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john: i'm john heinlein. emily: and i mark halperin. with respect to twitter, john heilemann says don't read the comments. mark: on the show tonight, a workweek that started with a political bang. you have your brexit aftermath, pair of supreme court decisions, but you've also got two democratic party superstars sharing a cincinnati state and drawing attention to laura -- galore.
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the fact that both are women turned a hillary clinton rally into something more than run-of-the-mill. for the first time since elizabeth warren endorsed clinton earlier this month, the two appeared side-by-side. the crowd was roaring. the speeches soaring. and the attacks on donald trump definitely not boring. songthis is my fight take back my lifelong ♪ >> i am here today because i am with her. [applause] >> what kind of man roots for people to lose their jobs, to lose their homes, to lose their life savings? i will tell you what kind of a man. a small, insecure, money grabber who fights for no one but himself. [cheers and applause] >> hillary clinton will be the next president of the united states because she knows what it
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takes to beat a bully who is driven by greed and hate. [crowd chanting "hillary"] >> you know i could do this all day, i really could. donald trump calls african americans thugs, muslims terrorists, latinos papists and criminals, and women bimbos. hillary clinton believes racism, hatred, injustice, and bigotry have no place in our country. us and we will fight for hillary clinton! clinton: elizabeth is leading the fight to liberate millions of americans from the burden of student debt. and no one works harder to make sure wall street never, never wrecks mainstreet again. love must say, i do just
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to see how she gets under donald trumps thin-skinned. that duet in cincinnati drew quite a reaction from donald trump, billionaire. it also garners glowing reviews from reporters on the ground and the plunger treat them -- punditry class. >> i was struck by how she completed hillary clinton's sentences in some respects. it also seemed to make hillary clinton sharper about why she's fighting for the little guy. >> it seemed like magic on the stage. >> i think democrats across the country looked at this event and thought they saw a good winning ticket for the fall. the chemistry looked very real. >> hillary clinton clearly enjoyed campaigning with her today. that was evident as well. to have her on board the team a full way will the bash is a benefit to hillary clinton. quite hillary clinton needs that boost and energy. she is able to take on the truck
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a way her husband attempted to do and was not as well received. i think the girls teaming up as a good move. >> did you see the matching pantsuits? >> i love the fact that two women in matching blue pantsuits are having a conversation about a man's hat. >> let's start with the obvious, the matching suits. >> it is a pantsuits extravaganza. >> the same hair and all of that stuff. elizabeth warren has moved closer to the center ring of this race. you and i disagree about how likely she will be picked to be on the ticket. does she look like hillary clinton's running mate? john: i don't know that we disagree about the likelihood. i agree with you it is not that likely. i say if hillary clinton westmark, she would consider elizabeth warren seriously for the job. passion, anergy, jolt of electricity. she needs to connect with the sanders voters still staying
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and have not come over to her. elizabeth warren would solve that problem and it would be an electric ring. that may be why she won't pick her, but i think she could. -- should. thing you canest do is to pick somebody because they are magic or electric. you see someone seen as ready to be president and you want to govern with. i think there will be somebody in america hillary clinton thinks is a better commander-in-chief potentially and would more likely like to spend four to eight years with. john: there are others who have more experience. i think elizabeth warren is right when she says she would pass the ready to be commander-in-chief threshold. well what happened when bill clinton put al gore on the ticket against all conventional wisdom and he got that boost. i think a similar thing could happen with elizabeth warren.
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mark: there is no doubt today was a special event. if you are a republican and want to deny that, you are not. there is a time of energy and emotion. forget every qualification owes this one brings to the table for a moment. two women who can take on donald trump with that much aggressiveness is a powerful thing. she will campaign throughout the country. she will raise money in her own way. i just don't think the clintons are going to put someone that far to the left, that much of a strong personality, on the ticket. john: may be true. it is a reasonable horserace approximation. i think hillary clinton was saying i'm glad i did not run against her for the democratic nomination because she would have beat me. it did not take long for donald trump to release an abuse -- the rebuke of elizabeth warren's campaign trail debut. he called the appearance with a
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sad attempt at pandering to the sanders wing of the democratic party. a also called warren sellout for backing clinton. trump last out further and elizabeth warren, who he likes to call pocahontas, calling her a fraud and racist because he said she created a phony heritage. sees not that common to that kind of attack. what is it about? mark: donald trump when he is genuinely riled, he lets himself be trump. i think there might be something to that. i also think he needs to unite the republican base. part of the reason he is struggling is he needs republicans on his side. i think he would be smarter to talk about her liberal policies than going after her personally. john: that is certainly true.
