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access to foreign exchange, he'll feel that bite very fast. when you see that leadership we're not going to have the results we need. >> thank you for being with us. see you tomorrow night. "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight -- >> on the advice of my counsel i respectfully exercise my fifth amendment right and decline to answer that question. >> once again, lois lerner takes the fifth in the irs investigation. but members of congress certainly weren't silent. >> we have members over here who represent 700,000 people. you cannot just have a one-sided investigation. >> tonight we'll have the inside story about an alleged scandal that is still chaotic. ♪ macho, macho man ♪ i've got to be a macho man the russian leader putin continues to thumb his nose at the world. and now some obama supporters
are using putin against republicans. we'll tell you what that's all about. and dennis miller will weigh in. please welcome the wickedly talented one and only adele dazim. >> huh? also tonight what the heck was john travolta doing at the academy awards? it was beyond bizarre. we will explain it. caution. you are about to enter the no-spin zone. the "factor" begins right now. hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the irs investigation goes nowhere again. that is the subject of this evening's "talking points memo." to bring you up to date, there are charges the internal revenue service targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, trying to deny them tax-exempt status. for almost a year congress has been trying to get to the bottom of the situation. fbi also investigating. but still we know very little.
that's because the irs people involved are taking the fifth. >> my counsel has advised me that i have not waived my constitutional rights under the fifth amendment, and on his advice i will decline to answer any question on the subject matter of this hearing. >> also, you may remember president obama telling me there is not "a smidgen of evidence of any irs corruption." but if that's true, why did former irs big shot lois lerner, who you just saw, take the fifth? why not just explain what happened in a calm, rational manner? as you may know, i'm a simple man. that's a simple question. and it remains unanswered. talking points does not know who in the irs violated the law, but i do believe someone did, and there's evidence pointing to white house people. you can't link it to president obama, but certainly the former irs commissioner visiting the white house more than 100 times is some kind of evidence. mr. obama told me in that super bowl sunday interview that
douglas shulman was discussing obamacare. it does not seem that the house oversight committee which miss lerner deidentified again today, is getting anywhere. in fact, they're fighting among themselves. >> for the past year the central republican accusation in this investigation -- >> close it down. >> -- directed by -- on behalf of the white house. before our -- >> thank you. >> if you will sit down and allow me to ask a question. i am a member of the congress of the united states of america. i am tired of this! >> well -- >> we have members over here, each who represent 700,000 people. you cannot just have a one-sided investigation. there is absolutely something wrong with that. and it's absolutely un-american. >> our tax dollars at work. absolutely pathetic.
congressman cummings obviously does not want to know what happened with the irs. from the very beginning he has been denigrating and stonewalling the investigation. and as the ranking democratic member of the committee he has the power to do that. so all in all, the irs chaos continues and we the people still don't know what really happened. that's the memo. now, the top story tonight, just where are we with all? joining us from washington, hans van smikovsky, who works at the heritage foundation and has co-authored the book "who's counting: how fraudsters and bureaucrats put your vote at risk." now, i'm begging you to advance this story. i'm so tired of lois lerner and the fifth amendment and cummings and all of this. do you know what happened? do you know what the irs did? >> well, what we know for sure is that for almost two years and more they held up granting tax exemptions to almost 300
conservative organizations. the same thing didn't happen to liberal organizations. and by coincidence this all happened just before the president's re-election. many of those organizations still haven't been granted their tax-exempt status. >> so we know that but we don't know who did what. respond to this, if you would. this is an e-mail from lois lerner, who won't say anything. "tea party matter very dangerous." this is an e-mail from her to her subordinates. "this could be the vehicle to go to court on the issue of whether citizens united, overturning the ban on corporate spending applies to tax-exempt rules." what does that mean? citizens united, overturning the ban. what does that mean? >> what it means is they were very unhappy over the fact that the supreme court said in that case that non-profit organizations can engage in political speech. i mean, that's -- >> this is a political memo, lois lerner venting she didn't like the supreme court's ruling. and then she says, "cinci," that's the irs office in
cincinnati, "should probably not have these cases." what cases? >> the cases of all these organizations applying for tax xefr -exempt status. they didn't want cincinnati handling it because routinely those would be granted within a month or two of an application coming in and they didn't want that happening. they wanted them held up before the election. >> so we saw in the beginning allegations that the cincinnati office was the villain, that they were going after tea party, but what you're telling me is that cincinnati office was too lenient in giving tax-exempt status and lois lerner was trying to shut them down from doing that. am i correct? >> yeah, look -- it's very clear. this was coming out of the washington office of the irs. >> that cincinnati was too lenient, don't let them have this, give it to somebody else who will hold up the tax-exempt status for the conservative groups. that's the way you see it? >> yeah, that's exactly right, bill. >> do you think this memo proves that? >> oh, i think it does. and look, we have more.
