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real poll going into an election year. thank you, brad blakeman. what are to. -- wonderful to have you. "outnumbered overtime" starts now. >> thank you, we begin with this fox news alert. 100 koreans were called in to bolster security after an attack on the u.s. embassy in baghdad. this is "outnumbered overtime" and i am heather childress in for harris faulkner. protesters storming the embassy in baghdad today, smashing windows, setting fire following u.s. air strikes that killed 25 iranian backed militia fighters in iraq and syria. u.s. troops firing tear gas in response to the violent protests. president trump putting the blame squarely on iran, tweeting "iran killed an american contractor, wounding many. we strongly responded and always will. now iran is orchestrating an attack on the u.s. embassy in iraq.
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they will be held fully responsible. in addition, we expect iraq to use its forces to protect the embassy and so notified." trey yingst's life for us in jerusalem with the very latest. what do we know? >> good afternoon. hundreds of iraqis stormed the usmc in baghdad, prompting iraqi security forces to intervene. protesters set fire, smashing windows, and reports indicate the abc is on lockdown. the ambassador is out of town. embassy security forces were seen trying to push back demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullets. today u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo spoke on the phone with iraqi prime minister adel abdul mahdi. reiterating the u.s. will protect its people. president trump today: on the iraqis to protect the embassy. this comes after u.s. air strikes on sunday targeted in iraqi she militia group reportedly responsible for rocket attacks on friday.
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the group there was hit, kataib hezbollah, has vowed to respond against the united states. >> translator: it is flagrant aggression, aggression on iraq sovereignty, a violation of norms and values. this aggression won't pass unpunished. >> i spoke today with one u.s. official who described the situation is tense, adding there needs to be a distraction between the protesters at the embassy and other demonstrators who emerged in the streets of baghdad throughout the end of the year. those demonstrators protesting the iraqi government. the demonstrators the embassy today many of them are linked to iranian backed militia groups within iraq. that once was telling fox news the president is being briefed continuously by his security team and will make the final call on whether or not to respond to the storming of the u.s. embassy. >> heather: we mentioned this at the top, security is being stepped up at the embassy? >> that's right.
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according to the department of defense, 100 u.s. marines are going to the u.s. embassy in baghdad to help bolster security. we did see earlier u.s. apache helicopters firing players to send a message to the iranian backed militants who have arrived at the embassy and protesters that are joining them. the united states has the firepower in the region to respond with force if necessary. we know that u.s. security forces on the ground today, although the investor was not there, did have to use tear gas and rubber bullets. there were reports on the ground of injuries. no casualties as a result of the clashes that erupted. >> heather: trey yingst with great coverage for us all day today. thank you. for more on this, let's bring in retired u.s. army lieutenant colonel danny davis. senior fellow and military expert for defense, thank you for joining us. we appreciated. >> thank you for having me. >> heather: as you watch it unfold, talking about who was behind it, the protesters, the
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militia members. backed by iran. who do you believe to be responsible for this? >> i think what we have to do is we have to back up a little bit and understand the context with all these attacks. it does seem pretty clear that iran-based organizations did launch some of this and that iran-based iraqi troops and other supporters are in fact at the embassy. we have to understand is this attack that spawned all these protests was not just against some iran-back organizations but it was iraqi citizens for intergroup backed by the iraqi government in the anti-ice's fight. they are very upset about that, not just these protesters but their own government. we have to be careful we don't escalate this beyond, he turns into something that would be counter to our own interests. that's one of the reasons i've been saying on this very show here for the better part of two years that we need to withdraw her troops there because otherwise they just have a target on their back and we don't need any more americans
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killed. >> heather: this is senator lindsey graham had to say in response to what president trump has done today. he said "very proud of president trump acting decisively in the face of threats to our embassy in baghdad. he has put the world on notice. there will be no benghazis on his watch." this morning when the news broke, that was the first thing i thought of, certainly no one wants that to happen here. >> yeah, we are always glad the president is going to do whatever it takes to defend american citizens anywhere. the last thing we want is more american loss of life, especially diplomatic laws of life. that's why it's all the more important we clarify what our military rule is there and we should not have any troops deployed there just for the benefit of baghdad. we should only if they are going to support our security. when they are not, it's time to pull them back because otherwise, like i said a second ago, just put the target on their back. if they are not helping our country, we need to withdraw.
