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report. kelly: did you see 10:00? [laughter] >> welcome to the journal editorial report, a big step forward in the republican tax reform effort as the senate passed a budget blueprint thursday night that paves the way for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts and blocks democrats from filibustering a final deal, so the the gop deliver before the year's end, let's ask dan henninger, kim strassel, editorial page kate odell and columnist bill mcgurn. are the republicans getting act together after health care fiasco? >> i guess the short answer
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would be, yes, paul, they actually got 51 votes to pass a budget rather than 48 or 49 and failed -- paul: everybody but rand paul. >> everybody but rand paul. it's too bad that senator had to be wheeled, you think murkowski could have commit today voting for this and not make him come. that's the way the senate republicans work now. steppingstone to get towards tax reform and i do feel that these republicans now have the sense that they are embarked on something very serious, little bit wind at their back and now we are going to go forward to tax reform and do something that the president and everybody member of the party except rand paul wants to do. paul: kate, the key is $1.5 billion bogey, so they are
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not hostage to the scoring from the congressional budget office entirely, they are not hostage to the joint tax committee, these institutions created by democrats years ago that tend to make it harder to reform taxes. >> that's right, yes, basically that's a conservative number on how much revenue we could expect to float at the treasury for growth. paul: why? >> for every .1% you add to gdp, 270 billion in revenue. cbo is not a progrowth institution, those are conservative estimates and cbo assume that is the economy grows, 1.9% over next ten years. paul: that's their estimate. >> which is weak. would produce 2.7 trillion under cbo calculation, 1.5 trillion is what the senate is considering is relatively conservative. paul: there's no guaranty that the house budget committee, the house budget passes own reform and they've had deficit neutral. there's no guaranty right now that the house will accept --
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>> that's right. they need to stick to 1.5 trillion because it's the only way to finance lower rates and they have to pay for the rates. they can pick up the senate's conversation or go to conference n. my view they should pick it up and pass it and be done with this. paul: bill, what do you think? >> yeah, i agree, i think the senate version is the best vehicle for getting to where they want to be on tax reform. look, the passing of the budget is symbolic, it's not so much a big victory as its defeat would have killed tax reform. that's the real importance. paul: you have to have it to get to 51 vote threshold. >> you never know what john mccain is going to do, he voted bush tax cuts, ran on tax cuts when he ran for president. i think republicans are much more -- two things, they are much more comfortable making the argument about growth, ib cent i was and taxes than they were about obamacare, obamacare repeal which was cast as taking insurance away from people, i
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think they are more comfortable on this and i think they understand the downside of first the humiliation on obamacare repeal and then on tax reform would -- would personally come back to haunt a lot of them in 2018. paul: kim, do you give much credit here to the much mcconnell who was working with toomey of pennsylvania and bob corker to try to get together a budget hawk like corker and toomey to put together this deal, does mcconnell get credit for that? >> he gets immense credit, people like to talk about the senate as the graveyard where all good legislation goes to die but in this case, it was the house that could not get its act together in part because of what dan said, there was the conceit that the budget really matters in terms of the deficit or spending, of course, what we all know is it bears no
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relationship. it was a solely a vehicle for tax reform. mcconnell went and not only did he get corker and toomey and set the blueprint, which i do think the house is going to take, he got a lot of senators to start talking about the fact that this is only a vehicle for tax reform to drop the allusion that the budget part matters and that should pressure republicans to go along. paul: here -- peer inside, the mind of rand paul, small government like tax cuts, why would he vote against something that would have -- makes tax reform possible? >> you know, you had me thinking of johnny carson for a moment, what's in my head, rand paul, it's difficult to know other than it seems to be about rand paul. on either health care or taxes, there was a sense in which you were doing this for the good of the country. paul: one hopes. >> one would hope, rand paul seems to be doing for the good
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of rand paul and there's he's become the biggest outlier in the republican party and the senate that we have seen in a very long time. paul: all right, thank you all, when we come back, final push by u.s. back forces in raqqah, oust the islamic state from self-proclaimed capital, so does the u.s. have a post strategy, we will ask general jack keane we will ask general jack keane next♪ it's not just a car, it's your daily treat. ♪ go ahead, spoil yourself. the es and es hybrid. experience amazing. ♪ can i kick it? ♪ yes you can
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general jack keane, fox news military analyst, so general, welcome, good to have you back. let me ask you first before we get to raqqah about general john kelly's statement at the white house on thursday. what did you make of that statement? jack: well, i've never seen anything like that 17-minute message that he delivered to the american people, the eloquence of conviction, zingerty -- sincerity was powerful civic lesson to the american people letting them understand the most sacred process and i agree with crushing rebuke of congresswoman wilson and entering into that process and discrediting the soldier and his family as a result of exposing it to a public discussion and debate. paul: all right, thank you. now, on raqqah, how big a defeat is this losing that territory,
