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that child to sweep don't make sleep. that is it for us, folks. "special report" is up next. hey, bret baier. >> bret: you guys can fill a minute. thanks, juan. good evening from washington, i am bret baier, a major step in the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic at least that's what the administration is saying, and a relaxation of cdc guidelines for vaccinated people outdoors. but what comes next? white house correspondent peter doocy starts us off tonight live from the north lawn. >> the fed say they know they spend most of the last year telling people what they can to do because of covid and that today is the beginning of a process where they will start to tell people what they think they can do. but it's going to be a slow process. >> i urge all americans, don't let up now, keep following the
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guidance. >> the new guidance is that the government no longer believes that mouths and noses need to be covered for certain outdoor activities. >> getting together with friends, going to a park for the picnic without needing to mask up, we are back to that place now as long as you get vaccinated. >> and that's a break from joe biden last summer. >> every single american should be wearing a mask when they are outside for the next three months at minimum. >> but still some fine print about masks in the open era. >> if you are in a crowd like a stadium or in a conference or a concert, you still need to wear a mask even if you are outside. >> recommendations for indoor mask wearing remain much stricter. >> we do believe that vaccinated people are much safer when they are wearing those masks indoors. >> even though some of the president's in his first tweet
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suggested mask indoors and outdoors could be lifted by this week. >> asking the american people to mask up for the first hundred days in the next 99 days. >> tomorrow night president biden won't wear one to an address in congress can but keeping it on for the house chambers center aisle. >> he will remove the mask when he delivers his speech. >> images like that have some republican critics heads spinning. >> i think the messaging has been all over the place when it comes to the covid saga. >> todays policy updates are still the most meaningful since the start of the pandemic. >> once you are fully vaccinated, you can go without a mask when you are outside and away from big crowds. >> joe biden checked all of those boxes today but remained masked as he approached the mic. >> met them at what message were you sending by wearing a mask outside alone?
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>> watching me take it off and not put it back on until i come inside. >> and that is one from last summer when we caught them at the tail end of a long bike ride at the beach. a long history of being unfiltered, but what he was saying today suggests that for the first time since he got to the white house, we will see him more unmasked. >> bret: vice president harris has been taking some criticism for not traveling to the southern border, but talking about the immigration system, now there is word that she has been consulting someone for ways to improve the u.s. immigration policy. >> virtually she has consulted today with community leaders and bought a model -- guatemala. she brought up the u.s. policy is that she wants to hear from them what to u.s. policy is now and before the joe biden administration worked and which ones didn't, and i think she heard today will help her prepare for her trip down to the northern triangle in june.
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>> bret: peter doocy live from the north lawn, thanks. among one very important segment of society in the u.s. military, many service men and women refused to take the shot for one reason or another. some democrats now in the commander-in-chief to make vaccinations mandatory for anyone serving. national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports from the pentagon. >> courtney walt has been is a captain at fort bliss, the dental hygienist is young, healthy, and like many military families was hesitant to get the covid vaccine. >> i know a lot of my friends and coworkers were like i'm not going to put that into my body, i don't know what it is. >> democratic lawmakers led by jimmy panetta rode a letter demanding president biden order the military vaccinated before they begin to move to somerton
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new bases in the u.s. and abroad at potentially spreading the virus. >> second shot, correct? >> some republicans have balked at a mandate, others say that troops cannot afford the downtime if they get sick. one reason the military spouse got her covid shot. >> i don't want to have to worry about being -- contact tracing every time somebody goes and has covid they have to have to be out for two weeks. >> this former navy seal got the vaccine but says it should remain some of these toys. >> if we force people to opt in it will not have as positive an effect on the other 324 324 millionamericans who are noe department. >> and worrying that -- getting vaccinated at fort bragg. >> i talk to people who got the vaccine and are pregnant now, people who have taken the vaccine and they are breastfeeding, and they broke down the ingredients and how it has nothing to do with that. so i'm comfortable with that now. >> the only thing i really
