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cord . hold on, it is veterans day. come on. 11th day of the 11th month. you made a mockery. >> "fox and friends" starts right now>> i am for gretchen today. five-days before the presidential election iran fires at a drone. why are we only finding out about this now? >> steve: weekend after hurricane sandy left thousands homeless . we are looking at where the homeless people are going . a massive tent city and we are there live on the friday bitterly cold morning. >> brian: they are opening up a place for them. outraged over the president doing first order of business
should be to stick a fork in it. >> steve: stick a fork in it. >> brian: "fox and friends" starpts right now. >> steve: the reason i was struggling in a scramble. tomorrow is the marine's birthday and. and we have jiie whit lock pins. i will wear mine in the entire program. >> most people don't have the prive ledge of watching you get dressed. >> steve: what do you mean. >> putting things on. >> steve: nice ally. >> great to be back in the land of the light. >> brian: why are you taunting me? it is so bad on long island they are asking the defense department to take over.
that's how bad the power authority is. when i say disaster, i am understating it. >> steve: you are. >> brian: and confusion . >> steve: people from new jersey relocated to a massive tent city set up in the mammoth race track. david who is there and why there? >> i think they're here because they can be. the people who run the race track were gracious allowing their facility to house not just people who temporarily can't go home but off in the tent city in the distance are 750 utility worker and law enforcement and national guardsmen who need a place to live. we have a segregated community. out of state workers and law enforcement and a significant number much evacuees.
we don't have a precise number. but 4,000 people can be housed on the tent city on the race track grounds and off in the distance there are 20 tents. launddry and showers and kitchens. it is a home away from home. and as i was talking to you guys. i don't know if you have seen it off in the distance, there is a caravan much utility trucks . these are the workers who are here in jers jerss trying to get the lights on soon as possible. lastly one thing i should make note of. the tent city is 150 yards off in the distance. one of the reasons we can show pictures and the people who live there. there are privacy laws in place that prohibit disclosing the identities of those living here unless they come forward.
we'll honor that request and givuv a glimpse of the tent city set up in oceanport, new jersey helping evacuees and others here trying to get things back to normal. >> brian: jersiers is i mess and staten island is horrible. in long island, people without power without information. and they have to clearr there is water in the house and you have to leave. voolitary firefighter and national guard. who are protecting people. they are rude and uninformed and andrew cuomo calls them a faceless bureaucracy and a monopoly that operates without incentives and sanctions. 30 or 25 degrees out. and people older and limited in this area and no information. and they knock on doors. if you are not home we'll
leave you a note on it the phone number is a single line that you can't get throughh to. and nassau county executives said we are calling on the military to take over the lightting of a community which is one of the most part afluent around. they can't get answers and the whole things is archaiac and no one seems to care. a guest said i have been to war wrones in third world countries. and the people on long island are living like a third wormedry. if you are not at home, you are out of luck. you cannot be home. this is going to go on through christmas. >> steve: ally was out a week. and last night got a robo call from our power company requesting if we have
electricity. and number one i would like to thank the guys from georgia power. it was guys from georgia power that restored our electricity. >> brian: and i would like to thank the voluntary firefighter. >> a lott of nice stories was heroism and then horrible stories of incompetence. there was scary moments on board of a united airlines flight. a passenger refused to listen to a flightt attend and started yelling and praying in the aisle. the man refused to take a seat . the military escorted the flight to dulles international airport. that man was taken into custody. lawmakers and public may not get all . answers they are looking for after the can deadly benghazi
terror attack. some of the suspects in the attack are part of an egyptian terrorist group. the jamal network is made of extremist group. election was called tuesday night and here it is friday, we still don't know who won florida. workers are still counting the ballots. 31,000 ballots were tallied. and yesterday afternoon, president obama had 49.9 percent. and mitt romney it 49.percent. results are due by noon tomorrow. >> we know all about michele obama's war on junk food but apparently her husband didn't get the memo. washington group called on president obama to stop eating fatty foods in public. the president is glamorizing
eating junk food. and the group said all of the stops on the campaign trail and the president must kick the habit. >> we were growing up with popeye. >> steve: we don't eat spinach but just eat at pop eyes. maybe he eats it because he likes it. >> brian: popeye comes with added stress . you break out before you eat the meal . >> steve: thank you very much pop eye. five-days before the u.s. election . anything is happening and waiting for an october surprise and this probably would have been it if we had known about it one of our predator drones was fired upon by a couple of iranian fighter planes. they squeezed off two volleys of machine depun fire. first time iran has shot at
our aircraft . but it is clearly an act of war. they were asked about it yesterday. curious timing before the election and we are finding out about after? >> it is before the election, the white house give you any guidance as to whether give you information. >> i have said this two or 3or four or five timings . we don't comment on classified missions and i will not get in to discussions that occurred between this department and the white house. they were informed early on. >> using the cover of classified. and you know, if you will recall, this time shots fired. it was not shot down. last time wen the drone was shot down the american public didn't know until the iranian
media released pictures of it. he has something that we don't talk about. but in an election, months and week, pem say that is manage that the american public would have liked to know about . why not tell us about the information. >> brian: we know this, we don't know if they tried to miss. this is unmanned drone and a guy over in las vegas working a joy stick and it was unarmed. i think we just lost -- >> they say it was shot down. >> brian: it is totally intact. but the response and lackk thereof is where we are now. charles talked about. >> an incident on november 1, and a election five-days later. either our intelligence take a
week to tell us one of our drones was shot at or an obvious attempt to hide the information after the election that. is an act of war. it doesn't mean we have to go over it. >> how about saying you shouldn't be doing this is not tolerable. >> iranians are understanding they can take shots at our drones and tomorrow they could hit a plane with a pilot in it and there will be no price. >> brian: we went and offered a protest. they killed our guys over iraq and they never paid the price. >> steve: according to the administration, republicans and democrats in congress were briefed and mitt romney was nolt. james inhoff said i was not told and the times is suspicious. >> a suspicious news item. the top advisor for the
president is iranian born. she is according to an israeli newspaper meeting and trying to arrange meetings with iran's supreme leader and trying to get a negotiation and deal with the nuclear policy. curious on many levels. why valerie and not the secretary of state. >> brian: she has a background for chicago politicings and could get 24 hour round the clock secret service security. >> steve: you know our ambassador in benghazi didn't. even thote blogosphere is saying she clearly is negotiating with iran. they deny it. >> brian: we'll call the supreme leader. >> steve: he doesn't take our calls.
>> brian: when president obama sits down with can john boehner to help save our country from recession. how does that go. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable and frankly couldn't pass the house. >> so will they be able to compromise and how will they do this? your second amendment rightts at risk. what the president just signed that has many people worried. >> steve: we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
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foundation of our country. >> as difficult as it is. most of you in this room had the experience of working with congress . it is the system that was created by our founding fathers . >> steve: our next guest said in order to live in the system you have to respect this system. > joining us is the author of naked constitution. >> steve: naked constitution . >> that is right. the unvarnished text of the constitution without all of the -- >> so when you boil it down, the constitution to fundmentals, are we living in the system as colin powell said. >> i agree with secretary powell that congress should live in the system and serious about the founding fathers that is being faithful to the plan of limited.
we are not faithful to that? >> steve: you are right. the government has tentacles everywhere and states and municipalities. >> the 10th amendment is a command to congress and the court to interpert the federal government's powers narrowly and they would retain atomony . health. and within their own borders. the left has tried to kill the tentth amendment but haven't succeeded. but they have come close . 60 percent of the federal budget goes to areas that are beyond the federal government's powers and if you want to get off of the fiscal cliff get the two parties to agree to respect the constitutional limits. >> you make it sound so easy. talk about the right to bear arms that. is controrersial on both
sides. a well regulated militia is necessary to the security of the free state. right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringe would. >> over the last decade court affirmed that right to bear arms for all citizens and not just military. unfortunately, it now looks like the administration is going to try to use the treaty power to undermine second amendment rights that were guaranteed by the supreme court. just hours after the president's reelection it was reported that the administration voted in the un to fast track an arms treaty that reaches all the way to private sales of small fire arms. >> a global arms treaty. >> steve: this is what dick morrison warned us about.
and how do the founders feel about that? >> i think it is clear that the founders did not give the president treaty power to trump individual rights guaranteed by the bill of rights >> chris: check it out. it is a fascinating new book. it is call would the naked constitution, are there president. >> lost his attention. thank you. wine and booze. a dry spell looming when people might need a drink . >> steve: it is friday. heroes who are not stopping being herose . good morning guys, you are next on "fox and friends". ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] i found the best cafe in the world.