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the second capital after they lost mosul in iraq? jack: first terrorist organization that took safe haven right in middle of active country like that. this is a resilient organization, several hundred fighters move today syria because of civil war, they were all iraqi fighters, a year and a half later under leadership, they grew to 30,000 when they invaded iraq in 2014, this organization is not going away, the caliphate certainly is, they will still be a challenge for us in the middle east they've expanded to 30 other countries. paul: right. >> they have attacked nato inspired or directed, nonetheless, this is a major establishment for the united states, we should feel good about it, we should feel good about the coalition that did this but we have take finances away and virtual caliphate away
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and stay on top of them. paul: how much credit here do you think the trump administration gets for this victory as opposed to the obama administration because the obama administration folks say all the trump folks are doing is basically following through on our strategy, yes or no? >> well, the obama administration made a strategic error, main effort should have been the caliphate in syria because that was their headquarters. we made the main effort iraq and we had to wait for a year and a half to get the troops retrained to be able to do it, during that entire time we should have taken the caliphate away and in my judgment, isis would not have become this significant iconic force it became and be able to direct activities worldwide. five years in that cap fate was much too long. all that said, the facts are that the trump administration came in, took the obama plan, but made it more effective. easy enough on the rules of
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engagement, putting artillery in there, commanders on the ground full authority to conduct a war, no micro managing in the white house, they deserve credit for changing how we operate and making those operations more effective. paul: okay, now let's move on from here. what now because i don't detect, frankly, any u.s. -- clear u.s. strategy of what happens next, what we want to do next in syria or iraq, can you decipher one? >> yeah, we have to clear the rest of the valley, southeast of raqqah where the leaders of raqqah are still. they -- they have been out of raqqah for some time. secondly, agree with what you just said, i don't see a strategy to deal with syria at large. western part of syria, iran, russia and assad, they are in total control and is no taking that away from them without conducting a major military operation where there's no political will for that. the eastern part of syria, we
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should be containing iran's ambitions to take full control of syria by taking the east and i don't see any strategy to stop that, paul, and i think that's a strategic mistake on the part of the administration. paul: that's right, okay. i agree with you on that. now the kurds are saying, the kurds -- they were our fighters on the ground in clearing out isis out of raqqah and they are saying, hey, you know, we would like to keep this territory, we have a right to at least some autonomy here, can the -- how should we treat the kurds in -- in their ambitions going forward? >> in iraq, the issue has always been the political end state, can the iraqis keep a country together with the sunnis and the shiites and the kurds operating at least coexisting together. and we knew that the challenges would be there after isis and here they are right in front of us. i think the united states has got to get involved in this. the iranians are in full back in
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their government of iraq, stomping all over the kurds. we've got to stop that from happening. i think, yes, the kurds should have more at -- autonomy, i'm not talking about complete independence, the fact that they were the fighters on the ground for 18 months while the iraqi army was trying to get act together, there should be major concessions, a higher percentage of oil that they should receive as a result of that. they -- the government of iraq has to make some concessions to the kurds or else we will find ourselves likely in some kind of civil war here. iranians could care less about the kurds, they have considerably more political influence over the government of iraq than the united states have and that's a strategic mistake the obama administration has and i'm hoping the trump team steps up here and learns how important it is to the future stability of the country.
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paul: thank you general keane, appreciate it. when we come back our panel weighs on post american strategy in the middle east as well as powerful defense of trump condolence call to star i no longer live with the uncertainties of hep c. wondering, what if? i let go of all those feelings. because i am cured with harvoni. harvoni is a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. it's been prescribed to more than a quarter million people. and is proven to cure up to 99% of patients who have had no prior treatment with 12 weeks. certain patients can be cured with just 8 weeks of harvoni. before starting harvoni, your doctor will test to see if you've ever had hepatitis b,
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>> i said, there's nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these famous, but let me tell you what i tell them, let me tell you what my best friend george told me, he said, kel, he was doing exactly what he want to do when he was killed.
