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and a wonderful, wonderful panel and a wonderful celebration of "the five." thank you, dana perino. jesse watters. david esmond, kat timpf, our wonderful studio audience. [the scattered applause] evil shannon bream is next. i'm greg gutfeld, i love you, america! ♪ ♪ >> shannon: hello and welcome to "fox news @ night." i'm shannon bream in washington. ♪ ♪ breaking tonight, hunter biden's work as a prompting white house tube providing epic plan. blasting the plan tonight, a live report just minutes away, plus we will find out what one art curator really thinks about the value of hunter's creations.
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meanwhile, the president is defending his decision to pull u.s. troops out of afghanistan, but was the mission accomplished gimmick waiting in on our top story. millions of people on the west coast are feeling the heat again tonight, once again being urged to conserve their energy use to help keep the power on during what is expected to be another historic heat wave. but we begin tonight with new questions about the finances of hunter biden and the potential ethics issues surrounding his latest venture. white house correspond to kevin corke is on the capes for us tonight. good evening, kevin. >> good evening, shannon. in the very latest episode if "imagine if president trump did that," i offer you this. imagine if donald trump jr. or eric trump or barron trump, for that matter, was able to sell artwork for as much as 500 grand a pop without knowing who the buyers are. what you think the media might say about that? or how about government watchdog groups? well, that's exactly what happening with hunter biden. in fact, white house officials have helped him craft an
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agreement under which purchases of his artwork will be kept confidential. they claim it's an attempt to avoid ethical issues that could arise. biden's art sale is expected to take place this fall but it does come with a number of potential challenges. not only has he been previously accused of cashing in on his father's name, his latest vocation just happens to be in a field where, as you know, works don't have to have a tangible fixed value brand were many concerns have arisen about secretive buyers and undisclosed sums. the whole thing is a really bad idea, says richard paneer, the former chief ethics lawyer to former president george w. bush as walter schaub, former obama ethics are, because we don't know who is paying for this art and we don't know for sure that hunter biden knows, we have no way of monitoring whether people are buying access to the white house. but to hear biden himself tell it, this isn't about shadowy buyers and sketchy ethics, it's
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about the art. "i don't paint from emotion or feeling, which i think are both very ephemeral," he told art net. "for me, painting is much more about kind of trying to bring forth what is, i think, the universal truth." now, while it is true beauty is in the eye of the beholder, art curator jeffrey says the art on its face is, well, worth relatively nothing due to its amateur style. he told the "washington examiner" "hey, everybody needs a hobby," suggesting the artwork should go for a modest $850 to $3,000. it will be very interesting to see how it all winds up, shannon. >> shannon: ouch. when the professional critics way and like that, it's tough, but, you know, it just matters who the buyers are, what they're willing to pay, what the market will bear. we're going to talk about this in a few minutes with miranda devine and kevin, you're going to come back and we will talk
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about one of our favorite topics again in just a few minutes. >> food! [laughs] >> shannon: [laughs] he gave it away. it's true, we are busted, i will see them in a little bit, kevin. >> all right, see you later. >> shannon: breaking tonight, president biden is defending the large-scale u.s. military withdrawal from afghanistan, rejecting the premise that a taliban takeover of afghanistan is inevitable. in fact, the president calling that scenario highly unlikely, even as the terror group is making rapid advances. congressional correspondent jacqui heinrich has more on the story tonight from the white house. >> president biden: i will not send another generation of americans to war in afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome. >> the u.s. mission in afghanistan will end august 31st, 12 days sooner than the 20 anniversary of 9/11, president biden's first deadline. biden says he trusts the afghan military can defend itself from the threat of a taliban takeover and at this stage is the
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responsibly of the afghan people, not the u.s., to nation build. >> president biden: they have the capacity. they have the forces. have the equipment. the question is, will they do it? speak of the president highlighted the strengths of three had a thousand afghan troops versus some 75,000 taliban but bristled at this question. >> do trust the taliban? 's >> president biden: is that a serious question? >> followed by a fuller answer. >> president biden: do i trust the taliban, no, but i trust the capacity of the afghan military who is better trained, better equipped, and more competent in terms of conduct in war. >> biden made the case for turning the u.s. counterterrorism posture elsewhere. >> president biden: today that there terrorist threat has metastasized beyond afghanistan, significantly higher in south asia, the middle east, and africa. speak about lawmakers on both sides have pressured biden to ensure the safety of afghan people who helped the u.s. military, like translators and drivers now facing death threats from the taliban.
