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>> bill: what do you say friends and neighbors. great to see you this morning. welcome to the "full court press" right here on current tv. we're coming to you live coast-to-coast all the way across this great country of ours from our studio here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. good to see you this wednesday morning, july 24. with lots to talk about president obama driving the agenda today, taking off shortly
for illinois and missouri where he'll give two major speeches on the economy. the president says forget all of this other stuff we have to get back to focus on what is the number one priority for this nation and that is the economy and jobs. tomorrow, he'll take the same message down to jacksonville. meanwhile, this erection update. yes, indeed. anthony weiner admits he's been at it again sexting with yet another woman since he left congress. in fact, he's done so within the last year but he insists he is going to stay in the race and his wife standing by his side said she accepts that and forgives him. anthony weiner, first asking the people of new york for a second chance now asking them for a third chance. and baby cambridge over across the pond, spent his first night
last night in a palace and on the public dole. we'll bring you up to date on all of that and a lot more here on current tv. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep]. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on!
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and i think the audience gets, "this guys to best of his abilities is trying to look out for us." only on current tv! >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> bill: anthony weiner, we gave him a second chance. should we give him a third chance? good morning everybody. can you believe it? we're talking about this again. it is wednesday july 24. so good to see you today. it really is. and we appreciate your checking in, tuning in, climbing on board
the "full court press" as we kick off three hours here of our morning town meeting to talk about the issues of the day. not only let you know what's going on but again to talk about it and get your comments and have a good conversation this morning. on all of the events of the day whether they're happening here in our nation's capital around the country or around the globe we're on top of it and you will soon be, too. you can weigh in several ways, of course by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. by joining us on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. we want to hear from all of our friends on facebook. and you be part of the team. the team headed by peter ogborn and dan henning. good morning guys. >> good morning. >> bill: hey hey, alichia cruz with the phones. and cyprian bowlding as always,
keeping us look good on the video cam. well, as good as possible at any rate. >> doing what he can. he doesn't have a lot to work with. >> bill: he's cute, isn't he? i'm not talking about anthony weiner. i was talking about baby cambridge. he's cute. he slept through his debut yesterday. but prince william and princess kate, she is princess kate? >> duchess kate. the duke and duchess of cambridge. >> bill: walked out of the hospital about 7:00 last night with the baby in their arms. they talked to reporters and william said we're not sure of the name yet. but he's a good baby. >> he's a big boy. we're still working on a name. we'll have that as soon as we can. and then they hopped in the car and william drove them back to the palace.
>> every father remembers that drive home. from the birthing center or hospital. >> bill: pictures of them carrying him in the car seat, it is so familiar. >> i'm surprised it didn't take him a lot longer to get that car seat in. >> bill: i'll never forget driving mark home from the hospital in my little vw bug in san francisco. i was so nervous. >> scariest drive a father will ever make. >> i did not know he drove himself. i was genuinely surprised. >> bill: they usually don't. they're really trying to, heartfully project kind of these are the down-home royals. >> very interesting. >> bill: it is all relative. >> which one of their five castles did they go to? >> when they walk out with the sleeping baby, that false sense of security that newborn babies lull you into because you think of like oh, babies are screaming and carrying on but the first week or so, they sleep around
the clock. they sleep a lot and then all hell breaks loose. this isn't so bad. >> bill: isn't so bad after all. which one of the five castles as dan pointed out. as david letterman pointed out last night please respect their privacy. >> the young couple would like it if we all would have consideration and respect for their privacy. well, they're off to a good start, aren't they? [ laughter ] please respect their freeloading, can you do that, please? >> bill: oh, man there we go. john fuglesang will be along later here, host of "viewpoint" on current tv. our good friend, olivier knox from yahoo! news will be here as well as melanie sloan from citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington talking about the most corrupt governors in the country and that was a
tough decision because there are so many of them. but first... >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> other headlines making news on this wednesday. captain wong, names an embarrassment for ktvu when they mistakenly aired them after the asiana crash. they don't want us to hear or see them anymore. they're claiming copyright violations to video and it's pulling off the internet wherever it finds video of that announcement. saying it is being consistent with their apology. it is their responsibility to minimize the thoughtless repetition of the video by others. >> bill: come on. that's like geraldo trying to bring down his naked tweet. once it's out there baby -- >> cat's out of the bag. >> bill: you can't bring it back. >> you can try. and you can claim copyright. it would take them so much time
and effort. >> bill: forget it. they do look silly by doing this. >> you mention geraldo rivera. he talked about his near naked selfy that he tweeted out. yesterday on his radio show, he said he was in a great mood early sunday morning after a good show on fox news saturday night. he said had a drink and said to himself, you know, i look pretty good for a 70-year-old. i gotta tweet this thing. since he's so old he thought people would cut him some slack and not take the photo seriously >> a drink? >> bill: let's have a couple more drinks, geraldo. >> johnny carson is going digital for the first time. you can now download videos of the legendary tonight show host from itunes for $15 a compilation of highlights from shows from the '60s to his retirement in 1992 and for $20 you can get 16 full tonight show episodes with of some his favorite guests including don rickles, jerry seinfeld, betty
white, jay leno and ellen degeneres. >> bill: he was a demonstrably funny guy on the spot, right? he had his writers too. but he was very funny. but to pay to watch old johnny carson stuff? talk about old stuff yeah, he's back. talk about selfies yeah, he's back. we're talking about anthony weiner. the question is we gave him a second chance. are you ready to give him a third chance? you know the number. 1-866-55-press. now, remember, i was one of the first ones, man when anthony weiner announced oh, no, we don't want him back again. i said the opposite. this is a good guy a great congressman. a real fighter for us. he was right on all of the issues. okay, he made a dumb ass mistake but he apologized for it. he resigned from congress. he has put in the last two years, trying to rebuild his
life and his marriage and his family. he's got a baby and he spent the last two years getting his stuff back together. and everybody deserves a second chance. mark sanford got one. bill clinton got one. so anthony weiner should get one, as well. and now, i don't know. no is the answer. no he doesn't deserve a third chance. it turns out he's nothing but a horn dog. he admits yesterday at this unbelievably painful news conference -- now, he had told us before there was going to be more stuff come out again. that's true. i really thought he meant stuff like still other stuff one other woman he was sending selfies to when he was back in congress. oh, no no, no, this is new stuff. this is stuff that came out within the last year. he's been at it again with a
22-year-old woman, who of course, you know, maybe she shouldn't have done it but duh what were you thinking? you knew she would. she turned the stuff over to this web site, dirty. he had to admit he was sexting with her. she's in chicago somewhere. he's not only showing himself but -- we haven't seen the photos yet, have we? >> no. >> bill: but we will. but he was not only sending the photos but he promised he could get her a job at politico. and this is like bill clinton promising monica he could get her a job in the pentagon. he promised he could set up a little love nest in chicago where he could go out there and they could have a little get together, shall we say or several in chicago. well, it came out yesterday at this news conference but anthony
weiner he said -- i told you so. >> i have said that other texts and photos were likely to come out and today they have. >> bill: but he insists oh, no, no no, this is all water under the bridge. all past history. >> we put it behind us. i put it behind me. frankly we're in a lot better place today or i would not have run for mayor. >> bill: he does admit, this is stuff that's happened since he's been out of congress. >> some of the things happen before my resignation. some of them happened after but the fact is that that was also the time that my wife and i were working through some things in our marriage. >> bill: we thought they had worked through those things in their marriage. by the way, anthony weiner was doing this under an alias. she knew who he was. and she knew he was a former congressman but just in case any of this got out, he was using the name carlos danger. so funny.
