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Walker For President - ICYMI: Gov. Scott Walker joins Megyn Kelly on Fox News 

Scott Walker For America

Governor Scott Walker tonight joined Megyn Kelly on Fox News' "The Kelly File" to discuss the horrific attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the importance of protecting Americans and our military, and the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Walker also addressed the disturbing acts revealed in the recently released Planned Parenthood video. Watch video and see the transcript of the interview below. 

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Megyn Kelly: Joining me now, Wisconsin Governor and newly declared presidential candidate, Scott Walker. Great to see you Governor, thank you for being here. And so Charles Krauthammer came out tonight, listening to the president, and said he errs on the side of down-playing the threat of radical Islam, describing this man as just a lone gunman and cited other examples with respect to the underwear bomber who he called an isolated extremist and then, of course, there was after Benghazi, where he refused to call it a terrorist attack. Does he have a point?

Scott Walker: Well, first off, before we say anything, we need to keep in prayers the families of those four Marines and certainly pray for those three who have been shot for full recovery out there. But yeah, we have to acknowledge, even without knowing all the details in this instance, we need to acknowledge that we're at war, and radical Islamic terrorism is our enemy. And it's not enough just to have containment anymore. You talked about the policies that prohibited our military personnel from being armed at an establishment like this. Those are outdated. Containment was something that might have been good during the Cold War, but we're facing an enemy in radical Islamic terrorism that's willing to take the fight to us and we need to make sure that our men and women in uniform not only have the resources to protect us and keep our country safe, but they need to have the resources to keep themselves safe.

Kelly: And that’s of course in the moment, but on the broader scale, when you listen to Comey saying, “I can’t do it I'm trying, but I can't.” This is eight days ago, a week ago. What more could we be doing, should we be doing here domestically to help the FBI, once these people get here, from unleashing hell?

Walker: Well, that's a response that's just absolutely unacceptable. Our primary responsibility at the federal government level shouldn't be in all these other programs and services we provide. It should be to protect our national security interests, to keep us safe and sound here in America and do what’s necessary around the world.

Kelly: But how? How?

Walker: Well, I think there are a number of things. I was one of the people who spoke up and said we should have reauthorized the Patriot Act. I think we need to have the resources there, and I think this is worth re-examining. I think we need to give resources where appropriate, not only to the FBI, but in other levels of the federal government to make sure that we can actually protect, not just the men and women in uniform, but Americans here. We are under threat. Again, this is like a virus. And if we don't take it out completely, it's going to keep coming back and attacking the host.

Kelly: I want to shift gears, because this video from Planned Parenthood has made national news, and this so-called doctor is on there celebrating how she crushes the body parts of fetuses, celebrating how she just did “a 17-weeker” that morning and talking about what she got in her harvest. You’ve come under fire in the state of Wisconsin for mandating ultrasounds for women before they have abortions. Your take on how this video changes the debate.

Walker: Well, it really does. Years ago, when I first became governor of the State of Wisconsin, in my first budget I defunded Planned Parenthood. I took some attacks from some in the media and some on the left. But this video is just a prime example. This is not a non-controversial entity. This is obviously a disturbing, disgusting act that they’re talking about. We've outlawed that in Wisconsin in the past. We need to be defunding Planned Parenthood, not only state by state, but I think across the country and instead put resources into women’s health issues, but put them into non-controversial entities, public health entities or other things in that regard.

Kelly: The challenge to that is Planned Parenthood, controversial though it is, helps a lot of women in this country get birth control and prevent unwanted pregnancies, which would result in abortion.

Walker: But in our state, we took the money, we defunded Planned Parenthood, and we put it into other entities. In many cases, we put it in the county public health services, so there are better, non-controversial ways to do that that can still protect and provide for women’s health, but not do so in a way that aligns with a group like Planned Parenthood. This video is one more example of why defunding them is so important.

Kelly: Governor, welcome to the race. Good to see you here officially. We'll talk more. Thank you for being here tonight.

Walker: Look forward to seeing you in person. Thank you.



AFPNH - Tune in 

Guess who's on Bret Baier's Fox NewsTV tonight, tomorrow night, and the night after?

Your fellow AFP-NH activists!

FoxNewsNHsegmentThat's right, Fox New's Bret Baier will air a segment about how activists like you are leading the fight against ObamaCare right here in NH. 

Here's when you can tune in to see it - and maybe someone you know!

Tonight at 10 PM

Saturday at 10 PM

Sunday at 9 PM

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NHDP - FACT CHECK: Fox News Misleads NH in Blatant Effort to Prop Up Former Employee's Campaign 

NHDP: Faux Documentary's Partisan Rhetoric Parrots Brown Campaign, Ignores Facts

Manchester, NH—Fox News is coming to the defense of former employee Scott Brown in an obvious attempt to prop up his campaign. Yesterday evening, Fox News ran a "documentary" focusing on the impacts of the ACA on New Hampshire, which was full of partisan rhetoric that echoes Scott Brown's attacks, ignoring the facts and actual reality of what's happening on the ground.  It's no coincidence that Fox began production on this piece while Brown was still on their payroll, and while a prominent Fox employee publicly acknowledged a pending Brown Senate bid.
"It's no coincidence that Fox aired a 'documentary' parroting Scott Brown's misleading ACA attacks just three months before Election Day," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. "This is a blatant attempt to prop up their former employee's campaign, full of half-truths and misleading rhetoric on the ACA that we've come to expect from people who are dead-set on repealing the law and desperate to get back into the U.S. Senate."

