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>> the old-fashioned is great. great stuff here, people. >> i never thought where i watched that movie when you exposed yourself -- >> get your hands off me, woman. >> dana: the sunday parade attack defendant in wisconsin held on $5 million bail. good morning, i'm dana perino. bill is off today. good morning, benjamin. >> i'm benjamin hall in for bill. the story out of waukesha growing more tragic by the day. an 8-year-old has died. his older brother is among the more than 60 people hurt. >> dana: darrell brooks made his first court appearance yesterday. the d.a. and court commissioner
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underscored the seriousness of the charges he is facing. >> you can expect a six count for first degree murder. the risk this defendant presents to our community. not only flight risk but dangerousness that he presents. history of violence. >> not lay people, detectives. not only tried to stop this but rendered an opinion this was an intentional act. i have not seen anything like this in my very long career. >> mike tobin is reporting live from waukesha. mike. >> the waukesha county prosecutor promised bail would be set so high this time there would be no way brooks would get out. indeed bail was set at $5 million. darrell brooks appeared in court wearing one of the suicide prevention outfits. he looked down. he seemed to rock back and forth. he was officially charged with five counts of intentional
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homicide. the sixth charge is a matter of doing the paperwork at 8-year-old died of his injuries. >> mr. brooks is facing five consecutive life sentences if convicted on all counts in this complaint. i wish to notify the court sadly that today we learned of another death of a child related to this case. >> doorbell video shows brooks 20 minutes after the attack arriving at the home of daniel ryder. he didn't know about the attack and made brooks a sandwich. police arrived and took brooks into custody at that location. court documents show just how deliberate this attack was. when a police officer first encountered the s.u.v. with brooks driving going through the barricades it was going slow enough the detective was able to pound on the hood and tell him to stop. it only sped up as he got into the crowd of people. documents provide more information about that november 2 incident in which brooks is
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charged with punching the mother of his child in the face and running her over with the s.u.v. we knew she had tire tracks on her pants. we know she suffered a dislocated femur and broken ankle. for that incident bond on brooks was ultima tly reduced to $1,000 and clearly he ended up with access to the vehicle. the weapon now in two separate incidents. back to you in new york. >> mike tobin in waukesha. >> dana: let's bring in andy mccarthy former assistant u.s. attorney and fox news contributor. you wrote about this on national review about this parade of liberal prosecutors around the country. want to read one thing and have you react. betsy smith, retired police charges who said liberal prosecutors who want to talk about restorative justice and what it means is we're putting the public in dang irrelevant trying to give these people too many opportunities to reoffend. very frustrating for law enforcement and absolutely dangerous for our communities.
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we no repeatism is a problem in the united states. the rate that people return to prison is 7 and 10 arrested within 5 years. 81% of prisoners released in 2012 were arrested within five years of are he lease and repeatism is a problem and focus on that. these prosecutors seem to be putting the perpetrators ahead of the victims, andy. >> yeah, and it -- it is not to say there is not a place for people in our criminal justice system who have the interest of criminals at heart when we have defense lawyers that are supposed to have the interests of their clients be paramount. they just don't belong being the state prosecutor because the prosecutor's job is to prosecute. and it is to do justice in an individual case which means you are always trying to make sure you have the right person but you have to be of a mind to
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bring the wherewithal of the criminal justice system against the people who violate the law and if your interest is not the community's that are being preyed upon but people doing the preying you don't belong in the prosecutor business. >> it wasn't a one-time criminal. the rap sheet on this guy is extensive. career criminal. he pled guilty at 17 years old to a felony charge to inflicting substantial bodily harm against another person. a few years ago a traffic stop he drove off. july 2020 he was charged with two felony counts. november 5 with a felony second degree. the list goes on and on. shouldn't this have been taken into account when they set that bail? what needs to change here? >> well, one thing benjamin that needs to change is the states operate, many of them and wisconsin is no different here on a kind of a fiction
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that does not exist in the federal system. in the federal system in the 1980s somewhat controversially congress enacted a bail reform act that allowed people to be detained pre-trial on the basis of danger to the community. in other words, if you could show enough evidence as the prosecutor that releasing the person on bond would endanger any person or the community at large, the person could be denied bail. that's why terrorists don't get out and mass murderers don't get out when charged in federal court. in the states they don't have that. so like in wisconsin they have a provision of law that says you can't deny bail. so what they end up doing is setting bail at such a ridiculously high financial amount that the person can't get out. and what that does is enables the left to come in and say that cash bail is all about penalizing poverty, which is
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what this nutty district attorney in milwaukee says. but i think that they are inviting this situation by not just straight up having a provision that says if the prosecutor can show that your release would endanger people, then they can keep you in. we won't play games about what financial amount would be high enough to make that happen. >> dana: one last question for you, andy. sometimes in these cases and you might have seen this in rittenhouse, the prosecutors go for a charge that they couldn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt. one of the things mike tobin is talking about was it intentional rather than speeding away and happening upon a parade. where do you think that stands here in this case? >> i think what ends up happening, dana, is probably something more like the george floyd prosecution with derek khaifsh-in. khoefsh yain.
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-- -- depraved indifference homicide. the classic law school example of that is like the guy who shoots a gun into a crowd. he is not aiming at any person but headless. danger to everyone. this is that kind of a thing. this guy wasn't intending to kill any particular person but what he did was so reckless and so indicative of depravity that it should be charged as murder on that theory. >> dana: all right. andy mccarthy, thank you so much. >> michigan democrat congresswoman tlaib endorsing a proposal to empty federal prisons in the next 10 years. >> i think everyone is oh my god we'll are he lease everybody. do you see how many people are mentally ill that are in prison right now? >> your proposal is so sweeping. it does release everyone.
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what i'm trying to say. >> within 10 years and there is a process looking at how can we get away from mass incarceration and move towards care. >> the white house pushing back and trying to distance itself from the squad member's idea. jen psaki yesterday. >> the president does not support abolishing prisons or defunding the police. he thinks measures that like make us less safe and not support legislation that includes it. >> the act calls for the repeal of the 1994 crime bill which president biden drafted while he was in the senate. dana. >> dana: the jury resuming deliberations in the arbery trial. they are weighing murder charges against three defendants accused of chasing and killing arbery while jogging through a neighborhood in southern georgia. prosecutors say the killing was racially moet vaitd. defense claims the men were making a citizens arrest and suspected arbery of burglary.
