking with his time with the late senator, they were very close especially towards the end after he left the vice presidency. we also will see a presentation of posthumous presentation to steve jobs, the apple innovator who is going to get credit for everything that he did in the united states cyber realm. and gabrielle gafford, at a time this president wants to talk a lot about gun control he is going to have one of this
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country's greatest gun-control advocates who obviously there was an assassination on her life where she had a romantic u.s. recovery, we saw her and her husband senator kelly they are in attendance and are also going to see a presentation to richard trump posthumously. talking about how he is the most pro union president ever and that was one of the most powerful union leaders ever. so a real slice of life of the time in washington and also american culture right now, sandra. >> sandra: lovely event at the white house, we will continue with that. >> bill: picked some good ones, really good. that the tennis star rafael nadal has pulled out a win. due to injury, and know that you have been watching the tournament and covered it very carefully, right? he has a stomach injury, and
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abdominal pain and moments ago, he was set to play in the men's semifinals, he has withdrawn from the tournament, he has won the first two grand slams of this year, australian and french open i was hoping to out number three in this calendar year already, and u.s. open in new york as well. >> sandra: so who he was playing in the semifinal gets a pass into the final? which means he will be incredibly arrested to potentially then play the winner of the other semifinal. >> bill: 36 years old had the most grand slam wins at 32, and just behind him with 20 still in the running to win wimbledon. >> sandra: anybody who watch the match, 36-year-old nadal took on the 24-year-old hotshot, it was a battle royale, but he was in pain, apparently his dad came forward halfway through and said pull yourself out. he kept going. and when he decided to do, i
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mean, this is just my own observation, when he really decided to go for it was some of those serves, he was serving at just like a fraction of its full capacity, but it was really something. he stuck with it, won and just sad news. anyway. >> bill: finals this weekend and i think that sandra and i will both be watching. all right, 18 minutes before the hour we have this now. >> on the parliamentary conservative party that there should be a new leader and therefore a new prime minister. >> sandra: issues for the closest ally boris johnson buckling under political pressure and announcing he will be resigning. >> bill: that comes after calls from the step down following a series of scandals, wall street journal arguing a goes beyond trust with a full conservativism economic agenda,
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and watching boris johnson's career from the beginning and through the stunning fall, joins us live. your reaction, jonathan. >> i think it has been a long time coming, boris johnson has been dissent by all of these scandals for many years now, he won this very large mandate in the last election, so he held on through that saying that the people had given him this mandate, but you have these parties that it was revealed to have held at his offices and residents during the covid locked down, he was drinking with friends and colleagues, that did not go down well obviously with the british people who have been through so much during the lockdown, and then just over the last few weeks you have this emerging scandal of a man that he boris johnson had appointed knowing that that man was being investigated over alleged sexual offenses, so that was the end of
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it all really, and i think that a lot of cabinet members who have supported boris johnson through so much was going back to the constituency finally hearing from the people that they had had enough, so they went to him and said sorry, prime minister, your time is up, much as a similar cabinet happened back in 1990, i am so old that i covered it against margaret thatcher, very similar way it played in boris johnson's ultimate time here. and the ruling tories that conservative parties around the world governing to the left and economic is a losing strategy, comment on that and as you do, reuters reports the new prime minister will be choice and chosen by early september. according to reuters and the financial times, jonathan m. >> i'm not sure that it is a warning about economic strategy, i think it is a warning about lying to the people who voted
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you into office, and he was caught lying on several occasions about those scandals, and mentioned that i think that's the bottom line here. he could have carried on governing from an economic standpoint, i think that "the wall street journal" honestly i would just disagree with them on this, i think that this was about the character. as for what comes next, yes, it will probably take them to about september and to the rules are wobbly, they can change, there is a whole slew of conservative mp lineup where they could throw their hats in the ring, but the ones that will be interested to the american people are the current secretary losing trust, but both of them have been very supportive of u.s. policy against russia over russia's invasion of ukraine, and i think that that is what is critical here for the u.s. viewers is knowing what is going to happen in the u.k. because it matters to what happens in europe and
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this overall international effort to stand up to russia's brutal war against ukraine. >> sandra: lastly, jonathan, here is boris johnson in his own words with the unique instinct for pushing them out. >> as we have seen at westminster, the herd instinct for when the herd moves, it moves. and my friends in politics, no one is remotely indispensable. >> took him a long time to accept that, boris johnson was in very many ways the u.k. is donald trump, they were similar in a lot of politics, they were very similar in terms of outside characters or as some might call it outside egos and they have been similar now in terms of a certain reluctance to accept defeat, obviously that defeat has come about in a very different way for boris johnson then it did for donald trump, but at the similarities continue
