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helpful. guy didn't have to do this donating all of his salary. made me feel good to see that. >> jesse: yeah, but he yells at all the kids. did you hear about that? >> jesse: that is it for us. "special report," why are you laughing so much? you got to get it together. >> greg: sorry. >> jesse: "special report" suspect next with bret baier. >> bret: hey, jesse, we have a big election here in virginia so i'm outside. if it means something. >> jesse: thank you for explaining that. all right. good evening. i'm bret baier. we are coming to you tonight from leesburg, virginia the hub of loudoun county, the county that might tell us who the next governor will be here in the commonwealth. later tonight, republican glenn youngkin will wrap up what he hopes will be a successful come from behind campaign against democrat terry mcauliffe. also tonight, president joe biden is on the world stage trying to sell his climate change policy while back home one moderate senator, a
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democrat, is pumping the brakes on the president's tax and spend social agenda. we will bring you that. the race here in virginia has centered in recent weeks on the issue of education and ties to current and former presidents. those themes continued in this final day of campaigning. mcauliffe has been in roanoke and richmond so far today. he finishes up later in fairfax. youngkin was also in roanoke and richmond, along with the stop in virginia beach, he will be here in leesburg later this evening. we will have analysis from our political panel on this race shortly. we have fox team coverage tonight. rich edson is in fairfax, virginia with the mcauliffe campaign. but we begin with correspondent alexandria hoff with us here in leesburg, virginia. good evening,. >> good evening, bret. this location, emphasis really a full circle moment for youngkin. tonight's loudoun parents matter
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in leesburg comes on the heels of a 40 plus bus store. it's here in loudoun county where many have watched fiery parent school board meetings play out. government overreaching schools helped him gain momentum statewide that seemed unlikely early on. >> when you have the school systems in jeopardy like they're, if you don't want to ii object inject racism, you should not have it in the -- have it as a subject in the school or anywhere else, as far as that goes. if you don't want hate, don't teach it. >> everybody is upset around here because of the way the school system is. >> and that is a sentiment we have been hearing over and over again. according to the latest "the washington post" poll, education has become the number one issue for voters in virginia. that is above the economy and covid-19. today youngkin said voter enthusiasm is on his side. >> tomorrow, virginians will go to the polls and we will make a
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decision about our future and let me tell you what's going to happen, we are going to sweep our statewide offices. [cheers] >> so, if that were to happen, youngkin would become the first republican elected statewide in office in virginia in 12 years, likely helping write the g.o.p. playbook for midterm races across the country. absent on this race former president trump. he will be holding a tele rally this evening and youngkin is not taking part. meanwhile terry mcauliffe has taken a different approach for more on that side we turn it over to fox news rich edson in fairfax tonight. hi, rich. >> hey, good evening, alex. terry mcauliffe will have the final event of his election eve here in northern virginia where he spent a good deal of time campaigning. this is fairfax, virginia as beer garden. they are still setting up the event. northern virginia is still that
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area of the state where they had some of those contentious school board meetings where education has become a major issue in this race. in fact, a recent "the washington post" poll has found that terry mcauliffe's standing among education voters has fallen dramatically in just the past couple of weeks. he has been closing his campaign, hitting the democratic areas of the state, trying to get his supporters to the polls. just the past few days he has been in roanoke, richmond, the suburbs of richmond, hampton and the norfolk area and around here in northern virginia. while mcauliffe denied to us he was trying to turn this race into a referendum on former president trump, he has been mentioning trump at nearly every stop, including just a couple of hours ago when he borrowed a line from president biden last week. >> i am running against, i like to say donald trump in khakis. or sweater vests. what is he going to do with all those sweater vests at the end of this campaign? [laughter] but trump has now endorsed him. for the 10th time today.
