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tv   Special Report With Bret Baier  FOX News  October 12, 2021 3:00pm-4:01pm PDT

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>> dagen: i want a house that does this, it spins. it doesn't just move, the thing actually spends. >> dana: why would you want that? >> dagen: multiple views. >> greg: buy a bottle of vodka. >> jesse: i have felt like that on some saturday nights. that is it for us, "special report" is next. >> bret: erasing the wedding video, that is tough. jesse, thanks. welcome to fox news channel world headquarters in new york. i'm bret baier. waking tonight, the white house is trying to herd the cats, to get all the democrats on the same page. close when it comes to two big spending bills on capitol hill. so far, it's not working. president biden and his team are projecting confidence that a deal will eventually be reached between progressive and moderate
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democrats. while the president's agenda is stalled, a growing supply chain problem is getting worse. jacqui heinrich starts us off live from the north lawn. good evening. >> good evening to you. another issue democrats are trying to get past tonight is raising the debt limit and it's not even done yet. they have a procedural maneuver to tuck that bow into another one, something congressional leaders do when they worry they don't have the votes. another snapshot of the division president biden is trying to smooth over. speak of the infighting continues ever president biden social spending bill over her ds wrestle over what to keep and what to cut. the white house is encouraging members to think of it this way. >> it's not a cut just because something wants to propose something bigger on paper. it's not a bill or policy that is going to change lives if nothing is passed.
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>> house speaker nancy pelosi told members that her supporters are for fully funding programs over tackling more over a period of time but she backtracked today as progressives made clear they don't want to prioritize some programs over others. >> the timing would be reduced in many cases to be slower. >> evidently no guidance coming from the president. >> the president doesn't prefer then one avenue or the other? >> the president feels like making fundamental change and coming out of the pandemic is exactly when to do that. we're not going to have the opportunity for that in some time. >> that wasn't a cloudy forecast for democrats in the primaries, but the supply chain congestion and worker shortage is stunting economic recovery. the white house as lifting trump arrow tariffs or pressuring unions to lessen work restrictions are options on the
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table. topics the president will address in the meeting with the supply chain task force tomorrow but they deny vaccine mandates are contributed to the problem. >> i know world-renowned business travel health expert senator ted cruz has made that point, but i wouldn't say that that is widely acknowledged or echoed by business leaders. >> tonight secretary-treasurer janet yellen told cbs one proposal to pay for the social spending has been mischaracterized seeing the push for banks to report transactions over $600 to the irs can better collect taxes is not an effort for the government to overlook average americans' pocketbooks. republicans largely disagree. >> bret: jacqui heinrich on the north lawn. thank you. president biden will meet with the leadership of the ports of los angeles and long beach along with union officials to discuss the growing supply chain crisis.
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international monetary fund says the disruptions are hampering the u.s. recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. dozens of cargo ships are anchored across the southern california coast and will be for several days, we are told. national correspondent is at the port of los angeles tonight. >> if you noticed a short supply in halloween decorations, just wait until christmas. speak of this is a pandemic induced consumer buying surge, the likes of which we have never seen. >> higher prices, empty selves, surging demand a growing supply chain crisis. hundreds more cargo ships are already docked come anchored or waiting for weeks to off-load containers at ports in long beach and los angeles. container traffic is up 30% but tracking capacity, only 8%. some warships wait longer as trucking companies struggle to
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find workers. speak of the demand for truck drivers right now is absolutely breathtaking. there are estimates out there that there is a need for at least 60,000 new truck drivers on the road. >> california warehouses are 98% full according to the real estate firm wakefield, facing gridlock. turnaround is six days. today in l.a., 16. >> now this congestion is rippling over to savannah, to the east coast ports in the northern ports as well. they are rippling out and they are having backlogs now which makes sense because companies are always going to find the best way to get to the market. >> that congestion shows up in consumer prices. cost to ship a container from china two years ago? $2,000. today, $13,000 on the west coast, $19,000 to the east. once off-loaded, truckers caused
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$1.64 prepandemic. today, $2.89. >> the reason it is happened, honestly, his demand. we are the problem. >> regarding that meeting tomorrow between the white house and port officials, 180 already floated to ease conditions is to make the ports 24/7. it's pretty common overseas. that was tried at the port of long beach and a failed when trucking companies failed to show up. they say, because of too many restrictions. >> bret: thank you. gas prices jumping across the nation as oil prices reach a seven year high. only eight states have prices under $3 per gallon. the average price of gas is about $3 and a quarter. that is a 5.2 cent increase. the nasdaq fell 20. the corner in taking county wyoming says that gabby petito
