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peril. >> "inside politics," the biggest stories sourced by the best reporters now. welcome to "inside politics," i'm john king. to our viewers in the united states and around the world, thank you for sharing your sunday. we'll get to a big week in american politics in a moment. first, the latest on a shabbat shooting at a california synagogue. one woman dead and 19 others wounded after a 19-year-old burst into a synagogue about 25 miles north of san diego. >> your entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded and stands in solidarity with the jewish community. we forcefully condemn the evil of anti-semitism and hate which must be defeated. >> the california attack six months to the day after 11 people were murdered at the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh. nick watt is live with the
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latest. >> reporter: that gunman is behind bars on one charge of first degree murder and three charges of attempted murder. yesterday during a service here at the habat synagogue, he led the mayor to quickly brand this a hate crime. the rabbi was hit in the hand at which point lori kay enche judg between the rabbi and the shooter. the gunman then pointed his weapon which we're told was an ar-15-style assault weapon, he pointed it towards some children. at which moment a member of the congregation threw the doors open, and an off duty cbp officer who was in the synagogue
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managed to get a weapon and fire at the gunman as he was leaving. he was detained later without incident and is now behind bars. augt thorgts say they don't have any connection between him and any white supremacist group. there is an open letter posted on the internet they believe was posted by him. they are looking into the validity of that and looking into a suggestion in that letter where he also claims responsibility for an arson attack at a mosque just a month ago. this right now is a community in shock and in mourning. back to you. >> nick watt, appreciate the live reporting. we'll continue to track that investigation. now to the most significant political news of this past week, joe biden's entry into the 2020 presidential race. the former vice president went big in his a announcement leaving jobs and health care in his resume. character, the former vice president says, should be paramount in 2020. >> i believe history will look back on four years of this
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president and all he embraces as an abhorrent moment in time. if we give donald trump eight years in the white house he will ever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are. i cannot stand by and watch that happen. we can't forget what happened in charlottesville. even more important, we have to remember who we are. this is america. >> sniping from activist liberals was immediate and constant. a group of justice democrats called biden old guard and in near complete opposition to where the center of energy is in the democratic party today. that tells you, yes, biden faces a huge challenge selling some of his record to a more liberal democratic base. the volume walso tells you thos who don't like biden, mostly because they support somebody else, view him as a force. we know in private conversations the president views biden as the
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most formidable of the democratic candidates. but sleepy joe is the nickname the president was quick to tweet and also quick to question biden's stamina. >> i think we beat him easily. i feel like a young man. i'm so young. i can't believe it. i'm the youngest person -- i am a young vibrant man. i look at joe, i don't know about him. i don't know. >> with us this sunday to share their reporting and insights lisa rare of "the new york times," cnn's jeff bell me and karoun demirjian. >> now the democrats have their second big name, if you will, bernie sanders from last time and now joe biden. >> i think we'll look at this race bb, before biden and ab, after biden. it is interesting that president trump and former vice president biden are going back and forth over age.
