tv Lou Dobbs Tonight FOX Business July 29, 2013 10:00pm-11:01pm EDT
show, if you can't catch us live, have a great night lou: good evening, everybody, thank you for being with us. the obama administration has made promises of transparency and is now in the that the term added a new element to political behavior. the obama administration is now open for a fight. as many fights as they can get. jack lew said president obama doesn't get his way on the upcoming debt ceiling battles, he will not negotiate. here he is drawing the president's line in the sand and that name time kicking sand in
the eyes of the gop. >> the president has made clear that he wants to start investing in the future. lou: lew making his comments after "the washington post" were ordered to topple the obama administration officials are pushing a strategy that will lead to a government shutdown if republicans continue to demand spending cuts and refuse to and the sequester. irs attorneys reveal the chief office has been involved in the
tea partyx-exempt applications. an office that reports directly to the treasury department. >> a lot of time has gone into asking questions of a lot of people. we will cooperating with all of the ongoing investigations. i am just challenging but this has been shown. lou: republicans not happy on certain provisions of obamacare
while allowing the rest of the law to go into effect. president obama told "the new york times" that he is not concerned about their opinions. very few of them are attorneys, much less constitutional lawyers. in the "chalk talk" tonight we will examine the president implied lofty status for himself and his dismissal of his fellow attorneys on capitol hill. also tonight after numerous foreign policy failures, the obama administration is now focused on beginning peace talks between israel and the palestinians. former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton and k.t. mcfarland are among our guests tonight. attorney general eric holder ignoring a supreme court ruling on voting rights act. eric holder looking to wash the state of texas to get permission from the federal government before it changes in election
rules. the attorney general of texas, greg abbott, joins me here. a new associated press survey shows poverty gripping the lives of more americans have him point in their lives. in fact, four out of five americans have struggled with joblessness and have relied on welfare. accounting for more than 41% of the nation's destitute, nearly double the numbers for poor blacks. the american dream is an illusion for millions of americans, what should be an embarrassment to the president himself encountered a plan for a thriving middle class only days ago. chief white house correspondent ed henry has our report. >> despite huge budget battles women, president obama is planning an eight-day vacation in mid-august san marcos vineyard. house republicans on recess until september 9.
demonstration and says that both sides can avoid a government shutdown. >> this is getting to be a struggle. reporter: for a five americans, 80% were near poverty without work or relying on welfare at least once in their lives. a recent study by the pew research center found in that in the first two years of the obama administration, the net worth of households in the upper 7% rose by about 20% or 30% rate. >> growing inequality is not just morally wrong, it is bad economics. when the rungs on the ladder of
opportunity go farther and farther apart. it undermines the very essence of america. reporter: conservative economist show the gap between rich and poor has been widening on the president's watch think there's too much emphasis on quality and not enough emphasis on how you grow the economy, how you create jobs. one of the number to her resumes on tuesday when the president in visits the amazon for film and center. stinnett we will end up in the same cycle. with very few legislative victories, they realized that the president needs to jumpstart the agenda.
lou: president obama's organizing for action group is rolling out action august. obamacare and emigration, climate change, and gun control, top issues. let's look at that list. it is pretty staggering. joining us now to go through what is missing, we have the everett something missing in the white house and it will be very upsetting. cohost juan williams and fox news contributor monica crowley join us. missing from this agenda. obamacare -- i mean, wasn't there something about about jobs and economy of about jobs and economy nemesis be high on the agenda? >> i think that someone forgot the number rom item. lou: he told the group a little over a week ago he really needed @%eir help.
