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>> i know we need to go, i'm getting yelled at the by the control room. you don't see lessons learned other than you need to dig in more. you don't see you needing to rework your strategy after last night's loss in virginia? >> a quick answer to your question, i see an opportunity to stay the course, which is the president's agenda and engage everyone that we can. i believe that welc will come together to vote on behalf of the american people. we have a little bit more time and i hope all the senators get their questions answered and there is clarity. >> thank you, senator, for your time. i appreciate it. john king starts right now. hello, everybody, and welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king in washington. we begin with the wow and what it means. a startling loss for democrats in virginia.
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a tiny democratic lead and a still too close to call race for governor in new jersey, both rebu rebuking joe biden in a state he won just a year ago. virginia now exhibit a as both parties skcramble to learn tuesday's elections. glenn youngkin is now governor elect, the first republican to win in the state in 11 years. another is that voters didn't buy terry mcauliffe's incessant refrain that youngkin was trump. another thought, the thoughts of covid opens issues like schools and jobs. that is true when the central presence of the president in power said he would quickly and calmly make things better and quickly make government work. we'll get to new jersey in a
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moment. we start in arlington, virginia. a huge change in the commonwealth. >> reporter: a huge change, john, a huge swing for republicans here in virginia and a significant blow for democrats. terry mcauliffe making it official a short time ago, officially conceding this race, calling glenn youngkin. we are told the two have not officially connected by the phone yet. mcauliffe lost certainly in part due to his laser-focused strategy on attempting to tie youngkin to former president donald trump. in the end that simply did not work. youngkin was successful on being able to cultivate his own brand outside of president trump at the same time while not alienating trump voters, attracting moderate voters and appealing to the base. in part that was due to him being able to tap into virginia-focused issues, education and parental rights. john, that was a big win and resonated with virginia voters here. >> a fascinating race. we'll be studying it for months
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and months heading into the next one. let's go to new jersey now and jason carroll. a narrow democratic lead for voters but still the message. >> reporter: still the message and unending nile biter in new jersey. both campaigners watching where every vote is coming in from. governor murphy at this point feeling good at where he stands at this point. that's because he continuously is seeing his lead sort of expand. at this point, though, you have to remember what governor murphy was saying all along, john. he said, look, if his voters don't come out in huge numbers, this is going to be, quote, a coin toss. that's exactly what we're seeing right now. ciatterelli said no public, no press schedule yet, but then they texted back and said, stay tuned.
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john? >> i appreciate the live report in new jersey. we'll start in new jersey with what happened. let's take just a minute to learn the lessons of last night. yes, jason is correct. it looks like phil murphy will win this race. the votes that are still out largely in these blue counties. it looks like it's trending that way, but there is still a message. let's focus on what i said at the top of the show about the suburbs. this is bergen county, the largest county in new jersey just across the border from new york city. 51%, 52% if you round up right now for 2021. this is phil murphy. four years ago he won this county with 57%. they flatly rejected donald trump. it's more fertile ground now. four years ago, phil murphy gets 60% four years ago, down now to 56%. we'll move to virginia. with donald trump on the sidelines, republicans can make
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inres inroads in the suburbs. how did glenn youngkin pull this off? after donald trump won by ten points, how did he do it? number one, he managed the trump base. republicans came out in droves. they can recover the republican world dramatically in these small counties. a thousand votes here, a thousand votes there, that adds up. look here in south virginia and the capital in richmond. if you want to turn a dynamic in a state, you have to flip. this is the governors' race. he won everything down here. glenn youngkin was able to turn blue counties red and winning. close races are won in the northern virginia suburbs. glenn youngkin did not win loudoun county. you see it here. 55% to 44% four years ago in the governors' race. 60% for ralph northam.