>> quick head lions, police are looking for two gunmen who opened fire in a florida hospital. two people were shot and expected to survive . the hospital is now reopened. jared loughner will spend the rest of his life behind bars. he was sentenced to 7 consective life sentences for the arizona shooting that kill would 6 people and wounded others including former congresswoman gabby giffords. >> coming back to find out massive flood and storm. so what did they do? we honor those who serve this weekend with the marine corp birthday and veterans day .
there is no place they would rather be than in the eye of the storm and helping out americans. joining us is the commappeder for the marine. they are from the sixth battalian. first of all craig, what are you doing? since you came home, what are you doing? >> brian we got back from afghanistan recently and the marines are doing post deployment leave and we learned more coming in. soon as the storm was going on we were excited to come special help out. we have a bunch of volunteers and ended up with 87 of us coming up here and by sunday morning working in the city and we are doing defense support to civil agencies. what we are doing is working closely with fema and based in
rockaway and breezy point and working with the fdny and police department can -- and fema to support the efforts. >> brian: what are they doing? >> i am not them. we are standing by helping . we mainly focusing on toys for tots and charit abledonations . >> brian: you are putching out the water. and what are you seeing when you go out there? >> i am with the sixth battalion as well he lives in the rockaways and houses on fire and they are destroyed and nothing left. can you see all of the damage, it is pretty ugly. >> brian: is any of your training prepare you for this or exactly for something like >> i think so absolutely. >> brian: in what way, craig? >> the training prepares you for anything. it is vague enough and narrow
enough it covers all realms. >> brian: coming back from afghanistan did you expect to see this at home. >> it is always a possibility . what is unique. it is unusual for active duty military to be involved. usually the national guard runs this type of thing it is a honor and great opportunity to take part in it and again we have 87 marines up there and asked whether or not marines are trained for this time of thing? absolutely. we are for the force and readiness . all types of skills and right type of unit to come up and assist and we are working well with the civilian authorities. >> brian: the marine's birthday 237, i believe. what does that mean to you. >> it is basically my real birthday. >> brian: it is to change you. >> i honor the marine corp birthday more than my own. >> brian: we'll cut the cake
and let you use the sword. veterans day on sunday what should people do. >> buy a drink at the bar. >> brian: depending on your age. do you feel appreciated? >> chutely. we work in the community and you can tell in breezy point, it is a tight knit community and folks came around and thanked the marines for the efforts and marines are happy to be here and i can't imagine want to be anywhere else as the city and residents need us . we are happy to be here. >> brian: on behalf of "fox and friends", happy birthday to the haapproximate reins and thank you for yourr service. two minutes before the bottom of the hour and a city race end in the a tie. one candidate's wife did not vote. growing gas crisis.
>> i don't know what a fiscal cliff is. but luckily it is easier to understand it. here is fiscal live huxitable. >> the u.s. government will face it in the end of 2012. >> i still don't know. >> steve: the fiscal cliff is coming. what it is in the end of the year, tax hikings are supposed to occur and gigantic spending cuts and then we'll have to raise the debt ceiling as well >> now the president is set to address this. now we are back to the business of the country and how to avoid going over the cliff. >> brian: he will speak and then off to myanmar. >> talking about the
post-election climate. both sides are saying they are open to compromise and then it doesn't some like either of the positions have moved much. >> steve: the president's statement will address the action needed to keep our economy growing and reduce our deficit. he will not suggest a plan. he will say lawmakers, you guys come up with something. >> brian: he goes weneed to raise taxes because the nation needs a thriving middle class. >> steve: he's said that all along. >> but john boehner said some analyst thought change slightly. he said the tax hikings are unacceptable . however, he said that he may be open to tax revenue come is a different way of saying bringing in more taxes and listen to his latest interview on abc. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong
prescription given for our economy. >> is it on the table to talk about. >> i made clear that raising tax rates are unacceptable and frankly couldn't pass the house. putting revenues on the table and reforming our tax code and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> brian: going to sit down and talk. but he's saying short term for now and wait for the new congress to get settled in and nothing major gets done in the lame duck session . at that time, tax reform will be on the table and that will bring on the table. you don't have the votes in the house to raise taxes. he's got to go back to eric cantor and company and they will not sign off. >> since both parties are talking about tax reform.
maybe that is one point to start with since they believe in tax reform and bring in additional tax revenue. why do we have to accept that lame duck will not change anything. why do we change that? >> brian: 84 new people in the house and they feel like three weeks and the president goes to burma. >> steve: they will pass a band aid in the lame duck and then the new congress will have to fix it. mitch mcconnell will head up the republican side and he's very clear about taxes. one issue i never have been conflicted about was taxings. i wasn't sent to congress to raise taxs and this election doesn't change my principles it is clear if the president of the united states want to get something done he has to do it with no new taxings. read the republicans new lips. no new you whan?
>> by the way. the president has more incentive to not rae taxes. the nonpartisan congressional budget said tax hikes with the spending cuts would the count rope back in a recession and they predict unemployment would increase to 9.1 percent. if there is any inducement to get it done. it is the cbo. >> brian: people forget tax cuts are involved and not just budget cuts. take a look at surveillance pictures. f.b.i. accounts this is it. ak 47 bandit that struck this time in idaho. he used assault rifle and ordered employees in to the vault and then made off with cash. he is wanted for robbing banks in california and washington. one of those robberies an
officer was shot. a reward is offered leading to that guy's arrest. >> singer ashley judd. mcconnell's society was vulnerable. and judd said she would consider running for office and active in democratic office . if she want to run she must have to move back to her home state. and a city council race ends in a tie because one candidates wife did not vote. his wife workings in the hospital and goes to nursing school and takes care of three kids run oust time. he was supposed to wake her up to go to vote can he decided to let her sleep. it came down to her one vote and now the race will be decided by a cin toss. >> brian: she can call heads
or tales. this is an avalanche of boos tossed outside of a warehouse. >> steve: what is the address. >> brian: it was damage to a liquor supply. i am out of bourbon and gas because the company is the exclusivor of several popular brands. please don't say johnnie walker. >> speaking of being out of gas. sandy causes problems for drivers in new jersey and new york. now forcing new york to ration gas just as it is in the garden state. we are live in queens with more on how new yorkers is trying to fight the long lines in the pump. >> brian: gas rationing is similar and instituted in jersey. here in new york, you can get gas on an odd day if your license plate ends in a odd
and even for an even number . here in long island city. it is pretty smooth . five clock on long island. and because of the storm. it knocked out power and fuel and disrupted the petroleum distribution and a nightmare for people in the triitate and eastern sea board where they were impacted by the storm. this news should help aleviate the frustration and there will be lines but note they are moving at least where we are here . that is good new to report. but that started it at 6:00 and we'll see how it goes. we have had reports of fisticuffs and guns. people the frustration level is high. but so far it is relatively smooth. >> brian: helping with gas and helping them. 92 by the way, ally, you have
a vanity plates. they are considered odd. >> brian: it is a odd date. >> steve: it said alley cat. >> brian: does it really. >> yeah, for now it does. it is incredible. go to connecticut. they are not having the same experiences. but they may. 92 it is carteresque. they remind you when i was growing up and gas lines in jimmie carter's administration. >> southern rock group marshall tucker band is helping super storm sandy victims. touring their tour truck in a donation singer. >> steve: senate seat and people working on the tour and the band decided to hold a collection drive yesterday. >> brian: the band is overwhelmed by the outpours of support and all will be delivered to new york and new jersey this weekend.
your move molly hatchet >> chris: no kidding f. they are watching right now. >> steve: that van, drive on by. marshall tucker and the deputies. drop on by . set up a collection in our building. >> there you are. coming up. secret talk iran, the u.s. in discussion with iran for the first time. why is the top advisor leading the talks, not the president or secretary of state. >> brian: one wild ride. how come the giraffe was hanging out in the back of a truck you might ask? ♪ note ♪ ♪ [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit.
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>> brian: this is headline news. why can't you read it, too at home especially with the sound down. pay attention withs sent by the postal. december 22nd is the last day to send mail to make sure it is delivered by christmas. it is the busiest day of the year and imagine seeing the coop next to you on the highway. you have a giraffe peering out of the truck. it outgrew the enclosure and it happened in australia. she went for a 250 mile drive to a newer home in syndny. i will follow the story and animal where ever it goes. >> steve: i thought you memorized that. >> brian: i took off the veil. this is what happened behind
the scene. >> steve: i memorized the introduction. we learned that the threat from iran is confirmed. iranian jets tried to shoot down with machine gunfire unmanned drone and fail would. this is reports that president obama's senior advisor is holding secret talks with the iranian government. trying to make sense of it all is lisa. >> good morning. >> start with the drone business. it happened five-days before the election and we find out two days after the election. i am sure that is a consequence. >> it is a classified mission and we don't know what to make of the mission . as you said given the closeness to the election, this administration, they kind of value transparency when it
appeals to them. >> steve: the bin laden hit was classified and we found out 15 minutes later. >> that was the pride and joy of the obama administration and we have every right to question why we didn't know about the strike. we are looking into the scandal. and what is going on in part of the world. >> steve: it started with iranian blogers who apparently have acess to it is internet. one of the people who pulled the strings of the white house sounds like she was doing one on one talks with iranians. that is extraordinary. we haven't had one on one talks with the iranians for 30 years. >> what is she doing and makes her qualified to call the shots. >> steve: she did work in a hospital. >> she is iranian born and lived in iran until she was five years old and rumored she
speaks the persian language . country and that make its more plausible it took place. her records showed she has called the shotos important foreign policy decisions. three times it is reported that she veto-ed the bin laden raid until she gave the nod and she was involved in calling the shots on libya in not giving security. it is rumored that she was involved and she did go in and would be the person. >> steve: was she involved in the benghazi stuff? we'll find out if they have hearings next week. they can always say classified. >> we have a lot of questions. >> steve: we thank you for dropping by. >> my pleasure. >> steve: next on the run day. another bush about to run for office? we have details straight ahead. and feel like getting away
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>> alisyn: good morning, everyone. it's friday, november 9. i'm alisyn camerota in for gretchen this morning. iran firing not once, with you twice at an american drone just days before the presidential election. why are we only finding out about it now? >> brian: welcome home. tent city is the new home for victims of hurricane sandy. we're getting our first look live straight ahead. >> steve: forget hiring a huge number of companies announcing firings after the president was reelected. just how many? that answer we hope straight ahead. "fox & friends" for our friday starts right now. ♪ .
