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can want them and it gives her a little bit more. >> we will leave this discussion for just a moment as the u.s. senate is about to gavel in and hold a brief pro forma session. we will return to live coverage in just a moment the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., october 17, 2016. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable pat roberts, a senator from the state of kansas, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: orrin g. hatch, president pro tempore. the presiding officer: under
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the previous order, the senate stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on thursday, until 3:00 p.m. on thursday, >> we will return to the last hour of his presidential transition for him on the panel of journalists cover transitio transitions. again, live coverage of the house when they return no burma 14th on c-span, i and the sin on the 15th. now back to the form on presidential transition. >> some of the best sources today were and very junior roles. i'm not saying like people to be used. there some of the most knowledgeable and friendly people you will ever need in politics. but they are tremendous. they know a lot of stuff. the person who does clips,
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meaning the person collects the news coverage overnight for the candidate, efforts and more could have a completely different job. always befriend those people. always, always always. >> questions from the audience? >> this is more about the white house. what is the president for an incoming president seeking cabinet officials from the opposing party? what you see as the potential, potential president clinton picking some republicans for cabinet posts? >> that's a good question. picking some in the cabinet for the opposing party. does anyone want to jump in? >> might express the two democratic presidential, not the republicans although i stand to be corrected, bill clinton, for instance, that bill cohen, republican senator of maine to
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be his defense secretary at one point and then, of course, was already mentioned that bill gates was held over from the bush administration as the pentagon by president obama. >> i believe president george w. bush also that no army for transportation secretary. >> can you think of any others were republican -- that was stood up at a time when president bush named norm. >> in an era of partisan politics and fears partisanship on the hill, particularly in the senate, do we still have this belief that a president of pics will actually get through? or can we expect in the next administration some of these cabinet confirmation hearing to be pretty testy and maybe not
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necessarily get through on the first of? >> ask chuck hagel, right? poor chuck hagel. gets nominated, as a really crappy confirmation process where his former colleagues are just all over him. and then for a lot of complicated reasons, spending a lot of time inside the administration. consummation you are an opportunity to bash over the policies. even if the next president wants to send matches by taking some across the aisle of expect the expense to be a lot more like chuck hagel's experience. >> i think again this is a situation where it may matter which of the two nominees get elected. in clinton's case you have seen she has trumpeted the fact a number of republicans have come out to support her campaign. mostly in protests to donald trump's existence. so that gives her a ready-made batch even as potential nominees
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for cabinet post or at least a potential kind of undersecretary for whatever whatchamacallit. and the upside having someone from the opposing party in such a group, if you feel that you trust them, is that its information from the other side that you might not have otherwise and it is potential like a friendly communication across the aisle which can be hard to do if you kind of completely holed up with your own people. i'm having a harder time, but help me if i'm wrong, imagining under a trump administration would be the democrats that they would have developed the ties to bring on board. i'm just not thinking of anyone even right now comes to mind who has been someone who the kind of promoted publicly. >> i can't off the top of my

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