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first astronaut, as well as ann may wong the first hollywood actress chinese american dissent. kennedy? >> kennedy: yeah, seahawks fan got attacked by big bird. >> jesse: that was great. have a nice weekend, everybody, see you back here on monday. ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. breaking tonight, as president biden struggles to salvage his domestic agenda, another disappointing jobs report casts doubt on the overall strength of the u.s. economy. u.s. added just 194,000 jobs in september, which widely missed the expectations of economists. that's the second straight tepid monthly gain. those numbers come amid continued democrat party infighting that has stalled the president's infrastructure and social reform plans along with the massive tax increases that would come along with them. we have fox team coverage tonight. jonathan hunt at the port of
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long beach, california with the return of some buying limits at some stores due to a supply chain crisis. aishah hasnie at the capitol where congress is now officially raising the debt limit just kicking the can down the road to december. we begin with white house correspondent peter doocy starting us off on the north lawn with what the president is saying about the economy tonight. good evening, period. >> good evening, bret. the biden plan for the government to try to spend its way out of a jobs crisis might not be working. but officials here are spinning this report as good news because jobs were added and not lost. >> jobs up, wages up, unemployment down. that's progress. >> but a miss. 194,000 jobs added short of the 500,000 forecast. >> i would like to see it faster and we are going to make it faster. >> the president still sees a silver lining. >> for the first time since march of 2020, the american unemployment rate is below 5%.
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>> that's due to 183,000 people dropping out of the labor force. >> i think that a lot of people are thinking about their work/life balance. >> there could be another reason. >> biden is telling people i'm going to give you several thousand dollars or several thousand dollars a month and all these benefits. no one asks you to work or look for work. how much do you look for work? >> white house argues the biden plan is working. >> we certainly don't see things as darkly as you do. >> some republican lawmakers say they have reason to be concerned. >> small businesses, even some of the large corporations that i'm talking to out there, everyone is afraid of the hammer that is going to drop from washington, d.c. in raising their taxes and they are afraid to make investments. >> president biden is asking people not to believe what they see on tv. >> turn on the news and every conversation is a confrontation. every disagreement with a crisis. but when you take a step back, and look at what is happening, we're actually making real progress.
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>> covid is still a hurdle for many returning to work as the president claims he is trying to get a firsthand look at overcrowded hospitals. >> a good friend had called and he had rushed his significant other to the emergency room. things were so backed up, i called the desk, the receiving nurse, and asked what the situation was. >> he never finished the story. he has also never talked about doing anything like this. >> how often does president biden call around trying to help his friends? >> that certainly was not his intention. he was not trying to do that he was checking in on a friend. >> no more details about that available and also no plan to change course. officials here believe the best way to help the economy recover is for congress to spend a few trillion more taxpayer dollars and for the federal government to more strictly enforce covid vaccine requirements so that in many places if you want to get a job, you first have to get a
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jab. bret? >> bret: peter, how is the white house responding to a request by president trump to shield certain documents relating to the january 6th episode? >> officials here are saying no. they are not going to do it. this january 6th committee up on capitol hill requested about 50 documents. president trump and his lawyers claimed that they were subject to executive privilege. but officials here looked at it and they said no, those documents are not subject to executive privilege anymore. you're not the president, so this is likely going to wind up in court. soon, bret. >> bret: yeah, we will see where those hearings go on the capitol hill riot january 6th. peter doocy live on the north lawn, peter, thank you. president biden is issuing the first ever presidential proclamation of indigenous people's day. it will be observed monday along with columbus day, which is established by congress. the president also wrote an acknowledgment of what he called the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many
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european explorers inflicted on tribal nations and indigenous communities. the controversy over the debt ceiling is over in washington at least for a few weeks. many congressional republicans say their leaders caved in to the democrats in allowing a temporary extension until early december. congressional correspondent aishah hasnie reports tonight from capitol hill. >> senate republicans finally realize that their obstruction was not going to work. >> in a shocking move, senate majority leader schumer trashes republicans on the senate floor as they help him avert a debt crisis. >> the motion is agreed to. >> despite the chastising, he could not have done it without republicans. even democratic senator joe manchin couldn't hold back his horror holding his head in his hands and finally walking out in protest. the drama unfolded as the senate voted to raise the nation's credit limit by nearly half a trillion dollars to keep the
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country from defaulting just until december. schumer struck a deal with minority leader mitch mcconnell to avoid the tricky process of reconciliation. in the end, 11 republicans joined democrats to pass the stop gap, including senator lisa murkowski who told fox republicans were angry with schumer. >> there is a fair amount of frustration, yes. >> drama aside, the temporary fix has major political ramifications. many republicans following former president trump's lead see this as caving to democrats when they had all the bargaining power. >> i don't understand why we are folding here at the end. this is the complete capitulation. i'm upset with us because we had a strategy to make them pay a price to raise the debt ceiling and we blinked. >> still, while the debt crisis has been averted for now, democrats are simply kicking the can down the road to december 3rd when they will have to also figure out how to keep the government funded.