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61% four years ago, terry mcauliffe at 58%. three points here, four points there. in a close race, margins make a difference. glenn youngkin is not donald trump. no, he did not solve the respect can suburban problem but he did make some inroads. today he is talking not as a candidate but as a governor-elect. >> all right, virginia, we won this thing! friends, we're going to embrace our parents, not ignore them. we are going to keep our communities safe. we're going to comprehensively fund law enforcement because they stand up for us and we are going to stand up for them. we're going to protect qualified immunity. this is the spirit of virginia coming together like never before. >> with us to share their reporting and their insights on this day after, cnn's nia-malika henderson, maggie haberman of
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the new york sometimes and cnn's jeff zeleny. glenn youngkin is your blueprint for how to navigate the current environment. is it virginia or is he a wealthy candidate that can sell finance? it isn't west virginia or some other state. >> i think there is something to learn from here. i think both things are true at once, right? i think youngkin's race does tell you at least strains of how republicans can try to move forward. i think you'll see republicans trying to emulate some of what youngkin did next year in the midterms. i think the idea that trump is going to be -- he was not happy about not being involved in this race, and you saw that in numerous statements he put out last night claiming credit. i don't think he's going to be as able to keep himself on the sidelines. his being off twitter has been a benefit to himself because of his remembering all the behavior
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they didn't like. it was not a help to democrats. so i think you're going to see more of him out there. what that looks like going forward, we don't know, but it is true that youngkin showed there is an animated, energized republican base. he didn't just do well with suburbs, he exceeded. >> i think it's the answer of how democrats deal with trump, and that is you can't rely on him. for republicans, i think it's still an open question, how do you deal with trump? every candidate is not going to be like glenn youngkin who was a blank slate and he did awesome at it. but i don't think it answers the trump question. what it does, though, is show the limitations of the democratic disconnect from voters. this was a bread and butter school class house selection, and i was out there a lot in virginia and you heard democrats talking about donald trump, donald trump. so the fundamentals here were ignored by the democrats. >> we'll walk through some of this as we go through the program in more detail, but that's an important point.
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let's look at the election polls. economy and jobs, number one, 33%. education 24%. then you see taxes, a more traditional public issue. covid is down to 14%. economy is covid. jobs are covid. parents are frustrated their children had to spend more than a year at home from schools in virginia with covid. glenn youngkin was able to tap into that. we don't know if the covid issues will be the same a year from now. but he was able to say joe biden essentially promised you it would go away. it hasn't. >> what has joe biden delivered? what have we seen in the last months here in washington, a lot of gridlock, a lot of inability to deliver not only to progressives and african-american voters and young voters who were down in terms of their turnout and chair of the electorate, in this off-year electorate, but also
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moderate voters. what are you delivering? why are you seeing the widespread anxiety voters have? they have widespread anxiety for different reasons. maybe you live in an urban area. you have different stresses or issues, but democrats had no answers for any of those issues and you saw in terry mcauliffe someone who is an old school democrat relying on that old playbook of trump is really bad. >> my question of anxiety is an incredibly important point because there was a lot of anxiety in the trump years, even in the suburbs with traditional republicans. they did not like the toxicity of the trump years and now we are starting to see some of that anxiety carrying over to the biden years as people wonder what is the government actually doing, how are they actually delivering to solve these problems? there was a lot of concern that the headlines never ended with the trump years, and now with the democrats fighting over moderate policies and progressive policies, we are continuing to get a lot of alerts on our phones and there
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continues to be problems with covid and a lot of different issues that biden said he would solve. >> one thing the white house has struggled with is any time reporters start writing about what people are experiencing, the white house says it's a press creation, and that's not true. you saw that again last night. >> i think there are several areas that say the white house is out of touch with what americans feel. he talked about parental choice. he talked about banning critical race theory that was not taught in virginia schools. he said it was racial issues. others say it gets to the covid exhaustion that parents have about schools. police protecting qualified immunity. let's start with education. this is usually a democratic wheelhouse issue. do they need to find a different way to talk about education? terry mcauliffe, i think the fact he's a no-name is
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important. voters are looking for something new always. in the final days he was campaigning with the head of the teachers' union. when you had a lot of parents frustrated, and this might not be fair, a lot of parents frustrated their kids had to stay at home. >> no doubt. and the entire establishment democratic party was out there for terry mcauliffe. it was the vice president, first lady jill biden and president joe biden. i'm told the reason why, because they spent a lot of money on get out the vote effort, so they would have been involved in this product. but look what happened. there is no question that democrats, one lesson they can learn and they need to learn is how to address these issues. it's too simple to say, oh, it's a dog whistle. perhaps it is but they're addressing real concerns as well that parents have, and that is something that youngkin tapped into that terry mcauliffe underestimated and ignored for months. >> he dismissed the power. >> to say it's not taught in schools, crt, that's not enough.