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>> heather: as we know, we have a number of civilian contractors they are. about, little over 5,000 troops there now after a peak of 170,000 in 2007. this is my democrat senator tim kaine had to say. he tweeted "the u.s. conducted air strikes in iraq over the objections of the iraqi government. now iraqi protesters broke into the u.s. embassy. trump's malpractice in the region is making us less safe." time for congress to stop this foolish rush to war." how do you balance the two without escalating the situation? you say pull out our troops. do you think we should do that all at once? >> because we are in a tough situation right now, it's a lot harder than it would always been. as opposed to say this past summer if we had withdrawn, it wouldn't of been an issue, could've been done orderly and under our own rules and timelines is now more
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complicated. it support we don't exacerbate the situation and we don't cause cascading effects. we already have people on the ground talking about they are going to retaliate. we have to really be careful with that but we do have to protect our troops. it's important even style that we have to withdraw because it's not in our interests to stay. >> heather: we have 40 million iraqis living there. what did they take away from what they are seeing? >> a lot of them are upset because they say that their sovereignty was attacked. even some of the sunnis who otherwise don't agree with the shia are upset. is your correspondent mentioned, it was over the objections of the iraqi president and prime minister. they are upset about that. you can understand. that's why it's important not to escalate it further. >> heather: at the same time, send a strong message to the militia. thank you so much for joining
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us. we appreciate it. happy new year. tough start to the new year there. the suspect in the attack at a hanukkah celebration in new york now facing federal hate crime charges, as authorities uncover disturbing evidence. what his family is now saying. plus, 202020 democrat joe biden again clarifying his comments on whether he would defy a potential subpoena to testify in president trump's senate impeachment trial. the power panel takes it up next. >> there is no legitimacy whatsoever to my being subpoenaed to testify in his impeachment. what did he do? great riches will find you when liberty mutual customizes your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. wow. thanks, zoltar. how can i ever repay you? maybe you could free zoltar?
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>> heather: welcome back. the suspect in the new york comic and staffing is facing federal hate crime charges. 37-year-old grafton thomas is accused of entering a rabbi's home in the town of monsey and seriously injuring five people with a machete. the fbi has said they found anti-semitic journal entries and internet searches. lauren green joins us now from our new york city newsroom with the latest. >> while his family pleads that it was mental illness, federal authorities say there was enough evidence to charge grafton thomas with federal hate crimes in the blood he attack at a rabbi's home while dozens celebrated hanukkah. federal charges filed monday against thomas. officials say he had handwritten journals with anti-semitic references and then search online to find information on hitler, including inquiries asking "why did hitler hate the jews." prominent companies founded by jews in america. according to the complaint, thomas entered the rabbi's home
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in monsey new york on the seventh night of hanukkah. wielding an 18-inch machete, he slashed and stabbed the group, sending five victims to the hospital with serious injuries including deep lacerations. a severed finger, and a skull fracture. he is charged with five federal counts of obstructing the free exercise of religion in an attempt to kill. the attorney for thomas as his clients journals show more evidence of mental illness than anti-semitism. meanwhile, the attack has sparked tensions in the jewish community, the latest in a mounting number of anti-semitic actions. up 23% according to the new york police. last night, senator kristen gillibrand hosted a roundtable discussion on the rise in anti-semitism while jewish officials complain of a long simmering problem. >> our community is angry. this incident is the culmination