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also white house press secretary jen psaki dismissing a question whether president biden would apologize to kyle rittenhouse after characterizing him as a white supremacist last year. >> would the president ever apologize to kyle rittenhouse for suggesting online and on tv that he is a white supremacist? >> this about a campaign video released last year that used president trump's own words during a debate as he refused to condemn white supremacists and militia groups. the president believes in condemning hatred, division and violence. >> dana: rittenhouse was acquitted in the fatal shooting of two men last year. in an interview with tucker carlson rittenhouse accused the president of defaming his character and accused him of malice. >> the holiday travel rush is underway with millions of americans taking to the skies over the next four days. as we look at the atlanta
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airport aaa is expect frng thanksgiving air travel to be near pre-pandemic levels. meantime our live tracking map shows all u.s. commercial flights en route right now. we're live at dallas/ft. worth airport and how they're handling the travelers. >> before i give you a live look here let's go the fly to where map again. i checked right before we went on and right now according to that website they are showing that there are 336 delays right now across the entire country and 52 cancellations at the moment. not too bad for the start of the busiest travel day of the year. but as we come back out here live at the dallas airport things really aren't too hectic considering this is supposed to be one of the busiest times.
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this is the international terminal. maybe busier as domestic departure spots. 3.2 million travelers expected to flow through here. not quite pre-pandemic numbers but close. they expect to screen 20 million across the country. there were concerns the agency couldn't handle the numbers because of the federal vaccine mandate. 93% of its staff is vaccinated so they are staffed and prepared. >> we're working with the other employees to bring them into compliance. that's how we can say with confidence we'll be fully staffed to make sure operations go quickly. >> american and southwest were two airlines that experienced mass cancellations due to bad weather but now the carriers hope new incentives will help like triple pay for flight attendants who don't call out sick during the holiday period. our flight attendant union said
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that should help because of reluctance due to recent incidents of unruly passengers. >> these incentives are what's needed for people to say to their families who are concerned they are going to work in a combative situation i'll go but bring a little bit more home and do a little bit better. that's really important. in order to make sure that we can meet the demands over the holiday season. >> here is the headline. if your travels bring you through an airport or out on the roads, what do we say? pack your patience. there will be a lot of people out there and it will be busy. >> absolutely. 80% up from that year is positive. for everyone traveling, be safe. thanks very much. >> >> dana: another night of smash and grab robberies. they ransacked a jewelry store. will the brazen crimes force prosecutors to lay down the law?
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>> president biden vacationing at a billionaire's estate in nantucket and millions are feeling pain at the pump as they hit the road this holiday. karl rove joins us just ahead. >> i think if -- if many people won the lottery the first thing they do is fill up their gas tanks. it is just ridiculous. with age. get more with neutrogena® retinol pro plus. a powerful .05% retinol that's also gentle on skin. for wrinkles results in one week. neutrogena®. for people with skin. the tempur-pedic breeze° makes sleep...feel cool. because the tempur-breeze° transfers heat away from your body... you feel cool, night after night. save up to $500 on select adjustable mattress sets during the tempur-pedic black friday event.
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>> benjamin: president biden jetting off to nantucket for thanksgiving after announcing he would tap the strategic oil reserve to fight rising gas prices. his long weekend comes as americans are shelling out more than ever for their holiday dinners due to runaway inflation. peter doocy is live with the details. >> good morning.
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the president and first lady and their son hunter along with some of the grandkids piled onto air force one last night bound for private equity billionaire david rubinstein's oceanfront compound in massachusetts worth a reported $30 million. >> you are president no matter where you are. he will conduct his work from wherever he is on any vacation or any time he is in delaware, camp david or wherever he may be spending time with his loved ones. he has secure phone capabilities. he has staff traveling with him and i this i the american people can be assured that he will continue to press to lower their costs and insure they have more breathing room. >> the first vacation the bidens have taken like this since taking office and remains unclear why they didn't want to get together at the white house or some of their houses because
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he is concerned with main street, not wall street and said as of yesterday he knows this is a tough time for many supporters paying now more than ever for things they need. >> president biden: i will do what needs to be done to reduce the price you pay at the pump. from the middle class and working families spending much too much and it is a strain. you are the reason i was sent here to look out for you. >> prices are up, poll numbers are down. the president is out of town until after the holiday. benjamin. >> benjamin: peter doocy live at the white house. >> dana: karl rove, former white house deputy chief of staff and fox news contributors. gas prices are up. that's why the white house has been talking about this. one of the things the president decided to do was try to tap the spr. "wall street journal" writing the withdrawal is intended to give the appearance of doing something about prices while actually doing nothing. how do you see it, karl? >> i totally agree with their
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board. it's 50 million barrels of oil. in reality that's what they said. in reality it's 32 million because 18 million barrels were already authorized by the congress under trump to be sold when the prices for oil were high and that's already been priced in by the markets. it's only 32 million barrels. let's just assume that the announcement is 50 million. the u.s. uses 19 million barrels of oil a day. this is 2.6 days worth of oil. that won't have a big downward pressure on prices. the world uses 97 million barrels a day. this is half a day's worth of worldwide oil. it won't have downward pressure on prices and they know it. remember, their object is not to have lower prices for energy, hydrocarbons, oil and gas, it is to be higher prices. january 27th moratorium on any new leasing on federal lands and in federal waters, kicked out by the courts in june because they had no authority
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to do it. so what do they do? they suspend drilling and exploration in anwar and the national petroleum reserve established by congress in 1923 for the exclusive purpose of oil exploration in alaska. you look at the words coming out of the mouths of the leaders of the interior department, the head of the bureau of ocean energy management says we're interested in the social cost of carbon. the secretary of interior says we aren't going to stop oil and gas overnight. she would like to. her deputy says we're going to turn around 40 years of administrative practice and drive up the cost of developing oil and natural gas and that will be reflected in utility bills and at the pump. >> dana: did you see yesterday karl where the secretary of energy, secretary granholm was asked how many barrels a day does am burn there and she didn't have that number with her. i just wonder, remember when
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rick perry was running for president and he couldn't remember the third thing and he was the secretary of energy. the media coverage of him saying something like he didn't know how many barrels of oil they were using in the united states would have been much more maligned than hers are. >> absolutely. then she had her faux pas in another interview where she started laughing when somebody raised the issue of gas prices. >> dana: they're not laughing now. >> they are up over 60% since this president came in. good news, though. the international energy agency says that there is a likely reprieve from the price rally they call that. could be on the horizon. what is what the iea says is the result? because when u.s. production rises, there were pandemic difficulties but lost crews, shutdowns, hard to get those people back. but by next year the iea thinks that will be taken care of and
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that will help reduce prices but the issue is we are going to produce more energy, therefore the price is going to go down. but this administration doesn't want to produce more oil and gas. they want to produce less and they want the costs to be higher deliberately as part of their climate program. >> dana: can i jump in with a last thing? a cbs news reporter asking biden please take our questions. >> thank you for your time and effort. i'll have plenty of time to talk to you. >> when will you answer our questions, sir? >> dana: you know how the white house press briefing room gets if they aren't getting questions answered. 13 interviews since taking office. it pales in comparison to other presidents. >> look, we all know why they aren't letting him answer questions because he can barely string together two sentences reading it off a teleprompter. the other day he read it and they had in there the instructions end quote and he
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read the instructions. they know he can't handle answering questions. the american people know that. they are getting concerns about the competency of the chief executive of the united states. that's not good for the country. certainly not good politically for biden and certainly not good politically for the democratic party. they may be stuck in a bad place. if they put him out there to answer questions god knows what he is going to say. >> dana: happy thanksgiving to you. >> and the new pup. best to peter. >> thank you. >> benjamin: supply chain christs showing signs of easy. disruptions are far from over with cargo ships still off the coast of california. one of the busiest shopping days of the year is just two days away. will your gift for loved ones be in stock and will there be enough workers to help you find them? we'll speak with a small business owner of the challenges of stocking up and staffing up for the holidays.