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died of strangulation p of the body was outside for three to four weeks. the search continues for her former boyfriend. laura ingle has the latest from new york. >> good evening, bret. devastating development coming from the coroner's office with the official news of how gabby petito's life came to an end during her cross country road trip. >> investigation by anthropologist, forensic allergist, with assistance from the fbi we hereby city cause of death to be strangulation and manner is homicide. >> also released, this written official statement with an added detail that her death was caused by manual strangulation and throttling, and said today that
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petito died three to four weeks before her remains were found september 13th in jackson wyoming. many questions answered, many remain. how petito was found, what condition she was an aunt who is responsible for her death. >> we are only tasked with determination of the cause and manner of death. to commit homicide is up to law enforcement and i cannot answer the question without the fbi. >> the search continues for brian laundrie, who has been missing for nearly a month. the attorneys for laundries reading a statement, while brian laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to gabby, brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to gabby petito's demise. no word from the fbi on whether the new developments will lead to additional charges against
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brian laundrie. petito's parents braced themselves for the next part of the journey, getting their daughters remains back to new york. >> bret: thank you. and a b engineer and his wife accused in a plot to sell u.s. nuclear secrets to a former government will remain in custody and be back in court friday for a detention hearing. both will receive public defenders. they face life in prison and are considered flight risks. national security correspondent jennifer griffin looks at the case against them tonight. >> the two accused spies appeared before judge separately in a west virginia courtroom shackled an orange prison jumpsuit. they did not enter a plea. >> on confident under our counterintelligence fbi questioning, they will get to the bottom of what is their complete motivation for doing this and if they have ever done anything like this in the past as well. >> jonathan toby worked for naval reactors, prized top-secret program based near the pentagon which hires only a
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handful of the country's engineers to work on highly confidential technology. >> nuclear propulsion in those things associated with the nuclear propulsion that drives our submarines is a highly kept secret. speak at the same technology the u.s. recently agreed to provide australia and to date has only been shared with great britain. toby approached foreign country a year ago offering these secrets wrapped in gum wrappers and a peanut butter sandwich. and ally reported him to the fbi who took over as his handler. he and his wife were arrested in west virginia saturday. the tobies have two children. their neighbors didn't suspect a thing. >> you never know. you never know about people. >> they combed through the couple's home in annapolis on saturday. >> there were 30 people going through everything on the lawn and taking out stuff from their cars. it was complete madness. >> the couple's facebook pages
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included pro-black lives matter and anti-trump posts. diana was a popular teacher in your book advisor. "there is only one other person i know is aware of our special relationship, and i trust that person absolutely." toby said he gathered the file slowly over time to avoid suspicion, adding u.s. security forces are "lazy and have limited budgets and unlikely to recognize him as an insider threats." >> bret: thank you. up next, china gets a boost in its campaign to bring taiwan back into its fold. first, some fox affiliates out of the country are covering this tonight. fox 5 las vegas where john gruden resigns as the coach of the raiders as emails surfaced in which john gruden frequently used homophobic and misogynistic
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language it directed at roger caddell and others in the nfl. fox 7 in austin, texas, is the governor there greg abbott and an executive order prohibiting covid-19 mandates. a similar restriction on mask mandates. dallas-based southwest airlines will continue to follow president biden's vaccine mandate. the company has contracts with the federal government for transporting employees and goods. this is a live look at los angeles from fox 11. one of the stories tonight, the winning streak on "jeopardy" officially comes to an end. after 38 victories in more than $1.5 million in prize money, the phd student from connecticut finally lost on monday's program. good run, though. that is tonight live look from outside the beltway from "special report." will be right back. ♪ ♪
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leader of the islamic state group isis. jason oversees the terrorist organizations financial obligations. he served as the deputy leader. a $5 million bounty on his head from the u.s. state department which describes him as having been instrumental in managing finances for isis terrorist operations around the world. the world is now weighing in on the historic tension between china and taiwan, and increased communist pressure against anilebeijing seeks to control. what other country saying about this move? >> a robust unprecedented chinese military show of force near taiwan, an island beijing considers a breakaway province, and a rhetorical boost this week from russia's foreign ministers. >> just like the vast majority of other countries, russia sees