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i totally understand the politics. trump has a diverse coalition. he also has an ideologically diverse, those hanging back are diverse. for a guy who has gotten himself not just with liberals but with republicans were playing with racist fire, this pocahontas thing is doing him no good. go after her because she is to looko left wing. the pocahontas thing is not good for him in the long run. mark: make it personal rather than linking her to liberals. he is in a box because she is similar to bernie sanders. he is still trying to court bernie sanders' supporters. i think he would be better served not being so personal about it. over the weekend, there was a lot of talk about new general election surveys. once again, hillary clinton is leading donald trump in national
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polls by a wider margin than in many of the battleground states. there is a new survey that shows clinton beating trump 46-41. new numbers just out this evening, 52% of registered republicans in the survey said they are not satisfied with trump as their nominee. 45% of democrats say the same thing about clinton. there's another new poll out over the weekend. clinton has a much larger lead, 51-39, over trump. but the share of democrats in that poll was significantly higher, accounting for a lot of the difference. cbs had a lot of battleground trucker pulls. those tell a different story about the race and matter more in terms of the electoral college. clinton has a one-point lead in colorado. two-point lead. all critically important states. the distance between the
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candidates is within the margin of error. texas university put out a poll of the lone star state. that shows trump up eight points there. one number got a lot of lot -- aboutot a clinton and trump. it is about president obama. it shows the president's approval rating at 56%. 2011,s the highest since after osama bin laden was killed. a lot of data. continuing the pattern of trump closer in the battleground states. what jumps out at you? john: there are two obvious conundrums to unravel. one is why the abc poll is so different nationally from the nbc paul. these are both well-respected pollsters. they had different samples. they have come up with a different picture of the electorate.
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the bloomberg politics national poll had clinton up by 12. oute pollsters are figuring what the sample is by talking to people. we don't know at this point. the republican party is in trouble as a brand. it could be the abc poll is right nationally. the other conundrum i will leave you to talk about. that is the disparity between the national and state polls. mark: you have a state like california where trump is not competitive now. a state like new york where you have a lot of people that will be part of the national poll. the battleground state polls are interesting. clinton has been on television in those states. the trump people will point out that suggests he is not in as much trouble. generally in battleground states come he's doing better with independents and men. those states tend to have independents who may be more
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color and more like reagan democrats. it is a big deal. john: the supreme court today announced to have major decisions. one overturning abortion law in texas and the other overturning the corruption conviction of former virginia governor bob mcdonnell. we will talk about the impact of those big decisions after these words from our sponsors. ♪
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the supreme court today
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struck down parts of the texas law that restricted the number of abortion clinics in the lone star state, ruling that provisions in question placed an undue burden on women. the 5-3 decision was the most sweeping statement on abortion rights in decades and will impact laws in dozens of other states. the clinton campaign was quick to put out a celebratory statement calling the decision a victory for women across america. donald trump has so far not responded publicly. peter questions for you about this. what do you think the fallout is for this decision? what you think the impact will be on the presidential race? mark: it shows there is a majority to support the casey decision and not having an undue burden on women seeking abortions. impactly, it has a huge on texas on access to abortions and in other states. it reminds anyone who does not justice this that while
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kennedy is a swing vote on a lot of issues, he has been a reliable vote for abortion rights. until republicans figure out a way to replace not just justice scalia but someone else from that five-vote majority of this issue, abortion rights will continue to be protected and in some cases expanded by the supreme court. caseyroe v. wade and almost 20 years later have been the most intensely litigated, polarizing arguments in our lifetime in politics. the basic thing embodied in both decisions which is we will not get rid of abortion might -- abortion rights, you can put another clarence thomas on the court and have another five votes for an important affirmation. durable how actually roe has turned out to be over 40
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years of jurisprudence. mark: it will be interesting to see how donald trump handles this. it is a tough decision to fight with making any argument that is not complicated and does not risk inflaming the other side. john: in our hearts, we don't think donald trump is some wild pro-life person. if you think about his history on the issue, until the campaign he has never been a pro-lifer. it is hard to believe he would highlight an issue on which is authenticity is clearly in question. if you look at what he said about it, i think he wants to leave it alone. mark: very big ruling. we will have more on that with pete williams later as well as on another high court ruling today. the justices ruled unanimously on this to vacate the conviction of the former governor of virginia bob mcdonnell, the republican. he was convicted of corruption in 2014 after he accepted gifts and vacations from the c.e.o. of a virginia-based company trying