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it's the hardworking people of the united states postal service. >> dana: president biden touting progress to relieve the backlog at the nation's ports. dozens of cargo ships remain parked off the coast of los angeles ahead of the busiest shopping days of the year. william la jeunesse is live in california with the latest. good morning, william. >> indeed there are improvements. you have shipping rates are down, the ports of l.a. and long beach are flipping containers faster and you have fewer ships, lower volume arriving from asia. ist does not mean that consumers will see more products or lower prices at stores or online. the gap nordstroms, nike report inventory problems because of the supply chain. the harbor is full. every anchor spot is full and 40 ships offshore waiting to
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get in. pre-covid zero, you didn't see this. last week a big change. because of winter weather and stronger winds and diesel pollution the coast guard imposed new rules. in the past you had up to 120 ships packed in the bay waiting for a berth. going forward, the ships will have to wait 150 miles offshore. not five or 10 and the docking time starts ticking not when they arrive here but when they leave asia. >> it normally takes two weeks to cross the ocean at 18 knots. if their berthing assignment isn't for another two weeks which is common they could slow at 9 knots using less fuel and creating less emissions overall. >> a massive backlog of ships and emitting pollution into the region home to some of the worst air quality in the united states. l.a. long beach is number one for smog. >> this is inside the control
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tower where officials direct traffic. on average you have 10, 12 ships a day, some four foot ball fields long in the narrow channels. you have gridlock here at the ports and that's triggered those nationwide shortages that we see on everything from computer chips to medical equipment. yesterday president biden took credit for the improvements. >> president biden: the number of containers sitting on docks blocking movement are down by 33%. shipping prices are down 25%. >> of course that doesn't address the labor shortages or other kinks in the supply chain, right? as black friday is friday and that's when the stores need that inventory to make money to get them through the next year. that problem, of course, dana, the consumer will be the ultimate judge on the supply chain. >> dana: i think you have become the ultimate fly chain expert of america and we're grateful for it. thank you so much. >> you bet.
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>> benjamin: big box retailers like target and wal-mart promise their shelves will be stocked ahead of the busy shopping weekend but small businesses like tons of toys in new jersey don't have the same resources to maintain inventory. how can mom and pop stores try to stay ahead of the slight chain crisis? this is kenneth maietta owner of tons of toys. the supply chain is a real crisis. the big stores can buy from different smriers and beyerl -- by more stock. that's not like stores like yours. how have you seen the supply chain problem affect you? >> we were given warning about august and the suppliers said order now for the entire holiday season. so we decided to bulk up for the entire holiday season right away. stockpile toys. i have a warehouse so we were able to put toys there. i think for your normal mom and
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pop it will be a struggle. >> benjamin: august. when would you usually be buying stock? >> we would be buying through the entire holiday season and right now when i do an order i get 25% of what i order. but my shelves are fully stocked and i hope to keep it that way. but i don't see being able to order 100% of toys from now going forward. some toy companies have cut us off totally where we aren't allowed to order until january. freight prices have gone through the roof. >> benjamin: tons of toys has plenty of stock so everyone knows. what about filling jobs? we know it has been very difficult and at the moment i believe there are 10.4 million jobs at the moment.
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have you struggled to fill vacant jobs? >> we have struggled to fill jobs. we were using all the resources we had to find people and we were getting nobody. we were spending a lot of money. we gave up at one point and then we went back to social media and reached out to some of the groups we were in touch with, moms groups, etc. and able to find somebody late in the game in october. but then you have to get them trained and you have to -- you know, teach them how to sell. it has been very difficult. >> benjamin: a lot of big, big problems for many stores coming up. today is small business saturday. i hope people take that into consideration and spend money at some of the smaller shops that will need help. thank you for joining us today. best of luck through the season and i hope the jobs get filled. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> dana: dollar tree stores may have to rethink their name. they announced they will raise the baseline price to $1.25 with the company's ceo blaming
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inflation for the move. meantime breakfast could burn a bigger hole in your pocket. general mills is raising prices as much as 20% on hundreds of items starting in mid-january. >> benjamin: popeye's has opened its first location in england. business kits. kits -- biscuits. folks were confused with the butter milk biscuit saying it looked like a scone. they don't know what it is. i tell you what they won't be disappointed when they finally try one. >> dana: i think there is a reason that people are lining up and they will find butter milk biscuits are what england needs to make their holiday dreams come true. >> benjamin: i think they could
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do with a waffle house. >> dana: do they have chick-fil-a? >> benjamin: that would be great as well. >> dana: amazing expansion opportunity. we'll take it from there. san francisco cracking down after four straight nights of smash and grab robberies amid fears the crime wave could scare m christmas shoppers and the media pushing falsehoods. we'll talk about all of that and more with sean duffy. he is coming up straight ahead. so they only pay for what they need. woooooooooooooo... we are not getting you a helicopter. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ (kate) at verizon, we want to put the power of 5g in the hands of every business. so come in for verizon small business days. every butcher, baker and artisanal cheese maker. schedule an appointment with our business experts, and get up to $1000 off a 5g phone. because every business deserves better.