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>> several democratic activists have warned about turnout in this election, especially among african-american voters, one of his most high profile surrogates south carolina congressman jim clyburn an aide close to clyburn tells us he accepted the invitation to campaign for mcauliffe he knows the black vote is a huge factor in virginia. he wanted to do everything he could to get out that vote. the fifth of the electorate already voted in early in person voting. 1.1 million returns. mcauliffe says all of that early voting gives him the early advantage, bret? >> hey, rich, you know, there is a soundbite from mcauliffe that he has been making on the campaign trail actually many times, that's getting some pushback. let's take a listen. >> in virginia, 1,142 of our precious children have gone to icu beds and hospital beds with covid. we just had two 11-year-olds die
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of covid. just happened. >> bret: okay. so according to the virginia department of health's website, throughout october 23rd, you have got 134,000 kids, cases, 976 hospitalizations. 10 deaths. that's since the beginning of covid. what's the campaign saying about this? >> the campaign has no comment on that, bret. and "the washington post" looked into this last week and got a response from the campaign that said that sometimes he tends to misspeak on the campaign trail when it comes to these covid statistics. "the washington post" found that it just happens way too often. he tends to inflate them and as the post characterizes it wildly inflated figures for child hospitalizations, bret. >> bret: okay. rich. we will follow it final hours here. thank you. let's bring in our political panel to get a sense of where things are. mow executive director
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georgetown institute of politics and former white house chief of staff and former republican party chief reince priebus joins us as well. all right, gentlemen, where do you see this race? reince, first to you. >> it's going to be very, very close, obviously. both sides are debating where we are at in early voting. i think most people agree, obviously there has been about 1.1 million people that have voted. the average of what people think is going to turn out tomorrow is going to be two more million people, maybe a little bit more than that. most people think that terry mcauliffe has an early vote absentee ballot advantage anywhere from 100 to 250,000 votes. let's say 150,000, take the middle part, middle ground that would mean that the glenn youngkin would need about 54, 55% of the turnout tomorrow to win. that's very doable for the republican on election day. glenn youngkin has the momentum in this race. clearly independents are going
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to youngkin. he has got the enthusiasm, the messaging seems to be flowing youngkin's way on education, on taxes, on all of the things that are being debated right now. glenn has that momentum and now he has the late money rush, too. so when you have the message. you have got the momentum. you have got the money. by the way, on this turnout issue for tomorrow, 55% is not a huge number for republicans. donald trump got over 60% of the vote on election day. much different, much different because a lot of people voted early. i get it but things do look pretty good for glenn youngkin. but cautiously optimistic. rnc chairwoman has done a great job. i think it's going to be very, very, very close. >> bret: you know, mo, obviously this election, like others, we'll see a lot of mail-in ballots. the early vote is a big deal here. and you're over 20% of the commonwealth already voting
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early. where do you see ground zero here as you head into tomorrow? >> yeah, and i think i would agree with just about everything reince said in terms of where we are. i do think the early vote number is critical and i do think mcauliffe has a pretty big advantage. the numbers i have seen show that he has a -- that democrats have the bigger advantage in the early vote this time than they did in the last governor's race. and there are a lot more votes. so that, i think, is going to matter quite a bit. but i think it's going to be close tomorrow. i think there is a couple of areas to watch. you are in one of them, bret. loudoun county is going to be pivotal. it is a purple county that has gone to democrats for a couple of elections in a row. but, by no means, is it a democratic strong hold. and that seems to be ground zero. i'm going to be looking at a couple of other key areas. i'm going to be looking at the richmond suburbs and like co-county and chester field
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county. not long ago both of those solidly red and rico solidly bo blew now chesterfield can go either way. what do those numbers look like? i'm going to look at virginia beach which is also a pivotal jurisdiction. what's the turnout at the end of the night going to look like in fairfax county? largest county in the state, about as big of a democratic strong hold if turn out is high there, that's a good thing for mcauliffe. and if it is low, if it's going to be a longer night. >> bret: explain how the state, this commonwealth breaks down and a lot of times republicans obviously rely on the southern part of the states to turn out big numbers. but there aren't bigger cities down there. so, around washington, d.c., has ban democratic strong hold, reince. but it seems like they had occasion issue has broken through. and has kind of chipped away at some of those suburban voters. at least that's according to the polls. here is the "new york times" in this editorial. recent school board wars have
