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>> jesse: that's it for us. our christmas eve and christmas day specials, and a lot of fun. "special report" up next. >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. breaking tonight, we are covering three breaking stories on this very busy start to the holiday week. first, north korea threatening a so-called christmas gift for the united states as tensions rise over stalled nuclear talks. former security advisor john bolton says president trump is bluffing on his threats to the north. china says they'll lowered some tariffs in the new year. and your 401(k)s are loving the idea as a stock market hits new highs. but we start with impeachment, and the senate minority leader keeping the pressure on this evening with a news conference calling for the white house to release documents and also allow witnesses in the senate trial.
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plus a deadline passing a short while ago for both sides to submit arguments to a federal appeals court over a house a p/l for former white house counsel don began to testify. all of this impeachment saga far from disappearing a busy holiday week. correspondent rich edson down in west palm beach, florida, down with president trump with the news. good evening, rich. >> good evening, bret, presidents trump begins two wees here in florida as democrats and republicans now are going over the specifics of a potential pry trial and the senate. house democrats saying they may have more work to do on impeachment. house democrats suggest they could pursue more articles against president trump. in a court filing this afternoon, they argued the u.s. court of appeals should enforce their subpoena for former white house counsel don began to
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testify, writing, "relevant to the committee's ongoing investigations into presidential misconduct and consideration whether to command additional articles of impeachment." the house already voted to impeach the president. >> let's quit the parade, this is a political exercise. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell dismissing the democrats 'discharges that the republicans refused to conduct a fair trial. >> do you think chuck schumer is impartial? bernie sanders is impartial? >> how speaker pelosi refuses to send the articles of impeachment to the senate delaying a potential trial there. democrats say they want to compel senate republicans to allow witnesses. president trump tweeted, "pelosi gives us the most unfair trial in the history of the u.s. congress and now she's crying for fairness in the senate and breaking all rules while doing so. she lost congress ones.
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she will do it again" to the speaker justifying the strategy saying, house democrats must wait to choose the impeachment managers until senators settle on details. " " on phone he complains about the house process. what's his excuse now? senate democrats are asking what the white house is afraid of. >> we say to president trump, release the emails, let your aides testify. we say to lita mcconnell, a fair trial with facts. only the facts. >> senate minority leader chuck schumer says he also wrote a letter to all senators today. he's renewing his calls to the administration to provide more information on why it has withheld security assistance from ukraine. bret? >> bret: the winter white house in palm beach. several legal battles between the justice department and house
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democrats, doj lawyers told a federal appeals court that a request for grand jury materials from the mueller probe of russian interference is no longer relevant since the house impeachment articles do not involve the russia probe. house lawyers disagree, saying the information could be used in the senate under the current articles or lead to different ones from the house. arguments for the case are set for january 3rd to 2020. while you are opening your gifts later this week, national security officials are going to be watching north korea and the warning of a christmas gift. satellite images show construction of a new structure, a factor that makes military equipment. lucas tomlinson is watching from the pentagon this evening. good evening, lucas. >> good evening, bret. it's been two years since north korea launched an intercontinental's dismissal and a test of some come could be imminent but the intelligence is "murky."