we now have stage 2 of what the irs is doing with these latest new regulations they've proposed that would completely shut down the political speech of these same organizations. >> all right. so let's say that it happened. there's enough evidence to say that it happened. and we have plenty of anecdotal evidence from tea party people themselves. we tried, they gave us the run-around, they audited us. dr. ben carson got audited. now, somebody had to order this. somebody had to make it happen. lois lerner, obviously her attorney feels she's got some criminality problems or she wouldn't take the fifth. if lois lerner didn't have any criminality problems, why would she bother? maybe she's shy. i don't know. do you see it that way? >> i do see it that way. particularly because remember, before she asserted the fifth the first time she said, "i did not do anything wrong" but then she went ahead and asserted the fifth amendment. >> okay. so suspicion falls on her, and then if it falls on her and they
can crack her somewhat then she might be able to give up people in the white house if indeed they were involved. and the only reason i say is because this shulman, i don't believe in 100 visits to the white house talking about obamacare. i mean, i'm sorry. you can do that on the phone. but right now my analysis is that the house committee, it's just chaos, they're not getting anywhere and it's just a dog and pony show over and over again. it's groundhog day. that's what it is. right? >> well, yeah. and that's because supposedly the justice department is doing a criminal investigation although there hasn't been a lot of activity in the justice department. >> nobody knows who they've interviewed. holder is the attorney general of the united states. the fbi has to take its cue from him. so i don't know. and then there's not a smidgen of evidence according to the president of the united states. >> yeah. no, in fact, look, that was so improper. what he said to you, he basically was telling the people who ultimately report to him at the justice department, here's where your conclusion should be
in your investigation. >> i don't know if he did that. i think he himself -- and he does this on not only this issue but a lot the president does. he convinces himself of something. you call it denial or -- but he convinces himself. and i think that's what came out there. okay. do you have any hope we'll ever know what happened there? do you have any hope at all? >> well, i don't really trust that the justice department is doing a real investigation. >> i don't, either. so we probably won't know. hans spakovsky, thank you. next on the rundown, republicans may be happy with putin. dennis miller has some words for the russian tyrant. and i for one want to hearinusep and i've got this runny nose. i better take something. truth is, sudafed pe pressure and pain won't treat all of your symptoms. really? alka seltzer plus severe sinus fights your tough sinus symptoms plus your runny nose.
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allegedly. western powers are getting some kind of sanctions against russia together but i'll believe it when i see it. in the meantime, some obama supporters are saying republicans are actually rooting for putin. >> republicans are practically cheering for vladimir putin today. he's given them a new excuse to bash president obama. republicans are out in droves suggesting that if the president weren't such a weak leader putin wouldn't be threatening the ukraine. first of all, did the same republicans call george w. bush weak when putin invaded georgia in 2008? no. >> joining us now from washington with reaction, republican kate obenschein and democrat kirsten powers. do you think sally kohn is onto something here, kirsten? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. i think that this is -- i don't know if i'd go so far as to say they're cheering for putin but they seem to be blaming obama for putin's behavior. they seem to be suggesting that while they'll claim that president obama is so naive he doesn't understand, you know, evil dictators but then they'll
turn around and claim that putin wouldn't have done something but for barack obama when of course this is something that he would have done regardless of who was president of the united states. >> i'm not sure that's true. i'm not sure he would have done it had andrew jackson been president. >> this is a regional conflict, bill. >> it would have been a little -- >> this is a regional conflict. he didn't sit around and think about oh, if the united states is going to do something i'm not going to do it. and if that's true, then sally raises a point that i've been raising. why wasn't george bush blamed for what happened in georgia? and i don't think he should have been. but i'm just saying if that's true then it has to be true that that was the case with bush. and i don't remember republicans blaming bush. >> these are all points that have to be debated. so let's go to our republican presence tonight on the "factor." kate obenschein. >> actually -- >> does sally kohn have a point? >> actually, back in 2007, before the invasion, you'll remember john mccain famously sort of mocking president bush's
