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martha: thanks for being with us, everybody. the driving dogs has to wait unfor the in the leave. it's outstanding we'll catch you on the radio in about 20 minutes. martha: see you there, by, guys. jenna: breaking information in the benghazi terror investigation, as we await news from a bipartisan classified briefing on that deadly attack back on september 11th when terrorists killed four americans, including our ambassador to libya. we are staking out the hearing if case any lawmakers decide to talk. catherine herridge will bring us a live report a little later on in the show. >> reporter: i want to go live to the president who is speaking before a group of business leaders, let's listen in. >> it's good to be back at the business roundtable. jim, thanks for your leadership. originally my team had prepared
some remarks, they always get nervous when -- when i'm out there on my own, you never know what i might say. but given the dialogue that we had the last time i thought it was useful for me to abbreviate my remarks, speak off the cuff at the top and spend most of our time just having a conversation. let me begin by saying that all of you in this room are not just business leaders, not just ceo's of your companies, but you're also economic leaders and thought leaders in this country. and i recognize that all of you have an enormous investment, not only in your own companies, but in the well-being of america. there are a lot of patriots in this room, and people who care deeply about not only your bottom lines, but also the future of this country. you've shown that over the last four years. we've gone through as difficult
an economic period as we've seen in most of our lifetimes and we've emerged not yet where we need to be but we've certainly made progress. and the reason we've made progress in part has been because of the outstanding management and productivity, gains and efficiencies, and competitiveness that you've been able to achieve in each and every one of your companies. i've said this to some of the small groups, let me repeat it to the large group, i am passionately rooting for your success, because if the companies in this room are doing well then small businesses and medium sized businesses up and down the chain are doing well. if companies in this room are doing well, then folks get jobs, consumers get confidence, and we are going to be able to compete around the world. now the good news is that despite the extraordinary challenges that we've seen over the last four years, there is
progress in some key sectors of our economy. we've seen housing finally begin to bounce back for the first time, and that obviously has an enormous ripple affect throughout the economy. consumer confidence is as high as it's been. many of you over the last two, three years have experienced record profits or near record profits and have a lot of money where you're prepared to invest in plants, and equipment, and hire folks. obviously globally the economy is still soft. europe is going to be in the doldrums for quite some time. asia is not charging forward and some of the emerging markets are not charging forward as quickly as they were maybe a few years ago. but i think what all of you recognize and many of you have told me is that everybody is looking to america, because they understand that if we're able to put forward a long-term agenda
for growth and prosperity that is broad based here in the united states, that confidence will not just increase here in the united states, it will increase globe balance leave. globally and i think we can get the kind of cycle that all of us have been waiting for and want to see. what is holding us back right now ironically is a lot of stuff that is going on in this town. and i know that many of you have come down here to try to see, is there a way that we can breakthrough the logjam and go ahead and get things done? and i'm here to tell you that nobody wants to get this done more than me. i know that you've got even a lot of briefings, let me just try to describe where the situation is right now with respect to our fiscal situation, what the opportunities are, but also what the challenges are. i campaigned over the last year
on the idea that we need to make sure that this economy is growing and we are providing ladders of opportunity -- [. [no audio] kwroe. >> reporter: obviously the live shot from washington d.c. has gone down. the president speaking before a group of ceo's business leaders in washington about the economy, and obviously his campaign over the last four years to try to reduce the deficit. jenna: interesting the president is saying he was speaking off the you have cuff, no teleprompter there. he's speaking about how he's rooting on american business. pointed to a couple of aspects much the economy, improvement in consumer confidence and housing as well. he was going to talk a little bit about the fiscal cliff and that's something we've all been talking about recently, and what it means for us right now and the year ahead. we also have other business news. we'll get back to the president by the way if and when we get that feedback. he will be taking questions from the audience there of business leaders as gregg mentioned. elizabeth mcdonald ever the fox
business network is standing by list toning some of what the president had to say about the economy. liz, can you place it in context about where our economy is right now. >> reporter: the president just now was placing it in the -- the economy in the broader context of what is going on in the world, mentioning asia, mentioning europe, and then he turned to what was the most important part of the speech, he started to speak and that is what is holding us back ironically is stuff that is going on in this town, and he also, the president also said, no one wants to get a deal done more than me. so he's trying to essentially give some encouragement to get the fiscal cliff deal talks ignited and going. and so this comes on -- the speech is coming on a breaking news day jenna of what you and i were talking about and that is basically citigroup laying off 11,000 workers as the president is now speaking to the business roundtable. those layoffs at the nation's third biggest bank have begun. jenna: let's talk a little bit more about that, liz, that news came into our newsroom a couple
of hours ago. you've been working this. learning more about also what is to come for the big bank. why is the bank making such massive job layoffs now and what is really to come in the next year or so? >> reporter: yeah, what we're talking about here is essentially this is citigroup, this i is the bank that got $476 billion in bailout help. it got the most bailout help of any bank. what happened was citigroup was -- its ceo had stepped down a couple months ago, now they have a new ceo by the name of michael corbett, an is working very aggressively to cut out the excess, the middle management layers, the waste in the operation. the talk on wall street was that there was fears that citigroup may need yet another bailout. the bank has split itself into a good bank and bad bank. fox business is hearing from citigroup that the 11,000 in job layoffs are not the end of the story, an executive telling fox business, don't think that the
11,000 is what we're going to sit back on. there is possibly more coming. so you're seeing essentially the shares, though, in citigroup up about 3%, jenna in trading today. wall street is happy, it seems to be like being the moves that citigroup took to cutback the excess out of its operations. jenna: a good reminder about the jobs market. a big jobs report on friday. liz telling bus 11,000 announced jobs cuts at one of our biggest banks. the president is speaking on the economy. just a warning the audio is not great. we'll try to listen in a little more to see what he has to say about the fiscal cliff and otherwise. >> entirely on spending cuts, or a variation that has emerged is that we can do so while still lowering rates by closing loopholes and deductions. and you've heard from my team but let me just repeat. we don't have any objection to tax reform, tax simplification.