what does that mean? carlos danger. >> you couldn't write a funnier fake name. you really couldn't. >> bill: poor huma abba dean, beautiful woman his wife, deserves sainthood for what she's gone through. and for him to drag her out yesterday, i just thought was cruel but she did it. she stood by his side. and gazing up at him lovingly and then said yep i'm here with anthony all the way. >> i love him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him. and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward. >> bill: well, good for her but you know, i forgive him but i could never support him again. this is too much for me. how about you? 1-866-55-press. i say that for a couple of reasons. i don't think he deserves a third chance. number one i think this raises
serious questions about the man's judgment. i think he's got a real problem. i think voters of new york would have to think twice three times, four times five times about whether this is a guy they can trust. how could you trust this guy to make the right decisions? this is so obvious that he should not have been doing this. and secondly, i gotta say, there are other great candidates up there. we've talked to one of them on our show, bill de blasio who is the best from the liberal point of view, the best progressive in the race. bill thompson is another one. also a great progressive in the race. he would an fantastic mayor and so would christine quinn. i would have voted for anthony weiner frankly. i liked his style. i kind of like his combative political style but i think at this point the guy's got a serious problem and he ought to drop out of the race. he should drop out of the race and work on his marriage and his family and work on his sexual
aberration or whatever. or disease. >> it very well -- that's a good way to put it. it could be a disease. it is an addiction. an addiction to the power that comes with having these sorts of sexual relationships. he lost everything. >> bill: take his cell phone away. >> for god's sake, get a little flip phone man. just chill out. >> bill: take the camera app away. i'm tellin' ya. there he is. a big decision for the people of new york. but it is a big decision for all of us around the country. how we think about our elected officials and how far we're willing to bend or forgive when they do something so monumentally stupid. let's talk about it here on the "full court press" this wednesday morning july 24. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show."
political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but somehow he thinks raising the the middle class. but we do care about them right?
>> announcer: connect with the "bill press show" on twitter. follow us at bpshow and tweet using the hashtag watching bp. this is the "bill press show." >> bill: here we go. on a wednesday morning. july 24. we're talking about anthony weiner appearing at a news conference yesterday a very uncomfortable news conference anthony weiner said i told you there would be more stuff coming
up. guess what, it has come out and it happened since i resigned. in fact, it's happened in the last year that he's been sexting again and going beyond that, even overing to get a young woman a job and find an apartment where they could meet up in chicago. peter on the social media. >> you can join our conversation. >> bill: the question is whether or not we ought to just say oh, well, too bad. but we're still with you anthony all the way. no, i don't think so. >> join the show on twitter at bpshow and on facebook. couple of comments here from twitter where we're tweeting at bpshow. janet d. foster says although freaky, anthony weiner is ten times better than david vitter. we tend to sell out dems but republicans build a wall and ignore. beyond the oath says carlos danger would be a great band name. i agree with that.
and tracy burrage trying to figure out how to say this. she said she wanted to see his blank. he wanted to see her blank. one word, consensual. stop making more out of this. >> bill: look, i would feel better about it if he had just gone out and had an affair, right? but i just -- i think he -- i'm not trying to be too judgmental. i totally totally totally forgave the guy and willing to accept when he came out the first time and admitted what he had done. to tell the truth, i wouldn't have minded if he stayed in congress just apologize and stayed in congress but putting himself out there and saying i'm a new man and i've spent the last two years getting myself back together again and he was lying through his teeth. >> i think the other thing that is really important --
>> bill: at some point, you have to say enough's enough. >> where i come from is this isn't like a prudish oh, how dare he do this -- it is just he's so stupid on that front. he's so stupid. he lost everything professionally and less than a year ago, he was send, naughty pictures to women offering to get them jobs by using his privilege. it is just dumb. >> bill: look, i don't think david vitter should still be in the united states senate but at least he hasn't gone back to that. big difference between eliot spitzer and anthony weiner, you won't see eliot do this dumb stuff again. are we being too hard on anthony weiner? hi h.b. >> caller: anthony weiner is a moron. his wife is stupid. the public is stup phid they
vote for him. put somebody in the position that is willing to do the job. and do what the public needs him to do. >> bill: amen. that sums it up, doesn't it? >> caller: i love you guys, thank you. >> bill: h.b., have you seen the movie "fruitvale station." >> caller: yes. i live in oakland california. >> bill: i know you do. that's why i asked you about fruitvale station. what a powerful film. oh just what a tragic story about that young man oscar grant. h.b., great to hear from you. she sums it up, i just gotta tell you, there comes a time again, economy back to this. you've got christine quinn you've got bill thompson, bill de blasio, any one of them would make a great mayor of new york you know. we don't need anthony weiner. let's just let him work on his problems for awhile and then we can forget about carlos danger for awhile.