>> he made eight contribution in two speeches for jobs and economy. the economy. saying that he's focused like a laser beam on these issues. lou: how high can it be on the list of what you do next is an eight-day vacation in martha's vineyard? >> i do not begrudge him a vacation. lou: either july. but how energized as he is his next move is a data vacation. >> what is that song, i don't see the economy in as being like that song the 19. this guy wants to take on the congress for and what you saw was immigration reform, climate, those are gun control. immigration. all about fights with congress.
he is trying to use organizer for america to gin up public support. lou: monica come is that a smart strategy on the part of the president early on in his second term? >> i would not count the ability of the republicans. they never miss an opportunity to somehow help him. but the total focus of this white house, as juan wwlliams said, is a very divisive issue is about getting the base and also getting minority folks to come out in droves next year.
lou: it is emotional for the democratic party. that is dede myers who has said the candidacy, however you'd like to style it, it's very painful for the clients. >> i think a lot of people think i am deeply disturbed. i think that for clinton it's a reminder of bill clinton and his inappropriate behavior in the oval office. so i know he is very popular and don't forget that she is running for president. i'm not making any announcement. it impacts are as well it is impacted by anthony wiener in his refusal to acknowledge reality. >> yesterday have to take this with a grain of salt.
she hadn't no clue that she was caught flat-footed. hillary clinton has been talking about this for nearly two decades. you have to take a second look for what works for the clintons. lou: you know, i found the statement of david axelrod must admit he basically takes up space, which is never a bother to him that i can recall. but what is interesting is that he did mention the mayor of san diego. well, he didn't mention that. he didn't mention elliot spitzer who is every bit the, you know, whatever you described anthony wiener asked. >> this is all about 2016. with you know who obama had lunch with. he had lunch with hillary
clinton today. but this is all about positioning. she was angling for the endorsement early on from barack obama. obama kind of backed off. they are trying to set this thing up at the point. lou: i was shocked to see jack lew reviews to answer the question of chris wallace about the investigation of the irs as to whether or not they had talked with chief counsel and irs, one of two that is a confirmation job. are you shocked that he would not? i mean, is it vexing national media to be enough for today because the treasury secretary refused to answer a direct question. the public has been affronted, have they not? be my guest, but clearly he is playing a political game that he doesn't want to get ahead of any investigation. lou: he is a careful man meant yes, he is very but i think the
fact that he is circumspect as evidence that he wants to avoid any legal trouble himself. he was the chief of staff so you never know where his finger might be found in us. so we have to take that into account. he could be a player in this game as well. but i will say that from your expectations of the media, wake up. lou: thank you so much. i will try to gain consciousness of this. we're going to have much more on the president's bullying language that is shocking throughout the broadcast here tonight. detroit is bankrupt and looking for a way to fight off his creditors. believe it or not the motor city is looking to obamacare for a bailout.
lou: obamacare is up warfront at a number of budget battles that are percolating in washington. the city of detroit is prepared to embrace the controversial law as a possible solution to lease part of their bankruptcy. chief correspondent mike emanuel has the story. reporter: with detroit entering bankruptcy the city is proposing way to reduce the $5.7 billion it owes, shifting of the recipients out of city run coverage until obamacare's new insurance markets. the idea was first reported by "the new york times" and would save the city ttns of millions
of dollars. ted cruz favors repeal of obamacare and talks about the federal government been traveling. >> the idea that we would be stuck footing the bill for detroit's irresponsible policy, i think it makes no sense. >> likely to catch on dealing with massive retiree benefits. >> it is a way to ensure that the employees have good health coverage and perhaps excellent health coverage. at the same time, take the financial burden off the witty and talented. reporter: josh said he was not sure how does it play out. >> for the benefits of the affordable care act is making sure that those americans that don't get health insurance through their employer are able for the first time to go to the open market through these marketplaces and purchase high-quality affordable health insurance. reporter: the former dnc says the component of the health care
law is a major problem. writing in "the wall street journal" that the ipad is a health care rationing body and it will be able to stop certain treatments its members don't favor by setting rates levels that no doctor or hospital or perform them. as for detroit it is though nine parking runs into parking lots more than 3400 meters, hoping that outside investors will find them valuable. more than $400 million in taxpayer funds will be spent on it a new arena for the red wings. they are calling it economic development. one area of pride is the city's nickname, hockeytown. lou: thank you. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel. by the way, "the wall street journal" column is a for portier vindication of sorts for sarah palin.