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of a long period of hatred directed toward the jewish community and specifically the orthodox community. >> thomas is also charged in state criminal court on five counts of attempted murder. his court appearances this friday. >> heather: thank you so much, lauren. so disturbing to start the new year that way. joe biden yet again clarifying his comments after saying on friday that he would ignore a subpoena if he were called to testify in president trump's impeachment trial. he seemed to walk that back the next day. and now biden again slamming the need for any subpoena. >> i will not contribute to the notion of any legitimacy to the notion of calling me as a witness. but, you know, and if, in fact, i got a subpoena, we would deal
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with that. >> former g.o.p. congressman trey gowdy calling out biden's shifting position. >> if you don't like joe biden's answer, just wait an hour and he will give you the exact opposite. he single-handedly gutted one of the two articles of impeachment when he said by the way, you all are trying to remove a president from office for doing what i just promised to do. >> heather: the power panel now. former deputy press secretary for the democratic national committee. thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. i will start with you, jose. why can't joe biden seem to get his story straight here. >> look, at the end of the day, he's a politician like everybody else. we want to find an example who changes the answer, pretty often is president trump. that's normal. it's a real question at a serious question that he get ges
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asked that. i think is right, vice president biden when he says there's no legitimacy or real reason why needs to be subpoenaed. he's got nothing to hide, first and foremost. let's be very clear. by him going to the subpoena, by him being a witness, he is playing into president trump's hands. it's a difficult strategy to play. he should do it if he gets called but he did nothing wrong. if he wants to do that, if he gets subpoenaed, let him go. >> heather: what about that? should he comply? as biden has argued, there is no legitimacy to calling him. >> it is funny to hear this talk of legitimacy. there is a very good reason to have questions and concerns about the entire impeachment. this whole process feels like a game, it feels like theater from
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nancy pelosi holding the articles of impeachment in the house. joe biden probably has similar sentiments to the republicans, including president trump who have been dragged through this process. the only thing i will say is i'm sure he's getting advice from his campaign in team not to testify because of there's one thing we know, biden is prone to gaffes. he's not just thinking of this in terms of whether or not he feels it's legitimate for him, and exploration into his son's actions in ukraine. he's also looking at it in terms of his 2020 election. >> heather: here is president trump had to say. "the democrats will do anything to avoid a trial in the senate in order to protect sleepy joe biden and exposed to millions and millions of dollars that where is hunter and possibly joe are paid by companies and countries for doing nothing. joe wants no part of this mess." jose, do you think he's right?
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>> he doesn't want to be part of this mess because it's not his mess. it's president trump's mess. he was speaking on the phone with the president of ukraine. president trump is the president. it's not joe biden just yet. this is president trump problem to handle. he's trying to point fingers and blame to somebody else because he can't probably sleep at night with the fact that he's got so many problems not only -- >> heather: okay, not to interrupt you. let me ask you because this is what i don't quite understand. if joe biden has nothing to hide, why not have this investigation? why not come forward and talk about what exactly went down when he was vice president at the time. when his son was put on this board of burisma in ukraine. it does tie in. hosea. >> it's a far stretch.
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the issue at hand is president trump went out of line when he tried to ask the president of ukraine, we are going to hold back your military aid if you don't look into the bidens. you can tie it in but it doesn't make a whole lot of logical sense. at the end the day, if they call him, he's going to do it. he's probably going to do it. >> heather: we are out of time that i was gonna have you jump in there, ronica because it has to do with money and corruption and ukraine. how they would spend the money if and when it was given to th them. >> i don't think donald trump is having any trouble sleeping at night. >> heather: thank you for joining us. have a great new year. we will see what happens. after a banner year on wall street with the stock market making significant gains, what will we see in 2020? a preview of what to expect up next. joe biden looking at a possible running mates. is he willing to cross the aisle to pick his vice president?
