The "Outnumbered" crew was up in arms after Obama told a Cleveland audience that "it would be transformative if everybody voted."
"If you’re not engaged enough to vote, please don’t," co-host Melissa Francis said earlier in the segment. "Stay home."
Meanwhile, co-host Harris Faulkner argued that mandatory voting would be un-American because soldiers “fought for our right to decide for ourselves."
“I don’t understand where the President falls on this: Is he against freedom?" she asked.
Co-host Kirsten Powers confessed when she was younger and encountered unfamiliar ballot items, she would "randomly pick" what to vote for, before determining that "you shouldn’t be voting if you aren’t informed about everything you’re voting for."
She called Obama's comments "a little authoritarian."
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She later mentioned that "Obama tried to blow up a nuke in Charleston a few months ago."
Santorum appeared confused and uncomfortable throughout her question, and someone had to cut her off so that Santorum could respond.
"I’m not a sitting member of the Senate, so I’m not taking blame for any of that stuff," he began, before voicing his opposition to Obama's executive actions on immigration.
"You hit on one point that I absolutely agree: this is a complete lack of leadership," he said.
Santorum said that "the word 'tyrant' comes to mind and claimed that the Constitution is "unraveling."
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The governor shared the story about holding the Bible at a 2013 Reagan Day Dinner in Milwaukee, according to the magazine The Progressive. He recalled visiting with Nancy Reagan at her Bel Air home before a speaking engagement at the Reagan Library in November 2012, months after the governor survived a recall election.
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"One of the other great privileges I had -- that was unbeknownst to me that they had set up -- was we came around the corner on the tour, before I gave a speech in front of about a thousand people at the library,” Walker said. “The curator there had -- I see him and he's got white gloves and he's got something in his hand.”
“They brought over a pair of white gloves to me and they said, 'No one has touched this since President Reagan. It’s his mother's Bible that he took the oath of office on. Mrs. Reagan would like you to hold it and take a picture with it,’” he continued to applause.
The Progressive got in touch with Jennifer Torres, an artifacts curator at the library, to fact-check Walker’s account for a story published last week.
Torres told the magazine by email that Walker had actually been the one who requested to hold the Bible when he visited the library for his speech. The wording of her response also suggested that Walker had made the request prior to traveling to California for the engagement.
“We decided to remove the Bible the day Gov. Walker was in town to comply with his request, took the Bible back to collections after the photo, and re-installed it on exhibit a few days later,” she wrote.
Torres also told the magazine that many members of the library’s staff had come in contact with the Bible, contradicting Walker’s statement that a curator had told him he was the first person to hold it since Reagan himself.
But Torres recanted some of those statements Monday, after the Associated Press picked up on the conflicting accounts of Walker's visit.
While Torres said Walker's advance team did inquire about an opportunity for the governor to view the Bible, the governor was genuinely surprised when he got to hold it himself, according to the report.
"It was the Reagan Foundation's request to actually pull the Bible from the case and allow Gov. Walker to hold the Bible," Torres told the AP. "It was not Gov. Walker nor his team's idea to request that we remove it from the case or take a picture of the governor with it."
Whether Nancy Reagan gave library staff a direct order to remove the Bible for Walker’s visit is a murkier matter, however.
The Reagan Foundation is a non-profit established by the late President, while the library is a branch of the National Archives. A Reagan Foundation spokeswoman told the AP that Walker probably thought the former first lady had pulled strings for him because her chief of staff had to give permission for the Bible to be removed from its display.
"She knew Mrs. Reagan would also like the idea and we shared that with him," spokeswoman Melissa Giller told the AP in an email. "We aren't sure how the other story got out (that it was his idea), and we feel badly about it because nothing about it was his idea."
Torres had sent an email to Giller explaining that the whole dispute had been a "simple misunderstanding," according to the AP.
Walker's political organization, Our American Renewal, has refrained from getting into the particulars of Walker's visit.
"Gov. Walker was honored to speak at the Reagan Library and to hold his mother's Bible," Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told the AP. "He was and continues to be one of his heroes, a president for the ages that accomplished great things for our country."
Trump has repeatedly toyed with running for president before bowing out. He strongly floated running for president in 2012 as a Republican candidate before opting against it. He also dipped his toe into running in 2000, as an Independent candidate. Bloomberg Politics noted that in 2014, Trump also flirted with a possible gubernatorial run. That lasted three months before Trump opted against it.