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>> they are being hunted down as we speak and this administration, president biden, will have blood on his hands if he does not act now. >> the president said the visa process needs to be faster, but kicks the issue to congress. >> why can't the u.s. evacuate these afghan translators to the united states to await their visa processing as some immigrants at the southern border? >> president biden: that's why we are asking the congress to consider changing the law. >> the president said since january some 2500 afghan nationals have received visas and for those still waiting, the u.s. can guarantee safety in third-party countries. at the white house, jacqui heinrich, fox news. >> shannon: so new questions being raised tonight about some of president biden's foreign policy news and a hunter of us to best latest ethics situations grading headaches for his father. let's discuss both top stories with "new york post" columnist and fox news contributor miranda devine. great to have you, miranda.
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>> you too, shannon, good to see it. >> shannon: let's start a little bit with with the president had to say today about the taliban, its encroachment in afghanistan. not only u.s. troops but others as well. >> is the taliban takeover of afghanistan now inevitable? >> president biden: no. it is not. because you have the afghan troops have 300,000 well-equipped, as well-equipped as any army in the world and in air force against something like 75,000 taliban. it is not inevitable. >> shannon: the world hopes not but the taliban, even though they may be smaller in number has been very good at leveraging that to their advantage. >> yeah, absolutely. i mean, i don't think it's really wise of the president to be so optimistic. i think the rest of what he said was really sensible. it was never going to be easy to get out of god to
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afghanistan but ithink the amere sick of it and it's been 20 years and i will also say that the allies, you know, in places like australia as well, it's just been an endless war and the objective has been achieved and as president biden said, you just need to allow the afghan people to get on with their own lives and decide what they want to do and, you know, the taliban, it was a terrible situation because they were harboring osama bin laden and we can't let that happen again and i guess there are ways that the american military can try and stop that from happening in the future, but, you know, it's the one time i think where joe biden gave a very good speech. >> shannon: he's gotten a lot of praise across the board today, a lot of people happy about what he is sticking to him what his plan is. senator lindsey graham, veteran, says this.
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it is not in america's interest for the taliban to take over afghanistan at the taliban takes over part of afghanistan, i fear that al qaeda and isis will reemerge and will be paving away for another 9/11. the commander in chief has a very delicate balance thinking about those things, those concerns that are very real threats to america and to our allies against that backdrop of 20 years of lives and treasures sacrificed there. >> exactly. and this was something, as president biden said today, that president trump had already put in to train that was already a very limited number of troops there and the taliban were holding off from attacking them according to joe biden because of that expectation that america was going to pull out. so it's never going to be easy and it's always -- you know, i know there's an argument that now we've lost our sort of staging post there in that part of the world, but afghanistan is a nightmare of a place.