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>> dana: we're awaiting a jury decision in the arbery case. the man killed in georgia. the jury has asked to watch a video. we don't know which one. also to listen to a 911 call made by one of the defendants gregory mcmichael. the jury will be coming back into the courtroom so stay tuned for that. we will not have a decision right away. clearly they are going to deliberate this for a little bit longer and look at the video and listen to this call. benjamin. >> benjamin: san francisco authorities are responding to a series of brazen smash and grab robberies. felony charges against nine people. jonathan hunt has more from los angeles. >> this state of organize evidence robberies across the bay area seems to be getting worse.
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already this week a group broke into a menswear house in san francisco and several cannabis dispensaries and pharmacies in the area have been targeted. the incident in walnut creek 25 miles east of san francisco on saturday was the biggest and most brazen in what police say are highly organized attacks. dozens of people drove up to the nordstrom there running in, grabbing goods and taking off in their vehicles. two workers were assaulted. one pepper sprayed police said. several arrests have been made. police promise more to come at california governor gavin newsom calls for action. >> accountability. we want people prosecuted and we want people to feel safe this holiday season. >> the wild weekend began with a smash and grab attack at the louis vuitton store in union
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square. police pulled some suspects from their cars as they tried to get away. nine suspects will now face criminal charges. >> we all know that we're here because of crimes that occurred in union square a couple of days ago. crimes that are outrageous, offensive and that are unacceptable. we cannot and will not and do not tolerate that kind of behavior in our city. >> some criminal justice experts argued the robberies might be the result of a kind of perfect storm here in california. a recent move to raise to $950 the threshold to categorize theft as a felony combined with many stores fearing liability issues telling their employees not to chase or even in some cases touch anyone stealing from those stores. benjamin. >> benjamin: how you can watch those videos and argue for reducing the number of cops is
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baffling. >> dana: no one has baffling since benjamin. let's bring in sean duffy. you are a former prosecutor. it must drive you absolutely crazy. >> 100%, dana. you played a clip of jason bowden going through a recall. saying we don't tolerate this in san francisco. he has absolutely tolerated it in san francisco for years. when people commit small crimes and nothing happens to them, more crimes.bigger crimes and it is interesting that when the robberies and burglaries took place at walgreens or target they didn't do anything about that. when you hit the louis vuitton or rich shops, now they are outraged and angry about it and going to do soefmgt we used to have the saying crime doesn't pay. dana, now in san francisco and l.a. crime does pay and you get more of it. if you are tough on crime like the old rudy giuliani of open windows. when small criminals are put away and prosecuted to the
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fullest extent of the law you get less crime but when you let crime foment you get more of it and get what you see in san francisco. >> dana: the prosecutor in sufficient mentioned has a similar philosophy to the prosecutor in waukesha who said in 2007 is there going to be an individual i divert or put into a treatment program who will go out and kill somebody? and he answered his own question you bet guaranteed. it is guaranteed to happen. it does not invalidate the overall approach. now we have six dead. 62 injured. i think that has invalidated the approach. >> i think he likes still the approach but now he sees the impact that approach has on communities and his electoral ability. there was a warrant out for brooks's arrest in nevada and he was released on a new charge in milwaukee on $500. then he committed a third crime
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in milwaukee and was released on $1,000. these were violent crimes. if we had tough on crime prosecute ho*rs it won't have happened. you want your prosecutor to be fair. if someone shop lifts a sweater you say it's a first time offense, made a mistake, let's go easy on them. if you're on your 16th offense and violent crime put them behind bars and protect your community. it's not what the prosecutors do. to your point. 48 injured, 6 dead. one a little boy. this didn't have to happen. the mindset of the american people will change. when you talk about criminal justice reform or bail reform it sounds great. people will look at the real impact it has on their community and their safety and start to high prosecutors and judges that will be tough on crime but still fair. >> dana: the other thing i want to ask you about the media scrutiny in regards to cnn brian stelter not covering the steele dossier for the last three weeks. the "washington post" said it
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is outrageous. brian stelter's sunday's program on cnn hasn't found air time for the steele dossier, no mentions of the document. we asked him to explain the dossier's admission. no on the record comment replied the stickler for public transparency via direct message. quick thought on that? >> the "washington post", interesting they are covering the story. no one in mainstream media wants to cover this story. listen. you can get a story wrong for a little while. if you talk and speak openly about a break-in situation you can get it wrong. this happened for 2 1/2, 3 years with the american people and they consistently got it wrong. not because they didn't know it was wrong. they liked the political angle going after donald trump and they willingly got the story wrong, didn't pursue the facts to have the end result of hopefully beating him in the race against joe biden which is shameful and why more people are looking for new sources of
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media because the mainstream media continues to lie to the american people on the steele dossier or with regard to the rittenhouse background and who he really is as a person. >> dana: i wish you a happy thanksgiving. if you look for a great christmas gift think of this wonderful book by rachel and sean duffy, the all american christmas. i love everything. the cover is amazing but the content is even better. thank you so much. >> you are in it, too. have a happy thanksgiving. >> benjamin: a major ruling yesterday against some of the biggest u.s. pharmacies and their role in the opioid crisis. what it means for the epidemic.
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if you're 50 years or older ask your doctor or pharmacist about shingles. >> benjamin: a jury in ohio finding walgreens, cvs and wal-mart didn't do enough to prevent the opioid epidemic in two counties just days after drug overdose deaths topped 100,000 between april 2020 and april 2021.
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75% were caused by opioids. joining us now is attorney mark lanier who represented the two ohio counties in that case. thank you for being with us this morning. what does this mean for us? >> well, what it means is the pharmacies are on notice now that they've got to pay attention to the people getting these drugs and buying them. they can't have people come in and have five prescriptions for the same drug from five doctors and fill them all for cash without insurance on file, without at least checking into it and looking at the prescriptions carefully. >> benjamin: i want to put out something written in the "wall street journal." the jury verdict also distorts product liability and public nuisance law. pharmacies have no control over how they were used by customers. if the verdict stands or the companies settle the precedent could lead the similar nuisance suits across much of the u.s. economy and wonder if it raises the questions these shops that sold legal products and doesn't
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this open the door to potentially other cases where if you sold a knife and used to commit a crime is the store liable for that? we know knives can be dangerous. >> there is a difference here, there is a specific law saying you aren't allowed to sell opiate drugs unless you are willing to live up to certain regulations. the pharmacies have a corresponding responsibility to make sure it's a legitimate prescription. you look at the 100,000 deaths you talked about earlier. those -- that's not -- those are deaths from drugs that should not have all been sold the way they were sold. and you have to have pharmacies that will follow the law. that's the key. >> benjamin: so perhaps background checks, we need to know how often people are keeping a system so you track how often they are buying it. this seems to be a whole new infrastructure in a sense. >> you have pharmacies that have huge lines that form early in the morning with people who
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all have the same prescription from the same doctor for the same dosage. where it is obvious there is a problem and they have to pay attention to that. at least do background checks to make sure that prescription is proper. >> benjamin: i'm sure some of these opioid companies will push back. you might be expecting some appeals. there has been a couple of entries for the opioid countries recent. in oklahoma the supreme court tossed out a $465 million opioid ruling. orange county judge ruled in favor of drug makers in california's opioid crisis lawsuit. you expect them to come back and appeal with all the money they have. >> they will appeal to the u.s. supreme court and maybe beyond if possible. that's okay. oklahoma was unique to oklahoma law. california is unique to california law. it will be interpr*eted differently all around the country and we'll have to see how it unfolds. there are thousands more cases.