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they're both in their 70s. the president is 72, joe biden is 76. but what i'm told by people who are close to the president is that the president has been fixated, of course, on pennsylvania. that is his -- the feather in his cap, if you will, of 2016. they believe joe biden can win pennsylvania. a top republican told me this this week. if he would make it to the general election, yes, he's a big problem. how does he survive a democratic primary. that is idea's task as he heads out on this. but he benefits from a crowded field. yes, there are a lot of canned dalgts here, but also a lot of democrats who want to win and joe biden, that's his central message. >> i think you can't -- i agree, of course, with everything jeff said, but i don't think you can fight the last war. every race was different. it was interesting to me how he made no concessions really to the current democratic party. you have all these candidates that are not talking about trump because their sense is democrats want to hear what they're doing
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for the country. you all these candidates, a number of them sworn off big donor fund-raisers. biden embraced it. went all in. he's not talking about policy. he's refused to really -- he's been apology adjacent as one of my colleagues called it on issues like anita hill, whatever your views on those issues and how important they are, that's kind of an older style. you see all these new candidates. they apologize for basically everything. so he really -- he made no concessions in this announcement. he's doing it how he's done it for all those decades in washington. i think it is an open question whether that is what democrats in this primary race want. >> i think it's the open question. let's listen to some of that. you know certain things. whoever you are, you're getting into the race, you know your strengths, you know your weaknesses, biden has some. one is his treatment of anita
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hill. his first international interview is on "the view." he knew it was going to come up. is this good enough. >> i think what she wants you to say is i'm sorry for the way i treated you, not for the way you were treated. >> i'm sorry for the way she got treated. if you go back and look at what i said and didn't say, i don't think i treated her badly. there are a lot of mistakes made across the board, and for those i apologize. >> why not a "of course i'm sorry?" >> you heard him, i don't think i did anything wrong. i don't think this issue is the killer for him. you look at the polls. his support is with more moderate democrats and with democrats over 50. those are people, if you look at the polls, who are not -- maybe not as passionate about me too as the younger people. i do think the base he's
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targeting maybe doesn't care about these things in he did in the past and not looking for him to apologize. they like the fact that maybe he's not so woke, not so left, not talking about issues -- he's talking about trump and not the other stuff. that interview was not great itself. but his base i don't think cares about these things the way other parts of the party does. >> one of the things he wants to do is make more of a personal connection. he has weaknesses and considerable strengths. party activists lobby him. his former association with president obama helps him a lot. he also has a story of personal tragedy that allows him to empathize. he lost his first wife, he lot beau. when he talks about personal loss, it's quite emotional. >> when i get up in the morning,
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i think about -- i hope he's proud of me. i hope he's proud. >> a lot of people, all you folks have lost somebody. they're still with you. they're in you. they're there. >> it is part of the -- there's anita hill, his role in the crime bill. you think of him as a relic of the past, not in touch with today's democratic party. there's a personal side of politics where i'm on your side, i'll fight for you, i get it. that is potentially a great asset. >> are you voting somebody based on the specifics of the policies they're pitching, because the democrats aren't all that dissimilar or based on a person that you kind of fall for in some way. we've been talking thabt for a while. we talked about it with beto o'rourke and buttigieg. biden has has the intangible that makes somebody a good politician. whether that gets him all the way to the finish line, it hasn't in the past. but he does have -- he occupies
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a warm spot in many people's hearts. i don't know that necessarily translates into votes. that's always the question. >> we'll spend more time on this just ahead as we get to the road for joe biden, where he'll be this week, some of the historical trensds and this week's "politicians say the darndest thing," the math edition. >> i used to be at 1%, now i'm at 2%. i've doubled my support in such a short time. yeah, uh... for the team... the team? gooo team.... order online pickup in an hour. hurry and get an extra 20% off with coupon. at office depot officemax.
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big week ahead nor joe biden as he hits the campaign trail trying to prove he can keep his place at the top of the democratic pack. a big rally tomorrow in pittsburgh. by the end of the week widen will go to nevada, touch california, south carolina and new hampshire as well. as he does so, his age is a factor and so is history. biden would be 78 if he won the 2020 election on inauguration day. democrats have a history of electing younger candidates, john kennedy at 43, bill clinton at 46, jimmy carter at 52. democrats have a history of going younger. another challenge is the vice presidential curse. al gore, mondale, humphrey tried to run for president and failed. george h.w. bush and nixon have been successful, although nixon lost the first time out of the
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box but later came back and redeemed himself. one question for joe biden because of his past campaigns, can he raise money. he posted $6.3 million in the first 24 hours, that put him atop the democratic pack. he's doing some things differently. he did prove he can do something he was not good at in his prior campaign. we'll see if he can sustain that. now that he's in the race, the other candidates figuring out how polite or impolite i should be. elizabeth warren said this. >> -- >> our disagreement is a matter of public record. at a time when the biggest financial institutions in this country were trying to put the squeeze on millions of hard working families, there was nobody to stand up for them. i got in that fight because they just didn't have anyone. joe biden was on the side of the credit card companies.