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remember is immediately after getting my shot, putting my top back on and going outside i felt somewhat invincible. >> the offer of never enough says vaccine skeptics should be like seals talking about team, teammate and then self. >> we have an opportunity to lead the nation and we need to see the virus has a national security threat just as much as any sort of foreign nation coming to attack us on our soils. >> fort bragg has already seen a turnaround and vaccine hesitancy since february according to u.s. military officials with 60 percent of those serving willing to take the vaccine compared to 37% three months ago. >> bret: iran thumbing its nose at the u.s. before these negotiations resume on a nuclear deal saying they are going to enrich uranium to a higher level, now another threat that we have not seen for a few years popping up again. >> that's right, bret, three
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iranian guard gunboats like these approach the u.s. navy and coast guard patrol gulf and the persian gulf. they got within 68 yards of the uss fireball to which issued warnings in the dark over a bridge to bridge radio, and when those messages were ignored, firing shots at the iranian gunboats that fled. we learned it's the second time they have challenged the worship this month alone. >> bret: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon, thank you. republicans asking for an investigation into john kerry and his alleged or leaking of israeli military secrets to iran. john kerry insists he did not do anything wrong, in fact he says it was all out public. kevin corke has details tonight. good to be evening. >> we still don't know whether the alleged leak was before or after the report that israel struck 200 iranian targets in syria, but a recent suggestion
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that he was surprised by what john kerry told him it certainly noteworthy. and is also why many particularly on the right are demanding answers from john kerry and in some cases accusing the former secretary of state a betraying israel by sharing that information. >> you would hope at the minimum they would not be betraying allies. >> to have done it to our military. to have done it to our diplomats, to have done it to the trump administration, completely inexcusable. >> if he did this, he needs to resign. >> this is what john kerry had to say about it. i can tell you the story and these allocations are unequivocally false, this never happen even when i was secretary of state or since. nikki haley the former u.n. ambassador reacting strongly on twitter this is suggesting on many levels, joe biden and john kerry have to answer for why they would be tipping off iran, the number one sponsor of terror by stabbing one of our greatest sponsors israel in the back.
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and from mike pompeo, secretary john kerry he writes, can you please explain to the american people why you disclosed information about israeli operations to the israeli foreign minister zarif, we have known for years you were helping him. americans deserve to know why. as you know he has a long history of being fairly close to the iranian regime dating back to meetings in 2007, and no secret of his desire to reorient u.s. policy with the iranian regime, however joe biden administration officials have said that the idea that zarif did not know about air strikes only to be informed by john kerry is on its face laughable. we also heard from the secretary of state that he says this is utter nonsense and is suggesting that the story and those like it are simply about playing politics. >> bret: kevin, thank you. president biden expected to roll out his next big spending plan tomorrow and the joint address to congress already getting
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pushback from all sides. republicans saying it is too much, progressives say it's not enough. congressional correspondent jacqui heinrich takes a look tonight. >> president biden preparing to unveil a roughly $1.8 trillion spending plan addressing child care costs, paid family leave, and pre-k ahead of his first joint address to congress. >> infrastructure is all about people being able to get to work, roads, bridges, communication, and child care is part of that. >> 17 senators including progressives elizabeth warren and bernie sanders want them to expand medicare including dental and hearing, to pay for these much-needed improvements we believe medicare and the federal government to do it every major country on earth does, negotiate with pharmaceutical companies. another group of house democrats wants to expand and make permanent the child tax credit, but republicans are reeling from the $1.9 trillion relief package democrats passed without g.o.p.
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support. >> tomorrow night when the president addresses the nation and usually stands behind a seal of the president, but it ought to say that it is not seal of the president but sold out to progressives. >> for some republicans it's not unworthy, senator kennedy saying that to children spending should be targeted through prior spending. >> we should take some of the money that we have already given the states that has not been spent and won't be for a long time because many of them don't really need it and claw back some of that money and try to address the issue of child care. >> but republicans probably feel there is no limit to the democratic agenda making the economy less competitive. >> the joe biden they can switch, running as a moderate, but i am hard-pressed to think of anything at all that he has done so far that would indicate some degree of moderation.