>> alisyn: awesome! this is a live flash mob. well, they planned it. they're dancing for a great cause. it's the pink glove dance competition. it's in west colombia, south carolina. look at their moves. i like the lawn mower move. that's a great one. >> steve: it's really tough to get 300 people to all be -- there go. you can all clap at the same time. to all be in unison. that's what they've been doing. it's hard to believe. i believe it was four years ago on this program, this particular contest announced their winner. they'll announce the winner for the contest today on our show in this hour. find out where it is and who the winners are. that looks like they're starting a generator. >> alisyn: maybe that's why i like it. i like that you've turned it --
given it a sandy news peg. >> brian: by the way, speaking of generators, i heard this incredible story. there is looting and all this stuff going on of the do you know how loud generators are? >> steve: very loud. >> beth: if you're going to steal one while it's on, what would be a good way to do it? bring a lawn mower, start it up, then disconnect the generator so you continue to hear the sound. but you end up very cold. then you go outside and find a lawn boy sitting where your generator was. that happened in our neighborhood. >> steve: theft of generator social security big. >> brian: not while it's on! >> steve: that's crazy. at night a lot of people come out and that's when the bad guys commute and do that looting thing. everybody in my neighborhood has great big chain links and locks to keep them at their house. sad, sad state of the affairs. i know you don't see a lot about sandy these days. not 24/7 anymore. >> brian: 'cause the president solve that had. >> steve: but the situation is
still desperate for tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands. >> brian: it's getting worse. i was staggered to find out today that in staten island, they're looking to unmoth ball a prison and tell people we have good news for you, we have a home. cell block h. you can bring you and your family and get some porridge for breakfast. >> steve: so many people need a light at thend of the tunnel. >> brian: a cell block. >> alisyn: that's not the -- >> brian: when i think of a home, i don't want it think of oz. >> alisyn: we're going to talk a lot about that, but let's get to the headlines. there was scary moments on board a united airlines flight originating from denver as a passenger refused to listen to a flight attendant and started yelling and praying in the aisle. the pilot made an emergency landing when the man refused to take his seat. the military escorted the flight to dulles international airport, which was the scheduled destination. that man was then taken into custody. he forced a plane to make an
emergency landing after going on a rant about terrorist mid flight. that jetblue pilot that you'll remember may be set free. that is former pilot clayton osborne during his meltdown on a flight in march. he was arrested when the plane touched down in texas. he was found not guilty of interfering with crew members by reason of insanity. today a judge will decide if he can go free or if he will be committed to a mental facility. lot going on in the air. secretary of state hillary clinton paying tribute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens yesterday. stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. they received a common ground award for conflict resolution negotiation and peace building. she praised him for volunteering for dangerous work. >> chris stevens was an inspiration to all who served
with him and knew him during his life. he remains an inspiration now and i believe far into the future. >> alisyn: clinton said a formal investigation of the terrorist attack is underway and changes will be made. she has asked to testify -- she has been asked to testify before congress next week, but no word yet on whether she will actually show up there. we may soon see another member of the bush family in political office. reports say that george p. bush filed the paperwork required to run for state office in texas. it's not clear what office he plans to run for. he's the nephew of george w. bush and the son of ex-florida governor jeb bush. those are your headlines. >> brian: he already served in the military. >> steve: it's impresssive. >> brian: as mentioned before the victims of hurricane sandy facing more dire situations bit day. it's been over a week. in new york, gas rationing begins today and yesterday this was the scene without gas
rationing. drivers with license plates ending in an odd number or letter will be able to fill up. chris christie had this idea last week. where were you, andrew who? now you have to wait for this week? next week, those with even numbers can get gas. in new jersey, those forced from their homes have been relocate to do a tent city in monmouth racetrack. what's it called, micro city? >> that's what they're calling it. we have here 20 sents being used to house about 200 a significantly higher number of utility workers, law enforcement, even national guardsmen. incredible sight just went by here. it seems to have stopped for the moment. but off in the distance, perhaps you can see some of the utility trucks n. this parking lot, there are hundreds of utility trucks. look at the license plates, they're from all around country, alabama, illinois, nebraska, texas, ohio, on and on and on,
hundreds of trucks. they are here to help restore power to the area in the new jersey area that do not have electricity. there is really a small army living behind me in this tent city. as you also mentioned, there are a number of evacuees, 200 of them are also here. the conditions perhaps a little rough, but better than what their homes might be. they have a place to sleep. they have bathrooms. they have showers and also have kitchens and there goes one of the utility trucks i was just talking about. not entirely clear how long they are going to be here. but they're also getting three hot meals a day, catering company on long island is providing them. that's through the courtesy of fema. summing things up, one of the organizers said what you see here is truly a community that is coming together. the conditions here, cold this morning, but looks like progress is being made. restoring electricity with literally so many people,
hundreds and hundreds, on the job. back to you. >> steve: david lee, as those trucks go behind you, what states are they from? let's give them a shout out. there they go. >> there is alabama that just went by. i don't think i -- i did have that on my list. alabama. let me see if we can talk to one of these guys. i think they have a lot more on their mind. i think enough people have suffered. but they have a lot more on their mind than talking with me. think i wrote down some. alabama, illinois, nebraska, minnesota, texas. i saw one town, zanesville, ohio. all over the united states to help. >> alisyn: that's really nice. so nice of them to help and that is my hometown where david lee miller is, monmouth county, new jersey. it's a beautiful beach town. a beautiful beach area. i pray they can get back on their feet. >> steve: now they've got a beautiful tent city there. >> brian: as long as we don't forget about them that, will put the pressure on. on november 1, what were you doing? i don't remember either u about it turns out there was a major
international crisis. we had an unmanned drone in international waters, 16 nautical miles off the coast of iran. they evidently had a problem with that. >> steve: yeah. we don't like it when the iranians shoot at our airplanes. that clearly is an act of war. why didn't we hear about an act of war five days before the presidential election? supposedly they did brief top republicans and democrats in the u.s. house of representatives and the senate. all james inhofe, one of the top republicans said i didn't hear anything. they did not tell mitt romney. his person thinks it's fishy. they said they they wanted to he it privately so not to escalate tensions with iran. so they dealt with it. they complained through diplomatic sources. >> alisyn: here is how the white house explains why the american public was not told about what is considered an act of war before the election.
>> muzzle this incident because it's before the election. if the white house give you any guidance in terms of whether to release the information? >> i think i've said this at least two, three, four, five times now. we don't typically comment on surveillance missions and i'm not going to get into discussions at the topside level that occurred between them and the white house. they were informed early on. >> steve: that's pentagon talk. clearly it was political. shear michelle malkin. >> par fort course for the most transparent administration ever. thursday, november 1, 4:50 in the morning, our predator drone was fired at by these two iranian jets and it doesn't come out until after the election? yeah, it stinks in here. but this hauls been the obama way. they accused the republicans inkressantly of voter
suppressant, but they've been guilty of truth suppression. it's not just the white house that has to answer for this, but the lap dogs in the media. i would like to know, were there any outlets that were informed of them and told to keep it quiet? the same way we know that many journalists were apprised of benghazi and kept quiet about it to serve this campaign's needs before the election? again, people's blood should be boiling. >> steve: it is. >> brian: the key is the response. it's delayed. it's already diminished. we blew up an oil platform not too long ago to send a message to iran. i'm just wondering if we are sending any type of message besides valerie jarrett is not only not seemingly ready to rebuke as a key advisor to the president, she's ready to talk using her iranian roots and connections perhaps in reaching out, according to this news story, and you talked to the
author about it, says we're looking to set up direct talks with iran as soon as possible. we're asking for the supreme leader. >> alisyn: she's supposedly valerie jarrett, if you believe the israeli news reports. she's supposedly laying the ground work for these one on one direct talks. it's interesting, you brought up october surprise in relation to the drone. but a lot of people thought this could have been the october surprise. the war had predicted that there was going to be an announcement that suddenly there was an agreement with iran, so it was hard to know if this is connected and that valerie jarrett was trying to lay the groundwork for iran to suddenly announce it was abandoning its nuclear program. >> steve: maybe that's one of the reasons why we didn't hear about it five days before the election because she was working hyped the scenes with the iranians. we should point out the iranians and the white house say there is nothing to this story. however, so many people over there are talking about the fact that it has happened. there could be something to it. keep in mind, we have not had direct talks as this would be with iran for 30 years.
