The millennials are projected to surpass the baby boomers as the largest living generation in the United States by the end of this year--a key target group in the 2016 election, this generation is known for posting online and to social media sites, but when it comes to privacy they are concerned with the government collecting their personal information.
Former New York Governor George Pataki joined the growing 2016 field today to announce he would seek the GOP nomination for President.
Pataki is a three-term governor who led New York through the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
"After 12 years of my conservative policies, we replaced dependency with opportunity, resignation with hope, mere existence with dreams, a welfare check with a paycheck," Pataki said, adding, "I know we can do the same thing for the United States."
Bret sat down with Governor Pataki as part of Special Report's 2016 Contenders series--here are a few clips that didn't air where Pataki talks about reaching beyond the political base, his record as Governor of New York, his views on Common Core, his vision for America and more.
Delta Airlines has released a new in-flight safety video and it may just be the best thing you see today. Do you love the Internet? Most people these days do and Delta is using a few of viral videos to make sure you pay attention and stay safe.
We have seen a few great airline videos in the past, but this one takes it to a new level. What do you think? Would you pay attention to this safety video and do you get all of the references?
From our family to yours --here is our gluten free pizza recipe:
GLUTEN FREE PIZZA
3 cups gluten free flour blend
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sugar, divided
1 Tbsp yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water, divided
1 Tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine yeast and 3/4 cup warm water - about 110 degrees. Too hot and it will kill the yeast! Let set for 5 minutes to activate. Sprinkle in 1 Tbsp of the sugar a few minutes in.
In a separate bowl, combine gluten free flour blend, salt, baking powder and remaining 2 Tbsp sugar. Whisk until well combined.
Make a well in the dry mixture and add the yeast mixture. Add the olive oil and additional 1/2 cup warm water before stirring. Then stir it all together until well combined, using a wooden spoon (see photo).
Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza stone with non-stick spray and plop your dough down. Using your hands and a little brown rice flour if it gets too sticky, work from the middle and push to spread/flatten the dough out to the edge (see pictures). You want it to be pretty thin - less than 1/4 inch.
Put the pizza in the oven to pre-bake for roughly 25-30 minutes, or until it begins to look dry. Cracks may appear, but that's normal and totally OK.
Remove from oven and spread generously with your favorite pizza sauce, cheese and desired toppings. We went with Daiya to keep ours dairy-free. Pop back in oven for another 20-25 minutes, or until the crust edge looks golden brown and the toppings are warm and bubbly.
Cut immediately and serve. Reheats well the next day in the oven or microwave
Technology these days is nothing short of amazing, but when it comes to breaking news situations like we saw this week with the Amtrak train derailment that took the lives of eight people we have to ask ourselves--how far is too far?
In the days before camera phones and live streaming apps like periscope and meerkat we relied on the local or network news to find out what was happening, but now everyday citizens are the journalists--whipping out smart phones live on the scene often before offering to lend a hand. We have become a culture obsessed with being in the know and now our cell phones are capturing events as they unfold.
The Amtrak derailment is not the first time this has happened and it certainly won't be the last. More notably, the horrific video and images of vicitims falling from the burning towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th come to mind.
This is not to say people don't rush to help in times of disaster as we certainly have seen many examples of this.
Also, we have to think about those instances when a photo or video from the scene of an accident was all we had to go on--what if the indivudual at the crash of the Hindenberg in 1937 had put the camera down in hopes of assisting? We wouldn't have the inconic images today--
This is a debate that will only continue to grow as technology advances--it's a thin line to walk and we have to be careful. The question is if you find yourself at the scene of breaking news with a camera in hand how will you react?
Let me know what you think on twitter @katyricalde.
This September Pope Francis will visit the US for the first time since he became head of the Catholic Church. The Pope will attend the World Meeting of the Families in Philadelphia.
Bret recently spoke with one of the Pope's confidantesabout the message behind his historic visit.
A down day on Wall Street today as we learned the trade deficit took a big step backwards in march ballooning to its highest level in more than six years. This comes as President Obama faces increasing resistance to his trade agenda.
Only in Washington: Only in Washington could you call a $2.2 billion loss a success. Anew audit from the Government Accountability Office says that's how much the feds stand to lose from energy loan guarantee programs. That includes the infamous Solyndra failure and dozens of other green technology programssupplied with about $30 billion in taxpayer fundingand defaulting on about a billion so far. However, the energy department considers the loan program a success since earlier estimates put the losses at $4billion. The department believes it is quote --
"achieving its statutory mission to accelerate the deployment of innovative clean energy projects and advanced vehicle manufacturing facilities in the U-S, while being a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars."
#SAVE THE GUAC: In Florida the rush is on to save your guacamole. Heat sensing drones and dogs are being used to defeat a deadly fungus spread by a tiny beetle. It is being called the greatest threat to the Florida avocado ever. Avocado lovers have adopted the hashtag "save the guac " in support. Researchers and farmers are fighting to halt the fungus -- before it advances to California -- which produces nearly 90 percent of the nation's avocado supply.
Fed Up: Finally, one professor has had enough. Irwin Horwitz of Texas A &M University has flunked his entire business management class and quit mid-semester. He said in a blast email to his students he was disgusted and could not take any more disrespect or threats. "You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level." The university says it will review the professors complaints, but that the failing grades will be re-assessed.
A new book by author Peter Schweizer documents tens of millions of dollars donated to the Clinton Foundation and millions in speaking fees to former President Bill Clinton from foreign governments and businesses that had business or policy issues that would end up in front of then Secretary of State Clinton.
Specific donations from a uranium company --Uranium One ---and its officers to the Clinton Foundation were never disclosed. According to Reuters the Clinton Foundation is refiling at least five annual tax returns after errors were found in "how they reported donations from governments."
In the end a Russian company essentially controlled by Vladamir Putin is in charge of controlling a substantial portion of American Uranium. Russia sends uranium to its client state Iran--so American uranium could potentially be sent to the very nation we're negotiating with to try to slow its ability to develop a nuclear weapon.
We have asked the Clinton campaign and Clinton surrogates for response to this and many other stories laid out in our hour special, but they have not responded. They put out a statement today after the New York Times piece regarding Kazakhstan:
"In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign, said no one "has ever produced a shred of evidence supporting the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation." He emphasized that multiple United States agencies, as well as the Canadian government, had signed off on the deal and that, in general, such matters were handled at a level below the secretary. "To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government's review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless," he added."
n New York Times. April 23, 2015
New questions also arise over the Clinton email server that has reportedely been wiped clean--how many of those emails had to do with the Clinton Foundation, speeches or any of this?
Join us tomorrow at 10pmET for a special one hour documentary "The Tangled Clinton Web" on Fox News Channel and watch the above for the story on Uranium One and Kazakhstan.