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>> so now comes the task. he does answer one of the big doubts -- i remember the '88 campaign, couldn't raise money, couldn't hang in there. at least out of the box he did that. how much will that become an issue in the campaign in the sense that he is doing more big dollar fund-raisers, most of the other candidates have sworn that off. they're going to try to make him corporate joe? >> i think they are, but as perry was saying earlier, i'm not sure the moderate democrats, the democrats who really want to win are going to be bothered by that. there's nothing wrong with having fund-raisers. it is a time suck for candidates. that's the biggest challenge for him. he's going to have to show up for these fund-raising events. the $6.3 million is impressive. we thought he would raise a little bit more -- this whole venphenomenon of how much you re in the first 24 hours is a
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little hocus pocus. we won't see how much he raised in this quarter until the middle of july i. shows people are interested in him running. he has a lot of fund-raisers out in california as well. i was talking to a democrat working for buttigieg. he said biden in the race hurt buttigieg supporters. it's something he can compete with. his rolodex is still pretty good. >> he's going to get labeled as the elite establishment guy by the -- bernie sanders says it's a revolution. this is a reaction from some of the candidates. you heard elizabeth warren, they thought he was on the wrong side. how did joe biden raise so much money in one day? it helps he hosted aa swanky private fund-raiser for wealthy donors at the home of a guy who runs comcast.
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does that work? >> i'm not sure it will work -- it captures something real. if you ask warren or sanders what is the problem in america, they would say big company, the wealthy, they would say a lot of things plus donald trump. biden would say basically it's donald trump. i think you're going to see that early on. that's what i'm going to see a sense of. the other candidates, figuring in between where they are. i think warren/sanders versus biden is the real fight of the party. i think biden will bring it to fore. i want to bring up this "washington post" poll today. this is the challenge for democrats, before you pick who you want, what do you want? 46% say they want the candidate they most agree with. the challenge is to get a good share of both camps. next, the president rallies the faithful in wisconsin. a look at 2020 map and the theme he hopes to ride to re-election.
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president trump's rally in wisconsin capped a weaning of clear and combative markers about his re-election playbook. one of which is to convince voters the mueller report is good for him, which, of course, it's not. >> the radical, liberal democrats put all their hopes behind their collusion delusion which las now been totally exposed to the world as a complete and total fraud, the greatest political hoax in
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american history. >> another is to convince his voters he's delivering on tough immigration policies, though again, the facts, at least as of today, not on the president's side on this point. >> we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities. thank you very much. they're not too happy about it. i'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea. >> his bet is his core voters won't believe it when the media says the president is again twisting the facts. his bet is his free-wheeling style will make the same magic as it did in 2016 when he lost the popular vote but flipped pennsylvania, michigan and wisconsin. >> by the way, saturday night, is there anyplace that's more fun than a trump rally? can you imagine sleepy joe,
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crazy bernie? you look at the candidates, right? can you imagine any of these people up here doing what i'm doing. 200 people show up if they were president. if they weren't president, nobody would show up. is that right? >> it's entertaining. he's good at that, but it does not make it so just because when he's the president of the united states when he says we're sending people to sanctuary cities, they're not. this is an idea they put out. the white house tried to knock it down. he just says things that are not true chronically. >> this is his thing. he likes to massage the facts and present them as it behooves his argument at the moment in time and also as it pleases his audience. when he's at a rally with his base, he doesn't get challenged, so they keep blowing forth. >> another interesting thing is joe biden in his announcement decided to go big with the
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charlottesville comparison saying essentially america is at risk, he doesn't share your values, he says things that sides with the dark forces. the president had a chance to respond to that this week and he decided to double down on his both sides analogy. >> many of those people were from university of virginia, from all around the neighborhood, the area, they just wanted to protest the fact that they want to take down the statue of robert e. lee. there were a lot of good people in that group and you had some very bad people in each group, too. >> we talk and joe biden's reluctance to apologize, the president will not budge off this and say, look, horrible people on one side. >> without question. i was struck by how joe biden was able to draw the president back to this. in a sense usually the president is leading the debate and democrats responding to him.