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the stock selloff puts the market on pace for its biggest weekly decline since june. >> steve: stuart varney joins us live here in studio e. since the president was reelected, how far has the dow gone down. >> the obama selloff totals 434 points. that is 3.3%. if you company the market to -- i do expect the market to open lower again today. not much, but lower again. >> steve: why is that? >> forget this fiscal cliff talk for a second. look strictly at what a second obama term means for investors. number one, energy stocks. the president doesn't like coal, doesn't like oil. down go coal and oil stocks. the president doesn't like banks. doesn't like wall street. down go banks, financial services, investment banks, and brokerage houses. they've all gone down. the president will stick with obamacare. down go the health insurers. the biggest reason of all, the president will raise the tax dramatically on the dividend payments that investors get from buying these big name stocks. so big name stocks go down
because the dividend payments a worth a whole lot less. you add it up, you got an obama second term selloff. >> steve: it sounds like a lot of people are just assuming the worst come the end of this year regarding the fiscal cliff and taxes are going to go up. what they're trying to do is if they made money on stocks, they're trying to get rid of them. everybody is running for the exit. >> you're right on awful those counts. there is another reason. how about debt? looks like debt is going to be run up big time in a second obama term and that's not good news for wall street. just take a listen for a second to richard trumka, union guy talking about spending and debt. >> we strongly believe we should make sure the wealthy start paying their fair share of taxes. they believe that we should protect medicare and medicaid and social security benefits from cuts and voters reject the
idea that bringing down the federal budget deficit is an overriding priority. >> did you listen carefully to that? tax the rich, keep spending on entitlements. no reform. and don't worry about the debt. >> brian: the unions firmly believe they put president obama over the top. >> well, maybe they did. i don't know about that. but that's the chief union guy repeating the policy that will be followed in the second obama term. look at greece, greece is in chaos at the moment because they let their debt run and run and run. riots in the streets, unpayable debt. they're look for another two years before they start paying it back. that's another 30, maybe 50 billion euros of extra debt. >> brian: we should put our extra money into tear gas? >> steve: tear gas makers. >> brian: every time i see a greece shot, there is tear gas. >> everybody asks, what are you going to do with your money in a second term? i don't have a decent answer for you. >> brian: get one by monday. >> i'll be back. >> steve: the mattress is never
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>> steve: frustration growing for drivers waiting in line for gas due to the gas shortage in the new york metropolitan area from sandy. now new york city rationing gas like new jersey started earlier in the week to ease the pain. antoine lewis is live with more from queen, new york, where they're lining up and today is what, an odd or even day? >> it is an odd day, brian. what that means is that if your license plate ends in an odd number, then you can get gas today. this rationing went into effect, at 6:00 o'clock this morning. if you end in an even number, tomorrow is day. they are making sure that no one is getting gas on the day they're not supposed to. so they're being very serious about it. a lot of people have been
frustrated. you're seeing how long this line extends up 39th street here in queens. this has been the case all over the place all over the tri-state. new jersey started it earlier this week. now it's new york's turn. we'll see how it goes. the lines have been moving. this one has moved, but it is still significantly long. >> steve: it is a mess. antoine, thank you very much. over to ali and the other brian. >> brian: speaking of sandy, thousands of residents on long island, new york have been battling the power company. >> alisyn: long island power company decided that after sandy hit, they would require all homes and businesses in the area to have new inspections done before they could restore any electrical services. >> brian: this is what i was doing yesterday. >> alisyn: well, yesterday after increased pressure, they decided to scrap that evaluation plan. they then announced many in the area would be without power through thanksgiving, if you can believe it. so here to fill us in is the
town supervisor. tom. do you have any idea how many people on long island are still without power? >> close to 300,000 still without power. in our town, 12,800. >> brian: why? >> that's a good question. the towns have done everything they were supposed to. we did these inspections. we made sure the homes in our estimation were as safe as possible. and then the rules were changed in the middle of the game. >> alisyn: do you have any sense of with lipa, they've become the bad guy and for good reason. we're day 11 into this. were they woefully ill prepared before hand? was this such a big storm that nobody could ever have been prepared? >> you could have been prepared. the lessons we learned after hurricane katrina in my time at the white house and the homeland security staff is that you preposition yourself in the area before the zone is impacted. you do the precoordination, prestage assets, video teleconferencing from the white house with alt federal agencies,
putting those resources in place before the storm hits. >> brian: they are out of poles! they don't have enough poles to replace the broken poles. we don't have water or gas. they don't have a plan, they don't have a communications apparatus. i don't understand why your governor is basically hostage to these people! he's acting like an outraged resident where he should be taking action demanding something to change! there are faceless bureaucracy, monopoly that operates without incentives. no kidding. they are before and now after and during. >> some of those precoordination meetings with the national government would be with the emergency operations centers. getting an idea from the state what resources do you have? >> brian: did that take place? >> i have no idea. >> brian: it didn't take place at your level? >> it certainly did not. >> alisyn: one of the most maddening things for people about this, and i can speak to this because i'm in connecticut, we were without power for seven days. the one comfort was you could call connecticut light and power, which people were also
complain being their response. but you could call them at any time and a human being would answer. that was comforting. lipa is not doing that. >> our residents stopped calling ilpa. they're calling their towns or local officials. >> brian: they handed me a card yesterday and said be home in the inspection. i got this thing called a job and we don't have any power. no one is at their house 'cause we don't want to die. they said, don't worry, call this number. busy. this number doesn't dig a -- it's not supposed to be busy. you served in the navy. you've worked in war zones in third world countries. you're saying right now this is like a third world country. >> we have the same mass failure of infrastructure that you would see in places that have been ravaged by natural disaster or manmade disaster. like a war zone. you have people who won't leave their homes and rightly so. this is america. this is new york. they shouldn't have to leave their homes. but they have no power. they have no heat. to somebody who has no power and heat a snow storm like we just
had yesterday is not a pretty thing. >> alisyn: tom, very quickly because i know you have a background in homeland security also, this exposed how vulnerable we are to any sort of attack. >> absolutely. it's exposed how delicate our infrastructure is 60 miles from the greatest city in the world. >> brian: but we have to prepare. you can't anticipate a storm, but you can anticipate damage. and the preparations weren't done and for anyone to take a bow after this storm reaction is absolutely sinful. >> we have been up for 250 hours as a local government doing what we've always heard the federal government said we should do. be prepared for three days, to take care of your people for three days until we can get those resources in. we're on day 12 now. >> alisyn: incredible. tom, thanks so much for coming in with the update for us. >> thank you for having me. >> alisyn: we hope it gets better immediately. >> thank you. >> brian: next on our rundown here, controversial attorney general eric holder admits he may be out for term two. we'll tell you who could be in
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>> the florida votes have finally been counted and it's official, george bush has beaten al gore. there you go. how many people think florida shouldn't be allowed to vote for "american idol"? what are you doing? what are you doing? >> steve: all right. what about the today show? >> brian: you were on the tonight show last night. evidently they commented because we don't get high sadly. and you made a comment proving you don't get high because you said those people are going to legalize -- see if marijuana is legalized, they'll get all potted out. evidently people that smoke marijuana don't say that. >> alisyn: no one says that. that's not cool lingo. >> steve: what should i have said? >> alisyn: high. >> steve: i used pot in extending it. >> alisyn: i got it. >> brian: they owe you money. >> steve: by the way, one note,
tomorrow is the 237th anniversary of the birth of the marine corps and of course, on sunday is 11-11, according to the calendar. that means veterans day. >> alisyn: we'll be celebrating their birthday on "fox & friends" this weekend. >> brian: happy birthday. the election is over and now it's time to get to work. president obama set to speak today about 1:00 o'clock about what might be the most important issue facing our country called the cliff. fiscal cliff. this comes as house speaken john boehner says tax hikes are not acceptable, not acceptable. >> alisyn: now more from washington with more on this looming economic crisis. hi, peter. >> hi. that's right. we're about 5 1/2 hours away from president obama's first statement at the white house since his reelection. we obviously heard from him on tuesday night in chicago once the results had been tallied. but today at 1, he will address the issue that will dominate dc for the remainder am his first term, the encroaching fiscal cliff.
john boehner has drawn a line in the sand about how republicans will approach negotiations over the next seven weeks or so and while he is okay with increased revenue, he says it needs to come from tax reform. not tax rate increases. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about it? >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. putting increased revenues on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> furthermore, speaker doesn't want to rush the tax reform and says there isn't enough time in this lame duck session of congress to do things the right way and he thinks the fiscal cliff can be avoided by the end
of the year, but real reform should wait. across the capitol, democratic majority leader harry reid made his position as well in the senate that the american people reelected president obama knowing he supports higher tax rates for the rich, so he thinks that's where negotiations should start. >> the president campaigned around the country saying we know what is wrong with the fiscal problem. we need revenue. that was the issue. >> there is a lot to talk about when it comes to the way around the fiscal cliff. the way that today's statement in the east room is being billed, that is all the president will focus on today. back to you in new york. >> steve: peter doocy live in the capitol with a preview of what the president will say at 1:05. meanwhile u got to wonder how many members of the president's first term cabinet is going to stick around. we know hillary clinton is leaving. in the not quiet. >> steve: we know tim geithner.
what about eric holder? yesterday he says he's got to talk to his wife. >> alisyn: he said something else interesting that suggested he wouldn't be sticking around. here is his quote. do i have some gas left in the tank? it's been an interesting and tough four years. i really just don't know. >> steve: i wonder if that's related to the odd-even days. >> alisyn: there is a gas metaphor running around the country right now. but if you don't know if you have gas left in the tank -- >> steve: you don't have any gas. >> alisyn: you should probably bow out. he's saying here he's exhausted. it's been a tough four years. >> steve: he still hasn't answered the question. >> brian: he's been one of the most controversial figures in the obama administration. i think he's really put a lot of unnecessary pressure on the president and beginning with hey, i have a good idea, let's try khalid sheikh mohammed in new york without telling anybody. >> steve: if he leaves, one of the names being suggested to replace him is janet napolitano as attorney general. i think judge andrew napolitano would be a great choice, but probably not.