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kim jong un meant his top military brass. the top officer refused to give any clues he has about whether the dictator has a so-called christmas gift missile test on his mind. >> we do not discuss any intelligence or indicators. in the public sphere, north korea has indicated a variety of things. >> the heightened tension happens to correspond with john bolton offering some of his harshest criticism yet of the president's diplomatic overtures to pyongyang, tweeting, we say it's unacceptable for north korea to obtain nuclear weapons but that's more rhetorical than real policy at this point. bolton says he does not think they administer ration has a plan to stop north korea calling a danger to the more than 28,000 u.s. troops in south korea imminent. another concerning development in north korea: a factory linked to making long-range nuclear missiles has expanded. the same place kim jong un
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visited before his last long-range missile test novembe. this month, north korea performed the two engine tests just as it did with the long-range launch is two years ago. one military expert says any two test won't make a difference. >> throwing a hail mary, trying to upset things and make something happen. firing a missile, testing a nuclear weapon, none of those things are going to work in his favor. >> recall north korea's last long-range nuclear missile test from 2017 more than 2700 miles into space, ten times higher than the orbit of the international stat in one piece. bret? >> bret: lucas tomlinson. lucas, thank you. some announcements on our top stories, let's bring in senior political analyst brit hume. i want to start with impeachment and where we stand tonight. as time goes on and we go into a
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christmas break and breaking for the new year, do you think more time helps democrats make that case for more witnesses and documents in the senate trial? >> i'm not sure this current week, this holiday week for the new year will make much difference, but everything we are seeing from senator schumer and speaker pelosi suggests that they are in real doubt as to whether the evidence that they've brought forth so far is good enough and they are very, very urgently seeking a way to hopefully from their perspective find some more evidence but that's what this whole issue about trying to bring in witnesses, there certainly weren't any witnesses in the clinton impeachment. it all seems to be about lita mcconnell in the senate meeting seems come to ball witht doesn't seem to be in a hurry to start the trial and speaker pelosi does not have any
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leverage over him and the constitution doesn't give her and the and the only way to make this work is public pressure to demand witnesses. mcconnell has the votes. he could run this trial anyway he wants to. >> bret: brit, do you get the sense on the ukraine issue but with his new talk about possibly looking back at the mueller report and the documents that the house was trying to get from the mueller investigation that democrats are trying to find something even with more time to maybe even stick that into an impeachment article? >> that's what it sounds like that all of it adds up to the same thing though, bret, that what they have so far isn't enough and so far they have utterly failed to move a single republican vote either in the house or the senate, at least that we know of. no senator has come forward to say that he or she is in favor
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of voting to convict the president. it is a very high bar, requiring two-thirds of the senate. no indication it's going to get anywhere near that. and i seriously doubt, bret, if they would whomp up further charges based on the mueller report which largely exonerated the president. it raised up some objection of justice issues but it was not enough for mueller essay that it was objection of justice. that was rejected by rod rosenstein and of course attorney general barr. what the democrats are doing is an extreme long shot and maybe two long shots. >> bret: as we get to the end of the year, the president seemed like he has some political wind to his back despite the impeachment. he's pulling the economy is churning on all cylinders. >> is normally the most critical
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issue. what's giving him brilliancy thepossibility we might be lookg at the onset of a recession before the 2020 election but nobody seems to be saying that. if you are in the investor, you think that's a pain, when the body is worried. a political standpoint, the president appears to be in better shape than he was at the beginning of the year which is hardly what the adversaries in the democratic party would hope for when they were in the process of trying to impeach him. that's the way the matters stands for now at least how i see it. >> bret: last thing, do you expect nancy pelosi to move these articles soon after we get back from this break, january 6th, 7th? that standoff is going to stop? >> i would think so because i think she made a stand here in trying to figure a way to get some more evidence into the case.
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if that fails, if she just leaves the articles in the house and never moves to the senate, the whole thing kind of dies. alternatively perhaps mcconnell would have the option of making a motion in the senate to dismiss the case for lack of prosecution. so he's got some choices. i'm not sure she has many left. >> bret: as always, thank you. and merry christmas. >> you bet. same to you, bret. >> bret: yes ms. henry has confirmed the combat death of a service member in afghanistan, the taliban claiming they were behind a roadside bombing that killed a u.s. soldier. 20 americans have died in combat this year. that's 2400 americans dying in the nearly 18 year conflict. the market reached new record highs today. we mentioned if they are, but the doubt gaining 97 today. the s&p s&p
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1 of the causes for the run-up, china saying they will lighten e tariffs in the new year. fox business network corresponded in new york looking at what's driving the holiday optimism. there's a lot of it. >> we are seeing a sea of green, hitting another round of record closes. you've got investors that like the news that china would lower import tariffs on over 850 products from pharmaceuticals to frozen pork. starting january 1st, a signal that beijing could be making good on its promise to open its borders to the rest of the world. also share bowling jumping 2% after the company announced plans to fire its president and ceo. there is a shift to the dow, pushing it up higher. there are many traders on holidays so fewer shares are
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exchanging hands, so any good or bad headlines can swing markets upward. overall though, for 2019, it's shaping up to be a stellar year for the economy and markets. trade tensions have sabbagh subsided.banks across the globee printing money. federal reserve has alluded to keep interest rates for the are the time being. plus, you've got u.s. consumers that are spending and just last month, you saw you a spending increase as americans bought more cars and spend more on health care. all factors that bode well for 2020. i like to point out that tomorrow is only a half day of trading, speeds coming bret. it's the official first day of what we call the santa claus rally. last year, the dow fell 650 points on christma christmas evt can still happen. >> bret: will be watching.