closing loopholes, closing deductions, but there is a bottom line, an amount of revenue that is required in order for us to get a real, meaningful deficit reduction plan that hits the numbers that are required for us to stabilize our debt and deficits. and -- [. [no audio] kwroe. jenna: we gave it our best shot. sometimes we can't do it. the president speaking at the white house at the business roundtable about the economy. fiscal cliff certainly the issue in the short term for a lot of big businesses and certainly for a lot of american taxpayers. however, long term is another story when it comes to the economy, and entitlements, the president referring to that as well. as we continue to get that feedback you can check it out foxnews.com, in the meantime we're going to move onto other news as well. >> reporter: and so let's begin with the violence that is appearing to really spiral out of control. secretary of state hillary clinton says she fears a
desperate president bashar al-assad in syria may resort to using chemical weapons on his own people. in the meantime, the united nations is hint thag there wil hinting that there will be no asylum for bashar al-assad as the syrian dictator makes it clear that he will die before leaving the country under any circumstances. what is going on behind the scenes, for that we turn to corn powell following all the latest developments from our mideast bureau in jerusalem. connor. >> reporter: the international and internal pressure is mounting on bashar al-assad today. secretary clinton reiterated her comments that the use of chemical weapons is a red line for the united states and that there would be consequences. we are also hearing that bashar al-assad is beginning to look for asylum around the world. he is reaching out to world leaders in latin america, particularly cuba, ecuador and venezuela. not on the list of places is russia and iran his two biggest military backers.
this is all coming as the internal pressure on the bashar al-assad regime seems to b to be mounting. rebel fighter are moving closer and closer to damascus. the airport outside of damascus is closed. this has been up and running for the entire time this war has been fought in syria. we are hearing from intelligence sources and opposition groups in syria that rebels are making progress, taking overseer yan military bases all over the country, particularly closer to damascus. and that in the times when the syrian military does in fact try to launch some type of counter attack they often fail. that is according to opposition fighters and opposition groups in syria. so you're seeing a lot more domestic, internal pressure on the bashar al-assad regime, and that given with the international pressure we are seeing from clintonent obama ite squeezing the grip of the bashar al-assad's regime's control all over syria, jon. >> reporter: conor powell live
in jerusalem. we will have a lot more on the crisis rocking syria and the very real concerns about chemical weapons there. ambassador john bolton will weigh in on that when he joins us just a few minutes from now. jenna: growing concerns not only in syria, but in egypt and the violence there a day after angry protestors force the president, president morsi to leave the presidential palace. now he's back, and the stage is set for a new confrontation. we are going to talk about what this all means for us here at home. plus, the tv show that got this guy so fired up cops say he shot his girlfriend. well now he's charged with attempted murder. we'll tell you more about that story next.
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implicated himself in the death of a new yorker pushed onto the subway tracks then photographed just before a train hit him. times square station, police say the two gotten to an argument and the victim was pushed onto the tracks. police in new jersey investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old woman, shamra rojos, last seen at the park, deck of the new jersey institute in newark. she may westbound her 18-year-old ex-boyfriend. the argument over a television show got so intense police say a long island man shot his girlfriend. the couple was fighting whether over the show with the walking dead could actually become reality. yeah, it's about flesh-eating zombies, she is in serious but stable condition, he is charged with attempted murder. jenna: breaking news out of egypt. president morsi back at worth today at the presidential palace. [chanting]
jenna: the president is back at work after he left through the back gates of the palace yesterday, after thousands of angry protestors stormed the palace grounds, as you're seeing on your screen here. they are angry over president morsi's latest move, some calling it a power grab. part of i it was drawing up a draft constitution that many disagreed w. they are calling for morsi supporters to stage a counter demonstration today, and what is next is the big question. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo with more. steve. >> reporter: we are ten days away from a admonition thal vote, a vote on the new draft constitution. we are seeing both sides really jocking for position and trying to demonstrate what power they have by the numbers of people they can bring out into the streets. yesterday for the first time last night we saw the opposition protestors, people who want to drive president morsi from office really go on the offensive. they marched through the presidential palace. they broke through steel gates
and barbed wire, they painted graffiti on the walls of the compound. they did not try to over take those walls go into the compound itself where of course there are heavily armed guards. police continued to retreat throughout the demonstration last night and even though it seemed like there was chaos on the streets there were no reports of any serious injuries during that process, so both sides still showing some restraint. the latest reports from the scene say large-scale protests from supporters of the president have now moved into that area. these are people backed by the muslim brotherhood. there are some reports of scuffle he wills between the two sides, some tents of ant eye morsi protestors torn down. this is what we are likely to see as this deeply divided nation gets red toyed vote on this constitution. jenna: steve, thank you. gregg: a shocking real-life health crisis involving a former child star, why frankie m u.n.