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you know, it's full of warring tribes and i have to say, in some ways there was a rationale for people wanting the taliban as an antidote to those tribal warlords who were doing, among other things, were kidnapping villagers, little boys and turning them into their sex. it's not something that we can impose our values on there and certainly not in the military sense. >> shannon: you and many others at "the new york post" have done the real digging and the hard reporting on hunter biden, so i want to talk about this. even "the washington post" now is raising questions saying there are some ethical concerns here as kevin corke reported. artwork is not a tangible situation where there are hard-and-fast rules about what something should cost and how it should be paid for, that kind of thing. walter schaub, who was the director of the office of
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ethics -- set all kind of things about this today. he says the idea that even hunter won't know about who has bought or what the prices are, but the white house has outsourced government ethics to a private art dealer, we're supposed to trust a merchant in an industry that is fertile ground for money laundering as well as unknown buyers who could tell hunter or white house officials no thanks, he says. how does this smell to you? >> yeah, not good, but look, at least the white house is now taking seriously some sort of ethical problem with what hunter biden has been doing for a long time. i mean, so have other members of the biden family and joe biden himself for many decades, so at last they are actually waking up to the fact that there is a problem, but i think the solution is all wrong. i don't see how less transparency is an option. what you really want is maybe have secret bidders in the
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process and then after they've bought the paintings, those names and the countries that there from be made public. the fact is that he is asking extraordinary prices. up to $500,000, for a first-time painter who isn't even professionally trained. there was a picasso that was found in a closet in maine that was sold this week for $150,000, so, you know, hunter biden getting $500,000, if that's what happens, is really obviously -- it has to be because of his surname and he could have circumvented all of that and allowed his art to speak for itself if you'd used one of the pseudonyms, is other parts of his life "free. he for instance called themselves robert hunter or just hunter. he didn't needs to use the biden name for this exhibit and good on him.
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i mean, you have to take your hat off to him and some people think that the art is very good and so let it stand or fall on its own merits rather than being sucked into this whole biden family influence peddling operation. >> shannon: yeah, it will be interesting to see how the sales proceed, whether we will find out about the buyers order prices and how this first showing goes for this budding artist. miranda devine, thank you so much. >> thanks, shannon. >> shannon: breaking coronavirus news tonight. after pfizer announced it would seek regulators authorization for a third covid-19 vaccine dose, the cdc and fda issuing a joint statement tonight saying americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time. now to america's crime crisis, bizarre and deadly incidents of violence continue to skyrocket not just in big cities either. troubles are not touching the suburbs as well and the heartland curried correspondent
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alex hogan has the latest intimates crime report eerie good evening, alex. >> good evening, shannon. the white house says it will work with local authorities and some of the nation's largest cities to crack down on gun trafficking and the alarming increase in violence. more than 100 shooting victims in the city of chicago over the holiday weekend alone. it white house press secretary jen psaki commenting on president joe biden's recent talks with mayor ruth lori lightfoot. >> with the president conveyed to mayor lightfoot is that he will continue to work with her in partnership in cities on the country to address the rise of violence and specifically the rise of gun violence is predominantly the driver in chicago. >> in georgia, police tonight arresting these suspects behind a shooting at a country club this weekend. three people are dead including golf pro jean stiller buried in new york city, prosecutors charged a 16-year-old boy in last week's shooting in busy
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times square, 21-year-old marine it was simply walking when he was hit by a bullet, a shooting he survived. in indiana, local police detective is being -- after ambush outside of federal building on wednesday. in los angeles, one man is in custody up or setting fire a historic church, caught on camera, footage shows him leaping from one roof to the next, at one point even swinging with use of the wire. dramatic video in kentucky. police stop a kidnapper in his tracks. >> keep walking back, get on your knees. get on your knees. >> the man is in custody but just 30 minutes earlier neighbors say they watched the suspect snatch a 6-year-old girl offered bicycle. >> swung her around and through the bike. >> opened the passenger door! >> this officer pulling the terrified girl from the car as she called out for family. >> i want my daddy!
