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>> that looks great. >> it's the biggest flag on the beach. and you know what? bigger is better. >> that's great. set your dvrs so you never miss an episode of "the five." good evening. i'm bret baier. almost three years after withdrawing combat troops from iraq, president obama is now considering the use of military force against a terrorist army on the move tonight in northern iraq. breaking through the lines of kurdish fighters. talks of action we're told center around providing
march in iraq. christians and other ethnic minorities are on the brink of a possible genocide, reverberating around the globe. from the white house, where president obama had hundreds of protesters show up outside the gates urging action. to the iraqi parliament, where the only lawmaker representing the sect gave emotional testimony demanding help. >> translator: in the name of humanity, i call upon all of you to save us. now at least 30,000 families are besieged in the mountains without water and food. they are dying. >> reporter: white house officials today acknowledged the si vert of the crisis. up to 40,000 christians pinned on a mountain by isis without food, water and shelter. but they were wishy-washy on how much the u.s. can help. >> it is a situation that we are deeply concerned about, and closely monitoring. >> reporter: white house
spokesman said this is a problem of the iraqi making. >> there's going to be a genocide of 40,000 people and you're saying we're seriously concerned, we're monitoring it. doesn't that seem like a disconnect? >> no, ed, because this is something we are closely watching. and -- >> who's watching? people might be slaughtered. >> what we're doing is actively supporting the iraqi security forces, and kurdish security forces to try to confront this problem. >> reporter: earnest added u.s. military action can only come if it's in america's core interest. >> is preventing a genocide in america's core interest? >> the reason naes an important question is we have seen a couple of different situations where there have been urgent, you know, conditions where innocent civilians were under extreme duress, and at a heightened risk of slaughter. >> reporter: earnest said these decisions are considered on a case by case basis.
>> i made it clear that preventing mass atros sis and genocide is a core national security interest and core moral responsibility of the united states of america. >> reporter: beyond iraq, millions of christians are being persecuted around the world. the president's critics charge he and others have been slow to react. >> everyone has an obligation to deal with this issue. these people are being killed. they're forcing elderly people to convert. they're beheading people. >> reporter: a senior u.s. official just knocked down reports that either air strikes have started or humanitarian aid has already been dropped, saying there's no u.s. military action right now, quote, at this very moment. that obviously leaves the door open to action later tonight. >> we'll follow it. if anything comes from the white house, we'll come back. a new potential obama administration e-mail scandal tonight. this time it involves the president's health care plan, and correspondence that may have been deleted. this story broke late this
afternoon. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel has details. >> another case of missing e-mails. this time it involves a key official involved in the rollout of obamacare. the department of health and human services notified congress and the national archives today that marilyn taf ner with medicaid services likely deleted some e-mails. she's under scrutiny by lawmakers for the botched rollout of the website. sloppy record keeping is being blamed for the e-mails. she received up to 12,000 e-mails a month from colleagues and the public and would regularly delete them after copying or forwarding them to her staff to be kept. hhs spokesman tells fox, quote, an initial analysis gives us the confidence that the vast majority of administrator tavenner's e-mail records are retrievable. we've identified more than 71,000 e-mails which include search terms approved by the committee. there are no significant
chronological gaps and we're working to compile the most complete e-mails possible for her. darrell issa issued a statement a short time ago saying, quote, today's news that she destroyed e-mails relevant to a congressional investigation means that the obama administration has lost or destroyed e-mails from more than 20 witnesses. and in each case the loss wasn't disclosed to the national archives or congress for months or years, in violation of federal law. issa adds that the administration is not forth right with the american people unless cornered. bret? >> mike, we'll follow that one. breaking news from the campaign trail that could affect the balance of power in the u.s. senate. montana incumbent democrat john walsh is pulling out of the fall senate race. walsh has been dogged by allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a research paper in 2007. carl rcameron.