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up next, endorsements are the big gift for 2020 candidates this holiday season. we will bring you on the campaign trail. let's hear what some of our possibilities around the country are covering tonight. fox 2 in st. louis where a jury has ruled and favor of johnson & johnson 9-2, faced several lawsuits alleging its talcum-based baby powder has cause cancer. juries have awarded billions of dollars in multiple verdicts, some of those have been overturned. others have been appealed. box 32 in chicago are 13 people were wounded in a shooting at a party being held in honor of someone killed in april. one person was charged with unlawful use of a weapon. so far in 2019 about 475 people have been killed in the windy city. down from 579, hard to believe, in 2018. this is a live look at los angeles international airport from fox 11, or affiliate out there. big story there, and around the country, what's expected to be record-breaking holiday travel
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>> bret: three democratic senators asking for an investigation into a billion dollar per year subsidy for burning chemically treated refined coal. 2020 candidate elizabeth warren comes after a reuters news agency investigation claiming some power plants burning refined coal pumped out more smog, not less, than unrefined coal. in our democracy 2020 report tonight, endorsements are being handed out like holiday gifts. joe biden and mayor pete buttigieg are at the top of the list, the nice list, at least for today. corresponded david spun following all the news on the campaign trail. >> i think a lot about the value
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of freedom. american freedom. >> the holidays are not slowing down the 2020 democrats running for president. if anything, the white house hopefuls are picking up speed. early monday, pete buttigieg picked up 218 foreign policy endorsements, first reported by usa today. on the list, officials from the obama administration including former deputy director david cohen and former secretary of the army air expanding. over the weekend, buttigieg picked up some holiday star power with an endorsement from actor kevin costner. >> when pete invokes the name of america, it's someone who went out and fought for it. >> also put out a new immigration plan which would reduce duplications and provide a plan to health care. >> meanwhile national front runner joe biden picked a menu endorsement from a member of the congressional hispanic caucus. >> the most experienced and qualified person to handle our
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issues both domestically and internationally. >> could send her a little in for an early chris was preside president? other candidates, from bernie sanders to andrew yang, will continue swings through new hampshire and iowa, where buttigieg leads the pack. expect to see more resources put into iowa immediately following the new year. >> we know the goal is to outperform expectations and one fun thing about this campaign is that we've done so at every stage. it's going to happen in iowa. >> the iowa caucuses are february 3rd, a little more than a month away. president trump announces first rally in 2020 in the swing state of ohio january 9th. bret? >> bret: thank you. the leader of boeing's out. what does it mean about the future of the aircraft maker. we will tell you that story. beyond our borders tonight, iran says it's begun progress on a
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heavy water reactor to press europe on u.s. sanctions. it does not violate iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, but those in iran closer to weapons grade levels. iran says the entire reactor system will go online in 2021. striking french train workers blocked passengers from boarding one of the few subways to working in paris. part of the 19th day of nationwide strikes part of the government's plan to raise the retirement age to 64. negotiations continue between the government of france and the unions about the reform. the u.k.-based grocery chain tesco halted production at a chinese factory after a british newspaper reported the factory used forced labor to provide charity christmas cards for the supermarket. a young girl found one of the girls with the message already written inside saying the workers are being held in a chinese prison camp and forced
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fell short of the mark set by the previous two episodes in 2015 and 2017, both of which earn more than $450 million. the head of boeing's out of a job today with the board of directors saying that a change of leadership is needed to restore confidence in the company. for some, it was too little, too late after the 750 max was grounded after a pair of crashes. more on the leadership change up. >> more than 300 dead and billions in dollars of losses, there have not been major shake-ups and billing management until today. effective immediately, ceos and his bull and burke is leaving the country. hope this change will restore confidence as it repairs relationships with regulators and others. received heavy criticism over its handling of the 737 max jet crisis in the wake of two deadly
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crashes. which boeing now admits its flight control system played a role in for four months, lawmakers and victims' family have been demanding the resignation and many analysts are surprised he wasn't fired sooner. >> you have a major corporation that handled the crisis badly, didn't demonstrate how they would move past it, and it's logical the board is going to want a clean slate because there's going to be a big mess they are going to have to deal with. >> boeing announced its suspending construction of the 737 max. the company took another hit when its new starling or spacecraft was forced to abort its first mission delivering supplies to the international space station due to an automation issue. david calhoun will take over in mid-january and given his background in manufacturing a private equity, expecting to see big changes. >> change in the face is a cosmetic thing. change in the voice is a cosmetic thing for these people coming and have real substance.