jenna: right now we are learning about a serious health problem for a former child star, rick folbaum is live at the breaking news news desk with more. >> reporter: you don't usually hear about healthy 20 somethings having strokes. that's what doctors say happened to frankly m u.n. is. he was riding his motorcycle in phoenix when he lost vision in one eye. friends, including his fiancee
got worried when he was acting very strangely. turns out he was having a mini stroke. here he is on "good morning america." >> something wasn't right. i knew i did not feel right. coy -pbt say words. couldn't say words. i thought i was saying them. my fiancee was looking at me like i was speaking a foreign language. maybe i had a bad headache, i don't know. i've never had a sip of alcohol in my life, i've never had any drugs, i've never even smoked a cigarette. i can't get a deep breath in. i'm still trying to make sense of it. but, you know, hapbee that i' happy that i'm alive. >> reporter: doctors say he's going to be okay. strokes happen jenna when blood flow to a part of the brain just stops. they occur in less than 10% of people under the age of 45. so a lucky young man. jenna: very lucky. glad he's doing report. rick, thank you. >> this is a situation that the entire international community
is united on, and our concerns are that an increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons, or might lose control of them to one of the many groups that are now operating within syria, and so as part of the absolute unity that we all have on this issue, we have sent an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line, and those responsible would be held to account, and we intend to make that view as clear as we possibly can. gregg: that is secretary of state hillary clinton earlier today. she also added that she is not only worried that president bashar al-assad of syria may turn to chemical weapons, but his regime may actually lose control of them to one of the many groups out there now operating inside syria, joining
us to talk about it, ambassador john bolton, former am boss tkoer to the united nations and a fox news krerbt. good to see you. how worrisome is this? >> i think it's very worrisome. not only the risk that bashar al-assad will use them but as secretary clinton said now for the first time the risk that terrorist groups among the opposition could get their hands-on these chemical weapons and either use them in syria or take them out of the country for use somewhere else. this war has been going on for two years, this internal civil war. we've known about syria's chemical weapons capability for 20 years, it's a little bit late in the game to be concerned about it, but better later than never. gregg: you were telling me during the commercial break that there are a lot of chemical weapons out there. >> we have assessed for some time that syria has had a very active chemical weapons program, both weapon niced agent and just the agent itself. there are at least press reports, one reason we and other nato countries are now so concerned is that it's not just
bashar al-assad is moving the weapons around, but that he's taken steps actually to mix precursor chemicals and weapon on nice the agent that he has which is obviously necessary before he can actually use the weapons. gregg: he never signed the convention banning the use of chemical weapons, what does that tell you? >> i think that with us a pretty clear indication they were keeping that option open. so while it's technically not illegal under international law for him to have this capability these are very, very dangerous products. gregg: speaking of illegal, people who commit crimes against humanity, war crimes are held in the dock at the international criminal court in the hague. there is talk now that bashar al-assad may try to seek asylum. should the u.s. position be no, you must be held to account for what you've done, or let's just get him out of here? >> well, i don't think the international criminal court is a legitimate organization under any circumstances, but in this case i think it posts the hard question whether this determination to prosecute
somebody doesn't cause more death and destruction than giving somebody like bashar al-assad immunity, getting them out of the country and trying to end this conflict. the problem is it's hard to see who can give him that real grant, maybe the russians and that's why there is reporting that they are talking to bashar al-assad. but one reason i think he and other dictators tend to stay to the end is they don't think there is any real immunity and i think that is too bad. gregg: and the u.s. position should be? >> i think if somebody like russia would grant him asylum that we ought to accept it and see if we can't get this conflict over with before 10,000 more civilians are killed. gregg: because of the greater good. >> i think the calculus is if the civil war goes on much longer the death and destruction will mount. while bashar al-assad deserves the death penalty many times over retribution doesn't do much to bring back the people killed in the continuing conflict. gregg: rile. all right. ambassador john bol bolton, as
always many thanks. jenna: two young stars of the republican party, marco rubio and 0 paul ryan outlining their visions for the future of the gop. what it means and what it means for 2016 and beyond. what does former rick perry think about awful this. the texas governor here to talk about that and the possibility of his state going blue. nice to have you on set. he says it's not going to happen. we'll talk about it in a second.
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the deal to rising republican star as outlined vision or the republican future. they honored jack kemp last night. marco rubio thing that limited government is the way to strengthen the middle class. and congressman paul ryan urging fellow republicans reach out to a broader group of american. >> this is essentially divide americans into our voters and their voters. to be clear. republicans plus dear need to steer far clear of that. [applause] we must speak to the aspirations of every american.
i believe that we can turn on the incidence of upper mobility. it will require a bold departure from the approach government has taken over the last five decades. jenna: let's talk to rick perry. governor, what do you think about that. >> a full departure think you agree with that? >> for many years we have been working with folks on both sides of the aisle. we have been reaching out. i did 40% of the hispanic vote. it is one that i have bought during the presidential
nominating process. we need to be talking about economic issues. we need to be talking about faith and family and how you strengthen those. how you strengthen an economy. i will suggest that we talked about how those ways can be used to strengthen the families out there. it has worked pretty well in texas for a decade. jenna: you mention the 40% vote he received for hispanics. what prevented you from getting more? >> i think the hispanic vote transitions to the middle class, in particular in the upper middle class. as they become substantially more financially at ease. they start looking at where is all of my money that i am supposed to be making going? as they make that decision, they want to know who mr. fica is.
those individuals are becoming very upwardly mobile from a monetary standpoint. i think that there is a real opportunity for those people to become republicans. jenna: if your premises is correct, and texas should have no problem saying the republican states will follow. i was reading new york magazine about texas, he said without hispanic support, the republican party ceases to exist and republicans will no longer be the majority party of the state. do you see that as a real possibility? >> i see it as a possibility if people were to absolutely turn their back on that particular
segment. but we are not going to. we are going to be actively engaged in recruiting young hispanics who truly understand the power of moving upwardly mobile in the economy. jenna: is it about a different policy perspective? >> i think it is probably both. but i think it's important for us, the impositions -- for instance, i put the first latina on the supreme court in the state of texas. i nominated the first latina secretary of state. in the state of texas area to it is not just about lipservice. it is about putting actions behind those words as well, which we have done in the state of texas. we have elevated the hispanic opportunities in that state. not only economically, by allowing them to participate in our government as well.
jenna: paul ryan mentioned five decades of government that he says to change. you have been in texas politics for 17 years? smacked a little more than that. jenna: what is next for you? >> we have a legislative session for the next six months, making sure that we continue to keep texas as a great place to live in own a business and raise a family. jenna: governor, it's nice to have you on. thank you for the time today. >> my wife is from dallas, and we will be heading there. greg: you are not wearing your boots today. >> i'm walking a lot in new york city. greg: joining us now for a fair and balanced debate, local analyst juan williams, mary
katharine ham. i get an earful in my house filled with women that republicans are losing on social issues. immigration, women's rights. gay rights and so forth. >> first of all, i am wearing cowboy boots bought in texas. a little shout out to the governor. i think what marco rubio and paul ryan were doing is overcome when what i think is a purity of republicans. right now, our position is more about overcoming that parody than it is about proposing specific policy. i think that it is very green. frankly, republicans have stepped into a a lot of tracks and said some things that reinforce that. the president is very happy to reinforce that. you know, so we don't ourselves
a lot of favors. having good communicators like governor jindal, governor perry, especially governor perry who have some insight into reaching into different areas of highlighting the fight against poverty. highlighting things like education are a path laid to burning the right to be heard. because a lot of communities are saying we just don't believe that you care about us. i think that having folks who communicate well is a ticket to making that hard battle happen. greg: i read his books and offense. your latest one, you revert to the republican party as hard wing conservatives.