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>> heather: today is the last day of trading of 2019. while the dow is down slightly right now. all major indices are up at least 22% this year. deidre bolton's life for us at the new york stock exchange with more. the final day, hard to believe. >> final trading day of the year, the final trading day of the decade. today maybe not the best example of the overall strong pattern we've seen this year and this decade. the dow is slightly lower but for the year, all indices are up. the worst performing is the dow which is up 22%. s&p 500 is on track for its best year since at least 2013. if you look at the decade, that is what you would have in return
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if you bought stocks ten years ago and as you can see, the worst performer is the dow. ten years ago, you bought some stocks, hopefully dow components, and you would've had 173% return on your money. the nasdaq as you can tell, the superstar returning 300%. standout stock for the year, for the decade, is apple. you had that stock rallying hard. iphone sales drove the first half of the decade. more recently it's really been on the strength of their services, music streaming for example. earbuds, air pods, many people asked for that for christmas. there are still many people waiting for their delivery. analysts saying it's proof that apple can follow up with products. i want to mention quickly the wild card, not a traditional
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investment at all, bitcoin, the digital currency. it returned 9000000% this decade, a number we don't often say. you have to have a strong stomach. started at 0, went up to 14,000 it's trading at about 7200. the bottom line is you have to have a strong stomach but there you go. we wish everyone a very prosperous 2020. >> heather: thank you so much. for more on the big year on wall street, let's bring economist steve moore, distinguishing visiting fellow for the heritage foundation and former trump economic advisor. thank you for joining us. you heard what deidra was sayi saying. what's behind ultimately all of this? >> first of all, what a great time to celebrate the amazing american economy and our great american job creation machine. this has been a year of great advances in not just the stock
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market but wages, jobs. we are the alpha male economy in the world today. a lot of the other countries in europe and asia are struggling and we just keep plowing forward. it's a beautiful picture. they gains have been really widely distributed. not just to the wealthy but the middle class. it's a great time to be an american. >> heather: 9 million percent. >> i wish i had bought bitcoin. i would be in tahiti right now. >> heather: in terms of some of the other indicators that the economy is so strong. people who can't necessarily relate to the stock market and the increase in the strengths there. >> as i said, give you one statistic that i reported in "the wall street journal." median household. i'm not talking about lebron james or bill gates. i'm talking about the people right in the middle, their incomes in the last three years since donald trump became
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president are up about $5,000 in real terms. that's a big gain for people who are making 60,000 or $70,000 a year. we have a tight labor market. today we have 7 million unfilled jobs in the united states. that's never happened before the history of this country. we have more jobs than workers to fill them. what a wonderful problem for our country to have. keep hearing joe biden and other saying, bernie sanders, only the rich have benefited and that's flatly false. it was reported just last week by the federal reserve board of atlanta that the biggest wage gains have actually gone to the middle class and people at the bottom because they're such a tight labor market. the only way businesses can attract workers is to pay them more. >> heather: specifically in the bottom 25%, that particular study. still things to come specifically when you're talking about trade and president trump weeded out the latest from the china trade deal today saying:
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"i will be signing our very large and comprehensive phase one trade deal with china on january 15. the ceremony will take place at the white house. high level representatives of china will be present. at a later date i will be going to beijing where talks will begin on phase two!" what about this and what will the impact to be moving forward? not just on the economy but in terms of the reelection campai campaign. >> this is a very, very big deal. by the way, it's not just the china trade deal. it's also sometimes when he will be signing the u.s. canada mexico trade agreement. by the way, heather, i was actually surprised when i saw the statistics. we do more trading with canada and mexico than we do with china. those two trade deals have had -- will have a very, very large positive impact on the economy in 2020. the one thing i was worried about a couple months ago was whether we would go into 2020 with a trade war between china and the u.s. now it looks like -- and by the way, i love this statistic that
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my buddy larry kudlow talks a lot about. if china advised by this deal and that's a big gift because the beijing government is pretty corrupt, but if they do, we are talking about doubling american exports to china over the next couple years. think about what that means, heather, for jobs, manufacturing, farmers. very, very positive sign for the economy in 2020. >> heather: i know democrats are thinking about it. thank you so much. appreciate you joining us. happy new year. president trump blaming iran after protesters stormed to the american embassy in baghdad. we'll have a live report from the pentagon. just between us, you know what's better than mopping? anything! at the end of a long day, it's the last thing i want to do. well i switched to swiffer wet jet and its awesome. it's an all-in-one so it's ready to go when i am. the cleaning solution actually breaks down dirt and grime. and the pad absorbs it deep inside. so, it prevents streaks and haze better than my old mop. plus, it's safe to use on all my floors, even wood.