Click here to get the facts on the ACA in New Hampshire.


NHDP - Fox's Special On Obamacare In NH Is Tailor-Made For Former Employee Scott Brown 

Special Will Feature The Obamacare Opponent And NH Senate Candidate 

An upcoming Fox News special report promises to expose Obamacare problems in New Hampshire, where the network's former contributor Scott Brown is running for U.S. Senate. The special will feature an interview with Brown, who has declared that "Obamacare isn't working" and called the law a "monstrosity." 

Airing the night of August 8, "Live Free or Die: Obamacare in New Hampshire" promises to chronicle the effect of the Affordable Care Act on New Hampshire residents, such as a doctor who retired rather than deal with health care reform and a "lesbian [who] opts out of Obamacare, questioning why she should pay for reproductive care she doesn't want or need."

Why the focus on New Hampshire? According to the network, in part because the state is "where this year's election will be key to determining which party controls the Senate." This appears to be the first time Fox has run a special focused on a single state since at least 2012.  

Brown himself will participate in the special and promoted it earlier today, tweeting:

Fox is intimately involved with the New Hampshire Senate race, as its former contributor is seeking to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Brown began teasing his candidacy while still receiving a paycheck from Fox, and recently credited his role on the network with inspiring his campaign for Senate.  

From the start, Brown has focused his campaign on his opposition to Obamacare. His website states that the "people of New Hampshire take pride in individual liberty and freedom. Obamacare demolishes both." He went on an "Obamacare isn't Working" tour and has repeatedly criticized his opponent for voting in favor of the law, which he deemed a "monstrosity" in need of repeal. 

Yet, when it comes to specifics, Brown has endorsed the extension of coverage to people lacking it or with pre-existing conditions, a paradox many, like Washington Post's Greg Sargent, have criticized as "unsustainable." He's refused to give his opinion on New Hampshire's recent decision to expand Medicaid, a move which grants health coverage to at least 50,000 low-income residents. And when asked for his vision of state-based health care reform to replace the ACA, he's offered solutions that sound an awful lot like the ACA (unsurprisingly, as Brown previously supported Romneycare in Massachusetts).

The approach Fox will take with its report on New Hampshire and Obamacare remains to be seen. But the network has invested a lot in Brown's candidacy, and the special's timing and focus suggest a desperate attempt to save Brown from himself.



In Case You Missed It

Fox News: Special Report With Bret Baier
July 24, 2014

Last night, Scott Brown sat down with Fox News anchor Bret Baier for a wide ranging interview on the state of the New Hampshire Senate race. Specifically, Brown highlighted a clear contrast with Senator Shaheen on the issues of Obamacare and immigration. 

Click here to see Brown's answer on Obamacare and click here to see his answer on immigration. See a complete transcript of the answers below.

Scott Brown: Obamacare Is A Real Problem In New Hampshire

SCOTT BROWN: It’s the number one issue, but not only that the business mandate coming in after the election. You're finding with businesses and individuals that their rates have gone up, their coverages have gone down, their lines have gone longer, and their ability to get to their doctors and hospitals, their time to get there has gone longer. I can tell you countless families and businesses who are dramatically hurt by this, Obamacare, so it’s a real problem.
BAIER: In New Hampshire specifically is it more of an issue
BROWN: Yeah we only have one insurance carrier. When she was a governor, she actually changed the law, went from about 26 down to 1. So there's no competition, competition's an issue. And then also, 10 out of the 26 hopsitals are actually outside the network. So yeah, it's a huge issue, people are very very upset about it and they want the ability to hold those responsible accountable.

Scott Brown: Senator Shaheen Is Wrong On Immigration

JACK HEATH: Would you have liked to see the president gone to the border to get update and sort of firsthand on the ground see what’s going on?
SEN. SHAHEEN: You know, Jack, I'm not going to weigh into that. That's a partisan political debate that's happening right now. But I think what's important is that we have a humanitarian crisis on the border with children and families who are fleeing violence in primarily three Central American countries.
HEATH: Right.
SEN. SHAHEEN: And its Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. And that's based on activity that's happening down there, gang activity, drugs activity. So we have immediate problem in trying to address that humanitarian crisis and trying to make sure that those children are taken care of and that we can reintegrate them back into the country where they came from because they have to comply with the law here.
HEATH: Do you think they should be returned then at some point?
SEN. SHAHEEN: I think unless there are -- unless they can show they are refugees from, in danger of immediate threat that, yes, they should be returned. But long-term, we need to fix our immigration system.
BROWN: She’s wrong on immigration. She wants these kids to stay. She’s in favor of the DREAM act, in favor of amnesty. Remember it’s the live free or die state. They want independent leadership where someone is not going to continue to chip away and tear away at our rights and freedoms.
BAIER: You said she wants them to stay?
BROWN: She absolutely wants them to stay.
BAIER: And what do you want?
BROWN: I believe they should be obviously cared for, secure, and they should be put back to their country of origin. We have a system, a mechanism if people are being persecuted that they can go through those channels. But here’s where the problem was, when the president said, oh, by the way, taking these DREAM act kids and putting them ahead of the millions of people who are following our laws and doing the right thing and basically said to the rest of the world, don't worry, just get your kids here and once they get here, they'll be okay. Sending that message out, she supported that effort.