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>> just horrifying video. police say that stranger objections are rare but they did think the neighbors for their quick action in calling for help. shannon. >> shannon: good news. good news in that case. alex, thank you. not good news for michael avenatti, he's been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. the controversial lawyer was found guilty last year of trying to extort up to $25 million from nike. he will also face an unrelated fraud trial in los angeles as well as a separate trial next year in manhattan where he is charged with cheating his former clients, adult film actress stormy daniels, out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. across the country tonight there are more than 50 organized efforts by parents trying to oust local school board members. much of it has to do with critical race theory linking racial discrimination to america's foundation and legal system. correspondent anita vogel has a look tonight at the showdowns. >> we live in a dangerously
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racist society. >> crt is the opposite of good teaching. >> two polarizing perspectives about what's being taught in classrooms across the country. it's what's leading many parents to run for their local school boards to change things. >> crt is poisonous. it teaches us to look at kids by the definitions that they come in with. where they were born, what race they are, who their parents are. that's wrong. >> we've seen with covid the local school boards have so much control over what happens in our children's' daily lives and it is really our last line of defense. to against the indoctrination of our children. >> a movement to recall school board members is also growing around the country, up 54 so far this year from 29 last year. and a brand-new nonpartisan organization called free to learn aimed at helping parents navigate relations with school boards, is besieged with phone calls. >> in the short time since our organization has launched two
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weeks ago we've heard from thousands of parents in all 50 states with various examples of activist curriculum that is not focused on academic achievement and academic outcomes and parents are frustrated. >> in loudoun county, virginia, six board members are facing a recall and incentive cisco, three others are likely to be ousted this fall. reasons range from pushback over critical race theory and woke ideologies to school boards not doing enough to reopen schools closed during the covid-19 pandemic. >> so this is not a conservative or liberal issue, this is a parent issue. >> and parents may have reason to be worried. according to a recent study by the program for international student assessment, u.s. students rank well behind countries like canada and estonia when it comes to reading, riding, and math. shannon. >> shannon: all right, anita vogel, thank you so much. first up intimates real news
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roundup, the university of north carolina at charlotte is now offering an online program in antiracism. graduate certificate on antiracism will teach courses on "addressing race and racism in professional or organizational spaces" with a goal of becoming "justice-oriented change agents." a family who donated more than $1.3 million to a tampa catholic school is now suing to get their money back saying the school has lost its way by embracing woke culture. the lawsuit additionally asks that the school no longer market itself as a catholic institution. and now victims of communism remembrance month in nebraska. following a declaration by the governor, the republican saying that it's "important to remember that whenever communism has been incremented across this world i'm a what we've seen is a lot of human suffering." taking heat tonight for his comments complementing the fiance of hungarian tennis
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player -- i think i got that right, i don't know, you can let me write. the happy couple seen here, becker said they do say they have the most beautiful women in hungary, i wouldn't know that, but she is certainly very pretty. some are calling his remarks sexist. coming up, a bulldog gives new meaning to the phrase "taking the trash out" and a boy takes a daring plunge on top of a shark. yeah. a shark. today's best viral videos next. ♪ ♪ ent how? don't you just ride the wave? (judith) no - we actively manage client portfolios based on our forward-looking views of the market. (other money manager) but you still sell investments that generate high commissions, right? (judith) no, we don't sell commission products. we're a fiduciary, obligated to act in our client's best interest. (other money manager) so when do you make more money? only when your clients make more money? (judith) yep, we do better when our clients do better. at fisher investments we're clearly different.
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♪ me and you singing in the park ♪ ♪ me and you, we're waiting for the dark ♪ ♪ ♪ >> shannon: all right, i think we can safely assume this was not the anticipated catch of the day. this dog got a little too curious while watching her owner rigging up fishing rights for the next day, got tangled up and hooked right through the snow.