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to gain access to the governor and members of his team. in the court decision, the chief justice called what he did is tasteful -- distasteful but ruled the federal prosecutor's definition of the act was too broad. i thought this prosecution was outrageous from the beginning. i am delighted with how the court ruled. i wonder what you think the applications are for the ruling for politicians, prosecutors, and the press. john: a lot of politicians are breathing a big sigh of relief. this was notably a unanimous decision by the supreme court. everyone thought this was a crappy outcome for mcdonnell. i think the idea the only kind of corruption in our politics is straightforward bribery is ridiculous. there is systemic corruption in our messed up system of campaign finance. if you criminalize what he did across the country, there would be a vast number of legislators and executives who would be in jail and i think that would be wrong. mark: reporters always side with
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the prosecution, until the person is found not guilty or in this case i bet a lot of people say he should not have been convicted. i think politicians should not assume now you can take all the gifts you want. most important for prosecutors, this was not a case that should have been brought. there are plenty of public corruption cases that are absolutely tilted -- legit. there are some people who have been onvicted to think this'll get their sentences overturned. it should not. bob mcdonnell did not do anything official. john: the court said distasteful. there's a good remedy to a lot of distasteful actions. it should have been a big story. if the voters did not like it, they could vote him out. mark: the problem is we don't know the facts of the subpoena power. he should not have indicted him. next, donald j. trump, billionaire, walks back his immigration stance.
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we will talk about his interview with bloomberg politics over the weekend when we come back. ♪
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john: the world is still comprehensively freaking out over the united kingdom's decision to leave the european union at the end of last week. today, secretary of state john kerry met with e.u. officials in brussels amid continuing disagreement about how to begin the negotiations of britain's withdrawal. opponents are still trying to find any way to stop it. many brits express sellers remorse, an online petition calling for a second referendum signed more than --by more than 3.5 million people.
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some scottish officials are exploring ways to main -- remain part of the e.u. or force another vote. a year from now, will britain still be part of the e.u. or will it be gone? mark: i have no idea. i find the online petition to be kind of a joke. i don't understand the standing to do this. i think what matters is what the next prime minister does. already, markets are calming. people that predicted this would lead to sustained turmoil, i never thought so. i don't see that happening. john: a lot of money lost. mark: they will all make it back in the next week. a lot of bargains. biggest sign of where this is headed is the fact that was in the european union there is disagreement about how quickly to let this happen. initial reaction was we have to get this right away. now there is real division about maybe there is some way to patch this up. john: you now have people like boris johnson saying what i
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meant by leave was we want to be part of the common market and still want to have relatively open borders, we just don't want to be part of the regulatory and tax regime. ie question is going to be, think increasingly it looks like whoever will be the new leader of the conservative party and prime minister will have to hold an election before the end of the year to get another vote. who becomes the labor leader if jeremy corbyn goes away? if labor were to win election, labor will have another referendum on this. your those circumstances, could have another referendum. you could have this whole thing go away and we go back to the status quo. mark: i don't think that is the most likely but it is a reasonable outcome because the reality is after the vote, the press is completely against exit. john: as is most of parliament. mark: there are not many voices
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arguing in a strenuous way, even boris johnson saying slowly head to the exit partially. now it is time to talk about another big exit. republicans who are leaving the party because of donald trump. in the past two weeks, the following republicans have endorsed hillary clinton. not all leaving the republican party but leaving the nominee, that includes hank paulson as bush 41's national security advisor and the former reagan administration official, among a few others. george will, the conservative columnist over the weekend suggested he was leaving the republic of not voting for donald trump. a handful of elite defections. there are more private ones. when and if would you say these kind of elite republican defections away from trump and the republican party will hurt his chances of winning?
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john: i don't know the answer. i find it hard to think any of those people we just mentioned who are familiar names to us but virtually no voter knows who they are is going to matter to any of them. it is reflective of a thing that is going on in the rest of the republican party. trump is getting about 75% of republicans to be for him. when you look at polls, the republican party has not come home to trump. a lot of polling suggests there is still a lot of dissatisfaction with trump. these are high-profile representatives of that. to the extent they represent that, that is meaningful. mark: trump's chances are still based on the notion of a different kind of coalition and one that says people who make treasury department decisions securitynational decisions in the last 20 years are wrong. would trump want their endorsement? he would say i don't even want.