naivete, saying about how he looked into his eyes and saw his soul and mccain said, well, i looked into his eyes and i saw a k and a g and a b. and then lindsey graham, who's been one of the most outspoken critics of president obama's foreign policy actually at the time wrote a "wall street journal" editorial in 2008 that said that russia's action was threatening to the world order. he wasn't direct but he generally was critical of the u.s. policy. so look, i don't think that it's limited. and if you're going to say republicans are rejoicing, then the democrats were rejoicing over saddam hussein and rooting for him? i don't think so. i think what this is is an overall criticism, very legitimate one, by the way, of barack obama's weak foreign policy. and i think there is some consensus over that that since day one with the world apology tour and as it went on to sort of this bowing and scraping, doing everything he could to bend over backwards to the world's dictators, to our enemies, be it in iran with the pro-democracy protests and iran's acquisitions of nuclear
weapons, and syria, and all around the world i think that you can see a pattern. and obviously vladimir putin -- >> well, you missed a big one. >> the -- >> let me pose the question. let me pose the question. kate missed a big one, which is syria. that's what i think -- >> i said syria. i mean, the red line. absolutely. there are so many, bill. >> they were watching. >> that's ridiculous. >> if i had been president obama and a guy had gassed after i said don't gas and if you do -- i would have bombed the airport. okay? i would have taken out all his fleet of planes. assad's planes. i would have done just something. >> if you say it, you've got to do something. >> i can't go on anymore listening being lectured by people who supported the iraq war and all these genius decisions that george bush made, claiming that they're the experts. i mean, why are lindsey graham and john mccain the experts? they have led us down these trails into these horrific -- the iraq war is going to go down in history as one of the stupidest things that this
country has ever done. and they have the nerve to go on television and lecture people. >> but you don't think -- >> no, hold on, let me finish. >> we got your point. >> you haven't gotten my point because obama is not weak. you can criticize a lot of things about him. but the guy is bombing the crap out of a couple countries with drones. he has killed somebody extrajudicially, assassinated an american citizen. these are not good things. i would not -- >> so you kirsten powers, i'll give you the last word, kate. >> he invaded libya. he killed osama bin laden. >> can i get a question in, please? >> maybe. all right, bill. >> one in? and then i'm going to have kate wrap it up. so you, kirsten powers, you believe that putin and the other -- >> you're going to ask me a question and have kate wrap it up? >> well, you can answer but quickly. you believe that putin, the mullahs, north korea, all the villains, fear barack obama? you believe they fear him? >> i don't think they fear anybody. i think they're crazy.
they're not sitting around making rational decisions. i mean, seriously, north korea? did you seriously just say that? >> i've been pretty fair to the president. i think everybody knows that. i don't think anybody fears him. anybody. >> last word, kate. >> i have to say that at least during president bush's presidency al qaeda was on the run, kirsten. and now that obama has pulled out without any reserve forces they are rampaging -- >> i just can't believe you have the nerve to suggest he had a good foreign policy. >> i'm acknowledging that al qaeda is on the rise as a result frankly of the policies of feckless impotent policies of this president who refuses to stand up, to take a stand for pro-democracy forces around the world. >> i'm going to make one point and i've got -- >> but you lose all credibility when you invoke george bush as a great foreign policy president. >> you invoke george bush you've got to -- the republicans were just as critical of him -- >> no, they weren't. two people who criticize people all the time. >> not a telethon, ladies. i've got to go.