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>> tonight the white house announced the american family plan and the american jobs plan can be paid for by raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest 1% saying that it would not add to the national debt or increase the burden on americans making less than $400,000 a year. but the rumor of the capital gains tax marketing tumbled threatening a tough sell even tougher. >> bret: thanks. stocks were mixed, the dow gained three, the s&p 500 lost one, and the nasdaq lost 41. an executive order to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractors. administration officials say that the order provides a pay bump to hundreds of thousands of those workers including nursing assistants and laborers. they say that workers will become more productive as a result so the increase should not be cost to lead to taxpayers. the current minimum is $10.95
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per hour. up next republicans are looking at the possibility of picking up some crucial house seats. more will be available in some red states. we will tell you what is happening. first he will hear from some of the fox affiliates around the country. fox 4 in dallas as a former police officers make their case to have her conviction overturned for killing a man in his own apartment. amber geiger admits that she entered his apartment by mistake thinking it was hers and shot jean thinking he was an intruder. the attorneys are appealing to have the murder charge reduced and her sentence on the reduced charge. fox 40 in sacramento as the transportation department looks to remove president trump's bid to end california's ability to send automobile tailpipe solution standards. president biden has said he will seek a national standard. and this is a live look at orlando from fox 35. one of the big stories there tonight to nasa delays the return of spacex's crew 1 from
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the international space station until saturday. they were supposed to return tomorrow, but nasa says the weather forecast is not that favorable right now and the target of splashdown zones, that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." they will want to float around for a little while anyway. we will be back. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ how great is it that we get to tell everybody how liberty mutual customizes your car insurance so you only pay for what you need? i mean it... uh-oh, sorry... oh... what? i'm an emu! no, buddy! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty. ♪ >> tech: every customer has their own safelite story. this couple was on a camping trip... ...when their windshield got a chip. they drove to safelite for a same-day repair. and with their insurance, it was no cost to them. >> woman: really? >> tech: that's service you can trust. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪
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sheriff victor hill has been indicted on federal civil rights charges, the justice department says he ordered his employees to use excessive force against four pretrial detainees. at the county jail last year. in the indictment alleges that hill without any legal justification ordered his employees to strap the detainees into a restraint trailer and keep them there for hours in violation of their constitutional rights, hill is calling it a politically motivated case. he pleaded not guilty today. the sheriff has been a lightning rod for controversy for years in a suburban atlanta community. the fbi here in washington is investigating the apparent hack of the metro police department server who is not immediately clear whether information or data had been stolen. a tweet from a ransomware group appeared to show leaked images of documents taken from that server. though their authenticity has yet to be verified. democrats are hurting tonight further census figures and edge
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in the apportionment. that political power shipped to the south and west figures to help the g.o.p. as soon as next year. chief washington correspondent looks at the numbers and what they mean. >> the 20/20 census figures look at political setback for some big blue states. in new york, california, illinois losing a seat in congress, so are michigan, ohio, pennsylvania and west virginia. the winners, the south and the mountain west. with two congressional seats and florida, colorado, antenna, north carolina, and all gaining a seat. 37 states are saying the same. at the house republican retreat in florida, g.o.p. leader kemmer mccarthy expressed surprise it was not a bigger shift. >> you would've thought that florida would get two, texas three, they both got one less. you thought new york would lose an extra and they did not. >> some political experts predicted based on population
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trends, texas, florida, and arizona to be big winners. and now some are questioning if the census taken during the challenging covid lockdown undercounted the latino population. >> are population estimates are based on the last census and build forward adding births and subtracting deaths and adding in migration. it so most of the states are within 1% of our population estimates which makes us feel very good about those census counts. >> the census bureau says if new york i counted just 89 more people, it would not have lost the seat. democrats in the house currently have a historically slim 6-seat majority. in terms of political impact, republicans say the bottom line ahead of redistricting is looking great. >> republicans when this is all said and done will be in a great spot to take back the house majority 2022. >> the census also reveals while california is largest in population it is flipping. >> california have negative net
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migrations where again there were more people moving out of california than moving into california. >> in fact, some of those people are leaving california for texas and new yorkers heading for florida could make for an interesting politics going forward. those red states with the new surge of people could start shading more purple. >> bret: mike, thanks. a judge may review security procedures being used by auditors with the senate republicans to recount results of president biden's maricopa county victory. you are looking live they are at the audit as it is coming in. that process happening right now in phoenix. the judge is considering a request from democrats to hold that process. the hearing was delayed today after the original judge had stepped aside. the process is alarming election professionals who fear that the auditors are not up to the complex task, and will undermine faith in democracies. but we are looking at all of it, we will tell you what comes out
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of the county. up next, the u.s. supreme court agrees to hear the case of the disgruntled cheerleader whose profanity on social media got her in big trouble. first beyond the borders tonight, a remotely piloted targeted with explosives targets the saudi port at the red sea with the last sending black smoke into the sky on the gulf coast. appearing to destroy the attack vote. and suggesting commercial traffic near the port may have in fact been hit. the first palestinian elections in 15 years appear to be headed for a delay amid a dispute over voting in east jerusalem and splits in the party. also tonight to the accounts of israel morning major retaliation. and after three straight nights of attacks. a super moon lights up the german skyline overnight, the
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♪ ♪ >> bret: the u.s. supreme court has agreed to decide the case of a pennsylvania student who was suspended from extracurricular activities at school for cursing on social media. it has to do with free speech rights and how far they extend to minors. correspondent david splunk lays it out for us tonight. >> april 14 social media post made in the town of pennsylvania could have implications for the students. in 2017 junior varsity cheerleader found out she did not make the varsity squad. >> i was just really upset on that day. and i made the post. in frustration posting on snapchat. school officials saw the post and kicked her off the jv team.