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parents need to hear, should it be taught in schools? maybe the answer is it is involved in harvard. the fact you just dismiss it is not good enough. i heard from a lot of democrats who said democrats are going to have to focus group this issue and figure out how to address it, because on the culture wars, democrats tend to lose and we saw that a bit here with that crt. >> it tends to be dismiss sieve when it actually plays, and guess what, if it plays a little on the margins in the virginia suburbs, that is enough. it doesn't take a groundswell, it just takes moving loudoun county a little bit. what's up for the president and his agenda. democrats vow to finally pass two big bills, but policy issues remain, and guess what? now there is finger pointing over who is to blame for last night's rough election.
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matching your job description. visit indeed.com/hire president biden is back at the white house today after a trans-atlantic jiourney on air force one that became grim after these election results became clearer and clearer last night. the midterms are a year away, so they have time to turn things around, but this is what president biden knows about from his first year as vice president. back in 2008, obama is president of the united states, and here's what the house of representatives looks like. joe biden is in his first year as vice president. democrats have a big majority in the house. but in 2009, republicans won in new jersey, republicans won in new jersey. democrats are likely to win in new jersey this time, but still a bad message.
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a bad election night in 2009. this is 2008. fast-forward one year later to the 2010 midterms. a wipeout. a shelacking. this is the republican house after the '21 midterms, and now biden has a chance to turn it around. but how will they do that? jeremy diamond is with us in the white house. jeremy? >> there is a lot of soul searching after the vote last night. the president returning in the wee hours of the morning, but the mood aboard air force one last night was grim as they tu returned to the news that glenn youngkin won in virginia that president biden had won by ten points. the biden administration is trying to move forward, others pointing to economic woes and a
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pandemic that has gone on longer than expected. one thing is clear, the president was not expecting this. >> i think we're going to win in virginia. i don't believe, and i've not seen any evidence whether or not i am doing well or poorly, whether or not i've got my agenda passed or not is going to have any real impact on winning or losing. >> reporter: and whether or not the president wanted to make a connection between his agenda and that race yesterday, democrats this morning certainly making a connection between now and the midterms next year. certainly this is going to light a fire under people at the white house here to get that legislative agenda passed, the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package. john? >> jeremy diamond at the white house, appreciate the reporting. let's focus on the last part of what the president said. he said, i don't believe action on my agenda has anything to do with anything. is that denial or can you reject
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reality? the president said it was his thought that covid would go away quickly. it's just the reality of life, covid has not disappeared. the president said inflation would be fleeting. it is anything but and people know that when they fill up their gas tank or go to the grocery store and now as they order their holiday gifts. he said it would be orderly. it is not. there is a disconnect to what americans see and feel to what their president says. >> the buck stops with the president, essentially. the president promised a number of things. he had a broad agenda when he was campaigning. he said he would unite the party, he would unite the country, and he would solve a lot of problems the country faced. it's only been 10 or 11 months, but there are new problems that have cropped up over the past several months that democrats are still trying to figure out how to coalesce around and figure out a solution.
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when you're having a very close race in virginia and new jersey, it focuses on the white house. >> this has been the white house's message from when they first came in. they were referring this to fdr. when it does pass, to be clear, it would be a very large new package of spending in programs, but nonetheless, they have been very focused on biden's legacy and voters can tell. we sometimes tend to overemphasize this, right? voters think about what impacts them and the white house and the white house's emotion. number two, when the president, to your point, says things about afghanistan will not be xyz way or the economy will get better, or on july 4th, this is our independence day from the virus. voters can tell when it doesn't go that way. it's that simple. >> part of it is can you fix it?