>> brian: right. any of the tv judges i would take. >> steve: judge judy has a really good deal. she's loaded. >> brian: that's true. >> steve: 22 minutes before the top of the hour on this friday. we've got headlines. no word if hillary clinton will testify before congress next week on the terrorist attack in libya that killed four americans, including our ambassador, chris stevens. house foreign affairs committee invited her to testify next thursday. this while other congressional committees announced their hearings will be closed to the public. darn it. lawmakers say it's about time america got the answers. >> they dodged, delay, distort, do everything. they deny responsibility for anything. this is consistent with an administration that says they've been the most transparent in our history and they've been anything but. >> steve: they're making available to some lawmakers cables detailing what happened that night. most are out of town then. staffers will have to review the documents instead for their
bosses. >> alisyn: the co-host of "dancing with the stars," brook burke, revealing that she has thyroid cancer. she posted this video on youtube. >> doctors say this is like a good cancer to have, it sounds so crazy. but my doctor did tell me that this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing. >> alisyn: the cancer was spotted during a routine checkup. she will need surgery, but that is a very curable cancer. >> brian: it's an amazing how real video games have become. some u.s. navy seals are in hot water for helping make one video game a little too real perhaps. the seven members of seal team 6, including one involved in the raid that killed bin laden have been reprimanded for leak classified information to a video game maker named e.a. they were paid, to give information to make the new game more realistic. it's not clear what details were given away.
they have forfeited pay and maybe relieved of duty. remember the white house gave hollywood producers access to highly classified information about the bin laden raid. for their movie. no form of discipline we know was handed out. i think they're still investigating, trying to find out who leaked that? >> steve: yeah right. there does appear to be a double standard. >> alisyn: i'll take this one, steve. >> steve: whatever you do, don't mention people potted out. >> alisyn: i wouldn't. still ahead, two states legalizing marijuana this week, or steve calls it, dope. will it really help ease the course to focus on bigger crimes? a lawyer and a police officer debate it next. >> steve: and they're fighting cancer by dancing. the hospital workers whose pink glove groove started a world wide contest back with an update. find out who the winner is in the next 20 minutes. >> brian: the aflac trivia question of the day. born on this day in 1980, this model and actress gave birth to a baby boy in september with her
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and spent it on candy. it turns out it was his parents' life savings. there is nothing funny about it. a message, keep your money out of the couch. brian? >> brian: colorado and washington becoming the first states to legalize recreational marijuana this week. will making pot legal really help ease the courts to focus on bigger crimes? here to debate it, criminal defense attorney, and president of the national narcotics officers association coalition, ron brooks. will this alleviate some of the backed up court system? >> i don't know how much the court system is backed up. i will just tell you in the state of new york, it is in part of the law that if it's your first offense, you have no criminal record and you get caught with a small amount of marijuana, by statute, it's automatically dismissed. you still have to go to the judge. you stand before the judge. this is your first arrest?
yes. recreational use, yes, you're done. i don't think that's jamming up the court system right now. at least not in the state of new york. >> brian: i guess the benefit would be additional taxes. is there a down side to legalizing pot, ron brooks? >> a couple of things. first of all, it sends a bad message to our kids. the studies are clear that the number one reason kids choose not to use marijuana is because it's illegal. on the tax issue in california, we get about $19.9 billion in -- we spend $19.9 billion on our two legal drugs, alcohol and tobacco for public safety and health care. we get 1.5 billion back in tax revenue. clearly we're going to spend a lot more on public safety, health care, lost opportunities than we're going to get in revenue back. >> brian: 65% of the kids who have drug problems are saying it's because of pot, arthur. there could be a real down side to looking at the short side and that's additional tax revenue.
>> i don't think people voted for this. 56% of the electorate in colorado voted for this. i don't think they did because of the tax benefit. i think they did it -- look, it's going to be an experiment. it's going to say, hey, is this really a gateway drug? let's see what happens over a year. the rise of cocaine going to go up? is crime to go to go up or is everything going to stay the same within the law? people are smart. if things change drastically in their community, they'll change the law. >> brian: ron, do we need this laboratory? >> we don't need this laboratory. we tried it in alaska 78 to 90. 57% increase in teen marijuana use across the state of alaska, compared to the rest of the united states. we already got in 15 of our states, more drug drivers, marijuana drivers than we have alcohol drivers. it derails kids. it's an addicting drug. the studies are all clearly in.
it can trigger schizophrenia. it triggers bipolar disease. it is just hard on kids who have a hard enough time. >> the federal government has the ability to shut this down if they want to. eric holder -- marijuana is not legal federally. there is no such thing as medical marijuana in the federal court. so they can defend -- someone can go into california where they have medical marijuana and go to colorado and they can shut it down if they choose to use their resources for that as opposed to other things. >> brian: i can see very little upside to this trend continuing. ron brooks thanks so much for your work. arthur, always great. >> thank you. >> brian: arthur, don't touch my stuff. straight ahead, think pink, the dancing hospital workers who started a world wide contest back with an update next [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego.
>> steve: answer to the aflac trivia question is vanessa minillo. meanwhile, it started in 2009 on this program when workers at a portland hospital put on pink gloves and started dancing in the aisles and in the halls and in the corridors to raise awearsness for breast cancer. today the original pink glove dance video has been viewed on youtube nearly 14 million times and that video started a pink glove competition where groups around the country submit their own pink glove videos. once again, they have done it
and this morning we have the winner. joining us this morning are 300 dancers from this year's best group along with mark shelly of the lexington medical center who organized the winning video. amy kinnarda nurse at lexington medical center and a breast cancer survivor, and sue mcguiness from medline, the company that makes the pink gloves that they are wearing. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> steve: all right. sue, let's start with the big announcement. the winner is? >> okay. i'm proud to announce on behalf of med line that the winner of the med line 2012 pink glove dance video from west colombia, south carolina, lexington medical center. >> steve: very nice. [ cheers and applause ] >> you won! >> steve: that's awesome! >> how cool is that? >> steve: that's very cool. mark, let me ask you this, this
is the second year in a row that your hospital has won. tell me a little bit about organizing 300 people to do this. >> well, actually it was more than 300. for the course of the video, we had over 1,000 participants. they care deeply about raising awareness for breast cancer. they wanted to participate. and we had one common mission and that was to make sure that we stay focused on the message, which was raising awareness for breast cancer and money for breast cancer research. we knew if we could stay focused on that and we touch one cancer patient and they saw a video and tell us that the hope or encouragement, then we were a winner. unfortunately, a loft -- did she fortunately a loft other people voted for us. >> steve: amy, not only are you a hospital employee, you're a nurse there, but you're a breast cancer survivor as well. so it's got to make you feel terrific to see all of your friends and employees, fellow
employees dancing to help people like you. >> absolutely. it's been a great experience. >> steve: very nice. and mark, before you go, i'm curious, with everybody out in front of the hospital, who is running the hospital right now? >> i was doing a department call out earlier. but i'm not quite sure. but hopefully we have a lot of people in there as well. >> steve: that's great. sue, before you leave, if people are interested in next year, how do they enter? >> we'll have some announce ams out. we're plan -- we've had so much enthusiasm. we had over 3 million views on the web site. so we got to do something big. >> steve: very, very nice. we thank everybody out there at the lexington medical center in west colombia, south carolina. they are the pink glove winners for this year. once again, you saw it live right here on "fox & friends." straight ahead, changing gears, iran fires shots at an american drone and the white house says nothing until after the
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>> brian: the liquor broke. we broke the liquor. >> alisyn: brian is a method anchor where to really get harms around the story if he's reporting on drinking. >> brian: thank you. that's a compliment. >> steve: in this happy hour, we've got geraldo rivera, we're going to talk a little bit about the bungled response. were you out of electricity? >> i was out of electricity until monday night. >> steve: oh, man. it's been the worst. geraldo and so much more this hour. but ali has headlines. >> alisyn: scary moments on board a united airlines flight originating from denver as a passenger refused to listen to a flight attendant and started instead yelling and praying in the aisle. the pilot made an emergency landing when the man refused to take his seat. the military escorted the flight to washington's dulles international airport which was the scheduled destination. that man was taken into custody. and democratic senate
majority leader harry reid is confident america will not hit the debt ceiling. >> we're not going to be held subject to something that was done as a matter of fact in all previous administrations. it has to be raised, we'll raise it. >> alisyn: if congress raises the debt ceiling another $2.4 trillion, that would bring the legal limit on the government's debt to $18.79 trillion. the election was called tuesday night. but it's friday. we still don't know who won florida's 29 electoral votes. workers are still counting thousands of absentee ballots in miami-dade county. more than 31,000 ballots were tallied yesterday. and two other counties are still counting. as of yesterday afternoon, president obama had 49.9% of the statewide vote while mitt romney had 49.24%. the results are due by noon tomorrow.