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the move prolonging their chaos on capitol hill. >> bret, the house reconvened on tuesday to take up short-term solution. we are right back to square one on december 3rd. it does not appear that republican also have forgotten senator schumer's words quite by then. bret? >> bret: yeah, just look at senator manchin's face behind senator schumer's speech. we will talk about that later. aishah, thank you. the days of struggling to find toilet paper and bleach wipes like we experienced at the start of the pandemic may actually be returning. supply chain crisis is forcing some stores to set limits on how much you can buy. white house press secretary jen psaki says the administration has formed a task force to look into this situation. that crisis begins at the nation's ports. chief correspondent jonathan hunt shows us tonight from the port of los angeles in california. >> almost half of all cargo coming into the united states via sea arrives at the twin
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ports of los angeles and long beach. but, right now, billions of dollars worth of that cargo be it electronic goods, sneakerrers or canned food are floating outside the port aboard some 60 vast container ships being forced to wait an unprecedented 10 days to dock. >> it's like bringing 10 leans of freeway traffic into five right here at the port. >> supply and demand is not the problem. americans are buying things in record numbers. china and other asian nations are making things in record numbers. >> it's more cargo than we have ever seen in our lifetime. but there simply aren't enough truck drivers to get goods to american store shelves. and the domino effect means the cargo containers can't offload so they sit in dock and the backups outside the port get longer. >> folks have to rise to the occasion, flex capacity and workforce move cargo out. >> the cargo crisis is turning
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halloween shopping horror show. some stores are reintroducing pandemic era buying limits and holiday gift shopping will be impacted, too. >> our message right now is get out and if you see something that your child has on his. >> geraldo: list pick it up now to make sure you have it for the holidays. >> the white house says president biden is doing everything he can to tackle the crisis. >> there are a range of issues we are working to the point is we are working to address them on several paths and on several fronts. and i can't make a prediction of when it will be concluded. it is just a top priority of the president's. >> and just to give you an idea of the scale here, each cargo ship carries from 10 to 24,000 of those huge containers. that's enough on average to hold 120 million pairs of sneakers. 250 million ipads, or
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700 million cans of beans. multiply that by 60 for all the ships waiting offshore currently, and that is how much cargo is just floating out there. bret? >> bret: that's a lot of beans. jonathan hunt in los angeles. port of los angeles. thank you. stocks were down. the dow lost 9 today. the s&p 500 fell 8. the nasdaq dropped 74. for the week the dow gand 1.25 percentage points the s&p up three quarters the nasdaq finished ahead one tenth. a navy powered submarine damaged in a collision with underwater object in the south china sea last weekend has arrived in a port at guam. the navy is not talking about the circumstances of that collision. or the extent of the damage to the uss connecticut. about 11 crew members sustained injuries described as ranging from minor to moderate. china's foreign ministry is expressing what it terms serious
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concern about that incident. ♪ breaking tonight at least 46 people are dead in northern afghanistan from a suicide bombing at a shiite muslim mosque. the region's isis affiliate is claiming responsibility. while the taliban struggles to control the country. many afghans who cooperated with the u.s. during the 20-year war fear for their lives as president biden's promise of safe passage remains for them unfilled. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is at the pentagon tonight and a warning there are some images in this piece that are going to be graphic. >> for former green berets like matt coburn who served five tours in afghanistan the war is not over. he and other veterans are still working tirelessly through private groups to rescue their translators and elite commandos like the one we spoke to at fort dix, new jersey. others were left behind and are now being hunted and tortured by the taliban. images are sent to them almost