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the silver lining is there are a lot of economists who think the economy is about to kick in. they've said that a lot, though, but there is the opportunity that republicans have a roaring economy next year. it is possible that covid starts to go down. but if you look at the numbers now of how midterm elections work, on this day in 2009, barack obama was 53%. at 53% he still lost virginia and he still lost new jersey. earlier in the year he was at 42% and he lost the house of representatives. he is where obama was on midterm election day in 2009. he needs to turn that around or the democrats are looking at a trap door. >> something he has never been is toxic. there is not very many he wants to campaign with, but if that's the same, there will be
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democrats who want him in their district. joe biden went everywhere and president obama didn't travel around a lot. it's a referendum on you. so inside the white house right now, we may hear from the president later today, we may not. i'm told they're still deciding that, but he needs to try to corral this very divided party. it's not his fault, the blame goes all the way to pennsylvania avenue, but he is the party that owns it. >> it is so incredibly hard to turn those numbers around once they start cratering. we've seen that with every president. >> trapped in a narrow box to begin with. >> this idea that these bills are all of a sudden going to juice up this presidency and juice up the democratic party, i think that's a little bit naive. are people going to immediately feel these packages which we know are going to be different by the time they actually arrive, so they're in a world of trouble at this point, democrats. listen, they knew before last night the midterms were going to be difficult given all of the gains we saw republicans make in
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2020, and so they know now that it's even going to be heard. >> just one more metric to think about, we'll watch this in the months ahead. right now 71% of americans think the country is on the wrong track. at this point in the obama presidency, it was 52. by midterms it was up to 60. joe biden needs to turn this around, he just does. up next for us, action or blame game? a democratic moderate joins us with her take on the results and what democrats must do now.
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today dissecting the big loss in virginia and the close call in new jersey is another source of democratic division. minorities say the climate might have been better if they had put in a final vote on the build back better agenda weeks ago. it fell short because they're trying to lengthen another bill. are the progressives right, more specifically senator manchin and senator sinema, because this has dragged on too long over the debate of how big? >> the only thing that matters is passing legislation to help the american people. until we actually get across the finish line, we haven't helped anyone, so we all sink or swim together. what we need to do is realize we
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need 218 votes in the house, 50 in the senate. that is the math that needs to happen for us to get legislation to the president's desk. and it's time for folks to decide. there's been so much focus over time about a number. a number doesn't do anything for folks. people talking about process. we need to talk about the substance, the incredible things we're going to help the american people and get them done. >> you're right, a lot of change proposed by the democrats and president is fundamental. it would rewrite the social safety net. is there any sense of remorse or guilt? do you think terry mcauliffe shrunk because democrats couldn't figure this out sooner? >> we had a missed opportunity by not passing the infrastructure bill last week, because the more things we get done, the more people see governance work. people who support districts like mine, across the board we hear from constituents that they
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want to see governance work. they want to see us talk, get things done, and we need to get it done. >> is it some of this is not your fault since you have such majorities? three votes to spare in the house, no votes to spare in the senate, so democrats are trying to do a lot in legislation knowing there are no votes. in hindsight should they have said, we'd love to do all these things, but maybe pick two or three, pre-k school, rather than trying to do it all? >> we always talk about the substance, like the child tax credit, like making sure we have premium subsidies so folks have affordable health care coverage, making sure we address climate. making those priorities, i think, is very important. we had a lot of folks focused on
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numbers versus substance and priority, and that definitely slowed things down. but we're having those debates right now on getting the substance right, which is so important, making sure we're helping families and workers and communities, something i've championed, like the extension of the child tax credit. that's what's going to make a difference for folks across the country. >> are you just great at being publicly optimistic? are you really not this worried in the sense -- forgive me, but if you look at the metrics of what the president's approval rating is, where the track of the country is, or what just happened in the suburbs of new jersey or virginia, we saw what happened in 2009 and we got wiped off the map in 2010. >> it's our responsibility to make it happen, and that means we have to come together and pass strong legislation. good policy is good politics, and we need to get that policy across the finish line. that's got to be our priority. i wish we had done it sooner, but we have an opportunity to do