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you all need to leave the man alone. let new york decide. if his wife is okay with what he did, the citizens might be as well. juliet robinson disagrees said he has already addressed these issues. his wife has forgiven him. time to move on. and karen says i say he should quit politics and work for oscar mayer. >> bill: he did. he drove the wiener mobile at one time. >> bet he's regretting that. at bpshow on twitter is where you can follow us. >> bill: look, again, i'm a very forgiving person, okay, the first time around, i was one of the first people in anthony weiner's corner saying yes, he should run for mayor and i would vote for him and yes, i thought he was going to win. i took him at his word that he was focusing on more important
things in his life and he had grown up. this is adolescent behavior and we expect more i think from somebody who's going to lead the number one city in this country. there are some other things going on. we want to bring you up to date on. well we found out more i think about the priorities of the republican party and how far they're willing to go when it comes to immigration reform. and whether, in fact, they have really turned the corner in terms of as they promised they were going to do, reaching out to latinos particularly, after getting shellaced in the last election by the latino vote and saying we want to show we're the all-inclusive party. their latest voice steve king, that nutty congressman
republican congressman from iowa he talked yesterday about what he thinks about those who might be here illegally and those who might be the subject of comprehensive immigration reform. >> we have to do something about the 11 million and some of them are valedictorians. my answer to that is by the way their parents brought them in. it wasn't their fault. it is true in some cases but they aren't all valedictorians, weren't all brought in by their parents. for everyone who is a valedictorian, there is another hundred where they weigh 130 pounds and calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling marijuana across the desert. they should be legalized with the same act. >> bill: can you believe it? you just heard an out and out racist. is anybody in the republican party going to stand up and call him what he is? where's john boehner? he's a member of the house. where's john boehner who says this guy doesn't speak for our
party. where's reince priebus today who's going to say this guy is a racist. we condemn him. we deplore the fact that he's still in the congress. and we hope the people of iowa send us somebody better next time around. why do they tolerate this guy? i mean everything he said, it is so wrong. where do you start? it is not even worth responding to. it is just a flat out -- for every one decent latino who deserves to become the citizen there are 100 who are drug runners basically is what he's saying. 75 pounds of marijuana. he doesn't know much about the marijuana trade. he really doesn't. >> right. 75 pounds of marijuana. >> bill: a pound is a lot. 75 pounds? yeah right. >> that's a good weekend at snoop's house.
i mean, it's insane. it's insane. for every one good student there are 100 he says, there are drug mules. >> bill: had a little fun at the briefing yesterday at the white house. jay carney said he was going to mix it up. bounce around and not start and spend all of his time on those big shots in the front row. he was going to bounce around and recognize some of us who are like in the fifth row and the number one that he did was me. i had a couple of questions for mr. carney on a personal level. >> bill? >> two personal questions. one, you served -- do you have any personal reflections on your time with helen thomas? >> you know, helen was a legend. i did covering the clinton white house and the george w. bush white house first term each, have an opportunity to work with her and you know, as
the president noted in his statement, we are all appreciative of her many years in that chair and her career. >> bill: she did great work covering the white house for ten different presidents starting with john f. kennedy. she had covered his presidential campaign when he got in the white house. upi said hey you've been with him throughout the campaign. why don't you cover him in the white house. the first woman to do so, first woman to sit in the front seat of the white house briefing room and she was still there when i started going to the white house, covering president obama maybe three or four years ago. and jay carney there, as he pointed out under two presidents with her. then you may have heard there is a new book out that's getting a lot of buzz in washington d.c. it's about washington. it's about the political and media kind of circus that exists
here. where everybody is in this pool. they're all trying to get as much publicity as they can for themselves, even staffers, it is called this town. it is written by mark from "the new york times." i wanted to hear what jay carney said about it. >> have you read mark's book and do you think it accurately reflects this town and this white house. >> see the value of going to the back early? let me say two things. i have not read the book but i expect an invitation to the book party. >> so noted. are you on the "a" list? >> i certainly wasn't expecting this question. >> bill: i gotta tell you i love asking a question he doesn't expect, right? he was expecting -- he got the questions about syria about
immigration reform. you know, about the debt crisis. about a lot of questions about the economic speech which he's going to give today. people always want to know ahead of time what he's going to say. he will talk about this. will he talk about this? i just wanted to cut through and ask him. by the way the book party is tonight. in washington, d.c. >> i didn't get my invitation. >> bill: jay carney, i think will still be on air force i coming back from missouri. we'll be back and talk to john fuglesang here on the "full court press." >> announcer: like politics? then like the "bill press show" on facebook. this is the "bill press show."
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>> announcer: on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hey here we go. 13 minutes before the top of the hour now on the "full court press." by the way a big vote coming up. first of all, by the way looks like the baby didn't wake up again this morning here. i hope that royal baby is a little better on schedule than fuglesang baby. >> we'll call it a growth spurt. the baby is going through a growth spurt sometimes they sleep more. maybe that's it. >> bill: okay. big vote in the house of representatives today. a republican-sponsored -- republican-sponsored amendment which will block the nsa from
getting the -- keeping track of the phone records, all of our phone records and every phone call we make as revealed by edward snowden. you know, he's gotten a lot of flak and a lot of people have accused him of being a traitor. most members -- republicans and democrats in the senate have said that. the white house said edward snowden brought back here. both republicans and democrats a little bit of different attitude. they say no, no, no, the nsa has been going too far. the patriot act never gave them the right for such a massive spying operation. and there will be a vote today on an amendment which again will strip nsa of the money they need to continue collecting that kind of data. that is going to be very, very interesting to watch here. it's the "full court press" on a wednesday morning. july 24.