talk about an expensive last call. this is an avalanche of booze being tossed outside of a warehouse in new jersey. these are the leftovers after flood waters from sandy caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to a local liquor distributor's supply. this could cause a short annual. if there is one state that doesn't need that it's new jersey because the company -- >> brian: question can't drive and drink. >> alisyn: distributor of several popular brands. those are your headlines. >> steve: people can't get liquored up like they couldn't get potted up. >> alisyn: sticking with it. wow. >> steve: i am. i've doubled down. >> alisyn: the situation from sandy is growing increasingly worse by the day as we've been telling you all morning. in new york, gas rationing begins today. so drivers with license plate numbers ending in an odd number or letter will be able to fill up. what's an odd letter? >> steve: any letter. >> alisyn: on saturday, those with even numbers on their plates can fill up. >> steve: in other words,
whatever day it is on the calendar, if that's an odd day, and you have an odd number on your plate. >> brian: like today. new jersey -- people forced from their homes in new jersey have been forced to relocate to a tent city where we have david lee miller set up to talk about this micro city. david? >> that's right. one of the incredible things about this city is that it also houses utility workers. take a look to my right. look at the caravan of cars and trucks going by. these are utility trucks that are from all around the country. monmouth park housing those displaced, but also about 1,000 or so utility workers from all around the united states. one of them is with me right now. anthony, you've been using this as a staging facility, living in a hotel, you're from north carolina. tell me, how is it going? how soon 'til the lights get back on for people in new jersey? >> i can't tell you how long this is going to take the lights back on, but working as hard as we can doing what we can every
day, everybody out here is doing it as safe as possible and quick as possible. >> what's it like out there for you? how many hours a day you working? >> 17 hours a day. >> when you see people, are they angry? are they happy to see you? what's the frustration level? >> most people are real happy to see us when we get on their streets and start putting lines back in the air. some are frustrated. that's understandable. we can't do but so much at a time. we do what we can while we can. >> how are people treating you in new jersey? how is the food? >> oh, man, it's excellent. they feed us real good back there at this tent. they're taking care of us. >> i know you have to get back to work. from north carolina, thank you for joining us. guys, one of the things worth noting is that post-election, we've got an army here of utility workers from dozens of states, worth noting red and blue. back to you. >> steve: all right. if you see the guys from georgia
power, thank them for turning on our electricity. geraldo rivera was in the dark figuratively. >> maybe in a lot of different ways. but i was restored by a team from missouri -- restored the power and a team from wisconsin cut the trees. >> steve: it's great they traveled to far. the storm response has been horrible. >> it's been mixed. i was in staten island overt weekend and what i saw was the heart of the entire recovery effort is the volunteer effort. it's the private effort. even the red cross it seemed took a back seat to a kind of an ad hoc, spontaneous outpouring of compassion by our -- >> steve: they had to pick up the pace because fema just stunk. >> i think even in terms of fema also, i think the jury is out, steve. honestly, i think the tent city is a great idea. >> steve: they didn't have water until five, six days after the event. >> brian: you're right. fema people, hired contractors, they were there. i give you that. and they were organized and they have follow-up phone calls. but what they didn't do is
preposition gas, water, trucks, generators, anything! as if this whole storm shocked them. >> i totally -- like you, itch a lot of family living south of sunrise highway on long island. my niece, newly married, she lost her house and they're a wonderful young couple. they just had a new baby and they had all the baby memorabilia there. it's heart breaking. but fema was there and they've already signed up and they should do okay. my nephew, bobby reed and his wife, michelle, and their family in islip devastated with damage. but again, it looks as if the government agencies are doing the right thing. i really do believe that if there is a goat in this, it is the long island power authority which has not been at all coordinated in its response. >> brian: they've been smug, condescending and giving out disinformation. 11 days, no answer, no interest in getting answers. last night, extraordinarily,
both county executives that make up this huge island say we're calling on the military to take over. >> well, i think -- i always go back to the military. they're the most organized u.s. government agency, the most effective government agency. it's sad but true that they would do a much more effective job. but i also have to point out that governor christie seems to have been more hands on in terms of you better get there and get that going than governor cuomo, who is a person highly regarded in new york state, but seems a bit more angry from a distance rather than there, you know, come on, guys,. >> alisyn: just to remind everybody of what a human crisis this is and how people are suffering, let's listen to somebody on staten island. >> unacceptable. totally unacceptable. my father and people on my block, they're retired firemen or active duty firemen. we don't know who the president is. we can't find out. we have to ask people. we have no idea where the help is.
we have no idea where the free food is. we have no idea where anybody is. we can't contact any building departments, any insurance companies. we're not getting any help. it's unfair. >> steve: geraldo, president bush was slapped for katrina and no doubt mistakes were made. you were there. this president completely got a pass on this after his photo op. >> i think that there is definitely a difference in the way the press viewed the presidential response, no doubt about it. i just have to share one quick acin the case dote from new orleans. i remember being at the convention center where there were dead bodies, as you recall, it was a horrible situation. fema arrived and they had brand-new black t-shirts with fema and police written on them and the fema guys come in and look very importantly and one of the press aides was looking to get the boss on my air and then he says to me, do you have any idea where the super bowl is? i said turn around, it's right there -- super dome. if you didn't know where the super dome, and it was within sight, it was so clear that the guy was clueless.
i think in this case, they were very sensitive to doing the best they could early on so they would avoid some of that criticism, particularly -- we would hope they would be more sincere than the election, but it's possible there was a political motivation. but they seemed to be more visibly trying and more visibly organized, although obviously there are pockets with its -- >> brian: it was a charade. because of the way he handled the storm, they've been had if they voted for the president because of the way he handled it. >> if 50 people lose power and are the are restored, it's still a -- >> brian: i'm talk 30:00:00. >> our hearts go out to you. >> brian: forget about me. 300,000 nine days later. >> alisyn: let's talk about something that happened before the election. one of our drones, plane over international waters, 16 miles off the coast of iran, was shot at by iranian forces. we didn't learn about it until
this week. >> steve: after the election. >> alisyn: after the election. your thoughts on whether they sat on that information? >> it's a different issue. let me start from the beginning. if two modern fighter jets fire at an unarmed drone and they want to hit it, they hit it. it is impossible to miss. they go so slow, they're big, fat, ugly targets that anyone could shoot down. you could go by with a 45 and take it down. they missed intentionally. that doesn't diminish the fact that it is still with a shot at american asset in international waters, and it is officially an act of war. i agree with that. jump cut to the question of why we didn't know about it initially? jennifer griffin reports that it was a classified mission. that's one of the reasons they gave for not revealing it. but i think it's pretty clear, like the response to the storm, that there is a political component to this and what happens if this news breaks before the election?
then the president is then pressured -- what are you going to do about it and he had his plate full. i think there was a political calculus. we can deal with this later in a couple of days, you know, a week from now. like the benghazi situation, let's postpone it 'til after the election. i've got enough to worry about. >> steve: you know what? reportedly according to the white house, they told top republicans and democrats in our legislature about it. but mitt romney was getting classified briefings. he should have been told. he was not. >> he was not. i'm curious about what briefing governor romney had about benghazi. i still go back to the biggest imponderable in the presidential race, why the governor did not bring benghazi up in the second and third debate. you wonder what kind of briefing he had then that perhaps dissuaded him from bringing it up. in the case of the drones, you know, i believe there is a political component. i am fascinated also by these rumors of one on one,
face-to-face negotiations between the united states and iran. i had no idea that valerie jarrett, one of the prime advisors to the president of the united states, was actually born in iran. >> steve: she was. >> i had no idea. >> steve: her dad worked at a hospital there. >> she was there until the anal of five and speaks farsi. i don't know for a fact. >> steve: look at all the stuff you got to talk about this weekend. >> brian: and you owe it all to us. >> steve: we set the table. >> it's so nice to have my seatbelt fastened. i love you all. >> steve: thank you very much. straight ahead, a city council race ends in a tie. why? because one candidate's wife didn't vote. oh, it's true. >> great pillow talk there. >> alisyn: president obama can thank big labor for his big win on tuesday. what does he now owe the unions in return? the answer may give some insight in his second term agenda.