what happens now? >> facing a plagiarism investigation by the u.s. army war college that may cost him his master's degree, montana democratic u.s. senator john walsh withdrew from his party today so they can name a replacement in the next few weeks. i am ending my campaign so i can focus on the responsibility of entrusting me to your u.s. senator. montana leans very republican, and gop nominee steve danes was heavily favored to win the seat. democrats may have a hard time finding a competitive replacement for walsh. he defeated two p candidates this year. few think they could compete in the fall. brian schweitzer may be the best alternative who has won stayed statewide. >> there's only potentially one person available, and that is
former governor brian schweitzer. that time has passed, it's over. >> schweitzer's controversial. in a journal interview he suggested eric cantor seems gay and compared democratic diane feinstein a prostitute for snooping until it was done to senators. quote, she was the woman who was standing under the street light with her dress pulled up over her knees, and now she says i'm a nun when it comes to spying. nine days from now, they have to replace the candidate. they have 12 weeks to build a new campaign, make it competitive. that's very, very tough not to say impossible. >> in a red state. carl, thank you. the director of the cdc said his agency is up to the task of fighting the ebola virus. director dr. tom freeden told me earlier it will not be fast or easy.
gl it's going to be a long, hard fight. i'm confident we can reverse it. >> we've been reporting all of the confidence that you have that the government has, that you can contain it. for people, however, who are now trusting your judgment, and the government, they look at the investigation into the cdc, the safety lapses, just recently, and they say, how are we supposed to trust you now after there was such big safety lapses back then? >> cdc basically blew the whistle on ourselves. we identified two problems, in two different laboratories that were really serious and shouldn't have happened. we took immediate action to stop it. we've continued the testing in the ebola response hasn't interfered with our response. it does emphasize how important it is to follow protocols. >> looking now at the specially equipped plane that two american aid workers were on when they were brought back to the u.s. the two are being treated in atlanta. let's get more on the ebola outbreak from fox news medical
analyst dr. marc siegel. good evening. >> hello. >> the cdc emergency operation center is now at what's called a level 1 activation. what does that mean? >> bret, that means in addition to the epidemic intelligence officers they're sending over there, more than 50, they're bringing the whole cdc to the level of activation to support the activity in west africa. that means everything from those intelligence officers to translators of french to go to guinea. the whole agency is gearing up to help the fight that you heard from dr. freeden in west africa. >> i talked to dr. freeden about that. what about the cdc managing that possibility, of the spread of ebola to the u.s.? >> well, first of all, there's a huge difference in terms of the health infrastructure over there. which is totally a mess. and over here, where we have a very strong infrastructure, so that the key here if the case ever came here, was to isolate it and keep it from spreading. as was success ful virus in 200.
the cdc is getting a ton of phone calls right now to the quarantine service. that's very, very hard. they have 20 quarantine centers at airports around the country. the shear volume of the calls is a problem. >> dr. siegel, the president was asked about this yesterday. what is the latest with that, the treatment given to brantly and writebol? >> it appears to be working. the key is appears. this is not clinical trials. the world health organization is putting together a team of bioethicists to examine whether this should be given in west africa. dr. fauci said the key would be to study this and other antiviral drugs before producing it on a mass scale. >> as always, doctor, thank you. >> thanks, bret. >> see the full interview with dr. freeden from the cdc on my blog, the daily bret.com. up next, the effort to rescue a fragile democracy in
afghanistan. fox affiliates around the country are covering these tonight. a guilty verdict for a suburban homeowner who killed a drunk unarmed woman on his porch last year. theodore wafer said he acted in self-defense. his conviction on second-degree murder and manslaughter could bring life in prison. fox 11 in los angeles, an admission by l.a. police chief beck that he signed off on the department's purchase of a horse from his daughter. he initially denied any knowledge of the deal. the animal was purchased for the lapd equestrian unit. this is a live look at honolulu from our affiliate that, khon. the big story there tonight, two hurricanes barreling toward the shore. iselle is expected to hit the big island this evening, with 85-mile-an-hour winds. close behind that is julio, with 100-plus-mile-per-hour winds. we're watching both of those. that's a live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. matte
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events of this week reinforced the notion that the job in afghanistan is far from over. secretary of state john kerry made a last-minute stop to address the political crisis, while a small group of mourners welcomed home a soldier whose death illustrates how achieving a long-term peace there will really be. >> reporter: it was a poignant juxtaposition. the flag-draped casket of general green brought back to u.s. soil. pushing a power sharing arrangement between disputed elections there. >> they will continue to work together to ensure national unity and continued progress in afghanistan. >> reporter: that while the president was offering condolences to the green family and commitment to the afghanistan strategy. >> our prayers are with the green family, as they are with all the gold star families and those who sacrificed so much for
our nation. four months from now, our combat mission in afghanistan will be complete. our longest war will come to an honorable end. >> reporter: many analysts are increasingly afraid afghanistan will descend into iraq-like chaos. >> whenever john kerry rushes to any scene, things get worse. i'm not being flittant. >> reporter: afghanistan's former finance minister won the election, but former foreign minister disputed the results. kerry brokered a deal for a recount but in the interim, both men have hired public relations consultants. abdullah has the financial backing of iran. paralleling the political chaos is massive stresses on the u.s. military. insider attacks have declined precipitously, but there are fears of revenge on a retreating enemy make take hold. >> i think it's important we consolidate some degree of success here. that in the first instance requires a successful outcome to
the afghan presidential election. i hope sustaining limited american presence for some time in afghanistan. >> i understand we need to have a counterterrorist presence in afghanistan. but the pendulum is swinging so far in the direction of chaos, and anarchy, boy, i just don't know if i want to have army units show up in that environment. >> reporter: the wild card in all this is the taliban who are not in the business of broadcasting their intentions. worst case scenario, american trained afghan army dropping their weapons just as the american combat withdrawal is complete. bret? >> doug, thank you. president obama denies there is a new cold war with russia. but there is an emerging economic war with sanctions, and reprisals over moscow's involvement in ukraine. the latest volley involves a ban on american food products. steve harrigan on how that affects one particular staple.