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to crime and politics now and another important message from voters yesterday. defund the police became a slogan of some progressives in the wake of george floyd's murder. but voters on tuesday made it clear, at least in many places, they disagree. in minneapolis where floyd was killed, voters rejected a proposal to replace the police department with a department of public safety. it look-- brown wrote a plan to millions from the city police department. the panel is back with us. you don't want to overread these things. minneapolis where george floyd was killed, voters are saying, we'll keep our police department. we can have a conversation about brutality, we can have a conversation about police and race, but we're not changing the name of the police department. >> you saw something similar in
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new york, right, the election of eric adams, former police officer, but they are also a critic of some of the tactics of police departments and police brutality. i think it's a mixed bag. there was a headline out of philadelphia, for instance, that philadelphia police officers can no longer stop vehicles for low-level traffic violations like a busted taillight or something like that. so in small ways, there is some progress being made on our informing police departments because of some of the racial inequities, but you did get a message here in some of these states about de"defund the poli" not being the slogan that will work with these voters. >> he didn't get a lot of attention after the big win in the primary, but that was a big win. he went against several progressives and wanted to change the police department in
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fundamental ways. is eric adams the new model for democrats? >> we have to deal with public safety. when you talk about disbanding police departments when crime is increasing, you're not being a progressive because you're not dealing with people who are impacted by that. so let's be practical and progressive. we want to police people. >> not everybody is going youngkin. if you're a republican thinking how can we do that, you have, as nia said, a former police officer who was mistreated by the police himself in his youth. it's hard to copy, but how he communicates, is that a lesson for democrats? >> i think so. i do think eric adams is a unique figure in new york. he was popular in the borough so he was well known. but i do think he has been pretty unequivocal about there is a bridge too far on language and there is a bridge too far on po policy. he has made no bones about it, he made no bones about it in the
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primary, and this was in new york city on the democratic side. if you add up the advocate for people who are not pro "defund the police" message, it was still a pretty low turnout. i think this offers a path forward, but i also think you have individual politicians like a chuck schumer who is the majority leader who is worried about his own personal politics. he is going to continue to listen to the people on his left and elevate those voices, and until that changes, i don't know that democrats are clear. >> to that point, he's one person who declared the socialist running for mayor in buffalo. she beat the incumbent in the primary. attracting national attention as a proxy battle between progressives and moderates, walton had called for removing $7.5 million from the police budget. so just as mcauliffe thought it was helpful for him going into
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the race to discount donald trump, it was not. the socialists won in the primary, but something changed between primary day and election day. >> we saw it happen again and again throughout the country. brown was elected, a similar type of dynamic. yes, we can overread this, but there is enough evidence to show there is a sense of wokeness in the party, whatever you want to call it, is at a divide with what the ma jofrt american people are seeing. again, this hangover to the bernie/clinton race or the bernie/biden race is still hanging out there in the party. joe biden has never been in favor of defunding the police, and maybe he needs his party to communicate that, but that is one of the big takeaways from yesterday. >> can democrats get in a room in a since that -- united states
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democrats and buffalo democrats don't often get along in the state of new york. maggie is laughing because she has lived this. democrats in the middle of the country are different from democrats you'll find in boston and new york city. >> it's not necessarily an issue that a lot of democrats want to negotiate on. they think this is an issue of life or death, and they are willing to put their foot on the ground for some of these issues when it comes to black lives matter. the fact that crime is going up and some of the initiatives to defund the place makes it very hard to negotiate on this. >> you get answers from elections and sometimes you also get questions. there is a lot to sort through. we appreciate everybody coming in today. there is a pivotal moment on covid. look at the pictures. young children getting their first approved covid shots. 5g, huh? is that fast? oh yeah, it's fast. and is it reliable? definitely is! what about secure?
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you see the images right here, young children today taking immediate advantage of their new status. the cdc last night gave the green light to pfizer's vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old. dr. fauci says this is just the beginning. >> it's a good thing, we'll hit the ground running, and probably by the beginning of next week, we'll be at full speed. >> dr. meghan ranney joins us to
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give her expertise. my son who is ten years old will soon be able to get a covid vaccine after 19 months of you-know-what. it's two vaccines given 30 days apart. how important is this moment, a, for children, but then b, for the broader covid fight? >> as a fellow parent of a ten-year-old boy, this feels unbelievably momentous for those of us who do have five to ten-year-olds, but it's also a really important step for our country in terms of keeping covid under control. that's for two reasons. the first is, obviously, it protects our kids. although covid is less dangerous for our littles than it is for older folks, it is still dangerous. it's one of the top ten causes for death for kids in this age group. never mind long covid and hospitalizations and all the other side effects.