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been a battle of subcultures. a lot of parents have trouble knowing what's going on in their kids' classrooms. when they challenge what they sense is happening, they need a few common responses. they are told as by virginia's democratic gubernatorial candidate that parents shouldn't tell schools what to teach. they're told they are racist or they're blithely assured that there is nothing going on. when there might be. when people sense that cultural power or imposing ideologies on their own families, you can expect the reaction will be swift and fierce. is that what's happening here? is that why some of these blue strongholds are being chipped away at? >> well, i think so. but, you know what mo said also i agree. look, when you are talking about how loudoun county comes down, he had gillespie in 2017 got more votes than any republican in a statewide race ever got but he still lost by 20,000. glenn youngkin if he wins
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loudoun county it's over. if glenn youngkin gets 1/3 of fairfax county, maybe he needs 36, 37% of fairfax county, youngkin wins. what happens to your pressure, bret, these school issues, the masks and the vaccine mandates and who is teaching our kids and crt, what's happened is it's nationalizing this race. and what -- this is why it's important for tomorrow because all the early vote is over. mcauliffe has a slight advantage there. but, if the 2020 electorate comes out. meaning the presidential vote people, not the governor voting people, but the people that only vote in a million election, if they turn out. and this is what juices up that vote, that means that republicans that normally wouldn't bother in a virginia governor's race, they turn out. that's why that issue is deadly for terry mcauliffe. >> bret: mo, i got 20 seconds here. >> yeah,look. for that level of turn out to
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happen, i mean, look, donald trump was able to draw out republicans, that no other republican was able to draw out. youngkin has had a tortured relationship here with donald trump. trying to juice his supporters when the cameras aren't on but keeping arms length when they are on. so i question whether or not is he going to be able to excite the republican base the way it happened in 2020. but, mcauliffe is making sure that every democrat gets excited by donald trump's shadow on this race. so, i -- look, i think a roll of the dice. reince and i are going to be up late tomorrow. it's going to be exciting night. >> bret: well, hey, we are excited. mo, reince, we appreciate it we will see you tomorrow and see how it all turns out. thank you. president biden says climate change is an existential threat to human existence. and the cost of inaction
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increase every day in his words. he is at the u.n. climate change conference in scotland. white house correspondent jacqui heinrich is in. >> ed: continueburg tonight. >> i guess i shouldn't apologize but i do apologize that the united states the last administration pulled outs of this paris accord. [inaudible] >> president biden laid blame on the trump administration for the u.s. not being farther ahead on climate goals. but empty-handed on legislative action himself, biden, instead, touted plans in his spending bill stalled again on capitol hill. >> it will incentivize clean energy manufacturing. building the solar panels and the wind turbines that are growing energy markets of the future. which will create good paying union jobs for american workers. >> biden's remarks to foreign leaders sounding equally geared towards democrats in washington whose votes he needs. the white house says $555 billion in proposed climate spending would cut greenhouse gas emissions by go ton by 2030.
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bringing down costs and natural gas natural disaster. and creation jobs. republican support is out of the question. >> if we follow the republican path, we don't need to kill u.s. jobs. we don't need to export our jobs overseas and subject ourselves to our enemies. >> neither russia nor china respectively the first and fourth biggest emitters worldwide attended the summit. president xi delivered a promise over video with no significant new pledges. russian president vladimir putin remotely announced plans to reach carbon neutrality 0 years after scientists desired target date. the g.o.p. quick to call out hypocrisy of the trip. president biden's motorcade in rome was 58 cars long and the u.k. foreign minister indicated some 400 private planes flew into glasgow. >> look at the carbon footprint of this glasgow summit where they are talking about global warming and all of them are flying over in jets. they could have zoomed this thing in. >> the white house touted new
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agreements to climate support for developing countries and halt international investment in coal. much of it being overshadowed on twitter by president biden closing eyes lot longer than a blink prompting speculation that he was falling asleep. and that is the last we will see of president biden today ahead of a press conference in glasgow tomorrow. and here's hoping we get a question in are a after he appeared to is a select list of reporters he was instructed to call on in rome, bret. >> bret: jacqui heinrich live in scotland. jacqui, thanks. stocks were up today. the new record closes for all three major markets. the dow gaining 94. the s&p 500 finishing ahead 8. the nasdaq jumped 98 today. up next, the u.s. small mouth hears arguments over a controversial abortion law in texas. we'll have a live report from the court. but, first, as we head to break throughout the show, we will talk to voters here in the commonwealth of virginia about this race tomorrow.