number one, they did fear dick cheney, whether you like him or not. people feared him. and number two, it's not fair to lump everything into one container. but i don't believe barack obama is generally feared around the world. directly ahead, what congress may do to russia and the european two-step. later, john travolta. looking a bit confused at the academy awards? in the new new york, we don't back down. we only know one direction: up so we're up early. up late. thinking up game-changing ideas, like this: dozens of tax free zones across new york state. move here. expand here. or start a new business here... and pay no taxes for 10 years. with new jobs, new opportunities and a new tax free plan. there's only one way for your business to go. up. find out if your business can qualify at start-upny.com
political correspondent carl cameron from washington. rosen punks out on us and the reason he did it is because kerry is running him all around. let's just deal with kerry first. secretary of state, he goes to kiev, to ukraine, he says we'll give you a billion dollars in loan guarantees, we'll take care of you guys. you know, and then he says bad things about putin. then he hops on a plane with rosen. rosen and kerry are buddies. and they fly to paris, three hours, and they get off. now kerry's in paris. what is he supposed to do there? >> well, he's doing a lot of talking and james has been doing a lot of talking about that, obsessively keeping us up to date on all this stuff. kerr ji meeting with his allies and counterparts from the uk as well as the new ukrainian foreign minister and the french foreign minister and he's going to meet with russian foreign minister sergi lavrov who has been pretty tough on american secretaries of state over the last few decades. there is virtually nothing expected to get accomplished here. and according to james even the americans don't seem to agree on what's actually happening. remember yesterday when the president said perhaps putin is maybe having a pause in well, at
almost the exact same time james says kerry was telling the traveling press that the russians are in his view, kerry's view, on the verge of invading ukraine. lots under consideration but not much imminent apparently. >> a couple of things stand out. the cia didn't give us a heads-up apparently because a lot of american diplomats including john kerry are caught by surprise and i think president obama was as well. but i don't have direct knowledge of that. but it doesn't seem like our intelligence said hey, putin's going to do x, y, and z. >> congress is going to investigate it. they're going to start -- >> congress is going to investigate. that means everybody will take the fifth amendment. maybe they bring lois lerner back, see what -- >> maybe it's behind one of those secret doors. >> we don't have a lot of confidence in that. talking about congress, they can slap, they being the house and the senate, sanctions and banking stuff on russia. can they not? are they going to do that? >> they can and they're thinking about it but right now there's nothing imminent there either. based on what's happening in the crimea, the obama administration
is considering a possible visa ban and freezing some assets of some of the senior russian officials. but there's a republican senate bill to expel about -- russia from the g8, to suspend its representation at the nato council, to close its consulates in the u.s., and maybe even to suspend some -- >> it's all small ball. >> it is. >> you've got to go after their currency. >> well, harry reid put up a big slow down thing. he said he thinks that the u.s. should let things play out a bit, in his words, and says if they are -- if the u.s. is going to go with stiff sanctions then it's absolutely necessary in reid's view that the europeans get involved. there are some eastern european countries who think that russia should be sanctioned right away, but you've got countries like italy and france and germany who depend on gas from russia that comes through the ukraine. and they want to wait more time too. >> okay. so right now what you're saying to me is there really isn't anything effective going on in the usa. the secretary of state is trying but he's just bloviating. he's just talking.
i don't even know where the president is today. he's not visible today. then you've got a congress who want to slow things down. how do you slow down non-existent? i don't know what you do. >> well, they're sort of saying that in effect by not doing mvp they're putting the ball back in putin's court. if russia moves forces into eastern ukraine, then the white house has suggested that they would go after sort of iran-style banking sanctions. if -- >> so there's another red line. the red line is moved back to eastern ukraine now. we're going to give up crimea. putin's going to have that. but if he does anything more then we might do -- >> it's kind of like an if then. if russia does this then we'll do that. he could also sanction russian individuals and businesses. >> i've got to ask you something. a new fox news poll came out. president obama's job approval, lowest rated since he's been in office, 38%. foreign policy is down the drain. do you really feel that the obama administration's falling apart here? it seems that way. >> they're under tremendous pressure on so many fronts.