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taiwan as part of the people's republic of china. >> among that vast majority of countries, the united states. in 1979 the carter administration tied the u.s. to the so-called one china policy recognizing beijing is the one official chinese government and erasing the american diplomatic relationship with taiwan. months later, they passed the taiwan relations act, allowing a thorough unofficial relationship with type a that includes american arms sales to taiwan. under chinese president xi jinping, jenny's rhetoric has grown to more about reuniting democratic taiwan under chinese rule. >> it shall not be denied or distorted by the chinese authorities are anyone, any form of taiwan independence will lead nowhere. >> though the united states is promising a stronger relationship with taiwan. >> we have been very clear that our support for taiwan is rock
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solid. we have also been very clear that we are committed to deepening our ties with taiwan. we know that taiwan is a leading democracy, it is a critical economic insecurity partner. >> the u.s. has approved more arms sales to taipei this week. the u.s. navy has failed several times warships through the taiwan strait. taiwan defense minister says that china will be fully capable of invading the island by 2025. bret? >> bret: in the meantime the chinese government has blocked the world health organization from investigating batcave's and covid-19? >> that's right, the world health organization is looking at this area of china that has 37 miles of batcave's. the w.h.o., this is according to "the washington post," has been denied that by the chinese government which is also allowing tourists to visit this area. a very detailed case of why there needs to be another
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investigation. the initial efforts such as the joint china-w.h.o. commission raised more questions than answers. no investigation will succeed as long as china's doors remain shut. the silence is deafening." republicans are pushing the white house and the white house to my democrats -- the w.h.o. investigation that is on right now, the state department said earlier today that china needs to allow access in short order to those investigators. republicans have also been pushing for u.s. sanctions against china for refusing to participate in all these investigations. bret? >> bret: we've been on the story since the beginning. rich edson at the state department, thanks. another public relations blunder by vice president harris. this one involving hiring child actors. plus, cybersecurity is one issue that unites americans, but congress has yet to ask.
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we will talk to two lawmakers. beyond our borders tonight, north korean leader kim jong un says his country's weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile policies from the u.s. and south korea. he made the comment while standing next to his country's largest missiles. he is seen clapping a soldiers use their hands to smash bricks on one another and cut chains wrapped around the body spirit with korea's main enemy is war itself. a tropical storm sets off landslides and flash floods as a barrels northern philippines leaving seven people dead at 11 missing. toppled trees and knocked out power for saying more than 6500 villagers to evacuate. and russian president vladimir putin says his country 'needs to speed up its vaccination campaign against covid-19. russia reports 973 coronavirus related deaths today, its highest single day death toll since the start of the pandemic. just some of the stories beyond
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campaign circuit. white house correspondent peter doocy reports tonight. the vice president already has her hands full. >> if things aren't going well at the white house, democratic majority could soon be in jeopardy and the vice president knows that, telling donors, you're talking about 2022. that seems kind of early and maybe it does, but really, it's not for the vice president's portfolio includes immigration -- >> she's the most qualified person to do it. >> which critics say she's too quiet on. >> rancher look to me yesterday and said where is kamala? >> with your leadership and support we are going to overcome again. >> and space, even though the vp hasn't convened any meetings of the national space council. >> you tell them who you are and who you know you are and what you intended. got that? >> it doesn't matter what that child intends to be but right
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now he's an actor. a canadian company, sinking ship productions, hold auditions at the naval observatory but they sent a fox, the vice president's office did not select the kids who participated in the youtube originals special. >> isn't that something? >> joe biden has been a president himself so when he gave harris such high-profile assignments, he knew what he was doing. >> i said when we became a team, got elected, that the vice president is going to be the last person in the room. she realizes that means she gets every assignment. [laughs] >> if harris is going to hit the road on behalf of democratic candidates it's entirely unclear what she will point to as a win that she delivered. that is something that could also complicate her political future if the president decides not to run for reelection. bret? >> bret: peter doocy in the white house briefing room, thanks. virginia democratic gubernatorial nominee is getting
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some high level support the final weeks of his campaign. former president barack obama leads that list which includes house speaker nancy pelosi, former gubernatorial candidate stacey abrams and first lady jill biden. president biden is not scheduled to come to campaign as of now. neither is vice president harris. president biden is not popular right now in virginia. he is in a tight race with republican nominee glenn youngkin. a new poll from the associated press indicates mcgrath's american citizens across party lines have increased worry over cyberattacks and the view russia and china as major threats. let's talk about that with the fair and balanced group, congresswoman nancy mays. think about for being here. you both have a piece of legislation called the federal rotational cyber workforce program that passed the house.