that they are being pushed into political relevance. >> yes, for example, the fight over the fiscal cliff is taking place between speaker boehner and the white house. they put republicans in the senate in a rare type of position where they are in the game, but they are not the leaders of the game. see what is going on in the senate in general. we're republicans should have the majority of the senate, if not highly ontological candidates were nominated by the party base. thinking of someone like richard murdoch in indiana. there's no reason the democrats should not hold that seat. they are putting republicans in the senate at a disadvantage. >> the other thing is that ted cruz is a tea party candidate, marco rubio is a tea party canada. [talking over each other] [talking over each other]
>> there are mistakes made. there are good choices made. i'm just saying there is a capacity to make that choice and those that are good communicators of a conservative vision. greg: i was looking at some of the most recent polls, and it looks that republicans will get the blame if we go off the fiscal cliff. is that how you see it? >> yes, i don't think there's any question. it doesn't matter which poll you pick. there is nobody making that argument -- it's pretty clear that it's overwhelming. the latest poll had 59% of americans blaming republicans. again, this is the disagreements that republicans are in as we go through these fiscal talks. primarily, the reason is the president is able to say that he wants tax cuts for 98% of the people. putting republicans in a position of protecting the wealthy and going back to the point made by mary catherine, the lacking of the social
safety. greg: it doesn't matter how you characterize it, they are going to get blamed for trying to protect. whether it is for protecting the rates or loopholes. >> i think that is what they are wrestling over right now. i also think the conservative vision is saying that it is simpler and flatter tax code that benefits everyone. and making that argument in a competent way, saying that if you don't have these fat cats who can pay for no tax liability and have these great lawyers, but not to benefit the entire economy. instead of having a 72,000 page tax code. one of the things that paul ryan signaled was interesting where he said that big government is not effective government. conservative message can be making this thing ever bigger, passing 6000 regulations with the obama administration --
maybe that does not lead to you being served better in your community. and i would like to talk you about how we can make it simpler and better for you. greg: mary katharine ham and juan williams. thank you both so much. [talking over each other] greg: i would like to put them in charge. jenna: we will see what happens next. in the meantime, we are turning to some crime headlines. a man is terrorizing a store clerk and police are on the hunt for who this guy is. plus, protests raging in egypt again today. supporters and how it may impact a political crisis there.
he will dueling protests are rocking egypt. thousands of supporters taking on opponents. the opposition is taking on a sit in there. aaron david miller is a former advisor to the secretary of the state. what does an unstable egypt mean for us? >> it means a disaster, frankly. egypt is the largest and most powerful, most populous with the peace treaty of israel. they control access to the suez canal. what you're going to have is the beginning of a very long scene that is going to take years to play out. in reality, we love to but hollywood honor movies.
this is not a question of democrats versus non-democrats. the reality is egypt is in the hands of the islamist. undemocratic on the street, which at a minimum is going to provide a violen to the islamists and a determination to make egypt a much more traditional and conservative country. this one is going to take quite a while to play out. jenna: i am seeing a report that petro bombs are being thrown. i mention that because this is the first time we are seeing escalation of violence. he mentioned the movie that is playing out. is the movie a civil war? >> i do not think it's a civil war. i think egypt is probably the best case of the so-called arab spring. the problem is that there are no inclusive institutions.
you do not have enlightened leaders who are compared to reach out to one another. there is no trust between the islamists on one hand and a very divided and highly fragmented opposition, which is composed of socialists and liberal or spend secularist and members of the old guard. the reality is egypt, i am afraid, they will muddle through. but it's going to be at the expense of a stable and prosperous country. 13% of the gdp is now the debt and deficit. we are talking about a country in which 40 or 50% of the population lives on less than $2 a day. i suspect the arab spring or islam as spring, it is going to create limited space, not only for democracy, but also for the pursuit of this. >> now, the arab spring has
turned into the wintering. and that is the point we are seeing. should we as a country support the democratic process, and whatever results that provides? or should we potentially support specific groups that serve our national interests? >> we ought to have values and interesting principles with respect to democracy. twenty-two country since 1950 and only 22 have maintained their democratic character continuously. turkey, which is now a democracy, is on the list. both which suspended democratic process at various time. real democracy is really an elite club. i think we need to make it very clear that the principles we stand for, transparency, accountability, gender equality, they are all things that should
create standards for support. we are not going to cut off a billion .3 dollars to the egyptian military. but we need to start conditioning our economic assistance on egypt's commitment to these principles. jenna: so having some strings attached. it's always good to speak to you it's always good to speak to you and to have you back. hear that? >> take care, jenna lets you he. in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office.
a police dog, unable to track his son, police say the suspect was covering his hand in his face there with socks. that's when used. they are on the search for him. greg: those must be big socks cover his whole face. new information on a booming industry in the windy city. beer has taken center stage. goose island taking center stage. we turn to a guy who knows a thing or two about your red steve brown. >> yes, some days are better than others. we are at this brewery in chicago. so many in the city are saying array for beer. chicago. >> we try to drink a lot of beer. the beer drinker is becoming
more educated and diverse. reporter: there is a lot more of a craft brewing boom. >> people in the midwest are grounded in that way. reporter: tony mcgee is the founder and ceo of a brewing company, is transferring this into a large remaking operation. >> this will serve people all the way from denver to key west. reporter: another new brewery, dry hop, also plans the same thing. >> it has absolutely been exploding. boater so much so, getting a complete count is tough. we have identified 46 craft breweries open or planning to open by next year, and that is just now.