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>> benjamin: underneath is the human tragedy. 100,000 died last year. this year so far the number is 70,000. we expect it to continue. human tragedy very much the case. you will be studying the legal elements of this but a tragedy across the country and thank you for joining us today and speaking with us. thank you, sir. >> my pleasure. >> dana: president biden getting away from the white house to spend thanksgiving with his family at the home of a billionaire on nantucket after tapping the strategic oil reserve to help lower skyrocketing gas prices. bill hemmer is off today. i'm dana perino. >> benjamin: i'm benjamin hall in for bill. president biden admitting the families won't see prices going down overnight. with inflation soaring to a 30-year high fuel prices are more than 50% higher than a year ago. they jumped even higher yesterday. >> the thing that is the problem he doesn't understand
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we need an increased supply over time to bring the prices down. oil is commuteable over time and selling it out of the strategic reserves for 50 million barrels, that's 4 1/2 days worth of oil and then the price goes up again. >> if you are feeling the pain at the pump worry not. the president says help is on the way but even he admits the spr release won't bring immediate relief. >> president biden: our combined action will not solve the problem of high gas prices overnight and will make a difference. my effort to combat climate change is not raising the price of gas. >> after that he took no questions heading out the door for nantucket where he is spending thanksgiving at billionaire david rubinstein's $30 million, 14 acre compound leaving some wondering if old scranton joe is a bit out of touch with working class americans.
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this as his energy secretary appears unaware of the current u.s. oil consumption rate. >> how many barrels of oil does the u.s. consume per day? >> i don't have that number in front of me, sir. >> last year it was just over 18 million barrels a day which has some petroleum executives questioning the release. >> i don't think so. i think 50 million barrels is a symbolic gesture. the president has levers he can pull. he can set the biofuel mandate today. something people would feel at the pump immediately. >> even some in the president as own party are critical. joe manchin called it, quote, an important policy band-aid for rising gas prices but does not solve for the self-inflicted wound that short-sighted energy policy is having on our nation. the release, this is the first time the u.s. has coordinated such a one with the world's largest asian oil consumers with some wondering if it
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benefits china and india more than the u.s. >> dana: griff jenkins. happy thanksgiving to you. thanks. >> i think that they are inviting this situation by not just straight up having a provision that says if the prosecutor can show that your release would endanger people, then they can keep you in. >> benjamin: andy mckargt ear earlier on the show as bail is set at $5 million for the waukesha parade suspect darrell brooks. prosecutors requested an extremely high amount because you cannot deny bail in wisconsin. defense attorney ted williams, a former d.c. homicide detebtive and fox news contributor. thank you for being with us today. set at $5 million now. previously set at $1,000 and allowed him to get out and kill the people. what needs to be done about bail reform? >> you know, ben, let me just say this, benjamin, i would like to first offer my deepest,
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deepest condolences to all of the victims out there in waukesha, wisconsin. and i would like to just have one person -- we need to say the name of jeff jackson sparks, jackson sparks was a sixth victim killed out there. his brother, tucker sparks, is hanging on for his life right now. and all as a result of a bottom feeder getting out of jail on a $1,000 bond. a person who had a 50-page rap sheet, sex offenses, assault and battery, drug charges, and they allowed and permitted this person to walk the face of the earth. i am deeply troubled. i am deeply concerned and what we need to do is reflect and
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take another look at this so-called bail reform in this country and who is permitted to get bail, benjamin. >> dana: i wanted to read to you from the house oversight committee letter just yesterday. stunning timing. we have grave concerns that excessive bail amounts are leading to unnecessary pre-trial detention and contributing to a humanitarian crisis in the new york city jail system. federal intervention may be necessary to protect detainees in additional harm. i will grant you something needs to be done by wry kers. here is the police commissioner saying we're at 5400 inmates in ryker's. it was almost 6100 a month and a half go. repeat offenders, thomas attacked a police officer in october. stabbed another officer in 2008. john channel attacking someone in the subway, 67 previous
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arrests in new york city and then we have this other one, a woman was pushed into an oncoming subway train on october 3 and assaulted on a harlem train a month earlier. you can draw a line as to the policy of letting people out too early to additional crimes being committed. >> you know, dana, it's like we should just open the jail cells and let any and everybody out. that is ridiculous. we have violent criminals out here who are killing people, who are harming and maimg and injuring citizens in this country. you know, if you want to look at bail reform and you want to look at non-violent criminals, well, i don't have a problem with that. but when we just take the bath water and throw everyone out
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into these various metropolitan cities, all we are doing is creating havoc for ourselves. and an excellent example of that is what happened there in waukesha, wisconsin. >> benjamin: i want to get your views quickly on the number of homicides in d.c. it has just hit 200 this year. you were a former d.c. homicide detective yourself. this trend continues and hasn't been at that level since 2003 and a problem occurring in other democratic-run cities, too. if we look at the states. st. petersburg, florida, 129% increase. austin, texas, 81,%. pittsburgh, pennsylvania, the list goes on. what do you make of that? >> benjamin, what is happening is just the fact that the criminals are winning. they are taking over our major metropolitan cities. and it is because we don't allow our permit police officers to do the job that we hired them to do.