>> reporter: when russia decided to ban a range of food imports from the u.s. and europe, it came as little surprise american chicken was on the list. in 2002, russia banned the import of u.s. chicken when it was upset over american steel tariffs. angry at american support for georgia, six years later, they banned u.s. chicken. now, in tit for tat sanctions over the war in ukraine, russia has once again banned american chicken. chicken is one of the few items the u.s. sells to russia in bulk. despite the likelihood of a spike in inflation, many russians said they were proud of the move. >> translator: of course we should be thinking about developing our domestic products. we shouldn't be relying on anybody else. >> reporter: neither russia's ban on food imports or the more extensive u.s. and european sanctions that target russia's banking and oil sectors have so far managed to influence behavior on either side. russia continues to supply the rebels in eastern ukraine with heavy weaponry.
fighting around the crash sith at the malaysian airline shot down in june, with almost 300 people onboard, has gotten so intense, investigators had to stop searching for bodies. and with 20,000 troops now massed on the border, there are fears russia could invade ukraine under the guise of a humanitarian mission. >> russia has a track record of abusing the term peacekeeping as a cover for unlawful military intervention and occupation. given its unlawful attempted annexation of crimea, which i mentioned earlier, it is deeply troubling to hear any discussion of russian peacekeepers being sent to the ukrainian territory. >> reporter: russian officials dismiss any talk of invasion as a season bubble. they're threatening even more sanctions, including closing the air space over siberia to western airlines. such a move could make flights between asia and the west longer and more expensive. bret? >> steve harrigan just back from ukraine, steve, thank you.
edward snowden has been granted permission to stay in russia for three more years. snowden's lawyer tells russian media, snowden has not yet been awarded permanent political asylum. he fled from hong kong after revealing sensitive u.s. national security information. up next, the clock ticks down on the israel-hamas cease-fire. later, the tea party gets one more shot at the u.s. senate.
>> if you engage in an unethical practice, if you cover up a serious problem, you should be fired, period. it shouldn't be that difficult. and if you blow the whistle on an unethical practice or bring the problem to the attention of higher ups, you should be thanked. >> the law authorizes $10 billion in emergency spending over three years to pay private doctors to care for veterans who cannot get appointments at va facilities. the three-day cease-fire between israel and hamas is set to expire in less than seven hours. israel says it will continue to defend itself if fired upon, while a senior hamas official says his people are ready to resume the fight if their conditions are not met. senior correspondent rick leaven thal is in gaza city again tonight. >> reporter: several thousand supporters cheered hamas at a rally outside the parliament building in gaza city today, with one leader telling the crowd the war with israel won't be over until the group's demands are met.