accusing her of saying that the board amounted to eight. he is essentially agreeing with sarah palin. turning to wall street, stocks fol home sales that was not nearly as severe as had been doctored. and amazon.com announcing 7000 new jobs after his visit that will take a smile at the amazon warehouse. thousands of fast food workers walking off their jobs today demanding higher pay and a lot higher. hundreds kicking off a protest in new york city today and over@ the next four days similar strikes are expected in st. louis and chicago and detroit and the lofty and kansas
city missouri. workers won't pay a $16 per hour, higher than just over $9 an hour. and a federal judge today ruled ben bernanke can be questioned in a lawsuit regarding the governments 182 billion-dollar deal out aig. the judge ruling that he made an exception because ben bernanke has firsthand knowledge of the governments decision to bail out aig at the height of the crisis. the lawsuit filed by the head of aig formally,,hank greenberg. causing aig shareholders to lose tens of millions of dollars. greenberg now wants $25 billion in compensation. french police are searching for an armed robber who pulled off one of the biggest diamond heist in broad daylight. the masked the allegedly held up
a jewelry expedition in japan making off with $136 million of tools. the holdup took only a minute despite the fact that three private security guards, two vendors, and the manager were all on hand. it sounded like a hollywood movie plot. it was carried out in the setting for the 1955 alfred hitchcock movie to catch a thief. not to the weekend box office. wolverine top $35 million for fox. but this summer has not been tied to big budget films come especially action films. warner bros. in second place with $22 million and despicable me the sequel is 52 million for
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lou: when a bomb then announced he was unilaterally delaying the employer mandate he ticked off a lot of republicans and among them congressman garett from of new jersey. here he is early this month explaining why he takes issue with the president's delay. >>. >> he is speaking in choosing with obamacare what sections he wants to implement in which one he does not and no president has that authority once the law is signed into law under the constitution we have to faithfully execute balop. lou: your times reporter asked the president last week if he consulted white house attorneys before he delayed the mandate. this is what the president said'' if congress thinks
what i have done is inappropriate or wrong in some fashion they are free to make the case. but there is not an action that they take the samples in congress say that i usurp my authority. some of those folks think i usurp might authority to have the gall to win the presidency and metal think is a secret that is a secret but also the i am not concerned about their opinion very few of them by the way he sayssare lawyers much less constitutional lawyers. >> really mr. president? you employ -- implied your a constitutional lawyer? and that is a rare commodity in congress? to bring in everybody back to reality there is more than 1.2 million attorneys licensed in this country. that is a lot. some say way too many nearly one-third of the house is an
attorney just like you. and 45 senators you spend a little bit of time there in the senate and congressman garett, guess what? he earned his law degree in 1984. sp being an authority, we are sure the war we looked hard at your resonate, mr. president, a lecturer at university chicago law school 92 through 96 at the university of chicago law school 96 through 2004 teaching three courses per year. of course, by 1997 you were a state senator that prevented you from teaching full time that is 12 years of teaching at university of chicago law school but according to the "new york times" you did not publish a single article on constitutional law while at the university of chicago
studying or teaching the constitution. zero. let me add that up again. zero. that does not exactly rival harvard did you think mr. president? very simple we don't know where you get questioning those that go through congress questioning your conduct under the constitution i'd like to see fewer attorneys on capitol hill certainly nab one less that 1600 pennsylvania avenue would be persuasive to many. >> attorney-general eric holder never heard the expression don't mess with texas the supreme court has already ruled on voters' rights so why is he pressing? i will talk with the attorney general of the great state of texas. next.