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there is going to be a real change behind them. >> investors seem to like this move as well as we reported earlier. boeing's stocks almost at 3% at closing. spewing overseas now, saudi arabia sentence five people to death for the killing "washington post" columnist jamal khashoggi. killed in the saudi consulate's temple last year. the united nations investigators say the convictions are a mockery and the mastermind behind the killing have barely been touched. correspondent trey ganked is in jerusalem with the latest. >> good evening, bret. after a nearly year-long trial has ripped wrapped up in riyadhsaudi arabi. >> these people will be sentenced to death for columnist or mama so. that according to a spokesperson for the saudi public officer,
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prosecutor was that the killing was not premeditated. the cia concluded the hit was direct did did by crown depends mohammad bin salman. though according to the saudi state television, found to have no proof or involvement and was ultimately released. >> yes, an investigation was conducted by the general prosecution. a charge was made against him. and the court rule was released due to a lack of evidence to convict him in this case. >> the government of turkey has rapidly asked to extradite the 15 men hit squad that arrived with a bone saw before the killing to face trial on turkeys soil for the alleged crime. today the u.n. is calling for an independent investigation to find out what happened in the saudi consulate of istanbul. >> continues to stress the need for an independent and impartial
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investigation into the murder to ensure full dissemination and, accountability for human rights violations in the case. >> despite sanctioning up to 17 saudi officials, the administration officials do continue to meet with the saudi royal family to discuss friendly relations and multibillion-dollar weapons deals in the middle east. >> bret: live in our middle east newsroom, thanks. boris johnson issued a warning over what he sees as the growing trend of anti-semitism in his country and around the world. >> today, britain's' you have every decent person in this country fighting by your side. spewing tonight is the second
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night of hanukkah, the jewish festival of lights. the panel joins me after a quick break to look at the battle between the doj and house democrats over documents and witnesses and more threats of more articles of impeachment.
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>> has to be physically brought over to the senate and we can't go forward until the speaker does that. i'm not happy to hold this trial so she want to hold on the papers come and go right ahead. what we need to do is listen to the arguments and decide whether we need when this is not. >> it's hard to imagine a trial not having documents and witnesses. if it doesn't have documents and witnesses, it's going to seem to most of the american people that it is a sham trial.
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>> bret: senate majority and minority leader is talking about the next steps when, if they get the articles of impeachment. the house saying we cannot choose our impeachment managers until we know how the trial will be conducted. president trump locked his own witnesses on phony complaints about the house process. what's his excuse now? there is where we are. let's bring in our pond down and kimberley strassel, a member of the editorial board at "the wall street journal." first to you, we assume this will come to an end at sometime after the new year. but what about this back-and-forth and how both sides of plated? >> may be impeachment is now like other things in the 1970s "star wars" movies, premarital
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it doesn't have the punch that it once did. this is sort of a fitting end to a process that i do not think is going to move anybody's heart one way or another. >> bret: are the democrats waiting for another shoe to drop, you think? and how chuck schumer plated to with the press conference, trying to keep the pressure on? >> bret, they think that in this interregnum they'll have these two things, more things will surface, and trump is driven so crazy he'll act badly like the tweets we saw today. trump does not want to hear about majority leader mcconnell saying i'm not anxious to have this trial anyway. he wants the trial yesterday, wanted to be over, he wants the acquittal and the vindication so he can go run around saying that everything was terrific. mcconnell makes a good case.