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paul: white chief of staff john kelly on personal defense to the widow of slain army soldier. describing what it was like to learn and calling unfair. we are back with dan henninger, bill mcgurn, mary kissel. bill, you have been in the white house, you know presidents have to make calls like that, what did you make -- >> yeah, when i was in the white house, i saw president bush do this quite often, meet with the families and, in fact, i brought in two different moms of marines that had been killed, one jewish mom from vermont and one catholic mom from massachusetts. it's an incredible thing to watch people deal with the commander in chief on whose order, son, husband, brother probably died. john kelly brought two terrible
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atranscribe identifications -- he was a marine commander who gave orderers knowing that it would result in the death of very good marines. paul: he speaks with tremendous moral. >> read speech the day after his son was killed about two marines who stood ground against truck bomb, it's just an incredible kind of thing. paul: dan, do you think there's going to be any fallout from this in the good sense that we have reached the low here when we are politicizing grief and sacrifice from soldiers which is what has happened and politicizing a phone call from trump? will we all have a step back. >> i think most will step back
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but the main parties in the fiasco would be the white house press corp. and the president of the united states. all right, look, what john kelly was trying to say is he could not believe we would reach the point where the press was playing got-you as they do every day of the week and then the president was cracking back with tweets against this democratic congresswoman, where is the level of seriousness about the nation's business? and i think john kelly felt he had an obligation to come forward and say, this has got to stop, if you cannot even be serious over the death of a fallen soldier, how can you be serious about the rest of the nation's business. paul: let's move onto isis and syria. i want to pick up where general keane left off, what do you think about the strategy here, do you detect one or the part of the trump administration? what we do know now that the caliphate is gone? >> i'm with you and general keane, paul, i don't think that there's a strategy for syria or
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for iraq and actually in some respects the president's strategy in the middle east is a little bit secrets friendic, he did a deal with russia in syria which gave shelter to iran and jihadi's. paul: cease fire in northern israel. >> he came up with the big speech saying, you know what, we are going to contain iran's ambitions in the middle east. there isn't a strategy, the war on islamic state has not been won. we still have thousands of fighters straddling twine syria and iraq and as general keane said in many, many countries around the world and, look, i just don't think you can get rid of the isis threat in syria without getting rid of assad and it's the truth that this administration doesn't want to talk about but i'm afraid to say, paul, i think that's -- i think that's how it is. >> another potential casualty that both secretary of defense mattis and nsc director mcmaster
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have made the point about the united states reconstituting our association with allies whether in asia or allies such as saudi arabia. but if the administration, the president has half in-in half- out attitude out our allies in the middle east, saudi arabia, the kurds we have abandoned are going to stand back and say, i don't know if we can get into this fight that you will try to take to iranians. paul: the president in the campaign, what he said about the middle east is i'm going to defeat isis, i'm going to stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon. he didn't say anything else about what to do in syria, he had no strategy, no plan and i don't see any real willingness to deploy any american troops back there. >> well, the president also said he was going to get out of afghanistan, remember that and he spent six montsz studying the issue and went on national television, you know what, i made a mistake during the
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campaign, i was wrong, he's my comprehensive strategy we are changing tack in the white house. >> i agree with that. i think we might any further get a coherent trump doctrine, the parts are better than the whole. the victory in iraq in raqqah, one of the things that it does, it exposes falsehood that obama used to say all of the time, full-scale invasion or doing nothing. it should give us hope that if you can support local forces with some troops and operations, capacity, you can accomplish a lot. so i think we have to hope for donald trump, i don't think he's going to give us the kind of reagan doctrine or bush doctrine that we got before. paul: i think that's a fair bet. [laughter] paul: still ahead two officials behind the trump dossier take the fifth before the house intelligence committee as probe of russia's influence in the 2016 campaign continues. 2016 campaign continues. we will have the latest
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>> let me just say this without hesitation that i conducted no improper discussions with russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country. paul: heated exchange this week between democratic senator al franken and jeff sessions over then senator sessions communication with 2016 presidential election. that exchange at senate judiciary committee hearing wednesday came the same day as two top officials at fusion gps, opposition on behind alleged dossier invoked their fifth amendment rights before the house intelligence committee. the fbi this week also posted a document suggesting that former director james comey began drafting his statement exonerating hillary clinton in the e-mail probe months before his july 2016 announcement.