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[explosion] >> heather: protesters breaking into the u.s. embassy compound in baghdad. state department says all u.s. personnel are safe. we are hearing u.s. marines are
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being sent to the embassy to bolster security. lucas tomlinson is live for us at the pentagon with the very latest. what do we know now, lucas? >> heather, i'm told defense secretary esper ordered over 100 marines to help with security at the embassy and i was told those marines arrived a short time ago. the iranian-fact sheet on militiamen breached the compound. the u.s. army apache gunship is seeing the video dropping flares over the crowd, hoping to disperse them. u.s. attack helicopters are circling overhead. it's not clear if the crowd is dispersed. it is nighttime now in baghdad, just after 9:30. u.s. officials hoping new year's eve celebrations will get the mob to leave the area. there is reports u.s. ambassador to iraq had been evacuated. that's not true. he's actually on vacation. likely erotically took iraq's prime minister
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tweeted his ire in english "whie condemned the u.s. air strikes on iraqi military units and acknowledge symbolic funeral marches is a solemn act of remembrance, those taking part will stay away from diplomatic buildings and compounds. closed with the leader of "outnumbered overtime" hezbollah, photographed among other leaders outside the u.s. embassy in baghdad. the militias were responsible for killing over 600 u.s. troops during the iraq war. bombing of the u.s. embassy in kuwait. there's no plans for any of the troops to leave iraq. these iranian-back militias fought against isis and now that isis is largely defeated, experts say iran wants the u.s. to leave iraq. >> heather: live with an update. thank you. senate minority leader chuck schumer renewing his demand that witnesses testify in president trump senate impeachment trial.
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after "the new york times" reported the president sought to freeze military aid to ukraine despite pleas from secretary mike pompeo and mark esper and then national security advisor john bolton. >> simply put, and our fight to have key documents and witnesses in the senate impeachment trial, these new revelations are a game changer. >> heather: moderate republican senator susan collins may be onboard. >> i am open to it. i think it's premature to decide who should be called until we see the evidence that is presented and get the answers to the questions we senators can submit the chief justice to both sides. >> heather: joining me as daniel hendrick, deputy editor of "the wall street journal"'s editorial page. is chuck schumer right? >> i don't think so.