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this little chocolate lab was not hurt, the hook was safely removed and all was well. a little oblivious though. >> so i'm just reading a book and, hello, what's up? >> shannon: wow. interrupted while reading his book by a bear. i am -- no way i'm being that, but maybe that's what you're supposed to do. apparently there were a bear cub's too. the animal we are told was very friendly, just hopping into say high, leading in peace. nerves of steel. giving a whole new meaning to taking out the trash by not actually taking out the trash. taking out the trash can. the bulldog loves to run at full speed ahead and perform a textbook tackle. a couple nfl teams could probably use his help. nicely done. and get this, barreling down interstate 80 at speeds well over 100 miles an hour, driving on the shoulder, weaving in and out of traffic, this high-speed
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chase began in solano kelly california, came to an abrupt end after the driver hit a guardrail there on the bridge. officers detained two people who talk off on foot. the driver we are told was found unconscious in the car and taken to a nearby hospital. no word on the driver's conditioned on this our varied finally a daring plunge off the coast of massachusetts, a boy jumping on top of a shark. yeah. a shark. some friends spotted the menacing-looking fish and the daredevil of the group just decided to jump income not much hesitation. social media was quick to point out it was a harmless basking shark but still, would you do it? everyone made it safely back to shore. that was the weekend varied friends about to attempt something wild, daring, or maybe stupid, just remember hit record, everybody stay safe, hit us up at shannon bream or at fox news at night, we love to see it. usable
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breaking tonight, anotherrecords forecast for the western u.s. this weekend with officials in california once again urging residents and businesses to reduce using energy to relieve stress on the power grid. chief correspondent jonathan hunt is tracking it all tonight from our west coast newsroom in los angeles. good evening, jonathan. >> good evening, shannon. it's getting hot out here in the west. at yet heat wave building and predicted to be at its worst and potentially most deadly from friday into monday with some 28 million people likely to be dealing with triple digit temperatures from southern california to washington state. the region is tinder dry, making wildfires more frequent, more destructive, and more widespread. >> we're dealing with things that we haven't done before on our side of the mountain. >> in california have a number wildfires and amount of land burned so far this year is even higher than it was in what was
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considered a terrible year in 2020. cal fire says between january 1st and july 4th, there were nearly 4,600 fires that burned about 115 square miles, more than double the area burned during the same period last year. many scientists say climate change is an obvious factor in the extreme weather. the resulting fires and the ongoing drought. california governor gavin newsom agrees. >> world record-breaking temperature here in the state of california, death valley last august, projecting 128 this weekend. those are the effects of climate change. here it's real. human-induced, and it's happening. >> and the evidence of drought is most obvious at lake mead, the largest reservoir in the u.s., now below 40% capacity and still falling, already at an all-time low with the federal
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government poised to declare a formal wattle to water shortage in which likely triggering major water restrictions for million people in nevada, arizona, and california. in the heat wave we are just entering now can only make matters worse in terms of drought, fires, and perhaps most immediately heat-related deaths. hundreds died in oregon and washington as a result of last week's record shattering heat and officials fear many more will be at risk this weekend. shannon. >> shannon: i write, jonathan, be safe out there, thank you. also on the west coast tonight, an earthquake measuring 5.9 rattling central california in the sierra nevada mountain range. the earthquake triggering a rockslide caption on cell phone video. check it out, you can see the dirt clouds rising from the hillside and boulders in the roadway as drivers try to navigate around them. turnover luminary reports of damage or injuries.