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>> it helped me expressing my feelings, i express them online. school policy eliminates foul language and gestures by athletes on the internet. but it was made off campus after school hours. >> it's important to protect students free speech rights when they are outside of school and make sure that school does not become a base for others that can punish kids wherever they are. for whatever they say. >> the school district declined our request for an interview, but in a court brief double down on the punishment rating, she plainly targeted her speech at campus underscoring the point bl blasted these messages to a school audience nearly 250 of her snapchat friends who included students and teammates. >> i never thought that it would go to the supreme court, i was just thinking of anything like that back then. >> in 1969, the u.s. supreme court to limited
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restrictions, schools could impose on student speech when on school grounds. but being off-campus makes brandi's case unique. >> i had the chance to show other people that are like me that it's okay to express how you feel, and not get in trouble for it. >> the nine justices decision could redefine the educator is monitoring disruptive speech. they will render a decision in late june or early july. >> bret: david, thank you. tonight a follow-up on last night's worry about a math curriculum in virginia schools, state officials there are taking notice of the backlash against the change that critics say it is rooted in racial stereotypes and political correctness. here's correspondent gillian turner. >> the virginia education department is backpedaling after rolling out plans to overhaul the math curriculum. the departments website has been reformatted to downplay emphasis on equity-based education after
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making at the centerpiece of the initial plan. the state superintendent insists nothing so far is final. >> i would consider this work shopping ideas or a thought process that is going out. there is no specific proposals before me and there are no specific proposals before the board of education. >> despite those comments the programs infographics still include improving equity in math. the state moved to downplay equity comes after a public outcry emerge from educators and parents. and now virginia high schoolers tell fox news the proposal will hurt them and their friends. a freshman on track taking calculus before 11th grade says for her the accelerated track is essential. >> i just feel like i am in the right spot right now. i am challenged enough that i can take risks and make mistakes and learn from them. >> her older sister hannah a junior taking precalc says this.
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>> i feel like i have a competitive edge in the job force in the workplace and going into college because i have already fulfilled all of my high school requirements, so now i am able to look at classes like dual enrollment or higher education. to speak of the state is insisting -- >> a student needs an accelerated pathway they will absolutely be able to do that. >> but the d.o.e. website shows a revision of the mass standards that involves the word advance for only 11th and 12th grade. at this very moment the virginia education department's hearing directly from concerned parents in a live webinar. the parents will get a final chance to have their voices heard again late next month. >> bret: more on this with the panel, up next the panel on the president's announcement about outdoor masks. >> the bottom line is clear, if you are vaccinated, you can do more things, more safely both outdoors as well as indoors. >> bret: in the big question
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mask outside. let's start there and bring on the panel. ben domenech, publisher of "the federalist" former tennessee congressman of inclusion capital and trey gowdy, former congressman from south carolina. we have been back and forth on this issue, cdc guidelines have been slow on some things and a lot of things, and what about today in the messaging? >> i just love it when people say to be clear and then they give you the most confusing message they can. i'm still at a loss as to whether or not fully vaccinated people can transmit the disease. if they can then why are you giving us the guidance today? and if they can't, then what took you so long? i think most americans want to do the right thing, but when you have this unholy marriage between politics and science, i mean, they have given up on trying to figure it out. so i have to wear, i don't have to wear a mask in large crowds, i mean, do you have to wear one
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with the nationals player, but i don't when the reds play because we lost seven games in a row and no one goes to the games? i don't know what it means and he just gave it to us. >> bret: the cdc director said there is little almost no chance that if you are fully vaccinated that you give the virus to someone else. made a big deal out of it and then there was kind of a garbled walk back the next day. there has been some mixed messaging here from the cdc, take a listen. >> any place i have control as president, everyone will be mandated to wear a mask. >> masks are not theater, masks are protective and -- >> if you have immunity, you are wearing a mask to give comfort to others, you are not wearing a mask because of you need to. >> i totally disagree with you. >> i was president biden the only world leader at the climate summit who was wearing a mask? >> he is sending a message to the world that he is putting in place precautions and continuing to do that as leader of the