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>> what is driving you in this race? >> i just think that the, um, i think the tenure of the campaign and how intense it is. i have never seen any election for governor this intense. and with so much advertising. it's been unusual. >> bret: bombarded, right? >> both in person and direct mail and on tv. >> bret: so did that drive you the commercials? >> i was just pretty committed to the candidates i support. and i know this is an important election. both here in virginia and nationally as well. make sure to vote early. >> bret: what drove you on this race? >> i follow politics. i follow pretty closely and i just don't like what i'm hearing out of the mcauliffe camp. stuff going on in schools in northern virginia, especially loudoun county, very concerning. i think it's kind of targeted with the kids and, you know, the
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kids are naive, where, you know, they are very, they can be swayed and i feel it's kind of targeted and it's kind of scary. ♪ ♪
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>> bret: a fourth day of weather
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and staffing led to turbulence and forced american airlines to cancel 340 flights. 6% of its total as of midday today. the airline has canceled 2300 flights since late last week. meanwhile delta says it has not experienced any weather related cancellations so far. united says it has not had widespread cancellations. the biden administration says its assembling and shipping millions of covid-19 shots for children ages 5 to 11 in anticipation of a approval from regulators. the first shots could go into kids were arms by midweek. a special advisory panel to the cdc meets tomorrow to reconsider and consider a recommendation from the fda to go ahead with the vaccines. meantime, the u.s. supreme court justices are weighing arguments tonight on a controversial abortion ban in texas. it's the start of what could be a pivotal period in the decades long fight over abortion. fox news chief legal correspondent anchor fox news at
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night shannon bream reports from the court. >> the supreme court's fast tracked fight over fb 8 texas' ban on most abortions after roughly six weeks into a pregnancy sparked nearly three hours worth of arguments on monday a group of abortion providers and u.s. justice department argued to convince the justices that they have the legal right to sue to stop the law. today's arguments are primarily procedural in nature. mostly because of the law's unique enforcement memple. giving private citizens and not state officials the power to enforce the laws ban on most abortions after a fetal heart beat is detected. justice caging questioned whether it was crafted to get around supreme court precedent state v. young. >> some geniuses came up with a way to evade the commands of that decision as well as the command that the broader, the even broader principle that states are not to nullify
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federal constitutional rights and to say oh, we have never seen this before so we can't do anything about it. >> a majority of justices seem to be leaning in favor of giving the abortion providers the ability to sue. but the justice department's claim seemed much less likely to succeed. here is justice breyer. >> is it that the federal government, no matter who is in charge, without a statute, whatever party or whatever president, can just go and intervene in any case can bring a federal case whenever they think a state law affecting private people is unconstitutional? >> the justice department argued it has the right to go after sb-8 because it was designed to, quote, chill the exercise of a constitutional right prompting pointed questions from justice gorsuch. >> we don't get to pick and choose our rights. we are supposed to enforce them all equally. why does this one get special treatment? >> so this case was fast tracked which means we should expect a decision relatively quickly for now the law does remain in
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effect for texas. the really big abortion case comes up one month from today december 1st. the justices will dig into the merits of the mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. bret? >> bret: that's really the big one, right, shannon. >> that's got talk of roe v. wade what what about to those precedence, so all eyes will be watching. >> bret: shannon bream live at the supreme court. thanks. up next, senator joe manchin says he is a no on president biden's spending plan, at least not yet. until he knows how it will affect the u.s. economy. we'll get a status report from capitol hill. first, here is what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 5 in new york where the mayor's office says more than 9,000 city workers, including firefighters and police are on unpaid leave tonight for refusing to receive at least one dose of the covid vaccine. the number raises the possibility of shortages of police, fire, e.m.s. workers among new york's 300,000 employees.