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that's the good news. it is time to bring kevin corke back to talk about our favorite thing. he's got a little midnight snack experiment for us and, kevin, the internet is a buzz right now over the real reason behind the shapes and the edges of ritz crackers and it's not just about looking cute. what did you find out? >> i have to admit i was surprised by this, to be honest, but according to ritz, the richest as you know they have little ridges around crackers, they are actually much abused, believe it or not, shannon, for cutting things like, you know, things that you put in between your crackers, like cheese, for example. they say that's the real reason but the crackers have riches. you just roll them right over the soft cheese and it's supposed to click a bit of a knife if you don't have one, which i was like "is that really true"? i didn't really buy it, so let me show you this. >> all right, here we go, so we got the ritz crackers and we are going to see if, like they claim, you can actually, let's
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just say, divide the cheese with the cracker chips. we got a little chatter it looks like here. we've got a little provolone here and i think this looks like a colby, so i'm going to start out with the colby. they claim that you're supposed to use the ridge of the cracker as sort of a de facto knife to divide the cheese and as i sort of roll it on this, you may think that i'm really pressing at heart but i'm really not. i hate to say there right -- see? there you go. that was one of the concerns that the cracker itself might break but i'll give them credit, it actually did divide the cheese. i'm going to try it again with what's left of this particular cracker and honestly, it did do a decent job with that one. mistretta provolone and see if it does. >> reduction works! >> i know i can switch it up here. so let's pretend that you don't have a knife. i guess you could use a ritz cracker. how about the swiss? swiss is a little softer cheese,
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i imagine it should do no problem with that when it again i'm just going to use the edge of the ritz cracker as a de facto knife and as i pull this up here -- that didn't work so well with this particular -- well, not so bad, not so bad. bottom line is they claim that that's the real reason there are ridges on this ritz cracker. >> what you say? >> shannon: how do we get to -- how did we get to this point in our lives without ever hearing a before? i feel like ritz crackers have been around like since our grandparents. i don't know. i will tell you that when couple months ago i was down in texas at first baptist month the pastor who was on with us a lot and fox news invited me to come down and talk about my new book and i was talking to people there about how we've been doing church at home for a year and how we are using saltine crackers and cranberry juice at home to do communion and a lady there in texas told me they've been using sweet tea and ritz crackers to do their communion at home. so this is being used for all kinds of things apparently!
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>> [laughs] listen, for me it's great drink and whatever bread i can find, you know what i'm saying? so it's all good. i would say this though. i like this idea of talking snacks -- maybe it's just me, do you like this, mary pat? like when we get a chance to talk food at night? i think we should do more of this. >> shannon: i do too and i think we could just call it midnight snack that i think it's going to happen, we can manifest it. >> i love it, well done! spoon okay, i will see you back for some good news in just a little bit. >> good stuff later, see you in a bit. >> shannon: thank you, kevin. seattle sees its deadliest june in a decade and toyota caves after being accused of supporting whites from a c. we will explain in the lightning round next. "location, location, location." now it's, "network, network, network." so you need a network that's built right. verizon business unlimited starts with america's most reliable network. then we add the speed of verizon 5g. we provide security that's made for business.
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♪ ♪ >> shannon: seattle is bracing tonight for potentially record-breaking year of violent crime numbers. last month saw 125% spike in the city's homicide rate from june
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of 2020, which is not exactly peaceful time. let's bring in seattle talk radio host jason rantz for tonight's lightning round. jason, great to see you. you are reporting on this. you talk about how bad the numbers are and you say will this be the summer of love the sequel. how does the summer look like it's shaping up there in seattle? >> right now it's just not looking good. last year, just for contest, was a 26 year high homicide rate and so going into this year we are already trending higher than where we were last year. it's obviously not a good sign of things to come and we are hearing the same thing from police officers saying the trend is clearly going in the wrong direction, we are not staffed to handle this, and we are seeing an alarming surge of gun violence. a lot of it is gang-related, though not all of it. a couple weeks ago you and i had the conversation with a homeless person who now stands accused of stabbing someone to death. so this is continuing and the city isn't talking about it. they're not taking this