on another front politico has done a big study give credit to them. looking into the i.r.s. in other words they went beyond the scandal right? all of the idea that the i.r.s. under directions of the white house, was out to get conservative tea party groups only and being unfair to them and declaring war on them. politico has looked into that and found out it just is not true. that the i.r.s. was in fact, kicking the tires if you will, checking applications for tax-exempt status from many, many organizations particularly those that came into being after the citizens united decision by the supreme court. and they were rejecting many of them because they were purely
political but they were rejecting progressive liberal democratic organizations as well as tea party organizations. so this was not a witch-hunt. it was not directed only against the tea party. and this whole scandal which so many people bought into, not i. i kept telling you, this was not a scandal. so many people bought into it. politico now proves that this was totally phony. the headline, not just the tea party. i.r.s. scrutinized liberal groups too. it starts out with a one group in texas. they asked the i.r.s. for a tax exemption. they got a lengthy time-consuming list of questions like they even had to provide minutes for -- copies of the minutes for every board meeting since the organization had been formed. this is stuff the tea party complained about having to
provide. another group that was turned down completely, this one from california because the i.r.s. concluded it was set up "primarily for the benefit of a political party." and these groups, one of them was called progress texas. it's a liberal group from texas and the other is emerge america a liberal democratic organization from california. so that whole i.r.s. thing, all of those hearings, darrell issa, what a phony! total phony! all of that stuff, all of that screaming, all of that whining. amounts to nothing. it's amazing. people fell for it. the media fell for it. >> people jumped on it so quickly and it dominated the news for a large -- a couple of days. >> bill: oh, yeah, at least a week. the briefings we got so much about fox news made this their number one cause. absolutely. >> the definition of blowing
smoke. >> bill: on other political news you will be pleased to know the governor of virginia yesterday, bob mcdonnell who is in a little hot water for having accepted $145,000 in loans or gifts from a very wealthy virginia developer and not reporting those loans or gifts. this is the same guy who paid for the catering bill for his daughter's wedding the same guy who gave mcdonnell's wife a $6500 rolex watch so she could give that to her husband. the governor announced yesterday that he has paid back $125,000 in loans plus interest so therefore, he says, this whole thing is behind me. it is not an issue anymore. let's just move on. yeah, fat chance. >> yeah, we're done. also, i love when he did it, he made this announcement in the
three or four minutes leading up to the dutch and duchess of cambridge coming out with their new baby. everybody was watching that and then he made the announcement. >> bill: did you say the dutch? >> did i say dutch. >> bill: we'll be talking with melanie sloan later in the program about the worst governors and the most corrupt governors in the country. i think bob mcdonnell will be if not on the top of the list, he will be near the top. this is too little, too late. the damage has already been done. not just to him but to ken cuccinelli, the attorney general of virginia. who also got some money from the same guy and ken cuccinelli trying next to be the next governor of virginia. ain't gonna happen. when we come back, your comments and the e-mails on anthony
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tea. seth goldman in studio. a little contest they've had to find the most honest states in the nation. anthony weiner, gets a lot more support from our viewers than i thought and our listeners. robert says he tried to impress the ladies. so what. [ laughter ] >> bill: hello! paul says well, he should not have had a press conference but just done as republicans do and said he's already dealt with that issue and moved on. the problem is the spectacle of his going out there and bearing his soul like that. that is the problem. i would say that compounds the problem. and kirk bonham says i don't care. i so don't care. this is just between him and his wife. we do not know when these pictures happened. yes, we do. we know they happened since he resigned from the united states congress. and within the last year.
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>> bill: you join the team here. peter ogborn and dan henning. alichia cruz on the phones and cyprian bowlding on the video cam. the big political news of the day, yesterday of course with anthony weiner out yet again with huma abedin, his poor wife, standing alongside him. it is revealed this new round of sexting since he left the congress, even within the last year with this woman out in chicago whom he promised to get a job with politico which is very interesting right? >> bill: not with yahoo! news. you have your standards. >> all this time, i really woefully underestimated the afro december yak power of offering someone a job at politico. not something i would have expected as a real turn-on. this is baffling to me.
>> bill: new pickup line. >> hey baby. >> bill: how would you like a job at politico. >> mystifying. >> whisper sweet nothings, little dirty talk, hey, how would you like to cover the white house for politico. you could easily work that in. >> bill: and he used a -- carlos danger which jay leno had fun with last night. >> he was sexting women under the name carlos danger because it is his way of getting more latino support. [ applause ] in fact, today he changed his campaign slogan to anthony weiner you never know where he'll pop up. that's his new slogan. >> bill: the jokes go on and on and on. >> carlos danger is the only latino now trying for the new york city mayoral race so
don't underestimate him. >> bill: that's right. could be a lot more of those. we won't spend all of our time on that this morning. olivier will be here with us this hour and we've got the president on the road today with a major major new focus on the economy and on jobs. seth goldman will be here at the half to talk -- he's the head of honest t to talk about their efforts to find the most honest state in the nation. he'll tell you how they went about that. darcy shaw from "buzzfeed" and melanie sloan from the ethics for responsibility and ethics. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> as major league baseball's doping scandal continues to unravel, which can see another big star go down and that is alex rodriguez. the new york yankees player, the highest paid player in baseball
is under investigation for his connection to a florida clinic and cbs news is quoting a source saying ryan braun's 65-game suspension this week is nothing compared to what a-rod will face. he could get a 100-game suspension and we could still hear that as early as this week. >> i think that ryan braun is selling out a-rod. i think he's totally cooperating because he would have gotten a much bigger suspension but i think he said you just give me half the season. i'll give you names. i won't appeal anything and they moved forward. >> i had no idea that so many baseball players were professional cyclists. [ laughter ] >> really shocking to me. >> william and kate introduced the future king of england to the world yesterday. but not by name. the duke and duchess of cambridge stepped out of the london hospital where the baby was born monday. posed for photos and spoke to the press. prince william said his son thankfully has his wife's looks
and they drove home to an apartment in kensington. they're still working on that name. >> bill: an apartment? >> that's what they said. >> small palace. >> by the way there's something in the male code that switches, as soon as you have kids, every father must obligatory tell that joke. thank god he got his mom's looks. it is automatic. you have to tell it before you officially become a father. >> bill: nobody means it. >> exactly. >> and don't take the kids to taco bell if it they want a kids meal. the tex-mex chain is ditching kid's meals and toys saying that the meals have not helped their brand strategy and they will now focus on sales to millennials children's health advocates applauded the move. >> not a lot of kids with the munchies at 2:00 a.m. in the morning? i'm a little surprised. [ laughter ] >> bill: it is funny.
