• With: Judy Miller, Jim Pinkerton, Monica Crowley, Kirsten Powers

    This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Watch," April 14, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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    RICK SANTORUM, (R), FORMER PENNSYLVANIA SENATOR & FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: This presidential race for us is over, for me.

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    JON SCOTT, HOST OF “FOX NEWS WATCH”: Rick Santorum throws in the towel, ending his quest to be the GOP's pick. The media react, then turn up the heat on Mitt Romney and his family.

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    HILARY ROSEN, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST & CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Guess what. His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.

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    SCOTT: That attack on a mother of five caused a tidal wave of controversy, forcing top Democrats to abandon one of their own.

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    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Our families are civilians. We don't need to be directing comments at them.

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    SCOTT: Mainstream media reaction was not so fast or fierce.

    The president takes his show on the road, pushing Congress to approve his plan to tax the rich, and adding a new twist to his pitch.

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    OBAMA: We could call it the Reagan Rule instead of the Buffett Rule.

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    SCOTT: Is Mr. Obama baffling the media with his Buffett plan?

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    ANGELA COREY, FLORIDA SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: I will confirm that Mr. Zimmerman is indeed in custody.

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    SCOTT: A special prosecutor in Florida charges George Zimmerman with the murder of Trayvon Martin. Did the media coverage and activist protests force her hand?

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    MIKE WALLACE, VETERAN REPORTER: If his is the Teflon presidency --

    JIMMY CARTER, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Yes.

    WALLACE: -- nothing sticks.

    CARTER: Mine was the opposite.

    WALLACE: Yours was the flypaper.

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    SCOTT: And one of the last of his breed of hard-nosed, old-school journalist, Mike Wallace remembered.

    (on camera): On the panel this week, writer and FOX News contributor, Judy Miller; radio talk show host, Monica Crowley; Jim Pinkerton, contributing editor of the American Conservative magazine; and columnist for The Daily Beast, Kirsten Powers.

    I'm Jon Scott. “Fox News Watch” is on right now.

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    ROSEN: What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying, well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when I listen to my wife, that's what I'm hearing. Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school?

    ANN ROMNEY, WIFE OF MITT ROMNEY: I know what it's like to struggle. And if maybe I haven't struggled as much financially as some people have, I can tell you and promise you that I've had struggles in my life. And I would love to have people understand that Mitt and I have compassion for people that are struggling, and that's why we're running.

    JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: She's a Democratic strategist. She's a CNN contributor as far as I know. And I don't believe -- I don't know how to assess her overall relationship with people here in the White House. But I do not -- I have not seen her here very frequently.

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    SCOTT: Well, there you have this week's political controversy. It began on Wednesday, but it doesn't really get a lot of mainstream media attention even until Thursday night. It was on the major newscasts. CBS had it on. They repeated the claim that Hilary Rosen has no ties to the White House. NBC called it's a distraction.