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seriously. we are from cops, we hear from the police chief but that's kind of it. >> shannon: well, i mean, they're on the front lines and it's so many things, they are understaffed, the morale is down, they don't feel like prosecutors asked the going to prosecute charges against people they do take the time to arrest. so many things working that are not a good thing. on to our next situation, our next lightning round item. this is toyota. the lincoln project has gone after toyota, basically linking them to watch the premises because they give -- their pac gives to all kind of people across the political spectrum, but that included people, republicans, who objected to the electoral college in 2020. so just to remind people about the lincoln project, this is how fox news has summed up where they've been recently. it's a controversial group due to its vitriolic advertising style and bizarre sense of self-importance. they imploded earlier this year over multiple scandals. it's humiliating year has involved accusations of financial skulduggery at a homophobic and toxic work environment as well as the decision to publish the private
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messages of its lone female cofounder jennifer horn in apparent retribution for talking to a report about the group's problems. but today they are now celebrating this victory they say getting toyota to not give money anymore to have any of the people who are on that list. of my question is are they going to also send them back to 2016 won a number of democrats who challenged the electoral college results when president trump at won, we're talking about people that you would no, like maxine waters and, you know, jamie raskin, and others. how far will this go? >> my own congressman in seattle did the exact same thing. i mean, toyota is run by a bunch of cowards and are doing this because they feel like they have to. they feel like the political pressure is going to be too much because the folks who are potential consumers will actually punish them for these things. the lincoln project gets to do this, right? they have the right to go after any of these companies. just because you're a bunch of grifters of questionable morals, you still get to engage in this kind of stuff. i just wish they wouldn't. because the end of the day it's
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going to force republicans to engage in the exact kind of strategy to combat this to ensure that, look, if you're going to do it to us, and we are going to do it to you. there has to be some kind of mutually assured destruction her or it's going to continue to go down this path that i think is just dangerous. we should be targeting any company with the slaughter of white supremacy or white nationalist. can we stop? has there ever been aware that used to mean something that used to really sting and used to really hurt because it we used in a way that no longer matters anymore? if everything is racist, if everything is what's a premises, while the nothing is. >> shannon: yeah, but toyota, you know, they were worried about this. they put out a state with that says in part like we know that some of our stakeholders were troubled about us giving money to these people, we're listening to them, we decided to stoppage riveting. they contested the certification and -- no mention of 2016 and the democrats who did it back then, but the lincoln project -- and you're right, free speech and they can put out these ads,
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they got a very specific mission and what they're doing. what they are now saying is listen, we are glad that toyota agreed with us, let's talk abut the rest of corporate america, so clearly they feel like the strategy worked. it did with toyota. they're going to keep doing that with other corporations. >> absolutely and here's the problem the corporations have to figure out or any business that is going to give into this kind of bullying. i'm presuming that toyota decided to donate to who they donated because they believe that those congress members or senators hold values that can help them as a company. so you can't have it both ways. so you're either going to go down this path to try to make people like the folks who run the lincoln project happy, which are never going to. you're never going to please them. you're never going to please the woke -- or you can do what's in the best interest of your company and a moral way and simply siding with the lincoln project here and pretending that doing any sort of financial contributions to some of the senators is somehow immoral or unethical or in support of
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sedition, you're just hurting yourself and at the end of the day they're going to have to course correct because if they don't they're going to suffer just -- more than just some short-term political consequence. >> shannon: jason rantz, always great to see you, thanks for stopping in. >> thanks, shannon. >> shannon: see you soon. maryland's governor says employers in his state of struggling to find workers, just one of the reasons he says it's time to cut off the extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits. now he's getting sued for doing that. our legal eagles are up next to answer the question, is it legal? enough, crohn's! for adults with moderate to severe crohn's or ulcerative colitis... stelara® can provide relief and is the only approved medication to reduce inflammation on and below the surface of the intestine in uc. you, getting on that flight? back off, uc! stelara® may increase your risk of infections, some serious, and cancer. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you have an infection... flu-like symptoms, sores, new skin growths,
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>> shannon: just hours from now the national debate over enhanced unemployment benefits versus worker shortages is going to play out in a baltimore courtroom. that's where lawyers from maryland governor larry hogan will argue he was completely within his rights when he announced the state would stop taking the extra $300 a week on appointment benefits from the fed, so is it legal? let's debate. enter stallman and bob bianchi. let's start with exhibit a, this is governor larry hogan announcing they're going to end those extra benefits he says while these federal programs provided in the court -- vaccine and jobs are now in good supply and we have a critical problem where businesses across our state are trying to hire more people but many are facing severe worker shortages. andrew.