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we are in this crazy defund the police movement at this immediate time. that is a tragedy. we are more concerned about the rights of the criminals than we are of the law-abiding citizens in these various communities. we need to wake up before it is too late. i'm very, very concerned about that benjamin right now. the criminals are winning. please, i implore these city officials to wake up, get this defunding the police crap off of your plate. start helping and looking and feeling that you want to help the law-abiding citizens in these communities to remain safe. that's what we call for. we want law and order in our communities and that is not what's happening, benjamin and dana, in our communities right now. we have criminals who we are
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more concerned about than law-abiding citizens and that's terribly unfortunate. >> dana: we hear your passion indeed, ted. thank you so much. >> benjamin: thank you, sir. >> dana: let's take you live to brunswick, georgia where jurors from resumed deliberations. a few minutes ago they asked to rewatch video evidence and listen to a 911 call from one of the defendants. steve harrigan is live outside the courthouse with the latest. hi, steve. >> that's right. the jury was at it for six hours last night. the judge let them go home. three hours today and they asked to rewatch some video and hear that 911 call. they saw that video three times ahmad arbery being shot in 2020. three white men stand accused of nine charges including the charge of murder. defense has tried to make the case they were attempting a citizens arrest. they said arbery went into a partially constructed house on multiple occasions. they also said the shooting was
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in self-defense. he fired the shotgun when arbery charged him with his fists. the prosecution said arbery never stole anything and there can't be a citizens arrest. the three white men in pickup trucks with shotguns and pistols were the aggressors. >> you think you had no other choice but to use the shotgun, no other choice? twha are the alternatives? the first alternatives is don't start this. >> there has been a crowd here outside the courtroom every day. several hundred black pastors at times swelling to more than 1,000. on one day several men in uniform with rifles. a prayer vigil last night people awaiting this verdict. >> dana: do you have any sense if they might come back today. they just asked to hear and see this evidence one more time. >> they did seem to be close last night.
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the judge was on the fence about whether to keep them going or to send them home for the night. just now they asked to review the video again. so that makes you think it could go the other way and we could be in for a wait. >> dana: thank you. >> benjamin: a new watchdog report claims the government shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars to informants to even break the law in some instances. details on the bombshell claims left. >> dana: the woke left trying to cancel the "wall street journal"'s thanksgiving editorials over claims of racist. m. we'll talk to the assistant editor how they are fighting back. >> an attempt to ruin things for other people. a lot of people love the journal's editorials and the politically correct police have come for it now. it's true jen. this prebiotic oat formula moisturizes to help prevent dry skin. impressive. aveeno® healthy. it's our nature.™ new daily moisture for face.
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>> a batch dog group paid out millions of dollars for informants. david spunt is live in washington with more. >> viewers may know about informants through the news, movies and books. new investigation illustrate how much the informants are getting paid and how much they are legally allowed to break the law. we spotted a story written by a government watchdog, the founder of open the his team poured through government audits and congressional testimony dating back a decade to compile this information between 2012 and 2018 thf.b.i. spent around $42 million on informants. according to an inspector general report an amtrak employee made $962,000 between 2010 and 2015 to serve as an informant. inspector general called it a waste of funds.
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dea and amtrak could have retrieved the information through a joint task force and didn't need to pay the informant almost a million dollars and thousand of instances of informants breaking the law but with permission. it is how business is done in the confidential human source industry and done that way at least since 1980 according to the government accountability office. in a report it wrote in the appropriate circumstance an agency could authorize an informant to purchase illegal drugs from the target of a drug trafficking investigation. >> it is all legal but we think there needs to be more transparency on the entire federal law enforcement complex when it comes to confidential human sources. >> i'm told the agencies mentioned will be in touch with more on this story to fox news. i have not received that yet. i'm also told that by several law enforcement sources that the recommendations made to the f.b.i. have not been completed as of the end of august. we'll follow it. back to you. >> benjamin: thank you very much from d.c.
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>> dana: well, the "wall street journal" editorial board refusing to bow to cancel culture after a petition with more than 50,000 signatures urged the paper to drop their annual thanksgiving editorials. referring to north america's original inhabitants as wild men is racist and not acceptable in a newspaper claiming to be an international media sours. here is james freeman, assistant editor of the "wall street journal" editorial page. in 1995 a congressman i worked for recommended to me to read the "wall street journal" editorial page and columns every single day and it would serve me well. i think it has. so every year at thanksgiving i look forward to these editorials. this caught my eye when has this petition with quite a few sig in tours to get the "wall street journal" to stop doing that. tell us about the tradition and the paper's response. >> thanks, dana.
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the editorials we've been running for 50 years. our late editor created them. one celebrates the progress of america and the potential still to come and the other one that wild quote is from an account at the time 1620 from william bradford, the governor. so obviously the people of 1620, the pilgrims, had different ways of talking. a progressive leftist wouldn't have expressed it that way. if the mayflower had been filled with progressive leftist it would have failed because they would argue about pronouns. this is a moment to celebrate and have gratitude for the people who created this wonderful society we enjoy today. >> dana: there is a quote from a "wall street journal" editorial about this said don't
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let ideologues steal thanksgiving. they air grievances. a little out of control, james. >> yeah. kirkpatrick, long time editor still writes for us but this constant attack on tradition. i mentioned how grateful we can all be the mayflower wasn't fill with progressive leftists. the venture never would have occurred. ask what is the great civilization founded by progressives and you will get a long, awkward silence. what we have to celebrate, you look at 1620 the mayflower compact. this is really the model for self-government. it is not just rich guys or the religious elders. there are servants as part of the compact. there is a saloon keeper. this is the beginning of this wonderful rule of law we have, a society where all people
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participate in creating it and also, you know, this is a very inclusive holiday. we do celebrate the reason half of the pilgrims were able to survive that first winter is because of the native americans and they were there. in fact, records indicate there were more native americans than pilgrims at the first thanksgiving. the native americans brought a lot of deer they killed which probably wouldn't please progressives, either. >> dana: i read melanie's peace, the peace lasted for 50 years and something to be grateful for as well. it didn't last and we know that but we celebrate thanksgiving for all the things we're grateful for. thank you so much, james. have a happy thanksgiving. >> thanks, you too. >> benjamin: a new escalation between the u.s. and china and why beijing is accusing washington of playing with fire. americans feeling the pain of inflation this thanksgiving. we'll take a closer look at the
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>> benjamin: right now americans are coming together for twha is shaping up to be a pricey thanksgiving. the holiday meal will cost about 40% more this year including everything from turkey to pies, even dinner rolls. grady trimble is putting it all to the test in naperville, illinois. grady. >> the farm bureau says if you feed 10 people it will cost you 53 dollars this year. a big increase from last year. turkey will cost you a lot more. we opted for a smaerl bird this year. prices are up 24% on those turkeys. and i'm going to do a little
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bit of a bob barker thing and go down the line starting with pretty much everything you need to make a pie including frozen pie cuft. up 20% from last year. veggie tray, 82 cents is what it will cost you up 12% from a year ago. we have our sweet potato casserole. nice browned marshmallows on top. three pounds of sweet potatoes, it's up 4 percent from the year ago. dinner rolls, 3.05 is the cost up a whopping 15% from a year ago. so you name the item, benjamin, just about everything is going to cost you more. i hate to be the bearer of bad news on what should be a happy holiday but it is sure to be the talk around the thanksgiving table this year how much everything is costing. one thing, though, one note. our stuffing, that's down 19%. somehow that's the only item
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the farm bureau says is down from last year. we'll end on the positive. >> benjamin: have you been in the kitchen cooking all day? >> my producer deserves a lot of the credit. she has been slaving away all morning getting all this ready and this is his home which he set for us. you are welcome to come if you can drive here in time. gas will cost you more, too. >> benjamin: you will have a turkey dinner today and a turkey dinner tomorrow, lucky man. thank you, sir. >> dana: senator elizabeth warren is a tireless taskmaster for federal agencies and now asking the d.o.j. to launch an investigation into rising turkey prices saying the industry has a history of anti-competitive practices and calls the price hike of result of corporate greed. industry officials maintain the supply chain is to blame. i imagine the federal agencies
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are what does she want us to do now? >> benjamin: what about supply chain and inflation and what about the worker shortages? there is something to be said about price fixing which i gather four poultry companies control the poultry market. i think there are bigger issues at play here than price fixing. >> dana: wait to bring the facts. >> benjamin: tensions now are ramping up between the u.s. and china after an american warship passed through the taiwan strait yesterday. routine transit. a chinese government spokesman slamming the move saying the u.s. side should immediately correct its mistakes, stop making provocations challenging the bottom line and playing with fire. play a more constructive role in regional peace and stability. playing with fire, i don't seem to recall china being just so bold even a couple of years ago.