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i don't know he would want their endorsements. they care about the status quo. john: there are voters who are the voter version of these people. mark: can trump replace them with blue-collar people? 75%: you have to get over myself identified republicans. you cannot win the presidency without 75%. mark: that number has to grow. if they had a good running mate and a good debate, he can bring the party back. john: can he have a good convention if a lot of the most famous republicans in the country don't show up? mark: that may help them. john: more on donald trump's skies -- scottish expedition from a reporter that was with him when we come back. ♪ you guy's be good. i'll see you later
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i will have the biggest -- call it that. trump,hat was donald j. billionaire, in scotland this weekend walking back his position on immigration during an interview with kevin cirilli who joins us now right here in studio. in this nbc us, correspondent kasie hunt following the other major candidate, hillary clinton, in chicago today. thank you both for joining us. let's start with you. we want to talk about this decision on abortion from the supreme court. how has hillary clinton responded to that herself and by her campaign? >> this is a decision where she tweeted about it immediately saying it was the right decision for women. but it is not necessarily we did not hear a lot
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about it from hillary clinton today. had this been a different decision, you may have heard something of a noisier reaction. i think this was embraced but not overly focused on by the clinton campaign today. mark: kevin, you have a scoop on this. how is the trump campaign dealing with this? >> he has not put out a statement, clearly underscoring how contentious this issue has become. i was just speaking with members of his evangelical board. they told me the campaign has been in touch with them and they view this as another reason why donald trump should be president, to appoint conservative supreme court judges. they are using it as a pivot to the supreme court. mark: you were in scotland mcdonnell trump and talk to him about what seemed like a pivot on his immigration stance. haggis.if you had >> i did not.
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i can tell you after we went , twogh an historic day days in scotland with donald trump where he was criticized for speaking at two others golf course properties, he went on a rolling press gaggle taking us from hole to hole commenting. after that, i interviewed him about the shift in tone we are starting to see since he removed corey lewandowski as campaign manager. we talked about two of the most controversial policy positions he has put out, being immigration and the proposed temporary muslim ban. in the conversation with me we noticed someone clearly trying to pivot to a general election. he said he wanted to ban and limit immigration from countries where there are several terrorists with regards to the muslim ban. and on immigration, he says there will not be mass deportations. john: i want to ask you one of
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the same questions i asked kevin. haggis in chicago. >> i was unaware. they have pizza here. john: my question for you relates to what we saw a earlier in the show, the incredible sight of elizabeth warren and hillary clinton on stage together, first time at a public event. it seemed like there was a lot of electricity. give us a sense of what it was like in the room. >> i should say i was not in the room in cincinnati. i have been in chicago for her speech here. one thing i will add to the segment you did earlier is her campaign is going out of its way to make sure this is viewed as an intense collaboration. they are telling reporters about how hillary clinton and elizabeth warren rode to the event together after they were after their hotel at the morning looking over remarks together.
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these are details the clinton campaign does not toss around. in this particular case, they are trying to underscore that. theyisuals on the stage, almost looked like they were dressed alike. elizabeth warren was applauding throughout hillary clinton's remarks. they are treating her in an embracing way. that is noteworthy regardless of where she stands in this back and forth because i think they know it is important they keep her in the fold. i think it helps illustrate she can play a significant role even if it is not on the ticket. mark: how would you summarize the clinton campaign's view of trump's trip to scotland? out -- thethey put ad they put out says most of
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what you need to know about their view of it. hehink they feel like highlighted all of the weaknesses he has compared to her strength. having herlked about do a foreign trip because it would underscore the strengths she has. i think they viewed what came out of scotland as exactly what they needed to help push their message forward. i have no complaints on the trip from train -- team clinton. mark: before he went, people were scratching their heads saying why is he going to his private golf courses. he weighed in on many issues of the day. do you understand the logic any better now having come back? >> this was planned before brexit. this was planned separate from brexit. it was a surreal moment as we in the press corps were waiting for him to land in his helicopter and were getting word on twitter cameron had just resigned. in the historical context and
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parallels between trump supporters as well as what we are seeing in the u.k.. trump know tomorrow when is going to give a trade speech in suburban pittsburgh, we will be able to tap into the west virginia media market. i would expect him to take on the difference in policy between senator warren and hillary clinton. i think he is going to look -- and people spoke -- i spoke to alluded to him being able to point to a clear difference in terms of trade policy on the trans-pacific partnership between hillary clinton and senator warren. john: i recognize the brexit that trump did not anticipate there was an exit. that date was on the calendar as the historic vote was going to take place. i still find it amazing the first words out of his mouth on friday or not to talk about this thing that just happened. he should have been prepared for that regardless. that hehave any sense
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was prepared that he would have to comment on the outcome? do you have any sense of why he did not do the statesman thing as any other normal candidate would have done? >> was interesting is there were no larger leaders represented scotland. there were local politicians. before the press conference began when he walked into the golf course, he did do an immediate gaggle before the press conference where he did comment on brexit. immediately we heard from him. he put out a statement before the white house saying we did hear he tried to draw parallels between the u.k. declaring independence and his own supporters. john: how is the clinton campaign going to deal with trade? what do you think she will do? tricky andthis is one thing that has flown under the radar today is bernie sanders calling for the
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democratic party to reject the t.p.p. as part of the platform which was interesting to me because i think it signals if you have to say that publicly, you're trying to stir up a fight. they have private negotiations that some -- apparently this would be a sign they are not going as well as some might hope on the clinton side. i do think it is a very thorny issue she has not totally sorted out yet. especially in that context, it would put her at odds with the president who is still the leader of the democratic party. that is one place where there is an opportunity for the trump campaign. we have seen her wrestle with this throughout the primary. she was in the view of many bernie sanders supporters slow to come around on this issue. there is no indication to me she still feels entirely comfortable .