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we are back with dan henninger, kim strassel and bill mcgurn, kim, let's start off with fusion gps, why should we care about this company? >> well, look, paul, we have house investigators and special counsel robert mueller looking into allegation that is the trump campaign colluded with the russians. we need the answer. a lot came from this dossier that fusion gps commissioned with the help of former british spook who was working with russians and we need to understand the extent that russia influenced the dossier and whether or not law enforcement relied on a piece of disinformation to conduct its probe into trump. paul: so it caub, kim, and what we are trying to find out is did this american company, commission this document and
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therefore promote -- included a lot of russian disinformation and that could have actually started the fbi investigation back in 2016 into the trump campaign, could that have been the start of it all? >> it's unlikely that it started it but seems very clear that the fbi in some form or fashion may have relied on this document to ramp up its investigation potentially even to get some of the warrants that it used and the house intelligence committee is struggling not just to get fusion to give it information about the origin of this document and what went into it but struggling to get the fbi to hand over information about how it ended up using the document. paul: all right, bill, this steel dossier, the former spy that kim talked about, has this been corroborated or largely discredited? >> no, a lot of us call it discredited because there's been individual aspects, trump's
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lawyers meet in prague. fusion said that they standby it, and, again, if we are going to understand russia's role we would like to know who paid for this. it looks like at one point christopher steel had a relationship with the fbi to pay for some things and they didn't pay, but we need to know that. the fbi is been very uncooperative and al franken would like to keep us stuck in november 2016 and focusing on jeff sessions, there's been no other information showing jeff sessions did anything improper or rescued himself, we need a lot of answers on the other side. what's mystifying for jeff sessions is that the donald trump department of justice is stone-walling congressional efforts to find out about this damaging dossier on donald trump. paul: sessions has rescued himself so that responsibly would fall to rod rosenstein
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deputy ag, why don't they turn it over, dan, i don't understand? >> i don't either. these are the security intelligent services, the fbi and usually the wagons get circled under circumstances like this. this is one instance in which the circle should be broken because i think -- i think one of the democrats do protest that it's too much. the reason they are cranking it up to this level because, i think ua, we need to know where the dossier came from, and b, i think there's a big question of whether the obama administration, if i put it this way was colluding with security and intelligent sources. that he distributed the information about the possibility of trump vague involvement -- having involvement with the russians, that got leaked with the press and how it all started. paul: they worked for the obama administration. >> well, it's supposed to be basically independent operations that make judgments on their own, they aren't a tool --
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political tool of a presidential administration. >> we also have at the same time parallel scandal of unmasking and samantha powell -- paul: former u.s. ambassador. >> now she's saying she didn't quite ask for them. it's unclear whether she asked on behalf of other people or other people used her name. all this is coming together. look, the president tweeted out something again to dan's point that's outraging the democrats, who paid for this fusion dossier, was the democrats, kremlin or the fbi and it's reasonable questions given what we know. paul: why do we want to know this, kim, and do we -- and are we going -- let me put it this way, are we going to get to the bottom of this, are these people going to get away without testifying and not cooperating? >> look, let's just back up for a second. the question that we are trying to answer is how did russia or did russia influence or interfere in our elections?