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united states. >> there are many situations where fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask. particularly if they are outdoors. >> bret: that's a recommendation now. senator paul, you saw them in there, harold, if you want more people to get vaccinated and the government does, that president biden should go out and burn his mask and say i'm fully vaccinated, and i don't need to wear it anymore. >> i'm not sure he should do that. the american people have a history of the national tragedy or challenge consensus in pearl harbor, into hurricanes whether it's the challenger explosion opposite of 9/11, the pandemic kid at a time where the country was deeply, deeply divided. it seems like every statement and change in policy, every statement about a statement around this virus, even when it is around something as benign as wearing a mask, which i don't
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really understand how intrusive that is in light of what we are faced with just deepens the division. i think on an objective standard you have to say that joe biden has managed his first 75-100 days around covid well whether it was the vaccine distribution or covid relief or build it in a form or not. the second phase i would agree, it gets a little tricky at times, but i have to think that we would all be pleased with some of the progress that we have made. end of things are clumsy at times, the cdc takes a second or two to get it right. conspiracy theories should not rule missed information and mischaracterization. we are better and stronger for where we are today. it may have been a little clumsy. but i'm looking forward to taking my mask off and being able to do that when more people are vaccinated. that's the message i hear from the president. >> bret: speaking of vaccinations, ben, you have congressman leon panetta's son from california, a letter to the
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president and other lawmakers, we write to respectfully request to issue a waiver of informed consent to ensure members of the armed forces receive covid-19 vaccine at the earliest opportunity vaccinating every eligible service member will improve readiness and having a positive impact on the communities in which they serve. dod making admiral efforts to give constructs of the safety and efficacy. but the efforts dominating social media, the most effective tool the department could use is a mandate. for the military. thoughts? >> congressman panetta is lying. the simple fact is that we have seen very few people actually pass away within the service from covid. in fact it's almost entirely concentrated on that ship that i think that people are very well aware of. i'm going to do something that i don't normally do which is disagree with harold and i think that we can use the first hundred days of this
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administration and look at it and see within it an enormous amount of antiscientific activity which i think it's unfortunate and which i think it's going to ultimately lead to a degradation of faith in our institutions. we have seen dr. anthony fauci from the moment that he came out last year and said that we needed to shut down schools, he should have been fired, okay? he was doing something antiscience. he was doing something not justified by the fact that we knew at the time and it was not justified in any of the western world. and ultimately lead to american children falling dramatically behind particularly minority children as you know a vast majority of people who still do not have full in person learning are minority children in america, the amount of damage that is being done to them and to their future prospects is immeasurable. and i think that when we look at this administration the way that they treated the whole thing it is amounted to a huge amount of fear as opposed to actual science. when the president comes out
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with a mask over and over and over again, he sends the message implicitly that if you get vaccinated, nothing will change. and this is something that i think has been enormously damaging to the prospects of americans getting vaccinated and has sent a message that even if you do this, nothing will change. i went out today in the bluest district in virginia and i saw a vast majority of people not wearing masks running around. and to me, that is an indication of how hypocritical the administration has been when it comes to sending messages to the other side and blaming the idea on anti-masking on trump voters and the like. >> bret: the education is very important, trade, and i saw a guy mowing the lawn by himself on a hill with a mask on. i'm hoping it was because of the pollen. but maybe it wasn't. and i mean that is something that varies where you are in the country to help people absorb that information.