there haven't been this many sort of global hot spots plaguing the president simultaneously in a long time. the only thing that's being talked about right now in a government that's in debt $17 trillion is loan guarantees to ukraine for a billion. that will be on the house floor tomorrow, bill. >> but what good does that do in it doesn't do any good. putin doesn't care and putin's going to do what putin does. >> it's certainly not going to be any leverage on putin to give the ukrainians money. >> carl cameron, everybody. a bizarre appearance by john travolta at the academy awards. we asked martha maccallum to figure this out for us. and then putin, kerry, and the oscar telecast. we hope you stay tuned. ♪ [ alarm sound for malfunctioning printer ] [ le announcer ] you've reached the age where you've learned a thing or two. [ metal cnks ] ♪ this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? [ gears whirri ] talko your doctor abt viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your hea is healthy enough for sex. dnot take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effectinclude headache, flushing,
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esurance. backed by allstate. click or call. personal story segment. i promised to talk to military analyst david hunt. i would have him back this week because on monday he took a rather dovish position while analyzing the russian invasion of ukraine. joining us once again from boston is colonel hunt. i'm curious. you're a warrior. you know putin's a bad guy. you know he broke international law. and you're telling us that we shouldn't really be that upset about it, very much about it. is that it? >> let's start out with the crimea, which he went into with naval infantry. moved them during the olympics. the crimea's 80% russian. they're not -- it's complicated, but they're not that upset in the crimea that the russians are in there. >> all right. but what is that -- let me ask my dopey questions. what does that mean? you know, there's a town in mexico, san miguel allende, i believe it is, where there's
really a lot of americans. should we annex that town? should we kind of just occupy it because a lot of americans are there? should we do that? >> no. in the crimea there's a lot -- the only naval base in russia that doesn't freeze -- >> it's on ukraine territory and they were nice enough to give the russians access to the naval base. >> i'm not defending what he did. he crossed international borders with troops en masse without -- my point is one, we have no dog in this fight. and two, there's no simple solution by cutting their banking off that's going to do anything to affect this. >> all right. so you say -- >> you can call me dovish and -- go ahead. >> you say there's a dog who invaded but we don't know who that dog is. he ran away. you say we don't have a dog in the hunt, a play on your last anytime. >> thank you. >> but of course we do. because china's watching this. and if barack obama does nothing china probably seizes those
japanese islands they want, even though nobody lives on them. they want to do that. then you've got north korea, they're nuts and they'll fire missiles wherever they want to fire them. and the mullahs, they've got the nuke thing. so you know because you're a man of the world there's a sophisticated chain reaction that happens when the big dog, again, america, is perceived to be weak and ineffectual. you know that. >> bill, this is unrealistic. what you're doing is putting obama in the middle of this first with putin. it does not matter. it didn't matter in '08 when bush, who was a serious wartime president, about attacking, if it's about terrorism. he was in war. and putin still went after it. this is about putin and what he wants, not about u.s. foreign policy in this case. >> well, wait. >> hungary, czechoslovakia, georgia, or ukraine that we can or actually should do. we have never done anything -- >> i disagree with you. i think we could decimate their currency and we should. >> how? >> how?
by basically freezing a lot of their assets. by telling banks not to do business with them. the ruble is already on the ropes. and you can do a whole bunch of stuff to undermine their economy. but what you're saying is you're almost sounding like rand paul. let's stay out of this -- >> here we go again. >> let's stay out of it. all right? and let the whole world, let all the bad guys do whatever they want unless it directly -- unless they start to move into san diego. you know, if they're -- >> no, no. >> last word. >> we've been fighting for 11 years. we've got 40,000 soldiers still in afghanistan. this is not about being a dove. it's about being realistic and understanding what's happening with the russians and ukraine and the crimea is not a case where we should be doing anything militarily. and -- >> nobody says anything about militarily. nobody said anything about that. >> that's a good thing. but the thing -- the flipping a switch and affecting russian currency. for example, oil is dealt with all over the world in u.s. currency, not the ruble. and you're going to be affecting
billion-dollar corporations and countries if you touch the russian currency. and i don't see the rest of the world doing it. it took years to do that in iran. >> they might do it. putin could grab the whole eastern flank of ukraine and you'd still say the same thing, let him have it. >> no, no. he's not -- as you see, he's not doing that, number one. >> it's only wednesday. >> he sent a message. he sent a message about the eu and ukraine -- >> here's what i want. >> and it worked. >> here's what i want. >> what do you want? >> i want a cage match between you and putin and the winner -- >> i've got no problem -- >> you'd have to take the pocket hanky out. he's going to laugh at you with the pocket hanky. >> that's a distraction. if i pull the hanky out, it's a distraction. >> and whoever wins makes policy in the ukraine. all right? are you up for that? >> from your lips to god's ears. yeah. bring it on. of course. >> when we come right back, it will be miller time. putin the macho man. and john kerry trying to contain the macho man. miller is next. ♪