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it's also important because kids are drivers of spread, and we're seeing in other countries, including the u.k., that unvaccinated kids back at school are driving communities of covid. the hope is after getting this age group vaccinated, it will cut down on the overall number of community cases and keep all of us, including the vulnerable, a little bit safer. >> let's follow up on that point, because if you look at the trends after a couple weeks of being encouraged, there is a little pause. if you look at our map of the united states, you're starting to see red and orange again and you have ten states trending in the wrong direction. the red and orange mean more cases than a week ago, and the deep red means 50% more new cases compared to last week. if you look at all the cases overall, dr. ranney, we were coming down. the 7-day average down 55% since that september high, but it is up 5% in the last week.
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so you start to see a slight trend back up again havi. having lived through this winter surge and this winter surge, how important is it for kids to stop that trend? >> it's going to be huge. this winter is not going to be as bad as last winter because so many of our high-risk adults are vaccinated and even boosted. but with little kids being vaccinated, it is going to stop that spread. so many of us have worried about what happens as the weather gets cold, as everyone goes indoors, as windows start getting shut in schools and ventilation gets much worse. having kids vaccinated helps to stop that and helps reduce the inevitable winter surge, keeping hospitals free for other acute cases, and again, helping to keep all of us a little safer. >> this has gone from theoretical to now it's real. you see the pictures of young children getting their vaccines.
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27% of parents, i'm among them, say i'm going to do that right away. 30% say let's wait and see. let's address that group right there. they have hesitancy. maybe they've seen on the internet fertility questions or a heart condition. how do you address the legitimate questions parents might have and how do you reject the quackery? >> i think back to when my kids were born and i was researching car seats and strollers, the number of hours i spent trying to keep them safest. it's the same with this vaccine. i'm not casting aspersions for those who want to know more. here's the important thing to know. these vaccines vhave been given to hundreds of people around the globe. there are now new symptoms being identified. it is a safe and effective vaccine, and we know that covid
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itself has tons of bad effects, both short and long term, including effects on fertility, on the heart, on the kidneys, never mind, god forbid, that worst case outcome of death. so i would encourage parents to ask their pediatricians or family doctors questions, but then to take a breath of relief that this is a safe and well-tested vaccine. >> amen. dr. ranney, grateful, especially on this very important day. appreciate it very much. >> thank you. ahead for us, election history made last night in several american cities. no problem, the sleep number 360 smart bed is temperature balancing so you both sleep just right. and it senses your movements and automatically adjusts to keep you both effortlessly comfortable. so, you can really promise better sleep? yes! you'll know exactly how well you slept, night after night. we take care of the science. all you have to do is sleep. and now, save $1,000 on the sleep number 360 special edition smart bed, now only $1,999. plus, 0% interest for 24 months. only for a limited time hi, my name is tony cooper, and i'm going to tell you about exciting medicare advantage
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cnn now predicts michelle wu will be the next mayor of my favorite city, boston. >> we're here to let every bostonian know that we don't have to choose between generational change and keeping the street lights on. between tackling the big solutions and filling our potholes. to make change at scale and at street level. >> cnn also projects ed gainey will be elected mayor of pittsburgh. >> you prove we can have a city for all. you prove that everybody can change. >> over in ohio, cnn now projects the democrat chantal
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brown. each party picking up a seat, that will make the balance of power in the house of representatives 221 democrats, 213 republicans, still one vacancy. thank you for joining us on "inside politics." i hope to see you back here tomorrow. don't go anywhere. ana cabrera picks up our coverage right now. have a good day. hello, i'm ana cabrera in new york. five-alarm fire, failure to deliver. a clear message to democrats to get the job done. top takeaways from democrats after their party's big election losses. most glaring, the virginia governors' race. glenn youngkin giving republicans a massive gift there last night. not just the governor's seat but a potential playbook for the upcoming midterms. not only is youngkin the first republican to win a statewide

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