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The Mesa Police Department has not released the suspect's name. But the Arizona Republic reported that anonymous police sources identified Ryan Eliot Giroux, 41, as the suspect in the shooting.
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Giroux was released from prison in 2013 after serving more than six years for attempted aggravated assault, according to records from the Arizona Department of Corrections. He had served two prior prison terms on burglary and marijuana charges.
Giroux also sports multiple face and neck tattoos, including eyebrow ink that reads "Skinhead" and an "88" on his left temple. The number is a code used for the Nazi salute "heil Hitler." In a news conference Wednesday, a spokesman for the Mesa Police Department described the suspect as a bald man with face and neck tattoos.
Retired Mesa Police Det. Matt Browning on Wednesday told the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog that he was familiar with Giroux. Browning identified Giroux as a member of the Hammerskin Nation, a racist skinhead group formed in the late 1980s.
Wade Page, the gunman in the 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, had notably belonged to the same group.
Browning told Hatewatch that Giroux was also affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacist prison gang that dates back to the 1960s.
MOI Many tourists were evacuated but there is still some hostages . Anti-terror cell is inside the building trying to save the rest #Tunisia— أسمى غريبي (@AsmaGhribi) March 18, 2015
"Slowly is the key word there," O'Reilly said after playing a clip of Obama's interview with Vice. "As thousands of people are being slaughtered, the USA and other Western powers are acting slowly."
O'Reilly then launched into his history of the Iraq war, starting with the surge in 2007.
"When it ended, Iraq was a fairly stable situation," O'Reilly said. "Subsequently the Iraqi government totally blew it, persecuting the Sunni minority, leading to chaos and corruption."
O'Reilly said Obama made a "huge mistake" by removing combat troops from Iraq and criticized the president for saying that the rise of ISIL "was President Bush’s fault."
"While the Iraq War did indeed cost far too much blood and treasure for America, it was a victory until President Obama mucked it up," O'Reilly said. "If 10,000 U.S. forces had remained in Iraq, ISIS could not have achieved a foothold there, and Iran would not be running the show today."
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Congressional trifecta against women today: 1) Blocking great nominee, 1st African American woman AG, for longer than any AG in 30 years…— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 16, 2015
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"She's waging a war on men," panelist Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery argued on the Fox show. "While she's trying to gather the women's vote, there's a bunch of dudes sitting around going 'Hey wait a second, I'm just trying to get a job, pay my mortgage and support my family. She's completely against me and my kind.'"
"I didn't want it to be about gender at all, but she's making it divisive," Kennedy added.
Fox host Harris Faulkner concurred.
"An extension to what you're saying, Kennedy, is some of these women are with those men," Faulkner said. "Maybe they don't need a champion that looks just like them. They need a champion that will treat everybody fairly -- so if they're with these men that also need jobs, everybody wins."
Oddly enough, it was the "One Lucky Guy" on the "Outnumbered" panel who argued that Hillary's focus on women's issues wasn't a weakness.
"I think the women's stuff and the arguments she's gonna make on that front are gonna help her, net-net," guest Guy Benson said. "I think the problem is she's just not a particularly likable person. She is a much worse liar than her husband. So she's vulnerable, but I don't think it will be because of the 'girl power' thing."
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"The Obama economy is a disaster. Obamacare is a train wreck and the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind -- the whole world's on fire," Cruz tells the audience in the clip, prompting a young girl to call out "The world is on fire?"
Cruz noted that many media outlets covered the video with headlines like "Cruz terrifies little girl."
"By the end of it I was Freddy Krueger," he told Meyers. "I had the fingernails, it was terrible. The funny thing is it's not true."
Cruz said he'd spoken by phone with the girl's mother, who had appeared on a Boston talk radio show earlier Monday to defend him. He said the woman told him her daughter was "incredibly happy."
Meyers later used Cruz's "world's on fire" comment to pivot to the subject of climate change.
"I think the world's on fire, literally. Hottest year on record," Meyers said. "But you're not there yet, right?"
"My view actually is simple: debates on this should follow science and should follow data," Cruz responded. "Many of the alarmists on global warming, they got a problem because the science doesn't back them up."
Cruz argued that satellite data going back 17 years shows there's been "zero" warming. But that argument appears to stem from a flawed 2011 study that gained traction among climate change skeptics when Forbes covered it under the headline "New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism."
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The Fox host insisted that it must be easy for the State Department to find the form.