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lou: president obama and meeting behind closed doors today with civil rights leaders talking about the voting rights act. my next guest says this administration is trying to circumvent the recent decision of united states supreme court the ec considers hostile to the constitution joining us now is the attorney general from the great state of texas now a candidate to succeed rick perry as governor. mr. attorney-general abbott, a hot style to the constitution you must tremble he must not be impressed to your interpretation as he has been so dismissive of his fellow attorneys in the house and the senate. >> this is what i think is works reportedly for the purpose of enforcing the voting rights act but nothing more than political
theater like the way the legal challenge was launched not an a courtroom but at the national urban league convention. this reeks of politics and this follows in the footsteps of barack obama national field director coming to texas claiming they will turn texas blue. this is nothing more than the administration trying to rush into texas used the voting rights act for political purposes. lou: his attorney general talks about this very issue contesting the state of texas. i had to scratch my head because of all the pandering on two different occasions to discuss the voting rights act they were not paying attention of what you had done to them.
you beat them 10 / four in court? and that is the average that would make any major league proud i just cannot go for what they are thinking. >> i have a parking space reserved at the supreme court we have been there so often. in fact, when this decision came down they gave us a tour victories against the obama administration so really what we think they are doing is nothing more than politics. one of the issues is a voter i.d. they feel threatened by the integrity of the election process. so to be sure they are with the ballot box. >> the law of the past and put into effect is modeled
like the indiana state law supported by the u.s. supreme court. >> you're absolutely correct they said that a voter i.d. is perfectly constitutional it does not disenfranchise anyone and tax it -- texas passed a law based in indiana. if democrats really think that showing the photo it is discriminatory, then why do they require a photo id in order to get into the democratic national convention? we think it should be required for the most sacred vote to we cast at the ballot box. and because the supreme court upheld in that supreme court said it is necessary to prevent voter fraud rethink the court should uphold it. lou: you have other contest in court with his administration across a broad number of fronts.
what is the next one to come to court? >> we always have some that involve the epa, we have many more we are also challenging the dawn franks law because we have seen the havoc that dodd/frank is wrecking on the financial industry. we're also on behalf of all the states that have joined with us challenging the president's constitutional power to make recess appointments which challenges it to the nlrb as well as the recess appointment to the consumer protection financial bureau. we see time after time the bombing administration taking action that will challenge the constitution and then to push back. lou: mr. rabbit we are delighted to have you with us and wish you success even beyond the measure you have
already experienced. thank you for being with us. the attorneys general from the great state of texas. after foreign policy failures the administration tries to initiate significant talks between israel and palestine. ambassador john bolton and k.t. mcfarland next. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly any airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you guys! and wh double miles you can actuay use, you never miss the fun. beard growing contest and go! ♪ win! what's in your wallet?
lou: another accident involving trains in europe as commuter trains collided head-on in western -- western switzerland more than 40 injured and last week a spanish train crash the driver was charged with 79 counts of reckless homicide and is pending trial. in the united states the fbi announced it has rescued when the five teenagers who were forced into prostitution.
the nationwide sweep resulted in the rest of 150 pimps' and individuals according to the fbi this is the largest operation to date focused on sexually exploited children with local devastate officers with 76 cities taking part also confirming today the new director of the fbi and senator rand paul was the only no vote on his confirmation. mideast peace talks about to get under way the first time in five years as the israeli and palestinian negotiators meet in washington now. joining is no national security analyst k.t. mcfarland and former ambassador to the united nations john bolton. these are lower level talks but they are a beginning now there hasn't been a movement
for five years? >> i don't think it goes anywhere that is the part of the world that has been fighting with each other 2500 years but this is like the houses on fire. the roof is falling and there is termites in the basement is flooded and john kerry has them in the house now the situation will not changing in syria or egypt where the nuclear weapons program. i think this is far more serious and fundamental problems but rather than another round of negotiations which have a very low likelihood to succeed. lou: shirley the united states is capable to concurrently carry out with more than one nation at a time? >> but there's only so much oxygen in the white house or the oval office when i saw henry kissinger, it really