>> i've expected to double in chicago. possibly triple. reporter: part of the brewing culture is north america's oldest brewing school. 144 years old. it outlived both the great chicago fire and television, which was repealed 79 years ago. today. jenna: steve brown live in chicago. thank you very much. we will be right back [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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reporter: on new on "happening now." we have another story that is going on about a classified hearing on benghazi. lawmakers hearing from the director of national intelligence. they are looking at multiple videos of the attack on the consulate in benghazi. do these videos answer any lingering questions? we will have an update on that. north korea is set to launch a new rocket. a live report on what the country's plans are for that
rocket and when the launch will take place. and how would you like to sit down and watch television, knowing that your television is watching you? creepy new technology to tell you about. breaking news is the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: we are already creeped out already. greg: let's move on. two stars to the republican party laying out their vision for the future. welcome to a brand-new hour of "happening now." jenna: we are glad you are watching. the gop not wasting any time looking ahead to the 2016 presidential campaign. two possible candidates on the same stage last night. paul ryan, who ran for vice president, the keynote speaker. at the dinner he also had someone with him. someone we are familiar with, senator marco rubio from florida. here is mr. ryan talking about
the american dream. >> we need to carry on and keep fighting for the american idea. believe that everyone should have the opportunity to rise. to escape from poverty. to achieve whatever your god-given talents and hard work enable you to achieve. jenna: paul ryan says that for too many americans, that promises not being met. marco rubio saying that big government cannot substitute for a thriving free economists. >> it is a supporting role. that enables prosperity and our private economy. that is a crucial role, but a necessarily limited one into karl cameron is live in washington. you just took off brit hume's coat. how is it possible that we are talking about the 2016 presidential campaign?
>> it is not too early. all the way back in 1992, on election day day itself, it was jack kemp who is talking about 1996. we were watching that campaign. last night was the second annual awards in his name. the first award dinner went to paul ryan last year, and this year, the recipient must marco rubio. from the outset, both of these guys mentioned seeing each other on the campaign trail over the course of the last year. marco rubio held over 80 rally events and they expect to see each other in the early voting states. >> i will see you at the reunion. dinner, table for two. [laughter] >> thank you for your invitation for lunch in iowa and new hampshire, but i will not stand by and watch the people of south carolina ignored.
[laughter] greg: south carolina voted third in the nominating process. both of them obviously joking about it. marco rubio has visited ohio and iowa since the election day. it is on. jenna: either you are to have a couple of diners that you could recommend if they are looking for referrals. there is so much talk about the future of the gop. we just talked about it with governor rick perry. as folks are turning focus to that, when you say when people ask, what is the future of the gop in this country? >> he lets it be known that he may make his aspirations known in june of this year. in the case of marco rubio and paul ryan, they talked at length about the challenges facing the nation and their party. ryan praised romney and spoke out against divisive politics as some soft rind distancing himself from the 47% remark. paul ryan mentioned poverty 15 times and says that the gop has
to stick to conservative principles and appeal to more voters. >> the election didn't go our way. the republican party can't make excuses. we can't spend the next four years on the sidelines. instead, we must find new ways to apply a timeless principles to the challenges of the day. >> marco rubio barely even mentioned the campaign and focus on conservative policy proposals. he says they will strengthen and expand the middle class. he says the middle class is struggling and it's harder for some people to reach out. >> there is a growing opportunity gap developing. millions of americans worry that they may never achieve middle-class prosperity and stability, and they worry that their children will be tracked as well. with the same life and problems. >> a rough count has it as many as 22 republicans actually talking about it. in a few cases, some people have already hired advisers who
specializes in presidential campaigns. jenna: when are you headed back out on the campaign trail? you are staying put for a little while, aren't you? >> we are going to be good with the travel budget for a while. jenna: you have the copy in the green room, a nice warm cozy office. thank you so much. greg: right now digging deeper into what went wrong in benghazi. intelligence chief james clapper wrapping up a briefing for lawmakers on the terror attack the left of the ambassador and three other americans dead. catherine herridge is live from capitol hill. any word on what lawmakers have seen or heard in this? reporter: well, we saw lawmakers in and out of the briefing this morning. it brought together an update on the investigation from all of the major players in the
intelligence community, as well as the defense department and the state department. we had the director of national intelligence, he's the top intelligence or so. also the nation's counterterrorism official, matt olson and patrick kennedy oversaw the benghazi consulate. those telling fox a short time ago there was a multimedia presentation. lawmakers videos of this dirty in children security in benghazi. james clapper said he wanted to discern whether the 9/11 anniversary date was a motivating factor, whether this anti-islam video may have been a motivating factor, where this demonstration in cairo also took place on 9/11. in the meantime, a leading
republican is calling for the immediate testimony of hillary clinton. that is to come after this internal review is done. the lawmakers and the public would like this immediately. greg: is there any word when that might happen if at all? it has and been hard to get items on that. based on the reporting, it does look like we may be able to expect that internal review by the state department called an accountability review board before the end of the session. sometime in december. it is after that report is done that hillary clinton would testify. as lawmakers have pointed out, secretary of state clinton took responsibility for what happened in benghazi. it is important to hear from her from a public venue. not only for lawmakers, but for the public. one of the key focuses is whether there really was intelligence and there would be action to save the lives of
american citizens are to be solved of 9/11 information jobs report. abc national employment report shows the private sector added 118,000 jobs last month. economists were expecting more than that. at some point through superstorm sandy and how that may have impacted the results in the northeast or the adp report is seen as an indicator for jobs report. we were given new unemployment rate that i can share with you. greg: citigroup says it is cutting 11,000 jobs. about 40% of the global workforce. this they are expected to save $1.1 billion per year, and is the first major action since the banking giant named a new ceo. the group is not saying exactly how many of these lost jobs will be here in the united states are you with that they plan to close
44 branches. we do pretty big news from citigroup. republican leaders calling on obama to sit down for a face-to-face negotiation on the fiscal cliff. this is just weeks ago before the deadline. right now, as you know, there is still no deal. those sites are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart. mike emanuel has more. reporter: hello, jenna. speaker john boehner says the republicans made a good-faith effort to avert a fiscal crisis. they say essentially this is now time for the president to be getting involved to respond to the republican offering. he claims that the republican offer was balanced, and because republicans cannot just sit there and negotiate with themselves. here's more from the top republican leaders a short time ago. >> i will be here and i will be available at any moment. so, the president and get serious about solving this problem. reporter: they asked the president sit down so we can stop wasteful spending in
washington. on the democratic side, there is emphasis that congress should pass the middle-class tax cuts for people earning up to $250,000 per year. to give those people economic certainty. here is more from nancy pelosi making her case. >> i consider what the republicans agree with the tax cut, but that will be a victory for the american people, and that is why we are here. i would hope that would break the fall of the fiscal cliff, which is becoming more of a slope. but we really do need to put down a down payment. reporter: a lot of maneuvering going on. steny hoyer predicted there would be movement and private in the coming days with lawmakers leaving for the weekend. perhaps that peace and quiet will be helpful.