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>> we're proud to see what a difference our efforts made in key states like ohio and wisconsin and nevada. >> i think without the efforts of organized labor, those three states would have been different. >> alisyn: that was the president of the afl-cio taking partial credit for the president's reelection win. exit polls show that he's right. let's take a look at the support from union households in three key swing states. the president won by 22 points in ohio. 32 points in wisconsin. and there was a 17-point spread in nevada. so what does president obama now owe the unions for supporting him? joining us is the author of "shadow boxing, government unions control america and rob taxpayers blind," mallory
factor. nice to see you again. >> good to see you. >> alisyn: so that was richard trumka taking a victory lap, basically saying they turned out lots of support for the president. the president wouldn't have won without him. is he overstating the case? >> no. he's understating the case. it is unbelievable the amount of resources that the unions put out. they gave him a half a billion dollars and they had 400,000 people out on the streets for him, more than 400,000 actually. and they really spent a lot of time in the seven battle ground states. obama would not have won. nevada, wisconsin, ohio, without big labor. richard trumka was right. he owes him big time and this union label president will pay off. >> alisyn: okay. so as we know, politics is a game of tit for tat. you say that the president owes them big time. so how will he repay them? >> first thing you're going to be seeing is the employee prechoice act, card check.
it's doing away with secret ballot elections. they desperately want to be able to just force people to sign up by standing over them and having them sign a card. second thing you're going to see is health care, obamacare be implemented, which will give enormous amounts of new members to the unions. you will see he millions of new members because of obamacare because obamacare will be a programey will be coming from the states. third thing is more insourcing, which is basically not letting the federal government go out and let independent people do some of the jobs more inexpensively. they're going to bring them in house in the federal government which means more union members. >> alisyn: obviously compromise is the word of the day since the election. but with the unions expecting something, how hard will it be for the president to compromise? >> first of all, there is no compromising with the unions.
he owes them big time. it's going to pay off. he's a union labor president. the real thing they want is a little tiny section of the act called section 14 b. if they can get a few words taken out of that act, there will be no more right to work state that. is their ultimate goal, getting rid of right to work states and having forced unionism throughout the entire country. they're going to be working for that and he will sign that bill if they can get it passed. >> alisyn: all right. we will wait to see if that happens. mallory factor, thanks so much for coming with your insight. >> thanks. >> alisyn: senators allowed to look at the documents on the libya attack. but they only have two days. it's the two days that they're out of town. what's going on with that timing? judge jeanine it here with her theory. check out this unlikely pair who refuse to leave each other's side. there is a lot more to this love story and brian kilmeade wants to hear it.
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>> alisyn: fox news alert. you're looking at pictures of a market burning in burbank, california. more than 60 firefighters are on the scene right now. this fire has spread to the attic of this building forcing them to fight the fire from the outside. in is a food and tobacco store. it has been destroyed, as you can see. no injuries are reported luckily. arson investigators are on the scene. we'll get you more on this when we have it. amazon.com is getting into the wine business. the on-line site plans to offer more than 1,000 domestic brands ranging in price from ten bucks to $100. the wine can only be shipped to
a dozen states because of various state liquor laws. >> brian: next week congressional leaders in the house and the senate will hold closed door hearings on the terrorist attacks in benghazi. some leaders are saying they do not have enough time to review the material because the state department is only giving senators two days of access to the documents. >> steve: the state department says that should be enough time. >> my understanding is that we're working with staff to insure that the appropriate people can get to them on the schedule that is convenient for them so if there are issues, we're work them through. but members have been coming and going because of the election. >> alisyn: so what's really happening here and should we expect any answers from these hearings? joining us is the host of "justice," judge jeanine pirro. she's been all over this story. hi, judge. >> hi. >> alisyn: two days of access to the documents? why? >> well, what's even better is we're going to let you look at them, but you can't take them home with you. we're going to let you look at
them on a day when we know you're not in town. we're going to let your staffers look at them. this is a continuation of what's gone on for the past seven weeks with respect to the september 11 attack in benghazi. now that the election is over, everyone is hoping that we'll start to get answers. you've got house intel, senate intel, house foreign affairs and senate foreign relations. the bottom line is, most of these hearings are going to be closed. we're not going to hear, we don't believe, from hillary clinton. she's sending kennedy in. it seems like more of the same. but you know what? let's give them the benefit of the doubt. there are closed doors hearings as well as this stuff that they can see only today now. we'll find out if the whistle blowers are going to come up and tell us what happened. >> steve: that's the key. hillary clinton, susan rice, they're politicians. they're going to have political answers. i want to hear from the people who were actually there that night. >> i will have on my show tomorrow night, a member of the house foreign affairs and
intelligence. what they're telling us, along with chaffetz and other congress people is that it's the whistle blowers who are coming forward. by the way, when we talk about these cables, a lot of them have been leaked already. and we have a real sense of what's gone on. that there was a request for protection. it was denied. it was reduced. and then the lie about the protests and the video. >> brian: right. i cannot wait for david petraeus. he runs the c.i.a. right now. he's going to show up because the intelligence community has been thrown under the bus. they have a way of getting their way issue their point of view out in a diplomatic way and saying, we said what we said. we knew right away. and then let the facts be the facts. >> here is the issue, you've got intel and then you've got susan rice on the shows saying it was a video and it was a piece of protest -- peaceful protest where they brought rpg's. that's like bringing a chain saw to a picnic to cut a hamburger. and at the end of the day, we have to find out who told susan rice to say what she said. and if the intelligence says we
didn't say it was a video, then we know someone was playing around with susan rice and telling her what to say. >> steve: we got a million questions. let's hope get some answers. judge, we're going to be watching your show this weekend. >> tomorrow night, 9:00 o'clock. >> alisyn: thank you. city council race ends in a tie. why? because one candidate's wife didn't vote. everybody says the same thing, oooo, that's bad. you got to hear this. >> brian: then, your 401(k) has taken a big hit over the last two days. but look, what's next? sandra smith is live on the stock exchange floor and she'll tell us wanna see me get some great deals?
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zoo keepers say the kitten wandered into the cage and now they refuse to be separated. the baboon carries the kitten around and cleans its fur. >> steve: it's adorable. >> alisyn: it is really adorable. there you go. >> steve: welcome back to wild kingdom. hour three now. >> brian: we have never a show without animals. we always have some type of animal on. >> steve: seems like it. >> alisyn: our signature. >> brian: time for your headlines. frightening surveillance pictures of a robber and the f.b.i this guy is called the ak 47 bandit. he struck again in idaho. he used his assault rifle and ordered employees into the safe when he made off with the the cash. he wound up other banks in california and washington. earlier this year, an officer was shot and seriously injured in one of the robberies. $70,000 reward. that seems low, to be honest -- is being offered. stop him.
he's wearing jeans. >> steve: he forced an airplane to make an emergency landing after going on a rant about terrorists mid flight. today that jetblue pilot may be set free. remember this? >> steve: that would be disturbing if you were on that flight. that's former pilot clayton osborne during his meltdown on a flight from new york to las vegas in march. he was arrested when the plane touched down in texas. he was found not guilty of interfering with crew members by reason of insanity. today a judge will decide if he can go free or if he will be committed to a mental facility. stand by for news. >> alisyn: how do you like the ring of this name? senator ashley judd. being named as a possible challenger for mitch mcdonnel. democrats see his seat vulnerable because he was elected in a close race. judd has said in the past that
she would consider running for office and has acted in democratic -- been active in democratic politics f. she runs, she'll have to move back to kentucky. >> brian: speaking of kentucky, city council race there ends because one candidate's wife did not vote. robert mcdonald says his wife works nights at the hospital and goes to nursing school and takes care of their three kids. >> steve: she's busy. >> brian: he was supposed to wake her up from a nap on tuesday to go vote. but he decided to let her sleep. unfortunately, it came down to one vote. she got plenty of rest and he doesn't have a job. now the issue will be decided by a coin toss. >> alisyn: one vote does matter. there's a good lesson for people. >> brian: whatever you do, don't let your wife sleep. >> alisyn: that's your lesson. >> steve: supposedly within an hour of the polls closing, she said, i got to go and he goes, it's okay, honey. one vote -- it's not going to be by one vote. it was. >> brian: today the president at 1:05 today, before he goes to thailand, he is going to speaking about the fiscal cliff
and set the tone, we think, of a bipartisanship, a reaching out to say we have to, together, avoid the fiscal cliff. now i got to go somewhere else. >> alisyn: if this is going to be bipartisan and they are going to compromise, then he'll have to somehow moderate his position on raising taxes on everyone who -- every family who makes $250,000 or above. that was the line in the sand that he drew. the republicans drew their own line in the sand. so they have to somehow come together because john boehner and his most recent interview this week said that he still believes that tax hikes are unacceptable. listen. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about it? >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. putting increased revenues on the table, but through reforming our tax code. i would do that if the president
were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> brian: we have to have a short-term fix 'cause there is no way you can reform the tax code with a lame duck congress in a short time. >> steve: you got to say, let's put a band-aid on it for right now, but coming up in the next term, we're going to have to sit down and do something about taxes. and seriously about debt as well. mitch mcconnell has certainly got john boehner's back. he agrees. he says, quote, one issue i've never been conflicted about is taxes. i wasn't sent to washington to raise anybody's taxes to pay for more wasteful spending. and this election doesn't change my principles. that the president and the folks in the white house have to think about. since they are intent on raising taxes, the congressional budget office says hold the phone. not so fast because if the taxes all get hiked up as they're going to at the end of the year unless there is some sort of a