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why is the house holding the articles? they must not like the case that they have. they don't have leverage. i think he muddies pelosi's tactic pretty well. i think he is confused about all the talk about witnesses and documents in the president, it's true, he formed a blockade, but they did not take a chance to adjudicate this to hear out the process on some of this bid the public is confused, apathetic about this by and large. there is political pressure to exert on senate republicans during the trial but this period between now and the week of january 6th is confusing people on holiday, do not know where it gets the democrats where they cannot start the trial and the witch managers to pick on the mitch mcconnell give some specifics. spewing i asked this to brit hume, with this time, does it increase the hand for the democrats or decrease it?
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do they lose some kind of leverage that they have in this standoff with the articles? >> mcconnell is right and brett is right that she has no leverage to force mcconnell to do a trial the way she wants him to do it. but nancy pelosi is also a tactician and she doesn't usually do things without purpose and there's a growing sense she's holding onto these impeachment articles because it denies the president the ability to have an acquittal. it potentially gives democrats more time to dig things up. and hangs it out over his head -- who knows for how long, potentially months. there has been some growing pressure on mcconnell, a potential to even change the senate rules and have the senate name house managers and do this and put it on the democrats and say, look, you wouldn't move forward with the normal process. but the constitution demands a president who has been impeached at least have the right to a
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trial to decide whether or not he's acquitted or convicted. >> bret: chris, meantime political ran ap's saying that the headline house counsel says president trump could be impeached again. the judiciary committee's demand for mueller's grand jury evidence, the judiciary's decision on the ukraine scandal has without any effort to impeach the president based on mueller's evidence, therefore rendering the matter moved. suggesting democrats are that there could be other things to fall here. senator graham tweeting out a response, democrats are treating impeachment as an open bar tab. time to cut them off. take their car keys away. put g.o.p. control of the house. end this insanity. senator lindsey graham. >> i figure if trump gets elected and democrats hold the house which is the most likely scenario that i can think of the
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2020 election. if that can happen, i assume he would get impeached in his second term. i assume that's how things would go. i think for pelosi, kimberly talked about the tactician. the tactician did make a tactical error, which was she decided that she needed to get to impeachment now, not before the courts had adjudicated the questions in front of them about what the powers of the congress are when it comes to who has to testify, who doesn't have to testify, what are the powers of the president. they kick that ought to the side and did giddy up, hurry up impeachment vote and now she wants to hold the ball, right? maybe they can let the courts move a little bit, let a little more happen. i do not know who the pressure falls harder on the here and i do not know how it builds on mcconnell over time but i do know that this is all a result of her decision without letting the process work its way throu through. >> bret: last thing, amy.
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i've got 30 seconds here. the president despite being impeached by the house even though the articles of that moved over, is feeling a little political... you know, sowing his political oats. some approval ratings picking up. an economy that's booming. at least as we head back toward the end of the year. he has a lot to talk about that wind positively for his administration, even legislatively. >> it was fun to have bumps with the spending bills, some of these touted with female voters. and both of the trade deals. as you pointed out, a good boost in his approval rating. it's good to be productive in the president should take the integrated for the rest of next year. the most productive spirit since basically the vote came to the floor, or at least encountered in the house a couple of weeks back. >> bret: panel, standby. next up, the latest from
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wine. >> i don't think the american people are looking for purity. i think they are trying to make this better. that's what i'm doing. >> anyone who accuses us for instituting purity tests? it's called having values. it's called giving a dam. >> i wouldn't be doing this if i didn't have values or giving a damn. >> back and forth between elizabeth warren and pete buttigieg but look at the latest polls in the national iowa and new hampshire breakdown, joe biden still holding on nationally, but buttigieg with a slim lead over bernie sanders in iowa. and sanders with the lead in new hampshire's. i do not know if this is "the rise of skywalkers" but it's a rise of sanders in recent weeks.