jenna: thank you so much. jenna: superstorm sandy swept away their homes, and now they are demanding action to protect against this kind of damage in the future. we will tell you about that. and an american astronaut gets ready to spend a year in outer space [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach.
>> today i am pledging to cut the deficit by half of the end of my first term in office. this will not be easy. it will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we have long neglected. but i refuse to leave our children with debt that they cannot repay. that means taking responsibility right now. and this administration for getting our spending under control.
>> 's the one that was president obama just weeks after he took office in 2009 at the opening of the fiscal responsibility summit. today we owe more than $16 trillion, and he wants to raise the debt ceiling to spend even more money that we honestly don't have. our next guest says that both sides are to blame equally. charlie is a columnist for the washington times. okay, they cannot be equal. who is more to blame? the president or congress. i would make the argument that obama is clearly the one. certainly democrats are probably little bit more to blame. two years ago, democrats ran the entire town. they had a filibuster proof majority in the senate. they control the house and white house. if they wanted to cut spending at that time, they could have done so. republicans -- they could've
done it over every republican objection and they could've gotten everything they wanted. they didn't do that. but i do think it's worth remembering that if you go back 10 years, president bush, and the republican-controlled congress, then acted too expensive for us that were not paid for. the thing that is worse today with obamacare, which i don't think we'll actually get paid for with these sudden efficiencies we will find in the federal government, which the federal government has never found before -- is that wars eventually end. entitlement programs like obamacare go on forever. just for those reasons, i do think democrats are far worse. all of these people have some blood on their hands. greg: you said that americans have been suckered by their government in your column. not only are they still referring to lawmakers, they are the only ones at the table.
we are the unwitting cosigners on their financial calamity, stand on the sidelines watching him today. >> well, i suppose that says it all. but it is incredible. the only thing that everyone has agreed upon is that somehow or another, taxpayers need to fork over a lot more money to washington. it is the only thing that anyone has agreed upon. that speaker boehner's plan is -- would've jay carney collett? fairy dust and magic beans? well, my goodness. it does require taxpayers to cough up another $800 billion that they wouldn't otherwise have. how is that not sort of a balanced approach? they hated because it does require more tax cuts. if you are on a board that had fiduciary responsibility and have gotten to this much trouble, shareholders said you
need to pay more, you would probably sit in jail. greg: after the election, people get what they deserve? >> i hate to admit that, but i think you are right. a lot of this is just messaging. i think that president obama president obama did a much better job making the election about dancing horses and contraception and gay marriage. but it's not about that. we are going down the tubes and we have this massive onslaught of taxes coming on in the midst of a terrible economy. greg: i asked this of mary katharine ham. a republicans making a big mistake by being painted into a corner as defending the rich? >> i think that if it gets portrayed like that -- republicans are terrible and
they need to learn how to talk about fiscal responsibility in a bright and positive way. they have not been very good at that. mitt romney, though i thought he turned out to be a strong candidate, he always we failed to tell the story of low taxes and limited government and freedom. so republicans need to learn how to do this much better. greg: charlie, thank you so much. it's good to see you. jenna: turning next to the new generation of al qaeda fighters. they may have new tactics, but their goal is still to destroy our way of life. up next, a closer look at what really do we face in the year had? is big brother coming to your tv? not the big brother, but the big, big brother. the technology breakthrough that can have your tv are spying on you. we will explain coming up next.
>> if we don't learn from history, at the beginning when we talk with osama bin laden and invited him here, in june of 1998, before the bombings, everyone was saying, those guys in the middle east -- the moment that they were able to set up a training facility and command and control, they will stop focusing on us speah warning from the middle east. we were talking about a more emboldened group about al qaeda and iraq, using syria as a training ground, and what we should be watching for. when does it come home to us
here in the united states? we hear about different terror groups taking advantage of chaos in the middle east and africa. beyond the names and the geography, what we need to know about today's generation of terrorists? we have a jurist analyst and author. you have talked about this for years. >> just. jenna: who are these new terrorists? how are they different from the ones we faced in 2001? >> this is a question of generation, as was said to yesterday. what we are seeing right now is a second or third generation. those who were 10 years old on 9/11 were very young during the '90s, they are now basically those who are in their 20s and 30s and involved in various actions. it's not just around the world. it is also in the united states. what is linking all of these people is an ideology.
they are already united with ideology. what makes it different is the organization. the affiliation with a qaeda, or an offshoot of al qaeda, or they perform actions on behalf of al qaeda. in europe and here. at the highest level, you have an ideology or it at the lowest level come you have an organization. jenna: let's talk about the ideology. as it has grown up, hasn't gotten more western or extreme? what direction has gone? >> the ideology, the goal, it is what to implement, the muslim brotherhood, for example, they are not really terrorists by our measure it, but militants. all of these doctrines teach the same thing. what has changed is how to deliver this ideology to the
younger generation. around the mosque were teaching centers -- now it is on the internet. jenna: an example of that, this is just one example -- this is one little boy and he was speaking about martyrdom and during the palestinians in their fight. the website pointed to him. here it is the little boy who is preaching these things. he is saying that this is -- we don't know anything about that little boy, but this is one of the examples as you look at this next generation. how do we combat the ideology? what do we do? >> we need to find exactly where the threat is coming from. it is not just coming from bin laden, and al qaeda. this is the tip of the multiple icebergs. it is a complex system. there are militant schools.