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daily via what's app. showing torture endured by female afghan soldier trained by the u.s. this soldier was executed. the taliban were looking for his commando brother. >> secretary of state blinken is leading the continued diplomatic efforts to ensure safe passage for any american, afghan partner or foreign national who wants to leave afghanistan. >> those efforts are slow-going. thousands of afghan interpreters and commandos are hiding in waiting. they think the biden administration is coming to save them. afghan commandos kept fighting the taliban until the very end, even serving to shepard americans to the kabul airport helping them escape. they didn't have time to apply for siv visas to save themselves. the state department says it has evacuated 105 american citizens since august 31st. but says it is difficult verifying manifest for private charters. >> despite our best vetting to
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the best of our ability, the manifests were not accurate. >> a consortium of 25 veteran nonprofits came together to form welcome u.s. to show their support for resettling afghans in the u.s. >> what i have found is that the afghans that are in our country are so grateful to be here they want to race to become productive members of society here. >> former army ranger nick is part of welcome u.s. and recently visited fort mccoy where 12,000 afghans are still waiting for resettlement. >> this coalition is the veteran community saying this is the thing that we can effect regardless of anything else. >> a recent a.p. poll found that 72% of americans say they favor -- favor settling afghans in the united states but many of these veterans groups say that if the state department and the biden administration doesn't move quickly, it may be too
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late. bret? >> bret: jen, that's happening every day, right? i mean these operations? >> these operations are ongoing. there are many, many groups that are involved. and there are many, many people still in danger, bret. >> bret: ounbelievable. jennifer griffin, good report from the pentagon. thank you. up next, taking on the cartels that smuggle hundreds of illegal immigrants across the southern border. our fox news team goes on patrol with texas national guard troops. first, here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 10 in phoenix public funeral for a federal agent killed in arizona. michael garbo was fatally shot while questioning a passenger on an amtrak train. a second dea agent and a tucson officer also were injured. fox 7 in austin, texas where the city expects a new arrival soon. elon musk says tesla is moving its headquarters to the state capitol. the move comes after a previous threats to leave california due to covid restrictions that
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the attorney for his family said today there were no further plans for his father and mother to join law enforcement in searching nearby florida parks. north port police say reports of a recent camp site found in the he reserve were not true. they add they found no phones in gabby petino's van which laundrie drove to florida without her. federal prosecutors will not file charges against a white police officer who shot a black man in wisconsin last year. officer rusten shot james blake during a domestic disturbance in kenosha in august of 2020. the shooting left blake paralyzed waist down it sparked several nights of protests. the justice department says there is not evidence to prove sheriffs ski used excessive force or violated blak's federal rights. state prosecutors declined to file charges after video showed blake was armed with a knife. >> we have another fox news exclusive from the southern border. our team went out with texas
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national guard troops as they try to battle cartel smugglers who transport hundreds of migrants across the rio grande. cartels, by the way, authorities are saying, they are getting increasingly brazen. correspondent bill melugin reports from roam marks texas. >> it's too easy to get across right there. >> it's thursday evening in roma, texas. we are embedded with the texas national guard in one of the most active cartel hot spots all along the border. when you are looking with thermals over there look like christmas. it's all lit up? >> yeah. >> while the sun was still up we saw smugglers bringing illegal immigrants across the rio grande. some were brought back at the shoreline. as night fell the smugglers and the rafts started coming nonstop over and over again. full of illegal immigrants. with more than 100 others waiting on the mexican shoreline. the smugglers in a playful mood with no fear telling us they are raking in the money.