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by village people. ♪ he's a macho man ♪ anyone he can ♪ hey ♪ hey ♪ hey, hey, hey ♪ macho, macho man ♪ macho man ♪ i've got to be a macho man ♪ i've got to be a macho man ♪ macho, macho man ♪ i've got to be a macho ♪ macho macho man ♪ i've got to be a macho man >> putin's a cowboy. joining us now from santa barbara, california to comment on the macho man putin, dennis miller. you know, i said this from the very beginning, i believe putin's a narcissist and he just loves this. the whole world paying attention to him now. he can do whatever he wants. poor ukraine, can't put up a fight. and you know, he knows nobody's going to do anything. go. >>. ♪ the man with the golden nips
♪ he's got gold by the way, what happened to the tiger there? did he bore him to sleep? what was that picture? >> the tiger fainted. >> oh, my god. i don't have to date this guy, do i? the tiger just was playing dead. look, we've got a guy who is nuts. i mean, he's full-bore nuts. and our guys aren't nuts, but our guys are too cagey for their own good. you know, when the president goes and speaks at a kindergarten class, i'm not saying it's bad. bush was in front of a kindergarten class when it hit the fan on 9/11. so you've got to keep those photo ops in place. but i am saying -- by the way, that was biden's class he was speaking to the other day. that it just doesn't look -- in a simplistic world it doesn't look good to be this inequitous spread of power. you and i we look at putin and think what a goofball. for most of the world i think
that stuff works. our guy likes like he's too thoughtful and their guy looks like he's too nuts. the optics aren't good for us. >> do you believe -- talking to colonel hunt i say look, everybody knows there can't be military action and all of that. it just not worth it. but we're living in a pretty crazy world now, miller. and miller and i know this. we talk about it a lot on the road. it's really a world that's gone insane. and there are so many villains. and when they sense weakness these people are going to just do bad things. so we have to decide whether we're going to try to stop the villains or sit it out. i think that's the decision we have to make. >> i think we made it, bill. and by the way, putin at his craziest is not as crazy as the least crazy radical islamic jihadist. i mean, really, honest to god, at the end of the day putin seems like a nerf doll compared to those cats. so i would say this. we are good now with guys like obama and kerry at looking
impressive in impotent scenarios. i mean, kerry's over there yesterday, he's acting all avuncular and all that, but the fact is this thing, it left the station, this train. you've got to stop this way back there. we didn't. and now our guys are going to look professorial and they're going to look, like i said, avuncular, and they're going to look like they've got it all together. we've lost this one already. the simple fact is if we're going to abdicate our power willingly in this dangerous a world i would do it quickly because the real problem lies, and if you try to phase down from being real power to being the fourth power, i'd get down to four real quickly if i was these guys because it gets confusing when they still think are we in the game? we're not in the game anymore. we now depend on the good offices of bad people. we assume that putin's not going to take over the rest of ukraine. we assume that if iran gets a bomb or they just want nuclear energy for power purposes. we are betting on a lot of bad people and their good offices.
and i think that's a shaky way. but it is the way. i'm not going to fight it. this is my president. this is our secretary of state. >> this is what we elected in america. we elected, you know, a president who didn't have very much foreign policy experience. the country's exhausted from iraq and afghanistan. there's no doubt about that. no appetite to go in with military to do anything. we can barely get these people wheelchairs. i mean, that's how we are. so you're right. >> well, we're not going to stop putin. you know, when putin says he could care less about the rest of the ukraine, that's like a guy in far rockaway telling you he really doesn't care to move out to montauk someday. i guarantee you within a couple years the ukraine's money is going to have a picture of a shirtless money riding a dragon with a lightsaber from "star wars." that's going to be their $2 bill. >> all right. dennis miller, everybody. one footnote. one week from friday miller and i will be in his hometown, pittsburgh, at the consol energy center. the show's 90% sold out. there are some good seats still
available. so please check it out on billoreilly.com. also shows in cincinnati, buffalo, honolulu, minneapolis, grand rapids, fargo, and rapid city. billoreil billoreilly.com will link you to the box office. on deck john travolta acting very strange at the academy awards. what super poligrip does for me is it keeps the food out. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. [ male announcer ] just a few dabs is clinically proven to seal out more food particles. [ corrine ] super poligrip is part of my life now.