you also have normal schools in the region. now you have the video internet, people on facebook and youtube are becoming to hottest at a young age. jenna: one of the reasons we want to talk about this as we see that isolation. when we talk about the middle east and the intricacies of the groups that are sometimes connected, and the terrorism they are waging, you have to ask question about when does that stop. when does it come over here? you think? >> the measurement is very simple. the more you see the ideology widespread, for example in libya, i have been warning about the rise of these jihad militias from the day one. we were able to project one day after the attack that they could attack our site. the state department said we
don't know if the ascension is against us. that is what we need to educate ourselves. if you see the ideology, dc the symbols, it means that they are going against our interest. jenna: thank you very much. a story we will continue to watch. greg: when you watch television, your tv can also be watching you. rick folbaum is live in the newsroom on the new technology not everyone will want in their living room. i am watching you. watching me, watching you. [laughter] >> the patent application is preventing a method of advertisement with an mba action of the user. there is software that has been developed that lets your tv spy on you. dvr's are fitted with tiny
cameras that film and record you while you're watching tv. then, depending on what camera picks up, advertises messages just for you. you and your spouse are having an argument, you might get an ad for a marriage counselor. if the dvr picks up that you are huddling on the sofa, and after condoms might pop up. verizon wireless is not the only working on this. google has also filed patent on this technology to target advertising based on how many people are in a room watching a tv set at any given time. no word on whether these patents have been granted. greg: it's so easy to make a comment on this, so i won't. jenna: neither will i come on that note. we are keeping a close eye on developments in north korea where leaders are planning to launch a long-range bottle
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into the water tower. we don't know if there was water inside, what kind of maintenance they have been doing but according to local reports of our affiliate, wtxf, one worker is dead and no word on the condition of the other. we'll continue to watch the story. no telling from the shot we have how high up the water tower is. we know at times this can be very dangerous work. you see emergency responders there the at top there. firefighters on the scene. one worker dead and still waiting to learn, really the condition of the other. we'll keep you updated as we hear more. gregg: breaking news on north korea. the rogue nuclear nation is getting ready to launch a long range rocket, a clear violation of international sanctions. greg palkot live in london with more on that. hi, greg. >> reporter: hey, gregg. we're hearing that controversial launch could happen as early as monday morning north korea time. our sources in south korea backing up some reporting coming from the region today saying that the three-stage
rocket has been assembled at the launch site in the northwestern part of that country and the fueling is finished by the end of the weekend the launch could happen between december 10 and 12th. that is the first three days of the launch window north korea has announced. this would follow up a pattern what we saw when we were there in the country for the last failed launch in april. now like then north key said it was for peaceful purposes. all they want to do is put up a satellite. others say it is a cover to test a missile to put on a nuclear payload. they have the nuclear material which why the u.n. banned this activity which is why a lot of attention is being paid in the region. japan deploying patriot missiles. south korea revving up a brand new israeli-made missile defense radar system. both are promising to shoot the thing down if it goes into their area. meanwhile all of this means a lot to the new young leader of north korea, kim jong-un. it is aimed to mark the
first anniversary of the death of his father, the former leader of the country, kim jong-il. it was supposed to mark a year to show that the impoverished nation is on its way to be strong and prosperous. we see pongyang magging the message more than it usually does both for the domestic and international audience. my contacts are saying they will call this a success whatever happens. secretary of state hillary clinton here in europe for a nato meeting is also managing her message pretty closely too. she is saying that the u.s. is concerned and she is telling north korea to not even consider this launch. the reason from the u.s. standpoint again, if this is successful, this is the long range intercontinental ballistic missile. it could have a range of 6,000 miles plus. that could put whatever it is shooting up there in range of los angeles. and just breaking news here, gregg, from nato itself. that organization is saying that it has grave concerns
about this activity. back to you. gregg: greg palkot live in london. thanks. jenna? jenna: police are struggling to piece together a possible serial killer case made more difficult after the confessed murderer committed suicide. rick folbaum live in the newsroom with the backstory here, rick. >> you watch tv shows about serial killers and they testimony stories of twisted people who lead double lives and israel keyes would be absolutely the star of one of those shows. an army vet returned from active duty. worked as a carpenter and traveled the country killing random people. the fbi is still trying to piece his entire story together. a job made much harder now that kooers apparently killed himself in his jail cell. that happened sunday morning. he was arrested last march and charged in the death of a 18-year-old woman in alaska, a coffee stand barista who he abducted and later killed. the abduction was caught on tape. it generated a lot of news coverage including here on "happening now." he was busted because he used the woman's debit card.
once in custody he began to tell police about his crimes. he confessed to killing more than eight people since the year 2000, often relying or flying to random cities and renting cars and removing his cell phone battery to avoid detection. he claimed to barry things used in future crimes. the fbi found two of weapons stashes. authorities in alaska where he was being held were planning to interview him next week but at 6:30 sunday morning israel keyes was found dead in his cell. no word on the cause of death or he left a note. there will be autopsy while the fbi continues to investigate his decade-long killing spree. back to you. jenna: rick, thank you. gregg: turning to one of the nation's most infamous serial killers. more than three decades after john wayne gacy was convicted of killing 33 people, investigators say they may now be able to identify even more victims. a sheriff's deputy
discovered a vial of his blood. it was entered into the fbidna database. how likely is it now that police will be able to reopen some cold cases linked to gacy? could it apply other cold cases? let's bring in forensic pathologist, michael baden and mary o'toole, author of, dangerous instincts. dr. baden, explain, i automatically assumed that a serial killer's dna would be in the dna database. and it wasn't? >> the dna database which is federally governed by the fbi and contains millions of inputs, each state sets its own standards on what to submit to the, to the database, code dis. -- codis. at the time that gacy was killing people in 1978, was
before dna was found, which is back in 1979. 1989, 10 years later. so that, nothing was put in the database at that time. gregg: right. >> now putting it in the database now may connect him to other murders that had been reported and were unsolved. it is not likely to identify some of the identified dead already found in his house. gregg: yeah. mary ellen, a lot of people always thought he was responsible for many more murders than those attributed to him. what say you? >> i would definitely agree with that and the reason say that is having interviewed a number of these serial killers and worked on hundreds of cereal murder cases we know there is a period of time before they get into kind of the groove, for lack of a better term. there are murders where they're practicing.