takes the focus of the entire administration and presidency to deal with the situation they're not focused on the other foreign policy problems than. i wish them well but i don't think it will succeed. lou: and he is voting to release the palestinian prisoners in stages and your reaction? >> i think it is a mistake but it reflects the prime minister netanyahu that it is better for him politically domestic and international to pay the price they and stand in the way of the evidence of termination for the obama administration bill for word. madani off to -- prime minister that on the off lew says he is better to let them proceed to the inevitable failure and the
reason this makes sense is that that conneaut you that that is the nuclear weapon program he is facing a difficult situation and if he approaches that decision in a place to say to obama if he does decide to strike strike, i have done everything they you have asked me israel palestine question is for good despite the political cost know i what you president obama to stand with me against iran. lou: against ibm but only dash iran but in each of more massive demonstrations in the muslim brotherhood is in full retreat by the egyptian military. where are we headed there? >> we are between a rock and
a hard place with the interim government if they come down too much they could put them into the arms of the al qaeda excepting the muslim brotherhood yet the federal crackdown they don't have the domestic security they need. if egypt does not get its economy going there will be revolution 3.zero because a large part of this is coming lou: wired europeans doing more to support the egyptian economy now that it appears as they have a more in line in the government? >> europeans are think are actually waiting for the united states. they depend on the suez canal the one that kept open but ever since the camp david peace accord the
united states has been the dominant western player riel we see from the obama lighthouse is the muslim brotherhood a keeps them perplex what would not count on them for anything it will continue to get worse because the brotherhood is working and then the military is happy to oblige. lou: date you. up next to practice making unprecedented remarks about gays. homosexuality that may have a number of catholics around the world more than an easy. father morris will be here to explain and tell us what to explain. next.
lou: the author of a new book when jesus has been ensnared in a modest controversy over its credentials as a religious historian. our colleague asks the straightforward question of why would a muslim what to write a book on jesus? and according to first things.com he calls itself a religious historian and as well credentialed with a ph.d. but doesn't have a degree of any kind in religious history and has declared himself to be a muslim thinker in the united states as well. , then maybe but go to first things.com for the rest of the story. to the rest of the story tonight on and go to a caribbean beach that drew
more than 3 million people and responding to questions about klay -- gay clergy stating a person is gay ian six god and has good will who am i to judge? they should not be marginalized. joining us now is father morris are religious contributor. he could have said many things to get more attention than to lay his hand over gays in the church and it seems like the national media could have pointed out there were 3 million people at the beach that is impressive and self. >> according to city hall every addition narrow 3. 2 million over a 4-mile stretch of beach just think of looking for miles there are some great images of
that of young people. where would you find 3.2 million young people? that is sporting event or a rock star. it is amazing and what amazes me is i saw this man man, now pope francis walking into the square a few months ago alone without anybody with him. talking to young people seeking spiritual light ian the truth. lou: he is interesting. and he is a regular guy viet he seems to have that capacity and character to really draw your attention to what he has to say spiritually. >> he took the name francis from st. francis of assisi that says preach always a
and when necessary, use '08 -- use words. that is why he is doing. he has a little guesthouse in the vatican this is a man who is gathering to point to young people. lou: i don't think i own the for the stock. [laughter] >> but he did talk about the gays. lou: is this of blessing? i knew you'd get around to it sooner or later. is this the direction of the church? here is my first reaction. just to be straightforward that is great. know why in the world are priest allowed to be
married? >> with the gay issue first, first of all, here is the huffington post headline today. breakthrough, pope is okay with gays. what is that? said he is called to love and respect that does not mean that a homosexual? according to the christian doctrine but for the love and respect. lou: but not an endorsement of marriage. >> absolutely not. what he did in a very compassionate way say i of love -- i love all of you we should never marginalize anyone that is the first issue.
lou: i support gays and marriage rights floor whenever that matters but at the same time i also support the idea why not open the priesthood to marriage? >> that is a possibility in the future. possibility in the future it is just not part of dr. and but they chose -- the choice of jesus not to be married for the last from the year 800 they have chosen to have celibate clergy. all of thate done a great into the time that we have. [laughter] come back so we can have a greater discretion. thank you so much. coming up hostages jerry committee chairman joins us to explain why he wants to
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