taco bell. so olivier the president on his mission today to refocus on the economy. not the first time the white house has tried to do this. >> goodness no. the joke around d.c. is they've pivoted so much to the economy they've gone around the block a couple of times but they are trying to refocus the public is focused on it already. that's what's really important here. still the number one issue on voter's minds. it is really refocusing the white house and trying to focus all of washington on something voters are already focused on. >> bill: are they really going to -- i think is the number one issue. no doubt about it. president always says when he talked about it, we made progress, still a long ways to go. are they going to stay on it? are they going to maintain the focus? what do you hear people telling? >> through the fall, they are. i stat down with the white house's chief speechwriter who talked about the plan. it calls for six speeches. each on a different topic. whether it is retirement
security or poverty or college affordability. i would expect you to hear a lot about college affordability this fall both government help but also pressure on colleges to rein in cost. they'll stay on it for at least six speeches. we'll see if they translate into any kind of action. he has a limited number of things he can do without congress. >> bill: it seems to me that sometimes they seem to get off message but they don't have to. i don't mean to be too esoteric. immigration reform. if you're talking about it, you can talk about that as a jobs bill. >> sure. and they have, in fact. >> bill: obamacare also a jobs bill. there are ways of tailoring everything into that message. >> right now one of the things -- we will definitely hear sales pitches for both of those on those grounds. obamacare is a little bit dicier. people are still trying to figure out the net impact and
whether or not the short term impact and medium term impact and long-term impact will be similar. you'll hear more about immigration reform but it is not being given its own separate speech. one of the things the white house talks a lot behind the scenes is how frustrated they are with the second term being consumed with things they have no control over whether it is syria, snowden egypt those sorts of things. so they're pretty frustrated. this is one area where they think they can retaining the initiative. >> bill: you sat down with the speechwriter. i'm curious -- did you talk about the process of big presidential speech like this? how long have they been working on this? >> that was the most interesting part of the piece. he found out he had this assignment in mid june when the senior white house adviser dan pfeiffer strolled into his basement west wing office and said hey we're going back to this place knox college. >> bill: where the president gave a major speech in 2005. it was the first obama speech on the economy. >> bill: he was a senator.
>> he had just been elected. so they wanted to go back. that was the seminal speech. he's going to go back to his roots in a way. we talked about what happens. how he goes to the oval office with the president in a laptop and the president riffs for 20 to 30 minutes. he takes a lot of notes and turns that into the first draft. it landed july 14th. cody keenan told me the president ripped it up pretty well. >> bill: ten days ago? >> yep. >> bill: whoa. okay. >> cody keenan told me the president rips up first drafts pretty well. he showed me all of page four was crossed out. so talked about the input that different people in the administration have whether it is the -- obviously the economic policy people are heavily involved in. benefit rhodes, a national security person, national security who has some input and some interesting ideas. very collaborative process but ultimately, it boils down to the president and cody keenan
drafting this speech together. >> bill: and the speech -- so it goes to knox college. give the same speech in missouri and the same speech tomorrow in jacksonville. >> the audiences are basically the same but some of the substances are different. galesburg used to have a maytag operation there that eventually closed and left a lot of jobs. there will be slightly different pitches. >> bill: part of the criticism already is the white house -- you were at the briefing day before yesterday where jay carney practically admitted don't expect anything new. new policies. new proposals. >> not in this speech. this is being described as a framing speech. that is to say trying to set the parameters of the debate for the next series of speeches. so you probably won't hear a lot of new things from the president in terms of new policy. going forward, cody keenan told me they would have a lot of
aggressive, new ideas. >> bill: this comes at a time -- the lead story in "the new york times" this morning is the headline, house g.o.p. sets a new offensive on obama goals which basically -- and the republicans unveiled their august strategy yesterday. saying that their members -- mainly for the house but their members ought to go back to their districts with the message we are fighting -- not we're fighting in washington for you but we are fighting washington for you and basically we're out there to stop everything obama wants to do. starting with obamacare. so when you've got that, we're against everything on the part of the republicans and the white house saying here's what we want to accomplish to get this economy moving. what are the chances anything is going to get done? >> the chances are poor except unilateral executive action. it is fun to watch the president
and the speaker of the house of representatives each saying that they're going to basically campaign against washington. news flash guys. where do you work? what do you do? oh yeah. but you know, the white house is pivoting back to the economy. house republicans are pivoting back to attacking the president's policies. i feel like it might be 2009. >> bill: and this is -- they're setting this up for 2014 that this is going to be the test in 2014. >> you have a bunch of tests this year on things like raising the debt limit things like that. there will be a fight over spending bills that's brewing and that looks like it will be pretty bad. you're right. the ultimate, the medium-term goal is to position themselves for the mid-term elections of 2014. >> bill: do you get the sense in the obama white house that there's any hope of really accomplishing anything in the second term? >> sure. immigration reform. this has not been an unambitious second term so far if you look at the -- at least the
presidential rhetoric. you have immigration reform where they have a mixed role because they feel that the more involved they get the more in danger of the process. but also, you know, if he really follows through with this idea that he's going to convene a conversation on race, not lead it but you know, bring people together to talk about it, that would be fairly ambitious. i don't know what will result from it but that would be an interesting thing. but also the white house is perfectly happy to point you to the first term legislative achievements and say we've done a lot of things here. and they're content to say look -- >> bill: we did so much in the first term, we don't have to do anything. >> not quite that but they want to see immigration reform happen. they really do. but in a lot of other things, you know, i sat down with somebody the other day who said it is so frustrating to have such a limited input on things like syria, on egypt. there is this horrible tension with russia, edward snowden the fallout from the snowden revelations. it sounds to me like they just got tired of being spectators.
>> bill: olivier knox does a great job here. washington correspondent for yahoo! news. covered a lot of issues. when we come back, you mention edward snowden. big vote today in the house on nsa. some republicans and democrats, republicans in the house trying to block funding for nsa's phone collection record program whatever you want to call it. your comments welcome at 1-866-55-press. that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries...
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>> bill: 25 minutes after the hour. one of the most honest states in the union. well, honest t the little survey to find out. seth goldman president will be in studio with us in the next segment to tell us all about that. olivier knox here from the white house with yahoo! news. yahoo!news.com. always good to see you and peter >> liz cheney and mike enzi's fight for the senate seat in wyoming heats up, they decided to do some polling. the democratic pollster public policy polling took a look and right now mike enzi is ahead 54% to 26%. >> bill: no! 26% for liz cheney. >> 54 to 26, mike enzi over liz cheney. >> bill: don't they know who her daddy is or maybe they do know who her daddy is.
>> it is early and i'll bet you name recognition is astounding. every time i see a national name recognition poll, i'm flabbergasted. vice president biden is under 50% in name recognition. >> wow. >> let's not get excited. the race is on but it's not hot. we'll see what happens as far as liz cheney's campaign. >> bill: i wanted to ask you about the i.r.s. yahoo! news was the first to point out that maybe this scandal isn't as real as people are making it out to be. what do we know? was the i.r.s. really targeting -- only targeting tea party groups? >> no, it was not. we did an analysis some months ago that found that several progressive groups, a number of groups were targeted as well. the important thing the really important thing to remember about all of the things, every time you hear about an inspector general or some other accountability structures like the congressional budget office or the government accountability office, all of these they have
to follow the rules that are set for them. so if a house chairman says give me a report on the targeting of conservative groups, that is what they will produce. they will not exceed those boundaries. i wish more of our colleagues would consider that particular perspective. it looks like the i.r.s. was going after lefties. >> bill: so they were equal opportunity offenders if you will. which they should be. because if our tax dollars -- so somebody in the group is saying we should not be paying taxes you have to make sure they're legitimately serving the public and not just one political party. >> i would love to see more look at that. there were some citizens trying to get active and when you look at what the i.r.s. was requesting every single facebook post on a political topic. come on, guys. >> bill: exactly. olivier, great to see you. congratulations again on your new job there on the board. we're looking forward to great things. i will be hounding you for special privileges.