they're trying to figure out what kind of weapon they like to use, what type of victims they want to access, what they want to do to the victim. those murders precede the actual series. and so having said that that becomes very important for investigators to know those early, those earlier homicides and it's also a myth for people to think that serial killers only kill in one way or they only select certain victims. so there can be women as victims. there can be females as victims or men as victims that back in '77 they never thought about. gregg: dr. baden, what do you think is going to result from all of this? >> well i think actually it's unlikely that unsolved murders from the early '70s, a time that gacy was killing people, because 28 were found in his house, buried in his house, five in a nearby river which is 33. if he people that are unsolved, and those
police put it into the codis when it was set up in the 90's, then there might be a hit with if there's semen or blood or saliva on a cigarette or hair found at the scene, then that's what they can match to gacy's blood and maybe they will identify a few other murders that have remained unsolved so far. gregg: yeah. mary ellen, will a lot of unconnected dots be put together here? >> on the gacy case, i would say at least some. i hope all of them but that is unrealistic. so at least some. and i think this whole strategy will hopefully be used in other cereal murder cases because we know when you're talking to these people, you're doing the investigation, they don't tell us everything. they simply don't. they take it to their grave. gregg: mary ellen o'toole,
dr. michael baden, thank you very much. >> thank you, gregg. jenna: he is about to spend a whole year in space. what one american hopes to achieve and what it could mean for travel beyond earth. plus they really fascinate us and most little kids like them but real cool news on a new dinosaur find. it could be the oldest dinosaur yet. gregg: right there. there he is. [ male announcer ] red lobster's hitting the streets
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jenna: well an american astronaut getting ready to blast off on the longest mission ever to the international space station. scott kelly says he is looking forward to spending an entire-year high above the planet. that's a long time. casey stiegel live in dallas with more on this story. >> reporter: jenna, i'm no astronaut but i know i couldn't spend a year up there. scott kelly, by the way, has already been to the international space station twice. the first time in 2010 he went up for one month. and then the following year he went up for nearly four
months. it was during that expedition that his sister-in-law, arizona congresswoman, gabby giffords was shot. but his next mission, well, it is smashing several records. this will be the longest trip ever at the space station and upon his return kelly will be the first u.s. astronaut to have been in space that long on a single mission. the 48-year-old says he is honored to have been chosen for the job and he will have a fair amount of communication with his loved ones back here on earth. >> the act to occasionally have a videoconference with friends i think for me personally will work well for me, similar to what i did last time. we also have a telephone on board. it is kind of like calling on a skype. >> reporter: now the main purpose of this trip, medical studies. scientists want to analyze how the human body reacts to long-term exposure in orbit. this is part of nasa's larger plan to one day send
man to mars but the journey, get this, takes eight months one way. so they must understand how the body reacts to those conditions. researchers already know it can affect eyesight. >> we discovered that some crewmembers are having some pressure in their intracain ya'll pressure, pressure in the vain system in their brains and spinal cord especially. that was causing in some crewmembers a vision impact. >> reporter: training for this mission starts early next year with the official launch date in the spring of 2015. jenna. jenna: pretty remarkable. when you think about the story, you wonder why can't we do the fiscal cliff thing? >> reporter: right. jenna: if we can put somebody in space for a year. >> reporter: we need to ask our lawmakers, right. jenna: casey, incredible story. gregg: you can put the man on the moon but you can't --. all right. researchers may have found
what could be the earliest known dinosaur to walk the earth. the mysterious fossil found lurking in the corridors of london's natural history museum. they believe the dinosaur about the size after labrador dog lived 145 million years ago give or take a year. that would be 10 to 15 million years earlier than any other previously discovered examples. jenna: you say a labrador. gregg: that looked a little bit bigger than a labrador. might have been a really big lab bro door. -- labrador. jenna: that is really interesting. what to do about big super storms. a big debate in coastal community after hurricane sandy. is building bigger sea walls an answer [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ]
aftermath, a lot of folks who saw their homes and worldly potentials washed away -- possessions washed away demanding sea walls, built to protect them from future storms. the solution may not be all that simple. eric shawn is live in the seagate community in brooklyn, new york. eric? >> reporter: gregg, while there is debate over building billions of dollars potentially out in the ocean in new york bay for storm surge projects residents of community in seagate, brooklyn, say they have a simple, practical, solution to protecting the community. there is one. it is a seawall. 7 foot tall concrete and steel wall in front of a house that could absorb shock from smashing waves. that left the house standing although it was damaged. the seawall was made of wood with some concrete and sadly that house was totally destroyed. its owner, keith gordon, said the wind ripped of roof off the house. he and other neighbors aren't the army corps of
engineers to build sea walls to protect their community from the force of the ocean. >> seen it come over it in bad weather but it won't be so strong because it will break onto the wall. so whatever water comes over won't be so strong. the ocean breaking on your property, just rips it apart. >> if the government doesn't come in and put one unified wall up, tied into each house, it is not going to work. >> reporter: the army corporation of engineers doesn't have a specific wall for sea walls but they have a plan for building up the beach. that is the way to do it. build up beaches and build dunes. that is the only way they think to do it. sea walls can help but they can't do very much against major storms like sandy. >> you could put in sea walls here and anything you put out here in front of the house to dissipate the energy is going to help but it is not going to protect it. >> reporter: as you can see behind me someone already
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jenna: we trust man's best friend keep an eye on the house. dog handlers in new zealand say that they have trained these dogs how to drive. they can start a car, they can accelerate and they can steer. look at that, it looks pretty good. the dogs are trained by an animal rescue organization. and it is to demonstrate how intelligent these creatures are. the real test will be on live television next week. so we will see how they do. so far, it's pretty good.