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we they've got this "new york times" story and it reminds me of something, the fat that we are one day away from the month of january and if it's january, will we must be into another collusion narrative. in january 2017, right about the time president trump was inaugurated was the commencement of the russian collusion narrative. it ran for two years, it ran through the mueller report and nothing came of it and now we here entering january and we have what i think we should call the office of management and budget holds your narrative. that's what this "new york times" report is about. mick mulvaney and other officers at all and be trying to figure out whether they can freeze this money to ukraine, whether there was a legal basis for it. i mean, really. the democrats truly are the dog who caught the bus with impeachment. they are trying to figure out what to do. >> heather: they were supposed to investigate when the hearings were being held in the house,
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now they are using this piece as an investigative tool. in terms of republicans that may cross over, there some belief that doug collins may be one of those but he is now saying this, this is a quote from him. doug jones, i'm sorry, i should say. trump has blocked the production of all relevant documents and the testimony of witnesses who have firsthand knowledge of the facts. there are four witnesses who could help fill those gaps. i do not know what their answers would be but i want to hear from them. and so should every senator and every american. that's his latest. what do you think? >> all of the senators, whether it is senator jones or senator collins, trying to maneuver themselves because they have elections coming up and they are trying to hedge. let's talk about the real political reality of this trial. they keep talking about calling these republican witnesses that have never talked to house
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committees. nonetheless if we go forward with a trial and they somehow get those witnesses in, the republicans are going to insist that hunter biden and perhaps joe biden himself come and testify about this issue. it is about ukraine, right? i think the last thing that biden or the democrats want is hunter biden, and they are trying to explain why he was being paid $50,000 a month to do nothing. a lot of this is just for show. they are trying to drive down the president's numbers. i think they really don't quite know where to take the impeachment. >> heather: let's take a look at what susan collins we mentioned before, one of the moderate republicans, she is saying on all this. actually we don't have that we do have tulsi gabbard who is now dropped out of the democratic race for president. she said this. listen. >> first we all know that trump is not going to be found guilty and removed from office by the
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u.s. senate. it's not going to happen. second, the impeachment in my view will actually increase support amongst voters and it's going to make him harder to defeat. >> heather: what about that? >> she is right. the democrats could have censured president trump. they could've said we don't like what he did in ukraine. we don't like his policies, don't like his personality, and run against that in 2020. instead they have elevated the trump issue to impeachment, a grave constitutional crisis, as they put it. most undecided voters are going to decide the outcome of the election in 2020, they are saying wait a minute. we may or may not like president trump and his policies but impeaching him and convicting him, trying to remove him from office? i think congresswoman gabbard is correct. this is probably increasing support for the president. we want to clarify, she has not dropped out but she did not make the last debate.
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i mention susan collins. she is saying that she is leaning towards calling witnesses. what about the possibility and i've asked everyone this i'm not having a trial at all, dismissing the trial altogether or not calling witnesses. >> i think the republicans would like to do that and probably there's a point at which if speaker pelosi does not submit the articles of impeachment in the house managers to the senate, then mitch mcconnell will be entitled to say we are not going to hold a trial because we do not have the necessary constitutional ingredients to do that. and we are done. frankly i think on the best senators like -- on the fence senators, they would be able to go to their constituents and say it was a circus. i'm sorry. i don't take it was necessary. >> heather: it's a brand-new year. still talking about a lot of the
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>> heather: joe biden said he's open to choosing a republican as his running mate.
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the democratic front runner said while he couldn't think of a name at the moment, there are plenty of qualified candidates. >> here's what i mean. let me explain. there are some really decent republicans that are out there still. but here's the problem right n now. of the well-known ones, they've got to step up. whomever i were picked were i fortunate enough to be your nominee, i would pick someone who was simpatico with me. >> heather: one twitter user slamming that idea saying "oh, totally. an 80-year-old president with the republican vp sounds like a great idea joe." another tweeted "would biden, john kasich restore any sanity and bipartisanship? i know hard-core trump enabled former g.o.p. has rejected john kasich but with the centrists in swing states respond?" more of a question that a statement. i am lefty dem but i think i
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could live with a kasich vp." our panel is back, ronica cleary and jose aristimuno. i will start with you, what do you think about this idea? >> i think it's very hard to believe and the reason we don't have to look very far back to find an example of how intolerant democrats are today. you have to look at congressman, lifelong democrat, going to take one vote that wasn't in line with the democratic party and pushed a out of the party and is now our public and congressman. i know joe biden wants us to think he will be a bipartisan person willing to reach across the aisle, but we have to judge the democratic party by their actions, not just the things they say. right now they do not really seem to be the party of tolerance which is what they claim to be. i just doesn't seem very believable.