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>> they unloaded hundreds of migrants, mostly family units from nicaragua. one man telling us he paid $12,000 to get his family across. it's a scene that plays out in roma every single night. >> directly across from us here in roma is the mexican city. it is an absolute hot bed of cartel activity with frequent gun battles between the gulf cartel and the northeast cartel, always fighting for control of this city and its prime location for both drug smuggling as well as human smuggling. >> national guard soldiers gave us this video showing smoke billowing from the city two days ago after they heard gunfire and explosions from a cartel gun fight. >> huge. >> last night in roma, we witnessed tracer rounds from a machine gun being fired from mexico into the united states. the soldiers telling us the rounds went over one of their observation posts. the circumstances behind the gunfire are unknown. and today u.s. secretary of
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state antony blinken dhs secretary alejandro mayorkas and attorney general merrick garland all travelled mexico where they held high level security talks with the mexican government. both sides agree to start repairing relations and also agree on implementing a new security agreement. noticeably absent from those meetings though was border czar kamala harris. bret? >> bret: bill melugin along the border in roam marks texas. bill, thank you. up next, the ethical question surrounding the big money sales of hunter biden's artwork. first, beyond our borders tonight, finland suspends the use of the moderna covid-19 vaccine in males under 30. they will be given the pfizer vaccine instead. health officials there cite the increased risk of heart inflammation of young men and boys. the rare side effect has prompted similar restrictions in sweden, norway and denmark. the fda in the u.s. today said the benefits of the moderna vaccine outweigh the risks. they are begins, they are cute
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art exhibit opened in los angeles where the artists entertained 200 celebrity getzs and perspective buyers including l.a.'s mayor eric garcetti mom nateed to be u.s. ambassador to india. the white house ethics chief for former president george w. bush says this crosses the line. >> this is an ethics problem for the president we cannot have the impression that the executive branch will be doing favors for
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anyone who does business with the president's family. >> it's prompted questions at the white house this week that press secretary jen psaki has largely dodged. >> that is run by the gahlerist and hunter biden's representative that the white house provided suggestions for. i would refer tout gallerrist for questions about the event and as well as the, um, representative um, mr. garcetti his attendance. >> comes after top republican on the oversight committee launched an investigation last month into hunter's art sales. >> hunter biden has a history of trying to sell influence to foreign nationals. influence to his family name and if you look at what is going on in the art world now, unfortunately the art world has become a place for massive money laundering. >> and another show is in the works, lawyers are reportedly busy vetting potential patrons for an upcoming new york city gallery show this coming spring.
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we reached out to hunter's attorney. we have not heard back. bret? >> bret: all right. we will follow it griff, thank you. tonight, another look at what many people feel is a media double standard when it comes to coverage of president biden versus the way president trump was portrayed by reporters. this evening how president biden's recent jabs at the media are being handled by the very people he is targeting. here is fox news media analyst and host of fox news media buzz howard kurtz. >> president biden intended it as a joke with the press. >> i'm learning how to fly drones, guys so be careful. >> ??? that might as been seen as tasteless crack weeks after a u.s. drone strike killed 10 innocent afghanistan civilians yet the press let it pass. the media trounced on president trump. >> will would he be president in 10 years? [laughter] only if we had a couple of terms. you can't joke because if you joke they take it away. >> are the two presidents covered by different standards? while biden hasn't called
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journalists idiots and fake news as predecessor did. he has taken his share of swipes. >> the indian press is much better behaved than the american press do. not answer questions because they won't ask any questions on point. >> that one prompted protests to his press secretary. >> i don't think it was meant to be a hard cut at the members of the media. >> but on some occasions biden has gone right at an aggressive reporter. >> you don't understand it, you are in the wrong business. >> in that case he apologized to cnn kaitlin collins. when senator kyrsten sinema who has been at odds with the white house was followed into the bathroom by liberal activists. >> we need solutions the better back better plan. we have solutions that we need. >> biden steamed brush off the harassment. >> i don't think they are appropriate tactics but it happens to everybody. [laughter] the only people it doesn't happen to are people who have secret service standing around them. um, so it's -- it's a part of the process. >> but almost no one in the press challenged that answer as they might have if a liberal