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♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome back to leesburg, virginia, pretty downtown here. while president biden is in europe, his team is working with congressional democrats to try to get some agreement on their massive tax and spend plans. not only the infrastructure bill but the reconciliation bill. the social spending we have been talking about. so far progressives have derailed the moderate attempts at compromise to vote on one of the two bills. now one of the centrists on the senate side at the center of the he will vote no on the reckon sill. congressional correspondent chad pergram on s. on capitol hill tonight to tell us where things stand. you know, chad, good evening, you had joe manchin today. west virginia democrat, he makes the statement, what does that do
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to the process? does it jeopardize the whole passage? this. >> vintage joe manchin calling card swoop in to extract recession manchin worries about the cost. >> what i see are shell games, budget dwem mics it that make the real cost of the squalls $1.57 trillion bill estimated to be almost twice that amount. >> compromise is not good enough for a lot of my colleagues in congress it's all or nothing. and their position doesn't seem to change unless we agree to everything enough is enough by tapping the brakes. take the heat a few days ago. progressives holding up the bill now they are yesterday to vote. >> i would just urge everybody to keep tempers down. sometimes it happens in final negotiations we will trust the
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president i get 51 votes for this bill we have negotiated in good faith with all the senators on. >> >> it's no surprise that manchin is making this play at the end. >> strategy by people constituents and they figure at the end okay now here is my opportunity to get my idea in there or my -- here is my opportunity to get something out of it. and frankly, i think the longer this drags out, the more opportunity people will seek to do it. >> the white house says the manchin will eventually support the deal but means it's up to president biden to close the deal, bret. >> bret: to be fair to manchin, he has been saying this all along about the kind of nebulous reconciliation bill he needs to see it he is probably not the only moderate who is going to demand that that he actually sees what's in it before passing it. so what's the new timeline, potentially, to pass all of this? >> it was thought the
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progressives overplayed their hand asking for too much. they have now backpedaled. house speaker nancy pelosi says they are still on course to vote this week but it takes time to get a price tag from the cbo and the joint committee on taxation so maybe next week or thanksgiving in the senate. and if they don't finish soon it could be part of the biggest bill of all time in december. that bill would avoid a government shut down and raise the debt ceiling. bret? >> bret: ugh, december, that will be something. >> december to remember. >> bret: on the way out the door to christmas. chad, as always, thank you up on capitol hill. up next, laura ingraham joins us to talk about politics here in virginia plus to tell us about her new fox nation special about california. first, beyond our borders tonight russian president vladimir putin emphasizes the need to strengthen the country's air defenses amid nato's air activities russia's borders. crites u.s. missile led defense
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component in eastern europe and increasingly frequent mission bias nato ships near russian waters near baltic and black seas. biotechnology company november x indonesia first emergency use authorization for its covid-19 vaccine. the two dose vaccine uses lab grown copies of the spike protein that coats the virus. that is a different technology than the vaccines used here in the u.s. and. world. australia opens its border for the first time in 20 months. thailand is also easing its strict quarantine regulations. countries in the asian pacific have had some of the toughest covid-19 lock down measures and travel restrictions. this comes as the world covid death total surpasses the 5 million mark. just some of the other stories beyond our borders tonight. we'll be right back with laura ingraham after we hear from more voters here in the commonwealth of virginia in tomorrow's big election. >> what drove you in this race? >> really, just the critical
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race theory and honestly church. i'm a follow early of jesus, you know, i'm -- everything i do is faith-based. you know, i just pray that, you know, a leader like youngkin. >> it bothers me that democrats sometimes are lackadaisical. they don't come out and vote during the off year election. and that really bothers me republicans seem like they are always motivated. ♪ 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.
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s >> bret: welcome back to leesburg, virginia. we are here covering the governor's race tomorrow. and there is a lot happening tomorrow as far as people coming out for both campaigns. let's bring in laura ingraham host of the ingraham angle week nights 10:00 p.m. eastern here on fox news. we're going to talk about your
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special in a bit. virginia, this is happening here. i mean, there's a lot of people engaged. >> we were laughing because on the way out from leesburg we drove d.c. fairfax county blue electorate there. overwhelming voted for biden there were parents, kids, it was like a party. it it was halloween or youngkin. there is enormous amount of energy. you feel it you get a sense have you lived around the area for a long time, bret. i went to school at uva law school. i lived on and off in virginia for almost 25 years. this is different youngkin has run a smart campaign i think. >> bret: that issue of education we were talking about tellerrier with mo and reince. it does cross party lines and hit suburbs and parents who are concerned no matter what party. >> laura: one group democrats couldn't afford to alienate suburban women. critical to election victory in
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2020. they were a deficit for trump in 2020. the democrats managed nationally, i think, and in virginia, slowly but surely eroding their majority base among suburban women education, whether you are a minority voter, a nonminority voter, it matters. you want a quality education. kind of teach racial polarization and gender bending, it works in college campus seminars on a thursday night. it doesn't work for monday through friday in the classroom. >> bret: you know, there is another state that republicans have not given up on and that is california. they haven't had the success that virginia has seen in the republican party in the past. you have this special coming up. >> laura: yeah, on fox nation right now. called california on the edge. and i spent, you know, better part of a week going up and down the california coast and what we saw was both illuminating. a little scary, sad, frightening and pockets of hope i think we captured that. >> bret: we have a clip with your ride along with police. take a listen. >> when you talk about spikes in crime.