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how serious is this and what is happening in congress about it? >> first of all i want to say thank you, thank you for being here this evening and working together on this piece of legislation. the infrastructure debate, the debt ceiling debate doesn't tell us anything about how hard it is to be bipartisan in this country. we're doing it, we are working together on the cyber rotational workforce program which will allow the federal government to be better prepared against the threats from china and russia. just last year there were 11 federal agencies hacked by folks associated with china and russia like. >> it's important. we need a manhattan project in this country to protect our cybersecurity. we are at risk from both china and russia, we are at risk from bad actors in whatever bill does which we work together in a bipartisan way on his say, let's have people rotate throughout the federal agencies that we have a consistent response that we can meet standards of the
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private sector. we don't have that same standard in government. >> bret: writes, there was a federal worker who recently left and he had some things to say about the security from china and russia. this man is nick shaw island, and he's got some things he told the financial times and i will put it up on the screen here, about what we are facing, and he said to them "we have no competing fighting chance against china. 15 to 20 years. right now it is already a done deal. it is already over, in my opinion. good reason to be angry." saying that artificial intelligence, other successes china has will put them ahead. as we are dealing with this, we're having a hard time getting it through congress, is he right? >> no, he's not. i work in silicon valley and invite him to come to my district. the chinese can't complete. but we shouldn't be complacent.
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our military, china is desperate, they are saying where is our weakness? they are trying with cybersecurity and that is why we need to be one step ahead and mobilize and that is why representative mace and my bill will ensure but we are still up much more innovative than the chinese. >> i do want to add too that cybersecurity's national security and it's important not only of the federal level of government but state and local as well and the private sector. we are being attacked on a daily basis. i read just today about an attack that microsoft thwarted throughout asia. this is an issue we will continue to have. this is not the first and last bill on cybersecurity that ro and i will work on together to help protect the united states. it is clearly an issue of national security, it matters for our country, but it's going to be an issue for every country around the world and we've got to work together to help thwart these attacks by china specifically, and russia as well. >> bret: congresswoman, you're right. we can attack thousands,
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hundreds of thousands of times some times day according to the u.s. until community. but why do you think it's taken so long for congress to get its act together in this realm? >> well, it is the federal government. what i have learned in the first ten months as we do not move swiftly or fast unless we are spending money or raising taxes. this is something that will take some time. i've talked to representative ro on other initiatives we can make to do better for the american people. working together as hard and to do this and get out of the house, now we have to rely on the senate to help us make a difference. >> one of the things i respect about representative mace as she understands technology and frankly, is not enough technology literacy in congress. the future competition with china is a technology competition. we need to be leading and technology, in ari, and quantum computing, and congress needs to quickly get up to speed so we can win in the 21st century.
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>> bret: we thank you both for coming. we ask a lot of lawmakers to come from both sides of the aisle. when they come together it does really show there is some possibility of doing that on capitol hill. i know you have many different views between the two of you but it's pretty neat to see you working together on this. >> we are trying. thank you. >> thank you. >> bret: up next we take you to a migrant camp in panama, part of a treacherous route to the u.s. for thousands of people. >> they deport me to haiti, i will take it but it's not what i want. because over there, it's like hell. there's no life over there. ♪ ♪ growing up in a little red house, on the edge of a forest in norway, there were three things my family encouraged: kindness, honesty and hard work. over time, i've come to add a fourth: be curious.
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the postal service told them the shooter was one of those workers. the fbi saying the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. the federal government is ending mass workplace arrests of suspected illegal immigrants. a memo from homeland security secretary alejandro mayorkas says the focus will shift to pursuing what he calls unscrupulous employers who exploit the vulnerability of undocumented workers. he also says his department will emphasize finding worker abuse including fighting substandard wages, unsafe working conditions and human trafficking. tonight, we take you inside the migrant camp in panama where more than a thousand people bound for the u.s. arrive each day. fox news was the first tv crew to gain access to the facility which is part of a dangerous route for migrants desperate for a new life inside the u.s. correspondent griff jenkins shows us tonight from panama.