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in this case it was the reverse. the fact that the president is refusing to budge on this which makes even his most loyal supporters cringe. that was one of the lowest moments of his presidency so far. he took the bait. >> another point that was interesting is, you heard the president all week long, mueller, mueller, mueller, mueller. a lot of his aides want him to move on, just talk about the economy. but jared kushner talking about russia meddling in one context, the fbi director a very, very different take. >> i think the investigations and all of the speculation that's happened for the last two years has had a much harsher impact on democracy than a couple facebook ads. >> i do think russia poses a very significant counterintelligence fact. the use of social media, fake news propaganda, false personas to spin us up, pit us against each other, sew divisiveness and discord --
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>> not a couple of facebook ads. a big deal. we know a county in florida was hacked during the last presidential. this is a serious problem. you can see an alternative universe, another administration would be a task force. these elections are run by a million different local counties and states and a lot of coordination that needs to happen to ensure the security of our election results, but you have this willful blindness that is hard to see as anything but political coming from the white house that really impedes any kind of effort in that direction. it is for all americans -- you see republicans saying this, too -- concerning as we head into 2020. just say no is the white house answer to house democratic oversight. big court fights are looming. as the law is testing, it's clear the president loves this political fight. ology, food will be juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
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scheduled to meet with the president on tuesday, the subject, infrastructure. the big question, whether the question switches. the white house issued a blanket no to oversight requests from house democrats, even ignoring subpoenas. team trump loves this fight, all but daring speaker pelosi to challenge the president. >> if she wants to talk about impeachment and not infrastructure, dragging down a president instead of drug pricing, haranguing the president instead of health care, that's up to her. i would imagine it would cost her party precious political currency. >> t >> they've blocked a official, ignored a subpoena to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, hows to fight testimony by former white house counsel
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and missed deadline to turn over trump's taxes. >> it's not up to the president. no matter how much he tries to stop it, we'll get the information we need to find the truth. >> it's an assault on the constitutional framework of our government. if allowed to stand, the legislative branch will be a pale shadow of what it was ins tended to be by the constitution of the united states. we're going to resist. >> it is a giant test of constitutional powers. you saw jim jordan, the leading republican member on the house oversight committee trying to broker a compromise on one of these issues, whether the security official, mr. klein, will testify on capitol hill. that's going to fight out in the courts. but the glee with which the president, kellyanne conway, they like this political fight even though many people q whether they can hold it up in court. >> they definitely like the fight. in one respect, it draws things out. who knows what's going to happen at the ends of the day, if don mcgahn will have to testify.
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probably so. there's 18 months to go before the election. the legal battle could be long and pro tracted. speaker pelosi has the challenge of keeping her chairman and others on track and in control. so far that has been the situation. explosive week potentially with the attorney general on capitol hill. >> the democrats don't consider congressman jordan a voice of reason. is this a legitimate effort to broker compromise, is he thinking ahead and maybe republicans retake control? i maybe the chairman of the committee, if this president is allowed to set this precedent of always saying no, i'll get it from a democratic president some day. >> there are longer-term consequences. the precedent you set between whatever party is in charge and whatever white house is there is going to last for a long time. everybody in congress should be pro transparency, pro responding
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to requests, pro having our companies mean something. it's always difficult to have anybody broker anything in the middle because jordan is a close ally of the president and many in the gop at the tops of these committees have shown themselves to be more simt thetic to trump than they are to the democrat's greater cause calling. by the same token, nobody is angels here. everybody is sullied by their political vent. it's difficult to take anybody at their words when it comes to fundamental issues of are you challenging trump right now today or not? >> the issues are distinct in trump is never going to turn over his tax returns. mcgahn testifying is really rehearing the mueller investigation. trump will be very opposed. the sen scensus and other thing will the administration block all congressional hearings for the next two years?
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i doubt it. are these things that are mueller or tax related, i think the white house wants those fights. pelosi has said we're not going to impeach. she knows parts of the party want to impeach. i think drawing that debate out, engineering democrats' divided stories is what the white house wants as well. >> the president is trying to poke them. to your point, we should not be surprised because politics is politics. if you go back in time, the republicans at the time said bill clinton lied and tried to obstruct an investigation, he should be impeached. you read the mueller report, president trump lied, plenty of evidence to at least make the case. you can dispute it if you want. plenty of evidence, ten, 12 examples of the president obstructing justice. republicans saying time to move on. on the topic of congressional power and oversight, here is lindsey graham saying a president must not defy congress when he gets a subpoena.