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i think there is an opportunity for trump. john: i agree. i think it will be one of the most complicated things she has to deal with because she has been moving around. kasie hunt in chicago, kevin here, thank you very much. welcome home. mark: bernie sanders is not helping much. john: not on that. when we come back, we are joined by our friend, al hunt, right after this. ♪
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john: our next guest is the great robert hunt's latest column compares the economic agendas of donald trump and
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hillary clinton. we will talk about your column in a second. i want to ask you about brexit. totally from the united states what is it that is most disconcerting and the biggest challenge american policymakers are grappling with right now as a result of brexit, assuming it actually happens? >> the american economy is doing better than most other western economies, but we are very dependent on how they do. if china sneezes, we get a cold. europe for all of its problems is not unimportant. the fear is this will cause some kind of downturn on the continent and that affects the u.s. there is nothing we can do about it, for that is the fear. the economics are more disconcerting to policymakers
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than potential security in terms of how europe confronts the middle eastern challenges, etc.? >> that is a good point and also putin. putin is a real concern. the challenges are equal. the feeling is great britain has been a great ally in most of these confrontations we have had. backed away from the middle east, but they really have been. if it is a weaker britain, that is a problem for us especially in the security area. mark: in your column, you look at the macro economic policies of hillary clinton and donald trump and their proposals. ofk about the vagueness trump's proposals and where the big holes are. >> they both have big problems, mark. let me go to clinton for a minute. one of her big problems is she has a succession of saying i am paying for everything.
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she isn't but tries to argue that. infrastructure, she has a $275 billion infrastructure plan. nobody thought about what we need for bridges, highways, airports thinks that is adequate. she will have to double that. she will not deal with the tax or carbon tax. how she deals with that will be difficult in the months ahead. donald trump's problems are much huger. it is not just to get unemployment down and add jobs, he relies on trade sanctions and protections which no one believes for right now, it will cost about $10 trillion over the next 10 years. supplyd to one of two siders he has charged with reform to make it more palatable. steve says we will get it down to $3 trillion and be middle class oriented. you cannot do that. it does not fit. us tok it is incumbent on
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stay on him on his refusal to release taxes and this tax stuff. it tothe plan is to take over $3 trillion? >> he says they want to cut it by two thirds. if he tries to do that, i have a feeling his principles will run away from it. you cannot make any supply-side tax cut which does not penalize the wealthy and really have a big middle-class tax cut without raising any taxes elsewhere. it is not feasible. john: let me ask you about the politics of each of their economic proposals within their parties. clinton has been seen as a centrist democrat, new democrat. now she is the presumptive leader of a party that is much closer to bernie sanders in terms of policy preferences. the she have problems with her proposals on the left of her own party? >> i think donald trump assuages
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a lot of those fears. i think otherwise, she might. thrown them some red meat on the trans-pacific trade pact which she said she opposed. she will go halfway on higher education. she won't go as far as bernie went. she will give them something on rhetoric on wall street. i think one of her biggest challenges is going to be infrastructure. that is something all democrats should agree on. that $275 million is small stuff. that is not going to get you very many highways or airports. context ofe sweepstakes choices, trump campaign folks have said he will pick somebody who is clearly seen as qualified to be president. of the people said to be under consideration, who do you think fits that bill? >> bob corker.
