This program is about 1 hour long
(White House: Bret Baier) The political fallout over Kerry’s comments, with President Bush and Republicans accusing him of insulting US troops, featured; details given on Kerry’s response and the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads. [BUSH, Senator John McCAIN– say Kerry owes an apology.] [KERRY- says it was a botched joke about the president; says he learned a lesson.]
(Escondido, California: William La Jeunesse) Arizona’s attempts to cut off human smugglers’ money laundering through wire-transfer companies like Western Union featured. [Arizona attorney general Terry GODDARD- says they’ve been successful in targeting illegal transactions.] [Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights’ Joshua HOYT- speaks about money taken from innocent immigrants.]
(Escondido, California: Shepard Smith) Criticism of the bill to build a fence along the US-Mexico border noted. [California Representative Duncan HUNTER- talks about funding for the fence.] Hunter’s 2008 presidential run noted. The use of unmanned spy planes to patrol the border in Arizona noted; scenes shown of drones in the air.
(Washington: James Rosen) North Korea’s willingness to return to 6-party negotiations over its nuclear program featured; details given on China’s cutoff of oil supplies to North Korea last month. [President BUSH – says we’ll make sure the U.N. resolution is enforced.] [Assistant Secretary of State Christopher HILL, White House spokesman Tony SNOW- comment.]
(Cabazon, California: Jonathan Hunt) The day’s developments in the investigation of California’s arson wildfire reported; scenes shown of the persons of interest outside their house. [Person of interest William HUTSON- refuses to comment.]
(San Diego County: Erik Liljegren) 2 California cities’ opposite stances on the illegal immigration issue featured; details given on legislation in Escondido that bans landlords from renting to illegal aliens and the sanctuary given to immigrants in National City. [Escondido mayor pro-tem Ed GALLO- describes and defends the ordinance.] [National City Mayor Nick INZUNZA- says we will not decide who is illegal; comments on the city’s responsibility.] [Escondido resident Kristin MASING- says everybody’s leaving.]
(Escondido, California: Shepard Smith) Criticism of Escondido’s immigration policy cited.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) Reactions to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s orders for US troops to remove checkpoints around Sadr City reviewed. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD- says the Iraqi government has a difficult job.] The plan to increase Iraqi security forces noted.
(Las Vegas: Rick Leventhal) The scandal’s effect on the gubernatorial race reviewed; details given on the judge’s orders to release the security video of the alleged attack. [Gibbons’ attorney Don CAMPBELL- claims Gibbons is innocent.]
(Escondido, California: Shepard Smith) Scenes shown of candidates greeting people in St. Louis, Missouri.
(St. Louis: Carl Cameron) The senatorial race between Democratic candidate Claire McCaskill and Republican Jim Talent in Missouri featured; scenes shown of Talent with White House spokesman Tony Snow, Senator Kit Bond, Senator Bill Frist, and of McCaskill greeting black voters at a restaurant. [TALENT – says he’ll win.] [SNOW- tells the crowd to be proud.] [McCASKILL- expresses optimism.]
(Escondido, California: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Steve Brown) The congressional race in Illinois between Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Tammy Duckworth reviewed; scenes shown of Senator John McCain with Roskam yesterday, Duckworth with actor Michael J. Fox; polls statistics cited. [NRCC spokesman Carl FORTI- on the polls.] [Representative Chris Van HOLLEN- says people want to clean up Washington.]
(New Orleans: Kim McIntyre) The increased number of people using absentee ballots for the upcoming elections examined; details given on the criticism of the mail-in voting system; Vote By Mail Project statistics cited on screen. [Washington Secretary of State Sam REED- praises the system.] [American University’s Curtis GANS- says there is a danger for fraud.]