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lawmaker was the target. and when the president used a digital rose garden back drop to address business leaders. >> so let's vote and end this mess today. >> reporters didn't call him a reality show president. that was the former guy. there have been periods when the press has been tough on this president, especially over afghanistan and the haitian migrant crisis. but much of the time he gets plenty of leeway. bret? >> bret: all right, howie, thank you. please join me sunday night for the premier of a special documentary it's called to rescue the republic. president grant and a nation in crisis. it's based on my new book which comes out tuesday. here's an excerpt. >> grant had dominated the national scene for more than a dozen years. yet, some of his contemporaries called the 1876 election his greatest contribution to the republic. >> grant's adversary james lane said there was no greater evidence given of his command, even his time on the battlefield
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than the measure that he took during that presidential electric electoral crisis damage done by those who would have been happy to subvert the system. >> bret: our special premiers sunday night 10:00 p.m. eastern here on fox news channel. it will be available after that on fox nation. again, the book comes out tuesday. up next, the panel on disappointing job numbers and the president's struggles. >> when you take a step back and look at what's happening, we are actually making real progress. >> joe biden has no concept, the democrats have no concept of how an economy works. ♪ ♪ boost® high protein also has key nutrients for immune support. boost® high protein. >> tech: when you get a chip in your windshield... trust safelite. boost® high protein also has key nutrients
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covid pandemic. >> the small stop gains in nearly a year, gas prices at 7-year high. inflation is up. the president is struggling to get the rest of his build back better path through congress. do you see a need to course correct. >> i certainly don't see things as starkly as you do. we created an average of $500,000 a month. we are at a faster rate of growth and that's progress. that's moving exactly in the right direction. >> bret: well, it's not exactly in the right direction, if you look at the estimates about the jobs numbers. if you take a look at the estimates for september jobs report. 194,000 jobs added, 500,000 was the estimate. yes, the employment rate is down 4.8%. was scheduled to be 5.1%. a lot of people still out of the market, the jobs market, and there is concern from republicans that this administration is doing exactly
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the wrong thing. >> joe biden is killing this economy and by the way the vaccine mandate what's it going to do? more people get fired, unemployment go up. people lose their job. on top of that we will have fewer supplies which means higher inflation. joe biden has no concept, the democrats have no concept of how an economy works. >> bret: what about this? let's bring in our panel. bill mcgurn columnist for the "wall street journal." charles lane, machine writer for "the washington post." "the washington post" columnist marc thiessen. be marc, your thoughts on this report and kind of where the administration stands on the economy. >> yeah. only a president who considers our afghan withdrawal an extraordinary success could try and sell this jobs report as good news. i mean, the president said the trend is positive. no, it isn't. i mean, just look at the objective numbers. in july the economy created over a million jobs. then in august, it created 366,000 jobs. and then now it created 194,000
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jobs which is way below the 500,000 job expectation. he said the unemployment rate went down to 4.8% first time below 5%. that's because more than 180,000 people left the workforce last month. so, the idea that this is an extraordinary success is a fantasy and a president who, once again, is making staples directly contrary to the lived reality of americans. >> bret: chuck, at the same time, a lot of americans are feeling prices going up if you look at the price of oil, for example, the u.s. crude oil price topped at $80 a barrel the highest since 2014 oil benchmark jumping more than 2% today. trading at 80.09. that's eventually going to be felt across the board and people are feeling it in different places when it comes to inflation.