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>> nearly 700 new migrants arrive at an already full encampment. this mother from haiti says her baby born in chile is sick and in need of medical attention. and she says she never wants to make the terrifying trip through the dangerous gap again. >> it's crazy. i'm not going back. it's too risky. it is life or death. >> we witnessed some 40 narrow boats carrying mostly haitian migrants, we hit the water for a closer look. the boat ride where the migrants come out of the jungle is about three hours. we see these migrants making the trip right now. the first migrant shelter, they will arrive in panama before they are bused to costa rica 12 hours away and continue their journey. >> a haitian migrant who made that bus trip today believes
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president biden wants to help him and has a message for the president. >> thank you, and help us. because it is not easy for us. as a haitian people keep shooting on people, people keep kidnapping people. it is not safe over there. >> inside the camp conditions appear to be inhumane and crowded. the migrants are tired, sick and injured. some are in need of money after being robbed in the jungle. covid is another problem. there is a quarantine area where people are infected but migrants are not tested and vaccines are not being given. migrant officials here say they have never seen anything like this. as we arrived where these migrants have been coming all day, we know that a secretary for humanitarian affairs will be in panama later this week, whether or not she comes here to see this is unclear. bret? >> bret: stay safe in panama,
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thank you. please join me on fox nation for a special documentary called "to rescue the republic." a nation crisis. it's based on my new book which was released today. here's an excerpt. >> role as the commanding general to oversee this military construction. now granted did not engage in any sort of open conflict with andrew johnson, but things became a lot more difficult for him. >> bret: johnson wanted federal troops out of the south even as violence escalated against african-americans. just one example, a night raid in memphis that burned churches and schools. washington was even abuzz with speculation that johnson might order granted to shut down congress. >> during this period matt, grants conflict with johnson is becoming more visible. grant is seen more and more by republicans in congress as someone who is going to
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equality. >> bret: both sides needed grant and agreed to give him an unprecedented fourth star, plus a promotion to general of the army of the united states. only george washington had held so lofty a rank. washington had been the indispensable man of the revolution. grant was now the indispensable man of the reconstruction crisis. johnson even consulted grant before he fired his war secretary. >> andrew johnson triggered a battle royale with congress when he fired edwin stanton, the secretary of war, which violated the 10-year of office act that congress had passed. dubious constitutional grounds. >> bret: congress impeached johnson for violating the law that everyone knew the real issue was who would control the fate of the freed slaves, and while he was acquitted by one vote he was dead, politically. >> bret: are specials
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available anytime on fox nation. a fragile nation in the crisis of 1876 is available right now wherever you purchase books. up next, the panel on the president's struggles and the vice president's p.r. headaches.
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♪ ♪ >> says she needs to do a better job at messaging and going forward how do you sell this? >> i think you all could do a better job of selling it to be frank with you but it is true, it is hard to break through when you have such a comprehensive package. >> there are choices that need to be made, that is where we are at now given that there will be fewer dollars that will be spent. we can still do something historic that will fundamentally change the economy for the american people. >> what we should be encouraging the by administration to do is really the opposite of what they are doing. if we are going to incentivize anything it shouldn't be incentivizing workers to stay stay home, should be incentivizing them to come back to work. >> bret: speaker pelosi saying its reporters' job of doing a better job talking about the legislative packages on capitol hill that appear stalled at least for the moment.
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the white house conceding they will be scaled back and there's optimism they can eventually get across the finish line. we will see. let's bring in our panel, white house correspondent for reuters, leslie marshall, democratic strategist and former white house secretary ari fleischer. jeff, at the white house they are still holding onto this optimism but it is starting to kind of drag on. the president said it could be six hours or six weeks. definitely leaning towards six weeks at this point. >> certainly isn't one thing he didn't say six months. they do have a deadline, they do need to get this done this year. he wants some of that money to be injected into the economy by next year and he's going to have a whole new political reality next year with people in congress beginning to run for reelection. so it is absolutely dragging on and though the white house says it is not frustrated, it's hard not to see some frustration there with the fact that one of the main reasons it's dragging
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on this disagreement within the democratic party. >> bret: one democrat would love to have it done november 2nd, that is terry mcauliffe, the democratic gubernatorial nominee in virginia. there is this moderate progressive push, we've talked about it for weeks now, and here's how 5:30 eight put it about kyrsten sinema, the moderate senator from arizona, once a staunch progressive, they write, arizona senior senator has taken a hard turn to the right. on the surface that appears to have been an effort to make her more electable by courting moderate and conservative voters. if so, she may have overcompensated. arizona is no west virginia and no other swing state has vexed leadership so thoroughly. she has established such a firm antiprogressive reputation she may have lost the support of enough democrats to re-endanger her election just the same. is it possible the party went