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left congress. in fact, during the last year, when supposedly he had already put all of that stuff behind him. it turns out he was sexting with a young woman out in chicago. not only sending selfies but promising to help her get a job with politico here in washington and suggesting that he could find a little apartment or whatever in chicago where they might be able to meet up and indulge their wildest fantasies. he appeared at this news conference with his wife, huma abedin and anthony weiner says i told you! i told you there was more to come. >> i have said that other text and photos were likely to come out and today they have. >> bill: again he admitted that this is post-resignation from congress.
>> we've put it behind us. i put it behind me. frankly, we're in a lot better place today or i would not have run for mayor. >> bill: would not have run for mayor. it looks like he didn't put it behind him. he hadn't put it behind him. we thought he had. he hadn't. >> i'm not so sure that this defense well, i told you more was going to come out. we put this behind us, is going to work because the idea that he said that more of this stuff was going to come out the assumption was that these were sort of while he was in congress. i never -- shame on me, but i never thought he might have been referring to stuff after he had allegedly gone and sort of addressed his issue and need to have the online relationships. this was less than a year ago. >> bill: huma said i've forgiven him and you should, too. >> i love him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him.
and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward. >> bill: we are moving forward. she says. i've forgiven him. well, i'm glad she has and i admire her for doing so. he did have a code name here. he wasn't using -- this woman knew who he was. she says that. he knew he was a former member of congress. and she thought -- she had no problem with that. but anyhow, just so other people didn't pick up on who he was in case they saw the photos, selfies he was sending. he was using the name carlos danger. which says a lot. >> that's just such an awesome name. >> bill: yeah. you couldn't do any worse than that, i don't think. >> carlos danger. >> bill: the question is, seriously now does he deserve yet another chance? i don't think so. i think we've had it with
anthony weiner. i was one of the first ones to come out and say look, he made a mistake. so what. he's a good man a good fighter. he believes in the right causes. he believes in -- i agree with him on almost every issue. don't know any policy issue i've ever disagreed with him on. give him a second chance, he would make a great mayor of new york. i'm not willing to give him a third chance. two things. i think it raises serious questions about his judgment, about his maturity, about the trust we could have in him and two, there are other candidates running for mayor who are really good people. bill de blasio would make a great mayor. bill thompson would make a great mayor. christine quinn would make a great mayor. new yorkers have other choices. let anthony weiner work on his problems. let him work on his marriage and his family and his personal life and his sex addiction.
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you live from our nation's capital. americans, we are an honest people. or are we? well, the makers of honest t set out to find out. seth goldman is the founder and president of honest t in studio with us. seth, good to see you. >> good morning. good to be with you. >> bill: i have to tell you, i love your product. i've had many, many bottles of honest tea. i tell you where i find it at sweet greens which is a great restaurant chain. >> i was one of their founding investors. >> bill: were you really? >> i was just at their opening new store in new york city. they expanded to their 20th store. >> bill: 20 now. they're really great. i know they carry your product. and you have so many different -- this is not -- this is not a commercial sponsorship here but honestly, i love the product. look, i have an orange mango. you've got peach white.
i can't wait to try this. i would be drinking this except this one is not chilled. pomegranate blue is the new flavor right? >> very popular. >> bill: chobani makes a pomegranate yogurt. >> i've got the green tea. this is delicious. >> bill: you started how long ago? >> 15 years ago out of my house. had five thermoses. in bethesda, maryland. five thermoses and an empty snapple bottle and went to whole foods and said we want to sell this in your store. >> bill: is that right? >> yeah. >> bill: you just mix -- came up with the flavors? >> my cofounder was my professor from business school. we realized there was an opportunity for a less sweet drink. that's why our drinks are different. they're organic and a lot less sugar. >> bill: are you nationwide? >> we are. we're now owned by coca-cola and so distributed off of the coca-cola trucks. more than 100,000 stores around the country.
that's why we did this experiment in all 50 states. >> bill: so congratulations seriously. so you did this experiment in all 50 states and how did you go about checking the honest tea level? >> we wanted to do a social experiment. how honest are americans when they think no one's looking? will they do the right thing? and so we put up freestanding racks of bottled tea and the sign says honor system, $1 a bottle. you pick, you pay then we stepped back. there was a loose box, people could put money in the box. >> bill: you did this -- >> downtown areas. downtown crossings and then we just stepped back and watched what happened. and what was i guess refreshing to see is 92% of americans put money in the box. >> bill: no kidding. >> when we asked people before we did the experiment, what's your expectation, how many do
you think? people were like maybe 65% 70%. but 92%. >> that's higher than i would have thought. >> bill: that's higher than i would have thought. there's nobody standing there to -- >> no uniform personnel no cameras. >> bill: you had to have cameras, no? >> we had some people looking but what we did is we had people from our company without any uniform and an ipad marking tabulating the results. >> bill: kind of standing -- >> close enough to see. we did it here in d.c. i actually walked by dupont circle. i didn't see it initially. then i realized they were there. they were look casual, wearing yoga clothes. just being incognito. >> bill: cool. now, did anybody put in more than $1? >> some people put in more than $1. some people put in winning lottery tickets you know. they had won $2 in the lottery up in maine so they put that in. one person in south carolina
didn't put any money in and then felt guilty afterwards and sent us $2 in the mail. >> no way! i'm from south carolina. i'm proud of that. >> it was interesting to see the way people behaved. >> bill: were there some states that behaved better than others? >> there were. so two states had 100% honesty rates. frankly, it is surprising. >> bill: if i had to guess -- >> washington, d.c. >> vermont. >> bill: vermont. >> hawaii. 100% and alabama was 100%. >> alabama. those two states are so much alike. i can honestly see how that would happen. >> and then in indiana and maine were 99%. of. >> wow. >> interesting. >> bill: new jersey had to be at the bottom. [ laughter ] >> new jersey was 96%.