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>> you know, one of the things that would have been a bright spot in this report was that nominal wages continue to grow but, of course, higher privacies under cut that. i would just say in response, a couple of points to what marc said. yes, this jobs report under performed, but, there were a couple of things going on. one was the delta variant, causing a lot of schools to be disrupted, and government employment actually is the weak spot in this report. not the private sector, which created 350,000 jobs, give or take. and also hurricane ida in the gulf. so i think there were a couple of anomalies that i don't think can you blame on president biden because of that i think longer term, bret, the jobs here is kind of a labor shortage. there is now an all-time record 1.5 job opening per unemployed worker. and we really have to get our arms around that as a country if we're really going to finally
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put the crisis behind us. >> bret: it's a massive problem. just talking to small businesses, restaurants, all kinds of places around the country. they cannot, bill, get people to work. >> bill: right. and, look, you can't judge an economy on a single jobs report. but, when you combine this with inflation, look, everyone can feel it. you know, my wife goes to the grocery store, comes back with one bag of groceries, it's over 60 bucks. my daughter goes to the gas pump, everyone is feeling it and what are we talking about? what is the big issue? you know, 2 bills of spending that are more than $4 trillion. and we're going to pretend that this is going to have no effect on jobs? no effect on inflation? i think joe biden is in danger of heading for jimmy carter territory with inflation, stagnant economy with higher inflation and i think it's a
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real danger. >> bret: listen, you have to add in the choices when it comes to oil and gas and what has happened in the administration up until now. on that front. and we can talk about all of that another day. but i do want to focus on this. the speech that schumer gave, marc, after he gets this deal raise the debt ceiling to december, he punts the deal. if you look at the video or picture of joe manchin democrat from west virginia behind schumer really with his head in his hands shaking his head, eventually he just shakes his head, says something and gets up and walks away. there was a lot of pushback, especially for the 11 republicans who voted with democrats who do this to get to december. there you see manchin walking away. >> yeah. i mean, i just don't understand the democrats' strategy here. they have two senators they need to get their agenda through. they need them for the reconciliation bill and for everything else. and joe manchin's number one priority has been restoring
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civility and bipartisan in washington. the republicans make a concession and allow them to increase the debt limit temporarily so they can get their ducks in order and schumer, you know, brings out the fire thrower or flame thrower and joe manchin looks at him and he walks away in disgust. they are pushing joe manchin away. it's the same thing with sinema the other day when she was being followed into the bathroom and joe biden says that's part of the process. they should be courting these people. they literally have their agenda the fate of the biden domestic agenda in their hands. they should be trying to do things they want not offend them. >> bret: yeah. and, chuck, quickly, there's nothing to say that mitch mcconnell couldn't say to joe manchin hey, listen, we don't think that was a good deal either you would be welcomed in our party. he is not going to do it. he says he wants to be a democrat the rest of his life. sinema the same way. one vote away being majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> well, you know, what's
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striking to me about this is the different strategies of manchin management, you might call going on here. mcconnell let it be known that he cut this deal on the debt ceiling to ease joe manchin's predicament over the filibuster to save him from a tough problem there. and on the other hand, you have chuck schumer alienating him. it does seem that one is trying to catch being -- believe that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar and manchin, i think, was dramatic in the way he responded. >> bret: i agree. we will see where this goes and we will follow it. up next the friday lightning round. ♪ ♪ (vo) at t-mobile for business, unconventional thinking means we see things differently, so you can focus on what matters most. whether it's ensuring food arrives as fresh as when it departs. being first on the scene, when every second counts. or teaching biology without a lab. we are the leader in 5g. #1 in customer satisfaction.