>> translator: our fingers are on the trigger, and our rockets are aimed at tel aviv. >> reporter: hamas wants israel and egypt to lift the blockade and allow a free flow of goods into gaza, with open borders, and freedom for fishermen to sail further out to sea. they also want air and sea ports. >> you cannot oppress people, take away their land and resources and prevent them from movement and proper health care, and expect them to be obedient. >> reporter: this doctor is a palestinian cardiologist and independent politician, who's been in contact with the palestinian delegation at the peace talks in cairo. he says a long-term truce is possible, but their position is firm. >> nobody can say that israel has the right to defend itself from palestinians. we are equal human beings. >> reporter: a senior israeli official tells fox hamas must be
prevented from rearming. and while israel's long-term objective is for gaza to be de-militarized, it won't make it a demand in the cairo talks. in an exclusive interview with fox, benjamin netanyahu compared the threat to hamas as the threat iran has to the u.s. >> it's not a spin. it's not a whim. it is a clinical diagnosis of a pathological movement that is sweeping our area, but will soon come to a theater near you. it has to be stopped, now. >> so we could have just a few hours of peace left here in gaza. hamas said tonight it will resume hostilities the minute the cease-fire ends at 8:00 a.m. local time unless its demands are met, and the release of about 100 prisoners. but israel says if hamas breaks the truce, it will retaliate hard, and bret, that means
things could get a lot worse here real quickly. >> rick, live in gaza city. so far quiet there. rick, thanks. no grapevine tonight, so we'll bring you obamacare news. remember the severe penalties for not having health insurance? wait until you see what's happened now. your eyes. even 10 miles away. they can see the light of a single candle. look after them with centrum silver. multivitamins for your eyes, heart and brain. now, with a new easy to swallow coating.
republican senator in this election cycle. tennessee senator lamar alexander is going up against a strong opponent in the gop primary tonight. senior national correspondent john roberts has a preview of what could be another interesting primary night from nashville. >> reporter: it is the latest test of the power of incumbent si in a nation clearly at odds with washington. >> i don't know anybody who's happy with washington, d.c. >> reporter: lamar alexander is asking for a third term in the senate. touting his experience and ability to work across the aisle. >> we like conservatives who try to get a result, not just conservatives who think they're finished when they make a speech. >> reporter: alexander faces six challengers. but the biggest threat comes from tea party backed state representative joe carr. >> lamar alexander voted -- >> reporter: carr has been hammering alexander on his support for the senate immigration bill, hoping he will catch the same lightning dave brat did against cantor. >> tennesseans oppose amnesty.
>> reporter: insisting the status quo is far worse. >> if you ignore 11 million people who are illegally here, you're perpetuating amnesty, period. i voted to end that amnesty. >> reporter: carr believes the solution is simple. secure the border, end government handouts, enforce e-verify and the problem will take care of itself. >> they'll self-deport. they're here for jobs. >> you believe it's self-deportation? >> that got mitt romney in trouble in 2012. >> i'm not mitt romney. >> reporter: such language could make some republicans squirm. but he's unapologetic, and candid about his 2010 vote to support common core, what he calls a huge mistake. >> sometimes you have two really bad choices. i made the worst choice. >> reporter: so what choice will voters make? go with the tea party backed candidate who has shoulders big enough to admit when he's wrong or go with the senator who worked hard for years to work
hard for tennesseans for years? polls close tonight 8:00 eastern. >> check back in with you later. turns out the idea of impeaching president obama is mostly a democratic talking point. the hill reports democrats have raised the notion 20 times as often as republicans in congressional speeches. by the numbers, democrats 86 texas congresswoman sheila jackson lee, who said it 18 times in two speeches. meanwhile, republicans said it on the house floor a total of four times, and once in the senate. they were able to fund raise $5 million last week, while playing up the possibility of impeachment. millions of americans who refuse to get health insurance will apparently get away with it. chief national correspondent jim engel tells us tonight penalties main dated under the president's
health care law may have little effect. >> reporter: the administration long argued the mandate for the health care law to work, but also created so many ways to avoid the mandate, and the fine for going uninsured, that some 90% may escape it. >> 10% haven't figured out how to get an exemption yet. i don't know how you can't qualify for an exemption. >> reporter: the administration added 14 more for hardships, including, quote, you were evicted in the last six months or facing eviction or foreclosure, you received a shutoff notice from a utility company, you recently experienced the death of a close family member, you experienced a fire, flood or other natural disaster, and finally, an unspecified catch all exemption, you experienced another hardship in obtaining health care. >> it's getting close to being a voluntary system, where if you're willing to say you're subject to it, and willing to pay the money, you can go ahead and do it. but there are a wide range of