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>> article three of impeachment against richard nixon, the article was based on the idea that richard necks on as president failed to comply with subpoenas of congress. the congress back at that time said you're taking impeachment away from us, you're becoming the judge and jury. it is not your job to tell us what we need. it is your job to comply with the things we need for oversight over you. the day richard nixon failed to answer that subpoena is the day he was subject to impeachment. >> hum dee dum. >> you're in election season. you have a lot of -- in a primary season, you have a lot of republicans watching behind them on their right flank especially. president trump holds great sway in this party. it's part of the reason why when we talk about a primary challenge with president trump, everyone rolls their eyes a little bit. it's not something that feels particularly realistic. >> lindsey graham back when he was in the house.
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there's a vibrant policy debate among the democrats in the 2020 nomination chase. it expanded into controversial new territory this past week. >> you have said you believe people with felony records should be allowed to vote while in prison. does this mean that you would support enfranchising people like the boston marathon bomber?
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>> i think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy, yes, even for terrible people. >> i think we should have that conversation. >> while incarcerated? >> yeah. >> no, i don't think so. >> you can count president trump among those watching that debate. >> you see what's going on. let the boston bomber vote, he should be voting, right? i don't think so. let terrorists that arein prison vote. i don't think so. can you believe it? this is where some of these people are coming from. they're the most popular ones. >> fascinating on a number of fronts. number one, will bernie sanders pull the party further to the left on that issue. number two, how closely the president -- he looks for ways to get involved and get engaged, even in the democratic debate. >> he definitely does. he's long been following all this very carefully.
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the next day senator harris came out and she didn't wait for the conversation. she said i'm a former prosecutor. essentially, no, that's not a good idea. she cleaned it up fairly quickly. bernie sanders has been successful in pulling the party to the left on a variety of issues. most of the issues being debated are his issues. that's the central challenge for the party. >> it is striking to see president trump get involved in this primary, usually sitting presidents are not deeply involved in the other opposing party's primary process and how he throws it off in realtime, how he changes how these candidates behave on the democratic side, it will be fascinating to see that story evolve. i don't think we know the answer to that because like so many things in our politics, it's something we haven't seen in previous races. >> the challenge for democrats, knowing this about trump, can any of them pull him into
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anything that's not add van taj ougs for them. when trump takes pot shots, he redefines the conversation. it could bring people -- >> like biden did on charlottesville. >> donald trump barely won the election in 2018. we should not pretend he's some political genius here and nothing is more unpopular than separating children from their families. you'll hear about that. and repealing obamacare, not a smart idea. i don't think his decisions have been particularly smart so far even if the bernie sanders idea is unpopular. we're hearing lots of unpopular ideas from trump. joe biden has a chance to run a campaign of things that people are actually for. >> an interesting point. another democratic trying to do that is elizabeth warren who hasn't gained much traction in the democratic polls just yet. she's hoping when you get to the debate phase and voters get more
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involved oh, elizabeth warren has put out detailed plans. to her credit, she's put detailed proposals out, says how she's going to pay them for, universal college aid, protect public lands, wealth tax, breaking up big tech, you see the big list here. she's trying to be -- david weigel of "the washington post" tweeted this out, she's trying to be the eye of a plan candidate. she's struggled so far. what do democratic voters want? >> it's kind of both. warren has struggled so far but not struggled with the rest of the democratic field. she gives out details of tax plans, health care plans, brings up new issues, and people tend to follow that, move into that space. the question is she the messenger the people want? right now the answer is apparently not, but she's hoping
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for a chance to change people's minds. >> it's worth remembering this is a wide open race. the post has a poll out this morning, 54% of democrats say they're not decided. biden is the clear front-runner at 13 or 19%. it's under 20. this is wide open and i think the warren folks say it's slow and steady. just stay in the game. the first 24 hour fund-raising numbers are not a great metric for the long haul. stay in there. she has a comprehensive world view and see what happens. the debates very well -- we'll start monthly debates in june. that can scramble a lot of things. >> that's a challenge. if you view biden as a big voice in the race, how much does he say i'm with obama, how does he strike that balance? >> we're about to find out. he's never been in this position before. he's about to prove if he is a front-runner or not.