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♪ >> any loss is an enormous tragedy and our heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones. >> on this terrorist threat from afghanistan i must say that my assessment the alert level is not high enough. >> we are on a road to another 9/11 unfortunately with what biden has done in afghanistan that we are far less safe. >> bret: mosque attack in afghanistan as there are still americans and allies of america
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trying to get out of that country. we are back with the panel. bill, it's off the front pages but it is still a huge store, jennifer griffin digging into that effort that's continuing every day today. >> yeah. i congratulate jennifer because i think the biden administration, the cynical bet was once reporters are out thereof and u.s. troops are out of there no one would know what's going on in afghanistan. we see everyone could have anticipated this. how you would expect the taliban to behave. the most shameful thing is we still don't have from the administration a number of how many americans they left behind or even how many americans they think they left behind, not to mention the thousands of afghans who were by our side and loyal to us during the war. >> bret: chuck, it is tough get those numbers. we were at about 100 americans for a long time. others have come out and still they are estimate estimating
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100. well, obviously it was more than that at the beginning. >> there is also a real problem with afghans who worked with the united states or its affiliated organizations who have been having a terrible time getting documents that they need to leave the country either by land or by air. that mosque attack by the islamic state is it a horrific event and shows by the way that the people who worked with us and who were left behind are just not under threat from the taliban who, by the way, are kind of acting with some restraint, but they also face the threat from the islamic state. >> bret: marc, i want to turn topics to this dissupporter between the coverage biden gets and the coverage trump got from a media from even when they are getting ripped on do things a lot differently. >> no, they do. i mean, just imagine if donald trump had had the series of
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self-inflicted wounds that the president -- this president has had from afghanistan to the southern border. to the drone strike taking out innocent civilians, to having his covid booster plan overturned by the -- by an fda panel to being the first president in american history to go capitol hill and ask his own party not to vote for his -- one of his top pieces of legislation. this is an administration that has had the longest string of self-inflicted wounds i have seen in my lifetime and they don't get raked over the coals for it like the trump administration did. >> bret: yeah. all right. quick lightning round. bill, winner, loser? >> the winner, i think, is kyrsten sinema who has made all her critics and people harassing her look very small including joe biden who refused to really condemn these people following her into the bathroom. and bernie sanders who refused to sign a condemnation unless it included criticism of her position. and i think the loser of the
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week, very unfairly, are these ordinary moms and dads trying to get accountability from their public schools and the national school board's association asked if they might be considered domestic terrorists and merrick garland said well we will have the fbi take a look at them. >> bret: all right, winner, loser, chuck. >> well, my winner the other guys on the panel may not like it is janet yellen for getting her global tax, corporate minimum tax through. that is definitely a victory for her. my losers are the two people who are on trial and convicted of bribery and other charges in the varsity blues case. that's azi and john wilson. they say they are going to appeal. but, my gosh. that was an awful scandal and there is still more trials to come. >> bret: marc, i owe you a winner and loser believe it or not. we are running out of time. >> don't worry. >> bret: when we come back,
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>> bret: it's friday, time for "notable quotables." >> the job of the justice department is to address criminal conduct. >> you are attempting to intimidate them. you are attempting to silence them. >> when i was at the justice department, it was focused on going after ms-13. now, apparently, it's going after parents of 13-year-olds. >> the school board it's racist. it's a dog whistle. >> bill and hillary clinton had a son it would be terry clarify and joe biden would be his uncle. >> we can gather for christmas or just too soon to tell. >> it's just too soon to tell. >> kids who are bullied on instagram, the bullying following them home. >> i heard so many people say they are afraid to get vaccines because they would have to get on a subway and they are afraid of being assaulted. >> we need a build back better plan now. >> we need solutions to build back better plan. >> i don't think they are appropriate tactics but it happens to everybody. >> thanks to secretary of john kerry, millions of americans
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think that the president is now on a day pass from a nursing home. >> it was almost 5 million a day between dod and dhs. >> do not, do not build the border wall. >> geico, so easy a caveman can do it. >> to oppose these investments is to be complicit in america's decline. >> president didn't have a plan to prevent default so we stepped forward. [opening bell] >> fox news. >> bret: 25 years and that was one week. by the way marc thiessen chose for his winner joe manchin walking out of that state and loser attorney general merrick garland for everything dealing with the parents of school students. monday, on "special report," panama's foreign minister says tens of thousands of haitian migrants heading to the u.s. southern border. griff jenkins is on the ground there in panama with that story. please join me sunday night 10:00 p.m. eastern time for premier of our special to rescue
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the public president graham and a nation in crisis based on my new book. president grant the fragile union and the crisis of 1876. comes out tuesday this program will also be available on fox nation starting this weekend. and this weekend house minority whip steve scalise will be the guest on "fox news sunday" along with an exclusive interview with democrat delaware senator chris coons. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. "fox news primetime" with ben domenech starts right now. hey, ben. >> ben: thank you, bret. good evening and welcome to "fox news primetime." ♪ ♪ >> ben: for the past half century, the united states of america has dominated the category no one would ever want to own. we have, as a nation, one of the most radical abortion regimes in the world. it might surprise to you for this. you certainly won't hear it from anyone on any other network. but that supposedly extreme mississippi law headed for the supreme court which would block