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to some extent, and i don't think anybody would other than boris johnson would say that this is about the herd instinct. i think that the vast majority of british people and his own mps are saying you did this to yourself, prime minister. >> bill: we will see who is up next, thank you very much. >> sandra: knew details from the growing threat from iran and u.s. officials as the islamic republic has enough uranium to make a nuclear bomb within weeks, jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon and has the latest details on that, what are we hearing? >> sandra, as you mention, iran has enough uranium to make a nuclear bomb within weeks if it chooses to do so, that according to robert malley, u.s. special envoy to iran who left cutter earlier this week disappointed after one more round of talks to try to resolve the nuclear deal failed. >> so they are much closer to having enough material for the knowledge where they have not
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resumed the resumed innovation program which is what is needed to develop a bomb. >> do they have enough highly enriched uranium to make a bomb? >> yes, it would take them a matter of weeks. it would be something that we would see in two weeks. and how dangerous is the situation? >> the foreign minister accuses the u.s. of venturing too far from the original deal, demanding too much. >> contrary allegations by the american media, no success of demand beyond the ios claim by the americans, the demands are fully within the framework of the 2015 agreement. >> the jcpoa refers to the iran deal of 2015, and net price pushed back. >> the program has galloped forward in ways that are wholly concerning to us. there is not another round of
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talks currently on the books. >> meanwhile as iran increases its uranium supply, the royal navy releasing images today of an interception made with the help of the u.s. of a. shipment of smuggled iranian missiles captured in international waters earlier this year. these images show the interception of sophisticated surface-to-air missiles, one of the criticisms of the first iran nuclear deal or jcpoa was that it did not address iran's burgeoning missile program and that in the actions of the irg see, the iranian 11 missionary guard corps and destabilizing countries in the middle east and threatening israel where president biden plans to make his first visit next week. >> sandra: jennifer griffin, thank you. speak to you at the tough talk about america the other day, general jack keane's -- jack keane joins us now. first on the iran story, what do you believe the truth is here?
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>> well, the truth is they do have highly enriched uranium. they have tripled the amount of uranium beyond where it was when trump came out of the deal, and i think that they do that, they knew that because the biden administration was not going to go to it with the snapback sanctions. listen, this deal that to the biden administration is running headlong into trying to make has bipartisan opposition to it from the outset when the president took over and first opened it again and said we are going to go back to the 2015 deal. and that bipartisan objection has been led by nonetheless then the chairman of the senate for a mobile relations party bob menendez. and other democrats and republicans, and the reason is simple. one iran is going to get a win fill of money like they did in 2015 and do the same thing they did in 2015 which is buy tens of
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thousands of missiles and rockets and rain down on israel, fueled a civil war in syria and back the rebels with rockets and missiles as jennifer just pointed out. and that is what is bound to happen as we know, and full well the deal provides iran with a pathway to nuclear weapons and in 2030 they can have as many nuclear weapons as they want legitimately. which is a major objection to the deal. because it does not prove anything with nuclear weapons, so yes, we are on a pathway here, midterm dangerous, long-term very dangerous as well. >> bill: just that audio that jennifer was playing, ominous sounding. general, with regard to ukraine in march, now it must be pointed out, a couple of things, ukrainian leadership is saying that the western weapons are starting to help the war especially in the south, at the same time have you been listening to him today and the
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former russian president yesterday, all of the commentary is so direct and so sharp at the united states that indeed, the weapons that have gone into that country may indeed be having an effect on the war. how do you see it? and what is your feeling based on the speeches they have made in the past 24 hours? >> certainly the russians are celebrating the fact that they have captured the eastern part of the dam best region as it has taken them since april to do it, they have suffered significant casualties. and putin realizes the troops will have to pause before they restart anything consequential, but the fact is the ukrainians have a huge opportunity here and the weapons the united states have provided are part of creating that opportunity. these are the hundreds of houses we have given them to be able to rain down on russian artillery, which is the preponderance of the weapons they are using against the ukrainians and also the high mark decision guided