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what has changed and do you think that the u.s. is doing enough to now deter them? >> i think that's the big question i think that the biden administration should be asking our intelligence community. what is it going to take to deter china further militarization of the south china sea and potentially an all-out invasion of taiwan? china wants us out of the south china sea. they want to be able to exploit the natural resources there and they want to be able to plan and potentially mount attacks against their neighbors. they want to bully their neighbors in the region. the united states is seeking to enforce freedom of navigation according to international law and there is the rub. the united states presence in the waters is not a provocation. china's behavior is. >> benjamin: i want to put up something the u.s./china economic and security review commission put out just recently about china. it says given these developments it has become less
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certain the u.s. conventional military forces alone will continue to deter china's leaders from initiating an attack on taiwan. you look at the events. the missile they tested. vast increase in nuclear arsenal. cyber capabilities. do you fear the u.s. militarily is lagging behind? >> i think that is a concern and i think it will play out at the flash point at taiwan. the chinese xi has made it no secret that taiwan is in china's crosshairs right now. and there is great concern at the pentagon that china might be able to compel taiwan to negotiate a surrender in effect by 2027 that maybe an all outinvasion won't be required. china has the ability to control taiwan's ports and their air capability as well. the united states needs to do more in a couple of ways.
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we haven't updated our commitment to taiwan since 1971. we don't recognize their independence or china's sovereignty over taiwan. president biden has flirted with giving taiwan more of a guarantee. we need to be less opaque about our policy toward china and taiwan and provide more military equipment and arm sales. the trump administration 5 billion arm sales. so far the biden administration 750 million. we have to do more. >> benjamin: i wonder to what extent it's the weapons of the next generation which will play a role in this? if china can shut off all taiwan's electricity and hospitals, maybe we need to focus on the future generation weapons as well. are we? >> i think that's absolutely true and we have to focus on taiwan's cyber defenses. make no mistake that china would mount what russia has
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mounted against its adversaries. they would seek to own the information space and go against the critical infrastructure. taiwan has mount nous terrain. the key for the united states is demonstrate to china that the cost of an attack on taiwan is prohibitively high and deter china from taking these sorts of steps. >> benjamin: very quickly i want to get your thoughts on the russia/china relations. they've been flying for flights together militarily. is that a real concern? if they came together perhaps russia tried something in ukraine and china in taiwan would the u.s. respond to the two working together? >> it is a nightmare scenario. both china and russia are enjoying friendly relations. they are both our adversaries. and they are both revisionist powers seeking to manipulate
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and overthrow the rules based order that favor of their authoritarian model. both have designs on other nations, ukraine and taiwan. long-term friction. china is ukraine's largest trading partner but for now both of them see great value in pushing the united states out of areas where we have traditionally been strong like the middle east where china negotiated a strategic partnership with iran as well as the korean peninsula. >> benjamin: at least the u.s. has more allies. bringing those allies together are all essential. thank you for joining us today. happy thanksgiving. >> thanks, happy thanksgiving. >> dana: boston celtics player enes kanter. here is some of what he said on "fox & friends" this morning. >> these athletes, organizations and companies, when it comes to america, they
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love to criticize. things they criticize affects their money or their business or their endorsement deals, they remain sienlt. -- silent. someone has to call out these organizations, these companies and these athletes and hold them accountable. >> dana: he has criticized bebron james for refusing to speak out against human rights abuses in china. kanter is calling for next year's winter olympics to be moved out of china over the treatment of the tennis star peng shuai who went missing for a short time after claiming -- i thought his interview was incredible. >> benjamin: a brave man. we've seen what china does with the nba after they spoke out in favor of taiwan and hong kong. he is a brave man. a diplomatic boycott of the olympics. officials wouldn't have to go but athletes could.