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>> yes, bret, harold ford is one of my favorite people in the world. i really, really like him. but he used the word twice, clumsy. most of us don't want science to be clumsy. that's what we are asking. politics can be clumsy, the law can be clumsy, but medicine and science should not be. and that's what we are asking is tell us based on the science what we can and cannot do. and i think that there is a belief that politics has creeped into the medicine and the science and that's what we reject. >> bret: you get a quick rebuttal since you were mentioned twice. >> clumsy means nothing other than they were trying to get the statements right, what is hard for me to comprehend is how is wearing a mask such an infringement in the middle of a pandemic? i just differ. i think that we can all say we are happy where we are now and we are going to be happier when we get to a better place in the next several months. >> bret: up next education and equity, we will talk about that and what is happening in virginia after the break. ♪ ♪
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this space because we are literally just having conversations with community about what they want in the next set of revisions. there is nothing moving forward at this time. >> bret: a lot of backlash, the virginia education department backpedaling now with what they had was initial rollout for equity in their high school math curriculum, there was a bunch of pushback from parents and now they are saying they are just considering a bunch of different things when it comes to equity, but it is still on their website, we are back with the panel. what about the story and obviously parents got really upset about it. >> look, this is coming from an area where i actually grew up and i'm enormously concerned about it. i mean, when you look at this trend towards the idea that getting the right answer or expecting the right answer for minority students is in some way an indication of white supremacy as if two plus two equals four
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is some kind of racist statement, it's absolutely absurd and it will ultimately be to the degradation of american education if we allow this idea to take hold. this is an early lesson in terms of the approach that the educational institutions of america are going to use in this regard and people should be prepared to see it go into their communities as well and be prepared to fight back and pushback against it. >> bret: harold. >> i agree with ben in the name of equity we should stop this, the economic growth factors with robotics quantum computing all require content c in math, namely calculus and geometry. if we are serious about equity for black kids, white kids, all kids, then we have to focus on them. i am a product and a limited example challenging schools and expected to excel in schools,
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and the kids will face the same set of expectations and go into my household, i understand this might be a well intended stop, this is not helping kids or enabling a future, an american future that will be strong. >> bret: and to their credit, the state superintendent said that they are now working on things and insisting nothing is final, we are work shopping ideas even though the initial rollout was on the website. >> yes, i am in the minority, if we are going to ban waterboarding, we should ban all forms of torture and that is calculus and trigonometry. and three times zero is three, so i'm not the best person to be on your show, here is a simple call, let kids take the highest level math they can possibly take and then for those of us who grew up wanting to be a television television commentators, let us take no math at all, which is what i did
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in college and turned out mediocre, so give the parents of the students the choice, that simple. >> bret: that's right, ben, your concern -- >> trey gowdy for choice. >> bret: your concern on equity pitch that we have heard from the administration and across agencies, but now states taking that goal running with it in different ways, this may just be 1 of 1. >> yes, i think that the whole equity pitch on the part of the administration is really dangerous, because if we go down the road to essentially demand less of students and to harold's point, look, we want more minorities for americans being able to access stem learning to be able to go and work for nasa, you know, i want to see more of that. and somehow now that is a racist demand? it just seems absolutely absurd to me. we should reject it as americans. we should understand that it is nonsensical and we should agree
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♪ ♪ >> bret: finally tonight, a look at tomorrow's headlines with the panel. harold? >> president biden continues to make progress in america's fight against covid. his announcement that fully vaccinated americans no longer need to wear masks is a major step forward and by equity, ben, i mean white and black kids. we are getting beat my our adversaries, all of us are so with that. >> bret: all right, trey, your headline? >> after census numbers come out, california and new york announce plans to build big
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beautiful walls and make texas pay for it. [laughter] >> bret: we will see on that. all right, ben? >> beef, it's what's for dinner. epicurious a terrible recipe site you should check out binging with babash no longer going to have recipes with beef in them in order to battle climate change. i think that's absurd. beef is wonderful. people should eat as much of it as they want and i'm going to go inside right after this and make a steak. >> bret: good for you. all right, guys. over under. one hour for the speech. harold? >> over. >> bret: trey? >> under if there is a god. >> bret: ben? >> over. >> bret: all right, martha and i have you covered tomorrow on "special report" a preview of president biden's address to the joint session of congress just how much does the president want to spend and how does he plan to
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do it and pay for it plus republican polster frank luntz will join us. martha and i will have coverage of the speeches president biden and the republican response. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report" fair, balanced and still unafraid, fox news prime hosted by tammy bruce starts right now. hey, tammy. >> excellent. hey, bret. thank you. good evening and welcome to "fox news primetime." ♪ ♪ >> tammy: i'm tammy bruce. and, tonight, we continue exposing the left's playbook, exposing how they operate as the deliberate agents of chaos, how they weaponize language and how it's all part of their carefully calculated and self-obsessed lust for power. the so-called woke vocabulary infecting every corner of our culture from terms like systemic racism, anti-racist, voter suppression, jim crow 2.0, equity and so many more are all deliberately phrased to sound like reasonable positions or agendas but they are, in fact, quite the

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