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this is our hot spot. and you see those boxes of food back there? >> you have people, churches, that come here and they give them food, which, i get it, everybody needs to eat. but the problem is, it encourages them just to stay here. >> laura: oh. >> now you have old food with trash rats and they go right here. >> laura: oh boy, what percentage of the people who are homeless are on drugs? if you had to guess. >> i had to guess 80%. >> laura: san francisco police told me 90. >> yeah. >> bret: that's pretty amazing. ron is the sergeant there and does the community safety partnership. is he like a multiracial, really cool background. he is someone who hasn't given up on his neighborhood. he grew up there. he is in there. and they are making a difference. it's incremental, bret. just bring you back to politics for a moment. i think what we will see tomorrow and then wednesday, is
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this lesson that republicans cannot write off entire sections of the country and hope to cobble together a victory. virginia, colorado, new england, even california, it's got to be a 50 state campaign in 2024. youngkin ran a smart campaign throughout the entire commonwealth of virginia. he didn't give on fair 235bgs county, loudoun county tonight really really smart campaigner. >> bret: that's interesting. stream it now on fox nation? >> laura: absolutely. >> bret: up next the panel on the virginia governor's race and president biden in europe. we are also hearing virginia, obviously ahead of tomorrow's big governor's election. ♪. >> usually i vote for republicans. i actually didn't do it this time. >> so the linkage to trump stuck with you. >> yes. yes, it did. i thought he wasn't very a nice man. >> i'm a small business owner, so wanting to make sure that virginia gets back to being active and small business friendly and keep our economy moving. >> can i ask you how you voted.
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>> you certainly can, i voted republican. yeah. >> bret: so do you think that there is a tide changing here? do you feel something heading that way. >> i do. i think that people are tired. i think that people are wanting things to get back to normal. ♪ ♪ as someone who resembles someone else, i appreciate that liberty mutual knows everyone's unique. that's why they customize your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. oh, yeah. that's the spot. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪
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>> i believe we will pass my build back better plan. and i believe we will pass the infrastructure bill. maybe it won't work. but i believe we will see by the end of next week at home that it's passed. >> the political games have to stop for the sake of the country vote house and pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill. holding this bill hostage is not going to work in getting my support for reconciliation bill. >> we are ready to get this transbe for immigrational change to people. i would just urge everybody to keep tempers down. >> bret: well, it doesn't seem like it's moving that fast. we don't know if it's going to come together this week. it doesn't appear that way with senator joe manchin said today as these two bills are up on capitol hill. meantime asked about those bills and abc poll, here's how people responded. if they become law, would it help people like you?
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25% hurt people like you 32%. that's just over the past couple of days. we'll start there with our panel. let's bring them in. "the washington post" columnist marc thiessen, leslie marshall, democratic strategist and kimberley strassel a member of the editorial board at the "wall street journal." kimberly, let me start with you, you know, it's not surprising that joe manchin comes out and says i want to see the specifics. i want to see what the impact is going to be. and i'm not just going to pass something without knowing what's in it. he has kind of been saying that all along. where does this go? >> you know, he did actually make some news today, bret. because if you drill down into what he said, a lot of attention to these -- this buzz words about shell games and gimmicks, but he got more specific in that he said look, if you have all these programs and you only have them run a couple of years and you claim that they are going to end when they don't, you know, the bill is actually like twice the amount of 1.75. and i said 1.75.
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well, if you extrapolate that, it means stuff is going to have to come out of this bill like big programs. he also expressed some concern about the climate provisions. he is not close to a yes and major modifications are going to have to happen from what they have talked about in the house. yet, still, the question is how much will progressives swallow of that and when will they say no themselves? >> bret: yeah. progressives seem to be saying okay, we'll trust the president and the administration and let's move forward, leslie. i'm not sure it's going to hold but we will see. >> well, actually, kimberly and i don't rarely agree but today would be one day where progressives have, to you know, make a decision. i'm a democrat. i have said it before. these should not have been married. these two pieces of legislation. and i feeling as a moderate centrist that the progressive caucus is holding us hostage. i think that all democrats, whether it's a manchin or sinema or a sanders have to decide do they want to have a lost
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gubernatorial election in virginia do. they want to lose more house in the house and senate and more in the and perhaps the white house in 2024. we have to work together. big programs have already gone to the wayside. one of which senator sanders will not let go of you have 15 democrats very vulnerable in the promised lower drug prices and something manchin doesn't like and sanders requires and he definitely heads the progressive caucus. >> bret: mark, the president is facing pretty bad poll numbers in recent days. you look at nbc poll his approval stands at 42% approval. disapprove 54%. on the eternals of that poll all kinds of questions where republicans are really up. if the marist poll election confidence better chance of winning 2024, biden at 36%. someone someone else at 44%. here's the president talking about polls this weekend.