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>> heather: that's what i wanted to ask you, jose. john mccain briefly considered it back in 2008 but that direction of the democratic party these days, is it something the far left side of the party would buy into? >> what i can tell you is with the division we have in america today, from the ultraleft and all termite, having a republican vice president might not be a bad idea. i agree that it would be hard and almost probably impossible but there is sin good -- there are some good republicans. there are a few out there that would do a good job. if you look at people like jon huntsman for example. he served under president obama and president trump. i think he would be a good candidate. even if not as a vice presidential candidate, may be served in the cabin about my point is we need to make sure abe we have a democratic president which i'm hopeful that we will, biden or whoever it is
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needs to pick a republic either to be of vice president, have them in the cabinet. >> heather: what about the lack of diversity. there's been a lot said about that. i was talking to jehmu greene yesterday and what we see standing on the stage when it comes the democratic candidates. does that need to be considered. >> i think diversity should always be considered and valued but i also don't think we should ever consider it at the expense of what makes the most sense for either party right. the democrats are the party of identity politics where they put these groupings is more valuable than the actual person. i want to be valued as more than just my gender or my sex. i want to be viewed as a person to contribute something meaningful, no matter what you put the identity box around me to be. that's always been to the
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ability to handle a great deal of stress to say the very least. dr. jennette, the medical director of city md says his health is still a big concern. thank you for joining us today. >> my pleasure. happy new year. >> three of his doctors said he could handle. this probably go got to be the most successful job in the world. >> it's clearly untrue. he had a heart attack while campaigning. look you, it's very disturbing that his doctors are saying is in outstanding health. is he in recovery, heather from heart attack. is he still recovery. this is a heart attack. not a common cold. he is still on medications, on blood thinners. on blood pressure medicines, on cholesterol medicines and also suffers from thyroid disorder. but to say that he is an outstanding health is completely untrue. and i'm very concerned for his health. especially because heart disease, that is the number one killer in this country. >> especially among women. >> yes. >> you have never actually examined him so we should make that clear to everyone
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at home. these are very similar elements that happen to other people, right? >> yes. absolutely it. can affect anyone. he is not immune to this. but we see over half a million people die from heart disease every year. the office of the presidency is an extremely stressful row. have you to be mentally and physically strong. he almost collapse collapsed ins vegas. will he to sit down and ask for a chair because he was having a heart attack and chest pain. he was hospitalized. they had to put two stents in and later he was diagnosed with a heart attack. that is actually death of the tissue of your heart right now what he needs to be doing is taking it easy. slow down. this is god's way of saying relax. enjoy life. because it's very stressful. and he is at a higher risk of another heart attack which i am really concerned about. >> what about some of the other candidates in terms of the age factor. >> as we get older, our bodies naturally break down. that's part of life. is he our oldest running
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presidential candidate. the biggest risk factors that we look for. do you have high blood pressure. high cholesterol? is there a history. we know our president donald trump is taking cholesterol medicine. warren, we don't know exactly what she is suffering from. but she is not overweight. she doesn't have heart disease we are aware of. biggest thing that kills americans cardiovascular disease. heart disease. is he taking mid sin for his heart. president trump, most americans suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol. >> you can also be a younger person and not necessarily live the healthiest of lifestyles and have health issues as well. not necessarily that you are older. >> sure. as we do get older, it tends to affect us more. that's why it's never too late to take care of your health. exercise no. smoking and no alcohol. >> make a resolution to do that in the new year. >> that's right.
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>> thanks so much for come in. happy new year. >> happy new year for you, too. i'm heather childers in for harris. "the daily briefing" starts right now. have a great day, everybody. i will see you tomorrow. >> fox news alert as tensions remain at a boiling point in baghdad as iran backed militia supporters stormed the u.s. embassy in the capitol. setting fire to the reception area. hello, everyone i'm julie banderas in for dana perino today and this is the daily briefing. ♪ ♪ so the violence sparked by deadly u.s. ire strikes on iran iraq over the weekend. now amid an escalating showdown between washington and tehran the pentagon is sending 100 u.s. marines and two apache helicopters to bolster security there. rich edson live at the state department with more. hi, rich. >>


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