"You can’t tell me they don’t know," she said. "We’ve asked for two documents. Very simple. Yes or no? Do they exist?"
Kelly then played a clip of Democratic strategist James Carville suggesting on Sunday that Hillary Clinton didn't want Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) "rifling through her emails."
"The Kelly File" guest Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested that Carville's comment calls into question Clinton's claim that she used a personal email account for convenience.
"That reference to Louie Gohmert rifling through her emails is a reference to congressional oversight," Napolitano said.
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"That's disturbing," Obama told Vice News.
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Obama added that Sasha and Malia have a better understanding of climate change than his generation does, and that he thinks that will eventually change politicians' beliefs on climate change.
"I guarantee you that the Republican party will have to change its approach to climate change because voters will insist upon it," he said.
He added that he "can't fault somebody" who is more concerned about gas prices than global warming.
"In some cases, though, you have elected officials who are shills for the oil companies or the fossil fuel industry, and there's a lot of money involved. Typically in Congress, the committees of jurisdiction, like the energy committees, are populated by folks from places that pump a lot of oil and pump a lot of gas," Obama said.
Smith also told the President that the top question Vice News received from readers was about the legalization of marijuana.
"First of all it shouldn't be young people's biggest priority," Obama said in response. "Let's put it in perspective. Young people, I understand this is important to you. But you should be thinking about climate change, the economy, jobs, war and peace. Maybe way at the bottom you should be thinking about marijuana."
"And instead what we got too often from them was incitement of the mob, and encouraging disorder in Ferguson, and disrupting the peaceable going-about of our daily lives in the greater St. Louis region."
Malzberg asked Kinder why he thought the Justice Department reacted that way.
"We’ve never seen a Department of Justice like this, staffed with radical, hard-left radical, leftist lawyers," Kinder said. "Many of them have spent most of their careers defending Black Panthers and other violent radicals."
Kinder said that there are "legitimate grievances" with the Ferguson Police Department, but that the city is implementing reforms.
Malzberg then asked Kinder if there is more racism in the Justice Department than in Ferguson.
"There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area," Kinder said, noting that the St. Louis region has made progress. "It is the left. It is the Eric Holder and Obama-left and their minions who are obsessed with race, while the rest of us are moving on beyond it."
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), who appeared as the show's "One Lucky Guy," helped Tantaros reach her conclusion by being the first to criticize liberals who, he said, were using the record snowfall to their advantage.
“Don’t let any good crisis go to waste, and if you want to take religion out of the public square, look at Boston, look at all the snow and say, ‘What a great reason. Now we can take these religious holidays out of our school system,'" Duffy said. “It’s using the crisis to the liberal benefit."
Tantaros agreed with Duffy's assessment.
“I think the congressman hit the nail on the head," she said. "This is what happens when liberal academic Boston meets ethnic Boston and I would love to be a fly on the wall at that parent teacher meeting listening to them go off about this."
“Take away from Presidents Day or go a little earlier in the summer or maybe even a Saturday,” Tantaros continued. “There’s other options but they don’t want those options. They would rather take away the religious holidays.”
"And by the way, New Year's Eve is not a religious holiday, so if they wanted to shorten even that up, now again it may disturb vacation but if that's the option then you don't have to touch a religious holiday," co-host Harris Faulkner said.
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The paper reported that the four officers were texting and receiving messages from former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger, who was recently convicted on federal corruption charges.
SFPD Chief Greg Suhr told the paper on Saturday that he would try to get the officers fired for the text conversations.
“It makes me sick to my stomach to even have these guys around,” Suhr told the paper.
The text messages were discovered in a filing, made in federal court on Friday, against Furminger. According to the Chronicle, the text messages contained racist and homophobic slurs and were used by the prosecution to show that Furminger was a "virulent" racist and homophobe.
The racist texts reportedly referred to black people with the terms "monkey" and "animal" and used the n-word. According to the paper, officers texted "white power" to Furminger and in one text one of the officers wrote "All n-- must f-- hang."
Another text said: "Cross burning relieves blood pressure! I did the test myself!"
While still another read: "I am leaving it like it is, painting KKK on the sides and calling it a day."
In the texts, the term "half-breeds" was also used to describe black people and one of the officers reportedly wrote that they were "an abomination of nature."
Suhr told the Chronicle the FBI gave the SFPD the text messages last month and he immediately reassigned the officers to positions with no public contact. According to the paper, Suhr hoped to conclude the investigation within 30 days.
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