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apparently elizabeth warren getting help from former president barack obama, the hail has a he has emphasized that he's not endorsing in the democratic primary race. also valid for warren's credentials making it clear that he deems her a capable candidate and a potential president. talks up warren behind closed doors is the headline in the hill. we are back with the panel. chris stirewalt, that's not a great headline for joe biden. >> that headline is also substantially overwritten. i have talked to some folks in the orbit of the former president and the point there really is a keys not bagging on elizabeth warren. they have a fraught relationship. barack obama pretty obviously doesn't like elizabeth warren. most of the people that you talk to in the democratic party do not like elizabeth warren because of the purity test jazz
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that pete buttigieg was talking about and she match her it's in the wrong direction of the tenth, so barack obama doesn't like her but what he's telling donors under pressure, yeah, if she's the nominee, she is a credible person, not saying there's anything wrong with elizabeth warren but maybe we ought to think about something else. >> bret: she's fighting the joe biden war but also the bernie sanders war and it seems like sanders is at least in recent weeks getting the better of her. >> look, if you are elizabeth warren and you talk about purity, it's good to be pure, right? when does elizabeth warren's most recent troubles traced back to? when she came out with a medicare for all plan and backtracked on her medicare for all plan. if you are a true honest-to-goodness progressive out there and you are looking at bernie sanders and elizabeth warren, you are going to go with the real deal and he has not wavered on this at all. in that vote, she's is certainly
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losing that battle. and against biden, i think there is a sizable amount of the party that is simply very nervous by her plans and bernie's' plans. joe biden, one of the strengths of the debate is he's much more forceful about making this point saying that you are appealing to a very small piece of the electorate and it's not going to win us an election. >> we are closing in on februar. this is the time for enforcements. celebrities and others. take a listen. >> i have the most endorsements of any elected and former elected >> we have the most competitive campaigns as measured by endorsements, my net favorability. >> when pete speaks of unity, as the unity i've been waiting and hoping to hear about. >> proud to say that i'm endorsing vice president biden. he is the most experienced and qualified person to handle our
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issues both domestically and internationally. >> this isn't just about bernie sanders. this is about a movement. >> bret: usually endorsements don't mean a big deal. but kevin costner? >> right! i think he liked that one. they don't usually matter, but when someone unveils a string of endorsements, the other candidates competing with them feel pressured to do the same so it sort of an arms race. i think what's interesting that we know, you know, what senator klobuchar able to do is raise a lot of money in less than 24 hours. has a very good movement and traction afoot in iowa and could really surprise a top finish there. buttigieg has knocked up warren's momentum and i do not think we'll be hearing anything like we read in "th hill "the
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she's struggling against sanders. i think that iowa is an absolute wild card. things can change ones again. it is very fluid. but i think those four will top the finishing spots and jumble this race. i think sanders is a true wild card, i think we still don't know what sanders will do to warren, what he'll do to biden. i see this is incredibly fluid. >> bret: chris, when we talk about the iowa caucuses and new hampshire primary, it always comes down to get out the vote, your organization on the ground. what can you do with people there. is there something we are not thinking about? it's kind of a mangled mess as far as who is going to pull this out and come in top three. >> buttigieg has put his shoulder into iowa organization in a big, big way. that's why you see so many of
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the obama nods coming around the swimming around biden now because they are trying to replicate -- he now even talks like biden. does the same kind of pauses, vocalizations as obama. trying to will and existence the obama phenomenon. they may pull it off. but my take away from all of the endorsements? alexandria ocasio-cortez, you might look at one of the top contenders for democrats in 2024. >> bret: may be so. a little forecasting. panel, thank you very much. when we come back, celebrate and hanukkah around the country and the world celebrating hanukkah around the country in the world. usinesses, we're a reliable partner. we keep companies ready for what's next. (man) we weave security into their business. (second man) virtualize their operations. (woman) and build ai customer experiences.
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>> bret: finally tonight, to all of our jewish viewers in the u.s. and around the world, happy hanukkah. the jewish festivals of lights being fast celebrated around the world in washington, from just across the white house, the world's largest menorah was late last night in celebration of the first night of hanukkah to the e candle today. a lighting took place outside the site of a fatal shooting that left two people dead. a local rabbi shared the lesson behind the lights. >> the message that light is stronger than darkness, hope is stronger than the spirit, that warmth is stronger than the co cold. >> bret: happy hanukkah. make sure to tune in tomorrow where we take a look at the whole timeline of the russian investigation. where we have been, where we are, where we may be going for
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