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>> well, look, i don't think there's any question that it is legal, but i think the more important question is should we do it? we still have an unemployment rate of about 6.1%, which is much higher than the prepandemic 3.9%, so let chris rock says, just because you can drive a car with your feet doesn't make it a good idea. these people are suffering, they should keep their benefits. >> shannon: full of wisdom. this is the democrat out of maryland that says this. not only to the governor's decision for us to thousands of maryland families into unnecessary uncertainty, but also reduced the strength of our economic recovery by needlessly forfeiting over a billion dollars in federal resources that would have been spent purchasing goods and services at maryland businesses, but bob, this is up to the states to decide. >> yeah. the politicians can say whatever they want, but this is a legal topic and it has a legal answer and illegal answer that's been throughout all the states where this has been done and the judge has issued in maryland a
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temporary restraining order stopping the governor because the governor is the executive. he executes the law. the legislature in the state of maryland, it is argued, and the judge found, said that they should get all available benefits that they can from the federal government. therefore the governor does not have discretion to stop that funding. if that law wasn't in place he would have that discussion. so far the court has basically said it irreparable harm is being created and that there is a likelihood of success on behalf of the unemployed folks. that's the law. >> shannon: so exhibit c is more from the governor. he says even present biden has said that states have every right to do what's best for our economies. unconfident the courts will rule in favor of getting marylanders back to work supporting struggling small businesses and continuing our economic recovery. so that temporary restraining order is there blocking the governor blocking -- from blocking the extra benefits. he feels confident they're going to win, i will give you both a final word on this, and are to you and then bob.
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>> i don't know. i don't think -- you know, i don't think it's going to be struck down but you never know what happens, especially with the publicly elected judge, but a certain hope those benefits stay in place. >> shannon, so far every courts that reviewed this has basically -- in the conservative states -- has said that if there is a state law, the government can't violate it because the governor is supposed to execute the laws, not substitute his judgment for the legislature's. the courts already ruled in favor of the unemployed and i think they're going to continue to do that in this situation legally. >> shannon: all right, we will track it and let our viewers know. bob and andrew, thank you for lending us your legal expertise on this tonight, good to see you both. >> thank you, shannon. >> shannon: some good news before we say good night. check this outcome a world war ii veteran mabel johnson celebrated the fourth of july a little differently this year by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a kansas city royals game. the 106-year-old veteran spent three years in the u.s.
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coast guard women's reserve, her late husband also served in the military. kevin, she is fantastic and amazing. they were married 63 years and here she is throwing up the pitch better than i probably could. we love it. because what a great story, such an inspiration. 106, that's awesome. take you quickly to florida, where sheriffs keenan helped rhea knight a girl with her family after she went missing during tropical storm elsa. meet mercy, a k-9 officer and she is a part of sheriff carmine marcelino's reunite program, a search and rescue operation. despite the weather, she was able to help track down the 12 year old girl more than half a mile through thick woods. a lot of people commenting on the facebook page saying well done, mercy and we add our atta boy as well. >> shannon: very good dog.
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by the way, your experiment with the ritz crackers is blowing up social media. people want to know if you can cut salami with a ritz cracker, so we have more experiments to do and they involve food and midnight snacks. kevin and i love it, so we will keep on it and get some answers for these people. >> yes indeed. >> shannon: we will see you back here tomorrow night, kevin. good night from washington, i'm shannon bream. ♪ ♪ here nights, weekends and right now, to give you exceptional care and 20% off your treatment plan. new patients, take the first step with a complete exam and x-rays that are free without insurance. because our nationwide network of over 1,500 doctors at 900 locations all have one goal — to make you smile, today. start now. call 1-800-aspendental or book online at aspendental.com with golo, i've lost 13 inches in my waist. they're outta here. you eat normal food. you're not eating diet food. i'm doing something good for me finally.
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