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further left and she didn't take a hard right? >> i don't think the party went further left. the majority of us, myself included, are still centrist, moderate democrats. for years, and you have and i have talked about this on and off heirs, bernie sanders set the tone years back with things like raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, universal health care and other programs that at one time were looked at a socialist if not communist and now they are part of the regular democratic platform. is that perceived to be more progressive? yes, but it really isn't. here's the problem that she has, you said it, popularity, is that what she's concerned about? because if she's concerned about her constituency, they actually support this and speaking of west virginia which is more conservative than arizona in her state, joe manchin, his constituents in that state also support what the democrats are trying to do. it bothers me i see this in my
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party but i am not surprised, i have seen it on the right when you have your tea party faction, i sit on the left with the progressive faction. at the end of the day i do think they get things done but they don't end up where they are started. >> bret: i see many say they are supported you are pointing to broad goals and questions that say do you like this thing but do they know what this thing is? and aren't senators really fighting for the big picture on deficit and debt in the long term? >> there's so many things in this spending bill that adds up to one big that thing. $5.3 trillion in spending for a nation that is already going broke and is going to be very hard for them to speak louder than the sum of those parts, dragging it down, it's even too big. even 1.5 trillion is too big. the back to arizona, it's a fact that senator kyrsten sinema is more popular than senator kelly
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committee of the democrat from arizona. so if she has figured her stayed out better than the senator who was supporting all of this in the united states senate, so i think the democrats are still going through this very difficult strain, a three vote majority in the house in zero vote majority in the eventide senate and it's showing. i think the only thing you can count on is this will go down at christmas, they won't figure this and get this out until christmas eve because they need a deadline to force action and who knows how it's going to end up? >> bret: former speaker john boehner says nothing happens negotiationwise until it has to happen on capitol hill so when they start smelling the jet fumes in the building before christmas break, they may do it. in the meantime, the supply chain issues are a real issue across the country. and today jen psaki said the supply chain task force has been working for months to address these issues. we are going to hear from the president tomorrow on this. we haven't really heard from this task force or the president on this issue.
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>> which i think is one reason why they are making that a key theme tomorrow and it is vulnerable creatively or creates vulnerability for him politically because when people go to the stores and can't find what they want and when they see gas prices going up and all of this is related, they are likely to take it out on the current administration, but the white house has been working on it, they do have the task force you just mentioned in the president wants to highlight what's going on and gave a little bit of a warning to americans on what to expect and one of those things may be, come holiday time in december, may not be so easy to get all the gifts and all the things we normally expect to find on the shelf when we are buying our presence. >> bret: leslie, i'm going to play this video, we played it before but this is this nasa video. take a listen.
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>> i just love the idea of exploring the unknown. and then there's other things that we just haven't figured out or discovered yet. i want you to really remember this, never let anybody tell you who you are. i have more advice to you. [laughter] >> there's a time to talk about the moon with children and get them excited. this was not the time. >> every town is a border town, every state is now a border state because of this open border. >> bret: there are big issues obviously, they have child actors in the video. it was put on this canadian company called sinking ship entertainment. the vice president's office saying they did not hire the child actors but this is not a good look. >> i would agree with you there. i have set up before and i will say it again, she was tasked with immigration on the border, i don't want to see her on "the view." i don't want to see her doing
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these videos but it is common in videos like this for children to be cast by outside companies, the vice president certainly doesn't handpick children for this in any instance. >> it is not common for anyone in the government particularly the white house to pay people to be in your videos. that is called fake news. >> bret: when we come back, tomorrow's headlines with the panel. i'm gonna earn 3% on dining including takeout with chase freedom unlimited. that's a lot of cash back. are you gonna stop me? uh-oh... i'm almost there... too late! boom! earn big time with chase freedom unlimited with no annual fee. how do you cashback? chase. make more of what's yours.
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>> bret: we continue to ask every week. jeff? >> buy those christmas ps right now, a not glum white house warrants. going back to what we were talking about earlier. >> bret: thanks, everybody. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced and still unafraid. "fox news primetime" with jesse watters just down the hall. >> jesse: welcome to new york at congrats on the book. good evening and welcome to "fox news primetime," i am jesse watters. only ten months into joe biden's presidency but we may already be witnessing the death of the biden agenda. boy, that was quick. americans are already turning on the embattled president as polls show his approval rating crumbling to 38% down from 50% in february. this turn might even be historically bad as biden's approval rating is now 10% lower in barack obama's was at the same time in his presidency.