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rockets and missiles which have been very effective at going after the infrastructure that supports russian houses, and other words, and munition depots and the like, and that has had a devastating effect and more of that is coming, and certainly the united states, bill, let's just say, i don't want anyone to misunderstand has provided a preponderance of the weapons to the ukrainians. if you added up all the weapons from the other countries in the money involved, it does not even match what the united states has provided in terms of money, so yes, it is not surprising that vladimir putin is expressing criticism against the united states, because ukraine has huge opportunity here to go on a counter attack and a counteroffensive, and they can only do it and be decisive if this assistance continues to come. >> bill: jack keane reacting to all of that in real time. thank you we will speak again
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very soon. sandra. >> sandra: thank you very much, general, russian state media reporting that wnba star brittney griner pleaded guilty to drug charges today, spoke to her wife just yesterday to "reassure her that he is working to secure britney's release as soon as possible" all while neglecting to call the family of paul whelan who has been detained in russia now for three and a half years on similar charges. let's bring in the brother, thank you very much for joining us. what is the update by the way on your brother at this moment? >> thanks for having me, sandra, the update is that paul is suffering a hot spell in a labor camp in the middle of russia, though work has stopped, the labor county, but the sanctions are starting to bite because they don't have textiles to actually make anything, and then the corruption that we thought might be going away seems to still be there. we sent him some theraflu and he will not be given it until he
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bribes the guard who holds on to it. >> our best to your family, this has been an incredibly difficult three years now, and i know that to your brother has written to the president to please do something to help secure his release, what was your reaction when you did hear yesterday that the president reached out to brittney griner's wife? >> i was really thrilled. it is so important for the u.s. government to be speaking to the families that are wrongfully detained, and almost does not matter who it is so long as we are getting some sort of information that the family members are a priority and that there might be things going on. so i was really thrilled to hear that he spoke with cheryl greiner. >> your sister also speaking on your brother's behalf, on another network reacting, listen. >> my brother has written to both presidents and to people throughout congress hundreds and hundreds of letters during the three and a half years that he
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has been held. i was astonished this morning to hear about this call, and it did make me wonder, should we be pushing for a meeting with the president? is that what it is going to take to bring my brother home? >> sandra: do you see this as uneven treatment on the part of your brother compared to how griner is being treated by this white house? >> i don't know that i would characterize it that way. i think what has happened is that there is been an uncertainty among wrongfully detained families about what we are supposed to be doing. so we heard from the state department at one point a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago that we needed to make more noise and create more awareness around the case because there were certain parts of the u.s. government or agency's that were not getting on board for trying to solve wrongful detention cases, and so, you hear things like that from the state department or back when trevor read was released, you hear the meeting that they had with president biden was what
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sort of helps get that verdict to happen, and makes you wonder as a family what on earth you are supposed to be doing in order to be getting the u.s. government to act. >> sandra: on that note, john was asked about this just yesterday on the criticism that your family has not perhaps got similar treatment as it is griner's family, although you seem very supportive of their efforts to reach out to her and try to secure her release, but this was john yesterday about your family. >> he has made it clear to the entire team that he wants every effort made to do what we can to get paul home as well. i don't have a conversation or a phone call to speak to today specifically in terms of the president, but as i said earlier, we have stayed in
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constant touch with miss whalen in particular. >> sandra: i assumed you had heard that, but i want your reaction to that. >> no, i had not heard that. and it's true that we have regular conversations with people within the state department and people within other parts of those agencies, but it would be -- i think we have heard a lot of talk, and it has been very supportive, the first two years under president trump when in detention we did not hear anything from the u.s. government, so at least we are hearing from people like secretary blinken, secretary solomon and so on, and it's take time to take action, although the russian government is hardly corrupt, the u.s. government does not seem to find an exception the corrupt government would want. and they don't find a way to bring paul and perhaps miss griner home as well. it is to have been following your efforts to do so and we hope and pray for your family on the best outcome for all of you. thank you very much for coming
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on. and keep us posted. we will check back in soon. >> bill: a lot of anguish and strength as well. as >> sandra: rightly so. all right, william hammer, it was wonderful to have you here. >> bill: thank you very much. >> sandra: thanks to all of you for joining us, i am sandra smith. >> bill: and i am bill hemmer, >> trace: good afternoon, everybody. i'm trace gallagher in for martha maccallum. on "the story," russia reacts to the resignation of boris john season. calling him "a stupid clown" and blaming him for the loss of tens of thousands of lives in the central conflict in ukraine. vladimir putin started that senseless war. nate foy is standing by as putin makes new threats. first to nigel farage, european parliament member. now a host at


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