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>> polls have going to up and up and down. look at overrer president. same thing happened. >> that's why i ran. i didn't run to determine how well i'm going to do in the polls. i said that i would make sure that we were in a position where we dealt with climate change, where we moved in a direction that was significantly improved the prospects of american workers being they have good jobs and good pay and further that i would make sure that we dealt with the crisis that was caused by covid. we have done all of those. >> bret: polls do go up and down, marc, but they have been going down and even terry mcauliffe is in virginia has acknowledged significant head wind. >> going down like a rock. approval ration go up and down. >> we have hard to recover when only 37% of the american people say that you are competent. when people make a decision that you are incompetent, it is very hard to recover from that. and that is the most devastating
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number in that poll. 50% of the american people think he is incompetent. and just joe manchin press conference today is evidence of that incompetent at the bus stop. joe manchin isn't just another stockholder in this debate he has a veto. if he doesn't agree to it it's not going to get passed. why would you release a framework that you haven't cleared with joe manchin yet and have this whole debacle unfold over the last week. you need to sit down with joe manchin and kyrsten sinema and figure out what they're willing to accept and what they are willing to not accept. craft that as a framework and say to the other democrats this is it if you want the build back better this is what it is and live with it and get their votes locked in before you start releasing it. >> bret: the white house even after that press conference said no, we will have the senator manchin's approval eventually. they need to talk to senator manchin, perhaps, about that. one last poll heading into election day, kimberly, this is the rcp poll, youngkin and mcauliffe. real clear politics, youngkin up
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1.7 heading into election day. that is a significant turn around from where this race was at the beginning. >> yeah. and you know, just to continue this theme, it has to be related to the white house. obviously mcauliffe has made some mistakes on education. but this is about what's going on in d.c. and you have to wonder how things would look different, bret, if biden had taking the win on that infrastructure bill at the beginning of september, said i'm a bipartisan president. and moved on. i think things might look better both in terms of those polling numbers and in terms of that virginia race. >> bret: all right. when we come back with the panel, tomorrow's headlines from virginia. ♪ ♪ at vanguard, you're more than just an investor, you're an owner with access to financial advice, tools and a personalized plan that helps you build a future for those you love. vanguard. become an owner.
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♪ ♪ >> bret: finally tonight, a look at tomorrow's headlines with the panel. kim, first to you. >> despite wild predictions, the
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imminent demise of roe v. wade, a majority of supreme court justices look skeptically on what is in fact a pretty technically pretty complex texas abortion law. >> bret: leslie? >> despite headlines that democrats are infighting and can't get it together the progressive caucus and the centrist moderates dom an agreement on both having the infrastructure reconciliation bills go forward and, yes, they will pass. >> bret: okay. let's see. mark? >> mine suspect from tomorrow but from 2100. glasgow climate conference wrong climate change was not existential threat, the world did not end. we are still here. [laughter] >> bret: all right, marc. thank you. tomorrow on "special report," complete coverage of election day. shannon bream will have the first fox news voter analysis on the virginia governor's race. we'll have that for you at 6:00 and a special at 7:00 p.m. coverage will also hear from
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former house speaker newt gingrich weighing in on this race and the impact around the nation. this shoud be interesting to watch. we also have races obviously a big race for governor in new jersey. and races around the country that we haven't talked that much about but we will touch on all of those. thanks inviting us into your home tonight from virginia. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and still unafraid. "fox news primetime" hosted by rachel campos-duffy this week starts right now. hey, rachel. >> rachel: hi, bret. thank you. good evening and welcome to "fox news primetime." i'm rachel campos-duffy and tonight we start with virginia where the race for governor final stretch. polls have youngkin surging over democrat terry mcauliffe as education has taken center stage in the race. youngkin has been fighting to keep parents in the classroom while mcauliffe thinks they are just getting in his way.

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