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>> energy prices at the pump and at home are too high. this administration realizes that people are seeing this every single day. we are taking these steps
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obviously because we have to meet the immediate need of affordable energy and protect families from further pain at the pump. >> dana: energy secretary general granholm sending mixed messages after saying last week higher costs are necessary to the transition to electric vehicles which she has a great interest. guy benson is with us. let me take you back to october 6. here is jen psaki, white house press secretary on rising gas prices. >> we want to keep gasoline prices low. the threat of the climate crisis can't wait any longer. >> dana: november 12. >> our view is for doubling down our investment an focus on clean energy options. >> dana: in a whole of government approach the chief of staff retweeted the famous high-class problem here, guy. seems to me they have realized
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in the last couple of weeks it is not a high class problem and feeling like they have to find a way to right their bad policy. >> or message your way out of it. when people are experiencing something in their lives every day it is not subtle. they fill up their own car unless they live in new jersey and say it is a lot higher than it was a short time ago. the same on food and heating homes this winter and you can't really hide from it. and the incoherence of the messaging, dana, i think kind of speaks for itself. they are spinning their wheels, in a political problem. they are hoping it gets better. they don't really have concrete solutions. >> dana: the thing is also i feel like with some progressives including ocasio-cortez and the green new deal it sounds wonderful but you get mugged by reality when the laws of physics at least at this point have not changed and we're going to need fossils
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fuels for a while. you have to have a smart transition not something you can just flip a switch on. >> and they are what, attacking opec or begging opec, attacking energy companies and oil producers like they are the problem and sending angry letters. we know what they are doing here and have already done on pipelines and that sort of thing. they are hostile to domestic energy production and so they are kind of lashing out because there is no reconciling their political agenda and the pain that american people are feeling and they are squeezed in the middle. they don't want people to be mad at them and don't want to be blamed for what is happening but keep winking at their political base and left flank because they can't lose them and have to continue to show, you know, a strong commitment to all the various things that they talked about on the campaign and thereafter. dana, i can't stop thinking about the lack of answers that
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secretary granholm had was it just yesterday or the day before at the white house. >> dana: this is secretary granholm at the white house being asked a simple question we think. >> how many barrels of oil does the u.s. consume per day? >> i don't have that number in front of me. >> dana: well, the answer is 18 million barrels per day. so the president gone for thanksgiving, no problem. i understand that. to look like they had done something they will do a release of 50 million barrels. you realize it is only 2.74 days worth of oil it seems pretty lame. >> this is the do something school of politics. check a box to get a headline and people say 50 million that's a lot. they are trying something. dana, i seem to recall you have some experience at that podium
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in that room. when you are trying to make a slashy announcement to communicate something to the american people and trot out a cabinet secretary where this is her portfolio, her area of expertise. a question that should be anticipated. what would that do for us? how many days would it get us through? they hadn't prepped her for that and didn't know off the top of her head. she should have had that answer. it wasn't just getting stumbled on that question or not a gotcha. her rambling after where she realized she had stepped in it and it was hard to follow and i said on special report last night if that were a republican administration, that performance over the course of 30 seconds to one minute would be on a loop and she would be ridiculed and yet more evidence of the administration being out of touch, which they are on this and quite a few issues at the moment.
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>> dana: have a great thanksgiving. i will listen to you this afternoon on radio. thanks so much, take care. >> benjamin: a new york city landlord is looking to help his residents and small businesses this holiday season and trying to get the big apple on its feet after the pandemic. thanksgiving travel ramping up. are the airlines ready to handle the holiday rush? what to expect if you're taking off this week.
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>> benjamin: a fox weather travel alert. a major test for the airlines this week as 20 million americans are expected to take to the skies for thanksgiving. are they ready for the holiday rush? we're live from newark airport, in new jersey. madison, how busy is it there? >> we have seen people coming in and out of the airport all day and it is really early to
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the start of what will be one of the busiest days we've seen since the start of the pandemic. hopefully there won't be many delays when it comes to flight. you should be expecting delays and long lines when it comes to checking in and tsa. all of this is going to be a real big test for the airline industry which has suffered cancellations through the fall and staffing shortages. let's look right now at what our current status is when it comes to both delays and cancellations. it is still early in the day but hopefully that number stays low. monday there were 4,000 delays, tuesday 3,000. so trending in the right direction. the hope it stays low. thanksgiving is tomorrow. to avoid more problems a couple of the airlines that experienced those cancellation issues earlier this fall have made adjustments. southwest reduced their flights in november and december to make sure the ones that were scheduled to take off actually do fly. and american airlines is giving bonuses to people who work through the holidays.
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but passengers we spoke to today say they're arriving extra early and some are still experiencing issues. those people we spoke to today. we don't have enough time for the sound they are arriving 2 1/2 to 3 hours early. tsa is recommending that you arrive at least 2 hours because that's how long they are expecting lines to be, guys. >> benjamin: get to the airport extra early. thank you very much, madison. you can keep track of any bad weather heading your way with the fox weather app available to download. >> dana: check this out. a new york city based landlord and property owner is giving residents at his properties up to $1,000 in rent credits for shopping and dining locally part of an effort to support the big apple's small businesses. have investment ceo joins us now with more. i saw it yesterday and had to find out what gave you this idea, sir?
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>> first of all, thank you for having me. for the last year i'm thinking what i can do myself to help the city to make it better, to bring it back to where it was, and i think like you can always talk about things and you can suggest ideas, you can criticize but i felt like i need to do something. and then i was there walking with my son and we wanted to buy food and we couldn't find a store to buy it like there is no stores. you can only buy it online and then we got a note to one of our buildings a retail store in our neighborhood asking to help in a way and i was thinking about it like how can we help? and then it was clicking. i thought let's do something like a credit card, like cash back and that's how i come up
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with the idea. first of all i will help the stores there but i really hope that my tenants will get introduced to stores in the neighborhood by that promotion and after that will keep buying from those stores. >> benjamin: i love this idea and i salute you for doing it. how do shops join up to join this? is it a few shops that take part or money be spent anywhere? >> no, any shop, any local shop. and any local shop that is one mile from our building. it just participating. they don't need to sign up. they don't need to do anything. our tenants will give us the receipts and we will get the cash back from the rent and our tenants will get that cash back from their february rent.
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>> dana: it is pretty remarkable. that's very generous of you. i think you will have a lot of these tenants take you up on it. i salute you for that. thank you so much for being part of our show and giving us this great idea that we can tell the nation about. >> i really hope that more people will join us and do that so we can help the city. >> dana: i love that story. it was so good. great to be with you as well. benjamin before we go i thought we had to show some of our thanksgiving guests that we'll have at our tables this weekend. you go first. i guess i'll go first. that's percy. he is nine weeks old today and doing pretty well. he can sit, stay, lie down kind of, come and shake. so we're doing fairly well. how about you? >> benjamin: percy has had a lot more opportunity to be tv ready.
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that's bosco there, a lab, the best friend of my children and family. my wife is wondering why i pick pictures of my dogs, not children. >> dana: blame me. >> benjamin: that is his screen debut there. >> dana: many more to come. benjamin. happy thanksgiving to you. "the faulkner focus" is up next. sandra smith, here you go. >> dana and benjamin thank you. fox news alert. wisconsin court setting a $5 million bail for the suspect accused of mowing down dozens of parade goers in a suburb of milwaukee. a grieving community wants to know why he was allowed on the streets to begin with. you are in "the faulkner focus". i'm in for harris today. 39-year-old darrell brooks made his first court appearance yesterday. prosecutors charged him with five counts of first degree intentional homicide and another charge is on the way because a sixth victim, an 8-year-old boy, h


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