opportunities for dodging it. >> that's a de facto way of waiving the mandate. no one realistically isn't going to qualify for one of these exemptions. >> it started out as a swiss army knife, which could accomplish all kinds of things, keep costs down, get everybody enrolled and make the insurance regulation work without any disruption. it turned out to be full of swiss cheese instead. >> reporter: why? because the democrats who passed it were nervous about enforcing it. >> if you have people who are ending up having to be charged by the irs, because they can't afford health insurance, there's no political upside to that. that's the kind of thing that politicians run from. >> reporter: administration officials were caught between the desire to have a mandate to make sure the law worked, and the fear that enforcing it would cause a political backlash. they were swayed by the latter. bret? >> jim, thank you. this weekend, fox news take
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>> translator: i call upon all of you to save us. at least 30,000 families are besieged in the mountains without water and food. they're dying. >> it is a situation that we are deeply concerned about. and closely monitoring. to go back to history here, there have been situations where this kind of ethnic slaughter and cleansing can have a very destabilizing impact on a broader region. so i'm not in a position to further describe, characterize this situation beyond pointing out how deeply disturbing it is. >> deeply disturbing, at the white house today, the press secretary talking about the possibility that the president is going to authorize military action inside iraq. you have the christians, 40,000
of them, trapped essentially on a mountain in northern iraq, pinned by this terrorist army isis without food, water, or shelter. there's talk of humanitarian drops to these people. there's talk of military strikes to help kurdish troops and iraqi troops fight them. but also take a look at this map in the region. this is the persecution of christians throughout the region. and you see extreme persecution. you can see the marks there, severe persecution. it's pretty striking when you look at all the places this is happening. what about this administration, what it is or is not doing in iraq. let's bring in our panel. george will, ron fornier with the national journal, and charles krauthammer. okay, george? >> the administration seems to have forgotten r 2 p, responsibility to protect. ambassador to the u.n. has
written a book about genocide. it was the justification for the intervention in libya, which was to protect the people of benghazi, where it was said upwards of 10,000 people might be in danger. whether it's 30,000 or 40,000 people on this mountainside without food or water. the intervention in libya appealed to a certain kind of person because it was untainted by national interest. it was altruistic imperialism on our part. now you have iraq, these guys with isis are neanderthals who use social media. to publicize the fact that they crucify people. literally crucify them. now, if we have, as we have affirmed, and as we have some actions against genocide, and remembering bill clinton said the worst regret of his presidency was done when 800,000 people died in rwanda, this is a test of whether r 2 p was to
uncover frivolous intervention in libya. >> let's look back at what the president said about libya in march of 2011. >> to brush aside america's responsibility as a leader, and more profoundly our responsibilities as fellow human beings under such circumstances would be a betrayal of who we are. some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. and as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> okay, ron, since then, obviously we've had syria. and that has escalated beyond 160,000. >> that's the point i was going to make. i think in this particular case, because of the heart-wrenching and very visual nature of it, the president will meet this particular test and we'll have
air drops, probably air strikes. the fact of the matter is, we have genocide and terrible things going on all over the world and the president has to make some very tough choices about where to commit and where not to commit troops. like we can't let every soul cross our borders, we can't protect every person who's being persecuted around the world. and the president making those remarks during the campaign, that was a promise he should have known and probably did know he couldn't keep. we can't intervene everywhere. >> charles? >> that's precisely why you have to have two criteria for intervention. one would be the moral one. you want to save these people on the mountain top. but as you say, there are people in mountain tops as you say everywhere. where do you go? that's when the second criteria is important. that is strategic importance to the united states. we have had a crisis unfolding slowly for months here with strategic interests of the
united states that's deeply affected. and that is the rise of this isis, islamic state, which is a threat to all of our allies in the region, ultimately, if it becomes strong enough to the united states itself. now, you can argue that we didn't have a reliable ally in the iraqi army, so that's why you want to hold back, that would make sense. but we do have a reliable ally in the region. and the kurds have been the firewall. what changed in the last week or two is that the firewall has not been strong enough. the kurds have now lost some of their towns. their capital looks as if it's within reach of isis. this is a hugely important strategic interest to the united states, and obama sits, and what we're hearing now is he's thinking about intervention. well, don't tell us what you're thinking, make a decision one way or the other and do it. the world is waiting. >> see this map with the mosul dam. let's show the other map of isis