remember 92% is the average. better than average. >> my first thought on the worst would be -- >> bill: and the mafia rhode island had to be -- >> rhode island mafia. [ laughter ] >> let's see. rhode island, look up the results here. >> bill: carol is going to kill me. >> good luck with that. as soon as i saw the least honest, i thought immediately it would be washington, d.c. >> rhode island is 92% and unfortunately, you're right about d.c. >> we did the worst? i knew it. >> bill: d.c., 80%. shame on us. >> we've done the experiment and it definitely fluctuates. varies by location. there is a dynamic and so we did it at dupont circle in d.c. i was standing around watching and there's sort of -- it is self-reinforcing behavior. some people see some people taking without paying, others will follow. >> bill: oh, really.
that seems to be what happened in d.c. >> bill: so, in terms of the beverage business now what is happening with getting away from the high sugar drinks? >> it's happening pretty quickly. if you look at the trend the share of carbonated soft drinks has continued to decline year after year and the companies have to diversify. they all recognize that. so they've certainly moved to diet and lower calorie drinks. if you look at what happened in schools, the beverage industry has pulled out of selling sweet drinks in schools. >> i have an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old. my 8-year-old has never had a drink of soda in his life. even if i'm like have a drink. he's like i don't want any. >> kid these days are growing up with. when his friends come over, they don't know about soda. >> one of our fastest-growing parts of our business, a drink called honest kids a lower sugar drink pouch. you know what's funny, if you
were to do a taste test, we would lose because it is much less sweet. but when you put it in a kid's lunchbox and that's all there is, they drink it. they get used to it. it gets harder to drink that. >> bill: so this is 100 calories. >> per bottle. >> bill: compared to if i had a can of coca-cola -- >> probably about -- by ounces, it is about twice as many calories for a soda. so we're a lot less sweet and that's where we have seen so much interest is just less sweet compared to what's been out there. >> i also found with sodas a lot of times just the sodium that's in it sometimes doesn't even leave you -- it still leaves you thirsty after you drink one whereas with tea that's what you want it to do. >> bill: in this little sipping cup or whatever it is, okay is my ice tea.
i center a very -- i have a very complicated recipe for making this ice tea. i put four tea bags in a pitcher of -- in a glass pitcher and set it out on the back patio. >> sun tea. >> bill: sun tea right. what's wrong with that? >> nothing's wrong with that. you know, it's great. >> bill: it doesn't have the flaifs that this does. >> it might be better than sun tea. >> that's a fine way to make tea. obviously you can't always take that around with you. >> bill: right. no exactly. what gets me now is still in stores, when i order an -- because i don't drink coffee but i drink ice tea. if i order a tea they'll say sweetened or unsweetened. why? >> sugar delivery device. that's why we call it honest
tea. let's just taste the tea and take away the sugar. >> bill: that's why i love the name of it. >> sweet tea of my youth would make your cheeks tingle after you take a couple of sips. your teeth start to hum. there's so much sugar. >> bill: seriously when you get a sweetened tea it is loaded. loaded with sugar. so where can people find honest tea. it is honest tea. >> it is sold all around the country. sold in stores like target and safeway and kroger and giant whole foods of course. >> bill: honest. it is a great play on words. it is honest tea. and now we know the honest tea level of all of the states. but i'm proud of us as americans. >> nice to know. i think there's such negative dialogue. 90% of people will do the right thing. >> bill: so good of you to come in. >> good to be with you.
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dorsey shaw does that for "buzzfeed." hello. how are you? >> very good. thank you for having me. >> bill: right here at the scene of the crime. >> yeah. >> bill: you're usually based in new york. welcome to washington. what brings you down here? >> we, "buzzfeed" was -- we have a thing called brews and we talk to politicians and newsmakers and it is in a lively atmosphere beers some clean fun in the background. >> bill: i was there with -- had rob portman. >> i think portman was the second. we had rubio first. >> bill: i forget who else. >> gillibrand did one. >> bill: last night was claire mccaskill. >> she was great. >> she's really funny. >> bill: she's lively, too. >> very lively. i've only really experienced her on television and you know, she's usually pretty measured on tv. >> bill: john stanton did the
interview. >> big john, our d.c. bureau chief did the interviewing. he was great. he's fun. >> bill: he's one of our favorite guests here in studio. he's very much at home in a bar. >> yes, he is. he took me out to a couple of those homes last night. [ laughter ] >> bill: dragged your ass in here this morning. peter ogborn and dan henning team press here this morning. with alichia cruz on the phones and cyprian bowlding, as always, cyprian, thank you keeping us looking good on cable television. so dorsey, new york politics, it is so much fun. eliot spitzer, our friend, former cohost here or colleague here on current tv, running for city controller and yesterday he's out with a new ad. he lays it all out there. here it is. >> look, i failed.