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i don't know if he will pick him, but i think he best fits the bill. on the democratic side, tim kaine. mark: do you think chris christie would meet that bar? >> no foreign policy experience. he is an unpopular governor of new jersey. there is still a whiff of scandal hanging over him. i think it would be a hard sell, not as hard as other people. john: newt gingrich? >> my dream. imagine the family values party, six marriages, all the stuff he has said over the years. we could turn this into a five-hour show every day. john: on your behalf, we will be praying for newt gingrich to be his choice. your awesome as always. coming up, we talk scotus with the great pete williams right after this. ♪
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mark: joining us from outside the supreme court in washington to talk more about the ruling today, correspondent pete williams. i want to start with the abortion case out of texas. i erroneously suggested justice kennedy was a reliably pro-choice vote on the court. he partial board abortion, he voted on the pro-life side. where does he stand out in terms of abortion and the court? >> partial-birth abortion, the court struck down the nebraska law that stopped these so-called partial-birth abortions. then came the federal law. justice kennedy wrote the decision that alarmed advocates of abortion rights. i think that was a bridge too far for him. this gets back to the main
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holding a planned parenthood v. casey, the big case 25 years ago, that today the supreme court picks up the language of it. texastwo restrictions of that doctors have to have permitting permission at they add to the obstacles that make it harder to get an abortion but don't add medical benefits. for that reason, he said it is an undue burden, echoing the language of casey. it is surprising during the oral arguments, kennedy seemed not to be willing to go that far. he seemed to be concerned about the facts in the case. he suggested at one point sending it back for more development about which law caused which clinics to close so we know how these laws work differently. clearly, he joined the more liberal justices and that gave us this 5-3 ruling that would have had the same outcome even if antonin scalia a had still
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been on the court. it would have just been 5-4. john: talk about the implication for other states. other states have similar provisions as the texas law. some have been modeled on the texas law. what happens now in those states? >> immediately, nothing. this ruling applies only to texas. the opponents of those laws will take the ruling, they will go back to court and say the same logic applies here in our state as applied to texas. we want these laws struck down. i would expect for the most part, they will win. those laws are going to be in trouble. this doesn't or so laws like texas was a new strategy for opponents of abortion after years of going after the patient's by restricting women's access by saying you have to have counseling for reducing the time in pregnancy when abortion is legal. they said that is not working. let's go after the clinics and doctors. today they lost.
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mark: how do you explain unanimous ruling from the justices on the bob mcdonnell case? different from the prosecutor making the decision. he sees this as a good prosecution and earns a conviction. how can you reconcile that with the unanimous view of the court? >> all you had to do was hear the oral argument. there was not a senior john -- single justice there was a big cheerleader for the prosecution of bob mcdonnell. today the chief justice said it is tawdry what the former governor did. the essence of the cases what is an official act. the law says you violate the law if you take cash and guess -- gifts for performing an official act. the court said setting up meetings, hosting launches, that is garden-variety staff that government officials do all the time. that is not an official act. they said an official act is when you have a decision pending
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and vote on it or influence that decision. case.echnical matter, the is sent back. the appeals court can look at it again and see if there is a retrial. basically, they send the prosecution back severely handicapped. not only this case but it will make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against other public officials. those legislators in new york state, their cases are on hold waiting for the supreme court decision for the sentence. menendezr for robert who faces a corruption charge from the federal government that he did favors in return for travel, that case could be affected by this. every time the supreme court rules to toughen the corruption loss, it takes a while for it to work through the courts before you really know how big an effect it has. mark: thanks very much. appreciate it. we will be right back. ♪
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i am markm -- mark: crumpton. you are watching "bloomberg west." the supreme court today struck down restrictions on abortion in texas by a 5-3 vote. justices rejected the state
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position that its 2013 law was needed to protect women's health. opponents argue the regulations were a veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get abortions. s&p global ratings is cutting the u.k.'s from aaa to aa. of lesscy cited a risk protectable policy framework. the s&p said there are constitutional issues arising from the majority of voters in scotland and northern ireland having opted to remain in the e.u. former u.s. secretary of state madeleine albright say she is not sure the british people understood what they were voting for when they decided to exit the e.u. bloomberg one world leader is happy with the outcome, vladimir putin. >> mr. putin is very pleased with what happened with brexit. this works to his advantage because one of his agenda items has been to cause this reduction within the european union, to make sure it splits apart.

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