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if it turns out that there was a document that democrats paid for or commissioned, that russians ended up influencing to plant disinformation about a presidential candidate and inspire law enforcement to take action, that would definitely be interfering in our election process. so we need to know. now, the house has sent out subpoenas, fusion has refuse today testify but there are other way that is the house can try to get some of the information that might explain who paid for everything and -- and we will see. they could be held in contempt, we still have a long way to go on this. paul: all right, thank you very much, kim. still ahead, facebook is under fire amid the growing furor of russia social media influence. a hundred thousand dollars in ads would swing an election, we would ask a former clinton adviser next. >> some of the facebook ads specifically targeted michigan and wisconsin, two of the state
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[hero] i'll take my chances. linked to the kremlin, more than $100,000 worth of ads on facebook between june 15th and june 17, would that be enough to influence the outcome of presidential race? bill clinton strategists and hillary clinton's senate campaign and 2008 presidential
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campaign. mark, welcome, good to see you. >> thank you. paul: you wrote intriguing piece suggesting that a hundred thousand dollars can't buy an election, why don't you explain? >> the premise of the piece is enough fake news about fake news, if you took a little simple math, facebook told us that 56% was spent after the election, so only $44,000 could even have been in the application, period, that most of it didn't refer to a candidate, most of it was not in swing states but by the time you do simple math, $6,500 in swing states during the year of the election. it's incredible that we are spending all of this time talking about something like that that just mass explodes. paul: all right, there's a sense that i get talking to democrats that this election was so close in those key mid western states, so close in wisconsin that if
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foreign agents, foreign sources just poured a little money with a message that looked to be anticlinton and antiobama, then you could actually influence the election in those states and turn the electoral college? >> i wished that it was so easy. i mean, $2.4 billion were spent on this presidential election. hillary clinton had a 400 million-dollar advantage over donald trump and just in the last week her super pac put $6 million in pennsylvania and florida to suggest that a few thousand dollars of these incredibly targeted ads which they weren't, they didn't even know when the election day was, is ludicrous, we have to be honest with ourselves, we have to have some honest fact-based discussions in this country. paul: all right, you compared
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this in your piece to what the chinese tried to do in 1996, we know that there was an attempt by foreign agents there to influence the campaign on behalf of bill clinton. when you say that wasn't decisive either. >> well, it wasn't decisive, it was hundreds of thousands of dollars, it was probably bigger and, of course, meant a little bit more in 1996. it was probably bigger and we kept it in proportion. we did investigate it. there were fundraisers that were prosecuted. it was clear that the chinese government had a, quote, china plan but we didn't make it a national fixation, we tighten up validation and we should tighten up fake accounts and, you know, clearing ads and things like that, we should clear that up, we should take this as a warning that this wasn't something that really made a difference but it
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could in the future. paul: all right, your advice to facebook, twitter and social media sites would be basically you're going to have to dig into who the sources of these ads are in next election and screen out foreign-source ads, attacking a candidate, we wouldn't take the money. >> well, technically the supreme court has supported noncandidate -- i guess the point is, in good faith, you should have the basic procedures that a lot of tv stations have for ads, you run through political ads, you should really do your best on fake accounts and make sure this doesn't become a real problem because, you know, because we got so overheated here. it could become a problem but it wasn't. paul: your party, the democratic party, are they paying too much
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attention here in your view to russia's role in the election and saying, look, the idea that that made trump's victory illegitimate, focusing too much on that, last election and not enough on the next one? >> yeah, the democrats have had the strongest ground so far on health care, they clearly won the argument on health care. i think as president obama went out yesterday, i think they see them less divided. i think to the extent to which everybody attacks our democracy or calls it illegitimate or divides the country, i don't think anybody wins in that discussion. the people who win in the discussion are those who unit the country, 91% in harvard harris poll want democrats and republicans to work together even though they dislike them all. paul: thank you for being here, appreciate it. >> thank you. paul: when we come back a bipartisan bill on obamacare
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paul: bipartisan deal to temporarily prep up the affordable care act appeared to be on thin isolate this week after president trump signaled his disapproval. the senate bill sponsored by republican lamar alexander and democrat patry murray would fund for two years the subsidies to health insurers that the administration cut off last week after initially signaling his support for the plan, president trump appeared to change course tweeting, quote, i am supportive of lamar as a person and also of the process but i can never support bailing out insurance companies who have made a fortune with obamacare. we are back with dan henninger,
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kim strassel and kate odell, so, kate, what do democrats get out of this deal? >> two years of cost-sharing subsidies, defray the cost of deductibles and copays for low-income people. they also get 100 million in obamacare advertising, funding and it's funny to imagine -- paul: to sign people up. >> that's the marketing is really the problem. but on the gop side what they get is a more flexibility. obamacare proponents will always tell you, states can just send in a waiver and do whatever they want but this is not actually true. the laws has all sorts of restrictions on the benefits have to be comprehensive what obamacare requires, at least as affordable, essentially, governors, try whatever you want as long as it's obamacare or single payer. paul: does this language change in the compromise deregulate those restrictions?