big-time. i hurt a lot of people. when you dig yourself a hole, you need to do something positive. >> the sheriff of wall street is back. former governor of new york -- >> running for new york city's comptroller office. >> make sure your money goes where it's supposed to go and make sure the wall street firms that want us to invest two them. so if you are hearing negative noise out there, and you will, keep in mind where it's coming from. look, when i made billion dollar corporations pay back low wageworkers, when i pushed to give exploited undocumented immigrants a real chance, when i would take not wall street firms that were cheating millions of middle class investors, it was all about the same thing. everyone no matter who you are deserves a fair shot. i'm asking voters to give the same to me. >> bill: it is a damn good spot. >> he's a damn good politician, you know. it is nice to have him back just
to have a cold, calculating politician out there again. >> it also reminds me of the movie "8 mile" where eminem has so many things going wrong in his life. he comes out and lace everything out so his opponents have nothing bad to say about him because he's said it himself. >> bill: some are so uncomfortable. he just talks like he would if you were having a beer with him. >> he definitely knows what he's doing. it will be tough for scott stringer who i actually met -- >> who? >> exactly. poor guy. i saw him in my neighborhood. he was meeting the voters and nicest guy in the world, you know. but that's going to be tough for him, you know. >> bill: absolutely. >> he got steam rolled. >> bill: anthony weiner may be a different story. we'll talk about that with dorsey shaw here. but other good topics in the media. >> this is the "full court press." >> other headlines making news
on this wednesday. the royal baby is rich. abc did the math on just how much william and kate's little one stands to inherit. it tops $1 billion. queen elizabeth worth over $600 million. prince charles worth nearly $400 million. prince william worth $20 million. harry worth $16 million. none of that includes the five castles that the baby already has immediate access to. >> bill: all of that money and how much is he going to have to work for any of it? >> and sports, major league baseball's doping scandal continues to unravel. we could see another major star go down. that's alex rodriguez. the new york yankees slugger who is the highest-paid player in baseball is under investigation for his connection to that florida clinic and cbs news quotes a source saying that ryan braun's 65-game suspension could be nothing compared to what a-rod will face. he could be out for 100 games. they could announce that this
week. >> bill: a-rod. >> he's in trouble. >> bill: he isn't even playing now, is he? >> it is sort of on and on because he's rehabbing. he hasn't been playing much. >> bill: he won't be. >> and the police officer who released photographs of the boston bomber in a heated response to last week's rolling stone cover is back on the job but in a restricted capacity. the police placed sean murphy on desk duty for sending the bloody photos to boston magazine. he did serve one day unpaid suspension. some argue what he did may hurt the case against the bomber in court. >> bill: i think they've got a strong case against that bomber. >> they've lost the case now. [ laughter ] yeah. >> bill: i wouldn't worry about that one at all. >> he's going to walk now because we saw photos of him in the boat. >> bill: george zimmerman right? what is it about new york politics here or what is it
about new york politicians dorsey? they seem to have a problem here. >> i'm from california, you know. >> thanks for pointing that out. you live in new york. >> i'm learning about how these new york politicians work. it is very interesting. it is a complicated game. >> bill: i was one of the first ones when anthony weiner came back. i always admired him. great fighter in congress and everything. he wants to run against him. everybody deserves a second chance. i really thought he had this stuff behind him right? >> yeah. we had an article i think ruby cramer, one of our reporters wrote it about how sex therapists were saying he's not cured. they did the analyst from like 20 yards away but still figured out that things were not over with weiner and this kind of scandal. here it is again. >> bill: he told us more stuff was coming out. but i thought he was actually
talking about -- we were talking about this earlier stuff that happened -- more, other women we hadn't heard about yet while he was in congress. >> right. >> bill: this is within the last year. he's back at it again. and then with the ultimate aphrodisiac promising promising promising this young woman he could get her a job with politico in washington d.c. >> hey honey, i know dylan byers. >> who knows if he really knows them. >> bill: i know. >> i'm going to start using that pickup line. hey, do you know who john allen is? >> bill: didn't bill clinton promise monica a job at the pentagon? >> gosh, i don't remember what the promises were for that. >> bill: how long have you lived in new york? >> about five years. >> bill: do you think new yorkers are ready to give anthony weiner yet a third chance or this may be one time too many?
>> after this one, i don't know. it's like -- it is the lying thing is going to be tough to overcome because you know, he was very strong personality. lot of people like that. promote himself as a fighter. he didn't really do a lot. but he was on tv making noise and i think people were really excited about that coming back. i was excited about it coming back. i think he was going to tone things down if it was successful again. but now you know, i haven't seen any of the instant polls yet. it doesn't seem good. >> bill: the important point here is there are other good -- from a democratic progressive point of view at any rate, there are other good candidates. de blasio, quinn. >> i kind of had a feeling that quinn was going to kind of like pull ahead once we got in the homestretch of things even if
something like this came out. but now it just seemed like inevitable that he's just going to fade away. but he won't. he will stay on tv as much as he possibly can. >> bill: dorsey shaw here from "buzzfeed" covers cable news. other stuff for "buzzfeed" here in studio with us. so last night with claire mccaskill, i think she's great. big admirer of hers. she got in a little hot water which john stanton was happy to remind her of last night in 2008 where she endorsed, as a woman endorsed barack obama over hillary clinton. she talked about it last night a little bit. >> i think they understand, you know, that it wasn't like i endorsed a good ole boy against her. we had two historic candidates. they were both amazing. it was a hard thing to do. because a lot of the women were upset with me. having said that, i couldn't be more enthusiastic for her to be president now.
and i can't wait to work as hard or harder for hillary clinton as did i for barack obama. >> i think i heard dorsey's glass clinking in the background >> i think i was actually pulling my hair out. the audiovisual problems i was having. that's another story. >> she's getting back on board with the clintons, right? >> well, you know, it seems like that's the candidate she would have to endorse no matter what. everybody's going to line up behind hillary. good timing. but you know, the things that she said back in the day. little tough. i don't expect to see her on the campaign trail too much with hillary if that's what's going to happen. >> bill: is she optimistic about getting anything done in the senate this year? >> ya know, that's a question for somebody that covers the hill. >> bill: okay. did you get that impression watching her last night? >> i got the impression that she
is definitely thinking about making moves, you know. in the future. who knows what that's going to be. she's a personality. you know. she definitely showed it last night. she could definitely go far. >> bill: she knows the social media, too. >> john was bringing that up how she was actually the reason that he got on twitter. you know, he started using twitter because of her tweets from inside the senate chambers, like tweeting stuff she wasn't supposed to tweet about harry reid and you know, he said that reporters were telling him you have to get on this -- on the services, this new thing the kids are using and he kind of like resisted but said once he got on, it was amazing and she was really great at social media. really early adapter and took to it naturally. >> john has now mastered twitter by the way. >> bill: as the master of cable television, is jeff zuiker
going to be able to move into cnn and get cnn back on top? or at least over msnbc? >> it seems like it is working so far but it's so hard to tell because most of the big ratings bumps that cnn seems to get are from, you know, huge trials, huge events, when it is like day to day politics, the grimes, we'll see what happens when 2014 starts up again or 2016 whenever that is which could be any minute. that's what i'm waiting to see. so far things are going well for cnn. i think they're happy with what's happening. beating out fox is going to be tough for anybody. >> right. >> i think the goal, like you said -- >> bill: between the two of them. >> be a solid number two and then the next level -- >> bill: msnbc seems to be dragging after what they were doing like last year. why? is it because people are not interested in politics or they're not putting up good programming? >> i think it is a lull in politics, you know.
and also with these other huge events that are happening. trials and crazy -- people during off-election years want to watch fluff and have fun and not necessarily getting the politics right away. so i don't know. i think msnbc could pull it out once the election starts again. but it is pretty rough right now. >> bill: they made changes in the line-up. by the way fox news is about to make some big changes in the line-up. we'll speculate about that. your comments always welcome here. join the conversation at 1-866-55-press. and we'll be back with "buzzfeed"'s dorsey shaw here on the "full court press." >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." documentaries... on current tv.