change and they come to an agreement, there would wind up being a recession in this country one year from right now, unemployment would be above 9% and the economy, they say, would contract by about a half a percent when it comes to the gdp. those are two very sobering numbers. in other words, if they can figure a way to do something about the debt problem and also about stuff we were just talking about right there, you know, as we got up to the cliff, we'll have a way down. but you've got to address it directly. >> brian: let's go to wall street. >> alisyn: as you know, wall street is reacting to the approaching fiscal cliff. markets have plunged for two days in a row. what's next? >> brian: sandra smith joins us from the floor of the stock exchange where things have been going down, down, down. sandra, what do we expect today? >> stock index futures are already down pointing to another lower open on wall street. this is after two days of post-election selloff over a-day
period since the elections, the dow jones industrial average down 434 points. that's a drop of more than 3%. there is concern that if we have another selloff today, that we may see the stock market dip into negative territory for the year. the dow jones industrial average after the last two-day selloff is now up to 5%. so there is a threat of dropping into negative territory. already talking to traders on the floor ahead of the president speaking later this afternoon. there is no sugar coating it. the traders are concerned. they're concerned about the fiscal cliff. they're concerned about europe. fitch, ratings company this morning threatening to downgrade spain. that's in play. corporate earnings don't look great. we're getting warnings from retailers about the holiday shopping season. they're forecasting a slower season this year than last year. all of those concerns are playing out in the stock market right now, guys. so you better believe it. these traders are going to be listening to what the president says this afternoon, what his plans are to get this economy going again. what he says about the fiscal
cliff, the tone that he sets, they're going to be watching this very closely. guys, indeed we're looking at a lower open, again this morning on wall street. back to you. >> steve: all right. sandra, live at wall street. we thank you very much. you'll be able to see the president's comments today live from the east room at 1:05 eastern time. new york city will begin rationing gas for this first time since jimmy carter was president. it's in response to the gas crisis at thank shut down hundreds of stations and forced drivers to wait in line for hours. >> alisyn: antoine lewis is live in queens with more on all this. what are you seeing, antoine? >> you have to see this picture to kind of at this time putt it in perspective. we're at 39th street and northern boulevard. this mini van that you're seeing right here is outside of the line. some of these people have been in line trying to get gas since last night. that mini van was actually trying to cut the line, to try to get into this gas station on the corner because they have fuel. but you also see that nypd
officer, because police are here making sure those that are in line can get their gas and those who are not are breaking the line, you will not be able to get in. this is the case at all of the gas pumps and gas stations in new york city because gas rationing went into effect at 6:00 o'clock this morning. what that means is that if your license plate ends in an odd number on an odd day like today, you can go get gas from a gas station that has fuel. if it's an even number or even plate, then it's an even day. that's going to be the case. it will be like that for a while. we haven't heard any direction from head city hall how long it will be. but that's the case now and at least for the next week, we are guessing that's how it's going to be. the situations like that have been popping up all over the place. not fistcuffs here. >> brian: are you on the sidewalk or the street? >> on the sidewalk. >> steve: stay there. >> long island city. >> alisyn: be careful out there. thanks for showing us that.
that was brazen. so long, long line, a mile long. a guy is going to make a left. >> steve: come on. >> brian: now you need a guy at the gas station to check people's plates? i can't get a guy to get me change of a 20. how am i supposed to get another guy to check people's plates? 290 pounds is an even, what who is reporting him? >> alisyn: they're monitoring. >> steve: it's still a mess. the white house reportedly leaked classified information to film makers for the bin laden movie that's coming out. so why are some of our navy seals being punished for helping out a video game company? huh? we'll tell you. >> alisyn: controversial attorney general eric holder admits he may be out for term two. that's just fine with our next guest. >> steve: congress louis gomert of texas showing up next. testing...1...2. am i on the radio?
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game maker e.a. they were paid to make the medal of honor game more realistic. you may remember the white house reportedly gave hollywood producers classified information about the bin laden raid for a movie and no form of displan was handed out then. washington, d.c. group calling for president obama to stop eating fatty foods in public. the physicians committee for responsible medicine says now that he's off the campaign trail, he needs to kick the habit and start glorifying junk food. same goes for you, steve doocy. >> steve: i like junk food. thank you very much. apparently so does the president. but there could be a shakeup in the president's cabinet for his second term. attorney general eric holder who came under fire for the botched gun running operation, fast and furious, says he is considering saying adieu to d.c. >> i'm in the process of trying to determine. i think there are things that i still want to do, do i have less gas left in the tank? it's been an interesting and
tough four years. i really don't know. >> steve: our next guest says the attorney general should have packed autopsy long time ago. texas congressman louis gohmert is here to explain, you have called for his resignation for a while. >> yes, for a very long time. you look at all the things that he's been involved in. you go back to his refusal to prosecute associates of terrorism after the holy land foundation trial. you look at his refusal to disclose documents to congress that he gave to supporters of terrorism. you look at their relationship with muslim brotherhood front organizations. you look at four years ago, steve, four years ago, you had khalid sheikh mohammed and all the other four planners for 9-11 agreed to plead guilty. he comes out with this oh, we'll bring them to new york for a show trial. they withhold it.
four years later, there is still no justice. they were ready to plead guilty for it. that alone is bad enough. then you look at being in contempt of congress and all -- if he didn't know about fast and furious, that alone is enough to be fired. and if he did, then it's something more serious than being fired at stake here. then we hear napolitano may be the replacement? i tell you what, steve, any republican senator that supports napolitano to replace this guy after all the wrongs she's done and the imcompetence needs to be targeted and defeated in the next election. she should not be the replacement. >> steve: it's interesting you should mention that about janet napolitano, congressman, because i was reading in a couple of main stream media newspapers today that she's well regarded on capitol hill where you work and she's not held in good regard from you. >> i mean, look at it. this summer when i asked her, she wasn't even aware that there was a member of a terrorist organization in the white house.
she educated herself. she has given classified access to people that were not properly vetted, at least one we know of. i was told by the director of dps here that her chief of staff said that very night that napolitano had been briefed on a person she gave classified access to and the next morning, she said she knew nothing about it. either she's got a liar for a chief or she's lying. i mean, there are so many things involved. oh, in march of 2009, she's out there saying, we're going after any gun dealer who sells guns that end up in mexico. either she's completely incompetent or she was complicit with the justice department in getting those guns to mexico. there is plenty -- i mean, she's completely interwoven with the justice department's problems and she has no business being there. she may know what's going on over there, but that's not a qualification when it's knowledge of bad stuff happening.
>> steve: it certainly would be an interesting confirmation hearing if she was put up for the job. congressman, thank you very much. >> we got plenty of ammunition. >> steve: it sounds like it. congressman i that very much for joining us today from dallas. >> always good to be with you guys. thank you. >> steve: straight ahead, ten minutes before the top of the hour on this friday, did the white house try to cover up an attack on a u.s. drone after the election? it happened before the election, but we didn't hear until afterwards. colonel ralph peters weighs in on that. but first let's check in with bill hemmer to see what he has scraped together for two hours start not guilty ten minutes. >> you do have power? >> steve: we do. >> martha does not. >> steve: oh, man. that means she's going to come over again [ laughter ] it's friday and the stakes are huge on everything. mike huckabee takes on those issues today. also, what do republicans do? the president speaks on the economy and the election. we'll and his tone today. new questions on libya that steve hayes is here to analyze.
>> brian: yesterday the pentagon confirming just days before the election, iranian jets tried twice to shoot down an unmanned u.s. drone, unmanned and unarmed u.s. drone over international waters and failed. the news came out yesterday. many this morning are asking, why now? are we finding out about it. joining us is fox news strategic analyst and author, lieutenant colonel ralph peters. did they try and shoot down this unarmed drone or just send use message? >> they absolutely wanted to shoot it down. the order would have come from the very highest levels and the iranians wouldn't have screwed around. a unmanned aircraft might have
been different. they figured they could knock it down and get away with it. it was embarrassing for the iranians because they chose an interesting aircraft, an old russian aircraft, knockoff of our tank killer, clearly -- pilots don't get a lot of air to air training. and it looks like they didn't calibrate their guns properly. so they had old aircraft, bad pilots, uncalibrated guns and they just plain missed and i'm sure a lot of iranians were chewed out after that one. of course, we didn't know about it because the white house, as usual, covered it up. brian, this white house would have tried to cover up pearl harbor. >> brian: this is technically an act of war, lieutenant colonel. and what do you think our right response should be? >> it is technically an act of war, although the administration will play that down. our response should be a measured response at this point. we should set autopsien aerial ambush. we're good at it. next time we send a drone close, not into, but close to the
aerial borroweds they claim. we should be waiting for them. when they send up aircraft over the persian gulf and open up on one of our drones, we should give their pilots swimming lessons. >> brian: we didn't. and so far we called the swiss ask told them to tell the iranians how mad we were. >> yeah. and probably won't. i don't think this administration will do that because the administration desperately wants to renew negotiations with the iranians. sanctions are hurting the iranians. it made them angrier. when it comes to negotiations, here is the deal, the iranians are lousy propaganda but great at negotiations. we're the opposite. the iranians play chess, we play checkers. >> brian: thanks so much. stick around for the after the show show. we can talk about it more and we'll put it on-line. so colonel will stay there. when we come back in two minutes to say something fantastic ur ja? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪
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