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he's beginning this as a front-runner. that is some good and bad. >> i remember the '88 race, i think seven or eight democrats, they thought that was a crowded feel. our reporters share from their notebooks next including the reception the attorney general will get when he heads to capitol hill this week, assuming he shows up. , i'm a car thief... what?! i'm here to steal your car because, well, that's my job. what? what?? what?! (laughing) what?? what?! what?! [crash] what?! haha, it happens. and if you've got cut-rate car insurance, paying for this could feel like getting robbed twice. so get allstate... and be better protected from mayhem... like me. ♪
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find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. what we saw was for months this had been a crowded primary, but polite primary, my friend this and my friend that. we're starting to see that. we saw witness and elizabeth warren take a shot at biden. we saw buttigieg taking a shot at san sers in the pages of "the new york times." this has made liberal active ifrts in the party nervous, they've been urging the candidates to muting their tacts a little bit. this feels unlikely to happen. this is a crowded race, competitive race. we'll see a lot of what our political professionals like to call drawing contrasts. we haven't seen a race this crowded in a long time. the question is going to be whether the tone of this race does weaken these candidates and what democrats hold oz their most passionate, sacred goal is
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defeating trump. that's what a lot of people, activists will be watching as we move forward, particularly as we led toward the first debate. >> jeff? >> joe biden has long-held presidential ambitions but never have gotten him beyond iowa. 1988 he stopped well short of that in 1987. in 2008, he stopped the day after the iowa caucuses. as he heads to iowa this week on tuesday and wednesday for stopping at least four different cities, talking to a lot of activists, iowa holds considerable importance for joe biden. i'm told he's going to be announcing some endorsements when he's out there. there are a lot of people who liked joe biden in 2008 and liked him earlier in the year but then they went with that obama guy. he comes back with that obama guy with him. so the idea at least in spirit -- keep an open mind about joe biden in iowa. it's a critical state for him.
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that visit this week will show if he can win the big one, it starts in iowa. >> stir up old ghosts. >> 17 republicans were in the debate in 2016 at the beginning. now with fim ryan in the race, polling well. we have 16 democrats who qualify so far. the thing to watch, if you want to see more candidates debate is eric swalwell and seth moulton. those are the next two who might qualify and we'll beat the regard roethlisberger set in 2016. >> will we need three split debates? >> the limit is 20 and we're only going to have two. journalists thank the dnc for that. >> we think. >> as we're focusing on the continued standoff between the white house and the house, we have bill barr showing up to capitol hill. it's unclear whether he'll be present for the hearing scheduled with the house judiciary panel. what's going to be really
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interesting is how democrats try to hold into account for the public statements he made about the mueller report, whether he was spinning. some people think he was lying on behalf of the president. many democrats think he was shilling for the president and are saying did you tell us lies intentionally to obfuscate what was in the report. the tone set has implications for everything that goes through doj. if there's no trust between the attorney general and the hill this early on, that's a problem for a while to come. i'll close with a followup on what jeff was talking about, how the biden campaign is hoping old school rules are still worth following. if he cannot keep up with his rivals when it comes to online, small dollar contributions. the former vice president is hoping to use an old school tool, a steady stream of big name endorsements. there are a handful of new hampshire democrats waiting after biden leaves iowa to come on board.
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new york governor cuomo's support is a two-fer, a gateway to a fund-raising effort and blow to kirsten gillibrand. if there's a downside, we've seen it before. candidates like bernie sanders are adept at stoking the idea, the establishment elites are trying to put their thumbs on the scale. the third campaign will be superior to the first two. keep an eye on that this week. that's it for "inside politics." don't go anywhere. big "state of the union" with jake tapper. his guest kellyanne conway and massachusetts congressman sell moulton. thanks for sharing your sunday. have a great day.
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hate crime. deadly violence at a california synagogue on the last day of passover. a gunman opens fire on jewish worshippers, killing one and injuring three. president trump denounces hate. >> we forcefully condemn the evil of anti-semitism. >> where are people safe if not at prayer? plus, see you in court? president trump defies subpoenas from house democrats setting the stage for a clash over congressional authority. >> we can play the game just as well or better than they do. >> will the trump administration be compelled to cooperate? counselor to the president, kellyanne conway responds in


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