"back of the book" segment tonight. did you see that? in john travolta's case what we saw was a train wreck. he was at the academy awards the other night introducing the song from the movie "frozen." the song is sung by idina menzel. once again, idina menzel. >> there will always be a special place in my heart for the movie musical. and for the songs that create their most memorable moments. here to perform the
oscar-nominated gorgeously empowering song "let it go" from the oscar-winning animated movie "frozen," please welcome the wickedly talented one and only adele dazeem. >> adele dazeem. >> i mean -- >> here now is martha dazeem -- i mean maccallum. >> thank you. it's so good to be here. >> what was that all -- did he just boot the teleprompter? >> i don't know. they said he said it perfectly on saturday in the rehearsal. i don't know what these folks were doing before this production went on. >> do you think he was drunk? >> he could have been. harrison ford had a similar problem. he could barely get his words out. i can't figure out what's going on with these guys. but idina menzel is a huge star. >> big broadway star and everybody knows her. big successful -- now, what did travolta say? did he say anything about this? >> he said he just -- he felt terrible about it. >> i bet. >> he said, i have been sort of pining over this horrible thing that i said all day. but you know, "let go" is the
name of the song that won and he said i believe idina would be very gracious about it -- >> where did that name come? >> i think he couldn't see the prompter. >> adele. >> it's this big and he could barely see it. >> he seems to be different. do you remember when the prompter -- >> do you remember when travolta was big? i just want to refresh everybody's memory. go. >> dancing ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> now, this is a lot like the nfl, when you get hit too much you get a concussion. when you just go dance too much you get a concussion. and when you get older, that is what i think happened here. >> here is my problem with this. men in hollywood need to learn to age gracefully. okay? he is 60 years old, give me carey grant with that beautiful silver hair and huge glasses -- >> men need to age gracefully,
but did you see kim novak? i don't know what is going on there? >> she got herself up there. >> it looked like she had frostbite. >> i was going kim, you used to be a beautiful woman, i don't know. but you're right. all of us -- and i think -- >> you got to go with it, right? >> i've been doing this 18 years. i think i have aged pretty gracefully on this program. and the lighting is terrible here. really, when i go out people say you look much younger. >> oh, they're just being nice. >> there was a movie trailer for a movie, i forget the name of it, but olympus has fallen, thriller. anyway, they ran a commercial on a bunch of networks. and the fcc has fined the networks for showing you this. >> most protected building on earth has fallen. >> i am the man in control of your white house.
>> this is one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. >> open the gates of hell. >> why did the government fine the networks for that? >> well, i mean, because they can for starters. if they made $2 million for fining these networks they would say they're afraid it would confuse people, you're not allowed to use it at all. and also, this is not a test, this is not a drill. i think it could be confused by the companies. i think the companies factor it into their marketing budget. they had to, because they got fined about 8 to $12,000. >> the costs, to pay -- >> they could have spent twice, triple that, or they wouldn't have gotten the attention of this guy. >> it is so stupid, i understand
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you know, you would be speaking german if it were not for us, get a clue. and talking points on putin, you missed something, america gave putin a billion, we gave a billion in loan guarantees to ukraine, not putin. and colorado, he ate your lunch. >> and who did you think somebody like kucinich was going to blame? why have mr. kucinich on o'reilly if you were going to mock him? that is what we do here, verbal debate, street fighting, want boring discourse? you have plenty of other options, and bill, i was one of
the people you were talking about who went to a health clinic instead of a doctor. the nurse practitioner refused to give me an antibiotic, and i without up getting pneumonia. some physicians will retire rather than deal with obamacare, i believe that. bill, i am so with you about colorado but you should know that the western slope is far different than denver. we support jessica's law and support recreational marijuana. colorado is being held hostage by the liberal elite in the denver area, and changing demographics. an influx of folks from california and mexico, primarily. i'm fully aware of the cultural divide in the rocky mountain state that goes right along with the continental divide. and massachusetts, good job on "killing jesus, " it deepened my
knowledge on how the christian faith was formed. ash wednesday, june, we hope others will follow your example and check out "killing jesus." you really want to know about the season? what it means, what happened. "killing jesus" is a must-read. and when asked if the state of california should promote the legalization of marijuana, governor jerry brown said this. >> the problem with anything, a certain amount is okay. but there is a tendency to go to extremes. and all of a sudden if there is advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoppneston still have a great state or nation. i think we need to be alert more than some of the pot heads might be able to get it together. >> good for the governor, telling it like it is. this is insane, the last thing america needs are more zombies floating around. are we all understanding that?
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so many e-mails. and if you do that you got a good shot at getting it on the air. thanks again for watching us tonight, i'm bill o'reilly, please always remember the spin stops right here because we are definitely looking out for you. i'm martha mccallum, live in new york city. and tonight. on the advice of my counsel i respectfully exercise my fifth amendment right and decline to answer that question. >> nine months later, same answer, but a very different reaction. what is next on cracking the stonewall on the irs scandal. why did half a dozen democratic senators turn on the white house and block this guy from getting a big job at the doj? >> you're with the police officers in a clear case like this or