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>> well, the problem is it doesn't do enough. it basically is a small language change would allow some waivers that have been held up in this long lengthy application process to move through but doesn't throw off the shackles of obamacare and say try experiment with health savings account or anything else. paul: why would republicans like lamar support it? >> it's basically a political choice u -- it amounts are republicans going to take the blame for subsidies cut off. paul: you argue that there won't be chaos because subsidies will go up to compensate for the lack of the subsidies to insurers, but prices will go up, right, premiums? >> premiums will go up. tax credits will cover the cost-sharing subsidies so insurers get paid anyway. i guess it's really more the perception of chaos, are we going to have highlights about
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increase and what republicans think about that. also money was spent illegally and congress should appropriate and make it legal. paul: a federal judge sued and federal judge says this violates constitution because there's no appropriation for them, so kim, what do you think of the politics here? are you with alexander or the skeptics? >> with the skeptics, look, no republicans have this amazing opportunity right now to offer the democrats one of the only thing the democrats care about which is more money to spend, and if they're going to do a deal they should drive a pretty hard bargain, either that can be done by lamar alexander and continuing negotiations in the senate and i think that that is what president trump is trying to push happen with some of its skepticism, get a better deal here or probably even better, it would be a great thing to see house republicans attempt to redeem themselves on health care by coming up with a stronger bargain in the house and then
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sending it over to the senate and putting pressure from that direction. paul: but, dan, they don't want to vote on this in the house because it's not going to be repeal and replace, it's going to be essentially we are propping it up in return for some reform? >> yeah, i think the white house has begun to recognize that. i think probably what president trump was saying not being able to support this, he understands that the really big important vote coming up for him in the house is on that tax bill. paul: right. >> since they opposed obamacare the first time around, he does not want a repeat of disaffected house republicans saying, they are forcing a bad obamacare reform on us, now we are going to have problems with the tax still, he's not going to take that risk. paul: do you think democrats are going to go along with any kind of reform that kim suggests that republicans should seek? >> i'm not sure, i doubt it. i think what we are getting at is essential health care problem which is can pass the house, can't clear the senate and what clear it is senate can't get through the house. what's the alternative, give up?
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they have to try something. a lot of reformers putting idea, delaying mandate or repealing or getting rid of individual mandate or allowing more savings accounts or other arrangements. they have an obligation to try to negotiate. paul: kim, the politics for republicans is they could get blamed for premium increases, you think they should worry about that? >> they should worry about it absolutely, this is not necessarily the pottery barn rule anymore. democrats broke it but republicans now own it and they are going to have to take some efforts to fix it. paul: okay, thank you all. we have to take one more break, when we come back, hits and misses of the it's easy to think that all money managers are pretty much the same. but while some push high commission investment products, fisher investments avoids them. some advisers have hidden and layered fees. fisher investments never does. and while some advisers are happy to earn commissions from you whether you do well or not,
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that allows residents, and this is the first ever in the country, to choose a third binary gender option on state i.d.s, birth certificates, driver's licenses. in our personal relations, we need to respect each other, but it's far cry making state officials deal with their feelings rather than their gender at birth. >> washington state, trying to inform home healthcare workers that they don't need to join a union. when they did, 10,000 opted out aened sciu sued. a judge has thrown out that suit. sciu was complaining that they were interfering in their business model. judge has thrown it out. it tells you something about the argument that it's the unions
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trying not to let workers know their rights. >> i'm giving a miss to quebec for banning face veils, aimed at muslim women for wearing hijabs and burkas. if you are banning things, you have lost the argument. 5 think it shows two things, controversial things do happen north of the border. secondly, identity politics is not just an identity -- for the u.s. >> and one billion hits on youtube despite the fact that the comedy is squeaky clean. i think studio c could be the start of something good. >> remember, if you have your own hit or miss, tweet it to us.
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that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel. thanks to you for watching. hope to see you right here next week. >> lou: good evening, everybody. president trump addressing what may be the bigest scandal in american history. shocking implication with the obama administration and the clintons in a multimillion racketeering scheme that involved russian purchase of uranium one and gave moscow control of a fifth of american uranium. >> uranium is a big subject. if the mainstream media would cover the uranium scandal and that


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