areas of control. the mosul dam is a huge thing. and now it's believed that isis has control of that. that controls -- if they let the water out, possibly flooding other areas of iraq, southern iraq, it's an electricity generator. it's a big issue. >> the united states did so much to shatter the iraqi state dee baathification. now it's making a kind of fetish of the composition of the iraqi government. basically, who cares. the grit of the iraqi government, i don't know what that map quite shows, but how far does the grit of the iraqi government run beyond the suburbs of baghdad? the country is falling apart and we ought to pick a sliver of it and make it as large a sliver as we can, as charms says, by supporting the kurds. >> for this administration, the key goal was to get out of iraq and to stay out of iraq. and so they are probably having a really hard time getting back in. >> i like to say, we fumbled our
way in and fumbled our way out and now the president is trying to be as disengaged as he can. and he can't be disengaged with this. the trouble is whether or not to order air strikes and drops. and whether there should be more support, arms for the kurds. i wonder if that's what charles is calling for. >> look, here's the tragedy. we had an infrastructure in place. had obama been able to negotiate an agreement, we had control of our airfields, the iraqi air force, all of that is gone. so if we are going to support either with air drops or air strikes, it will have to come off carriers at a distance. it will be difficult, expensive and dangerous. here we had an infrastructure that simply required a president who would negotiate a long-term agreement. he didn't succeed. he wanted to get out completely. he wanted to be able to boast in his reelection campaign, i got us out. as a result, we are nowhere -- >> there already supporters of syria saying, we had the
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it's only at that point we can see the problem has truly been solved. in the meantime, the sanctions are working the way they are supposed to. if you see an invasion by russia, that's obviously a different set of questions. we are not there, yet. >> there are 20,000 russian troops on the ukrainian border now. now, russia pushed back with retaliatory actions banning imports, foods and other items from the u.s. and eu. george? >> the question is, what is putin going to do? the short answer is whatever he wants to do. there's no credible military force. the idea that great powers are going to turn because of sanctions on chicken is propostrouse. notice the word that never gets spoken now, crimea. he got away with it. he pocketed it. when the president said the crucial thing, mr. putin to recognize that ukraine is
another kind of country means ukraine is a portion of an independent country swallowed by a man that will swallow whatever he wants. >> the president said the united states will stand with the international community affirming there will be cost and military intervention in ukraine. the question is what they have been. >> nothing. you heard the president, just now, say as soon as we have an invasion, it's going to be a different matter. there's been an invasion. he's got crimea. it's been too little, too late. not only is putin not worried about the president, he's not been given reason to have pause about what the president will do. >> is this a done deal? is it going to continue like this or does it change? >> the only thing that will change is putin will calculate the forces on the ground. he doesn't care about obama or the united states or the eu or
the chicken. he care ifs he has enough proxy in the eastern ukraine on the losing end on a one-on-one with the ukrainian army. enough strength to support them indirectly or have to invade. if he wants to, he will. >> i want to ask about the cease-fire. it's coming to an end in six hours, seven hours, israel and hamas. look at the wall street journal about the latest deal. when a tentative deal came through, washington found itself looking in on the israeli/egyptian partnership. they knew from earlier in the week, egypt and the palestinians were working on a new cease-fire proposal, but didn't know details because they were left largely out of discussions. key americans said they first heard about the breakthrough from twitter and the media rather than from their israeli and egyptian counter parts. >> the reason that occurs is
that obama and kerry dealt themselves out of working out of a cease-fire. the reason is, the one that was approved 72 hours ago was the same one egypt offered three weeks earlier. israel accepted. egypt negotiated and proposed it. they accepted saudi arabia. instead of supporting and saying here is where we stand with our allies, all of them lined up. kerry goes up to paris and negotiates with hamas' lawyers in turkey and works out and agreement that hands hamas everything it wanted. at that point, the israeli's said, this is not helpful. we have to turn to the egyptian proposal that happened three weeks earlier. it was negotiated among the parties with obama and kerry left out because they botched it the first time around. >> so far, this is hell.
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$10 an hour and four oreos. good for you. thank you for inviting us into your home. that's it for this special report. greta is "on the record" right now. this is a fox news alert. isis is now advancing in iraq. tens of thousands of iraqis are fl fleeing their homes fleeing for their lives. isis ordering christians to leave or be murdered. the takeover is spreading. also tonight, the white house considering air strikes and humanitarian air strikes in iraq. invester and lieutenant oliver north. we are joined with the latest. mitchell? >> thanks for having me. mitchell,an